Makalu Base camp Trekking

20 Days, Kathmandu - Kathmandu

Mount Makalu (8463m), the fifth highest peak in the world and reaching to its foot is one of the best experiences one can get. A trek to Makalu Base camp allow you an option to observe the views of the highest peak in the world – Mount Everest, Mount Chamlang, Mount Lhotse, Makalu and more. Trek to Makalu Base Camp can be moderately challenging in a few parts that completely upon your level of bodily strength. Aside from, wonderful scenery, the track to Makalu Base Camp noticeably provides opportunity to travel around distinctive cultural heritage. In addition, it falls in the Makalu Barun National Park occupying an area of 2330 sq. km. The national park extends in the region of the Solukhumbu as well as Sankhuwasabha districts of Nepal filled with wildlife and vegetation.

Makalu Base Camp area is inhabited by Sherpa people at the side of Khumbu valley. The trek starts with a flight to Tumlingtar of Mid-eastern Nepal from Kathmandu taking about half an hour’s. The track to Makalu Base Camp Trek encircles plain, sub tropical gorge of Arun River basin to astonishing mild passes called Tutu La pass (4200m) and Keke La pass (4230m). A lot of edges climb up from the Barun River gorge which is desolate mid hill trails. With a combination of fair and risky trails taking you to surroundings of high snowy mountains as well as the forest of rhododendrons, and wild alpine plants will allow you witness the recollection of the entire trek. This excellent walk to Makalu Base Camp designed by Nepal Planet Treks and Expedition will let you observe superb serene scenery of Himalayan range, appealing green valley, perfect forest and the close surroundings of the high peak.


Day by Day Itinerary

Once you arrive in Kathmandu, you’ll be welcomed by the adviser at the airport terminal and then you’ll be moved in the hotel. You will end up quickly explained about your own trip as well as verify in to the hotel.

Today, you’ll be visiting ethnic heritages enlisted with UNESCO World heritage list in Kathmandu valley – the holy Hindu temple, Pashupatinath, the biggest Stupa, Boudhanath, Swoyambhunath Stupa (monkey temple) and also fantastic Kathmandu Durbar Square, Bhaktapur Durbar Square, Patan Durbar Square and more. Overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.

It takes 50 minute to reach Chichile as we take flight from Kathmandu. After landing on an uneven landing field at Tumlingtar we will drive to Chilchilka. It takes about 3 hours jeep drive on a rough road to reach at the first camp at Chichila lying at 1840m. We will stay overnight at Chilchila.

From Chichila, on this day we have a quite stable walk through the enjoyable villages and lush forests. A ridge shape with great scenes on both surface and suspended on the last part is Num. Tonight we will stay in Num.

Our road today moves vertically down through the jungles and terraced designs of land that takes you to Arun Khola from Num. The area is quite warm – the forest on the vale sides presents a bit of dimness. Makalu National Park begins from here and we register our entrance permits. On this day, we will camp at the top of the village.

Today, from Seduwa, our track moves up to the ridge surrounded by the Ipsuwa River located on the west and Kasuwa River falling to the east. After we go by the hillside through tranquil villages and move ahead by small paddy fields, we will soon get there at the village of Tashi Gaon. Overnight in Tashi Gaon.

Departing from Tashigaon, on this day we will walk upwards to Khongma. Khongma is the very last stop before we traverse the Shipton La and walk down into the upper part of the distant Barun Valley. You will be viewing scrub and rhododendrons enclosing the lower parts of the mountains. Overnight in Khongma.
Departing from Tashigaon, on this day we will walk upwards to Khongma. Khongma is the very last stop before we traverse the Shipton La and walk down into the upper part of the distant Barun Valley. You will be viewing scrub and rhododendrons enclosing the lower parts of the mountains. Overnight in Khongma.

Today, you will have a day rest in Khongma for adaptation. Actually acclimatization day will let our bodies to draw level of adjustment with the environment before going to more height. The following date we take on traverse the Shipton La. Overnight in Khongma.

From Khongma, this day we head to the mountain region of the Shipton La taking not many hours to reach. After we reach at the lake Kalo Pokhari, we will move further of the Keke La located at 4,152m. Spectacular views of Chamlang (7,319m), Peak 7 (6,758m), Peak 6 (6,524m) etc will appear. After going transversely through the Keke La pass, we move down all the way through the arresting valley to Debotay. Overnight in Debotay.

