Makalu to Everest via Sherpani Col is an extremely challenging trek as we go over 3 high passes: Sherpani Col (6135m), West Col (6146m) and Amphu Laptsa (5850m). This trek is not for the amateur trekkers, but if you are seeking a real adventure in the Himalayas and have some mountaineering skills, then it is ideal trek for you.

We begin our adventure after a scenic flight to a small air strip in Tumlingtar followed by a jeep drive to the village of Num. Initially we will be trekking through terraced farmlands, lush forests, Rai & Sherpa villages frozen in time, alpine landscapes, high altitude yak pastures, glaciers all the way to Makalu Base Camp in the beautiful Makalu Barun Valley. We will then be trekking and climbing through glaciers and ice walls where our climbing team will set fixed ropes for the safety and success of your trip. This trek requires good fitness level, determination and basic mountaineering skills as the conditions are rough due to snow and high altitude. We also have rest days in between so that you can acclimatize well. We will be accompanied by an experienced climbing Sherpa guide and a strong Sherpa team to organize all the logistics for such a challenging trek. At the end of  this trip, the sense of accomplishment will be rewarding having seen the views of Mt Everest, Mt Makalu and other Himalayan peaks, and went through passes over 6000m/19685 ft. This is for sure an adventure of a life time.

Oneals Backpackers Adventure has designed Makalu to Everest via Sherpani Col Pass- 24 Days itinerary to make sure that you don’t miss out on anything during your trek. However, if you want to customize this trip, please feel free to contact us

Trip Starts: Kathmandu Trip Ends: Kathmandu
Maximum Elevation: 6146m Trip Type: Trekking & Mountaineering
Trip Grade: Extremely Challenging Trip Duration: 24 Days
Accommodation: Hotel in Kathmandu

Tea Houses & Tents During Trek

Group Size:  upon request
Price per Person: upon request



Day 1

Arrival in Kathmandu (1300m/4265 ft), hotel transfer followed by welcome dinner by Oneals Backpackers Adventure

Meals: Dinner


Day 2

Explore the heritage sites of Kathmandu Valley with our guide on a private vehicle

Meals: Breakfast – Lunch


Day 3

Fly to Tumlingtar (405m/1329 ft): 1 hour

Meals: Breakfast – Lunch – Dinner


Day 4

Drive to Num (1572m/5157 ft): 4-5 hours

Meals: Breakfast – Lunch – Dinner


Day 5

Trek from Num to Seduwa (1530m/5020 ft): 5-6 hours

Meals: Breakfast – Lunch – Dinner


Day 6

 Trek from Seduwa to Tashigaon (2065/6775 ft):5-6 hours

Meals: Breakfast – Lunch – Dinner


Day 7

Trek from Tashigaon to Khongma (3562m/11686 ft): 6-7 hours

Meals: Breakfast – Lunch – Dinner


Day 8

Trek from Khongma to Mumbuk (3530m/11581 ft): 6-7 hours via Shipton La Pass (4220m/13845 ft)

Meals: Breakfast – Lunch – Dinner


Day 9

Rest day for acclitimization

Meals: Breakfast – Lunch – Dinner


Day 10

Trek from Mumbuk to Riphuk Kharka (3930m/12894 ft): 6-7 hour

Meals: Breakfast – Lunch – Dinner


Day 11

Trek from Riphuk Kharka to Langmale (4300m/14107 ft): 6-7 hours

Meals: Breakfast – Lunch – Dinner


Day 12

Trek from Langmale to Makalu Base Camp (4870m/15078 ft): 6-7 hours

Meals: Breakfast – Lunch – Dinner


Day 13

Rest day at Makalu Base Camp & go  up to (5000m/16404 ft) to explore the views of giant Himalayan Peaks.

Meals: Breakfast – Lunch – Dinner


Day 14

Rest Day for acclimatization

Meals: Breakfast – Lunch – Dinner


Day 15

Trek from Makalu Base Camp to Low Camp (5200m/17060 ft): 6-7 hours

Meals: Breakfast – Lunch – Dinner


Day 16

Trek from Low Camp to High Camp (5700m/18700 ft): 6-7 hours

Meals: Breakfast – Lunch – Dinner


Day 17

Trek from High Camp to Moraine Camp (5800m/19029 ft): 7-8 hours via Sherpani Col (6135m/20128 ft)

Meals: Breakfast – Lunch – Dinner


Day 18

Trek from Moraine Camp to Upper Baruntse Base Camp (5700m/18700 ft): 8-9 hours via West Col (6146m/20164 ft)

Meals: Breakfast – Lunch – Dinner


Day 19

Trek from Upper Baruntse Base Camp to Amphu Laptsa High Camp (5400m/17716 ft): 5-6 hours

Meals: Breakfast – Lunch – Dinner


Day 20

Trek from High Camp to Imja Lake Camp (5100m/16732 ft): 6-7 hours via Amphu Laptsa Pass (5850m/19193 ft)

Meals: Breakfast – Lunch – Dinner


Day 21

Trek from Imja Lake Camp to Pangboche (3930m/12994 ft): 7-8 hours

Meals: Breakfast – Lunch – Dinner


Day 22

Trek from Pangboche to Namche Bazar (3440m/11286 ft): 3-4 hours

Meals: Breakfast – Lunch – Dinner


Day 23

Trek from Namche Bazar to Lukla (2840m/9318 ft): 5-6 hours

Meals: Breakfast – Lunch – Dinner


Day 24

Fly to Kathmandu (1300m/4265 ft):45 minutes, hotel transfer followed by farewell dinner and few beers by Oneals Backpackers Adventure

Meals: Breakfast- Dinner

Upon your flight outward from Nepal, Oneals Backpackers Adventure representative will escort you to airport.

If you want to change this itinerary, please feel free to contact us or call us at 977-9849742843.

What is included in the price?

Airport transfer upon arrival and departure in Kathmandu

All hotel transfers in Kathmandu

Special Trekking Permit & other necessary paperworks

Makalu Barun National Park Permit & Sagarmatha National Park Permit

Day sightseeing of heritage sites in Kathmandu Valley by a private vehicle including entrance fees

Flight ticket Kathmandu – Tumlingtar  and Lukla – Kathmandu

Transportation Tumlingtar – Num by a private jeep

3 Nights’ accommodation in Kathmandu (including breakfast)

2 Nights’ accommodation in Tea Houses in Namche Bazar and Lukla

19 Nights’ accommodation in Tents on twin sharing basis during trekking

Meals (Breakfast – Lunch  – Dinner) during trekking and all other meals as per the itinerary

English speaking guide for 24 days

 Experienced climbing Sherpa guide and Sherpa team for all the logistics 

All necessary climbing and camping equipment including tents, sleeping bags, ropes, harness, ice axes, crampons etc and also some supplementary oxygen (just in case)

Porters and field staff to transport the tents, food supply, kitchen equipment and logistics for camping

 Cook and kitchen staff

Welcome and Farewell dinner

 Oneals Backpackers Adventure  T-Shirt

Water purifier

All government taxes and fees

Whats is not included in the price?

Visa fees for Nepal

Travel insurance

Medical expenses

Personal expenses like souvenir shopping, donations etc

Alcoholic beverages and soft drinks

Tip for the guide & staff

Emergency evacuation

 Additional cost due to change in itinerary because of any unforeseen circumstances like bad weather, heavy snowfall etc.