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Mera Peak And Amphu Laptsa Pass Trek


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Amphu Laptsa pass and Mera Peak,


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Mera Peak and Amphu Laptsa Pass Trek

Mera Peak and Amphu Laptsa Pass Trek holds a reputation of being one of the most Challenging Trek in Nepal

Mera Peak and Amphu Laptsa pass trek for experienced trekkers, not for the faint-hearted. Though climbing experience is not required it would be an added advantage if you have done a basic climbing course. You travel through extreme land, traverse through snow conditions, and high pass for over two weeks. The Amphulaptsa is a technical pass, which is rarely crossed. While crossing the high pass we work as a team and at times that member/climber initiates a responsibility in assisting accompanied porters up the steep snow and ice slopes and on the (305m) technical descent. Numerous rappels and fixed lines will be required. This may be one of the richest skill development opportunities on the expedition. The views from the Amphu Laptsa are amazing, you can see Ama Dablam, Lhotse, Makalu, Baruntse, Cho Oyu, and Island Peak that stretches all along the skyline.

We take the trail made by local yak herders; there are small villages en route and stone huts and high pasture animal shades until Khare. The trail is pretty well defined though this is off the beaten path. Walk slowly and gradually to higher elevation. In the schedule, walk-in is done slowly and an extra day for acclimatization at Khare is planned before climbing to Mera la (5335m). We set up Mera La base camp at 5415m, we established the high camp at 5800m that offers a breathing panoramic view of the best of its kind. The summit day starts early in the morning, the view seen from the summit of Mera Peak probably remains unrevealed with an amazing grandest surrounding majestic highest mountains like Kanchanjunga and Makalu to the east, Everest appears over the massive southern aspect of Nuptse and Lhotse to the north – one of the most glorious views in the entire Nepal. Then, the crossing of the challenging Amphu Laptsa Pass to stand at the highest part of the Khumbu region of Everest-the moment always refreshed in mind. Trip returns via Namche Bazaar the heartland of Sherpa, the bustling bazaar and main gateway to expedition, and complete at Lukla after flight to Kathmandu.

Note the trail from Mera to the Amphu Laptsa pass (5845m) takes you up the uninhabited Upper Hongu Valley. You will pass through the most remote and rugged terrain in the Khumbu region. This area is known as Panch Pokari, a chain of five glacially carved lakes. After the arduous journey of Amphulaptsa, you trek through the villages of Dingboche, Pangboche, and Dibouche. At Thyangboche Monastery, we will spend the morning visiting with the monks and enjoying the views of Everest and Ama Dablam. En route explore Namche Bazzar which is the economic center of the Sherpas community. We will spend a night and a leisurely morning in Namche, sampling the baked goods, and pizza shops and hunting for souvenirs amongst the shops, and arrive in Lukla for the flight to Kathmandu.

Trip Highlights:
• Climb Mera Peak (6476m) – the highest trekking peak and cross Amphu Laptsa pass (5845m
• Great time of learning for future bigger peak
• One of the best trekking peak in Everest region.
• Spectacular views of world’s 8,000m highest mountains- Everest, Kanchenjunga, Makalu, Lhotse, Cho-Oyu and many other peaks
• Most exhilarating flight to Lukla that gives you lifetime experience
• Beautiful view of the entire Himalayan range on the flight to and from Lukla.
• Acclimatize safely on a well-paced trek
• Experience the warm hospitality of the people, Sherpa lifestyle, culture.

Outline Itinerary:
Day 01: Arrival to Kathmandu (1350m). In Kathmandu. Hotel accommodation
Day 02: Full-day sightseeing tour in Kathmandu. In Kathmandu
Day 03: Flight to Lukla (2850 m/9,350 ft)- 40  Minutes, trek to Chutanga (3020m) – 3 hours walk
Day 04: Trek to Chhatrwabuk/Thuli Kharka via Zatrwa La (4620m) – 7 hours walk
Day 05: Trek to Kothe (4182m) – 5 hours walk
Day 06: Trek to Thangnak (4356m) – 5 hours walk
Day 07: Trek to Khare (5045m) – 5 hours walk
Day 08: Acclimatization and Preparation Day in Khare (5045m)
Day 09:Trek to Mera La (5415m) and to Base Camp (5350m) – 4 hours walk
Day 10: Base Camp to High Camp (5800m) – 4 hours walk
Day 11: Mera High Camp to Summit (6,476m) and back to Khare(5045m)- 10 hours walk
Day 12: Extra day
Day 13: Treo to Kongma Dingma to Seto Pokhara via Honku Valley (5035m) – 6 hours walk
Day 14: Seto Pokhari to Amphu Lapcha Base Camp through south (5650m) – 5 to 6 hrs
Day 15: Trek to from Amphu Lapcha Base Camp (South) to Amphu Lapcha Base Camp (North) (5300m) – 7 hours walk
Day 16: Trek to to Pangboche (3930m) – 6 hours walk
Day 17: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440m) – 7 hours walk
Day 18: Namche Bazzar – Lukla: 7 hours walk
Day 19: Fly back to Kathmandu
Day 20: Final Departure

