Mera Peak Climbing with Amphu Laptsa Trek

Mera Peak trek with Amphu Laptsa trek is one of the major trekking destinations of our country and takes the visitors to the summit of this beautiful peak. This trek is the highest treks of the country and offers some of the magnificent views of Himalayan ranges. One of the major attractions of this trek is the is the closer and majestic view of the highest mountain of the world, Mt. Everest. This trek is designed for those trekkers who wish to trek on the Himalayas of our country and do the sightseeing of some of the highest mountain ranges of the world.
You will get an opportunity to cross the famous Amphu Laptsa Pass and explore the wilderness and natural beauty of this region. Mera peak offers the visitors with the spectacular view of snowcapped mountains including some of the highest mountains of the world such as Everest, Lhotse, Chamlang, Kanchenjunga, Makalu, Baruntse, Cho-oyu, Kantega, Nuptse and other many beautiful mountain ranges. You will also get an opportunity to explore the lifestyle and culture of people living in this region. This trek is designed for those trekkers who wish to climb on the summit of Himalayas of our country and want to see a closer panorama of mountain ranges. Exploring a wide variety of flora and fauna is also another major attraction of this trek.
This beautiful journey starts with a scenic flight to Lukla from Kathmandu. We will then trek via Hinku valley and some dense rhododendron forests to reach the summit of Mera Peak. After reaching the summit of Mera Peak we will follow the less crowded route of Makalu Base camp and cross the Amphu Laptsa Pass to reach the summit of Island peak. We will then trek back to Lukla and on the way we will do the sightseeing of Thyangboche monastery. After reaching Lukla we will fly back to Kathmandu and end our beautiful journey.

Outline ITINERARY

  • Day 01 Arrival at Kathmandu
  • Day 02 Sightseeing of Kathmandu valley:
  • Day 03 Flight to Lukla (2800m) and Trek to Chutanga (3050m):
  • Day 04 Acclimatization at Chutanga (3050m):
  • Day 05 Trek to Tuli kharka (4300m):
    Day 06 Trek to Mosum kharka (3700m):
  • Day 07 Trek to Thangnak (4350m):
  • Day 08 Trek to Khare (5,000m):
  • Day 09 Acclimatization day in Khare (5000m):
  • Day 10 Trek to Mera Base Camp (5416m):
  • Day 11 Climb to High camp (5850m):
  • Day 12 Mera High camp to Mera Peak Summit (6,476m] to Kongme Dingma (4800m):
  • Day 13 Reserve Day:
  • Day 14 Kongma Dingma to Seto Pokhara (5035m) via Honku Valley:
  • Day 15 Seto Pokhari to Amphu Lapcha Base Camp through south (5650m):
  • Day 16 Amphu Labcha Base Camp to Chhukung (4,750m):
  • Day 17 Chhukung to Tengboche (3867m):
  • Day 18 Tengboche to Namche Bazaar (3440m):
  • Day 19 Namche Bazzar – Lukla: (2800m):
  • Day 20 Fly back to Kathmandu:
  • Day 21 Final Departure to home country:

  • Day 01

    Arrival at Kathmandu:

    This will be the first day of our trekking journey. After landing at the Tribhuvan International Airport, you will be transferred to our hotel via private vehicle. We will rest for some time and then begin the sightseeing of the capital city of our country. At evening, you will be welcomed with a typical Nepali food at a typical Nepali restaurant. Overnight at Hotel.

    6,461m/ 21,190ft
  • Day 02

    Sightseeing of Kathmandu valley:

    After an early morning breakfast, you will do the sightseeing of some of the famous places of Kathmandu valley. You will be transferred to many places of Kathmandu with our private vehicle which includes Pashupatinath temple, Swoyambunath Stupa, Bouddanath Stupa and other many famous places of Kathmandu. At evening, you will meet your fellow trekking mates and then we will have a short briefing about the journey in our office. An evening stroll at Thamel and Durbarmarg will give you much energy which will help you at the trek. Overnight at Hotel.

