The Sherpani col pass trek is one of the tough adventure off the beaten path trek route in Nepal. The route Sherpani col pass hikes goes into the into the heart of isolated remote area of Makalu region in Nepal.
Sherpani col pass trekking combines with some of the most spectacular mountain scenery, providing a fascinating insight into the past living in Nepal. As it a longest and hardest trekking in Makalu, tourist need to visit serpani col. with full camping trekking with well equipped trekking gears.
Mount Makalu on earth is one of the most impressive peaks in the world. In addition, Tourist can enjouy with the best views of Mt. Ama Dablam (6,814m), Chonku Peak (6,830m), Cho Polu (6,734m), Imja – Island Peak (6,189m), Kang Tega West and Kang Tega East among others.
Submerge in the beauty of the lush landscape and hikes along with the impressive forest and typical tiny villages to appreciate the splendor of the magical mountains range. Furthermore, trekkers walk along the glacier, glacial trail over the sleeper stones. Thus, tourists should have the basic knowledge to use ice axes and other outdoor climbing gear.
Target of our hiking is to reach Makalu Base Camp within a short span of time. But another tough adventure Amphu Lepcha pass makes your journey more scenic. The trail climbs Chukung ridge in the Everest region which ride the Imja Tse Glacier. After the majestic passes, the journey takes some days down to reach Lukla Bazaar.
Sherpani col pass trek itinerary 22 days
Tough adventure hikes at serpani col pass itinerary compare to most walks in this region leading up to the high mountain passes. The particular route is designed for world travelers who wish to hike to the adventure basecamp Makalu with adventure serpani col and Amphu Lepcha pass.1 Day Arrival in Kathmandu, Nepal
Upon arrival in Kathmandu, Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA), our agent will meet and greets you. We arrange you a private car/van and transfer to hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast plan. Our representative will give you information about further programs.
All aspects of trek gear and conditions are discus to make sure you’re fully prepare, and any last-minute questions answer. A professional guide from Gokyo Trek takes you to explore for heritage sites of Kathmandu. Visit Swayambhunath stupa, old Kathmandu durbar square, and Asan tole the oldest Markets of Nepal.
We take scenic flight from Kathmandu to Tumlingtar airstrip. Tumlingtar is located at an altitude of 1,504 feet above sea level. Tumlingtar is a gateway to explore Makalu Trek. We setup everything and take a local jeep to Num village. It takes about 3 hours off road jeep drive to reach at Num village. Stay overnight in tent.
From Hururu, we move back to the ridge at 1,960m and trek through forests of huge rhododendrons just below the ridge line to a Mani walls. We continue along the ridge past a small stream to a single Sherpa house and tea shop. This is Mure, a spread-out village at 1980 meters that is inhabited by both Sherpas and Rais.
Trek to Lumbang through the cornfields. Then the trail drops very steeply through a jungle to the Arun River (660m) bridge. We climb steeply to a primitive tea shop, then through corn and buckwheat field. Moving along the rocky path and tiny terraces planted with corn and barley, we make a long, steep, rough climb to Sedua (1,460m) where we stay tonight.
Walk to Kasuwa Khola to Gyang (1,770m). It is a pleasent walk through fertile fields and forested areas to Hindrungma village, and on to Rupisa. During the trail, we cross meadows and several streams, and then climb to the Sherpa village of Tashi Gaon, the last permanent settlement in the valley.
Trek to Chipla ridge. Then climb past two small streams, then switchback up the ridge in forests to a Kharka at 2900 meters and up to a saddle and Unshisha, a tiny meadow at approx 330 meters. Here the trail joins the ridge that separates the Iswa and Kasuwa drainages. Walk further to get Dhara kharka ridge and descend to reach Kauma (3,470m).
Walk steeply through Rhododendron forests to the top of the ridge, with a large Mani wall. We get superb views of Chamlang, Peak 6 and Peak sec. From the pass, we descend to another lake and then ascend steeply through large boulders to the Tutu La. About 150 meters descending we reach at Mumbuk village.
We walk through birch and rhododendron forest, we reach Yangle Kharka. Climb Yangle Kharka, cross Barun Khola to reach Nhe Kharka (3000 m). There is a small gompa at the south side of the valley that offers great mountain views in all directions.
Beyond the Nhe Kharka, we follow at Barun river north bank. Barun Valley makes a huge S-shaped curve and the walls rise almost vertically about 6,560 feet above the river, but the trail climbs gently as we approach Ripok Kharka. Still, on the north side of the Barun, the trail turns westward and leaves the rhododendron forests for the alpine tundra. Above Ripok Kharka, the route crosses a rocky crest with a few goths and then ascends alongside a Barun glacier moraine. There are excellent views of Pyramid Peak, Peak 4, Chamlang, Peak 3, and Peak 5, but Makalu is not yet visible.
Gradually descend downhill to a minor pass just above Makalu Base Camp. Again descend to a stream, cross on boulders to the base camp on the west bank of the river. From here we get tremendous views of Makalu south face. The large buttress of the south face rises across from base camp. An ascent, you can see Peak 6, 7 and Baruntse (7,220m); Everest and Lhotse complete in a panorama.
