Mera peak climbing with Ampu Laptsa pass is an excellent mountain journey that offers a wide range of spectacular natural scenery with panoramic views of mountains. It is an extended version of Mera peak climbing which takes you all the way up to Ampu Laptsa pass for the breathtaking views of mountains and glaciers in the Everest region of Nepal. Mera peak at an elevation of 6461 meters is a challenging climbing journey that offers immense beauty of the world’s five highest mountains at once. You will be rewarded with the aspiring views of Mt. Everest, Mt. Kanchenjunga, Mt. Makalu, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Cho Oyu. Apart from these five, majestic mountains, Mera peak also offers close up views of other surrounding mountains in the Everest region of Nepal. Mera peak is the highest peak in Nepal that is permitted for trekking purpose. Ascend up to the peak is not an easy task as one has to cross high and tough passes. The peak is physically demanding but highly rewarding in terms of glorifying the beauty of the mountains it offers. The peak was first successfully ascended by J.O.M Roberts and Sen Tenzing in May 1953.
Mera peak climbing with Ampu Laptsa pass makes the Mera peak climbing even more thrilling and enticing. The journey starts with an exciting flight to the Lukla airport. From the airport, we take a path less traveled and enter into the Hinku valley. We pass Pangkongma and Panch pokhari to the Mera peak base camp. We proceed our journey and slowly with due care. We spend some days in base camp for enough acclimatization. Then with the help of climbing gears and climbing techniques, we climb up the peak of Mera and descend down for another thrill of the journey. We then head towards Ampu Laptsa pass and cross the pass appreciating the outstanding views of mountains and glaciers in the Everest region of Nepal. Leaving Ampu Laptsa pass, we embark our return journey via Pangboche to Namche Bazaar and then to Lukla.
So, if you are willing to add some thrill to your normal day to day activity, opt for Mera peak climbing with Ampu Laptsa pass. It takes you close to the world’s highest mountain and lets you relish the mightiness of the world’s five highest peaks. You can experience the adventure of trekking and peak climbing as well. Nepal Intrepid Treks organizes climbing trips each year round. A book you trip instantly to reserve your group with us!
- Day 1 Arrive in Kathmandu
- Day 2 Kathmandu Sightseeing Tour
- Day 3 Fly to Lukla and trek to Chutanga
- Day 4 Chutanga to Chhatrwabuk/ Thuli Kharka via Zatrwa La
- Day 5 Chhatrwabuk to Kothe
- Day 6 Kothe to Thangnak
- Day 7 Thangnak to Khare
- Day 8 Acclimatization in Khare
- Day 9 Khare to Mera La
- Day 10 Base Camp to High Camp
- Day 11 Summit the Mera peak and return back to Khare
- Day 12 Contingent day
- Day 13 Kongma Dingma to Seto Pokhara via Hinku valley
- Day 14 Seto Pokhari to Amphu Lapcha Base Camp
- Day 15 Amphu Lapcha Base Camp (South) to Amphu Lapcha Base Camp (North)
- Day 16 Amphu Lapcha Base Camp to Pangboche
- Day 17 Pangboche to Namche Bazaar
- Day 18 Namche Bazaar to Lukla
- Day 19 Fly back to Kathmandu
- Day 20 Departure day
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Welcome to Nepal. As you arrive at the airport in Kathmandu, you will be picked up by a representative from Nepal Intrepid Treks and will be transferred to a pre-booked hotel in a cab. You will be explained about the detailed program further. Stay at the hotel for the night. (Breakfast included)
Wake up for an exciting day as your guide will escort you to the UNESCO listed heritage sites in Kathmandu. The tour today is all about art, culture, and history that Nepal possesses. Visit Kathmandu Durbar Square, Swayambhunath stupa, Pashupatinath temple, and Boudhanath Stupa. The day can be the enlightenment of Hindu and Buddhist culture. You can also prepare for the trekking that starts the other day by buying some left out items, final packing, and other preparations. Stay at your hotel in the evening. (Breakfast included)
An early flight from the domestic terminal of Kathmandu airport will take you to the Lukla airport. The flight to Lukla is a thrilling experience owning to the dramatic location where this airport is placed. During the flight, you will be able to get some stunning views of mountains arranged like a row of thorns from the windows of the plane. Once you reach the Lukla airport, you will step of the Khumbu region of Nepal which treasures the highest peak of the world – Mt. Everest. Lukla is nothing but an airport and a few guesthouses around. From Lukla, your guide will lead you through a trail that will take you to Chutanga.
