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Trip Introduction

Amphu Lapcha pass trek is situated in Khumbu region, which is one of the most challenging trekking in the eastern part of Nepal. The amazing Amphu Lapcha pass is the major highlight of the trek while can explore the mind-blowing Mera Peak. The Mera peak 6461m climbing and 5845m of Amphu Lapcha pass is requires the use of technical climbing equipment and trekkers must be skilled in the use of this and be prepared. The treks start after a 35-minute scenic flight from Kathmandu to Luka, where you can see magnificent view of the white Himalayas, lush green forests, and endless winding rivers.

 

The trip provides a wonderful journey in subtropical rainforests and reaches the high alpine environment at heights over 5000m above sea level through by the beautiful  lakes of Seto Pokhari, PanchPokhari  and Hongu valley then you will enter to the Chukhung valley  after pass Amphu Lapcha. In this region you will have great opportunity to explore real Sherpa traditional culture and also the old Buddhist monastery at Pangboche and at Namche Baazar the Sherpa Capital you will be able to observe and learn about these fascinating people and their lifestyle.

 

The treks rewards panoramic view of five peaks above eight thousands miter,  with Mt.Everest,Kanchanjunga, Makalu, Lhotse, Cho-Oyu and other Himalayan Peaks to look forward to.

What's included

  • Four nights accommodation in a three star Hotel in Kathmandu including breakfast. This will be for the two nights before trek and two nights after trek.

  • All accommodation whilst on trek.

  • You are able to choose any food, any tea and coffee from menu for breakfast, lunch and dinner in the part of tea houses. This is not possible during the camping where all the group will eat the same food.

  • Trekking permits and National Park fees.

  • Pasang Lhammu Municipality entry fee at Lukla.

  • Air ticket fly to Lukla and return to Kathmandu.

  • Air ticket fly to Lukla and return to Kathmandu for Guide.

  • Peak climbing and Trekking guide equipment and salary

  • Assistance Guide who support to pitch tents and guarding camp at night / as per group size.

  • Cook and Kitchen supporter/s as per group size.

  • Required kitchen utensils

  • Cooking fuel and lighting service.

  • Required portage service to carry tents, food stuffs, fuels & kitchen utensils Necessary tent and equipment

  • All the staff insurance, well paid salary, equipment, transportation.

  • Government taxes and service charge.

  • Medical supplies (first aid kit.

What's excluded

  • Nepal visa.

  • International airfare.

  • Travel and rescue Insurance.

  • Hire of climbing equipment if not bringing own.

  • Food in Kathmandu city.

  • Extra night hotel accommodation in Kathmandu if arrive early or late departure.

  • All the hotel accommodation or meals in Kathmandu.( in the case return early from trek due to any reason)

  • Personal expenses( bar bills, coke, beer, bottle of water, phone call, laundry service etc.

  • Tips for climbing guide, cook, kitchen helper and porter.

  • Day 1

    Arrival in Kathmandu (1300m).

    Welcome to the country of Top of The World! As you arrive in Tribhuvan International Airport, our representatives will receive you and transfer to the hotel and check into the hotel there is time for a cup of tea, shower and then a chance to see the tourist district of Kathmandu by night as we go for dinner before an early night!

  • Day 2

    Sightseeing in Kathmandu (1300m). & Trip preparation

    A day in Kathmandu where we will take you to Swayambhunath which is a Buddhist stupa and Monastery, which is over 2000 years old and one of the oldest in the world. Here is a great chance to see across the valleys, see some monkeys and begin to learn about this fascinating country. Painted on the four sides of the spire base are the all-seeing eyes of Lord Buddha. Next you will visit Kathmandu Durbar Square where you will see the Taleju Temple, built by King Mahendra Malla in 1549 A.D. Kal Bhairav, the God of destruction; so you will be able to feel the way of life of the people in the Kathmandu Valley. The afternoon will be spent getting for the trek and some time to relax and make sure all the kit and packing is complete. Also the first time you can go shopping which in Thamel is an adventure in itself!

