Makalu Base Camp Trek
Mount Makalu base camp trek is known as the fifth world highest mountain in the world. The majesty holds in the Himalayan kingdom of Nepal is extraordinarily astounding. Neighboring mountain to the top of the world, Mt. Everest, Mt. Makalu offers the 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 national park region also offers an Island peak climbing opportunity that is Mera Peak climb, a popular peak climbing among the adventure enthusiasts. It is also in the 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.
- 22 Days
- 5500 m
- Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
- Tea House
- Autumn and Spring
Different travelers have different minds; it means different perspectives on traveling Accordingly, considering such different preferences of traveling according to their budget and time frame, this trip program also can be customized.
Tea house trekking takes you to the mountain where you stay every overnight at guest house. Food and accommodations are provided according to your choice at the guest house.
Carrying my stuff when trekking?
We will employ our porters to carry up to 12kgs of weight for each trekker. This is included in the price of each trek. We provide 1 porter for 2 trekkers in accordance with the guidelines set out by the International Porter Protection Group. If you would like more weight to be carried, please let us know. In general, 12kg is more than sufficient. If you have unnecessary stuff that are not required during the trekking days in the mountain, you can leave at the hotel till you come back. They will store it safely.
Normally each porter will carry 2 peoples rucksacks and he will simply tie them together using rope (this does not harm any of the rucksacks). If you are trekking with a friend or loved one, and there is space in one rucksack for both your possessions, then please feel free to share the same rucksack but please ensure that it weighs less than 24kg.
It is helpful if you do not put things that you may need during the day in your large rucksack as you will not be walking with your porter at all times.
Can I drink the tap water?
We don’t recommend you to drink the tap water in the mountains since it is not safe. To help prevent contamination of the environment, we discourage tourists from drinking from plastic bottles especially when in the mountains. Non-plastic bottle options include:
1) Drinking boiled water from teahouses.
2) Drinking ginger and lemon tea to reduce the need for water consumption.
3) Purifying tap/river water using a chloride pump, iodine, or chloride tablets. The taste of the tablets is not appetizing, so it is recommendable to use a dissolvable vitamin tablet to add flavor.
The more you ascend to higher altitude, the more oxygen will be less. Normally, no traveler will be suffered from altitude sickness below 4ooo m. high. But this is not the case always. Those who lack good stamina, physical fitness, those who drink a lot and smoke will likely to suffer altitude sickness.
Mild and common symptoms include headaches (also a symptom of dehydration), low appetite, and restless sleep. More moderate symptoms include vomiting, fatigue, and diarrhoea. Many compare altitude sickness to the sensations of having a hangover. Severe symptoms include blue lips and fingernails, severe difficulty breathing, poor coordination, fatigue, and drowsiness. To avoid altitude sickness, we recommend you to descend down to the lower altitude, hydrate sufficiently and maintain nutrition. In case you have these above-mentioned symptoms, inform to our guide since he will be far more experienced than you.
It is required to have travel insurance that covers your rescue in case you have suffered any kind of sickness in high altitude including altitude sickness. We hope everything will be fine during the trekking days but sometimes unforeseen circumstances may occur. Many standard policies cover you for trekking to high altitudes, such as on the Everest Base Camp and Annapurna Circuit Trek, but it is very important to check this before you go. Here is a list of insurance companies that we have collected information on (however it is your responsibility to confirm that the information on our website correct):
We recommend companies such as Ensure and Go, Virgin Money, and The Post office, as they currently cover the altitudes of all our treks.
For more information please see our information section.
What is your cancellation policy?
If you choose to cancel the service(s) that you have paid to Magic Adventure, we will refund your payment in accordance to the following schedule:
75% refund of total trip price for a cancellation made 14 days prior to the original departure date.
50% refund of total trip price for cancellation made 7 days prior to the original departure date.
0% refund of total trip price for cancellation made 3 days or fewer days prior to the original departure date.
Please note that you can transfer your bookings to another trip if desired less any costs incurred by us in organizing your trip.
What to Take During Trekking?
|Trekking Boot: one Pair||Down or Fiber filled water and windproof jacket and trouser: 1|
|Socks: 4, Light socks : 3, Sandle: 1||Fleece Jacket / Pullover: 1|
|Warm cotton trousers: 2|
|Down Jacket: 1||Shirt and T-shirts: 4|
|Day Pack at Least 25 kg||Lightweight cotton long trouser :3|
|Water Bottle 1||Long underwear: 2, Short underwear: 4|
|Sun Cream 1||Sun hat / Scarft/ Woolen hat :1|
|Sun Glass 1||Lightweight gloves: 1 , Raincoat:1|
|Towel||Heavyweight glove or mitten with a waterproof: 1|
|Flashlight with spare bulbs, batteries, lip salve, gaiters.|
|Laundry soap||NoteBook and Pen|
|Pocket Knife||Toilet articles|
|Sewing Kit, Camera, Film, Cards and Personal Medical Kit.||Toilet Roll|