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Mera peak and Island peak climb with Amphu Laptsa pass

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Mera peak and Island peak climb with Amphu Laptsa pass
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An overwhelmingly exciting journey to the Himalayas, Mera Peak and Island Peak climb with Amphu Lapsta Pass challenges you in every way, physically and mentally, as you traverse through steep glacial routes and reach the summit of two gorgeous peaks of Khumbu that host surreal views of the world’s highest mountains while a technical climb across Amphu Lapsta Pass (5845m) connects the routes of the two peaks.

The trip starts in Kathmandu as you check all the expedition equipment’s before taking an exhilarating flight to Lukla from where you head on to your destinations. You take the steady route to Mera Peak summit trekking through the forests of rhododendron and pine leading to a steep moraine route to reach Mera Base Camp via Thangnak. A thrilling climb through the glacier to the summit of Mera Peak (6476m) serves an awe-inspiring view of the Khumbu Himalayas including the giants Everest (8848m), Lhotse (8414m), and Cho Oyu (8188m). The trip gets even more exciting after the Mera Peak summit as it moves on to the wilderness of Makalu Barun National Park and heads towards the frozen pass of Amphu Lapsta (5845m) that offers an unreal view of the white Himalayas. Crossing the pass after a tough climb through the glacier takes the trip ahead to the next destination, Island Peak (6189m). A technical mountain climbing experience to last for a lifetime, reaching the summit of Island Peak (6189m) gives you a breath-taking view of Mt Lhotse (8414m) including other high Himalayas. The trip comes to an end as we traverse through the old Sherpa villages of Khumbu to reach Lukla, from where we bid goodbyes to the Himalayas.

The already fascinating trip will be even more fantastic with the qualified, experienced, and humble team of Himalayan Summit Treks and Expedition that will keep your safety checked while you immerse in the wonders of the trip. With our expert climbing guide and the internationally certified climbing equipment’s, you are bound to have a safe yet enthralling Himalayan journey.

Day 1
Arrival in Kathmandu

Welcome to Nepal! Our staff will be waiting for you at the arrival section of Tribhuvan International. You will be picked and transferred to the hotel room. Overnight at a 3-star hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 2
Kathmandu: Sightseeing and Trek Preparation | A, B, L & D

Today you will take a guided tour of the world heritage sites of Kathmandu Valley. You will be visiting places like Kathmandu Durbar Square, Boudhanath, Swayambhunath, and Pashupatinath temple. These places hold special cultural as well as historical significance. The centuries-old architectures are uniquely designed and contain intricate details in their wood and stone works. Later, you will be given information about the details of the expedition such as safety measures, and we will also check your clothing and trekking equipment. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 3
Fly to Lukla (2860m) and trek to Paiya (2850m)

Take an early morning flight to the most dangerous airport in the world in Lukla. After 40 minutes of adventurous and thrilling flight, we reach Lukla and meet other team members and head towards Paiya. After walking for about 5 hours through different villages and forest, we step into Paiya passing through Surke and Pakhepani. Overnight in Paiya.

Day 4
Trek to Pangkongma (2846m)

The initial part of the trek is difficult as it goes on a steep uphill trail. Leaving the Khumbu region, we come to cross Hinku Valley. The amazing view of the mountain peaks attracts us as we move towards Pankongma. After passing through Khare Khola and walking for hours, the track becomes steeps until Pangkongma. Overnight in Pangkongma.

Day 5
Trek to Nasing Dingma (2600m)

Start by trekking through the beautiful forest of rhododendron and bamboo towards Pangkongma La which is at 3170m altitude. As we walk on the stony trail, we get the mesmerizing view of Mera Peak (6476m). After enjoying the beautiful view, descend through the pine forest to cross the Hinku River and finally reach Nashing Dingma. Overnight in Nashing Dingma.

Day 6
Trek to Chalem Kharka (3600m)

The initial part of the trek is a steep climb uphill through the grazing meadows and hills. The trails are slippery which can make it difficult to move further. Walking through the grazing lands, lush hills, and rhododendron forest, we reach the camping site at Chalem Kharka.

Day 7
Trek to Cunbu Kharka (42oom)

It is a challenging day as the trails are steep uphill at high elevation amidst the mountain scenery. Walking past the forest and grazing lands, we walk towards the pass to cross the Chunbu Kharka to stay for the night at a camp.

