Mera and Island Peak Climbing with Amphu Lapcha Trek

Duration: 27 Days
  • Destination: Nepal
  • Trip Difficulty: Streneous
  • Trip Style: Peak Climbing
  • Transport: As per Itinerary
  • Food: Breakfast,Lunch & Dinner(BLD)
  • Group Size: Min 1 Pax
  • Max Elevation: 6,476 m

Highlights

  • Thrilling flight to Lukla
  • Adventurous and off-the-beaten trekking experience
  • Get to see a wide range of flora and fauna throughout the trail
  • Trek through beautiful villages observing rich culture and lifestyle of Sherpas
  • Reach the top of Mera Peak and Island Peak
  • Cross difficult Amphu Lapcha Pass
  • Spend the night in Namche Bazar
  • Trek through Sagarmatha National Park
  • Witness astonishing landscape and panoramic views of the Himalayas

About Mera and Island Peak Climbing with Amphu Lapcha Trek

Mera and Island Peak Climbing with Amphu Lapcha Trek is a challenging, adventurous, and once in a lifetime journey in the Himalayas. This venture will let you scale two famous peaks Mera Peak (6,476 m) and Island Peak (6,189 m) along with crossing Amphu Lapcha Pass (5,845 m). Individually these three themselves are the famous packages in the Khumbu region, and combining all of them in one package has made an ultimate adventure that one can go on. Mera and Island Peak Climbing with Amphu Lapcha Trekking is for those who dare to challenge themselves and seeking to explore unspoiled parts of the region.

Mera Peak Climbing with Amphu Lapcha Trek demands proper planning and well-made itinerary. You need to be guided by professionals to smoothly complete this journey, and therefore we Ascent Trails are glad to offer you our years of expertise and extensive Meraand Island Peak Climbing with Amphu Lapcha Trek package. During the trek, you will get to traverse hidden corners of the Everest region. The trail leads you along beautiful villages, where you get to see the lifestyle, culture, and tradition of the locals. Likewise, you will get to visit ancient stupas and monasteries on the way.

Itinerary

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You arrived at the Tribhuvan International Airport, where one of our team members will welcome you and take you to the hotel. After checking into the hotel, you get quickly briefed about the day program and rest for a few hours depending on your arrival. Later, in the evening, you will meet other team members over a welcome dinner organized by the company.

  • Meals: Welcome dinner
  • Accommodation: Hotel

After having breakfast, you begin your guided sightseeing tour. As it is morning time, the rush is low. You will visit UNESCO World Heritage Sites like Pashupatinath Temple, Boudhnath Stupa, Kathmandu Durbar Square, and Swayambhunath. Later, in the day, you prepare for the trip. You check all the documents and gears and do final packing.

  • Meals: Breakfast only
  • Accommodation: Hotel

Take an early morning flight to Lukla. The flight will be short and scenic. Upon landing at Lukla airport, you meet with other team members who will join you on the trip. From Lukla, the trail passes through a lush forest and crosses a bridge over Handi Khola. You reach Surke village and continue trekking. Crossing Chutok La Pass, you reach Paiyan. This village is also known as Chutok.

  • Meals: BLD
  • Accommodation: Lodge

From Paiyan, the trail descends to a small bridge. Walking on a slippery path, you cross Kari La Pass and trek through bamboo & rhododendron forests. Looking gorgeous views of Dudhkoshi Valley, you trek and reach Panggom village.

  • Meals: BLD
  • Accommodation: Lodge

Leaving Panggom behind, the trail ascends to Panggom La Pass. Further, you slowly ascend and cross a small khola and reach Najing for a night stay. 

  • Meals: BLD
  • Accommodation: Lodge

Today, the trail takes you to Cholem Kharka. After having breakfast, you begin trekking through small settlement areas and forested paths.

  • Meals: BLD
  • Accommodation: Lodge

Enjoying stunning views of Mera Peak and Salpa, the trail ascends and descends numerous times. The trail is rich in vegetation, and you can also see some wildlife along the way.

  • Meals: BLD
  • Accommodation: Lodge

From today onwards, you trek to north that joins the main trail to Mera Peak. Walking along Majang Khola, you begin trekking on another trail that moves alongside Hinku Khola. You reach Tashing Ongma, where you see seasonal tea shops. From here, you trek and cross a bridge over Sanu Khola to reach Kothe.

