Makalu Base Camp Trek

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  • Details Itinerary
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  • Services
  • Equipment List
makalu is one of the most papular and most chhalenging part in nepal.itTake the thrilling adventure route in Western part of Nepal that takes you to the homeland of the fifth highest mountain of the world- Makalu Mountain.
Enjoy the amazing sensation of walking through the glacier filled Makalu Barun Valley. Step into Makalu- Barun National Park and have the gratifying views of birds, blooming flowers and animals. Get the soaring views of Everest, Kanchenjunga and other mountains and peaks; move in and out of several culturally rich villages and cross the High Pass of Shipton La
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1300m):
You will meet the representative from ‘The Sherpa Way’ in Tribhuvan International Airport of Kathmandu. He will receive you and take you through the bustling streets of Kathmandu to the hotel. You will be briefly explained about your trekking package in hotel.

Day 02: Sightseeing in Kathmandu:
You will be taken for the guided city tour of UNESCO enlisted cultural heritage sites. Journey begins with visit to Pashupatinath and continues through Bouddhanath to Swayambhunath. We will also explore Kathmandu Durbar Square before returning back to hotel.

Day 03: Flight to Tumlingtar Drive to Num (1,500m) 6hrs:
50minutes of pleasant flight from Domestic Airport in Kathmandu will take us to Airport in Tumlingtar. Lowering down from the plane, we will take 3hours of drive through gravel road and cross Chichila to reach Num where we will stay overnight.
Day 04: Trek to Seduwa (1,540m) 7hrs:
We will follow the lowering trail through the terraced fields to reach to Arun River. From Arun River, we will take the raised path that progresses through Makalu National Park to Seduwa. Following the raised path from Arun River which progresses through woods, we will make it to Makalu National Park where we will register our permits. We will then walk to Seduwa and stay overnight.
Day05: Trek to Tashigaon (2,070m) 5hrs:
We will choose the escalating trail that rises up to the top of the ridge which is enclosed by Ipsuwa and Kasuwa Rivers. The ridge offers great views. We will make our way through villages and rice fields to Tashigaon where we will stay overnight. 
Day06: Trek to Khongma (3,560m) 6hrs: 
We will continue our walk along the escalating trail for about 6hours to reach Kongma. From Kongma, the route stretches through the desolate Barun Valley. Kongma is located near to Shipton La Pass. We will stay overnight at Khongma.
Day07: Trek to Debotay (3,650m) via Shipton La 8hrs:
We will climb the difficult trail to reach the top of Shipton La. Shipton La offers the striking views of mountains and valleys. We will walk along Kalo Pokhari Lake to Keke La Pass. We will enjoy the view of Chamlang Peak before descending through valley to Debote.
Day08:  Trek to Yangle Kharka (3,600m) 5hrs:
Early in the morning, we will traverse the colorful woods of blooming rhododendron to arrive at Baruni River. The route continues uphill from Baruni River to Yangri Kharka which is also known as Yangle Kharka. Yangri Kharka is located at the base of the valley.
Day09: Trek to Langmale
We will take the steep climb to reach valley. The route continues through plain land before escalating uphill to Langmale. Enroute, we will enjoy the spectacular view of Makalu Base Camp. 

Day10: Trek to Makalu Base Camp
Today, we will be walking through the route that exists at 5000m height. So, possibility of High Altitude Sickness exists in Makalu Base Camp. We will follow the rocky trail to Makalu Base Camp. Makalu Base Camp offers spectacular views of various mountains and peaks.

Day11: Explore Makalu Glacier and back to Base Camp
We will take short trip around Makalu Base Camp to observe Makalu glacier. Be cautious while walking through the glacier as the path will be made slippery by melting snow. We will return back to base camp to stay at the tented camp for evening. 