    6,461m/ 21,190ft
  • Day 03

    Flight to Lukla (2800m) and Trek to Chutanga (3050m):

    We will take an early morning flight to Lukla from Kathmandu. This flight offers a pre-opportunity to do the sightseeing of mountain ranges from the aircraft. We will then take a 25 minutes short flight to reach the Tenzing-Hillary Airport at Lukla. We will then start our trek and cross some of the beautiful landscapes and trek via the dense forests to reach Chutang. At the time of winter, snow makes us transverse steep terrain. But during favorable climatic condition, the trail is usually straightforward. It takes about 3-4 hours of trek to reah Chutang.

    6,461m/ 21,190ft
  • Day 04

    Acclimatization at Chutanga (3050m):

    As we are climbing at higher altitude, we will need to acclimatize and we will acclimatize for 2 memorable nights at Chutang. This will give you sufficient time to explore Zatrwa La.You can spend your leisure time by trekking to a small 4000m peak just below the Zatra Teng Pass. This leisure trek also offers the visitors with the superb views of snowcapped mountains that will surely mesmerize you. After exploring the nearby peaks. We will descend and be back to our camp at Chutang and relax. Overnight at Chutang

    6,461m/ 21,190ft
  • Day 05

    Trek to Tuli kharka (4300m):

    We will cross the Kalo Himal Ridge and trek along the beautiful HInku valley. We will then trek through a comfortable path along the Dudh Koshi river and then head towards Karyolung where you can get an opportunity to do the sightseeing of the impressive views of Lumding Himal. Trekking more for half an hour will take us to Tuli Kharka. Overnight at Tuli Kharka.

    6,461m/ 21,190ft
  • Day 06

    Trek to Mosum kharka (3700m):

    Today’s trek will be quite exciting as we will be trekking and doing the sightseeing of beautiful Hinku valley. We will descend down of the rocky path and then reach to the beautiful Hinku valley where you will get an awesome opportunity to view the beautiful snowcapped mountains including Mera Peak. We will also trek via the dense rhododendron and pine forests to reach Mosum Kharka and then we will build our camp near Hinku Drangka. Overnight in Mosum Kharka.

    6,461m/ 21,190ft
  • Day 07

    Trek to Thangnak (4350m):

    Today we will head westwards to the Hinku Khola and then trek via green meadows where you can see goats, yaks, sheep and horses grazing in these green meadows. Climbing for about 4-6 hours, we will reach the settlements of Tangnag and then we will cross a single-plank bridge at Gondishung. We will have our lunch at this beautiful place. Trekking ahead for some hours will take us to Thangnak. Overnight in Thangnak.

    6,461m/ 21,190ft
  • Day 08

    Trek to Khare (5,000m):

    Today we will be walking about 3 hours to reach Khare. First, we will walk through the lateral moraine of Dig Glacier to Dig Kharka. One can get an awesome opportunity to see the magnificent snowcapped view of Charpate Himal. Then the trail climbs through the moraines and to the south of the Hinku Nup and then to the Shar Glaciers. Trekking ahead on the route will take us to Khare. It is pleasure to view beautiful North face of Mera Peak from our campsite at Khare. Overnight at Khare. Overnight in Khare.

    6,461m/ 21,190ft
  • Day 09

    Acclimatization day in Khare (5000m):

    After breakfast we will start our pre-climb preparing. Our expert climbing guide will give training on top climbing methods and the best possible methods for utilizing climbing boots. For example, the ice hatchet, climbing boots and saddle, crampons, etc. The preparation will likewise incorporate utilizing ropes to go here and there. In spite of the fact that it isn’t required to have earlier preparing for Mera Peak Climbing, we believe that some preparation experience will expand your certainty and climbing aptitudes to increase your climbing skills. We can spend rest of the day strolling around or resting for the following days big climb. Overnight in Khare.

    6,461m/ 21,190ft
  • Day 10

    Trek to Mera Base Camp (5416m):

    We will walk through the steep route and it will take about 3-4 hours to reach the base camp. We will have our lunch once we reach the base camp. We will then do the ice climbing training and our professional guides will train you the techniques to climb on slippery ice. Overnight at tented camp.

    6,461m/ 21,190ft
  • Day 11

    Climb to High camp (5850m):

    We will walk about two hours through the rock-strewn area and reach the High camp. The trail can be dangerous as there is a high risk of heavy snowfall. We set up a high camp and from here the sunrise and sunset can be viewed along with the Mt. Everest Makalu, Cho Oyu, and south face of Lotshe, Nuptse, Chamlang and Baruntse are outstanding and seems like they are piercing the skyline. Overnight at tented camp.

