Makalu Arun is the lowest valley in the world. To begin your Tour to the base of Mt. Makalu, the fifth highest mountain in the world (8,481m). But first you will have the opportunity to visit cloud-forest jungle, high alpine terrain, orchids and rural farm and market villages. you will follow the ridge above the Arun River, proposed site for the largest hydroelectric plant in Nepal. Pass through yak pastures towards the endless ice fields of Mt. Makalu, Baruntse and Sherpani col. View the Kanchenjunga massif, Everest, Lhotse, Baruntse and Chamlang as well as the rarely seen Kangshung face of Everest. Return through isolated Sherpa villages, then on the main Everest trekking trail to Lukla for your picturesque return flight below the Nepalese Himalaya.
The trek starts from Arun Valley ( tumlingtaar ) following the rural areas, through fascinating medieval traditional markets and farm villages, this walk-in follows picturesque and rarely trekked route, offering views of Mt. Makalu and Kanchenjunga all the way, more stunning views of the Mt. Khumbakarna Range as you enter the Barun valley of Makalu basin. From here, the trek passes over the yak pastures beneath the Makalu’s towering south face along with the great view of the rare east (Kanshung) face of Mt. Everest.This challenging trek is a mountaineering traverse from Makulu to Everest region. We start this trek at Tumlingtar in the Arun valley, from here we spend a varied eight days, trekking in to the base camp of Makalu at Sherson, on the high yak pasture beneath the towering Mt. Makalu the 5th highest mountain in the world. This walk-in follows a picturesque and rarely trekked route, which passes through a number of interesting settlements and offers tantalizing views of the highest peak of this planet earth. On this trek we have allowed a couple of days for acclimatization at Sherson and beyond in the laps of these giant peaks. From here we move to a higher camp at the foot of the Barun Glacier, here we make our final preparation for the traverse of the three cols.
Ropes will be fixed on the steepest and most exposed sections of each of the passes, to safe guard the passage of the group, from this high route a spectacular view of most of the high peaks of the central eastern Himalaya, including Mt. Everest, Lhotse from the south east. As a relaxing final to this outstanding trek, after passing the last pass of Amphu Labtsa we descend towards the popular Everest trail, through the Khumbu area to Lukla for the flight back to Kathmandu.
All our treks are managed by a team of professionally trained Leader/guide responsible for all aspects of the running of the trek. Our special departure trek is well versed in the culture and natural history of the Himalayas. Your day start with a cup of hot tea served in your room. A member of the trekking staff followed by a bowl of hot washing water, after which you will be required to pack your luggage and the porters loaded whilst we are having breakfast. After breakfast we set off on the trail, enjoying the pleasant cool of the morning. Your day’s trek involves navigating numerous picturesque forests, hills, mountains and the local villages for the next three hours. Around mid-day we usually stop for a pleasant spot along the way for lunch. Your midday lunch break usually lasts around an hour and is a time to relax, pop the boots off and air those feet! Plenty of time is allowed for photograph in the route. After lunch you’ll walk another three hours or so, before you stop for the night. You have enough time to change, freshen up, before exploring an area.
Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu.1,300m .transfer to hotel..
Day 02: Kathmandu half day guided sight seeing tour.
Day 03: Fly to Tumlingtar 950m 50 minutes’ flight and camp.
Day 04: Trek to Mani-Bhanjyang 1,200m Approx: 5-6 hrs.
Day 05: Trek to Chinchilla 1,800m 5-6 hours.
Day 06: Trek to Num 1,500m 5-6 hours.
Day 07: Trek to Sedua 1,493m Approx: 5 hours.
Day 08: Trek to Tashi Gaon(2,200m)Approx 3-4 hours.
Day 09: Rest day at Tashi Gaon.
Day 10: Trek to Kohma Danda. Approx 3,500m. 5-6 hours walk.
Day 11: Trek to Mumbuk 3,400m 6 hours walk.
Day 12: Trek to Nehe Kharka 3,750m 6 hours.
Day 13: Trek to Sherson 4,600m 6 hours walk.
Day 14: Free day for a day hike.
Day 15: Trek to High Makalau Base Camp. 4,800m. 2-3 hrs.
Day 16: Trek to Higher Camp. 5,200m. 4-5 hrs.
Day 17: Camp at 5,700m. 4-5 hrs.
Day 18: Rest day.
Day 19: Camp on the Moraine 5,640m after crossing Sherpani col.
Day 20: Trek to Panch Pokhari.5,480m. 4-5 hrs.
Day 21: Rest day at Panch Pokhari.
Day 22: Traverse Amphu Labtsa pass 5,780m and trek to Chukung 4,730m. 7-8 hrs.
Day 23: Trek to Thyangboche 3, 867m. 6 hrs.
Day 24: Trek to Namche Bazaar 3,440m. 5 hrs.
Day 25: Trek to Lukla 2,800m. 6 hrs.
Day 26: Fly Lukla-Kathmandu.
Day 27: Free day at leisure.
Day 28: Transfer to Airport for the International departure.