Sherpani Col Pass-Trek Makalu

Duration: 26
Difficulty: Difficult
Best Season: Spring and Autumn
Arrival On: Kathmandu
Activity Per Day: 6-7 hours of trekking
Accomodation: Hotel, Lodge, Teahouse, Tent, Camping
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Trip Overview

An expedition from Makalu Base Camp to Everest via Sherpanicol Pass, West Col, and Amphu Laptsa. This trek follows a section of The Great Himalaya Trail The trail takes you from Tumlingtar in the steamy lowlands near the Arun River over the Shipton La and into the remote and beautiful Barun river valley before arriving to Makalu Base Camp. From here we cross Sherpani Pass over to Baruntse Base Camp, then cross West Col to Panch Pokhari followed by the Amphu Laptsa into the Everest. This is a truly adventurous expedition passing through a remote and wild region of the Himalayas with superb views of Makalu, Everest, Lhotse, Chamlang and Kanchenjunga. Our itinerary has been designed to include sufficient time for acclimatization to the altitude in order to maximize your chances of completing the traverse into the Everest. There are logistical challenges in organizing an expedition to such a remote area of the Himalaya and this is only possible by bringing a strong and experienced Sherpa team. Previous mountaineering experience is required to safely complete this journey as there will be fixed rope on the passes and roped group travel on glaciers. However, if you think that our Makalu to Everest trek is too challenging…


As you are picked from Tribhuwan International  Airpot, Kathmandu you will be accommodated in a three-star level Hotel with Bed and Breakfast.  We accommodate on the basis of twin shared room. A single room can be also accommodated upon your request. Your room will be facilitated with attached restrooms in the Kathmandu. During the Trekking premises, in some places, they only have a shared washroom and restroom. As you reach higher elevation single rooms may be difficult to manage.


During our Trek Authentic Nepali food is available and more common. You will also get international Cuisine such as Continental, Italian, Indian, etc. Breakfast-Dinner will be served as per lodge menu where we stay overnight. Lunch will be served on the trail of Next destination. During Trek, all meals will be provided whereas, only breakfast is served in Kathmandu. Sherpa Himalaya will serve you special last day dinner.

Physical Condition & Requirement

This Trek is a moderate level Trek. You will be walking for 6-7 hour a day on average. We will face the steep hill, cross steep, hilly terrain etc.  We will be heading mostly uphill where we will face an average of 4000m altitude change. You will be given acclimatization day in between the trail so that you will not face altitude sickness. If you have strong determination and hope in yourself then this Trek will not be that difficult.

If you have done any Trek before it will be your skill but you don’t require pre-experience or any training for this Trek. If you have any health problems it would be better if you consult with a doctor before your visit and give the details to Sherpa Himalaya so that we could customize your trip as per your body requirement.

Best Time to Visit

Weather in Nepal is quite a favorable. For trekking we have two peak season; Spring & Autumn. Autumn season starts from September to November whereas Spring season starts from March to May. Beside this two season, you can visit Nepal in other months too but it is quite cold in January and rainy in the month of July & August.


Your health safety and last destination with high-quality service is our Main priority. Your guide has the authority to bring change in itinerary, stop or cancel any part of your itinerary if it is very necessary due to safety concern. However, these kinds of problem rarely arise. Our effort will be to follow our given itinerary. Weather condition, health problem or any natural disaster and flight cancellation due to bad weather in the mountain may bring change in itinerary.

