How difficult is Makalu Base Camp trekking with Sherpani Col trekking?
Sherpani Col Pass trek is the most demanding and technical 'trek' in the Nepal Himalaya. The difficulties of the Makalu base camp trek with Sherpani Col Pass depends on these common factors:
After your breakfast you will be meet by our Trek Guide and checking about trekking equipments . And the Kathmandu Sightseeing beings with visit to various UNESCO enlisted cultural Heritage sites including medieval Palaces in Kathmandu-Bhaktapur-Lalitpur Durbar squares. Other sites are Pashupatinath Temple, Boudhanath and Swayambhunath Stupa.In the evenining you will walk along the Thamel streets which is a good place to buy trekking equipment.
This morning you'll be transferred to domestic airport to fly to Tumlingtar enjoying the scenic view of snow capped peaks from Langtang all the way to Mt. Everest, Makalu & Mt. Kanchenjunga, on arrival at Tumlingtar airport which is a village town located on a shelf above the Arun River, we'll drive by 4W jeep for off road trip to Num village and meet up our crews for the trekking, Stay overnight.
Today We start our adventurous journey from Num village with pleasant walk for an hour through the farm fields downwards 800m and villages, crossing through Arun River again ascending some steps to get Seduwa village.
We have easy and pleasant short walk that takes you to rural farm villages, on the gradual trail through the farm fields and terraces, as we come near to Tashi Gaon, it's an uphill climb for an hour through the millet and rice fields. We'll overnight at camp and rest of the time walk around the village.
This is the last village up to the Makalu and after this village the walk is refreshing for an hour and a half in the beautiful shade of the rhododendron and oaks forest, after leaving the dense forest coming to a summer pastures with traces of temporary made shepherd huts. From here onwards to Khongma ridge is strenuous uphill climb, as the tree lines declines for the bushes of rhododendron and juniper. We'll stay here and can be seen scenic mountain ranges.
After the superb mountains view and the surrounding landscapes and snow capped peaks, our trek follows a gradual trail with few ups and down as we pass through the Thulo Pokhari (big pond) and Sano Pokhari (small pond). In the heavy snow, the path from here can be quite misleading and it will be arduous to find the trail sometime and further walk cross the pass of Shiptom-la at 4,075m. We onwards our journey, it is all downhill back to vegetation, a small clearing place for camping in the middle of the woods of pines, hemlock, birch and rhododendrons to reach at Dobate for the overnight.
The trail today is bit adventurous and strenuous. The trail continues though the forests and steeply (extremely steep) drops down to the river for the first hour. The trail now continuously undulates in through a very bad section. Most of this section goes through an eroded trail and boulders and makes a very uncomfortable walk. After an hour or so the trail finally starts to get better. Once on a better trail, it takes an hour to get to Femtang (a single lodge here). After Femtang, it takes one and half hours of easy walk to get to Yangle Kharka. It is big meadow with lodges on the rather side of Barun River that the trek had followed throughout the day. The Barun River through the trail adds more dimensions to the trail with its spectacular views of Mt. Tutse (Peak 6) 6739 m, Peak 7 (6185 m).
After having breakfast, we have to moving upwards to Varun valley with beautiful pasture place. It takes about 5-6 hours from starting point. Langmale the place where some tea houses are build and running from local people of Makalu region. Background mountains and beautiful landscape downward it looks like heaven on earth.
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