Makalu to Everest Via 3 cols (Sherpani, West col, Amphu Labtsa) Trek Itinerary

  • Day 01 : Flight Kathmandu - Tumlingtar, drive to Chiuribas (east of Num) 8 hrs

    We will take a flight to Tumlingtar from Kathmandu. The flight will be scenic, and upon reaching Tumlingtar, we will begin our drive towards Chiuribas. On the way, we will go through small settlements and reach Chiuribas where we will stay for the night. 

    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
    • Accommodation: Lodge
    • Place: Tumlingtar
  • Day 02 : Chiuribas (1800 m) - Seduwa (1500 m) 5 hrs

    After having breakfast, we will begin trekking towards Seduwa. The trail will easy yet tiring. On the way, we will go through small villages and forested trail. Upon reaching Seduwa, we will rest for the day and prepare for the next day.

    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
    • Accommodation: Lodge
    • Place: Seduwa
    • Altitude: 1500m
  • Day 03 : Seduwa (1500 m) - Tashigoan (2100 m) 7 hrs

    We will ascend to a ridge bounded by the Ipsuwa Khola on the west and Kasuwa Khola on the east. Further, we will go through small villages and paddy fields to reach lovely Tashigaon village. We will get to see stunning views of Himalayas all around us, and stay overnight in Tashigaon.

    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
    • Accommodation: Lodge
    • Place: Tashigoan
    • Altitude: 2100m
  • Day 04 : Tashigoan (2100 m) - Kongma Danda (3500 m) 7 hrs
    Today, the trail will be a bit difficult as we will ascend on a steep trail. We will begin ascending through forested trail and reach a stream. We will continue ascending to reach a ridge, and from here, we will trek on the even steeper trail and cross a grazing land. Further, we will trek on a rough stone staircase, and passing by a small lake, we will again ascend to a ridge. After that, we will descend towards Kongma Danda. 
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
    • Accommodation: Lodge
    • Place: Kongma Danda
    • Altitude: 3500 m
  • Day 05 : Rest and acclimatization day Kongma Danda (3500 m)
    Today is our first rest day to make our body acclimatized with the increased altitude. If we want to explore the nearby areas, we can go on a small hike and walk around. We will visit nearby villages and experience the lifestyle, culture and tradition of the locals residing here. No doubt, we will be surrounded by beautiful views. 
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
    • Accommodation: Lodge
    • Place: Kongma Danda
    • Altitude: 3500 m
  • Day 06 : Kongma Danda (3500 m) - Debotay (3650m) via Tutu La/Shipton's Pass (4125 m) 8 hrs
    We will ascend towards the Shipton La Pass. The trail will be not so difficult, and after that, the trail will take us to the Kalo Pokhari located at 3,930 meters. We will keep ascending, and reach another pass, KeKe La located at 4,170 meters. From here, we will get to see breath-taking views of Mt. Chamlang (7,321 m), Peak 6 (6,524 m), and Peak 7 (6,758 m). Further, we will descend through a beautiful valley and reach Debotay where we will stay for the night.
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
    • Accommodation: Lodge
    • Place: Debotay
    • Altitude: 3650m
  • Day 07 : Debotay (3650 m) - Yangle Kharka (3557 m) 5/6 hrs

    We will go through beautiful rhododendron forest which will lead us to the Barun River. The first couple of hours, the trail will be steep and rugged so we have to be careful while walking. We will take a small break to have lunch. We will then ascend gradually with superb views of mountains and surrounding. We finally reach Yangle Kharka located at the base of the valley where we will stop for the night.

    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
    • Accommodation: Lodge
    • Place: Yangle Kharka
    • Altitude: 3557 m
  • Day 08 : Yangla Kharka (3557 m) - Langmale Kharka (4410 m) 4 hrs

    We will begin trekking through yak pastures and a dense forest. The trail will be rocky, and on the way, we will go through small villages. We will reach Merek village, and as we move further towards Langmale Kharka, we will see brilliant Himalayan views. We will stay overnight in Langmale Kharka. 

