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This trek takes you to Makalu Base Camp (5250 m), now consigned as Makalu Barun National Park and Conservation Area. The Makalu Base camp trek is a true adventure with scenery so beautiful that it will never tire you. The trek starts with flying to Tumlingtar and heads up the Arun River valley to Sedua and Num; then crossing Shipton La Pass (4210 m) into the upper Barun river valley for a close look at Makalu and Chamlang Himal, this trek is considered as one of the most remote areas of Nepal. The Barun valley is a part of a huge internationally 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. The Arun Valley, east of Everest, leading to Makalu Base Camp is least visited by tourists like Nepal´s far west regions. Trek to Makalu can be made shortcut by taking direct flight to Tumlingtar, a small village located on a plateau. Then the trek from Tumlingtar at 390m high to Makalu Base Camp at 4,800m is a long and cumbersome gigantic range from steamy in the lowlands to snow storms at high altitude Himalayan area.
The trek begins from Tumlingtar following the trails equally to Arun River, passing through Brahman, Chhetri, Rai, and Limbu here with birds and animals. From Num, the trail travels making crisscrosses the Arun; and starts up the Kasuwa Khola, then turning westward to cross the Shipton we reach into the upper Barun Khola valley. From the high points, panoramic views of eastern Himalayas; Chamlang (7,319m), Peak 6 (6,739m), Peak 7 (6,105m) seems a long awaiting us and also the long-awaited Makalu (8,463m) all from Everest to Kanchenjungha are ahead to reward us the steadfast trekking. Campsite in alpine meadows and at the base of Mt. Makalu reflecting dusk´s light off in the neighboring peaks are much spectacular. The way down from the higher region to the lower rhododendron of oak forest trees are of interesting and contrast to observe.
|Trip Duration: 31 days
Trekking Days: 27 days
Maximum Altitude: 6180 m.
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 sherson
Day 13: Trek to makalu base camp
Day 14: Explore makalu base camp
Day 15: Trek to hillary base camp
Day 16: Trek to high camp
Day 17: Exploration /Rest day
Day 18: Trek to sherpani col.(6180m.) base camp
Day 19: Trek to west col(6143m.)
Day 20: Trek to panche pokhari
Day 21: Trek to panche pokhari, amphulapcha cross(5845m.)
Day 22: Trek to chukung
Day 23: Trek to Dengboche
Day 24: Trek to tengboche
Day 25: Trek to Namche bazar
Day 26: Rest at namche bazar
Day 27: Trek to phakding
Day 28: Trek to lukla
Day 29: Flight to Kathmandu and transport to hotel
Day 30: Rest or final shopping day
Day 31: Final departure to home land
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
Domestic Air fare (KTM-Tumlingtar) and (LUK-KTM) with airport tax
TIMs (Trekking Information Management system)
Makalu Barun National Park and Everest 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...