Days: 28 / Difficulty: 5 of 5 (Very Strenuous)
Mera peak climbing Amphu Lapcha pass and Island Peak climbing trek is one of the challenging trekking in Khumbu Himalaya region. Amphu Lapcha pass trek takes us away from the less touristy in Everest region including climbing the Mera peak and after pass, Island Peak climbing. Mera peak is considered one of the major, highest and popular trekking peaks in Nepal rises to the south of Everest Mera peak climbing and Amphu lapcha pass trekking is one of the wildest and less discovered areas in the Khumbu Valley despite the Valley being well known to trekkers, climbers and nature lovers from the whole world. Mera Peak, the most beautiful peak in the region is one of the fabulous attractions in this region. Another exciting and charming reason to visit this region is to cross the Amphu Lapcha Pass, while being in the lap of Lhotse, Nuptse, Amadablam, Makalu and Baruntse peaks. The routes crossing Amphu Labtsa and the Mingbo La provides some the most adventurous trekking with spectacular scenery through remote glaciated valleys and passes. We have the flight service to Lukla from Kathmandu to start the trek and we climb Mera Peak first. After reaching the top of Mera Peak, we continue through the Hinku Valley, cross the Amphu Lapcha and reach the lap of Amadablam including Island Peak Climbing. From here we head for Tengboche and return to Lukla through Sherpa villages and fly back to Kathmandu. We will arrange the Mera peak climb and Amphu lapcha pass trek according to trekkers/mountaineers holiday schedule. We will walk along a high rocky ridge through dense forests and across several streams before reaching the pass that will take us from the Khumbu into the Hinku Valley. Trekking and camping in this wild land of abundant rhododendron and Himalayan pine forests is indeed an impressive experience. At Tangnag, we will rest and explore the huge moraine and the beautiful glacial lake north of the village. We will have the option to climb Mera Peak, first climbed in May 1953. We will continue north through the uninhabited Hunku Valley with constant views of magnificent mountains. After several days camping beside the lovely lakes Dudh and Panch Pokhari we'll climb over Amphu Lapcha. As we make our way back to Lukla via Namche Bazaar and Phakding, you will have completed one of the more demanding trekking routes in Nepal.
Day 1; Rendezvous at the group hotel in Kathmandu. Complimentary airport transfers are provided. SFT group package services begin with the evening meal.
Day 2; A free day in Kathmandu. Optional guided sightseeing tour of the city's main attractions, which include colourful Buddhist shrines and Hindu temples.Overnight in Hotel.
Day 3; An early start for the dramatic flight through the mountains to Lukla(2840m).
We spend the remaining day resting and acclimatising. Overnight at tented Camp.
Day 4; A short and easy day of trekking off the beaten track, up through thinning forest to the grazing area of Chutanga(3050m). Overnight at tented Camp.
Day 5; Acclimatisation day. We make a trek up to around 4000 metres giving views over the Dudh Khosi Valley and across to the Atwra La pass. We return to Chutanga. Overnight at tented camp Camp.
Day 6; A long day mostly uphill to cross the Zatrwa La (4600m) and descend to Tuli Kharka a high pasture above the Hinku valley. Overnight at tented Camp (4320m).
Day 7; We follow a delightful descending trail across three ridges, before dropping steeply down to the Hinku River and a final uphill to Gotay (3600m). Overnight at tented Camp.
Day 8; Following the west side of the Hinku River, we trek via the 'Yak herders' summer settlement of Gondishung and its Buddhist shrine to Tagnag (4350m). Overnight at tented Camp.
Day 9; A day for acclimatisation. We trek up above camp to around 5,000 metres for views across to the Mera La and return to Tagnag. Overnight at tented Camp.
Day 10; A second acclimatisation day at Tagnag. Today is set aside for skills training particularly the techniques required for fixed lines and crevasse rescue. Overnight at tented Camp.
Day 11; We ascend an ablation valley beside the Dig Glacier to Kare, the basecamp area for Mera Peak. Overnight at tented Camp (5000m).
Day 12; A day for further acclimatisation. We follow the ridge above camp to around 5500 metres and return to Khare. Overnight at tented Camp.
Day 13; Leaving our base camp we trek up onto the glacier and traverse to the Mera La. We make camp 100 metres below the pass on the Hongu side.Overnight at tented Camp (5300m).
