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MAKALU SHERPANI COL PASS TREK

22 Days
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  • Max. Elevation:
    6,150m / 20,200ft
  • Walking Per Day:
    5 - 7 Hours
  • Accommodation:
    Hotel + Lodge + Tent
  • Best Season:
    Spring/Autumn
  • Group Size:
    2 - 15 PAX

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Country

Nepal

Duration

22 Days

Route

via Tumlingtar

Range

Makalu Region

Trip Overview

Makalu Base Camp Sherpani Col Trek is without a doubt the longest trek in the Makalu region though it touches both Makalu and Everest regions. It is undoubtedly one of the most strenuous treks that require extensive preparation and physical fitness on trekkers. Glacier walking, the 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. 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 (6150m)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), and Island Peak (6189m), Kang Tega West, and Kang Tega East among others.

After making past Amphu Labtsa Pass, the trekking trail climbs Chukung in the Everest region which straddles the Imja Tse Glacier. It normally takes a 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, Lhotse, and Phortse.

Itinerary

  • Day 1
    Arrival in Kathmandu (1400m) & Transfer to the Hotel
    B/D
    Hotel

  • Day 2
    Fly from Kathmandu to Tumlingtar and drive to Num (1,560m)
    B/L/D
    Lodge

  • Day 3
    Trek from Num to Sheduwa (1,510m)
    B/L/D
    Tent

  • Day 4
    Trek from Sheduwa to Tashi Gaun (2,070m)
    B/L/D
    Tent

  • Day 5
    Acclimatization at Tashi Gaun (rest day)
    B/L/D
    Tent

  • Day 6
    Trek from Tashi Gaun to Khongma (3,760m)
    B/L/D
    Tent

  • Day 7
    Trek from Khongma to Mumbuk (3,520m)
    B/L/D
    Tent

  • Day 8
    Trek from Mumbuk to Nehe Kharka (4,320m)
    B/L/D
    Tent

  • Day 9
    Trek from Nehe Kharka to Makalu Base Camp (4,870m)
    B/L/D
    Tent

  • Day 10
    Trek from Makalu Basecamp to Hillary Camp
    B/L/D
    Tent

  • Day 11
    Trek from Hillary Camp to High Camp (5,650m)
    B/L/D
    Tent

  • Day 12
    Acclimatization at High Camp (Rest day)
    B/L/D
    Tent

  • Day 13
    Trek to Baruntse Base Camp (5,700m) via Crossing Sherpani Col (6,146m) and West Col (6,143m)
    B/L/D
    Tent

  • Day 14
    Acclimatization at Baruntse Basecamp (Rest Day)
    B/L/D
    Tent

  • Day 15
    Trek from Baruntse Basecamp to Amphu Labste Base (5,400m)
    B/L/D
    Tent

  • Day 16
    Trek from the Base to Imja Lake camp (5,100m) Via Crossing Amphu Laptsa pass (5,850m)
    B/L/D
    Tent

  • Day 17
    Trek from Chhukung to Pangboche (3,985m)
    B/L/D
    Lodge

  • Day 18
    Trek from Pangboche to Namche Bazaar
    B/L/D
    Lodge

  • Day 19
    Trek from Namche Bazaar to Lukla
    B/L/D
    Lodge

  • Day 20
    Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu and Transfer to the Hotel
    B/L
    Hotel

  • Day 21
    Sightseeing around Kathmandu Valley
    Breakfast
    Hotel

  • Day 22
    Transfer to the International Airport for Final Departure
    Breakfast

