The Amphu Labtsa Pass Trek goes through wilder upper Hongu valley. It is truly interesting but technical adventures. Climbing Amphu Lapcha Pass trek starts in subtropical and reaches over 19,177 feet above the seal level. Wilderness Amphu Labtsa pass stays with snow almost all around the year and required climbing fix rope to cross to reach Chhukung. Furthermore, the high pass of Amphu Lapcha offers an excellent view of Mount Everest, Lhotse, Island peak and many other tallest mountains in a row.
Moreover, the scenery from Amphu Lapcha pass is one of the best among other high pass trek routes, thus, many experienced climbers – trekkers make a plan to get Amphu Lapcha Pass every year.
According to our past climbers, climbing Amphu Lapcha is technically challenging and better to hikes with an expert Mountain Guide with climbing equipment. Moreover, clients should have basic mountaineering training before going, is easier to cross high pass. Many climbers set up a plan to get to the Mera summit and Island peak summit within a short time crossing amphulapcha pass.
Crossing the Honku Valley and Amphu Lapcha Pass combines the wonderful experience of hiking and climbing. Before ascending at Amphu Lapcha, you need proper acclimatization like Mera high camp. The Amphu Labtsa pass trek route holds the views of the Himalayas and hearty scenery of beautiful Hongu lakes and Panch Pokhari lakes. Most commonly visited as a two-week trek starting and finishing at Lukla.
Moreover, you can see the tallest mountains, the high mountain villages, brilliant landscapes and some of the oldest Buddhist monasteries. It has a great opportunity to experience the local Sherpa friendliness.
Amphu Labtsa pass climbing itinerary details
Tough adventure Amphu Labtsa Pass Trek is compared to most walks in this region leading up to Mera peak summit. The particular route is designed for a world explorer who wishes to hike to the high mountain summit but is restricted in time-wise? ask us your own travel itinerary. But for travelers who wish go in a more relaxed manner, try this itinerary.01 Day Arrival at Kathmandu valley
Upon arrival in Kathmandu, Tribhuwan International Airport, we will receive you with private vehicle and transfer to hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast plan. Our representative will give you information about further programs.
After breakfast the day will start to our guided trip to cultural world heritage sites in Kathmandu valley; including visits to the pilgrimage sites of Hindus Pashupatinath temple, the world biggest Bouddhanath Stupa, visit Swoyambhunath Stupa also known as monkey temple and historical Kathmandu Durbar Square with a temple, unique architectures and Kumari (living goddess) in central Kathmandu. Evening pre-trip discussion and introduce with our fellow trekking staff for your adventure trip.
An early morning start takes us to Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu for the 35-minute scenic flight to Lukla Tenzing and Hillary Airport at 9,197 feet. On arrival at the airport, our expert Sherpa guide will introduce you and our porters. We begin our trek towards up to the Chutok La pass at 2,945 meters.
04 DayCol Khari La (3,081m/12,730 feet) trek and to Pangkongma (2950m/9,676 feet) 6 hours.
After the pass of Col Khari La the trail carries along mountain sides through the Khari Khola valley to set up camp in Pangkongma.
Another amazing day to walk via mountain crests through rocky mountain landscapes. Passing through splendid panorama of wooded regions below us.
Today we climb up to a pass at 4400m and descend towards Thuli Karkha, which mean “vast pasture”.
We descend on hillsides, by pleasant meadows and lower down through forests of blue Himalayan pines and rhododendrons. Gorgeous views of the south side of Mera Peak.
As we head to the west bank of the Hinku Khola northwards, forest blurs in and valley zooms out. We spot meadows being used as grazing areas for goats, sheep, and yaks in the Upper Hinku. Several rises for 4-6 hours, we approach the summer settlement of Tangnag as we cross a single-plank bridge at Gondishung. Lying in its vicinity is 200 years old gompa resting beneath a massive boulder and a number of crude mani walls. The trail offers an outstanding view of Peak 43.
Spending a day here in order to acclimatize and adjust to the thinning of the air.
We utilize two days getting completely acclimatized. After proper rest, we can explore other adventure possibilities like strolling by Sabal Tsho, a beautiful moraine-dammed lake which is hidden behind the Sabal Glacier, and climbing a peak up to an altitude of nearly 5000m. We can also explore Hinku Nup Glacier, which leads north toward Kangtaiga. The upper Hinku valley turns to the east at Tangnag, crossing the moraine of the Dig Glaciers.
