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 which 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).
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.
One of the longer trips around the Everest region, the journey begins at Kathmandu with a thrilling journey to Lukla. We kick off our Himalayan adventure trekking to Pangkongma for our first night on the go. Heading past the vibrant hamlets of Nosing Dingma and Chalem Kharka, we make our way to Chunbo Kharka beyond which lies Kothe.
Similarly, heading past Thangnak, the journey accommodates the majestic Himalayas on the horizon to reach Khare. Trekking to Mera Peak Base Camp and Mera High Camp in quick succession, we ascend the Mera Peak (6,461m), enjoying the stunning Himalayan panorama from the summit.
Descending to Kongma Dingma, we make our way towards the Hinku Valley next before trekking towards the Amphu Lapcha Base Camp. Crossing the dramatic mountain pass, we make our way over to the Island Peak Base Camp, ready for summiting the Himalayas.
Navigating through the steep snowy trail to reach the summit of Island Peak (6,189m), we take some time off to enjoy mesmerizing views of the entire Everest Himalayan Range, including Mt. Everest (8,848m) itself. Making our way over to Chukung, the trail heads towards Tengboche before descending to Lukla, heading past Monjo en route.
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 which 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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