Trip Facts
Activity Level
Maximum Elevation
Trip Length
23 Days
Trip Mode
Tea House & Tent Camp
Maximum Pax
Best Time
Sep –Nov / Apr – May


Grade – Strenuous
Total Duration– 23 Days
Trekking Du – 18 Days
Maximum Altitude – 6188m
Best months to trek – Sep –Nov / Apr – May
Trip Mode – Tent Camp + Tea House

Makalu Serpani–Col & Amphulabtsa pass trek is one of the most adventures and challenging trek in Nepal. This trip suits only an experience mountaineers and adventures Trekkers.

Arun valley trek follow the rural areas, through absorbing medieval traditional markets, farmlands and picturesque villages, will have the opportunity to visit Dance-forest, high alpine topography too. This walk-in follows pleasing and off the bitten track route, offering stunning views of majestic horizon Mt. Makalu (8,481m) fifth highest and Kanchenjunga (8,586m) third highest peak most of the way. Also spectacular views of Mt. Khumbakarna Range while you entering the Barun valley of Makalu yards. The trek pass over the yak meadow beneath the south face of Makalu’s towering along with the superb view of Baruntse, Sherpani –col, Mt. Everest world highest peak, Lhotse and Chamlang also possible rarely seen (Khangsung face) east face of Mt. Everest.

Makalu Serpani–Col & Amphulabtsa pass trek is one of extrime challenging Trek

Makalu Serpani–Col & Amphulabtsa pass challenging trek is high passes cross from Arun Valley to Khumbu region. Likewise, trek starts fly to Tumlingtar and drive to Num in the Arun valley; from here we spend and diverse several days, trekking in to the Makalu at Sherson. However, on this trek Himalayan Trails plan professionally couple of days for acclimatization at Sherson and beyond in the lap of these giant peaks. We do a higher camp at the foot of the Barun Glacier, the place we make our ultimate preparation for the three high passes (cols). Ropes will be fixed on the steep parts and most exposed sections of each passes, to safe guard the passage of the group, from this high route a spectacular view of most of the high peaks of the central eastern Himalaya.

Spending several nights above 5000m in glacier and snow after crossing Amphulabte –la you will get through isolated Sherpa settlements and Everest base camp trekking trail capital of Sherpa Namche to Lukla. Imaging flights back to Kathmandu with charming Himalayas.

Short Itinerary

  • Day 01: KTM Arrival pick up from Airport and welcoming by garland and transfer to Hotel, trek briefing and welcome dinner.
    O/ N Hotel -BDB
  • Day 02: Sightseeing world heritage sights Hindus & Buddhist shrines / Trek preparation
    O/N Hotel B/B
  • Day 03: Flight from KTM to Tumlingtar (450m) drive to (1040m) Khandbari
    O/N Lodge /Tent –BLD
  • Day 04: Chichira –climb to (1980m) a fertile agricultural region
    O/N Lodge /Tent –BLD
  • Day 05: Chichira –Num (1560m)
    O/N Lodge /Tent –BLD
  • Day 06: Num –Tashigoan (2,200m)
    O/N Tent –BLD
  • Day 07: Tashigaon –Kaum Danda (3,500m)
    O/N Tent –BLD
  • Day 08: Kaum Danda –Mumbuk (3630m) cross saddle (4125m) Shipton pass and pass Keke (4179m)
    O/N Tent –BLD
  • Day 09: Mumbuk –Yak Kharka (4,100m)
    O/N Tent –BLD
  • Day 10: Yak Kharka –acclimatization day and acclimatization climb to the ridge at an altitude of (4,900m)
    O/N Tent –BLD
  • Day 11: Yak Kharka –Sherson (4,630m)
    O/N Tent –BLD
  • Day 12: Sherson –Acclimatization day climb to the base camp of Makalu (4,870m)
    O/N Tent –BLD
  • Day 13: Sherson –French camp (5189m) the outlook on the wall Makalu, Lhotse eight-thousand in the distance and the world's highest mountain Mt. Everest
    O/N Tent –BLD
  • Day 14: French camp –High Camp (5,700m)
    O/N Tent –BLD
  • Day 15: BC Baruntse (5,400m) and most sophisticatedly beautiful day trek, overcoming the highest seats for trek East col (6,188m) and (6,143m) col West fantastic views of Baruntse (7,125m) Chamlang (7,321m) Beauty of Khumbu Ama Dablam( 6,814m) m and glacial lakes. Technically demanding ascent - 70 meters of climbing terrain 2nd degree and rappel down the fixed ropes 2 x 60m
    O/N Tent –BLD
  • Day 16: Baruntse BC –BC Amphulapcha (5,527m)
    O/N Tent –BLD
  • Day 17: BC Amphulapcha –Chhukhung (4,730m) - climb into the saddle via Amphulapcha (5,885m)
    O/N Lodge –BLD
  • Day 18: Chhukung –Pangboche (3,930m)
    O/N Lodge –BLD
  • Day 19: Pangboche –Namche Bazaar via Tengboche (3,860m)
    O/N Lodge –BLD
  • Day 20: Namche Bazar –Lukla (2,800m)
    O/N Lodge –BLD
  • Day 21: Lukla – Kathmandu relax
    O/N Hotel –B/B
  • Day 22: Free day in Kathmandu and Farewell dinner.
    O/N Lodge –BBD
  • Day 23: Final departure gets back to home, Share experience with family unforgettable memory of Makalu Serpani col Amphulabsta Trek.

Important Note

The above itinerary is a guidelines and a standard outline we advise to help you to plan your trip, we can be modified and offer Tailor–Made trips according to your requirements and availability of the time frame, before trip booked. But when trip starts your Leader or guide only legally responsibly to change itineraries foremost group interest.


