Amphu Labtsa pass

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Amphu Labtsa pass
Amphu Labtsa pass 8845m by Vijay Jeyanthan Oct 2014.jpg
Amphu Labtsa pass in Oct 2014
Highest point
Elevation 5,845 m (19,177 ft) [1]
Coordinates 27°52′02″N 86°55′14″E / 27.86722°N 86.92056°E / 27.86722; 86.92056Coordinates: 27°52′02″N 86°55′14″E / 27.86722°N 86.92056°E / 27.86722; 86.92056
Geography
Amphu Labtsa pass is located in Nepal
Amphu Labtsa pass
Amphu Labtsa pass
Location in Nepal
Location Honku Valley, Nepal
Parent range Mahalangur Himalayas
Climbing
Easiest route snow/ice/glacier climb

Amphu Labtsa pass, elevation 5,845 metres (19,177 ft), is a glaciated pass covered in serac cliffs at the head of the Honku valley. It provides a way out of the otherwise relatively isolated Honku valley. The base of the valley is at 5,000 m (16,400 ft) and has several glacial lakes including the Panch Pokhri or Five Sacred Lakes. The Amphu Labtsa pass is crossed by mountaineers en route to Island Peak or Baruntse expeditions and involves technical mountaineering. The ice and rock summit is quite exposed and provides good views of Lhotse Shar, Island Peak and the Imja Glacier. The way down into the Imja valley on the other side of the pass involves abseiling followed fixed rope descent. The approximate alpine grade of the Amphu Labtsa pass would be 'D'.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Mera Peak, Nepal". Peakbagger.com. Retrieved 2015-01-04.