Best Month: Oct, Nov, March, April
Per day walking: 6 - 7 hours
Trek type: Camping
Duration: 23 days
Grade: Moderate Plus
Makalu Base Camp Trek (5,250 m) is one of the isolated yet remarkable and adventurous trekking routes in eastern Nepal. Makalu Base camp Trek is also a challenging trekking route that demands experience and physical fitness. This trekking trail takes you to the highest elevation of 5,100 meter from the sea level. The Makalu Base Camp lies under the conservation and consideration of Makalu Barun National Park and Conservation Area which accounts area of 2,330 sq. km for National Park and 830 sq. km for conservation area in Nepal alone. The Barun Valley situated inside this conservation area is internationally protected area under the agreement between the governments of Nepal and China. The rich eco-system of the National Park preserves diverse variety of flora and fauna along with rare and endangered species within it.
Makalu Base Camp Trek from Tumlingtar after we take a direct flight from Kathmandu to Tumlingtar. From tumlingtar our trekking trail heads towards Khadbari (1,040m). From here trail passes through the bamboo grooves and rhododendron forests to reach Chichila (1,830m). On the way to Num Camp (1,490m) the trail offers the most spectacular view of the snow capped mountain like Makalu and its surrounding peak. Heading a little forward our trial steeply descends passing through the Cornfield of Lumbang to reach Sedua Camp (1,460m). From this place our trail passes through meadows and several streams then climbs up to reach the beautiful Sherpa village of Tashi Gaon (2,070m). Moving forward we pass through several pristine forests of rhododendron village of Mumbuk (3,570m) from where we can observe a superb view of Chamlang (7,290 m) Peak 6 (6,739 m) and Peak 7 (6,105 m). Now the trekking trail takes you through the demanding path filled with rocky and sloppy mud leading up the glacial valley of huge open grassland offering the magnificent view of Peak 6. Nhe Kharka (3,000 m). Finally we trek up to our ultimate destination of Makalu Base Camp (5,000m)from here you can have a magnificent view of south face of Makalu and also, the complete panorama of Everest and Lhotse. We explore the base camp and trek back to Tumlingtar and from here we take a flight back to Kathmandu.
Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu 1310m
Day 02: Kathmandu valley sightseeing
Day 03: We take a flight from Kathmandu to Tumlingtar and Trek to Khandbari
Day 04: We trek from Khandbari to Fururu
Day 05: We trek from Fururu to Num
Day 06: We trek from Num to Sidua
Day 07: We trek from Sidua to Tashi Gaun village
Day 08: We trek from Tashi Gaun village to Kauma
Day 09: We trek from Kauma to Mumbuk
Day 10: We trek from Mumbuk to Nhe Kharka
Day 11: We trek from Nhe Kharka to Sherson
Day 12: We trek from Sherson to Makalu Base camp
Day 13: Explore Makalu Base camp
Day 14: We trek back to Nhe Kharka
Day 15: We trek from Nhe Kharka to Mumbuk
Day 16: We trek from Mumbuk to Tashi Gaun village
Day 17: We trek from Tashi Gaun to Balung
Day 18: We trek from Balung to Phukuwa
Day 19: We trek from Phukuwa to Bumling
Day 20: We trek from Bumling to Tumlingtar
Day 21: We take a flight from Tumlingtar to Kathmandu
Day 22: Free at Kathmandu, evening together farewell dinner to say good bye
Day 23: Departure from Kathmandu to your onward destination
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