Trip Details

  • Destination: Nepal
  • Trip Difficulty: Very Strenuous
  • Trip Style: Camping Trek
  • Transport: Public Vehicle & Flight
  • Food: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accommodation: Lodge & Camping
  • Group Size: 16
  • Max Elevation: Sherpani Col Pass (6135m)


  • The three high passes: Sherpani Col, West Col, and Amphu Lapcha Pass.
  • Small and quaint villages at several places on the trek.
  • Makalu Barun National Park.
  • Makalu Base Camp.
  • Different glaciers.
  • Arun river valley.
  • Namche Bazar, capital of Khumbu region.
  • Short thrilling flight from Lukla to Kathmandu.


You walk for several days, and you find yourself far away from where you were. In a beautiful world where the only noises are sound of birds, splashing rivers, and cascading waterfalls. How would it feel like?
If you want to experience something like this, try out the Sherpani Col pass trek. Walking through the rugged trails and through quaint villages feels terrific! The main motive of Makalu Sherpani Col pass trek is to reach the base camp of Mt. Makalu. Makalu is the fifth highest peak in the world.
This trek has three different high passes: Sherpani Col (6150 meters), West Col (6143 meters), and Amphu Labtsa Pass (5800 meters). These passes are among the highest passes in the Nepalese Himalayas. The top of the passes are the best viewpoints. You will see the snowy Himalayas so real and so close. You will see the most spectacular views of Mt. Ama Dablam (6814m), Chonku Peak (6830m), Cho Polu (6734m), Island Peak (6189m), Kang Tega West, and Kang Tega East.
Emerging through the lowlands of Khandbari, the trail passes to tranquil highland pastures. We will also walk to the hidden Arun River valley to the kingdom of glaciers at Makalu base camp. After visiting the Makalu base camp, we will make a trip to the Everest region.
The Makalu Barun region is also a highlight of Sherpani Col pass trek via Makalu Base Camp. The region is a home of more than 3,000 flowering plant species, 440 bird species, and 75 mammal species.
The best time for doing Sherpani Col pass trek is from mid-March to May and from September to Mid-December. During these times, the weather condition remains highly stable. You will have a beautiful time trekking. In winter, the high passes remain covered in snow. Also, there are chances of snowfall, avalanche, and harsh winds. Winter isn’t a good time to trek.
Sherpani Col pass is a hard graded remote trek in Nepal. Doing this trek demands a certain level of physical fitness. The passes aren’t easy. They are from the toughest high passes in Nepal. So, this trek is definitely not a good option for beginners. To those who love adventures and have done adventurous high altitudes, Sherpani Col pass trekking should be on their to-do list.
Contact us if you want to trek with us. Mount Mania is a popular trekking agency that has been organizing treks and tours around Nepal for many years.

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 1Brief Trek Preparation
  • Day 2Flight to Tumlingtar. Drive to Khadbari
  • Day 3Trek to Chichila
  • Day 4Trek to Num
  • Day 5Trek to Seduwa
  • Day 6Trek to Tashi Gaon
  • Day 7Trek to Kauma Danda (Khongma Danda)
  • Day 8Explore Kauma
  • Day 9Trek to Mumbuk via Tutu La Pass
  • Day 10Trek to Nehe Kharka
  • Day 11Trek to Shershong
  • Day 12Trek to Makalu Base Camp
  • Day 13Explore Makalu Base Camp
  • Day 14Trek to Swiss Base Camp
  • Day 15Trek to Sherpani Col Base Camp
  • Day 16Rest day at Sherpani Col Base Camp
  • Day 17Trek to Honku Basin via Sherpani Col Pass and West Col Pass
  • Day 18Trek to Amphu Lapcha Base Camp
  • Day 19Trek to Chhukhung via Amphu Lapcha Pass
  • Day 20Rest Day in Chhukhung
  • Day 21Trek to Tengboche
  • Day 22Trek to Namche Bazar
  • Day 23Trek to Lukla
  • Day 24Flight to Kathmandu

What to Expect

  • Airport Pickup and Drop
  • Camping and Teahouse accommodation during the trek
  • Three meals a day (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner) during the trek
  • Flight Ticket (Kathmandu to Tumlingtar)
  • Local Bus Ticket (Tumlingtar to Khadbari)
  • Flight Ticket (Lukla to Kathmandu)
  • English Speaking Trekking Guide with Insurance, Transportation, Food and Accommodation
  • Porter with Insurance, Transportation, Food, and Accommodation
  • Cooking Staff and Helper 
  • All Camping equipment like Tents and Kitchen equipment
  • All Necessary Trekking Permits (Makalu Conservation Area Permit, Sagarmatha National Park Permit, TIMS Card, Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality Fee)
  • Daily seasonal fresh fruits after dinner 
  • A first aid kit carried by the guide (Oximeter to measure your oxygen and pulse in high altitude) 
  • All Government and Local taxes
  • International Flight Ticket and Nepalese Visa Fee
  • Hotel & Meals in Kathmandu
  • Extra night accommodation in case of early arrival, late departure, and early return from the trek (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
  • Personal expenses (WiFi, Phone calls, Laundry, Bar bills, Battery Recharge, Water, Shower, and Tea / Coffee)
  • Other costs not mentioned in 'Cost Includes' section
  • Travel and Rescue Insurance
  • Tips for Guides, Porters, and Helpers


Trip DatesAvailabilityPrice  
20 Oct, 2019 - 12 Nov, 2019AvailableUS$2800
27 Oct, 2019 - 19 Nov, 2019AvailableUS$2800