Trip Facts

  • Duration:24 Days
  • Trip Grade: Strenuous
  • Trip Profile:Mera Amphu Lapche Island Peak Climbing
  • Geography:Mountain/Hills/Forests
  • Location:Solukhumbhu
  • Accommodation:Hotel/Tea house/Lodge/Camp
  • Meals:All meals included during the trekking
  • Religious:Buddhism
  • Ethnic People:Sherpa
  • Transportation:Flight/Tourist bus/Private vehicle
  • Group Size:01-10 Pax

Highlight

  • A thrilling Himalayan adventure accommodating two majestic peaks and one dramatic mountain pass, namely, Mera Peak (6461m), Island Peak (6189m), and Amphu Lapcha Pass (5845m)
  • Enjoy the stunning beauty of the Khumbu Region
  • Trek through vibrant hamlets reflecting a unique way of life of Sherpa inhabitants
  • An unforgettable journey adorned with mesmerizing views, unforgettable places, and thrilling experiences 
  • Explore two Himalayan national parks, namely, Makalu Barun National Park and Sagarmatha National Park
     

Overview

Generally, trekking is a fun affair, and although the grades of difficulty are what separate the seasoned trekkers from the beginners, there is something for everybody. The Mera peak Amphu Lapcha and Island peak climbing by the Himalaya Land Treks is a journey that stands atop the Himalayan trekking routes. As such, the trip takes us to two of the most stunning peaks in the Everest region, namely  Mera Peak  (6,461m) and Island Peak (6,189m).

Mera peak Amphu Lapcha and Island Peak trek is probably the best climbing package as it includes the most beautiful trekking destinations. A bundle of adventure is compressed within a single trek. Hence, makes this trek is a popular trekking destination for a lot of trekkers loving solitary and adventure.

Connecting the two Himalayas is the Amphu Lapcha La Pass, which at an altitude of 5845m, is one of the most challenging Himalayan passes around the Khumbu Region. Not the one for beginners or intermediate trekkers, this journey takes us on an arduous run, navigating through the High Himalayas which is sure to test every skill set of the trekkers.

Major Attractions Of Mera Amphu Lapcha Island Peak Trek

Amphu Lapcha Pass routeway

The most popular pass Amphu Lapcha is elevated at an altitude of 5,845 m. It is a glaciated pass situated at the Honku valley. Amphu Lapcha pass is crossed by mountaineers while making their way to Island peak. The route way to Amphu Lapcha takes you through the marvellous path with pristine views of Nature. You will also get an opportunity to experience the unique Sherpa culture, their tradition and ethnic villages. The adventurous flight to Lukla initiates your journey to the longest trek covering a majestic larger destination.

Mera Peak

The bold and beautiful Mera Peak elevated at an altitude of 6476m, is located inside Everest, Barun, and Hinku. Mera Peak is one of the most-climbed small peaks in Nepal. It contains three main summits: Mera North, 6,476 metres (21,247 ft); Mera Central, 6,461 metres (21,198 ft); and Mera South, 6,065 metres (19,898 ft). From the summit, you can grab the spectacular scenery of Everest and the Barun valley, including majestic vistas of Mt. Everest (8848m), Cho Oyu (8201m), Makalu (8475m), Kanchenjunga (8586m), Nuptse (7861m), and Baruntse (7312m).

Island Peak

Island Peak is also known as Imja Tse. It is a mountain peak located inside the Khumbu region with an elevation of 6,189m above sea level. As the mountain appeared like an island in the sea of ice when viewed from Dingboche. The name Island Peak was named by the members of the British Mount Everest Expedition team in 1953. Island Peak Climbing is the best option for beginners to draw a route of experience in peak climbing. From the peak, you are rewarded with amazing views of Mt. Everest (8848m), Pumo Ri (7165m), Nuptse (7861m), Ama Dablam (6856m) and many more.

Best Time To Do This Trek

Mera peak and Island peak via Amphu Lapcha pass climbing to Everest Region are often subject to issues created by the ever-changing weather conditions. Autumn (September-November) and spring (March-May) are the best seasons for Mera Peak Amphu Lapcha and Island Peak climbing. Likewise, winter (December-February) and monsoon (June-August) are the seasons that experience adverse weather conditions. The flights to/from Lukla are often delayed and cancelled during these seasons. So, trekkers should allocate a few extra days as buffer days.