  • Day 3

    Trek to Chutanga (3,430m) Trekking time 5 to6 hours.

    Our first day of trekking is quite easy which takes us to eastwards. Passing through number of villages and dense forests we come across Nau Lekh also known as Kalo Himal Ridge. On this portion we will closely follow our guide as there are number of paths leading away from the main trail. The whole area is known as Chutanga which literally means summer pasture. Overnight at Lodge.

  • Day 4

    Chuttanga to Chhetra (4100m.) trekking time 6-7hrs.

    It almost like yesterday and except you get some downhill as well along the forest. You start the morning with 3 to 4 hour ascent to pass of Chattra La at 4290m (La means pass). From the pass you can enjoy the iconic mountain views before your 2 hour descent to Chattra camp.

  • Day 5

    Chhatra to Kothe ( 3490m) Trekking time 5-6hrs.

    This morning you start off with some downhill. The walking trail descends for about 5 hours through mixed forest down to the river valley. From here you ascend again for about 1 hour, following the river all the way to Kothe. You will see good mountain views today as well and you get your first view of Mera peak.

  • Day 6

    Kothe to Thagnan(4360m) Trekking time 6to 7 hours.

    which takes around 5 to 6 hours. We walk along the west bank of Hinku Drangka eventually leaving the forests. We cross the small bridge to reach Gondishung(4350m) which is the summer settlement of Thagnag. Gondishung has a enthralling 200 year old monastery beneath a rock overhang. The trek continues for another hour passing Lungasamba as the valley narrows between the flanks of Kusum Kanguru(6369m) to the west and shortened far western peak of Mera(6255m). Finally we reach at Thagnag which is a small settlements made by Yak herders. Here we find few tea house cartering the needs of travelers and porters.

  • Day 7

    Rest day at Thagnan for acclimatization (4360m)..

    A rest morning, you don't need to pack your things again, today is for letting your bodies rest and acclimatize. If you are feeling good and like to get active in the Himalayas, you could go for an acclimatization walk, or explore the village with the scenic view of Himalayas.

  • Day 8

    Thagnak – Khare (5005m) 5-6hrs. trekking time 4 to 5 hours.

    Today’s trail is all going up to Kharka. You ascend for about 2 hours to Di Kharka and then you have a small steep climb, about 2 hours to Khare. To take your mind off the ascent, you have amazing views of Mera Peak, Kusum Kangaru and many more mountain range to the deep valley. A good day to enjoy being in the alpine zone and get a good rest at your overnight stop in Khare.

  • Day 9

    Rest day at Khare for acclimatization.

    Today is another day for rest before ascending to high summit and let your body adjust to the altitude. Use the time to check your climbing gear or do a day hike from Khare.

  • Day 10

    Khare to Mera Base Camp (5,300m) which takes 4 hrs.

    The path is zigzag which bring us to the Mera Glacier. From here we must use crampons for 15 minutes to climb the 30 to 35 degree ice to reach the plateau that leads us to Mera La (5,415m). Normally, the pass will be covered with snow from Nov.- April. Again the views from the pass are spectacular. We descend about 100m towards the Hongu side and set up the base camp (5,300m) in the moraine below the ice. We embrace the spectacular scenery of snow-slope and the panorama of Himalayan peaks.

  • Day 11

    Mera Base Camp to Mera High Camo(5800m) trekking time 3 hrs.

    we continue our trek for another 3 hours which take us to High Camp beneath Mera Peak. From here one can see the spectacular vista of Makalu, Everest, Nuptse. If the weather is fair from High Camp we will have the panorama of Kanchanjunga in the far east. Overnight camping at High Camp.

  • Day 12

    Summit Mera Peak, trek to Kongma Dingma 94850m) Time 8 to 9 hours.

