- Spectacular trek in eastern Nepal
- Discover the rich diversity in flora and fauna
- Base camp of the world’s fifth highest mountain
- Close-up look of western face of Makalu
Makalu Base Camp Trek is a scenic trek in eastern Nepal that takes us close to the world’s fifth highest Mount Makalu. The Makalu Base Camp trek route passes through the Makalu Barun National Park which is famous for its rare flora and fauna. In fact, the Barun Valley shelters some of the last remaining Himalayan plains. Makalu Barun National Park is home to more than 400 species of birds, including the rare rain babbler, and more than 75 species of mammals such as red pandas, leopards and others. The Arun river that crosses the park has more than 80 species of fish’s.
Opened only to foreigners since 1952, Makalu Base Camp is one of the least crowded trekking routes where local life can be observed in its traditional form. So; (Eric Shipton) was the first foreigner to visit this lost land by crossing the High Pass which was later named Shipton La to honor his memory. Makalu area is full of cultural diversity. The Makalu Base Camp hike allows for a close-up view of Makalu’s western face. From the base camp, one can enjoy panoramic views of Mount Makalu (8463 m), Mount Everest (8850 m), Mount Lhotse (8516 m), Mount Baruntse (7220 m) and other peaks and mountains. The journey takes us through the deep Arun Valley at 435 meters above sea level to the foothills of the Makalu Mountains. Spring and autumn are considered to be the best seasons for Makalu Base Camp Trekking. The route is quite remote with not much permanent settlement. Makalu Base Camp Trek is suitable for experienced trekkers. This includes reaching high altitudes, navigating steep and rocky terrain, and traversing high passes. However; Trekkers should be prepared for unpredictable weather conditions, limited facilities and the need for acclimatization. The trek requires good physical fitness, prior high altitude trekking experience, and adequate preparation.
Day 1: Arrive in Kathmandu Airport [1,350m/4,430ft] and transfer to hotel.
Day 2: Fly to Tumlingtar (518m), and drive to Num [1,500m/4,922ft] around 4-5 hours
Day 3: Trek from Num to Seduwa [1,493m/4,899ft], 5-6 hours
Day 4: Trek from Seduwa to Tashi Gaon [2,200m/7,218ft], 4-5 hours
Day 5: Trek from Tashi Gaon to Khongma Dada [3,500m/11,483ft], 6-7 hours
Day 6: Trek from Khongma Dada to Mumbuk [3,540m/11,615ft], 6-7 hours
Day 7: Trek from Mumbuk to Nehe Kharka [3,750m/12,304ft], 6-7 hours
Day 8: Trek from Nehe Kharka to Sherson [4,600m/15,092ft], 6-7 hours
Day 9: Trek from Sherson to Makalu Base Camp [4,870m/15,978ft], 5-6 hours
Day 10: Explore Makalu Base Camp [4,870m/15,978ft],2-3 hours
Day 11: Trek from Makalu Base Camp to Yangle Kharka [3,645m/11,959ft], 5-6 hours
Day 12: Trek from Yangle Kharka to Mumbuk [3,540m/11,615ft], 7-8 hours
Day 13: Trek from Mumbuk to Khongma Ridge [3,500m/11,483ft], 6-7 hours
Day 14: Trek from Khongma Ridge to Seduwa via Tashi Gaon [2,200m/7,218ft],6-7 hours
Day 15: Trek from Seduwa to Chhoyang [820m/2,691ft], 5-6 hours
Day 16: Trek from Chhoyang to Bumling [350m/1,149ft], 5-6 hours
Day 17: Trek from Bumling to Tumlingtar [518m/1,700ft], 4-5 hours
Day 18: Flight from Tumlingtar to Kathmandu [1,350m/4,430ft]
Day 19: International Departure
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Price Details For Trip
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