Mera Peak and Amphu Lapcha Pass Trek

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Mera Peak and Amphu Lapcha Pass trek are some of the strenuous and challenging trips in the Khumbu region. Mera is a popular peak in the Everest region and its summit offers awe-inspiring views of Himalayan peaks including Mt. Everest, Ama Dablam, Lhotse, Nuptse, Makalu, and many others.

Amphu Lapcha pass with Mera peak climbing holiday is one of the remote and less-visited area treks in the Khumbu region and the trek crosses the striking Amphu Lapcha pass. While crossing the pass the views can see is breathtaking.

Mera Peak and Amphu Lapcha pass climbing trip is a beautiful and isolated trek in the Khumbu region which takes us away from the more frequented trails which lead to Everest base camp and over a little-used pass to the east, through which we enter the sparsely inhabited Linkhu valley. From here we walk northwards through a beautiful high alpine environment where Mera Peak, at (6654m) the highest trekking peak in Nepal towers over the valley. Traversing around to the north, however, we find a softer side to the mountain and from here it is a nontechnical climb which anyone with ice-ax and crampon experience can attempt.

mera peak climbing with Amphu Lapcha la high pass trekking

After having proper acclimatization and well prepared we can reach the summit of this beautiful Mera peak and obtain views that encompass four of the five highest mountains in the world standing proud over hundreds of lesser ones, many still unnamed and unclimbed.

The main interesting and adventure treks take us through the Amphu Lapcha high passes to Chhukung from where our trek back to Lukla.

Highlights

  • Explore the northwards through a beautiful high alpine environment where Mera Peak, at (6654m) the highest trekking peak in Nepal towers over the valley
  • Explore the summit of the beautiful Mera peak and enjoy the views that encompass four of the five highest mountains in the world
  • Enjoy the awe-inspiring views of Himalayan peaks including Mt. Everest, Ama Dablam, Lhotse, Nuptse, Makalu and many others from the Mera Peak summit
  • Cross the beautiful and challenging Amphu Lapcha Pass; one of the highest trekking passes in the Everest region.
     

Outline Itinerary

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Day 1:Arrival in Kathamandu (1,350m):

Upon your arrival in Kathmandu airport, you will be greeting by one of our trek leaders and transfer to hotel. Rest and relax till evening, one of our team leaders will come to see you in the evening to take you for a welcome dinner at a typical Nepali restaurant. Enjoy the meal having a great conservation and short brief about your great trip to Mera and Amphu Lapcha pass trek. Overnight at hotel. 

  • Accommodation:Tea houses/guest houses
  • Meals:BLD
  • Place:Kathamandu
  • Maximum Altitude:1,350m

Upon your request we can organize a guided tour in Kathmandu valley. There are many historical and world heritage sites to visit. This is a rest and packing day too, we make the necessary permits for Mera peak climbing and trekking to Amphu Lapcha on this day. In the Evening, we organize a small meeting to brief you about your trip. The climbing guide will be present at the meeting so you can ask him some questions about your great trip. Overnight at hotel. 

  • Accommodation:Tea houses/guest houses
  • Meals:BLD
  • Place:Kathamandu
  • Maximum Altitude:1,350m

Breakfast at hotel in Kathmandu, we drive to domestic airport for a scenic flight to Lukla. After flying above the stunning green hills and white snow capped mountains, we reach mountain airport at Lukla. This is one of the most amazing air routes in the world culminating in a landing on hillside surrounded by the high Himalayas. Rest of the time will be resting and acclimatizing. We walk around the villages and overnight at hotel in Lukla. 

  • Accommodation:Tea houses/guest houses
  • Meals:BLD
  • Place:Lukla
  • Maximum Altitude:2,880m

Today, as our first day trek is an easy walk which leads eastwards, the path from here is less frequented than the other main trails from Lukla, walk follows through a number of hamlets and wood yards until we reach a thick forest of silver fir, birch, pines and rhododendron trees and bushes on the hill side below Nau Lekh also known as Kalo Himal Ridge, on this portion follow the guide or the group as there are many path leading away from the main trail. There are many small streams with numerous places en route, whole of this area referred to as Chutanga which is a summer pasture. Explore the surroundings of Chutanga. Overnight at guest house in Chutanga. 

