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Sherpani Col Trekking

  • 25 Days
  • Strenuous
  • 2 - 10 People

Destination: Nepal

Meals: Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner

Transportation: Private Vehicle / Airplane

Accommodation: Teahouse+Camping+Hotel

Max. Altitude: 6,115m

Activities: Trekking, Cultural Tour

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Sherpani Col trekking is also known as Makalu Sherpani Col trek and is truly amazing trek to a remote and wild region of the Great Himalayas trail, which starts from Tumlingtar, east of Nepal with the regular flight or a helicopter ride depending upon the weather conditions. The trail heads upstream along the Arun River over the terraced fields and villages to arrive at Chichira. We leave the principle trail and cross the Arun River to Tashi Gaon. We head off upstream to Makalu Base Camp. At that point we cross the 3 challenging passes of the Sherpani col pass 6,110m, west Col 6,135m and Mingbo-La 5,817m. Throughout this trek period you will have brilliant perspectives of the mountains, for example Kanchenjunga, Makalu I, Makalu II, Jannu, Baruntse, Lhotse, Everest, Ama Dablam, Pumori and Thamserku. From Baruntse Base Camp, this trek proceeds through the troublesome passes like Mingbo-La for which we require no less than a line of 300m of settled rope to slip and trek closes at Lukla.

Nepal Mother House serves the client joined with us with excellence at unrivaled level that is the thing that making us today one of the favorite Company. For the settlement we have been providing every possible services and facilities to make their journey happy and delightful. Throughout the Makalu Sherpani Col trek we take care of each and every need of our respective clients. Our outdoors cook is overall prepared and confirmed from Nepal Academy of Tourism and lodging Management. Being country of Himalayas, it’s evident to have testing tracks, High height issues, Weather and different conditions; any of the aforementioned scenarios is enormous enough to destroy your outing. Heading around the steeply knolls and rough tracks is not work of normal climbers and trekkers. We have been furnishing local pioneers and staffs working in this field splendidly since long years to overcome extreme challenges and make your excursion a resplendent memory. They are prepared and decently guaranteed by the Government of Nepal.

Our qualified trekking staffs are profound with a medical aid for our visitors. We never trade off offering wellbeing to our staffs, in this way we give protection and restorative administrations throughout the trek and recompense when they require particularly to Porters, Kitchen part and other. Come and join us Makalu Sherpani Col trekking for the lifelong pleasant memory as we believe our Excellency.

Trip Highlights

  • Situated eastern part of Nepal, between Sagarmatha and Makalu-Barun National Parks.
  • Seven valleys spread out from Mt. Makalu, the world's Fifth highest peak.
  • Challenging and an outstanding trek in eastern part of Nepal.
  • Makalu Base Camp to the Khumbu Region via  Sherpani Col.
  • Most remote and unfrequented real adventures trekking route.
  • An amazing view including top of the world Mt.  Everest (8,848m), Makalu and other.
  • Cross Shipton La (4,210 m), Sherpani Col (6,110m), West Col (6,135m) and Amphu Laptsha (5,845m).
  • Scenic flight Kathmandu to Tumlingtar and end Lukla to Kathmandu.

Day to Day Itinerary

Day 01:Arrival at Kathmandu.

Day 02:Trekking preparation and permit paper work day.

Day 03:Fly to Tumlingtar (400m), 40 minutes flight and Trek to Khadbari (1025m)-2 to 3 hours

