Mera Peak Amphu Labtsa

About trip

Trip Overview

The combination of Mera Peak and Amphu Labtsa trek is one of the most challenging, For the trekker, the walk from Lukla through the Sherpa country of the remote Hinkhu valley is an unforgettable experience, offering superb scenery, and abundant wildlife.

The altitude of Mera Peak is 6654m. . It is situated in the Everest region in a remote valley,. When you stand upon the summit, spread before you will be an unbelievable panorama of peaks such as Mt. Everest, Makalu & hundreds of other beautiful mountains.

After famous Mera peak summit, our trek takes route to adventures High pass via Amphu Labtsa or Ama Labtsa (5700m). This pass required to fix Ropes. After Pass, you will reach Chhukung (foot of island peak). This is very long day and one of hard day of this trip.

Island peak another Popular Trekking peak in Everest region which is possible to join together with Mera peak crossing Amphu labtsa pass.

Things To Do

Itinerary

  • Day 01
      Kathmandu

    Our office Staff with Car & driver will welcome, greet you at International Airport on Arrival. After Visa formalities complete, you have to come downstairs to collect Luggage and proceed to outside from terminal Building. Please look after your Printed Name and Our Company Signboard and follow them. Meet our Staff and then Transfer to Hotel. Check in at Hotel, free welcome drinks tea/coffee or any cold drinks. Company Manager will meet you with your guide and will provide detailed Plans and Briefing about the trip. Balance trip Payment should clear if any etc. Free day for relax or explore around the city yourself.

  • Day 02
      Sightseeing at Kathmandu Valley

    After Breakfast your day will start for sightseeing tour of 4 Popular UNESCO Heritage sites of Kathmandu Valley. Our first destination is Swoyambhunath. Swayambhunath StupaThis place offers a majestic view of the entire Kathmandu valley. Stupa of Swoyambhunath epitomizes Buddhism. Your guide will enlighten you with detailed historical and cultural information about the place.


    Kathmandu Durbar SquareAfter this you will visit Living goddess home and Kathmandu Durbar square. Locally this, Old royal palace area is called Basantapur Area or Hanuman dhoka Durbar Square.


    Boudhanath Stupa Our next sightseeing will be at Buddha nath (the biggest & Largest Buddhist Stupa in the World). In this Area, you will visit Buddhist Monastery and stop for lunch Break. If weather is clear you can see nearest Mountain of Kathmandu- Ganesh Himal from top of Restaurant.


    After Lunch, we will visit Hindus temple Pasupatinath and tour for today is finished. Pashupatinath TempleIt normally takes 5-6 hours tour to visit all these 4 monuments within Kathmandu city. Afternoon free for packing for trek and getting ready.

  • Day 03
    Early Morning Flight To Lukla (2,800m) & Trek To Chutanga

    Flight to LiklaWe take a spectacular morning flight to Lukla and meet our crew there, sort out all the tents and begin walking for 3 to 4 hours towards east from Lukla, passing through a number of tiny hamlets before entering thick forest on the hillside below the Kalo Himal Ridge. Be careful to stay with the group on this section as there are many trails leading away from the main path. There are many streams with numerous places for the first camp.Over night at camp/or at local lodge.

  • Day 04
    Trek From Chutanga To Zatrawala Pass (4,610m) & To Zatrabok-4,704m

    You trek steep ascent path to cross Zatrawala Pass. From here you can enjoy the spectacular views of Numbur Himal, Kongdi Ri, Karyolang peak and many other mountains and peaks. Later, we walk along the leveled trail for almost one and half hours and then the trail turns downhill and you trek through this descent path all the way to Zatrabok. This is campsite surrounded by hills. Over night at camp/ or local lodge.

  • Day 05
    Trek To Kothe

    We trek steep descent path all the way to reach Kothe. En route, we pass forests of juniper, rhododendron and other local vegetation. The views we can enjoy are of Mera peak, Nauleku peak and many other mountains and peaks. Over night at camp/or local lodge.

  • Day 06
      Trek To Tangnang (4,356m.) (Sabal Tsho-Lake) Following Hinku Valley -4,600m

    We continue trek along the bank of river and find bush on both sides. The path is gradual ascent and we will have close up views of Kusum Kanguru peak and many more Himalayas. Over night at camp/or local lodge

  • Day 07
    Acclimatization Day At Tangnang

    This is free day for Acclimatization. You can practice little climbing training in this day. Optional, you could hike to little high hill and return to camp.

  • Day 08
    Trek To Khare-5,045m

    Today we will climb above 5,000 m (16,400ft) for the first time. Our hike up to Khare (5,100m, 16,728ft) is short, but we will take it slowly, with frequent stops to soak up the incredible surroundings. The trails heads eastward out of Tangnag, along with the lateral moraine of the Dig Glacier.We will pause to climb up the moraine for a view of the pristine Sabai Tso glacial lake. A drop in lake level, caused by a recent rupture of the natural dam the held the lake, is clearly visible. We will arrive at Khare in the early afternoon and have lunch. From Khare, the beautiful north face of Mera Peak is in plain view and Mera glacier spills steeply down into the valley. Over night at Camp/or local lodge.