    We wake up around 2 in the morning for breakfast. It’s going to be very cold in the beginning but we get warmer as we continue up the glacier and onto a peculiar ridge. The first rays of the sun hit the big peaks in an amazing red glow. The route is still non-technical as we slowly climb higher into the ever-thinning air. The slope steepens for a section behind the ridge and the summit comes back into view. At the foot of the final steep summit cone, we may attach to a fixed rope depending on the conditions. The summit is only a few meters away. From the summit, we take in amazing views of the mighty Himalayas including Mt. Everest (8,848m), Cho-Oyu (8,210m), Lhotse (8,516m), Makalu (8,463m), Kanchenjunga (8,586m), Nuptse (7,855m), Chamlang (7,319m), Baruntse (7 ,129m) and others. Later, we retrace our steps back to the high camp where we rest for a while before descending to Kongma Dingma. Overnight in Kongma Dingma

  • Day 13

    Kongma Dingma to Seto Pokhari (5035m) Trekking time 5 to 6 hours.

    This day we walk up into the upper yak pastures of this incredible remote valley. The valley floor remains broad and straight, only gradually rising to the blind alley of peaks ahead. Walking through valley we reach Seto Pokhari where we set up camp for night stay.

  • Day 14

    Seto Pokhari to Amphu Labcha Base Camp (South 5650m) Trekking time 5 to 6 hours.

    This is one of the remotest parts of the Himalayas, so we rarely see any trekkers en-route except if it is a very high tourist season. From Seto Pokhari we move ahead and pass through several lakes that occupy the upper Hunku Basin. After walking past Hunku Pokhari, our trail is next to the magnificent Hunku Glacier. We continue further with another lake close by to our trail. Overnight in Amphu Labcha Base Camp.

  • Day 15

    Amphu Lapcha Base Camp (South) to Amphu Lapcha Base Camp (North) (5300m.) Time 8 to 9 hours.

    Today we start our walking ascending the Amphu Lapcha pass 5845m then walk across Amphu Lapcha glacier . From the pass we enjoy the beautiful view of the snow clad surrounding mountains. Then we descend down to the north base camp of the Amphu Lapcha.

  • Day 16

    rek to Pangboche (3930m.) Trekking time 5 to 6 hours.

    This day also we walk down hill along the moraine to arrive at Chukkung. We cross the Imja Khola to reach Pangboche. In Pangboche Village you see the famous monastery which is believed as the oldest in the Khumbu region.

  • Day 17

    Pangboche to Namche (3444m) Trekking time 4 – 5 hours.

    We retrace our steps back down the valley to the heart of the region which is Namche Bazaar. We will spend the night here and we should arrive early enough to have some time in the village.

  • Day 18

    Namche to Phakding (2610m) Trekking time 4 hours.

    An early start to walk and the trail descend steeply for about one and a half hours. After that the path has small ups and down to phakding via Monjo for overnight stay.

  • Day 19

    Phakding to Lukla (2800m) Trekking time 3 to 4 hours.

    A relatively easy and short walk for your last steep trekking and we will be in Lukla hopefully before lunch ensuring plenty of time for a wander through the village there is even a Starbucks and trekkers may enjoy and stay overnight at Lukla.

  • Day 20

    Lukla to Kathmandu (1300m).

    An early start to the airport and weather permitting a flight back to Kathmandu. We will arrive back to hotel mid morning and a welcome shower and clean clothes will be waiting for you. The rest of the day will be at your leisure with lunch, shopping in the Thamel and adjusting to civilisation!

  • Day 21

    Sightseeing in Kathmandu (1300m).

    After breakfast, we will have a full day of guided sightseeing around Kathmandu. Here you can feast your eyes on the rich and colorful history of the country. The tour includes Pashupatinath (World Heritage sites) one of the most significant Hindu temple of Lord Shiva in the world, and the Boudha Stupa (World heritage sitis), one of the holiest Buddhist sites in Kathmandu. You will be able to appreciate how the country is as it is. The fluttering of the colorful prayer flags at Boudha Stupa, you will be able to feel the way of life of the people in the Kathmandu Valley. Overnight accommodation will be in a hotel.

  • Day 22

    Depart Return to the home

    Return to the home. Extra days are available at your own cost but we will be happy to arrange this for you.

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