Day 04:Trek Khadbari to Chichila (1,800m) -5 to 6 hours

Day 05:Trek Chichile to Num (1,500m) -5 to 6 hours

Day 06:Trek Num to Seduwa (1,493m) -5 to 6 hours

Day 07:Trek Seduwa to Tashi Gaun (2,200m) - 3 to 4 hours

Day 08:Trek Tashi Gaun to Kahuma Danda (3,500m) - 5 to 6 hours

Day 09:Trek Kahuma Danda to Mumbuk (3,400m) -5 to 6 hours

Day 10:Trek Mumbuk to Nehe Kharka (3,750m) -6 to 7 hours

Day 11:Trek Nehe Kharka to Sherson (4,600m) -6 to 7 hours

Day 12:Acclimatization Day at Sherson

Day 13:Trek Sherson to Barun-Che Base Camp (4,800m) – 2 to 3 hours

Day 14:Trek Barun-Che Base Camp to High Camp (5,200m) – 4 to 5 hours

Day 15:Trek High Camp Camp at (5,700m) -4 to 5 hours

Day 16:Rest day for acclimatization

Day 17:Camp on the Moraine (5,640m) via Sherpani col (6,115m) - hours

Day 18:Trek Moraine to Panch Pokhari (5,480m) via Amphu Laptsa (5,780m) -4 to 5 hours

Day 19:Trek Panch Pokhari to Amphu Labtsa Base Camp

Day 20:Trek Traverse Amphu Labtsa Pass and trek to Chhukung (4,730m) -7 to 8 hours

Day 21:Trek Chhukung to Tyangboche (3867m) - 4 to 5 hours

Day 22:Trek Tyangboche to Namche Bazaar (3430m) - 4 to 5 hours

Day 23:Trek Namche Bazaar to Lukla (2,800m) -6 to 7 hours

Day 24:Fly back to Kathmandu.

Day 25:Your own destination.

Cost Include

  • Arrival and Departure all transportation (airport to Hotel to airport).
  • Star level 3 night’s Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu twin bed sharing basic. 
  • All ground transportation by private vehicles, local bus or Comfort Tourist bus.
  • Transportation from Kathmandu to Tumlingtar or drive to Hile and Lukla to Kathmandu Air ticket (Weight limit: 10 kg main baggage and 5 kg hand per passenger/flight).and private tourist bus/ car/ van to the Hotel. 
  • Warm down Jacket and Sleeping Bag for the trek.
  • Government license holder experienced Local Guide with English Speaking and friendly their food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipments.
  • Requiring Porter (carry 20-25 kg) and their food, accommodation, salary, insurance, Transportation and equipments.
  • One Sherpa (assistance guide) if group size more than 6 people. Plus their food, accommodation, salary, insurance and equipments.
  • Makalu Barun Conservation  Area permits and Sagarmatha National Park Permit Fee
  • TIMS (Trekkers Information Management System) Cards
  • Duffel Bag during trek, First Aid medical kid.
  • Full board meal (breakfast, lunch, dinner) with Tea, coffee each meal in a cup.
  • A care taker calling sherpa, support to pitch tents and guarding camp at night
  • Cook and kitchen supporter/s as per group size
  • Required kitchen utensils, Ccoking fuel and lighting service
  • Required portage service to carry tents, food stuffs, fuels & kitchen utensils
  • Hot breakfasts, pack lunches (hot in rest day) and hot dinners based on our Eco-friendly Nepali set Outdoor Menu as per itinerary
  • 2 men tent in sharing basis, all camping site charges
  • Treated drinking water to fill in your bottle
  • Camp/dine fire/warm up charge where available
  • Tourist service charge, vat, Governments Tax and official expanse if necessary.
  • Welcome and Fare well program.

Cost Exclude

  • All kind of beverage including mineral water, Phone calls, laundry, hot shower during Trek.
  • Travel and Rescue Insurance (compulsory).
  • Tipping to crew, and your meal at Kathmandu.
  • Personal expenses like Shopping, souvenirs or gift.
  • Personal mountaineering gears.
  • Optional trips and sightseeing if extend. 
  • International airfare and airport departure tax.
  • Visa fee, you obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport Kathmandu.
  • Not mention above services.

Trip Note

If you do not need porter for the trip, the trekking cost will be reducing from the original price. Nepal Mother House gives you some clue to make less cost for the Solo traveler also. Please contact us in our email for more details with your requirements. 