frequently Asked Questions

Details Itinerary

Upon arrival at Nepal’s heart, the capital known as Kathmandu, via Tribhuwan International Airport, we will welcome you warmly and take you to the Hotel where you will stay overnight.
Today we will prepare for our Trek. We will check all the necessary gears and introduction with your Guide. You will be taken to shop If you have forgotten any gear that will be requiring in the Trek.
Today we will take a flight to Tumlingtar. It will take around 30 minutes to reach there. We will stay overnight there.
we drive to Num, a small Gurung settlement. We take a rest at Num as we need to be prepared for the next day’s trek. Overnight in home-stay/lodge.
A steep descent through forests and terraced farms takes us to Barun River. We cross the river and follow an equally steep ascent up the other side again. Often quite hot - the forest on the valleys offer a bit of shade. This is where Makalu Barun National Park begins and where we register our permits. We camp right at the top of the village. Overnight in home-stay/lodge.
Ascend the ridge bounded by the Ipsuwa Khola on the west and Kasuwa Khola to the east. Crossing the hillside through quiet villages and passing by small paddy fields, we reach the exotic village of Tashi Gaon. Once there, we are surrounded by breathtaking Himalayan panorama. Overnight in home-stay/lodge
Today we will have acclimatization Day. Tashigaon is one of the largest village that we will come across Sherpanicol Trek. This day we will hike nearby and explore the village. This Day is kept so that your body gets ready with the altitude you will face further.
This will be a bit of a tough day as we have to walk on a steep trail in higher elevation. We will ascend through forests to a stream and then onto a ridge. From here the trail gets even steeper and passes a Kharka (grazing land) and finally follows a series of rough stone stairs and small lakes ascending to the top of the ridge. From here it’s a short way down to Khongma Danda. Overnight in home-stay/lodge.
Climb towards the summit of the Shipton La (pass) which takes a few hours to reach. After the lake Kalo Pokhari (3930m), pass over the Keke La at 4,170m. We can see the marvelous views of Chamlang (7321m), Peak 6 (6,524m) and Peak 7 (6,758m). After crossing the Keke La pass, we descend through the beautiful valley to Dobate. Overnight in home-stay/lodge.
From Dobate, we pass through the rhododendron forest which leads to the Barun River and the upper reaches of the valley. We should be very careful during the first two hours of trek as the trail is steep and arduous. We then take a pleasant walk, slowly gaining altitude until we arrive at Yangle Kharka situated at the base of the valley. Overnight in home-stay/lodge.
Following a moderate walk to the valley, we pass through yak pastures, lush forests and boulder fields. The valley walls tower imposingly above us during the start of the trek. We pass Merek as we make our way further up and notice a significant rise in the scenic Himalayan views. Overnight in home-stay/lodge.
Today is the day we make it to the Base Camp. From Langmale Kharka we make our way up to Shershong and eventually to Makalu Base Camp. The trail is flat with icy glaciers and snow clad mountains accompanying us. Mount Makalu comes into view as we approach Shershong. As we make our way to the camp, we get to soak in the majestic Himalayan panorama surrounding us. Overnight in home-stay/lodge or tented camp.
The Base Camp is a rocky barren place with the large Barun Glacier beyond it. From here we can see the magnificent south face of Makalu and the complete panorama of Everest and Lhotse. We can explore the surrounding lakes, glaciers and go for a short trek up where we may celebrate our accomplishment at the camp itself. Overnight in home-stay/lodge or tented camp.
This Day we will Trek ahead for 7-8 hours to reach Switz camp. Our Trail will be gradual up and downs. We will be crossing through the glacier
We will have acclimatization day at Swiss Camp. We will have short hike nearby. We will make this day to get our body properly acclimatize so that it will be easy during our Pass of Sherpanicol Pass.
As we will finish our breakfast we will Trek for 5-6 hours. We will face slight uphill while we start our Trek then we will face slight forward until we reach he halfway. We will face harder uphill nearby the high Camp.
Today we will make the Sherpanicol Pass. We will move ahead early in the morning around 3 Am in the morning. It is very important to make our pass in the morning as there may arise many problem on the way as the morning rises due to heavy snowfall. It will take 9-10 hours to reach Baruntse Base Camp.
As we Complete our one of the most difficult pass we will have a rest day at the Baruntse Base Camp to prepare our another pass; Amphu Laptsa Pass. We will make short hike around the Base Camp and explore there.
Today we will Trek to Amphu Laptsa High Camp. It will take 7-8 hours. This day will be quite easy then the Sherpanicol Pass.
As earlier Pass we will make this Amphu Laptsa Pass early in the morning. We will be making our pass through glaciers full of snow. It will take 8-9 hour of Trek until we reach Imja Lake.
Today as we finish our Breakfast we will Trek down to Pangboche. I t will take around 6-7 hours. We will face descending trail until we reach Pangboche.
As earlier Day we will make a Trek for 6-7 hours. Our trail will be of both ups and downs. This Day we will reach the famous market place of Everest Region. Overnight stay at Namche Bazaar.
Similarly as we finish our breakfast we will trek downhill until we reach Lukla. We will face slight Ascend before reaching Lukla. It will take around 7-8 hours. This Day is the last Day of our Trek.
As we have our Breakfast we will make our Flight to Kathmandu early in the morning. Our next free day will be utilized if we face any flight cancellation due to weather circumstances.
This day is set aside for unforeseen conditions. This day is also reserved for proper rest and shopping at Kathmandu. One can enjoy local Thamel market or rest on this day. Today you will be invited by Sherpa Himalaya for the Last Day Dinner. Overnight at Kathmandu.
This Day we drop you to airport and wave eachother Good bye. You will be taken there by Sherpa Himalayan member.

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