Mera Peak and Island Peak Climbing via Amphu Labchaa Pass-Itinerary, Cost, Distance, In Nepal

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Introduction Mera Peak and Island Peak Climbing via Amphu Labcha Pass In Nepal

The Mera Peak and Island Peak Climbing via Amphu Laptsa Pass combined introductory excursion provides an excellent opportunity to gain valuable mountaineering experience.

Feel the unrivaled excitement of camping in the cold wilderness to explore the untamed beauty of Island Peak (6,189m) and conquer the height of Mera Peak (6,476m), two of Nepal’s most sought-after peaks, via the isolated Hinku valley and a crossing of the breathtaking and tricky Amphu Laptsa Pass (5,780m).

Mera Mountain, at 6,476 meters, is Nepal’s highest allowed trekking peak, located south of Everest and in the densely forested Hinku valley. Island Peak, located in the Khumbu region, is a section of Lhotse Sher’s south ridge, surrounded by a spectacular view of the semicircle Nuptse Sher in the north, Cho Polo, and Makalu in the east.

Baruntse, Amphu, and Ama Dablam are to the south. Mera Peak is a less technical peak than Island Peak, despite the fact that it requires crossing very high, steep passages and a difficult summit.

In addition, the ascent to the summit of Island Peak is steeper than that of Mera.

The peaks of Chamlang, Kanchanjunga, Makalu, and Baruntse in the east, and Cho-Oyu, Ama Dablam, and Kangtega in the west provide one of the most beautiful panoramic vistas of five 8,000m summits.

To the north, Everest can be seen over Lhotse’s enormous unclimbed south face and the Nuptse ridge.

The thrilling mountain flight arrives in Lukla (a.k.a Gateway of Everest Base Camp Trek). The first days of the journey to Mera Peak take you off the usual path of Hinku valley, away from the busy Everest route.

Before starting out to scale higher heights, our Sherpa climbing guide gives instruction on various climbing tactics and skills.

Rest day at high altitude after several nights over 5,000m to ensure that you are properly acclimatized before ascending to Mera la, High Camp for the summit push.

From the highest portion of Everest’s Khumbu region, the summit of Island Peak appears to be practically at the same level as the passage of the most tricky glaciated Amphu Laptsa Pass.

A comfortable scramble, an intriguing rock ridge, and then onto a fantastic glacier with the gorgeous and breathtaking landscapes of nearby peaks Nuptse, Lhotse, Cho Oyu, Ama Dablam, and Baruntse are all part of a climb of Island Peak.

Following the Sherpa heartland, we shall descend after the ascent. From here, the path back to Lukla to complete the journey is shorter.

This excursion is for individuals who want to climb Mera Peak, then ascend the more tricky Island Peak with sufficient acclimatization and contingency days to increase their chances of reaching the summits comfortably.

Mera Peak & Island Peak Climbing via Amphu Labcha Pass
Destination: Mera Peak Climbing and Amphu Lapcha Pass (Source: Icicles Adventure)

This excursion is suitable for anyone who has little or no prior experience with an ice ax and crampons, although it does necessitate a high level of physical condition.

Highlights Of Mera Peak and Island Peak Climbing via Amphu Labcha Pass In Nepal

  • With sufficient acclimatization and contingency days, climb Mera and Island Peak.
  • Views from the summits of two of Nepal’s iconic “trekking” peaks are breathtaking.
  • Pass through the Amphu Laptsa Pass
  • Trekking in the secluded Hingku valley is high and wild.
  • Trekking to Namche Bazaar Sherpa Culture through the Everest region
  • Visit the world heritage monuments of Pashupatinath (a prominent Hind shrine), Boudhanath (a gigantic Buddhist stupa), and Swyambhunath (a monkey temple) during a full-day sightseeing tour of Kathmandu.
  • Learn how to use specialized climbing equipment.
  • Beautiful glaciers will be followed.
  • Discover Nepal’s breathtaking natural beauty.

The beginning of the journey towards Mera Peak and Island Peak

Because Tribhuwan International Airport in Nepal’s only international airport, you will arrive in Kathmandu. Arrival in Kathmandu necessitates an overnight stay in a hotel. The following day, we will go out early in the morning for Mera Peak and Island Peak.