If you wish to stay longer, we can offer plenty of suggestions: Bungee Jumping, mountain biking in the Kathmandu valley, white water Rafting, Jeep Flyer, Paragliding, Rock climbing, Jungle Safari tour, Skydiving, Mt. Everest view flight, Bhaktapur and Patan Durbar square, the Kathmandu valley's other historic cities Sightseeing, or a night at the Fort Hotel in Nagarkot for a bit of luxury and some worth able sunset and sunrise mountain panoramas. We help to arrange any of these excursions for you. Namaste and see you during your next trip to the Nepal Himalayas!

Some time we could face problem of internal flights to/from Lukla /Tumlingtar delayed by few hours or cancelled for a day because of bad weather. It is happen very rarely, but it could even in best trekking season also as you know how climate change is effecting our globe. Therefore, we always recommend you to add one supplement night in Kathmandu after your base camp trek if possible (just for incase). If everything runs smoothly, you can enjoy other activities like sightseeing, rafting, shopping, as you wish in those additional day overnight at hotel.

Day 01 : Arrival at Kathmandu.Upon arrival at international airport, our waiting support team will meet and greet you at the airport assist and transfer to the Hotel.

Day 02 : Trekking preparation and permit paper work day. Trekking preparation and permit organize day. Please, check your insurance details and have a copy of your travel medical insurance policy with you.

Day 03 : Fly to Tumlingtar (400m), 40 minutes flight and Trek to Khadbari (1025m)-2 to 3 hours This is the first day of your journey. In the morning you'll be transferred to the domestic airport and fly to Tumlingtar, observing the ranges of snow capped peaks from Ganesh Himal to Mt. Everest, Makalu & Mt. Kanchenjunga. We will arrive at Tumlingtar after 40 minutes. Then we start our adventurous journey with our crew heading upwards through the Kumal village to the Khadbari in the midst of the sub-tropical forest of Sal tree (Sorea-Robusta) and more farm fields along the way, as we come to a town of Khadbari a major town of the Makalu region and from Khadbari with up and down walk lead to the camp at Mani Bhanjyang. The rest of the day we can explore the town and stay overnight at tented camp or Hotel.

Day 04 : Trek Khadbari to Chichila (1,800m) -5 to 6 hours After breakfast, we start our adventure with few flat trails which then ascend to a ridge on a wide and well-used trail. Reaching our lunch stop at Bhotebas, we then take the trail which goes through fertile lands and forested paths bringing us to the top of the small ridge at Chichila village where we will stay in our tents. This area is settled with few local houses and has a superb view of Mt. Makalu and Khumbakarna range.

Day 05 : Trek Chichile to Num (1,500m) -5 to 6 hours Today, our journey leads us through the cool and serene forest of rhododendron, oak, and hemlock as we climb to the top of the ridge. Then it is downhill for two hours to Num- a small village with about fifteen houses and a primary school on large flat ground. Here we have good view of our route we will follow for the next couple of days.

Day 06 : Trek Num to Seduwa (1,493m) -5 to 6 hours At first, we head down an extremely steep and terraced slope towards the Arun River, nearly 800 meters below. The lower slopes of this narrow valley are densely forested and the paths are quite slippery, after reaching the bottom we cross the suspension bridge across the torrential Arun River. Then we climb back out of the rain forest, reaching our lunch place. Another steep climb takes us up to Seduwa a village with a small health post and a primary school. Our camp will be set up nearby.

Day 07 : Trek Seduwa to Tashi Gaun (2,200m) - 3 to 4 hours After breakfast, we have pleasant and short walk taking us to countryside farm villages. Again it is a gradual trail and an uphill climb for an hour through the millet and rice fields. This takes us to Tashi Gaon. We'll stay overnight at camp and rest for a time, before walking around the village.

Day 08 : Trek Tashi Gaun to Kahuma Danda (3,500m) - 5 to 6 hours Today, we leave human settlements for our new destination. After Tashi Gaun we walk through the refreshing beautiful shade of the rhododendron and oak forests. Then leaving the dense forest before coming to summer pastures with traces of temporary made shepherd huts. From here onwards to Kahuma ridge is strenuous uphill climb, where the treeline declines and th bushes of rhododendron and juniper rise up. We'll stay overnight at our tented camp with scenic mountain ranges visible in the moon light.

