Mera and Island Peak Climbing over Amphulapcha Route

Mera and Island Peak Climbing over Amphulapcha Route

Especially  Amphu Lapcha pass trekking is one of the best outstanding and spectacular alpine high pass trek leads adventurous trekking trail crossing Mera La and Amphu Lapcha pass, which is one of the most challenging pass situated in Southeast of Everest Region. This adventure high passes trek is one of the challenging trekking pass in the Nepal, which offers fascinating experience. This trekking trail is situated in quite high elevation and it demands physical fitness.

The Amphu Lapcha is to be passed technically to Chukkung Valley in khumbu. The crossing of the pass requires the use of technical climbing equipments and trekkers must be skilled in the use of this and be prepared. It holds the views of Himalayas and hearty scenery of lakes Hongu lakes and Panch Pokhari lakes. The Amphu Lapcha pass is ascended with the protection of fixed ropes over straight forward wonderful icefall and the descent requires a short abseil to a broad snow terrace. The pass is tricky owing to steepness although it is at a lower altitude than Mera (6,654m) and Island Peak (6,160m). The trek connects with the Khumbu region at Chhukung. The trek to the Everest Base Camp and Kalapatthar is tremendous and visit of the pristine Sherpa villages and monasteries makes the trip memorable over a lifetime. The trek starts from Lukla, the transit point where most of the trekkers and mountaineers begin their trips ( Mera Peak climbing, Everest Gokyo trek, Everest Kalapathar trek and all the high mountain expedition) in the Everest region. The return trek from high passes continues to delight adventurous souls with more spectacular mountain views, lush forested valleys, and opportunities to learn about the Nepalese religion, culture and finally Lukla by flight back to Kathmandu.

Know before trip booking

Facts of Trip:

  • Trip Destination: Mera and Island Peak Climbing over Amphulapcha Route
  • Group Size: 2 - 12
  • Grade: 3+
  • Transportation: Flight
  • Type of Tour: Camping/ Tea House/ Lodge Trek
  • Trekking Hour: 6-8 Hrs / Day
  • Total Days: 25 Days
  • Trip Cost: On Request

Trip Day to Day Itineary

Options A: itinerary
(Mera peak(6464m)- Amphulapcha pass- Island peak Climbing 6186m)

Day 01:    Arrive Katmandu, transfer from airport to hotel (1300m)
Day 02:    At leisure in Kathmandu, preparation for trek.
Day 03:    Fly to Lukla, trek to Chutanga (3100m)
Day 04:    Acclimatisation day at Chutanga (3100m)
Day 05:    Cross Zatr La to Tuli Kharka (4400m)
Day 06:    Tuli Kharka to Tashing Ongma (3600m)
Day 07:    Tashing Ongma to Tangnag (4350m)
Day 08:    Acclimatisation Day at Tangnag (4350m)
Day 09:    Tangnag to Khare (5100m)
Day 10:    Acclimatisation Day at Khare (5100m)
Day 11:    Khare to Mera La (5415m)
Day 12:    Mera La to High Camp (5800m)
Day 13:    Ascent of Mera Peak (6476m), return to Base Camp at Mera La (5415m)
Day 14:     Mera –La  to Kongma ding 4415m
Day 15:    Kongmading    to Setopokhari 4785m
Day 16:    Setopokhari to Amphu lapcha Highcamp 5400m
Day 17:    Amphulapcha High camp to Over the Amphulapcha and chukung 4725m
Day 18:    Rest day in chukung
Day 19     Chukung to Island peak Base camp 5145m
Day 20:    Island peak summit (6186m) and O/N base camp or chukung if you are fit and fine!
Day 21:    Base camp to chukung
Day 22:    Chukung to Tengbuche 3860m
Day 23:    Tengbuche to Namche 3445m
Day 24:    Namche to Lukla
Day 25:    fly lukla to kathmandu.

Note: - If above program itinerary that don’t suit to you and wish to modify above itinerary then please let us know and we’ll be happy to create a tailor made itinerary especially for you. 


