Mera Peak Amphu Laptsa Pass Island Peak Climbing

Mera Peak Amphu Laptsa Pass Island Peak Climbing Trip is one of the most challenging treks in the Himalayas of Nepal. Apart from climbs to the two most popular trekking peaks of Nepal, the trek also passes through some remote and isolated valleys and crosses the challenging Amphu Laptsa (5620 meters).

Trip Facts

Trip Duration - 27 Days
Trekking Duration - 23 Days
Trekking Mode - Tea House+Camping
Trip Level - Extreme
Max. Altitude - 6467
Min. Group Size - 2+

Mera Peak Amphu Laptsa Pass Island Peak Climbing Trip is one of the most challenging treks in the Himalayas of Nepal. Apart from climbs to the two most popular trekking peaks of Nepal, the trek also passes through some remote and isolated valleys and crosses the challenging Amphu Laptsa (5620 meters). One can feel the adrenaline pumping throughout the whole adventure with the stunning mountain sceneries of the Himalayan giants and exciting traversing of some of the most beautiful glaciers.

Astounding views of five of the highest pinnacles on the planet including the highest mountain of the world; Everest (8848 meters) and many other snow-covered peaks can be enjoyed on Mera Peak Amphu Laptsa Island Peak Trek. Scenes of Everest (8848 meters), Kanchenjunga, (8586 meters), Lhotse (8516 meters), Makalu (8485 meters), Cho Oyo (8201 meters), Chamlang (7319 meters), Baruntse (7129 meters), Ama Dablam (6856 meters) and many other peaks rising to the sky surely is one of the most sensational mountain panorama on the planet.

Mera Peak Amphu Laptsa Pass Island Peak Climbing in the Himalayas of Nepal has it all; summits of the Mera Peak (6467 meters) and Island Peak (6189 meters), excellent views of the highest mountains, a challenging route through some of the remote valleys of the country and much more. The trek also goes through the busiest places of Khumbu Valley; Namche and Lukla, sparsely populated Hinku Valley and almost inhabited Barun Valley. Throughout these valleys, the century’s old culture and history of the Sherpa can be thoroughly experienced and savored.

Mera Peak Amphu Laptsa Pass Island Peak Climbing Short Itinerary;
Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu. (1338 meters)
Day 02: Sightseeing and trek preparation day.
Day 03: Fly to Lukla (2850 meters) and trek to Chutanga. (3020 meters)
Day 04: Acclimatization day at Chutanga.
Day 05: Trek to Thuli Kharka. (4300 meters)
Day 06: Trek to Kothe. (3691 meters)
Day 07: Trek to Thangnak. (4356 meters)
Day 08: Trek to Khare. (5045 meters)
Day 09: Acclimatization day at Khare.
Day 10: Cross Mera La (5415 meters) and trek to Mera Base Camp. (5300 meters)
Day 11: Trek to Mera High Camp. (5780 meters)
Day 12: Climb Mera Peak (6467 meters) and trek to Khongma Ding. (4840 meters)
Day 13: Extra Day.
Day 14: Trek to Seto Pokhari. (5000 meters)
Day 15: Trek to Chamlang Base Camp. (5400 meters)
Day 16: Trek to Amphu Laptsa Base Camp. (5620 meters)
Day 17: Cross Amphu Laptsa (5800 meters) and trek to Chukkung valley.
Day 18: Trek to Chukkung. (4730 meters)
Day 19: Extra Day.
Day 20: Trek to Island Peak High Camp. (5350 meters)
Day 21: Climb Island Peak (6160 meters) and trek to Chhukung.
Day 22: Trek to Thyangboche. (3860 meters)
Day 23: Trek to Monjo. (2835 meters)
Day 24: Trek to Lukla. (2810 meters)
Day 25: Fly back to Kathmandu.
Day 26: Free day at Kathmandu.
Day 27: Departure.