Day 09 : Trek Kahuma Danda to Mumbuk (3,400m) -5 to 6 hours We have a superb view of snow capped mountains and of the surrounding landscapes. Our trek follows a gradual trail with few ups and down pass through the Thulo Pokhari (big pond) and Sano Pokhari (small pond). In the heavy snow fall, the path from here can be quite misleading and it will be difficult to find the trail sometimes. We walk further cross the Keke La pass (4230m) Tutu-la (4,200m) where there is a chorten. Then we walk downhill back to vegetation, a small clearing place for camping in the middle of the woods of pines, hemlock, birch and rhododendrons to reach at Mumbuk.

Day 10 : Trek Mumbuk to Nehe Kharka (3,750m) -6 to 7 hours The day begins with a sharp descent down a wooden narrow valley and continues on to cross the Barun Khola just beyond Tamatan Kharka. It can also be slippery with occasional rock falls so you will have to walk carefully. After this you follow the Barn Khola along its northern bank. This trail goes through the seasonal settlement of Yangri Kharka.

Day 11 : Trek Nehe Kharka to Sherson (4,600m) -6 to 7 hours Today, our trek begins crossing the wooden bridge on the Barun River and walk on boulders, where a large prayer wall is can be seen. After a 2-3 hour walk the vegetation gets thin, although the rhododendron, barberries, cotoneaster and juniper bushes keep on for some time. After a pleasant walk we get nearer to Sherson, where we will have sight of the lower Barun glacier and the towering majestic Mt. Makalu. This is also the lower base camp of Mt. Makalu. There are a number of stone enclosures at this high grazing ground with outstanding view of host of peaks, including the upper part of Makalu south face, and Mt. Baruntse (7,220m) and at Sherson we make camp for the night.

Day 12 : Acclimatization Day at Sherson This is a rest day for acclimating so you will have a full day’s rest at the camp or, if you wish, wander around or some take a small hike. The most scenic walk would be a hike on the right side of the camp for a closer view of Mt. Makalu, Barun Pokhari and the view of the rare face of Everest, the Kanshung face with Lhotse. A one hour steep climb brings you to the large meadow from where you can walk farther up to have a greater view of the mentioned peaks as well as other peaks. After exploring that area, stroll back to the camp.

Day 13 : Trek Sherson to Barun-Che Base Camp (4,800m) – 2 to 3 hours From here, we have a really adventurous journey awaiting us. We continue from Sherson to a more isolated area at the higher base camp. This base camp is less than a three hour trek above Sherson nearby the nose of the Barun glacier with several glacial ponds. We will arrive at the camp in the afternoon. Then we can make a short hike above this camp climbing on the moraine ridge for even more spectacular views of Mt. Makalu as well as the usually hidden east sides of Lhotse and Everest looming above the Barun glacier to the northwest. The rest of the day we will spend leisurely and prepare for the next big adventure. Some of the porters will set off back with equipment which we do not need in order to mak the load as light as possible to overcome the traverse over Sherpani Col and beyond.

Day 14 : Trek Barun-Che Base Camp to High Camp (5,200m) – 4 to 5 hours After a hot breakfast, our journey heads westwards to a camp just below Makalu west pillar. Gaining altitude slowly, we take our time with enough breaks in this high terrain. Our walk follows a path which climbs an ablation valley on the west side of the Barun glacier. Following this valley onto the glacier we make our way over the boulder-strewn caves to a camp known as Puja Camp below the towering Mt. Makalau's West Pillar. Our strenuous trek on the glacier is rewarded with unique views of Lhotse and the rare Kangshung face of Everest. Stay overnight at a camp on the clearing of the moraine.

