Trip Facts
Activity Level
Strenuous
Maximum Elevation
6,461m
Trip Length
22 Days
Trip Mode
Tea House/ Camping
Minimum Pax
2+
Best Time
Oct–Nov & Mar–May

Overview

Mera Peak Climbing & Amphulapche-Pass trek is one of most challenging and highest trekking peak  in Nepal. It is a physically demanding trek with undemanding climbing. Mera Peak climbing and Amphulapche trek is suitable for only fit trekkers. Who can challenge to dream of standing on a Himalayans peak and for all experienced trekkers looking for an exciting expedition-style tea house + tented camp and climbing trip in Nepal.

This outstanding high altitude Himalayan Peak climbing follows the route of our classic Mera Peak expedition as far as the mountain’s summit. Then, after descending to the Mera – La, you trek eastwards into the mountain wilderness of the Upper Honku Valley. Trekking extending the especially in comparison with the surroundings battlements of Lhotse with , Everest and Chamlang Himal clearly. The visible ahead, the top of summit one of the spectacular view of Himalayas with five above 8,000 meters peaks.  Like, Cho-Oyu (8,201m), Lhotse (8,516m), Makalu (8,463m), Kanchenjunga (8,586m), Mt. Everest (8,848m) and obvious Chamlang (7319m) and Nuptse (7855m) – an remarkable experience.

Mera Peak Climbing & Amphulapche-Pass is one of most finest and challenging Journey

Likewise, we reach the sacred lakes at Panch Pokhri, we make the durable crossing of the technical Amphulabche (5,900m) This is more technical than Mera peak. It will be necessary to surmount a succession of ice steps (protected by a fixed rope) to reach the rocky crest and from the top. Then you will make a descent on a safety line, around 40 meters to reach fixed rope. Which are used to safeguard the final descent of approximately 300meters. Over 35-40 degree snow and rock to easier slopes. The approximate Alpine grade of the Amphulabche pass and trek into the Imja Valley, Chukung. Where we can sleep in nice and cozy teahouses after the several nights spent in cold nights in tent. Trekking out on the Everest base camp trail by way of the capital of Sherpa Namche Bazaar, you complete your circuit trek at Lukla.

Moreover, this is also one of the Nepal’s finest and most challenging mountain journeys, set amongst superb scenery. However, this trekking and climbing involves a great variety of trekking conditions. On the first few days of the walk-in, we will trek through forests of rhododendron and pine follow by more open landscapes, including yak pastures and grassy ridges. Crossing the Zatwra -La, we will encounter some steeper ground of territory which may be snow covered. The valleys of the upper Hinku and Hongu rivers are unpopulated for a few hardy Sherpas. Those who runs tea houses in the season and all trekking groups have to be self-sufficient. The crossing of the Amphulabche is a mountaineering challenge in itself but for the majority of the trekking route, underfoot conditions are not particularly difficult.

However, Mera Peak Climbing & Amphulapche-Pass as overall this is a very demanding trek on account of the fact that we have several continuous nights on snow at over 5,000 meters in a very remote location. Previous experience of trekking at altitude and walking in crampons is necessary for this trip.

