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Makalu Base Camp Trek

  • Overview
  • Itinerary

This is culturally and environmentally diverse region and worth to visit.The trial passes through the Makalu Naional Park and ends at the base camp from which there are fantastic views of Everest,Makalu and Lhotse.As trial goes on higher altitude, one should be ready to face the altitude sickness and diverse weather conditions.Sometime this weather may be the obstacle for the further progress. However, the region offers varieties of culturally and ethnically rich people and nature. 

It is the fifth highest mountain in the world which is quite close with top of the world Mt. Everest. This area is blessed with diversity of natural vegetation, culture and life style of local residents. This trek is totally isolated from the modern society so that few trekkers are travelled and used to stay at the tented camp.

Day 01: Arrival pick up and transfer to hotel, evening explore the Thamel market and probably to Kathmandu durbar square.

Day 02: Fly to Tumlingtar and drive to Khandbari (937m)

It is situated on the east bank of the Arun River which you will be following by an ancient trade route during the first three days of this trek.Khandbari(1067m) is a townaround three hours walk from Tumlingtar and has resting accommodation available.

Day 03: Khandbari to Sakurate (1893m)

The trial heads due north while the river veers slightly to the northwest.Walking up the ridge to the village of Mane Bhanjyang(1158m) and on up through terraced fields through Pangma to Bhotebas from where there are the first really spectacular views of the mountains to the north.The route then further goes through the small settlement and a stretch of rhododendron forest to camp just beyond Sakurate.

Day 04: Sakurate to Num (1524m)

The path continues heading along the ridge, with rhododendron forest now dominant.Then begin a gentle walk through Mude.The erstwhile forest on the slopes has been denuded to make way for cultivation.

Day 05: Num to sedua
It is a fairly steep descent with many bends from Num to cross the Arun Khola(690m), by suspension bridge at Runbaun.It is then a stiff, rocky climb up the other side of the river, one arrive at Sedua.

Day 06: Sedua to Tashigaon(2063m) -
Climb to the north across cultivated terrace field.The path then climb continuously and pass the settlements of Navagaon and Kharshing Kharka to Tashigaon.The last major village of this trek.

Day 07: Tashigaon to Kauma
Begin a steep climb through forest, which can be magical in the early morning mist.The climb continues through Unshisa to Kauma.Probably, another night for acclimatization.

Day 08: Kauma to Mumbuk(3500m)
The path twists and turns steeply, passing through forest before emerging on to a ridge with mani walls, numerous prayer flags and superb mountain views, including Kanchanjungha to the east.Trial goes through La pass via Keke La pass (4230m) and Tutu La pass(4200m) where there is a chorten.From here it is a fairly gentle descent walk through rhododendron and pine forest to level off at Mumbuk.

Day 09: Mumbuk to Nehe Kharka (3660m)

The day begins with a sharp descent down a wooden ravine and continues on to cross the Barun Khola just beyonf Tamatan Kharka.The trial is indistinct along much of the route.It can also be slippery with numerous rock falls, so extra is required.You are now following the Barn Khola along its northern bank.Trial goes through the seasonal settlement of Yangri Kharka and a little aead is the Nehe Kharka.

Day 10: Nehe kharka to Shershon (4720m)

With a gain of over 1500m along today's route, the problem of altitude sickness is very common.Soon after Nehe kharka, crossing the Barun Khola by wooden bridge and uphill through forest. The river valley becomes increasingly steep, with waterfalls gushing picturesquely down sheer rock faces. The trial continues its hike past the tiny settlements of Jhark Kharka, Ramara and Mera before reaching Shershon.

Day 11: Shershon to Makalu Base Camp (4853m)
After walking nearly one hour, you can be at the base camp.It is a rocky barren place with the large Barun Glacier beyond, but there are superb & magnificient views of Makalu itself.

Day 12- 16: Return from Makalu Base Camp

While descent down, almost half of the time it took on the way up, last night at Tumlingtar.

Day 17: Fly to Kathmandu

Day 18: Departure

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