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Makalu Base Camp Trek - 21 Days

TRIP HIGHLIGHTS
See Everest from a unique angle, its eastern Kangshung face
Gain views of eastern Nepal, as far away as Kangchenjunga
Pass from green terraced farmland to glaciers and waterfalls
Witness the rural life of Nepal’s distinct Rai and Sherpa culture
Spot some of the rarest wildlife in Nepal, including the Red Panda


Makalu Base Camp Trek route lies in the area of Makalu National Park and Conservation Area in the heart of Eastern Nepal. Makalu base camp trek; the fifth highest mountain of the world at (8468 m). The other mountains that are in the view are the Everest, Lhotse and Baruntse. Makalu base camp exploring verity of flora, fauna and geographic diversity, the scenic beauty of the surroundings cannot be described in words. At the upper portion of the trail one can see granite cliffs with glaciers and enchanting waterfalls keep them over flowing.
Makalu base camp Trek is adventurous the picturesque beauty of the surroundings keeps the trekkers fresh and tireless, The Makalu base camp 4870 m lies in Makalu Barun National park established in 1992, after flying to Tumlingtar, the trekkers proceed to Arun river valley and then to Num. After crossing Shipton La (4,125 m.) they reach Kalo Pokhari, Barun river valley and get the close view of Makalu. This is a classic trek that goes to an altitude of (5,150 m.) Though this region lacks in modern facilities but the natural beauty and the diversity among the surroundings is incredible. The trek is a blend of adventure and pristine natural beauty. The trekking trail passes through dense forests. It is not a low; it is centered on Arun River valley which is in eastern Nepal.


Outline Itinerary (Makalu Base Camp Trek)
Day 01 : Arrival at Kathmandu, Tribhuvan International Airport, transfer to hotel by our representative.
Day 02 : Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing (1400 m). Overnight at hotel.
Day 03 : Fly from Kathmandu to Tumlingtar then drive to Chichila (1,980m), 55 mins flight, 3-4 hour drive
Day 04 : Trek from Chichila to Num (1,560m), 6 – 7 hrs.
Day 05 : Trek from Num to Seduwa (1,500m), 6 – 7 hrs.
Day 06 : Trek from Seduwa to Tashigaon (2,100m), 4 – 5 hrs.
Day 07 : Trek from Tashigaon to Khongma Danda (3,500m), 6 – 7 hrs.
Day 08 : Trek from Khongma Danda to Dobate 6 – 7 hrs.
Day 09 : Trek from Dobate to Yangri Kharka (3,557m), 6 – 7 hrs.
Day 10 : Trek from Yangri Kharka to Langmale Kharka (4,410m), 5 – 6 hrs.
Day 11 : Trek from Langmale Kharka to Makalu Base Camp (4,870m), 6 – 7 hrs.
Day 12 : Explore Makalu Base Camp.
Day 13 : Trek from Makalu Base Camp to Yangri Kharka, 6 – 7 hrs.
Day 14 : Trek from Yangri Kharka to Dobate, 6 – 7 hrs.
Day 15 : Trek from Dobate to Khongma Danda, 5 – 6 hrs.
Day 16 : Trek from Khongma Danda to Tashigaon, 4 – 5 hrs.
Day 17 : Trek from Tashigaon to Seduwa, 4 – 5 hrs.
Day 18 : Trek from Seduwa to Num, 5 – 6 hrs.
Day 19 : Trek from Num to Tumlingtar, 6 – 7 hrs.
Day 20 : Tumlingtar to Kathmandu, 55 mins flight.
Day 21 : Transfers to airport, departure to your own destination.


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


NOTE : All Camping Trek offers and plans given in the itinerary are for all interested visitors who prefer full package. We offer the itinerary of the destinations as per your choice. You are always free to choose any itinerary and the staff depending on your financial condition. As per your interest and requirement, we have options for any partial visit too.

GROUP TRIPS

Start Date End Date Status Cost
Guaranteed From € 2750

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

After arriving at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, you will be welcomed by the representative of AlpineTrav Treks & Expedition. The AlpineTrav representative will arrange your transfer & brief about pre-trip discussion meeting on the way to your hotel.

We will organise pre-trip discussion meeting with trek guide and other team members. You will have opportunity to ask any questions about your trip to the management and trek guide. In the evening, AlpineTrav will host a welcome dinner in Nepalese cuisine restaurant.

Day 2
Day 02 : Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing (1400 m). Overnight at hotel.

Full day sightseeing in the famous places of Kathmandu including Bodhnath Stupa, Pashupatinath, Swoyambhunath, Kathmandu Durbar Square, Patan Durbar Square, Bhaktapur Durbar Square etc. Most of these places are listed as World Heritage Sites by UNESCO. We will do arrangement of an experience tour guide and private vehicle for the tour.

