Amphu Laptsa Pass Trek with Everest Base Camp drenches you in the beauty of non-touristic and touristic trekking trails of Nepal. Where the Amphu Laptsa Pass greets you with the off-beaten trekking trails, the trails to the Everest Base Camp are there with several crowds on the way. So if you are someone seeking more challenges and adventure, before standing at the foothill of the world's highest Mount Everest, then this combined Amphu Laptsa Pass and Everest Base Camp trek is the perfect match for you.
Being the high altitude trek, Amphu Laptsa Pass and Everest Base Camp's trekking trails are audacious and demand a high level of endurance and stamina. Therefore, a good fitness level is mandatory for this trek. If you have good fitness, it matters no more, whether you have previous trekking experience. However, having previous trekking experience and training always boosts your confidence level during the trek. Therefore, if you have one, you will get to enjoy it more.
Setting up the slow and steady pace and taking the proper acclimatization rest, the trek to Amphu Laptsa Pass with Everest Base Camp gives you the experience of a lifetime.
Trekking along the rustic and isolated trails of Chutanga, Thulikharka, Kothe, Thangnak, Khare, Kongme Dingma, Seto Pokhari, and Amphu Laptsa Pass you will be observing the unique aspects of the cultural and natural grandeur of Nepal. Furthermore, traversing the valley of Hinku and Imjatse, you will get bewildered by the lifestyle of the people living there. Besides, the bewitching beauty of Baruntse, Lumding Himal, Mera Peak, Karyolung Himal, and many others make your trekking more reminiscing.
Where the Passes of the Chhatra La, Amphu Laptsa, and Kongma La lift your adrenaline rush, being at the foothills of Everest Base Camp gives you a sense of achievement. Accompanied by the stunning vistas of Mount Everest, Mount Ama Dablam, Lhotse, and many other, the trails of Everest Base Camp gives you the ample opportunity to indulge in the culture and tradition of brave Sherpa people. A visit to the Tengboche and Pangboche monastery will be a bonus to your journey. Moreover being inside the Sagarmatha National Park area, you can witness diverse flora and fauna during this Amphu Laptsa Pass Trek with Everest Base Camp.
If you want to experience wilderness in the Himalayas of Nepal, then opt for this challenging trek with Mission Himalaya Treks. Here at Mission Himalaya Treks, we will customize the itinerary as per your wish and preference. With our experienced guides, you can enjoy the trek with full confidence and excitement.
Route: Kathmandu-Lukla-Chutanga-Thulikharka-Kothe-Thangnak-Khare-Kongme Dingma-Seto Pokhari-Amphu Laptsa Pass-Chhukung-Kongmo La Pass-Lobuche-Gorakshep-Everest Base Camp-Kala patthar-Gorakshep-Periche-Tengboche-Namche Bazaar-Lukla-Kathmandu.
Day 1: Namaste and Welcome to Kathmandu airport(1350m).
Day 2: Sightseeing around Kathmandu Valley and Trek Preparation.
Day 3: Fly Kathmandu to Lukla(2860m) and trek to Chutanga(3020m).
Day 4: Chutanga to Thulikharka(4300m) via Chhatra La Pass.
Day 5: Thulikharka to Kothe(3691m).
Day 6: Trek from Kothe to Thangnak(4356m).
Day 7: Thangnak to Khare Trek(5045m).
Day 8: From Khare, trek to Kongme Dingma (4850m).
Day 9: Trek from Kongme Dingma to Seto Pokhari(5035m).
Day 10: Head to Amphu Laptsa Base Camp(5650m) from Seto Pokhari.
Day 11: Amphu Laptsa Base Camp to Amphu Laptsa Pass(5845m) to Chhukung(4733m).
Day 12: Chhukung to Lobuche(4940m) via Kongma La Pass(5530m).
Day 13: Trek from Lobuche to Gorakshep(5140m)to Everest Base Camp(5364m) and retrace the route back to Gorakshep.
Day 14: Gorakshep to Kala Patthar(5550m) trek and descend down to Periche(4240m).
Day 15: Trek down to Tengboche(3860m) from Periche.
Day 16: Tengboche to Namche Bazaar Trek(3440m).
Day 17: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Lukla.
Day 18: Return Back to Kathmandu from Lukla(2840m).
Day 19: Transfer to the Tribhuwan International airport.
Extensions for Amphu Laptsa Pass Trek with Everest Base Camp:
Being Lukla the starting and ending point of this trek there is numerous extension option available during this trek. The only thing which matters most is your endurance, budget and the vacation you have.
Of Course, the trek in itself is the combined trek, but if you are craved for more adventure and thrill, then to fulfil your excitement level, you can extend your trip in the trails of the Everest Region. One of the audacious and adventurous extensions is Mera Peak Amphu Laptsa Pass Trek with Everest Base Camp. As the Amphu Laptsa Pass Trek follows the same trekking trail of Mera Peak up to Khare. From Khare instead of heading directly towards the Kongme Dingma and Setopokhari, you can first make your ascent to the Mera Peak. A climb to the Mera Peak is definitely not going to be easy for anyone.
