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Makalu Trek with Sherpani col (27 days)

Trip Highlights

Duration: 26 Days

Type of Trek: Tea house/ Camping

Max Altitude: 5817 m.

Minimum Pax: 1 +

Mode of travel: Flight/Land Transportation

Grade: Strenuous

Makalu Trek with Sherpani Col is a truly intrepid expedition to a remote and wild region of the Great Himalayas.

The Makalu Trek route traverses a spectacular, seldom visited region of Nepal and crosses three high mountain passes: Sherpani Col (6135m), West Col (6143m) and Amphu Laptsa (5850m). Only on the very final section does it meet the popular southern approach to Everest Base Camp at Chhukung. The rare views of tallest mountains are the most breathtaking in the whole Himalayan range including Makalu (8463m), Kanchenjunga (8586m) and Everest (8850m).

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Day 01-02: Drive from Kathmandu to Hille via Dharan and Dhankuta by overnight bus.

Day 03: Trek from Hille to Mangmaya which takes about six and half hours.

Day 04: Trek from Mangmaya to Surtibari which takes about six hours.

Day 05: Trek from Surtibari to Tumlingtar takes about six and half hours.

Day 06: Trek from Tumlingtar to Khadbari via Maney Bhanjyang ridge which takes about five and half hours. 

Day 07: Trek From Khadbari To Chilchile (1830m) takes about five Hours.

Day 08: Trek From Chilchile To Num (1500 M) takes about four and half hours.

Day 09: Trek from Num to Seduwa (1510 m) takes about four and a half hours.

Day 10: Trek from Seduwa to Tashigaon (2070 m) takes about four hours.

Day 11: Rest day at Tashigaon for acclimatization. 

Day 12: Trek from Tashigaon to Khongma la (3560 m) takes about six hours.

Day 13: Trek from Khongma la to Dobato or Mumbuk (3550 m) takes about six and half hours. 

Day 14: Trek from Dobato Mumbuk to Yangle Kharka (3600 m) takes about four and a half hours. 

Day 15: Trek from Yangle Kharka to Langmale Kharka or Yak Kharka (4810 m) takes about five and half hours. 

Day 16: Trek from Langmale Khasrka or Yak Kharka to Hillary Base Camp (Makalu Base Camp) takes about six and half hours. 

Day 17: Rest at Makalu Base Camp.

Day 18: Trek from Makalu Base Camp to Swiss Camp.

Day 19: Trek from Swiss Camp to High Camp (5300m) takes about three and a half hours. 

Day 20: Trek from High camp to Sherpani cole, West cole -  Baruntse Base Camp takes about 5 hours. 

Day 21: Trek from Baruntse Base Camp  to Amphui Laptsa Base Camp takes about 4-5 hours. 

Day 22: Trek from Amphu Laptsa Base Camp -  Amphu Laptsa Pass (5845m) – Chhukung takes about 5-6 hours. 

Day 23: Trek From Chukung To Tyangboche (3860) takes about five hours. 

Day 24:Trek From Tyangboche To Namche Bazaar (3440m.) takes about 4-5 hours. 

Day 25: Trek From Namche Bazaar To Lukla (2886m) takes about six hours.

Day 26: Fly From Lukla To Kathmandu. 

Day 01-02: Drive from Kathmandu to Hille via Dharan and Dhankuta by overnight bus.

Drive from Kathmandu to Hille via Dharan and Dhankuta by overnight bus. It takes about 16 hours. Stay overnight at camp.

Day 03: Trek from Hille to Mangmaya which takes about six and half hours.

Trek from Hille to Mangmaya which takes about six and half hours. The trek starts with gentle ascent and moves along flat trail through the jungle of pine and rhododendron trees. Stay overnight at camp.

Day 04: Trek from Mangmaya to Surtibari which takes about six hours.

Trek from Mangmaya to Surtibari which takes about six hours. The trail passes by the side of a river which is a gentle flat trail with some small descents. Stay overnight at camp.

Day 05: Trek from Surtibari to Tumlingtar takes about six and half hours.

The trail starts with an adventurous action of hanging rope ways over the river. The trail then will ascend about 2 hours. This is a small town with an airstrip. Here you will find a market, some government administrative offices and some tea houses. Stay overnight at camp.

Day 06: Trek from Tumlingtar to Khadbari via Maney Bhanjyang ridge which takes about five and half hours. 

The trail passes through forest of rhododendrons and Sal trees. Stay overnight at camp.

Day 07: Trek From Khadbari To Chilchile (1830m) takes about five Hours.

After early morning breakfast trek through picturesque villages and forest of bamboo groves and rhododendron before reaching Chichela (1830m). Chichela is a Gurung village. Stay overnight at camp.

Day 08: Trek From Chilchile To Num (1500 M) takes about four and half hours.

The first section of the path goes through rhododendron, oaks and hemlocks forest and then climbs down a ridge for almost 2 hours to reach the small village of Num. Stay overnight at camp.

