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Mera Peak and Amphulaptsa Pass

The Mera Peak Trek in Nepal will allow you to reach high altitude and you will discover isolated and unspoiled regions of the Kumbu valley north-east of Nepal. This particular region also known as the Sherpa territory, end at the foot hills of the Everest. Apart from the sporty challenge, this trek will lead you through all the various Himalayan vegetation zones of Nepal. After a start at 2 800m in dense pine forests covering the region and crossing 7 high altitude passes you will go beyond the limits of the so called barren "arctic zone"before reaching 6 654m.

Impressive glaciers at high altitude

Notwithstanding the fact that this trek is considered one of Himalayan "classics", with its crossings of wooden and hanging bridges, of meandering rivers in high walled valleys and villages from other times; it still has a very strong taste of a high mountain expedition. Reaching impressive Himalayan glaciers of the region, like the Hinku, is a great experience. Trek Online will ensure you get enough resting days in order to facilitate the acclimatization process in a high altitude environnment.

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Trip Overview

Trekking Destination : Mera Peak and Amphulaptsa Pass
Group Size : 0
Best Time : Spring and Autumn
Maximum Altitude : 6654
Total Trip days : 22 days
Trip Cost : USD On request per PP

Outline Itinerary of Mera Peak and Amphulaptsa Pass

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Day 1: Flight to Katmandu

Day 2: Arrival in Katmandu (1 300m), transfer to hotel On arrival at Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport you will be received by our staff who will escort you to the hotel, where one of staff will give you a brief orientation of the hotel, Kathmandu, treks information and other related information that you might require while in Nepal. Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 3: Sightseeing of Katmandu

Pashupatinath: located 5 km east of Katmandu city, Pashupatinath temple is one of the holiest Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Shiva. Situated amidst a lush green natural setting on the bank of the sacred Bagmati River, the temple built in pagoda style has gilded roof and richly carved silver doors.

Boudhanath: located 8km east of Katmandu, this Stupa is one of the biggest in the world. Built by king Man Dev, it stands with four pairs of eyes in the four cardinal directions, keeping watch for righteous behavior. Syambhunath: Known as the "monkey temple", is a 2000 years old Buddhist shrine.

Durbar Square: built in the 16th century, like Nepal's other squares, it contains a royal palace "Durbar" and many temples built in traditional pagoda style "Newar"or the amazing panoramic

Day 4: Katmandu / Lukla (2 800m) / Chuttenga (3 430m) After an early breakfast you will be transferred to the domestic airport and we board a small aircraft (which usually has a capacity of 14 - 16 people) for a 45mn panoramic flight to Lukla. You will get some time to walk around and get a first hand experience of the Nepalese Himalayas while the crew sort and divide the luggage to prepare for this outstanding adventure. The first day is an easy walk, which leads towards the east in thick forest of birch, pines and rhododendron trees. Overnight stay at camp.

Day 5: Day at Chuttenga You will spend one whole day for your acclimatization before you venture higher up. A short hike can be done to stretch your legs and muscles walking up to a small peak at around 4 000m below the Zatrwa Teng Pass.Overnight stay at camp.

 Day 6: Trek to Tuli Kharka (4 300m) (+/- 7hr) You continue the ascension across the Kalo Himal Ridge in the Nau Lekh range which separates Khumbu from the Hinku Valley. The uphill climb from our camp brings us to a cairned notch in the ridge with colorful prayer flags at 4 450m. From here the path traverses across a boulder slope, round a corner and climbs once again to the Zatrwa-La at 4 600m. From here less than an hour descent will bring us to a large boulder which will be our campsite for the night at Tuli Kharka. Overnight stay at camp.

Day 7: Trek to Mousum Kharka (3 430m) (+/- 4hr)Today is a short down hill trek. As the trail descends the superb scenery of Peak 43 and Kusum Kanguru opens up in front of you and the vantage point of the Hinku valley offers grand views of the South Face of Mera Peak. The pleasant walk leads through forests of tall Himalayan pine and rhododendron trees. We camp at Mosum Kharka a clearing by the Hinku Drangka River. Overnight stay at camp.éf. : EVE-NEP5-EX 2

Day 8: Trek to Tagnag (4 360m) (+/-5hr) Our route follows the west bank of the Hinku Drangka northwards. As we leave the forest, the valley spreads out to reveal a pasture with temporary dwellings. The trail leads to a small bridge and onwards to Gondishung at 4 350m with huts and stone walled enclosures. You continue for another hour passing beyond Lungsamba as the valley narrows between the flanks of Kusum Kangguru (6 369m) to the west and the truncated far western peak of Mera (6 255m). We end today at Tagnag, a settlement of yak herders. Nowadays there are several tea houses here to cater to the needs of the local staff and porters who accompany Mera expeditions and beyond. We camp here two nights to acclimatize. Overnight stay at camp.

Day 9: Tagnag (rest day for acclimatization) Overnight stay at camp.

Day 10: Trek to Khare (5 000m) (+/- 5hr) The destination today is a short walk of 4-5h. We take it slowly to acclimatize and enjoy the surrounding scenery. Overnight stay at camp.

Day 11: Khare(rest day for acclimatization) Another rest day for acclimatization and exploration. Overnight stay at camp.

Day 12: Trek to Mera High camp Today we walk straight ahead for the high camp before our final assault on Mera peak. It is a normal straight forward climb. Overnight stay at camp.