    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
    • Accommodation: Lodge
    • Place: Langmale Kharka
    • Altitude: 4410m
  • Day 09 : Langmale Kharka (4410 m) - Makalu Base Camp (4870 m) 4 hrs
    Today is going to be a very exciting day as we will be reaching our first base cam of this trek, Makalu Base Camp. We will wake up early and begin trekking towards the base camp. We will reach shersong from where we will see stunning views of Mt. Makalu, and from here, the trail will take us to the Makalu Base Camp. The trail will be mostly flat with icy glaciers and snow-capped mountains. Upon reaching the base camp, we will find ourselves surrounded by mountains all around us. 
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
    • Accommodation: Camp
    • Place: Makalu Base Camp
    • Altitude: 4870 m
  • Day 10 : Makalu Base Camp (4870 m). Rest day
    Today is our rest day at Makalu Base Camp. We will spend the day by exploring the base camp. Basically, Makalu Base Camp is a rocky barren region with the large Barun Glacier. We will get to see panoramic views of the south face of Mt. Makalu, Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, and many other mountains. We will hike to the surrounding lakes and glaciers and soak the beauty of the region.
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
    • Accommodation: Camp
    • Place: Makalu Base Camp
    • Altitude: 4870 m
  • Day 11 : Makalu Base Camp (4870 m) to Swiss Base Camp (5150 m) 4 hrs
    We will begin ascending towards the Swiss Base Camp. The trail presents us beautiful views of snow-capped mountains like Mt. Everest, Mt. Makalu, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Nuptse and other several mountains. We will soon find ourself surrounded by snow all around us. On the way, we might meet with fellow trekkers.
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
    • Accommodation: Camp
    • Place: Swiss Base Camp
    • Altitude: 5150 m
  • Day 12 : Swiss Base Camp (5150 m). Rest day
    It is our rest day at the Swiss Base Camp. We have already gained so much altitude and our body does need frequent acclimatization to get adopted with the altitude. We will spend the day hiking and learning a few climbing techniques from our Sherpa guides. We will explore the region and end our day with delicious food cooked by our crew members.
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
    • Accommodation: Camp
    • Place: Swiss Base Camp
    • Altitude: 5150 m
  • Day 13 : Swiss Base Camp (5150 m) - Sherpani Col Base Camp (5688 m) 5 hrs
    We will begin ascending gradually, and after around 30 minutes of the climb, we will enter into the glacial moraines. We will trek along the view of Barun Glacier in the right side of us. We will ascend and reach the bottom of a gulley. The trail will be rugged and covered with loose rocks. On the way, we will also see amazing views of Mt. Everest and Mt. Lhotse. We will reach Sherpani Col Base Camp where we will be staying for the night. 
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
    • Accommodation: Camp
    • Place: Sherpani Col Base Camp
    • Altitude: 5688 m
  • Day 14 : Sherpani Col Base Camp (5688 m) - Baruntse Camp (6050 m) crossing the Sherpani Col (6146 m) 7 hrs
    Today is going to be the longest and the most challenging day of the trek. We will ascend and enter the valley. At the end of the valley, there is a high wall and we will trek for around hours to reach the bottom of this wall. Once we will reach the top of the East Col, we will see it marked by several prayer flags. From here, we will ascend further on a glacier that leads to Barents Plateau. We will trek and reach at the end of the plateau, and from here, we will descend to reach Baruntse Base camp. 
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
    • Accommodation: Camp
    • Place: Baruntse Camp
    • Altitude: 6050 m
  • Day 15 : Baruntse Camp (6050 m) - Honku Basin (5500 m) crossing the West Col (6143 m) 4 hrs
    Leaving Baruntse camp behind, we will begin trekking towards the Honku Basin. The trail will be difficult as it includes ascend on the rugged path. We will see fantastic views of snow-capped mountains and glaciers all around us. 
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
    • Accommodation: Camp
    • Place: Honku Basin
    • Altitude: 5500 m
  • Day 16 : Honku Basin (5500 m) - Amphu Labsta Base Camp (5527 m) 5 hrs
    We will begin ascending towards Amphu Labsta Base Camp after having breakfast. The trail will be difficult and go through moraines and rocky-icy trail. We will see fantastic views of the Himalayas from the base camp. We will stay overnight in the base camp. 
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
    • Accommodation: Camp
    • Place: Amphu Labsta Base Camp
    • Altitude: 5527 m
  • Day 17 : Amphu Labsta Base Camp (5527 m). Rest day.
    Today is our rest day at Amphu Labsta Base Camp. We will spend the day by exploring the base camp. We will get to see panoramic views of the south face of snow-capped mountains all around us. We will hike to the surrounding lakes and glaciers and soak the beauty of the region.
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
    • Accommodation: Camp
    • Place: Amphu Labsta Base Camp