  • Meals: BLD
  • Accommodation: Lodge

Trekking along the ridge of Hinku Khola, you reach Gondishung, which is a summer herders settlement. Here, you take a small break, and further, pass by a 200 years old Lungsumgba Gompa. From here, a short walk will take you to Thangnak.   

  • Meals: BLD
  • Accommodation: Lodge

Today, you rest and acclimatize your body. You go on a short excursion. Following a trial, you ascend to the glacier from where you can see one of the gorgeous views of Mera Peak. After spending some time, you return to the lodge. You also have the option to go on a venture to Sabai Tsho, a stunning glacial lake. 

  • Meals: BLD
  • Accommodation: Lodge

The trail follows a lateral moraine of Dig Glacier to Dig Kharka from where striking views of Charpate Himal can be seen. Further, you and through moraines to snout of Hinku Nup and Shar glaciers. From here, trekking on a steep path, you reach Khare. 

  • Meals: BLD
  • Accommodation: Lodge

Today is another day of rest day. Your guide will give you basic training to help you prepare for the upcoming climbing. You will learn how to properly use gears like an ascender, harness, ice-ax, crampons, etc. 

  • Meals: BLD
  • Accommodation: Lodge

Today is going to be a short trekking day. You will gradually ascend to the Mera La. The trail will be steep but soon gets easy. From the top of the Mera La, you see fantastic scenery.

  • Meals: BLD
  • Accommodation: Camp

The trail further moves up to the High Camp. Trekking along the flat trail, you reach a top of the glacier from where you can see spectacular views.

  • Meals: BLD
  • Accommodation: Camp

The day begins at 2:00 am. After having light breakfast, you continue ascending onto a ridge. From here, the trail slowly ascends to the foot of the final steep summit cone. Further, using fixed rope, you reach the top of Mera Peak from where you can see spectacular views of Mt. Everest, Mt. Cho Oyu, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Makalu, Mt. Kanchenjunga, Mt. Nuptse, and numerous other mountains. After soaking the beautiful view from the top, you descend to Kongma Dingma where you spend the night. 

  • Meals: BLD
  • Accommodation: Lodge

The trail ascends towards the upper Yak pasture. On the way, you get to see Mt. Chamlang and Mt. Baruntse. The trail ascends to Seto Pokhari from where you get to see panoramic views of Mt. Everest and Mt. Lhotse.

  • Meals: BLD
  • Accommodation: Lodge

Today, the trail leads you to one of the remotest parts of the Himalayas. Leaving Seto Pokhari behind, the trail passes through several lakes and Hunku Pokhari. Further, enjoying a superb view of Hunku glacier, you Amphu Lapcha Base Camp.

  • Meals: BLD
  • Accommodation: Camp

Ascend in the south and take a turn at Lhotse glacier. From here, you trek along a riverbed and reach a huge rock. The trail then passes through Imja to Lhotse glacier. You trek through Island Peak Base Camp and move towards Dobato. 

  • Meals: BLD
  • Accommodation: Camp

Today is a rest day. You explore nearby villages and adjust to the altitude. Get back your energy for coming climbing. 

  • Meals: BLD
  • Accommodation: Camp

After having breakfast, you begin ascending towards High Camp. The trail will not be so long and offers fantastic views of snow-capped mountains. 

  • Meals: BLD
  • Accommodation: Camp

You wake up super early in the morning and begin ascending towards the summit. Your guide will fix the rope whenever it is required. Upon reaching the top of the summit, you get to see a splendid view. Later, you descend to base camp for night stay.

  • Meals: BLD
  • Accommodation: Camp

Retracing the trail, you trek back to Pangboche. The trail pass by several villages. 

  • Meals: BLD
  • Accommodation: Lodge

From Pangboche, you trek through lush forests of rhododendron. Trekking through Debuche and Tengboche, you descend to Namche Bazar. At Tengboche village, you visit an ancient monastery called the Tengboche monastery.

  • Meals: BLD
  • Accommodation: Lodge

The trail descends through steep forests, crossing several small villages and streams. You reach Phakding. From here, following an upstream, you pass by forested trail and reach Lukla. 

  • Meals: BLD
  • Accommodation: Lodge

After having a light breakfast, you fly back to Kathmandu enjoying the last views of the Himalayas. Upon landing at the airport, you move to the hotel. Rest for the day, and later, have a farewell dinner organized by the company.