Day 8
Trek to Kothe (3600m)

It is a steep descend for most of the part of the trek to Kothe in the Hinku Valley. We walk through the lush green forest on a downhill trail. The walk takes about 6 hours and is challenging because of the slippery trail. Once we move downhill to the river bank at Kothe, we stay there for the night at a campsite.

Day 9
Trek to Thangnak (4360m)

The walk alongside the edges of Hinku Khola leads us to Thangnak. Walking for about 5 hours, we cross Gondishung. This place is famous for the ancient Buddhist monastery called Lungsumgba Gompa. It also has temporary summer camps for yak herders. We finally reach Thangnak and set the camp for the night.

Day 10
Trek to Khare (4950m)

We walk to Khare via Dig Kharka on this day. As we move further to the higher elevation, we come across beautiful views of Mera Peak (6476m). We move slowly towards Dig Kharka and then ascend to Khare. Once we reach Khare, we enjoy the ambiance of the place situated on the moraines of Khare Glacier and Mera Glacier on the foot of Mera Peak (6476m). Overnight at the camp in Khare.

Day 11
Acclimatization day

Before moving further, today we have a rest day for acclimatization, exploration, and preparation of a climbing course under the supervision of our skilled climbing guide. Head up to the start of the Mera Glacier by ascending a steep edge that we will later follow to the Mera La Pass (5415m). First, we train on the methods to use crampons, rope, and ice axe, etc. Thereafter, we train on peak climbing. This aids us for out summit to Mera Peak (6476m). We strongly believe that some training before climbing will increase your confidence and your climbing skills to increase the chances of a successful ascent. Later, we return to Khare for the overnight stay.

Day 12
Trek to Mera Peak Base Camp (5350m)

Today will be an exciting day of climbing as the three hours climb over a difficult trail up to the glacier takes us up to Mera La (5415m). After crossing Mera La Pass (5415m), we reach Mera Peak Base Camp situated on the bank of the glacier. Overnight in Mera Peak Base Camp.

Day 13
Trek to Mera Peak high camp (5800m)

Today, we move to high camp from base camp; the vertical stony trial takes us to the high camp at the elevation of 5,800 meters through Mera La Pass (5415m). Under normal circumstances, the crevasses can be hiked around very easily to slightly sharper but open snow inclines that lead without trouble to the high camp. Upon arrival at the High Camp, we are pleased with an outstanding panoramic sight of Everest (8848m), Lhotse (8414m), Makalu (8481m), and so no. Overnight at tented camp.

Day 14
Mera Peak summit (6461m) and trek to Kongma Dingma (4800m)

Today is the day to summit the peak. We start early and walk along the snowy trail. Mera Peak summit does not require the major-less technical procedure. As we reach the summit, we are rewarded with an amazing view of the highest mountain peak Everest (8848m), Lhotse (8414m), Cho Oyu (8188m), and other mesmerizing snowy peaks. After enjoying the amazing view of the mountain ranges, we move downhill to the base camp for the overnight stay.

Day 15
Trek to Hinku Valley (4900m)

We start trekking to the difficult and remote areas of Hinku Valley. The first part of the walk is downhill where we have to careful because of the slippery trail. We set our camp in a meadow in Upper Honku Valley.

Day 16
Trek to Amphu Lapsta Base Camp (5500m)

We start early and walk towards Panchpokhari, which is the base camp of Amphu Lapsta Pass (5845m). We walk on a moraine path and reach many frozen glacial lakes en route to Amphu Lapsta Base Camp. Walking alongside Hunku Glacier, we reach the base camp via Hunku Pokhari. At the base camp, we set up our camp for the night.

Day 17
Trek to Island Peak Base Camp (5100m) via Amphu Lapsta Pass (5885m)

Today we start early and cross the Amphu Lapsta pass (5845m). It is a challenging and technical climb to the pass which will be guided by the team members. Once on the top of the pass, enjoy the amazing view of the rising mountain peaks including Everest (8848m), Lhotse (8414m), Makalu (8481m), Nuptse (7361m), and others. After spending a good time here, we make a careful descend to Island Peak Base Camp through Amphu Lapcha Glacier. Overnight at the campsite.

