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.

FACT OF THIS TREK
Trip Duration      26 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. walk
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 

Makalu - Barun National Park fee

You must obtain Makalu- Barun national park fee to enter this trip. It is determined as the world heritage site by UNESCO. It’s main aim is to protect the wild life, flora and fauna in Makalu- Barun region. We can find there himalayan tahr, ghoral, musk deer, pika (mouse hare), weasel, jackal, black bear, wolf, lynx and snow leopard. 193 species of birds including impeyan pheasant (Danphe), blood pheasant, red-billed chough, yellow-billed chough, snow cock, snow pigeon, Himalayan griffon and lammergeyer birds are found in this national park area.  As the vegetation, pine and hemlock forests at lower altitudes, while above 3,500 m, forests are dominated by silver fir, birch, rhododendron and juniper trees . Entrance fees are fixed for SAARC nationals - NPR 1,700 per person per entry, foreigners - NPR. 3,390 per person per entry. Trekkers can apply to obtain it in Nepal tourism board ( NTB) or government registered trekking company as Nepal alternative treks or directly in entry point at spot. You are required to bring your passport copy, one passport sized pictures and fee in cash.  It is included in our package. 

Sagarmatha National Park fee

You must obtain Sagarmatha national park fee for Sherpani col pass Trekking as you will have to enter through national park. It is determined as the world heritage site by UNESCO. It’s main aim is to protect the wild life, flora and fauna in Everest region. We can find there himalayan tahr, ghoral, musk deer, pika (mouse hare), weasel, jackal, black bear, wolf, lynx and snow leopard. 193 species of birds including impeyan pheasant (Danphe), blood pheasant, red-billed chough, yellow-billed chough, snow cock, snow pigeon, Himalayan griffon and lammergeyer birds are found in this national park area.  As the vegetation, pine and hemlock forests at lower altitudes, while above 3,500 m, forests are dominated by silver fir, birch, rhododendron and juniper trees . Entrance fees are fixed for SAARC nationals - NPR 1,700 per person per entry, foreigners - NPR. 3,390 per person per entry. Trekkers can apply to obtain it in Nepal tourism board ( NTB) or government registered company as Nepal alternative treks or directly on spot. You are required to bring your passport copy, one passport sized pictures and fee in cash. It is included in our service. 

Pasanglhamu rural municapility Local Government Tax
Local government tax is collecting at Lukla by Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality after local government is formed. You will have to pay NPR 2000.00 per person at Lukla directly. Passport copy is required to obtain. TIMS has been stopped to execute by local government. So, you don't need it. 

Trekking Clothing equipment

When you select your personal items, keep in mind the number of days you will be trekking, the time of year and the altitude. We advise our clients to bring these items:

- Lightweight walking boots "walked" them in prior to arrival in Nepal to avoid blisters. 
- Light weight pants, shorts
- At night -track top, pants 
-  T-shirts. 
- Long sleeve shirt, if susceptible to sunburn. 
- Sun hat - sunburn is severe at rarefied altitudes. 
- Thick outer wooden socks, thin inner cotton 
- Vaseline for feet and crutch.
- Water bottle - 2 liters.
- Sunglasses and strap 
- Small headlamp/flashlight /torch
- Personal medical supplies - do not forget ban - aids, elastic bandage 
- Sunscreen, sun bock, sun - tan lotion. 
- Small daypack - 25 liters. 
- Rain jacket - poncho style to cover backpack. 
- Small towels 
- Warm down fiber filled jacket ( You can get on rent at Thamel) 
- Sleeping bag to -15c with inner sheet ( You can get on rent at Thamel) 
- Thermal underwear, woolen shirts and thick sweaters. 
- A pair of gloves 
- Snow glasses and strap 

Travel insurance 

It is a condition of joining any of our trips that be protected against comprehensive expenses potential to incur due to medical issues or accidents (to include air ambulance, helicopter rescue, and treatment costs). Please be noted that we don’t arrange or sell insurance. A relaxed trip is not possible without good travel insurance. In the event of any sickness or injury, the cost of emergency treatment and evacuation is shocking. Therefore, travel insurance is strongly recommended for everyone who signs up with Nepal alternative Trekking. 

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What is Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS) ?

Acute mountain sickness is an illness that can affect trekkers at high altitudes, usually above 8,000 feet (2,400 meters). If you follow precautious and our guide then you can avoid it. 

How do we know if I get AMS ?

Your symptoms will also depend on the speed of your climb and how hard you push (exert) yourself. Symptoms are as below:

  • Difficulty sleeping
  • Dizziness or light-headedness
  • Tiredness
  • Headache
  • Loss of appetite
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Rapid pulse (heart rate)
  • shortness of breath with exertion
  • Cannot walk in a straight line

Treatment 

  1. Rest, Rest , Rest
  2. Go down, down, down
  3. Diamox

Diamox may be given to help you breathe better. It can help reduce mild symptoms. This medicine can make you urinate more often. Make sure you drink plenty of fluids and avoid alcohol when taking this drug. This medication works best when taken before reaching a high altitude.

Prevention and pre-cautious 

Keys to preventing acute mountain sickness include:

  • Climb the mountain gradually and slowly
  • Stop for a day or two of rest for every 2,000 feet (600 meters) above 8,000 feet (2,400 meters)
  • Sleep at a lower altitude when possible
  • Learn how to recognize early symptoms of mountain sickness
  • Drink plenty of fluid – 3 liters per day
  • Avoid alcohol
  • Eat regular meals, high in carbohydrates
  • Sleep well
  • Be well equipped

First aid

Owing to a sudden change in climate, altitude and other factors, it is obvious that there could arise some alterations in your health. It would be hard to know all aspects of Nepal's health problems.You will be eating and drinking in various outlets. Diarrhea is a common illness that a tourist would be facing. So, it is recommended to drink purified water and eat in clean outlets. Drinking and eating precautions will surely help to take care of many health problems that could arise during the trip. Staying hydrated during the travel, trekking, tours is highly recommended too. If any problem should arise during the trip. Being on good health before leaving for a trip would help you to enjoy your trip to the fullest.Though Nepal alternative treks will be carrying first aid medical kid, you are also suggested to take personal basic first medicines for in case.

Accommodation

We will leave you free to choose hotel in Kathmandu as there will various choices. We will arrange twin share basis room in lodges during the trek. We will arrange shared washing room and toilet.

Meals

During our trek, we can enjoy authentic Nepalese food as well the more common international cuisine (Tibetan, Continental, Italian, Indian, etc.) at lodges. There will be served breakfast, lunch and dinner three times along the route on your own choice from MENU .

Physical Condition & Experience Requirements

Sherpani col pass trekking  is hard type of trek, Suitable for passionate walkers who have the ability to walk at least 5-6 hours a day with a light rucksack. As we will  get the highest elevation 5780 meter, you are preferred an excellent health with average physical fitness, have a positive attitude and strong determination, we can accomplish the trek successfully. Exercising and jogging regularly is good idea to enhance our strength and stability. Past hiking experience would be an asset but no technical skill is required for this trip. Participants with pre-existing medical conditions such as heart, lung, and blood diseases should inform Nepal alternative treks before booking the trek.

Ms. Kathlyn Grace Tan
Canada

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
Canada

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
Malaysia

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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