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Makalu Base Camp Trek - 19 Days

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Trip Highlights

Activity: Trekking (Makalu Base Camp)
Duration: 19 Days
Grade: Moderate
Altitude: Up to 4,870 meter
Route: Tumlingtar – Tashigaon – Khongma Danda – Yangri Kharka – Makalu Base Camp – Tumlingtar
Season: March – May & September – November


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 of Makalu Base Camp Trek

Day 01 : Arrival at Kathmandu, Tribhuvan International Airport, transfer to hotel by our representative
Day 02 : Sightseeing around Kathmandu valley (Heritage sites)
Day 03: Kathmandu to Tumlingtar fly – Duration: 55 minutes and drive to Num (1,560m) 3 hrs
Day 04 : Trek Num to Seduwa (1,500m) walk – Duration: 6 hrs
Day 05 : Seduwa to Tashigaon (2,100m) walk – Duration: 4 hrs
Day 06 : Tashigaon to Khongma Danda (3,500m) walk – Duration: 6 hrs
Day 07 : Khongma Danda to Dobate (3,650m) walk – Duration: 6 – 7 hrs
Day 08 : Dobate to Yangri Kharka (3,557m) walk – Duration: 6 – 7 hrs
Day 09 : Yangri Kharka to Langmale Kharka (4,410m) walk – Duration: 6 hrs
Day 10 : Langmale Kharka to Makalu Base Camp (4,870m) walk – Duration: 6 hrs
Day 11 : Explore the Makalu Base Camp and surroundings
Day 12 : Makalu Base Camp to Yangri Kharka (3,557m) walk – Duration: 6 hrs
Day 13 : Yangri Kharka to Dobate (3,650m) walk – Duration: 6 – 7 hrs
Day 14 : Dobate to Khongma Danda (3,500m) walk – Duration: 6 hrs
Day 15 : Khongma Danda to Seduwa (1,500m) walk – Duration: 6 hrs
Day 16 : Seduwa to Num (1,560m) walk – Duration: 5 hrs
Day 17 : Num to Tumlingtar (4,60m) drive – Duration: 5 hrs
Day 18 : Fly back to Kathmandu within 55 minutes at Domestic airport and transfer to hotel
Day 19 : Transfers to airport, departure to your own destination
Pricing for Group Size Basis: All inclusive Trekking Cost:
Price for single person: $ 2,875
Price for 2-4 person’s basis: $ 2,675 per person
Price for 5-7 person’s basis: $ 2,575 per person
Price for +8 person’s basis: $ 2,375 per person
Join with us on a Makalu Base Camp Trek in 2021 | 2022
Customize your Trek: the trek can be redesigned based on your requirements. This is just a general itinerary, which can always individually be tailored made. Trekking package can be redesigned or as per your desire. For more detailed. Information feel free to Email us a at ramalpinetrav@gmail.com