Day 18
Contingency day

We have an additional day set aside for bad weather conditions. If everything is good and fine and you are determined to summit the peak, then we can go further. Else, you can explore the areas around or spend time practicing the techniques that will help the climbing the very next day.

Day 19
Island Peak summit (6189m) and trek to Chhukhung

Today is another big day as we summit Island Peak (6189m), locally known as Imja Tse. We start early and walk on the rocky section of the peak. Afterward, we climb on the glacier through snowy trails up to the top ridge. The most interesting part of the adventure is the final climb. Crossing the fixed ropes, we finally reach the summit edge and then the summit of Island Peak (6189m). Once we are at the top, we are blessed with the eye-popping panorama of Lhotse (8414m), Everest (8848m), Makalu (8481m), and other gorgeous peaks of the Khumbu Himalayas. Later, we descend back to the base camp from where we follow the beautiful Imja River downstream to reach Chhukhung for the overnight stay.

Day 20
Trek to Tengboche

We move downhill alongside Imja River through lovely Sherpa villages on the way. Trekking through the pine and fir forests and passing several monasteries and Chortens, we arrive in Tengboche. The village is famous for the Tengboche Monastery, which is the biggest monastery in the Khumbu region. We explore the monastery and enjoy the vista of the Himalayas including Ama Dablam (6856m), Thamserku (6608m), Taboche (6367m), and so on. Overnight in Tengboche.

Day 21
Trek to Monjo

From Tengboche, we walk downhill through rhododendron bushes and fir trees to meet Dudh Koshi River. We cross Tashinga and Sanasa villages before reaching Kyangjuma. Walking past the beautiful Sherpa villages, we arrive at the commercial hub of Khumbu, Namche Bazaar. We continue to descend through a winding trail through the forest of rhododendron and magnolia and cross many suspension bridges over Dudh Koshi River to reach the village of Monjo. Overnight in Monjo.

Day 22
Trek to Lukla

We trek through the rhododendron forest and cross many villages, monasteries, Mani walls, and prayer wheels as we enjoy the view of Kusum Khangkaru (6367m). Crossing the settlements of Nurning and Chheplung, we arrive in Lukla (3404m), where the trip started. We’ll take time to enjoy the accomplishment as a group and as an individual. You’ll also have enough time to explore the place. Enjoy the environment and share stories with the local people since today is the last day of the trek. Overnight in Lukla.

Day 23
Fly to Kathmandu

This morning you will board the Lukla flight again, the difference being this time you will be bound for Kathmandu. Fly over the mountains one more time before landing in the capital city. You will be transferred to the hotel from the airport. Feel free to explore the city. Overnight at a 3-star hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 24
Departure day

Farewell! We hope you had an amazing time with us. We will drop you at the airport before your scheduled flight. Hope to see you again.

What's included in the Cost ?

  • A porter and his entire expenses.
  • Airport pickup and drop facility.
  • All required local and government taxes.
  • Breakfast,Lunch and dinner during the trek.
  • Climbing permit
  • Down jackets and sleeping bags (provided upon request).
  • Fresh seasonal fruits after the dinner (while on the trek).
  • Full day guided city tour in Kathmandu (Day 2) by a private vehicle.
  • Insurance of guide and porter.
  • Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu flight tickets
  • Licensed, experienced and English speaking trekking guide.
  • Lodge expenses during the trek.
  • Professional Sherpa climbing guide
  • Stay in the city at finest hotel (3 nights twin sharing room at Kathmandu).
  • Trekking permits/TIMS.
  • Welcome and farewell dinner at one of the finest Nepalese Restaurant with traditional ethnic music and dance.

What's excluded in the Cost ?

  • Additional meals and drinks
  • Personal climbing gears & equipments
  • Cost for additional trips.
  • Cost incurred during the tour around the city.
  • Extra hot showers, wifi & battery charging on a trek.
  • Extra porter charge.
  • Meals in the city except for breakfast and other mentioned special dinner.
  • Nepal arrival visa.
  • Tipping to staffs (as an appreciation).
  • Travel insurance which covers emergency rescue and evacuation.

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Trip Facts

  • 2-20 Pax
  • 6461 m
  • Mar- May , Sep - Dec
  • Extreme
  • Private Vehicle/Tourist Bus/Flight
  • Double/Twin Sharing In Hotel/Lodge
  • Full Board During The Trek