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Mera Aphulapcha pass EBC

OVERVIEW

Any adventure loving person who Prefer longer trekking can do this trekking. First part of the trekking to the Apulaptsa pass start from the south of Everest and to the north – east of the airstrip at Lukla, standing prominently between the wildernesses valleys of Hinku and Hongu. This Trekking is considered the “Highest pass” and does not require any excellent mountaineering experience but requires a good mountain walking skill. The world’s 14, 8,000m mountains are visible in the near distance during this trekking. Its high-altitude passes must be respected, however, and acclimatization must be done at the recommended place ideally to make it a life time memorable trekking. To cross the Amphu Laptsa (5,845m) pass is the most adventure of this trip.

Itinerary of Mera Aphulapcha pass EBC

I will be standing in front of arrival gate to meets you at Tribhuban International Airport, Kathmandu and transfer to your hotel.

Overnight in Katmandu

Meal: welcome Dinner in Authenticate Restaurant.

After breakfast visit to Department of Ministry of Tourism for orientation briefing class for climbing and expedition rule/regulation of Nepal and return to hotel for all type of equipments details review/checking, if missing bits of clothing and equipments or any type of needs goods, we will go for last shopping. If still time remaining we may go someplace for sightseeing.

Overnight in a Boutique Hotel

Meal: Breakfast

Breakfast served in the early morning and drive to Kathmandu airport for your domestic flight to Lukla. It’s takes approximately 25 minutes. Flight to Lukla is one of the astonishing flights allows you to have close and breathtaking views of various sceneries and Himalayan ranges of Nepal. Lukla is as one of the awesome beautiful airport situated in the lap of Himalayas. There’ll be time to explore the village whilst the Sherpa crew sort and load equipment at Lukla. We start the trek with beautiful scenery radiates energy through beautiful pine and rhododendron forest. The walking is moderate. Our destination is the small village of Chantunga.

Overnight in Chatunga at Lodge (3020m)

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

We follow our trail and continue walking until we cross Kalo Himal ridge. Kalo Himal Ridge serarates Khumbu valley from Hunku Valley. Then we make our way to Zatrawa La pass (4610m) and down walk to Thuli Kharka.

Overnight in Thuli Kharka at Lodge (4300m)

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Half-day walk, and virtually all downhill, the path descends to a fine vantage point of the Hinku Valley with spectacular view of the south face of Mera Peak. Entering the forest once again, the trail drops steeply down into Hinku Valley. The forests of the Hinku valley are a delight to walk through, full of the tall Himalayan pine and rhododendron trees. We head uo the Hunku valley and there are stunning views of Peak 43 and Kusum Khangaru.

 

Overnight in Kothe at Lodge (3691m)

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Climb through the moraines of Hinku Nup and Shar Glaciers to reach Khare.  From here the excellent view of  huge north face of Mera and the peak of the Hinku Shar Glacier dominating. Mera La clearly can be seen just above our camp.

Overnight in Khare at Lodge (5045m)

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

We need to be acclimatized at Khare (5045m) where good food and bakery also available. Washing, bathing and walking around.

Khare at Lodge (5045m)

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

We have to follow a steep trail paved with boulders to reach Mera high camp. The trai is some time rockey and sometime Snowy can be difficult and hazardous at any time. The excellent panorama views of hundreds of mountains will delight.

Overnight in Mera High Camp (5780m) in a tended Camp

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Kahre to Mera-La ( ) to Kongme Dingma (4,850m/15,912ft)  approx, 6-7 hours.

From Kongme Dingma up into the upper yeks pastures of this incredible remote valley. The terrain is remarkably beginning into the epicenter of the highest group of the mountains in the world. The valley offers a beautiful view of Jugal Himal range, Rolwaling range, Kanchenjunga and Makalu Himalaya ranges.

Overnight in Seto Pokhari (5035m) in a tended Camp

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Today we are in the part of the most remote area of the Himalaya and rarely see any trekkers en-route except if it is a very hight tourist season. We proceed from Setopokhari ahead through several lakes that occupy the upper Hinku Basin. After passing Hunku Pokhari, out trail is next to the magnificent Hinku Glacier. We continue further with another lakes close by to our trail.

 

Overnight in Amphu Base Camp (5527m) in a tended Camp

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

we cross the Amphu Laptsa La pass (5845m) then walk crossing  the Amphu Laptsa glacier. ImjeGlacier, Lsotse Shar Glacier are nearby via half circles the Imja Tsho lake to join the mail trail of Island peak. More further ahead, wa are also in the vicinity of the Ama Dablam Glacier before reaching Chukkung. After few days in tended camp we arrive in Ckukkung to spend the night in a nice lodge with hot shower.

Overnight in Chhukung (4730m) in a Lodge

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 

Early in the morning after breakfast we start to conquest the highest pass of Kongma La. To enjoy the remoteness of the area and absolute nature, we need to carry a fresh packed lunch, plenty of water along with some nuts, candy and chocolates. Either over the moraine of the Nuptse glacier climb over the northwest of Chukkung, we follow a high trail above the Niyang Khola, Guide will select the route on your choice. Walking on the trail, the view of Amphu Lapchha and valley of Island peak including magnificent of surrounding mountain helps you to reduce your tiredness. Gradually we enter a wide basin dotted with small frezen lake, the trail rises over loose scree gaining the Longma La after approximately 5 hour we leave the Chukkung. On the top of Kongma la, the prayer buddhist flags as a marks of the pass. Panoramic view of Mountain with Icy lake and the Khumbu glacier, the final descent is the most difficult stage of the trek today. Finally turning to the north through moraine of Khumbu glacier, today’s final destination Lobuche waiting there to welcome you.

