Makalu Base Camp Trekking
Makalu Base Camp Trekking : This region is blessed with an incredible diversity of natural beauty and culture. Due to its isolation and lack of tea houses. this area still receives few trekkers. Sherpa, Rai and Limbus are the main inhabitants of this area. Walking north up the Arun river to Sedua and Num, then crossing Barun La (13,500 ft.) into the upper Barun Khola valley for a close look at Makalu (27,750 ft.). If you are really feeling energetic and want to stretch yourself, you may choose to add to this trek by continuing to the Sherpani Col and West Col into the upper Hongdu valley.It should be added that this is a difficult and challenging addition.Makalu is the fifth highest mountain in the world. The mountain was first climbed in 1955 by a French Expedition which established the north ridge. By 1993, 99 expeditions had attempted the summit with 92 climbers being successful and nine deaths.
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Duration: 22 days
Accomodation: 3 night in Kathmandu & 18 night in Tent
Trekking: Tea House & Tent
Max. Altitude: 5500 m
Transportation: Private transportation & Flight
# Welcome by Garland
# Arrival and departure transfers as per itinerary
# 3night hotel in Kathmandu with break fast
# Twin sharing Accommodation in Tea House while on trek (in Tent)
# 3 meals (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner) while on tea house trek
# Kathmandu – Tumlingtar – Kathmandu Flight Fare for Members & 1 Guide
# Makalu trekking Map for a group
# (1 guide An eco trained Government license holder an English speaking)
# 1 between 1 member porter while on trek
# Wages, equipment, insurance and other facilities to staffs.
# Makalu Barun National Park fee
# TIMS Permit
# International Tickets reconfirmation
# Travel rescue arrangement
# All government taxes & Service Charge
# First aid Kit
COST Not Included
# International Airfare
# Nepal Visa fee (US$ 40 per person for 30 days)
# Airport Departure taxes (domestic NRS 200/Excess baggage charges.
# Meals in Kathmandu
# Sightseeing in Kathmandu
# Travel Insurance
# Medical evacuation in case of emergency.
# Items of personal nature i.e. Telephone, Laundry, Soft/hard drinks, Clients Insurance & Tips etc.
# Expenses incurred due to mishaps, landslide, strikes, political unrest etc. In such case extra will be charged as per actual.
# Tips for Staffs
Every effort will be made to keep to the above itinerary, but as this is adventure travel in a remote mountain region we cannot guarantee it! Weather conditions and the health of trekkers can all contribute to changes. The guides and their Sherpa assistants will try to ensure that the trip runs according to plan, but please be prepared to be flexible if necessary.
Accommodation on the trek & Food
You will be accommodated in lodges during tea house trek & tent in camping trek . Typical food available for lunch and dinner is Nepali rice & lentils, pasta, potato dishes, soups or pizzas. Delicious pancakes, porridge, toast and eggs are the main breakfast fare, while tea, coffee and hot chocolate are always available. You will probably be pleasantly surprised at the variety of food at the lodges.
There are a lot of steep ascents and descents on the trek and a good level of fitness is required. Some days you may be required to walk up to six hours. Please note that the estimated walking time each day will vary according to the overall fitness of the group and weather conditions.
Footwear & Clothing: Bring well broken-in walking shoes, suitable for snow; thick socks, light socks, camp shoes; down or fiber filled waterproof jacket and pants; sweater or fleece jacket; underwear; warm and cotton or polypropylene pants or jeans; shirts and T-shirts; shorts; long underwear; wool hat; sun hat; gloves; bathing suit; comfortable track/gym suit.
|City||Per Adult / Single Room||Per Adult / Double / Triple Room||Child Without Bed||Child With Bed|
|Kathmandu||USD USD $ 30||USD USD $ 30||USD USD $ 65||USD USD $ 75|
Arrive in Kathmandu, transfer to hotel
Welcome to Kathmandu, the capital city of the Himalayan kingdom of Nepal.You will be met on airport and transferred to your hotel. After the arrival, the group will be formally introduced to Guide for the activities over the next few days. One should pay attention in particular to the safety aspects of the briefing. Any questions or doubts should be asked and clarified at this time. We check your insurance details and other requirement for your trekking.
Kathmandu - Tumlingtar - Khandbari (45minutes flight ,400m & 3hrs walking/1040m)
After flying to Tumlingtar flight & continue the trek to Khandbari. it takes 4 hrs to be on Khandbari which is the district headquarter of Sankhuwasabha. we stay first night of the trek here.Khand bari is the district headquarter of Sunkhuwasava District.
Khandbari - Chilchila (1980m/ 5hrs)
We walk north from Khandbari. The trail crosses a plateau for about 45 minutes, and then gradually climbs for about 3 hours. We have lunch in Deurali, look around, then hike for one & half hour to Chilchila.This place is on the rich of the hill.from here can have able to see the view of mountains,forest with include local settlements .
