Sherpani Col Trekking
Makalu base camp and Sherpani Col trekking is a challenging trek trail of Nepal, takes you Makalu and Barun base camp then ascend to the Sherpani West Col. Enter the lowest valley in the world to begin your journey to the base of Mt. Makalu, the fifth highest mountain in the world (8,481m). But first you will have the opportunity to visit cloud-forest jungle, high alpine terrain, orchids and rural farm and market villages. From there, you will follow the ridge above the Arun River, proposed site for the largest hydroelectric plant in Nepal. Pass through yak pastures towards the endless ice fields of Mt. Makalu, Baruntse and Sherpani col. View the Kanchenjunga massif, Everest, Lhotse, Baruntse and Chamlang as well as the rarely seen Kangshung face of Everest. Return through isolated Sherpa villages, then on the main Everest trekking trail to Lukla for your picturesque return flight below the Nepalese Himalaya.
The trek starts from Arun Valley following the rural areas, through fascinating medieval traditional markets and farm villages, this walk-in follows picturesque and rarely trekked route, offering views of Mt. Makalu and Kanchenjunga all the way, more stunning views of the Mt. Khumbakarna Range as you enter the Barun valley of Makalu. From here, the trek passes over the yak pastures beneath the Makalu’s towering south face along with the great view of the rare east Kanshung face of Mt. Everest.
This challenging trek is a mountaineering traverse from Makulu to Everest region. We start this trek at Tumlingtar in the Arun valley, from here we spend a varied eight days, trekking in to the base camp of Makalu at Sherson, on the high yak pasture beneath the towering Mt. Makalu the 5th highest mountain in the world. This walk-in follows a picturesque and rarely trekked route, which passes through a number of interesting settlements and offers tantalizing views of the highest peak of this planet earth. On this trek we have allowed a couple of days for acclimatization at Sherson and beyond in the laps of these giant peaks. From here we move to a higher camp at the foot of the Barun Glacier, here we make our final preparation for the cross of the three cols.
Ropes will be fixed on the steepest and most exposed sections of each of the passes, to safe guard the passage of the group, from this high route a spectacular view of most of the high peaks of the central eastern Himalaya, including Mt. Everest, Lhotse from the south east. As a relaxing final to this outstanding trek, after passing the last pass of Amphu Labtsa we descend towards the popular Everest trail, through the Khumbu area to Lukla for the flight back to Kathmandu.
Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu and Transfer to Hotel.
Day 02: Sightseeing around of the Kathmandu valley.
Day 03: Flight: Kathmandu – Tumlingtar then Trek to Khadbari (1,040m)
Day 04: Trek Khadbari to Chichila (1,830m) O/N Camp
Day 05: Trek Chichila to Num (1,490m) O/N Camp
Day 06: Trek Num to Sedua (1,460m) O/N Camp
Day 07: Trek Sedua to Tashi Gaon (2,070m) O/N Camp
Day 08: Trek Tashi Gaon to Kauma (3,470m) O/N Camp
Day 09: Rest / Exploration day at Kauma. O/N Camp
Day 10: Trek Kauma to Mumbuk (3,570m) O/N Camp
Day 11: Trek Mumbuk to Nhe Kharka (3,000m) O/N Camp
Day 12: Trek Nhe Kharka to Sherson (4,615m) O/N Camp
Day 13: Trek Sherson to Makalu Base Camp Camp(5000m) O/N Camp
Day 14: Explore Around Makalu Base Camp. O/N Camp
Day 15: Trek to Hillary Base Camp. O/N Camp
Day 16: Trek to High Camp.O/N Camp
Day 17: Exploration / Rest day O/N Camp
Day 18: Cross Sherpani Col (6,135 m) to Baruntse Base Camp. O/N Camp
Day 19: Cross West Col (6,143 m) Camp at below the cross
Day 20: Trek to Panch Pokhari Camp
Day 21: Cross Amphu Lapcha (5,850m) Camp at below the cross
Day 22: Trek to Chukung (4,730m) O/N camp
Day 23: Trek to Dengboche (4,380m) O/N camp
Day 24: Trek to Tengboche to (3,860m) O/N camp
Day 25: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3,440m) O/N camp
Day 26: Trek to Phakding, continue to Lukla (2,840m) O/N camp
Day 27: Flight: Lukla – Kathmandu. Hotel Overnight
Day 28: Bhaktapur & Patan sightseeing and return
Day 29: Free day in Kathmandu for shopping or relax
Day 30: Drive to Airport for flying your own destination