Leaving Chutanga, we climb up steep to the Kalo Himal Ridge and cross this ridge that lies in the Nau Lekh range. As we cross the ridge, we leave the Khumbu valley behind and enter into the Hinku valley. Hinku valley is a bit different from Khumbu. Khumbu valley being the normal route to Everest Base Camp is a bit populated and crowded but the route to Hinku valley is quite remote and untouched by the modernization. The path is marked by chortens and prayer flags which give the vibes of Buddhism religion prevalent in that area. As we move ahead, we pass Zatrwa pass and continue our walk until we reach Chhatrwabuk/ Thuli Kharka. We stay at a guesthouse in Thuli Kharka for the night.
Today, we head Chhatrwabuk and head towards Kothe. Our walk for the day is short and pleasing as we will be walking amidst the beautiful hills covered by rhododendron forests. As we traverse through the valley of Hinku, we walk towards the Mera peak for conquering its top. As we move through the forests of rhododendron and pine along the Hinku river, we can get some splendid views of Mera peak. We continue our walk until we reach Kothe which would be our halting station for the night.
Today, we continue our walk along the ridge of Hinku. As we move ahead, we can see the Mera peak getting closer to us. Mera peak along with its surrounding peaks look spectacular. During our walk, we can also get some fantastic views of Kyashar and Kusum Kanguru. For the first part of our journey, we will find ourselves walking along the rocky trail near the river and for the rest of the part, we will we walking in the yak pastures above the river level. We continue our walk through the pastures and summer settlement areas until we reach Thangnak. We stay at a guesthouse in Thangnak for the night.
Today, we leave Thangnak and head towards Khare. At first, we ascend up slow through the moraines of Dig glacier and open up to the pastures of Dig Kharka. Then we hike up steep through the Hinku Nup and Shar glaciers. We then cross a stream and climb up steep until we reach Khare. We stop at a guesthouse in Khare for the night.
As we move up to the higher elevation region, proper acclimatization becomes a must. Therefore, today, we stay at Khare and explore around the place and take some lessons from our climbing leader for our climbing journey ahead. The climbing leader will give us some tips on do’s and do not’s during the climb. He will teach use how to use ropes, crampons, ice axes and how to deal with emergency situations. We spend our day taking the lessons and exploring the places around. We spend our night at a guesthouse in Khare.
Today, we take a step forward to our climbing journey. We walk up through the glaciers to the Mera La. As we reach the pass, we prepare our climbing gears. With the use of climbing ropes, ice axes and crampons, we climb up the pass to the Mera Base Camp. As we reach the base camp, we set up our tents for overnight stay.
Moving ahead, we head towards the high camp today. A steep and rocky trail will lead us to high camp at an elevation of 5800 meters. The high camp provides an awesome base for our climb up the peak tomorrow. At high camp, we will be blessed with some splendid views of mountains like Mt. Everest, Mt Nuptse, Mt. Makalu, Mt. Lhotse and many more. We set up our tents for the evening and spend our night in the tented camps in the high camp.
Today, we climb up the summit of the Mera peak. We start early in the morning so as to avoid the harsh weather in the afternoon. At first, we fix the ropes up to ease our climbing journey. We use an ax and follow our climbing leader to the summit of the peak. During the climb, you will be blessed with some magnificent views of mountains in the surrounding area. After achieving the top, we descend down to Khare for an overnight stay. We stay at a guesthouse in Khare for the night. (Breakfast, lunch, and dinner included)
Today is an extra day set aside for climbing purpose in case we could not summit the peak of Mera a day earlier! This day can also be a safe side for any contingencies like flight delays from and to Lukla.
