Sherpani col pass trekking 

Sherpani col is one of the challenging treks in Nepal which takes you to the Nepal’s most difficult cliffs passes Sherpani Col. Gradually ascending and descending this trek follows through serene pastures of hidden Arun valley. The route to Sherpani Col can be the great challenge while crossing on steep slopes but gives panoramic views of Makalu (8463meters) to the north and the aptly Island Peak (6160meters) to the west corner. This glacier territory surrounded by the remarkable attendance the striking white peaks in the world. This trek requires fully logistic support as it is a truly adventurous course in a remote part of giant Himalayas. A challenging route that makes your journey difficult but the memorable adventure experience for the lifetime. 

Basically, the route over Sherpani Col (southeast ridge) positioned on the three different ridges of Mt. Baruntse. It requires ropes to cross over Sherpani col pass and descending due to snow and ice. However, our High altitude guide sorts out the problem.

Trip Duration      27 days Trek
Max. Altitude: 5,780m/18,958ft
Minimum Altitude: 950m./3116ft
Grade: Very hard
Activities: Trekking
Accommodation: Tented camp/ tea house
Meals: Breakfast, lunch , Dinner with tea/coffee
Transportation: Airplane and land transport 
Trek Departure: Every day throughout the week
Group Size: 2 person (minimum) to 30 persons (maximum)
Best season: Feb, March, April, Oct & Nov.
Available Time: All months except December, January, June, July and August
Per day hiking: 4 to 6 hours per day

Suggested Itinerary 

Day 1:  Kathmandu-Tumlingtar- Khadbari ( 1040m./ 3432ft.) 4 hrs. walk

Fly to Tumlingtar which is an hour flight. Here your trekking crew will meet you and a bit of briefing about the trail, then start walking up to Khadbari . Have lunch break in the shade of Kabra Trees. We walk north towards Khandbari, then begin walking on a plateau for around 45 minutes after the trails climbing gradually to Khandbari. We camp above the village.

Meals included : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 Day 4: Khadbari-Chiche la (1830m./6039ft.) 5 hrs. walk

After breakfast walk through many small picturesque villages most of the time the walk is uphill and you will be walking through bamboo groves and a rhododendron forest. Our camp is at Chiche la a small settlement of Gurungs.

Meals included : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 Day 5 : Chichi La- Num ( 1490m./4917ft.) 5 hrs. walk

Today we start walking with views of snow capped peaks in the distance. Fantastic views of Makalu and its surrounding peak. Walk on a striaght path, with little ups and downs, through forest to have lunch at about 2 hrs and then start descending to reach Num.

Meals included : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6: Num-Senduwa ( 1460m./4818ft.)5 hrs. walk

The trail today descends steeply from Num through the Cornfield of Lumbang. The country is particularly rocky; tiny terraces planted with corn and barley, then we have tough steep climb to Sedua. 

Meals included : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 7: Senduwa-Tashi Gaun ( 2070m./6831ft.) 5 hrs. walk

The trail crosses meadows and several streams, then climbs to the Sherpa village of Tashi Gaon, the last permanent settlement in the valley.

Meals included : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 8: Tashsi Gaun-Kauma kharka ( 3470m./11451ft.) 5 hrs. walk

A very hard day of the trek as the trail goes up real steep. We walk through the sparse forests along the ridge over a hillock and descend a bit to Kauma kharka.

Meals included : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 9 : Acclimatization day  

Meals included : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 10: Kauma Kharka-Mumbuk ( 3570m./11781ft.) 6 hrs. walk

We again start today with a steep climb then through less steeply rhododendron forests to the top of the ridge. You will have superb views of Chamlang (7,290 m) Peak 6 (6,739 m) and Peak 7 (6,105 m). Then we will have a final descent through a forest of firs and rhododendrons to Mumbuk. 

Meals included : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 Day 11: Mumbuk- Nhe Kharka ( 3000m./9900ft.) 5 hrs.

Today the trail descends steep gully with a stream for about 500m. The trail is ill defined, rocky and sloppy mud in places as it leads up the glacial valley. From here you can have a good views of Peak 6. Nhe Kharka is located on a large open grassy plain at an elevation of 3000 m. from here you will have great mountain views.

