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Sherpani and West Col Trek 31 Days

Sherpani and West Col Trek  
Trip Duration : 31 Days
Trek Length : 26 Days
Trip Rating : Strenuous
Maximum Altitude : 20,154ft
Activity : Cultural tour and trekking
Lodging : Hotels and Tents
Transportation : by Vehicle and Flight
Begins & Ends : Kathmandu
Best Season : Sep-Oct & Apr-May
Trip Date :
Land Cost :
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Group Size : 2-16 Persons

Highlights:

Makalu-Barun National Park, a virtually uninhabited 1500 square kilometer area of Eastern Nepal, is very close to virgin wilderness. This remote terrain stretches east from Sagarmatha (Mt. Everest) National Park, between the high plateau of Tibet and the deep subtropical gorge carved by the Arun River. There are spectacular views of rugged Himalayan peaks, including Mt. Makalu (8463m), fifth highest in the world, Mt. Chamlang (7319 m) and Mt. Baruntse (7129m). Within 40kms, these high peaks descend to the Arun river at 670m. The Makalu-Barun Valley provides stunning contrasts, where high waterfalls cascade into deep gorges, craggy rocks rise from lush green forests, and colorful flowers bloom beneath white snow peaks.

This unique landscape shelters some of the last pristine mountain ecosystems on earth. Rare species of animals and plants flourish in diverse climates and habitats, relatively undisturbed by mankind. Over 3000 species of flowering plants, 440 species of birds, and 75 species of mammals, including the endangered Clouded Leopard, Red Panda and Musk Deer, have been recorded. This remarkable biodiversity is considered to be of global significance, and provides a living laboratory for international scientific research.

The Barun Valley is part of a huge international protected area under an agreement between Nepal and China. The trek crosses several high passes as it climbs into the remote Barun Valley at the foot of Makalu, the world's fifth highest mountain, providing a splendid venue for more adventurous nature lovers. If you are looking to combine some serious flora and fauna with some strenuous hiking are also available in this area.

Warning: Sherpani and West Col Trek is extremely difficult high altitude adventure travel. All participants on this trek must have mountain climbing skills with strong physical and mental endurance. Participants are also required to bring extreme high altitude weather equipment. It is unlike any another trek in Nepal which passes through one of the most beautiful Himalayan landscapes including walks between towering snowcapped peaks. Do not attempt this trek if your mountaineering skill is not yet polished and avoid going on this trek with inexperienced guides.

Itinerary:

Day 1 Arrive Kathmandu and transfer to hotel,
Day 2 Kathmandu Cultural World Heritage Site tour (Kathmandu Durbar Square, Syambunath Stupa, PashupatinathTemple, and Buddha Stupa),
Day 3 Kathmandu to Tumlingtar flight and trek to Khandbari (1040m),
Day 4 Trek to Chichila (1,830m) (5-6 hrs),
Day 5 Trek to Num (1,490m) (5 hrs),
Day 6 Trek to Seduwa (1,460m) (5-6 hrs),
Day 7 Trek to Tashi Gaon (2,070m) (5 hrs),
Day 8 Trek to Kauma (3,470m),
Day 9 Rest day at Kauma,
Day 10 Trek to Mumbuk (3,570m) (5 hrs),
Day 11 Trek to Nhe Kharka (3,000m) (6 hrs),
Day 12 Trek to Shersong (4,615m) (7 hrs), camp,
Day 13 Trek to Makalu Base Camp (5,000m) (4-5 hrs),
Day 14 Makalu Base Camp at leisure,
Day 15 Trek to Hillary Base Camp,
Day 16 Trek to High Camp,
Day 17 Day at leisure to rest and explore,
Day 18 Trek towards Sherpani Col (20,127 ft) and Baruntse Base Camp,
Day 19 Trek to West Col (20,154 ft / 6,143 m) cross,
Day 20 Trek to Panch Pokhari,
Day 21 Trek to Amphu Lapcha (19,193 ft / 5,850m) cross and camp,
Day 22 Trek to Chukung (4,730m) (6 hrs),
Day 23 Trek to Dengboche (4,380m) (5 hrs),
Day 24 Trek to Tengboche (3,860m) (4 hrs),
Day 25 Trek to Namche Bazar (3,440m) (4 hrs),
Day 26 Namche at leisure,
Day 27 Trek to Phakding, camp,
Day 28 Trek to Lukla and overnight at hotel,
Day 29 flight Lukla to Kathmandu and transfer to hotel,
Day 30 Kathmandu at leisure,
Day 31 Departure from Kathmandu.

 

Service Includes:

  • Four nights in 3-4 star hotel in Kathmandu on twin sharing with breakfast,
  • Trip activities as per itinerary,
  • 26 days camping trek with overnights in tents,
  • Trekking equipment (two person tents, foam pads, dining tent, tables, chairs, and kitchen utensils),
  • Meals (3 meals a day) freshly cooked and served while on camping trek,
  • Trekking staff (guide(s), climbing guides, cooking crew, and porters),
  • Porters to carry your luggage on the trek,
  • Entrance fees to monuments and parks as per program,
  • Domestic airfares Kathmandu-Tumlingtar roundtrip including departure tax,
  • Ground transfers on arrivals, sightseeing, and departures,
  • Nepalese staff insurance.

Service Excludes:

  • Visa fees, international airfares and airport departure tax,
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu,
  • Beverages such as alcohol and soft drinks,
  • All personal items such as travel gear, laundry, telephone, tips,
  • Personal medical and travel insurance,
  • Emergency rescue evacuation fees,
  • Charges for delays caused by situations beyond our control such as bad weather, natural disasters, civil unrest and emergencies.

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