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Swayambhunath known as monkey Temple

Sherpeni Col To Amphalapcha-la Pass Trekking

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Sherpani Col –Amphu Lapcha trek known as truly an adventure expedition to a remote and wild region of the great Himalayas trail with full logistical support. This is a journey that seeks a different route, a fresh perspective. This, Ama Lapcha pass trek is really a challenging and possibly the hardest trek in Nepal.

The Sherpani Col (6135m) trekking route involves a sustainable period at altitude with some steep slopes, but rewards one with powerful views of Makalu (8463m) to the north and the famous trekking peaks: Island peak (6160m) 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. The trekking route from Makalu Base Camp to the Everest region is over Sherpani Col-West col- Panch Pokhari- Amphu Lapcha.Basically all these passes lie on the three main ridges of Baruntse. The south East Ridge drops down to Sherpani col (6135m); the south ridge has west col (6143m) and the west ridge which ultimately joins Ama Dablam dips down to Amphu Lapcha (5850m).

Amphu Lapcha is the most demanding phase with some exposed snow and ice walk. You will need plenty of rope and anchors as there are two long descends to be set up. It could take 14 hours to crossing the first two cols dependent on weather condition. Our guides know how best to approach this problem and we will need full mountaineering equipment and your party will need to be fit.
Selected among the world’s 20 journeys, Everest Base Camp is justifiably famous. Not only is Everest Base Camp exceptionally close the world’s highest mountain, Mt Everest (88850m) but it is also home to the wonderful friendly Sherpa people of the Everest region, picturesque villages, variety of cultures, traditions, colorful festivals and monasteries.


Outline Itinerary
Day 1: Arrive in Kathmandu
On arrival at Kathmandu airport, meet our representative and transfer to Hotel. We wait you at Kathmandu with your name. Please look out the sign of your name. The rest of the day is free and short trip briefing in the afternoon.
Day 2: Kathmandu tour
We have full day sightseeing around the Kathmandu Valley or trekking preparation.
Day 3: Kathmandu to Tumlingar - Khadbari (1,040 m, 4hrs walk).
Day 4: Khadbari - Chichila (1,830 m, 5/6 hrs) walk
Day 5: Chichila –Num (1,490 m, 5 hrs) walk
Day 6: Num -Seduwa (1,460 m, 5/6 hrs) walk
Day 7: Seduwa to Tashi Gaon (2,070 m, 5 hrs) walk
Day 8: Tashi Gaon- Kauma (3,470 m, 6 hrs) walk
Day 9: Trek to Kauma
Day 10: Kauma- Mumbuk (3,570 m, 5 hrs) walk
Day 11: Mumbuk - Nhe Kharka (3,000 m, 6 hrs) walk
Day 12: Nhe Kharka - Sherson (4,615 m, 7 hrs) walk
Day 13: Sherson - Makalu Base Camp (5,000 m, 4/5 hrs) walk

Day 14: Explore Makalu Base Camp
Day 15: Trek to Hillary Base Camp
Day 16: Trek to High Camp
Day 17: Rest Day
Day 18: Trek to Sherpani Col, Baruntse Base Camp
Day 19: Trek to West Col
Day 20: Trek to Panche Pokhari
Day 21: Trek to Amphu Lapcha Cross - Amphu Lapcha is one of the hardest sections to traverse.
Day 22: Trek to Chhukung - (4,730m, 6 hrs)
Day 23: Trek to Dingboche (4,380m, 5 hrs.
Day 24: Trek to Tengboche (3,860m, 4 hrs)
Day 25: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3,440m, 4 hrs).

Day 26: Rest Day at Namche Bazaar
Day 27: Trek to Phakding (2,610m, 4 hrs).
Day 28: Trek to Lukla (2,840m, 1.5hrs).
Day 29: Lukla to Kathmandu
Day 30: Kathmandu Airport.
Transfer to Kathmandu airport, at least 3 hours earlier than your schedule flight.




 

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.

Day 1: Arrive in Kathmandu
On arrival at Kathmandu airport, meet our representative and transfer to Hotel. We wait you at Kathmandu with your name. Please look out the sign of your name. The rest of the day is free and short trip briefing in the afternoon.

Day 2: Kathmandu tour
We have full day sightseeing around the Kathmandu Valley or trekking preparation.

Day 3: Kathmandu to Tumlingar - Khadbari (1,040 m, 4hrs walk).
An hour flies to Tumlingtar. Meet trekking there and provide a briefing about the trail, and we then start walking up to Khadbari (1,040 m). We break for lunch before walking north towards Khandbari, and onto a plateau for about 45 minutes after which the trails climbing gradually to Khadbari. We camp above the village.

Day 4: Khadbari - Chichila (1,830 m, 5/6 hrs) walk
After breakfast we will walk through many small picturesque villages, bamboo groves and a rhododendron forest. Our camp is at Chichela a small settlement of Gurungs at 1,830m.

Day 5: Chichila –Num (1,490 m, 5 hrs) walk
Today we start walking with views of snow capped peaks in the distance such as Makalu and its surrounding peaks. The walk for the rest of the Day is a steady pass with a few ascents and descents, until we reach Num.

