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

The approach to Makalu Base Camp has been compared to the Yosemite Valley, on a grand scale! 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 the fifth highest peak in the world, Mt Makalu (8485m), the summit of which stands 3km above Base Camp. The mountaineering route over the glaciated 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 more than worthwhile!

Brief Itinerary

DAY 1 Join Kathmandu
DAY 2 In Kathmandu
DAY 3 Fly Kathmandu to Tumlingtar, drive to 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

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Trip Code: GME
Trip Grading: Intermediate Mtn Expedition
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Duration:  34 days
Activities:  Trekking Mountaineering
Next Trip:  27 March 2015
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price: £3,990.00 GBP

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