Makalu Base Camp Trek
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The approach to Mt. Makalu’s base camp is reminiscent of early Himalayan expeditions, taking trekkers through a wild and sparsely inhabited region that is seldom seen by outsiders. The stark beauty of Makalu, the world’s fifth highest mountain, 8463m, its glaciers and awesome granite south face can all be fully appreciated on this trek.
On the approach route, several days are spent in the lush and dramatic scenery of the Arun Valley before we trek over the Shipton La, a tough pass which offers sensational views of Makalu and Chamlang. We enter the Makalu-Barun National Park, which is known for its abundant bird populations and varied but elusive animals, among them snow leopard, forest leopard, red panda, grey wolf, Himalayan black bear and musk and barking deer.
Making our way up the valley, we reach first the low base camp, where we acclimatize for a day before ascending to the high base camp near the foot of the Chago Glacier.
|Trip Duration: 25 days
Trekking Days: 21 days
Maximum Altitude: 4870m.
Trekking Mode: Camp
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu and transport to hotel
Day 02: ½ day sightseeing in Kathmandu valley and preparation day.
Day 03: Flight to Tumlingtar and immediately trek to khadbari
Day 04: Trek to Chichila
Day 05: Trek to num
Day 06: Trek to sedua
Day 07: Trek to tashi gaon
Day 08: Trek to kauma
Day 09: Rest day at kauma
Day 10: Trek to mumbuk
Day 11: Trek tonhe kharka
Day 12: Trek shersonMakalu
Day 13: Trek to makalu base camp
Day 14: Explore makalu base camp
Day 15: Decent trek to Merak
Day 16: Trek to Mumbuk
Day 17: Trek to Kauma
Day 18: Trek to Tashi gaon
Day 19: Trek to Sedua
Day 20: Trek to num
Day 21: Trek to Chichila
Day 22: Trek to Tumlingtar
Day 23: Early morning flight to Kathmandu and transfer to hotel
Day 24: Rest and final shopping day
Day 25: Final departure to your next destination
All ground transportation as per itinerary
4 night hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with B/B plan.
½ day sightseeing in Kathmandu valley with English Speaking Cultural guide
Both way domestic Air fare (KTM-Tumlingtar-KTM) with airport tax
TIMs (Trekking Information Management system)
Makalu Barun National Park Entry fee
Food for the members on camping basis
All camping equipment and camping charges
Medical supplies(First aid Kit will be available)
All required Nepalese staffs (salary, food, clothing, accommodation)
All Nepalese staffs insurance as per Nepalese government rules
Company service charge and government taxes etc.
International flight with airport tax.
Nepalese Entry Visa fee
Food during stay in Kathmandu
All personal equipment and personal expenses
Photography Charges, Monument charges and Monument entry fees
Personal Medical and travel insurance(must cover helicopter rescue evacuation cost)
Telephone and internet charges
Alcoholic beverage, bottled drinks and cold drinks during the trip
Rescue evacuation charges if required
Staff and porters Tips...