Makalu Base Camp is retain in the mind as the widespread trekking destination amid the lonely trekkers. Looking at the Makalu Base Camp Trek map you can imagine the extraordinary opening to sightsee the elevated terrains, snow covered landscapes and Himalayan cultural. Geographically trekking to base camp Makaluis situated in the Makalu Barun National Park and Conservation Area. Previously trekking in Makaluwas listed as the restricted trekkingand Makalu itself is remembered as the 5th soaring peak with the height of 8,463 meter. It is good to know that Everest trekking region and Makalu trekking region are near to each other. With Pure Adventure let’s make stimulating and exceptional Makalu Base Camp as solitary trek.
Adventure to Makalu Base Camp will show the genuine trekking route beginning from Chichila. The trail will further bring grassiness, fertile forest covered with Rhododendron, granite cliff, hanging glaciers and teeming waterfalls. The dramatic vistas of Makalu, Kanchenjunga, Barunche and Arun valley can be touched all along with knowing the culture of Limbu and Rai staying in the lower land will etched in the mind of viewers . Therefore, do not miss the single opportunity of trekking here. Another crucial fact about the trek is you will get to experience the Makalu base camp teahouse which will further offer the peculiar knowledge about the wilderness of nature.
Nepal Makalu Base Camp trek cost allocated for Makalu Base Camp itinerary is not that expensive. The ideal trip will take you towards the comfort and quietude of unspoiled natural adobe of birds and animals. If you are enthusiastic to start the trek then you can turn up during March to May and September to November as the best trekking season. We will focus more on trekking hiking and then cultural and historical tours reaching at the altitude of 4,870 meter as the utmost elevation.
Day 01: Arrive In TIA, Kathmandu And Transfer To Hotel
Pure Adventure Nepal take it as our honor to welcome you at TIA, Kathmandu. Our representative members will support you in transferring in the hotel. After some time you will be called to discuss about the trip then you will join in welcome dinner. Stay overnight in hotel.
Day 02: Sightseeing In Kathmandu And Trek Preparation
This is your second day at Kathmandu where you will set out for city sightseeing and considering time you will cover major highlighted areas of Kathmandu such as Kathmandu Durbar Square, Swyambhunath, Pashupatinath and Bouddhanath. Then, you will return to the hotel on time as you have be given formal overview about the trip, guide and some technical information. After that you will re-check your equipment and get sound sleep. Stay overnight in hotel.
Day 03: Flight To Tumlingtar 50min And Drive To Chichira (1,980m) 3-4hrs
On the following day you will drive to TIA, Kathmandu and from there you will take flight to Tumlingtar. Completing 50 minutes of scenic flight will make you drive to Chichira and it is known for Gurung settlement. The short trek will give you time to prepare for tomorrow’s trekking. Stay overnight in teahouse.
Day 04: Trek To Num (1,560m) 6-7hrs
Waking up early in the morning you will move to Num taking moderate stroll enjoying picturesque villages and mountain forests. The edge line will take you to Num after 6 to 7 hours of trekking. Stay overnight in lodge.
Day 05: Trek To Seduwa (1,500m) 6-7hrs
From Num you will take downhill all through the terrace farm and forest taking you to Barun River, passing vertical ascend. Trekking to the terrain where Barun National Park is situated opens wide range of observation. Taking special permit you will accomplish the trek. Stay overnight in tented camp.
Day 06: Trek To Tashigaon (2,100m) 4-5hrs
Soaring up to the rim enclosed by the Ipsuwa Khola and Kasuwa Khola will make you pas the hillside all the way to peaceful village. Passing pastureland you will turn up in the interesting village called Tashigaon which is enclosed by jaw opening Himalayas. Stay overnight in lodge.
Day 07: Trek To Khongma Danda (3,500m) 6-7hrs
On the following day you will stroll on the vertical trail approaching elevated altitude and passing all the way to the forest. The trail appear steeper and crosses a Kharka and lastly go after a stone stairs and small lakes. From there you will move into Khongma Danda. Stay overnight in tented camp.
Day 08: Acclimatization Day
This is crafted as acclimatization where your body will take rest before that you will explore the close surrounding areas and stroll around Khongma Danda. Stay overnight in tented camp.
Day 09: Trek To Dobate 6-7hrs
On the following day you will ascend to the Summit of the Shipton La Pass taking some hours. After that viewing Kalo Pokharai you will cross over the Keke La where you can sight spectacular sight of Chamlang. Finally passing the Keke La Pass you will downhill all the way to attractive valley to Dobate. Stay overnight in tented camp.
