Duration: 21 Days
Activities: Adventure Trekking
Departure From: Kathmandu
Highest Point: 6476
Price: USD 2,350
Group size: Min 02-Max05
Best Season: Feb- May /Sep- Dec
Mera Peak Climbing Via Amphu Laptsa Pass trekking is one of the stimulating treks in the Everest region as the Mera Peak (6654 m) and the difficult Amphu Laptsa Pass (5845 m) bids you with the mountainous views across ancient monasteries, temples, and the beautiful lakes.
As summiting the Mera Peak, you will be rewarded with the astonishing view of the Mount Everest (8848 m), Mount Lhotse (8516 m), Mount Makalu (8463 m), Mount Cho Oyu (8201 m), Mount Kanchenjunga (8586 m) and several other snowcapped peaks of the Everest region.
This challenging peak was first climbed on 20th of May 1953 by J.O.M. Roberts and Sherpa Sen Tenzing. For summiting this expedition, one needs to be experienced with mountaineering skills with a good level of physical and mental ability - as this peak is situated at high elevation and is very difficult to climb through high glaciers.
This 21 days adventurous journey begins from scenic flight to Lukla and from there we head to Paiyya - through the forest. Next day we head to Pangkoma and continue trekking for few days. After crossing several suspension bridges, we reach Khare, where we will be acclimatizing and do some preparation. Next, we head to Mera High Camp and following day we will be summiting the challenging Mera Peak.
Further trekking, we will be crossing the Amphu Laptsa Pass, which is the most challenging pass in the Khumbu region. As we will be passing through the beautiful Honku valley, you get the spectacular view of the Himalaya of Nepal and Tibet. Even the Honku Glacier is pretty magnificent to watch. We then trek further to Amphu Laptsa Base Camp and from there we will be heading through the trail of the Imja Tse. We will also be crossing the Imja Tsho Lake. We will then finally reach Chhukung and then retrace back to Namche Bazar, to Lukla and finally take an airstrip to Kathmandu.
For the Mera Peak expedition and Amphu Laptsa Pass, the favorable season will be on spring in the month of April to May and in autumn for the month of September to November. As we will be providing you with trained expert climbing guides who will be guiding you all the time and taking care of your safety. So, if you want any further details, have any question regarding this adventurous and challenging Mera peak via Amphu Laptsa Pass, please simply write or contact us.
Here we provide you the itinerary for Mera Peak Climbing Via Amphu Laptsa Pass:
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Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264ft)
Day 02: Kathmandu: trip preparation
Day 03: Fly to Lukla, trek to Paiya (Chutok) (2,730m/8,956ft): 40 mins flight, 5-6 hours trek
Day 04: Paiya to Panggom (2,846m/9,337ft): 5-6 hours
Day 05: Panggom to Ningsow (2,863m/9,393ft): 4-5 hours
Day 06: Ningsow to Chhatra Khola (2,800m/9,186ft): 7-8 hours
Day 07: Chhatra Khola to Kothe (3,691m/12,109ft): 6-7 hours
Day 08: Kothe to Thaknak (4,358m/14,297ft): 3-4 hours
Day 09: Thaknak to Khare (5,045m/16,486ft): 2-3 hours
Day 10: Khare: Acclimatization and pre–climb training
Day 11: Khare to Mera High Camp (5,780m/18,958ft): 6-7 hours
Day 12: Summit Mera Peak (6,461m/21,190ft), trek to Kongma Dingma (4,850m/15912ft):10-11 hours
Day 13: Kongma Dingma: rest day
Day 14: Contingency
Day 15: Kongma Dingma to Seto Pokhari (5035m/16519 ft): 5-6 hours
Day 16: Seto Pokhari to Amphu Labcha Base Camp (South) (5,650m/18,536 ft): 5-6 hours
Day 17: Amphu Labcha Base Camp to Chhukung (4,750m/15,580 ft): 9-10 hours
Day 18: Chhukung to Namche Bazaar (3,438m/11,280 ft): 5-6 hours
Day 19: Namche Bazaar to Lukla (2,800m/9,184ft): 6-7 hours
Day 20: Fly back to Kathmandu
Day 21: Final departure
Includes and Excludes
- Airport pickup and drop on a private vehicle
- 3 - star hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast
- Teahouse accommodation during the trek
- Tented accommodation during the climb
- All meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during the trek and climb
- Welcome and farewell dinners
- All ground transportation in a comfortable private vehicle as per the itinerary
- Domestic flights (Kathmandu - Lukla - Kathmandu)
- English speaking, trained and experienced trekking guide(leader), climbing guide (leader) and assistant guides
