Mera Island peak climbing via Amphu Lapcha la pass - 23 Nights 24 Days

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Duration: 23 Nights 24 Days
Trekking Route: Lukla/Khare Mera high camp Amphu lapcha pass Island peak Namche Lukla
Best Time: Sep to Nov and April and May
Transport: Plane
Minimum Pax: 2
Places Cover: Kathmandu - Luklar - Kothe - Khare - Mera Peak climbing - Ama Laptsa pass - Island Peak climbing - Chhukung - Namche - Lukla Kathmandu

Mara island peak climbing via Amphu Lapcha la pass (5,780m)

The treks are one of a lifetime experience. You can do both of Trekking, and climb in Nepal at the same time climbing Mera peak (6,461m), Island peak (6189m,) via Amphu Lapcha starts from subtropical to a higher altitude of over (6000m).

Mera and Island peak is quite near but divided by huge mountain range. The remote Hingkhu valley on one side Imja valley at another part of Khumbu. The magnificent scenery and fine exposed summit at the top make perhaps the finest snow route in the Himalaya. It is regarded as a small technical peak with some ascend walk, crossing ladder in a crevasse. Everything that a technical mountain offer at a lower altitude, though there is difficulty an intermediate climber. Some high altitude experienced person and the love for the mountain is all you need to overcome this adventurous journey. Ancient Sherpa village rich in historical mountaineering tradition along with physical difficulty makes this peak climbing trek one of most do a task of Adventure in Khumbu Nepal.

Mera Island peak via Amphu Lapcha la is one of the most challenging trekking destinations in the Khumbu region. Here adventure seekers can enjoy both trekking and expedition at the same time which is once in a lifetime opportunity.

Trip Overview

Mara island peak climbing: we will fly to Lukla and hike for Chuthanga following route to Mera peak via  Khari la en route. We will also pass all the way through rock-strewn the perfect walk through the meadows and woodland covered by blue Himalayan pine and rhododendron flowers to reach Kothe. We will follow side glacier moraine and arrive Mera base Camp via Khare. Here we will Acclimatize and give some important instruction for our guest before heading for (6,461m) Mera peak. During the summit day, we start early in the morning. We approach the Mera peak by the northern route because it involves a gradual climb with outstanding Mountain View. After we reach the summit we can have a postcard view of Chamlang (7,290m), Baruntse(7,220m), Mt.Everest(8,848m), Lhotse (8,516m) and many more mountain ranges play a vital role to minimize our fatigue level. Then after the Mera summit.

We head eastward exploring less famous routes used for Makalu and the wilderness of the upper Hongu valley. Furthermore, we camp at the Seto Pokhari, a scared lake system at over (5,000m) nestling beneath stunning Everest, Lhotse, and many more peaks. We gradually reach Amphu Lapcha pass a 40-degree vertical pass difficult. But the fun and excitement it offers through one of the adventurous feelings one can ever have. Amphu Lapcha pass summit is yet another vantage point to take in a magnificent view of majestic Mt Everest, Mt.Lhotse, Mt.Baruntse, Mt Kusum Kanguru and many more mountains. After we cross Amphu Lapcha pass (5,780m) and reach island peak the base camp, where we take a day rest for exploring and rest before ascent for Island peak 6189m.

Island Peak Base Camp 

It is located at an altitude of about (5,100m) near the Imja and Lhotse Glaciers. At the base camp, you will be able to enjoy the island peak. The Island peak climb begins with a scramble up rocky gully to the ridge where you need to get on. Crampons and rope up to the glacier crossing heading to the south ridge scintillating Island Peak summit. The peak view offers us just an amazing Himalaya! No one can express it the feeling only a Summiteer can feel.

