Amphu Labtsa Pass Trek


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Amphu Labtsa Pass trek

Amphu Labtsa Pass Trek Summary

    1. Duration: 18 Days
    2. Amphu Labtsa Pass Difficulty: Moderate adenture
    3. Altitude: 6,476m/21,242 feet
    4. Trekking Hour: 6 Hours
    5. Group-Size: 2 – 10 People
    6. Best Time: April to November
    7. Trek Mode: Guest House + Tent
    8. Meal on Trek: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
    9. Transportation: Car/Plane/bus


The Amphu Labtsa Pass Trek goes through a wilder upper Hongu valley, a truly interesting but technical adventure. Climbing Amphu Lapcha Pass trek starts in the subtropical and reaches over 19,177 feet above sea level. Wilderness Amphu Labtsa pass stays with snow almost all around the year and required ice climbing fixed rope to cross to reach Chukhung. Furthermore, the high pass of Amphu Lapcha offers an excellent view of Mount Everest, Lhotse, Island peak, and other tallest mountains in a row.

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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 to Amphu Labtsa Pass every year.

According to our past climbers, climbing Amphu Labtsa is technically challenging, and better to hike with an expert Mountain Guide with climbing equipment. Moreover, clients should have basic mountaineering training before going, is easier to cross high passes. Many climbers set up a plan to get to the Mera summit and Island peak summit within a short time by crossing the Amphulapcha pass.

Crossing the Honku Valley and Amphu Lapcha Pass combines the wonderful experience of hiking and climbing. Before ascending to Amphu Labtsa, you need proper acclimatization like Mera high camp. The Amphu Labtsa pass trek route holds views of the Himalayas and the hearty scenery of beautiful Hongu lakes and Panch Pokhari lakes. Most commonly visited as a two-week trek starting and finishing at Lukla.

Amphu lapcha pass route

Moreover, you can see the tallest mountains summit, the high mountain villages, brilliant landscapes, and some of the oldest Buddhist monasteries. It has a great opportunity to experience the local Sherpa’s 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 time-wise. ask us for your own travel itinerary. But for travelers who wish to go in a more relaxed manner, try this itinerary.

01 DayArrival at Kathmandu valley. The world heritage site of Kathmandu valley sightseeing, 6 hours.

Upon arrival in Kathmandu, Tribhuvan International Airport, we will pick you up and transfer you to your hotel with a private car. After refreshment, we start with our guided trip to cultural world heritage sites in Kathmandu valley; including visits to the pilgrimage sites of Hindu Pashupatinath temple, the world’s biggest Boudhanath Stupa, (optional 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 introduction with our fellow trekking staff for your adventure trip.

02 Day Kathmandu to Lukla airport flight. Trek to Chutok (2,804m/9,199 feet), 5 hours.

An early morning start takes us to Tribhuvan 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 up to the Chutok La pass at 2,945 meters.

Lukla airport
03 DayCol Khari La (3,081m/10,108 feet). Trek to Pangkongma (2950m/9,676 feet) 5-6 hours.

After the pass of Col Khari La the trail carries along mountainsides through the Khari Khola valley to set up camp in Pangkongma.

04 DayKurke trekking (3,800m/12,467 feet), 6 hours.

Another amazing day to walk via mountain crests through rocky mountain landscapes. Passing through a splendid panorama of wooded regions below us.

05 DayThuli Kharka trekking (4,200m/13,780 feet), 6 hours.

Today we climb up to a pass at 4400m and descend towards Thuli Karkha, which means “vast pasture”.

06 DayKhothey trekking (3,600m/11,811 feet), 6 hours.

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.

07 DayTangnag trek (4,350m/14,272 feet), 6 hours.

As we head to the west bank of the Hinku Khola northwards, the forest blurs in and the valley zooms out. We spot meadows being used as grazing areas for goats, sheep, and yaks in the Upper Hinku. After 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.

08 Day Acclimatization and Rest day at Tangnag.

Spending a day here in order to acclimatize and adjust to the thinning of the air.

09 Day Tangnag to Khare trek (4,900m/16,076 feet), 3-4 hours.

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 that 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.

