Makalu Sherpeni col treks starts at Tumlingtar where the trekking trails enter the highest valley in the world to begin your journey to the base of Mt. Makalu, the fifth highest mountain of the world (8,481m).This is an outstanding trek in eastern Nepal. The trek to Makalu Base Camp visits one of the most remote and unfrequented areas in Nepal. Sherpini col is considered as one of the adventurous trek in high Himalaya, only suitable for experienced hikers or climbers. The cloud-forest jungle, high alpine terrain, orchids and rural farm and market villages and cross along the Pass yak pastures towards the endless ice fields of Mt. Makalu, Baruntse and Sherpani col are the attractions of this trekking region.The Thiarea Pass offers the massif views of mount Makalu, Kanchanjanga, Everest, Lotse, Ammadablam, Cho yo etc. The communities of Kiranti, Sherpa, and Shingsawa(Bhotia) farmers are the preserver of unique biological and cultural resources of the area. The forest of the region is the home for the endangered red panda and musk deer, ghoral, Himalayan thar and leopard and more than 400 bird species, at least 16 of which are extremely rare.
The length of this trek and the unspoiled terrain it explores makes the Sherpani Col La trek a true classic. One has to be physically fit as this trek is graded adventurous, reaching as high as 6,110m. Magnificent landscapes, imposing & prestigious peaks, tapering ridges & colourful villages contribute to turning this trek into an unforgettable experience. High Mountain pastures often dotted with turquoise lakes combined with deep gorges & glacier ice make you feel like you are on 'top of the world'.
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu, meet and greet by out team and transfer to your hotel, overnight hotel.
Day 02: Kathmandu Sightseeing and preparations for the trek, overnight same hotel.
Day 03: Fly to Tumlingtar one hour and drive to Num 4 hrs and overnight Camp.
Day 04: Num -to-Sheduwa 6 hours walk about (1650m.)
Day 05: Sheduwa -to- Tashigau 5 hours walk (2000m.)
Day 06: Tashigau -to- Khongma 6 hours walk (2950m.)
Day 07: Khongma -to- Dobate 7 hours walk kekela, Shiptonla4127m.andTutula4075m. Pass and about 3250m. Camp.
Day 08: Dobate -to- Yangri kharka 5 ½ hours walk.(2245m.)
Day 09: Yangrikharka -to- Sher shong 6 ½ hours walk (4650m.)
Day 10: Shersung -to- Italy Bc. 5 hours walk.(4950M.)
Day 11: Italy b.c. –to- Dhar camp 6 hours walk.(5235M.)
Day 12: Dhar camp -to- Sherpeni high camp 5 hour’s walk.(5450M.)
Day 13: Sherpeni Col high camp Rest day.
Day 14: Sherpeni col high camp to sherpeni col pass 5800m. and west cold camp at 6165m. about 8 hours walk.
Day 15: west col---- to--- Baruntse Bc. About 8 hours walk and pass.(5460M.)
Day 16: Barunche Bc. To-- Pachpokhari 6 hour’s walk.(5260M.)
Day 17: Pachpokhari to Hanggu khola 6 hours walk(4970m.)
Day 18: Hanggu Khola to Khongma dingma 5 hours walk.(4948m.)
Day 19: Khongma dingma to Mera high camp 5 hours walk (5250m.)
Day 20: Mera high camp to climbing (6461m) summit of Mera and enjoy the panoramic view around and back to High camp 8/9 hours.
Day 21: Mera high camp to Mera la 5415m. And Thangnag 6 hours walk (4356m.)
Day 22: Thangnag to Chhotre 6 hours walk (4500m.)
Day 23: Chhotre to ChhuThyanga 6 hours walk with a pass, and camp (3500m.)
Day 24: Chhuthyanga to Lukla 3 Hours walk (2840m.)
Day 25: Lukla to Kathmandu by air plane 30 minute and rest day at hotel in kathmandu.
