Nepal Gov. Reg. No: 78007/067/068  |  Tourism Liscence No: 1293

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Makalu Base Camp Trekking ( 22 days )

Makalu Base Camp Trekking

Trip Overview

  Makalu trekking in eastern Nepal is protected by the Makalu Barun National park and conservation project, Established in 1992,it covers 2330 sq km. Among the 16 mountains in the park, it is home to Makalu,the fifth highest mountain in the world (8463m).It is formally a restricted area of eastern part of Nepal.It is extended to five major ecological zones of lush, tropical Arun valley, dense forest, fir and alpine meadows. The trail ranges from 850m to 5000m offering impressive natural scenery and the main focal point of makalu. Plants are of all major ecological zones; tropical, sub-tropical, temprate, alpine and sub-alpine are found here.Having a wide range of altitudinal and climatic variations, the Makalu Barun area offers a remarkable and diverse habitat for a rich variety of flora and fauna.

Makalu Region trekking starts with 35-40 minute scenic flight of Kathmandu to Tumlingtar and hike the trail from Khandbari to Num, then cross over the Arun River into the conservation area. The traditional way is to hike in from the roadhead, but the bus from Kathmandu takes close to 18 hours and the walk to tumlingtar takes at least two full days. There is also the Salpa Pass route between Tumlingtar and the Everest region hitting the trail there about a day from Lukla. This "backdoor" to Everest from Tumlingtar to Lukla takes at least seven days. From Tumlingtar, the trail mounts another ridge and continues on to Khandbari (3600), Chichila (6500), and Num (6000).

When is the best time for Makalu Trekking?

October/November and Apri/May is the best time for Makalu Base Camp trek. Winter snow generally covers Shipton La 4216m and become slippery in December to March. Monsoon starts early June in Eastern Nepal, and its end middle of September. Spring season (April/May) is the best time to see colorful Rhododendrons during Makalu trekking.

How to get Makalu Base Camp?

It is easy and the best way catch flight to Tumlingtar from Kathmandu to get trail head of Makalu Base Camp trek. It is connected by Road but long way drive from Kathmandu.

Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival day in Kathmandu
Day 02: A Guided sightseeing in Kathmandu Valley
Day 03: Fly to Tumlingtar and Trek to Khandbari
Day 04: Khandbari to Sakurate
Day 05: Sakurate to Num
Day 06: Num to sedua
Day 07: Sedua to Tashigaon
Day 08: Tashigaon to Kauma
Day 09: Kauma to Mumbuk
Day 10: Mumbuk to Yangle Kharka
Day 11: Yangle Kharka to Yak Kharka
Day 12: Yak Kharka to Makalu Base Camp
Day 13: Explore day at Makalu Base Camp
Day 14: Makalu Base Camp to Yangle Kharka
Day 15: Yangle Kharka to Dobato
Day 16: Dobato to Tashigaon
Day 17: Tashigaon to Num
Day 18: Num to Maney Bhanjyang
Day 19: Maney Bhanjyang to Tumlingtar
Day 20: Tumlingtar to Kathmandu by flight
Day 21: Leisure at Kathmandu
Day 22: Departure from Kathmandu


Outline Itinerary


Trip Highlights

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Detail Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival day in Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264 ft)
Namaste & welcome to rising Himalaya of Nepal. While you landed at the Tribhuvan intl. airport Himalayan Planet Adventures representative welcomes you with your name and assists to transfer in your hotel in Kathmandu. After time to get refreshed, bring you at head office and briefing about the program and evening we’ll pick up you for welcome dinner in one of the typical Nepalese restaurant with cultural program in the heart of Kathmandu and overnight at Hotel.
(Welcome dinner & deluxe hotel accommodation included)

Day 02: A Guided sightseeing in Kathmandu Valley
After your breakfast to head on for our guided day trip to world heritage site

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