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Makalu Base Camp Overview

Makalu Base Camp (5250 m), now designated as Makalu Barun National Park and Conservation Area. Mt. Makalu (8463 m) is the fifth highest peak in the world. The Makalu Base camp trek is a true adventure with scenery so beautiful that it will never tire you. The trek starts with a flight to Tumlingtar and heads up the Aurn River valley to Sedua and Num, then crossing Shipton La Pass (4210 m) into the upper Barun river valley for a close look at Makalu and Chamlang Himal. This trek visits one of the most remote and unfrequented areas of Nepal. The Barun valley is a part of a huge international protected area under the agreement between the governments of Nepal and China, which comprises of 2330 sq. km of National Park and 830 sq. km of conservation area in Nepal.


Our representative will picks up from Kathmandu airport and transfer to Hotel. Evening we have welcome dinner with Nepalese cultural show.

We will have choice either join for full day sightseeing or free to prepare for your upcoming adventures.

The trail today descends steeply from Num through the Cornfield of Lumbang. The country is particularly rocky; tiny terraces planted with corn and barley, then we have tough steep climb to Sedua. Camp

The trail crosses meadows and several streams, then climbs to the Sherpa village of Tashi Gaon, the last permanent settlement in the valley. Camp

A very hard day of the trek as the trail goes up real steep. We walk through the sparse forests along the ridge over a hillock and descend a bit to Kauma at 3470 m. Camp

Today is a rest day as well as acclimatization day. We will explore around.

We again start today with a steep climb then through less steeply rhododendron forests to the top of the ridge. You will have superb views of Chamlang (7,290 m) Peak 6 (6739 m) and Peak 7 (6105 m). Then we will have a final descent through a forest of firs and rhododendrons to Mumbuk. Camp

Today the trail descends steep gully with a stream for about 500m. The trail is ill defined, rocky and sloppy mud in places as it leads up the glacial valley. From here you can have a good views of Peak 6. Nhe Kharka is located on a large open grassy plain at an elevation of 3000 m. from here you will have great mountain views. Camp

Trail today turns westward and leaves the rhododendron forests for alpine tundra. There are excellent views of Pyramid Peak (7168 m), Peak 4 (6720 m) etc. Sherson is at 4615 m a bit dangerous day as the altitude gains more than 1500 m but we don't have a choice because we do not have any suitable camp between Nhe Kharka and Sherson.

Today, a gradual climb to a minor pass about 100 m . From here you will have a magnificent south face views of Makalu also you will be able to see the complete panorama of Everest and Lhotse. Camp

We retrace back down the Barun Valley. Camp

We continue descending back. Camp at Mumbuk.

We trek across Shipton La and descend to Kauma.

Today we walk a bit long to Tashi Gaon. Camp

We walk through farming settlements to the spread out Rai village. Continue in forests past several streams to Pukuwa. Camp

Walk through the forests and follows some spectacular high and exposed narrow tracks as it climbs over rocky ridges. We camp across the Chhetri village of Bumling.

Todays route pass through Chyawabesi before making a short climb back to Tumlingtar. Camp

We will take a early flight to Kathmandu. We will attand a farewell dinner in the evening.

Cost Includes

  • Arrival and departure transfers in Kathmandu by private vehicle in Kathmandu
  • Hotel in Kathmandu including breakfast on twin/ single sharing
  • Meals on full board (Breakfast, lunch and dinner) during trekking period either in camp or in lodges
  • An experienced Government license holder guide
  • Trekking porters/sherpas/mules to carry your bags during the trekking 2:1, max 15 KG baggage/porter
  • Food, drinks, accommodation, insurance, salary, equipments, transportation, local tax for Guide and porters
  • Ground transportation by private vehicle to/from Kathmandu
  • Kathmandu- Tumlingtar-Kathmandu flight ticket cost
  • Group medical supplies (first aid kit will be available) if required
  • All necessary paper works and permit fees for Rolwaling and Everest region
  • All government taxes and our service charges
  • Welcome and Farewell Dinners in Kathmandu

Cost Excludes

  • International flight to and from Nepal
  • Airport taxes
  • Vaccination and Nepal visa
  • Meals when not in Trekking and drinks
  • Personal insurance and other personal expenses
  • Tips for trekking staff (tipping is expected)

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