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Makalu Base camp Trek

Overview

Trip Tacts

  •    Country: Nepal
  •    Trip grade: Difficult
  •    Destination: Nepalt
  •    Activities: Trekking
  •    Accommodation: Guest house in trek/ Hotel in city
  •    Meals: Full board in trek
  •    Maximum altitude: 4870m
  •    Group size: 2
  •    Best Season: Sep-Nov,Mar-May

Trip Information

Mt. Makalu (8463m) is the 5th highest peak in the world. It is solitary trekker’s popular trekking destination. This trek takes you to the Makalu base camp (5250m). This trek starts with the one hour long flight from Kathmandu to Tumlingtar. This trek designed as Makalu Barun National park and Conservation area which comprises of 2330 sq.km of national park and 830 sq km of the conservation area in Nepal. It is the part of huge international protected area under agreement between Nepal and china. We can visit remote and unfrequented area of Nepal with a true adventure with beautiful scenery. The rhododendron forest, Hanging glacier and beautiful waterfall, snowcapped mountains, ethnic Himalayan lifestyle, high altitude terrains makes you never tire. The real trek starts from Chichila and heads upon an Arun river valley with Seduwa and Num then crossing the Shipton La Pass (4210m) in to the Barun river Valley with a look of Makalu and Chamlang Himal. This trek is ideal choice for tranquility and pristine Natural habitat who wish to avoid crouds
Suggested itinerary

Day 1: Arrive at Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA) Kathmandu
Day 2: Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing Tour
Day 3: Fly Kathmandu -Tumlingtar (460m) & drive to Num (1490) by private jeep
Day 4: Trek to Sedua (1460m) Duration: 5 hrs
Day 5: Trek to Tashigaou (2070m) Duration: 6-7 hrs
Day 6: Trek to Kauma (3470m) Duration: 6 hrs
Day7: Trek to Mumbuk (3570m) Duration: 6 hrs
Day 8: Trek to Nhe Kharka (3000m) Duration: 7 hrs
Day 9: Trek to Sherson (4615m) Duration: 6 hrs
Day 10: Trek to Makalu Base camp (5000m) Duration: 5 hrs
Day 11: Explore Makalu Base Camp
Day 12: Trek to Nhe Kharka (3000m) Duration: 6-7 hrs
Day 13: Trek to Mumbuk (3570m) Duration: 5-6 hrs
Day 14: Trek to Kauma (3470m) Duration: 7 hrs
Day 15: Trek to Tashi Gaon (2070m) Duration: 6 hrs
Day 16: Trek to Balung (760m) Duration: 5 hrs
Day 17: Trek to Pukuwa (550m) Duration: 7 hrs
Day 18:Trek to Bumling (370m) Duration: 6 hrs
Day 19: Trek to Tumlingtar (460m) Duration: 06 hrs
Day 20: Fly back to Kathmandu
Day 21: Leisure day
Day 22: Farewell

