Makalu Three High Passes trek is a quite challenging ‘off the beaten path’ journey through the eastern Nepal Himalayan region. Sherpani Col (6,180m), West Col (6,190m) and Amphu Lapsta Pass (5,850m) are the three challenging high passes in Makalu region. Makalu region trekking consists of the least walked adventurous trekking trail in Nepal leading you through complete desolate and peaceful surroundings.
Sherpani Col, West Col and Amphu Lapsta Pass trek is the most challenging high-pass trek between Everest and Makalu region. Known as Makalu High Pass trek, it leads you through the part of the Great Himalayan Trails with a thrilling experience. One of the most adventurous trekking trails in Nepal, Sherpani Col trek enriches your high Himalayan experience during Nepal trekking. The majestic view of the eight-thousanders like Mt. Everest, Mt. Kanchenjunga and Mt. Makalu are the precious reward of Makalu Three Pass trek.
Makalu Three Passes trek rewards you with the breathtakingly beautiful peaks and landscapes of the Everest region and Makalu region. Makalu Barun National Park which surrounds Makalu region has variety of species of animals and plants for your exploration. The sudden glimpses of snow leopards and red pandas during Arun valley trek will really please you the most. The dense forests of rhododendron, pine, oak and fir are equally magnificent sight you have.
As Makalu Three High Passes trek comprises quite challenging passes, you need the previous knowledge about trekking in the high Himalayan region. Proper training and acclimatization in the Himalayan region is also important factor you must have to complete this challenging trek. You must hire the professional trekking guide and helpful porters during Makalu Three Pass trekking for your safety purpose. You have to ascend and descend these about 6,000m high passes of Makalu region with the help of a rope.
After 45 minutes’ scenic flight from Kathmandu, Makalu High Pass trek starts from Tumlingtar, a town expanded on a large plateau. Then, Makalu Three Passes trekking trail crosses many Rai, Chhetri, Tamang and Sherpa villages exposing their unique culture and tradition. Makalu Base Camp trek difficulty is comparatively less than Makalu region trekking with high passes: Sherpani, West and Amphu Lapsta.
After crossing the third challenging AmphuLapsta Pass, your trekking trail enters into Everest region from Chhukung village. From Chhukung, you can either end the trekking descending to Namche Bazaar, Lukla and flying Kathmandu or do Everest Base Camp trek. Makalu Everest Base Camp trek can be customized in a consultation with Orbit Alpine Adventure for your convenience. Makalu Three High Passes trek itinerary can be modified as per your vacation, budget, health condition and choice after all.
Makalu High Pass trek is both teahouse trekking and camping trekking as you can find teahouses until Makalu Base Camp. From Makalu Base Camp to Chhukung, you must do camping trekking as the trail goes past uninhabited areas in the rough countryside. Orbit Alpine Adventure designs Makalu High Pass Everest region trekking itinerary at the most reasonable cost for your lifelong memories.
1. How difficult is Makalu Three High Passes trek?
Makalu Three High Passes trek is the blend of easy and strenuous trekking routes. The trekking up to Makalu Base Camp and from Chukung is comparatively easy as there are no high passes. Crossing Sherpani Col Pass (6,180m), West Col Pass (6,190m) and Amphu Lapsta Pass (5,850m) is quite difficult as they are technical ones. You have to cross these Makalu high passes with the help of rope and handlines, so, it is challenging.
2. Can I do this Makalu high pass trek?
Of course, you can do Makalu High Pass trek if you are physically fit and mentally strong. Following the instructions of the professional guide, you can successfully complete this trek.
3. What are the rewards of doing this trek?
Obviously, the rewards of Makalu High Passes trek are the snowcapped peaks of Everest region and Makalu region. The socio-cultural aspects of Rai, Limbu, Sherpa and other ethnic communities are attractions of this trek to Makalu region. The sunrise and sunset view from Makalu Base Camp is the major attraction of this trek. Diverse Flora and fauna of Makalu Barun National Park and Conservation Area entertain you the most. Spending nights in the tented camps in the complete wilderness is the most fascinating experiences of Makalu High Pass trek. The 360-degree panoramic view of the world’s highest peak, Mount Everest and other snowy peaks is equally lovely output of this trek. The sense of accomplishment after crossing the technical high passes of Makalu region is the lifelong experiences you can ever have.
4. Do I need a professional climbing guide and porter to experience this trekking?
Because Makalu Three High Passes trek is the journey through off the beaten path, you need a professional climbing guide and porter. A truly skillful guide will assist you best to cross the technical passes: Sherpani Col, West Col and Amphu Lapsta. The porter brings your camping equipment for the camping trekking from Day 12 (Swiss Base Camp) until you reach Chhukung.
5. Is this a camping trekking or a teahouse trekking?
Actually, this is a mixture of camping trekking and teahouse trekking. You can find teahouses in until you cross Makalu Base Camp and reach Chhukung. From Day 12 to until you reach Chhukung, there are no teahouses en route, so camping trekking is a must. You can find a double pack experience while Makalu High Pass trek which becomes your lifetime experience and memory.
6. How can I find the agency which organizes Makalu Three High Passes trek?
In the crowd of the agencies to organize Makalu Three High Passes trek, Orbit Alpine Adventure is the best for this purpose. You can contact Orbit Alpine Adventure for the customized Makalu Three High Passes trek itinerary and package at the most reasonable cost.You can use online booking services on the website; make a phone calls and emails enlisted on the official website.
7. What are the gears I need to manage for this trekking?
The gears you need for this trekking are camping equipment and climbing tools for the safety purpose. For the detailed info about Makalu High Pass trekking gears, you can consult with Orbit Alpine Adventure.
8. Do I need previous climbing experience to do Makalu Three High Passes trek?
In fact, you can finish Makalu Three High Passes trek by following the instructions given by your guide. While crossing the three technical high passes, the previous climbing experience will be really helpful but not compulsory.
9. Do I need insurance for this trek?
Insurance is very much important while trekking through the Nepalese high Himalayas because it supports you in case of health problems. In case of rescue from the trekking region, insurance can be really helpful.
10. What is the possibility of altitude sickness during Makalu High Pass trek?
There is possibility of altitude sickness during Makalu High Pass trek as you have to cross the high passes above 5,700m. To prevent yourself from altitude sickness, there are two days for acclimatization. Acclimatization day at Makalu Base Camp and Sherpani Col Base Camp will support you to adjust in high altitude. You can bring some medicines to protect yourself from altitude sickness as well we arrange some of them from our company too.