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Sherpani Col High Pass Trekking

Trip Overview

Makalu Sherpani col Trek is an adventure trek, which needs high experience of trekking in the rugged Himalayas and a total fitness. This trek mix up two different national parks, Makalu national park and Sagarmatha national park (Everest region). It gives you a great pleasure of being around huge mountains.  Makalu Sherpani Col Trek will let you pass three complicated passes which are named as West Col with an elevation of 6135m, Sherpani Col Pass at 6110m and Mingbo La at an altitude of 5817m. Likewise, it includes the magnificent outlook of soaring mountains counting Makalu I, II, Lhotse, Baruntse, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, and Jannu.

Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival day in Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264 ft)

Day 02: Kathmandu valley sightseeing (1,300m/4,264 ft)

Day 03: Fly to Tumlingtar (950m/3,116ft), 50 minutes flight

Day 04: Trek to Mani-Bhanjyang (1,200m/3,936ft), 5-6 hrs walk

Day 05: Trek to Chichila (1,800m/5,904ft), 5-6 hrs walk

Day 06: Trek to Num (1,500m/4,920ft) 5-6 hrs walk

Day 07: Trek to Seduwa (1,493m/4,897ft), 5 hrs walk

Day 08: Trek to Tashi Gaun (2,200m/7,216ft), 3-4 hrs walk

Day 09: Trek to Kahuma Danda (3,500m/11,480ft), 5-6 hours walk

Day 10: Trek to Mumbuk (3,400m/11,152ft) 5-6 hrs walk

Day 11: Trek to Nehe Kharka (3,750m/12,300ft) 6-7 hrs walk

Day 12: Trek to Sherson (4,600m/15,088ft) 6-7 hrs walk

Day 13: Free day at Sherson for a day excursion.

Day 14: Trek to Barun-che Base Camp (4,800m/15,744ft), 2-3 hrs walk

Day 15: Trek to High Camp (5,200m/17,056ft), 4-5 hrs walk

Day 16: Camp at (5,700m/18696ft), 4-5 hrs walk

Day 17: Rest day. O/N Camp.

Day 18: Camp on the Moraine (5,640m/18,500ft), after crossing Sherpani col.

Day 19: Trek to Panch Pokhari (5,480m/17,975ft), 4-5 hrs walk

Day 20: Trek to Amphu Labtsa Base Camp

Day 21: Traverse Amphu Labtsa Pass 5,780m and trek to Chhukung (4,730m/15,515ft), 7-8 hrs walk

Day 22: Trek to Tyangboche (3, 867m/12.684ft) 5-6 hrs

Day 23: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3,440m/11,283ft) 5-6 hrs walk

Day 24: Trek to Lukla (2,800m/9,184ft), 6-7 hrs walks

Day 25: Fly back to Kathmandu.

Day 26: Departures from Kathmandu.

 

Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival day in Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264 ft)
Upon your arrival at the Tribhuvan intl. airport our representative welcomes you and assists to transfer in your hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 02: Kathmandu valley sightseeing (1,300m/4,264 ft)
Kathmandu sightseeing beings with visit to various UNESCO enlisted cultural Heritage sites.

Day 03: Fly to Tumlingtar (950m/3,116ft), 50 minutes flight

Today you will fly to Tumlingtar  with the view of snow capped peaks from Langtang all the way to Mt. Everest, Makalu & Mt. Kanchenjunga.

Day 04: Trek to Mani-Bhanjyang (1,200m/3,936ft), 5-6 hrs walk
We trek towards Mani-Bhanjyang  through the farm fields and villages the trail climbs up gradually towards Khadbari and from Khadbari with up and down walk lead to the camp at Mani Bhanjyang.

Day 05: Trek to Chichila (1,800m/5,904ft), 5-6 hrs walk
The trail ascends through forest of rhododendrons and Sal trees.we pass through many small picturesque villages, bamboo groves and a rhododendron forest to reach Chichila.

Day 06: Trek to Num (1,500m/4,920ft) 5-6 hrs walk
Today, the trail ascends for about 3 hours and then descends by a small perennial river and the walk on a flat trail for about 2 hours and reach Num.

Day 07: Trek to Seduwa (1,493m/4,897ft), 5 hrs walk
The trail today descends steeply from Num through the Cornfield of Lumbang.

Day 08: Trek to Tashi Gaun (2,200m/7,216ft), 3-4 hrs walk

We have easy and pleasant short walk, takes you to rural farm villages, on the gradual trail through the farm fields and terraces, as we come near to Tashi Gaon, it's an uphill climb for an hour through the millet and rice fields.

Day 09: Trek to Kahuma Danda (3,500m/11,480ft), 5-6 hours walk
A very hard day of the trek as the trail goes up real steep. We walk through the sparse forests along the ridge over a hillock and descend a bit to Kahuma kharka.

Day 10: Trek to Mumbuk (3,400m/11,152ft) 5-6 hrs walk
We  start day with a steep climb then through less steeply rhododendron forests to the top of the ridge. You will have superb views of Chamlang (7,290 m) Peak 6 (6,739 m) and Peak 7 (6,105 m).

Day 11: Trek to Nehe Kharka (3,750m/12,300ft) 6-7 hrs walk
Today the trail descends steep gully with a stream for about 500m. The trail is ill defined, rocky and sloppy mud in places as it leads up the glacial valley.

