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Makalu Base Camp Trekking

Start from:   US$ 1725 Per Person


Total Duration:20 to 23 Days

Trip Grade:Strenuous

Meals:Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner

Transportation:Private Vehicle / Aeroplane


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Makalu Base Camp Trekking is an adventurous journey to the Makalu Base Camp (5250m) with the rewards of majestic views of Makalu, the fifth-highest mountain in the world. Makalu is still a remote, unexplored, and pristine area of the Himalayas that has all the magic and myth to keep many a traveler under its spell.

Makalu Trek is a truly intrepid expedition to a remote and wild region of the Great Himalayas. The Makalu Trek route traverses lesser-known trekking trails of Nepal and comes head to head with three high mountain passes: Sherpani Col (6135m), West Col (6143m), and Amphu Laptsa (5850m). We will also reach Makalu Base Camp (5000m) which offers superb and spectacular views of Everest (8,850m), Kanchenjunga (8586m), Lhotse (8,516m), Makalu (8,463m), Chamlang (7,319m) and Baruntse (7,220m) among others. The inhabitants of this region are of Tibetan ancestry and this fact is evident in their attire, speech, and customs. We will be able to learn more about their Buddhist culture by interacting with them and visiting Buddhist monasteries and chortens in the region.

The trekking trail runs along Makalu-Barun National Park, one of the newest and most well-preserved national parks in Nepal. The park is home to an amazing 3000 species of flowering plants, 440 species of birds, and 75 species of mammals, including the Snow Leopard, Red Panda, Musk Deer, Wild Boar, Wild Yak, and Himalayan Thar. Trekkers will enjoy climbing hills, crossing rivers, and appreciating the beauty of one of the remotest corners of the Himalayas.

This trekking is a challenging trek only suitable who are physically fit and mentally prepared to trek to the highest reaches of the Himalayas. Please note there are very few and no facilities of lodges in this region. One of the highest passes called Shipton La (4216m) is a high note of this trek. Other similar high passes we will have to cross over include Keke La(4150m), and Ghungru La (4050m). Overall we will be gaining of altitude of 4000m!

The pass provides spectacular views of Mt. Makalu, Mt. Jaljale, and Mt. Chhamlang among others before finally descending to the mysterious Barun Valley.

The area is unique in biodiversity and is the flower kingdom of Nepal. There are over 3000 species of flowering plants, including varied species of orchids and rhododendrons, recorded in the Makalu Barun Park. The villages are a mix of Sherpa and Rai communities whose staple diet includes rice, corn, and buckwheat.

Trekking in this region is best during the Spring (March-May) and Autumn (Sept-Nov) seasons.

Day to Day Itinerary

Day 01:Arrive in Kathmandu & transfer to Hotel

Day 02:Sightseeing around Kathmandu

Day 03:From Kathmandu fly to Tumlingtar 400m

Day 04:Tumlingtar trek to Mane Bhanjayang 1105m

Day 05:Mane Bhanjayang trek to Chichila 1850m

Day 06:Chichila trek to Num 1505m

Day 07:Num trek to Sheduwa- 5 hrs 1530m

Day 08:Sheduwa trek to Tashigaon 2065m

Day 09:Tashigaon trek to Khongma 3562m

Day 10:Khongma trek to Mumbuk

Day 11:Mumbuk trek to Yangri Kharka 3610m

Day 12:Yangri Kharka trek to Jhak Kharka 4120m

Day 13:Jhak Kharka Rest

Day 14:Jhak Kharka trek to Base camp (5000m)

Day 15:Base camp trek to Yangri Kharka 3610 m

Day 16:Yangle Kharka to kalo pokhari 4022m

Day 17:Kalopokhari trek to Tashi Gaon 2065m

Day 18:Tashi Gaon trek to Num 1505m

Day 19:Num trek to Bhotebas 1745m

Day 20:Bhote bas trek to Tumlingtar

Day 21:Tumlingtar fly to Kathmandu

Day 22:Free day in Kathmandu for shopping and other activities

Day 23:Transfer to airport for departure

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