Day 14; A rest and acclimatistion day prior to the ascent of Mera Peak. Overnight at tented Camp
Day 15; We continue our ascent of the North flank of Mera Peak to a spectacular eyrie nestled below a rocky outcropping on the ridge. Overnight at tented Camp (5800m).
Day 16; We make the technically easy ascent of Mera Peak(6476m). The summit view includes 5 of the World's 6 highest mountains. Descend to the Hongu Valley. Overnight at tented Camp (5200m).
Day 17; After descending to the Hongu River we trek up valley to a camp beside a large frozen lake. Overnight at tented Camp (5000m).
Day 18; Passing beneath the giant west face of Chamlang we follow the Hongu Khola and finally the Hongu Glacier to the holy site of Panch Pokhri (five lakes). Overnight at tented Camp (5400).
Day 19; A rest day. The guides and Sherpas ascend the Amphu Laptsa to establish fixed lines and prepare the pass for tomorrow's crossing. Overnight at tented Camp.
Day 20; Scree slopes and an icefall are tackled to gain the Amphu Labtsa (5700m).We now descend fixed ropes to a lake below the pass and trek to Chukung. Overnight at tented Camp (4730m).
Day 21; From Chukung, easy three hour walk to the basecamp area for Island Peak, beside the Imja Glacier. Overnight at tented Camp.
Day 22; An easy three hour walk up to our high camp on the mountain, with it's spectacular views over the valley and across to the Amphu Labtsa. One of the most memorable camps of the trip. Overnight at tented Camp.
Day 23; Early start(3.00 a.m.) to make the ascent of Island Peak (6189m). Descent is by the same route reaching basecamp by early afternoon. Overnight at tented Camp.
Day 24; Trekking via Thengboche, where we stop for a visit to the Monastery, and via the settlements of Phunki Tenga and Kangjuma, we reach Namche Bazaar. Overnight at tented Camp (3440m).
Day 25; A contingency day in case of bad weather or delay. We may use this day to split the final day's trekking into two shorter days, or as a rest day in Namche. Overnight at tented Camp.
Day 26; Our final days trekking following the Dudh Khosi mostly downhill but with a last climb up to Lukla. We say goodbye to our support crew in traditional style. Camp or Lodge.
Day 27; Fly to Kathmandu AND RELAX, farewll dinner with SFT staff.
Day 28; SFT complimentary transport to airport in Kathmandu.
Our Peak Climbing Package Cost Includes:
* Airport / Hotel / Airport pick up & transfer by car / Van.
* 4 nights accommodation with breakfast at 3*** Standard hotel in Kathmandu.
* Kathmandu city tour as per the above itinerary and all entry fees.
* Meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) with Tea & coffee, hot water during the trek.
* 23 nights accommodation in tents during the trek.
* 1 experienced, helpful and friendly guide,1 cook and 1 helper, 1 sherpa, porters (1 porter for 2 peoples), their food & accommodation, salary, equipments and insurance
* Trekking equipment (Tents and Kitchen Utensils).
* Everest conservation permit, and all necessary permits.
* Peak Climbing Permits and garbage deposits.
* Climbing Guide Equipments and his insurance, salary.
* Office Service charge.
* All Goverment Tax.
Our Peak Climbing Package Cost doesn't include:
* Any meals in Kathmandu other than breakfast.
* Travel insurance
* International air fare to and from Nepal.
* Nepal Tourist Visa fee US$ 100$ for 3 months with multiple entry. 15 days 25$ with multiple entry. 1 month 40$ with multiple entry. You may easily issue the visa upon your arrival at TribhuwanInternationalAirport - Kathmandu.
* DisembarkationAirport Tax in Nepal till up today is 1750 Rupees.
* Items and expenses of personal nature.
* Emergency Evacuation.
* Horse renting and extra porters on the spot during the Trek.
* Any kind of alcoholic drinks, hot shower, cold drinks, snacks, laundry, phone call, internet.
* Personal Trekking Equipments like, sleepingbags, jackets and so on...
* Tips for guide, porters, driver...
Tipping is expected but it is not mandatory.
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NOTE: In case of emergency during the trip, Helicopter will be arranged by Swiss Family Treks & Expedition GmbH. The charges must be paid by clients themselves.