ICE COL TREKKING
Selected among the world's 20 Journey, Everest Base Camp Trek in justifiably famous. Not only is Everest
Base Camp exceptionally close the world's highest mountain, Mt Everest (8,850m) but it is also
home to the wonderful friendly Sherpa people of the Everest region, picturesque villages, variety of
cultures, traditions, colourful festivals and monasteries.
The route to Sherpani Col (6,135m) involves a sustained period at
altitude with some steep slopes, but rewards one with powerful
views of Makalu (8,463m) to the north and the aptly named Island
Peak (6,160m) to the west. This is the realm of the glaciers,
surrounded by the unforgettable presence of the world's
mightiest mountains; all in the shadows of the towering bulk of
route from Makalu Base Camp to the Everest region 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 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. It could take 14 hours Day crossing the first two Cols.
dependant on weather condition. 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.
Ice Col Trekking Itinerary
01 Arrive Kathmandu,
meet our representative and transfer to Hotel
02 Full Day sightseeing
around the Kathmandu Valley. Join the welcome dinner with Live Nepalese
03: Kathmandu to Tumlingar - Khadbari - 1,040 m - 4-hrs walk.
one hour to Tumlingtar. Here your trekking crew will meet you and provide
a briefing about the trail, and we then start walking up to Khadbari
(1,040 m). We break for lunch in the shade of Kabra Trees before walking
north towards Khandbari, and onto a plateau for about 45 minutes after
which the trails climbing gradually to Khandbari. We camp above the
04: Khadbari - Chichila 1,830 m - 5/6 hrs walk
breakfast we will walk through many small picturesque villages, bamboo
groves and a rhododendron forest. Our camp is at Chichela a small
settlement of Gurungs at 1,830m.
05: Chichila -Num 1,490 m - 5 hrs walk
we start walking with views of snow capped peaks in the distance such as
Makalu and its surrounding peaks. The walk for the rest of the Day is a
steady pass with a few ascents and descents, until we reach Num. Camp.
06: Num Sedua 1,460 m - 5/6 hrs walk
trail today descends steeply from Num through the Cornfield of Lumbang.
The terrain is particularly rocky; tiny terraces planted with corn and
barley, after which we start a tough ascent to Sedua. Camp
07: Sedua to Tashi Gaon- 2,070 M - 5 hrs walk
Today, the trail
crosses meadows and several streams, then climbs up to the Sherpa village
of Tashi Gaon, the last permanent settlement in the valley. Camp
08: Tashi Gaon- Kauma- 3,470 m - 6 hrs walk
trail follows a steep ascent through sparse forests along the ridge over a
hillock and descends slightly to Kauma at 3,470 m. Camp overnight.
is a rest day as well as acclimatisation Day.
10: Kauma- Mumbuk 3,570 m - 5 hrs walk
again start today with a steep climb then through rhododendron forests to
the top of the ridge. You will have superb views of Chamlang (7,290 m)
Peak 6 (6,739 m) and Peak 7 (6,105 m). Then we will have a final descent
through a forest of firs and rhododendrons to Mumbuk. Camp overnight.
11: Mumbuk - Nhe Kharka 3,000 m - 6 hrs walk
trail descends steeply into a gully with a stream, along ill-defined,
rocky and sometimes muddy terrain, as it leads up the glacial valley. From
here you can have a good views of Peak 6. Nhe Kharka is located on a large
open grassy plain at an elevation of 3000 m. from here you will have great
mountain views. Camp overnight.
12: Nhe Kharka - Sherson 4,615 m - 7 hrs walk
13: Sherson - Makalu Base Camp 5,000 m - 4/5 hrs walk
yester day's lengthy climb, the route today is more gradual, climb about
400m in altitude. From here you will have a magnificent south face views
of Makalu also you will be able to see the complete panorama of Everest
and Lhotse. Camp overnight.
14: Explore Makalu Base Camp
Day15: Trek to Hillary Base Camp
16: Trek to High Camp
18: Trek to Sherpani Col, Baruntse Base Camp
Day 19: Trek
to West Col
20: trek to Panche Pokhari
21: Trek to Amphu
Lapcha Cross - Amphu Lapcha is one of the hardest sections to
22: Trek to Chukung - (4,730m) (6 hrs)
Day 23: Trek to Dengboche (4,380m) - 5 hrs.
the main Khumbu Valley down to site of the Himalayan Rescue Association's
Trekkers' Aid Post and continue to Dingboche. Camp Overnight.
Day 24: Trek to Tengboche (3,860m) - 4 hrs
trail continues through meadows where yaks graze. In the distance you can
glimpse the summit of Everest, girt by the impressive rock walls of Lhotse
and Nuptse. Start by passing by a spring, and then continue slightly takes
you to Tengboche, the cultural heart of Everest. Camp Overnight.
Day 25:Trek to Namche Bazaar (3,440m) - 4 hrs.
trail descends to the right flank of the Dudh Kosi and then leads to the
large Sherpa settlement and then ascends to the Namche Bazaar.
Day 26: Rest Day at Namche Bazaar
Day 27:Trek to Phakding (2,610m) - 4 hrs.
Day 28:Trek to Lukla (2,840m) - 1.5hrs.
we ascend to the small mountain airstrip at Lukla to catch your return
flight to Kathmandu the following morning. Overnight Camp.
Day 29: Fly to Kathmandu and spend the rest of the Day shopping
Day30: Final Departure
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