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Duration : 18 days
Availability : September through June
Max Altitude: 4870m
Min Age : 8+
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Overview

Makalu Base camp lies in the Makalu- Barun National Park, the 8th national park in the Himalayas of Nepal, which was established in 1992, covering an area of 1500 k.m.. Mt. Makalu (8,481m) is the 5th highest peak in the world; an isolated peak with shape of a four-sided pyramid.

Trekking on this region offers stunning contrasts, where high waterfalls cascade into deep gorges, craggy rocks rise from lush green forests, and colorful flowers bloom beneath white snow peaks. This unique landscape shelters some of the last pristine mountain ecosystems on earth. Rare species of animals and plants flourish in diverse climates and habitats, relatively undisturbed by human kind.

This trek is started from Tumlingtar after taking a short flight from Kathmandu and walk through river gorge and climb up the Shipton La Pass (4210m) into the upper Barun river valley and return to Tumlingtar after a visit to Makala Base Camp (4870m).

Itinerary

International Airport, Kathmandu (1350m). Welcome by garlands and drive to hotel. Overnight at hotel, inclusive of breakfast.

After early morning breakfast, we drive to airport to board the flight to Tumlingtar, where we meet our trekking crews. We then drive to Num by local jeep. While driving we enjoy the view of landscapes, lovely villages and Mt. Makalu. Overnight at camp, inclusive of full board meal.

We enjoy our first day trekking with lovely views of countless midhills, forests, villages and stop at Seduwa, a large trading village, having a Makalu - Barun National Park office. Overnight at camp, inclusive of full board meal.

Today is the last day trekking through villages as Tashigaou is the last settlement on the walk-in. We walk through villages, cultivated fields and climb through hills and arrive at Taashigaou. Overnight at camp, inclusive of full board meal.

Today´s trek is quite long (approx. 07 hours) through steepy hills; however, the landscapes are impressive and we enjoy our walk through cloud-forest. From our camp, we enjoy the views of Mt. Makalu, with Peak 6 and Peak 7 in the foreground. Overnight at camp, inclusive of full board meal.

Get up earlier to enjoy the views of Mt. Makalu, with Peak 6 and Peak 7. Afternoon, explore the surroundings. Overnight at camp, inclusive of full board meal.

Today we trek along the ridge and arrive at Kauma La (3603) that offers views of Makalu, chamlang, Baruntse, and Kanchenjunga and Jannu to the east. Then from here we climb to the left of the main ridge up to the Shipton La (4125m) and we descend about 200m to a larged lake (Kalo Pokhari). Then we descend through rocky trail to Dobato. Overnight at camp, inclusive of full board meal.

We trek down to the Barun Khola and climb up hill through landslides and pine forest. Overnight at camp, inclusive of full board meal.

We continue our trek by following the Barun river, cross a bridge and arrive at Yangri Kharka, having a couple of tea shops, a nice camp site. We then walk through rhododendron, fir and pine forest and as we walk further we see the magnificient views of waterrfall, and snowy peaks including Pyramid Peak, Peak 4, Peak 6. Overnight at camp, inclusive of full board meal.

As we trek higher the valley becomes wider and wider with most spectacular views of snowy peaks including Peak 3 and Barun Glacier and we continue our walking to Shersong (4630m), a large meadow land for yak and then after crossing through a small bridge, we arrive at our destination "Makalu Base Camp".

We take early morning flight to Kathmandu. Afternoon day at leisure. Overnight at hotel, inclusive of breakfast.

Overnight at hotel, inclusive of breakfast.

After having breakfast we transfer you to airport to board your flight back home or extend your holiday as you wish. End of the tour!

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Cost Includes

  • Airport pick up and drop off as per the itinerary.
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu at tourist standard hotel (twin sharing, inclusive of breakfast).
  • Licensed holder English speaking trek guide, cook, kitchen helpers and required number of porters and their food, wages, insurance and equipment.
  • Full board meals (3 times a day) which are prepared by our expert cook.
  • Trekking equipment (Two men tent, Dining tent, Kitchen Tent, Table With Chairs, Kitchen Utensils, And Other Necessary Equipment During the Trek)
  • VAT & Office Service charge.

Cost Excludes

  • Any meals in Kathmandu other than breakfast.
  • Your travel insurance against personal accident, medical expenses and rescue evacuation.
  • International airfare to and from Nepal.
  • Nepal visa fee US$ 25 or equivalent foreign currency with multiple entry for 15 days, US$ 40 or equivalent foreign currency with multiple entry for 30 days (you can obtain the visa on arrival).
  • Items of a personal nature.
  • Any kind of alcoholic drinks, cold drinks, laundry, phone call, internet.
  • Any gratitute.
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