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Makalu Base Camp Trekking

Makalu Base Camp Trekking

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Price Per Person USD $ 2800


Mt. Makalu (8463 m) is the fifth highest peak in the world. The Makalu Base camp trek is a true adventure with scenery so beautiful that it will never tire you. The trek starts with a flight to Tumlingtar and heads up the Aurn River valley to Sedua and Num, then crossing Shipton La Pass (4210 m) into the upper Barun river valley  for a close look at Makalu and Chamlang Himal. This trek visits one of the most remote and unfrequented areas of Nepal. The Barun valley is a part of a huge international protected area under the agreement between the governments of Nepal and China, which comprises of 2330 sq. km of National Park and 830 sq. km of conservation area in Nepal alone.


Trip Duration: 24 Days

Season: sep-nov

Trekking Type:Camping


Fixed Departute Date  (2018)

March: 11,26  April : 1,8,16,22,29  May 11,13,20

June: 1,10  Sept: 9,17,30  Oct:7,8,25,28

Nov: 2,5,19,23  Dec: 10


Details Itinerary


DAY 01: Arrival Kathamandu receive at airpot transfer to hotel evening brifing and wll come dinner at nepalies cultural restaurant.

DAY 02:After breakfat sight seeing tour Pashupatnath,Boudhanath and syambhunath temple after lunch and preparing for trek.

DAY 03: KATHMANDU-TUMLINGTAR - KHADBARI (1,040 m – 4-hrs Hiking.)Fly to Tumlingtar which is an hour flight. Here your trekking crew will meet you and a bit of briefing about the trail, then start walking up to Khadbari (1,040 m). Have lunch break in the shade of Kabra Trees. We walk north towards Khandbari, then begin walking on a plateau for around 45 minutes after the trails climbing gradually to Khandbari. We camp above the village.


DAY 04: KHADBARI (1,040 m) - CHICHILA (1830 m - 5/6 hrs Hiking)After breakfast walk through many small picturesque villages most of the time the walk is uphill and you will be walking through bamboo groves and a rhododendron forest. Our camp is at Chichela a small settlement of Gurungs at 1830m.

DAY 05: CHICHILA (1830 m) - NUM (1490 m - 5 hrs Hiking)Today we start walking with views of snow capped peaks in the distance. Fantastic views of Makalu and its surrounding peak. Walk on a striaght path, with little ups and downs, through forest to have lunch at about 2 hrs and then start descending to reach Num. Camp.


DAY 06: NUM (1490 m) - SEDUA - (1460 m 5/6 hrs Hiking)The trail today descends steeply from Num through the Cornfield of Lumbang. The country is particularly rocky; tiny terraces planted with corn and barley, then we have tough steep climb to Sedua. Camp


DAY 07: SEDUA (1460 m) - TASHI GAON (2070 M - 5 hrs Hiking)The trail crosses meadows and several streams, then climbs to the Sherpa village of Tashi Gaon, the last permanent settlement in the valley. Camp


DAY 08: TASHI GAON (2070 m) - KAUMA (3470 m - 6 hrs Hiking)A very hard day of the trek as the trail goes up real steep. We walk through the sparse forests along the ridge over a hillock and descend a bit to Kauma at 3470 m. Camp


DAY 09: KAUMA (3470 m)Today is a rest day as well as acclimatization day.

DAY 10: KAUMA (3470 m) - MUMBUK (3570 m - 5 hrs Hiking)We again start today with a steep climb then through less steeply rhododendron forests to the top of the ridge. You will have superb views of Chamlang (7,290 m) Peak 6 (6739 m) and Peak 7 (6105 m). Then we will have a final descent through a forest of firs and rhododendrons to Mumbuk. Camp


DAY 11: MUMBUK (3570 m) - NEHA KHARKA - (3000 m - 6 hrs Hiking)Today the trail descends steep gully with a stream for about 500m. The trail is ill defined, rocky and sloppy mud in places as it leads up the glacial valley. From here you can have a good views of Peak 6. Nhe Kharka is located on a large open grassy plain at an elevation of 3000 m. from here you will have great mountain views. Camp

DAY 12: NEHA KHARKA - (3000 m) - SHERSON (4615 m - 7 hrs Hiking)The trail today turns westward and leaves the rhododendron forests for alpine tundra. There are excellent views of Pyramid Peak (7168 m), Peak 4 (6720 m) etc. Sherson is at 4615 m a bit dangerous day as the altitude gains more than 1500 m but we don't have a choice because we do not have any suitable camp between Nhe Kharka and Sherson.


DAY 13: SHERSON (4615 m) - MAKALU BASE CAMP (5000 m - 4/5 hrs Hiking)Today is a gradual climb to a minor pass about 100 m . From here you will have a magnificent south face views of Makalu also you will be able to see the complete panorama of Everest and Lhotse. Camp


DAY 14: EXPLORE MAKALU BASE CAMPDAY 15: MAKALU BASE CAMP TO NEHA KHARKA - (3000 m)We retrace back down the Barun Valley. Camp

DAY 16: NEHA KHARKA - (3000 m) – MUMBUK (3570 m)We continue descending back. Camp at Mumbuk

DAY 17: MUMBUK (3570 m) - KAUMA (3470 m)We trek across Shipton La and descend to Kauma


DAY 18: KAUMA (3470 m) - TASHI GAON (2070 m)Today we walk a bit long to Tashi Gaon. Camp


DAY 19: TREK TO PAKUWA (1520 m)We walk through farming settlements to the spread out Rai village. Continue in forests past several streams to Pukuwa. Camp


DAY 20: PUKUWA (1520 m) - BUMLING - 1160 mWalk through the forests and follows some spectacular high and exposed narrow tracks as it climbs over rocky ridges. We camp across the Chhetri village of Bumling.


DAY 21: BUMLING-TUMLINGTAR - 860 mWe following the east bank of the Arun and the route pass through Chyawabesi before making a short climb back to Tumlingtar. Camp

DAY 22: TUMLINGTAR-KATHMANDU

DAY 23:After breakfat at 8am fly to Kathmandu (1350m), transfer to Hotel ,rest of time free leasure evening fare well dinner.

DAY 24: FINAL DEPARTURE.

Above Price Included:

All ground transfers by private vehicle.Three star Hotel Thamel Eco resort in Kathmandu (Bed and breakfast basis inclusive of all govt. Tax and VAT.)Welcome Dinner with Live Nepalese Cultural Program hosted by Makalu Adventures.Guided sightseeing around world heritage sites of KTM. (Includes all applicable entrance fees.)All domestic airfares (Kathmandu - Tumlingtar - Kathmandu).Organized Camping Trek arrangement, including all high quality German Salewa / UK Super Quasar camping equipments and tents such as Two Men Tent, Kitchen Tent, Dinning Tent, Toilet Tent, Tables, Chairs, Mattresses, Hot Water Bags, Pillows, Inner Sheet and etc.Three times hot meals a day while trekking, which will be prepared by our very professional kitchen crew.National Park / Conservation Area Permit Fees (Makalu Barun Conservation Area).Guide, porters and their daily wages, insurance with all necessary lodging - fooding arrangements.High altitude working crew / high altitude porters / vast experienced climbing Sherpa / guide with their daily wages, insurance and all arrangements.


Above price Not Included:

All International Airfares / Airport taxes.Expenses of personal nature such as bottled drinks, mineral water, laundry and etc.Rescue and evacuation (helicopter operation) - if needed.Personal medical and travel insurance.


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    Kathmandu, Nepal.

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