Day 3
Day 03 : Fly from Kathmandu to Tumlingtar then drive to Chichila (1,980m), 55 mins flight, 3-4 hour drive

With thrills and adventures in our minds, we kick off our journey with an early morning flight to Tumlingtar. Relishing a breathtaking view of the mountains, hills, and rivers that make up the Nepalese landscape, we arrive in Tumlingtar, where we rest for an hour or two. We then drive to the Gurung village of Chichila with greenery filling up our landscape. Overnight at tented camp Chichila.

Day 4
Day 04 : Trek from Chichila to Num (1,560m), 6 - 7 hrs.

On the first day of our trek, we trek through lush Himalayan forests of rhododendron and pass some beautiful small villages to reach Num. We can get a scant glimpse of the Himalayas from Num. Overnight at tented camp.

Day 5
Day 05 : Trek from Num to Seduwa (1,500m), 6 - 7 hrs.

Crossing a wooden bridge over Barun River, we enter the Makalu Barun Conservation Area. Our guide will deal with all kinds of legal permits for the trek. We trek through dense forests of juniper and rhododendron passing few villages to finally reach Seduwa. Overnight at tented camp.

Day 6
Day 06 : Trek from Seduwa to Tashigaon (2,100m), 4 - 5 hrs.

Trekking with Isuwa Khola and Kusuwa Khola on each side, we cross a wooden bridge over Isuwa Khola and pass several small villages and forests. After trekking for a couple of hours and crossing the bridge, we reach the Sherpa village of Tashigaon. The vista of the Himalayas is magnificent from Tashigaon. Overnight at tented camp.

Day 7
Day 07 : Trek from Tashigaon to Khongma Danda (3,500m), 6 - 7 hrs.

We may have a tough day today as we walk on steep trails on our way to Khongma Danda. We climb stone stairs and come across few lakes and fields filled with yaks, blue sheep, and other Himalayan cattle grazing in the field. Upon reaching Unshisa, we enter Makalu Barun National Park. After 7 hours of trek, we reach Khongma Danda. Overnight at tented camp.

Day 8
Day 08 : Trek from Khongma Danda to Dobate 6 - 7 hrs.

Today will be a tough day for us as we have to pass four passes to reach Dobate. We start with climbing over Kauma La Pass (3603m) and then head on to Keke La Pass (4127m). We further climb on to Shipton La pass (4170m), where we stumble across beautiful Kalo Pokhari Lake. Then, we trek for a couple of hours and pass Tutu La Pass (4080m) to finally reach Dobate. We relish the alluring view of Chamlang (7319m), Peak 6 (6524m), Peak 7 (6758m), and the other Himalayas from Dobate. Overnight at tented camp.

Day 9
Day 09 : Trek from Dobate to Yangri Kharka (3,557m), 6 - 7 hrs.

Trekking through dense rhododendron forests, we cross Barun River and trek towards Yangri Kharka. On our way, we may come across yaks grazing in the field. The yaks are the chief transportation means in these regions. After 7 hours of trek, we reach Yangri Kharka. Overnight at tented camp.

Day 10
Day 10 : Trek from Yangri Kharka to Langmale Kharka (4,410m), 5 - 6 hrs.

We trek along the lush Himalayan forests and cross a couple of wooden bridges over small streams to reach Merek. Chasing the mesmerizing view of the Himalayas, we continue our trek walking on moraines and pass small Himalayan villages to reach Langmale Kharka. Overnight at tented camp.

Day 11
Day 11 : Trek from Langmale Kharka to Makalu Base Camp (4,870m), 6 - 7 hrs.

Climbing on a steep trail alongside Barun Nadi, we walk through icy glaciers and ridges to reach Shershong. We relish the beauty of Mt. Makalu (8481m) on our way to the base camp. We trek for an hour or two to finally reach Makalu Base Camp. The panorama of the Himalayas from the base camp is jaw-dropping. Overnight at tented camp.

Day 12
Day 12 : Explore Makalu Base Camp.

Today, we explore the Makalu Base Camp vicinity with a superb panorama of Makalu from the south face, Everest (8848m), Lhotse (8516m), and the other Himalayas in eastern Nepal. We relish the beauty of the surrounding glaciers and glacial lakes. We can also hike a little up to Barun Glacier and make a side trip to the tranquil Barun Pokhari. Overnight at tented camp.

Day 13
Day 13 : Trek from Makalu Base Camp to Yangri Kharka, 6 - 7 hrs.

After our successful trek to Makalu Base Camp, we bid farewell to the base camp and descend to Yangri Kharka. Trekking through sparse forests along the rocky trails, we pass small villages of Shershong, Langmale Kharka, and Merek on our way to Yangri Kharka. Overnight at tented camp.

Day 14
Day 14 : Trek from Yangri Kharka to Dobate, 6 - 7 hrs.

Trekking along free-flowing Barun River, we pass alpine forests, rocky ridges, and few small streams to finally reach Dobate. We relish the beauty of nature while descending to Dobate. On our way, we may come across some yaks, snow pigeons, and blue sheep. Overnight at tented camp in Dobate.