Trek to Chamlang Base Camp
Cross Mera-la

Detail Itinenary

Arrival In Kathmandu Day 01
Arrive in Kathmandu. (1338 meters)
A representative from Visit Himalaya Treks with the company’s display board will greet you outside the arrival terminal and transfer you to your Hotel. The trek leader will meet the group for a meeting and provide a detailed briefing on the trek. All the required information regarding the trek would be provided. (Overnight at Hotel).
Sightseeing in Kathmandu Day 02
Sightseeing and trek preparation.
A half day guided tour to several of historical and spiritual attractions enlisted under the World Heritage Sites. (Overnight at Hotel. Breakfast included)
Fly to Lukla Day 03
Fly to Lukla (2850 meters) and trek to Chutanga. (3020 meters)
An early morning scenic flight to Lukla (35 minutes) is followed by a leisurely breakfast at Lukla. We meet up with our crew and after a brief introduction and a quick sorting of our daypack and the main bags, our adventure starts. The path goes into the valley towards the left into the more quieter valley and passes through small tea shops and passes small settlement of Chutok. The trail ascends from the very beginning from Lukla and undulates briefly at some places during the day. The day’s trek ends at a small village of Chutanga. (4 hours) (Overnight at Camp. Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner included)
Acclimatization day at Chutanga Day 04
Acclimatization day at Chutanga.
The day is spent on an easy hike to gain an altitude of more than 500-600 meters and then a free afternoon to rest follows. This day is very important as the trek quickly enters into higher altitudes of more than 4000 meters on the very next day. (Overnight at Camp. Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner included)
Cross Zatra La Day 05
Cross Zatra La (4700 meters) and trek to Thuli Kharka. (4300 meters).
The trek enters further into the valley ascending all the time and enters the alpine vegetation leaving the tree line behind. The path reaches the end of the valley below the Zatra La. A steep ascent leads to the top of the pass and an equally steep descent follows. The descent ends at Thuli Kharka, a small flatland with couple of Teahouses. (6 hours) (Overnight at Camp. Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner included)
Trek to Kothe Day 06
Trek to Kothe. (3691 meters)
The trail briefly drops and yet again steadily starts to climb to the top of another small pass. A steep descent slowly leads back into vegetations and passes through thinner forests that start to grow thicker with the drop in the elevation. The drop ends as the trek enters the Hinku valley and then undulates through forests of Pine and Bamboo. At the end of the forest, another small settlement with couple of Teahouses marks the end of the day. The village also provides the first glimpse of the Mera Peak. (6 hours) (Overnight at Camp. Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner included)
Trek to Thangnak Day 07
Trek to Thangnak. (4356 meters)
The trek continues to move further into the valley following the river closely and passes through the yak pasturelands used in the summer. The trail continuously and gradually keeps ascending and passes a spiritual cave monastery on the way. The ascent finally ends at Thangnak. There are few hikes available around afternoon that will further more enhance the process of acclimatization. The hikes also provide views of the Kusum Kanguru (6367 meters), Kyashar (6,769 meters), Mera La and other peaks of the Hinku Valley. (4hours) (Overnight at Camp. Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner included)
Trek to Khare Day 08
Trek to Khare. (5045 meters)
The trek now travels on a rocky trail and keeps ascending towards Mera Peak. After a good climb in the morning the trail reaches the grassy areas of Dig Kharka, another yak pastureland. Once again, the trail ascends into the higher elevation and finally ending at the last settlement of the trek, Khare. (3 hours) (Overnight at Camp. Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner included)
Rest at Khare Day 09
Acclimatization day at Khare.
The day will be used to get into the glacier and acclimatize to the higher altitude. Also, the climbing guide will provide a brief training on climbing and also will introduce all the gears going to be used during the climb. The training is to introduce you to the basics of mountaineering and also for to build up your confidence, so that you can enjoy the climb. (Overnight at Camp. Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner included)
Mountain view seen from Mera Peak Day 10
Cross Mera La (5415 meters) and trek to Mera Base Camp. (5300 meters)
The day will be another day full of ascending but this time, it is on the glacier. In the morning after a good hour or so of climbing, the trail passes by a small tea-shop, the final teashop before the summit of Mera Peak (6654 meters). A gradual walk finally on an easier slope through the glacier follows after a steep ascent. The slope continues until the Mera La and the trail will drop a bit to reach the campsite. (4 hours) (Overnight at Camp. Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner included)
Mera High Camp Day 11
Trek to Mera High Camp. (5780 meters)
A return to the Mera La is followed by another ascent that only ends at the High Camp. The High Camp lies next to a huge rock and offers stunning views of several mountains of the Khumbu region, including views of Makalu (8485 meters), Kanchenjunga (8586 meters) and Everest (8848 meters) being the highest ones. (3 hours) (Overnight at Camp. Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner included)
Summit attempt for Mera Day 12
Climb Mera Peak (6467 meters) and trek to Khongma Ding. (4840 meters)