  • Day 09
    Acclimatization Day At Khare

    This is an acclimatization day as you can prepare yourself for the Mera Peak climbing. Stroll around and prepare for to attempt the peak. Over night at Camp.

  • Day 10
    Trek To Mera La (Pass 5,350m)

    Today we do not have a long day walk but we take a slowly walk ascending up onto Mera glacier. The climb is initially steep, but flattens out as we reach the crest of the glacier. We will traverse a long flat on top of the glacier as we make your way to the pass, called Mera La (5,400m, 17,710ft). From here, the views are stunning. Crevasse fields gently stretch out in front of the pass and we are literally enclosed by a ring of jagged peaks and blue-green glaciers. The remaining route up to the summit of Mera Peak is clearly visible. Over night at Camp

  • Day 11
    Trek To Mera Peak High Camp

    This day we trek gradual ascent path all the way. This area is quite covered by ice glacier. The views make us speechless as we can enjoy the Everest, Makalu, Baruntse, Kusum Kanguru and many other mountains and peaks in panorama. Moreover we feel chill by the magnificent views of Mera Glacier. Over night at camp.

  • Day 12
    Reserve Day

    We take this day as a reserve day incase if weather gets bad. It depends on how the weather permit us. If so we can use this day as climbing practice day. Mentally prepare for next morning climbing and over night at camp.

  • Day 13
      Summit Mera Peak And Return To Rato Odhar. Approx 8-10 hours

    The climb to the summit of Mera starts gradually and much will depend on snow and general weather conditions. The central summit will soon appear above the head of a wide glacier flanked by two ridges. We climb the centre of this over open snowfields and avoiding crevasses. The route then swings south-east, skirting below and to the east of the left-hand ridge before turning back rightwards towards the main summit ridge of Mera. Mera actually has three summits; the highest is our objective. We reach this by following a classic snow-ridge to just below the final wall that guards the top. This short steep snow slope is easily climbed but there is a big effort required to climb this last 50 metres. Your reward, however, is a feeling of ecstatic jubilation as you survey the magnificent panorama from the top. After taking pictures and enjoying the view, we descend route back to our campsite at Rato Odar. Over night at Camp

  • Day 14
      Trek Up To Grass Campsite [5000m]

    Leaving camp, we traverse into the Hongu Valley proper amid enchanting views of Chamlang, Makalu and Baruntse. Further on, the trail descends for about 2 hours and then we choose a spot beside the Hongu Khola under the west face of Chamlang for lunching. The trail wends below Chamlang and gradually ascends into the Upper Hongu Valley. After walking for another two hours, we encounter a flat grassy campsite in front of some moraine hills. All along the trail we get to capture the majestic views of Lhotse and Everest. At the head of the Hinku Valley, three passes namely Mingbo La [5817m], Amphu Labtsa [5780m] and West Col / Sherpani Col become visible. Mingbo La [5817m] exits the Hinku Valley close to Ama Dablam. Amphu Labtsa [5780m] crosses further north into the Imja Valley and the West Col/ Sherpani Col leads into the Arun Valley beneath the imposing flanks of Makalu.

  • Day 15
    Trek To Kalopokhari
  • Day 16
    Trek To Panch Pokhari [5400m]

    The trail gets strenuous as we head to the base camp for the crossing of the Amphu Labtsa. We ascend cautiously at first and then more steeply across moraine until we reach the area known as Panch Pokhari [5 lakes]. As we arrive at Panch Pokhari, we set a camp at a comfortable grassy site beside one of the lakes.

  • Day 17
    At Panch Pokhari

    We indulge in complete relaxation to build up more energy and to remain healthy throughout the trip. After rest, we get more adventurous as we explore nearby interesting places. On ascending a small hill behind the campsite, we get to savour mesmerizing views of Hinku Nup Glacier and Mingbo La. Likewise, we can opt for many other sightseeing.

  • Day 18
      Trek To Camp At Amphu [5300m] [By The Side Of Imja Glacier]

    Early in the morning, we transverse the route leading to the glaciated pass for 2 to 3 hours. As we near the pass, we find ourselves surrounded by stunning sights of South face of Lhotse. It takes us an hour's walk to the valley by the side of the Imja Glacier. Eventually, the trail concludes at Amphu and the trip for the day is wrapped up after setting camp at a suitable campsite.

  • Day 19
      Trek To Island Peak Base Camp
  • Day 20
      Island Peak High Camp
  • Day 21
      Summit Island Peak And Back To Chhukung
  • Day 22
      Trek To Pangboche [4000m]

    After walking for 2 hours we reach Chukhung and there we spot many tea houses. The trail wends along rail by the side of the Imja Khola passing through the village of Bibre. After a while, we arrive at Dingboche where we stop for lunch. After lunch we join the main Everest trail and descend to the village of Pangboche, where we camp for the night.

