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.