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Makalu Trek with Sherpani col (27 days)

Trip Code:NET-TR-MKT1

  • Trip Type Camping Trek
  • Duration 27 days
  • Grade Difficult
  • Max.Altitude 5817m.
  • Group Size 1
  • Travel Mode Land & Flight
Helicopter Flight during Makalu Trek

Helicopter Flight during Makalu Trek

Makalu Base Camp Sherpani Col Trek is without a doubt longest trek in Makalu region though it touches both Makalu and Everest region. It is undoubtedly one of the most strenuous treks which require extensive preparation and physical fitness on the part of trekkers. Glacier walking, use of ice axes, and other gears will be necessary to complete this trek.
 
The main goal of the Makalu Base Camp Sherpani Col Trek is to reach Makalu Base Camp at an astounding altitude of 5000m. The base camp offers spectacular views of Mt. Makalu (8485m), the fifth highest mountain in the world. Ahead the trek presents almost overwhelming challenges of crossing the Sherpani Col (6135m), West Col (6143m) and Amphu Labtsa Pass (5800m), the three highest passes in the Himalayas. 
 
These three passes afford uninterrupted views of Mt. Ama Dablam (6814m), Chonku Peak (6830m), Cho Polu (6734m), Island Peak  (6189m), Kang Tega West and Kang Tega East among others. 
 
After making past Amphu Labtsa Pass, the trekking trail climbs Chukung in Everest region which straddles the Imja Tse Glacier. It normally takes few days to reach down to Lukla via the Sherpa villages of Pangboche, Phortse and Namche Bazaar. During this part of the trek you will be greeted by the majestic views of Everest, Ama Dablam and Lhotse and Phortse. 
 
As the first half of the trek passes through Makalu Barun National Park and the second through Everest National Park, trekkers doing Makalu Sherpani Col Trek get to experience a range of cultural and natural biodiversity. This region is famous for Snow Leopard, Himalayan Thar, Red Panda, Musk Deer, Blyth’s Kingfisher, White-necked Storks etc. You will also get to experience culture and hospitality of of ethnic communities like Rai & Limbu, Sherpa, and Shingsawa (Bhotia). 
 
Makalu Base Camp-Sherpani Col Trek is entirely a camping trek however some nights will be spent in lodges at the beginning and ending parts of the trek. It is best approached during Spring (Mar-May) and Autumn (Sep-Nov). Nepal Environmental Treks & Expedition provides experienced guides, cooks, Sherpas and porters who will help you with their excellent expertise and skills in making the trek successful and memorable.  

 

 Trip code: NET-TR-MKT1
  Region Makalu Region
 Trip Rating
 Trip Duration 27 days
 Trip Type: Camping Trek
 Trip Grade: Difficult
 Min. Group Size 1
 Max Altitude: 5817m.
 Trip Start: Kathmandu
 Trip Ends: Kathmandu
 Best Season: Autumn: SEP-OCT-NOV
Spring: MAR-APR-MAY
 Transportaion: Land & Flight
 Meals: 3 Meals a day (breakfast, lunch and dinner)
 Acommodation: 2-3 Star Hotel Accomodation in Kathmandu.
Lodge or Camping Accomodation during Trek

Fly from Kathmandu to Tumlingtar. Trek from Tumlingtar to Maney Bhanjyang takes about five and half hours. The trail ascends all the way through forest of rhododendrons and Sal trees. En route, you pass a few villages. Maney Bhanjyang is a ridge. You camp for the night.

Trek from Maney Bhanjyang to Chilchile (1830m) takes about five hours. The trail ascends through forest of rhododendrons and Sal trees for about three hours and you walk over a flat trail to arrive Chilchile. This is a small village mainly inhabited by Gurungs and other communities as well. There is a government school where locals send their children. You will find some good tea houses. You camp for the night.

Trek from Chilchile to Num (1500 m) which takes about four and half hours. The trail ascends for about 2 hours and then descends to follow a small perennial river and then walk on a flat trail for about 1 hour to reach Num. Num is a beautiful village with many tea houses and telephone booth. You camp for the night.

Trek from Num to Seduwa (1510 m) takes about four and half hours. The trail descends steeply for about 2 and half hours till a big river named Neguwa Khola. The trail passes through the suspension bridge and the trail ascends through forest and few traditional villages. People here are mainly engaged in agriculture and the crops grown here are paddy, millet, potatoes and vegetables depending upon season. There is a check post and local office of Makalu Conservation Area. You camp for the night.

Trek from Seduwa to Tashigaon (2070 m) takes about four hours. The trail slightly ascends but major part of the trail is flat and easy through the bushes.. Tashigaon, surrounded by verdant forest is a big Sherpa village. You find prayer flags fluttering in the sky in and around village. The camping spot in this village is really praiseworthy. You camp for the night.

Trek from Tashigaon to Khongma la (3560 m) takes about six hours. The trail ascends throughout the day and you will walk through forest of rhododendrons and Sal trees. Kongma la is a ridge and there is only one tea house here. This is also perfect place for camping.  Snow falls during March and April. 

Trek from Khongma la to Mumbuk (3550 m) takes about six and half hours. The trail ascends and then follows a trail to reach a beautiful lake named “Kalo Pokhari” at the height of (4004 m). Leaving this lake, you go downhill until you reach Mumbuk. It is a camping spot surrounded by green forests. You camp for the night.

