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Makalu Base Camp Trek

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21 Days
Availability : Jan - Dec
Kathmandu
Makalu Region
Tour Details

Mt. Makalu (8,481m) is the fifth tallest mountain in the world. It lies in the Khumbu region of northern Nepal. The glacier valley at the foot of the Makalu Mountain is called Makalu-Barun valley. The valley is a part of Makalu Barun National park, a home to some of the rarest flora and fauna. 

Makalu base camp trekking opens windows to enjoy both the high Himalayas and the cultural life that thrived here. The people living in the Makalu region are mainly Sherpas of Tibetan origin. 

The trek offers some of the most outstanding sceneries of lush tropical greens of Arun Valley, Makalu and its tributaries as well as Kumbhakarna mountain range. You can enjoy the majestic vista of Kanchanjunga, Everest, Lhotse, Baruntse and Chamlang. The highlight of the trip will be the rarely seen Kangshung face of Everest, which can be seen from the Makalu Base Camp.

Trip Fact

Country

Nepal

Accomodation in trek

Tea House/ Guest house

Max Altitude

5000 M

Activities

Trekking & culture tour

Transportation

Flight

Grade

Strenuous

Itinerary

Day 01Arrival in Kathmandu – 1,300m/4264 ft.

Upon arrival at the international airport in Kathmandu (1300M) you will be received by our representative at the arrival gate and will be transferred to your hotel. Overnight at hotel.

Included: – Accommodation in hotel.

Day 02Kathmandu, Patan sightseeing and trekking preparation in Kathmandu (1,300m)

The second morning after your breakfast, we start a guided tour to several of the most historical and spiritual places in Kathmandu valley. The tour covers UNESCO World Heritage Sites including historical Kathmandu Durbar Square, Swoyambhunath (Buddhist Shrine, also called monkey temple), Boudhanath (the Largest Stupa in the World), and Pashupatinath (Hindu’s holiest pilgrimage site).
Patan, is one of the major cities of Nepal and is best known for its rich cultural heritage, in particular its tradition of arts and crafts. After heritage sightseeing, you will meet your trekking guide for briefing to help for final preparation of the trek. Overnight at hotel.

Included: – Breakfast & heritage sightseeing.

Day 03Fly from Kathmandu to Tumlingtar and drive to Chichira (1,980m): 9-10 hrs

We take a morning flight from Kathmandu to Tumlingtar, a gateway destination from where our trek begins. After an adventurous 50 minute flight above the green and mountainous white sceneries, we reach Tumlingtar airport. Upon arrival, and trekking arrangements, we drive towards Chichira which takes 3-4 hours. Overnight stay at Chichira.

Included: – Breakfast, lunch dinner & accommodation in tea house.

Day 04Trek to Num (1,560): 6-7 hrs.

We start early in the morning and head towards Num. A moderately paced walk through the picturesque villages and lush mountain forests will take us to Num. A ridge line with great views on both sides and perched on the end, this is Num. Overnight stay in Num.

Included: – Breakfast, lunch dinner & accommodation in tea house.

Day 05Trek to Seduwa (1,500m): 6-7 hrs.

Seduwa village is situated in parallel to Num. From here, a steep descend down through the forest and terraced plots of land takes us to Barun River. We cross the river and follow an equally steep ascend up the other side again. This is where Makalu Barun National park starts. At the check point we register our permits.

Included: – Breakfast, lunch, dinner & accommodation in guest house.

Day 06Trek to Tashigaon (2,100m): 6-7 hrs

This will be a tough day with an elevation over 1,400 meters on a steep trail. We will ascend through forests to a stream and then onto a ridge. From here the trail gets even steeper and passes a Kharka (grazing land), and finally, follows a series of rough stone stairs and small lakes ascending to the top of the ridge. It’s now a short way down to Khongma Danda, where we stay overnight.

Included: – Breakfast, lunch, dinner & accommodation in guest house.

Day 07Acclimatization / rest day

We rest for the day and acclimatize with the atmospheric level in the high terrains before we go further up. The day off will allow some bodily rest before we take on crossing of the Shipton La the next day. Overnight stay in Khongma Danda.

Included: – Breakfast, lunch, dinner & accommodation in guest house.

Day 08Trek to Dobate: 6-7 hrs

Climb towards the summit of the Shipton La which takes a few hours. After the lake Kalo Pokhari (3,930m), pass over the Keke La at 4,170m, we can see the marvelous views of Chamlang (7,321m), peak 6 (6,524m) and Peak 7 (6,758m). After crossing the Keke La pass, we descend down through the beautiful valley to Dobate. Overnight stay at Dobate.

Included: – Breakfast, lunch, dinner & accommodation in guest house.

Day 09Trek to Yangri Kharka (3,557m): 6-7 hrs

From Dobate, we pass through the rhododendron forest which leads to the Barun River and the upper reaches of the valley. We should be very careful during the first two hours of trek as it is steep and arduous with possibility of rock falls and landslides. We then take a pleasant walk, slowly gaining altitude until we arrive at Yangri Kharka (pasture land) situated at the base of the valley. Overnight stay at Yangri Kharka.