Don’t Worry, We’ll Pick You up!

On your arrival, we will pick you up from the airport and drop you off at your hotel in a private vehicle, and vice versa on your departure. Our agent will be holding a booklet with your name on it at the Tribhuvan International Airport. As a welcoming gesture, they will either give you a Khada or Marigold garland and then drive you to your accommodation. To take use of this free service, please provide your flight information.

Best Time For Mera Peak and Island Peak

Because no one is beyond nature, the weather is one of the most significant aspects to consider while determining whether or not to trek to Mera Peak and Island Peak. People climb up to Mera Peak and Island Peak all year, but there are ups and downs in every season. It is best to trek in the spring and autumn when the sky is crystal clear from night to morning, the wet weather stops, and the dense sun-blocking clouds recede. The most beautiful landscapes are created by the magic of bright azure skies. With those amazing vistas, the climate is also excellent, with the sun being warm and the atmosphere not being as cold as in other months after delving into the sun.

Although it is more difficult to travel during the winters and monsoons due to heavy snowfall and low temperatures, this is what attracts many trekkers.

The temperature changes dramatically as one climbs a mountain. The temperature drops as you climb higher in elevation. This reason’s average temperature is listed below.

Temperatures range from 9 to 21 degrees Celsius at 1500 meters altitude.
Temperatures range from 3 to 15 degrees Celsius at an elevation of 2500 meters.
Temperatures range from -4 to 7 degrees Celsius at an elevation of 3500 meters.
Temperatures range from -10 to 0 degrees Celsius at an elevation of 4500 meters.
Temperatures range from -17 to -11 degrees Celsius at an elevation of 5500 meters.
Temperatures range from -14 to -21 degrees Celsius at an elevation of 6500 meters.

The weather in the Himalayas is notoriously unreliable, with temperatures fluctuating dramatically from day to night.

Mera Peak and Island Peak Climbing via Amphu Labcha Pass
Destination: Mera Peak Climbing and Amphu Lapcha Pass (Source: Himalayan Dynasty)

Trekking group/single

We organize both group and private treks. Group discounts are available dependent on the size of your group. The larger your group, the greater the savings. Please see our price list for further information. Simply click the – we offer group discounts – link on the right.

Having said that, we can accommodate groups of any size and even add an assistant guide for groups of 12 or more.

A typical day on the Mera Peak and Island Peak

Every day will be rewarded with a one-of-a-kind experience of walking, climbing, shooting photography, and touring the surrounding villages. We are accompanied on the adventure by experienced, pleasant, and trained professional Sherpas who provide us with information and historical facts about the locations as we travel. We’ll be escorted by the porters who will be carrying our bags. We will, however, be bringing our standard day bag pack of essentials.

The day begins with a nice cup of tea or coffee in the morning. We set off on the day’s walk from 7 AM to 8 AM, depending on the duration and nature of the day’s trek, after packing our bags and eating a hearty breakfast. Lunch will be provided at midday on the route to the next destination after three to four hours of trekking, and we will continue after roughly an hour of rest.

The trek in the afternoon is usually shorter, lasting two to three hours. We nibble on the additional dietary food once we arrive at our overnight lodge/tea house/tent. We’ll have some free time to go exploring in the area.

Dinner is served between 6 and 7 p.m. We engage in cordial chats and review the events of the day after dinner and before going to bed. The expedition leader/guide will give us an overview of the next day’s activities.

Following the briefing, we play board games such as monopoly and cards, as well as viewed accessible mountaineering documentaries. Most visitors learn the Nepalese language in a light and enjoyable manner from our personnel or read books before retiring to their beds for a well-deserved rest.

How to Communicate During the Trek?

For a nominal fee, you can use the internet at the lodges, but after you reach high elevations, you’ll have to communicate via phone.

Our office will connect with all of our valued clients by Signal, WhatsApp, phone, Messenger, and other means at least once a day to ensure that they are fine, safe, and comfortable.

You might get some signals along the route, depending on the network you’re using, but they’re not particularly strong at high altitudes. In Kathmandu, though, you may easily obtain a local sim card.

In most cases, you will be able to connect to the internet at all of the lodges/hotels where you will be staying.