Alternate Packages

Besides this trek, if you want to explore an alternate peak climbing route, distinct peak, separate place and gather a new peak climbing experience you can check other itineraries like Mt. Island Peak ClimbingMera Peak ClimbingMt. Lobuche East Peak Climbing and Mt. Ama Dablam Expedition. To check all the climbing packages you can go through Peak Climbing.

To plan for every possible contingency during the trip, we, here at Himalaya Land Treks, craft our itineraries in cohorts with the local guides, experts, and our clients. Making sure every base is covered is our job, and enjoying this incredible journey to the fullest is yours.

Itinerary of Mera Amphu Lapcha Island Peak Trek

Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu |1300m/4265ft| transfer to hotel and welcome.

Overnight at 3 star Hotel

Touching down at Kathmandu, you will be welcomed by our Himalaya Land Treks’ representative who will guide you directly to the hotel. Freshening up from the day's journey, you will be further introduced to other members of the staff, including your guides for the trek.

Day 2: Trekking preparation in Kathmandu

Overnight at 3 star Hotel
Breakfast

To make sure we are well prepared before heading up the Himalayas, we take a day off at the capital city. A Himalayan journey, especially one that involves climbing two mountain peaks and one mountain pass, requires equipment that is in top condition. In addition to gathering the required materials, it is also mandatory to gather all the required permits before heading into the region.

Day 3: Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla |2,840m/9318ft|35 mis & trek to Paiya |2850m/9350ft |4-5 Hrs

4-5 hrs
Lodge/tea house
Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

The first day of our journey and we begin with a scenic flight heading towards Lukla. Adorned with the views of the Himalayas, the 30-minute flight takes us along the Himalayas before touching down at the airstrip of Lukla. Making a brief stop at Lukla, we begin our trek heading towards Paiya. The journey is an ascending one and takes us through the lush green forests heading past the hamlet of Surke to reach Paiya.

Day 4: Trek from Paiya to Pangkongma |2846 m/9337ft|5-6 hrs

5-6 hrs
Lodge/tea house
Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

An early start to the day, we begin our journey heading towards Pangkongma. Making our way over the suspension bridge high above the Dudh Koshi River, the journey takes us to Jubing. Enjoying the pleasant hilly landscapes, the trail takes us to Khari Khola beyond which we climb the Kari La Pass (3145m) to reach Pangkongma.

Day 5: Trek from Pangkongma to Nosing Dingma |2600m/8530ft|5-6 hrs,

5-6 hrs
Lodge/tea house
Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

Making our way out of Pangkongma, we begin our journey through the lush green forests adorned with rhododendron trees to reach the Pangkongma La Pass at an altitude of 3286m. Making our way through the Himalayan pass, we begin our descending journey heading towards the suspension bridge high above the Hinku Khola. The final stretch of the journey is an ascending one as we head to Dingma.

Day 6: Trek from Nosing Dingma to Chalem Kharka |3,600m/11811ft|6-7 hrs,

Lodge/tea house
Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

Exiting Nosing Dingma, we begin our journey heading towards Chalem Kharka for the night. The journey is an ascending one and follows the lush green forests to reach the Himalayan pass of Surke La. One of the more uninhabited sections of the trek, the trail takes us through the stunning Himalayan pass over to Chalem Kharka for the night.

Day 7: Trek from Chalem to Chunbo Kharka |4200m/13779ft |5-6 hrs

5-6 hrs
Lodge/tea house
Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

An early start to the day as we begin our trek, leaving Chalem Kharka following the forested trail towards Chunbo Kharka. Ascending through the lush green forests filled with rhododendron trees, the hilly trail takes us past several picturesque hamlets before leaving the tree line. Enjoying the pleasant Himalayan landscapes, the journey heads through picturesque grasslands and few summer settlements to reach Khola Kharka beyond which we reach the settlement of Chungba Kharka.