  • Meals: BLD
  • Accommodation: Hotel

It is an extra day in Kathmandu. You can rest and visit nearby tourist spots. Don't forget to do shopping. In the evening, you will meet all the team members for the last time over farewell dinner organized by the company.

  • Meals: Breakfast & farewell dinner
  • Accommodation: Hotel

Today, you will fly back to your home or your next destination. Our team member will drop you at the airport and bid you our last goodbye.

What's Included

  • Arrival and departure transfer services to/from both airport as per itinerary

  • Three-star or similar hotels for accommodation in Kathmandu

  • Experienced and government-licensed trekking guide during the trekking & climbing period

  • Schedule flight tickets for Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu 

  • All trekking and mountaineering equipment like; kitchen tent, sleeping tent twin basis, dining tents, toilet tents, tables, chairs, and cooking utensils 

  • Common climbing equipment (rope, ice bars, ice screws, snow bar, etc.)

  • Cook and kitchen assistant, climbing sherpa and porters

  • 3 meals a day (breakfast, lunch & dinner with tea/coffee) during the journey

  • All food and fuel during the venture

  • All necessary permits for Mera and Island peak climbing

  • All wages, equipment, medicals, and accidental insurances for involved staff and porter

  • Welcome & farewell dinner in a typical Nepali restaurant 

  • First Aid medical kits

  • Satellite phone carrying by Guide for communication and available for members with the cost of US$ 3 per minute call

  • Emergency Oxygen, mask, and regulator provided on requirement of guest with appropriate charge

  • Trekking and climbing map 

  • Complete pre-departure information

  • Flight ticket reconfirmation

  • Visa extension procedure services (if necessary)

  • Free Ascent Trails T-shirt, cap or duffel bag

What's Excluded

  • Airfare of international flights

  • Nepal entry visa fee (Visa issuance on arrival in Kathmandu)

  • Lunch and dinner during your stay in Kathmandu (except for the welcome & farewell dinner)

  • Any packed food/snacks, aerated drinks, energy drinks, mineral water, alcohol, cigarettes, chocolates, nutria-bars during the trekking

  • Any personal expenses like laundry, charging, etc

  • Any extra expenses arising out of various/unforeseen situations like natural calamities, landslides, political disturbances, strikes, changes in Government regulations, etc

  • Extra transportation out of the itinerary program

  • Any additional staff other than specified

  • Rescue, repatriation, medicines, medical tests and hospitalization expenses

  • Travel Insurance and helicopter rescue

  • Wallie-talkies & filming permit (if any special camera or walkies-talkies are taken on the journey)

  • Personal climbing gears

  • Expenses incurred towards usage of landlines, mobiles, walkie-talkies or satellite phone & Internet expenses

  • Nepal custom duty for import of expedition goods

  • Tips and gifts for involved staff and porter

  • Any extra services or products or offers or activities, which are not mentioned in the itinerary

  • Any other item not included in the “COST INCLUDES” section

Useful Info

What to expect during Mera and Island Peak Climbing with Amphu Lapcha Trek?

Wonderful scenery and stunning Himalayan mountain views will keep you motivated to move forward. The trail is full of unbelievable stunning views. Snow-capped mountains like Mt. Everest (8,848 m), Mt. Lhotse (8,516 m), Mt. Nuptse (7,861 m), Mt. Pumori (7,161 m), Island Peak (6,189 m), Mera Peak (6,476 m), Mt. Cholatse (6,440 m), Mt. Ama Dablam (6,812 m), Mt. Thamserku (6,623 m), and numerous others can be seen on the way. Similarly, you will get to explore a diverse range of vegetation. Mera and Island Peak Climbing with Amphu Lapcha Trek is for sure is one of the best treks in the Khumbu region for adventure lovers. km

Why go on Mera and Island Peak Climbing with Amphu Lapcha Trek with us?

While trekking with us, you will get the finest services and most comprehensive package. We offer a huge range of adventurous activities throughout Nepal, which makes us professionals in our field. We have been climbing and mapping several peaks & trails in the Himalayas for a long time, which has given us ample knowledge of the region. We assure you that, we are the best travel partner that you will not regret choosing.

