• Picturesque view of Mountains and Himalayan Valleys
  • Panoramic views of Island Peak, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Ama Dablam in the course of Ice Col Trek in the Himalayas
  • Cross the difficult passes: Shepani Col (6180 m), West Col (6190 m), and Amphu Laptsa Pass (5850 m).
  • Visit village of Khumjung the school, mounted by using Sir Edmund Hillary
  • Explore Makalu-Barun National Park and the most famous Everest Region.

At a glance

Avg. Distance per day
8 km
Starting Point
Ending Point
Average Time
7 hrs
Highest point
4812 m
Fairly Strenuous
Makalu Sherpani Col


The most challenging and adventurous trekking in Nepal stands at 8481metres above sea level which is the fifth highest mountain in the world. It lies in far East Nepal-Tibet broader. This trek follows the Barun Valley which has beautiful mountains. This place offers an opportunity to explore the off-beaten trails of the Makalu region combining ecological diversity and cultural heritage along with unsurpassed natural beauty. This trek follows by the Barun Valley which has a beautiful river valley through the terraced fields and dense forest filled with the national flower of Nepal, Rhododendron. However, it is quite challenging to pass through this trail but after crossing the pass, you enjoy views of the south face of Makalu as well as Everest and Lhotse which look so spectacular. The Makalu conservation area provides shelter to rare species of various birds and many endangered animals which include snow leopards and red pandas.

The approach to Makalu Base Camp has been compared to the Yosemite Valley, on a grand scale! To reach some of the most amazing mountain scenery in the Himalaya, you first have to cross the challenging Kongma Danda covered in cloud forest draped in hanging orchids. There are few villages along the approach to the fifth highest peak in the world, Mt Makalu (8485m), the summit of which stands 3km above Base Camp. The mountaineering route over the glaciated Sherpani Col (6180m), West Col (6190m) and Amphu Labsta (5845m) to the Everest region involves the highest and hardest passes in the entire Himalaya, however the rewards of such an undertaking are more than worthwhile! During this trek there will be sections where the trail is very rugged or ill-defined. Space in some camp sites will also be very limited. It may be necessary to make changes to the itinerary at any time due to unforeseen circumstances such as adverse weather, snow or trail conditions, river water levels, or group movement. 


Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu
Day 02: Fly to Tumlingtar and drive to Num
Day 03: Trek to Seduwa
Day 04: Trek to Tashi Gaon(village)
Day 05: Trek to Kahuma Danda
Day 06: Trek to Mumbuk
Day 07: Trek to Nehe Kharka
Day 08: Trek from Nehe Kharka to Sherson
Day 09: Acclimatization Day at Sherson
Day 10: Trek from Sherson to Barun-Che Base Camp
Day 11: Trek from Barun-Che Base Camp to High Camp (5,200m)
Day 12: Trek to High Camp Camp at the altitude of 5,700m
Day 13: Camp on the Moraine (5,640m)
Day 14: Trek Panch Pokhari to Amphu Labtsa Base Camp
Day 15: Trek Traverse Amphu Labtsa Pass and trek to Chhukung
Day 16: Trek to Tyangboche
Day 17: Trek to Namche Bazaar
Day 18: Trek to Lukla
Day 19: Fly again to Kathmandu

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