Sherpani West Col Trek

GRADE

Strenuous

TRIP DURATION

23 days

BEST SEASON

March to May & October to November

GROUP SIZE

From two persons

TRIP Altitude

6143 meters

CUSTOMIZE TRIP

On Request

Trip Highlights

Off the beaten, glimpse of fifth highest mountain of in the world, home of Sherpa, Rai and other ethnic group, Full of flora and fauna, Sherpani Col (6110m), West Col (6135m) and Amphu Lapcha Pass (5845m), Makalu Base Camp, superb Mountain View, friendly people and many more .........

Trip Overview

Sherpani Col and Ice Col are situated in the eastern high Himalayas, seven valleys radiate from mount. Makalu.These valleys, particularly the Barun valley, treasure some of the last remaining pristine forests and alpine meadows of Nepal. From the bottom of the Arun valley, at just 435 m. above sea level, the Himalayas rise to the snow-capped peak of Makalu- 8463 m. within a 40 km distance.

The Ice Col trek route is a spectacular, seldom visited region of Nepal and crosses three High Mountain passes. On the final section, the route meets the popular southern approach to Everest Base Camp at Chhukung. The rare views are some of the most breathtaking in the whole Himalayan range: around you lie vista's of three of the world's five highest mountains: Makalu, Kanchenjunga and Everest.

This trek is considered as most technical trek and suitable only for sporty people. If you are fit enough and have a sense of adventure you will enjoy this trek. The program is designed to acclimatize you gradually and not to experience high altitude sickness. Please note that the following program is designed in the fact basis however can be change in some circumstances but adjustments will have to made during the trekking. We request you to be flexible with the situation to enjoy yourself.

The climb ascends towards Khadbari and descending gradually, taking us from villages at 4570m to the Khongma Pass at 3,090m, allowing excellent acclimatisation. Beyond Num there are no villages. The track climbs all the way to Neghe Kharka, crossing the Barun Khola flowing from Makalu.

The trek starts from Tumlingtar after a short fly from Kathmandu. After the Makalu Base Camp we cross the 3 difficult passes which are Sherpani Col (6135m), West Col (6143m) and Amphu Laptsha Pass (5845m).Trekkers carry only day pack and walk on their own pace.

NOTE: The route to Sherpani Col (6,135m) involves a sustained period at altitude with some steep slopes, but rewards one with powerful views of Makalu (8,463m) to the north and the aptly named Island Peak (6,160m) to the west. This is the realm of the glaciers, surrounded by the unforgettable presence of the world's mightiest mountains; all in the shadows of the towering bulk of Everest itself.

Average hiking per day in Sherpani trek 6-12 hrs; at high passes sometime you need to walk up to 12 hrs a day.

  • Day 01 Arrival and transfer to hotel/welcome dinner (D)
  • Day 02 Day at Leisure /Hotel (B)
  • Day 03 Fly to Tumlingtar and drive on a jeep track to  Num village (1500m) (B, L, D)
  • Day 04 Trek to Sedua village (1493m) (B, L, D)
  • Day 05 Trekking  to Tashigaon (2057m) (B, L, D)
  • Day 06 Trek to Kauma Kharka (3500m) (B, L, D)
  • Day 07 Trek to Dobato (3700m) with cross the Shipton La (4229m)(B, L, D)
  • Day 08 Trek to Nehe Kharka (3620m) (B, L, D)
  • Day 09 Trek to Jangma Le / Makalu Base camp (4410m) (B, L, D)
  • Day 10 Acclimatization day (B, L, D)
  • Day 11 Trek to Hillary Base Camp (4920m) (B, L, D)
  • DAY 12 Trek to High Camp (B, L, D)
  • DAY 13 Trek to Sherpani Col (6135m), (B, L, D)
  • DAY 14 Trek to West Col (6143m) (B, L, D)
  • DAY 15 Trek to Amphu Lapcha High Camp via Panche Pokhari (B,L,D)
  • DAY 16 Trek to Chukkung (4900m) via Amphu Lapcha (5845m) (B, L, D)
  • DAY 17 Trek to Tengboche (3860) (B, L, D)
  • DAY 18 Trek to Namche (3440m) (B, L, D)
  • DAY 19 Trek to Lukla (2840m) (B, L, D)
  • Day 20 Spare day for trek (B, L, D)
  • Day 21 Fly to Kathmandu /Hotel (B)
  • Day 22 Day at leisure/farewell dinner /Hotel (B, D)
  • Day 23 Drive to Airport for return flight (B)

Note: The itinerary can be customized according to your duration of holiday, and trip can be arranged with stay in lodge and tent. Similarly hotel can be upgraded or downgraded depend on your budget.
Includes
  • International airport pickup and drop
  • Welcome and farewell dinner
  • Hotel accommodation at 3 star catagory in double occupancy
  • Trekking Transportation by flight
  • Special trekking permit
  • Conservation permit.
  • TRC permit
  • Meals as per mention (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)
  • Camping (twin sharing tow men tent) / dining tent, toilet tent
  • English speaking guide with his insurance and equipment.
  • Porter with his insurance and equipment (one porter in between two person)
  • Wages, food, accommodation, equipment, insurance and other facilities to staffs
Excludes
  • Beverage (drinks)
  • Tips
  • Helicopter evacuation in case of emergency.
  • Personal insurance
  • Sleeping bag (this can be rent at Thamel; cost Rs 75-150 a day a sleeping bag)

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