  • Day 23
    Trek To Namche Bazaar [3450m]
  • Day 24
    Trek To Lukla [2850m]

    From Namche Bazaar, the trail descends steeply crossing a bridge across the Imja Khola and then follows the river till Dudh Kosi sprawls out. We continue crossing the river along the way. When we near Phakding, we stop for lunch. Contouring above the river, the trail eventually starts to climb to the village of Jubing. 3 hours of trekking finally take us to airstrip at Lukla. We then arrange for an overnight camp.

  • Day 25
    Fly From Lukla To Kathmandu

    We take an early morning flight back to Kathmandu from lukla which comes through over a mountain hills and gives us last opportunity to enjoy with the surrounding Himalayan views of the Everest region. It takes 40 minute to Kathmandu and transfers you to the hotel. Over night stay at hotel in Kathmandu.

  • Day 26
    Kathmandu/ Reserve Day

    This is actually an extra night stay at Kathmandu in case flight delayed to Lukla- Kathmandu due to bad mountain weather or any other problems. This extra night in Kathmandu will always safe from any delays or problems. If you have very limited time, you can still customize trek program. This is day; you can make sightseeing of remaining temples/monuments of Kathmandu or just shopping and relax day as your own.

  • Day 27
    Departure Or Extend Holidays

    Morning free for last Minute shopping or time as your own.

    Our driver and airport representative drive you to the airport in time for your flight back home. We ensure that you leave Kathmandu with cherishing memory and an experience of a lifetime.

We care about you

Safety and Precautions

At high altitudes and other flights of fancy

Traveling at high altitudes

On many of our trekking tours, it goes high. Traveling at high altitudes often allow unique experiences. However, the height should always be treated with respect. In increasing amount of oxygen is decreasing (the oxygen content of the air remains the same), our bodies can absorb less oxygen and therefore it is possible to suffer from altitude sickness.

 

Mountain Sickness

The first symptoms may be shortness of breath, etc., headache, fatigue, poor sleep, poor appetite. Upon arrival at high altitudes (above 3000 meters), these symptoms may occur temporarily, but they usually disappear after 1 to 2 days.

The incidence of altitude sickness symptoms has less to do with age or the personal fitness, but much more with the speed of the ascent to high altitudes and their own behavior. Our programs are very carefully put together in order to allow an easy acclimatization. But even so, it is possible that trip participants are rarely as strong altitude sickness that eventually the journey must even be canceled..   

 

Therapy

In an ongoing, mild form of altitude sickness (slight but persistent headache, little sleep, etc.) should if possible a rest day without climbing are turned on. In most cases, the victims recover completely and be able to continue the tour. In such a case, headache agents can reduce the discomfort associated with the active ingredient, ibuprofen or any Diamox. On many trekking group we lead with an extra horse. If someone feels not fit, you can also ride a distance, if permitted by the terrain.

People with severe headache or signs of brain dysfunction must descend (recommended at least 1000 meters in altitude). Dexamethasone can reduce the discomfort.

Acute are the Höhenlungen- and altitude cerebral edema. Extreme shortness of breath, dry cough and sudden drop in performance may indicate a high altitude pulmonary edema. In this case, nifedipine may be employed.

Walking and standing uncertainties may indicate a height edema. The treatment can be done with dexamethasone (possibly Diamox).

 

Safety Measures

Some of the Treks that Makalu Adventure has designed involves crossing over high passes some over 5000 meters. It is the utmost important for us to provide safety equipment. Some of the equipments that we provide are listed below.

 

Safety Equipment

In all of our group tours this is standard:

  • Extensive emergency pharmacy and pulse oximeter
  • Gammow Bag
  • Gammow bag
  • Many trekking at high altitudes, this is usually this:
  • Height pressure chambers of PAC
  • Satellite phones Thuraya
  • 24h SOS -Telephone : Makalu Adventure has its own 24-hour SOS phone.
  • Experienced Swiss Tour Guides: Many of our Swiss tour guides have a very great experience when traveling at high altitudes, some were even dozens of times in the Himalayas. Nevertheless, we form every year more in medical and height issues.
  • Vaccinations:No vaccinations are mandatory for the Himalayan countries.  Please consult on before leaving your house or tropical doctor vaccinations or contact us.
Words from clients

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EXCELLENT : (5 / 5.0 ) 1

100% recommend this Package.
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  • Denmark November 10, 2017

    Unforgettable experience gained with Makalu Adventures

    Fro me the walk from Lukla through the Sherpa country of the remote Hinkhu valley is an unforgettable experience, offering superb scenery, and abundant wildlife.
    Thanks to Mohan Lamsal and Makalu Adventures for organizing this wounderful trip.
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