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Amphu Lapcha Pass Trek

17 days Package | (Based on 2 Review)

  • Availability
    Any Time of the Year

  • Trip Duration
    17 days

  • Trek Difficulty
    Moderate

  • Group Size
    2-15

  • Maximum Altitude
    5845m

  • Guide Language
    English

Quick Review

  • Start: Kathmandu
  • End: Kathmandu
  • Duration:17 days
  • Best Season: Sept-Dec, Feb-May

Introduction

Situated in South east of Everest Region, Amphu Lapcha Pass is one of the challenging trekking pass in the Nepal. It is interesting and thrilling trek for mountain lovers which takes you to more wild and less visited areas in the Khumbu Valley. Amphu Lapcha Pass Trek includes a tour of historical Buddhist monasteries, close interaction with friendly Sherpa community, discovery of hidden beauties (flora and fauna) and the stunning views of Mt. Cho Oyu 8201m, Mt. Makalu 8485m, Mt. Everest 8848m, Mt. Lhotse 8516m and other numerous snow-covered peaks. The crossing of the Amphu Lapcha Pass requires the use of technical climbing equipment and trekkers must be experienced in the use of these and be prepared. Our expert trainers will guide you through each and every steps and techniques. The trek lead us through barren, uninhabited areas, over glaciers, rhododendron forest and snow-covered mountain-passes which will give us room to know more about this region and cultural insights.

Amphu Lapcha Pass Trek is specially designed for those adventure seekers who is looking forward to trek in a challenging and untouched trekking trail and enjoy the classic view of high Himalayas of Nepal. We begin our trek with a thrilling flight from Kathmandu to Lukla and then ascend all the way up towards the snow-covered region. The trek takes you to dramatic passes of Mera La (5,415m) and Amphu Lapcha (5,845m) making a circular loop back through the Sagarmatha National Park to Lukla. This adventure also gives us the opportunity to hike up to Mera Peak and witness the best view of world's highest mountain Mt. Everest along with other mountains. From Lukla, we fly back to Kathmandu.

Trek Highlights

  •  Mera La (5,415m) and Amphu Lapcha (5,845m) Pass
  • Panoromic views of Makalu 8485m, Mt. Everest 8848m, Mt. Lhotse 8516m
  • Sherpa culture, warm hospitality
  • Thrilling flight to Lukla
  • Varieties of flora and fauna
  • Hike to Kala Patthar

Accommodation

The accommodations during Amphulapcha Pass Trek hotels, lodges commonly known as tea houses. Most rooms are on a twin sharing basis where you'll get a mattress, pillow, sheets, and blankets and they even provide extra blankets upon request. Teahouses in this region are well managed and a few of them even provide western facilities like hot showers and flush toilets. In high-altitude, there won't be any teahouses, so we'll set a camp for you to spend overnight. During your stay in Kathmandu, you'll get a luxurious accommodation service.

Food

 Most of the teahouses are run by local people that provide you good bed, breakfast, lunch and dinner facility with warm hospitality. The availability keeps on changing according to Tea houses and their location, but you'll get the best hygienic foods and you don’t have to worry about the regular meals and carrying hiking foods while trekking. The teahouses provide a variety of on-site prepared hot meals. You'll have a food option of typical Nepali, Tibetan, Nepalese, Chinese and even Indian and Italian dishes on the tea houses. In camping trek, we'll provide excellent cooks to prepare hot and delicious foods for you. Our experienced cook will prepare both western and eastern dishes for you.

Day 1 –Fly to Lukla(2800m) then trek to chhutangna(3500m)  
Day 2 – Chhuthanga to thuli kharka via chhatra –la pass (4600m.)
Day 3 –Thuli Kharka to Kothe (3500m.)
Day 4- Trek to Thangnak (4300m.)
Day 5 – Trek to khare (5000m.)
 Day 6 - Rest and preparation day for Mera peak
Day 7 - Trek to Mera high camp(5700m.)
Day 8 – Mera summit (6400m.) and trek to komading via Mera La(5300m.)
Day – 9 Trek to Seto Pokhari(5200m)
Day 10-Rest and preparation for Amphulapcha pass
Day 11 – Trek to amphu lapcha high camp (5400m.)
Day 12 -Trek to chhukung (4800m.) via amphu lapcha pass (5940m.)
Day 13- rest day
Day 14 -Trek to Namche
Day 15 - Rest
Day 16- Trek to Lukla , alt 2880m
Day 17- Fly back to Kathmandu
Day 1 –Fly to Lukla(2800m) then trek to chhutangna(3500m)  

Early morning, you'll be introduced to our guide and go on a scenic flight to Lukla and a landing on a steep mountain runway brings us to the start of our trek at the gateway of Everest, Lukla. Then we start trek to Chutangna. Overnight stay at Chutangna.


Day 2 – Chhuthanga to thuli kharka via chhatra –la pass (4600m.)

We ascend further on a rocky trail for almost 12km to arrive at Thuli Kharka via Chhatra La Pass. It takes around 6-7 hours to reach Thuli Kharka which is also a stopping point for the day. Overnight stay.


Day 3 –Thuli Kharka to Kothe (3500m.)

