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destination Makalu
duration 25 Days
grade High Advance
start/end point Kathmandu/Kathmandu
region Makalu
max altitude 6,110m
group size 2-12
meal All inclusive
activity 5-6 hrs
accommodation Lodge + Camping
season Autumn/Spring


Sherpani Col trekking is otherwise called Makalu Sherpani Col trek and is a genuinely stunning trek to a remote and wild district of the Great Himalayas trail.

Which starts from Tumlingtar, east of Nepal with the ordinary flight or a helicopter ride contingent on the climate conditions. The trail heads upstream along the Arun River over the terraced fields and villages to arrive at Chichira. We leave the guideline trail and cross the Arun River to Tashi Gaon. We head off upstream to Makalu Base Camp. By then we cross the 3 challenging goes of the Sherpani col pass 6,110m, west Col 6,135m and Mingbo-La 5,817m. All through this trek period, you will have splendid points of view of the mountains, for instance, Kanchenjunga, Makalu I, Makalu II, Jannu, Baruntse, Lhotse, Everest, Ama Dablam, Pumori, and Thamserku. From Baruntse Base Camp, this trek continues through the irksome passes like Mingbo-La for which we require less than a line of 300m of settled rope to slip and trek closes at Lukla. 

Sherpa Expedition and Trekking serve the customer got together with us with greatness at an unparalleled level that is what makes us today one of the most loved Companies. For the settlement, we have been giving each potential administrations and offices to make their adventure glad and magnificent. All through the Makalu Sherpani Col trek, we deal with every single need of our separate customers. Our outdoors cook is in general arranged and affirmed from the Nepal Academy of Tourism and cabin Management. The being a nation of Himalayas, it's apparent to have testing tracks, High tallness issues, Weather and various conditions; any of the previously mentioned situations is colossal enough to obliterate your excursion. Heading around the steep glades and harsh tracks aren't work of ordinary climbers and trekkers. We have been outfitting neighborhood pioneers and staff working in this field magnificently for a long long time to defeat outrageous difficulties and make your journey a radiant memory. They are readied and modestly ensured by the Government of Nepal. 

Our certified trekking staffs are significant with a restorative guide for our guests. We never trade off offering prosperity to our staff, along we give insurance and helpful organizations all through the trek and reward when they require especially to Porters, Kitchen part and other. Come and go along with us Makalu Sherpani Col trekking for the deep-rooted wonderful memory as we believe our Excellency.


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

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

his 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.

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.

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 a good view of our route we will follow for the next couple of days.

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.

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

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 Kahuna ridge is a strenuous uphill climb, where the treeline declines and the bushes of rhododendron and juniper rise up. We'll stay overnight at our tented camp with scenic mountain ranges visible in the moonlight.

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.

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 rockfalls 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

In this pleasant day you may have full day at leisure either relax at hotel or explore the around Thamel. Or if your fligh is this day, 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.


Cost includes

  • All ground transfers by private vehicle as per our itinerary.
  • Three-star Hotel in Kathmandu (including breakfast, and taxes)
  • Guided sightseeing in Kathmandu (includes all entrance fees).
  • All domestic airfares (Kathmandu - Tumlingtar & Lukla- Kathmandu).
  • Organized Camping Trek arrangement, including all high-quality German Salewa / UK Super Quasar, F10 Spindrift camping equipment and tents such as Two Men Tent, Kitchen Tent, Toilet Tent, Table, Chairs, Mattresses, Hot Water Bags, Inner Sheet and etc.
  • Portable Altitude Chamber (PAC) for emergency use etc.
  • Everyday meals while trekking, which will be prepared by our cook.
  • National Park / Conservation Area Permit Fees (For Sagarmatha National Park & Makalu Barun Conservation Area).
  • Guide, porters and their daily wages, insurance with all necessary lodging - fooding arrangements.
  • High altitude working crew / high altitude porters / vast experienced climbing Sherpa/guide with their daily wages, insurance, and all arrangements.
  • We also provide a complimentary Welcome Dinner with Live Nepalese Cultural Program.

Cost Excludes

  • All International Airfares / Airport taxes.
  • Expenses of personal nature such as bottled drinks, mineral water, laundry and etc.
  • Rescue and evacuation (helicopter operation) - if needed.
  • Personal medical and travel insurance.
  • Tips and Gratitude.