The push for the summit starts very early in the morning, mostly it starts before 3 a.m. in the morning. The climbing guide will fix all the safety lines wherever necessary and will be close taking care of you. A steep long ascent finally ends at the top and after a short stay at the top to enjoy the panorama of mountains; we head back to Mera La and descend further more towards Khongma Ding. (8-10 hours) (Overnight at Camp. Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner included)
Extra Day Day 13
Extra Day.
This spare day can be used in case of bad weather on the day of the summit attempt. This day can also be used as an extra day for acclimatization.
Trek to Seto Pokhari Day 14
Trek to Seto Pokhari. (5000 meters)
The trek to Seto Pokhari is quite a comfortable trail with Chamlang and Baruntse visible for most of the day. The trail stays almost flat and quietly gains altitude of a couple of hundred meters at the end of the day at Seto Pokhari. (5 hours) (Overnight at Camp. Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner included)
Trek to Chamlang Base Camp Day 15
Trek to Chamlang Base Camp. (5400 meters)
The trek continues to climb further into the valley, one of the most remote place in the country. Only fellow trekkers trying to experience the wilderness can be met in this part of the trek. The day is relatively a short day because of the altitude as the day ends at Chamlang Base Camp. (3 hours) (Overnight at Camp. Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner included)
Trek to Amphu Laptsa Base Camp. Day 16
Trek to Amphu Laptsa Base Camp. (5620 meters)
Another short day trek ends the day at Amphu Laptsa Base Camp. A good rest is a must as the trek crosses one of the most technical pass in the following day. (2 hours) (Overnight at Camp. Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner included)
Trek to Chhukung Day 17
Cross Amphu Laptsa (5800 meters) and trek to Chukkung valley.
The trail climbs through huge sections of rocks and ices and only ends at the top. A steep drop from the top leads into the Chukkung valley. The day ends in the valley as we camp on a flatland at the bottom of the pass. (8-9 hours) (Overnight at Camp. Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner included)
Trek to Chhukung Day 18
Trek to Chukkung. (4730 meters)
The trek starts to descend down in the valley and after couple of hours reaches the village of Chukkung. Finally after almost a week, the village of Chukkung marks the trek back into the civilization. Yet again, the trek ends shortly for the day as we once again prepare for another climb. (2 hours) (Overnight at Camp. Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner included)
Trek to Island Peak base Camp Day 19
Extra Day.
This spare day can be used in case of bad weather during the crossing of the pass. If the trek goes according to itinerary, the day can be used to split the trek from Chukkung to Island Peak High Camp into two days. The day can also be used as a rest day.
Island Peak High Camp Day 20
Trek to Island Peak High Camp. (5350 meters)
A steep climb for the most parts of the day further into the valley ends at the Island Peak Base Camp. The trek again gains a good couple of hundred meters getting higher and closer to Island Peak finally reaches the Island Peak High Camp. (6 hours) (Overnight at Camp. Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner included)
island peak climb Day 21
Climb Island Peak (6189 meters) and trek to Chhukung.
The push for the summit starts very early in the morning, mostly it starts before 3 a.m. in the morning. The climbing guide will fix all the safety lines wherever necessary and will be close taking care of you. A steep long ascent finally ends at the top and after a short stay at the top to enjoy the panorama of mountains; we head back to Chukkung. (8-10 hours) (Overnight at Camp. Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner included)
Trek Back to Thyangboche Day 22
Trek to Thyangboche. (3860 meters)
The day starts with the trail descending down to the valley passing Dingboche on the way and a brief climb afterwards leads to the village of Hortse. After Hortse, the trek continues on the same path taken during the way up. The days trek ends at Thyangboche. (7-8 hours) (Overnight at Camp. Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner included)
Trek to Manjo Day 23
Trek to Monjo. (2835 meters)
The return trek towards Lukla continues on the previously travelled route taken during the way up. On the way down from Namche, we take a last look at the Everest and merrily continue the trek down to river. The exit from the Sagarmatha National Park and a brief drop leads to the village of Monju and ends the days trek. (6-7 hours) (Overnight at Camp. Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner included)
Trek Back to Lukla Day 24
Trek to Lukla. (2810 meters)
We trek back to Lukla via same route taken before and end the trek at Lukla. We also bid farewell to our support crew and formally end their trek for them as well. (6-7 hours) (Overnight at Teahouse. Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner included)
Fly Back to kathmndu Day 25
Fly back to Kathmandu.
A 25 minute flight to Kathmandu and a whole day to explore the capital. (Overnight at Hotel. Breakfast included)
Sightseeing in Kathmandu Day 26
Free day at Kathmandu.
A leisure day in Kathmandu which can used for an early morning mountain flights to Everest or can extended into further more tours to Chitwan, Lumbini etc. Further adventure activities like rock climbing, hiking, biking around the Kathmandu valley with bungee jumping, rafting near the valleys can be done on this free day. (This is also spare day in case of cancellation of flights) (Overnight at Hotel. Breakfast included)
Final-Departure Day 27
Departure.
A representative from Visit Himalaya Treks Pvt. Ltd. will check your flight tickets and transfer you to the airport before two hours from your flight with a hope of seeing you again in the future. (Breakfast included)

Service Includes on trip cost.