Detail Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive at Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA) Kathmandu
You are welcomed by hospitable meeting and then you will be transferred to hotel. Our airport representative will explain briefly the program upon arrival. Overnight at hotel
Day 2: Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing Tour
Sightseeing of world heritage sites in Kathmandu valley including, Kathmandu Darbar square, Swayambhunath Temple, Boudhanath Stupa & Pasupatinath Temple. Overnight at hotel, breakfast included.
Day 3: Fly Kathmandu -Tumlingtar (460m) & drive to Num (1490) by private jeep
We take flight from Kathmandu to Tumlingtar, we then take a jeep to Num passing through Hururu. Overnight at tented camp, breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
Day 4: Trek to Sedua (1460m) Duration: 5 hrs
We continue along the trail descending steeply from Num through the corn fields of Lumbang. Below the village the trail drops very steeply through a jungle to a suspension bridge over the Arun River (660 m). From the bridge we climb steeply to a primitive tea shop, then through corn and buckwheat field. Moving along the rocky path and tiny terraces planted with corn and barley, we make a long, steep, rough climb to Sedua. Overnight at tented camp, breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
Day 5: Trek to Tashigaou (2070m) Duration: 6-7 hrs
Leaving Sedua, we make a gradual climb high above the Kasuwa Khola to Gyang (1770m). Climbing past the school at Gyang, it is a gentle walk through terraced fields and forested areas to Hindrungma village, and on to Rupisa. En route, we cross meadows and several streams, and then climb to the Sherpa village of Tashi Gaon. Overnight at tented camp or trekking lodge, breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
Day 6: Trek to Kauma (3470m) Duration: 6 hrs
We climb over the ridge and ascend through forests to a stream and onto a ridge where there is a small campsite. The trail levels out, and then climbs to a shepherd’s hut called Chipla atop another ridge. We climb past two small streams, then switchback up the ridge in forests to a kharka at 2900 meters and up to a saddle and Unshisha, a tiny meadow at approx. 330 meters. Here the trail joins the ridge that separates the Iswa and Kasuwa drainages. Overnight at tented camp or trekking lodge , breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
Day7: Trek to Mumbuk (3570m) Duration: 6 hrs
We climb steeply through rhododendron forests to the top of the ridge, with a large mani wall adorned with prayer flags. From here, we get superb views of Chamlang, Peak 6 and Peak 7. Following the ridge for a while, we ascend a stone staircase. After a few false summits the trail veers left off the crest to a small lake. We then climb gently up a shallow rocky gully to the Kike La (4127 m). From the pass, we descend to another lake, and then ascend steeply through large boulders to the Tutu La. We continue descending about 150 meters into sparse rhododendron forests to a level area. Overnight at tented camp or trekking lodge, breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
Day 8: Trek to Nhe Kharka (3000m) Duration: 7 hrs
We descend a steep gully with a stream for about 500 meters. We then move left through fir forests, along the flank of the Barun Valley. Moving along ill-defined trail, we cross a 200-meter-long slide area, and then follow the river to a Kharka. Moving through forests of birch and scrub rhododendron, we reach Yangle Kharka. We Climb from Yangle Kharka, finally crossing to the north side of the Barun Khola to reach Nhe Kharka. Overnight at tented camp or trekking lodge, breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
Day 9: Trek to Sherson (4615m) Duration: 6 hrs
Beyond the Nhe Kharka, we follow the north bank of the Barun Khola for a while. We then cross a small wooden bridge before the river turns northward. The Barun Valley makes a huge S-shaped curve and the walls rise almost vertically 1500 to 2000 meters above the river, but the trail climbs gently as we approach Ripok Kharka. Still on the north side of the Barun, the trail turns westward and leaves the rhododendron forests for alpine tundra.There are excellent views of Pyramid Peak, Peak 4, Chamlang, Peak 3 and Peak 5, but Makalu is not yet visible. As we pass a ridge the glacier turns slightly north.. Overnight at tented camp or trekking lodge, breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
Day 10: Trek to Makalu Base camp (5000m) Duration: 5 hrs
We stay to right in a gully on the east side of the valley. It is gradual descent to a minor pass about 100 meters above Makalu Base Camp. We then descend to a stream, cross on boulders to the base camp on the west bank of the river. An ascent of this buttress yields views of Peak 6, 7 and Baruntse (7220 m); Everest and Lhotse complete the panorama. Overnight at tented camp or treking lodge, breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
Day 11: Explore Makalu Base Camp
Today is a rest day for acclimatization and exploration. Overnight at tented camp or trekking lodge, breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
Day 12: Trek to Nhe Kharka (3000m) Duration: 6-7 hrs
We retrace our steps down the Barun Valley towards Nhe Kharka. Overnight at tented camp or trekking lodge, breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
Day 13: Trek to Mumbuk (3570m) Duration: 5-6 hrs
From Nhe Kharka, we continue descending through the forests to Mumbuk. From here we get beautiful sunset views of Makalu and Chamlang. Overnight at tented camp or trekking lodge, breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
Day 14: Trek to Kauma (3470m) Duration: 7 hrs
Leaving Mumbuk, we trek across the Shipton La and descend to Kauma. Overnight at tented camp or trekking lodge, breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
Day 15: Trek to Tashi Gaon (2070m) Duration: 6 hrs
Today we make a long steep descent back to Tashi Gaon. At Tashi Gaon we spend the rest of the day relaxing in order to recover from the high altitude. Overnight at tented camp or trekking lodge, breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
Day 16: Trek to Balung (760m) Duration: 5 hrs
Trek to Kasuwa Khola Valley back to Sedua, then turn south down the west bank of the Arun River. From Sedua, The route now enters the hot bottom lands of the Arun Valley. Most of the settlements in this area are temporary settlements used by Rai and Chettri farmers who live in villages high on the hillside above. Overnight at tented camp or trekking lodge, breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
Day 17: Trek to Pukuwa (550m) Duration: 7 hrs
We continue through temporary farming settlements to the spread-out Rai village of Walung (880m). The trail descends to the Apsawa Khola and crossing it on a suspension bridge we climb steeply to Chhayang, a pleasant Rai village with an extensive bamboo-pipe water supply at 800 m. We continue through forests and pass several small streams to reach Pukuwa. Overnight at tented camp or trekking lodge, breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
Day 18:Trek to Bumling (370m) Duration: 6 hrs
The trail now follows a route through forests and some spectacular high and exposed narrow tracks as it climbs over rocky ridges. The route eventually enters a region of intense valley bottom cultivation, crosses a huge landslide and some more scrub jungle before descending to Tome (520 m). Below Tome, the Arun Valley becomes wider and more U shaped. From the top of the ridge at 530m, the trail descends to a delightful camp on the banks of the Sankhuwa Khola (370m), across from the Chhetri village of Bumling. Overnight at tented camp or trekking lodge, breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
Day 19: Trek to Tumlingtar (460m) Duration: 06 hrs
The trail traverses the fields of lower Bumling, then climbs over a ridge and descends to the Inkhuwa Khola, crossing it on a rickety wooden cantilever bridge. The trail follows the river downstream to its confluence with the Arun. It then follows the Arun downstream, crossing it on a large suspension bridge. Now following the east bank of the Arun, the route passes through Chyawabesi before making a short climb back to the Tumlingtar plateau. Overnight at tented camp or trekking lodge, breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
Day 20: Fly back to Kathmandu
30-minutes amazing scenic fly back to Kathmandu. Overnight at hotel, breakfast and dinner provided by our company side with special cultural program included.
Day 21: Leisure day
Spend the day in Kathmandu, to rest or to explore, as per your inclination. Overnight at hotel, breakfast included.
Day 22: Farewell
Approximately 3 hours before the scheduled flight, a representative from the Mission Himalaya Treks And Expeditions PVT Ltd will take you to the airport. Or you can head right away for another unforgettable trip.

