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.
A real adventure trek passing 3 high passes in Everest - 32 days
First climbed by the French in 1995, Makalu (27,759') is the fifth highest mountain in the world. This trek in the remote high Himalays will be an extremely challenging one. Previous mountaineering experience is required, as you will be traveling over rugged terrain with sharp altitude gains, numerous glaciers and high passes. Our group will be totally self-sufficient for an extended portion of the trek. The reward for you efforts, however, will be the impressive 8000-foot granite south face of Makalu ("the great black one"), the seldom-seen backsides of Everest and Lhotse, and the five holy lakes at Panch Pokhari.
After a one-hour flight from Kathmandu, we will arrive in Tumlingtar just above the Arun River .We will follow the traditional Newari trade route along the ridge crest to Mani Bhanjyang. Ascending along numerous switchbacks and across suspension bridges, we will see Hindu and Buddhist gompas and brightly painted mani walls as we make our way to Tashigaon ("luck village"), the last village on the trek to base camp. We will walk through a lovely cloud forest and have exceptional views of Makalu and Chamlang. We will cross two passes and descend into Mumbuk (11,475') through forests of fir trees and rhododendrons. We will pass through the meadow at Yangle Kharka to Merick past waterfalls cascading for hundreds of feet on either side of the granite-walled valley. We will be well above the tree line at this point in truly Alpine conditions and will enjoy excellent views of Peak 5 and Chamlang. Depending on how we fell, we will either make our way to Makalu Base Camp (17,000') or Hillary Base Camp (17,384') a bit farther up the glacier. Here we will take well-deserved rest days with plenty of time for exploration.
We will continue to Baruntse Base Camp, then over the West Col, which at 20,1233' is the highest point of our trek. Outstanding views! We will descend to Panch Pokhari (13,284') where we will take a couple of days to rest and explore the area around the five holy lakes. After one last push over Amphu Cross (18,958') and into the Khumbu Himal, we will take a rest day in Chhukung Continuing on to Lobuche, you will have the option of a daytrip to climb Kala Pattar (18,192') and /or to visit Everest base camp, where we will enjoy a rest and share a tea or coffee with team members. As we make our way back to lukla via the Sherpa capital Namche Bazaar (11,283'), you will hopefully have the energy to purchase a rug and carry it back to a loved one back home! We will fly from Lukla to Kathmandu, relishing the spectacular views of the Himalayas from the air. You will have enough time to explore and shopping in Kathmandu before you fly to home.
Day 01: Arrival Kathmandu, check into hotel rest day
Day 02: Kathmandu valley sightseeing of world heritage sites
Day 03: Fly to Tumlingtar and start the Khumbu makalu trek
Day 04 - 29: On Makalu Khumbu Mera high pass Trek and arrive Lukla
Day 30: Fly to Kathmandu, rest
Day 31: Rest in Kathmandu for shopping, evening join Nepali cultural show and dinner
Day 32: Fly out
Want to see spectacular breathtaking mountain panoramas (?), the Everest base camp and Kala Pattar trek is without equal, if you like to walk, this is one of the most inspiring places in the world, Everest base camp trek Nepal is listed as 50 places to see before you die..!!
Walk amongst the highest mountains in the world.
Time to acclimatise and rest during the trek
Full board in Khumbu Everest region with our trekking crew , cook and camps
Single supliment: USD 547
"Rajan we want to extend our thanks and appreciation to you and all of Earthbound Expeditions that made our stay in Nepal such a pleasant and safe experience that will be remembered by us for a long time. Since I celebrated my 75th birthday with you on Everest Base camp trek, I am leaving my options open and I will try to stay in shape in case my son Mike needs company, he still has quite a few birthdays to celebrate and I know that he is anxious to spend some back in Nepal".., Joe and Mike, USA, Nov. 2007
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Availability: Every week through March to May and Sept to mid Dec.
Style: Guided trip, fully supported camping trek.
Grade: Moderate - Adventurous
Maximum elevation: 6200M.
Accommodation: 3 star accommodation in cities, but in trekking only simple lodge / camp available
Transport: Car / Bus / Flight included
Meals included: 30 breakfasts, 27 lunches, 28 dinners
Note: Crossing 3 High Mountain Passes in Nepal - The Real Adventure We need minimum 4 person to run the trip, if just 1 or 2 person the price will be revised.