Amphu Lapcha La pass is one of the most exciting treks in the Everest region, passes through upper Hunku valley. Amphu Lapcha is to be passed technically through Chukkung Valley which requires the use of climbing equipments and trekkers must be comfortable to use them and be fully prepared. A magnificent view of the Himalayas and wonderful scenery of lakes such as Hunku and Panch Pokhari will come along as a true visual treat to the eyes. Then the trail follows the crossing of Mingbo La or Amphu Lapcha down to Everest which is a usual route to Chukung or Pangboche, via Tyangboche Monastery. From here we proceed to Namche and down to Lukla to fly back to Kathmandu on the following day.
Another adventurous trekking is Makalu High Pass. It is also known as "3 Cols". Passing through the remote and wild region of the Himalayas with an excellent view of Makalu, Everest, Lhotse, Chamlang and Kanchenjunga, which is normally started from Tumlingtar in the steamy lowlands near the Arun River over the Shipto La and into the remote yet beautiful Barun river valley arriving to Makalu Base Camp, then cross Sherpani Pass over to Baruntse Base Camp to west Col to Panch Pokhari followed by the Amphu Laptsa into the Everest Base Camp and finally, concluding at Lukla. This truly is a tough journey having logistical challenges in organizing an expedition in such a remote area of the Himalaya. That is why, everything has to be well planned in advance so as to have adequate time for acclimatization and to have a strong and experienced Sherpa team in order to maximize your chances of completing the Pass through and into the Everest. Previous mountaineering skill is required to safely complete this journey as there will be fixed rope on the passes and roped group travel on glaciers. Geographically, an alpine mountains & valley, Alpine villas, Glaciers & snowy, icy, cold and windy 3 Cols have three major challenging high passes namely Sherpani col at ( 5200 meters), West Col to get to Upper Baruntse Base Camp (5,700m) & Amphu Laptsa Pass. Normally a four week long high altitude trekking is the only alpine trekking trail of its kind in the world with temperatures as low as 30 degrees below zero for more than 12 days over 5000 meters & almost 3 days on the glacier over 6000 meters. This will give you an inspiration and more respect for those guys who go out and climb challenging peaks.