Day 09: Trek from Num to Seduwa (1510 m) takes about four and a half hours.

Walk along Arun River and then cross the suspension bridge to reach Runruma. From here it is a steep climb to Seduwa that features a health post and a primary school. Stay overnight at camp.

 Day 10: Trek from Seduwa to Tashigaon (2070 m) takes about four hours.

The trail ahead is gentle through green fields and picturesque valley. It won't be long before you reach Tashi Gaon. Stay overnight at camp.

Day 11: Rest day at Tashigaon for acclimatization. 

Today is a rest day to acclimatize with the weather. You can explore the village around. Stay overnight at camp.

Day 12: Trek from Tashigaon to Khongma la (3560 m) takes about six hours.

The trail further up Tashigaon goes through rhododendron and oaks forest, and few shepherd huts in between. Up ahead is the Kahuma ridge where vegetation changes to small bushes. Stay overnight at camp.

Day 13: Trek from Khongma la to Dobato or Mumbuk (3550 m) takes about six and half hours. 

Make a steep climb for the first few hours with spectacular views of Chamlang (7,290 m) Peak 6 (6,739 m) and Peak 7 (6,105 m). Drop to Mumbuk. Stay overnight at camp.

Day 14: Trek from Dobato Mumbuk to Yangle Kharka (3600 m) takes about four and a half hours. 

Throuch rocky and slippery trail you will climb up to Nhe Kharka (meadow) at 3000 m. Stay overnight at camp.

Day 15: Trek from Yangle Kharka to Langmale Kharka or Yak Kharka (4810 m) takes about five and half hours. 

Walk along the snow fed Barun River, pass up the village of Ramara and inch towards Sherson which offers great views Mt. Makalu, Makalu south face, and Mt. Baruntse 7,220m. Overnight camp.

Day 16: Trek from Langmale Khasrka or Yak Kharka to Hillary Base Camp (Makalu Base Camp) takes about six and half hours. 

Today you move higher camp towards the snout of the Barun glacier, through a moraine ridge with majestic views of Mt Makalu, Lhotse and Everest and Barun glacier. Stay overnight at camp. 

Day 17: Rest at Makalu Base Camp.

Today we will rest at Makalu Base Camp as we acclimatize with the weather and the climate. Stay overnight at camp.

Day 18: Trek from Makalu Base Camp to Swiss Camp.

Picking the path via the west side of the Barun glacier we stride through boulders, caves and moraine glaicer. Under the shade of Mt. Makalu's West Pillar, you will be able to catch breathtaking views of Lhotse and Mt Everest. Stay overnight at camp.

Day 19: Trek from Swiss Camp to High Camp (5300m) takes about three and a half hours. 

Early morning steep climbing from Swiss Camp rewards with majestic and breathtaking 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. Stay overnight at camp.

Day 20: Trek from High camp to Sherpani cole, West cole -  Baruntse Base Camp takes about 5 hours. 

Today the trail crosses rocky glacier and beautiful Panch Pokhari. Stay overnight at camp.

Day 21: Trek from Baruntse Base Camp  to Amphui Laptsa Base Camp takes about 4-5 hours. 

Early morning hike to Amphu Labtsa high camp through moraines and meadows. Stay overnight at camp.

Day 22: Trek from Amphu Laptsa Base Camp -  Amphu Laptsa Pass (5845m) – Chhukung takes about 5-6 hours. 

Get ready to face one of the most challenging treks. Make a steep climbg from the base camp and cross the Amphu Labtsa pass which fffers beautiful views of Makalu ranges. Then drop down to Chukkung. Stay overnight at lodge.

Day 23: Trek From Chukung To Tyangboche (3860) takes about five hours. 

Today you will descend to Khumbu valley in Everest region. You will pass through Dingboche and then reach Tyangboche (3860) through gentle path. Great views of Ama Dablam peak, Thamserku Himal, Tawache peak, Lhotse greets you along the trail. Overnight camp. Stay overnight at lodge.

Day 24:Trek From Tyangboche To Namche Bazaar (3440m.) takes about 4-5 hours. 

The trail follows Dudh Kosi directly to Namche Bazar, the capital of Everest region. Stay overnight at lodge.

Day 25: Trek From Namche Bazaar To Lukla (2886m) takes about six hours.

From Namche Bazaar it is an easy descend to Lukla. Walk through rhododendron and Juniper forests along Dudhkoshi and then Bhotekoshi river. Stay overnight at lodge. 

Day 26: Fly From Lukla To Kathmandu. 

Catch early morning flight to Kathmandu which takes about half an hour.  

The Trip includes following services:

  • Airport pick-up and drop-off services by private A/C car or Van
  • Trekking guide/s and Sherpa/s
  • Cook and kitchen helper/s
  • Necessary porter/s (One porter carries 25 kilograms of luggage)
  • All meals three times a day (breakfast, lunch and dinner)
  • Accommodation in tea houses (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 equipment's 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 in case 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.)
  • All tax, VAT and company service charge

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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