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Makalu Base Camp Trek - 18 Days

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The Makalu Base Camp Trek is a less frequented trekking  route due to its relative isolation and remote setting. It offers an ideal opportunity for hardier or more experienced trekkers to explore a pristine region of wide-ranging natural beauty and glorious scenery including Everest. Here, Makalu Barun is one of Nepal’s newest national parks which represents the world’s only protected area with an elevation gain of more than 8000m, with Makalu; fifth highest peak in the World at its core. It encloses a diverse assortment of flora and fauna ranging from tropical forests in the south to the soaring snow-capped backdrop of the Himalayas in the north.
The trek initiates  with a scenic flight to Tumlingtar from where we  head out towards the village of Num (1560m) the next day.  On the way, we pass through  a ridgeline with a steeply undulating trail snaking along its length that affords some of the finest panoramic views across in the Himalayas. After that we make our way to Seduwa (1500m) where we will be called in at the local outpost of the national park to register and obtain the necessary permits before moving on again towards Tashi Gaun (2100m). Heading and passing such other places we finally arrive at the  ultimate goal of the Trek;  Makalu Base Camp. From here, we will be presented with spectacular views of the southern face of  mountains with other  glorious panorama of Everest and Lhotse reaching toward the heavens. Well, after spending an appropriate time to breathe in and remember every last indelible aspect of the view,  we head back to Tumlingtar again  with fresh aspects and experiences along the way to bring new perspectives to the journey.


Outline Itinerary (Makalu Base Camp Trek)
Day 01 : Arrival at Kathmandu, Tribhuvan International Airport, transfer to hotel by our representative
Day 02 : Kathmandu to Tumlingtar fly – Duration: 55 minutes and drive to Num (1,560m) 5 hrs
Day 03 : Trek Num to Seduwa (1,500m) walk – Duration: 6 hrs
Day 04 : Seduwa to Tashigaon (2,100m) walk – Duration: 4 hrs
Day 05 : Tashigaon to Khongma Danda (3,500m) walk – Duration: 6 hrs
Day 06 : Khongma Danda to Dobate (3,650m) walk – Duration: 6 – 7 hrs
Day 07 : Dobate to Yangri Kharka (3,557m) walk – Duration: 6 – 7 hrs
Day 08 : Yangri Kharka to Langmale Kharka (4,410m) walk – Duration: 6 hrs
Day 09 : Langmale Kharka to Makalu Base Camp (4,870m) walk – Duration: 6 hrs
Day 10 : Explore the Makalu Base Camp and surroundings
Day 11 : Makalu Base Camp to Yangri Kharka (3,557m) walk – Duration: 6 hrs
Day 12 : Yangri Kharka to Dobate (3,650m) walk – Duration: 6 – 7 hrs
Day 13 : Dobate to Khongma Danda (3,500m) walk – Duration: 6 hrs
Day 14 : Khongma Danda to Seduwa (1,500m) walk – Duration: 6 hrs
Day 15 : Seduwa to Num (1,560m) walk – Duration: 5 hrs
Day 16 : Num to Tumlingtar (4,60m) drive – Duration: 5 hrs
Day 17 : Fly back to Kathmandu within 55 minutes at Domestic airport and transfer to hotel
Day 18 : Transfers to airport, departure to your own destination


Itinerary can be make increase or decrease according to yours holidays in Nepal.
After this Makalu Base Camp Trek if you are interested for other activities like Sightseeing, Jungle Safari, Rafting, or more hiking in other region’s we can organize as yours desire.


Note: We would like to inform and assure you that we always follow the itinerary program but we might have to compel to change the itinerary due to bad weather, route condition and in any other unexpected situation compel in the field. We seek to request maximum flexibility for your safety while you are travelling in the Himalaya. There are also many other optional routes and programs which can be customized based on your interest. The cost will vary for the customized program. Please feel free to contact us for customized program.

GROUP TRIPS

Start Date End Date Status Cost
Guaranteed From € 2350

Day 1
Day 01 : Arrival at Kathmandu, Tribhuvan International Airport, transfer to hotel by our representative

Day 2
Day 02 : Kathmandu to Tumlingtar fly - Duration: 55 minutes and drive to Num (1,560m) 5 hrs

Day 3
Day 03 : Trek Num to Seduwa (1,500m) walk - Duration: 6 hrs

Day 4
Day 04 : Seduwa to Tashigaon (2,100m) walk - Duration: 4 hrs

Day 5
Day 05 : Tashigaon to Khongma Danda (3,500m) walk - Duration: 6 hrs

Day 6
Day 06 : Khongma Danda to Dobate (3,650m) walk - Duration: 6 - 7 hrs

Day 7
Day 07 : Dobate to Yangri Kharka (3,557m) walk - Duration: 6 - 7 hrs

Day 8
Day 08 : Yangri Kharka to Langmale Kharka (4,410m) walk - Duration: 6 hrs

Day 9
Day 09 : Langmale Kharka to Makalu Base Camp (4,870m) walk - Duration: 6 hrs

Day 10
Day 10 : Explore the Makalu Base Camp and surroundings

Day 11
Day 11 : Makalu Base Camp to Yangri Kharka (3,557m) walk - Duration: 6 hrs