Mera and Island Peak Climbing with Amphu Lapcha Trek map

You can check our Mera and Island Peak Climbing with Amphu Lapcha Trek map that is designed following our itinerary. On the map, you can see all the villages marked, where you will be spending the night. Likewise, the map also shows the major highlights nearby places. This map is made to assist you to understand Mera and Island Peak Climbing with Amphu Lapcha Trek itinerary.

Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS) Symptoms & Prevention

While climbing in the Himalayas, you always have to be careful about acute mountain sickness (AMS), which is also known as altitude sickness. If you rapidly gain altitude without taking any rest days, then the chances of altitude sickness increases. Therefore, we highly recommend that you make sure there are enough acclimatization days in your itinerary.

Read below to know more in detail about altitude sickness symptoms & preventive measures:-

Symptoms of altitude sickness

  • Difficulty in sleeping
  • Dizziness or light-headedness
  • Fatigue
  • Headache
  • Loss of appetite
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Shortness of breath with exertion

Preventive measures

  • Include an adequate number of rest days in the itinerary
  • Keep yourself hydrated
  • Do not drink alcoholic beverages
  • Do not gain more than 500 meters in a day
  • Try to spend the night in lower altitude
  • Acclimatize properly at a lower altitude
  • Inform your guide immediately if any of the symptoms you see
  • Do not push yourself

Mera and Island Peak Climbing with Amphu Lapcha Trek difficulty

Mera and Island Peak Climbing with Amphu Lapcha Trek is a very difficult trip to the Himalayas. On this journey, you will scale Mera Peak, Island Peak, and cross challenging Amphu Lapcha Pass. Moreover, you have to cross crevasses, snowfall, steep glacial ascends, and rugged paths. The entire trip involves strenuous climbing, needs huge effort, strong physical fitness, determination, and previous climbing experience. Plus, the increasing altitude will also test your endurance. Proper planning and execution are needed to complete Mera Peak Climbing with Amphu Lapcha Trekking.

Best time to go to Mera and Island Peak Climbing with Amphu Lapcha Trek

Based on visibility, stable weather, and moderate climate, spring (March to May) and autumn (October to November) is the best time to go on Mera and Island Peak Climbing with Amphu Lapcha Trekking. These are the most favorable time to do this adventurous trip. The views of the Himalayas and bright blue sky make the journey joyful, and the essence of the diverse range of vegetation adds fantastic ambiance in the environment.

Accommodation during Mera and Island Peak Climbing with Amphu Lapcha Trek

You will stay in the lodge and tents during Mera and Island Peak Climbing with Amphu Lapcha Trek. The lodge is available in almost all villages. We will book everything for you in advance. The lodge offer pretty decent rooms in that remoteness of the area. Even though you will not find anything fancy yet they stay in the lodges here will be the most memorable time of your life. The washroom is usually common.

While on climbing, you stay overnight in tents. We will carry all the tents and necessities with us that will make you stay on the base camp comfortably. All the crew members will get separate tents with common dining and washroom. With us, you will get high-quality branded tents that are certified to use in the Himalayas.

Food & Water on Mera and Island Peak Climbing with Amphu Lapcha Trek

On Mera and Island Peak Climbing with Amphu Lapcha Trek, you will enjoy Tibetan, Indian, and Nepali dishes. Moreover, you will also find continental dishes on the menu. The meals will be served as per the menu of the lodge you will stay in. Among all the options, we highly recommend you to incorporate dal bhat tarkari in your meals, as it provides all the nutrients you will need along with the affordable price. In camp, meals will be cooked and served by our trained crew members. We have included a wide range of options on our menu.

Tailor-Made Options

Our tailor-made Mera and Island Peak Climbing with Amphu Lapcha Trek option allows you to design your Mera and Island Peak Climbing with Amphu Lapcha Trek itinerary as per your requirements. This helps us to provide the best service to our guests as well as meet their requirements. Therefore, feel free to share your queries with us, so that we can arrange the best possible venture for you.

Environmental Practices

As much as it is adventurous to travel in the Himalayas, it has also become equally important to protect it. The fragile environment of the Himalayas needs more care than before, and we are taking our best efforts to save it. We have designed and planned our trips approaching sustainable measures. Likewise, we not only carry our waste back after climbing/trekking but also make sure to carry all the waste we see on the trail. While traveling with us, you will be only leaving the footprint and memories behind.