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Ice Col Trekking

Trip Facts

Trip Duration: 30 Day

Kathmandu Hotel: 04 Nights

Flights: Kathmandu - Tumlingtar | Tumlingtar - Kathmandu

Total Trekking: 26 Days

Type: Fully Camping

Max Elevation:  6,143 m.

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A truly adventurous expedition to a remote and wild region of the Great Himalayas, with full logistic support. This is a journey that seeks a different route, a fresh perspective, a challenge.  

Our route traverses a spectacular, seldom visited region of Nepal and crosses three High Mountain passes. Only on the very final section does it meet the popular southern approach to Everest Base Camp at Chhukung. The rare views, some of which will be ours alone, are quite the most breathtaking in the whole Himalayan range: sublime vistas in which are amplified the power of three of the world's five highest mountains: Makalu, Kanchenjunga and Everest.  

Crossing 3 High Mountain Passes - The Real Adventure
The route from Makalu Base Camp to the Everest region, which we follow is over Sherpani Col - West Col - Panch Pokhari - Amphu Lapcha.
 
Basically all these passes lie on the three main ridges of Baruntse. The south-east ridge drops down to Sherpani Col at 20,127 ft (6,135m); the south ridge has West Col at 20,154 ft (6,143m), and the west ridge which ultimately joins Ama Dablam dips down to 19,193 ft (5,850m) at Amphu Lapcha.  
 
Amphu Lapcha is probably the most demanding phase with some exposed snow and ice work. You will need plenty of rope and anchors as there are two long descents to be set up. This can take a long time with porters! It could be 14 hours day crossing the first two Cols. Our guides know how best to approach this problem and we would suggest you leave it to them. You will need full mountaineering equipment and your party will need to be fit.

Dangerous... Crosses 3 High Mountain Passes

Be Very Careful !
 
What the Leaders Say ?
"The guides and staff are second to none and they have a wealth of experience. Allow yourself plenty of time for this trip, if all goes well it is one of the best treks in the Himalaya, perhaps the world!" 

- Roy Francis, UK

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Crossing 3 High Mountain Passes - The Real Adventure
The route from Makalu Base Camp to the Everest region, which we follow is over Sherpani Col - West Col - Panch Pokhari - Amphu Lapcha.
 

Day 01:Arrive Kathmandu & Transfer to Hotel. (See the Hotels we use).Day 02: Full day guided sightseeing around of the Kathmandu valley. Join us for the welcome dinner at evening. Hotel Overnight.

Day 03:Flight: Kathmandu - Tumlingtar. Trek to Khadbari (1,040m) (4 hrs). Camp

Day 04:Trek Khadbari to Chichila (1,830m) (5/6 hrs). Camp

Day 05:Trek Chichila to Num (1,490m) (5 hrs). Camp

Day 06:Trek Num to Sedua (1,460m) (5/6 hrs). Camp 

Day 07:Trek Sedua to Tashi Gaon (2,070m) (5 hrs). Camp

Day 08:Trek Tashi Gaon to Kauma (3,470m). Camp

Day 09:Rest / Exploration day at Kauma. Camp.

Day 10:Trek Kauma to Mumbuk (3,570m) (5 hrs). Camp 

Day 11:Trek Mumbuk to Nhe Kharka (3,000m) (6 hrs). Camp

Day 12:Trek Nhe Kharka to Sherson (4,615m) (7 hrs). Camp

Day 13:Trek Sherson to Makalu Base Camp (5,000m) (4/5 hrs). Camp 

Day 14:Explore the Makalu Base Camp.

Day 15:Trek to Hillary Base Camp.

Day 16:Trek to High Camp.

Day 17:Exploration / Rest day.

Day 18:To Sherpani Col (20,127 ft / 6,135 m), and Baruntse Base Camp

Day 19:Trek to West Col (20,154 ft / 6,143 m), cross. Camp

Day 20:Trek to Panch Pokhari (). Camp

Day 21:To Amphu Lapcha (19,193 ft / 5,850m), cross. Camp

Day 22:Trek to Chukung (4,730m) (6 hrs). Camp

Day 23:Trek to Dengboche (4,380m) (5 hrs). Camp

Day 24:Trek to Tengboche to (3,860m) (4 hrs).Camp

Day 25:Trek to Namche Bazar (3,440m) (4 hrs). Camp

Day 26:Rest / Exploration day at Namche. Camp 

Day 27:Trek to Phakding, continue to Lukla (2,840m) (6 hrs). Camp

Day 28:Flight: Lukla - Kathmandu. Hotel Overnight.

Day 29:Free day to explore, and enjoy Kathmandu. Hotel Overnight.

Day 30:Final Departure.

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What the Leaders Say ?
"The guides and staff are second to none and they have a wealth of experience. Allow yourself plenty of time for this trip, if all goes well it is one of the best treks in the Himalaya, perhaps the world!" 
                          - Roy Francis, UK
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