After achieving the top of Mera peak, we head towards the Ampu Laptsa base camp next. We take a trail through the remote pastures with the views of Himalayan valleys on sight. The views of Mt. Everest and Mt. Lhotse look gorgeous throughout our path. We continue our walk through Hinku valley until we reach Seto Pokhara which would be our stopping point for the night. We stay at a guesthouse in Seto Pokhara for the night.
Leaving Seto Pokhari, we walk through the remote region of the valley to the Amphu Laptsa Base Camp. we ascent up steep beyond the white lake and move ahead to experience the wilderness of Hinku valley. we continue our walk through this wild and off beaten trekking trail until we reach the Amphu Laptsa Base Camp. Upon arrival, we set up our tents for overnight stay at the tented camps in the Amphu Laptsa Base Camp.
Today, we head from southern side of Amphu Lapcha Base Camp to the northern side. While traversing to the opposite direction, you will have to cross the steep, icy and rocky sections of the pass. You may have to use your climbing gears to traverse from southern side of Amphu Lapcha Base Camp to the northern side. We set up our tents at the northern side of Amphu Lapcha Base Camp for the night.
Today, we leave Amphu Lapcha Base Camp and descend down all the way to Chhukung. Chhukung lies just above Dingboche and is the starting point for Island peak climbing. From Chhukung, we further descend down to Pangboche. At Pangboche, we visit a monastery which is believed to be the oldest monastery in the Khumbu region of Nepal. We stay at a guesthouse in Pangboche for the night.
Leaving Pangboche, we descend down via the lush pine and rhododendron forests to Tengboche. At Tengboche, we visit a monastery and continue our descend down to the popular town of Nmache Bazaar. At Namche Bazaar, you can find all sorts of shops stalled up. You can pick up any items you want for the days ahead. Namche is a bit crowded and buzzling town in the Khumbu region of Nepal and the only gateway to the Everest. We stay at a guesthouse in Namche for the night.
Today is probably our last day walking in the trekking trails. We descend down through the villages like Monjo and Phakding to the Dudhkoshi river. We cross the suspension bridges and then continue our ascent up to the Lukla airport. We stay at a guesthouse in Lukla for the night.
Today, we catch a flight that will take us back to Kathmandu. Upon arrival, you will be escorted to your hotel in Kathmandu. Check in to the hotel and take a rest after such long day travel. If you don’t want to rest and want to enjoy the day in the streets of Kathmandu, you can opt for a visit to shopping malls in Kathmandu. Overnight at a hotel in Kathmandu
After nineteen days of travel companionship, it’s time to bid you goodbye. Hope you had a good time with us.
- All the ground transports including airport pickup and drop
- Accommodation at a three star hotel in Kathmandu which is inclusive of breakfast
- Entrance fees to UNESCO listed heritage sites in Kathmandu and a knowledgeable sightseeing guide
- Three board meals during the trek
- A English speaking, well learnt and professional trekking guide
- Permit fees to Sagarmatha National Park and Trekkers Information Management System (TIMS)
- Permit for peak climbing
- Climbing leader and porter
- Duffel bag and down jacket (if you want to use company’s bag and jacket and return it back after your journey)
- First aid kit and other assistances
- Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
- Meals not included in itinerary
- Personal nature expenses like telephone, wifi, laundry, etc
- Hot water bath in high altitude regions
- Soft drinks and other extra food items besides three full board meals.
- Travel insurance
- Personal climbing gears
- Tips for guide and porters though it is not mandatory
Best value and service — Hikes, Paragliding, Helicopter Tours
Best value and Best Service
We visited Nepal in December and had only 7 days, not long enough for multi-day treks yet, as travelers from the US, we wanted to experience as much as possible within that time frame the comprised of visiting the breath-taking mountain sceneries, sport activities, and history. While Nepal Intrepid Treks was started by trekking guides, they have diligently built their business and tourism relationships over the last few years to cater to different tourist needs. As an active planner, i had reached out to a dozen tour companies as opposed to only settling for the top 2-3 on Tripadvisor ratings. What first impressed me about Nepal Intrepid Treks is their responsiveness, flexibility and transparency about planning constraints. Its really the best value and service.