 The trail passes through beautiful rhododendron forests on the way to Kothe from Thuli Kharka. The forest along the trail is a delight to walk through, full of the tall Himalayan pine and rhododendron trees. Overnight at Kothe.


Day 4- Trek to Thangnak (4300m.)

As we continue towards Thagnak from Kothe, you'll be blessed by stunning views of Peak 43 and Kusum Kanguru. You'll also have an opportunity to admire the beautiful hills dotted by red rhododendron. Overnight at Thagnak.


Day 5 – Trek to khare (5000m.)

We start walking east of Thagnak enjoying the view of Charpate Himal which attracts anybody on the way trekking through this trail. We'll also get a chance to admire the view of pristine Sabai Tso glacial lake. After arriving at Khare, we spend overnight.


 Day 6 - Rest and preparation day for Mera peak

This is a tough and long walk, so today, we take much-needed rest before climbing to a higher elevation. This is a much-needed rest day and training day. Before climbing to Mera Peak, you need to know climbing techniques, and climbing equipment using techniques. So our expert guides will be assisting you with all this. Overnight at Khare.


Day 7 - Trek to Mera high camp(5700m.)

After one day rest at Khare, you will be fine with a high elevation and we pack our bags for today's hike up to Mera Hike Camp. We'll get the first glimpse of sunrise on the way and the view of white mountain changing their color into gold as the sun rises is just indescribable in words. Overnight at Mera High Camp.


Day 8 – Mera summit (6400m.) and trek to komading via Mera La(5300m.)

I think this is the most challenging and most rewarding day of this entire trek where you'll be stepping on the summit of Mera Peak and cross Mera La on the same day. From the top of Mera Peak, mountains like Mt. Everest (8848m), Mt. Lhotse (8516m), Mt. Cho Oyu (8201m), Mt. Kanchenjunga are clearly visible. Then we descend to Komading for overnight stay.


Day – 9 Trek to Seto Pokhari(5200m)

The trek descends Seto Pokhari today and on the way to Seto Pokhari, you can still admire the majestic views of high mountains including, Cho Oyu, Everest, Lhotse and more. Overnight at Seto Pokhari. 


Day 10-Rest and preparation for Amphulapcha pass

We all would be feeling tired after long and challenging trekking days previously, so we take much-needed rest today at Seto Pokhari and those who would like to explore the beauty of this place can go and explore. You can make preparations and basic training before going for Amphulacha Pass. Overnight stay.


Day 11 – Trek to amphu lapcha high camp (5400m.)

The trek starts from the isolated area of Seto Pokhari and continues towards Amphulapcha High Camp. We commence with a short steep climb over moraine and rocky terrain, where you can encounter some ice sections from the frozen small streams and reach the high camp of Amphulapchha for overnight camp


Day 12 -Trek to chhukung (4800m.) via amphu lapcha pass (5940m.)

Today, you'll cover the longest, toughest part of the trek where you'll be walking almost 20KM long for almost 10 hours to reach our main destination, Amphulapcha Pass. Crossing Amphulapcha Pass is the best feeling of the entire trek. After enjoying this adventurous place, we'll continue towards Chhukung for overnight stay.


Day 13- rest day

Day 12 was very hard and exhausting because of 20km of the walk for almost 10 hours, we all need rest for a day. Chhukung is the best place to rest enjoying the best of the mountain region and high mountains. Overnight stay.


Day 14 -Trek to Namche

The walk goes downhill to the trading hub and biggest Sherpa town of the region, Namche Bazaar. The walk is easy and mostly downhill with a lot of beauty to admire around. We spend overnight at Namche.


Day 15 - Rest

This is your free day at the Sherpa town where you can enjoy your day exploring the village, going for short hikes, close interaction with local Sherpa people and know about their festivals, culture, and traditions. Overnight at the same guest house. 


Day 16- Trek to Lukla , alt 2880m

We finally trek back to Lukla with 8 hours of walk mostly downhill through rhododendron and pine forest. You may also encounter different species of flora and fauna on the way. Overnight at Lukla.


Day 17- Fly back to Kathmandu

Our adventure ends here after flying to Kathmandu from Lukla. With a lot of memories to celebrate and remember, the day has come to say goodbye.


Cost Includes

  • International & domestic airport transfers as per the itinerary
  • Three nights hotel in Kathmandu B/B
  • Internal ground transfer as per the itinerary
  • Special Permit and entry fees required for the trek
  • 3 meals a day while trekking(Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)
  • Accommodation while trekking in twin sharing basis tents/homestay
  • English speaking, well trained and experienced trekking guides, assistant guide(s) as per the group size and  porter(s) for luggage
  • Treated water during the trek
  • Medical Supplies (First Aid Kit)
  • Insurance and wages for the Nepali staff

Cost Excludes

  • International airfare to/ from Nepal
  • Lunch and dinner prior to the trek, please allow US$ 20 per day
  • Insurance which covers, medical, emergency evacuation, lost, theft expenses
  • Drinks both alcoholic and bottled other than sterilized drinking water
  • Internet & Laundry fees
  • All the foods and beverages other than the itinerary
  • Personal gears and expenses
  • Tips and gratitude provided to staffs
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