  • Accommodation:Tea houses/guest houses
  • Meals:BLD
  • Place:Chutanga
  • Maximum Altitude:3,430m

After breakfast, our adventure begins with a steep climb to cross the Kalo Himal Ridge in the Nau Lekh range which separates the Khumbu from the Hinku Valley. A steep uphill climb brings us to a cairned notch in the ridge with a collection of Buddhist prayer flags at 4,450m. This small pass is called the Zatrwa-La, from here the path traverses across a boulder slope, round a corner and climbs once again to the Zatrwa-La at 4,600 m. In bad weather to find the path of our route can be quite misleading, so care should be taken but with fine weather, the views across the Dudh Kosi towards Karyolung and the Lumding Himal are very impressive, as well as the scenery across the rolling foothills of the Hinku Valley. From here less than an hour we reach Thuli Karkha. Overnight at guest house in Thuli Kharka. 

  • Accommodation:Tea houses/guest houses
  • Meals:BLD
  • Place:Thuli Kharka via Zwatra la
  • Maximum Altitude:4,320m.,4,600 m

Following breakfast we follow a delightful descending trail across three ridges, before dropping steeply down to the Hinku River and a final uphill to Kothe through lush rhododendron forests on the west side of the Hinku Valley . Rhododendron is the national flower of Nepal and on our journey we get to admire beautiful hills dotted with rhododendrons. Overnight at guest house in Kothe. 

  • Accommodation:Tea houses/guest houses
  • Meals:BLD
  • Place:Kothe
  • Maximum Altitude:3,600m

We trek along the ridge of the Hinku Khola in the shadow of Mera Peak. We take lunch at Gondishung, the summer herders' settlement in the west bank of the Hinku Drangka. Beyond Gondishung, we pass a 200 year-old Lungsumgba Gompa where we can find Mera Peak scripted in rock along with its route to reach Mera. A short walk takes us to Thaknak, which is a summer grazing area with primitive lodges and shops. Overnight at guest house in Thaknak. 

  • Accommodation:Tea houses/guest houses
  • Meals:BLD
  • Place:Thaknak
  • Maximum Altitude:4,350m

Leaving Thaknak, we follow the lateral moraine of Dig Glacier to Dig Kharka, which offers spectacular views of Charpate Himal. The trail climbs through moraines to the snout of the Hinku Nup and Shar Glaciers, and then climbs more steeply to Khare. From here, we can view the Northern face of Mera Peak which will be an amazing experience. After lunch one can engage in hikes in the surroundings of Khare. Overnight at guest house in Khare. 

  • Accommodation:Tea houses/guest houses
  • Meals:BLD
  • Place:Khare
  • Maximum Altitude:5,045m

After breakfast, we 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. The training will also include using ropes to go up and down. Although it is not mandatory to have prior training for Mera Peak Base Camp, we strongly believe that some training experience will boost your confidence and your climbing skills to increase the chances of scaling the summit as well as to fully enjoy the experience. Overnight at guest house in Khare. 

  • Accommodation:Tea houses/guest houses
  • Meals:BLD
  • Place:Khare
  • Maximum Altitude:5,045m

After breakfast, we trek through a boulder-strewn courseon a steep trail to reach Mera Peak Base Camp. Upon reaching the base camp, we rest for a while. If anyone feels the previous training was not sufficient and wants to train more to build confidence to succeed the climb, there can be an additional training on climb provided. Rest of the day would be to rest and prepare for the next day. Overnight at Mera Peak Base Camp. 

  • Accommodation:Tea houses/guest houses
  • Meals:BLD
  • Place:Mera Base Camp
  • Maximum Altitude:5,300m

We take the route through Mera La pass to reach the Mera High Camp today. Our path is along a rocky trail, which can be hazardous if it has recently snowed, as there are a number of crevasses here. We make our way to the top of the rock band, which is marked by a large cairn. We set up a high camp while enjoying excellent views of Mt. Everest, Makalu, Cho-Oyu, south face of Lhotse, Nuptse, Chamlang and Baruntse. Overnight at Mera High Camp. 

