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Mera and Island Peak via Amphu Laptsa Pass

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Mera and Island Peak via Amphu Laptsa Pass

Trip Overview

Nepal’s most wide-ranging and difficult treks locate in spectacular lofty mountain panorama.  The expansion to cross the Amphu Lapcha pass add major interest to a climb of Mera Peak, facilitate one to discover a remote mountain wilderness vicinity, cross a remarkable pass, and make a round circle raise through the Sagarmatha National Park. Exhilaration of climbing Mera, which is a tough ascent to summit offers incredible views, crossing of the Amphu Lapcha is technically more challenging, and present an thrilling purpose for adventurous trekkers. The trek is very attractive and pleasure for mountain lovers. In reality the route is Via Mera -La and cross the pass of Amphu Lapcha throughout Seto Pokhari and arrive in Everest region of Chukkung behind island peak and Ama Dablam.
Mera Peak is situated in the Makalu Barun National Park on the edge of the Khumbu region.  At 6476m it is the highest of the Nepal Trekking Peaks, and guidelines one of the best viewpoints in Nepal; there are panoramic views taking in, among others, Everest, Lohtse, Nuptse, Makalu, Cho Oyo, Kanchenjunga, Ama Dablam, Chamlang and Baruntse. However, Mera is technically easy to climb, attainable by non-climbers who are fit and who have an out-going wisdom of exciting activity, who are able to meet the challenges of trekking to momentous height in the existence of a competent guide, supported by a team of porters. Climbers will need to use of crampons to ascent, carry an ice axe for support, and rope will be fixed by a guide across the glacier on summit day. The ascent from the Mera La is gradual and constant, before reaching a short, but straightforward climb up to 40 degree slope to Mera’s central summit.
The steep ridge of the Amphu Lapcha has to be one of the most dramatic crossings in the Himalaya. Ascending with the safety of fixed ropes over straightforward icefall, you emerge onto an well-ventilated cliff, with the ground simply extensive away from your feet into the deep Imja Khola Valley. The vast wall of Lhotse, with Everest peaking over its left shoulder rear up on the opposite side, dwarfing the in fact miniature Island Peak in the forefront. The descent requires a short abseil to a wide snow veranda.  Even though the pass is at a lower altitude than Mera Peak, it is trickier exceptional to steepness.  Nevertheless, as for Mera, non-climbers who are fit with an out-going sense of exploration can make this passage with no trouble. Once over the Amphu Lapcha, you enter into the different valley which Khumbu valley or Sagarmatha National Park and the whole nature of the territory changes again.  Your return to Lukla is via the Imja Khola and Dudh Koshi river valleys, along which the standard approach to Everest Base Camp route. You’ll enjoy classic views of the west side of Ama Dablam (6856m), and pass through interesting settlements such as Tengboche, which has a well-known monastery, and Namche Bazaar than gradually descend to Lukla Via Manjo and Phakding to fly out to Kathmandu.

  • Trip Code: MIAP43

    Destination: Nepal

    Duration: 21 Nights / 22 Days

    Trip Grade: Strenous

    Activity: Day Tour, Trekking and Peak Climbing

  • Trip Highlights

    • Climb Mera & Island Peak on a fully supported expedition
    • Full services including all meals on trek and above base camp
    • Cross Amphu Laptsa Pass
    • Sherpa Culture
    • Namche Bazaar
    • Thyangboche Monastery
    • Himalayan Mountain flight from Kathmandu to Lukla and return
    • Sightseeing in Kathmandu - Pahupatinath (a major Hindu shrine) and the giant Buddhist stupa at Boudhanath
       