Wi-Fi is usually available during the walk-in lodges/lodges for an additional fee.

Extra personal expenses on trekking

In Kathmandu, the clients are responsible for their own meals and lodging. You may book them conveniently online, or we can do it for you if you want.

Similarly, you must pay for visa processing, travel insurance, beverages, trip snacks, hot and cold drinks, souvenirs, and tips to trekking crew members, among other things. Bringing cash (Dollars) and changing it to Rupees is recommended. In the Nepali market, only Rupees are accepted.

Electricity, battery recharge, water on trekking

In all lodges, electricity for camera and phone recharge is available at an additional expense. During the trip, you can either buy pre-packaged mineral water or bring boiled water with you. You will also receive a water-purifying pill.

We advise against drinking water from rivers or taps because the water may be contaminated.

Trek travel insurance

This Trek requires travel insurance. Before beginning the hike, all trekkers must produce a copy of their comprehensive travel insurance policy certificate to us. Medical and emergency repatriation must be covered, as well as helicopter rescue and evacuation costs at high altitudes (up to 6000m).

Based on the experiences of our former clients, we may recommend insurance firms to you. We do not, however, sell insurance coverage. Within a week of booking the trek, we ask that all trek participants provide us with their comprehensive insurance information. In an emergency, we’ll prepare a speedy, successful rescue using your insurance policy and other documentation you supplied us.

Before you acquire travel insurance, call your provider and double-check that it covers helicopter rescue and evacuation up to 6000 meters. Do not rely solely on the material of the insurance company’s website.

How to get a visa for Nepal?

Except for Indian nationals, all foreigners must have a valid visa to enter Nepal. At Tribhuvan International Airport and Nepal’s borders with India and Tibet, you can obtain an on-arrival visa. Visit for additional details.

You’ll need a passport that’s valid for at least six months, a passport-size photo, and visa fees to apply for a visa. A 30-day visa costs $50 at the moment (to be paid in cash).

A free visa will be given to children under the age of ten. It is strongly recommended that you examine the current regulations. Visa regulations are subject to change at any time. Citizens of China and members of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) (Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka) are exempt from visa fees.

Certain countries’ citizens may be denied a visa upon arrival. On-arrival visas are not available for citizens of Nigeria, Ghana, Zimbabwe, Swaziland, Cameroon, Somalia, Liberia, Ethiopia, Iraq, Palestine, and Afghanistan. If you are a citizen of one of these countries, please contact the Nepalese Embassy in your country.

Before we embark on our journey, we’ll double-check everything (luggage, equipment, etc.) during our briefing.

Currency Exchange in Nepal | USD to NPR

Nepali Rupees (NPR/Rs) are the local currency.

(1 USD = ~ Rs.124 NPR).

You can exchange major foreign currencies through local banks and legitimate money exchanges in Kathmandu and all over Thamel. Legitimate money exchanges display their ongoing exchange rates visibly to the public.

Please note – only 100 INR (Indian Rupees) and 2000 INR notes are legal in Nepal.

Despite having the security advantage of traveler’s cheques, we prefer cash exchange. It helps avoid lengthy processes and high bank commissions. 

You can withdraw cash (in Rupees)from ATMs all over Kathmandu and Thamel itself. Many of these ATMs are open around the clock. The maximum withdrawal amount is 35,000 Rupees for a 500 Rupees processing fee for foreign cards.

If you use the money exchange facilities at banks and financial institutions, they impose a service charge fee of about 4% or more.

During the trek, there are no banks and money exchange services so you should exchange your money in Kathmandu, depending on how much personal expense you require. Only Nepali Rupee is accepted in trekking regions.

Most established banks in Asia will only accept foreign currency notes that are not old, torn, or faded. Please ensure that you have new, clean notes.

How much luggage can I take during the Trek?

Your luggage must not exceed 9 kilograms per trekker. One porter will be allocated to each of the two trekkers, and the total weight of their luggage should not exceed 18 kg. Our porters are never overworked.

You may, however, need to bring your own knapsack or backpack (with valuables or anything important). Carry only what you need. Excess baggage can be safely stored at your hotel or at our store for no charge.