  • Accommodation:Tea houses/guest houses
  • Meals:BLD
  • Place:Mera Base Camp to High camp
  • Maximum Altitude:5,780m

This is very important day for us as we will be summiting Mera Peak today. We wake up around 2 in the morning for breakfast. It’s going to be very cold in the beginning but soon we warm up as we continue up the glacier and onto a peculiar ridge. The first rays of the sun hit the big peaks in an amazing red glow. The route is still non-technical as we slowly climb higher into the ever-thinning air. The slope steepens for a section behind the ridge and the summit comes back into view. At the foot of the final steep summit cone, we may attach to a fixed rope depending on the conditions. The summit is only a few meters away. From the summit, we take in amazing views of the mighty Himalayas including Mt. Everest (8,848m), Cho-Oyu (8,210m), Lhotse (8,516m), Makalu (8,463m), Kangchenjunga (8,586m), Nuptse (7,855m), Chamlang (7,319m), Baruntse (7 ,129m) and others. Later, we retrace our steps back to the high camp where we rest for a while before descending to Khare. Overnight at guest house in Khare. 

  • Accommodation:Tea houses/guest houses
  • Meals:BLD
  • Place:Summit and back to Khare
  • Maximum Altitude:6,461m.,5,045m

There is no guarantee that we will have favorable weather on our planned day for the summit. So that, this day is set aside as a contingency in case we are unable to summit the Mera on day 12 due to bad weather conditions or any other unanticipated reason. 

  • Accommodation:Tea houses/guest houses
  • Meals:BLD
  • Place:Khare
  • Maximum Altitude:5,045m

We head up into the upper yak pastures of this incredible remote valley. All morning the great flanks of Chamlang dominate on our left, and the spire of Baruntse comes into view beyond. The terrain is remarkably benign, especially considering we are actually heading directly into the very epicenter of the highest group of mountains in the world. The valley floor remains broad and straight, only gradually rising to the blind alley of peaks ahead. It is almost a shock to realize that the two majestic mountains we are heading straight towards are none other than Everest and Lhotse. Overnight at Seto Pokhari. 

  • Accommodation:Tea houses/guest houses
  • Meals:BLD
  • Place:Seto Pokhara via Honku Valley
  • Maximum Altitude:5,035m

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 en route except if it is very high touristic season. We climb steadily up to and just beyond Seto Pokhari (White Lake), the first of a series of lakes that occupy the upper Honku Basin. Experience the wilderness of the Honku Valley. On the right is Chamlang (7321m) with hanging glaciers on its South-West and North-West faces, the Honku Valley is true mountain wilderness. Overnight in Amphu Lapcha Base Camp. 

  • Accommodation:Tea houses/guest houses
  • Meals:BLD
  • Place:Seto Pokhari to Amphu Lapcha Base Camp
  • Maximum Altitude:5,650m

Starting from the South base of Amphu Lapcha, today is an early morning climb. The climb involves steep sections on rock and ice. It`s better to tackle the pass early in the morning when the snow is stable, i.e., before sunlight melts the snow. We use climbing ropes wherever necessary. The last sections of the climb to Amphu Lapcha winds up through snow shelves. On the other side, to a steep descent awaits to be endeavored on fixed lines leading down to the moraine. Reaching at the Amphu Lapcha North Base Camp, we camp and spend the night there. 

  • Accommodation:Tea houses/guest houses
  • Meals:BLD
  • Place:south base camp to north Base Camp
  • Maximum Altitude:5,300m

We walk downhill along the moraine to arrive at Chukkung, the starting point for the Island Peak climbing. The wilderness of the remote Hinku Valley now introduces us to the civilization of Khumbu Region. The Imja Khola joins the Dudh Koshi River a little above the Pangboche Village. There is a famous monastery at Pangboche believed to have been the oldest in the Khumbu region. To reach Pangboche after a few long days of hard mountaineering and trekking is a delight. Spending night in the comfort of the lodges in this occupied village is a warm welcome which we feel, is well deserved. Overnight at guest house. 

  • Accommodation:Tea houses/guest houses
  • Meals:BLD
  • Place:Amphu Lapcha Base Camp to Pangboche
  • Maximum Altitude:3,930m

today. 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 keep a lookout for wild life such as mountain goats, snow leopards, colorful pheasants, etc., while we pass through the forest by the trail. After passing a Chorten, we reach the army camp at of Namche Bazaar where we want to take a long last look back to Lhotse, the tip of Everest and Tengboche. The final steep climb traverses the hill side taking us to Namche Bazaar. We take a nice hot shower and have very relaxed sleep in our room in Namche Bazaar. Overnight at guest house in Namche bazaar. 