Day to day itinerary

You arrive in Kathmandu and are transferred to the Hotel. A pre-trek briefing, given by the group leader, will be scheduled for the late afternoon. He will discuss the trekking program and co-ordinate any last-minute arrangements. The evening is free & overnight hotel.
In the morning we explore Kathmandu on an organized sightseeing tour visiting Bodhnath Stupa, one of the biggest Buddhist shrines in the world. Here we may observe Buddhist monks in prayer in the monasteries surrounding the Stupa. In addition we also visit Pashupatinath, the most famous Hindu temple in the country, located on the banks of the holy Bagmati River. Here we will see Hindu holymen (Sadhus), pilgrims performing ritual bathing, and occasionally, funeral pyres burning on the ghats. The early afternoon is free to relax or you may wish to visit for any last minute shopping.
Meals included: 1 breakfast
After an early breakfast today we’ll transfer to the domestic airport to catch the short 25 minute flight to the mountain airstrip at Lukla. Reaching Lukla we’ll begin our trek following the trail through rhododendron and pine forest to Chhuthang, a walk of around 5-6 hours and we’ll rest and relax tonight here.
Meals included: 1 breakfast, 1 lunch, 1 dinner with tea/coffee
Today we trek through an almost desert like area to reach Chhetrala, a scenic journey of around -56 hours. At Chhetrala we’ll be able to see the Khumbu valley and Mt.Makalu as we relax for the evening at aour camp.
Meals included: 1 breakfast, 1 lunch, 1 dinner with tea/coffee
After breakfast today our trail continues with a number of steep ascents and descent and cross a number of ridges before reaching Tashing Dingma. The walk will take us around 5-6 hours through the forest and shrubland with a good chance of seeing Langue monkeys along the route. We’ll rest overnight at Tashing Ding ma.
Meals included: 1 breakfast, 1 lunch, 1 dinner with tea/coffee
Today the trail continues with number of steep ups and down through beautiful scenic landscape. After our 5-6 hours walk we’ll arrive at the small herder’s village of Thanknak where we’ll camp for tonight.
Meals included: 1 breakfast, 1 lunch, 1 dinner with tea/coffee
Today we’ll trek towards Khare, also known as the Base Camp of Mera peak. It’s a good trail that descends and ascends gradually before crossing the river and climbing again to reach Khare, around 5 hours walking.
Meals included: 1 breakfast, 1 lunch, 1 dinner with tea/coffee
Today is a full day to rest and acclimatize at Khare with a chance to explore the loca surroundings or simply to relax at camp and prepare for our ascent tomorrow and enjoy the wonderful views.
Meals included: 1 breakfast, 1 lunch, 1 dinner with tea/coffee
After breakfast we’ll leave base camp and follow the trail as it climbs for 1-2 hours to the top of the moraine above Khare before continuing the climb up a rough slope to the area just below the lower reach of the Mera glacier. From here we’ll cross over and climb to the right of the glacier. We’ll need crampons of the short climb to reach the plateau of the Mera La. Across the plateau it’s about 1-2 hours to the pass from where we’ll be able to enjoy stunning mountain views and tonight we’ll rest hear at our camp just below the pass.
Meals included: 1 breakfast, 1 lunch, 1 dinner with tea/coffee
Today we head for the advance base camp where we’ll rest for the night. It’s a steep ascent of around 5-6 hours with wonderful views of five of the world’s highest peak-Everest, Makalu, Lhotse and Cho Oyu and in the distance Kanchenjunga and we’ll camp here in the amazing Himalayan location.
Meals included: 1 breakfast, 1 lunch, 1 dinner with tea/coffee
Today we’ll summit Mera peak, a climb of around 4-5 hours ending with a wonderful sense of achievement and excellent views. It’s a very early start today, around 3.00 am so we can start climbing during the best part of the day. After a quick breakfast it’s time to put on crampons and rope up before we set out for the summit. We’ll climb a number of easy slopes before reaching the central summit and from here we’ll use a fixed rope for the last very steep part of the climb. After enjoying the views of some of the highest peaks in the world from the summit we’ll make our descent to Rato Odar, which means red cave and this is where we’ll camp and rest for the overnight.
Meals included: 1 breakfast, 1 lunch, 1 dinner with tea/coffee