    6,461m/ 21,190ft
  • Day 12

    Mera High camp to Mera Peak Summit (6,476m] to Kongme Dingma (4800m):

    Today is going to be a big day as we will be climbing to reach the summit of Mera Peak. We will advance towards the summit at the early morning around 2 a: m. Professional guides will help you to put the crampons and rope for the journey to the summit of Mera peak. 6-7 hours of challenging and difficult climb will take us to the summit of this beautiful peak. One can get an opportunity to see the beautiful panorama of Himalayan ranges including Mt. Everest (8,848m), Kangchenjunga (8,586m), Makalu (8,463m), Lhotse (8,516m), Cho-Oyu (8,210m), Nuptse (7,855m), Chamlang (7,319m), Baruntse (7 ,129m) Ama Dablam (6,812m) Kangtega (6,779m) and other many beautiful peaks. We will then descend down to the high camp and then descend to reach Kongma Dingma. Overnight at Kongma Dingma.

    6,461m/ 21,190ft
  • Day 13

    Reserve Day:

    We have allocated an extra day as a spare day in case of problems with the weather or acclimatization. Overnight in Tented Camp.

    6,461m/ 21,190ft
  • Day 14

    Kongma Dingma to Seto Pokhara (5035m) via Honku Valley:

    After reaching the summit of Mera Peak, we will walk today through the remote valley of the upper yak pastures. One can enjoy the great panoramic mountain ranges within the route. The majestic views of Everest and Lhotse will surely mesmerize you. Trekking ahead for few more hours will take us to Seto Pokhara. Overnight at Seto Pokhara.

    6,461m/ 21,190ft
  • Day 15

    Seto Pokhari to Amphu Lapcha Base Camp through south (5650m):

    We will today trek through the remote parts of Himalayas to reach the Amphu Lapcha base camp. This trail is a less crowded trail and we will rarely meet any trekkers and visitors even in high trekking seasons. We will then take a steep ascend beyond the White Lake and reach Honku valley. You will also get an opportunity to get a closer view of Chamlang Himal with hanging glaciers. Overnight at Amphu Laptsa Base Camp.

    6,461m/ 21,190ft
  • Day 16

    Amphu Labcha Base Camp to Chhukung (4,750m):

    We will cross the famous Amphu Lapcha pass and then walk across the Amphu Lapcha glacier. Our trail also half circles the Imja Tsho lake before walking on the main Island Peak trail. Moving further ahead, we are also in the vicinity of the Ama Dablam Glacier before reaching Chhukung. Overnight in Chhukung.

    6,461m/ 21,190ft
  • Day 17

    Chhukung to Tengboche (3867m):

    We begin our descent to Tengboche after breakfast. We reach a sparse settlement of Bibre and cross a bridge over the Imja Khola. Our trail passes through beautiful villages, grasslands and cross several bridges before reaching Tengboche. There is an amazing view point a little further from our trail at Dingboche. Overnight in Tengboche.

    6,461m/ 21,190ft
  • Day 18

    Tengboche to Namche Bazaar (3440m):

    Our morning starts with the sightseeing of Thengboche monastery. After breakfast, we will make a steep descent and the trail leads us back to Dud Kosho river. After passing a chorten, we will reach Namche Bazar. You can do the sightseeing of Namche Bazar and stroll in the nearby streets of this beautiful village. Overnight at Namche bazar.

    6,461m/ 21,190ft
  • Day 19

    Namche Bazzar – Lukla: (2800m):

    We will trek back to Lukla today. We will finish our great journey at about 6 hours from the highest mountain. Overnight at tea house lodge

    6,461m/ 21,190ft
  • Day 20

    Fly back to Kathmandu:

    Early morning fly back to Kathmandu. You will have a free day for shopping and you can also explore the streets of Kathmandu.

    6,461m/ 21,190ft
  • Day 21

    Final Departure to home country:

    Transfer to airport for final departure to onward destination.