Before we begin the journey, we will double-check everything (luggage, equipment, etc.) during our briefing.

Trek Safely

All of our clients’ safety, security, and happiness are guaranteed by us. We place the highest priority on your safety. For each trip, we will bring all of the essential gear, equipment, and first-aid kits. Our guides and leaders have completed thorough first-aid training.

If a trekker becomes ill as a result of the altitude, we will analyze the situation and keep everyone safe. In the event of an emergency, the rescue chopper will be on standby to transport you back to the lower elevation. Every team member will be together for safety during the walk, and there will be no danger of being lost in hazardous terrains.

Responsible travel

Our philosophy is to photograph the voyage while leaving only footsteps. We believe in sustainable tourism and exclusively offer eco-friendly excursions.

We collaborate with the Kathmandu Environmental Education Project (KEEP) to plan eco-friendly itineraries that satisfy the needs of both tourists and local populations in the trekking areas.

Our Crew

Our knowledgeable guide/Sherpa will accompany us on the trek to ensure your safety and comfort. Your stuff will be carried by porters.

Our members are locals from high Himalayan remote places, and they have exceptional physical endurance at high altitudes.

We value all of our employees, so we pay them well and take care of their insurance, clothing, food, and lodging throughout the trip. When our guides and porters become unwell or injured, they receive medical attention.

Only happy people can make others happy, thus we always make sure that our team members are happy. Members of our trek/expedition team have the following qualifications:

  • Authorized Trekking Guide Training Certificate
  • Intensive Wilderness First Aid Training
  • Fluency in English and another major language
  • Conservation and Biodiversity Training
  • Experience with rock climbing

Tipping during trek

Tipping is optional and should be dependent on the quality of service received. A tip is an accepted and respected technique in Nepali society to express gratitude (Dhanyabad) for good service.

On the last day of the walk, the majority of our guests offer advice. The amount you tip is totally up to you, and it may be more or less based on your impression of service quality, the length of your trip, your budget, and your appreciation for their efforts.

100% Guaranteed Booking

We are a government-approved and bonded trek and tour company in Nepal. We are also members of the Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA) and the Trekking Agency Association of Nepal (TAAN) (NMA). As a result, you may book your trek/expedition with complete trust.

As a deposit, we require 10% of the total trip cost. Within a week of booking, please send your documentation, including a copy of your passport, passport-size pictures, travel insurance policy, and arrival and departure flight information.

You can make a 10% deposit via bank transfer, western union, or online payment on our website, and the full balance when you arrive in Nepal. Cash, bank transfer, and credit cards are all acceptable methods of payment. In addition, you will receive payment choices in your email.

Last-minute Trek booking in Nepal

Even though it is always a good idea to plan ahead for your excursions. However, for those who are unable to do so, we provide a special last-minute booking option. To take advantage of this benefit, you must pay the entire trip cost 24 hours before the trek’s departure.

Even while we do our best to plan treks at any time, there is a small potential of a trek delay due to events beyond our control, such as the inability to obtain air tickets or unfavorable weather.

Can I extend my trip?

If you wish to stay in Nepal for a few days after the trip, we can arrange enjoyable activities for you, such as exploring areas in and around Kathmandu, Chitwan jungle safari, paragliding, rafting, canoeing, and so on.


We offer a farewell meal at the end of the trek, and we will also award you with a trek completion certificate after dinner (hard copy). It’s also a great opportunity to tell us about your experience and provide us feedback.

Overview Of Mera Peak and Island Peak Climbing via Amphu Laptsa Pass

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  • The Mera Peak Climbing and Amphu Labcha pass consists of Nepal’s most popular peak, Mera, with spectacular views of the high Himalayan panorama, crossing the difficult Amphu Lapcha La Pass, exploring Honku valley, Honku glacier, large frozen lakes, and Pachpokhari (five lakes).
  • The Island Peak Climbing expedition takes you from the bustling and hustling Namche Bazaar in Everest, Nepal, to the stunning Dingboche at 4,352m via the Sherpa capital of the bustling and hustling Dingboche at 4,352m.
  • An exciting mountaineering expedition to Island Peak (6,189m), one of Nepal’s most popular trekking peaks, for breathtaking panoramic views of five of the world’s top ten highest 8,000m mountains; Everest, Lhotse, Kanchanjunga, Makalu, and Cho-Oyu, via the high spectacular and challenging Amphu Laptsa Pass in the Himalayas- an ultimate diverse climbing adventure leading to a


