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Makalu to Everest via 3 cols

Unleash your dream through Travel Max Guide; trekking in the Himalayas

Trip Overview

Trip Facts

  • Trip Code TMG-ME100
  • Start Point Kathmandu
  • End Point Kathmandu
  • Trip Duration 30 Days
  • Destination Nepal
  • Activity Trekking
  • Region Everest Region
  • Trip Staff Trekking Guide, Porter
  • Transportation Flight & Private Vehicle
  • Trip Style BLD
  • Trip Grade Strenuous
  • Max Elevation 6146 m
  • Group Size 2-12 pax
  • Accomodation Comfort
  • Trip Type Small Group Guided Trips
  • Best Time April, May, September, October

Trip Highlights

  • Highpass trek
  • A world leading trek
  • Mountain people and the culture over there
  • Spectacular views of mountains over 6000m
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Trip Overview

Between the world’s highest mountain and the world’s fifth highest mountain, there are three high passes waiting for the trekkers when they will be crossed. Officially, the name of the trek is Makalu to Everest via 3 Cols, and the two passes you have to cross are the highest passes of the world. Two of them are over 6000 m plus, imagine crossing such high passes, it is possible. If you love to walk on a narrow steep trail, if you love to walk on a steep descent trekking trail, using a rope in an icy slippery region, then you can ask a question to God that this trek, Makalu to Everest via 3 Cols, has been made for you. Give a big thank you to God as the mountains surround you. Also, thank an uphill rocky trekking trail for making you breathless. Take a rest. Breathless and rest are the two sides of a coin of trekking.

You don’t hear often about Makalu, is it because of isolation? Based on this, you can give a name to it. Some call it rarely visited gem. If you look at the sequence, you will find it between Everest and Kanchenjunga, the world’s third-highest mountain. Makalu is far off, standing in the wilderness, and it is waiting for the trekkers who want to cross their limits. This is the reason why you should never underrate Makalu to Everest via 3 Cols.

You don’t have to ask whether Arun Valley is beautiful or semi-beautiful, even the Nepali who is living in the most developed city will say, “It is the most beautiful part of Nepal.” The view of Everest is rewarding during Makalu to Everest via 3 Cols, and so is the view of Lhotse that will make you stare for a long stretch of time. The trekking trail is tough because it is among the world’s 8000 m peaks. 

What are the names of the passes you are going to cross? They can also be called cols, and their names are Sherpani Col, West Col, and Amphu Labsta.

As soon as you are into the Everest Region, one of the incredible thoughts grips your mind. You are walking the trail that was the favorite spot of the legends. Following their footsteps, you become a part of their high esteemed thought. These steps keep your trekking spirit high until you reach the base camp, the world’s highest base camp. 

We do not want you to be disappointed

Yes, this is what we want to say to you from our hearts and mind because your happiness is our happiness. If you are happy, we are happy. Your happiness depends on so many factors: first it depends on the service that we provide, second it depends on the weather, and third, it can be anything related to your trek. The flight from Kathmandu to Lukla or Lukla to Kathmandu might get canceled due to bad weather, which can last from 1 to 2 days or 2 hours. Weather can be bad even in the best months, and we cannot guarantee to anybody when the weather will be good. This is the reason why you should bring some extra cash with you because you have to stay at a hotel either in Lukla or Kathmandu, and you have to pay the personal expenses by yourself. If the bad weather lasts for more than 2 days, your travel plan would be affected because you have to fly out from Nepal to your country in time. To avoid this situation, you can choose the alternative trek like Annapurna Base Camp or Langtang Valley Trek; however, we do not refund the money to you. We are sorry for the problem caused by the weather, and this is one of the main reasons why you should come to Nepal with some extra days as well as you should bring some extra cash with you.

Accommodation

You will be staying at a 3-star hotel (Value) in Kathmandu on bed and breakfast with an attached bathroom, and at the best possible hotel or lodge or guesthouse during the trek. For more information on accommodation during the trek, please read the following words given below.

The higher places you reach during the trek, the accommodation facilities of the lodge decreases, in other words, the lodges that are at a higher altitude have an Indian Type of Toilet, you will have to spend a night in a twin sharing room, and you will not find an attached bathroom.

Transportation

Private car or van or bus or tourist bus or plane.

In your trip cost, we have also included the transportation fare, so that you do not have to pay from your pocket when you are in Nepal. The fare includes pick up from the airport as well as drop off at the airport, including other transportation facilities like tourist bus or local bus or plane in which part of Nepal you are traveling. You will be seeing us outside the airport holding the name of TMG Adventure when you arrive in Kathmandu. If you arrive in the late evening, we will straightly take you to the hotel, and if you arrive in the day time, you will take you to our office. For more information, you can check it in what is included section.

