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Amphu Lapcha Pass Trek

17 Days

Trip Highlights

  • Zwatra La (4,600m) and the Amphu Lapcha Pass (5,845m)
  • Technical and challenging trek in the Khumbu region
  • Flora and fauna of Sagarmatha National Park
  • The oldest and the largest monasteries of Tengboche

Amphu Lapcha Pass Trek is one of the challenging but rewarding treks in Khumbu region. It covers the natural and cultural wonders of the three Himalayan valleys of Eastern Nepal. It takes you along Sagarmatha National Park premises in the beginning and ending. That means you might sight the animals and birds of the Himalayan region.

The silvery mountains from Langtang region to as far as Kanchenjunga region are the prizes of Nepal trekking. Karyolung Himal (6,511 m), Lumding Himal (6,111 m), Mera Peak (6,189 m), Peak 43 (Kyashar Peak: 6,769 m), Kusum Kangaru (6,367 m), Mt. Everest (8,848 m), Mt. Amadablam (6,812 m), Mt. Nuptse (7,861 m) and Mt. Lhotse (8,516 m) are the Himalayas seen during this trek. The Sherpa ethnic villages of the Dudh Koshi River Valley including the Rai and Tamang communities of Inkhu-Hongu Valley are really amazing. The local monasteries and mane walls added with the colorful prayer flags and wheels make this trip more memorable.

Amphu Lapcha Pass trek leads you through Pangboche Monastery and Tengboche Monastery. Tengboche is the largest monastery and Pangboche is the oldest monastery of the Khumbu region. Likewise, the Sherpa Capital, Namche Bazar is also one of the must-visit places while trekking in Nepal. Although located in the Himalayas, you can find all the modern amenities in this Sherpa town. Without any doubt, this trek is always a customizable trip. Since it starts and ends at Lukla, you can extend it to Everest Base Camp trek; Everest Gokyo Cho La Pass trek and even Everest Three High Passes trek respectively. Likewise, you can also do Amphu Lapcha Pass trek with Mera Peak climbing. Because it follows the route of Mera Peak climbing. Therefore; Amphu Lapcha Pass (5,845m) trek is the point between Mera and Tapu Peak, after crossing Amphu Lapcha you reach Chhukung Valley.

Chhukung Valley is the place to prepare for the summit climb of the island. So, you can trek Amphu Lapcha Pass with Island Peak. To customize this trek, you must be sure about the budget, duration and willingness to face the challenges of trekking in Nepal. If you are in doubt about what to do, you can contact us, and we will definitely help you make the right decision. It requires previous trekking experience because of its technical aspects. And, if you have experience of peak climbing, it will be an added point. Talking about the daily trekking duration, you have to walk for about 6/7 hours along the high-altitude trails. Most of the time, you will be walking and sleeping above 4,800 m. It means there is a high possibility of altitude sickness. Likewise, Zatrwa La Pass (4,600 m) is a little challenging to enter into Inkhu-Hongu Valley from the Dudhkoshi River Valley. Amphu Lapcha Pass (5,845 m) is the most difficult section of this trek. You need to use climbing gears to cross this high pass of the Mahalangur Himalayan Range. There is not any restricted area en route to this trek. However, a solo trekking in Nepal cannot do this without a professional Nepal trekking guide. The experienced Sherpa guide fixes the rope before climbing the challenging section. Next, it is completely a camping trekking in Nepal except in Everest region.

Trip Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive in Kathmandu Airport [1,350m/4,430ft] and transfer to hotel.
Day 2: Fly to Lukla [2,800m/9,187ft] and trek to Chutanga [3,100m/10,168ft], 5-6 hours
Day 3: Trek from Chutanga to Thulikharka [4,300m/14,104ft] via Zwatra La [4,600m/15,092ft], 6-7 hours
Day 4: Trek from Thulikharka to Kothe [3,691m/12,107ft], 6-7 hours
Day 5: Trek from Kothe to Thaknag [4,358m/14,295ft], 4-5 hours
Day 6: Trek from Thaknag to Khare [5,045m/16,548ft], 3-4 hours
Day 7: Acclimatization Day at Khare [5,045m/16,548ft]
Day 8: Trek from Khare to khongma Ding [4,840m/15,180ft], 6-7 hours
Day 9: Trek from khongma Ding to Seto Pokhari [5,000m/16,405ft], 6-7 hours
Day 10: Trek from Seto Pokhari to Amphu Lapcha High camp [5,400m/17,717ft], 5-6 hours
Day 11: Trek to Chhukung [4,730m/15,518ft] via Amphu Lapcha Pass [5,850m/19,190ft], 9-10 hours
Day 12: Rest day at Chhukung and explore around
Day 13: Trek from Chhukung to Tengboche Monastery [3,867m/12,687ft], 5-6 hours
Day 14: Trek from Tengboche to Namche Bazaar [3,440m/11,286ft], 5-6 hours
Day 15: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Lukla [2,800m/9,187ft], 6-7 hours
Day 16: Flight from Lukla to Kathmandu [1,350m/4,430ft]
Day 17: International Departure

Special Note:
If this itinerary does not suit your needs or you want to customize it, Tell us about your trip requirement. At your request, we offer you. We’ll work together to customize your trip to meet your exact requirement so that you have a memorable trip.

