AMPHU LAPCHA PASS (5845M) AND MERA PEAK (6460M)

Daily Tour 21 day
Sagarmatha Zone, Nepal Nepal

Amphu Lapcha La Pass: One of the most beautiful, technically difficult and challenging trekking Himalayas pass in between Everest and hunkhu valley, Situated on the top of upper Hunku valley. 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. The trail will follow crossing Amphu Lapcha down to Hunku valley route to towards the Mera peak.

Mera Peak: Mount Mera Peak is a beautiful trekking peak in the Everest and Makalu borderline of Nepal standing at an altitude of 6,476m). A mountain in the Mahalangur section, Barun sub-section of the Himalaya and administratively in Nepal’s Sagarmatha Zone, Solukhumbu District. At 6,476 metres it is classified as a trekking peak. It contains three main summits: Mera North, 6,476 Mera central, 6,461m and Mera South, 6,065 as well as breathtaking views of Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, Cho Oyu, Kanchenjunga and many other great summits of 6000 and 7000m ranging mountains.
The Mera peak is non technical peak that anyone can climb if they have some knowledge of the previous climbing.

Day 01:  Arrive in Kathmandu (1300M) Arrival in Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport, a representative from Matterhorn Treks & Expedition will transfer to your hotel; we will brief about your trip activities. You’ll have rest of the day at leisure &
Overnight at Hotel B/B.

Day 02:  Kathmandu and Preparation
Sightseeing in some of landmarks that are the World Heritage Sites of Kathmandu Durbar Square, the sacred Hindu temple of Pashupati-Nath, the famous ‘Monkey Temple’ (Swayambhu Nath) and Buddhists shrine (Bouddha Nath. You can also make your last minute buying of personal items and preparation for the next day. Overnight in hotel B/B.

Day 03: Kathmandu – Lukla (2,800m) – Phakding (2,652 m)35 min flight; 3-4 hours trek
Early morning after breakfast, we get transferred to domestic airport and fly to Lukla. After an adventurous 40 minutes flight above breathtaking green and white mountains, we reach Tenzing-Hillary Airport at Lukla. This is one of the most beautiful air routes in the world culminating in a dramatic landing on a hillside surrounded by high mountains peaks. At the airport, we meet our other crew members. We get time to stroll around while the guide divides and manages baggage to be carried by porters. We start our trek through the prosperous village of Lukla until we reach Phakding. To assist in acclimatization, we only have a short hike today. However, if interested in additional activities, take a side trip to a nearby monastery.
Overnight at Lodge on full board

Day 04: Phakding -Namche Bazaar (3,440 m) 5-6 hrs
Trek starts in the morning after breakfast. The walk today is pleasant with few short uphill and downhill with multiple crossings over Dudh Koshi River and magnificent view of Mt. Thamserku (6,608m/21,675ft) from the Benkar village. Cross some more bridges and reach the entrance of Sagarmatha National Park at Monjo, where our trekking permits are checked in order to keep record of trekkers and local trekking staffs as well. A descend and a gradual walk brings us to Jorsale, the last village until Namche Bazaar. The walk is enjoyable through the river bed and we reach Hillary Suspension Bridge. Now, as we climb up hill towards Namche Bazzar, closer and magnificent sight of Kwangde Peak, its sister peaks, Kusum Kangaru, Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Tawache, and many other fabulous mountains are viewed closer, we stop at the Chautara here to admire the view. Finally, we reach the colorful village of Namche Bazzar, the main gateway of Khumbu region.
Overnight at Lodge on full board.

Day 05: Namche Bazaar Acclimatization Day
This is first scheduled ‘acclimatization’ day for this trek. Health experts always recommend us to stay active and moving during the rest day too instead of being idle. We either spend the day taking a day hike to Thame or visiting Khunde or carry out relaxed exploration of Namche Bazaar itself. Namche Bazzar is the main centre of the Everest (Khumbu) region and has government offices, Internet cafes, shops, restaurants, a bakery and a colorful market each Friday evening and Saturday. If we trek a few hundred vertical feet during the day, it will help us to properly acclimatize. Visit the Tourist Visitor Center near the Sagarmatha National Park headquarters and observe an assortment of things related to the first Everest ascenders, Sherpa culture and learn about the various plant and animal life of the Everest region. We also take an interesting side trip up to Khumjung and climb up to famous airstrip at Syangboche. Just above the airstrip is the Everest View Hotel, a Japanese scheme to build a deluxe hotel with great views of the highest mountains on Earth. The Khumjung valley surrounded by the snowy peaks of Kongde and Thamserku and the sacred peak of Khumbila hosts a well known monastery that houses a yeti scalp. Visit Hillary School which is at the same site. After having lunch and spending some time in Khumjung, walk back down to Namche Bazzar.
Overnight at Lodge on full board

Day 06: Trek to Tengboche
We lace up our shoes and walk along a beautiful path that gives us fantastic views of the mountains Ama Dablam, Thamserku and Kangtega. Although not 8000er, but still these are some of the most beautiful peaks in the Himalayas. After descending into a ravine we climb up the other side to the famous monastery of Tengboche. On the way we have good chances to see the “Himalayan Thar”. This is a wild goat species that lives in the steep mountain slopes of the Himalayas. After a sweaty climb we reach Tengboche and after a breather we visit the monastery from the 17th century. From a vantage point, we enjoy the view of Everest, Lhotse and Nuptse and other peaks. We either stay in Tengboche or nearby Deboche. Overnight at Lodge in Tengboche or Deboche (3850 meters). Trekking 5 hours.

Day 07: Trek to Dingboche
We walk to Dingboche, a small village in the middle of high mountains.
Overnight at Lodge in Dingboche (4350 meters). Trekking 3 – 4 hours .