Day12: Trek to Yangle Kharka 8hrs:
We will leave Makalu Base Camp early in the morning and follow the downward trail which contours through valley to Yangle Kharka. We will reach Yangle Kharka in about 8hrs of time where we will stay overnight.
Day13: Trek to Mumbuk 6hrs:
It takes six hours of easy trek to reach Mumbuk. The trail drops down through the rocky terrain. There will be change in topography from Mumbuk onwards as the sight shifts from barren moonscapes to lush green vegetation.
Day 14: Trek to Khongma 6hrs:
The route escalates a bit and traverses the woods of blooming rhododendrons to take us to Kongma. We will cross passes like Keke La, Shipton La and Ghungru La to reach Khongma.
Day 15: Trek to Tashi Gaon 6hrs:
Six hours of easy trek will take us to the culturally rich village of Tashi Gaon where we will stay overnight.
Day 16: Trek to Num 5hrs:
The trail from Tashigaon descends to Arun River. We will traverse Seduwa and walk through forest. We will cross the valley to reach Num where we will stay overnight.
Day17: Drive to Tumlingtar
We will take local jeep that will drive us from Num to Tumlingtar. We will stay overnight at Tumlingtar.
Day18: Back to Kathmandu:
50minutes of scenic flight will take us back to Kathmandu.
Day 19: Departure:
You will be assisted in last moment preparation and then taken to Tribhuvan International Airport. We hope you will make your next visit in Nepal soon. 

Second Programe,
Makalu Base Camp & Shrepani Coll.
Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu Airport, transfer to Hotel,
Day 02: Sightseeing in Kathmandu Valley. 
Day 03: Fly Kathmandu to Tumlingtar.
Day 04: Trek from Tumlingtar to Maney Bhanjyang.                
Day 05: Trek from Mane Banjyang to Chichila.                  
Day 06: Trek from Chichila to Num.                          
Day 07: Trek from Num to Seduwa.                          
Day 08: Trek from Seduwa to Tashi Gaun.       
Day 09: Rest in Tashi Gaun for acclimatization.                     
Day 10: Trek to khongba danda.                
Day 11: Trek to Dobato.                                
Day 12: Trek to Yangle kharka.                         
Day 13: Trek Merak.                                
Day 14: Trek to Sersung.                           
Day 15: Trek to Makalu Base Camp.            
Day 16: Trek to Glacier Camp -1.                            
Day 17: Trek to Glacier camp - 2.                   
Day 18: Trek to over sherpani & west col and camp at Barunse Base Camp.
Day 19: Rest in Barunse Base.              
Day 20: Trek to Amphulapcha Base Camp.   
Day 21: over Amphulapcha pass and Camp at chukung Valley.
Day 22: Trek to Dingboche.             
Day 23: Trek to Tangboche.              
Day 24: Trek to Namche Bazaar.             
Day 25: Trek to Lukla.                
Day 26: Flight to Kathmandu.          
Day 27: Free day in Kathmandu
Day 28: Transfer to International Airport and fly home.
Start Date End Date Availability Price  
What Is cost Included
  • Pickups and drops from hotels and airports for both airport
  • Hotel in Kathmandu,two night b/b
  • All domestic flights or transpotation ktm/tumlingtar/kathmandu
  • Three times meals (Breakfast,Lunch and Dinner)in trekking,
  • guide and Porter services for trekking
  • All necessary paper work; trekking permits,and tims card fee
  • all camping staff cook,sherpa,guide,porter and camping equpment

What Is cost Not Included

  • Nepalese visa fee
  • International airfare
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Personal trekking equipment
  • lunch and dinner during hotel stay in kathmandu
  • any sighting cost/transportation and personal expenses 
  • any alcoholic bar bills and any drinks during the traveling
  • Tips for guides and porters
  • extra loges charge above 15kg on flight.
 Trekking Gear Recommended by your  Guide.
  •  walking boot,sleeper 
  • Jeans or slacks
  • Towel and toilet kit underwear,warm socks 2/3 pair
  • warm Gloves or mittens,rain cover or umberla 
  • Sleeping bag, warm to-20 degrees F, either down or fibrefill (or you can rent one in Kathmandu)
  • Parka, down or fibre fill; or feather jacket
  • Sweater, wool shirt or acrylic pile jacket
  • Duffel bag, canvas or nylon, without a frame (for porters to carry)
  • Daypack or rucksack, waterproof, for you to carry your personal thing
  • Water bottle 1 liter or be sure that it does not leak
  • head light and extra battery,
  • walking stick two pair
  • your camera, if you have power bank ,

Trip's Quick Facts

Duration: 28 Days
Destination: nepal
Seasons : September-November and March-May
Grading: Modarate
No. of Pax : Min 2
Activities : trekking/hiking/camping/climbing
Altitude Height : 3900 M.
Mode of Travel : walking, private car
Ends at : Lukla or Tumlingtar

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