Finally, we start to descend down to Lukla via an isolated Tengboche monastery. The Tibetian Buddhist temple site at 12865 feet which offers us a glimpse into the monastic life of Khumbu. We descend down following Dudh Koshi River and probably some ascend until Namche bazaar’s main route to Everest Base camp. So, the trial will be crowded by huge traffic of people because it is one and the only way to Everest Base Camp, three pass trekking, Gokyo and enjoyable the trek. Again we descend following the EBC trail to Lukla from where we will fly back to Kathmandu by plane.

IMPORTANT-Mera Island peak climbing

We offer scheduled and custom guided climbs on a route of a verity of difficulty. Novice mountaineers will benefit from our introductory course. It is designed to take the next step into Mera peak, such as the island peak. This is a challenging and difficult ascent up the crevasse. Yet this is a route that is accessible to the climber with competence in basic mountaineering skills.

Note: It is a quite difficult mountain but you don’t need rippling muscle and advance mountaineering training but the experience of high altitude and the right instruction, knowledge share by experienced climber leader what you need to succeed this climbing and I assure you we are the perfect choice for 100% result. And we can modify itinerary on the way regarding your health so give us an opportunity to serve you. We highly recommend those peak climbing and Amphu Lapcha passes from September and October and spring only April to 15 of May. You can do this climbing itinerary from 17 to 22 to days. If you are interested we offer you the best cost and the best service on your holiday trip to Nepal.

Our Friend Mr. Jean Christophe Richard successfully climbed both peaks in 2018 in October. Who came from Arthaz France http://www.locweb.com If you need to ask for more information in France to Mr, Richard. He will reply to you about the history of Merpeak passes Amphu Lapcha Island peak climbing.

Climbing Peak Permit Fee NMA B Group:

Mer and Island Peak Permit fee Spring | 250 US$| Autumn |125 US$ | Winter & Summer 70 US$ Per peak per person.

Kathmandu-Lukla to Kathmandu Plane ticket 360|US$ Per person.

Trekking Cost Per person US$ |2330 | Per person minimum 2 pax in the group.

Nepal Alsace Trekking Cost includes included Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner. Climbing guide, and Porters. Lodge & tent accommodations during the trek and also include the hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast as per our itinerary.

But we don’t include that your personal climbing equipment.

For a single person, the cost will increase by 400 US$.

If you want to hire the guide and porter only also available from our agency.

  • 1
    Day 1 : Arrival in Kathmandu (1,300m).

    Arrival Kathmandu airport | And transfer to the hotel.

  • 2
    Day 2 : Free day at Kathmandu.

    Free day at Kathmandu | Hotel includes bed and breakfast.

  • 3
    Day 3 : 45 minute fly Kathmandu-Lukla and trek to Chuthanga (3,020m).

    Morning flight to Lukla (2800m) The gateway of the Khumbu valley and our trek to Chu Thanga | Stay overnight at Lodge.

  • 4
    Day 4 : Chu Thang -Tuli Kharka (4,100m).

    From Chu Thang 6 hours walking to Thuli Kharka | Stay overnight at Lodge.

  • 5
    Day 5 : Tuli Kharka-Kothe (4,182m).

    From Tuli Kharka -6 hours walking to Kothe | Stay overnight at Lodge.

  • 6
    Day 6 : Kothe – Thangnak (4,326m).

    From Kothe 6 hours walking to Thangak | Stay overnight at Lodge.

  • 7
    Day 7 : Thangnak – Khare (5,000m).

    From Thangnak 4/5 hours walking to Khare | Stay overnight at Lodge.

  • 8
    Day 8 : Rest day at Khare.

    Acclimatization is very essential in higher altitudes to avoid mental and physical sickness. As we are above (5,000) meters altitude, we will spend a rest day at Khare for acclimatization and exploration. Proper acclimatization is a must for ensuring our successful summit climb of Mera Peak. Our guide will make necessary checks on our climbing gears including ropes, ice axes, crampons, harness, and other equipment before heading further to higher camps | Stay overnight at Lodge.

  • 9
    Day 9 : Khare- Mera Base camp (5,300m) 4 hours walking.