    6,461m/ 21,190ft

Include

• Two nights standard accommodation in 2/3/4/5 star category hotel in Kathmandu located tourist center, or up to you.
• Meals on full board (Breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trekking
• Local fresh fruits like orange, apple, banana and grape etc.
• All accommodations during the trek.
• Your destination map.
• Both ways domestic Flights with airport tax.
• An experienced Government licensed holder Climbing guide and porter to carry your luggage during the trek.
• Permit
• Food, drinks, accommodation, insurance, salary, equipment’s, transportation, local tax for Guide and porter
• Group medical supplies (first aid kit will be available).
• If you need we will provide you sleeping bag, down jackets, Duffle bag and, if necessary etc.
• All necessary Government paper works and national park entry permits and TIMS Card etc.
• Travel & Rescue arrangement.
• All government taxes and Vat.

Exclude

• Airport / Hotel / Airport pick up & drop by private car or van. It is depend of the group.
• Meals yourself Kathmandu (L+D).
• equipment / Gears
• Your Travel insurance.
• International airfare.
• Nepal entry visa (You can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Nepal’s Airport in Kathmandu).
• All kind drinks (Alcoholic, hot and cold drinks, Water )
• Personal shopping and laundry etc.
• Personal trekking Equipment’s.
• Tips for trekking staff and driver. (Tipping is expected, but it is not mandatory)
• If do any tour and sightseeing and other activities etc.

Usefull Info

Important Note and Optional Activities: We, at Pikey Paradise trek are always concerned about the safety of our clients while travelling with us. Just be sure that your trek leader has the authority to cancel or amend any part of itinerary if it is necessary for the safety concerns. We will work and put every effort to keep the above itinerary as it is but as we are travelling in the remote and isolated areas od mountainous region, we can’t guarantee it! Some of the major factors of changing the itinerary are the health of clients and also the extreme weather conditions. Our trek leader will try to do their best as to run according to the plan on the trip but we personally recommend to be prepared for the changes in itinerary if necessary. You will be informed if there will be changes in the itinerary by your trek leader. Your trek leader will assist you with information about your options but please note that any additional activities you undertake are not part of our itinerary and our makes no representation about the safety of the activity. We recommend to use your own judgements when choosing any optional activities in your free time.

Acclimatization:

Trekking itinerary of Pikey Paradise is designed with a high degree of minimization of awareness of AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness). We won’t be going to the higher altitudes too fast as it causes a serious medical condition which may lead to death. The higher the altitude the less oxygen there is in air. On the height above 5000m in mountain ranges, oxygen level drops low at more than 50%. Human body need to adapt at this attitude so we will take acclimatization and rest days on some of the points of our trek. We recommend to the clients who are suffering from heart and lung disease to consult with their doctor before being a part of the journey. Mild headaches, fever, loss of appetite or stomach disorder are symptoms of AMS. Our itineraries are designed to try to prevent AMS but it is important to remember, some people can be more susceptible than others.

Trek leader and Staff Arrangements:

We, at Pikey Paradise firmly believe that if you want to get the most of the output from your staffs, you must treat them well. We also believe that a happy staff is a hard-working staff. We extremely believe in these things and also try our best to maintain a good relationship with our staffs.

Most of the emphasis are given to the local leaders and local guides as we believe working with the staffs of local communities is ore fruitful. We provide training for all our staff and all our trek leaders are trained in the following as a minimum;

  • Intensive Wilderness First Aid
  • Trekking Guide Training
  • Eco Trekking Workshop & Adventure Meet
  • English Language
  • Conservation & Biodiversity
  • Rock & Ice Climbing & Mountaineering (for expedition leaders)

At, Pikey Peak, we guarantee our clients that they are working and coping with the best professionals of the country who are friendlier and also much experienced on their respective field. All of our guides are fluent in speaking English and if you want, we are ready to provide you guides who are good at speaking other languages such as French, Spanish, Japanese, German and Italian. We only select professionals who are experienced, have leadership skills, are friendly in nature and also have a good personal ability. All these years, we have learnt that one of the major needed things in the trip is the leadership quality that a guide should have so that the trip will be safe, enjoyable and successful.

You will also be glad to know that most of our guides are actually from the mountainous region of our country and have spent half of their whole life in the most isolated and remote areas of our country. Mountainous region is the home for them and walking through these challenging paths is in their blood. They’re not ‘familiar’ with local communities, they’re a part of them. They don’t ‘know’ local culture, they practice it. They truly love their home and relish getting the opportunity to show travelers why.