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Prepare your trek with our pre-trek information (information pack) and gear clothing list. We know what we are offering: The one who deals with you is the main in charge who plans your trip, answers your questions, oversees operations, and advise you the best itineraruy for your lifetime experience. We do not boast and fake you with different departments of administration. We handle everything personally. We do not have call center staff, a reservations department, or an operations department. We make sure it will be only one person that works with you in planning your trip, and then overseeing operations, so you can be sure of getting first hand information and personal service from the first email all the way to the last day of your trip.

Detail Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival to Kathmandu (1350m). In Kathmandu. Hotel accommodation

Flight to Nepal always makes feel unique like doing adventurous journey while panoramic view of snow-capped mountains beneath your plane. After clearing of immigration and customs formalities, you will be picked up and transfer to your hotel in Kathmandu located at Thamel the heart of the city. Thamel is a fascinating area of good restaurants and shops.

Day 02: Full Day sightseeing tour in Kathmandu. In Kathmandu

Visit 3 places after breakfast. First you go to see Swyambhunath Stupa, then to Patan city, latter Kathmandu Durbar Square. In the evening there will be a meeting with staffs that includes briefing and orientation

Day 03: Flight to Lukla (2850 m/9,350 ft)- 40 Minutes, trek to Chutanga (3020m) – 3 hours walk

Fly to Lukla. This is one of the most beautiful air routes in the world culminating in a landing on a hillside surrounded by high mountains. Just 40 minutes flight takes us to Lukla. Upon arrival, your staffs will meet you and head towards east leaving busy trail to Everest Base Camp. Trek follows through hamlets and wood yards until you reach a tick forest of Silver fir, birch pastures and rhododendron and pine forests. There are many small streams with numerous places en route, whole of this area referred to as Chutanga which is a summer pasture. Short day for resting, acclimatizing and exploring the nearby villages. Overnight in Lodge. Included Meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner).

Day 04: Trek to Chhatrwabuk/Thuli Kharka via Zatrwa La (4620m) - 7 hours walk

Start with a steep climb to cross the Kalo Himal Ridge in the Nau Lekh range, from here we enter into Hinku valley leaving the Khumbu valley and there is a feeling of untouched remoteness. A steep uphill trial marked by some ancient collection of Buddhist Chortens. Continue traversing to reach Zatrwa La pass (4620m) welcomed by traditional Buddhist style with prayer flags. After celebrating first pass, in a clear day, it looks very impressive the views across the Dudh Kosi towards Karyolung and the Lumding Himal. Moreover, you get your first glimpse of the scenery across the rolling foothills of Hinku river Valley. From here less than an hour, you reach Thuli Karkha where you spent the night. Overnight in Lodge. Included Meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner).

Day 05: Trek to Kothe (4182m) – 5 hours walk

Todays walk through rhododendrons hills. Trek is relatively short and downhill. The trail traverses ridges above the Hinku Valley, enjoying grand views of the South Face of Mera Peak. A pleasant walk leads through the beautiful forests of Himalayan pine and rhododendron, bamboo along a ridge of the Hinku River all the way up to Kothe. Overnight at Lodge. Included Meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner).

Day 06: Trek to Thangnak (4356m) - 5 hours walk

Today we realize entering into the high mountains of the Himalaya when we continue walking along the Ridge of Hinku, the first time seeing and enjoying River stream view on the destination surrounded by towering view of Mera Peak and other mountains. There are superb views of Kyashar (6769m) and Kusum Karguru (6367m). The walk is a steady and gradual climb up the valley, for the first section you walk near the river on a rocky trail. Then later on climb up to grassy yak pastures land above river level. You pass through the Gondishung, it is worth visiting an ancient monastery and a summer herder’s settlement in the west bank of the Hinku Drangka. After some time you reach Thagnang, which is a summer grazing area with some basic lodges and shops. Overnight at Lodge. Included Meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner).