    Khare, we start our short but technically demanding trek towards Mera Peak base camp. The trail is a gradual ascend over to Mera Glacier. We will climb steeply towards the top of the glacier before traversing along the glacier to finally arrive at Mera Peak base camp. Once at the base camp our Sherpa crew will quickly set up the camp | Stay overnight in the tent.

  • 10
    Day 10 : Summit Mera Peak (6,461m).

    Today is the day we all have been desperately waiting for. Properly equipped and fully acclimatized we start early with the aim to reach the summit before noon. Strong winds after midday can create obstacles to reaching the summit. We start around 2 in the morning and after having breakfast we climb up the glacier and onto a ridge. Following the footsteps and guidance of our experienced climbing expert, we head towards the Mera Peak summit. Once at the top we are rewarded with magnificent views of five spectacular (8,000meter) peaks, Everest (8,848m), Cho Oyu (8,201m)Makalu (8,463,m) Kanchenjunga (8,586,m) as well as Nuptse (7,855,m) and Chamlang (7,319,m). After spending quality time at the Mera Peak summit we will descend following the same route and head back to reach the Kongma Dingma (4,850m) about 9 hours walking | Stay overnight in the tent.

  • 11
    Day 11 : Kongma Dingma -Seto Pokhari (4,825m) via Hinkhu Valley.

    From Kongma Dingma we will follow the trail that leads higher into yak pasture grounds of the beautiful and remote valley of the Hinkhu. The trail heads directly into the epicenter of the world’s towering Mountains. Our trek along with magnificent views of surrounding Mountains and high alpine valleys. Our trek continues until we arrive at Seto Pokhari about 6 hours walking | Stay overnight in the tent.

  • 12
    Day 12 : Seto pokhari Amphu Lapcha South base camp (5,650m).

    From Seto Pokhari, we continue our trekking passing through one of the most remote parts of the Himalayas. The trail is the gradually ascend journey over the Hinkhu valley, which offers true mountain wilderness. We will continue to trek along the beautiful Hinkhu valley, and the short time we will arrive at Amphu Lapcha South base camp (5,650m) 5/6 hours walking | Stay overnight in the tent.

  • 13
    Day 13 : Amphu Lapch pass (5,845m) and trek to Chhukung.

    Today we start early for the crossing of the technically difficult and challenging alpine pass – Amphu Lapcha Pass (5.845) meters. The pass is often covered with snow and ice, so moving one step at a time – we head towards the top of the pass. Once at the top of the pass we are rewarded with magnificent views of surrounding high mountains. From the top, we will descend vigorously to reach Amphu Lapcha North base camp (5,300m) at the seems day to hading to Chhukung 7/8 hours walking | Stay overnight at Lodge.

  • 14
    Day 14 : Rest day at Chhukung.

    Today we are resting at Chhukung. We already 6/7 days we haven't any shower and also we are very tired from Mera Peak climbing and the Challenges pass Amphu Lapcha. Therefore it is very important for the acclimation for Island peak | Stay overnight at Lodge.

  • 15
    Day 15 : Chhukung to Island Peak base camp (5,087m)

    Today we will have magnificent views of Ama Dablam (6,856m), Lhotse (8,414m), Nuptse (7,861m) and Island Peak with other surrounding high peaks. Our trek continues until we arrive at Island Peak base Camp. We will have the views of Island Peak’s south ridge beneath the giant wall of Nuptse and Lhotse, about 6 hours walking | Stay overnight in the tent.

  • 16
    Day 16 : Acclimatization And Exploration

    Now we are above (5,000) meters from the sea level. So to avoid any kind of mental and physical illness, we will take a rest here at the base camp before making the summit climb attempt of Island Peak. Our guide will check our health conditions to make sure that everyone is fit for the main summit climb, the following day. They will also make necessary checks on climbing gears such as crampons, ice axes, harness, and other equipment | Stay overnight in the tent.

  • 17
    Day 17 : Island Peak Summit day (6,189m).

