Makalu is Nepal’s fourth highest 800m peak situated even today in a very remote part of eastern Nepal. This high altitude trek takes in the crossing of the three highest trekkable Cols in Nepal which all cross the 6000m contour, trekkers will require basic mountaineering skills including the use of the rope, crampons and ice-axe. A remarkable expedition into the very heart of the mighty Himalaya!
Makalu Three Cols Trek is one of the challenging treks in Himalaya that is not only stunningly beautiful but also tough and ultimately rewarding. The trail winds through high mountains, crosses the Barun Glacier and finally ascends into the alpine valley of Khumbu across the very serious East Col 6100m, West Col (6,135m) and Ampu Labtsa 5,850m. The trek for those hardcore trekkers.
The Trek demands high physical fitness, extensive preparation, high mountain experience and intense determination to complete.
Although the trek requires the use of technical skills and equipment you don’t need to have an extensive mountaineering background to enable a crossing of the Cols, but it is only suitable for highly experienced and physically fit trekkers.
Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu and transfer to your hotel.
Day 02: A full day guided sightseeing inside the Kathmandu valley.
Day 03: Kathmandu fly toTumlingtar – Khadbari – 1,040 m – 4-hrs walk.
Day 04: Khadbari trek to Chichila 1830m
Day 05: Chichila trek to Num 1490m
Day 06: Num trek to Sedua 1460m
Day 07: Sedua trek to Tashigaon 2070m
Day 08: Tashi gaon trek Kauma 3470m
Day 09: Kauma a rest and acclimatisation day
Day 10: Kauma trek to Mumbuk 3570m
Day 11: Mumbuk trek to Nhe Kharka camp site 300 m
Day 12: Nhe kharka trek to Sherson 4615m
Day 13: Sherson trek to Makalu base camp 5000m
Day 14: Explore Makalu base camp 5000m
Day 15: Trek to Hillary base camp 5150m
Day 16: Trek to Sherpani Col Base Camp 5688 m
Day 17: Rest/extra day at High Camp
Day 18: Trek to Sherpani Col 6146 m and onto Baruntse Base Camp 6050 m
Day 19: Trek to West Col 6143 m
Day 20: Trek to Panche Pokhari 5484 m
Day 21: Trek to Panche Pokhari, Amphu Lapcha crossing and descend
Day 22: Ttrek to Chukkung 4730m
Day 23: Trek to Dengboche 4380m
Day 24: Trek to Tengboche 3860m
Day 25: Trek to Namche Bazar 3440
Day 26: Leisure day
Day 27: Trek to Lukla 2,840m
Day 28: Fly to Kathmandu
Day 29: Free day in Kathmandu shopping. Farewell dinner