Leaving Rato Odar this morning we’ll trek towards Jor pokhari, in the hinku valley where the 3 valleys of Kusum, Thamarteka and Thamserku meet. The journey today will take around 4-5 hours with some steep ascents again. We’ll camp overnight Jorpokhari.
Meals included: 1 breakfast, 1 lunch, 1 dinner with tea/coffee
Today the trail continues through the scenic Hinku valley to reach kalo pokhari where we’ll continue to enjoy stunning mountain views along the route and from our evening camp as well.
Meals included: 1 breakfast, 1 lunch, 1 dinner with tea/coffee
Today we’ll walk for around 5 hours through a number of steep ascents and descents to reach Pancha pokhari.The name means five lakes and the holy lakes are important pilgrimage sites and we’ll camp over night near one of the lakes.
Meals included: 1 breakfast, 1 lunch, 1 dinner with tea/coffee
We’ll get an early start today to give us plenty of time to cross the high pass Amphu laptsa and reach Island Peak Base camp where we’ll camp for tonight. From the pass, we’ll be lowered using fixed ropes before continuing down to the less steep area below the pass. From the pass itself we’ll have stunning views of the south wall of Lhotse as well as the summit of Mera peak. After everyone has made it safely across the pass we’ll continue to Island Peak Base Camp to rest and relax for the evening.
Meals included: 1 breakfast, 1 lunch, 1 dinner with tea/coffee
We ascend a little further to high camp where we will relax for a breather and make final preparations for the big climb tomorrow.
Meals included: 1 breakfast, 1 lunch, 1 dinner with tea/coffee
Crossing the gully above the camp the trail makes a climb for another hour to a narrow ridge, leading on to the glacier. Here it is time to rope-up and put on our crampons as the most interesting part of the climb begins with the glacier crossing. This is followed by the steep snow slope that leads onto the summit ridge. This ridge is wonderfully fresh and on reaching the summit we have stunning close-up views of the south face of Lhotse looming over us whilst in the other direction, there are more theatrical mountain views. We descend along the same route, down to base camp.
Meals included: 1 breakfast, 1 lunch, 1 dinner with tea/coffee
The walk today will be easy heading downhill to a lower elevation from Chhukung the walk is pleasant and all the way to Tyangboche. After the Dingboche valley and getting down to bridge our route descends following the stream towards pangboche village, and further down to Tyangboche is one of the most beautiful place in the Himalaya the first thing that comes to your eye is the big Monastery or Gumba, then the large field with campsites and teahouses, lodges beneath the towering majestic beautiful peak Ama Dablam, Everest, Mt. Lhotse and Lhotse Shar towards north east and more peaks all around you.
Meals included: 1 breakfast, 1 lunch, 1 dinner with tea/coffee
After breakfast we descend steeply through beautiful forests of juniper, rhododendron and fir to Phunkitenga. After a welcome break and perhaps a cup of tea we cross the Dudh Kosi, and ascend to Trashinga. From here the trail contours high above the valley through Shanasa and it’s then a gradual walk to Namche Bazaar where we have lunch and descend to Manjo for an overnight stay.
Meals included: 1 breakfast, 1 lunch and 1 dinner with tea/coffee
Today is our last day of trekking. It’s only a short walk along the valley before we make the final climb up to the airstrip at Lukla. We’ll have lunch at our lodge and the afternoon is free for you to wander around, relax or perhaps have a hot shower! In the evening, we’ll have a farewell dinner followed by a few celebratory drinks.
Meals included: 1 breakfast, 1 lunch and 1 dinner with tea/coffee
We wake up early in the morning to be ready for the arrival of your aircraft for the flight back to Kathmandu. We will be met at the airport and transferred to hotel.
Meals included: 1 breakfast
Today is free to relax and do your own things; perhaps some last minute shopping or pen a few post cards to the loved ones at home, until your departure or to commence any additional trips or activities you may have booked. If you are departing, you’ll be transferred to the international airport in time for your return flight home.
Meals included: 1 breakfast.

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