Day 6: Num -Seduwa (1,460 m, 5/6 hrs) walk
The trail today descends steeply from Num through the cornfield of Lumbang. The terrain is particularly rocky; tiny terraces planted with corn and barley, after which we start a tough ascent to Seduwa.

Day 7: Seduwa to Tashi Gaon (2,070 m, 5 hrs) walk
Today, the trail crosses meadows and several streams, and then climbs up to the Sherpa village of Tashi Gaon, the last permanent settlement in the valley.

Day 8: Tashi Gaon- Kauma (3,470 m, 6 hrs) walk
The trail follows a steep ascent through sparse forests along the ridge over a hillock and descends slightly to Kauma at 3,470 m.

Day 9: Trek to Kauma
Today is a rest day as well as acclimatization.

Day 10: Kauma- Mumbuk (3,570 m, 5 hrs) walk
We again start today with a steep climb then through rhododendron forests to the top of the ridge. You will have superb views of Chamlang (7,290 m), Peak 6 (6,739 m) and Peak 7 (6,105 m). Then we will have a final descent through a forest of firs and rhododendrons to Mumbuk.

Day 11: Mumbuk - Nhe Kharka (3,000 m, 6 hrs) walk
The trail descends steeply into a gully with a stream, along ill-defined, rocky and sometimes muddy terrain, as it leads up the glacial valley. From here you can have good views of Peak 6. Nhe Kharka is located on a large open grassy plain at an elevation of 3000 m. from here you will have great mountain views.

Day 12: Nhe Kharka - Sherson (4,615 m, 7 hrs) walk

Day 13: Sherson - Makalu Base Camp (5,000 m, 4/5 hrs) walk
After yester day lengthy climb, the route today is more gradual, climb about 400m in altitude. From here you will have magnificent south face views of Makalu also you will be able to see the complete panorama of Everest and Lhotse.

Day 14: Explore Makalu Base Camp

Day 15: Trek to Hillary Base Camp

Day 16: Trek to High Camp

Day 17: Rest Day

Day 18: Trek to Sherpani Col, Baruntse Base Camp

Day 19: Trek to West Col

Day 20: Trek to Panche Pokhari

Day 21: Trek to Amphu Lapcha Cross - Amphu Lapcha is one of the hardest sections to traverse.

Day 22: Trek to Chhukung - (4,730m, 6 hrs)

Day 23: Trek to Dingboche (4,380m, 5 hrs.
We follow the main Khumbu Valley down to site of the Himalayan Rescue Association Trekkers Aid Post and continue to Dingboche.

Day 24: Trek to Tengboche (3,860m, 4 hrs)
The trail continues through meadows where yaks graze. In the distance you can glimpse the summit of Everest, girt by the impressive rock walls of Lhotse and Nuptse. Start by passing by a spring, and then continue slightly takes you to Tengboche, the cultural heart of Everest.

Day 25: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3,440m, 4 hrs).
The trail descends to the right flank of the Dudh Kosi and then leads to the large Sherpa settlement and then ascends to the Namche Bazaar.

Day 26: Rest Day at Namche Bazaar

Day 27: Trek to Phakding (2,610m, 4 hrs).

Day 28: Trek to Lukla (2,840m, 1.5hrs).
Today, we ascend to the small mountain airstrip at Lukla to catch your return flight to Kathmandu the following morning.

Day 29: Lukla to Kathmandu
Fly to Kathmandu and spend the rest of the day shopping or resting.

Day 30: Kathmandu Airport.
Transfer to Kathmandu airport, at least 3 hours earlier than your schedule flight.

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
✅ All Camping grears 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
International flights
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.

  • Waterproof overtrousers / rainpants
  • Baselayer Hiking boots Socks
  • Trekking trousers / pants
  • shirts
  • Casual shirt and/or T-shirts
  • Fleece jacket or warm jumper/sweater
  • Waterproof jacket
  • Sunhat Warm hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Thermal gloves
  • Warm and waterproof over gloves or mittens
  • Headtorch/Headlamp with spare bulb and batteries
  • Sun protection (including total bloc for lips, nose etc.)
  • Water bottles 1 L. Antibacterial handwash
  • Small towel Daypack,25/30Litres
  • Trekking poles
  • Sleeping bag 4 or 5 season * (rated down to – 20ºC)
  • Warm jacket (down)*

 

Medical

  • Small, personal first-aid kit. (Simple and light)
  • Aspirin, first-aid tape, and plasters (Band-Aids)
  • 1 skin-blister repair kit
  • Anti-diarrhea pills
  • Anti-headache pills
  • Cough and/or cold medicine
  • Anti-altitude sickness pills: Diamox or Acetylzolamide
  • Stomach antibiotic: Ciprofloxacin, etc.
  • Do not bring sleeping pills as they are a respiratory depressant.
  •  Water purification tablets or water filter
  • 1 set of earplugs Extra pair of prescription glasses, contact lens supplies.

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.

 

Trip's Quick Facts

Duration: 30 Days
Accomodation: Tenting -Guest house
Type: Hard
Activities : Hiking- Trekking - sightseeing -climbing
No. of Pax : 4+
Maximum Access : Sherpeni col
Starts From : Tumlingtar
Ends at : Lukla

Trip Highlights

Amphalacha 
khumbu valley 

Route Map

Client Review


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

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