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Makalu base camp trek

Makalu base camp trek is falls under the restricted area trek which is the base camp trek of world fifth highest mountain designated in Makalu barun national park. This trek offers the most breath taking scenes of the Himalayan of Nepal. It was the last of the eight thousand to be summitted in the winter. The region offers one of the most outstanding and diverse trekking route in the Himalayan. Our journey begins with an hour long flight to tumlingtar whereas the real trek starts from chichila. The area is deep in the eastern Himalayan which is palace of outstanding natural beauty and also diversity flora and fauna. The scenic beauty of surrounding cannot be described in words. It is widely considered to be one of the challenging climbs in the world. The untouched beauty of this region is sure to stun anyone visiting of this region.

Makalu base camp trek is adventurous the picturesque beauty of the surrounding keeps the trekkers fresh and tireless. The foothill and trekking route of Makalu are nestled in a former restricted area and even today pristine and wild in the best possible way. Rare species of animals and plants flourish in the divers and undisturbed habitats of this region. The rough rocks rise from the lush green forest, and colorful flower bloom beneath white snow peaks which will hypnotize you for a while. The trekking takes the trekker to the most remote part of Nepal. This is camping trek that will bring you close to the untamed loveliness of Nepal’s most remote outposts and the cherished cultures of its most isolated inhabitants. The trails than takes you through several Sherpa villages, cultivated field, dense forest of rhododendron and the several passes before arriving at this base camp.  The best season for this trekking trail is September to December and March to June.

Outline Itinerary 

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu and check-in to Hotel
Day 02: Full Day Sightseeing Kathmandu Valley
Day 03: Flight from Kathmandu to Tumlingtar and drive to Chichila (1840m) – 9Hours
Day 04: Trek from Chichila to Num (1500m) – 6 Hours
Day 05: Trek from Num to Seduwa (1540m) – 6 Hours
Day 06: Trek from Seduwa to Tashigaon (2070m) – 5 Hours
Day 07: Trek from Tashigaon to Khongma (3560m) – 7 Hours
Day 08: Rest and Acclimatization Day at Khongma
Day 09: Cross Shipton La and Trek to Debotay (3650m) – 7 Hours
Day 10: Trek from Debotay to Yangle Kharka (3600m) – 6 Hours
Day 11: Trek from Yangle Kharka to Merek (4500m) – 5 Hours
Day 12: Trek from Merek to Shersong – 6 Hours
Day 13: Trek from Shersong to Makalu Base Camp (5000m) – 6 Hours
Day 14: Trek from Makalu Base Camp to Yangle Kharka – 8 Hours
Day 15: Trek from Yangle Kharka to Mumbuk – 6 Hours
Day 16: Trek from Mumbuk to Khongma – 6 Hours
Day 17: Trek from Khongma to Tashigaon – 6 Hours
Day 18: Trek from Tashigaon to Num – 5 Hours
Day 19: Trek from Num to Chichila and transfer to Tumlingtar – 9 Hours
Day 20: Flight from Tumlingtar to Kathmandu
Day 21: Final International Departure

Details Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu and check-in to Hotel

The representatives from Himalayan Scenery will welcome you at TIUA (Tribhuwan International University Airport) upon your arrival. We then transfer you to the hotel for the overnight stay.

Day 02: Full Day Sightseeing Kathmandu Valley

Take breakfast and around at 9:00 AM start to sightseeing point, we spend the whole for the sightseeing tour of Kathmandu Valley. You will have the full day guided sightseeing of Kathmandu Valley covering the major cultural attractions which have also been cited as The World Heritage Cultural Sites. Which is most popular Kathmandu Durbar square and Kumari temple, Patan Durbar Squer Krishna Mandir temple, Syoyembhunath Buddhist Temple, Boddhanath stupa One of the biggest stupa in the world and Pashupatinath Hindu Temple which is main shrine hindusim temple, After visit return to hotel and stay overnight at hotel.

Day 03: Flight from Kathmandu to Tumlingtar and drive to Chichila (1840m) – 9Hours

After breakfast transfer to domestic airport and We take a 50 minute flight from Kathmandu landing on a bumpy grass airstrip at Tumlingtar. We then taka a jeep drive on a bumpy road takes to the first camp at Chichila. We stay overnight at Campsite.

Day 04: Trek from Chichila to Num (1500m) – 6 Hours

After breakfast trek to Chichila, We start trekking on moderately paced walk through the picturesque villages and lush mountain forests. Crossing a ridge line with great views on both side and perched on the end, we reach at Num where we stay overnight at Campsite.