Short Itinerary

  • Day 01: KTM Arrival pick up from Airport and welcoming by garland and transfer to Hotel
    O/ N Hotel – (BB)
  • Day 02: Half day city Tour/ trek briefing and preparation and welcome dinner
    O/ N Hotel – (BDB)
  • Day 03: Fly to Lukla and Explore around Lukla (2,830m)
    O/N Lodge – (BLD)
  • Day 04: Lukla – Chuthanga (3,430m) 3-4hrs
    O/N Lodge – (BLD)
  • Day 05: Chuthanga – Thuli –Kharka (4,320m) via Zwatra – La (4,600m) 5-6hrs
    O/N Lodge – (BLD)
  • Day 06: Thuli –Kharka – Kothe (3,600 m) 5-6 hours
    O/N Lodge – (BLD)
  • Day 07: Kothe – Thaknak (4,350m) 3-4 hrs
    O/N Lodge – (BLD)
  • Day 08: Thaknak – Khare (5,045m) 3 - 4 hrs
    O/N Lodge – (BLD)
  • Day 09: Rest day in Khare / Acclimatization
    O/N Lodge – (BLD)
  • Day 10: Khare – Mera - La (Base Camp) (5,300m) 3-4 hrs
    O/N Tent – (BLD)
  • Day 11: Mera - La (Base Camp) – High camp (5,780m) 4-5 hours
    O/N Tent – (BLD)
  • Day 12: Mera High Camp – Summit day (6,461m) Trek to Kongma Dingma (4,950m) 8-9 hrs via Mera - La O/N Tent – (BLD)
  • Day 13: Kongma Dingma – Seto Pokhara via Honku valley (5,035m) 5-6 hrs
    O/N Tent – (BLD)
  • Day 14: Seto Pokhari – Amphu Lapcha Base Camp (South) (5,650m) 5-6hrs
    O/N Tent – (BLD)
  • Day 15: Amphu Lapcha Base Camp – Chukung (4,600m) 8/9 hrs
    O/N Lodge – (BLD)
  • Day 16: Reserve Day for encase of weather conditions
  • Day 17: Chukung – Pangboche (3,930m) 5-6 hrs
    O/N Lodge – (BLD)
  • Day 18: Pangboche – Namche Bazaar (3,440m) 5-6hrs
    O/N Lodge – (BLD)
  • Day 19: Namche Bazaar – Lukla (2.830m) 6-7hrs
    O/N Lodge – (BLD)
  • Day 20: Lukla – KTM fly back to Kathmandu
    O/N Hotel – (BB)
  • Day 21: Free day in KTM and Farewell dinner
    O/N Hotel – (BB/D)
  • Day 22: Departure to international airport by privet vehicle back to home and share experiences with family and friends unforgettable memory of Mera Peak and Amphulabtse trek.

Important Note

The above itinerary is a guidelines and a standard outline we advise to help you to plan your trip, we can be modified and offer Tailor–Made trips according to your requirements and availability of the time frame, before trip booked. But when trip starts your Leader or guide only legally responsibly to change itineraries foremost group interest.

NOTICE! NOTICE!! NOTICE!!!

Dear customer: we would like to let you know that, since 2018 every season’s spring and autumn. All the airlines are operating the flights from Ramechap instated of Kathmandu due to the air traffic in Kathmandu Airport. So please note that you will have to drive about 4 hours to Ramechhap by privet vehicle. Who has time they can stay overnight in Ramechhap near the airport, but hotels are meets all basic things and mostly local foods are available. Please don’t expect like in Kathmandu or on trek. Consequently, if someone who doesn’t have time and arrive today and have to leave next day to Lukla for trek then you have to drive very early morning to catch the flight to Lukla. So please prepare mentally yourself and we are really, We are sorry for your inconvenience. Thanks so much for understanding.

Itinerary

On your arrival day in Kathmandu, You will be received by the representative staff from Himalayan Trails Trekking & Climbing P Ltd with proper greeting. You will be taken to the hotel where you have your time to settle in and freshen up. In the afternoon, you will visit our office there will be short trip briefing and introduction with your trekking guide. In the evening, there will be a welcome dinner hosted by Himalayan Trails Trekking & Climbing. For dinner, you will be served excellent cuisine.

Overnight in Hotel –BB

The very next morning, after breakfast you will leave for a Half day sightseeing tour around Kathmandu valley. Some of these landmarks are considered World Heritage Sites including the historic Durbar Square, the sacred Hindu temple of Pashupatinath, the famous ‘Monkey Temple’ (Swayambhunath) and Buddhist shrine (Bouddhanath) which is one of the largest stupas in the world. After tour rest of the day is free day so you can hang out to the necessary places you might need to go before trekking like, Money changer, ATM, Market ETC.

Overnight in Hotel –BB

We take an early morning flight to Lukla (2,840m). This is an approximately 35 minute flight with incredible mountain views north to the Himalayan Range. In the afternoon you can explore Lukla.

Overnight in Lodge –BLD

After breakfast, we begin our trek to Chuthanga (3430 m) from Lukla. The trail offers beautiful views of meadows and valleys with terraced fields. The trek is pleasantly ascends up to the height of 3430m.

Overnight in Lodge –BLD

After breakfast, we begin our trek to Thuli –Kharka (4320m). This Ridge separates the Khumbu valley and Hinku Valley. Further we round the corner and climb uphill again to the Zwatra La (4,600m), here we can be rewarded with the beautiful scenery over the Hinku Valley. Another one hour trek can take us to the Thuli Kharka. The natural scenarios are eye-staking with full of green lush and meadows. The views of green hills, meadows and flowery slopes are very impressive during the trek.