  • Accommodation:Tea houses/guest houses
  • Meals:BLD
  • Place:Pangboche to Namche Bazaar
  • Maximum Altitude:3,445m

The trail descends steeply downward so we need to walk slowly and under control as our shaky legs continuously battle the rocky terrain. After crossing the suspension bridges over the fast flowing Dudh Koshi and its tributaries the trail becomes more level and natural. We snap a mixture of open plains, rhododendron and pine forests, and in-distance snow covered peaks. We walk through the Sherpa villages' noticing impressive faith in Buddhism and culture of prayer stones and prayers flag while we walk through the villages. On arrival in Lukla, we check in to a nice hotel for our comfort stay. Overnight at hotel in Lukla.  

  • Accommodation:Tea houses/guest houses
  • Meals:BLD
  • Place:Namche Bazaar to Lukla

After breakfast at lukla, we take a scenic flight back to Kathmandu, upon arrival at airport we will be transferred to hotel. Rest and relax till evening. One of our team leaders will come to see you and take you for a fare well dinner. Enjoy your meal with your team including guide and one of our team leaders. Overnight at hotel. 

  • Accommodation:Tea houses/guest houses
  • Meals:BLD
  • Place:Lukla to Kathmandu

After breakfast, we will drop you to International airport for your flight back to home. We wish you have a safe and sound flight. See you again in the future. 

    Inclusion

    • The entire airport picks up and drops.
    • Standard hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast.
    • Necessary flight from Kathmandu to Lukla return trips.
    • Everest National park fee with Mera peak climbing permit.
    • Tims card (trekking information management system card).
    • All meals (Breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trekking period.
    • Accommodation (guest house / tented camp) during the trekking period.
    • English speaking guide and highly experienced staffs.
    • Staffs food, clothing, salary and their insurance.
    • All necessary grounded transportation.
    • Medical supplies (first aid kit will be available).
    • Arrangement of Emergency Helicopter service which will be paid by your Travel insurance company.
    • Welcome and fare well dinner in Kathmandu host by Ram Kumar.
    • Our service charges with VAT and Local / Government Taxes.
    • Sightseeing or any extra activities except the above program.
    • Personal nature expenses.
    • Bar bill and all kind of drinks.
    • Rescue & Evacuation.
    • Gratitude (tip) for staff.

     

    PRICES & DATES

    Trip DatesAvailabilityPrice  
    18 Aug, 2021 - 07 Sep, 2021Guaranteed$3500 USD
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    Useful Information

    Mera Peak and Amphu Lapcha Pass trekking expedition can be done from mid-Feb to mid-May and the beginning of September to mid-November. We have a very professional crew for this trek and climbing expedition. Trekking through the stunning Lukla village to the high ridges of the Himalayas, the Mera Peak, and Amphu Lapcha Pass Trek is also a very famous and popular trekking destination for the amazing Amphu Lapcha La pass and stunning Mera Peak Summit. The expedition is a special and memorable one as we not only explore the exotic mountains but also we get to explore the unique lifestyle of Sherpa people, their culture and tradition and many historic Buddhist monasteries.

    stunning Himalayan range from Mera Peak climbing   

    Mera Peak climbing and Amphu Lapcha Pass Trek is a teahouse plus some days of camping based trek. The first part of the trek from Lukla to Khare will be a full tea-house trek based on the guides, porters, and meals from the teahouses. The second part of the trek from Khare to Mera Peak Summit and then to Amphu Lapcha La pass will be fully camping trek based on meals prepared by our camping team. The third (last) part of the trek from Chukkung to Lukla will be again teahouse based with meals from the teahouses. For, more information and advice please read the following topics.

    How difficult is the Mera Peak and Amphu Lapcha Pass High Altitude Trekking?