Day 05: Trek from Num to Seduwa (1540m) – 6 Hours

After breakfast trek to Seduwa, we take a steep descent down through the forests and terraced plots of land takes that brings us to Arun Khola. We then ascend up to the other side againpassing through the forest. Now Makalu National Park starts and we have to register our permits. We stay overnight at campsite.

Day 06: Trek from Seduwa to Tashigaon (2070m) – 5 Hours

After breakfast trek to Seduwa, we ascend the ridge bounded by the Ipsuwa Khola on the west and Kasuwa Khola to the east. After crossing the hillside through quiet villages, we eventually reach Tashigaon village where we stay overnight at campsite.

Day 07: Trek from Tashigaon to Khongma (3560m) – 7 Hours

After breakfast trek to Khongma. Well, Khongma is the last stop before we cross the Shipton La pass. We then drop down into the upper sections of the remote Barun Valley. Passing through the green forests of rhododendrons and overlooking the beautiful mountains all around, we eventually reach Khongma where we stay overnight at Campsite.

Day 08: Rest and Acclimatization Day at Khongma

Today Rest day at khongma and Explore, This day allows our bodies to catch up with us before gaining more height. We stay overnight at Campsite.

Day 09: Cross Shipton La and Trek to Debotay (3650m) – 7 Hours

After breakfast trek to Debotay, we climb towards the summit of the Shipton La which takes a few hours to reach. We can observe the marvelous views of Chamlang, Peak 7, and Peak 6 on the way and we eventually reach Debotay. We stay overnight at tented Campsite.

Day 10: Trek from Debotay to Yangle Kharka (3600m) – 6 Hours

After breakfast continues we pass through the rhododendron forests from Debotay. We then pass through Baruni River and the upper reaches of the valley and we eventually reach at Yangle Kharka. We stay overnight at campside.

Day 11: Trek from Yangle Kharka to Merek (4500m) – 5 Hours

After breakfasts continue we trek to Merek today. As we are gaining the height beyond 4000m, be sure to allow your body the necessary time for acclimatization. We stay overnight at campsite.

Day 12: Trek from Merek to Shersong – 6 Hours

After breakfast trek to Shersong, we climb up the valley through the yak pastures and boulder fields. We can witness the good views of south ridge of Mount Makalu. We stay overnight at campsite.

Day 13: Trek from Shersong to Makalu Base Camp (5000m) – 6 Hours

After breakfast, we walk up to Makalu Base Camp. Throughout the way, we enjoy the superb view of Himalayas. After spending some time at the base camp, we return back to Shersong. We stay overnight at campsite.

Day 14: Trek from Makalu Base Camp to Yangle Kharka – 8 Hours

After breakfasts continue to we descend back down the valley and take the last glimpse of Makalu before turning the corning. We eventually reach Yangle Khaka where we stay overnight at campsite.

Day 15: Trek from Yangle Kharka to Mumbuk – 6 Hours

After break we continue our descent through the rockfall and then climb up the rock gully to Mumbuk. Once again, we will be greeted greeneries. We stay overnight at campsite.

Day 16: Trek from Mumbuk to Khongma – 6 Hours

After breakfast continue to Khongma, We take our initialsteep climb from Mumbuk through a forest of firs and rhododendrons and then cross the Keke La and Shipton La. After crossing the Ghurung La, we descend to Khongma again where we stay overnight at Campsite.

Day 17: Trek from Khongma to Tashigaon – 6 Hours

After breakfast continue to Tashigaun. The descent will be a long and steep one. After cutting across the hillside, we eventually reach the Sherpa town of Tashigaon. We stay overnight at Campsite.

Day 18: Trek from Tashigaon to Num – 5 Hours

After breakfast, we retrace the same path that we came by. Our exit is the Makalu Barun Camp. We descend down to Arun Khola and Seduwa again and then hike through the forest to Num. Following the footsteps all the way back down to the river, we climb back up the opposite side of the valley to Num. We stay overnight at campsite.

Day 19: Trek from Num to Chichila and transfer to Tumlingtar – 9 Hours

After breakfast Once again, we retrace our steps to Chichila and finally return to the Tumlingtar. We stay overnight at lodge.

Day 20: Flight from Tumlingtar to Kathmandu

After breakfast, we take our flight back to Kathmandu from Tumlingtar. Once back to Kathmandu, you can explore the Kathmandu city in the leisure time stay overnight at hotel.

Day 21: Final International Departure

Transfer from hotel to International airport you take the returning flight to your hometown. Our representatives will assist you to reach the airport. You return to your home with an unforgettable travel experience in Nepal and happy journey.

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