Mount Makalu is known as the fifth world highest mountain in the world. The majesty it holds in the Himalayan kingdom of Nepal is extraordinarily astounding. Neighboring mountain to the top of the world, Mt. Everest, Mt. Makalu offers significantly historical trip to the Makalu Base Camp trek.
One of the major attraction of this trek is The Makalu Barun National Park which was established in 1992, covers the Barun Valley which is part of a huge international protected area under an agreement between Nepal and China. The presence of great variety endangered wildlife like Snow Leopard, Red Panda, Musk Deer, Wild Boar, Wild Yak, Himalayan Thar, and more than 420 varieties of bird species and the species of plants like including rhododendrons, orchids are famous in this region. The area coverage of this park is of Solukhumbu and Sankhuwasabha districts of Nepal. Makalu Barun region also offers a peak climbing opportunity that is Mera Peak climb, a popular peak climbing among the adventure enthusiasts. It is also in belief that the elusive Himalayan being, the Yeti is to be seen in this region.
The Makalu Base Camp Trek commences from Tumlingtar of mid-eastern Nepal, about an hour’s scenic flight from Kathmandu to Tumlingtar. The real hiking starts from Chichila. It is a 3-hour’s drive from Tumlingtar. Then the trail follows the beautiful Barun river valley in the Makalu Barun National Park, and the trekkers have to deal with various high passes such as Shipton La, Keke La and tranquil lakes such as Kalopokhari etc.On ascent, we rise from lowland of Tumlingtar following the Arun River to one of the highest Base Camps on earth, the Makalu Base Camp at 5000m. During the ascent and descent, this trip offers spectacular snow-fed giant mountains which are the highest such as Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Chamlang, Mt. Baruntse and other Himalayan mountains along with Makalu (8481m) itself.
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264ft)
Day 02: Kathmandu Sightseeing
Day 03: Fly from Kathmandu to Tumlingtar then drive to Chichira (1,980m/6497ft): 50 mins flight, 3-4 hours drive
Day 04: Chichira to Num (1,560m/5119ft): 6-7 hours
Day 05: Num to Seduwa (1,500m/4922 ft): 6-7 hours
Day 06: Seduwa to Tashigaon (2,100m/6890ft): 4-5 hours
Day 07: Tashigaon to Khongma Danda (3,500m/11,483 ft): 6-7 hours
Day 08: Acclimatization/Rest
Day 09: Khongma Danda to Dobate: 6-7 hours
Day 10: Dobate to Yangri Kharka (3,557m/11,670 ft): 6-7 hours
Day 11: Yangri Kharka to Langmale Kharka: (4,410m/14,468ft): 5-6 hours
Day 12: Langmale Kharka to Makalu Base Camp: (4,870m/15,978ft): 6-7 hours
Day 13: Explore Makalu Base Camp
Day 14: Makalu Base Camp to Yangri Kharka: 6-7 hours
Day 15: Yangri Kharka to Dobate: 6-7 hours
Day 16: Dobate to Khongma Danda: 5-6 hours
Day 17: Khongma Danda to Tashigaon: 4-5 hours
Day 18: Tashigaon to Seduwa: 4-5 hours
Day 19: Seduwa to Num: 5-6 hours
Day 20: Num to Tumlingtar: 6-7 hours
Day 21: Tumlingtar to Kathmandu: 50 mins flight
Day 22: Final departure
- Airport Pick Up / Drop.
- 3 Night Hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast.
- Accomodation with B/F,Lunch and Dinner during all trek.
- Domestic air ticket kathmandu to Tumlingtar and Back.
- Local transportation from Tumlingtar to start point of trek and back.
- 1 English speaking guide and 1 porter.
- Tims and Permit.
- Sightseeing in Kathmandu.
- Your Travel Insurance
- Any Extra Drinks and Alcoholic Drinks
- Entry Fees for Historical Places During Sightseeing.
Different travelers have different minds; it means different perspectives on travelling. Accordingly, considering such different preferences of travelling according to their budget and time frame, this trip program also can be customized.