GHT Sherpani Col Amphu Lapcha Pass [2nd Leg]

Days 21




The journey through the Makalu region is a breathtaking adventure that takes you through diverse landscapes and challenging terrain. Starting from Tumlingtar, a small town in eastern Nepal, the trek encompasses several notable sections, including Tashi Gaon, Yangli Kharka, Makalu Base Camp, Sherpani Col, West Col, Amphu Lapcha Pass, Chhukung, Namche Bazaar, and finally, Lukla.
The trek commences from Tumlingtar, a bustling town situated on the banks of the Arun River. As you ascend through lush green forests and charming villages, you'll reach Tashi Gaon. This picturesque Sherpa village offers a glimpse into the traditional lifestyle and warm hospitality of the locals. The views of Makalu, the fifth highest mountain in the world, gradually become more prominent as you progress.
From Tashi Gaon, the trail leads to Yangli Kharka, a stunning high-altitude pasture surrounded by snow-capped peaks. Here, you'll witness awe-inspiring views of the Barun Valley and the imposing Makalu massif. As you continue onwards, the landscape transitions into a rugged and remote terrain, characterized by rocky moraines and icy glaciers.
Makalu Base Camp is a highlight of the journey, situated at the foot of the mighty Makalu peak. This isolated campsite offers an unforgettable experience, with breathtaking panoramic views of towering mountains and pristine glaciers. It serves as a base for climbers attempting to summit Makalu, providing a sense of awe and inspiration for trekkers passing through.
Next, the trail leads to Sherpani Col, a high-altitude pass that requires technical skills and experience to traverse. It offers a thrilling challenge, rewarding those who undertake it with stunning views of the surrounding peaks. From Sherpani Col, you'll make your way to the West Col, another demanding pass that tests your mountaineering abilities. These sections demand careful navigation and a strong spirit of adventure.
The trail continues through the remote wilderness, leading to the Amphu Lapcha Pass. This pass requires ropes and technical equipment, as it involves steep ascents and descents on icy slopes. It presents trekkers with an exhilarating experience and grants access to the beautiful Imja Valley, where Chhukung is located. Chhukung serves as a base for climbing Island Peak and provides trekkers with breathtaking views of Ama Dablam.
As you descend further, the trail takes you through the vibrant village of Namche Bazaar, a bustling hub of trade and culture in the Khumbu region. It offers a well-deserved rest and an opportunity to soak in the lively atmosphere. From Namche, you'll make your way to Lukla, the gateway to the Everest region. The trek concludes in Lukla, where you can reflect on the incredible journey you've undertaken and bid farewell to the majestic Himalayas.
The trek through the Tumlingtar to Lukla route in the Makalu region is a challenging and rewarding adventure, offering a unique blend of remote wilderness, stunning mountain vistas, and cultural encounters. It is a journey that will leave trekkers with memories to last a lifetime.

Includes and excludes :

  1. All meals as specified for trek (breakfast, lunch, dinner with tea/coffee).
  2. Arrival pick up & departure.
  3. All internal local transport as per the itinerary.
  4. Internal flights
  5. All trekking arrangements including trekking permits, climbing permits, National Park entrance fees.
  6. Accommodation in twin sharing local lodges or best available places for accommodation,
  7. Trekking & Climbing leader & porter (salary, insurance, food, accommodation & other allowances).
  8. Basic first aid kit is carried by your leader.
  9. All hard ware gears
  1. Kathmandu food lunch & dinner,
  2. International flights to Kathmandu,
  3. Tips for Porter, guide & other
  4. Personal climbing gears and climbing boot, clothing & equipment
  5. Personal expenditure, all bar bills, laundry, telephone calls, hot shower in the mountain region, mineral water, snacks, desserts.
  6. Medical examination (if required) & vaccination costs
  7. Optional trips. Charges incurred as a result of delays beyond our control
  8. Visa fees & Travel insurance. Airport taxes
  9. Meals or drinks except the 3 main meals specified in itinerary
  10. Anything else not specified in the ‘included costs’ section above

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Itinerary breakdown

GHT Makalu Sherpani Col Amphu Lapcha pass

01        KATHMANDU – Tumling Tar   410M   1 HRS FLIGHT

02        Drive to Num  1560M 8 HRS DRIVE

03        Trek to Siduwa    1500M 6 HRS WALK

04        Trek to Tashigaun   2100M 5.30 HRS WALK

05        Trek to Khongma   3500M 5 HRS WALK

06        Trek to Mumbrak   3540M 6 HRS WALK

07        Trek to Yangri Kharka 3557M  6 HRS WALK

08        Trek to MBC   4870M  6 HRS WALK

09        Rest day   4870M REST DAY

10        Trek to Glacier between Swiss BC & Sherpani Col    5200M  7 HRS WALK

11        Sherpani Col Pass Camp 5688M  7 HRS WALK

12        Trekt to West col    6143M  5 HRS WALK

13        Trek to Panch Pokhari 5484M  6 HRS WALK

14        Trek to Amphulapcha Camp   5527M  6 HRS WALK

15        Trek to Amphulapcha Pass Camp   4900M  8 HRS WALK

16        Trekt o Dhingboche   4410M  6 HRS WALK

17        Trek to Namche    3440M 7 HRS WALK

18        Trek to Lukla   2840M  7 HRS WALK

19        Fly Out to Kathmandu 1350M  45MIN FLIGHT

20        1x Spare Day   0000M

21        1x Spare Day   0000M

Destination Map