Meals included : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 Day 12: Nhe Kharka- Sherson ( 4615m./15229ft.) 7 hrs. walk

The trail today turns westward and leaves the rhododendron forests for alpine tundra. There are excellent views of Pyramid Peak (7,168 m), Peak 4 (6,720 m) etc. Sherson is at 4,615 m a bit dangerous day as the altitude gains more than 1,500 m but we don't have a choice because we do not have any suitable camp between Nhe Kharka and Sherson.

Meals included : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 Day 13: Jak Kharka-Makalu Base camp ( 5000m./16500ft.) 5 hrs. walk

Today is a gradual climb to a minor pass about 100 m . From here you will have a magnificent south face views of Makalu also you will be able to see the complete panorama of Everest and Lhotse.

Meals included : breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 Day 14: Explore around Makalu Base Camp

Meals included : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 Day 15: Makalu Base camp-Hillary Base camp ( 5200m./17160ft.) 5 hrs. walk

Trek to Hillary Base camp . 

Meals included : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 Day 16: Hillary Base camp-High camp ( 5700m./18810ft.) 3 hrs. walk
Ascend to high camp .

Meals included : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 Day 17:  High camp-west Col ( 6135m./20245ft.) 5 hrs. walk
Climb  to  west col. 

Meals included : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 18:  Sherpani col - Barunche Base camp ( 5300m./ 17490ft.)  5 hrs. walk
Discend to Barunche Base camp.

Meals included : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 19:  Barunche Base camp-Panch pokhari ( 4200m./13860ft.) 5 hrs. walk
The trail leads down to panch pokhari.

Meals included : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 20: Panch Pokhari- Amphu lapcha cross ( 5850m./19305 ft.) 7 hrs. walk

Meals included : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 21: Trek to Chukung ( 4730m./15609ft.) 6 hrs. walk

Chhukhung (4,730 m.), lies directly under an incredible rock wall that links Nuptse with Lhotse.  From here you will also have magnificent views of Amadablam (6856 m.), probably the most photographed mountain in Nepal.

Meals included : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 22: Chukung- Dingboche ( 4300m./14190ft.) 3 hrs. walk

Follow the main Khumbu Valley down to site of the Himalayan Rescue Association's Trekkers' Aid Post and continue to Dingboche. 

Meals included : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 23 : Dingboche- Tyanboche ( 3850m./12705ft.) 4 hrs. walk

The trail continues through meadows where yaks graze. In the distance you can glimpse the summit of Everest, girt by the impressive rock walls of Lhotse and Nuptse. Start by passing by a spring, and then continue slightly takes you to Tengboche, the cultural heart of Everest. Camp Overnight.

Meals included : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 24: Tyanboche- Namche ( 3440m./11352ft.) 5 hrs. walk

The trail descends to the right flank of the Dudh Kosi and then leads to the large Sherpa settlement and then ascends to the Namche Bazar.

Meals included : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 25: Namche- Lukla ( 2800m./9240ft.) 6 hrs. walk

Continue ascend to the small mountain airstrip at Lukla to catch your return flight to Kathmandu. Weather permitting your trekking crew might prepare a farewell treat for you. You would be expected to join in the singing and the dancing! 

Meals included : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 26: Lukla- Kathmandu 

In the morning, we rise early for breakfast, then walk to the airport. Before boarding the flight to Katmandu, you say goodbye to the porters and also goodbye to the mountains. The plane rolls down the short runway, then soars across the Dudh Kosi River and makes its way back to Katmandu.

Meals included : Breakfast

Trek ends 

Ms. Kathlyn Grace Tan

Hari was an excellent guide, very knowledgeable about the trekking. Very sociable lal ( “ King Lal”) and jaynadra were very helpful. They took the time specially Jaymdra, to go back and to help us cross difficult terrains. The trek was worth every sweat, effort & Leech!
Namaste !

Mr. James Rule

This was very memorable trip! Most of all, the service we received from Nepal alternative was expectative. Everyone in the organization was friendly, flexible and polite. First of all, they were extremely helpful and understanding. They easily adjusted our trip, one day late and attended to my needs while waiting for my daughter to arrive. As well, on our trek, we were treated “royally”. They had a sense of humor. We felt “light at home” and they explained many details to us which enriched our experience. We highly recommend this team for trekking to anyone who is wishing Nepal.

Mr. Lim chak Meon

It’s my 1st memorable, full of unexpected experience journey to Nepal. Believe me it won’t be my last time for trekking trip to this lovely country.  Thanks alternative company team !



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