Progressing along the snowy glacier, we procedure the pass the slope becomes steep. We use this day for acclimation. After proper rest, we take a walk up to a small peak on the west side of the Hinku Nup Glacier, where we can reach a height of around 5,500 meters. At this point, we get to capture the stunning views of Mera La and Mera Peak. Overnight at tent camp.
One of the best parts of the trek. Stunning panoramas of giant mountains rising above 7000m , among the highest on earth Chamlang (7,290m ), Makalu (8,475m ) and Baruntse (7,220m) to the east, Everest (8,848m), Lhotse (8,501m ) and Nuptse to the north. Continuing westward the peaks of Ama Dablam, Cho Oyo (8,153m) and Kantega fill our view. Overnight at tent camp.
A tough day to get ready for breakfast at 2am. Preparing with particular climbing gears, we continue to walk up the glacier and onto a peculiar ridge. The first rays of the sun hit the big peaks in an amazing red shine. The route is still not difficult although we walk into the thin air. The slope steepens for a section behind the ridge and the summit comes back into view. At the foot of the final steep summit cone, we may attach to a fixed rope depending on the weather conditions. The summit is only a few meters away. From the summit, we take in amazing views that include Mt. Everest, Cho-Oyu, Lhotse, Nuptse, Makalu, Kanchenjunga, Chamlang, and Baruntse. Later, we retrace our steps back to the high camp where we rest for a while before descending to Kongma Dingma. Overnight at tent camp.
There is no such guarantee that we can get quite good weather on our planned day for the summit. So this day is used as a contingency in case if we are unable to summit due to bad weather condition or some other reasons. If the weather gets exceptionally unfavorable we wisely have to postpone the program of the summit the peak. In case if someone gets some problems in acclimatizing well enough to make the ascent; the day can be used in that condition too. If the trip goes smoothly, we do continue to walk further as planned.
We will follow the trail that leads higher into yak pasture grounds of the beautiful and remote valley. Our trail heads directly into the epicenter of the world’s towering mountains. We trek along with magnificent views of the surrounding mountains and high alpine valleys. Our trek continues until we arrive at Seto Pokhari. Seto Pokhari literally means ‘White Lake’ in the Nepali language and is the first of a series of lakes in the upper Honku Basin.
Trail gradually ascends over the Honku valley which offers true mountain wilderness. We will continue to trek along the beautiful Honku valley and in a short time we will arrive at south part of Amphu Lapcha Base Camp.
we start early for the crossing of the technically difficult and challenging alpine pass – Amphu Lapcha La Pass at 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 the surrounding high mountains. From the top summit level, we descend energetically to reach 5,300 meters at Amphu Lapcha North Base Camp.
We will follow the trail that is mostly downhill trekking along the moraine as we arrive at Chhukung. From here our trek passes through several villages with Sherpa inhabitants. Sherpa is an ethnic community in Nepal that migrated from Tibet in ancient times. After a few hours of trekking, we reach Pangboche village. There is a famous monastery at Pangboche, which is believed to be the oldest monastery in the whole Khumbu region.
We will follow the trail that descends for a while before climbing up towards Tengboche Monestry. We will pay a visit at Tengboche Monastery before descending down through densely Rohodendrons forest area towards the village of Trashinga. Crossing over the river bridge, a rather easy trail from there will lead us to Namche Bazaar.
Finally, we descend to Lukla Bazaar where we started our trek in a first day. Enjoying time to reflect on the trek as a group and the personal achievement of all those who took part. Also giving you time to explore the town.
We board our early flight from Lukla to Kathmandu. Upon arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport, we would be received by our representatives and transfer to hotel. In the afternoon, go for shopping or request us to discover Kathmandu as a guided trip on additional cost.
Drop you in Kathmandu International Airport onward your final destination and our trip ends. Wish you your wonderful journey.
How much does Amphu Labtsa Pass combine Mera peak climbing cost?
The Amphu Labtsa Pass trek combine with Mera peak climbing cost is USD 2,999 is standard trek price on a double occupancy basis. But of course, the trip price will vary according to group size. For the deluxe and luxury trekking tour plan, we add 3-star category hotel deluxe air-conditioned room in Kathmandu (BB PLAN) and Tourist standard accommodation with the attached bathroom while on trekking on possible places. AND WE ARE OPEN TO CUSTOMIZE YOUR TOUR AND PACKAGES PRICE AS PER YOUR REQUIREMENTS. International tour leaders are highly encouraged to get discount and attractive complimentary.
