Makalu is the fifth highest mountain in the world. It is quite near to the Mt. Everest , highest mountain of the world. This region is said to the true gift of nature as it is blessed with the diversity of natural beauty and culture. Very few trekkers visit this area as there are not enough tea houses. Moreover, it is isolated.
Sherpa, Limbu and Rai are the main inhabitants of this region. We walk north of the Arun River to the Sedau and then we cross the Barun into the upper Barun Khola valley. You can have a close look of Makalu from there. The second part of the trek is very dangerous and it is almost impossible to commence with out prior experience.
Everest 8848m, Lhotse 8516m, Makalu I 8463m, Makalu II 7660m, Peak 38- 7591m, Pumori, Lhotse Shar 8410m, Barunste 7145m, Chamlan 7319m, Kanchanjung 8586m, Jannu Himal 7710m & More attractive snow caped peaks etc.
Facts of Makalu Base Camp Trekking:
|Trekking Destinatin:||Makalu Base Camp Trekking|
|Trekking Starts in:||Kathmandu – Tumlingtar|
|Trekking Ends in:||Tumlingtar – Kathmandu|
|Trip Duration:||23 Days|
|Activities:||Sight seeing and Trekking|
|Culture:||Different Community with majority of Sherpa, Tamang, Chhetri, Brahamn and Great Himalayan Landscape etc.|
|Transportation:||Private vehicle as per itinerary|
|Accommodation:||4 Nights in Kathmandu, 19 Nights in trekking lodge.|
|Trekking grade:||Challenge & Hard|
|Max. Altitude:||5358M Makalu Base Camp|
|Best season in Nepal:||Mar, Apr, May, Sep, Oct & Nov|
|Mode of Trekking:||Camping|
|Group Size:||Min 02 PAX, Max 12 PAX|
|Days||Day to Day Activities|
|01||Arrival in Kathmandu
Flying to Kathmandu along the northern border of Nepal on a clear day is in itself an exciting and memorable experience. As you fly, the panoramic view of snow-capped Annapurna mountain range greets your sight. After the completion of Visa formalities, you have to come downstairs to collect Luggage and proceed to outside from terminal Building. Please look at your Printed Name and Our Company Signboard Annapurna Foothills Treks & Exp and follow them. Meet our representative and then you will be transferred to hotel. You will be served free welcome drinks, tea or coffee or juice at the time of check in.
The Managing Director or The Manager of company will meet you in hotel and will brief about the trip. You should clear your dues before we proceed for the trip. You are free to relax or explore around the city in the very first day. Overnight stay at Hotel.
|02||Tour in Kathmandu
After the breakfast in the morning, our city guide will come to the hotel with vehicles and then we leave hotel to visit Kathmandu Darbar Square, the house of living Goddess Kumari, the ferocious Kal Bhairab, The Red Monkey God and hundreds of erotic carvings. Swayambhunath is the worlds most glorious Buddhist Chaityas.It is said to be 2000 years old.
Boudhanath is a huge Buddhist stupa located about 7 km east of Thamel. It stands on a massive mandala style platform and has features similar to the Swayambhunath, though it is bigger than Swayambhunath in size. It is said that this stupa was built during the 5th Century. Every year, Thousands of pilgrims from Nepal and neighboring countries visit Boudhanath, particularly in winter and Pashupatinath temple. Pashupatinath temple is one of the biggest Hindu temples. Overnight stay at Hotel.
|03||Fly to Tumlingtar and Trek to Khandbari (937m) –
After breakfast drive to airport and fly to Tumlingtar, the focal point of our journey. On arrival before we begin with our trekking we take lunch at one of the hotels at Tumlingtar. We begin our trek to Khandbari. From the airstrip of Tumlingtar, we walk to Khumalgaon and immediately turn right and follow the trail that passes to the east of the small lake and temple. This leads onto a ridge, passes the school and begins an ascent between the Arun Koshi and the Sabha Khola. Over Night Stay in Tent
|04||Khandbari to Chichila (1840m (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.
|05|| Chichila (1840m to Num (1524m)
From Chilchila we follow the ridge in forests passing the Sherpa settlements of Baisake and Kuwapani then to Sakuranti Majuwa and Hururu from there the route climbs 100m and then drops into deep oak forests and follows alongside a stream and reach Mure. Below Mure the trail passes many tracts of burned trees. The route cuts across a ridge then makes a tedious descent on a rocky eroded trail to some steps and a final walk to Num.