Included: – Breakfast, lunch dinner & accommodation in tea house

Day 10Trek to Langmale Kharka (4,410m): 5-6 hrs

Following a moderate walk to the valley, we pass through yak pastures, forests and boulder fields. We pass Merek as we make our way further up and notice a significance rise in the scenic Himalayan views. Overnight stay at Langmale Kharka.

Included: – Breakfast, lunch dinner & accommodation in tea house

Day 11Trek to Makalu Base Camp (4,870m): 6-7 hrs

Today is the day we make it to the base camp. Make sure that we acclimatize well before walking up to the camp. We go up to Shershong and eventually to Makalu Base Camp. The trail is flat with icy glaciers and snow-clad mountains accompanying us. Mt. Makalu comes into view as we approach Shershong. Majestic Himalayan panorama surrounds us as we make our way to the camp. Overnight stay at Makalu Base Camp.

Included: – Breakfast, lunch dinner & accommodation in tea house

Day 12Explore Makalu Base Camp

The base camp is a rocky barren place with large Barun glacier beyond, where we get the chance to take views of the summit. We can explore the surrounding lakes, glaciers and go for a short trek up from here if we wish, or celebrate our accomplishment at the camp. Overnight stay at Makalu Base Camp.

Included: – Breakfast, lunch dinner & accommodation in tea house

Day 13Trek to Yangri Kharka: 6-7 hrs

We descend down from the base camp and take our last glimpse of Makalu before turning the corner and heading back. On our way down, we pass through Shershong, Langmale Kharka, Merek and descend down the valley, finally at Yangri Kharka. Overnight stay at Yangri Kharka.

Included: – Breakfast, lunch dinner & accommodation in tea house.

Day 14Trek to Dobeta: 6-7 hrs.

From Yangri Kharka we descend through rock falls, verdant forests and valley, making our way towards Dobate. We follow the river banks of Barun as we descend down the trail. Overnight stay at Dobate.

Included: – Breakfast, lunch dinner & accommodation in tea house

Day 15Trek to Khongma Danda: 5-6 hrs.

We begin the trek with steep climb from Dobate to Mumbuk and through a forest of firs and rhododendrons. We then cross the Keke La, Tutu La and Kauma La en route. We then descend to Khongma Danda again. Overnight stay at Khongma Danda.

Included: – Breakfast, lunch dinner & accommodation in tea house

Day 16Trek to Tashigaon: 4-5 hrs.

The trek continues with long and steep descend cutting through the hillsides. The rail takes us through thick forest and finally making it to the indigenous Sherpa village of Tashigaon. Overnight stay at Tashigaon.

Included: – Breakfast, lunch dinner & accommodation in tea house

Day 17Trek to Seduwa: 4-5 hrs

We retrace our steps as we exit the Makalu Barun National Park and descend down to Barun River. We then cross the hillside and come across villages and settlements as we move further down, finally stopping at Seduwa. Overnight stay at Seduwa.

Included: – Breakfast, lunch dinner & accommodation in tea house.

Day 18Trek to Num: 5-6 hrs

We further trek through the forest for about 5 to 6 hours towards Num. The trail goes up and down and passes through dense forests and Sherpa villages as we move downwards. Overnight stay at Num.

Included: – Breakfast, lunch dinner & accommodation in tea house.

Day 19Trek to Tumlingtar: 6-7 hrs.

Again we retrace to Chichira from where we can savor the glorious vista of Mount Makalu for the last time. The final return leg of the trek will see us overnight at Tumlingtar, ready for an early departure to Kathmandu. Overnight stay at Tumlingtar.

Included: – Breakfast, lunch dinner & accommodation in tea house.

Day 20Fly back to Kathmandu

We take the flight back to Kathmandu. Our guide will transfer you to your hotel.

Included: – Breakfast & accommodation in hotel.

Day 21Leisure day in Kathmandu

It is also spare day in case of bad weather in Tumlingtar You may have full day today as spare, time to explore Kathmandu and last day shopping. Overnight stay in Kathmandu

Included: – Breakfast & accommodation in hotel.

Day 22Kathmandu departure or trip extensions by adding optional activities

You have option today to extend your programme. Three are many fun & exciting adventures, white water rafting, wildlife safari in Chitwan national park, Pokhara excursion & paragliding or Transfer from hotel to international airport to board onward journey flight.

Included: – Breakfast

Note: The above itinerary is the standard that we offer. It can be customized as per your interests.

Service Includes

  • Arrival & departure transfer as per tour itinerary.
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast.
  • All meals (breakfast lunch & dinner) during the trip.
  • Lodge to lodge accommodation during the trek.
  • Domestic flights (Kathmandu –Tumlingtar & Tumlingtar - Kathmandu)
  • An experience English speaking trekking guide.
  • Porters to carry luggage (2 trekkers 1 porter)
  • Makalu national park entry permit fee.
  • Makalu restricted area permit.
  • Tims (trekking information management system) fee.
  • Guide & porter foods accommodation, salary & insurance.
  • All government & Local taxes.

Service excludes

  • Lunch & dinner in Kathmandu & Pokhara.
  • Personal travel insurance.
  • International airfare & airport taxes.
  • Nepal entry visa fee.
  • All kinds of cold drinks like water, coke, Fanta juice etc.
  • Personal trekking equipment
  • Rescue armament in case if emergency.
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