Day 26: Sight seeing tour around in kathmandu, patan,Bhaktapur.
Day 27: Departure transfer to airport and farewell.
Physical Condition & Experience Requirements
This trek being a moderate of sort requires a good health of a person with ability to walk on the trail for at least five to seven hours carrying a light backpack. Walking at higher elevations require more physical stamina than at lower elevations but since this is an average route anyone with good health, willingness to walk and passion for travel can enjoy it. For the warm up, physical orientation needed for this elevation can be gained through various exercises that can be done prior to the commencement of the journey. In addition to the sound condition of heart, lung and entire setting of a body, past hiking experiences will be a plus point. Besides, it is advisable that those with any past health problems have to make sure that are medically able to walk on the trail. It is also advised that you inform Himalayan Wild Treks of any conditions before booking the trek.
Meals in Trekking
Typical Nepalese food is the specialty we will relish on our journey in addition to the international cuisine that is Tibetan, Continental, Italian, Indian and so on. Breakfast and dinner will be provided according to menu that is in the lodge or a guest house and in the tenting/camping trekking we serve all food from our own kitchen. As for the lunch, it will be provided on the way to the next destination. All mealsincluding breakfast, lunch and dinner, will be provided during trekking while only breakfast will be available in Kathmandu and Pokhara. There will also be welcome and farewell dinners.
Best Time to Travel
As for the propitious seasons to carry out the trekking in the makalu Region, the suggestable time would be September to November and March to May. During these times, the visit will be showered with the arcane beauty of the nature and the outstanding landscape views. To avoid the traffic, you can choose any of the times from December to February. It is also to be informed that during the winter the temperature here goes down low that poses challenges to the travelers. Except for botanists, the trekking in this region in monsoon or summer that is from June to August can be impacted by the rain.
Included in the Cost
✅ Airport pickups and drops in a private vehicle
✅ 3-star hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast
✅ Teahouse accommodation during the trek
✅ All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek
✅ Gourp climbing equiepments
✅ All camping gears during the trekking
✅ Welcome and farewell dinners
✅ All ground transportation on a comfortable private vehicle as per the itinerary
✅ Guided city tour in Kathmandu by private vehicle
✅ Entrance fees for sightseeing/monument visits as per the itinerary
✅ An experienced, English-speaking and government licensed trek leader and assistant trek leader (4 trekkers: 1 assistant guide)
✅ Porter service (2 trekkers: 1 porter)
✅ Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, domestic airfare, food and accommodation
✅ Himalayan Wild Treks trekking bag/duffel bag, t-shirt and trekking map are yours to take
✅ All necessary paperwork and trekking permits -(National Park Permit, TIMS)
✅ Medical kit (carried by your trek leader)
✅ All government and local taxes
Not Included in the Cost
❌Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return from mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
❌Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu
❌Travel and rescue insurance
❌ Personal Climbing gears
❌Cold Drinks and Alcohol
❌Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc.)
❌Tips for guide(s), porter(s) and driver
What to Bring ?
The following checklist should help you with your packing. As a general rule, you should always try to keep the weight of your equipment to a minimum. The packed weight of your trek bag while trekking should be no more than 15 KG.
Note: Walking pole, down jacket, sleeping bag, etc available on hire in Kathmandu or request we will provide it. NOTES Trip cost will vary depending on numbers of travelers, duration/days of trek, standard of hotel in Kathmandu before & after the trip. Please contact us to GET a Custom Quote.
Posted By Roy and Kathy B. I first met Ganesh on a trek to Island Peak, Everest Base Camp, circling back over the pass back to Luka with a group of people. The trek involved a mixture of tenting and a few tea houses. Ganesh not only guided through the trails, he climbed Island Peak with four of us. The trek and climb took several weeks and was organized without a hitch.
The second time two of us trekked to Mera Peak, climbed to the summit accompanied by Ganesh, then back over... Read More