Makalu  Sherpani Col Pass is an outstanding trek in the eastern region of Nepal which offers an opportunity to explore the off the beaten trails of Makalu region combining with rich cultural heritage, unsurpassed natural beauty, and ecological diversity.

Makalu  Sherpani Col Pass trek begins with a scenic flight from Kathmandu to Tumlingtar and then 3-4 hours drive to reach Num – the starting point of the trek. The trail takes you from the lowlands of Tumlingtar on the Arun River, through one of the least explored areas in Nepal, to the base camp of Makalu. The trail follows the beautiful Barun river valley through the terraced fields and dense Rhododendron- filled forest. Then, the trail takes us higher and higher elevation towards Makalu Base Camp. After spending a day for exploration and acclimatization at the Makalu Base Camp we continue on our trail towards the crossing of the challenging pass Shepani Col (6180m.) This mountainous pass is considered the highest and hardest one in the Makalu region. So, previous experience of trekking with the crossing of a high mountain pass in the wilderness area is highly recommended.

From the Makalu Base Camp (5000m), we enjoy views of the south face of Makalu, as well as Everest and Lhotse which look truly spectacular. The Makalu conservation area is also a home to rare species of various birds and many endangered animals including Snow leopard and Red Pandas. During the trek, we have to cross one of the most challenging passes called Sherpani Col (6180m). After crossing the pass we follow a rather easy trail from Chukung (5,550m passing Namche Bazaar towards Lukla. This challenging trek with Pioneer Adventure Trek concludes with a scenic flight from Lukla back to Kathmandu.

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Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,300m/4,265ft)
Day 02: Shopping and trip preparation
Day 03: Fly from Kathmandu to Tumlingtar (5,18m/1,699ft) and 3-4 hours drive to Num (1,500m/4,921ft)
Day 04: Trek from Num to Seduwa (1,510m/4,954) 6-7 hours
Day 05: Trek from Seduwa to Tashigaon (2,060m/6,758ft): 4-5 hours
Day 06: Rest day in Tashigaun
Day 07: Tashigaon to Khongma danda (3,440m/11,286) 6-7 hours
Day 08: Trek from Khongma danda to Dobato (3,500m/11482ft) 6-7 hours
Day 09: Trek from Dobato to Yangle kharka (3,540m/11,614ft) 6-7 hours
Day 10: Trek from Yangle kharka to Langmale kharka: (4,410m/14,468ft): 5-6 hours
Day 11: Trek from Langmale Kharka to Makalu Base Camp: (4,700m15419) 6-7 hours
Day 12: Explore Makalu Base Camp (4,700m)
Day 13: Trek to Upper Baruntse Camp (Sandy camp) (5,250m/17,224ft)
Day 14: Trek to East glacier camp (5,700m/18,700ft)
Day 15: Acclimatization & extra day
Day 16: Trek to Over East col (6,335m/20,784ft) & West col (6,315m/20,718) then Baruntse base camp (5,300m)
Day 17: Trek to Amphulapcha East base camp (5,605m/18,389ft)
Day 18: Trek to Chukung (5,550m/18,209ft) via Amphulapcha pass (5,846m19,179ft) 7-8 hours
Day 19: Trek to Namche bazar
Day 20: Trek to Lukla
Day 21: Fly back to Kathmandu
Day 22: Free day in Kathmandu
Day 23: Departure

  • Airport Pick up and Drop by private transport (international and domestic flight)

  • 3 night hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast basis

  • Domestic flight Kathmandu to Tumlingter & Lukla to Kathmandu including airport tax

  • Guided sightseeing tour in Kathmandu

  • Transportation cost for our trekking crew from Kathmandu to Num via Tumlingter

  • Camp Site reservation at every location during the trekking

  • Two Man tents, Dining & Toilet tent, table & chairs,Shower tent, Kitchen utensils, Mattresses

  • Fresh Meals on full board ( Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner) with hot drinks and Tea/ Coffee

  • Trekking permit, National park and (TIMS) (trekking information management system)

  • An English speaking Government licensed Trekking Guide, Assistant Guide and necessary porters

  • Government taxes & office service charge

  • All wages, equipment, food, medical and accident insurances for all involved trekking crew 

  • Pioneer Adventure’s trekking baggage, T-shirt and trekking map

  • First aid medical kits for the group and the crew 

  • Farewell dinner in a typical Nepali restaurant with Cultural program  in Kathmandu

  • Nepal entry visa You can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu. A multiple-entry tourist visa good for 30 days can be obtained by paying US $ 40 or equivalent in foreign currency. Similarly, multiple-entry tourist visas for 90 days can be obtained by paying US $ 100. Please bring 2 passport-size photos

  • Lunch and Dinner during your stay in Kathmandu

  • Any packed food/snacks, energy drinks, mineral water, alcohol, cigarettes, chocolates, nutria-bars

  • Items of personal nature, laundry expenses, tips

  • Expenses incurred towards usage of landline phone, mobiles, walkie-talkies, satellite phone and internet

  • personal medical kit and personal travel insurance

  •  Personal trekking gear ( Down Jacket and Sleeping Bags)

  • Any additional staff other than specified

  • International airfare 

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