Everest High Passes

...we shouldn't finish without mentioning admiration for the endlessly busy Mr Lama. He like all World Expeditions staff we met, was very charming and knowledgable, this characteristic seems to be a requirement for employment with the company

anon. | Kentucky, USA

GHT Makalu & Everest Traverse via Sherpani Col

This is undoubtedly one of the most challenging and exhilarating treks anywhere on the planet. You will cross the highest passes in the Himalaya and trek through high alpine landscapes that have to be seen to be believed. You'll get up close to Makalu and Everest and on this truly special trek the feeling of remoteness is very real. To reach some of the most amazing mountain scenery in the Himalaya, you first have to cross the challenging Kongma Danda covered in cloud forest draped in hanging orchids. There are few villages along the approach to this region, and sections of this trip involve roped travel over glaciated and technical terrain. The route over the Sherpani Col (6180m), West Col (6190m) and Amphu Labsta (5845m) to the Everest region involves the highest and hardest passes in the entire Himalaya, however the rewards of such an undertaking are sure to be worthwhile!

Brief Itinerary

DAY 1 Join Kathmandu
DAY 2 In Kathmandu
DAY 3 Fly Kathmandu to Tumlingtar, drive to Num via Kadbari
DAY 4 Trek to Seduwa
DAY 5 To Tashigoan
DAYS 6/7 To Kongma Danda
DAYS 8/11 To Langmale Kharka
DAYS 12/14 To Makalu Base Camp, rest day
DAYS 15/16 Swiss Base Camp, rest
DAY 17 Sherpani Col Base Camp
DAYS 18/19 Baruntse High Camp & Honku Basin
DAYS 20/21 To Amphu Labsta Base Camp
DAY 22 Cross Amphu Labsta to Chukung
DAY 23 To Dingboche or rest day
DAY 24 To Dzongla
DAY 25 Cross Cho La to Gokyo Lakes
DAYS 26/27 Gokyo, ascend Gokyo Ri
DAYS 28/30 Cross Renjo La and descend to Namche Bazaar
DAYS 31/32 To Lukla
DAY 33 Fly Lukla to Kathmandu
DAY 34 In Kathmandu, trip concludes

traveller reviews

Highlights: Quality and companionship of Sherpas and Porters, crossing Sherpani Col, West Col and Amphu Labsta, staying in Dingboche, views of Everest from Gokyo and Renjo La and entering Namche Bazar. Go for it! Seek a good map, just for context. Read some of the essential history of mountaineering in this region. Learn some Nepali in advance. The acclimatisation schedule followed by Tsering and his team worked very well for me. Tsering provided outstanding leadership. In particular, he chose and supported an excellent team of Sherpas. He then briefed them well whilst also allowing them to display their full professionalism as peers to Tsering. His guidance and support to the members of the expedition was always exemplary. Thank you, Tsering.

N. Putnam Cheshire, UK

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Trip Code: GME
Trip Grading: Intermediate Mtn Expedition
Intermediate Mtn Expedition

Technical Grading

Duration:  34 days
Activities:  Trekking Mountaineering
Next Trip:  24 March 2018
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price: $5,690.00 USD

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Your trip price includes:
Meals valued at: $1500 USD
Internal flights valued at: $306 USD
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Food for thought:
It's rare that trekking companies include meals on trek. But we include 3 hearty meals a day, beverages and water, all carefully prepared. We also cater to most dietary requirements. It's an essential part of our support. Buying food & plastic bottled water means taking unnecessary risk & creates an environmental hazard.

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we are also associated with:
Fred Hollows Foundation
Porter Protect
The Himalayan Trust UK