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Amphu Lapcha Pass Trek with Mera Peak

21 days

Trip Highlights

Conquer the challenging Amphu Lapcha Pass at 5,845m, an accomplishment that elevates your spirit and sets your soul free. Let the altitude inspire you to reach new heights within.

Navigate through a thrilling technical trail, requiring mountaineering skills. Embrace the challenge, for overcoming obstacles along Amphu Lapcha fosters personal growth and courage.

Gaze upon Himalayan splendor from the summit. As you stand amidst nature’s grandeur, absorb the vista’s majesty, reflecting on the journey’s highs and lows, and emerge transformed and victorious.

Trip Facts

Region Makalu and Everest Region
Max Elevation 6476 m.
Mode of trek Teahouse and camping
Full Board
Best Season
March to May and September to November

Trip Overview

“Every mountain top is within reach if you just keep climbing.”

Being the highest the permitted trekking peak of nepal, Mera Peak offers you the beautiful majestic  view of the Khumbu and Makalu Region. Standing at top of Mera Peak is not easy and adding on this peak with Amphu Lapcha (Labtsa) Pass makes a trip of most impressive, exciting, challenging, physically demanding and highly rewarding lifetime experience. This trek is for those experienced as well as first time, fit trekkers who dare to accept the challenge and dificulty to stand at top of peak, experience the mind blowing scenery.

This trip can be a great alternative if you already been to Island Peak. This trek itinerary begins with a scenic flight to Lukla from Kathmandu offering you the excellent views of Himalayas and green hills of Nepal. The crossing of high passes Mera La , Hongu valley, Amphu lapcha lake and Amphu Lapcha pass provides full proof thrill while the people in the Himalayas bring compassion inside you. Going through the Amphu Labtsa Paass requires ice climbing fixed rope as it stays with snow almost all around the year. The high pass of Amphu Labtsa offers you an excellent view of Lhotse, Mount Everest and other tallest mountains in a row.

Amphu Lapcha Pass trek Itinerary outline

Day 01- Arrival in Kathmandu Airport (1,317m). Overnight at Hotel.

Day 02- Sightseeing day/ trek preparation day. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 03- Early moring Fly to Lukla (2,800m) from Kathmandu (35 minutes), and trek to Paiya (2730meters) 8 to 9 hours. Overnight at a Guesthouse.

Day 04- Trek to Pangoma (2846meters) 5 to 6 hours. Overnight at teahouse.

Day 05- Trek to Ramailo Danda (3550meters) 7-8 hours. Overnight teahouse.

Day 06- Trek to Chhatrakhola(3150meters) 7-8 hours. Overnight teahouse.

Day 07- Trek to Kothe (4095meters) 5 hours. Overnight teahouse.

Day 08- Trek to Thangnag (4,350meters) 6 hours. Overnight at teahouse.

Day 09- Trek to Khare (4900meters) 4 hours. Overnight at teahouse.

Day 10- Acclimatization Day & Practice at Khare. Overnight at a Guesthouse.

Day 11- Trek to Mera La (5415meters) and High Camp (5800meters) 8-9 hours. Overnight at tented camp.

Day 12- Summit Mera Peak (6,476meters) and descend to Kongma Dingma (4800m) 10 hours. Overnight at tented at camp.

Day 13- extra day for summit.

Day 14- Kongma Dingma to Seto Pokhari (5000meters) 6 hours. Overnight at tented at camp.

Day 15- Seto Pokhari to Amphu Laptsa base camp (5570 meter) 6 hours. Overnight at tented at camp.

Day 16- Cross Amphu Laptsa (5845m) and trek to Chukung 10 hours. Overnight at teahouse.

Day 17- Trek to Namche (3480meters) 8hours. Overnight at teahouse.

Day 18- Trek to Lukla (2800meters) 8hours. Overnight at teahouse.

Day 19- Morning flight to Kathmandu. Overnight at Ramada hotel.

Day 20- Leisure Day in Kathmandu. Overnight at a Ramada Hotel.

Day 21- Transfer to International Airport for Final Departure.

Dear Trekkers, In our commitment to providing personalized service, please note that the Amphu Lapcha pass Trek’s itinerary and cost can be customized to suit your preferences and requirements. Your satisfaction is our priority, and we are flexible to accommodate changes for an optimal trekking experience.

Feel free to discuss your expectations and preferences with our team, and we will tailor the itinerary and cost accordingly. We are dedicated to ensuring your Mardi Himal adventure is not only breathtaking but also perfectly aligned with your aspirations.