10 Day Mera La trek (5,415m/17,766 feet) and Base Camp Hike (5,500m/18,040 feet), 5 hours.

Progressing along the snowy glacier, we procedure the pass the slope becomes steep. We use this day for proper acclimation before the glacier adventure trailhead. Walk up to the west side of the Hinku Nup Glacier small peak, 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.

11 Day Base Camp Climb to High Camp (5,800m/19,029 feet), 5 hours

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.

12 Day Mera peak climbing. Get Mera Peak summit (6,654m/21,832 feet). Descend to Kongma Dingma, 9 hours.

A tough day to get ready for breakfast at 2 am. 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 Mount 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.

13 Day Reserve day for contingency,

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 we are unable to summit due to bad weather conditions or some other reasons. If the weather gets exceptionally unfavorable, we wisely have to postpone the program to summit climb. In case someone gets some problems acclimatizing well enough to make the ascent; the day can be used in that condition too. If the trip goes smoothly, we continue to walk further as planned.

14 Day Seto Pokhari Trek (4,825m/15,831 feet), 6 hours

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.

15 Day Amphu Lapcha Base Camp Trek South (5,650m/18,538 feet), 6 hours

Trail gradually ascends over the Honku valley which offers true mountain wilderness. Today’s hike is like a kind of top glacier adventure trek as you hike the whole day over the rocky moraine. We continue glacier hike along the beautiful Honku valley and in a short time we will arrive at the south part of Amphu Labtsa Base Camp.

16 Day Cross Amphu Labtsa pass 5,845m. Descend to Amphu Labtsa North Base Camp trek (5300m/17,389 feet), 6 hours

We start early to traverse the technically difficult and challenging alpine pass – Amphu Labtsa 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 Labtsa North Base Camp. Because of ice fall trek route is technically difficult, the route is listed as a top adventure trek in Nepal.

17 Day Pangboche Monastery Trek (3,985m/13,075 feet), 7 hours

We will follow the trail that is mostly downhill trekking along the moraine as we arrive at Chukhung. 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.

18 Day Namche Bazaar trek (3,440m/11,287 feet), 6 hours

We will follow the trail that descends for a while before climbing up towards Tengboche Monastery. We will pay a visit to Tengboche Monastery before descending down through the dense Rhododendrons forest area towards the village of Trashinga. Crossing over the river bridge, a rather easy trail from there will lead us to Namche Bazaar.

19 DayNamche Bazaar to Lukla Bazaar hikes (2,804m/9,199 feet), 7 hours.

Finally, we descend to Lukla where we started our trek in the first day. Enjoying time to reflect on the trek as a group and the personal achievement of all those who took part. Also gives you time to explore the town.

20 DayScenic mountain flight from Lukla to Kathmandu.

We board our early flight from Lukla to Kathmandu. Upon arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport, domestic terminal, our representative will pick you up and transfer you to the hotel. In the afternoon, go shopping or request us to discover Kathmandu as a guided trip at an additional cost.

21 DayFinal departure day

Drop you in Kathmandu International Airport onward to your final destination and our trip end. Wish you a wonderful journey.

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How much does Amphu Labtsa Pass combine Mera peak climbing cost?

The Amphu Labtsa Pass trek combine with Mera peak cost is US$ 3099 is the 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 a 3-5 star category hotel deluxe air-conditioned room in Kathmandu (BB PLAN) and a Tourist standard accommodation with an attached bathroom while trekking on possible places. AND WE ARE OPEN TO CUSTOMIZING YOUR TOUR AND PACKAGE PRICE AS PER YOUR REQUIREMENTS.

Adventure Amphu Labtsa Pass Trek climbing cost include:

  • Kathmandu international airport picks up on your arrival in TIA by private vehicle.
  • 2 nights double bedroom accommodation in a Tourist standard hotel in Kathmandu.
  • Domestic flight tickets Kathmandu – Lukla – Kathmandu round trip with applicable airport taxes
  • 18 Breakfast, 18 Lunch, and 18 Dinner during the trekking & climbing days
  • Guest House plus tent accommodation during the trekking routes
  • Required a number of porters during the trek (one porter = 1 guest basis) because our porter can carry a maximum of 20 kg of your bag pack.
  • Mera peak climbing permits fees, Climbing guide bonus, and climbing guide’s insurance.
  • Government license holder 1 trek Guide for complete trekking days
  • Professional Mountain (NMA REGISTERED GUIDES) Climbing Guide for Mera peak climbing (1 night 2 days).
  • 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 insurance of Nepalese staff.
  • Makalu Barun National Park entrance permit fee.
  • Sagarmatha National Park entrance permit fees.
  • Updated Amphu Labtsa Pass trek map 1 piece for each guest.
  • Agency’s Certificate of Appreciation after the successful base camp trekking
  • First aid medical kit, Oximeter to check oxygen level and Pulse rate every day to save you from higher risk.
  • In a worst case, help with all Rescue and evacuation arrangements (but not the rescue bills).
  • Nepal Government Tax, VAT, and as well as Company service charge.

Tough Amphu Labtsa Pass Trek cost excludes:-

  • Lunch and Dinner during the staying in Kathmandu city.
  • Any kinds of battery charges, laundry service, phone calls, and hot showers during the trek.
  • Personal trekking and climbing equipment and Clothing.
  • Personal nature expenses, any drinks, and bar bills.
  • Travel Insurance which covers emergency Rescue and Evacuation.
  • Any donation and monument entrance fees.
  • Gratuities for guide, cook, and porters [Tip is a culture, so they expect highly].

Group join

We can organize a private trek to Amphu Labtsa Pass climbing starting on any date that works for you. Please contact us for more information.


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 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: Is pick up service available on my arrival day in Kathmandu?

Answer: Yes sure. Just provide us with your flight details and request us to pick you up. Our representative will come to pick up you at Kathmandu international airport.

Question: Can I store my luggage/stuff in Kathmandu or in Pokhara?

Answer: Yes, you can leave your luggage at your hotel or at our office. Store your stuff in the Gokyo Treks agency office for free.

Question: What kind of accommodation and food can I expect on Amphu Labtsa pass?

Answer: These days, lodge trekking is popular, so we provide tourist-standard lodge or tent accommodation during the trek routes. Rooms are equipped with clean, cozy beds, comfortable mattresses, and blankets. We recommend bringing your own sleeping bag, but you can also rent one in Kathmandu if needed.

All lodges along the trekking routes have attached restaurants that serve a variety of delicious, mostly vegetarian dishes such as pasta, tuna bakes, noodles, potatoes, eggs, curry rice, bread, soups, and fresh vegetables (availability depends on the season).

Dinner and breakfast are included and served at the lodge where you stay each night, while lunch is provided on the trail to your next destination. On climbing days, you will be provided with climbing food and hot tea or coffee.

Question: What opportunities will I have a shower?

Answer: Hot shower is possible within an extra cost.

Question: How do I get drinking water on my Amphu Labtsa pass route?

Answer: Along the trekking route, there are hotels and shops where you can buy mineral water for drinking. However, we advise against purchasing mineral water in plastic bottles due to a lack of proper disposal facilities. Instead, we recommend bringing AQUA tablets to purify the normal water available at the campsite and along the way.

Question: Can I charge my mobile phone on my trip?

Answer: Yes, you can charge your mobile phone during your trip. However, charging facilities may be limited and may come with a small fee, especially at higher altitudes. Remember to bring your adapters! And we advise you to take extra battery incase.

Question: Are there any communication facilities on my trip?

Answer: Communication facilities are limited on the Amphu Labtsa Pass route. While some lodges may have satellite phones for emergencies, it’s best to have a satellite phone or a communication device like a personal locator beacon (PLB) for safety.

Question: When should I book my trip and what are the payment terms?

Answer: To avoid misunderstandings, we recommend booking your trip with us as soon as possible. While we strive to accommodate last-minute bookings, a 25% advance deposit is required to confirm your reservation. The remaining payment can be made upon arrival in Nepal.

Question: Who will carry my luggage on the express Amphu Labtsa pass?

Answer: We provide porters to transfer your luggage. As we are a responsible trekking tour operator agency, every porter carries a maximum of 24 kilos of your backpack which means 2 guests (12 kg luggage of each guest): 1 porter basis.

Question: How much distance do I walk each day?