They also offered the best value by a large margin. At no time during my interactions with them did they push any additional services on me, but rather adapted to whatever changes I wished to make. Given the relationships they made in the industry, they also offered some of the best rates relative to other tour companies for the exact same vendors. We did the heli ride to Everest Base Camp, hikes in Nagarkot, paragliding, city tours in Kathmandu, Bhaktapur and Pokhara and of course the sunrise trips to the neighboring hill stations. What really made the difference is their sense of service on the ground. They were always on time and went the extra mile whenever there were unexpected delays. On one day, our morning flight to Pokhara was delayed for several hours and eventually canceled yet our guide went above and beyond to get us on an afternoon flight so we wouldnt miss out on the activities for the rest of the day. That sense of urgency on our behalf extended through the whole trip. Even though we missed an activity for no fault of theirs, they did their part in making up for it by dining us at a cultural center on their own cost, which wasnt needed at all yet we fully appreciated. We are so much happy for this best value and service.
In summary, I was thoroughly impressed -- a sense of humility, superior service, flexibility, transparency with unmatched value. We know we will definitely return to Nepal for the treks; we will look no further than Nepal Intrepid Treks. A big thank you Nisan, Santa and Lal! Keep it up!
April/May 2019 16-Day Trek to EBC
Had an extraordinary trek with Nepal Intrepid to Everest Base Camp. I got sick from the food in Kathmandu, and by day 4 I was too dehydrated and weak to continue. One of the guides stayed with me as my group continued so that I can rest. We eventually caught up with the group and made it to EBC! Such excellent and professional guides and porters!
You Need This Team To Make It To The Top. 100% Mera Peak Summit Success Rate. Looked After From Day 1.
I owe our success in reaching the Mera Peak summit safely to our amazing guide Lal and his amazing team of porters! We were a team of four women and we had a 100% summit success rate.
Lal went above and beyond from Day 1 when I missed my connecting flight to Kathmandu from Guangzhou due to bad weather in China. I finally arrived in Kathmandu late at night, tired and stressed out about my bags since it did not make my flight. As soon as Lal found out that I made it to Kathmandu, he made it to the airport in a flash, waiting to pick me up and take me to the hotel with a warm smile and a big welcome - and this was really late at night! When my airline failed to get my bag in time for the trek, Lal organised my luggage to arrive in Lukla before I even made it to Lukla! My luggage had all my gear and summit clothing, without this luggage I could not have started the trek. It was a huge relief seeing my luggage and it was all thanks to Lal and his efficiency for getting my luggage in time. There would have been no other way.
This was my first time doing a multi day trek, let alone climbing a mountain, I was nervous but Lal made sure I enjoyed the trek and most importantly I was safe. Lal and his team made sure it was their priority to make sure we were well prepared, safe, looked after and most importantly we all make it to the top. Little things like telling us to slow down while ascending to make sure we don't get altitude sickness, while other groups sped in front of us and did not make the summit because they were sick, making sure we were all well fed so that we had all the energy to endure the full 13 days, giving us water when we ran out of our own and believing in us all added up to our successful summit! His porter team Bupendra and Tula Raj all took turns to lead the party and helped us to carry our gear.
Every morning we would wake up and see their smiley faces ready to start the day trekking, while they were getting ready to carry our 50kg bags in tough terrain. Without hesitation, Lal and his porter team always offered a hand when us ladies weren't comfortable going down a steep hill and believe me the passes were insane! They made the trip much more enjoyable and memorable as we all had our funny and scary moments together.
Summit day was unbelievably the hardest and craziest day of my life! One to remember for the rest of our lives but we couldn't have made it without his team, his positivity and his patience. It took us 6 hours to reach the summit and Lal was with us every step of the way - feeding us snacks, opening our water bottles so that we can drink, carried our back packs to putting our polarised sunglasses on our faces to protect us from the sun. His team absolutely went above and beyond! Making the summit was an epic experience and to do it with a team that we grew closely with, who supported and believed in us made the experience even more special.