Overnight in Lodge –BLD

After Breakfast, We follow the trail to reach Kothe (3600 m). We descend down crossing the three ridges. Further we drop down through the steep downhill to the Hinku River. Our trail again climbs uphill through the lush and rhododendron forest on the west side of the Hinku River to Kothe. We pass thrpiugh the village covered with the Beautiful Rhododendran forest.

Overnight in Lodge –BLD

After breakfast we begin our trek to Thaknak (4350 m). The trail continues enjoying beautiful scenarios of mountains and landscape. The panoramic views of snow-capped mountains and varied landscape gives unforgettable experience while walking through the route. The pasture lands and some huts can be seen though the region.

Overnight in Lodge –BLD

After breakfast we begin our trek to Khare (5,045m). We follow the Dig Kharka enjoying the beautiful view of the Charpate himal. The Trail ascends uphill to the Hinku Nu pans Shar Glaciers. It gates steeper as we head to Khare. As we reach Khare we can see the magnificent view of the Northen face of Mera.

Overnight in Lodge –BLD

Today is the acclimatization day in Khare. Today the guides will carry out the last minute checking of the gears for the climb, and then arrange if any equipment becomes necessary to rent. Thereafter, we shall provide training on peak climbing techniques and the proper ways of using climbing gears such as the ice axe, climbing boots and crampons, harness, ascender, etc.

Overnight in Lodge –BLD

After Breakfast, we walk through a boulder-strewn course on a steep trail to reach Mera Peak Base Camp. The trekking is pleasant ascent with panoramic view of landscape. Explore the Base Camp area and capture the beauty of nature or we can spend rest of our day with preparing for the claiming.

Overnight in Tent –BLD

We wake up early in the morning and have breakfast then start our trek towards high camp our next destination. Every step of us will lead us much closer to the summits of beautiful Mera peak. You will see views of Everest, Makalu, Nuptse and Lhotse. This trek up to high camp holds some Himalayan treasures. It is time to rehydrate and recover for summit push.

Overnight in Tent –BLD

This is a really important day for the expedition. The climb to the summit of Mera Peak starts gradually, and much depends on weather conditions. Once we leave high camp early in the morning before sunrise it will take 6 hours to reach the summit. We continuously follow steeply climb until reach at the top of Mera Peak 6461m. From the top, we will have bold view of Mt. Everest, Cho Oye, Lhotse, Makalu, Nuptse, Kanchenjunga Baruntse, Chamlang and many other snow-capped peaks. After spending a memorable time at Mera peak, our journey safely retrace down via same route of Mera High Camp and Base Camp then continuously head towards Kongma Dingma.

Overnight in Tent –BLD

Today is a spare day for a second summit attempt. We might need this due to the weather conditions. Mera can have high winds and deep snow so having this extra day gives you another chance at making the summit of Mera peak. However, if the trip goes smoothly, this day will not be required.

Overnight in Tent –BLD

After breakfast, we leave Kongma Dingma by following the ascend trail towards Yak grazing open grounds and beautiful Honku Valley. The valley is remote and less explored part of Everest region since general climber makes a returning journey via same trail to Lukla after accomplish Mera Peak summit, we made accomplish three popular peaks (Mera, Island & Lobuche) climbing including those remote valley parts possible by offering two peaks climbing adventure trip. Having great views of surrounding mountains, explore high alpine valleys, our adventure journey continues towards camp of Seto Pokhari. The Nepali name “Seto Pokhari” literally means “White Lake” where we can explore series of pristine lakes in Upper Honku Basin.

Overnight in Tent –BLD

After breakfast, we trek through the high altitude route from Seto Pokhari to Amphu Lapcha Base Camp. This is one of the remotest parts of the Himalayas. We rarely meet any trekkers in route except if it is very high tourist season. From Seto Pokhari we move ahead and pass through several lakes that occupy the upper Hunku Basin. After walking past Hunku Pokhari, our trail is next to the magnificent Hunku Glacier. We continue further with another lake close by to our trail.

