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Mera Peak Climbing with Amphu Lapcha pass

About Trip

Extraordinary high altitude adventure above the tree-lines as we scale the popular trek peaks that include Mera peak & Island peak which also takes us across the formidable Amphu Lapcha pass as we enjoy breathtaking landscapes on the way…

Mera peak & Island peak are truly two well-known trekking peaks throughout the Himalayas; these peaks tax the physical efforts that are routine with high altitude trekking & most experienced hikers tend to enjoy trekking & climbing these peaks as it gears the body for more challenging experiences in the gritty world of mountain climbing. We have designed our itinerary with special emphasis on giving trekkers enough days for rest & acclimatizing so that you are geared to summit successfully at 02 trekking peaks at over 6000m as we navigate the Amphu Lapcha pass & hike through the 3 remote valleys of Hinku, Honku & Imja Tse in the Everest region. This is a tedious outing in the wild that requires enough space & patience with plenty of rest & acclimatizing on the way…if we truly want to enjoy the beauty of our surroundings as we clamber up & above the tree-lines. 

We first make a beeline for the 6460m Mera peak which gives us the true Himalayan thrills as we summit, this trek peak is a high altitude climb but is not steep enough to scare you; but perhaps, Island peak at 6189m, & lesser in height, is more challenging technically, where the physical demands are more exposed & test your climbing skills to the hilt; however, your attempt on Mera Peak will have sharpened your skills & with the crossing of Amphu Lapcha pass & the technical navigation is tough but our climbing crew with our guides fix ropes thoroughly in the right spots on the rocky crest so safe descending can be done by expedition members with the support crews, gears & food stuff reach the right place. Our support teams make sure the ropes are fixed on dense blue glacier ice from our south Amphu Lapcha base camp to the Amphu Lapcha pass top. And it is this kind of experience that fully prepares us for our Island Peak climb & greatly helps us to overcome the obstacles so that we submit this peak successfully.

After we do the Mera peak run, we set up shop at Seto Pokhari, a sacred lake over 5000m that sits on the laps of the huge fortress-like peaks of Chamlang, Lhotse & Everest commanding the horizons. The technically rugged descending of the Amphu Lapcha pass at 5700m is a hurdle we cross on our way to Island peak base camp. But then our timely acclimatization has done us well & with the experience of Mera peak & the Amphu Lapcha pass, we summit Island peak & taste the sweetness of success!! What a trip this has been!!!  We next trek down to Hillary’s Lukla via the serene Thyangboche monastery. We haul up at a local teahouse while trekking down from Island peak to Lukla so we can relish the warm comforts of the teahouse dining room and a comfortable bed after those gritty nights in cold tented camps. Team members should be familiar with the wild for high altitude trips like this, as it allows you to enjoy the venture. We recommend climbing experience but it’s not mandatory, you should be trim & in good health.            


Day to Day Itinerary

Day 01:Arrival in Kathmandu (1,300m)

Day 02:KATHMANDU : Sightseeing and trip Preparation

Day 03:Fly to Lukla (2,800m) and trek to Chutanga (3,430) : 3- 4 hours

Day 05:Chutanga to Thuli Kharka (4,320m) via Zwatra la (4,600) : 5-6 hours

Day 06:Thuli Kharka to Kothe (3,600m) : 5-6 hours

Day 07:Kothe to Thaknak (4,350m) : 3-4 hours

Day 08:Thaknak to Khare (5,045m) : 2-3 hours

Day 09:Rest in Khare for Acclimatization

Day 10:Khare to Mera Base Camp (5,300m) : 3-4 hours

Day 11:Mera Base Camp to High camp (5,780m) : 4-5 hours

Day 12:Summit to Mera Peak (6,461m) and trek to Kongma Dingma (5,000m) : 8-9 hours

Day 13:Spare day in case of bad weather.

Day 14: Kongma Dingma to Seto Pokhara via Honku Valley ( 5,035m) : 5-6 hours

Day 15:Seto Pokhari to Amphu Lapcha Base Camp (South) (5,650m) : 5-6 hours

Day 16:Amphu Lapcha Base Camp(South) to Amphu Lapcha Base Camp (North) (5,300m) : 6-7 hours