Day 15 : Trek High Camp Camp at (5,700m) -4 to 5 hours Having had breakfast, we leave the camp taking a path which climbs the rocky slopes of the Barun's west bank until a line of cairns leads us into the valley. Here two small glaciers are fed by the slopes of the Sherpani Col. We will set our camp beneath the ice cliffs at the terminus of these two glaciers after 4 to 5 hours of vigorous climbing.

Day 16 : Rest day for acclimatization This is an important rest day for acclimatization before hard high climbs and steep descents. From this altitude, we have superb views of the giant West Face and West Pillar of Makalu. Our expert guides will check the route and make the pass accessible by fixing ropes en route pass.

Day 17 : Camp on the Moraine (5,640m) via Sherpani col (6,115m) - hours This is the big day! We will be leaving the camp before daybreak, climb on the icy snout of the Sherpani Glacier, three separate Col's give access to the cirque. We will choose the most appropriate of these routes, according to the prevailing weather conditions. Our climb follows these steep snow covered slopes with a back-up of fixed ropes which we had set up the previous day. From the Col we will rope ourselves up to cross the glacier to the rocky crest of the West Col. This striking cirque is framed by the sweep of Baruntse's icy ridges to the north, the vast cliffs of Makalu, the wall of Chamlang to the south and the shapely spire of Ama Dablam loom to the west. We will be having our packed lunch on the world's highest picnic spots! In the meantime our guides will scout the safe route down the West Col. After a break, the descent from the Col on fixed lines leads us to the Hongu Glacier, ending our long hard day with a gradual walk over snow slopes down to our camp on the moraine.

Day 18 : Trek Moraine to Panch Pokhari (5,480m) via Amphu Laptsa (5,780m) -4 to 5 hours Today, our journey leads to our next adventure over the Amphu Laptsa before we head towards the main trail of Lukla, Namche Bazaar and Tangboche. Our walk goes across the wide reaches of the upper Hongu Basin towards Kang Leyamura, a 6,430m peak to the west. Following the rocky glaciers in the beginning, then towards old and more recent moraine deposits, we reach the beautiful Panch Pokhari (meaning 'five ponds'). We make our camp near to the largest pond at the foot of our final pass, Amphu Labtsa at 5,780m.

Day 19 : Trek Panch Pokhari to Amphu Labtsa Base Camp After breakfast, we start our trek to the Amphu Labtsa Base Camp. Here our guides will go up to the Amphu Labtsa to fix ropes on some difficult section for a safe descent towards Imjatse Valley. We stay overnight at Amphu Labtsa Base Camp.

Day 20 : Trek Traverse Amphu Labtsa Pass and trek to Chhukung (4,730m) -7 to 8 hours This is another big day! Early in the morning we walk 2/3 hours from the camp, then treks leads us to the top of the pass, overlooking stunning views of the impressive south face of Lhotse and Lhotse Shar and the summit of Island Peak or Imajatse Peaks, which looks as if it could almost be even lower than our vantage point. We descend slowly and carefully with the help of ropes and ice axe if required, reaching the safe side from the pass by early afternoon everybody should be off the snow. Once in the safe ground away from the snow and ice area, an hour plus walk will take us to the ablation valley by the side of the Imja Glacier. Now being within the Imja-tse valley walking will be more or less easier since most of the way to Chhukung, a temporary settlement with 5 to 6 teahouse and lodges, is not terribly difficult. Overnight at tented Camp or lodge at Chhukung, after 8 to 9 hours of a hard adventurous trek.

Day 21 : Trek Chhukung to Tyangboche (3867m) - 4 to 5 hours Today you can feel easer heading downhill to a lower elevation. From Dingboche the walk is pleasant all the way to Tangboche. You can see a very old Pangboche Sherpa village. Further down to Tangboche is one of the most beautiful places in the Himalayas. The first thing that comes to your eye is the big Monastery or Gumba. After this a large field with campsites and teahouses, lodges beneath the soaring majestic gorgeous peak like Ama Dablam, Everest, Mt. Lhotse and Lhotse Shar towards north east comes into view.