Meals

You are trekking near the mountains, that is, you are trekking at a higher altitude, so your body needs energy, and you will get the energy from the food you eat. The foods that we provide you have the right amount of carbohydrate, protein, and fat. We will provide you these in all three square meals: breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Guides

All our trekking guides have done training on how to tackle with altitude mountain sickness as well as how to use the first aid kit. They are also taught to take care of the trekkers 24/7 if they are affected by an altitude mountain sickness or if they are sick during the trek. Emergency evacuation if you need, you will be provided a helicopter. That is the reason why our guides have 24/7 access to TMG Adventure in Kathmandu.

Travel Insurance

Travel Insurance is a must because you are trekking near the mountains at an altitude of more than 3000 m. You must ensure in your country before coming to Nepal, before starting your trek. Please bring with you a copy of insurance, and your insurance policy must cover the medical expenses, helicopter evacuation from the altitude of 5000 m to 6000 m, and other things related to your health. Please give the copy to TRAVEL MAX GUIDE. It will send the information to the insurance company if you use the mountain rescue operation, mentioned above.

Passport and visa

Before coming to Nepal, your passport has must have the validity of 6 months, and you can put the visa on your passport at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu, Nepal. The current cost of the Nepalese visa is the US $ 40 for 30 days, and you must also bring 4 passport-sized photos. If you are from China or SAARC countries, a free visa will be provided to you.

Trekking Information

The following are the best seasons for trekking in Nepal, and each of these has its charm, the one which is on the top of the list is the best.

  • Winter season (December – February, including September, October, and November)
  • Spring season (March-May)

As a trekker, you can do different types of trekking in Nepal, and they have been given below.

  • Tea House Trekking (Lodge Trek)
  • Camping
  • Home Stay 

Walk miles for a good cause

TMG Adventure is not just a tour operator in Nepal but also a contributor for a good cause to our communities and the Himalayas people especially working on behalf of children where are abundant from education. Company work through FAN (First Act Nepal) It’s a team that works purely for our children. Support for their well being through education providing child sponsorship programs. Assisting them in school uniforms, stationery, and school fees.

TMG Adventure donates a certain amount of its income to FAN annually, and the amount that it donates varies from year to year because the income that it earns also varies from year to year. Sometimes the income of TMG Adventure is high, and sometimes, it is low. Accordingly, the donation is made.

TMG Adventure also has a volunteering program, and if you are interested, then you can help these children through this program. For more, you can contact us via email, make a call or visit our office. You can also be a part of encouragement by engaging and sharing your ideas in our project.

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Itinerary & Maps

Itinerary & Maps

Below is an existing itinerary; this is a standard itinerary of ours, but you can customize the itinerary to meet your specific needs. You can prepare the itinerary that is going to work best for you. Your itinerary should be based on your interest. You can make your itinerary unique by adding fun to it. Travel Max Guide gives the topmost value to your customized itinerary because it has experienced trekking guides to make your itinerary better as well as make it easier for you to travel and have a good time in Nepal.

Arrive at Tribhuwan International Airport at your best time; we love to wait for you. Don’t worry if you are going to arrive there at night; we will come to pick you up. You will be greeted by our representatives and taken to a hotel. There are no activities today; you can relax at your hotel. Thamel is open till midnight; this is the place where your hotel is located. You will find it lively.

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    Twin Sharing

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    Private Vehicle

Today, you will visit three UNESCO World Heritage Sites, and these are Pashupatinath, Bouddhanath Stupa, and Kathmandu Durbar Square. The first one is a Hindu Temple, the second is a Buddhist Stupa, and the last one is a palace as well as a museum. After the tour, you will head to your hotel. Private transportation will be provided as well as a city guide.

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    Twin Sharing

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    Breakfast

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You fly from Kathmandu to Tumlingtar in a small aircraft. From Tumlingtar, you head to Num by a small vehicle, most probably jeep. On the way, there is a village called Chichara, one of the villages of the Gurung people. There is also a forest on the way. Num is located on the top of the hill. From there, you drive to Chiuribas and spend your night in one of the local lodges.

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    Twin Sharing

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    BLD

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    Walking

Follow the descending trekking trail that will take you to a cornfield. You are heading to Lumbang. This trekking trail descends further to take you to a jungle as well as suspension bridges. There is also the river called the Arun. From this river, you walk uphill to reach Seduwa.

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After breakfast, you follow an uphill trekking trail. It will take you to the Kasuwa Khola, a river, and Gyang. Gyang is a remote village, but it does have a school. From this village, you walk through terraced fields and the forest to reach Hindrungma, Rupisa, and Tashi gaon.

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    Walking

You will walk uphill as well as through the forest. You also cross the stream. You will also reach the top of the hill. There are also meadows on the way. The trekking trail becomes steep to steeper and takes you to Dhara Kharka. The downhill trekking trail takes you to Kongma Danda.

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    Twin Sharing

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    Walking

Kongma Danda is located at an elevation of 3500 m; you can feel the effects of altitude mountain sickness here.