Lal and his team were always looking out for us and I could not be more grateful. We were constantly surrounded by positive attitude the whole way up and the whole way down, even after our summit day.
Although, we successfully summited and made it to Lukla, Lal did not stop working. Leaving Lukla was such a mess and super stressful as I had an international flight to make. Lal was always alert, always on call to see if there was an available seat for me on any of the outgoing flights.
Lal is honest and professional and I would definitely choose Nepal Intrepid Treks again. What an incredible ascent. I will never forget this trip. Until then my friend!
Mera Peak 14 day hike & 100% Success Rate!
This was my first trip to Nepal, and thanks to Lal and his amazing team, climbing Mera Peak was an awesome experience. Our group of 4 had a 100% success rate, when a lot of other travelers we met along the way, did not make it to the top.
Nothing was a problem for Lal, we had lost luggage and bad weather delays – which meant he had to reschedule accommodation/flights several times for us. He was so gracious, professional, and incredibly helpful every step of the way (literally!). Both him and our two incredible porters, really made our trip, going above and beyond on so many occasions.
Summit day was tough, but the support of Lal and his team – helped us all get through and make it to the top!
Lal always made us feel safe, supported and that nothing was a problem – and there was always a smile on his face. I would absolutely recommend trekking with Nepal Intrepid Treks and Expeditions, I’m so grateful for the experience, and can’t wait for my next adventure with Lal and his team.
Patan historic and good adventure
Was such an awesome trip and loved getting to try local cuisine. Our guide Amit was very knowledgeable and showed us many spiritual sites which were really cool. A must do if in the Kathmandu area.
Gokyo Lakes and Everest Base Camp 19days
Unreal experience! I opted for the longer trek as I wanted to see as much as possible in the time I had. I'm so glad I did.
My wonderful Guide Prem Karki and my assistant guide Lukpa were sensational! We laughed so much on the trek, with these 2 guiding us there was never a dull moment. Our success in reaching the Lakes and Everest Base Camp are purely down to their hard work and dedication. Plus I was lucky enough to meet another 6 legends who also opted for this unreal trek. We are now all the best of mates.
The trekking was hard at times and and some days were super easy. We had rain, snow, sunshine and everything in between. Each day we witnessed another insanely beautiful mountain and watched the landscape change the higher we went.
The Gokyo Lakes were stunning, I'm so glad we opted for this trek. The pictures attached are unfiltered!
Everest Base Camp was great! Such an amazing feeling to finally get there. We just sat and took it all in. Photos don't do it justice.
All the villages and places we stayed along the way were awesome! These tiny lodges and tea houses in the middle of the mountains were so cosy and the food is delicious. We met quite a few Sherpas who had summited Everest and we spoke to them at length about their expedition. Great bed time stories :)
Do yourself a favour and get on board this trek, you wont regret it!
Everest Base Camp & Gokyo 925-1010/2019
Kamal, Tilak and Prince were our guide. They have done an excellent job in ensuring we had everything we needed - water, wifi, food and so on. They explained Nepalese culture and identified the peaks for us as we were asking for the names every day, it is one of the most precious thing about having the locals with us. The tour was a huge success and thank you guys and team for making it happen, it would not be the same without you. I had really enjoyed every moment on the trek. Highly recommend the agent and guides to anyone considering paying a visit to the beautiful Himalayas.
Perfection EBC trekking
Professional risk control on EBC trekking. About airplane change the landing place on lukala or change the trekking schedule, your team also can find good guest house and restaurant.
It was wonderful experience in my life. Our guide Kamal is professional, patient, and kindly. In this trekking journey still had some situation from uncontrollable mother nature. But this team also can control and change it perfectly. If you will come to Nepal to explore, don't miss Nepal Intrepid Treks and Expeditions!
Our Visit to Nepal
I dont know where to Start. There are barely any bad points to talk about. The service was exceptional and everbody was so polite and friendly. Everything was well organized. The places we used to rest and eat where always nice and clean. The employees and shepards where dedicated for their jobs and tried to accomplish our goals in the best way possible. I want to send my best wishes Lal, Ram, Tulla and Santos.
Luca & Ludovico