Day 12
Day 12 : Yangri Kharka to Dobate (3,650m) walk - Duration: 6 - 7 hrs

Day 13
Day 13 : Dobate to Khongma Danda (3,500m) walk - Duration: 6 hrs

Day 14
Day 14 : Khongma Danda to Seduwa (1,500m) walk - Duration: 6 hrs

Day 15
Day 15 : Seduwa to Num (1,560m) walk - Duration: 5 hrs

Day 16
Day 16 : Num to Tumlingtar (4,60m) drive - Duration: 5 hrs

Day 17
Day 17 : Fly back to Kathmandu within 55 minutes at Domestic airport and transfer to hotel

Day 18
Day 18 : Transfers to airport, departure to your own destination

SERVICES: PROVIDED BY COMPANY

  • Airport picks up and drops off, upon arrival and departure in Kathmandu
  • 2Night's accommodation at Green Boutique Hotel with breakfast in Kathmandu
  • Kathmandu - Tumlingtar - Kathmandu Flight (inclusive with airport tax)
  • Restricted Area permit, Makalu Burn National park permits and Trekking TIMS card
  • Fluent English Speaking and well clarifying Mountain Guide
  • Assistant guide in need if the group size exceeds more than 4 persons
  • Porters for carrying luggage, 20 Kgs – 25Kgs (1 porter 2 guest’s)
  • Standard & comfortable Teahouse/Lodge accommodation during the trek
  • Food during the trek (full board with tea/coffee and seasonal fresh fruits)
  • Staff salary, insurance, equipment, transportation, food and accommodation
  • First Aid kits for the staffs and the groups
  • Farewell dinner during the last day of departure

SERVICES: NOT PROVIDED BY COMPANY (Personal)

  • Nepal Visa fee (bring accurate USD cash and 2 passport size photos)
  • Extra night accommodation, if required (in Kathmandu)
  • Personal expenses such as phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery charge, wifi, boiled water and shower
  • Travel insurance (for helicopter evacuation during trekking in need
  • Any costs which arise due to a change of the itinerary, because of landslide, political disturbance and strikes
  • Horse renting and additional porters due to natural calamities during the trek
  • Items and expenses of personal nature
  • Personal trekking gears
  • Tips for guide, porters

Makalu Base Camp Trek – 18 Days: Accommodation: Teahouse/Lodge

(All rates are in Euro)
PRICING FOR GROUP SIZE BASIS:
All inclusive Trek Cost for 1 Person: Eur 2350
All inclusive Trek Cost for 2-4 person basis : Eur 2250 per person
All inclusive Trek Cost for 5-7 person basis : Eur 2150 per person
All inclusive Trek Cost for +8 person basis : Eur 2050 per person

ADDITIONAL TRIP EXTENSION OPTION:

The trip can be extend based on your holiday duration in Nepal. Special Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing and Mountain Flight might be your best choice before or after the trip. As well as following programs also can be extend as additional trips from Kathmandu.

RECOMMENDED GEAR LISTS:
CLOTHING:
Warm jacket (down jacket, if possible)
Water and windproof jacket (alternatively bring a poncho or umbrella)
Long sleeved synthetic fleece (windproof material, if possible)
Thermal underwear
Hat or Cap, pair of gloves and scarf
Comfortable hiking trousers (loose fitting)
Shorts and trousers, or skirt
2 pairs of warm wool-blend socks
2 pairs of running socks or liner socks
Proper hiking boots
Running shoes and flip-flops
2-3 t-shirts
Underwear
Light and expedition weight thermal bottom
Fleece or wool pants
Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell pants
Camp shoes (sneakers and/or sandals)
Sun Glasses


During winter season, additional clothing’s may include:
The outer jacket should be warm, down jacket is highly recommended during winter season
Bring a pair of warm winter trousers, in addition to the hiking trousers
Bring at least one windproof layer of clothes, helping to reduce any chill factor influence.
Snow gaiters


TREKKING GEARS:
Pair of polarizing sun-glasses (to be comfortable and to avoid potential snow-blindness)
Backpack and backpack cover (against rain and dust)
Map of the trekking route,
Head torch, or small torch, plus spare batteries
Sleeping bag and silk liner
Miscellaneous


TOILETRIES:
A small light weight and quick drying towel
Bar of soap
Sunscreen (SPF +20)
Earplugs
Insect repellants (for lower elevations)
First aid kid
Water purification tables or a water filter
Some Diamox pills against potential altitude sickness (if going beyond 4,000 m elevations)
Toilet paper


OPTIONAL ITEMS:
Camera, battery etc
Books/magazines
Trekking poles
GPS unit
Padlocks for guest house rooms and bags
Large plastic bags – for keeping items dry inside trek bag
Day pack (approximately 2500 to 3000 cubic inches)
Water bottles (2 bottles recommended)
Sewing/repair kit
Pocket knife
Dairy or notebook plus pencil/pen

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Makalu Base Camp Trek
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Trip Facts

  • 18 Days
  • Moderate/Difficult
  • 4870 Meter
  • Spring & Autumn
  • Kathmandu
  • Kathmandu
  • Flight
  • Teahouse/Lodge

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