Mera Peak Climbing with Amphu Laptsa Pass Trekking - 20 Days

Trip Facts
ActivityEverest Treks
AccomodationSelected hotel in Kathmandu, and tea house/Camping during the trek
RegionEverest Region
Start / End pointKathmandu / Kathmandu
Duration20 Days
Max. Altitude6,476m, Mera Peak
Group size2-12
Nature of TrekTea House /Camping trekking
Best SeasonFeb, Mar, Apri, May, June, Sep, Oct, Nov & Dec
Trip Codedwt003
Activity Per DayApproximately 4-6 hrs walking
TransportationDomestic flight and private vehicle (Transportation)
GradeVery Strenuous

About the Trip

Ascent of Mera Peak,(6,476m) Nepal’s highest trekking peak is simply breathtaking with five of top ten world’s highest 8,000m mountains on earth-Everest, Lhotse, Cho-Oyu, Makalu and Kanchenjunga and crossing of the high spectacular as well as challenging Amphu Laptsa Pass in Himalayas -an extremely varied mountain adventure experience.



Thrill of reaching the summit of Mera peak, standing over 6,461m-the high, challenging and classic Himalayan trekking peak in Nepal with technically straightforward, is an immensely rewarding achievement with unparalleled scenically magnificent panoramic views of the five world’s 8,000m highest mountains- Everest, Kanchenjunga, Makalu, Lhotse, Cho-Oyu and many other peaks.

Mera Peak is the highest permitted trekking peak of Nepal dominated by Mt. Everest. J.O.M Roberts and Sen Tenzing first successfully ascended Mera Peak on May of 1953.  An ascent to top of Mera is not an easy required crossing very high and difficult passes. Moreover, adding on this peak with Amphu Laptsa Pass makes a trip of the most impressive, more exciting, physically demanding and highly rewarding lifetime experience. As nontechnical peak, Mera peak is for those first time as well as experienced with fit trekkers who dare as well as desire to dream of standing on a Himalayan summit to glory the success for unforgettable once in a lifetime experience.

After the short exciting scenic mountain flight to the mountain airstrip of Lukla, initial start of trek begins to walk less trodden trails through beautiful forested hillsides remote sections of the Hinku valley of Pangkongma and Panch Pokhari on the way to base camp with proper gradual acclimatization. Taking part in our climbing training course relating to various aspects of climbing techniques and skills, glacier travel, rope fixing, ascending and descending before the summit push to ensure all of our climbers have necessary climbing skills and confidence to scale the summit successfully.

We setup Mera La base camp at 5415m, moreover, for Mera Peak climbing shorter and completely enjoyable, we establish the high camp at 5800m that offers breathing panoramic view of the best of its kind. The summit day starts early in the morning, the view seen from the summit of Mera Peak probably remains unrevealed with an amazing grandest surrounding majestic highest mountains Kanchanjunga and Makalu to the east, Everest appears over the massive southern aspect of Nuptse and Lhotse to the north- undoubtly one of the most glorious views in the entire Nepal. Then, the crossing of the challenging Amphu Laptsa Pass to stand at the highest part of the Khumbu region of Everest-the moment always refreshed in mind. Trip returns via Namche Bazaar the heartland of Sherpa, the bustling bazaar and main gateway to expedition, and complete at Lukla after flight to Kathmandu.

This classic route to exceptional high altitude Mera Peak climbing with Amphu Laptsa Pass is prepared to offer the most wonderful extremely varied mountain adventure life changing experience in Nepal Himalayas.

Day to Day Itinerary

  1. day1

    Arrival to Kathmandu (Tribhuvan International A irport – TIA) (1 , 350 m/4 , 450 ft)

    You are heartily welcome to Himalayan kingdom of Nepal. Flight to Nepal always makes feel unique like doing adventurous journey while panoramic view of snow-capped mountains beneath your plane. After clearing of immigration and customs formalities, you will see Discovery World Trekking representative member displaying your name on the company signboard at exit airport terminal of the Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) at Kathmandu. Then you will be welcomed, greeted, and escorted to hotel in a private transpiration in the middle of Thamel, which is a perfectly delightful place in the heart of the city. Thamel is a fascinating area of good restaurants and shops. After checking in at hotel, later in evening, there will be meeting and trip briefing orientation program. Then, you are free to settle in and explore your vibrant surroundings. Our friendly staffs are on hand to provide any advice or assistance.