You are cordially invited to visit Nepal, the Himalayan country. The experience of flying to Nepal is always unique, as it feels like you're on an adventure journey with panoramic views of snow-capped mountains beneath your plane. After clearing immigration and customs, a representative will show your name on the firm signboard at the Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) in Kathmandu's exit airport terminals. Then, in a private conveyance, you will be welcomed, greeted, and guided to the hotel in the heart of Thamel, which is a really delightful area in the heart of the city. Thamel is a wonderful neighborhood with excellent restaurants and stores. Following check-in at the hotel, there will be a meeting and travel briefing orientation session later that evening. Then it's up to you to settle in and take in your new surroundings. Our helpful staff is here to offer any guidance or assistance.

Today, after breakfast, we will go on a full-day sightseeing tour of the Kathmandu Valley, taking in the most important cultural, religious, and historic monuments as well as world heritage sites. The tour guide leads us to the sacred Hindu temple of Pashupatinath, one of the world's largest Hindu temples dedicated to Lord Shiva, the famous "Monkey Temple" Swyambhunath, an ancient religious complex atop a hill in the Kathmandu valley, and the Buddhist shrine Buddhanath, the world's largest Buddhist Stupa, which dominates the skyline. Following the trip, a trekking briefing orientation, guide introduction, and final check of climbing equipment for hike will ensure that you are fully prepared for the thrilling journey ahead.

We arrive at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) in Kathmandu for an early morning flight to Lukla, a dramatic mountain little airfield that serves as the starting point for one of the great magnificent flights above natural splendor and the white Nepali Himalayas. This is one of the world's most picturesque flight routes, with a landing on a hillside surrounded by high mountains. After a quick 40-minute flight, we arrive in Lula, the starting point for our adventure to Mera. The rest of the Mera peak crews will be waiting for us when we arrive, and we will begin our trailhead moving eastwards, higher above the picturesque Dudh Khosi, leaving for the popular Everest Base Camp trail. The trail leads through hamlets and wood yards until it reaches a dense forest of Silver fir, birch pastures, and rhododendron and pine forests. There are various little streams along the way, and the entire area is known as Chutanga, which is a summer pasture. The rest of the day was spent relaxing, acclimating, and exploring the surrounding communities.

Today's trek begins with a difficult ascent to pass the Kalo Himal Ridge in the Nau Lekh range; from here, we enter the Hinku valley, leaving the Khumbu valley behind, and a sense of pristine isolation prevails. An ancient group of Buddhist chortens marks the start of a hard uphill trail. We continue on to Zatrwa La pass (4610m), where we are greeted in traditional Buddhist style with prayer flags. The views across the Dudh Kosi towards Karyolung and the Lumding Himal appear quite stunning on a clear day after celebrating our first pass. Furthermore, we receive our first look at the panorama across the Hinku River Valley's rolling hillsides. We arrived in Thuli Karkha, where we enjoyed a well-deserved night's rest, in less than an hour.

Another magnificent day awaits, with gorgeous hills dotted with rhododendrons, Nepal's national flower. The hike is short and mostly downhill. The trail follows hills above the Hinku Valley, providing spectacular views of Mera Peak's South Face. A nice trek winds up to Kothe through gorgeous Himalayan pine and rhododendron trees, and bamboo, and along a ridge to the Hinku River.

When we continue walking along the Ridge of Hinku, the first time viewing and enjoying River stream view on the destination surrounded by towering view of Mera Peak and other mountains, we understand we have entered the high Himalayan mountains. The views of Kyashar (6,769m) and Kusum Karguru are spectacular (6,367m). The walk is a steady and gradual ascent up the valley, with the first half taking us along a rocky track beside the river. Then rise above the river level to green yak pastures (kharka). On the west bank of the Hinku Drangka, we walk through the Gondishung, where a historic monastery and a summer herder's hamlet are worth seeing. We hike for a while to get to Thagnang, a summer grazing region with a few rustic hotels and small shops.