CLIMATIC CONDITIONS OF NEPAL
Climatic conditions of Nepal vary from one place to another in accordance with the geographical features. In the northern summers are cool and winters severe, while in south, summers are tropical and winters are mild. Weather determines the trip plan at first. Nepal is the best land to visit at any season. Here, you can find good places to trek in the mountain region throughout the year. Although the average width of Nepal is only about 200m., it comprises a good topographical diversity and varied altitude resulting considerable climatic differences. As a result one can feel a diverse type of vegetation and climate even in a single day walk. Nepal’s weather condition depends on the season and altitude of at the place. Weather is generally predictable and remains pleasant in Nepal.
BEST TREKKING SEASONS IN NEPAL
Spring: March – May
Spring season starts from March and ends in May. Days are warm with hazy mornings and temperature fluctuates between 20 *C – 30* C (68* F to 86* F). This is a good to trek in this season as the ascending altitudes gets colorful appearance by Rhododendron blooms and piled up snow starts to melt in the higher altitudes.
Autumn: September – November
Autumn is busiest tourist season in Nepal. Many trekkers and climbers prefer autumn as best time to visiting Nepal. During the season, days are clear with fine weather, visibility is good, least rain, people in festive mood, mild temperature fluctuating between 20* C to 30* C (68* F to 86* F). This is the same season when the main festivals of Nepali, specially Hindu, Dashain, Tihar and Chhat are celebrated.
SAFETY AND SATISFACTIONS
We prioritize safety and sound health for our Clients and Employees.
The trek will be guided by one of our experienced, licensed and friendly trekking guide. The guide will be carrying all the essential equipments with a first aid kit for safety reasons. We offer you the insightful meditational trek. During emergence cases, if our clients have any trouble with mountain sickness or any other unforeseen circumstances then we will always be standing by to send a rescue helicopter to bring our clients back to lower places or Kathmandu.
PASSPORT AND VISA
You need to have a Visa to enter in Nepal while travelling. The arrival visa is available at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu where you can simply get On Arrival Visa. You must enter Nepal within six months from the visa issued date. Your total stay is counted starting from the day you enter Nepal. You will be charged $25 USD for 15 days or $40 USD as visa application fees for 30 days tourist visa to the forefingers except for Chinese and India. For those tourists who have Indian and Chinese passports then you do not need a visa (Free Visa).
EXTRA PERSONAL EXPENSES ON TREKKING
During the trek, all your foods are included in the package (Lunch, Breakfast, and Dinner with hot drinks), the foods will be served as per the package program and besides that, any personal and Barbier bills would be extra.
TRAVEL INSURANCE
Travel insurance is mandatory for trekkers in participating in any trek and tour programs in the Himalayas. Getting travel insurance, especially while traveling in the mountain areas is like security on which you can rely and enjoy your trip without any worries. We highly recommend getting good compressive travel insurance that covers things like emergency helicopter rescue, medical evacuation expenses it will be assisted protection tour to cover personal injury, injury, repatriation expenses, and any kind of other illness will be covered. Having good travel insurance will not only guarantee you peace of mind while you travel with us but also provide you with complete coverage for anything things that may go wrong.
BOOKING AND PAYMENT PROCESS
AlpineTrav Treks & Expeditions is government-authorized and registered trekking and adventure operator based in Nepal. We are also associated with International Tourism Company; Expedition Humanity & Adventure Wilderness GBR. We heartily welcome any adventure interested persons to be booked and be part of our family now. We treat you well as we have family based hospitality. To process a trip booking with us, you’re required to deposit 10 % of the full trip cost in advance to the prior of time to make sure all the reservations such as Hotels, guides, trekking permits, transportation, etc. The remaining of the payment can be easily made to us on your arrival. At the same time, sending all the required documents such as passport, travel insurance copies, and flight details at the time of booking would be highly appreciated as it is mandatory.
LAST-MINUTE BOOKING
The last-minute booking can be made by any interested travelers a day before the trip gets started. Moreover, the payment should be made 100% if you are booking this for the last minute and the booking can be made directly through sending us an email and messages on WhatsApp. 977-9851134813


Note: Because of Road conditions, weather conditions, arbitrary authorities, difficulties with local means of transport and many other influencing factors, the specified itinerary cannot be guaranteed. However, mentioned above announcement only represents the planned itinerary without guaranteeing the exact sequence in detail.

Day 1

Day 01 : Arrival at Kathmandu, Tribhuvan International Airport, transfer to hotel by our representative
Day 02 : Sightseeing around Kathmandu valley (Heritage sites)
Day 03: Kathmandu to Tumlingtar fly – Duration: 55 minutes and drive to Num (1,560m) 3 hrs
Day 04 : Trek Num to Seduwa (1,500m) walk – Duration: 6 hrs
Day 05 : Seduwa to Tashigaon (2,100m) walk – Duration: 4 hrs
Day 06 : Tashigaon to Khongma Danda (3,500m) walk – Duration: 6 hrs
Day 07 : Khongma Danda to Dobate (3,650m) walk – Duration: 6 – 7 hrs
Day 08 : Dobate to Yangri Kharka (3,557m) walk – Duration: 6 – 7 hrs
Day 09 : Yangri Kharka to Langmale Kharka (4,410m) walk – Duration: 6 hrs
Day 10 : Langmale Kharka to Makalu Base Camp (4,870m) walk – Duration: 6 hrs
Day 11 : Explore the Makalu Base Camp and surroundings
Day 12 : Makalu Base Camp to Yangri Kharka (3,557m) walk – Duration: 6 hrs
Day 13 : Yangri Kharka to Dobate (3,650m) walk – Duration: 6 – 7 hrs
Day 14 : Dobate to Khongma Danda (3,500m) walk – Duration: 6 hrs
Day 15 : Khongma Danda to Seduwa (1,500m) walk – Duration: 6 hrs
Day 16 : Seduwa to Num (1,560m) walk – Duration: 5 hrs
Day 17 : Num to Tumlingtar (4,60m) drive – Duration: 5 hrs
Day 18 : Fly back to Kathmandu within 55 minutes at Domestic airport and transfer to hotel
Day 19 : Transfers to airport, departure to your own destination

Makalu Base Camp Trek - 19 Days

Price Adult Status*
$ 2,375 Trip is Available

Date can be made flexible based on your desire.
Contact us for individual dates.