From Debotay, we will pass via the Rhododendron woods to arrive at the Baruni River and the upper areas of the valley. An entertaining amble will allow us to get there at altitude slowly, until we appear at Yangle Kharka located at the bottom of the valley. Overnight in Yak Kharka.

On this day, we will move to Merek from Yangle Kharka. As we are getting at height beyond 4, 000 m, we have to go on walking allowing our body the needed time for acclimatization. Overnight in Merek.

At this time, we go up the valley, all the way via yak pastures and stony fields. On the way to Shersong, we can observe the south east ridge of Mount Makalu. Camp site at Shersong for overnight.

Day tour to Makalu Base Camp (5,000m)
We need to make sure that you will adapt yourself well earlier than walking up to Makalu Base Camp. We will take pleasure from the wonderful views of the great Himalayan all over. Come yet again back to Shersong. Overnight in Shersong.

From Shersong, from Yangle Kharka, we come down back downward the valley and take our final glance of Makalu ahead of turning the curve and finally reaching Yangle Kharka. Overnight in Yangle Kharka.

From Yangle Kharka, on this day we will descend down. Then go up the rock channel to Mumbuk. We will be another time acknowledged by the greeneries below. Overnight in Mumbuk.

After walking further on from Mumbuk, en-route you will walk from side to side with a forest of firs as well as rhododendrons. We will then cross the Keke La, Ghungru La and Shipton La. Moving down, we will then reach to Khogma again. Overnight in Khongma.

Today, we repeatedly go down to Tashigaon. The way down will be an extended and perpendicular one. And we come crossways through the hillside to in the long run reach the Sherpa town, Tashi Gaon. Overnight in Tashi Gaun.

We are returning back over the similar path that we once climbed during the start of our trek. We depart from the Makalu Barun Camp. Moving downward to Arun Khola and Seduwa yet again we have one more hike through the wooded area to Num. We go at the back of our footsteps all the way to the river and climb back the reverse side of the valley to Num. Overnight in Num.

Once more we go over our steps to Chichila. The final way back of the trek will let us overnight at Tumlingtar. And we will be prepared for an early leave to Kathmandu the nest day. Move to Tumlingtar. Overnight in Tumlingtar.

We come to an end of our journey with a trip to Kathmandu. We will go back to the hotel in Kathmandu.

What's Included?

Service includes

  • Airport / Hotel / Airport pick up & drop by private car or van. It is depend of the group.
  • 3 nights accommodation in 3 star category hotel in Kathmandu located tourist center, or up to you.
  • Meals on full board (Breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the in trekking.
  • Local fresh fruits like orange, apple, banana and grape etc.
  • All accommodations during the trek.
  •  trekking map.
  • Both ways  trasporttion Via  fly  kathmandu to  tumling tar and back to kathmandu.
  • An experienced Government licensed holder guide and porter to carry your luggage during the trek.
  • Food, drinks, accommodation, insurance, salary, equipments, transportation, local tax for Guide and porter.
  • Group medical supplies (first aid kit will be available).
  • If you need we will provide you sleeping bag, down jackets, Duffle bag and, if necessary etc.
  • All necessary Government paper works and national park entry permits and TIMS Card etc.
  • Travel & Rescue arrangement.
  • All government taxes and Vat.

Service excludes

  • Meals yourself Kathmandu (L+D).
  • Your Travel insurance.
  • International airfare.
  • Nepal entry visa ( You can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Nepal’s Airport in Kathmandu).
  • All kind drinks (Alcoholic, hot and cold drinks)
  • Personal shopping and laundry etc.
  • Personal trekking Equipments.
  • Tips for trekking staff and driver. (Tipping is expected, but it is not mandatory)
  • If do any tour and sightseeing and other activities etc.

Essential Infos

Infos - Before departure

Travel Insurance

It’s a situation upon becoming a member of any of Nepal Planet’s journeys that everyone customers be insured for extensive costs that could incur because of medical issues or injuries (this consists of helicopter rescue, treatment costs and air ambulance). Please note that we don’t arrange or sell coverage.

Accomodation

Nepal planet company is the best all kinds of hotel accommodation provided in Kathmandu pokhara, and among other city, with teahouse for during the trek, like your suitable budget requirements as well. Also an all-inclusive listing of tea houses, homestay, guest houses and hostels are available. The most wonderful issue about those accommodation services is the perfect combination of international standard and Nepalese hospitality. Even though single rooms are available in Kathmandu and the trekking areas at lower elevation, it might be hard to locate them at higher elevations.

