Trekking - Makalu - Makalu Base Camp Trek

Makalu Base Camp Trekking (21 Days)

Trip Facts

Makalu Base Camp TrekTrekking Type: Camping Trek
Trekking Grade: ▲▲▲ (?)
Maximum Altitude: 5000 m.
Best Season: October - November, March - May

This trek takes up deep into the eastern Himalayas, providing some of Nepal's most unseen and amazing scenery.

From Tumlingtar by walking north, up the Arun river,Sedwa and Num, crossing Shipton La (4127m) into upper Barun Khola valley for a close look at Makalu(8475 m) and chamlang (7290 m). the trek to Makalu base camp visits one of the most remote and unfrequented areas of Nepal . The Barun Valley is part of huge international proctected area under an agreement between China and Nepal. The Makalu Barun National Park was established in 1992 as nepal's eight National park.

The park of is bordered by the Arun River in the east and the Sagarmatha National Park in the west. Barun Valley is a sanctuary for wild animals such as wolves, lynx, fox and the elusive snow leopard. Our descent into the pine and rhododendron forest from the Barun Valley takes us past the lower Barun Glacier and into the Makalu basin and to Tumlingtar to catch the flight back to Kathmandu.

The Makalu base camp trek does not require any special trekking permits but there is required Makalu/Arun national park fee, which costs only 1000 Nepalese rupees for one person for whole trip.

In this trek the first panoramic view point is Num and then khongma la, these two places are really wonderful panoramic view point of this route. You can see from here all round mountain views of the eastern part of Nepal and also the valley, river, villages, terrace lands for farming, settlement of many different castes peoples and local peoples houses etc view. And after passing Shitonla you will see very beautiful waterfall, river view, icefall, shiva shrine on the rock, several chortens and Deurali ( the special place where every year the local peoples worship two times) on the way. The peoples you can find there on the way while passing through are: Kumale, Newar, Rai, Limbu, Sherpa, Chettri brahmins, Gurung etc all living an agricultural life.

Trekking Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival Kathmandu and pickup and greet with flower garland and drive to your hotel and in evening welcome dinner with adventure trek briefings.
Day 02: Kathmandu –to- Tumlingtar afternoon flight 1 hour and camp at (937m.)
Day 03: Tumlingtar -to- Manebhanjyang, 6 hours walk and about (1250m.) camp.
Day 04: Manebhanjyang –to- Chichila, 6 hours walk about (2000m.) camp.
Day 05: Chichila -to- Num, 6 hours walk (1850m.) camp.
Day 06: Num -to- Sheduwa, 6 hours walk about (1650m.) camp.
Day 07: Sheduwa -to- Tashigau, 5 hours walk (2000m.) camp.
Day 08: Tashigau -to- Khongma, 6 hours walk (2950m.) camp.
Day 09: Khongma -to- Dobate, 6 hours walk (Kekela, Shiptonla 4127m. and Tutula 4075m. Pass) and about (3250m.) Camp.
Day 10: Dobate -to- Yangri kharka 5 ½ hours walk.(2245m.) camp.
Day 11: Yangrikharka -to- Shersong 6 hours walk (4650m.) camp.
Day 12: Shersong -to- Makalu Bc. 5 hours walk.(4950M.) camp.
Day 13: Day excoriation to Makalu glacier and high camp. camp.
Day 14: Makalu B. C. -to- Yak Kharka 6 to 7 hours walk, camp.
Day 15: Yak kharka -to- Numbuck 6 hours walk, camp.
Day 16: Numbuck -to- Khongma 7 hours walk, camp.
Day 17: Khongma -to- Seduwa 7 hours walk, camp.
Day 18: Seduwa -to- Siwabeshi 6 hours walk, camp.
Day 19: Siwabeshi -to- Kartike 6 hours walk, camp.
Day 20: Kartike -to- Tumlingtar 4 hours walk, camp.
Day 21: Flight : Tumlingtar - Ktm, hotel