I am planning a trek in the Khumbu area and came across Amphu Lapcha pass (or Labtsa as some people call it). Usually it's crossed from South to North en route from Mera Peak to Imja Tse. However I would be going the other way, coming from Imja Tse.
Has anyone done this pass? How accurate are the descriptions which mention rappeling and fixed ropes - are those permanent fixed ropes? Since we would be going without porters or guide, we need to make sure that we can handle our backpacks across the pass .... I also saw a youtube clip of the final meters, going up a short steep section of ice. Would this be the most difficult bit?