Price Details For Trip

  • The cost of this trek depends on the group size.
  • The can be different numbers of Guide and Porters.
  • The cost depends on request category hotel accommodation in Kathmandu.
  • The cost depends on Mode of transportation (Helicopter or Airplane)
  • Please contact us for up to Date, Cost and the Duration.

Cost Inclusion

  • Kathmandu Airport Pickup/drop on Arrival/departure
  • Twin-sharing accommodation at hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast.
  • Domestic flight from (Kathmandu to Lukla to Kathmandu)
  • All ground transportation as mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Guide and camping staff - Cook and kitchen staff.
  • All meals (B, L, D) during the trek with boiled water for drinking purposes.
  • Twin-sharing accommodation during the trek at teahouse/lodges
  • An experienced, expert, helpful and friendly Guide.
  • Full support crew with 1 porter for every 2 trekkers.
  • All camping logistical arrangements for your comfort for the Amphu Lapcha Pass.
  • Climbing Sherpa, porters costs - including meals, insurance, salary, transportation, and other necessary equipment
  • Sagarmatha National park permits & Local fee
  • Trekkers Information Management System (TIMS) card fee
  • Necessary equipment (ice axe, rope, ice Screw)
  • Trekking map of this route for groups.
  • All government, local taxes, and official expenses.
  • Comprehensive first aid kit with high-altitude medicine
  • Arranging rescue operations in case of complicated health conditions (funded by travel insurance)
  • Farewell dinner before departure.

Cost Exclusion

  • International Airfare and Nepal entry visa fee.
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu (“Except farewell dinner" in Kathmandu)
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu or on the trek for any reason (Early arrival or delay, Early arrival from trek due to any reason).
  • Personal expenses (shopping and snacks, alcohol, Wi-Fi, telephone call, battery re-charge fee, extra porters, etc
  • Personal clothing and trekking gear.
  • Travel insurance has to cover emergency high-altitude rescue and evacuation along with medical coverage.
  • Tips, gifts, souvenirs for involved trekking staff.
  • Additional costs due to delays caused by circumstances outside company control like landslides, weather conditions, itinerary modifications due to safety concerns, illness, change of government policies, strikes, etc.
  • All the costs and expenses, which are not listed in "What is included" above will be counted as excludes.

Equipment checklist for the trek

The gears listed below is recommended for the trek. We encourage you to get all the equipment listed below for the trip and please make sure you check out and try each equipment. You can also buy or rent in Kathmandu as there are many trekking shops that have gear ranging from branded to local.

Clothing and footwear:
— Long-sleeved shirts
— Trekking Shirts
— Trekking Trousers
— Warm Jackets/Sweater/Pullover
— Waterproof jackets and trousers
— Thermal
— Inner wears
— Undergarments
— Warm socks
— Cap/Hat to protect from the sun during the trek
— Woollen Hat, Warm gloves, Balaclava sand Bandana/Scarf
— Extra clothes to wear in Kathmandu when you come back from the trek.
— Trekking shoes (Preferably Goretex and full to support your ankle)
— Slippers/Flip flops to wear at camp
— Daypack 30-35 litres (To carry your sunblock, water, camera, waterproof jacket and others that you may require while trekking)

— Passport with visa and validity of 6 months after your trip completion
— 4 copies of passport size photos for permits and Visa
— Travel Insurance covering medication evacuation
— Flight tickets
— Credit cards for emergencies
— Driving ID or any other ID in case of loss of your passport.
(Please carry the photocopy of all the documents along with you and leave a copy to next of kin)

— Headlamps with extra batteries
— Sunglasses with UV protection
— Camera with charger or spare batteries
— A pair of trekking poles
— Water bottles (1) litre
— Laundry bag to keep the dirty clothes
— Large plastic bags to keep the clothes dry
— Padlock
— Binoculars
— Reading materials, notebooks and pens

Toiletries and hygiene:
— Quick-drying towel
— Small face towel
— Toothbrush &Toothpaste
— Deodorants, Soap and Shampoo (Smaller bottle)
— Face and body moisturizer, Sunscreen and lip balm
— Hand sanitizer/Antiseptic wipes
— Hygiene products
— Basic first aid kit

— Down Jacket
— Sleeping bag with liner
— Duffel/Kit Bag

Additional equipment for Pass

* Climbing helmet
* Harness
* Ascender/Jumar (Large handle)
* Descender
* Carabiners (2 screw gates and 2 snap gates)
* Prussik cord X 1
* Ice Axe
* Steel crampons

Trip Map

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Amphu Lapcha Pass Trek

Trip Facts

  • 17 Days
  • Strenuous
  • 5,850m/19,190ft.
  • Spring & Autumn
  • Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Fully Camping
  • 2 Person

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