Leaving towards Khare, our hike proceeds eastwards, acclimating and enjoying the scenery as we ascend steadily to our objective. The magnificent views of the surrounding peaks continue to open up after a two-and-a-half-hour hike up the daring lateral moraine of Dig Glacier to walk on the big pasture of Dig Khraka. The hike then continues up a steep incline through moraines to the Hinku Nup and Shar Glaciers' snouts. For just over an hour, we cross the stream and follow the track across the boulder-strewn mountainside. The difficult ascent leads us to Khare, which offers a spectacular view of Mera Peak.

Before continuing, we'll take today off to acclimate, explore, and practice the key ice-climbing skills with the help of our professional climbing guide. After breakfast, we climb a steep ridge to the beginnings of the Mera Glacier, which we will later follow to the Mera La pass. We will use this chance to practice glacial travel skills and organize a session on the glacier. First, we teach you how to use crampons, rope, and an ice axe, among other things. Following that, we will provide instruction on peak climbing skills as well as the right use of climbing equipment such as the ice ax, climbing boots and crampons, harness, ascender, and so on. The course will also cover how to ascend and descend using the ropes. This aids our preparation for the Mera summit. Although prior training or expertise is not required for this hike to Mera Peak Base Camp, we believe that having past climbing experience will strengthen your confidence and climbing skills, increasing your chances of reaching the summit and allowing you to completely enjoy the experience. We return to Khare later in the day for an overnight stay.

Today will be an exhilarating day, as if it were your first day of mountaineering, with three hours of climbing up a boulder-strewn path to the glacier, which leads to Mera La. After arriving at the glacier's snout, we completely equip ourselves with crampons, harnesses, mountaineering boots, and ice axes. Crampon and ice ax tactics that we just learned will come in handy as we climb into the glacier. This exposed pass serves as a base camp before the next day's ascent to Mera's high camp. The views from the past, as well as your first mountaineering experience, are breathtaking. We first climb to the Mera La (5,410m), then back up the ridge to the back of the Mera base camp, where we will rest for the night.

Today, we travel from base camp to high camp through Mera la pass, a difficult rocky trail that leads to the high camp at a height of 5,800 meters. It serves as a great starting point for the last ascent to the peak. After crossing the Mera La, the trail bears left (south) and follows gentle angled snow slopes. After a short distance, a crevasse-filled terrain appears. These can readily be walked around in normal conditions, however seeing into their deep, black depths is always striking. The crevasses eventually give way to slightly steeper but open snow slopes that lead to the summit camp without trouble. When we arrive at the High Camp, we are greeted with spectacular views of Everest, Makalu, and the Nuptse, with the Lhotse wall immediately ahead. These magnificent mountains are bathed in a magical light as the sun sets. We can also see the majority of the summit route. To prepare for tomorrow's summit bid, we obtain a good night's sleep.

We get up early with warming cups of tea and set out into the cold on our way to Mera Peak's peak. As we make our way up the Mera glacier at a moderate, steady pace, the climbing is rather straightforward. As we slowly but steadily climb higher into the ever-thinning air, the course remains non-technical. Early in the morning, a bid from the high camp to the summit will be made, and it will take around 4 to 6 hours to reach the summit. The sun's early rays cast a stunning red hue across the peaks. Depending on the weather, we may attach to a fixed rope at the base of the final steep summit cone. Only a few meters separate you from the summit. The summit, which we've all been working so hard to reach, is just around the corner. The slope steepens behind the ridge for a length, and the summit reappears. The 360 panorama is one of the most beautiful and magnificent views of Baruntse (7129m), Haling (7319m), and NauLekh (6360m), with Makalu (8481m) rising in the background. We're far enough back that the smaller peaks don't impede the view, yet we're still right in the middle of this spectacular alpine panorama. We take our time taking it all in before returning to Khare for our overnight stay at the lodge, which is roughly a 2-hour descent. This has been a long but rewarding day.

We've set aside an extra day as a spare or contingency day in case of weather or acclimatization issues. This extra day provides some flexibility and can be put to good use for a second summit attempt. This is also a backup day in case there are any other delays along the road, such as the Lukla flight. If everything goes well and you reach the top on the summit day, this day will be used to prepare for the next day's hike. This day will be used as a free day in Kathmandu if it is not used as a contingency day.