Important Notice: Lukla Flight Details and Itinerary Impact

Dear Traveler, We wish to update you on Lukla flight details that may impact your itinerary. During peak seasons (March, April, May, October, and November), flights to Lukla will operate from Ramechhap/Manthali, approximately a 5 to 6-hour drive from Kathmandu. Conversely, in non-peak seasons (January, February, June, July, August, September, and December), flights are from Kathmandu. Please note that the airline determines flight operations based on traveler volume each month. Flight decisions are beyond our control.

Lukla flights are subject to delays or cancellations due to adverse weather, airport congestion, runway conditions, and topographical challenges. For Everest region treks, we recommend allocating an extra one or two days in your schedule to account for potential flight disruptions. This precaution ensures timely boarding of your pre-planned international flight. Thank you for your understanding and preparedness.

Price Includes

  • All ground transportation (Including airport pick up and departure transfer) in Kathmandu by private vehicle
  • 03 Nights twin shearing accommodation in Kathmandu.
  • Farewell dinner in one of the typical Nepali restaurant.
  • Half day Guided Tour of Kathmandu valley.
  • All domestic airfares as per the itinerary (Kathmandu- Lukla- Kathmandu), transfer and air taxes
  • The weight allowance for each group member is 15kgs max. for both the Lukla flight and the porters.
  • Full board meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, tea & coffee) during the trek & climbing to Mera Peak and Island Peak as per the itinerary suggested
  • Best available twin shearing accommodation at teahouse/lodge while at trek & tented camp while at climbing section- Two men tents, extra sleeping pad at no extra cost.
  • Mera Peak Climbing Permit, Sagarmatha National Park & Makalu Barun National Park entry fees and permits
  • Necessary group climbing gear (Main Rope, Fox Rope, Ice Axe, Ice Crew etc.) & personal climbing equipment for climbers such as Crampons, Harness, 2 x Tape slings, 2 x Screw Gate Karabiners, Descended/ Abseil Device,
    Prussic Loops & Plastic Mountaineering Boots etc.
  • One Trekking/Climbing Guide/s (English speaking, First Aid trained, NMA certified Climbing Leader), assistant trek/climb guide in a group, Sherpa helper to carry trek luggage’s, food and kitchen utensil, all payments
  • Oxygen for back up use if required at climb days (Additional cost applied- US$-100 per hour basis)
  • Four seasonal sleeping bag and down jacket for trek and climb to Mera Peak (Need to return after the use), Trek Duffle Bag
  • Exclusive medical kit bag including high altitude medicine
  • Adventure climb certificate
  • All government and local taxes as applicable
  • Departure transfer

Price Exclude

  • Lunch and dinner whilst in Kathmandu.
  • Your travel insurance (compulsory).
  • International airfare and airport departure tax.
  • Nepal entry visa fee
  • Items of a personal nature such as alcoholic drinks, cold drinks, laundry and Bottle water.
  • Personal trekking and climbing Equipment.
  • Tips for trekking/climbing staff.
  • Monument entrance fees.
  • Any others expenses which are not mentioned on Price Includes section

Dear guest, should you require additional accommodation in Kathmandu, we are pleased to offer the following rates: US$60 per person per night for a single room and US$35 per person per night for a double (twin sharing) room, both inclusive of breakfast.

Why you’ll love Amphu lapcha pass trek?

Get to know about the villages and camps of Khumbu Region and visit them.

You’ll be accompanied by an experienced guide who’ll not only support you but also provide you the knowledge about the place.

Explore Panch Pokhari (the five sacred lakes).

Start your trip with a scenic flight from Kathamndu to Lukla which offers you the beautiful view of the towering peaks.

Is amphu lapcha pass trek right for you?

There is a genuine risk of being affected by Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS) as this trip includes one or more overnight stays over 4500 meters.

The teahouses that we stay in during the trek are very simple with basic facilities. Access to electricity points may cost extra.

All the travelers under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult.

Excellent level of fitness and mentality is required to complete this trip.

Excellent level of fitness and mentality is required to complete this trip.

Amphu Lapcha pass trek Equipment check list.

Climbing boots



Ice axe



Ice screws

Snow bars


Rock pegs

Crash hat


Day bag

Kit bag




Lip salve

Long sleeved cotton/woolen shirts

Wool long underwear

Long cotton hiking shorts

Warm climbing trousers

Lightweight fleece

Fleece/wool for climbing

Down high altitude sleeping bag

Sleeping pad (karrimat) or thermarest

Light cotton athletic socks and wool climbing socks

Lightweight thermal/insulated ski gloves

Head torch/batteries/bulbs

Water proof climbing jacket

Down jacket/trousers/vest

Climbing sunglasses

Sun screen

Sun hat

Note:- Tight fitting, figure-hugging clothing, such as those made with Lycra can often be offensive to locals, especially on women. If you find these items comfortable as a base layer then please pack something to wear over the top of them.

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