Makalu Base Camp Trek Cost includes:

  • Pickup, drop off, upon arrival and departure by tourist bus/van/car (depending on group size)
  • Sightseeing at Kathmandu valley Heritage sites (For all entrance fee)
  • Kathmandu – Tumlingtar – Kathmandu Flight tickets and all airport taxes including of guide
  • Meals Full board service Tea/Coffee/Hot & Cold filter water and seasonal fresh fruits).
  • Tea House / Lodge and Tented Camp accommodations with 2 person sharing basis during trekking and Camping
  • Experienced, English speaking, Government – licensed mountain trekking guide and camping staff.
  • Experienced; helpful and friendly 1 Cook/kitchen staff and Necessary number of porter’s their meal, accommodation, equipment, salary and insurance
  • Camping Equipment (Tents, Dining tent, Kitchen tent, Mattresses, Tables, Chairs, Shower tent and Kitchen utensils etc…
  • All ground transportation by Private Vehicle (depending on group size)
  • Makalu Barun National park permit fee/Trekkers’ Information Management System (TIMS) fee
  • AlpineTrav Treks sleeping bag, down jacket, duffel bag and area trekking map
  • In unfavorable condition, assist with all rescue and evacuation arrangements
  • Provides first aid kits to check pulse, heart rate and oxygen saturation at higher altitude
  • All Government Taxes and Service charges
  • Welcome dinner and farewell dinner

Note: Because of Road conditions, weather conditions, arbitrary authorities, difficulties with local means of transport and many other influencing factors, the specified itinerary cannot be guaranteed. However, mentioned above announcement only represents the planned itinerary without guaranteeing the exact sequence in detail.

Extra & personal Trekking Gear List:

  • Hotels and meals in Kathmandu (We arrange Hotel you if required)
  • International airfare / Airport Taxes
  • Nepal Visa ($ 25 for 15 days or $ 40 for 30 days)
  • For Nepal trip two passport size photographs
  • Hard & Soft Drinks, Shower, WIFI possible charging fees
  • Items expenses of personal nature
  • Personal trekking gears
  • Any cost which arise due to a change of the itinerary because of natural calamities. Political disturbance.
  • Any other costs whatsoever, that is not mentioned in the cost included.
  • Emergency Evacuation (Helicopter rescue cost).
  • Tips for guide & porters (Recommended by the Culture)

TREKKIMG 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) 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:
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.
We hope the above was useful. If not, please do not hesitate to Contact Us.

Trekking Informations

TREKKING GRADES IN NEPAL
Trekking in Nepal can be done by all levels of trekkers; if they think themselves fit and have strong desire. In general, trekking in Nepal can be graded into five levels according to route features and elevation. Some trekking routes are combined with higher level of elevation which requires some different standard of physical fitness and acclimatization or rest day. We advise you to choose a trek that is fit for your capabilities and present health condition. Morning and evening walks, jogging, stretching, meditation and regular light exercise will help you for the trek.


GRADE A: EASY
Trekking can be ideal for any age group and it is upto 3000m of elevation and duration will be about not more than 10 days. It is the easiest treks, tours and walking in a day is not exceeding more than 5 hours, but it is depend upon to your walking speed. These types of trek also allow plenty of opportunities to view the Himalayas and encounter local culture.


GRADE B: MODERATE
Trekking duration is about two weeks long covering elevation from 3000m to 4500m. This level of trek requires sound physical fitness conditions and about 6-7 hours of daily hiking capabilities. This type of trek involves mixture of some longer and shorter hike and trails can be rough, steep and have many ups and downs with some exposure.


GRADE C: STRENUOUS
Trekking involves up to 5000m or few meters up level of trails with side trips to higher elevations. Considered to be harder, therefore, preparation for fitness and good health conditions are essential. As it is above 5000m and demands good health condition and physical fitness, we do not recommend it for those who suffer from asthma, high blood pressure, heart disease or complicated medical conditions.


GRADE D: DIFFICULT
Trekking is very strenuous trekking as it requires mountaineering skills and knowledge. The elevations range from 5000m to 6000m and approximately 7 to 10 hours walking a day for the trekking in Nepal. It covers very remote areas, traveling over snow-covered passes at an altitude of up to 6000 meters. You may need to use axes and crampons to cross the pass when there is heavy snow.


GRADE E: CHALLENGING
The challenging trekking grade is limited to those with an excellent level of personal experience and fitness of an outstanding sense of humor and high tolerance levels. It is challenging trek, which is mountaineering level and above the height of 6000m. This type of trek needs 16- 28 days more for going the trekking on the higher altitudes. During the trek you may have to cross the snow – covered passes in very remote areas. You need to learn some mountaineering skills before going to this trek.

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Makalu Base Camp Trek