makalu – sherpani col 2020

makalu – sherpani col 2020

photo credit: rana bikesh

himalaya mandala | shift 2

makalu – sherpani col – everest  |  the divine trail to everest

21 oct – 12 nov 2020  |  23 days  |  tent accomodation

tour description  |  tour details  |  map 

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himalaya mandala | shift 2

makalu – sherpani col – everest  |  the divine trail to everest

21 oct – 12 nov 2020  |  23 days  |  tent accomodation

tour description  |  tour details  | map 

> sign up now

 

the victory banner

the victory banner is an ancient symbol respresenting the tree of life, connecting the outside material world with the invisible spiritual reality. In its vertical form, it seperates the two spheres of heaven and earth. at the same time it connects and merges the female life-force associated with the earth, and the male life-energy seen in the sky (inspired from: r. högger, geschenke für den buddha (in german)).

I would like to take this powerful symbol of connection between the earth and the sky, as an inspiration as we travel on this route through some of the himalaya’s highest spaces that can be travelled as a trekker.

the victory banner

the victory banner is an ancient symbol respresenting the tree of life, connecting the outside material world with the invisible spiritual reality. In its vertical form, it seperates the two spheres of heaven and earth. at the same time it connects and merges the female life-force associated with the earth, and the male life-energy seen in the sky (inspired from: r. högger, geschenke für den buddha (in german)).

I would like to take this powerful symbol of connection between the earth and the sky, as an inspiration as we travel on this route through some of the himalaya’s highest spaces that can be travelled as a trekker.

tour description

we will start this route in eastern nepal, on the end point of shift 1, and trek up through the unique natural landscape of makalu barun national park. reaching higher heights, the route will turn to a physical challenging, mentally deeply rewarding quest to experience and discover our bodies’ strength, as we ascend and descend a series of high himalayan passes; accompanied by the experienced crew of rana bikesh, highlandecotrek.

moving along the footlands of the world’s highest mountains of makalu, baruntse, lhotse to finally reach the famous sancturary of mother godess chomolungma (mt. everest). 

tour description

we will start this route in eastern nepal, on the end point of shift 1, and trek up through the unique natural landscape of makalu barun national park. reaching higher heights, the route will turn to a physical challenging, mentally deeply rewarding quest to experience and discover our bodies’ strength, as we ascend and descend a series of high himalayan passes; accompanied by the experienced crew of rana bikesh, highlandecotrek.

moving along the footlands of the world’s highest mountains of makalu, baruntse, lhotse to finally reach the famous sancturary of mother godess chomolungma (mt. everest). 

photo: bikesh rana

tour costs & route

costs

  • 7-8 pers: CHF 5555  |  5-6 pers: CHF 6200  |  3-4 pers: CHF 7180  |  2 pers: CHF 9880
  • including: accomodation (doubleroom/-tent), meals, inland transportation by air & road, entry fees, guide & porter service, camping material
  • excluding: international flight to kathmandu, nepal visa, all insurances, drinks outside of regular meals, tips, individual equipment
  • terms & conditions

itinerary

  • 21 – 22 oct        arrival in kathmandu, visit sacred spaces in the valley
  • 23 oct               flight to tumlingtar, drive to num (1572m)
  • 24 – 31 oct        trek to makalu base camp (4879m)
  • 1 – 3 nov           trek via swiss BC (5150m), sherpani col (6143m) to baruntse BC (5700m)
  • 4 – 7 nov           trek via amphu laptsa pass (5800m) to imja valley (chukhung, 4730m)
  • 8 – 9 nov           trek through namche to lukla (2700m)
  • 10 nov               return flight to kathmandu
  • 11 nov                rest day in kathmandu
  • 12 nov               departure from kathmandu

tour costs & route

costs

  • 7-8 pers: CHF 5555  |  5-6 pers: CHF 6200  |  3-4 pers: CHF 7180  |  2 pers: CHF 9880
  • including: accomodation (doubleroom/-tent), meals, inland transportation by air & road, entry fees, guide & porter service, camping material
  • excluding: international flight to kathmandu, nepal visa, all insurances, drinks outside of regular meals, tips, individual equipment
  • terms & conditions

itinerary

  • 21 – 22 oct        arrival in kathmandu, visit sacred spaces in the valley
  • 23 oct               flight to tumlingtar, drive to num (1572m)
  • 24 – 31 oct         trek to makalu base camp (4879m)
  • 1 – 3 nov            trek via swiss BC (5150m), sherpani col (6143m) to baruntse BC (5700m)
  • 4 – 7 nov            trek via amphu laptsa pass (5800m) to imja valley (chukhung 4730m)
  • 8 – 9 nov            trek through namche to lukla (2700m)
  • 10 nov               return flight to kathmandu
  • 11 nov               rest day in kathmandu
  • 12 nov               departure from kathmandu

recommended extension

+ 6 days  |  + 14 days

once you reach chukkung in imja valley, you are in the main everest region. being wondefully acclimatized from the high passes, it is highly recommended, landscape and scenery-wise, to continue the three-passes trek, passing kongma la to lobuche, cho la to gokyo, and renjo la to thame. from there, either head back in two easy days to lukla and fly out.

or take the challenge of crossing the rewarding tashi laptsa pass (5700m) to complete this breathtaking journey accross the himalaya’s highest passes, reaching the high valley of rolwaling from the east.

contact me to discuss details on route, timing, costs if you are interested. I am more than happy to help arrange and accompany you on this extension.

recommended extension

+ 6 days  |  + 14 days

once you reach chukkung in imja valley, you are in the main everest region. being wondefully acclimatized from the high passes, it is highly recommended, landscape and scenery-wise, to continue the three-passes trek, passing kongma la to lobuche, cho la to gokyo, and renjo la to thame. from there, either head back in two easy days to lukla and fly out.

or take the challenge of crossing the rewarding tashi laptsa pass (5700m) to complete this breathtaking journey accross the himalaya’s highest passes, reaching the high valley of rolwaling from the east. 

contact me to discuss details on route, timing, costs if you are interested. I am more than happy to help arrange and accompany you on this extension.

monika schaffner

phd integrative geography
tannenbühlweg 2 | 3652 hilterfingen
switzerland | +41 79 325 65 55
connect@monikaschaffner.biz

(c) copyright 2019 | connecting spaces | all rights reserved.

phd integrative geography
tannenbühlweg 2 | 3652 hilterfingen | switzerland | +41 79 325 65 55 | connect@monikaschaffner.biz

(c) copyright 2019 | connecting spaces | all rights reserved.