Meals

Some point of our trekking area, we are able to enjoy real Nepalese meals as properly the common international delicacies food (Tibetan, continental, Indian, Italian and so on.). Breakfast and dinner will be served from the tea-houses or from a hotel menu wherein we spend the night time whereas lunch may be served on the next following destination. All meals can be supplied at some stage in trekking while only breakfast could be available at Kathmandu and Pokhara. You will also welcome and farewell dinners for visitors.

Acclimatization

To make a sure you go back from trekking and hiking trip in the Himalayas in Nepal with a lot of satisfied and unforgettable memories, it’s far essential which you’re aware of the altitude acclimatization required through the human body in mountain situations. Advisable acclimatization is most important in our trekking routes are planned specifically to allow a sluggish gain in altitude with lots of our treks having extra days to permit time for acclimatization. By using slowly gaining height we attain the blessings of a gradual advantage in fitness and acclimatization. We provide advice about acclimatization and with the sensible technique we take all of our treks, anyone who is suit and healthy must have few issues.On our Trekking and climbing trip in Nepal.

Leader & Staffs Arrangements

We have professional and experienced Leaders who are responsible for tours and treks. They’re the only who keep our name and fame of our workplace. We’re proud to have them as our leaders. Leaders lead the excursion and trek in Nepal, Tibet, India and Bhutan. We have experienced of workers who have worked in excessive altitude for long time with us. Our staffs are loyal, faithful, hardworking and constantly dedicated to their paintings. Our group is continually at the pinnacle. The trek and expedition leaders have passed through the subsequent trainings:

  • Intensive Wilderness First Aid
  • Trekking Guide Training
  • Eco Trekking Workshop and Adventure Meet
  • English Language
  • mountaineering, mountaineering and mountain climbing (for excursion leaders)

Physical Condition & Experience Requirements

Fitness is wealth. Last healthful we would have the ability to finish the journey (trek and tour) with none trouble. So, preparation must be completed months ago. Like for Kailas journey we would be heading to over 5620 meter pass. So, for this experience we should be organized from around 3 months in advance.Like we would need to walk every day. Do normal workout which maintains us healthy at the same time as we are at discipline.Enjoy is different essential factor.We have to hike to hill. We should sluggish down our pace. It is right to be blanketed from the wind, rain.Like we should wear down jackets with layers to get protected.

Equipments & Packing List

This list is a guiding principle that will help you to your adventure. Also keep in mind that the gadgets listed below will vary a little consistent with the season and the trek length. The weight limit for your bags is 20 kg. Remember the fact that your bags will be carried by using your porter. We also suggest that you pack only what is necessary.

Important documents and items

  • Valid passport, 2 extra passport size photos, airline tickets
  • Separate photocopies of passport, visa form (easily obtained at Kathmandu airport),
  • Proof of insurance
  • Dollars, pounds or Euros in cash for purchasing Nepalese visa at Kathmandu airport, for paying for restaurants and hotels, for gratuities, snacks, and to purchase your own
  • Credit cards, Bank/ATM/Cash machine cards for withdrawing funds from cash machines (bring a photocopy of your cards), traveler’s checks, etc.

Head

  • Sun hat or scarf
  • Light balaclava or warm fleece hat
  • Sunglasses with UV protection

Feet

  • Thin, lightweight inner socks
  • Thick, warm wool hiking socks
  • Hiking boots with spare laces
  • Gaiters for hiking in winter

Hands

  • Lightweight gloves
  • With a waterproof shell outer (Seasonal

Lower Body

  • Under Garments
  • Hiking shorts
  • Lightweight cotton long pants
  • Fleece or wool pants (seasonal)
  • Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell pants

Upper Body

  • T-shirts
  • Fleece jacket or pullover
  • Fleece Wind-Stopper jacket (Optional)
  • Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket

Accessories

  • Sleeping bag rated to zero degrees
  • Headlamp (e.g. Petzl Zoom) with spare bulbs and batteries
  • Trekking Bags/Duffel bag
  • Basic First Aid Kit
  • Daypack (approximately 2500 to 3000 cubic inches)
  • Trekking Poles
  • Water bottles
  • Toiletries (Small wash towel, Toilet papers etc)
  • Ear Plug (who know some people on group are snoring)
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