Makalu Base Camp (5000 m)
Min. 2, Max. 12
Private and comfortable drive with domestic flight.
Sept - Dec & Feb - May
Mt. Makalu is the world’s fifth highest mountain and certainly a proud neighbor of Mt. Everest. The Makalu Barun National Park, established in 1992, is an absolute virgin land spread out over 1500 sq km in the eastern part of Nepal. It is located in the Barun Valley which stretches east from Solukhumbu National Park. In addition, it passes through the high plateau of Tibet and deep sub-tropical gorge formed by Arun river.
This remote area is under an agreement between Nepal and China. Therefore, it falls under the International Protected Area. It is spread over two districts, Solukhumbu and Sankhuwasabha.
Additionally, the Makalu Region is well known for one of the most popular trekking peaks, the Mera Peak It is located at 6,654 meters above sea level. There is an amazing view of the majestic snow-capped Himalayan peaks including Mt. Makalu (8463m), Mt. Chamlang (7,319m) and Mt. Baruntse (7,129 m).
The Makalu Barun Valley is an epic of contrasting features where you find high waterfalls cascading into deep gorges. It is followed by weather-beaten rocks rising proudly from lush green forests and the carpet of colorful flowers beneath the snow-white peaks.
The Makalu Barun region has a rich biodiversity. Thus, it is home to a variety of exotic flowers like the rhododendrons and orchids. Similarly, you can also find an abundance of wildlife like the snow leopard, red panda, wild boar, musk deer, wild yak, himalayan thar, etc.
Furthermore, this region is a home for more than 420 species of avian life. Among the unique species, Spiny Babbler is the bird only found in Nepal.
The Makalu Base Camp Trek takes off after we reach Tumlingtar in mid-eastern Nepal. The Makalu Trek starts from Chichila, which is a 3 hours drive from Tumlingtar. We pass the beautiful Barun River Valley in the Makalu Barun National Park. This stretch of the trek will see us crossing some really high passes like the Shipton La, Keke La and also some beautiful lakes like the Kalopokhari and so on.
During this trek, you walk from the lowlands of Tumlingtar on the Arun River to one of the highest Base Camps the Makalu Base Camp at 5,000m above sea level. Autumn is considered to be the best season to do this trek.
Some Glimpse of this Amazing Trek:
- Trek to fifth Highest Mountain in the world – Makalu.
- Trek through Makalu Barun National Park and Conservation Area.
- Walk to one of the most remote and isolated areas of Nepal.
- Stunning view of Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Baruntse, Mt. Chamlang and Makalu.
- Explore the diverse flora, Fauna and geographic diversity comprising rare Snow Leopard, Musk Deer, Red Panda, Wild Boar, Himalayan Thar, and Wild Yak.
- Experience the warm hospitality of Sherpa, Limbu, and Rai.
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1300m)
Day 02: Sightseeing of Kathmandu
Day 03: Flight to Tumlingtar [460m] and drive to Chichili [1980m]
Day 04: Trek to Num [1560m], 6 / 7 hrs Walk
Day 05: Trek to Sedua [1500m], 6 / 7 hrs Walk
Day 06: Trek to Tashi Gaon [2100m], 4 / 5 hrs Walk
Day 07: Trek to Kauma [3500m], 6 / 7 hrs Walk
Day 08: Rest Day
Day 09: Trek to Mumbuk [3570m], 6 / 7 hrs Walk
Day 10: Trek to Nhe Kharka [3000m], 6 / 7 hrs Walk
Day 11: Trek to Sherson [4615m], 4 / 5 hrs Walk
Day 12: Trek to the Final Destination – The Makalu Base Camp [5000m], 6 / 7 hrs Walk
Day 13: Explore Makalu Base Camp
Day 14: Return Journey to Nhe Kharka [3000m] 7 Hrs Walk
Day 15: Trek to Mumbuk [3570m] 6/7 hrs Walk
Day 16: Trek to Kauma [3470m] 6 Hrs Walk
Day 17: Trek to Tashi Gaon [2070m] 5/6Hrs Walk
Day 18: Trek to Balung [760m] 6 hrs Walk
Day 19: Trek to Pukuwa [550m] 6/7 Hrs Walk
Day 20: Trek to Bumling [370m] 6 hrs Walk
Day 21: Trek to Tumlingtar [460m] 3 /4Hrs Walk
Day 22: Fly to Kathmandu
Day 23: Final departure