Cost Details

What is included?

  • Airport picks up and drop service during international arrival/ departure and domestic arrival/departure.
  • Deluxe 3 star category accommodation in Kathmandu inclusive with breakfast according to itinerary.
  • Flight from Kathmandu to Tumlingtar and Tumlingtar to Kathmandu with guide and porter.
  • Beautiful and clean accommodation at guest houses, lodges during the trek.
  • Full board meals during the trek (Breakfast, Lunch and dinner with a cup of hot drinks)
  • One trekking Guide highly experienced, friendly, English speaking, Government licensed, Ministry of tourism Trained with his salary, meals, accommodation, transportation and insurances.
  • One strong porter with his salary, meals, accommodation, transportation and insurance
  • All required trekking permits and Trekkers Information Management System (TIMS) Permits
  • Tumlingtar to chichira and chichira to Tumlingtar drive by local vehicle.
  • Down Jacket, Four-seasonal sleeping bags, Duffel bag, and trekking map (Down Jacket, sleeping bag and Duffel bag have to be returned after trip completion).
  • Complementary welcome or Farewell dinner in typical Nepali restaurant with culture dance show
  • All necessary paper works Government tax and office service charges.
  • First Aid Medicines and medication with your guide
  • Certificate of your trekking signed by the company Manager and your trekking Guide

What is not included?

  • Kathmandu city Lunch and dinner (also not include in case of early returns, flight delays, or other cause than the schedule itinerary)
  • International airfare from and to Nepal
  • Travel – medical insurances and emergency evacuation.
  • your personal nature expenses (Hot shower, Alcoholic beverages, Telephone, Laundry, personal snacks, Internet, Battery Charging, hot water, Mineral water, beer, coke)
  • Extra accommodation in Kathmandu rather than the itinerary
  • Nepal Visa fees (two passport photographs, US$ 25 for multiple entry 15 days, USD 40 multiple entry for 30 days, US$ 90 multiple entry for 90 days) can be issued upon arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport Kathmandu.
  • Gratitude, tips for your guide and porter.
  • Cost arising by mishaps, nature calamites.
  • Services that are not mentioned in service include section.
  • Sightseeing cost in Kathmandu City

FROM US

$1,755

$1,975 12% OFF

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