Hongu valley Amphu Laptse Khumbu trekking

Trip Overview

Amphu Laptsa Pass, is one of the most challenging passes in the Khumbu region. Due to its location to the south of the Khumbu, it offers spectacular views and it is not as crowded as the main trails. We will pass through the beautiful Hongu valley and further towards the technical Amphu Laptsa pass and enter the Khumbu valley at Chukung.
Favorable season are the months of April and May and September to November.

Trip facts


22 Days



Grade IV


  • Day 1: Arrive Kathmandu and transfer to hotel
  • Day 2: In Kathmandu for official procedures and preparations
  • Day 3: Fly to Lukla trek to Puiyan (2730m). Lodge
  • Day 4: Trek to Pangom (3286m). Lodge
  • Day 5: Trek to Najing Dingma (3200m).Lodge
  • Day 6: Trek to Cholemo Kharka (3800m). Lodge
  • Day 7: Trek to Khola Kharka. Lodge
  • Day 8: Trek to Kote (3500m). Lodge
  • Day 9: Trek to Tagnag (4358m). Lodge
  • Day 10: Trek Khare (5060m). Lodge
  • Day 11: At Khare- Rest day for acclimatization.
  • Day 12: Trek to Khongmidingma. Camp
  • Day 13: Trek to seto pokhari (5000m). Camp
  • Day 14: Trek to Amphulaptsa base camp. Camp
  • Day 15: Cross Amphu Laptsa pass (5839m) and trek to Chukung (4700m). Lodge
  • Day 16: Rest day in Chukung. Lodge
  • Day 17: Trek to Tengboche. Lodge
  • Day 18: Trek to Namche. Lodge
  • Day 19: Trek to Lukla. Lodge
  • Day 20: Schedule flight to Kathmandu & transfer to hotel
  • Day 21: In Kathmandu.
  • Day 22: International departure



Cost includes

  • Transfers airport-hotel-airport for Int. and domestic lights.
  • 3 star hotel accommodation on room sharing and breakfast in Kathmandu as per itinerary.
  • Airfare Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu
  • Standard lodge accommodation and tea houses on room sharing basis with fixed meals during the trek. (Breakfast, lunch and dinner), sleeping tents, mattress and food wherever applicable.
  • Climbing equipment required to cross Apmhulaptsa pass.
  • Wages, accommodation and food for guide and porter on trek. (2 trekkers share 1 porter on trek)
  • Applicable government and local taxes, conservation fee, insurance for guide and porters.

Cost does not include

  • Expenses of personal nature, personal tips, alcoholic and cold drinks, mineral and boiled water, snacks/coffee/tea in between meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) hot showers during the trek.
  • Meals in Kathmandu.
  • Travel insurance, personal medical expenses and rescue evacuation.
  • Personal trekking gears.
  • Any costs arising due to flight cancellations, political disturbance, natural disaster and deviation in programs.
  • Tourist visa for Nepal and International flight to/from Kathmandu.

Trip Grades

Grade I

  • Easy to moderate hiking and trekking
  • Light packs (10kg)
  • Elevations often below 2500m
  • Easy terrain
  • Trek duration less than a week in high altitude

Grade II

  • Moderate to strenuous trekking
  • May require carrying bag pack (10kg)
  • Elevations from 2500m to 5500m
  • Moderate terrain
  • Nights are spent in lodge or tents
  • Trek duration of two weeks in high altitude

Grade III

  • Moderate to strenuous trekking
  • May require carrying bag packs (12)
  • Elevations from 2800m to 5500m
  • Moderate to intermediate terrain with short scrambling and descent on moraine/scree sections
  • Nights are spent in tents or lodge
  • Three high passes above 4500m
  • May involve travel to remote areas
  • Trek duration up to three weeks
  • Average of six hours trek per day

    Grade IV

    • Strenuous trekking and climbing
    • May require carrying bag packs (12)
    • Elevations from 2800m to 5500m
    • Moderate to intermediate terrain with short scrambling and descent on moraine/scree sections
    • Terrain might be snow or ice or rock or all mixed including glaciers
    • Few nights are spent in tent at high altitude during peak ascent
    • Nights are spent in tents or lodge
    • Involves travel in remote areas
    • Trek duration of two to three weeks
    • Includes several high passes trek and 6000m peak ascent
    • Minimum seven hours of average trek per day

    Grade V

    • Strenuous climbing
    • May require carrying bag packs (15kg)
    • High or extreme altitude with elevation above 7000m
    • Intermediate to advance terrain
    • Nights are spent in tents
    • Moderate to extreme glacier travel is involved
    • Travel in remote areas
    • Usually expedition duration above four weeks

    Keshar Mahal, Thamel-29, Kathmandu, Nepal

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