    Mera Peak and Amphu Lapcha Pass climbing tour is a thrilling and challenging trek plus climbing trip in Nepal. This trek is the right choice for those adventure lovers who are moderately fit and looking for both trekking and peak climbing trip and remoteness adventure in Nepal. To do this trip no need any previous adventure experience but you need to be fit for walking 7 to 8 hours a day in the mountain. And, there is no limit on our adventures, as long adventurers have healthy and willing. We strongly recommend you have some days extra in your schedule for this trek.

    Physical Fitness and Experience Requirements

    Mera Peak and Amphu Lapcha Pass climbing holiday is considered as a strenuous plus trip in Nepal. In such expedition, you are likely to walk for 6 to 8 hours, crossing steeps, hilly terrains and occasional high passes of up to 5700 meters. You are likely to be in a remote environment with extreme weather on some days. You will also be facing high-altitude air with low levels of oxygen. Therefore, physical fitness and a positive attitude are essential. Exercising, hiking and jogging regularly or join a gym (especially cardio section) at least 3 months prior to the trek is a great idea to enhance your strength and stability.

    Summiting Mera Peak, this is not categorized as a technical peak but a bit of technical knowledge would be beneficial for a small section of the climb which is about 50m. This will probably be the toughest part of the climb as the slope is around 40 degrees of ice/snow. Previous experience with using ice axe and crampons is preferred, although not mandatory because a basic ice-climbing training will be provided at Mera Peak Base Camp by our climbing team before the summit.

    For this trek, it is vital for trekkers with pre-existing medical conditions such as heart, lung, and blood diseases to consult their doctor before taking the trip. It is also advised that you inform Alpine Eco Trek about your medical condition before booking this trip.

    Acclimatization during the Trek and Climbing Trip 

    We have planned Mera Peak and Amphu Lapcha Pass climbing and trekking itinerary with a high priority of awareness of AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness). Two extra days are set aside for acclimatization. Going up at higher altitudes too fast causes a medical condition serious enough to result in death. The higher the altitude, the less oxygen will be in the air. For example, at an altitude above 4000 meters, there is 50% less oxygen than at sea level. Therefore, our body needs several days to adapt to an environment with less oxygen.

    Alpine Eco Trek suggests our guests with known heart, lungs or blood diseases to consult their doctor before traveling. Mild headaches, fever, loss of appetite or stomach disorders are major symptoms of Acute Mountain Sickness. Our itinerary is planned to try to prevent AMS as much as possible and our guides and crew members are well trained to administer them and to know the symptoms.

    What is the Normal Group Size for the Trek?

    We need at least 2 people to issue the Mera Peak Climbing permit at NMA so that minimum group size is two, and for this trek, there will be one licensed trekking leader, one experienced climbing guide, one assistant trekking guide, one cook, one assistant cook and some Sherpa porters for luggage carrying (1 porter for two trekkers). This arrangement ensures that even if someone in the group gets sick or is unable to continue, the trip can still go ahead as planned for the rest of the group. We can run the trek for groups of any size, but generally, a maximum of 10 people is ideal as we have found this to be the optimum size for a memorable and successful trip.

    What is the best season for the Trek?

    The best seasons for this trek are autumn (from September to mid-November) and spring (from March, April to May). 

    What type of accommodation do I get during the Trek?

    We choose the best standard accommodations for 3 nights in Kathmandu and during the trek, from Day 3 to Day 09 and Day 17 to Day 19 will be in the best available guesthouses/lodges. From Day 10 to Day 16, the comfortable two-men tented camp will be provided. To sleep in a tent, 4 season high-quality sleeping bag, and a foam mattress will be provided. We maintain standard comfort in every matter based on enforceable conditions such as weather calamities. All the hotel/guesthouse and camping accommodation will be on twin sharing basis, and we will provide you single supplement if there is different sex without. If you prefer a single room, you may indicate your preference and get single room/tent on request by paying single supplement USD 400.

    What type of meals and drinking water can I expect during the Trek?

