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Makalu Base Camp Trek

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Mt. Makalu (8463) is the fifth highest peak in the world. The Makalu base camp trek is one true adventure which offers you the opportunity to explore beautiful scenery, high-altitude terrains, snow-clad landscapes and ethnic Himalayan lifestyle. Makalu base camp trek is one of the most popular trekking destinations on the Himalayan region of Nepal. The lower reaches of the trek route are flourished with rhododendron forest and the upper reaches of the trek route comprise of polished granite cliffs capped by hanging glaciers, overflowing with waterfalls.

Makalu base camp trek one of the unexplored and untouched wilderness of Makalu region that has a lot of natural scenery and cultural villages to offer. The trek visits one of the most remote and unfrequented areas of Nepal. The Barun valley is a part of a huge international protected area under the agreement between the governments of Nepal and China, which comprises of 2330 sq. km of National Park and 830 sq. km of conservation area in Nepal alone.
Makalu base camp trek starts with an hour long flight to Tumlintar whereas the real trek starts from Chichila heading towards the Barun River Valley to Sedua and Num, then crossing Shiton La Pass (4210m) into the upper Barun River valley for close look at Makalu and Chamling Himal. Commencing this trek will leave you with memorizing scenery and never strenuous experience.

Day 01: Welcome to Kathmandu Valley (1360m). Upon your arrival we assist you from international airport to our hotel. Overnight at hotel.

Day 02: Half day Kathmandu valley sightseeing and then prepare for the trek. Overnight at hotel.

Day03: Fly from Kathmandu to Tumlintar in the morning and drive about four hours to reach Num (1,490m). Stay overnight at Num.

Day 04: Trek uphill to Seduwa (1,450m) about five hours enjoying the natural beauty on the way. Stay overnight at the camp in Seduwa.

Day 05: Trek uphill through rough way and natural beauty towards Tashigaon (2,135m) which takes about five hours on foot. Stay overnight at the camp in Tashigaon.

Day 06: Trek uphill the route about five hours to reach Kungma (3,556). Stay overnight at camp in Kungma.

Day 07: Today is rest, refreshment and acclamation day. Visit around Kungma and stay overnight at camp in Kumgma.

Day 08: Today we trek via Shipton La high pass (4,217m) about eight hours to reach Mambuk (3,553m). Stay overnight at camp in Mambuk.

Day 09: Today we trek up the route about six hours to reach Nghe Kharka (3,760m) via the rough rocky route. Stay overnight at camp in Nghe Kharka.

Day 10: The journey of about six hours takes us to Langmale (4,407m). Stay overnight at the camp in Langmale.

Day 11: About five hours trek up the route with the view of mountains and nature takes us to Shershop (4,572). Stay overnight at the camp in Shershop.

Day 12: A short trek of about three to four hours up the route takes us to the Makalu Base Camp (4,812m). Stay overnight at camp in Makalu Base Camp.

Day 13: A day hike towards Hilary Base Camp (4,950). A good view of Mt. Makalu can be observed from Hilary Base Camp. Stay overnight at camp in Hilary Base Camp.

Day 14: Today we descend down the route about six hours to Yangle Kharka (3598m). Stay overnight at Yangle Kharka.

Day 15: Trek the trail towards Mumbuk about six hours. Stay overnight at camp in Mumbuk.

Day 16: Today we trek the trail via Shipton La Pass towards Kungma (3,443m) about eight hours. Stay overnight at camp in Kungma.

Day 17: Today we trek down the rocky hills about seven hours to reach Seduwa (1,540m). Stay overnight at camp in Seduwa.

Day 18: Today we trek about six hours towards Num. Stay overnight at camp in Num.

Day 19: After about four hours of drive we reach Tumlintar. Stay overnight at Tumlintar.

Day 20: early morning flight back to Kathmandu. Enjoy leisure time exploring or shopping. Overnight at hotel.

Day 21: Final departure. Farewell!!

Trip Facts

Destination: Makalu Base Camp trek  

Duration: 21days

Grade: Moderate

Activities: sightseeing and cultural trek

Max elevation: 4950m

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