Route Map

Cost Includes

  • AIRPORT PICK-UP & DROP : Airport - Hotel transfer – Airport (Pick Up and Drop).
  • ACCOMMODATION IN KATHMANDU : : 3 nights sharing a twin bedroom at the hotel (3 Star category) in Kathmandu on a bed & breakfast basis.
  • WELCOME DINNER : One Welcome Dinner in a tourist standard restaurant in Kathmandu with Office’s Staff.
  • PERMITS : All necessary paper works: Makalu Barun and Sagarmatha National Park permit, TIMS CARD & Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality entry fee.
  • STAFF INSURANCE : Insurance for all involved Nepalese staff during the trek.
  • MAP : Everest Region Trekking map.
  • MEMBER TRANSPORTATION : Air Transportation: (Domestic Flight) Fly from Kathmandu – to Tumlingtar and while returning Lukla - Kathmandu, with Guide as per itinerary. Land Transportation: Drive from Tumlingtar to Num.
  • MEMBER LUGGAGE : Up to 15 Kg of personal baggage per member during the trek carried by porters.
  • FOODS & LODGING : 3 meals a day (BLD; including tea and coffee) along with accessible accommodation sharing a twin bedroom at Hotel/Lodge during the trek.
  • CAMPING EQUIPMENT : All necessary camping equipment and stuff during the trek.
  • DRINKS : 2 liters of boiled water to carry on thermos per day per member.
  • GUIDE : Government licensed Guide (English speaking) during the trek and sightseeing in Kathmandu valley.
  • PORTER : Porters (2 trekkers: 1 porter) during the trek.
  • STAFF SALARY & ALLOWANCE : All Nepalese staff & porter's daily wages, salary, equipment, food & clothing.
  • VALLEY SIGHTSEEING : Sightseeing in Kathmandu Valley [Swoyambu (Monkey temple) and Kathmandu Durbar Square] by a professional guide.
  • MEDICAL KIT : Comprehensive Medical kit.

Cost Excludes

  • INTERNATIONAL AIRFARE : International flight airfare (from and to Kathmandu).
  • NEPAL VISA FEES : Nepali Visa fee is US$ 40 per person for 30 days (to be applied for 60 days (USD$ 100).
  • LUNCH & DINNER : Lunch & dinner during the stay in Kathmandu (also in case of early return from Trekking than the scheduled itinerary).
  • EXTRA NIGHTS IN KATHMANDU : Extra nights' accommodation in Kathmandu. In case of early arrival or late departure, early return from Trekking (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary.
  • INSURANCE : Travel and high altitude insurance, accident, medical & emergency evacuation.
  • RESCUE EVACUATION : Medical Insurance and emergency rescue evacuation cost if required. (Rescue, Repatriation, Medication, Medical Tests, and Hospitalization costs.)
  • PERSONAL EXPENSES : Telephone calls, Internet, Toiletries, battery recharge, hot shower, laundry, soft drinks, beer, and any alcoholic beverages.
  • PERSONAL EQUIPMENT : Clothing, Packing Items or Bags, Personal Medical Kit, Personal Trekking Gears, etc.
  • TOILETRIES : Soaps, shampoos, toilet and tissue papers, toothpaste, and other items used to keep yourself clean.
  • FILMING : Special Filming, Camera, and Drone permit fee.
  • INTERNET SERVICE : Internet facility during the trek is not included.
  • EXTRA PORTER : $25 USD for an extra porter per day (If an extra porter is demanded).
  • TIPS : Tips for Guide, porters, and staff.
  • EXTRA : Any other services or activities not mentioned in the itinerary. Any other item not listed in the “Cost Includes” section.

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    Grading

    Below the different grades shown in the chart are explained in more detail.

    For Expeditions

    1. Easy (E): Climb requires one-day climbs, or a multiday climbs with non-technical elements.
    2. Moderate (M): Either a serious one-day climbs, or a multiday climbs with some technical elements. Requires an average level of physical fitness.
    3. Difficult (D): Multiday climbs with some moderately technical elements. Requires an above average fitness level and high level of stamina.
    4. Hard Difficult (HD): Multiday, Highly technical climb. Requires high level of physical fitness and stamina.
    5. Very Difficult (VD): Multiday, Extremely technical climb. Requires very high level of Physical fitness and stamina.

    Grading

    Below the different grades shown in the chart are explained in more detail.