    • Altitude: 5527 m
  • Day 18 : Amphu Labsta Base Camp (5527 m) - Chhukung (4730 m) crossing the Amphu Labsta La (5848 m) 9 hrs
    We will begin ascending through a rocky and ice trail. After reaching the top, we will descend steeply and reach Chhukung Valley. From here, we will again descend down in the valley and reach Chhukung Village where we will stay for the night. We will get to see the lifestyle, tradition, and culture of the people living this region and also interact with them.
    • Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner
    • Accommodation: Lodge
    • Place: Chhukung
    • Altitude: 4730 m
  • Day 19 : Chhukung (4730 m) - Dingboche (4410 m) 3 hrs
    After having breakfast, we will begin descending towards Chhukung. On the way, we will get to see superb views of Island Peak, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Makalu, and other surrounding mountains. We will go through forested trail and several small settlements. The trail will also bloomed with lovely rhododendron bushes. We will reach Dingboche where we will stay for the night. 
    • Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner
    • Accommodation: Lodge
    • Place: Dingboche
    • Altitude: 4410 m
  • Day 20 : Dingboche (4410 m) - Lobuche (4910 m) 4 hrs
    Leaving Dingboche behind, we will begin ascending through rocky grassland and past several yak herder shelter. On the way, we will see beautiful views of Lhotse in the north and Ama Dablam in the south. We will reach Pheriche and from here the trail will take us to Lobuche our last destination for the day.
    • Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner
    • Accommodation: Lodge
    • Place: Lobuche
    • Altitude: 4910 m
  • Day 21 : Lobuche (4910 m) - Gorak Shep (5140 m) with side trip to Kala Pattar (Everest Viewpoint) (5550 m) 6 hrs
    We will go through the moraine of Khumbu glacier along with enjoying the stunning panoramic views. We will get to see superb views of mountains like Mt. Everest, Mt. Pumori, Mt. Khumbutse, Mt. Nuptse, and other several peaks. We will ascend further and go through the stream of Changri Glacier from where we will see the first view of Kala Patthar. From here, we will ascend all the way up to the Kala Patthar from where we will get to 360-degree views of Everest and other mountains. After enjoying some time here, we will descend back to Gorak Shep. 
    • Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner
    • Accommodation: Camp
    • Place: Gorak Shep
    • Altitude: 5140 m
  • Day 22 : Gorak Shep (5140 m) - Everest Base Camp (5364 m) and back to Lobuche (4910 m) 6 hrs
    We will again wake up early and begin ascending towards the world famous Everest Base Camp. The trail will include ascending for the first half of the day through moraines, glacier, and glacier stream. Upon reaching Everest Base Camp, we will spend some time here and trek back to the Lobuche where we stay for the night.
    • Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner
    • Accommodation: Lodge
    • Place: Lobuche
    • Altitude: 4910 m
  • Day 23 : Lobuche (4910 m) - Pangboche (4150m) 5 hrs
    After having breakfast, we will begin deciding through the small villages. On the way, we will go through rhododendron and pine forest. The trail will also include steep descend so we have to be careful while walking. Upon reaching Pangboche, we will rest for a bit and later explore the village and its nearby areas.
    • Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner
    • Accommodation: Lodge
    • Place: Pangboche
    • Altitude: 4150m
  • Day 24 : Pangboche (4150m) - Namche Bazar (3440 m) 8 hrs
    The trail will be going to include several ascends and descends. Going through small beautiful villages and forest of pine, fir & rhododendron, we will reach Namche Bazar, the entrance of the Khumbu Region. Namche Bazar is one of the biggest of Sherpas. We will find coffee shops, bookshops, hotels, lodges, monasteries here. We will spend the rest of the day enjoying the local food.
    • Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner
    • Accommodation: Lodge
    • Place: Namche Bazar
    • Altitude: 3440 m
  • Day 25 : Namche Bazar (3440 m) - Lukla (2840 m) 8 hrs
    After having breakfast, we will begin descending all the way to Lukla. The trail will include several ascends & descends, dense forest of rhododendron, rivers, and small villages. Upon reaching Lukla, we will rest and prepare for our departure to Kathmandu with lots of memories. Today is also the last day we will get to see views of the Himalayas. We will explore the region and end day with delicious dinner.
    • Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner
    • Accommodation: Lodge
    • Place: Lukla
    • Altitude: 2840 m
  • Day 26 : Flight Lukla - Kathmandu
    After having morning tea, we will take a flight back to Kathmandu from Lukla airport. The flight we will be scenic and we will see the last views of the Himalayan mountains. Upon reaching Kathmandu, we will head to our hotel and rest for the day. In the evening, we will explore the streets of Thamel and end our day with a farewell dinner.
    • Meals: Breakfast & farewell dinner
    • Accommodation: Hotel
    • Place: Kathmandu