Day 07: Trek to Khare (5045m) - 5 hours walk

Start eastwards and we walk slowly, two and a half hour climb through the adventurous lateral moraine of Dig Glacier to walk on the large pasture of Dig Khraka, the dramatic views of the surrounding peaks continue to open up. The hike then leads to a steep climb through moraines to the snout of the Hinku Nup and Shar Glaciers. You cross the stream and follow the trail across the boulder-strewn hillside for just over an hour. The steep climb brings you to Khare that provides an excellent view of Mera Peak. Overnight in Lodge. Included Meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner).

Day 08: Acclimatization and Preparation day in Khare (5045m)

After breakfast head towards Mera Glacier by climbing a steep ridge that you will later follow to the Mera La pass. Your guide will give you a session on how to use crampons, rope and ice axe etc. Training includes peak climbing techniques and the proper ways of using climbing gears like ice axe, climbing boots and crampons, harness, ascender, etc. The training will also include how to use the ropes to go up and down. This helps you prepare for the summit to Mera. Although it is not mandatory to have prior training/skills for this trek to Mera Peak Base Camp, we strongly believe that some training experience will boost your confidence and your climbing skills to increase the chances of scaling the summit as well as to fully enjoy the experience. Later in the day, return to Khare for over night's sleep. Overnight at Lodge. Included Meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner).

Day 09:Trek to Mera La (5415m) and to Base Camp (5350m) - 4 hours walk

Today will be an exciting day as if it is the first day of mountaineering where three hours over a boulder-strewn path up to the glacier, leading up to Mera La. After reaching the snout of the glacier where you gear up fully putting on crampons, harness, mountaineering boots and walking with ice axes. Your training on using crampon and ice axe will be practically applied here. This exposed pass serves as a camp before climbing up to Mera's high camp the next day. The views from the pass and first experience of mountaineering are spectacular. You first climb up to the Mera La (5,410m) and back up the ridge and then onto the back of the Mera base camp to settle in for good night's sleep. Overnight at Tented camp. Included Meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner).

Day 10: Base Camp to High Camp (5800m) - 4 hours walk

Today, we head to high camp from base camp; the steep rocky trial leads to the high camp at altitude of 5,800 meters through Mera la pass. It provides an excellent launch pad for the final climb to the summit. Having gained the Mera La, the route turns left (south) and follows easy angled snow slopes. After a short distance an area of crevasses is come in. Under normal conditions, these can be walked around very easily, although looking into their deep, dark depths is always impressive. The crevasses soon give way to slightly steeper but open snow slopes that lead without difficulty to the high camp. Upon arrival at the High Camp, we are rewarded by an excellent panoramic views of Everest, Makalu and the Nuptse, Lhotse wall directly ahead. The setting sun casts an unbelievably magic light on these awesome mountains. We can also see the most of the route to the summit. We get an early night in to prepare for tomorrow's summit bid. Overnight at Tented camp. Included Meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner).

Day 11: Mera High Camp to Summit (6,476m) and back to Khare(5045m)- 10 hours walk

Wake up early with hot cups of tea and start heading out into the cold to the summit of Mera Peak. The going is relatively straight forward as you make your way up the Mera glacier and set a slow, steady pace. The route is still non-technical but pace would be slow as we are on thinner air. From the high camp the summit bid will be made early in the morning, and take around 4 to 6 hours to get to the summit. The first rays of the sun hit the big peaks in an amazing red glow. At the foot of the final steep summit cone, you may attach to a fixed rope depending on conditions. The summit is only a few meters away. Shortly ahead is that moment you have all been working so hard to achieve: the summit itself. The slope steepens for a section behind the ridge and the summit comes back into view. The 360 panorama is perhaps one of the most impressive as well as incredible views of Baruntse (7129m), Haling (7319m) and NauLekh (6360m) with Makalu (8481m) looming behind. We spend some time taking it all in before we finally descend back down to Khare for our overnight at lodge which is about 2 hours descent. This is a very long but satisfying day. Overnight at Tent. Included Meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner).

Day 12: Extra day

This day to be used as an contingency day. This extra day give us some flexibility and use for a second summit try or flight cancelation to cover your itinerary. If this day is not to utilize, as a contingency day, then it will use as a free day in Kathmandu. Overnight camping.

Day 13: Trek to Kongma Dingma to Seto Pokhara via Honku Valley (5035m) - 6 hours walk

Walk today through the remote valley of the upper yak pastures land. Throughout the route, you will enjoy panoramic views of the Himalayan valley. It is almost a shock to realize that the two majestic mountains you are heading straight towards are none other than Mt. Everest and Lhotse. Overnight in camp at Seto Pokhari. Included meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner).