We trek today across the secluded valley of the top yak pastures of this after a successful expedition to Mera summit. We will have breathtaking views of the Himalayan valley along the way. It's almost shocking to learn that the two magnificent mountains we're driving straight for are Everest and Lhotse.

To reach Amphu Lapcha base camp, trek through inaccessible areas of the high-altitude Himalayas. Even during peak tourist season, we rarely see other hikers on this route because it is off the usual path. Just past White Lake, the first in a sequence of lakes in the upper Honku Basin, we begin a difficult ascent. The Honku Valley's wilderness is a must-see. The Honku Valley is pure mountain wildness, with Chamlang (7321m) on the right and hanging glaciers on its South-West and North-West faces.

We begin our journey from the south base camp of Amphu Lapcha to the north base camp of Amphu Lapcha early in the morning across steep stretches of rock and ice to reach the pass when the snow is stable and before the sun melts the snow. Climbing ropes are likely to be used wherever they appear to be required. The final stretch of the ascent to Amphu Lapcha is made up of snow shovels. On the other side, a hard fall on fixed lines leads down to the moraine, which must be attempted.

The trek today is downhill down the moraine that connects Chukkung, the Island Peak's beginning point. The Khumbu Region's civilization is now introduced to us through the wilderness of the distant Hinku Valley. A little above Pangboche Village, the Imja Khola enters the Dudh Koshi river. At Pangboche, there is a well-known monastery that is thought to be the oldest in the Khumbu region. It's a joy to arrive in Pangboche after a few days of strenuous mountaineering and hiking. Spending the night in the coziness of one of the occupied village's lodges is a warm welcome that we believe is well deserved.

Despite the need for acclimatization, we use this day to prepare for the climb. Under the supervision of a Sherpa climbing guide, we will undertake instruction on peak climbing techniques and the use of climbing gear such as climbing boots and crampons, harnesses, and rope climbing up and down. Climbing Island Peak does not necessitate any prior climbing expertise. Such training possibilities, without a doubt, will raise climber confidence, polish climbing skills, and increase the odds of reaching the top. However, people who are embarking on their first trips may find the training to be extremely beneficial.

As we travel from Chukung up an open valley with beautiful scenery and mountain views, it will be another pretty easy day. Along the glacial moraine of ImjaTsho glacier lake, we steadily ascend to base camp. Tented Camp is where you'll spend the night.

We start our journey early today, using a lantern to illuminate our way up the rocky road through the rock gorge that leads to the summit glacier pass. When crampons and ice axes are required, our guide will tie a rope into the crevasses of the glacier. We walk in the same direction as the tour guide. The trail is generally well-marked and twists its way up snow gullies and rock bands until easing off to a little plateau where we'll be able to relax and take in the first rays of the morning sun. On the brink of the glacier, we'll witness a stunning sunrise. The top is reached through a steep snow slope that leads to an exhilarating ridge crossing. Being on the summit is a once-in-a-lifetime experience, and we'll have plenty of time to celebrate our achievement, take in the breathtaking panoramic views of the Alps, and take as many photos as possible before returning to Base Camp. We make our way all the way down to Chhukung, where we will spend the night.

This contingency day has been added to the program in case the previous day's summit attempt was canceled owing to inclement weather, acclimatization issues, or other factors. If the trip is free of problems and impediments and works smoothly, the day will be cut short as a result of the schedule changes.

We'll head down the valley through Dingboche and on to Tengboche after a leisurely breakfast in Chukung. We're taking it easy today after yesterday's heavy effort. We'll spend one more night at the monastery, where we'll get spectacular views of AmaDablam and other sights.

We make our way back to Namche from Tengboche by retracing our ways. We begin by descending to cross the Dudh Kosi River, then ascend and contour to Namche.

This will be our final day on the trekking routes, and as we return down the Dudh Kosi valley, it will be a long but satisfying day. The views will be completely different from this angle. We eventually arrive in Lukla, a huge town with an airport where we will fly back to Kathmandu the next day.