    Today we climb Island Peak and achieve its summit. Fully equipped and properly acclimatized we start early with the aim to reach the summit before noon. The strong winds, especially after midday, so, can really create obstacles to reaching the summit. Following the guidance and instructions are given by our Experienced Sherpa climbers, we will tackle several technical sections and head towards the summit. Once at the top we are rewarded with breathtaking views of Mt, Lhotse (8,414m). Mt, Makalu (8,463m), Mt, Nuptse (7,861m), Mt Baruntse (7,129m) and other surrounding peaks. We will spend short and quality time at the top of Island Peak and then descend following the same route back to base camp. About 10 hours | Stay overnight at the tent.

  • 18
    Day 18 : Base Camp to Chhukung (4,730m).

    From Basecamp we start our trek to Chhukung 6 hours walking | Stay overnight at the Lodge.

  • 19
    Day 19 : Chhukung to Tengboche (3,860m).

    After breakfast, we walking slowly down to the Tengboche 6 hours walking, including views of Mt Everest, Mt Amadablam Mt, Lhotse, and many more snow peaks | Stay overnight at Lodge.

    6 hours walking.

  • 20
    Day 20 : Tengboche-Namche (3440m)

    Today our trek to Namche 5 hours walking, but our lunch will be at the Snasa then after lunch trek to Namche Bazar | Stay overnight at the Lodge.

  • 21
    Day 21 : Namche-Lukla (2,800m).

    We walking 7/8 hours to Lukla, It is your last day on your trip | Stay overnight at Lodge.

  • 22
    Day 22 : Lukla, Kathmandu

    From Lukla, flight back to Kathmandu | And trnsfair to hotel.

  • 23
    Day 23 : Kathmandu.

    Your free day at Kathmandu | Hotel includes bed and breakfast.

  • 24
    Day 24 : Departure

    After breakfast drive to the Kathmandu airport for your scheduled flight back to the home.

Cost Includes

  • Arrival and departure Transport Car/ Van/ Hiace.
  • Hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast as per our itinerary.
  • Full board meals Lunch-dinner Such as Nepali, Indian. Chinese and Italian, much more European food. with tea or coffee during the trek.
  • Lodge and Tented accommodation during the trek.
  • The license holder, Climbing Guide, his Insurance, Equipment, day Salary, Food, and Accommodation.
  • The required number of Porters, Including Salary, Insurance, Food, Accommodation, and Equipment.
  • Everest National Park permits.
  • Mera and Island Peak climbing Permit fee.
  • Garbage deposit Fee.
  • General Climbing equipment such as fix Rope, Ice Screw, Snow Bar, etc.
  • Kathmandu - Lukla – Kathmandu Plane ticket.
  • High Medical Insurance.

Cost Excludes

  • Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu.
  • Your Travel Insurance Policy encase if the accident and high altitude Sickness Rescue operation.
  • Nepal entry visa fee 15 Daya 30 US$ and for the 30 Days 50 US$, But you can obtain your visa in Kathmandu airport if you have not taken from your country.
  • Tips for trekking staff.
  • Your personal equipment such as Sleeping.Bag / Crampons / Harness ice ax, and ice hammer.
  • Please don't forget to bring with you 2 passport of size pictures.
  • Sleeping bag rental and down Jacket if needed.
  • All the meals are included on the trek but we only include breakfast while you are in Kathmandu.

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Notes : Payment should be made 35 % of total amount in advance. Full amount must be paid before start your trip. Cancellation should be made 48 hours before departure and 25% cancellation charge is applicable beside Tax, transportation, permits and others fixed expensive. In case of incomplete Trekking / Tour / Rafting / Climbing / Jungles safari / or others days due to the client own problem the amount of money paid not refundable. If clients want to do Trekking / Tour / Rafting / Climbing / Jungles safari / or others tours more than itinerary, they can pay after back from tour with per day basic but should be permission with our Guide.