We walk from makalu base camp to Hillary base camp hikes speanding about 5 hours.
We walk to high camp today and search and setup a best place for camping spot.
Nothing to do but as you want, you might walk a littlebit hiking to get better acclimitization.
Today is the most difficult day that you have to cross over the high passes. At first, we cross , Sherpani Col which is located at an altitude in 6,146 meters and the west col is 6,143m to go Baruntse Base Camp. Baruntse base camp is located at an altitude in 5,700 meters above the sea.
Explore the Baruntse Base camp and see around to get better acclimitization. But some people who want to rest for acclimatisation at Baruntse Base camp? they can stay.
We walk today to get Amphu Lepcha base camp. We set up our camp and stay overnight.
Another tough adventure for today is to go over Amphu Lepcha pass. Basically, Amphu Labtsa or Amphu Lapcha pass is a success only if everyone has good gears. The pass is tough but it is possible to cross however it takes about 7 hours to reach Chhkung village. You can see the Grand view of Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Amadablam, tawache, cholatse, and of course Island peak from the trail. We set up our campsite at Chhukung village to stay overnight.
Get ready to descend with an easy Pangboche hikes. We will be retracing the trail along the Imja Khola and cross it over a suspension bridge. If you are not tired? we visit Pangboche Monastery in Pangboche and explore culture and tradition around Pangboche.
Leaving the Pangboche, we hike in the descent downhill trail via Tengboche pass and reach the famous town of the Khumbu region, Namche Bazaar. The trek to the old Namche Bazaar will take us around 6 hours. Once you reach at Namche Bazaar, you can enjoy the day wandering around the Sherpa village.
Today is the last day of our trek. Once we have our morning breakfast, we will begin our trek to Lukla. As the elevation decreases, we will go further away from the iconic views of Everest. However, we are carrying the beautiful memories of being in the foothills of the world’s highest peak. Reaching the Lukla, we celebrate the successful adventure trip. In the meantime, we duly thank other crew members along with supporting crew members for making our trip comfortable and successful.
We board on a morning flight from the Lukla airstrip to Kathmandu town. Leaving the enormous mountains behind us, we fly over the high mountains to get to Kathmandu. You will have the full day to rest or explore the valley before we join you to the farewell dinner.
Today, we drop you to the kathmandu international airport for your further flights back to home.
Sherpani col pass trek cost
22 days Sherpani col pass trek budget is available now on USD 2,998 per person. The trip value will vary according to group size.
AND WE ARE OPEN TO CUSTOMIZE YOUR TOUR AND PACKAGES PRICE AS PER YOUR REQUIREMENTS. International tour leaders are highly encouraged to get discount and attractive complimentary.
22 days Sherpani col pass trek cost includes
- Kathmandu international airport transfer by private vehicles.
- 3 nights twin sharing on tourist standard accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast.
- Tent accommodation + Guest house accommodation (mix) during the trekking days.
- Meals on full board such as Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner serve with hot tea/coffee on trek.
- Local flights: Kathmandu – Tumlingtar airport and from Lukla to Kathmandu airfare.
- Tumlingtar to Num village off road drive with a local jeep ride.
- General Climbing equipment such as Rope, Ice Screw, Snow Bar, etc.
- Fully escorted trek with English speaking license holder local guide and each 1 guest 1 Porter basis.
- Professional cook, Kitchen helper, sherpa and other required porters according to the group size.
- Makalu Barun National Park and Sagarmatha National park entrance permit.
- Khumbu Pasang Lamu municipality entrance fess.
- Climbing sherpa’s equipment.
- 1 day kathmandu city guiding tour with a professional tour guide.
- Medical and accedential insurance for trekking crew.
- Nepal Government Tax, VAT and as well as Company service charge.
Sherpani col pass trekking cost excludes
- Nepal entry visa fee cost US$ 40.
- Lunch and Dinner during the staying in Kathmandu city.
- Any kinds of battery charges, laundry service, phone calls and hot shower during the trekking.
- Personal trekking equipment and Clothing.
- Private nature of expenses, Guest personal climbing gears, all bar bills.
- Your travel insurance (it is mandatory in case of emergency).
- Any donation and monuments entrance fees.
- Tips for the crew (Note : TIPS is not compulsory but highly expected)
- Any other things which are not mentioned above
Price and Dates
We can organize private Sherpani col pass trek starting at any date that works for you. Please contact us for more information.
Question: Is pick up service available on my arrival day in Kathmandu?.
Answer: Yes sure. Provide us your flights detail. Our representative will come to pick up you on Kathmandu international airport.
Question: Do I need the experience to do Sherpani col pass trek?.
Answer: It is suitable for keen trekkers/walkers who are able to walk about 5 hours daily, with a lightweight daypack. Some nomadic backpackers are planning Sherpani col pass trek 22-24 days but it’s depending upon the weather condition, physical fitness, and trek difficulty.
Question: What kind of accommodation can I expect on Sherpani col pass trek?.