Day 8: Trek from Chunbo to Kothe |3600 m/11811ft |5-6 hrs

5-6 hrs
Lodge/tea house
Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

Leaving Chungba Kharka early, the trail takes us on an ascending run before finding the lush green forests which mark the beginning of our descend. Through a series of stone steps, the trail reaches the edge of the hill marked by the small settlement of Kothe. The hamlet provides us a lovely view of the majestic Mera Peak (6,461m).

Day 9: Trek from Kothe to Thangnak |4360m/14304ft | 5-6 hrs

5-6 hrs
Lodge/tea house
Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

Enjoying the pleasant Himalayan views, the journey takes us on a ridgeline high above the Hinku Khola, headed for Gondishung. Following the western banks of the Hinku Khola, the trail heads towards Lungsumgba Gompa where we make a brief stop exploring the 200-year-old monastery. The finals stretch of the journey is a pleasant one as we make our way over to Thangnak.

Day 10: Trek from Thangnak to Khare |4950m/16240ft|5-6 hrs

5-6 hrs
Lodge/tea house
Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

Exiting Thangnak, the trail takes us through the glacial moraines of the Dig Glacier heading towards Dig Kharka. With the mesmerizing views of the majestic Kyashar Himal (6,769m) adorning the horizon, the trail heads past the glacier moraines of Hinku Nup and Shar glaciers to settle at Khare. One of the final settlements of the valley, the hamlet is often treated as a summer settlement with many locals descending to the lower areas during winter.

Day 11: Acclimatization Day

Lodge/tea house
Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

The very first of our acclimatization days, today, we take some time off at Khare to adapt with the growing altitudes while also touring the stunning Himalayan landscapes. For our acclimatization hike, we make our way to the nearby glacier, climbing through the moraines while enjoying the views of the Himalayas. During the day, we will also indulge in a pre-climb training where the team leader will brief us regarding the use of equipment and how best to employ them.

Day 12: Trek from Khare to Mera Peak base camp |5350m/17552ft

Lodge/tea house
Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

An ascending journey awaits us we make our way out of Khare heading towards the Mera Peak base camp. Traversing through the glacial moraines, the journey takes us through the stunning Mera La Pass (5415m). Reaching the summit of Mera La, we are treated with a stunning Himalayan panorama comprising of Nuptse (7,861m), Baruntse (7,152m), and Lhotse (8,516m) amongst others. Enjoying the stunning views at the summit, we begin the descent heading towards the base camp for the night.

Day 13: Trek from Mera Peak Base Camp to Mera Peak high camp |5,800m/19029ft

Lodge/tea house
Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

A journey through complete solitude today, we make our way over to the Mera Peak High Camp, located at an altitude of 5,800m. The journey is a completely ascending one as we navigate past the icy Himalayan trail to reach the high camp. Enjoying the stunning views of Makalu (8,485m), Kanchenjunga (8,586m) and the majestic Everest (8,848m) the day comes to an end at the high camp.

Day 14: Summit to Mera peak |6,461m/21198ft| and return to Kongma Dingma

Lodge/tea house
Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

One of the longest days of the trek, today, we make our way over to the summit of Mera Peak. Located at an altitude of 6,461m, the majestic Himalaya provides stunning views of the Everest Range with the majestic Mt. Everest (8,848m) on display. Beginning our day early, we ascend through the snowy Himalayan trail following the instruction of the team leader. Enjoying a panoramic Himalayan sunrise en route, we make our way to the summit of Mera Peak (6,461m). Taking some time off to take in the stunning Himalayan views, we begin our descending journey heading towards Kongma Dingma for the night.

Day 15: Trek from Kongma Dingma to Hinku valley|5220m/17126Ft |5-6 Hrs

5-6 hrs
Lodge/tea house
Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

An early start to the day today, we make our way over to the Hinku Valley, located at an altitude of 5,220m. Leaving the campsite at Kongma Dingma, the trail continues to ascend through the stunning valley heading past Yak pastures. With the stunning views of Chamlang (7,312m) and Baruntse (7,152m), we make our way over to the campsite at the Hinku Valley.