  2. day2

    Full Day Tour, Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing

    Today, after breakfast, our program is to visit full day Kathmandu valley sightseeing to the most significance culturally, religiously and historically places around world heritage sites. The tour guide assists us explore the sacred Hindu Temple of Pashupatinath - biggest Hindu temples of lord Shiva in the world, the famous “Monkey Temple” Swyambhunath-an ancient religious complex atop a hill in the Kathmandu valley and Buddhist shrine Buddhanath-an ancient largest Buddhist stupa in the world that dominates the skyline. After completion of tour, there will be trek briefing orientation, guide introduction and final check of climbing equipment for trek to ensure well preparation for the exciting journey ahead.

  3. day3

    Flight to Lukla (2850 m/9,350 ft)-30 Minutes, trek to Chutang (3020m) – 3 hrs

    We reach Kathmandu domestic terminal of Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) for an early morning flight to dramatic mountain tiny airstrip at Lukla-the gateway to one of the great spectacular flights above natural scenery and white Nepali Himalayas. This is one of the most beautiful air routes in the world culminating in a landing on a hillside surrounded by high mountains. Just 40 minutes flight takes us to land at Lula, which is the start of our trek to Mera. Upon arrival here, our rest of crews for Mera peak will be waiting to meet us and begin our trailhead heading eastwards the high above the spectacular Dudh Khosi, leaving for the busy trail to Everest Base Camp. Trek follows through hamlets and wood yards until we reach a tick forest of Silver fir, birch pastures and rhododendron and pine forests. There are many small streams with numerous places en route, whole of this area referred to as Chutanga which is a summer pasture. We spend the reminder of the day resting, acclimatizing and exploring the nearby villages.

    • Overnight in Lodge.
    • Included Meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner).
  4. day4

    Chutang to Chhatrwabuk/Thuli Kharka via Zatrwa La (4,620m) - 6 to 7 hrs

    Trekking today is a steep climb to cross the Kalo Himal Ridge in the Nau Lekh range, from here we enter into Hinku valley leaving the Khumbu valley and there is a feeling of untouched remoteness. A steep uphill trial marked by some ancient collection of Buddhist chortens. We continue traversing to reach Zatrwa La pass (4610m) welcomed by traditional Buddhist style with prayer flags. After celebrating our first pass, in a clear day, it looks very impressive the views across the Dudh Kosi towards Karyolung and the Lumding Himal. Moreover, we get our first glimpse of the scenery across the rolling foothills of the Hinku river Valley. From here less than an hour, we reach Thuli Karkha where we spent the well-deserved night rest.

    • Overnight in Lodge.
    • Included Meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner).
  5. day5

    Chhatrwabuk to Kothe (4182m) – 4 to 5 hrs

    Another spectacular day awaits to get admired beautiful hills dotted with rhododendrons-Nepali national flower. Trek is relatively short and downhill. The trail traverses ridges above the Hinku Valley, enjoying grand views of the South Face of Mera Peak. A pleasant walk leads through the beautiful forests of Himalayan pine and rhododendron, bamboo along a ridge of the Hinku River all the way up to Kothe.

    • Overnight at Lodge.
    • Included Meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner).
  6. day6

    Kothe to Thangnak (4356m) - 5 hrs

    Today we realize entering into the high mountains of the Himalaya when we continue walking along the Ridge of Hinku, the first time seeing and enjoying River stream view on the destination surrounded by towering view of Mera Peak and other mountains. There are superb views of Kyashar (6,769m) and Kusum Karguru (6,367m). The walk is a steady and gradual climb up the valley, for the first section we walk near the river on a rocky trail. Then later on climb up to grassy yak pastures (kharka) above river level. We pass through the Gondishung, it is worth visiting an ancient monastery and a summer herder’s settlement in the west bank of the Hinku Drangka. We trek for some time to reach Thagnang, which is a summer grazing area with some primitive lodges and little shops.