Overnight in Tent –BLD

After breakfast, we cross the Amphu Labcha La pass (5,845m) then walk across the Amphu Labcha Glacier. Lhotse Shar Glacier and Imja Glacier are nearby. The Amphu Lapcha pass is situated beneath a huge rock formation that connects Nuptse and Lhotse. Views of Amadablam from here are well known. We further move downhill to reach Chhukung, a small village the starting point for the Island Peak.

Overnight in Lodge –BLD

After Breakfast, Trek passes through several villages inhabited by Sherpa ethnic communities. After few hours of trekking we will arrive at Pangboche. There is a famous monastery at Pangboche, which is believed to be the oldest monastery in whole Khumbu region.

Overnight in Lodge –BLD

After Breakfast in Pangboche we march downward to Namche Bazaar. The path leads to a steep uphill climb into Tengboche. After making a brief visit to the Tengboche Monastery, , we make a steep descent and the trial leads us back along the Dudh Kosi river. We will walk viewing the beauty of nature along with mountain ranges. Due to the beauty of nature we will reach to Namche Bazaar unknowing. After spending the previous days in the small village of mountain, Namche will seem like a big city. You can spend your remaining time relaxing and resting in Namche.

Overnight in Lodge –BLD

After breakfast in beautiful Namche Bazaar, We begin our trek to Namche Bazaar today on a rocky terrain. It is mostly a downhill trek on a trail alongside the Dudh Koshi River. We cross several suspension bridges, pass by several monasteries and villages before reaching Lukla. After reaching Lukla we spend the rest of the day taking a rest as today will be our last day on the mountains.

Overnight in Lodge –BLD

Normally flights are always in the morning due to the weather. So guide will do all airport formalities by the time you can have a breakfast at the lodge. You will catch an early morning flight to Kathmandu from the airport in Lukla. From the airport in Kathmandu, a private vehicle will transfer you to your hotel in Kathmandu.

Overnight in Hotel (B)

You are free to spend the day at your leisure to relax, refresh, and perhaps take a trip to explore more of the city, before the group’s final evening celebrating huge achievement with a special dinner. Around the evening, we will take you for a farewell dinner. While having dinner, we will also discuss your trip and take feedback.

Overnight Hotel (B/DB)

Final Departure One of our company representatives will assist you to get to the airport by privet vehicle as per your flight departure time and back to home share experiences with family and friends unforgettable memory of Mera Peak Climbing.

Dates & Cost

Trip Start Date Trip End Date Price Status Book
25 March 2019 15 April 2019 US$ 2970 Book Now

Inclusive

Cost Includes

  • Arrival airport pick up and Departure transfers on both domestic and international flights.
  • Accommodation 3 stars Hotel in Kathmandu on a twin share bed with B/B plan
  • According to CHOICE of menu 3 times meal B/F, Lunch & Dinner with 2cups of tea or coffee in breakfast and every meals a cup of while the trekking.
  • Responsible trekking policy of two Trekkers: One porter.
  • Accommodations at clean and comfortable local Tea House – lodge during the trek.
  • English speaking guided half day city tour with world heritage sites.
  • All domestic flight, Airport taxes, private transportations starting & ending points of trek.
  • English Speaking Experience local Mountain Guides – by Himalayan Trails trained and Nepal government licensed holder as well as First Aid Eco trained.
  • Along the trek basic complete First Aid Kit.
  • Assistants Guide and other support staff if indeed.
  • Trekking map.
  • Climbing Guide insurance and Climbing Guide Fee
  • Insurance of all staffs Guide, Assistants, Cook, porters and Accommodations, food and reasonable salary during the treks.
  • All necessary officials pepper work.
  • Mera peak permit, TIMS, National park fee
  • Warm clothing and required trekking gear for porters
  • Travel and Rescue arrangements
  • All the Government Taxes
  • Welcome and Farewell dinner as per itinerary

Cost Excludes

  • Nepal entry Visa fees (US$ 40 per person for 30 days)
  • International Airfare
  • Your Travel Insurance
  • Lunch, Dinner & Drink in cities.
  • Any kind of dinks & personal expenses on trek
  • Hot shower, Electricity Bills during trek
  • Personal gear & clothing
  • Medical evacuation encase of Emergency
  • Tips and Items of a personal nature like postage and laundry
  • Expenses deserve due to Natural or manmade hazards like landslide, strikes, political unrest etc. will be charge extra as per actual
  • And anything not specify on the cost

