Sherpani Col Trek

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  • Trekking
  • Hiking
  • Mountains
  • Natural landmarks sightseeing
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  • duration 30 days
  • tour type Private
  • minimum participants 2
  • age requirement 15+ years old
  • guiding method Live Guide/Instructor
  • Maximum altitude 6135 meters
  • Starts Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Ends Kathmandu, Nepal
  • +20
Tour with Flexible Booking Policy
  • Change dates It is free to change your tour start date within 30 days of departure.
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  • Cross three mountain passes: Ice Col, Mt Baruntse South Col & Amphu Laptsa
  • Spend one month trekking in Nepal's Himalayas. Up your mountaineering skill
  • Enjoy spectacular views of the Himalayas
  • Discover Makalu & Everest regions
This 30-day, guided Sherpani Col trek is an expedition to remote and wild regions of the Himalayas. The journey starts after a flight to Tumlingtar, located in eastern Nepal, from Kathmandu. From there you will hike through tranquil pastures, farming terraces and quaint villages as you ascends the Arun River Valley.

Cross the Khongma Pass (3,090m) as you enter into the region of craggy, snowy mountains. The trail climbs all the way to Neghe Kharka and crosses Barun Khola, which flows down from Mount Makalu. The route to Sherpani Col (6,135m) involves a sustained period at high elevations with some steep slopes but rewards you with wonderful views of Mount Makalu (8,463m) to the north and the aptly named Island Peak (6,160m) to the west. This is the realm of ice and glaciers, inhabited by some of the world's mightiest mountains.

Hike through West Col and traverse the wide Hongu Glacier. Cross the Amphu Laptsa Pass and descend to the skirt of Amphu Peak (5,335m). See the elegant cones of Island Peak as you continue to the village of Chhukhung.

Nestled at an elevation of 4,730 metres, Chhukhung lies above the junction of five major glacial valleys and is a typical low-walled, grey-stone village. Tumbling down to the Khumbu Valley, the heartland of the Sherpa people, and past the village of Dingboche, we continue via Pheriche (4,252m) and Tengboche to reach Namche Bazar.

The airstrip at Lukla serves as our final destination in the Everest region. The flight to Kathmandu from Lukla surpasses all expectations: It is as if the mountains are marching westward, giving way to gentle, terraced hills that rise up and guide us back into the modern world.
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  • Tony
  • From Britain
  • On Aug 28 2019
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  • From South Africa
  • On Apr 26 2021
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  • From Turkey
  • On Aug 07 2019
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“Everest Base Camp Trek was my dream and I had the chance to live this wonderful experience. It was so amazing to walk in and around the mountains, tents in Base Camp. That was an unforgettable experience for me.”
  • Day 1: Kathmandu arrival & transfer to your hotel
  • Day 2: Full-day guided sightseeing tour of Kathmandu
  • Day 3: Kathmandu – Tumlingtar – Khadbari (1,040m)
  • Day 4: Khadbari – Chihila (1,830m)
  • Day 5: Chihila – Num (1,490m)
  • Day 6: Num – Sedua (1,460m)
  • Day 7: Sedua – Tashi Gaon (2,070m)
  • Day 8: Tashi Gaon – Kauma (3,470m)
  • Day 9: Acclimatisation day in Kauma
  • Day 10: Kauma – Mumbuk (3,570m)
  • Day 11: Mumbuk – Nhe Kharka (3,000m)
  • Day 12: Nhe Kharka – Sherson (4,615m)
  • Day 13: Sherson – Makalu Base Camp (5,000m)
  • Day 14: Explore Makalu Base Camp
  • Day 15: Makalu Base Camp – Hillary Base Camp
  • Day 16: Hillary Base Camp – High Camp
  • Day 17: Extra day at High Camp
  • Day 18: High Camp – Sherpani Col, Baruntse Base Camp
  • Day 19: Trek to West Col
  • Day 20: Trek to Panche Pokhari
  • Day 21: Cross the Amphu Lapcha (5,845m)
  • Day 22: Trek to Chhukhung (4,730m)
  • Day 23: Chhukhung – Dingboche (4,380m)
  • Day 24: Dingboche – Tengboche (3,860m)
  • Day 25: Tengboche – Namche Bazar (3,440m)
  • Day 26: Free day in Namche
  • Day 27: Namche Bazar – Lukla (2,840m)
  • Day 28: Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu
  • Day 29: Free day in Kathmandu
  • Day 30: Kathmandu departure
  • Meals as per the itinerary. Please note that our cook will prepare meals during the trek
  • A complimentary welcome dinner with live Nepalese cultural program
  • Twin-room accommodation at a three-star hotel in Kathmandu. Camping accommodation during the trek
  • Guided sightseeing tour of Kathmandu city as per the itinerary (including all entrance fees)
  • Pickup and drop-off on the first and the last days of this trip. All ground transfers as per the itinerary by private vehicle
  • Domestic airfare (Kathmandu – Tumlingtar & Lukla – Kathmandu)
  • An experienced high-altitude crew including porters and a Sherpa trekking guide
  • Portable altitude chamber (PAC) for emergency use
  • National park and conservation area permit fees for Sagarmatha National Park & Makalu Barun Conservation Area
  • Organized camping trek arrangement, including high-quality camping equipment like two-men tents, kitchen tents, toilet tents, tables, chairs, mattresses, hot water bags, inner sheet, etc
  • Four litres of bottled oxygen for emergency purpose as well as oxygen masks and a regulator
  • A satellite phone for emergencies (you can use this on a pay-per-call basis)
  • International airline tickets
  • Travel insurance that includes high-altitude rescue and evacuation
  • Nepal visa charges
  • Expenses that are personal in nature such as bottled drinks, mineral water, laundry, internet, etc
  • Any rescue and evacuation charges if applicable
  • Tips
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Any cancellation by a client must be made in writing and acknowledged by the company. The date on which a cancellation request is received by us will determine the cancellation charge applicable which are as follow:

The cancellation charges are expressed herein as a percentage of the total tour price per person and not of the deposit amount the client has sent as a deposit when booking the trip.

Upon 3 months prior notice: 5 % Cancellation fee is applicable
Upon 2 months prior notice: 10 % Cancellation fee is applicable
Upon 1 month prior notice: 25 % Cancellation fee is applicable
Upon 15 days prior notice: 50 % Cancellation fee is applicable
Less than 15 days prior notice: 100 % Cancellation fee is applicable

Cancellation of a tour by the company: We strongly encourage clients to purchase trip cancellation insurance. This low-cost insurance protects all deposits and payments should they have to cancel their trip due to personal or family illness/circumstance etc. Baggage and accident insurance is also available.

Other Practical InformationPlease note that although this is primarily a camping trek, local tea houses and lodges might be available available from Day 3 to Day 10 and then again from Day 22 to Day 27. This is our preferred option as well, although we cannot guarantee the availability.
QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS Find answers to the most frequently asked questions about this tour.
  • How much money do I need to bring with me?

    Your personal budget obviously depends on your spending habits and what is included in your trip cost. If accommodation is included, but meals are not, we would suggest that you bring around 30 USD per day per person for meals. Having a hot shower or charging your device sometimes costs extra. There are also sometimes small crafts/souvenirs to buy along the trekking route which you may want to bring extra money for. Also, consider whether you would be staying in Kathmandu or Pokhara before or after your trek.

  • How does it work with a porter?

    Generally, the porter will pick up the baggage in the morning and drop it at the hotel in the evening. You will not always be walking with your porter or have access to your bag during the day, while trekking. 

  • Is a visa on arrival available?

    Typically, yes. However, in response to the current Covid situation, rules for arriving visitors may change frequently and sometimes without notice. It may be necessary to obtain a tourist visa in your own country before travel. For updated information on visas, please check the Nepal Tourism Board and the Government of Nepal Immigration websites.


  • Is quarantine in Nepal in effect for arriving visitors?

    In response to the current Covid situation, rules for arriving visitors may change frequently and sometimes without notice. Please check the government travel pages and advisories of your home country and the official website of the Nepal Tourism board here.

  • What happens if someone gets altitude sickness, does the rest of the group continue on?

    It depends on the situation. Sometimes, altitude sickness can be treated and the trekker may wish to continue. If not, the rest of the group can continue on if they want and the sick person can descend.

If you have any question about this tour or need help with planning a trip, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us. We're ready to help.
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