    Hotel in Kathmandu is based on Bed and Breakfast basis and from Lukla to Lukla (Day 3 to Day 19) all meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) are included. The camping part is accompanied by an experienced and well-trained trekking cook and Sherpa helpers. For the camping part, breakfasts will include porridge or cereals and sometimes eggs, with tea, coffee, and hot chocolate. Lunches are generally prepared on the trail and can include cooked or tinned vegetables, rice, chips, freshly made Tibetan bread, as well as tinned tuna, meats or cheese. On occasion, this can be augmented by noodle soup. Dinners always start off with soup, followed by a locally inspired main course such as rice, dal, and spicy vegetables, or a more international dish like pasta with a tomato sauce or pizza and chips. Dessert can be tinned fruit with custard or rice pudding or cake with custard. The emphasis is on providing a high-carbohydrate and largely vegetarian diet, which we have found to be easily digestible at high altitude. During the camping, there will be very few opportunities to purchase snacks and drinks from simple shops. All meals while on the trek and also while staying in tents is included in the trip cost. In the end, we will offer farewell dinner in Kathmandu. It is time to celebrate the success of a great journey with your trekking team. 

    We do not recommend you drink untreated water from the taps. In this trek, during the camping, water is supplied to fill up your individual bottles. This will be boiled, filtered or provided in large jerry cans or 5 liters bottles. Additionally, we suggest you take purification tablets or a filter bottle (such as a Water-To-Go bottle) to treat your water when in the guesthouses or where water is not supplied. We do not encourage the purchasing of single-use plastic bottles.

    Guides and Crew Members for the Trek

    The most important thing that makes the trek enjoyable and memorable is the skilled, experienced and helpful guides and crew members. This trek will be led by only the best and most professional guides. All of Alpine Eco Trek's guides and crew members are carefully selected on the basis of their appropriate experience, leadership skills, knowledge about the region and personal aptitude. With the objective of sustaining local communities, Alpine Eco Trek only employs local staffs who have adequate knowledge about culture, ecosystem, flora, fauna, geography, and history of the Mera Peak and Amphu Lapcha Pass tour holiday. Our guides and crew members have undergone the following training:  

    • Intensive Wilderness First Aid
    • Trekking Guide Training
    • Eco Trekking Workshop and Adventure Meet
    • English Language
    • Climbing and Mountaineering
    • Conservation and Biodiversity

    What kind of Communication available during the trek?

    Although Mera this trek is an extremely demanding trip that leads you to the remote and isolated region of eastern Nepal, Cell Phone works most of the days so that our guides bring N-Cell Sim Card Cell Phone for logistical, safety and personal use. Personal calls charged at USD 2 per minute and USD 1 to send and receive SMS text.

    Do I require travel insurance for this Trek?

    A relaxed trip is not possible without good travel insurance. In the event of any sickness or injury, the cost of emergency treatment and evacuation is shocking. Therefore, travel insurance is strongly recommended for everyone who signs up for the trek with us so that we strongly recommend you take travel insurance before joining the trip which should cover medical expenses, emergency repatriation and helicopter evacuation at high altitude places and loss of your luggage. Please kindly provide us a copy of your insurance policy (e.g. your insurance certificate) or carry it with you while you come on the trip.

    What type of Equipment do I need to pack for this Trek?

    Trek to Mera Peak and Amphu Lapcha Pass climbing tour is an extremely amazing and adventure trip. We trek up to 5700m walking through villages, green hills, high passes, and white snow paths and reach Mera Peak summit at 6460m so that you need to have the right equipment with you. The weight limit for your luggage is 20 kg max. Remember that your main luggage will be carried by our porter but you are required to carry a day-pack (with your valuables or anything important) on your own. We also suggest that you pack only what is necessary.

    Equipment for head

    • Bandana or headscarf, also useful for dusty conditions
    • Warm hat that covers your ears (wool or synthetic)
    • Headlamp with extra batteries and bulbs
    • Sunglasses with UV protection
    • Prescription sunglasses (if required)

    Equipment for Upper Body

    • Polypropylene shirts (1 half sleeve and 2 long sleeves)
    • Light and expedition weight thermal tops
    • Fleece wind-stopper jacket or pullover
    • Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket
    • Down vest and/or jacket
    • Gore-Tex jacket with hood, waterproof and breathable

    Equipment for Hands

    • 1 pair of lightweight poly liner gloves.
    • 1 pair of lightweight wool or fleece gloves
    • 1 pair of mittens, consists of 1 Gore-Tex over mitt matched with a very warm polar-fleece mitt liner (seasonal)