The Following information will give you some idea about what you need to bring for the trek as the backpack for the hiking in Nepal and the gear play a vital role for the successful trip and we suggest you to have all the necessary gear for the trip and not to have unnecessary equipment/things that you will not be using for the trip and list of the gear you need for the trek are:


  • Seasonable Sleeping bag and down Jacket (If you need it but has to be returned after the trek)
  • Duffle bag (We will provide duffle bag during the trek Sherpa Expedition & Trekking need to be returned after the trek)
  • A wind and waterproof thin layered jacket (Must have for morning and evening above 3,000m)
  •  Daypack

Upper Body- Head / Ears / Eyes

  • A pair of half gloves
  • The warmer hat that covers the ears
  • Sunglasses 
  • Neck warmer
  • Sunscreen (35 to 60 SPF)
  • Headlamp and an extra set of batteries


  • A pair of half gloves for walking poles(if you prefer)
  • Warmer shell gloves and liner

Center Body

  • long sleeve t-shirts
  • Thermal Tops
  • wool Jackets or pullover
  • Artificial sports bras for (Women and girls)
  • Water and windproof shell jacket 

Lower Body 

  • Thermal underwear (especially trousers)
  • windproof and waterproof trousers
  • warmer trouser
  • Comfortable trekking pants
  • Extra casual sport pants


  • A pair of good waterproof trekking boots
  • Pair of sandals
  • 4-5 pairs of woolen socks
  • Socks liner
  • Light shoes and sneaker

First Aid Kits and Medicines

  • Assorted Adhesive Bandages (fabric preferred)
  • Blister treatment
  • Insect testing / anti-itch treatment
  • Ibuprofen / other pain-relief medication
  • Diamox (125mg to 250mg tablets for altitude sickness)
  • Warps, splints, and wound coverings butterfly bandage
  • Water purifying pills

(Note our company guide will carry the medicines and first aid kits during the trek. However, we recommend better to  bring your personal first-aid kit as well)

Miscellaneous, but must useable

  • 4 pic passport sizes with original passport
  • Water bottle & filter
  • Flight details (please make a copy and leave one pic at our office in KTM because of if you won to change your flight date)
  • Bathroom kit (conform, should be included Toilet papers put on the plastic bag, hand wipes, towel, and soap, etc.)

Extra things

  • Comfortable trekking poles
  • Best energy dry foods (up to you)
  • Power Bank and music players 
  • Camera (Memory card, chargers, and extra batteries)


Trekking Equipment

The following information will give you some idea about what you need to bring for the trek as the backpack for the hiking in Nepal and the gear play a vital role for the successful trip and we suggest you to have all the necessary gear for the trip and not to have unnecessary equipment/things that you will not be used for the trip and list of the gear you need for the trek are:

  • Good down Sleeping bag (Optional/we can provide one if you do not have on your own and it is to be returned after the trek.
  • Duffel or Rucksack bag to keep your all gear and this will be carried by the porters.
  • Daypack bag for yourself
  • A down Jacket
  • Shade hat
  • Warm wool hat to cover your ears
  • A pair of lightweight warm gloves.
  • T-shirts 2- 3 pieces
  • Lightweight thermal tops.
  • Fleece jacket.
  • Fleece Wind-proved jacket (optional).
  • A pair’s nylon hiking shorts which are quick drying one
  • Underwear
  • Two pairs of lightweight long underwear.
  • Two pairs trekking pants, preferably that zip on/off at the knees so they double as shorts
  • Four pairs of liner warm socks
  • A pair of light to medium weight waterproof hiking/trekking boots.
  • A pair of light trekking shoes for camp/lodges
  • A pair sandal (Optional)
  • A water bottle.
  • Head/Torch Light.

Medicines and First Aid Kits

  • Extra Strength Excedrin for altitude-related headaches like DMX.
  • Ibuprofen for general aches and pains.
  • Imodium or Peptone besom, Flexon capsules for upset stomach or diarrhea.
  • Diamox 125 or 250mg or 400mg tablets for altitude sickness.
  • 1 small personal sized first-aid kit with blister treatments such as moleskin, band-aids, some waterproof tape, anti-infection ointments, etc.(Sherpa expedition and Trekking company's team also provide first aid kits)

Miscellaneous but Important

  • Passport and extra passport photos (4 copies)
  • Durable wallet/pouch for travel documents, money & passport.
  • Lip care (Balm) At least SPF 20, 2 sticks.
  • Sun’s cream with SPF 40 is recommended
  • Pocket knife.
  • Water purification Iodine tablets
  • Toiletry kits and be sure to include toilet paper stored in a plastic bag, hand wipes, and liquid hand sanitizer, towel, soap, etc.

Note Regarding Itineraries:
Although we generally adhere to the schedule, the itinerary is subject to change for numerous reasons beyond our control, including weather and terrain conditions, suitable campsite availability, and the group's general fitness level. It is important to understand that our trek is logistically complex and it is not unusual that adjustments be made. Our guide will orient you each evening to the following day's plan and their good judgment is the key to the long history of successful treks that Sherpa Expedition And Trekking Pvt. Ltd.  Please remember that our ability to make adjustments as needed helps to ensure that your trek is safe and successful. Your safety is paramount.



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1 Pax USD 3,700
2 Pax USD 3,500
3 Pax USD 3,300
4 - 6 Pax USD 3,200
7 - 12 Pax USD 2,900
13 - 18 Pax USD 2,800
19 - 24 Pax USD 2,700
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