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Makalu Base Camp Trekking

This trek takes up deep into the eastern Himalayas, providing some of Nepal's most unseen and amazing scenery. From Tumlingtar by walking north, up the Arun river, Sedwa and Num, crossing Shipton La (4127m) into upper Barun Khola valley for a close look at Makalu (8475 m) and chamlang (7290 m). The trek to Makalu base camp visits one of the most remote and unfrequented areas of Nepal. The Barun Valley is part of huge international protected area under an agreement between China and Nepal. The Makalu Barun National Park was established in 1992 as Nepal's eight National Parks.
The park of 2330sq.km is bordered by the Arun River in the east and the Sagarmatha National Park in the west. Barun Valley is a sanctuary for wild animals such as wolves, lynx, fox and the elusive snow leopard. Our descent into the pine and rhododendron forest from the Barun Valley takes us past the lower Barun Glacier and into the Makalu basin and to Tumlingtar to catch the flight back to Kathmandu. Travelers who is interested normal route they just go to Makalu base camp and return same way but who interested to make more challenging trekking and have some climbing experienced in previous they choose Makalu base camp with sherpani Col cross east Col or west Col then reach in Everest region. Our company - Alpine Adventure Club Treks & Expedition has good experienced on both routes you can choose which is you feel comfortable for your holiday trip in Nepal.

 

Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu & Transfer to Hotel.
Day 02: Full day guided sightseeing around of the Kathmandu valley.
Day 03: Flight: Kathmandu - Tumlingtar (860 m) Trek to Khadbari (1,040m) (4 hrs). Camp
Day 04: Trek Khadbari to Chichila (1,830 m) (5/6 hrs). Camp
Day 05: Trek Chichila to Num (1,490 m) (5 hrs). Camp
Day 06: Trek Num to Sedua (1,460 m) (5/6 hrs). Camp
Day 07: Trek Sedua to Tashi Gaon (2,070 m) (5 hrs). Camp
Day 08: Trek Tashi Gaon to Kauma (3,470 m) (6 hrs). Camp
Day 09: Rest / Exploration day at Kauma. Camp
Day 10: Trek Kauma to Mumbuk (3,570 m) (5 hrs). Camp
Day 11: Trek Mumbuk to Nhe Kharka (3,000 m) (6 hrs). Camp
Day 12: Trek Nhe Kharka to Sherson (4,615 m) (7 hrs). Camp
Day 13: Trek Sherson to Makalu Base Camp (5,000 m) (4/5 hrs). Camp
Day 15: Trek Makalu Base Camp to Nhe Kharka (3,000 m) (7 hrs). Camp
Day 16: Trek Nhe kharka to Mumbuk (3,570 m) (6 hrs). Camp
Day 17: Trek Mumbuk to Kauma (3,470m) (5 hrs). Camp
Day 18: Trek Kauma to Tashi Gaon (2,070 m) (5 hrs). Camp
Day 19: Trek Tashi Gaun to Pukuwa (1,520 m) (6 hrs). Camp
Day 20: Trek Pukuwa to Bumling (1,160 m) (5 hrs). Camp
Day 21: Trek Bumling to Tumlingtar (860 m) (4 hrs). Camp.
Day 22: Flight: Tumlingtar - Kathmandu. Hotel Overnight.
Day 23: Free day to explore, and enjoy Kathmandu. Hotel Overnight.
Day 24: Final Departure.

 

Note: If above itinerary couldn't meet your need, we can design a tailor made itinerary to suit your needs. Please let us know whether you would like to make it shorter or longer.

Day 01: Arrival Kathmandu
You will be met by Moonlight Nepal Trekking and Adventure staffs at Airport and transferred to the hotel. The remainder of the afternoon at leisure for you to explore, Kathmandu has more World Heritage sites than any other city in the world. A pre-trek briefing will be given this evening.

Day 02: Kathmandu
After Breakfast sightseeing Tour to Shyambhunath Stupa, Where you can see a lots of monkeys & beautiful view of Kathmandu Valley. This old stupa called by Monkey Temple as well. Bouddhanath Stupa, second biggest Stupa in the world & Pashupatinath Temple, famous Hindus Temple. In the afternoon prepare for Trekking..

Day 03: Kathmandu – Basantapur
From Kathmandu you have a scenic flight to Biratnagar and from Biratnagar drive to Basantapur.

Day 04: Basantapur - Chauki (2700m)
The trek start through the rhododendron forest with the super views of Arun Kosi, Tamur Kosi and Makalu and reaches to Tude Deorali. Then the trail climbs through Phedi and reaches to Chauki.

Day 05: Chauki - Gupa Pokhari (2930m)
After some ups and down through Manglebare, Srimani and Balukop, the trail reaches two small lakes at Lamo Pokhari. Then it forwards passing bamboo huts at Koranghatar and reach to more lakes at Gupa Pokhari..

Day 06: Gupa Pokhari - Nesum (1620m)
From Gupa Pokhari the trail leaves Milka Danda and then reaches to Akhar Deorali (3200m). From here the trail makes ups and downs en route to Buje Deorali, climbs up to Mul Pokhari and reaches to Gurja (2000m), finally gets to Nesum.