Day 16: Trek from Hinku Valley to Amphu Lapcha La base camp |5,500m/18045ft|5-6 Hrs

5-6 hrs
Lodge/tea house
Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

One of the longer days of the trek today, we make our way over to the Amphu Lapcha La Base camp. Wrapping up the campsite at Hinku Valley, the trail takes us past Ongma Dingma to reach Seto Pokhari. A perfect place to admire the Himalayan beauty, we make a brief stop at the picturesque lake before once again setting off alongside the views of Chamlang (7,312m). The journey comes to an end at the Amphu Lapcha Base camp (south) where we camp for the night.

Day 17: Trek to Island Peak Base Camp |5100m/16732ft via Amphu Lapcha La Pass (5845m/19177ft) |6-7 Hrs

6-7 hrs
Lodge/tea house
Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

Making an early start to the day, we warp up our camp at the base camp heading for the glacial moraines which lead to the summit of Amphu Lapcha La Pass. At an altitude of 5,845m, the Amphu Lapcha is one of the most challenging Himalayan passes in and around the Khumbu Region. The journey takes us through steep sections through large chunks of ropes and ice. Using ropes for our journey, we ascend the summit of Amphu Lapcha, taking in the stunning Himalayan panorama comprising of Makalu and Everest Himalayan ranges. The final stretch of the day takes us on a descending run as we make our way over to the Island Peak Base Camp.

Day 18: Contingency Day

Lodge/tea house
Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

One for the emergencies in cases of bad weather or any other problems if we are unable to ascend the Amphu Lapcha La Pass on Day 17, we do so on Day 18. In cases of successful ascend, the day can be used as an acclimatization day or it can be kept in reserve for any other problems we might face along the way.

Day 19: Summit Island Peak |6,189m/20305ft| and Trek to Chukung |4740m/15551ft |8-9 Hrs

8-9 hrs
Lodge/tea house
Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

The final of our strenuous Himalayan climb today, we make our way to the summit of Island Peak. High within the Imja valley, the Himalaya also known as Imja Tse stretches to an altitude of 6,189m. A more technical climb, we actively use all our equipment and ropes when necessary for summiting the stunning Himalaya. Reaching the summit, we are welcomed by a stunning Himalayan panorama comprising of Makalu (8,475m), Mt. Nuptse (7,879m), Mt. Lhotse (8,501m), Baruntse (7,129m) and the majestic Mt. Everest (8,848m) itself. Enjoying the stunning Himalayan views from the summit, we begin our descending journey heading to Chhukung.

Day 20: Trek from Chukung to Tengboche |3,860m/12664ft| 5-6 Hrs

5-6 hrs
Lodge/tea house
Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

Exiting Chhukung with the views of Ama Dablam (6,812m) on the horizon, we begin our descent through the lush green forests. Past the hamlets of Syalko, the trail reaches the summer valley of Dingboche where we take a brief rest before heading towards Pangboche, crossing the hamlets of Orsho and Shomare en route. Through the banks of the Imja River, the trail takes us to Debuche before reaching the Dawa Choeling Monastery at Tengboche.

Day 21: Trek from Tengboche to Monjo |2,835m/9301ft |5-6 Hrs

5-6 hrs
Lodge/tea house
Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

Taking some time off to explore the Tengboche Monastery, we begin our journey heading towards Monjo. Crossing the Dudh Koshi River at Phunki Tenga, the trail takes us to Sanasa before heading towards Namche Bazaar. Taking some time off at Namche, we begin our descending journey following the banks of Dudh Koshi River past Jorsalle which denotes our exit from the Sagarmatha National Park. Past Phakding, the trail descends towards Monjo.

Day 22: Trek from Monjo to Lukla |2,840m/9318ft |5-6 Hrs

5-6 hrs
Lodge/tea house
Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

The final day of our trek today, we make our way back to the hamlet of Lukla for the night. Exiting Monjo, the trail heads through Bengkar reach Thulo Gumela. Still following the Dudh Koshi River, we make our way past Ghat to reach Koshiguan. Past Nachipang, the trail takes us away from the river heading towards Chheplung which marks the final stretch of our journey towards Lukla.

Day 23: Fly to Kathmandu from Lukla|35 mins, Farewell Dinner

40 min
Overnight at 3 star Hotel
Breakfast/Farewell Dinner

An early start to the day, we make our way over to the capital city for the night. Reliving the thrill of the Lukla airstrip once more, we bid goodbye to the Himalayas heading towards the lush green valleys of Kathmandu. Reaching the city, we make our way directly to the hotel which brings a close to the Himalayan adventure. Back at the city, you are free to head down to the local region or stay back at the hotel enjoying the local amenities. You will also participate in a farewell dinner hosted by the Himalaya Land Treks.