Overnight in Lobuche at Lodge

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

Wonderful and rewarding day, first final destination of this trip to Everest Base Camp set out on the opposite the dreaded icefall-the most dangerous section of the Everest Summit. Rocky trail is in busy in April/May with porters carrying in supplies and the site is a riot of colorful tents perched on the ice. Everest Base Camp is the main camp for mountaineers and Trekkers feel very happy to be in Everest Base Camp as it makes a Life time memories for the adventure fulfillment. Retrace back from Everest Base Camp to Gorak Shep.

Overnight in Gorak Shep

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Early in the morning climb up to Kalapattar the second final destination of this trip to view sunrise awakening of the Himalayan chain along with 3600 Degree Outstanding spectacular view of numerous sky towering mountains including Mt. Everest (8848m), Mt. Lhotse (8516m), Mt.Lhotse Shar (8382m), Mt.Cho Oyu (8201m), Mt. Pumari (7165m), Mt. Khumbtse (6639m), Mt. Numptse (7864m), Mt. Amadablam (6814m), Mt.Changtse (7550m), Mt.Cholatse6335m), and many more other peaks that crowd the horizon the all directions. Down back to Grak Shep for breakfast and then retrace to Lobuche continuing south on the Everest-Lukla trail to Pheriche for a lower and warmer night.

 

Overnight in Pherice at Lodge

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

After descending from ultimate descent, today is an easier walk to the lower altitudes. We follow the wide alpine valley Continue down to Orsho, then on through Lower Pangboche and down to Deboche, reaching our lodge at Thyangboche in the afternoon. Thyangboche is set in a beautiful meadow, high on a ridge surrounded by towering Himalayan peaks. A peaceful, tranquil position, surely one of the wonders of the world and the Thyangboche Monastery is spectacularly situated. The monastery dominated by the gompa with its prayer flags and mani stones was founded in 1916 as a meditation center.

Overnight in Thyangboche at Lodge

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

No sooner we start the day, walk down steeply to Funkitenga then again ascend Sanasa, Khumjung, Syangboche and arrive Namche Bazar  more westernized town and also called Gate way of Khumbu and Everest Region. Overnight in Namche Bazar.

 

Overnight in Namche (3440m) in a Lodge

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 

We descend to Manjo and the trail through a forest of juniper, rhododendron. Following a steep descent passing the Bhote Kosi, crossing the river, follow the bank to Jorsale, then to Monjo. As soon we will depart Monjo and continue your descent along the Dudh Kosi, before making a final ascent to reach the Lukla plateau by mid afternoon.

On arrival in Lukla you will have time to relax and celebrate the completion of your trek.

Overnight in Lukla (2840m) in a Lodge

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Flight from Lukla is one of the astonishing flights allows you to have close and breathtaking views of various sceneries and Himalayan ranges of Nepal. Breakfast served in the early morning and flight to Kathmandu. Leisure day in Kathmandu.

 

Overnight in a Boutique hotel

Meal: Breakfast (Lunch and Dinner in your choice in any Best among the Best Restaurant.)

Transfer from hotel to international airport to board onward journey flight. Or combine with other trip like white water rafting or safari tour at Chitwan Park. The cost would be extra for rafting and safari.

Meal: Breakfast

 

Cost Calculation:

 

Normally every trip cost depends on the following facts:

 

  1. Size of climbing group (Number of Trekkers/climbing members)
  2. Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu (non star to 5 star hotels).
  3. Number of Trekkers/ Nepalese crew (staffs) you want.

Cost, Includes and Excludes

Cost Includes

  • Arrival and departure from Intl's airport.
  • Arrival and departure from Domestic airport (Lukla),
  • Kathmandu sightseeing by private vehicle.
  • Kathmandu/Lukla/Kathmandu flight ticket.
  • Kathmandu/Lukla/Kathmandu flight ticket for guide.
  • 4 nights (2 nights before and 2 nights after the trip) in a boutique hotel in Kathmandu.
  • Accommodation in teahouses during the trekking.
  • Accommodation in tented camp while Amphu Laptsa pass up to Chhukkung.
  • Accommodation for all involved Nepalese Staff during the trekking and climbing.
  • Barun National Park entry permits.
  • Sagarmatha National park entry permits.
  • TIMS (Trekkers Information Management System) Permit.
  • Welcome and Fare well dinner with culture dances of different ethnic group of Nepal.
  • All meal (3 meals a day, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner) during the trekking and climbing.
  • Properly boiled drinking water, tea, and coffee hot chocolate while on the trek and climbing period.
  • Gov. License holder Experienced Trekking guide.
  • Guide allowances and salary
  • Trekking staff: cook, kitchen helper for the tended camp, Necessary porters (A porter carry 25 to 30 Kg), and their food, salary, accommodations.
  • Insurance of all Nepalese staff including porters (Death, medical and accidental Heli rescue).
  • Camping equipment: 2-person member tent, dining tent, kitchen tent, staff and porter tent, toilet tent, Mattresses.
  • Camping Equipment Utensils: EPI Gas, Gas Stove or fuel Stove for cooking, Fuel/Kerosene oil, Cooking pots,
  • 1 bottle oxygen for rescue in an emergency with mask regulator.
  • A mobile set with local SIM card and charger (Required to refund after the trip).
  • All necessary paper works, office service charge and government taxes levied in Nepal.
  • Special gifts of Snowpal Trek and Expedition Pvt. Ltd.

Cost Excludes

  • Trip Code:
  • Destination: Kalapatthar (5545m).
  • Group Size: Min- 1
  • Season: Spring and Autumn
  • Max Altitude: 5845m. (Amphu Laptsa Pass)
  • Trip Starts/Ends: Kathmandu-Kathmandu
  • Transportation: Flight/Trek
  • Accomodation: Mountain Lodge (tea house)
  • Trip Grade: strenuous

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