Porter Care

One of the most underrated professionals of our country are the porters who are a major part in the trekking and expedition journeys at the Himalayas. No doubt, the entire trekking and expedition industry in Nepal is built on the back of these hard-working porters. We must be blessed with the effort of the porters as their tireless efforts of carrying supplies, equipment and baggage makes the journey to the Himalayan region successful. So, its kind of unfortunate that they have endured a history of exploitation and abuse at the hands of the industry. In an effort to combat this, we are firmly committed to porter rights.

We assure all our porters are well treated, well paid and we also provide the level of shelter, clothing and footwear that these harsh environments demand. Porters who become sick are treated with the same care and attention as team members and we have previously used helicopters – at our expense – to rescue porters from dangerous situations. And for the porter’s sake we require that all trekkers keep their bag weight under 15kgs/33 pounds.

We totally support the work of the International Porter Protection Group (IPPG), making our resources available to them to help improve the working conditions of the porters.

Environmental Concerns:

Most of the areas of the Himalayan region is stunningly beautiful but at the same hand it’s to risky as well. Future generations have just as much of a right to appreciate it as we do and so the tourism industry has an obligation to protect and preserve it. We employ a ‘zero impact’ policy on the natural environment and the traditional communities that live there. We enforce a number of do’s and don’ts, and staff can advise how to minimize your impact.

Trekking to the base camp of the mountain of our country is not an easy task and one should be in a good health and physical condition. Most of the days have four to five hours of walking and some of the days are up to seven hours as well. Although less but these walks are very much tiring and difficult. It’s a good idea to prepare yourself in the lead-up to your trip with some regular exercise, the best form of which is long walks in hilly areas. Technical experience is not required, hiking/camping experience is an advantage, but by far the most important thing is a positive attitude and a generous amount of determination.

We recommend to let us know if you have any pre-existing medical conditions as it might be difficult above 5000m if you get sick. Also, before coming to Nepal it’s important to consult your doctor regarding vaccinations and any other medical concerns that the trip may raise. Medical and evacuation expenses are your responsibility

A typical day on the trail:

You will be waked up early in the morning with a bucket of hot water to wash in. You will then have your breakfast and then pack your bag to head for the trek. We will trek through forests, hills, mountains and local villages all about 3hours. We will then stop for an hour at a particularly pleasant spot and have our lunch. We will then again start our trek and trek about another 3hours to reach the destination where we will stay for overnight. Then you can have tea or coffee and some light snacks, before exploring the area with trek leader or just relaxing until dinner is served in a warm dining hall.

Evenings are quite interesting and fun as we will be chatting and doing entertainment stuffs with our fellow trek mates. Finally, it’s off to bed for a well-deserved night’s rest before you start it all again.

Pre-Trip Meeting:

Our trek journey starts with a pre-trip meeting at Kathmandu at our office. We will be usually doing the pree-trip meeting on the second day of our trekking journey and then you will be introduced to your fellow trek mates. You will also be introduced with your trek leader and then you can ask the important questions to your trek leaders in the pre-trip meeting.

The Trekking Group:

For the Everest Base Camp trek, there will be one leader, one assistant leader and one Sherpa porter for each group of two trekkers. This arrangement ensures that should any one of them fall ill, the trip can still go on as planned. We can run the trek for groups of any size, but generally have a maximum of ten people, as we’ve found this to be the optimum size for a successful trip. However, if you’d like to make a group booking for more than ten people it can easily be arranged.

Accommodations:

The cost of the accommodations in this trek is included in the trip cost and we have chosen accommodation options based on the following criteria; standard of hygiene, standard of service, location, food standards and cost. All accommodation is based on twin share. We will provide you single supplement if there is different sex. For the solo trip and on request single supplement will be charge US$300.

Toilet Facilities – On trek, toilet facilities are available at Tea Houses but some places are beyond your expectation and you should be satisfied with a local toilet.

Meals during Trek:

All Meals on full board basis will be provided during the cost spent on trek. Three meals (Nepali, Sherpa, Tibetan, Bhutanese, Continental, Italian and Indian cuisine) a day will be provided from the teahouse/lodge menus. Each day dinner and breakfast are used to take in the same lodge you spend the night. Lunch will also be provided by our company and at the same cost.

 

 

 

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