    Equipment for Lower Body

    • Non-cotton underwear briefs
    • 1 pair of Hiking shorts
    • 1 pair of Hiking trousers
    • 1 pair of lightweight thermal bottoms (seasonal)
    • 1 pair of fleece or woolen trousers
    • 1 pair of waterproof shell pants, breathable fabric

    Equipment for Feet

    • 2 pairs of thin, lightweight inner socks
    • 2 pairs of heavy poly or wool socks
    • 1 pair of Hiking boots with spare laces (sturdy soles, water-resistant, ankle support, broken in)
    • 1 pair of trainers or running shoes and/or sandals
    • Cotton socks (optional)
    • Gaiters (winter only), optional, low ankle-high version

    Equipment for Sleeping

    • 1 sleeping bag (good to -30 degrees C )
    • Fleece sleeping bag liner (optional)

    Rucksack and Travel Bags

    • 1 medium rucksack (50-70 liters/3000-4500 cubic inches, can be used for an airplane carryon)
    • 1 large duffel bag 
    • A small daypack/backpack for carrying your valuables should have good shoulder padding
    • Small padlocks for duffel-kit bags
    • 2 large waterproof rucksack covers (optional)

    Medical

    • Small, personal first-aid kit. (simple and light)
    • Aspirin, first-aid tape, and plasters (Band-Aids)
    • 1 skin-blister repair kit
    • Anti-diarrhea pills
    • Anti-headache pills
    • Cough and/or cold medicine
    • Anti-altitude sickness pills: Diamox or Acetylzolamide
    • Stomach antibiotic: Ciprofloxacin, etc. Do not bring sleeping pills as they are respiratory depressants.
    • Water purification tablets or the water filter
    • 1 set of earplugs
    • Extra pair of prescription glasses, contact lens supplies

    Practical Items

    • 1 small roll of repair tape, 1 sewing-repair kit
    • 1 cigarette lighter, 1 small box of matches
    • 1 compass or GPS (optional)
    • 1 alarm clock/watch
    • 1 digital camera with extra cards and batteries
    • Large Ziplocs
    • 2 water bottles (1 liter each)
    • 1 small folding knife
    • Binoculars (optional)
    • 4 large, waterproof, disposable rubbish sacks

    Toiletries

    • 1 medium-sized quick-drying towel
    • Toothbrush/paste (preferably biodegradable)
    • Multipurpose soap (preferably biodegradable)
    • Deodorants
    • Nail clippers
    • Face and body moisturizer
    • Female hygiene products
    • Small mirror
    • Personal Hygiene
    • Wet wipes (baby wipes)
    • Tissue /toilet roll
    • Anti-bacterial handwash
    • Extras/Luxuries

    Journal and pen

    • iPod
    • Travel game i.e. chess, backgammon, scrabble, playing cards (to help you pass the time at teahouses and/or camps)
    • 1 modest swim suit
    • Binoculars (optional)
    • Voltage converter (from 220 to 110)
    • Plug adapter (2 round pegs to 2 flat pegs).

    Reasons to choose Alpine Eco Trek for this Trek

    • We are Alpine trekking specialists and we have been organizing strenuous plus treks in Nepal for many years. Ram Kumar, owner and founder of Alpine Eco Trek, has modified this itinerary based on his first-hand experience of the Everest and Mera Peak region. 
    • Read our reviews received for the Mera Peak and Amphu Lapcha Pass trek where our overall holiday rating is 100%. 
    • Alpine Eco Trek has organized a successful trip to Mera Peak Amphu Lapcha Pass expedition. Due to the remoteness and logistical challenges it is important to have a crew who has previously trekked in the Everest and Mera Peak Region. 
    • In our itinerary, we have included two rest and acclimatization days. These extra days will help you acclimatize to the high altitudes and also increases chances of completing the traverse in case of any delays flying from Kathmandu to Lukla or Lukla to Kathmandu. 
    • We use high-quality tents for the Mera Peak and Amphu Lapcha Pass trek. These are two-man domed tents with plenty of space for two people sharing plus gear.  
    • Our guides bring a cell phone on the Mera Peak and Amphu Lapcha Pass trek. It is essential for your guide to have reliable communications with the Agency for logistics, planning and group safety.  
    • Our guides for the Mera Peak and Amphu Lapcha Pass trek will bring a comprehensive first aid kit plus high altitude medicine, antibiotics and other medicines.  There will be a wide range of meals for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. We bring along a supply of chocolate, muesli bars, Pringles, biscuits, and nuts. 
    • We have trouble-free payment options.

