Book This TripMakalu Pangon Trek

Duration: 24 Days
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Best Season: Jan - May, Sept - Dec

This outstanding trek was the route Tim Macartney – Snape followed as he trekked from Sea to Summit in route to complete his second ascent of Everest. You will quickly understand this trek appeal. There are few treks in Nepal that can match its diversity- as we trek from the tropical valleys to the alpine ridges and on to the rugged mountain terrains of the base of Everest.

From Kathmandu we fly to Tumlingtar, a trading village in the Arun valley. We follow trade routes across forested ridges and along cobbled trails through villages and to absorb the pace of the 20th century.

After a week we cross on alpine ridge to reach the Dudh Koshi Valley, and the approach to Everest. We are now in the homeland of our Sherpa guides, and have time to enjoy their hospitality and famous barley beer and rice wine. Ascending the Khumbu Valley peaks including Nuptse (7,879m) and Lhotse (8,511m) tower above us before we reach the summit of Kalapathar (5,545m) - a rocky outcrop opposite Everest (8,848m). From the close quarters we can enjoy the absolute size and gradeur of the world highest peak.

ITINERARY

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu
Day 02: Kathmandu city tour
Day 03: Fly to Tumlingtar
Day 04: Trek to Katake
Day 05: Trek to GhoteBazar
Day 06: Trek to Salpa Pass
Day 07: Trek to Ghorase
Day 08: Trek to Gudel
Day 09: Trek to Khiraule
Day 10: Trek to Najingdingma
Day 11: Trek to Pangom
Day 12: Trek to Puiyan
Day 13: Trek to Phakding
Day 14: Trek to Namche
Day 15: Rest day
Day 16: Trek to Tyangboche
Day 17: Trek to Dingboche
Day 18: Trek to Lobuche
Day 19: Trek to Kalapathar / lobuche
Day 20: Trek to Namche
Day 21: Trek to Lukla
Day 22: Fly back to Kathmandu
Day 23: Kathmandu city tour
Day 24: Departure