Day 14: Seto Pokhari to Amphu Lapcha Base Camp through south (5650m) - 5 to 6 hours walk

Trek through the remote parts of high altitude Himalayas to reach Amphu Laptsa base camp. This route is off the beaten trail, rarely we meet some other trekkers even in high touristic season. We steeply ascend just beyond White Lake, the first of a series of lakes that occupy the upper Honku Basin. Experience the wilderness of the Honku Valley. On the right is Chamlang (7321m) with hanging glaciers on its South-West and North-West faces, the Honku Valley is true mountain wilderness. Overnight in Amphu Laptsa Base Camp. Included meals: (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner).

Day 15: Trek to from Amphu Lapcha Base Camp (South) to Amphu Lapcha Base Camp (North) (5300m) - 7 hours walk

Start early from the South base of Amphu Laptsa to the north base camp of Amphu Laptsa through the steep sections on rock and ice to tackle the pass when the snow is stable, before sunlight melt snows. Climbing ropes is likely to use wherever it seems necessary. The last sections of the climb to Amphu Laptsa winds up through snow shelves. On the other side, a steep descent awaits to be endeavored on fixed lines leading down to the moraine. Reaching at the Amphu Laptsa North Base Camp, you camp and spend the night there. Included meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner).

Day 16: Trek to to Pangboche (3930m) – 6 hours walk

Today's walk is downhill along the moraine that connects to Chukkung valley, the starting point for the Island Peak. The wilderness of the remote Hinku Valley now introduces us to the civilization of Khumbu Region. The Imja Khola joins at Dudh Koshi river a little above the Pangboche Village. There is a famous monastery at Pangboche believed to be the oldest in the Khumbu. Overnight at Lodge. Included meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner).

Day 17: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440m) - 7 hours walk

The path leads to a steep uphill climb into Tengboche. After making a brief visit to the Tengboche Monastery, you make a steep descent and the trial takes you back along the Dudh Kosi river. You may see wild life such as mountain goats, snow leopards, colorful pheasants, etc. while you pass through the forest by the trail. After passing a Chorten, you reach the army camp at of Namche Bazaar where we want to take a long last look back to Lhotse, the view of Everest and Tengboche. The final steep descent the hillside taking you to Namche Bazaar. You can take a nice hot shower and have very relaxed sleep at Namche Bazaar. Overnight in Namche Bazaar. Included meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner).

Day 18: Namche Bazzar - Lukla: 7 hours walk

Last day on the trekking trails and it will be a long but rewarding day as we make a return down the DudhKosi valley. From this direction, the views will be entirely different. Eventually, you reach the large town of Lukla. Overnight at Lukla Lodge. Included meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner).

Day 19: Fly back to Kathmandu

After breakfast fly to Lukla. Upon arrival in Kathmandu, your guide will transfer you to the hotel. You are free to spend the rest of the day at your leisure to relax, refresh, and perhaps take a trip to explore more of the city, before the group’s final evening celebrating huge achievement with a special dinner.

Day 20: Final Departure to home country

Free time until departure. You will be transferred to airport 3 hours before your flight. Hoping to see you in your next adventure.

Note: Above itinerary shows planned night stops. This may be changed due to weather, technical or logistic condition. Flight to Lukla can be delayed due to weather condition especially during the monsoon and winter season. We don’t sell tours to sell. We sell to organize memorable holidays. We want to show you and your client's many things that would remain a memorable

Min - Max (Persons) Adult Price
2 - 4 $3,600.00


  • 01. All meals and accommodation in lodge, tent during the trek
  • 02. Cooking and eating utensils
  • 03. Service of trek guide, cook, kitchen and sherpa assistants during tented camp
  • 04. Porters to carry personal baggage (each 15 kg.), food and camping equipment
  • 05. Warm clothing, shoes, blankets and dark goggles for high altitude porters as required
  • 06. Accident insurance for staffs and porters
  • 07. Domestic Airfare according to programme- Kathmandu- Lukla-Kathmandu
  • 09. National park entry permit as per programme
  • 10. Professional Nepali Sherpa climbing guide, Mera Peak climbing permit
  • 11. Arrival and departure transfers.
  • 12. Hotel accommodation in Katmmandu on BB as per programme using 3 star hotel
  • 13. Sightseeing tours as per itinerary
  • 14. Oximeter to check oxygen level and pulse


  • 01. Personal clothing, climbing gears and sleeping bag
  • 02. Personal accident and health insurance
  • 03. Emergency evacuation and oxygen cost, and medical-box
  • 04. Alcoholic and bottled beverage, laundry, and tips
  • 05. Any other services and expenses that are not specifically mentioned in the programme
  • 06. Expenses due to flight delay, sickness other contingencies


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