    • Overnight at Lodge.
    • Included Meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner).
  7. day7

    Thangnak to Khare (5045m) - 4 to 5 hrs

    Leaving for Khare, we heads eastwards and walk up slowly in destination acclimatizing and enjoying the surrounding scenery. Two and a half hour climb through the adventurous lateral moraine of Dig Glacier to walk on the large pasture of Dig Khraka, the dramatic views of the surrounding peaks continue to open up. The hike then leads to a steep climb through moraines to the snout of the Hinku Nup and Shar Glaciers. We cross the stream and follow the trail across the boulder-strewn hillside for just over an hour. The steep climb brings us to Khare that provides an excellent view of Mera Peak.

    • Overnight in Lodge
    • Included Meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner).
  8. day8

    Acclimatization and Preparation day in Khare(5045m)

    Before progressing further, today we have a rest day for acclimatization, exploration and practice for essential ice-climbing course under the guidance of our experienced climbing guide. After breakfast, we head up to the start of the Mera Glacier by climbing a steep ridge that we will later follow to the Mera La pass. Here we will take the opportunity to practice skills needed for glacial travel and organize a session on the glacier. First, we instruct techniques on how to use crampons, rope and ice axe etc. Thereafter, we shall provide training on peak climbing techniques and the proper ways of using climbing gears such as the ice axe, climbing boots and crampons, harness, ascender, etc. The training will also include how to use the ropes to go up and down. This helps us prepare for the summit to Mera. Although it is not mandatory to have prior training/skills for this trek to Mera Peak Base Camp, we strongly believe that some training experience will boost your confidence and your climbing skills to increase the chances of scaling the summit as well as to fully enjoy the experience. Later in the day, we return to Khare for over night's sleep.

    • Overnight at Lodge.
    • Included Meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner).
  9. day9

    Khare to Mera La (5415m) to Base Camp (5350m) - 4 hrs

    Today will be an exciting day as if it is the first day of mountaineering where three hours over a boulder-strewn path up to the glacier, leading up to Mera La. After reaching the snout of the glacier where we gear up fully putting on crampons, harness, mountaineering boots and walking with ice axes. Our freshly learned crampon and ice axe techniques will come in useful while climbing into the glacier. This exposed pass serves as a camp before climbing up to Mera's high camp the next day. The views from the pass and first experience of mountaineering are spectacular. We first climb up to the Mera La (5,410m) and back up the ridge and then onto the back of the Mera base camp to settle in for good night's sleep.

    • Overnight at Tented camp.
    • Included Meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner).
  10. day10

    Base Camp to High Camp (5800m) - 4 hrs

    Today, we head to high camp from base camp; the steep rocky trial leads to the high camp at altitude of 5,800 meters through Mera la pass. It provides an excellent launch pad for the final climb to the summit. Having gained the Mera La, the route turns left (south) and follows easy angled snow slopes. After a short distance an area of crevasses is come in. Under normal conditions, these can be walked around very easily, although looking into their deep, dark depths is always impressive. The crevasses soon give way to slightly steeper but open snow slopes that lead without difficulty to the high camp. Upon arrival at the High Camp, we are rewarded by an excellent panoramic views of Everest, Makalu and the Nuptse, Lhotse wall directly ahead. The setting sun casts an unbelievably magic light on these awesome mountains. We can also see the most of the route to the summit. We get an early night in to prepare for tomorrow's summit bid.