- Porter service (2 trekkers: 1 porter)
- Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, domestic airfare, food, and accommodation
- Down jacket and sleeping bag (to be returned after trip completion)
- Trekking bag/duffel bag, t-shirt, and trekking map are yours to take
- All necessary paperwork; trekking permits and Mera Peak climbing permit
- Good quality tents and kitchen utensils for camping
- Group mountaineering (climbing) equipment
- Medical kit (carried by your guide)
- All government and local taxes
Not Included in the Cost
- Nepalese visa fee
- International airfare to and from Kathmandu
- Excess baggage charges (if you have more than 15 kg luggage - the cargo charge is at around $1.5 per kg)
- Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return from mountain (due to any reason) other than the scheduled itinerary
- Altitude chamber (PAC) or oxygen
- Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu (and also in the case of early return from the mountain other than the scheduled itinerary)
- Travel and rescue insurance
- Personal expenses (phone calls, internet, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc.)
- Personal climbing equipment
- Personal climbing guide if requested
- Optional trips and sightseeing if extended
- Tips for guides and porters
- Services not listed in the ‘What's Included’ section
Accommodation for Mera Peak Climbing Via Amphu Laptsa Pass
Accent Himalaya manages its best to provide good food and comfortable accommodation. During your stay in Kathmandu, standard hotels (rated 2-3 stars) will be provided (for 4 nights). However, if you are willing to pay more, we can arrange some luxurious room from 4-5 star hotels. But once you set out for Mera Peak Climbing Via Amphu Labtsa Pass, normal lodges or Teahouse will be arranged where you get a normal bed and pillow.
Few lodges have electric lights but others rely on candle lights or lanterns. Nevertheless, there will be a good provision of food. All the lodges are booked prior to your trekking but in some cases, they cannot be booked in advance. In such a case, you need to show willingness since it is an adventurous trekking and some facilities are limited to the high mountains.
Meals and Drinks on Mera Peak Climbing Via Amphu Laptsa Pass Trek
All the meals and breakfast required for you are included in our package. We will enjoy typical Nepalese cuisine, Tibetan, Italian, Indian, Continental and so on during the trek. Dinner and breakfast will be served in the same lodge where you spend overnight and the team leader or guide will find you a good place for lunch on the way to your destination. We recommend you to carry water purification pills along with you as normal water will be provided free of cost. If you wish to drink bottled water, they are available in the shop and tea houses. However, bottled water and liquors are not included in the package.
Luggage/Backpack for Mera Peak Climbing Via Amphu Laptsa Pass Trek
During your trek, your main luggage will be carried by our porters and you will be carrying a small backpack with your water bottle, camera, tissue paper, towel, or other gears that you need to use frequently. The clothes and gears that you don’t need can be packed and left in the locker or safe deposit box in the hotel free of cost.
Normal weight limit at Nepal’s domestic airline is 15 kg including your hand carry and in case you exceed the limit, you need to pay the extra amount which is not included in our package.
Guide/Porter on Trek
Accent Himalaya provides you a very trained and experienced trekking guide who will handle all the logistics and other issues that may emerge during your trek. We have the best provision of very loyal and honest porters who will carry 20 kg from two tourists (10 kg each). If you are trekking in a bigger group (more than 10 people in a group), we will provide you an additional guide.
Group Size, Guide, and Crew Member
Accent Himalaya organizes Mera Peak Climbing Via Amphu Laptsa Pass Trek from a couple to maximum of 5 people in a group at once. However, larger groups trek can be arranged by splitting the groups. One guide is provided for up to 6 trekkers and 2 guides are provided up to 16 trekkers. One porter is provided for 2 trekkers. The guide will be in the same hotel or lodge where you are accommodated but porter might be placed somewhere else during your trip.
