Makalu Base Camp to Everest

This is a challenging expedition from Makalu Base Camp to Everest region via three high passes: Sherpani Pass, West Col and Amphu Laptsa. The trail takes you from Tumlingtar in the steamy lowlands near the Arun River over the Shipton La and into the remote and beautiful Barun river valley before arriving to Makalu Base Camp. From here we cross Sherpani Pass over to Baruntse Base Camp, then cross West Col to Panch Pokhari followed by the Amphu Laptsa into the Everest.

This is a truly adventurous expedition passing through a remote and wild region of the Himalayas with superb views of Makalu, Everest, Lhotse, Chamlang and Kanchenjunga.

Our itinerary has been designed to include sufficient time for acclimatisation to the altitude in order to maximise your chances of completing the traverse into the Everest. There are logistical challenges in organising an expedition to such a remote area of the Himalaya and this is only possible by bringing a strong and experienced Sherpa team.

Previous mountaineering experience is required to safely complete this journey, you will climb on fixed rope over the passes and group rope travel on the glaciers. If you think that our Makalu to Everest trek will be too challenging then take a look at our Makalu Base Camp itinerary (returning to Tumlingtar).

Detail Itinerary

Day 1
Arrive Kathmandu

You will be met on arrival at Kathmandu airport and driven back to the hotel. Please provide travel plans on booking and we will arrange the pick-up and transfer. Overnight at hotel (Meals: B).

Day 2
Briefing and preparations in Kathmandu
Day 3
Fly to Tumlingtar and drive to Chichila (1,840m)- 2 to 3 hours driving.
Day 4
Trek to Num (1,500m)- 5 hours walking.
Day 5
Trek to Sedua (1,540m)- 5 to 6 hours walking
Day 6
Trek to Tashigaon (2,070m)- 4 to 5 hours walking
Day 7
Trek to Khongma (3,560m)- 6 to 7 hours walking
Day 8
Rest & acclimatisation day at Khongma (3,560m).
Day 9
Trek to Debotay (3,800m) via Shipton La (4,125m)- 6 to 7 hours walking
Day 10
Trek to Yangle Kharka (3,700m)- 5 hours walking.
Day 11
Trek to Langmale Kharka (4,450m)- 4 to 5 hours walking
Day 12
Acclimatisation day at Langmale Kharka (4,450m)
Day 13
Trek to Makalu Base Camp (4,900m)- 4 to 5 hours walking
Day 14
Day walk near Makalu Base Camp (4,900m)
Day 15
Mountaineering skills instruction at Makalu Base Camp (4,900m)
Day 16
Trek to Sherpani Low Camp (5,200m)- 4 to 5 hours walking
Day 17
Acclimatisation day at Sherpani Low Camp (5,200m)
Day 18
Trek to Sherpani High Camp (5,700m)- 6 to 7 hours walking
Day 19
Cross Sherpani Pass (6,135m) and West Col (6,143m), trek to Upper Baruntse Base Camp (5,700m)
Day 20
Rest day at Upper Baruntse Base Camp (5,700m)
Day 21
Trek to High Camp before Amphu Laptsa (5,500m)- 6 hours walking
Day 22
Cross Amphu Laptsa at 5,850m trek to Imja Lake camp (5,100m)- 7 to 9 hours
Day 23
Trek to Pangboche (3,875m)- 6 to 7 hours walking
Day 24
Trek to Namche Bazaar (3,445m)- 7 hours walking
Day 25
Trek to Lukla (2,840m)
Day 26
Spare/ contingency day
Day 27
Fly to Kathmandu
Day 28
Sightseeing in Kathmandu
Day 29
Fly back home

Essential Info

Price Includes
All ground transportation
All Domestic Flights
All Govt. Permits
Guide & Porters
All Meals During Trek ( B.L.D )
Twin Sharing / 3 Star Cotegory Hotel (B.B Plan)
Sightseeing in Kathmandu
Insurance for Nepalese Guide & Porters
Basic Trekking Equipment: Climbing Ropes, Radio Phone, Hyper Bar Bag, Yak Expedition Duffel Bags (If required)
Trekking Map, Medical Kit
Welcome & Farewell Dinner
Kitchen & Dining Tents, 2 Men Tents, Tents for Nepalese Team Members
Kitchen Equipment, Toiletries
Cargo Flights
We also provide Ice Axe, Harnes, Crumb Punch, Walking Sticks and Helmets (if requested)
Price Excludes
Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu
Personal Trekking Gears, Equipments
Personal Insurance
Personal Expenses and Tips
All Alcoholic / Non Alcoholic Beverages
Emergency Rescue Evacuation
Battery Charge for Electronic Devices

29 Days

USD 0000
Suitability: a good choice for regular, long distance hill walkers. A very high level of fitness would be required for our toughest treks and expeditions. Previous trekking experience at high altitude is preferable although not mandatory given sufficient experience, preparation and training. These trips may involve mountaineering and glacial travel.
  1. Walking times: average 7 to 9 hours walking per day (with several longer days up to 15 hours) for up to 28 days with some rest days included.
  2. Altitude: up to 6,500m.
  3. Terrain: you will experience a wide variety of mountain terrain from reasonable trails to crossing technical mountaineering passes and climbing to summits sometimes including use of fixed ropes.
  4. Remoteness: usually in more remote areas and likely to be a long distance from nearest road and facilities available in a city.
Max. altitude:
Group size:
6 - 12

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Fixed Departure

Starts Dates
End Dates
Group Size
Trip Enquiry
Sept 5, 2018
Nov 20, 2018
2 - 15
Best Season
Feb 25, 2018
May 20, 2018
2 - 15
Winter Trek

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