Answer: The distance you walk each day on the Amphu Labtsa Pass route can vary, but on average, you might trek around 10-15 kilometers (6-9 miles) per day, depending on the specific itinerary and conditions.

Question: Where can I organize my personal climbing gear?

Answer: You can organize your personal climbing gear for the Amphu Labtsa Pass trekking in Kathmandu. There are several outdoor gear shops that offer a wide range of climbing equipment for rent or purchase. It’s advisable to bring any specialized gear you have and rent the rest in Kathmandu to ensure you have everything you need for the trek.

Question: How much additional money do I need per day?

Answer: For the Amphu Labtsa Pass trek, you might need approximately $20 to $30 per day for additional expenses such as snacks, hot showers, tea/coffee, charging electronics, and any unforeseen costs.

Adventure Amphu Labtsa pass highlights

  • Discover the best Himalayan view at 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, an ancient monastery, Local Sherpa, and their lifestyles.

Notes for the Amphu Labtsa pass trekkers!

For trekkers planning to tackle the challenging Amphu Labtsa Pass, there are several important notes to consider. Firstly, ensure you have the necessary climbing and trekking permits, as this is a restricted area. Proper acclimatization is crucial due to the high altitudes involved, so plan your itinerary accordingly.

Weather conditions can be harsh and unpredictable, so be prepared with appropriate gear and clothing. Due to the technical nature of the pass, it’s recommended to have prior mountaineering experience or to hire an experienced guide.

Communication facilities are limited, so consider bringing a satellite phone or personal locator beacon for emergencies. Lastly, respect the local culture and environment by following designated trails and disposing of waste properly.

However, its a general guideline, and this trip is possible to modify to accommodate your specific requirements. Factors such as local politics, landslides, flight cancellations, weather, or other unforeseen circumstances beyond our control may result in itinerary changes during the trip.

While major alterations are unlikely, our trip leaders will decide on the best alternative option if changes are necessary, considering the group’s best interests. We strive to minimize the impact of any changes, but we cannot be held responsible for resulting delays or consequences.

What makes Amphu Labtsa pass very special?

A trek to Amphu Labtsa Pass is highly regarded by tourists for its adventurous and challenging nature. It offers stunning views of the Himalayas and remote landscapes. It’s renowned for its technical climbs and requires proper mountaineering skills, adding to its allure for adventure enthusiasts. Additionally, the route passes through traditional Sherpa villages, providing a glimpse into the local culture and way of life.

At Gokyo Treks and Expedition, we prioritize quality services and your safety and satisfaction are our top priorities. Our team consists of professional, well-trained, and certified local guides who have a deep understanding of the destination. Additionally, we commits to benefit local communities and conserving natural resources, which ultimately reduces costs and consumption.

Amphu Labtsa High Pass Traveler’s Review

Mera Peak and Amphu Lapcha Pass with Gokyo Treks

April 12, 2019

We had the pleasure to use the services of Gokyo Treks & Expeditions during our tour. It was 19 days in the mountains, trekking and Mera Peak, and Amphu Lapcha Pass climbing.

Services were professional, staff 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.

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Tomasz Glazik, Gdynia, Poland

Mera Peak and Amphu Lapcha Pass Climb, 10/2018

October 21, 2018

We were a 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 friends who did the same climbing trip from Gokyo Treks & Expedition before.

We had a great time during the journey the weather was perfect while climbing Mera peak and also the day of climbing Amphu Labtsa Pass.

Ammar was a nice guy, answering 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 friendly, 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 a helicopter without any extra charge. Thank you for your great service and I definitely return to Nepal in near future for other mountain climbing with Gokyo treks agency.

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Justyana from Bydgoszcz, Poland.

Mera Peak and Amphu Lapcha Pass with Gokyo Treks & Expeditions

October 17, 2018

We had pleasure to use services of Gokyo Treks & Expeditions during our tour. It was 19 days in the 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.

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Justyna Soboczyńska, Oliwa, Gdansk, Poland.

Response from Gokyo Treks Nepal

Thank you Justyna for your time in writing us about Mera peak summit climbing combined Amphu Laptsa pass climbing in Nepal. We are very much looking forward to serve or your next climbing trip in the Himalayas.

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