Day 22 : Trek Tyangboche to Namche Bazaar (3430m) - 4 to 5 hours After breakfast the trail goes down through forest with pine, juniper, rhododendron and a few magnolia and birch trees, leaving us with a great memory after crossing the suspension bridge over the Dudh Koshi River. We trek onwards to the Sanasa and to Namche Bazaar to stay overnight.

Day 23 : Trek Namche Bazaar to Lukla (2,800m) -6 to 7 hours After a long walk we'll have a long last trek back to Lukla today, we descend the long way before crossing the bridge and walking to Monju and stop in Phakding for lunch. We will remind ourselves again enjoying the lush green scenery around and passing through the incredible mountain scenery and local Sherpa village until Lukla. You'll have time to wander around the areas and guide will re-confirm your flight ticket and enjoy the last celebrate dinner with your crew and overnight at hotel.

Day 24 : Fly back to Kathmandu. Normally the flight for Kathmandu is in the morning due to wind in afternoon. Sometimes the flight time can be delayed due to bad weather and other reasons beyond our control. Anyway we will fly back to Kathmandu and your guide will transfer you to hotel

Day 25 : Your own destination. In this pleasant day you may have full day at leisure either relax at hotel or explore the around Thamel. Today is day of ending your journey, so we would like offer you farewell dinner in Nepali typical Restaurant and hand over you Trip Certificate, Trekking Permit and TIMS Card for memory of Nepal trip. Today is free or last minute shopping for souvenirs or gift to your family, friends or relatives for you until departure flight/drive. Our assist will be transfer to the International Airport for your departure flight to your onwards destination, taking with you the memory of a life time.

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Except fixed departure date, we have every day departure according to your requirements.

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Useful Info

Few things are worth arranging while you are at home. Please note down these list details before your departure, this tips will help to make your trip enjoyable:

  • Read travel advice, inform yourself before travelling and get advice locally when you arrive.
  • Make sure your passport valid date during your travel and consult about visa processing.
  • Estimate your budget and fixed holiday period then chose suitable destination.
  • Note down travel check list before leave home and preparer accordingly.
  • Inform your friend and family about your trip and itinerary details.
  • Make copies of your important documents as a backup in case you lose the originals.
  • Buy Guide book and study about Nepal’s general information (culture, custom, political, people, geography, weather, festival, religion, rule and regulation).
  • Buy insurance which will cover all overseas medical, emergency evacuation costs.
  • Batter to know at list few Nepali words while traveling in Nepal.
  • Make reservations with advance payment, especially during peak season, for trip, accommodations and local guides.
  • Call your bank for debit- and credit-card to let them know about fees and your travel destination. Get your bank’s emergency phone number if you have a problem.
  • Visit the doctor for your health report and take medicine and vaccine accordingly.
  • Remember, the local laws apply to you as a visitor and it is your responsibility to follow them.
  • Be sensitive to local customs, traditions and practices as your behavior may be seen as improper, hostile or even illegal.
  • Never step over anyone feet/legs, and pull in your own legs when somebody wants to pass.
  • Never touch anybody with your feet, also never point in a direction using your feet. The feet are considered the most impure parts of the body.
  • When entering a house, somebody's kitchen, temple or monastery take off your shoes.
  • As a woman you should always be dressed avoiding provocation, so keep shoulders and legs covered.
  • It is very polite to give and accept with your right hand, and even more so when you use your left hand for supporting the elbow of your right hand.
  • When in doubt how to behave in certain situations; keep a low profile, do not shout and keep your dignity.
  • It is better not to touch offerings or persons when they are on way to shrines.
  • Beef is prohibited among both the Hindus and Buddhists. No female animal is killed for food.
  • You may not be allowed entry to the inner sanctuaries of temples and Stupas.
  • You may be interested to take snaps of temples, Stupas and monuments. Generally temples, Stupas and monuments are permitted to be photographed, but it is better to have permission before using your cameras.  

For more details please visit Nepal Travel Tips.

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