Day 13: Summit Mera Peak and trek to Chamlang We make our way up to the summit early in the morning and enjoy the vistas around us for some time. Then we head back down. Overnight stay at camp.

Day 14: Trek to Panch Pokhari (5 480m) (+/- 5hr) Our journey leads to our next adventure over the Amphu Laptsa before we head towards the mainbusy trail of Lukla, Namche Bazaar and Thyangboche. Overnight stay at camp.

Day 15: Trek to the base of Amphulaptsa pass We trek to the base of the pass and get ready for assault on the pass. There is an opportunity to climb smaller hills behind the camp for the excellent views of the Hinku Glacier and the Mingbo-la. Here our guides will go up to the Amphu Labtsa and will fix ropes on some difficult section for the safe descent towards Imjatse Valley. Overnight stay at camp.Réf. : EVE-NEP5-EX 3

Day 16: Traverse Amphulaptsa pass (5 780m) Another big day, an early start from the camp for 2-3 h trek leads us to the top of the pass. From the pass overlooking stunning views of the impressive south face of the Lhotse, Lhotse shar, the summit of Island or the Imajatse Peaks which looks as if it could almost be even lower than our vantge point. Technical part after the pass with the help of ropes and ice axe to safer grounds below. An hour or more walk will take us to the ablation valley by the side of the Imja Glacier. Overnight stay at camp.

Day 17: Trek to Chukung (4 730m) (+/-8hr) More or less easy trek in the Imja Tse valley and a hard adventurous trek we reach Chukung a temporary settlement with 5 to 6 tea houses and lodges. Overnight at camp.

Day 18: Chukung (4 730m) Today we take a well earned rest at Chukkung. We explore the surroundings which offer amazing vistas.Overnight stay at camp.

Day 19: Trek to Tengboche Our route from here leads to a pleasant walk to the village of Dingboche and Pangboche before reaching Tengboche. After two hours of easy walk brings us at Dingboche. From Dingboche a gentle walk leads towards the Imjatse river with excellent views of Ama Dablam, Kangtenga and Tawoche peaks. The trail leads to a small wooden bridge, from the bridge an easy walk to Pangboche. From here the route diverts into two ways the upper one going to the upper Pangboche village, where the old Monastery is located. It will be better to go the upper trail, for more view and to visit the upper Pangboche village 3 900m and its Monastery,which had a Yeti scalp, and a skeleton believed to be Yeti hand. Overnight stay at camp.

Day 20: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3 440m) (+/- 5hr) After a visit to the monastery our trek begins with a descend for an hour to Phungi Tenka, here we cross the long suspension bridge over the Imjatse River. From the bridge an hour and half climb brings us to a small place of Shana-sa offering grand view of Ama Dablam and  Tharmserkhu. Splitting the trail from here to Namche and Khumjung the later village will take about an hour uphill walk and then about 2-3hr to reach Namche for the Overnight stay halt. Overnight stay at camp.

Day 21: Trek to Lukla (2 800m) (+/- 6hr) Being on the main trail to Everest, the walk from Namche onwards will be an easier all the way to Lukla, the path leads downhill all the way to the confluence of Bhote-Koshi and Imjatse. Final leg of this great trek will be another good walk to Lukla, you can walk at your own leisurely pace, enjoying the lush green scenary around. Overnight stay at camp.

Day 22: Flight from Lukla to Kathmandu Short panoramic view from Lukla to Katmandu. You can take a well earned rest after a long grueling two weeks in the mountains. You can soak in the sun enjoying the comfort of your hotel. Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 23: Free day in Kathmandu You are free the whole day today. Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 24: Flight back home Transfer to the airport for international departure.

 

Trip Cost Includes

  • All airport/hotel transfers
  • Guided sightseeing tour in Kathmandu
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu and tented accommodation or Tea House accommodation (where available) in mountain
  • Breakfast in Kathmandu and all meals in mountain but not drinks
  • All ground transportation as per the itinerary program by private vehicles
  • All necessary staffs with experienced English speaking climbing leader (guide), cook, assistant climbing leader (4 trekkers: 1 assistant guide) and Sherpa porters to carry luggage (2 trekkers:1 porter), other helpers (1 trekker: 2 helpers) including their salary, insurance, equipment, flight, food and lodging
  • All necessary paper works; trekking permits and Mera Peak climbing permit
  • Down jacket, four seasonal sleeping bag and trekking map (down jacket and sleeping bag are to be returned after trip completion)
  • Group mountaineering climbing and camping equipments-very high quality North Face or Mountain Hardware or similar kitchen, dining, toilet tents, mattresses, and kitchen equipments
  • Travel and rescue arrangements
  • All government and local taxes

Trip Cost Does Not Include

  • Nepal Visa fee (bring accurate USD cash and two passport photographs)
  • International airfare to and from Kathmandu
  • Excess baggage charges (if you have more than 20 kg luggage, cargo charge is around $1.5 per kg)
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return from mountain(due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
  • Altitude chamber (PAC) or oxygen
  • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu(and also in the case of early return from mountain than the scheduled itinerary)
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Personal climbing equipments
  • Personal climbing guide if requested
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottled water, shower, heater, etc.)
  • All kind of Drinks during your stay in Nepal
  • Optional trips and sightseeing if extended
  • Tips for guides and porters
  • Which is not mentioned in Included section
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