I'm hoping to put together a small team for a private trek this October:
Makalu basecamp; traverse to base of Baruntse; traverse to Mera basecamp with ascent(optional-6400M); and exit down the Hinku valley back to Lukla. Two passes over 6000M with belayed descents, sustained stretches over 5000M. Reputedly one of the highest treks in the world- and definitely one of the tops for alpine experience (Makalu, Lhotse, Everest...)
We'd be working with a Sherpa guide whom I've trekked with twice before (Kaji Sherpa) and his hand-picked crew. I'd handle medical issues but otherwise a coop effort.
Looking for hopefully two other kindred spirits with some experience over 5000M and some experience on glaciated terrain.
Tentative dates: Oct 8-Nov 5. 25-26 days trekking.
Estimated costs - $4000-4200 + airfare to Nepal and lodging in Kathmandu (<$50/night)
If this particular trip not the right one, please let me know you'd like to conspire to put together a custom trek somewhere else in Nepal or Tibet off the beaten path (Dolpo, Kanshung/NE face of Everest, Rolwaling, etc.)
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