Day 12: Trek to Sherson (4,600m/15,088ft) 6-7 hrs walk
The trail today turns westward and leaves the rhododendron forests for alpine tundra. There are excellent views of Pyramid Peak (7,168 m), Peak 4 (6,720 m) etc.

Day 13: Free day at Sherson for a day excursion.
Today you have full day rest at the camp for acclimatization, the most scenic walk would be taking a hike on the right side of the camp above for the closer view of Mt. Makalu, Barun Pokhari and the view of the rare face of Everest the Kanshung face with Lhotse.

Day 14: Trek to Barun-che Base Camp (4,800m/15,744ft), 2-3 hrs walk

From Sherson,we continue to more isolated area towards the higher base camp, which is less than three hour trek above Sherson, at the snout of the Barun glacier.

Day 15: Trek to High Camp (5,200m/17,056ft), 4-5 hrs walk
Our journey from here heads westwards to camp just below Makalu west piller, our walk follows a path which climbs an ablation valley on the west side of the Barun glacier.

Day 16: Camp at (5,700m/18696ft), 4-5 hrs walk
Leaving our camp the path follows to a steep climb up the rocky slopes of the Barun's west bank, until a line of cairns leads us into the valley where two small glaciers are fed by the slopes of the Sherpani Col.

Day 17: Rest day. O/N Camp.
An important rest day for acclimatisation before the hard high climb and steep descend. At this altitude offers superb views of the giant West Face and West Pillar of Makalu.

Day 18: Camp on the Moraine (5,640m/18,500ft), after crossing Sherpani col.
 we 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 conditions, our climb follows on steep snow covered slopes, with the back-up of the fixed ropes which we had set up on the previous day.

Day 19: Trek to Panch Pokhari (5,480m/17,975ft), 4-5 hrs walk
Following the rocky glacier in the beginning, then towards old and more recent moraine deposits, we reach the beautiful Panch Pokhari meaning 'five ponds'.

Day 20: Trek to Amphu Labtsa Base Camp
Today we start our trek to Amphu Labtsa Base Camp. Here our guides will go up to the Amphu Labtsa and will fix ropes on some difficult section for the safe descent towards Imjatse Valley.

Day 21: Traverse Amphu Labtsa Pass 5,780m and trek to Chhukung (4,730m/15,515ft), 7-8 hrs walk


An early start from the camp for 2-3 hrs treks leads us to the top of the pass and overlooking stunning views of the impressive south face of Lhotse and Lhotse shar and the summit of Island or Imajatse Peaks. we slowly and carefully descend with the help of ropes and ice axe. Once in the safe ground away from the snow and ice area, an hour or more walk will take us to the ablation valley by the side of the Imja Glacier to Chhukung

Day 22: Trek to Tyangboche (3, 867m/12.684ft) 5-6 hrs
The trail continues through meadows where you can glimpse the summit of Everest, girt by the impressive rock walls of Lhotse and Nuptse. Start by passing by a spring, and then continue slightly takes you to Tengboche, the cultural heart of Everest.

Day 23: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3,440m/11,283ft) 5-6 hrs walk
The trail descends to the right flank of the Dudh Kosi and then leads to the large Sherpa settlement and then ascends to the Namche Bazar.

Day 24: Trek to Lukla (2,800m/9,184ft), 6-7 hrs walks
Continue ascend to the small mountain airstrip at Lukla. You would be expected to join in the singing and the dancing in the evening.

Day 25: Fly back to Kathmandu.
Today, we will fly from back to Kathmandu.  

Day 26: Departures from Kathmandu.
We will drop you to the airport 3 hours before your flight and wave you goodbye.

 

Equipment List

 1. Ice Axe
 2. Crampons
 3. Harness
 4. Tape Slings
 5. Screwgate karabiners (2 lock, 2 unlock)
 6. Descender/Eight figure
 7. Plastic mountaineering boots
 8. Ascender/Jumar
 9. Helmet
 10. Snow Bar
 11. Rope
 12. Ice Hammer
 13. Ice Screw

Useful Info

This trek can be redesigned or redeveloped as per your taste, For more information please e-mail us at mountainsunvalley@gmail.com

FAQ

 Is it safe to drink the water in Sherpani Col Pass Trek?

You cannot drink the water from the tap or streams in Sherpani Col Pass Trek. Mineral water is not available on the trail. You can use a water purifier or SteriPen.

Will I need to bring my own sleeping bag or not?
Yes, bring your own or you can rent it or buy it in Kathmandu. Renting a sleeping bag in Kathmandu will cost you $1 or $2 per day. To buy a new sleeping bag in Kathmandu expect to pay around $150 to $200 for one of medium quality.

Will I need to use crampons on this trek?
Yes. It is an exploratory trek, and weather conditions can be unpredictable. We might need to use crampons.

Will we be using tents and mattresses on the trek?
Yes. It is an exploratory trek, and weather conditions can be unpredictable. We might need to use crampons.

Where can I leave stuff in Kathmandu when I am trekking?
Anything you don’t want to take on the trek with you can be stored at your hotel or in our office. We suggest you ensure your bag is lockable.

How much can a porter carry?
20kg. On average a porter can carry 22kg including their own backpack. So, they can carry up to 18kg of your gear and equipment.

Are your staff insured in case of accidents etc.?
Yes. we make sure all our staff are well insured.

 

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Duration 26 days
Transportation Flight / Private Vehicle
Group Size 1- 15 People
Difficulty Strenuous
Max Elevation 20,128 ft. / 6,135 M
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