Makalu base camp trekking, spanning almost 3 weeks, offers an opportunity to explore high-altitude terrains, snow-clad landscapes and ethnic Himalayan lifestyles. The craze of measuring Everest base camp among trekkers, on the other side of the trail, takes most of the charm out of this trek. However, due to least traffic, it becomes easier to cover the trail -earning more time and places to explore.Mt. Makalu 8,481 m (27,825ft) the 5th highest mountain in the world and one of the Eight-Thousander, is located inside Khumbu region of northern Nepal (Sharing other half with Tibet-China). It has two notable subsidiary peaks, Kangchungtse and Makalu II (7,678 m). Makalu-Barun valley, a glacier valley on the foot of Makalu peak, is one of the least populated region in Nepal.
Makalu Base Camp trekking is medium difficult and suitable for average people. If you are moderately fit and have a sense of adventure then you will enjoy this trek. The program is designed to acclimatize you gradually and not to experience high altitude sickness. However you are requested to check your altitude fitness and the itineraryPlease note that the following program is prepared in the fact basis, however there can be changes in some circumstances during the trekking. We request you to be flexible with the situation to enjoy yourself.
The trek is designed for camping arrangement. Everything is handled by our team of experience sherpa guide, porters and cooks who carry the equipments, set up the camp and have hot meals waiting for you at every food break.Along the trail there are superb views of the south face of Makalu as well as Everest, Lhotse, Chamlang and Kanchenjunga. Makalu Barun National Park was established in 1992 as Nepal’s eighth national park covering 2,330 sq km. This area is a remote wilderness containing some of the last remaining areas of pristine forests and alpine meadows in Nepal. The area receives few foreign trekkers due to its relative inaccessibility.
Yeti hunting trekking region, both mid -hill & Sherpa cultural experience, in the mid -hills are mainly inhabited by Rai, Tamang, Brahmin,Kshetri etc., undisturbed wild life and forest , panoramic views of eastern mountain range including Everest range, unforgettable adventure and photographic journey.
45 minute fly to Tumlingtar to trailhead or by bus 20 hr. to Hile, with a round trip flight the trek takes only 20 days and by overland.
About 5-6 hr. walk per day, max. Altitude 4700 m. moderate trail, temperate climate jungle walk to High Alpine area, the area near Makalu in the upper Arun valley is cold.
Oct. to early Dec. and March to May.
No teahouses, after the last village camping only, porters needed for all gear & food.
Day- 01: Fly to Tumlingtar and overnight
Day- 02: Tumlingtar – Manebhanjyang (1100m)
Day- 03: Manebhanjyang – Kuwapani
Day- 04: Kuwapani – Num (1500m)
Day- 05: Num (1500m) – Sedua (1510m)
Day- 06: Sedua – Tashigaon (2070m)
Day- 07: Acclimatization day at Tashigaon
Day- 08: Tashigaon (2070m) – Khongma (3560m)
Day- 09: Khongma (3560m) – Sanopokhari
Day- 10: Sanopokhari – Mumbuk (3550m)
Day- 11: Mumbuk (3550m) – Yangle Kharka (3600m)
Day- 12: Yangle Kharka (3600m) – Majh Kharka
Day- 13: Majh Kharka – Mkalu Base Camp (4750m)
Day- 14: Exploration day around
Day- 15: Makalu Base Camp – Yangle Kharka (3600m)
Day- 16: Yangle Kharka – Mumbuk (3550m)
Day- 17: Mumbuk (3550m) – Khongma (3560m)
Day- 18: Khongma (3560m) – Sedua (1510m)
Day- 19: Sedua (1510m) – Hurhure (1960m)
Day- 20: Hurhure (1960m) – Bhotebas (1740m)
Day- 21: Bhotebas (1740m) – Tumlingtar
Day- 22: Fly back to Kathmandu from Tumlingtar