Personal Expenses on Trek
Your personal expense literally depends upon your personal habit; whether you are alcoholic or non-alcoholic, extravagant or thrifty and so on. Normally, the cost of the meal and accommodation during the trek are covered in our package and you will be liable to pay for table drinks (both alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages), snacks while trekking, souvenirs, hot shower (available at some places) tips to the guide and porters, meals during your stay at Kathmandu (a normal meal costs $ 5-7 in Kathmandu) as well as the entrance fees during your city tour to different places in Kathmandu (approximately $ 25). Tips to the guide and porter are your personal choice. However, we advise you to give tip and allocate 5-10 percent of your total tour cost if you are satisfied with their service.
Gears Available in Kathmandu
All the necessary gears required for the trek are available in Kathmandu at a reasonable price or even you can hire them. Hence, you don’t have to spend a large amount of money for your trip preparation in your home country.
A Typical Day on Trek
On a usual day, you are required to walk for 4-6 hours every day. After having breakfast, you will set out for the day’s walk for 3-4 hours until midday and stop for lunch. After lunch, you continue to your destination. The after lunch walk is comparatively shorter and can reach the destination within next couple of hours. On some particular days, you will get to reach your destination at lunchtime and after that, you can take rest and enjoy the remaining hours. After reaching your destination of the day, you can relax, stretch your body, take a shower, read some books, roam around or even play cards in a group.
Our Greetings at Airport
We advise you to flow the information of your international flight details after you confirm your Mera Peak Climbing Via Amphu Laptsa Pass Trek with Accent Himalaya for our meeting and greetings. Right after you cross the Customs and check out of the terminal building, you will find our representative holding a placard with your name or the name of the company (Accent Himalaya) and drop you to your hotel in a private car. In case you have booked the hotel by yourself, we suggest you inform us in advance - the name of the hotel you are about to stay so that our representative can drop you to your hotel and would be easier to meet with the team leader or the guide.
Flight Delay at Kathmandu and Lukla
The Twin Otter Plane is the only mode of transportation to and from Lukla on this tour. Sometimes flights to and from Lukla may be canceled due to sudden changes in mountain weather. So, we have kept an additional day at the end of the tour on our trekking itinerary to use it in case of flight delayed or canceled.
So, if the flights cancel for 2 or more days, we will charter a helicopter to ensure you are on a scheduled flight to your home or other destination and the cost of this extra service is payable directly to our office at Kathmandu. If you have to use this service in US dollars or credit cards (Visa Cards, Master Cards only), we will provide you the receipt of the payment with which you can claim the amount from your insurance company. The minimum cost for helicopter charter will be US $ 500 and the maximum US $ 3500 depending on the number of people in the flight.
Itinerary and Possible Changes on it
Our normal Itinerary includes 21 days for Mera Peak Climbing Via Amphu Labtsa Pass trek which is the most usual and practical. In the package, the days of your arrival and departure and a day of city tour are also counted. In case you managed further schedule, you want to exclude those days for our service and just want us to help you with the trekking part, upon your request, we can rearrange and adjust the itinerary and let you know about the final cost for the trip.
Also, you can extend or shorten your trek if you feel it’s necessary with consulting our guide on the way to your destination. We recommend you to finish the trek within the last day mentioned in our package as many unforeseen circumstances may befall at any time.
Health, Safety, and Security of the clients are always our top most priority. So, In case of a serious sickness or any mishaps while you are on Mera Peak Climbing Via Amphu Laptsa Pass Expedition Trek (which we believe will not happen), we will do everything to transfer you to the nearest hospital to save your life and you are entirely liable for all the expenses incurred in evacuation/rescue. So, please make sure that these expenses are covered by your insurance policy before assigning for the trek or you have to pay on your own after getting back to Kathmandu. Please ensure that you’ve insured yourself before doing the trip and visit Nepal Travel insurance page for more info about it.
Booking and Payment
You are required to make 20% (non-refundable) payment in advance in order to confirm and book Mera Peak Climbing Via Amphu Laptsa Pass Trek along with a photocopy of your passport and flight details (arrival detail, flight name, number and time) and the remaining 80% balance is due when you arrive in Nepal. You have an option of paying the advance by bank transfer or credit card. So, do let us know which modes of payment are convenient for you, then we will forward the details of payment.