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Overview

Trekking area

Khumbu, Amphu-Lapcha & Mera Peak

Trekking type

Lodge & tent camps

Trekking hours

6-9hrs per day

The Amphu Laptsa Pass is a difficult pass in the Khumbu region. The old civilization, monasteries, and the welcoming Sherpa people of the region add on to the high Himalayas and assist in attracting tourists. The Amphu Laptsa trek borrows the features of a classic expedition.

The Mera peak lies in the southeast of the Everest.

Mera Peak (6,476 m.) is the highest trekking peak located in the Sagarmatha Zone. It is considered as an uncomplicated ascent. The first ascent to Mera Peak was made in 1953, May 20.  The Mera Peak trek is technically a straightforward ascent. So, nowadays, trekkers sought after Mera Peak. However, adjusting to the high altitude of Mera Peak becomes a challenge for some trekkers. From the Mera Peak, the splendid panorama of Makalu, Kanchanjunga, Cho Oyu and Everest can be seen.

Itinerary

We will take an early flight from Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu to Tenzing and Hilary Airport in Lukla. After breakfast, we will start our trekking trail towards Phakding village.

We will trek through the Sagarmatha National Park and cross the forested landscapes and villages along the bank of the river to reach beautiful market of Namche Bazaar.

We will take rest for acclimatization. We will hike up to Syampoche Village to explore Monastery and also visit Kumjung and Khunde. The place offers stunning views of snow-capped peaks.

We will start trekking early in the morning through beautiful forests of Rhododendron and pines. After walking for 5 hours we will reach Tengboche Village which is home of the Tengboche Monastery.

The next stop on the trek is Dingboche, the Sherpa Village. The 6 hours trek takes you through the forested landscapes and slightly uphill climb.

With the stunning views of Lhotse and Island Peak, we will start our trekking towards Chukhung through the forested route.

We will trek towards Chukhung Ri early in the morning to get excellent views of sunrise. The peak offers splendid views of Lhotse, Nuptse, Island Peak, Pumori, Lobuche Peak, Cho- oyu, Ama Dabalam, Makalu, and many snow-capped peaks. Then descend to stay overnight in Chukhung.

The route goes through the ridge of cliffs ascending and descending until we reach Amphu Laptsa Base Camp for the overnight stay in tented camp.

Trekking through terrains, slopes, glaciers, and amazing ice fall, we will reach Amphu Laptsa Pass (5,850 m). The place offers brilliant outlooks of Island Peak, Nuptse, Lhotse and Imja Valley.

The route goes through remote area so, the trekking may be challenging for us. We will encounter the Honku Valley on our way before reaching Pach Pokhari.

We will continue trekking through Honku Valley with the astonishing views of Mt. Everest, Lhotse, and Nuptse throughout the journey until we reach Kongma Dingma.

We will continue trekking towards Mera La through the quote challenging route. We will ascend uphill for 6 hours to get there.

We will begin our climbing through central glacier by crossing it from southern side. We will be walking on snow humped ridge after some ascending. These thrilling and gradual walking routes will take us to top of the Mera Peak. Spend some exciting moments on the to which offers stunning views of Makalu, Cho Oyu, Lhotse, Lobuche East and many more. Then we will descend to Khare for the overnight stay.

After the breakfast we head towards Thanang following corrugation of Dig Glacier. We continue our trekking towards Dig Kharka- a large pastureland having the wonderful views of surrounding snow-capped mountains and glaciers.

We will take rest on our 15th day of journey at Thanang Village. In the afternoon, we will hike around the village. We may climb small hill located near the village.

We will continue our walking early in the morning towards Tashing Dingma.

The route goes steep climb to cross the Kalo Himal Ridge in the Nau Lekh Range to enter into the Khumbu Valley. We will pass by traditional Buddhist Chortens and cross quite challenging Zatra La Pass.

We will start our walking towards downhill early in the morning welcomed by Buddhist prayer flags with impressive views of Lumding and Karyolung Himal across the Dudh Koshi River.

The Trek goes through hamlets and wood yards until we reach a thick forest of Silver fir, birch pastures, rhododendron, and pine forests. There are many small streams with numerous places.

We will fly back to Kathmandu from Lukla.

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