    • Overnight at Tented camp.
    • Included Meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner).
  11. day11

    Mera High Camp to Summit (6,476m) and back to Khare(5045m)- 9 to10 hrs

    We wake up early with hot cups of tea and start heading out into the cold on our way to the summit of Mera Peak. The going is relatively straight forward as we make our way up the Mera glacier and set a slow, steady pace. The route is still non-technical as we climb slowly but surely higher into the ever-thinning air. From the high camp the summit bid will be made early in the morning, and take around 4 to 6 hours to get to the summit. The first rays of the sun hit the big peaks in an amazing red glow. At the foot of the final steep summit cone, we may attach to a fixed rope depending on conditions. The summit is only a few meters away. Shortly ahead is that moment we have all been working so hard to achieve: the summit itself. The slope steepens for a section behind the ridge and the summit comes back into view. The 360 panorama is perhaps one of the most impressive as well as incredible views of Baruntse (7129m), Haling (7319m) and NauLekh (6360m) with Makalu (8481m) looming behind. We are far enough back so that the smaller peaks do not obscure the views, but at the same time are deep in the heart of this fantastic mountainous vista. We spend some time taking it all in before we finally descend back down to Khare for our overnight at lodge which is about 2 hours descent. This is a very long but satisfying day.

    • Overnight at Tent.
    • Included Meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner).
  12. day12

    Reserve Day

    We have allocated an extra day as a spare day or contingency day, set aside in case of problems with the weather or acclimatization. This extra day definitely gives some flexibility and use for a second summit attempt. This is also a buffer day in case of any other delays experienced along the way such as Lukla flight. If everything has gone smoothly and you succeed to climb at the summit day, this day is used to covering for next day trek. If this day is not to utilize, as a contingency day, then it will use as a free day in Kathmandu.

    • Overnight camping.
  13. day13

    Kongma Dingma to Seto Pokhara via Honku Valley (5035m) - 5 to 6 hrs

    After a successful expedition to Mera peak, we walk today through the remote valley of the upper yak pastures of this. Throughout the route, we will enjoy panoramic views of the Himalayan valley. It is almost a shock to realize that the two majestic mountains we are heading straight towards are none other than Everest and Lhotse.

    • Overnight in camp at Seto Pokhari.
    • Included meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner).
  14. day14

    Seto Pokhari to Amphu Lapcha Base Camp through south (5650m) - 5 to 6 hrs

    Trek through the remote parts of high altitude Himalayas to reach Amphu Laptsa base camp. This route is off the beaten trail, rarely we meet some other trekkers even in high touristic season. We steeply ascend just beyond White Lake, the first of a series of lakes that occupy the upper Honku Basin. Experience the wilderness of the Honku Valley. On the right is Chamlang (7321m) with hanging glaciers on its South-West and North-West faces, the Honku Valley is true mountain wilderness.

    • Overnight in Amphu Laptsa Base Camp.
    • Included meals: (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner).
  15. day15

    Amphu Lapcha Base Camp (South) to Amphu Lapcha Base Camp (North) [5300m) - 6 to7 hrs

    We start our climbing an early in the morning from the South base of Amphu Laptsa to the north base camp of Amphu Laptsa through the steep sections on rock and ice to tackle the pass when the snow is stable, before sunlight melts the snow. Climbing ropes is likely to use wherever it seems necessary. The last sections of the climb to Amphu Laptsa winds up through snow shelves. On the other side, a steep descent awaits to be endeavored on fixed lines leading down to the moraine.

    • Reaching at the Amphu Laptsa North Base Camp, we camp and spend the night there.
    • Included meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner).
  16. day16

    Amphu Lapcha Base Camp to Pangboche (3930m) – 5 to 6 hrs

    Today walk is though downhill along the moraine that connects to Chukkung, the starting point for the Island Peak. The wilderness of the remote Hinku Valley now introduces us to the civilization of Khumbu Region. The Imja Khola joins the Dudh Koshi river a little above the Pangboche Village. There is a famous monastery at Pangboche believed to have been the oldest in the Khumbu region. To reach Pangboche after a few long days of hard mountaineering and trekking is a delight. Spending night in the comfort of the lodges in this occupied village is a warm welcome which we feel, is well deserved. 