If everything goes according to plan, the flight to Kathmandu is usually scheduled for the morning. The magnificent morning flight back to Kathmandu provides us one more opportunity to have a close look at the mighty snow-capped Himalayas in the distance and bid the mountains farewell. Your guide will meet you at the airport and transport you to your hotel in Kathmandu. You have the remainder of the day free to relax, rejuvenate, and perhaps take an excursion to see more of the city before the group's last evening celebration, which will include a special supper.

We really hope you enjoyed your trekking vacation in Nepal's gorgeous highlands with us. You have nothing else to do but get ready and excited to return home. As a result, you can use your free time to go last-minute shopping for souvenirs or gifts for your family, friends, or relatives until your departure flight, which is approximately 3 hours before your scheduled flight; our personal representative will drive you to the international airport for your final departure home in a private vehicle. You say your goodbyes to Kathmandu and Nepal until your next visit. On the journey back to your home, you'll reminisce about the fantastic adventures and make plans for your next adventure in Nepal's beautiful country.



  • Private Transportation provides airport and hotel transfers in Kathmandu.
  • Three nights' lodging in a specified hotel in Kathmandu, including breakfast.
  • During trekking and climbing, teahouses and tented accommodations are available.
  • The cost of a full day sightseeing trip of the Kathmandu Valley includes the cost of a tour guide, private vehicle, and entrance fees to World Heritage Sites.
  • Domestic flight and airport departure taxes for Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu.
  • Meals are included in the Tea House/Lodge lodging. During the journey, you will be served breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
  • English-speaking, government-licensed climbing guide, trekking guide, cook, and porter to assist hikers with their luggage.
  • All necessary paperwork, including trekking permits and climbing permits for Mera Peak and Island Peak.
  • Meals, insurance, wages, accommodation, transportation, airfare, and other necessary equipment are covered for guides and porters.
  • First-aid kit
  • Sleeping bags and a down jacket were set up for the climb.
  • Extra dietary needs are catered for.
  • All federal, state, and local taxes.
  • Assistance in planning a rescue operation in the event of a medical emergency (funded by travel insurance).
  • After a successful trek, the trekkers are given a certificate of appreciation.
  • Dinner to say our goodbyes.


  • International flights are available.
  • Charges for excess baggage.
  • In Kathmandu, have lunch and dinner.
  • Early arrival, late departure, or early return from trekking (for any reason) before the planned itinerary necessitates an extra night in Kathmandu.
  • Shopping, snacks, bar bills, bottle or boiled water, shower, Wi-Fi, laundry, telephone call, bettery re-charge fee, extra porters, and so on are examples of personal expenses.
  • Clothing and equipment for personal use.
  • Oxygen chamber (PAC) or altitude chamber (PAC)
  • If needed, a personal climbing guide can be arranged.
  • Climbing gear for individuals
  • Travel insurance is a need.
  • Tips for the porters and guides.
  • Additional costs or delays resulting from management's lack of control, such as landscape, bad weather, itinerary changes due to safety concerns, illness, change of government policy, political instability raising strikes, crisis, and so on.

Mera Peak and Island Peak Climbing via Amphu Laptsa Pass - 25 Days

How long does it take to climb Mera Peak?

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It’s a tall peak at 6476 meters, but the standard path needs little difficult climbing. Our escorted tour lasts 21 days, from the time we arrive in Kathmandu to the time we return home. The total number of trekking and climbing days is 16, with two summit days.

How long does it take to climb Island Peak?

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Before attempting to climb Island Peak, we strongly advise you to acclimate for 13–14 days. This is a three-week excursion in all. After the climb, you can spend extra time in Kathmandu, explore Pokhara, or go white water rafting.

Is Mera Peak to climb hard?

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Climbing Mera Peak is not particularly complex and does not include a hard technical climb, but the high altitude, which reaches 6461 meters at the top, makes it a difficult climb. The hike to Mera mountain, unlike other trekking peaks in Nepal, is rather easy.

Can I climb Island Peak alone?

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Climbing Island Peak can be done on its alone or in conjunction with Mera Peak or the Everest Base Camp Trek. However, it is sometimes utilized as an acclimatization climb before tackling a more difficult peak like Ama Dablam or Mount Everest.

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