About The Trip
The Makalu traverses Everest via 3 high passes in Himalayas Nepal is absolutely adventure hiking in over 6000 m. During the trekking period, we will have stunning views of mountains alike Mt: Kanchenjunga, Makalu I, Makalu II, Kumbhakarna, Baruntse, Lhotse, Everest, Amadablam, Pumori, and Thamserku. With different landscapes, magnificent mountain ranges to an incredible tumbling glacier, river, and waterfall to forest and tablelands, Trek through the lap of the mountain landscape dotted with terraced farmlands and Sherpa villages. You will grab an opportunity to insight into the local culture and lifestyle of local tradition.
We consider that many travelers don’t want to trek to hectic and crowded trials but want to hike off the beaten track and less traveled areas. So that we will be able to experience the authentic Nepal wilderness and local experience to explore the remote, unspoiled, authentic face. Sherpani Col Pass Trek in the Himalayas, also called Makalu Three Col Pass Trek, is an actual adventurous trek in Nepal. This Trek passes through the lap of the gigantic peak of both Makalu (8,485 m) and Everest (8,848.86). Makalu Base Camp & Sherpani- col pass is most likely Nepal’s most courageous and challenging Trek located southwest of Mount Everest. This Trek lies between two famous national parks Makalu Barun National Park and Sagarmatha National Park. The Trek crosses through the Makalu Arun River. This Trek allows trekkers to travel and explore the new and relatively undisturbed areas of the region.
Makalu Sherpani Col Pass Trek in Nepal follows the route of Everest Base Camp and not forgetting the once-in-a-lifetime views on immense mountain views. During the Trek, you will pass through towering granite cliffs capped with impressive glaciers and high-altitude lakes. During the Trek, you will cross from Arun valley, across the beautiful fields’ lush valley of Arun, and highly challenging passes. You will also get the chance to witness many floras and faunas during the Trek as we are crossing two national parks. You will find many Himalayan ecosystems with foliage, vegetation, and fauna, maintained by conservation. Your Trek will be pleasurable to enter the peaceful valleys and beautiful rhododendron forests. The Trek is simply full to the very edge with the natural beauty of unutterable beauty and the conspicuous blend of woods and tiny village houses.
This is a camping trek, so we will provide you with every possible service and facility to make your journey happy and delightful. We provide local pioneers and staff working this field splendidly for long years to overcome extreme challenges and make you trek a resplendent memory. Come and join us at Makalu Sherpani Col Pass Trekking for pleasant lifelong memory in the lap of the mountains. To sum up, a trip to Makalu Sherpani Col Trek is going to take some days of yours but worth it because it is the only way to gain pride in steeping 3 high passes and passing through gigantic peaks.
Makalu Sherpani Col Pass Trek Route
Your adventurous journey starts with the scenic flight to Tumlingtar, which takes about 35 minutes flight. You will be rewarded with the spectacular view of green hills, forces, and towering peaks during the flight. As we reach Tumlingtar, we will then get to Num via local transportation. We will walk ahead towards Sheduwa and descend steeply alongside Arun River and pass through forested trails and amazing villages.
After walking ahead, we will reach to beautiful villages of Tashigaun, which are inhabited by Sherpa peoples. Continuing our Trek, we will cross through rhododendron and oak forests to reach Khonmga Danda. You will entertain by the steep uphill climb that shows an open area of Khonmga Hill. From here, we will hit the trail to Donato and then Yangri Kharka. We will pass through the alpine tundra, leaving the forested path we will reach to Sherson. After crossing Sherson finally, we will head towards Makalu Base Camp, where we can encounter ridges and icy glaciers.
As you are in Base Camp, you will be blessed with the mighty south face of Makalu and Baruntse standing with pride. You can also see many ridges and icy glaciers on the way to the base camp. After spending memorable moments at base camp, we will trek ahead to the west side of Barun Glacier. You will walk along moraines and reach Hillary Base Camp. Ahead we will continue to High Camp, where we will be rewarded with Makalu, Makalu II, Baruntse, Kali Himal, Chamland, and surrounding peaks. Today is the rest day at High Camp, enjoying the astounding views and preparing for the next challenging climb.
You will walk up the rocky slopes of Barun Glacier to cross Sherpani Col and West Col and reach Baruntse Base Camp. The trail then takes you to Amphu Labste Base Camp and Imja Lake Camp. Further, we will trek to Chhukung and continue through Pangboche. In Pangboche village, you will get an opportunity to soak into the Sherpa community. Furthermore, you will descend to Namche Bazaar, then Lukla, and a scenic flight to Kathmandu.
Makalu Sherpani Col Pass Trek Weather
Makalu Sherpani Col Pass Weather goes across diverse climate zones, so it is a bit difficult to predict weather conditions during the Trek. Trek to Makalu Sherpani Col Pass holds a diverse landscape from 518 m at Tumlingtar to 6,190 m at West Col, which causes an exciting shift in the temperature.
Weather and climate modify from various altitudes and various seasons but we can somehow figure the pattern of climatic situations at different altitudes.
Makalu Sherpani Col Pass Trek in spring
Spring month starts from March and continues up until May. Spring is the best season for Trek Makalu Sherpani Col Pass. You will experience close to perfect, and temperatures at high altitudes are still cold during the early season. The tea houses and lodges stat to open in an alpine zone that was closed during the winter. You can easily cross the 3 passes without any difficulties in this season. Forest inside the national Park starts to blossom, giving the forest new greener looks, which feel amazing. You will get a chance to see many exotic and even endangered wildlife on the way to Trek.
