Makalu Base Camp Trekking

Makalu Base Camp Trekking

The trek through the Arun and Barun rivers valleys is one of the great wilderness experiences that Nepal can offer. This area is largely uninhabited but there are plenty of picturesque campsites along the route.The trek begins in Tumlingtar and gradually climbs through scenic villages above the Arun River. The river can only be crossed via a spectacular suspension bridge, which leads us the next day to Tashi Gaon, the last Sherpa village on the trail. From here we cross the Barun La (Shipton Pass) before commencing our exposed descent across landslides to the Barun Valley floor.

Makalu Base Camp is now only a day away, and to our left rises the Lower Barun Glacier and the spectacular peaks of Chamlang and Ama Dablam.The goal of our trek lies at the foot of the extensive Barun Glacier. Makalu rises straight in front us, with countless other peaks forming a majestic panorama around our camp. Normally we retrace our steps to return to Kathmandu, however those with mountaineering experience and equipment may choose to cross 2 passes over 6,000 meters ( The Sherpani Col, and West Col) into the Khumbu region. Both routes are of similar duration.

Highlights: a genuine Himalayan wilderness experience, fantastic views of the mountains of the Everest region, picturesque Tamang, Gurung, and Sherpa villages, Makalu Base Camp is amazing!

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Makalu Base Camp Trekking

Outline Itinerary

 [ Day 01  ] Arrive Kathmandu, transfer to Hotel
[ Day 02  ] Kathmandu Sightseeing or prepare for Trekking
[ Day 03  ] Flight Kathmandu-Tumlingtar(860m)-Khadbari (1040m)(4hrs) 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 14  ] Explore Makalu Base 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  ] Drive to airport for return flight

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Trip Facts

Duration: 24 days

Starts from: Tumlingtar

End at: Tumlingtar

Grade: ***

Price: Contact us

Accommodation: Hotel /lodge / tent

Trip Type: Trekking, Cultural, Historical and Natural Tour

Trip Region: Nepal

Trekking Duration: 19 days

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