Sherpani Col-West Col-Amphu Lapcha Trek - 27 Days

Sherpani Col-West Col-Amphu Lapcha Trek

A high mountain traverse from Makalu Base Camp across the Barun glacier to the Khumbu, crossing the 6000-plus meter East and West cols.

A true adventure into the heart of the wildest Himalayas where few people venture, this outstanding trip makes a high mountain traverse across the Barun Glacier from Makalu base camp before emerging into the Hinku valley and finally, into the high alpine valley of the Khumbu across the challenging East Col (6,100m) and West Col (6,135m). This is very high, demanding, yet truly spectacular route with superb views of the 8000m summits: Cho Oyo (8,153m); Lhotse (8,501m); Everest (8,848m); Makalu (8,475m); and Kanchenjunga (8,586m).

An extremely wild trek that involves a sustained period at high altitude with some very steep slopes, the trip is only intended to the people with alpine experience and good stamina

DayActivities
Day 01Arrive Kathmandu 
Day 02Rest/preparation
Day 03Fly Tumlingtar (460m); drive Num (1500m)
Day 04Trek Seduwa (1540m)
Day 05Trek Tashigaon (2070m)
Day 06Rest/acclimatize
Day 07Trek Khongma (3560m)
Day 08Trek Dobato (3650m)
Day 09Trek Yangle Kharka (3600m)
Day 10Trek Langmale Kharka (4400m)
Day 11Trek Makalu Base Camp (4870m)
Day 12Rest/explore
Day 13Trek Hillary Base Camp
Day 14Trek Japasnese Base Camp
Day 15Trek Sherpani High Camp (5700m)
Day 16Rest/acclimatize
Day 17Cross Sherpani Col Pass (6135m)-West Col (6143m)
Day 18Trek Baruntse Base Camp (5700m)
Day 19Trek Amphu Lapcha Base Camp
Day 20Cross Amphu Lapcha Pass (5850m)
Day 21Trek Base Camp or Chhukung (4730m)
Day 22Trek Pangboche (3860m)
Day 23Namche Bazaar (3420m)
Day 24Rest/explore
Day 25Trek Lukla (2800m)
Day 26Fly Kathmandu (1337m)
Day 27Depart Kathmandu

What is Included

  • Arrival & departure transfer from and to the airport & hotels
  • 3 nights bed & breakfast accommodation in a 3* hotel in Kathmandu (twin share)
  • Mostly camping accommodation, where teahouses are not available, on full board (breakfast, lunch & dinner) during the trek
  • Teahouse accommodation, wherever available, on full board during the trek
  • Kathmandu-Tumlingtar airfare
  • Lukla-Kathmandu airfare
  • Surface transportation as per the itinerary in a private vehicle
  • Permits & other local taxes
  • Experienced English speaking guide
  • Required number of porter/s
  • Trekking gear, transportation, accommodation, food, salary and insurance for guide and other local staffs
  • Farewell dinner at an authentic Nepali restaurant in Kathmandu

What is Excluded

  • Travel & medical insurance including insurance for emergency rescue & evacuation
  • International airfare to and from Kathmandu & Nepal visa fee
  • Lunches and dinners in Kathmandu
  • Personal expenses such as telephone, laundry, bottled water, bar bills, etc.
  • Trekking gear (also available on hire)
  • Tips for guide & local staffs
  • Any extra cost arising out of natural calamities or cancellation of the program
  • All other items not mentioned in the list of ‘Price Includes’

Head Gear

  • Hat preferably wool or fleece
  • Sun hat & scarf
  • Head torch with extra alkaline batteries

Hand Wear

  • Fleece Gloves

Personal stuffs

  • 4-5 season sleeping bag with thermal or fleece bag liner
  • Water purifier preferably tablets
  • Day pack
  • Books
  • Snacks
  • Trekking poles
  • UV Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Camera with extra batteries
  • Insurance papers
  • Swiss army knife
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Zip-loc bags
  • Baby wipes or wet towels
  • Ear plugs
  • Water bottle
  • Pee bottle for men & Pee Funnel for Women (for very cold nights)

Clothing

  • Jacket & Trouser (waterproof)
  • Trousers for trekking
  • Non cotton shirt/T-shirt (full sleeves)
  • Fleece trouser
  • Micro fleece
  • Body warmer fleece
  • Thermal wear
  • Down jacket
  • Rain/wind jacket
  • Underwear
  • Neck gaiter

Foot Wear

  • Water repellent trekking boots with ankle support
  • Gaiters
  • Socks
  • Trainers

Bags

  • Strong Kit/Duffle bag to be carried by porter
  • Bag to keep your casual clothing
  • Toiletry bag

Climbing Equipment

  • Ice axe
  • Crampons
  • Harness with Slings, carabiners
  • Jumar
  • Boots suitable for mountaineering
  • Mountaineering helmet

Medicines

  • Personal medications

All visitors except the Indian nationals must hold a passport and valid visa in order to enter Nepal. Visas can be obtained at the Nepalese diplomatic missions and consulates abroad and also at entry points in Nepal. In order to obtain a visa at the airport or any of the land entry points, you are required to complete a visa form and provide a recent passport photograph and payment in cash.

Visa Charges

Gratis visa for 30 days available only for tourists of SAARC countries

Multiple entry 15 days – US$ 30 or equivalent convertible currency

Multiple entry 30 days – US$ 50 or equivalent convertible currency

Multiple entry 90 days – US$ 125 or equivalent convertible currency

Tourist Visa Extension

If you wish to extend your visa, you can do this at the Department of Immigration in Kathmandu

The visa extension fee for 15 days or less is USD 30 or equivalent convertible currency

The visa extension fee for more than 15 days is USD 3 per day

Tourist visas can be extended for a maximum period of 150 days in a single visa year (January to December)

http://www.nepalimmigration.gov.np/content/tourist-visa.html

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Trip Facts

  • 27 Days
  • Kathmandu
  • Kathmandu
  • 5,600 m
  • Hard
  • High Pass
  • March to May; June to Aug
  • Sightseeing and trekking/climbing
  • Camps/Lodges
  • Flights/ private car or tourist bus (as per itinerary)
  • 12 pax Maximum