Around mid-spring, the temperature in lower elevation starts to rise, and it will be even hotter in late spring. Still, the upper elevation is perfect for Trek during this weather. You will experience the blooming of colorful flowers in the entire lush green forest in late spring. Green hills and snow-capped mountains in the background view are incredibly stunning.
If you are wandering in lower elevation, then we will recommend you to wear sunscreen, a sunhat, and sunglasses as sunlight can be strong. During the Trek, we will recommend wearing sunglasses as the direct sun to white snow causes difficulties.
Makalu Sherpani Col Pass Trek in summer
June to August months fall in the summer season in Nepal and also known as the monsoon or rainy season. During this season, you will experience the super-hot in the lower region, especially in the Terai and Hilly regions.
The month of June is the pre-monsoon period, and temperature decreases during the downpours and rises on sunny days. Clouds are most likely covers majestic views of mountains, but you may see mountains occasionally. From July to August, you will experience frequent rainfall in Makalu Sherpani Col Pass. Flight cancellation of Tumlingtar and Lukla may occur during these months.
As Nepal is located in a hilly area, there will be a chance to occur landslide problems in monsoon seasons. If you decide to Trek in this season, just be sure to take precautions and safety measures. Your Trek will be memorable if you have a proper guide who knew the route well. As this is the offseason so there will be few lodges that remain open in this weather condition.
Makalu Sherpani Col Pass Trek in autumn
The autumn season starts from September to November, when the monsoon is just leaving its effect. But still, the probability of rainfall is high in the first two weeks. Downpour gradually decreases, and slowly skies turn out to be clear where the lush green forest and stunning snow-capped mountain views will come to life. During the season, the trek route will be perfect with not much wind or clouds resulting in the best view of nature and mountains.
The autumn season is also the perfect time of the year, and lots of Nepalese festivals fall in this season. Taking part in local culture and festivals is an experience not to be missed. During the late autumn, you will experience cool weather at high altitudes. The number of tourists will gradually decrease in late autumn. Even the weather is cold, it doesn’t affect the scenic view of the mountains.
Makalu Sherpani Col Pass Trek in winter
The winter season falls from December to February month in Nepal. The beginning of winter is one of the best times to trek Makalu Sherpani Col Pass. It is pretty cold at high altitudes, but the aspects of the landscape are crystal clear.
In mid-winter, massive snowfall will make your Trek difficult or impossible sometimes. Three passes are yet possible to cross before thick snow seals it down. This pass will be tremendously challenging at this time. You can pass the trail but only with the best trekking gears.
The lodges will be closed this season, and you may have to camp at some stops. As the weather at a high altitude is challenging, it will add to the adventure. In the late winter, the temperature begins to improve. The snow deposits begin to meltdown, and wildflowers start to blossom everywhere at the lower altitudes.
Makalu Sherpani Col Pass Trek Difficulty
Trek to Makalu Sherpani Col Pass holds a diverse landscape from 518 m to 6,190 m which causes an exciting shift in the temperature. You will have to cross the three high passes while being in the lap of many renowned mountain peaks. So without a doubt, the Makalu Sherpani Col Pass trek is the most demanding and technical Trek of Nepal.
Trek difficulty highly depends upon Weather conditions when you are doing the Trek. The best season during the Trek is March to June and September to November. The rainfall and temperature in these seasons remain moderate compared with other seasons. Also, be sure to be physically and mentally fit to do this Trek. This Trek is challenging, and you may suffer high altitude sickness because of the diverse altitude range. It is recommended to be physically fit so that you will be able to walk 5-6 hours a day.
Makalu Sherpani Col Pass Trek Cost
When you are imagining traversing to Makalu Sherpani Col Pass Trek, there will be many factors to take into a study like a route, best time, how fit do we need to be? But one of the most important confusion will be, “How much does Makalu Sherpani Col Pass Trek cost?”
This is apparently one of the best off-the-beaten trails in the world. In addition, the cost of the Makalu Sherpani Col Pass Trek is relatively expensive because this is a camping trek. The number of tea houses is limited on the trail.
The price also depends on the itinerary and route you are trekking with. This Trek can be done in a short or long time depends upon your decisions. The number of days and facilities you are taking during the Trek also determines the cost.
Makalu Sherpani Col Pass Trek cost is more average than other normal trekking in Nepal. On average, this Trek will usually take 18-24 days, and the cost ranges from $3880 to $4120. This price covers transportation, trekking permits, meals, professional trekking guides, accommodation, entry fees, and others. You will get some discounts if you are in groups. The cost of the Makalu Sherpani Col Pass Trek highly depends upon traveling in private or in a group.
Makalu Sherpani Col Pass Trek Permit
Like other trekking routes, the Makalu Sherpani Col Pass Trek requires 2 national park entry pass and TIMS Card. You will cross through two different national parks called Makalu Barun National Park and Sagarmatha National Park. If you choose to trek independently, you can take a TIMS card from the Nepal Tourism Board (NTB) or the Trekking Agencies Association of Nepal (TAAN) in Kathmandu.
For a national park entry pass, you can take it from Nepal Tourism Board in Kathmandu at Tourism Office. To issue a TIMS card and entry pass, you will need to have a passport, insurance details, passport size photos, and contact details of a person in Nepal.
To receive the TIMS Card:
Fill the form at the Tourist Information Center in Kathmandu. Submit the filled-out form along with USD 20 per person. They only accept Nepalese Rupees, so change your dollars to NPR.
To receive the National Park Entry Pass:
Fill the form at the Tourist Information Center in Kathmandu. Submit the filled-out form along with USD 60 per person for two national parks. They only take Nepalese Rupees, so convert your dollars to NPR.