Dates & Cost



Cost Includes

Cost Includes

Arrival airport pick up and Departure transfers on both domestic and international flights.
Accommodation 3 stars Hotel in Kathmandu on a twin share bed with B/B plan
According to CHOICE of menu 3 times meal B/F, Lunch & Dinner with 2cups of tea or coffee in breakfast and every meals a cup of while the trekking.
Responsible trekking policy of two Trekkers: One porter.
Accommodations at clean and comfortable local Tea House – lodge during the trek.
English speaking guided half day city tour with world heritage sites.
All domestic flight, Airport taxes, private transportations starting & ending points of trek.
English Speaking Experience local Mountain Guides – by Himalayan Trails trained and Nepal government licensed holder as well as First Aid Eco trained.
Along the trek basic complete First Aid Kit.
Assistants Guide and other support staff if indeed.
Trekking map.
Climbing Guide insurance and Climbing Guide Fee
Insurance of all staffs Guide, Assistants, Cook, porters and Accommodations, food and reasonable salary during the treks.
All necessary officials pepper work.
Mera peak permit, TIMS, National park fee
Warm clothing and required trekking gear for porters
Travel and Rescue arrangements
All the Government Taxes
Welcome and Farewell dinner as per itinerary

Cost Excludes

Cost Excludes

Nepal entry Visa fees (US$ 40 per person for 30 days)
International Airfare
Your Travel Insurance
Lunch, Dinner & Drink in cities.
Any kind of dinks & personal expenses on trek
Hot shower, Electricity Bills during trek
Personal gear & clothing
Medical evacuation encase of Emergency
Tips and Items of a personal nature like postage and laundry
Expenses deserve due to Natural or manmade hazards like landslide, strikes, political unrest etc. will be charge extra as per actual
And anything not specify on the cost


Makalu Serpani–Col & Amphulabtsa pass Trek


Physical fitness is one of the most key elements on the trek. The trekking in the Himalayan is not forced on it and pacing is always slow, most of the days generally being shorter than a hiking day at your home country. We believe that should be you’re imaginable of its kind of holiday trip literally than a contest to provide evidence of the travelers. We maintain situated so as to allow easy access to your trip can be demanding but not a difficult. You can make your own speed and enjoy your trip stunning atmosphere rather than following to other to catch. Himalayan Trails, recommend that you assume on a good fitness agenda proceeding to your trip although and one that builds up general strength and specific leg muscle groups. There is nothing like hiking with a bag pack to train for trek in Himalaya. So our best advice is to get out into the Hills or Alps as often as you can. You better ware your hiking boots and carry about 5-6 kg in your day bag-pack; this is a good weight to walk with it.

If you are doing Gym then which can be helpful and work on the thigh and calf muscles but better to build your heart rate over 50%. Any kind of heart breed activities are good but swimming will not add it doesn’t train right muscles groups better added other exercise to be effective. Hiking in Hills, Alps would be the best preparation for a trek in Nepal.


The trekking trail and area of Nepal mostly well trodden and natural path most of the regions, even though it can be rocky and rough in some parts. It is not precipitous and there is no rock climbing or Mountaineering which is requiring equipments. It is hike most of the way in Himalaya, but some parts of the hills can be steep up and down and can be longer!

On the way you may meet many people along the trails as well as Donkeys, Yaks and heavy load porters. Walking in the Himalaya there is rule of the way when meet an approaching Donkeys, Yaks and porters always make sure you step to always on side where wide enough to passes through each other,( towards slopes side of the hill or inside of the Trail). Note: never ever stand ridged sides of the trail. If you stand, it means, we call (outside standing is suicide and inside is safe site) because it can be push by them down to mountains or rivers.

The trekking poles are very useful, if you have problems with knees, depending on weather or personal choice for using them. Even though higher up, ice path, moraine, open slopes may give you extra support from it, also quite easy to follow the path.
Always final sections are can be Glacier itself and high elevation, it is bit difficult and occasionally slippery under trails. The ice is covered in water stones and dirt, so where a coolant produces cold temperatures in the surface below.

Comfortable, good sole, ankle support (4 seasons) trekking boots water proof are recommended for the high passes trek but for the lower trek light weight hiking boots are fine to protect you beside, probably going over an ankle, low altitude trek heavy boots will be hot and unwieldy.


Tea house trek accommodation will be in comfortable tea houses and lodges run most of the area by local families, except people specify a preference for tents. Every tea house or lodge has a common heated Chimney in the dining hall, although the bedrooms are not heated with mattresses, pillows and two beds in a room. We recommend you to bring your own sleeping bag (3 seasons in normally fine) but possibility is also you can buy and hire in Kathmandu.

Generally most of the tea houses have hot showers by gas gizzards and they have squire toilets but some area have and use drop toilets with flush systems.

For the Tent Camp/ Tent trekking we use branded company tents which are for two persons comfortably can sleep and can put your luggage on side, and we provide you the mattresses. Tents are fixed always near the guest house and eating in our own dining tent, sometimes eating can be indoors, depends on possibility. So toilets sometimes you will use from the lodge but obvious we will have our privet toilet tents too.

Himalayan Trails support

Our main back bones of the trek are porters, will carry your main duffle bag up to a maximum weight of 12-14 kg per guest and supply for all the groups needs, if you need to go back down to the valley together with assisting you. Apart from specially camping, all the accommodations are in local lodge or Tea houses which are well prepared, warm and friendly environment.

Our entire trip we run by permanently Guides or Leaders, who have been employed over ten years with us and been training personally high standard leadership and first aid by our company. They know how to deal with emergencies and speak fluently English. They are always helpful and look after you so many years have been working with tourist and westerns, they know the westerns needs and understanding. Our porters are always who works with us forever all our teams are dedicated and they will provide high standards services.