Day 24: Departure Day

Our representatives will once again drop you back to Tribhuvan International Airport just in time for your flight back home. We hope you had a lovely time with us and we look forward to seeing you again.

Inclusion

  • Airport picks up and drops off, upon arrival and departure.
  • Pre trek meeting.
  • City entrance fees in Kathmandu.
  • 3-star Hotel in Kathmandu for 3 nights. 
  • Full day city tour in Kathmandu by a private vehicle.
  • Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu flight tickets.
  • All necessary paperwork and trekking permits (National Park Permit, TIMS).
  • Trekking equipment: down-filled sleeping bag, walking poles and a duffel bag.
  • An experienced English-speaking Govt. registered trekking guide and local porters to carry 
  •     luggage (2 trekkers: 1 porter).
  • Professional Sherpa climbing guide
  • A porter and his entire expenses
  • Good quality tents and kitchen utensils for camping
  • Climbing permit
  • Guide and porter salaries, insurance, equipment, transport, food, and lodging.
  • Full meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner on your choice. 
  • Supplementary snacks: energy bar and cookies.
  • Fresh seasonal fruits after dinner.
  • Unlimited Chlorine treated Safe Drinking water.
  • Oxi-meter: To check pulse, heart rate and oxygen saturation 
  • All accommodation during the trek  (Soft, comfort, private room with shared toilet).
  • A comprehensive First Aid kit.
  • All government and local taxes.
  • Souvenir: Himalaya Land treks t-shirt and Trekking Route map.
  • Farewell dinner at one of the finest Nepalese Restaurant with traditional ethnic music and dance.

Exclusion

  • Nepal visa (USD 30 for 15 days and USD 50 for 30 days).
  • Your international flight to and from Nepal.
  • Meals in the city except for breakfast and other mentioned special dinner.
  • The cost incurred during the tour around the city.
  • Cost for additional trips.
  • Hot showers, Wi-Fi & battery charging on a trek.
  • Travel insurance (for helicopter evacuation if needed whilst on trekking).
  • Personal expenses such as laundry, telephone, internet/e-mail, etc.
  • Bar and beverage bills.
  • Personal climbing equipment
  • Tip for guide and porter

Check List

  • Health Requirement arranged 
  • Money:  Cash/Credit Card 
  • Down Sleeping bag provided by Himalaya Land Treks in Kathmandu 
  • First-aid kit; should contain lip salve, Aspirin, Band-Aids, anti-histamine, Imodium or similar tablets for mild cases of diarrhea.
  • Wet wipes for cleaning can be purchased in Kathmandu.
  • Re-hydration powder, extra prescription drugs you may be taking if any particular
  • Fleece jacket or pullover
  • Fleece Wind-Stopper jacket (optional)
  • Day pack (25-30 liter) to carry your personal needs during the day
  • Torch/flashlight - headlamp style is ideal
  • Insect repellent, sunscreen, and lip balm
  • Refillable water bottle - Min 1 Liter Aluminum or Nalgene polypropylene are best
  • Warm Hat, Sunhat/bandana,  Scarf, Sunglass, Gloves - wool or fleeced and gore-tex
  • Bag Liners to waterproof your bags (A duffel bag is provided to each trekker for trekking by Himalaya Land Treks in Kathmandu)
  • Wind and waterproof Jacket & Pants
  • Comfortable and sturdy walking shoes (worn frequently prior to departure)
  • Socks: thick wool blend and thin cotton to be worn in combination - ensure boots fit such combination
  • Running shoes or sandals for evening
  • Wool jumper/sweater/fleece. Lightweight during summer, 1 heavyweight or 2 lightweights during winter months
  • T-Shirts 3 or 4
  • Shirt - Long Sleeved
  • Reading/ writing materials
  • Thermals Upper and lower  
  • Extra warm clothing during winter ( December to March) 
     

Fixed Departure Dates

We will easily organize this trip on the dates requested by you. Please contact us for your customized departure date

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