Makalu base camp trek takes you to the most remote part of Nepal. This is a classic trek that goes to an altitude of 5150 m. Mt. Makalu is the fifth highest mountain in the world at 8468 m. Both of the river valleys Arun and Barun lead to the Makalu base camp trek base camp. At the upper portion of the trail, one can see granite cliffs with glaciers and enchanting waterfalls keep them overflowing.
The Makalu base camp trek lies in Makalu Barun National park which was established in 1992. Our reverting journey in this isolated alpine outback is an experience never to be forgotten in our future visits to Nepal as we drive down to the airstrip of Tumlingtar on the upper reaches of the Arun River for our flight to Kathmandu. Our venture heads through the Barun National Park which is famous for its natural beauty and recognized throughout the world for its uniquely varied flora and fauna. Our trails wade through delightful terraced farmlands rich in produce and across friendly vibrant villages that welcome us warmly on the way; as we get near the Shipton La peak at 4229m. On reaching the higher elevations, we get master views from Makalu to as far as the massive Kangchenjunga. This region was literally closed to the world till 1952 till Eric Shipton decided to check it out. Around the 10th day of our venture, we get almost a whole day to discover the nearby scenery above Shersong with fantastic sights of Kangshung (the rare face of Everest} and upfront views of the towering Chamlang and Makalu lovely south face.
Most of our paths are inhabited by an interesting mix of different ethnic and Brahmin communities, and a lot of them reside in far out lonely villages where their survival purely depends on farming as a means of surviving; and this gives trekkers a whole lot of cultural experience that would make important notes for future study. Friendships created hereabouts become useful for new trekkers heading to this region and for those who have previously trekked this area. You’ve got to come out here to believe why Makalu base camp trek is turning out to be a very popular circuit these days…and nobody shows you Makalu base camp trek better than GURKHA ADVENTURES…because our history is based on wilderness odysseys of such nature
Day 01:Arrive Kathmandu. Check into Hotel
Day 02:Preparation of permits and sightseeing in Kathmandu
Day 03:Fly early morning flight to Tumlingtar Drive to Num
Day 04:Trek to Sedua
Day 05:Trek to Tashigaon
Day 06:Trek to Khongma
Day 07:Rest day at Khongma
Day 08:Trek to Mumbuk
Day 09:Trek to Yanglekharka
Day 10:Trek to Shersong
Day 11:Trek to Makalu Base Camp
Day 12:Trek to Mumbuk
Day 13:Trek to Tashigaon
Day 14:Trek to Num and Drive to Tumlingtar
Day 15:Fly out to Kathmandu
- All meals as specified for trek (breakfast, lunch, dinner with tea/coffee).
- Arrival pick up & departure.
- All internal local transport as per the itinerary.
- Internal flights
- All trekking arrangements including trekking permits, climbing permits, National Park entrance fees.
- Accommodation in twin sharing local
- lodges or best available places for accommodation,
- Trekking & Climbing leader & porter (salary, insurance, food, accommodation & other allowances).
- Basic first aid kit is carried by your leader.
- All hard ware gears
- Kathmandu food lunch & dinner
- International flights to Kathmandu,
- Tips for Porter, guide & other
- Personal climbing gears and climbing boot, clothing & equipment
- Personal expenditure, all bar bills, laundry, telephone calls, hot shower in the mountain region,
- mineral water, snacks, desserts.
- Medical examination (if required) & vaccination costs
- Optional trips. Charges incurred as a result of delays beyond our control
- Visa fees & Travel insurance. Airport taxes
- Meals or drinks except the 3 main meals specified in itinerary
- Anything else not specified in the ‘included costs’ section above
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Trek Grade:This trip is strenuous and challenging in some areas above the tree-lines…however, the flora, fauna and landscapes hereabouts promises a holiday that only dreams are made off…
Season: April-May-September-October. It’s always good this time of the year because the climate is super friendly and the views are so much better!
Trek Duration: 10/11 Days on pretty good paths…but as you get to higher elevations, its tough, but you won’t compromise with the beauty of nature down here which is internationally known all over the world…
Overall Duration: 14/15 Days
Starts: In Kathmandu
Ends: In Kathmandu
Accommodation: Hotels in Kathmandu and teahouse lodges on the trails
Meals: Provided on the trail
Transportation: A tourist coach & flights
Highest altitude: 4800m…you peak at the MBC, and your heart skips a beat…
Cost are based on single person, Please ask for the group price. Cost includes 4-5 star Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu & Pokhara as per the Itinerary.