Adventure Amphu Labtsa Pass Trek climbing cost include:
- Kathmandu international airport picks up on your arrival in TIA by private vehicles.
- 2 nights Twin sharing Tourist standard hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast plan.
- Government license holder 1 trek Guide for complete trekking days
- Professional Mountain (NMA REGISTERED GUIDES) Climbing Guide for Mera peak climbing (1 nights 2 days).
- Domestic flight tickets Kathmandu – Lukla – Kathmandu round trip with applicable airport taxes
- All land transfer by Private vehicle according to programs.
- Meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner) 3 times everyday during the trekking & climbing days
- Guest House accommodation during the trekking routes
- Required number of porters during the trek.(one porter = two guest basis) because our porter can carry maximum 20 kg of your bag pack.
- Mera peak climbing permits fees, Climbing guide bonus and climbing guide’s insurance.
- Amphu Labtsa Pass climbing Climbing guide bonus and climbing guide’s insurance.
- Tent accommodation with basic climbing foods while on Mera peak expedition time
- Well paid salary, food, accommodation and insurances of Nepalese staffs.
- Makalu Barun National Park entries permits their fees.
- Sagarmatha National Park entrance permit fees.
- Nepal Government Tax, VAT and as well as Company service charge.
Tough Amphu Labtsa Pass Trek cost excludes:-
- Nepal entry visa fee cost US$ 40.
- Lunch and Dinner during the staying in Kathmandu city.
- Any kinds of battery charges, laundry service, phone calls and hot shower during the trek.
- Personal trekking and climbing equipment and Clothing.
- Personal nature expenses, any drinks and bar bills.
- Your travel insurance (it is mandatory in case of emergency).
- Any donation and monuments entrance fees.
- Tips for the crew (Note : TIPS is not compulsory but highly expected)
- Any other things which are not mentioned above
We can organize private trek to Amphu Labtsa Pass climbing starting at any date that works for you. Please contact us for more information.
Question: Is pick up service available on my arrival day in Kathmandu?
Answer: Yes sure. Just provide us your flight details and request us to pick you up. Our representative will come to pick up you at Kathmandu international airport.
Question: Do I need experience for Amphu Labtsa pass?
Answer: It is suitable for experienced trekkers who can walk roughly about 4 or 5 hours in a day, with a lightweight daypack because as you are going to climb Island peak, you need to have experience in high altitude – somehow about 4,000 meters above sea level.
Question: What kind of accommodation can I expect on Mera peak express climbing?
Answer: We provide you tourist standard accommodation in Kathmandu and during the trekking normal but the rooms are a clean cozy bed with a nice mattress and blankets. However we recommend you take your own sleeping bags if you have one with you otherwise, you may rent it while you are in Kathmandu.
Question: What kind of food can I expect in Amphu Labtsa pass and mera la trek?
Answer: All the lodges along the trek routes they have attached restaurant and they cook a delicious range of mostly vegetarian such as Pasta, tuna bakes, noodles, potatoes, eggs, dhal bhat, bread, soups, fresh vegetables (variety depends on the season)
The dinner and breakfast are provided in the same lodge you spend the night every day and Lunch will be provided on the way to the next place where you are going. However, for climbing days you will have climbing food hot drinks.
Question: What opportunities will I have for a shower along with Amphu Labtsa pass journey?
Answer: As you go lodge trek, you can get a shower almost every lodge on pay.
Question: How do I get drinking water on lodge Amphu Labtsa pass ?
Answer: During the trekking route there are all places hotels and shops where you can able to buy mineral water and you can buy it for drinking but however we advise against buying mineral water in plastic bottles, as currently there are no provisions for disposing of these. We recommend you to bring chlorine tablets to purify the normal water as the normal water is available at the campsite along the way.
Question: Can I charge my digital camera or other batteries on my trip?
Answer: During the guest house trekking there will be chances to charge a battery on pay. We recommend you bring an extra pair in case. Remember to bring your adapters! And we recommend you to take extra batteries along with you.
Question: Is there any communication facilities on Mera peak with Amphu lapcha pass climbing?
Answer: In this trek route, you can get telephone services as well as internet services.
Question: Can I use credit cards in Trek?
Answer: No. You can use credit cards only in the bigger cities or in luxury hotels in everest section.
Question: When should I book my trip and what are the payment terms?
Answer: Because our trips book up months in advance, we recommend booking early to avoid any kind of misunderstanding. We will, of course, make every effort to accommodate last minute bookings.
