Ampu Lapcha Pass Trek

Ampu Lapcha Pass Trek is one of the most challenging trekking destinations in the Everest region which is located in the Khumbu region. The trek to this pass is through the upper Hongu valley. Trekking in this route, it is suitable in the Everest region and this route is not only famous for the high Himalayas summits but also famous for historical sites. The trail also includes Chukkung valley which needs the technical climbing type of equipment and skilled trekkers to use the equipment. The trek will leads you to enjoy this awesome adventure of a lifetime experience. We spend several days trekking and interacting with the local people as we are staying in the local lodges and teahouse. We will climb one of the most fascinating trekking peaks in Nepal. This region is the most renowned of all the trekking routes all around the globe. Trekking in this region is one of the most revered and adventurous activity to do and one of the greatest opportunities to truly experience the country’s many attributes in their finest form. This is considered as total wilderness adventure tour covering scenic landscapes, impressive hilly terrains, lush green forests, and flora, and fauna of this wonderful land. As you walk along the well-marked trekking paths, travellers will often discover quite the opposite.

Ampu Lapcha Pass Trek is very interesting for all the trekkers who love mountains which is not only for the high Himalaya summits but also famous for historical sites. This trek also includes the Chhukkung valley which requires trekkers to have technical climbing experiences. You will able to experiences the highest Himalayas on the earth and also explored the Namche Bazaar. The trek begins from Lukla after 30 minutes mountain flight from Kathmandu valley. The area is blessed with monuments scenery, turquoise blue lakes, glacier, and monasteries. It is a combination of all in one like trekking and climbing, dramatic views of the mountain peaks, diverse geographically; rich culture, alpine vegetation, flora, and fauna with some endangered animals. Most of the area of this route is not so well developed but the natural beauty of this land makes your journey more enjoyable and unforgettable and the warm welcome by the Sherpa people which makes more memorable. We will have a chance to explore or to enter Sagarmatha national park which is the home of many rare birds, animals, flora, and fauna. For the trekking, the perfect time also needed and the perfect season for trekking March to May and September to December.

Outline itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu

Day 02: Fly to Lukla and trek to Paiya (2,730m) 5-6 hours

Day 03: Trekking to Panggom (2,846m) 5-6 hours

Day 04: Trekking to Ningsow (2,863m) 4-5 hours

Day 05:  Trekking to Chhatra Khola (2,800m) 7-8 hours

Day 06: Trekking to Kothe (3,691m) 6-7 hours

Day 07: Trekking to Thaknak (4,358m) 3-4 hours

Day 08: Trekking to Khare (5,045m) 2-3 hours

Day 09: Rest day in Khare

Day 10: Trekking to Mera High Camp (5,780m) 6-7 hours

Day 11: Summit Mera then trek to Kongma Dingma (4,850m) 10-11 hours

Day 12:  Rest day in Kongma Dingma

Day 13: Trekking to Seto Pokhari (5035m) 5-6 hours

Day 14: Trekking to Amphu Labcha Base Camp (5,650m) 5-6 hours

Day 15: Trekking to Chhukung (4,750m) 9-10 hours

Day 16: Trekking to Namche Bazaar (3,438m) 5-6 hours

Day 17: Trekking to Lukla (2,800m) 6-7 hours

Day 18: Fly back to Kathmandu

Day 19: Final departure

Detail Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu

When you will land in the international airport in Kathmandu.  there will be one person from our company to pick you up. You will be taken directly to your hotel to check in. At night you will meet your guide and review your  trip and have dinner.      

Day 02: Fly to Lukla and trek to Paiya (2,730m) 5-6 hours

Having breakfast in the hotel, we will slowly drive towards the airport to a scenic fly towards Lukla which is also known as the gateway of the Everest region. From Lukla, we will start our trekking on foot. We will slowly walk towards Paiya where we will spend one night.

Day 03: Trekking to Panggom (2,846m) 5-6 hours

We follow the descending route until a small bridge and continue through slippery route to cross Kari La pass. During the time of trekking, we will on a jungle trail, crossing a bridge over the Handi Khola before reaching Panggom where we will spend one night.

Day 04: Trekking to Ningsow (2,863m) 4-5 hours

The valley is very much popular for bird-watching and we climb uphill and walk on a steady path and turn north. In this day trekking, we will walk through the forested route of rhododendron and bamboo on a narrow all the way before reaching Ningsow and spend one night.

Day 05:  Trekking to Chhatra Khola (2,800m) 7-8 hours

Today the trek starts with decent crossing meadows and fields. You will have good views of the peaks as you drop down through rhododendron forest on the far side of the pass. We will have our lunch on the way and then taking some rest Chhatra Khola where we will spend one night.

Day 06: Trekking to Kothe (3,691m) 6-7 hours

This trail passes a stupa and crosses small steam below Kothe. After 6 to 7 hours walking we will reach our destination and first of all will check out the hotel and explore all around the valley and spend overnight.