The climb requires practical knowledge regarding the use of technical gears like ice axes, crampons, ropes, and many others. If you don't have any previous experience of peak climbing in Nepal, then don't bother much, our professional guides are always there to train you. After conquering the Mera Peak, you can return to Khare for an overnight stay. Thereafter the next day continues your trek towards Amphu Laptsa Pass and Everest Base Camp.
Another thrilling trek extension is Amphu Laptsa Pass Trek with Island Peak Climbing and Everest Base Camp Trek. During this Trek after conquering the Amphu Laptsa Pass Trek, you can head to Chhukung from where you can continue your trek to the Island Peak.
Besides these all, you can combine your Amphu Laptsa Pass and Everest Base Camp trek with other popular treks of Everest regions including Everest Three High Passes Trek, Gokyo Chola Pass Trekking, Gokyo Ri trek and many others.
If you have ambiguity regarding which extensions to include in your itinerary, then without any hesitation contact us. Clearing all your ambiguities and dilemma we will suggest you the best itinerary.
Amphu Laptsa Pass Trek with Everest Base Camp Trek Difficulty:
Among several moderate and strenuous trek in the Everest Region, a combined trek to Amphu Laptsa Pass with Everest Base Camp is one of the challenging long day treks in the Everest region. As the trek demands several technical gears and ideas during the trek, previous trekking experience is necessary to conquer this trek. However, if you have not, don't worry, our guide will train you properly before the ascent.Those who have previous trekking or peak climbing experience on the Himalayas of Nepal can enjoy the trek more fascinatingly than the inexperienced one. Further, the knowledge of technical aspects will be an added advantage for them.
No matter whether you are experienced or inexperienced, if you are thinking of joining this trek, you should prepare yourself for around 7 hours of daily walk throughout the trekking journey.
Speaking of the trekking trails, the trails of the Amphu Laptsa Pass Trek are not frequently visited by the trekkers. Therefore, the trails of Amphu Laptsa Pass trek are more rustic and challenging than that of the popular Everest Base Camp and Annapurna Base Camp treks. To cross the pass of Chhatra La and Amphu Laptsa, you will require the technical gears. Though it is not mandatory to trek this region with a guide, to cross these passes, you definitely need them. Further, for your ease, you should hire a porter to carry your backpacks. Trekking through the glaciers, moraines and rocky trails is not an easy task for anyone. So, before stepping at such trails, get proper instructions from your guides.
If you are expecting the beautiful lodges and teahouses throughout the trail of Ampu Laptsa Pass Trek with Everest Base Camp, then by expecting so, you are disappointing yourself. Though most of the places in the Everest Region let you stay on the simple and beautiful teahouses, when climbing towards the trail of Amphu Laptsa Pass, you will have to spend the nights under the tented camps. That's why mental preparedness is a must if you want to conquer this trek.
As you will be spending most of the days over the altitudes above the 4000m altitude, you have to be cautious regarding acute mountain sickness as well. Trekking at such altitude, there are high chances of getting caught by the altitude sickness, so proper acclimatization rest is vital on this trek. Further, you should drink plenty of water, soups, lentils, and other fluidal eateries during the trekking journey. Regardless of how experienced or fit you are, if you trek this region without maintaining the pace, you are likely to get caught by severe mountain sickness. Thus, you have to be very careful when you are on the trekking trails of this strenuous trek. If you notice any the altitude sickness symptoms like nausea, vomiting, headache, fever, and shortness of breath then stop climbing further and take proper rest by descending towards the lower altitude.
Apart from all the above, the weather and temperature of any region matter a lot in making your trek more rewarding or exhausting. In case of this combined Amphu Laptsa Pass and Everest Base Camp Trek, you will be spending most of your days on the higher altitudes over the altitude of 3000m. The weather and temperature over 3000m never remain stable. You never know, when the blizzard comes and swept away everything from your sight. Therefore, to limit such incidents to some extent, choosing the best time for this trek is always a wise decision.
Best time for Amphu Laptsa Pass Trekking with Everest Base Camp
Trekking in Nepal is possible throughout the year and the same is the case with our combined trek to Amphu Laptsa Pass and Everest Base Camp trek. But, daring these strenuous long days treks without choosing the best time is very risky. You never know either you will be able to conquer the trek or not. You even don't know whether you will be able to return to your home from that challenging trek journey. As you might be aware of the news of lots of death and missing cases in this region. Therefore taking all these things into consideration, the Summer and winter trek is not recommended for this region.
With the moderate temperature and stable weather, Spring and Autumn are considered the best time of the year to visit the Amphu Laptsa Pass and Everest Base Camp. During these seasons, you can enjoy the best views of the majestic mountains without any obstruction.