And regarding the deposit, we prefer 20% advance deposit of the total price of the trip in order to confirm your reservation before you arrive in Nepal. And rest of the payment can be made after your arrival in Kathmandu.
Question: Who will carry my luggage on express Amphu Labtsa pass?
Answer: We provide porters to transfer your luggage. As we are a responsible trekking tour operator agency, our every porter carry maximum 25 kilos of your backpack which means 2 guests (12.5 kg luggage of each guest): 1 porter basis.
Question: How much distance do I walk each day?
Answer: When walking/trekking in the mountains, the distance you cover each day can vary greatly due to a gradient, terrain, and altitude. As such it is very hard to give specific distances on each day, however, you have to be prepared to walk roughly about 5 hours each day.
Question: Where can I organize my person climbing gears?
Answer: If you have those climbing gears at your home? bring along with you. If you don’t have them then you can rent it in Khahera village. Khahare is a base camp and gateway to Mera peak. Your trip from Lukla until this spot and return is on a lodge basis. At Khare guest house, you can get climbing gears on rent.
Question: How much additional money do I need per day?
Answer: You can allocate US$ 08 – 10 for a lunch/dinner in Kathmandu and it depends on your spending habits. US$ 7 to 10 US$ each day will be enough to buy bottles of water, chocolates, tea coffee, and some drinks while you are on trek.
Adventure Amphu Labtsa pass highlights
- Discover the best Himalayan view in 360 deg angle from Mera la summit.
- Best view of Mt Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Amadablam, Cholatse, Cho oyu, Thamserku ..etc
- Challenging Mera summit offers the best scenery of all khumbu Himalayas.
- Sherpa Buddhism, ancient monastery, Local sherpa and their life styles.
The top adventure Amphu Labtsa pass notice
The Amphu Labtsa pass hike information stated above is just a guideline. But, the trip is possible to customize on your request to accommodate your specific requirements. Local politics, landslides, cancellation of local flights, weather, transport, or a multitude of other factors that are beyond our control can result in a change of itinerary during on trip.
It is, however, very unlikely that the itinerary would be substantially altered. If amendments are necessary the leader will decide the best alternative option, taking into consideration the best interests of the whole group. Where a change does occur, we do everything we can to minimize its effect, but we cannot be responsible for the results of changes or delays.
“What makes Amphu Labtsa pass special ?”
Opportunities for challenging high passes trekking are scattered all over this planet. You just need to know where to find them. We at Gokyo Treks and Expedition believe in quality services. Your safety and satisfaction is our concern. We are a team of professional, experienced, well trained, and licensed local guides who know the destination much better than others. Not only this but also we give benefits to the local communities and helps to conserve natural resources which reduced costs and consumption.
Mera Peak and Amphu Lapcha Pass with Gokyo Treks & Expeditions, 10/2018
We had pleasure to use services of Gokyo Treks & Expeditions during our tour. It was 19 days in mountains, trekking and Mera Peak and Amphu Lapcha Pass climbing. Services were professional, stuff was really helpful and friendly. During our trip there was good communication with Ammar, so we could be sure that someone is escorting us. I can highly recommend this agency and will use their services again for sure. – Tomasz Glazik, Gdynia, Poland
Mera Peak and Amphu Lapcha Pass with Gokyo Treks & Expeditions, 10/2018
We were group of five people from Poland and book a Mera peak with Amphu Labtsa Pass Trek with Gokyo Treks agency. The company was recommended from some of our friend who did the same climbing trip from Gokyo Treks & Expedition before. We had a great time during the journey that the weather was perfect while on climbing Mera peak and also the day of climbing Amphu Labtsa Pass.
Ammar was a nice guy, answer quickly almost all of my crazy questions regarding this adventure. He did help us to arrange climbing gears in Khare which we used on mera peak and Amphu Labtsa Pass. The SHERPA guide and porters were freindly, professional and helpful. Ammar arranged kathmandu to Lukla flight by helicopter within the normal airfare. It was a great chance for us to fly with helicopter without any extra charge. Thank you for his great service and i definately return to Nepal in near future for other mountain climbing with gokyo treks agency. Justyana from Bydgoszcz, Poland.
Trip Price : US$ 2,999 Per Person
- Duration: 18 Days
- Altitude: 6,476m/21,242 feet
- Trekking Hour: 6 Hours
- Group-Size: 2-10 People
- Best Time: Oct – May
- Trek Mode: Guest House + Tent
- Meal on Trek: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
- Transport: Car/Plane/bus
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