Day 08: Rest day in the midst of high mountains
Once again, we will have a rest day to acclimatize well for the next exhausting stages. Depending on your mood, we spend this day on a sun terrace and enjoy the “dolce far niente” and the magnificent mountain scenery or make a hike in the area.
Overnight at Lodge in Dingboche (4350 meters). (F, M, A)

Day 09: Trek to Chukung and visit Chukung Ri
We continue hiking up to Chukung. We reach this place at 4740 meters after about two hours. If you feel well acclimatized, you can climb the 5550 meter high viewpoint Chukung Ri. This is a trekking summit without any technical difficulties, but with a very nice view of the surrounding mountains. The ascent will show us how well we have gotten used to the altitude. We stay the last time in a lodge. From tomorrow we will be traveling in a lonely mountain and glacier world, where the tent is our only overnight accommodation
Overnight at Lodge in Chukung (4740 meters). Trekking to Chukung 2 hours
Ascent Chukung Ri from / to Chukung 4 – 5 hrs .Overnight at Lodge on full board

Day 10: Trek To the base camp of Amphu Lapcha
We climb past the lake Imja Tsho and the well-known and popular 6000er Island Peak. Here we leave the usual route and it is now suddenly quiet on the way. We enjoy the silence of the imposing glacier world and set up camp at the foot of the pass Amphu Lapcha. Crossing this pass will be the most challenging part of our tour, and our Sherpas will already be installing fixed ropes in the difficult spots. This is a great help not only for us, but also for the porters.
Overnight in a tent in the base camp of Amphu Lapcha (5100 meters). Trekking 6 – 7 hours (B, L, D)

Day 11: Crossing the pass Amphu Lapcha (5845 m)
Today we start early. Our guide will guide us through the various steep slopes up to the Amphu Lapcha Pass. We are happy about the laid fixed ropes in the most difficult places. After a few hours of effort, we reach the top of the pass, exhausted but happy. From up here we have breathtaking views and the certainty that the most technically difficult part of our trek has been mastered. Then we continue our walk and set up camp near the Panch Pokhari Lakes. Tired but satisfied we cuddle up in the evening in our warm sleeping bags.
Overnight in a tent in Panch Pokhari (5300 meters). Trekking 7 – 10 hours (F, M, A)

Day 12: Grandiose ice and glacier world
Today’s stage takes us through a magnificent world of ice and glaciers. We are impressed by the seclusion and high mountain landscape of the Hunku Valley. After yesterday’s exhausting stage, this and the following days are shorter and easier. Our goal today is Setho Pokhari.
Overnight in tent in Setho Pokhari (5000 meters). Trekking 5 – 6 hours (B, L, D)

Day 13: Trek to Kongme Dingma
Today it does not take too early to start the day. After a leisurely breakfast, we hike down the valley to the junction for the Mera La Pass. Here in Kongme Dingma we spend the night.
Overnight in tent in Kongme Dingma (4800 meters). Trekking 5 hours (F, M, A)

Day 14: Mera La
Our way brings us up to the pass Mera La. Near the pass, we set up our camp to climb the next morning, the highest point of the tour, the 6460 -meter-high Mera Peak.
Overnight in tent at Mera La (5300 meters). Trekking 4 hours (B, L, D)

Day 15: Climbing the Mera Peak (6460 m)
We start early for our summit day. Well acclimatized after our previous stages, the chances of a successful ascent are good. Depending on the circumstances, the ascent takes 5 – 7 hours. From the highest point we have a magnificent panorama over the endless peaks in the Khumbu region. After enjoying this view, we start the descent. From Mera La, we descend a bit further and spend the night in the lower Khare.
Overnight in a tent in Khare (4900 meters). Ascent 9 – 12 hours (F, M, A)

Day 16: Trek to Kote
After many days in high altitude, we descend today into deeper realms. We stay well below the 4000s limit in Kote. Overnight in a tent in Kote (3600 mt). Trekking 6 – 7 hours (B, L, D)

Day 17: Trek to Zatrabuk
One last pass is still to cross before we are back in Lukla. We will make the crossing the next day, but today we are already going up to the base camp of the pass. The locals call this place Zatrabuk or Thuli Kharka.
Overnight in a tent in Zatrabuk (4300 meters). Trekking 6 – 7 hours (B, L, D)

Day 18: Trek to Lukla
We do not have to manage too many altitude meters until we reach the top of Zatrawa La. From this 4610 meter high pass we enjoy once again a beautiful view. Then follows a long descent of almost 1,800 meters to Lukla. After about 7 hours we reach the small town and here closes our circle. We think back to the many experiences on the road and know that our tour will be hard to beat. In the evening we celebrate with our local crew the good success of this demanding trekking.Overnight in Lodge in Lukla (2840 meters). Trekking 7 hours (B, L, D)

Day 19: Fly back to Kathmandu 35 min fly
Flights to Kathmandu are usually scheduled for morning because wind can create problem to fly the aircraft in the afternoon but sometime the flight time can be delayed due to bad weather and other reason that are beyond our command. We fly back to Kathmandu after our long mountain journey. The early morning flight drops us at Kathmandu. You can rest and relax throughout the day in your hotel. Overnight in Hotel B/B.  

Day 20: Kathmandu
This pleasant day you may have full day at leisure at your own or can be extends your extra trip with us on additional cost or time to explore the Thamel for last day shopping and evening Matterhorn Treks & Expedition will take you for Farewell dinner. Overnight at Hotel B/B 

Day 21: Departure from Kathmandu.Matterhorn Treks & Expedition will transferred to the International Airport for your departure flight to your onwards destination

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