Day 15
Day 15 : Trek from Dobate to Khongma Danda, 5 - 6 hrs.

Today, we leave Dobate for Khongma Danda. We trek along rhododendron, juniper, and fir forests to reach Mumbuk. From Mumbuk, we cross Tutu La Pass (4080m), Shipton La Pass (4170m), Keke La Pass (4127m), and Kauma La Pass (3603m) to finally reach Khongma Danda after 7 hours of trek. Overnight at tented camp.

Day 16
Day 16 : Trek from Khongma Danda to Tashigaon, 4 - 5 hrs.

We trek through dense forests and pass few lakes on our way back to Tashigaon. Trekking along steep rocky trails, we exit Makalu Barun National Park as we trek for 5 hours to enter the beautiful Sherpa village of Tashigaon. Overnight at tented camp in Tashigaon.

Day 17
Day 17 : Trek from Tashigaon to Seduwa, 4 - 5 hrs.

Trekking along small streams, we pass the isolated valley of the Barun River through small settlements. We trek with Isuwa Khola on one side and Hingsa Khola on the other side to reach Seduwa after 5 hours of trek. Overnight at tented camp in Seduwa.

Day 18
Day 18 : Trek from Seduwa to Num, 5 - 6 hrs.

We trek across several dense rhododendron and bamboo forests and cross Arun River to exit Makalu Barun Conservation Area. We pass a small rural settlement of Sherpas on our way to Num. We then trek for a couple of hours to reach the Sherpa village of Num. Overnight at tented camp.

Day 19
Day 19 : Trek from Num to Tumlingtar, 6 - 7 hrs.

Today is the last day of our trek. We relish the joy of trekking along steep trials with the beautiful panorama of Mt. Makalu (8481m) for the last time before reaching Tumlingtar. After trekking for 7 hours, we reach Tumlingtar. Overnight at a lodge.

Day 20
Day 20 : Tumlingtar to Kathmandu, 55 mins flight.

After a successful trek, we fly back to the capital enjoying the beautiful aerial view of the mountains. Feel free to spend your leisure time as you please. Overnight at a hotel.

Day 21
Day 21 : Transfers to airport, departure to your own destination.

We wake up early in the morning to take the flight for returning back to Kathmandu. On arrival in Kathmandu we are transferred back to our hotel. Overnight in Kathmandu at the hotel.

SERVICES: PROVIDED BY COMPANY

  • Airport picks up and drops off, upon arrival and departure in Kathmandu
  • Accommodation at Green Boutique Hotel with breakfast in Kathmandu
  • Sightseeing at Kathmandu by private AC vehicles as per group size
  • Kathmandu - Tumlingtar - Kathmandu Flight (inclusive with airport tax)
  • Restricted Area trekking permit and National park fee
  • Full boards Camping Service during whole trek
  • An experience trekking guide (trained by Ministry of tourism), trekking cook, kitchen helper, Sherpa.
  • Necessary number of porter’s their meal, accommodation, transportation, salary, insurance, equipment’s are included in Cost.
  • First Aid kits for the staffs and the groups
  • Farewell dinner during the last day of departure

SERVICES: NOT PROVIDED BY COMPANY (Personal)

  • International airfares and Nepal travel visa
  • Your personal entrance fees for Kathmandu sightseeing
  • Personal trekking gears
  • Helicopter rescue
  • Staff tips

Makalu Base Camp Trek – 21 Days: Accommodation: Lodge/camping)

(All rates are in Euro)

PRICING FOR GROUP SIZE BASIS:
⇒ All inclusive Trek Cost for 4 Person basis : EUR 2750 per person
⇒ All inclusive Trek Cost for 5-8 Person basis : EUR 2650 per person
⇒ All inclusive Trek Cost for 9-12 Person basis : EUR 2550 per person


NOTE : We would kindly like you to know that we try our best to follow up the set programs as given all above but at times, because of some local trails or weather conditions may compel us to have a slight changes in necessities. Similarly, the itinerary may also vary slightly subjected to our trekkers’ acclimatization rates. We always prefer the secure and precious life of yours along with the best of the best adventures.

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.


NOTE : We would kindly like you to know that we try our best to follow up the set programs as given all above but at times, because of some local trails or weather conditions may compel us to have a slight changes in necessities. Similarly, the itinerary may also vary slightly subjected to our trekkers’ acclimatization rates. We always prefer the secure and precious life of yours along with the best of the best adventures.

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


NOTE :  We would kindly like you to know that we try our best to follow up the set programs as given all above but at times, because of some local trails or weather conditions may compel us to have a slight changes in necessities.  Similarly, the itinerary may also vary slightly subjected to our trekkers’ acclimatization rates. We always prefer the secure and precious life of yours along with the best of the best adventures.

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Trip Facts

  • 21 Days
  • Moderate/Difficult
  • 1,980 - 4870 Meter
  • Spring & Autumn
  • Kathmandu
  • Kathmandu
  • Flight
  • Camping
  • 4

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