Fitness

Mera Peak Climbing

TRAIN AND FITNESS 

Physical fitness is one of the most key elements on the trek. The trekking in the Himalayan is not forced on it and pacing is always slow, most of the days generally being shorter than a hiking day at your home country. We believe that should be you’re imaginable of its kind of holiday trip literally than a contest to provide evidence of the travelers. We maintain situated so as to allow easy access to your trip can be demanding but not a difficult. You can make your own speed and enjoy your trip stunning atmosphere rather than following to other to catch. Himalayan Trails, recommend that you assume on a good fitness agenda proceeding to your trip although and one that builds up general strength and specific leg muscle groups. There is nothing like hiking with a bag pack to train for trek in Himalaya. So our best advice is to get out into the Hills or Alps as often as you can. You better ware your hiking boots and carry about 5-6 kg in your day bag-pack; this is a good weight to walk with it.

If you are doing Gym then which can be helpful and work on the thigh and calf muscles but better to build your heart rate over 50%. Any kind of heart breed activities are good but swimming will not add it doesn’t train right muscles groups better added other exercise to be effective. Hiking in Hills, Alps would be the best preparation for a trek in Nepal.

EXPERIENCE FOR THE NEPAL TREK

The trekking trail and area of Nepal mostly well trodden and natural path most of the regions, even though it can be rocky and rough in some parts. It is not precipitous and there is no rock climbing or Mountaineering which is requiring equipments. It is hike most of the way in Himalaya, but some parts of the hills can be steep up and down and can be longer!

On the way you may meet many people along the trails as well as Donkeys, Yaks and heavy load porters. Walking in the Himalaya there is rule of the way when meet an approaching Donkeys, Yaks and porters always make sure you step to always on side where wide enough to passes through each other,( towards slopes side of the hill or inside of the Trail). Note: never ever stand ridged sides of the trail. If you stand, it means, we call (outside standing is suicide and inside is safe site) because it can be push by them down to mountains or rivers.

The trekking poles are very useful, if you have problems with knees, depending on weather or personal choice for using them. Even though higher up, ice path, moraine, open slopes may give you extra support from it, also quite easy to follow the path.
Always final sections are can be Glacier itself and high elevation, it is bit difficult and occasionally slippery under trails. The ice is covered in water stones and dirt, so where a coolant produces cold temperatures in the surface below.

Comfortable, good sole, ankle support (4 seasons) trekking boots water proof are recommended for the high passes trek but for the lower trek light weight hiking boots are fine to protect you beside, probably going over an ankle, low altitude trek heavy boots will be hot and unwieldy.

ACCOMMODATION ON THE TREK AND WHILE PEAK CLIMBING 

Tea house trek accommodation will be in comfortable tea houses and lodges run most of the area by local families, except people specify a preference for tents. Every tea house or lodge has a common heated Chimney in the dining hall, although the bedrooms are not heated with mattresses, pillows and two beds in a room. We recommend you to bring your own sleeping bag (3 seasons in normally fine) but possibility is also you can buy and hire in Kathmandu.

Generally most of the tea houses have hot showers by gas gizzards and they have squire toilets but some area have and use drop toilets with flush systems.

For the Tent Camp/ Tent trekking we use branded company tents which are for two persons comfortably can sleep and can put your luggage on side, and we provide you the mattresses. Tents are fixed always near the guest house and eating in our own dining tent, sometimes eating can be indoors, depends on possibility. So toilets sometimes you will use from the lodge but obvious we will have our privet toilet tents too.

Himalayan Trails support 

Our main back bones of the trek are porters, will carry your main duffle bag up to a maximum weight of 12-14 kg per guest and supply for all the groups needs, if you need to go back down to the valley together with assisting you. Apart from specially camping, all the accommodations are in local lodge or Tea houses which are well prepared, warm and friendly environment.

Our entire trip we run by permanently Guides or Leaders, who have been employed over ten years with us and been training personally high standard leadership and first aid by our company. They know how to deal with emergencies and speak fluently English. They are always helpful and look after you so many years have been working with tourist and westerns, they know the westerns needs and understanding. Our porters are always who works with us forever all our teams are dedicated and they will provide high standards services.