Day 17:Amphu Labcha Base Camp to Chhukung (4,750m) : 9-10 hours

Day 18:Chhukung to Namche Bazaar (3,438m) : 5- 6 hours

Day 19:Namche Bazaar to Lukla (2,804m) : 6-7 hours

Day 20:Fly back to Kathmandu


What is Included

  • All airport transfers from arrival to departure.
  • 3 nights’ accommodation in a standard twin shared room at a three-star hotel in Kathmandu on bed and breakfast basis
  • Teahouse accommodation during the trek
  • Tented accommodation during the climb
  • Round-trip flight between Kathmandu and Lukla including airport departure tax.
  • Guided city tour in Kathmandu including temples’ / monuments’ entrance fees and private vehicle
  • Daily meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) and drinks (tea, coffee)
  • High altitude food and all climbing crew will be available above base camp.
  • Welcome and farewell dinners.
  • Government licensed, English speaking guides trained in wilderness first aid
  • Well-experienced Climbing guide with all his allowance and expenses.
  • Assistant trekking guides walking with the group to support as necessary (1 assistant guide for 4 trekkers)
  • Porters to carry your luggage during the trek (1 porter for 2 trekkers)
  • Insurance covering all staff and porters as per state law
  • Staff costs including their Salary, food, accommodation, transportation, domestic airfare and medicine.
  • All Required Climbing gear ( Climbing rope, snow bar, Ice hammer, Ice screw)
  • Camping Equipment (High quality tents and kitchen utensils for camping).
  • Down jacket and sleeping bag  (to be returned after trip completion)
  • Complimentary Adventure Club Trek T-shirt, duffel bag, first aid kit and trekking map
  • Travel and rescue arrangement (helicopter evacuation is available if needed - at an additional cost)
  • All necessary paper works; trekking permits and Mera Peak climbing permit
  • Merra Peak climbing certificates issued from the respective body of Nepal Government.
  • All government and Local Taxes

What is not Included

  • Nepal entry visa
  • Lunches and dinners in Kathmand.  
  • Excess baggage charges (if you have more than 15 kg luggage, cargo charge is around $1.5 per kg)
  • Personal expenses (alcoholic drinks, bottled water, cold drinks)
  • Personal travel insurance and medical bills.
  • International air fares/ flights (Fares and flights can be arranged upon the request).
  • Hot shower during the trekking
  • Personal climbing equipment
  • Altitude chamber (PAC) or oxygen
  • Insurance with helicopter evacuation
  • Tips for guide, porters, driver (Tipping is expected, but it is not mandator)

Important Note:

The above information is a guide and standard template of our services. Our trips can be customized at your request to accommodate your specific requirements.


Trip Note

Flight Delays …A possibility to keep In Mind When Planning

For treks that start in Lukla, we normally book flights between Kathmandu (KTM) and Lukla (LUK) on Twin Otter planes. While flight service between the two airports is fairly reliable, at times the flight schedule can be disturbed and flights cancelled because of weather or mechanical problems.  If this happens after your trek and you would miss your international flight out of Kathmandu, Adventure Club Trek can charter a helicopter on your behalf and at your expense, so that you do not miss your international flight. 

We accept US cash, travelers' checks, and credit cards (Visa and Master Card only). Upon payment to our Kathmandu office we will provide you with a receipt, which you can use to receive reimbursement if you have a travel insurance policy.  Depending upon the number of passengers, a helicopter flight will cost at least US$500, and up to US$3,500.

NOTE: Your safety is of the utmost concern whilst you are travelling with Adventure Club Trek. We will make every effort possible to follow the original itinerary but we reserve the right to change that itinerary if a segment of it becomes a safety issue. Certain mountain regions are remote, natural disasters can happen, weather conditions can decline and there can be illness or an injury. To avoid dangerous situations we may occasionally have to make changes to the itinerary to ensure everyone’s safety. That having been said, Adventure Club Trek will strive to provide you with the best possible trekking experience and to keep your safety our number one priority. In case, the flight delay/cancellation happens at the start of trip and it goes so long that it disturbs your onward travel schedule, you are free to choose an alternative trip: such a trek in the Annapurna, Langtang, or any other regions.

Pre-Trip Meeting

Prior to all the treks and expeditions, Adventure Club Trek hosts a pre-trip meeting in Kathmandu. The primary purpose of meeting is to provide an opportunity for individuals to ask questions about the forthcoming trek and to introduce other team members. The meeting covers topics as diverse as personal equipment and acclimatization and usually involves a hike and some skills training. Pre-trip meeting is very important in order to have a better preparation of the trekking.

Best Time to Climb to Mera Peak and Amphu Labcha Pass

The most favorable seasons for Mera Peak Climbing and Amphu Labcha Pass are spring (April and May) and autumn (September to November). The best months has been defined on the basis of visibility and favorable weather conditions for the climb.

FAQs

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  1. 20 Days
  2. Strenuous
  3. 2-12 People

Trip Code:ACT 75

Destination:Nepal

Activities:Trekking, Cultural Excursion and Climbing

Best Month:March - May and September -November

Max.Altitude::6,461m/ 21,190ft

Trip Style :(Teahouse / Camping)

Accommodation::Hotel in Kathmandu, teahouses during the trek and tents during climbing

Meals::Breakfast in Kathmandu and all meals during the trek and climb

Transportation::Flight and Private Vehicles

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