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Ice Col Trekking... Looking Behind Mount Everest... A Route Via Sherpani Col

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Ice Col Trek - Itinerary   Looking Behind Mount Everest... Crossing 3 High Passes...
 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.

Fixed Departure for 2013:

03 April 2013

17April 2013

10 May 2013

07 Oct 2013

17 Oct 2013

10 Nov 2013

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Dangerous... Crosses 3 High Mountain Passes

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  Trip Profile / Plans
Trip Duration: 30 Days
Kathmandu Hotel: 04 Nights
               Kathmandu - Tumlingtar
               Tumlingtar - Kathmandu
Total Trekking: 26 Days
Type: Fully Camping
Max Elevation:  6,143m
Trip Costs

    Altitude Sickness Symptoms

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.
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.

Highlights :   Enjoy the first part of trekking to Makalu Base Camp.
 Cross 3 High Mountain Passes, perhaps the most adventurous
 Meet the traditional Everest Base Camp Route on final section
 Make the world's best treks - Makalu Base Camp to Everest
Normal Weather Conditions :   Severely Alpine Coldness and Strong snow winds
Accommodation :   Camp with full logistic support
Medical / Emergency Facilities :   Carry sufficient medicines to minimize high altitude risk
Communication Facilities :   Satellite Telephone Needed - No other means of communication
Rescue Operations :   Helicopter Flights from Kathmandu (Normally within 02 hrs)
Guidebook(s) :   N/A
Season(s) :   Spring: March - June / Autumn: September - November
Warning !   It is essential that you have experienced guides and a top HA crew for the final stage as several days are spent at or near 6,000m. If the weather is fine it is no problem but if the weather is against you and you are half way across you are in serious trouble!

  Equipments we use

Super Quasar :      

UK Made High Quality Expedition Tents 

 Salewa UNI :          

Expedition Tents from Germany
  Mount Makalu (8,463m) Expedition 2010

Mount Makalu
(8,463 m / 27,776 ft)   (2008 Spring / Autumn)
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