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    Twin Sharing

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    BLD

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    Walking

Today, you will cross the Shipton La Pass. You will walk by Kalo Pokhari and also cross the Keke La.You can see the views of the mountains like Chamlang (7321m), Peak 6 (6,524m), and Peak 7 (6,758m). After following a descending trekking trail, you reach Dobate.

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    Twin Sharing

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    BLD

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    Walking

You walk an uphill trekking trail, through the rhododendron forest and reach the Barun River in the valley. The trekking trail is so steep that you may find it difficult. Yangle Kharka is located at the base of the valley.

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    Twin Sharing

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    BLD

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    Walking

Walk to the valley, walk on the pasture, and walk through the forest till you reach the boulders. The sides of the valley are high. You reach Merek and then head to Langmale Kharka.

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There is a small pass to be crossed. You ascend as well as descend, and you will see an excellent view of Makalu. An excellent view that you see also includes the view of Peak 6, Peak 7, Baruntse, Everest, and Lhotse. You also cross the boulders to reach the Makalu Base Camp.

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    Twin Sharing

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The base camp is rocky, but it has a large glacier. You can see the excellent view of Makalu, Everest, and Lhotse. As a part of exploration, you can hike to a nearby place. There is also a lake which is beautiful.

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    BLD

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After enjoying the incredible view of Makalu, you head to the Swiss Base Camp.

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    Twin Sharing

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Explore the surrounding area of the Swiss Base Camp.

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    Walking

This part of the trek is technical. The trail is covered with snow. You are surrounded by mountains from all sides. You have to walk steep trekking trail both uphill and downhill. The trail is also rocky. You will also come across boulders.

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    Twin Sharing

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    Walking

You will feel great when you reach the Baruntse Base Camp. You are surrounded by mountains from all sides. Each of these mountains looks peaceful.

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    Twin Sharing

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    BLD

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    Walking

This part of the trek is also technical. The trekking trail is rocky. You are both a trekker and climber here. From the top of the West Col, you can see mountains soaring around you.

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    Twin Sharing

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    BLD

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    Walking

This part of the trek is also technical. You will walk by the lake.

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    Twin Sharing

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    BLD

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    Walking

Explore the surrounding area of the Amphu Labsta Base Camp. Feel the sound of the wind.

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    Twin Sharing

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    BLD

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Follow the uphill trekking trail and downhill trekking trail.

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As you trek, you will see the highest mountain of the world near and near.

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    Twin Sharing

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From the trekking trail, the view of the mountain is incredible.

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Today is one the greatest day of your trekking because you will be heading to Kalapathar early morning. You start before the dawn and see the view of sunrise in the mountains like Everest and Makalu. In addition to Goyo Ri, Kalapathar is one of the best viewpoints of the Everest Region. From there, you head to Gorakshep for breakfast.

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    Twin Sharing

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    BLD

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Today, you are heading the final destination, that is, Everest Base Camp. Walk on the lateral moraine of Khumbu Glacier. When you reach Gorakshep, you will be surrounded by mountains from all sides. As you head to the Everest Base Camp, you will again come across the burial site of the armies who had lost their life while ascending Mount Everest Khumbu Glacier that you see is the world’s deepest glacier. Take the photos as much as you want, and you will be satisfied.

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    Twin Sharing

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    BLD

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    Walking

A downhill trekking trail takes you to Pangboche. All you do is retrace. The trail is easy, as you follow the trail, you also reach Pheriche.

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    Twin Sharing

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    Walking

As you walk an easy downhill trekking trail, you will reach Khumjung, the Imja Khola, a river, Dibuche, and Tengboche. You will walk by the river and reach the world’s highest airport. From there, you head to Namche, the largest Sherpa village in Nepal.

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    Twin Sharing

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    BLD

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    Walking

The trekking trail is decorated with prayer flags, Chortens, Mani walls, and Gompas. You will walk by the Dudh Kosi River, and its sound enters your ears. There are suspension bridges on the way. After walking uphill, you will reach Lukla. Before you will reach a village called Cheplung.

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    Twin Sharing

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    BLD

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    Walking

You will fly to Kathmandu on an early morning flight after breakfast. After arriving in Kathmandu, you will head to your hotel. Let us hope that the weather in Lukla becomes fine; so that you can fly in time. Since your hotel is in Thamel, you can visit there to buy gifts for your friends and relatives.

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    Twin Sharing

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    Private Vehicle

Today will be yours. You will walk around in the street of Thamel. Take rest and prepared for your departure.

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    Twin Sharing

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    Walking

Three hours before your international flight, you will be dropped off at the airport by our representative in private transportation.

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    Private Vehicle

Cost and Dates

Cost & Dates

The price below is per person. If you have more than 8 people, then please feel free to ask for a discount. Those who love to do a single trip or a special trip with family, friends, and yourself, you can fill up the private journey or a tailor-made journey. According to your requirements, we will send you the price. TMG is happy to serve you very much.

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