Options B: itinerary
(Island peak- Amphulapcha pass- Mera Peak Climbing 6464m)

Day 01:  Kathmandu to Lukla and Trek to Phakding
Day 02:  Phakding  to Namche Bazaar
Day 03:  Acclimatization day in Namche Bazaar
Day 04:  Namche to Tengbuche
Day 05:  Tengbuche to Dingbuche
Day 06:  Dingbuche  to chukung
Day 07:  Climbing training Preparation day
Day 08:  Climbing training
Day 09:   Climbing Training

Day 10:  Chukung to island peak base camp
Day 11:  Summit day! (Starts early morning 2.30AM) Back to B.C
Day 12:  Spare day! If weather is bad!
Day 13:  Spare Day Chhukkung (preparation for amaphulapcha pass and mera peak)
Day 14:  Chukung to Amphulapcha North B.C O/N tent
Day 15:  Amalapcha North B.C  to  Cross Amphulapcha pass and  O/N at Panchpokhari
Day 16:  Panchpokhari  to Rato Odar O/N tent
Day 17:  Rato Odar to Mera-La Base camp O/N tent
Day 18:  Mera Peak High camp O/N tent
Day 19:  Summit Mera Peak (6654m.) Back to Mera Base camp
Day 20:  Spare Day if weather is bad!!
Day 21:  Mera Base camp to Khare O/N lodge
Day 22:  Khare to Kothey O/N lodge
Day 23:  Kothey to Thuli kharka O/N lodge
Day 24: Thuli kharkha -Cross Zetra-La pass and trek down to lukla
Day25:  Flight Back to kathmandu from lukla and transfer to hotel

Trip Cost Details

Trip Cost Include

  • Flight ticket (KTM-LUK-KTM)
  • English Speaking Trekking Guide and porter while you are tea house trek.
  • Climbing Guide and supported team while you are peak climbing...

   Climbing gears:

  • Rope, Harness, Ice-axe, Carabineers, Crampons, 
  • F-8, Jummer, Helmet, Ice-Bar, and Ice-screw, Climbing permit,
  • All Foods and accommodation in tent while you are climbing
  • Two men tent, form mattress will be provided while you are with our camp.
  • All kitchen equipments, climbing guide and staff their insurance.

Trip Cost Exclude

  • Sleeping bag(3-4 season) and plastic boots,
  • Your personal warm clothes for Trekking/ climbing,
  • Personal High rescue Medical insurance,
  • Helicopter evacuation if needed any emergency Case!
  • Beverage: coke, beer, Mineral water, bar bills.
  • Foods while you are in main city.
  • Tips for your trip staff...

Fixed Departure Dates

S.N. Start Date End Date Status Pax Book Remarks

Trip Information & Equipments

Peak climbing Equipments:

Group Equipments: H.E Nepal will provide:

  • Doman tents and mattress twin sharing basis
  • Kitchen /Dining tents
  • Kitchen equipments
  • Toilet tent
  • Climbing rope: fixed and main rope
  • Harness
  • Crampons
  • Ice-Axe
  • Karabiners : lock/ unlock
  • Ice-screws
  • Snow Bars
  • Rock piton
  • Helmet
  • Ascender ( Jummer)
  • Descender( F-8)
  • Tapes / slings

Personal Hard ware Gears: H.E Nepal will not provide

  • Climbing boots: plastics boot/or similar quality Need fixed crampons.
  • Long sleeved cotton /woolen shirts
  • Wool long under wear
  • Long cotton hiking shirts
  • Warm climbing trousers
  • Light weight fleece
  • Fleece/ wool for climbing
  • Down high altitude sleeping bag (3, 4 session)
  • Sleeping pad (carry mat) or thermo mat
  • Light cotton athletic socks and wool climbing socks
  • Light weight thermal/ insulated climbing gloves
  • Head torch /batteries /bulbs
  • Water proof climbing jacket
  • Down jacket /trousers/vest
  • Climbing sunglasses
  • Sun screen
  • Sun hat
  • Gaiters
More Details ...

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Himalayan Ecstasy Nepal Treks & Expedition Pvt. Ltd.
Thamel, Kathmandu,Nepal
(Opposit the Pilgrim book shop)
P.O. Box: 12353,  Phone: +977 1 4700001, Land line   Mobile: +977 9851077481 (Anil)   Mobile:+977 9851126622 (Sujan)
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