The Three Cols


Trip Facts


Duration : 25 days

Difficulty Level : 5

Group Size : 2-10

Maximum Altitude : 6100 m

This crossing of the three passes raises the Khumbu massif in the region of Makalu Baruntse Arun. Khumbu-Makalu or Makalu-Khumbu. We cross the 3 passes of Makalu Khumbu trek peak because it is a difficult and committed course. This crossing is much more delicate than the classic treks. The first route is from Lukla Khumbu in which we climb the Mera Peak with an altitude camp at 5800 m before the 3 passes. At the top of the Mera, we have one of the most beautiful views of the Himalayas. Then we look forward to the Baruntse base camp. We move forward to the East Pass to the climb, then to the East Pass descent, we are equipped with the Khumbu Shangrila team. All along we will have the great view of Makalu in the background – great.

The end of the trek unfolds in the valley of Makalu where we descend the valleys of Barun and Arun to finish in the middle of the rice fields of Tashigaon and Num. A second course offers a departure from Tumlingtar to make this circuit in the other direction. These hikes are “engaged” there are glacier camps at high altitude, 5800 m, 5400 m and 6100 m as the slopes of 40 ° to ascent and descent. More than a trek, it’s a journey to the heart of the Himalayan massif and Nepal.

Difficulties to cross the 3 passes

It is a high mountain glacier route. Real mountaineering skills and very good physical condition are essential.
It is necessary to be able to cling to the ascent and descent in slopes of about 45 ° about 200 m high.
The climb to Col West and the descent of Col-East although equipped with fixed ropes you need to be comfortable on this type of slope.

Technical material

  • Cleats set on your shoes before departure
  • Harness, 2 carabiners, 2 straps
  • 1 ice cream pin
  • An ice ax
  • Jumar and descender
  • Helmet

 

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Khumbu in Makalu

  • Duration  25 days
  • Alti max  6400 m
  • Difficulties  slopes at 45 ° over 200 m
  • engaged crossing
  • Periods  April-May and October – November

Makalu at Khumbu

  • Duration  23 days
  • Alti max 6100 m
  • Difficulties  slopes at 45 ° over 200 m
  • engaged crossing
  • Periods  April-May and October – November

Trip Itinerary

TREKKING 3 COLS with MERA PEAK Duration ALTI MAX elevation + elevation – Night elevation Electricuty Telephone
1 arriveKathmandu
2 a free day in Kathmandu
3 plane to Lukla then Chutanga 2h 30 3500 600 100 3500 no yes
4 Chetrala by Zatraw 5h 30 4600 1055 370 4200 yes
5 Kothe 5h 3570 400 1020 3570 yes yes
6 Tangnag 5h 4240 650 4240 yes no
7 Tangnag rest 4240
8 Kharé 3h 30 4935 680 400 4935 yes yes
9 high camp 6h 5800 1000 250 5800
10 Mera Peak then Kongme Dingma 8H 6400
11 camp chamlang 3h 30 5100 300 100 5100 no no
12 camp base Baruntse 4h 5435 350 5435
13 acclimatization CB Baruntse 5435
14 West Pass climb 6h 6100 6100
15 camp at the foot of the east pass Makalu 7h 5000 5000
16 BC camp Makalu 8h 4850 4850 no no
17 rest BC Makalu
18 Yangle Kharkha 5h 3545 1300 3540 no no
19 Mumbuk 5h 3800 600 300 3800 no no
20 Tashigaon 7h 2350 600 2100 2350 yes yes
21 Num 7h 1600 750 1500 1600 yes yes
22 Chichira 6h 2000 600 300 2000 yes yes
23 Tumlingtar 450 yes yes
24 KTM plane
25 1 day in Kathmandu
26 departure

 

Days 3 Cols and Amphulapsatapes  duration  Altitude
1 arrival Kathmandu hotel transfer
2 a day in Kathmandu
3 Tumlingtar flight direction 500m
4 Chichila 6 hours 1800m
5 Num 5 hours 1500m
6 Sedua 6 hours 1500m
7 Tashi Gaon 5 hours 2000m
8 Kauma 6 hours 3300m
9 Mumbuk 5 hours 3500m
10 Nhe Kharka 6 hours 3000m
11 Sherson 7 hours 4600m
12 Rest Sherson 4600m
13 Makalu Base Camp 5 hours 4800m
14 3 Passes At the foot of the Glacier 4 hours 5200m
15 3 Cols Base Sherpanie Col 4 hours 5600m
16 3 Cols-CB Baruntse 8 am to 11 am 5000m
17 base camp rest Baruntse 5000m
18 Amphulapsa foot 3 hours 5000m
19 Amphulapch (5800m) Chhukung 9 hours 4700m
20 Pangboche 5 hours 3900m
21 Nanche Bazar 5 hours 3400m
22 Lukla 6 hours 2800m
23 Lukla dep. Kathmandu by plane 35 min
24 1 day in Kathmandu
25 Departure

Service Includes

  • Hotel-airport transport A / R
  • 4 nights in Kathmandu hotel with breakfast
  • 1 sherpa climbing for 2/3 climbers
  • The team of porters
  • Carrier equipment,
  • Equipment Sherpas
  • Food during the trek (3 meals a day)
  • Overnights in lodges
  • Entrance fees to Khumbu and Makalu parks
  • Altitude collective equipment (ropes, tents, snow piles, etc.)
  • North Face Tents
  • Foam mattress for nights under tents
  • Insurance for the Nepalese team
  • Hyperbaric chamber
  • Satellite phone for rescue with 30 minutes of com
  • Garbage Deposit (deposit for garbage)
  • Lukla and Tumlingtar aircraft
  • End of trek meal offered by the agency

Service Excludes

  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
  • Personal Insurance, Repatriation Assistance
  • Hot showers in the lodges (about 2 Euros)
  • Telephone, alcoholic drinks, soda, bottled water and hot water in the lodges
  • Tips to the Nepalese team
  • The return flight Paris-Kathmandu
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