    • Overnight at Lodge.
    • Included meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner).
  17. day17

    Pangboche to Namche Bazaar (3440m) - 5 to 6 hrs

    Today we walk back down into greenery of pine forests, leaving the alpine desert. The path leads to a steep uphill climb into Tengboche. After making a brief visit to the Tengboche Monastery, we make a steep descent and the trial leads us back along the Dudh Kosi river. We keep a lookout for wild life such as mountain goats, snow leopards, colorful pheasants, etc., while we pass through the forest by the trail. After passing a Chorten, we reach the army camp at of Namche Bazaar where we want to take a long last look back to Lhotse, the tip of Everest and Tengboche. The final steep climb traverses the hillside taking us to Namche Bazaar. We take a nice hot shower and have very relaxed sleep in our room in Namche Bazaar.

    • Overnight in Namche Bazaar.
    • Included meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner).
  18. day18

    Namche Bazzar - Lukla: 6 to 8 hrs

    This will be our last day on the trekking trails and it will be a long but rewarding day as we make a return down the DudhKosi valley. From this direction, the views will be entirely different. Eventually, we reach the large town of Lukla with airport where tomorrow we will have a flight back to Kathmandu.

    • Overnight at Lukla Lodge.
    • Included meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner).
  19. day19

    Fly back to Kathmandu

    The flight to Kathmandu normally schedules for the morning if everything certainly goes according to schedule. The scenic morning flight back to Kathmandu gives us one last chance for close look the glimpse of the mighty snow capped Himalaya in the distance and say farewell to the mountains. Upon arrival in Kathmandu, your guide will transfer you to the hotel. You are free to spend the rest of the day at your leisure to relax, refresh, and perhaps take a trip to explore more of the city, before the group’s final evening celebrating huge achievement with a special dinner.

  20. day20

    Final Departure to home country

    We really hope that you have enjoyed the trekking holiday in Nepal’s majestic hills with us. You have nothing more to do but ready and excited about going back home. Therefore, you can provide your free time for last minute shopping for souvenirs or gift to your family, friends or relatives for you until your departure flight, approximately 3 hours before your scheduled flight; our personal representative will accompany you by private vehicle to the international airport for your final departure home. You bid Kathmandu and Nepal farewell until next time visit. On the way back to home, you will memorize the unforgettable experience trips and set up plan to next adventure in the wonderful country of Nepal.

What is Included?

  • Airport and hotel transfer with private transportation.
  • Kathmandu – Lukla – Kathmandu flight and airport departure taxes.
  • Tea house, lodge accommodation/ tents during climbing in twin sharing basis. Including meals Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
  • Group gears and supplies (ropes, ice screws, snow bars).
  • All Camping Equipment (kitchen tent, dinning tent, toilet tent ,table, chair and kitchen utensils)
  • Government License holder Discovery World Trekking experienced and qualified trekking / Climbing leader, cook, and porters to help trekkers luggage. (2 trekkers: 1 porter) max load 20 kg per porter.
  • Coverage of guides and porter’s meals, insurance, salary, lodging, transportation, flight and other necessary equipment.
  • Permits for Mera Peak climbing.
  • Sagarmatha National Park entry permit fee & TIMS Card.
  • Garbage Deposit.
  • Medical kit.
  • Arrangement of sleeping bags and down jackets
  • Catering extra dietary requirements
  • All government and Local taxes.
  • We use pulse oximeter on our clients everyday during the trekking for blood oxygen saturation level monitor to high altitudes as it is an important indicator to recognize early signs of impending altitude sickness and other potentially health risks.
  • Assistance in arranging rescue operation in case of complicated health condition (funded by travel insurance).
  • Discovery World Trekking’s appreciation of certificate after the successful Trek/Expedtion.
  • Farewell Dinner.

What is Excluded?

  • International Flight.
  • Accommodation 3 meals (breakfast, meal and dinner) in Kathmandu.
  • All Personal Expenses such as laundry, telephone calls, bar bills, beverages, snacks.
  • Personal clothing and gear.
  • Travel Insurance.
  • Extra shower fees at lodges along the trail, battery re-charge fees, and incidental expenses along the trail.
  • Tips for Guide and Porters.
  • weather condition, in case of itinerary modification with a view to safety concern, illness, change of government policy, political instability raises strike, moment etc.

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