Trek from Mumbuk to Yangle Kharka (3600 m) takes about four and a half hours. The trail today is bit adventurous and strenuous. The trail passes for about 3 hours through a landscape which is very prone to landslides. The Barun river adds more dimensions to the trail with its spectacular views of Mt. Tutse (Peak 6) 6739 m, Peak 7 (6185 m). You camp for the night.

Trek from Yangle Kharka to Yak Kharka (4810 m) takes about five and a half hours. The trail ascends through the grassland and forest. You can enjoy the majestic peaks such as the Mt. Tutse (Peak 6) 6739 m, Peak 7 (6185 m), Isuwa La (5340 m) and many unnamed mountains and peaks. Yak Kharka is a grazing field and you camp overnight here.

Trek from Yak Kharka to Makalu Base Camp (4812 m) takes about four hours. The trail passes through a flat trail and descends to follow the path along a perennial river. As you reach Makalu Base Camp you will be mesmerized by the views of Mt. Makalu (8463 m), Baruntse (7152 m), Kali Himal (6985 m), Chamlang (7390 m), Makalu II (7640 m), etc. You camp for the night.

Rest at Makalu Base Camp. You will enjoy the whole day at the base camp. A spectacular visual treat awaits you, with views of different mountains and peaks like  Mt. Makalu (8463 m), Baruntse (7152 m), Kali Himal (6985 m), Chamlang (7390 m), Makalu II (7640 m), etc. You can also hike to Baruntse Base Camp. You camp for the night.

Trek from Makalu Base Camp to High Camp (5300 m.) and it takes about three and half hours. You trek almost steep path till High Camp. Here too, you will fall in love with panoramic views of Mt. Makalu (8463 m), Baruntse (7152 m), Kali Himal (6985 m), Chamlang (7390 m), Makalu II (7640 m), peak 3, and Pyramid peak etc. You camp for the night.

Trek from High Camp to Sherpani Col (6110m) which takes about seven hours. This day is quite difficult and adventurous as you need to do rock climbing. The rocky trail is full of snow. 

Trek from Sherpani Col to West Col (6135m) and it takes about seven hours. This rocky route is also full of snow. This is very adventurous as on this day too you go for rock climbing. You camp for the night.

Trek from West Col to Amphu Laptsa Pass (5845m) which takes about eight hours. On this day, you again follow the same kind of path and do rock climbing. You camp for the night.

Trek from Amphu Laptsa Pass to Below Pass (4988m). You will camp for the night.

Trek from Below Pass to Chukung (4900m). You will camp for the night.

Trek from Chukung to Tyangboche (3860) and it takes about five hours. You trek along gentle descent path for almost four and half hours and finally you trek uphill until you reach Tyangboche. En route, you pass sparse forest and Dingboche among other villages where you can visit monastery. While walking, you will feel exhilarating by the views of Ama Dablam peak, Thamserku Himal, Tawache peak, Lhotse and many more. You camp for the night.

Trek from Tyangboche to Namche Bazaar (3440m.) which takes about four and half hours. From Tyangboche, the trail descends steeply and slightly towards Phunki Tenga (3250m.) crossing the Dudh Koshi. Now you have a glimpse of panoramic views of the great peaks of the Khumbu including Mt Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Thamserku and Kusum Kangaru. Passing by several villages and numerous teashops, the trail ascends steeply to Sanasa where local Sherpa people sell the Tibetan goods. The way from Sanasa to Namche has small ups and downs with view of forests, scenery and mountains. You camp for the night.

Trek from Namche Bazaar to Lukla (2886 m.) and it takes about six hours. The last day of your trek leads from Namche Bazaar via Monjo to Lukla. The trek is pleasant, except for few short uphill climbs and then down to the Bhote- Koshi River crossing it three times. The last uphill climb of 45 minutes will bring you to Lukla for your overnight stay.

Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu takes 35 minutes. You take an early morning flight back to Kathmandu. 


The Trip includes following services:
  • Airport pick-up and drop-off services by private A/C car or Van
  • Trekking guide and Sherpas
  • Cook and kitchen helpers
  • Necessary porters (One porter carries 25 kilograms of luggage)
  • All meals three times a day (breakfast, lunch and dinner)
  • Accommodation in teahouses (lodges) or Camping camping arrangements during the trek
  • Necessary camping equipment such as tents, mattresses, sleeping bags, down jackets, cooking utensils, etc.
  • Cook fuel
  • Camping Charges
  • Entry Permit for Makalu conservation Area
  • Trekkers' Information Management system (TIMS) card
  • All land transportation
  • Flight from Kathmandu to Tumlingtar and Lukla to Kathmandu
  • Insurance and equipments for the trekking staffs
  • First aid kit
  • Rescue assistance (Should any emergency arise during your trek, we will provide prompt and professional rescue and medical services. For this, it would be better to have your own travel insurance that can cover helicopter evacuation and medical treatment cost incase required.
  • One farewell dinner in Kathmandu with live cultural performance at authentic Nepali restaurant on the last evening
  • Souvenir (t-shirt, mug, pen, bag, etc.)

The Trip does not include:
  • Personal nature expenses
  • Drinks, beverages, hot shower, etc.
  • Travel insurance
  • Tips
  • Meals & hotel accommodation in Kathmandu

Note: There are different categories of Hotels in Kathmandu ranging from budget to 5 star hotels. We are happy to arrange your hotel accommodation in Kathmandu as per your interest and budget. Please inform us in advance about the type or category or price range of hotel that you would like to stay in.
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