Amphu Labtsa Pass Trek
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Amphu Labtsa Pass Trek Summary
- Duration: 18 Days
- Altitude: 6,476m/21,242 feet
- Trekking Hour: 6 Hours
- Group-Size: 2 – 10 People
- Best Time: April to November
- Trek Mode: Guest House + Tent
- Meal on Trek: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
- 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 Chhukung. Furthermore, the high pass of Amphu Lapcha offers an excellent view of Mount Everest, Lhotse, Island peak, and 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 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.
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, 3-4 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.
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.
After the pass of Col Khari La the trail carries along mountainsides 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 a splendid panorama of wooded regions below us.
Today we climb up to a pass at 4400m and descend towards Thuli Karkha, which means “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, 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.
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 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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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. 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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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 USD 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].
- Any other things which are not mentioned above
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: Is this trekking Safe for Solo Female Trekkers?
Answer: Absolutely. Nepal is a safe country to travel to for solo travelers; this trek is perfectly safe for solo female trekkers. We have been organizing the Annapurna base camp trek even for solo female travelers since its establishment.
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 normally but the rooms are clean cozy beds 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 them 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 have attached restaurants. They cook a delicious range of mostly vegetarian such as Pasta, tuna bakes, noodles, potatoes, eggs, curry rice, bread, soups, and fresh vegetables (variety depends on the season)
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 and hot tea/coffee.
Question: What opportunities will I have for a shower along with the Amphu Labtsa pass journey?
Answer: As you go lodge trek, you can get a shower at 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 bring AQUA 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 take extra batteries along with you.
Question: Are there any communication facilities on Mera Peak with Amphu Lepcha pass climbing?
Answer: Everest Link is an internet service provider founded in 2014 that provides high-speed internet and Wi-Fi in the Everest Region. It is the only internet provider on the Amphu Lepcha trail, making it the world’s tallest internet service.
If you wish to stay connected with better WIFI to your family, friends, or business, we suggest you buy Everest Link Internet. It’s better than other NETWORK connections and you can buy an Everest link card easily in the shops, hotels, or any small lodges in the Everest zone.
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 the 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 a 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 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: When walking/trekking in the mountains, the distance you cover each day can vary greatly due to gradient, terrain, and altitude. As such it is very hard to give specific distances for each day, however, you have to be prepared to walk for roughly about 5 hours each day.
Question: Where can I organize my personal climbing gear?
Answer: If you have those climbing gear at your home? bring along with you. If you don’t have them then you can rent them 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 gear 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 your trek.
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.
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 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. When 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 help to conserve natural resources which reduced costs and consumption.
Amphu Labtsa High Pass Traveler’s Review
Mera Peak and Amphu Lapcha Pass with Gokyo Treks
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.
Mera Peak and Amphu Lapcha Pass Climb, 10/2018
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.
Mera Peak and Amphu Lapcha Pass with Gokyo Treks & Expeditions
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.
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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|No. of people||Price Per Person|
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|10 +||USD 2895|
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