Day 07: Trekking to Thaknak (4,358m) 3-4 hours

The day starts with a gentle climb. We will pass through the lush forest of rhododendron, oak, and we will have an opportunity to see the animals like Langur, red panda, and Himalayan black bears etch before reaching Thaknak where we will spend one night.

Day 08: Trekking to Khare (5,045m) 2-3 hours

We descend further down following a prominent ridgeline. The trail passes through pine, oak, and rhododendron forest. We will also pass through many suspension bridges before reaching Khare where we will spend one night.

Day 09: Rest day in Khare

This day is for the rest day that’s why we don’t start our trekking. Early in the morning after wake up, we will have our breakfast then after we will explore all around Khare. At this day, we will explore villages and get an opportunity to spend some time in the lands which feel better and mental makeup for further trekking or journey.

Day 10: Trekking to Mera High Camp (5,780m) 6-7 hours

The trail walks through the boulder-strewn on a steep trail to reach Mera High camp. From the trail, we will have an opportunity to see wonderful views of the mountain which includes Mt Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, and Cho Oyu. On the way, we will have our lunch and slowly move towards Mera High Camp where we will spend one night.

Day 11: Summit Mera then trek to Kongma Dingma (4,850m) 10-11 hours

In the early morning, we will start our trekking towards Mera Base Camp. We begin crossing the Mera Base Camp on a steep trail all the way up the ridges of the passes. After crossing Mera Base Camp, we will have our lunch then after slowly move back towards Kongma Dingma where we will spend one night.

Day 12:  Rest day in Kongma Dingma

This day is for the rest day that’s why we don’t start our trekking. Early in the morning after wake up, we will have our breakfast then after we will explore all around Kongma Dingma. At this day, we will explore villages and get an opportunity to spend some time in the lands which feel better and mental makeup for further trekking or journey.

Day 13: Trekking to Seto Pokhari (5035m) 5-6 hours

While doing this day trek, we will have an opportunity to see the wonderful views of the mountain, beautiful villages. We will cross many suspension bridges before reaching Seto Pokhari where we will spend one night in this wonderful land.

Day 14: Trekking to Amphu Labcha Base Camp (5,650m) 5-6 hours

Early in the morning after having breakfast, we will slowly move towards Amphu Labcha Base Camp. We will have wonderful views of the mountain, beautiful village, and many suspension bridges before reaching Amphu Labcha Base Camp where we will spend one night.

Day 15: Trekking to Chhukung (4,750m) 9-10 hours

This will be one of the most difficulties yet rewarding days of the trek and the ascent is demanding but the climber gets the magnificent mountain views. We will walk on a fairly steep trail at a comfortable pace.

Day 16: Trekking to Namche Bazaar (3,438m) 5-6 hours

This day trekking trail slightly goes uphill to Namche Bazaar. We will have an opportunity to explore the beautiful valley of the route. We will pass through the lush forest, a beautiful valley, and get an opportunity to see the wonderful views of the mountain.

Day 17: Trekking to Lukla (2,800m) 6-7 hours

This is the last-day trekking in the Everest region where we will walk from Namche Bazaar to Lukla. The trail passes through pine, oak, and rhododendron forest. We will also pass through many suspension bridges before reaching Lukla where we will spend one night.

Day 18: Fly back to Kathmandu

In the morning, if the hotel is able to make breakfast then we will have our breakfast and slowly move towards the local airport of Lukla to fly towards Kathmandu valley. Upon reach in Kathmandu valley, first of all, we will check out the hotel and spend some time around the Thamel Bazaar and spend one night in this wonderful valley.

Day 19: Final departure

We will drop you towards the international airport with the hope that you have a wonderful day in our small country. Your safe journey with beautiful and adventure days in Nepal and also hoping that this will not the last chance to serve you and you will give another chance to serve you.

COST INCLUDES

  • twin/double share accommodation on half board meal plan in 5-star hotel in Kathmandu
  • twin/double share accommodation on half board meal plan in 5-star hotel in Pokhara
  • 1 full day guided sightseeing with entrance fees in private vehicle as per itinerary
  • Kathmandu to Pokhara in private vehicle
  • Flight Pokhara to Kathmandu for guest only
  • 9 nights twin share accommodation on full board meal plan in teahouse lodges
  • One English-speaking, license-holder trek guide and 2 porters; insured, meals, accommodation and daily wages all paid
  • ACAP permit and TIMS permit
  • Sleeping bag and down jacket
  • Airport pick up and drop
  • Complimentary welcome dinner

COST EXCLUDES

  • International flight
  • Visa to Nepal
  • Lunch and dinner in Pokhara/Kathmandu
  • Domestic airport tax NRS170 per person
  • Expenses of personal nature such as bar and beverage bills, laundry bills, phone bills etc.
  • Insurance of any kind
  • Personal trekking gear
  • Electricity charging fees and boiled water for drinking and shower purposes
  • Tips to trekking crews
  • Expenses incurred due to flight delays/cancellation, road blockage, political strike, natural disaster or anything that is beyond our control