  • Airport transportation, Arrival and departure Land transport.
  • Standard hotel accommodation in Kathmandu on B/B plan
  • Kathmandu Lukla Kathmandu domestic flight.
  • Experience climbing Sherpa 1 Climbing Sherpa for 2 Clients.
  • Climbing gears like rope, ice bar etc for the Amadablam expeditions.
  • Trekking and Peak climbing permit and all government taxes.
  • Garbage deposit fee (refundable)
  • Full board high altitude meal while trekking to base camp and climbing Period.
  • Necessary staffs, and porters with their equipment, daily wages, food, insurance etc.
  • All necessary camping and kitchen equipment provided that includes base camp tents, dining tent with table and chair, kitchen tent, toilet tent.
  • Good quality high altitude tents while climbing the Mount Amadablam.
  • Emergency Oxygen with regulator and mask.
  • EPI gas and burner for the high climb;
  • Satellite Phone in case of emergency.

Service excludes on trip cost

  • Medical and personal high-risk insurance
  • Nepal entry visa fees
  • Lunch, Dinner in Kathmandu
  • Personal equipment and climbing gears.
  • International airfare and airport tax
  • Climbing Bonus, tips and personal nature expenses.
  • Applicable permit fees and customs charge for Sat phone, communication equipment, and commercial filming while on Trekking and climbing period.
  • All not mention in the include section.

Gear List

Visit Himalaya Treks has always been keen on safety on the journey. We have prepared Trekking Equipment List which the trekkers will need during their trek in Nepal. The following list should help you with your packing. Generally, you should always try to keep the weight of your equipment to a minimum. The weight of your trek bag while trekking should be no more than 15 KG. You must bring the following items:
  • Fleece jacket or warm jumper
  • Thermal shirts/underwear
  • Nightwear thermals
  • Fleece/sweatpants
  •  Day-wear shirt/rain pants
  •  Trekking pants
  • Wind pants
  • Warm hat/balaclava
  • Neck gaiter
  • Sunhat
  • Warm hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Mittens/gloves
  • Water bottle
  • Torch / Flashlight
  • Quick drier Towel
  • Sunscreen and lip balm with sunscreen 35++
  • Water purification
  • A set of Earplugs
  • Trekking Poles
  • Hiking Boots
  • Socks
  • First aid kit
  • Antiseptics
  • Camera and video camera

Climbing gear for peak Climbing Trips.

  • Ice Axe w/Leash (General mountaineering tool. Sizing is important: under 5’7″ use a 60cm tool; 5’7″- 6’1″ use a 65cm tool; over 6’1″ use a 70cm tool. (Too short is preferable to too long).)
  • Crampons (With flat rather than “cookie cutter” frame rails)
  • 40 ft 6mm perlon (For Prussiks or bring your glacier rig.)
  • Alpine Climbing Harness (Harness should fit over all clothing; have gear loops, adjustable leg loops and be reasonably comfortable to hang suspended in.)
  • Carabiners (2 Large Pear or D-shaped locking. 2 standard ovals or D’s)
  • Climbing helmet (Must be adjustable to fit, with or without hat or balaclava on)
  • 1 Ascender (Recommended: left or right hand.)
  • Ski or trekking poles (Snow baskets required. Helpful for balance when carrying a heavy pack or if you have knee problems)
  • Climbing boots.
  • Gaiters (Please make sure your gaiters fit around the plastic boot without being too tight around the boot.)
    Note: Walking pole, down jacket, sleeping bag etc are available on hire in Kathmandu.
Medical
  • Betadine / Dettol.
  • Hand-plaster
  • Bandage
  •  Eye drop.
  • Eardrop
  •  Sinex.
  • Gauge
  • Cotton
  • Move / Spray
  • Design
  • Diamox
  •  D-Cold
  • Vicks
  • Paracetamol
  • Medicine for diarrhea
  • Medicine for a toothache

 

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