Answer: We provide you tourist standard accommodation in Kathmandu and during the trek routes in available places. The rooms along the routes are clean with a nice bed with a nice mattress and blankets. However we recommend you take your own sleeping bags if you have one with you otherwise, you may rent it while you are in Kathmandu. During your staying overnight in Tent, we do provide you member tent with mattresses where you can sleep.
Question: What kind of food can I expect on this trek?.
Answer: Our professional Sherpa will cook a delicious range of mostly vegetarian such as Pasta, noodles, eggs, tuna bakes, potatoes, dhal bhat, bread, soups, fresh vegetables (variety depends on the season)
The dinner and breakfast are provided in the same place you spend the night every day and Lunch will provide on the way where you are going.
Question: What opportunities will I have for a shower along in this extreme adventure trekking?.
Answer: Our kitchen will provide you bucket water, and you can take bucket showers.
Question: How do I get drinking water?.
Answer: We supply you with cooked water or bringing chlorine tablets to refine the normal water. They are available at our campsite during the hiking days, so you can drink.
Question: Can I charge my digital camera or other batteries on my base camp trek budget?.
Answer: There are very few chances to charge the battery. We recommend you bring an extra pair in case. Remember to bring your own adapters!
Question: Is there any communication facilities?.
Answer: Only some places.
Question: When should I book my trip and what are the payment terms?.
Answer: Because our trips book up months in advance, we recommend booking early to avoid any kind of misunderstanding. We will, of course, make every effort to accommodate last minute bookings.
And regarding the deposit, we prefer 20% advance deposit of the total price of the trip in order to confirm your reservation before you arrive in Nepal. And the rest of the payment can be made on your arrival in Nepal.
Question: Who will carry my luggage on the trek?.
Answer: We do provide porters to transfer your luggage. As we are a responsible trekking tour operator agency, each of our porters carries a maximum of 25 kilos of your backpack.
Question: What is the best time to trek? and how to prepare for Sherpani col pass trek?.
The autumn months of mid-September till the end of October recognize as the best sunny days and have crystal weather. It is one of the busiest trekking holidays overall in Nepal. The monsoon rains have cleared the sky of dust and the views often get spectacular. The landscapes are amazing and the valleys are still green and the weather is mild, so trekking tours are even more enjoyable. Spring season starting from late March until the end of May also a good time to visit.
Question: How difficult is Sherpani col pass trek?.
The Sherpani col pass trek is a top adventure. Thus, do prepare yourself very well before you begin your trip Serpani col trek and we recommend you trekking gears. The Sherpani col pass trek difficulty in walking over the landscapes and the distance of your trek duration.
Question: How much distance do I walk each day?.
Answer: The total distance of the Sherpani col pass trek is around 350 kilometers starting from Tumlingtar until Lukla airport. In general, the daily hikes is roughly about 15 kilometers but depending upon the above trek itinerary.
Question: Is Sherpani col pass trek dangerous?.
Answer: Yes. It is like a climbing peak. You should go with all the climbing gear along with a camping trekking. Climbing Technal knowledge is highly recommends.
Question: Do I need special climbing gears including walking polls?.
Answer: Yes, it is better to go climbing gear including walking pools.
Serpani Col and Pass Tough Trekking
It was an amazing experience going with a experienced mountain guide. Sherpa Nawang was a friendly and tough guy who inspired us making our journey safe and success. Professional cook Kamal and other entire camping crew members were great. We started our journey with flying to Tumlingtar airport and finished at Lukla airport. Thank you Gokyo Treks for providing us a extreme adventure memory. – Bannert Michael and wolfgang, Germany.
Sherpani col pass trek highlights
- Discover the tallest mountains on Earth – Mount Everest (8848m), Lhotse (8511m), Baruntse and Makalu (8463m).
- World’s deepest Arun valley and different community with majority of Sherpa, Tamang & Tibetan faces of Nepali.
- Close up view of the Makalu and all Everest Himalayan panorama from Serpani col. summit.
Sherpani col pass trek Note !
Hike the Sherpani col pass information stated above is just standard template guideline. However, the trip can be customized at your request to accommodate your specific requirements. Local politics, landslides, cancellation of local flights, weather, transport, or a multitude of other factors that are beyond our control can result in a change of itinerary during on trip.
It is, however, very incredible that the itinerary would be extensively altered. If alterations are necessary the leader will decide the best alternative option, taking into consideration the best interests of the whole group. Where a change does occur, we do everything we can to minimize its effect, but we cannot be responsible for the results of changes or delays.
“What makes the Sherpani col pass trek special?”
Opportunities for challenging trekking or hiking and pleasant strolls are scattered all over this planet. You just need to know where to find them. We at Gokyo Treks and Expedition believe in quality services. Your safety and satisfaction is our concern. We are a team of professional, experienced, well trained, and licensed local guides who know the destination better. Not only this but also we give benefits to the local communities and helps to conserve natural resources which reduced costs and consumption.
Price: USD 2,998 Per Person
- Duration: 11 Days
- Altitude: 6,146 meters
- Trek Hour: 6 hours
- Group-Size: 2- 8 People
- Best Time: Sept – Mai
- Trip Mode: Tent Camp + Lodge
- Foods: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
- Transport: Plane/ Car
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