Day 07: Nesum – Thumma
Crossing the suspension bridge you will get into Doban (640m) then the trail meets the Tamur Kosi. Crossing Tamur Kosi on a suspension bridge at Doban the trail follows the east-bank, passing through tropical forests, climbing above the river and sometimes on the river bank you will reach to Thumma.

Day 08: Thumma - Chirwa (1190m)
Passing the settlements of Siwa, Tawa and Porke you will reach to Chirwa, a pleasant bazaar with a few bhattis and shops. If you take a look at the village water supply system, you will see the elaborate setup of bamboo tubes pipes and channels

Day 09: Chirwa - Sakathum (1640m)
Leaving the Chhetri village of Tapethok the trails makes several ups and downs. Crossing Tamur Khola (river) on a suspension bridge below Helok and having a short climb and again crossing Gunsa Khola (river) on a rickety bridge you will reach to Tibetan village of Sakathum.

Day 10 :Sakathum - Amjilassa (2490m)
Climb steeply and then drop back to the river. Then again climbing on a stone step to a waterfall and Ghaiya Bari and ascending gently you will reach to a Crest (2530m) and then descending you will reach to the Tibetan settlement of Amjilassa. O/N at Amjilassa.

Day 11: Amjilassa - Kyapra (2730m)
The trail ascents through the thriving bamboo, oak and rhododendron forest with the views of the south-western part of the Kanchenjunga and further makes many short climbs and descents and passes several waterfalls and pastures. Finally climbing steep you will reach to Kyapra.

Day 12: Kyapra - Gunsa (3430m)
Descending and following along the river through a fir and rhododendron forest, hiking the whole morning you will reach the potato fields of Phere. Your trek forwards through the fields and larch forest and finally you will reach to Gunsa where you will see the police check post. From Gunsa the trek to south Kanchenjunga via Lapsang La begins.

Day 13: Gunsa - Khambachen (4040m)
The trails makes a gradual ascent along the south bank of the Gunsa Khola (river), then crosses back to Rambuk Kharka on the north side of river and finally reach to the Tibetan settlement of Khambachen.
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Day 14: Acclimatization on Khambachen
In Khambachen there are views of the high peaks of Khabur (6332), Phole (6645m), Nango Ma and Jannu. After having breakfast climb a ridge above the village for more views, or take a day hike to the Jannu Base camp. Back to your Camp.

Day 15: Khambachen - Lonak (4790m)
The trail climbs gradually through open fields to Ramtabg (4240m), then across moraines north-west of the Kanchenjunga Glacier and finally you will reach to Lhonak. From here you will have the beautiful mountain views abound in all directions.

Day 16: Lonak - Pang Pema (5140m)
From Lhonak, the trail ascends gradually across the plain, and then gets a bit steeper as it follows the moraine. You can drop off the moraine and follow the bottom of the valley. You can see the dramatic views on the way and reach to Pang Pema. From here you will have the view of main peak of Kanchnjunga and a panorama of others peaks that make up one of the largest mountain masses.

Day 17: Pang Pema – Khambachen
Early in the morning hike up the ridge north of Pang Pema to have the views of Kanchenjunga, Wedge Peak (6750m), the Twins (7350m), Pyramid Peak (7168m) and Tent Peak (7365m) and trek back to Khambachem.

.Day 18: Khambachen – Gunsa
Trek back to Gunsa.

Day 19: Gunsa – Chirwa
Trek back to Chirwa.

Day 20: Chirwa – Linkhim
From Chirwa start uphill, passing through Diwa village. Climb over and going steeply reach above Tawa. Dropping into a large side canyon, then climbs back to the ridge finally you will reach to Linkhim.

.Day 21: Linkhim – Suketar
Trekking through the small Lhimbu village of Helate, Pumbur, and Phurbu and climb over the Sherpa villages of Bung Kulung and Lakchun you will reach to Suketar. We savor our final mountain sunsets of the trek as we complete this exhilarating journey. Our last evening of the trek is a good time to have a small party for all the team, especially the porters who will return to their villages from here. There is usually lots of music, dancing and singing

Day 22: Suketar – Kathmandu
Fly back to Kathmandu. A thrilling flight over forests, fields and villages, with the Himalaya in the background. On arrival, we transfer to the hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure.

.Day 23 :Kathmandu
Free day on your own for shopping, relax, rest or hanging around the city.

Day 24: Departure
Moonlight Nepal Trekking and Adventure team will take you to the airport for your flight home. On the other hand, if you prefer to stay longer, you can go for short tours such as game drive at National parks, rafting, Tibet tours, mountain biking etc.

Trip duration: 24 Days

Grade: Strenuous

Maximum altitude: 4620m

Accommodation: Tented Camp

Best Time for Trek: March, April, May, September, October and November

The trip cost will be vary depending on group size, duration of the days and services base. So PLEASE contact us for the cost with your interest of services, group size  and duration of the trip . Thank you

Note: Group leader travel free for groups of minimum 12 paying.

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