    Important Note

    The above information is just a guide and a standard pattern of what we provide. The trip can be tailored at your request to accommodate your specific requirements. On adventure trips of this type, weather, transport or a multitude of other factors beyond our control can result in a change of itinerary. It is, however, very unlikely that the itinerary would be substantially altered; if alterations are needed the person in charge will make a decision on what is the best alternative, taking into consideration the best interests of the whole group. Where a change does arise, we do everything we can to reduce its effect, but we cannot be liable for the results of changes or delays.

    Mera Peak Climbing Summit with Amphu Lapcha La Pass trek

    Further Information

    Our website contains as much information as possible about the Mera Peak and Amphu Lapcha Pass trek. However, if you have any questions regarding the trip, please feel free to contact us. We answer all inquiries within 24 hours. If you want to book or enquire about this trip, you can send us an inquiry or contact our team leader directly by phone: +977 98510 36844 (Ram Kumar Adhikari).

    FAQs

    How can I book Mera and Amphu Lapcha Pass Trek?

    Once you confirmed the trip, we need a photocopy of your passport and a 20% down payment of the total price for advance flight tickets and hotel booking and permit process.

    How can I enter in Nepal?

    Nepal is a popular tourist destination in south Asia. Several airlines have direct and non-stop flights from the Middle East and Asia to Kathmandu, Capital of Nepal. There are direct flights from London, Paris, Frankfurt, Doha, Osaka, Shanghai, Mascow, Bangkok, Singapore, Hongkong, Karachi, Bombay, Delhi, Calcutta, Paro, Dhaka, Lhasa, and Varanasi.

    Can I do Mera and Amphu Lapcha Pass Trek?

    This trek is suitable for any walker looking for something adventure and challenging with stunning views of the Mt. Everest region. It does not require that you have any previous trekking or mountaineering experience. Although, daily jugging or walking exercise is useful and you need to be in the good physical condition and able to walk for 5-6 hours daily.

    When should I come for Mera and Amphu Lapcha Pass Trek?

    From mid-Feb to June and mid-September to early December is the best season. However, July, August, and Jan are also okay and climbing/trekking can be done.

    Do I need to stay in Katmandu?

    Kathmandu valley, one of the historical cities as well as the capital of Nepal, at least, you need to spend two nights in Kathmandu before and after your trip. In our program, we are providing you the standard accommodation in Kathmandu on a bed and breakfast basis.

    Can I join with group?

    Yes, you can join with the group, we guarantee a series of fixed group departures dates for Mera and Amphu Lapcha Pass Trek. We can arrange a small group trekking trip to suit your requirements. Please contact us for group departure dates.

    Do I need to join with group?

    It is not necessary that you need to follow our fixed group departures dates, because private trip departs every day upon your request which is best suited to couples, families and small groups of friends. We are happy to organize your holiday according to your selecting the starting date.

    Do you also offer Tailor-made Departures?

    Yes, we do offer Tailor-made Departures, if our holiday packages are not perfect or the group departure dates are not convenient as per your travel plan.

    What kind of equipment do I need to bring with me?

    Mera and Amphu Lapcha Pass Trek is an exciting and adventure trip. We trek up to 6645m walking through villages, green hills, and white snow path so you need to have the right equipment with you. Click here to have more info

    What kind of meals I can have during the trip?

    All Meals on full board basis will be provided during the trekking. Freshly cooked food is served at all times (western, continental and Nepali meals are available in all places). Three meals a day will be provided.

    Do I have a pre-departure meeting?

    Yes, at first, our staff will receive you at the airport and transfer to the hotel and our tour leader will brief you regarding the trip. The briefing will cover the itinerary and introduced your trek Leader.

    Can I charge camera batteries along the trek?

    Yes, Most of the places, you can charge batteries along the trek (per hour USD 2-3 for charging).

    Is someone going to meet me at the airport? Are transfers included?

    Definitely, one of our team leaders will come to the airport to pick you up. We will be displaying a placard of the company with your name on it. Airport transfer is included.

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