    For Trekking

    1. Light: Light walking and generally level hiking that is good for most fitness levels. During these trips, hill-walking experience is desirable.
    2. Moderate: Trek has various types of moderate to difficult terrain, including rough trails and normally 3 to 5 hours a day. Requires an average to above average fitness level.
    3. Moderate+: High altitude treks above 3000 meters or in fairly difficult terrain- normally 4 to 6 hours a day. Requires an above average fitness level and high level of stamina.
    4. Extreme: These high altitude treks or passes are known to be the most strenuous and has difficult terrain and conditions. These treks may require a degree of mountaineering skills and you capability of carrying on normally at an altitude of 4000-5600 meters. Daily walking is 5-8 hours approx.

    Mohamed H. Al Khalifa

    Bahrain

    Seven summits are the best! Very professional highly recommended and fun people to work with.. 👏

    Nir Shah

    Great Britain

    My wife and I had an amazing experience with Seven Summits for the Everest Base Camp Trek. The company was extremely hospitable with a welcome dinner on day 1, including an introduction to our guide. Speaking of our guide, Phurkitar, he was simply brilliant. During the trek, he was very patient as both of us went through physical and emotional tiredness, and he ensured we reached EBC without any major issues. In addition, he helped cater to my vegan and my wife's vegetarian diets throughout the trek. Cannot compliment Phurkitar enough for all his efforts.

    Would readily book with Seven Summits again.

    Chris Huntsman

    USA

    These guys are the real deal. Incredibly professional and helpful; I genuinely couldn’t imagine hiking to base camp any other way.

    Seven summits planned everything, lodging, flights, and meals. All I had to do was show up and hike. My bag got lost on the way into Lukla (the airlines' fault not Seven Summits) but these guys (Sherpa Chhepal) organized a personal porter to bring my pack up to us since we’d already started our trek.

    Not only did Chhepal square away a porter but he did even more digging and got my bag on a helicopter instead. I had it first thing in the morning; it was incredible. When I was heading back to Kathmandu once we were finished, I realized I had time to catch an earlier flight if I could get out of Lukla on time. Well our flight was delayed but Seven Summits squoze me on a helicopter, got me to KTM, and I started making my journey home an entire day early because of that.

    Besides being super knowledgeable, helpful, A+ customer service, and everything else, these guys were just cool to hang out with. Made a lot of friends and would recommend Seven Summits to anyone in my circle.

    Damon Tedford

    Canada

    I had an excellent experience with these guys. They had a stellar Ama Dablam basecamp, a solid group of Sherpas, and great food. I'll be using them again on future climbs.

    Richard McConnell

    UK/Bahrain

    Simply the best in the business.

    We climbed Lobuche East, Manaslu, and Everest with SST. The quality of guidance, Sherpa support, training, and service was second to none.

    Due to Covid, we had to combine our Lobuche and Manaslu expeditions, normally this would be a huge logistical nightmare for any other company, SST have the team size, logistic support, and experience to make this happen…. All of this was also done during the lockdown. We were in a unique position being a national team, we could isolate ourselves before travel and upon arrival in Nepal, we had no fixed timeline to meet and had the use of a military aircraft for travel so SST presented this to the Nepalese Government who agreed to use us as the test case and allow us to climb in autumn 2020 and see if it would be possible to open the Khumbu for the spring 2021 season.

    Both Lobuche and Manaslu were a huge success, the basecamp and higher camp setup were fantastic, the staff was amazing throughout and it made us look forward to Everest.

    Everest was even better, the training, trek, and climbing were fully supported, we didn’t have to ask for anything, SST fixed the ropes to the summit and planned our climb perfectly, and we were the first team to the summit on the first day of the first weather window… couldn’t have planned it any better. We felt fully supported and safe throughout!

    We went for an all-inclusive package so booked all of our travel, insurance, kit and equipment, full basecamp and climbing service included, as well as a full 90-minute documentary made by their climbing camera team.

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