Chilchila - Num (4.30hrs/1560)
We start the day with wonderful views of Makalu and the surrounding snow-capped peaks. The path is an ancient trade route, and after a few ups and downs it descends through a forest to Num. Num is last and big local settlement from this area which is popular as a center to buying dally use things like food,cloths and more needed things.
Num - Siduwa (1500m/6hrs)
After breakfast We descend steeply for 1 1/2 hours to the level of Arun river then we cross the suspension bridge across the Arun River. From there it is a 2 hour ascent to Kerabari. We then continue upwards for another 2 hours to Siduwa .Siduwa is the village where had get Makalu Barun National park police check point.
Siduwa - Tashigoan (2100m/5hrs)
Ascending through a forest we pass the picturesque Sherpa village of Tashigoan, the last village en route to the base camp. Mainly peoples grow the potatoes,millet, barley and more.now days this areas peoples are growing cardamon as a business.
Tashigoan - Khongma (3500m/5hrs)
After breakfast We climb out of the forest to the grazing area of Khongma, 5 1/2 hours away. We have a packed lunch because of the lack of water between Tashigoan and Khongma we can not stop for lunch like other days.it had get only two small kettle.this place do not had get any water source so we have walk down half hours for water.
Khongma - Dobato (3520/7hrs)
Above Kongnpma we occasionally walk on the snow (depending on the season) to Kongma-La (3870m) from here we can see the view of Makalu(8463m), Kanachanjungha (8586m) and the many more surrounding Himalya is spectacular from here. today We have to cross 4 Passes which Kongma-La 3870m,KK-La (4127m),Saptang-La( 4220m),Tutu-La (4170m).Around the Saptang-La pass it had get three lake as well . one of the lake which is secret lake for Hindu and Buddish religion.It is called Thulo pokhari. then we reach to Dobato.
Dobato – Yangle Kharka (4200m/5.30hrs)
After breakfast We get an early start with down hill and cross some land slides.Today we mostly follow bank of the Barun river until our stop.the way through between high hills as well as high mountains. Yengle Kharka is the famous for sprite (Yarsha Gomba) It takes 5 hours to the higher river plains in Yangle Kharka .
Yangle Kharka – Yak Kharka/Tadaksa (4000m/4hrs)
Today is short day so we can start bit let then other days.It takes 3 hrs to our camp side,The trail goes inside the pine forest as well as Rhododendron. Armington says this site “is far better camping here would conform to the recommendations for safe acclimatization to altitude”.
Today is our rest day so you can weak up bit let then after breakfast you can explore around the camp side.from here you see Shiva cave Parbati Danda in another side of the river & also can see the peak 7 including the other mountains view.
Yak Kahrka - Merek (4150m /4hrs)
Leaving Yak Kharka, there are excellent views of Peak 4, Chahamlang, Peak 3, Peak 5, but not Makalu. After crossing a wooden bridge over the Barun River we trek beside the river on grasslands to Mera. The views remain incredible. From Mera, the trail climbs in sand and scree following the eastern side of the valley. It is a 1 ½ hour hike Merek.
Merek - Makalu Base Camp (4870m/6hrs)
We would like to get up early, around 5 AM for sun rise view, to climb the ridge behind Shersong. From Shersong we can see wonderful view of Mt. Makalu then our way is enter in the Makalu glacier which is beautiful marine. We will then descend and cross a small glacier before reaching base camp.
Explore and visit Hillary Base Camp then walk down to Merek (6hrs)
Today is the must impotent day of this trek so you can enjoy the view of mountains with taking beautiful pictures.The view point is nearly 6000m so from here you see the closest view of Mt Makalu (8463m)Pek 7,peak 5,Sherpini cole,Lohtse shar(8382m),Baruntse (7152m) & more mountains view. then we will same way back to Merek .
Merek - Yangle Kharka (4.5hrs)
It takes 4.30 hrs to Yengle Kharka.
Yangle Kharka - Dobato(6hrs)
It takes 6 hrs to Dobato from Yangle Kharka.
Dobato - Khongma (7hrs)
It takes 7 hrst to Khong ma, cause we need to cross that 4 passes which we crossed on the way to Makalu Base Camp.
Khongma - Siduwa (5hrs)
After break fast we start walk from Khongma. it takes 5hrs to Siduwa from Khongma.
Siduwa to Num (5.30hrs)
it takes 5.30hrs to Num.
Num to Tumlingtar (6hrs)
Num to Tumlingtar By Drive
Tumlingtar - Kathmandu
Tumlingtar - Kathmandu by flight
All too soon it's time to bid Nepal farewell and one realizes that we can never be intimate, only acquainted with this amazing adventure kingdom