Makalu Base Camp Trekking is perfect example of tranquil walking holiday. Nepal is home of unlimited snowcapped mountains. Walking to foothills of such mountains is always captivating. It helps you to create the untold stories worthy to be shared for generations to come. This journey is one of a kind. Leaving your footprints at the foothill of world’s fifth tallest mountain Mt. Makalu is not an ordinary achievement.
Journey begins with the flight of about fifty minutes from Kathmandu to Tumlingtar. There are a plethora of villages to reach and high altitude passes to pass. Even if the Mt. Makalu is just about 19 kilometers from Mt. Everest we take the different trail.
Most interesting thing about Makalu Base Camp Trekking in Nepal is its untainted beauty. Everest, Annapurna, Langtang and Manaslu region of Nepal trekking nowadays is part of mainstream walking holiday destination. However, Makalu region is still considered as the off the beaten path. It allows trekkers to be closer to nature and experience the serene tranquility.
Everest Buddha Treks specializes in high altitude trekking as well. Lots of our trekking crew members are highly experienced and have been to various off the beaten trails. During off season we always send our guides and travel planners for the identification of new trails. Therefore, in less trekked trail like Makalu Base Camp Trekking route also our management is impeccable.
We will meet you at Tribhuvan International Airport and you will be transferred to hotel where you will have your time to freshen up and after that, you will be invited for a briefing about your program. You will meet your trekking guide and discuss about the equipment needed for the trekking. Overnight at hotel.
Morning time, We will take a scenic 50 minutes flight to Tumlingtar with aerial views of Everest, Lhotse, Makalu and others. After flight, we will have around 4 hours drive to Num village through beautiful Arun valley. Overnight at Num.
The trail today descends steeply from Num through the Cornfield of Lumbang to Barun River. We will cross the river on the other side from where Makalu Barun Conservation Area begins and so do we register our permits. The onward way is particularly rocky; tiny terraces planted with corn and barley, then we have tough steep climb to Sedua. Camping in Seduwa.
Today we will trek through Kusuwa Khola and cross a wooden bridge over Isuwa Khola & several villages and forest. We will reach the sherpa village of Tashigaon after couple of hours. We can see wonderful views of Himalayas. We will stay overnight in a homestay.
Today, we will have a challenging route to Khongma Danda. The path is steeep and we will climb stone stairs and trek across lakes and fields where yaks, blue sheep & other Himalayan cattles will be grazing. After we reach to Unshisa, we will then enter to Makalu Barun National Park. Finally, we will reach to Khongma Danda taking almost 7 hours trekking. Overnight.
The day off will allow some bodily rest before we take on crossing of the Shipton La the next day. For those who wish to explore the nearby surrounding can walk around the area. Overnight in Khongma Danda.
The trail to the pass of Shipton La (4,257 m) presents another challenging and rewarding day, with stunning views of the surrounding ranges. Passing the pretty lake of Kalo Pokhari, the trail leads over the next pass of Keke La (4,150 m) and descends to the village of Dobate. We will stay overnight here.
From Dobate, we pass through the Rhododendron forest which leads to the Barun River. We should be very careful during the first two hours of trek as the trail is steep and tough. We then take a pleasant walk, slowly gaining altitude till we arrive in Yangri Kharka. We will stay overnight here.
Another day of steep hiking, tramping between the valley's sheer walls on either side and on towards Merek and its scenic outlook. The wildlife is abundant, including yak herds dotting the landscape. The day concludes with another steep climb to Langmale and a well-earned rest for the night.
Today the trek reaches its chief destination i.e. Makalu Base Camp, with its superb views of the mountain looming high above, as well as incredible views across to Everest, Lhotse and many other. Overnight at Makalu Base Camp.
The Base Camp is a rocky barren place with the large Barun Glacier beyond it. From here we can see the magnificent south face of Makalu and the complete panorama of Everest and Lhotse. We can explore the surrounding lakes, glaciers and go for a short trek up where we may celebrate our accomplishment at the camp itself. Overnight at Makalu Base Camp.
A rapid descent through Sherson, Langmale and Merek to Yangi Kharka, covering in a day's march the same amount of territory that took two days on the way up - the benefits of going downhill.
Trekking along free-flowing Barun River, we pass through alpine forests, rocky ridges, and few small streams. We observe the natural beauty while descending to Dobate. On our way, we may come across some yaks, snow pigeons, and blue sheep. Overnight at Dobate.
Our day starts with steep climb to Mumbuk and passing through forest of Rhododendron and firs. We will cross Keke La pass (4,150 m), Shipton La (4,257 m) and Khongma La pass and descend till Khongma Danda arrives. Overnight at Khongma Danda.
On the way back to Tashigaon, we will trek through dense forest and pass few lakes. We exit Makalu Barun National Park as we trek along steep rocky trails for around 5 hours. Overnight at Tashigaon.
We retrace our steps and descend down to the Barun River. We then cross the hillside and come across villages and settlements as we move further down finally stopping at Seduwa again. Overnight at Seduwa.
The path is long, fairly steep climb, mainly on stone steps, all the way down to the Arun River. It will be warm now as we head down deep into the lower dense forest. You cross the river and endure the climb all the way back to Num and from here our trekking ends. We will drive to Kandbari where we spend our last night in the mountains.
After breakfast, we will transfer back to Tumlingtar to make the return flight to Tribhuvan Airport. We will return back to our hotel. The rest of the day is yours to relax and enjoy shopping in Thamel area. Farewell dinner at evening enjoying great adventure. Overnight at hotel.
Our adventure in Nepal ends today. Everest Buddha Treks P. Ltd. representative will drop you at the Tribhuvan International Airport 3 hours before the scheduled flight. We give you much fun and memory that you'll never forget about.
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