Makalu to Everest via 3 cols

Trip to Makalu to Everest via 3 Cols

An expedition style journey, listed among the challenging treks in Nepal- Makalu to Everest via 3 cols is is truly an adventurous journey through a remote and wild region of the Himalayas. We will cross the East Col (6100m), West Col (6135m) and Amphu Labsta (5845m).

Here you will realise and experience that the wonderful views comes after the hard climb. The superb views of 8000m massifs is there to compensate your efforts.

Itinerary- Makalu to Everest via 3 Cols

This trek follows a section of the Great Himalaya Trail. The trail takes you from Tumlingtar in the steamy lowlands near the Arun River over the Shipton La.

Then, we head toward 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.

The logistical challenges to organise a trek in such a remote area is huge. The safety of the porters and the entire team has to be highly considered.  Thus, we need to have the experienced Sherpas and strong high altitude porters in the team in order to safely complete this trek.

The previous trekking experience in the high altitude and basic mountaineering skills is must for this journey. There will be a lot of passages where we will be using fixed ropes and roped group travel on glaciers.

Permit for Makalu to Everest via 3 Cols:

As you will be trekking in Makalu and Everest Region, you will need the permits for both regions. For more info about the trekking permits, visit the official site of Nepal Tourism board : Trekking Permit Info

Makalu to Everest via 3 cols is just an amazing experience to discover the varied landscapes and culture of Nepal. If you are looking for something challenging, just go for it with our experienced team of Sherpas.

Detail Itinerary

Day 1
Arrive Kathmandu

You will be met on arrival at Kathmandu airport and driven back to the hotel. Overnight at hotel (Meals: none).

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 Include
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
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

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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.
Makalu / Everest
Max. altitude:
Trek Summit
Group size:
6 - 12
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