TREKKINK THROUGH HINKU, HUNKU AND KUMBU DATA VALLEYS
Our expeditions are always led by expert UIAGM / IFMGA Certified Mountain Guides

From the 15th of October to the 4th of November 2022

A travel on high altitude lands where Sherpa population use to live; a trekking in the land of the highest peaks on earth; a proper guided expedition to Mera Peak summit 6461 m.

Our trail will give us the opportunity to walk some of the more remote valleys of Nepal and, in the mean time, provide us a proper acclimatization, essential for Mera Peak attempt. Our journey will lead us back in Lukla, through the Khumbu valley, in a breathtaking landscape, surrounded by the view, amongs other, of Lhotse, Everest, Pumori, Cho Oyu, Makalu, Nuptse e Ama Dablam.

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Travel Program

1stDay

International flight to Kathmandu

Departure from Milan in the late afternoon.

2ndDay

Kathmandu

Landing in Kathmandu in the morning and transfer to the hotel. -/-/D

3rdDay

Kathmandu

Tour of the city. Half board in Hotel. B/-/D

4thDay

Kathmandu - Lukla - Chutanga

Domestic flight to Lukla 2880 m, starting point of our trek. By the day we reach Chutanga camp 3300 m, where we spend the night. B/L/D. Elevation gain 500m – 3h

5thDay

Chutanga – Thuli Kharka

From Chutanga camp we follow a steep trail to Zatrawa Là pass 4600 m, go over it and descend to Thuli Kharka camp 4400m. B/L/D. Elevation gain 1300m / loss 200m - 6/7h

6thDay

Thuli Kharka – Gote

We walk down along the Hinku Khola valley. Once we get the 3600 m, we start gaining altitude until we reach Gote camp 3800m.B/L/D. Elevation gain 300m / loss 900m - 5/6h

7thDay

Gote - Tangnang

We walk up the valley, reaching, after some hours, the nice village of Tangnang 4336m. B/L/D. Elevation gain 600m – 4/5h

8thDay

Tangnang

Rest and acclimatization day. B/L/D

9thDay

Tangnang – Khare

We continue our journey, surrounded by Mera Peak rock walls and glaciers. Today we reach Khare 4900m, where we set up our campsite. B/L/D. Elevation gain 650 m - 4/5h

10thDay

Khare – Mera-La Camp

We reach Mera Là camp and set up our advanced camp at 5500 m, ready for the next day summit attempt. B/L/D. Elevation gain 500m - 4/5h

11thDay

Mera Peak summit attempt - Kongme Dingma camp

We plan to summit with the first daylight so, during the night, we leave the camp and start the climbing. In the afternoon we descent in the Hunku Valley, where we spend the night at the camp, located at 4900 m. B/L/D. Elevation gain 1000m /loss 1500m - 10/12h

12thDay

Extra day

Rest day. Extra day for the summit attempt in case of bad weather on day11. B/L/D

13thDay

Kongme Dingma camp – Hunku Khola camp

We walk along the Hunku Valley. Our path run the middle on 7000 peaks, it gains gently some altitude and lead us to Hunku camp 5200m, where we spend the night. B/L/D. Elevation gain 100m / loss 400m - 4/5h

14thDay

Campo Hunku Khola - Panch Pokhari lakes

We gain some more altitude and reach the marvelous Pokhari lakes, go over it to our next camp, located at 5500 m. B/L/D. Elevation gain 300m - 4/5h

15thDay

Panch Pokhari lakes – Amphu Lapcha Pass – Imja Tsho lake

Through the Amphu Lapcha pass, located at 5845m, we reach the Khumbu valley. Climbing up the pass is quite difficult but, for sure, spectacular: we’ll be surrounded by huge mountains, among others, Baruntse m 7220, Ama Dablam m 6856, Makalù m 8463, Lothse m 8501. B/L/D. Elevation gain: 300m / loss 850m - 7/8h

16thDay

Imja Tsho lake - Chukung - Pangboche

We walk the Khumbu valley. We can admire, around us, some of the most beautiful mountains in the world: Pumori, Nuptse, Lothse, Everest. We finally relax in our lodge, in Pagboche 4000m, where we spend the night. B/L/D. Elevation gain 1000m - 6/7h

17thDay

Pangboche - Namche Bazar

On an easy wide trail, we continue walking down the Khumbu valley and reach Namche Bazar 3440m, the main trading center of the Kumbu region. B/L/D. Elevation gain 400m / loss 1000m - 5/6h

18thDay

Namche Bazar – Lukla

Last day of trek: an easy and wide path lead us to Lukla. B/L/D. Elevation gain 900m / loss 300m - 6/7h

19thDay

Lukla - Kathmandu

Domestic flight to Kathmandu. B/-/D

20thDay

Kathmandu

Today we have some extra time to see the sights, go shopping in the bazaar or simply relax in the city center. In the evening, transfer to the airport and flight back to Italy. B/-/D

21stDay

International flight

Come back to your final destination.

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The schedule may be subjected to change under unforeseen circumstances

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Info Ascensione

Basic skills in using crampons and ice-axe are required. In order for your adventure to be enjoyable, your body needs to be in good working order. Even if the climbing is not technically difficult, length and elevation gain of the trip, combined with prolonged exposure to high altitude, require good physical shape and should not be underestimated.

Difficulties

AD / Fairly Difficult

Skills required

Excellent physical shape, good training and practice in the use of ice axe and crampons are required

Duration, Participants and Deadline

Duration Min Max Deadline
21 days 6 10 30/08/2022

Equipements

Expedition equipment. The full list will be provided with the detailed informations

Documents

Passport expiring six months after the return date and tourism entry visa. Lyskamm 4000 can deal with practices for obtaining visas

Vaccination

No mandatory vaccinations are required.
Typhoid vaccine is recommended.

Prices

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Rate details

WHAT’S INCLUDED: Support and assistance of an Italian certified UIAGM IFMGA Mountain Guide. Services provided by local tourist agency: transfer from and to the airport, Katmandu-Lukla flight, inland transports, trekking and climbing permits fees, half board in hotel in double room in Kathmandu, full board during the hiking (accommodation in lodges or tents); camps facilities: accommodation in 2-person tents, kitchen tent, canteen tent, table, chairs, restroom; porters for the transport of food and equipment, personal porter (max 18kg). Kathmandu guided tour (half day). Travel insurance (luggage, medical assistance, repatriation) provided by Innovation Viaggi.

WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED: International flights, Nepal touristic visa, lunches in Kathmandu, tips, drinks, personal equipment, other optional insurance (high mountain injury, travel cancelation, etc…), everything is not mentioned in “WHAT’S INCLUDED”.


NOTE: Everything that is not part of the professional service of Mountain Guide, is provided in collaboration with authorized Italian and foreign agencies.