|06||Num to Sedua (1600m)
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.
|07|| 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.
|08||Tashigaon to Kauma (3470m)
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.
|09||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.
|10|| Mumbuk to Yangle Kharka (3600m)
Descending 300m down from Mumbuk to a rocky gully we continue our trail westward in fir forests at the bottom of the Barun Valley . We cross several streams, then cross the Barun on a wooden bridge to Yangle Kharka. Yangle Kharka is a large meadow at an elevation of 3600m, a fine place to make a camping site. We make the large meadow of Yangle Kharka our resting place.
|11||Yangle Kharka to Merek (4570m)
Passing from Nghe Kharka, a large open, grassy plain, we connect our trek to Riphuk Kharka which is at an elevation of 3930m and then turning westward to reach to the potato field at Jhak Kharka, climbing from there we reach at Yak Kharka. Beyond Yak Kharka the trail climbs over a ridge and then from there, to Merek.
|12||Merek 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.
|13||Makalu base Camp.
Today is a rest day for acclimatization and exploration.
|14||Shersong - Yangle Kharka (3600m)
Now getting over with our day trip to the Makalu Base Camp begins our journey to return back. So after a heavy breakfast at Shersong we begin with our trek. We retrace our steps down to the Barun Valley to the pleasant camp of Yangle Kharka.
|15||Yangle Kharka – Mumbuk (3550m)
As descended from Shersong to Yangle Kharka on the earlier day, we continue descending through the rock fall area and then climb up the rocky gully to the trees of Mumbuk.
|16||Mumbuk – Khongma (3560m)
From the steep hillside of Mumbuk where we had our campsite for the night on arrival from Yangle Kharka, we continue to retrace our way back- we trek across Shipton La and descend to Khongma.
|17||Khongma – Tashigaon (2070m)
On this day we do not need to climb up we only descend, this will really help us to comfort our trek and reach to Tashigaon. We will make a long, steep descent back to the civilization.
|18||Tashigaon – Num (1500m)|
|19||Num – Chichila (1840m)
Today the trek will lead us to Chichila from Num. On doing so we retrace the route we had approached. From Num we return to Mure and then Hururu also known as Kopdane and then from there, to the small Sherpa Settlement of Kuwapani and then to Chichila. We rest at Chichila for the night.
|20||Chichila - Tumlingtar
From Chichila we arrive at Mani Bhanjyang. We are near about to finish with our trek. One more day of hiking and we are over with it.From Mani Bhanjyang we move to Khandbari, our first resting point and then to Dhunge Dhara. Crossing the temple and the small lake we reach at Kuhmalgaon and then to the point from where we had begun our trek, Tumlingtar. On arrival, over night stay in Tent
|21||Tumlingtar – Kathmandu fly
After breakfast we are taken to the airport at Tumlingtar, to connect flight to Kathmandu . Overnight in the hotel.
|22||Sight seeing in kathmandu
After breakfast, our city guide reaches in Hotel with Vehicles, and then we drive to Bhaktapur Durbar Square. Bhaktapur is one of the oldest cities in Kathmandu valley. It is well known as Living Museum. Old brick paved enclave of old Royal palace, Nyathapola Temple, Datatriya temple, exquisite artwork offers a picture of the grandeur of medieval Nepal.
And Patan is located 7 km away from Kathmandu, this city has many 15th to 17th century, Hindu and Buddhist, monuments built during the Malla dynasty. The most important area with many monuments is the Patan Durbar Square. Overnight stay at Hotel.
|23||Departure your destination.
Transfer to international airport for your final departure. The trip ends, our Airport Representative will drop you to the Tribhuvan International Airport for your flight departure from Nepal
While doing trek in the khumbu region, we will witness the different views of mountains such as Kwangde, Thamserku, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, the "horse saddle" of Kanteiga and of course the summit of Everest itself. We take a short rest for a while and it allows us little time for acclimatization. Here, you prepare yourself to explore the ascent of kalapatthar which is an altitude of 5545m. While climbing down from Lobuche, you will see some glacial moraine until the peak comes into view. Finally, you will be witnessing the north face of Mt. Everest . We return through a different route through Panboche to Lukla. We catch a flight for Kathmandu from Lukla.