Day 10: Trek To Yangri Kharka (3,557m) 6-7hrs
Leaving Dobate you will cross through the forest of Rhododendron taking you to Barun River. For 2 hours you need to pay more attention as you are stepping through vertical and arduous trail. Again you will stroll from the delightful ramble and take you to Yangri Kharka. Stay overnight in tented camp.
Day 11: Trek To Langmale Kharka (4,410m) 5-6hrs
Going after the modest walk in the valley you will cross all through the lush forest and yak pastures will mark the trail. Then after you will cross Merek and create the trail with impressive rise seeing Himalayan vistas. Stay overnight in tented camp.
Day 12: Trek To Makalu Base Camp (4,870m) 6-7hrs
On this day you will create the trek towards Base Camp from Langmale Kharka heading to Shershong and finally to Maklau Base Camp. The trail you will head is followed by icy glacier and heap of snow so paying attention and calmly you will make your way so that you can have gigantic Himalayas will enclose you. Stay overnight in tented camp.
Day 13: Exploration Day
Today you will allocate some time in knowing and understanding the nearby surroundings of Maklau Base Camp which is of rocky place with the presence of Barun Glacier. This is the spot you can trace the wonderful southern face of Makalu and the entire panorama of Lhotse and Everest. Discovering the nearby areas of lake and glaciers you will spend good time in the successful attempt. Stay overnight in tented camp.
Day 14: Trek Back To Yangri Kharka 6-7hrs
From the base camp you will downhill and have final peek of Makalu then you will continue the trek crossing Langmale Kharka, Shershong and Merek. After that you will arrive downhill to Yangri Kharka. Stay overnight in tented camp.
Day 15: Trek Back To Dobate 6-7hrs
On the following day you will connect the trail to Dobate after you depart from Yangri Kharka. You will take downhill all through the green forest, rock and valley, crafting to Dobate. For easier you will go after the bank of Barun river. Stay overnight in lodge.
Day 16: Trek To Khongma Danda 5-6hrs
Heading from Dobate to Khongma Danda will make you ascend to Mumbuk going after the forest of Rhododendron and firs. After that you will pass the Keke La, Kauma La and Tutu La which is also known as Shipton’s pass. Finally taking the downhill you will turn up at Khongma Danda. Stay overnight in lodge.
Day 17: Trek To Tashigaon 4-5hrs
To trek Tashigaon you will continue with the long and vertical downhill time and again. You will go after the dense forest. Continuing the trek you will make the stroll from the Sherpa village which will let you to know about their culture. Tashigaon is a Sherpa village so you can listen their stories. Stay overnight in lodge.
Day 18: Trek To Seduwa 4-5hrs
From Tashigaon you will retrace the footstep so that you will move out from Makalu Barun National Park for that you need to make downhill to Barun River. Afterward you will pass the hillside crossing the settlement and village areas. Within 4 to 5 hours of trek you will arrive at the Seduwa. Stay overnight in lodge.
Day 19: Trek To Num 5-6hrs
On the following day you will depart from Seduwa you will trek all the way to lush forest taking you to Num. Enjoying upward and downward movement you will arrive at the Sherpa village all through the thick forests. Stay overnight in lodge.
Day 20: Trek To Tumlingtar 6-7hrs
From Num you will head to Tumlingtarwhere you can outlook the aroma of splendid vistas of Mt Makalu may be this is the last time you will bid Mt Makalu. Tumlingtar is the destination you will conclude the trek and connect to Kathmandu. Stay overnight in lodge.
Day 21: Flight To Kathmandu 50min
From Tumlingtar you will catch the flight to Kathmandu, completing an extensive trek. From TIA, you will check in the hotel and relax for some time. In the evening you will stay together with the tea members and enjoy precious time, participating in farewell dinner. Stay overnight in hotel.
Day 22: Departure!!!!
This is considered as the concluding day as per the set itinerary. So, if you wish you can go for shopping till the departure time. Then, you will be transferred to TIA for the last time so that you can head towards your home town or for next destinations. We are thankful that you have given us an opportunity to serve you.
Transport: Airportpickup and drop in privet vehicle/Round trip Flight(Kathmandu/Tumlingtar/Kathmandu) including departure taxes.
Accommodations : Three Star Hotels in Kathmandu(3nights)and Best available twin sharing local Lodge/Tea house accommodation during the trek(18nights).
Meals:Breakfast in Kathmandu and Full board meals(Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner and seasonal fruits) during trek.
An experienced English speaking guide on the trek that is government licensed and trained. There will be an assistant leader (1 assistant leader for every four trekkers) plus Sherpas and porters (2 trekkers = 1 porter) This includes insurance/ salaries/flight/ equipment/ food and lodging for all staff on the trek.
Duffle bag/Sleeping bag/Pure Adventure Nepal T-Shirt/ trekking maps.(but Duffle bag and Sleeping bag has to be returned after the trip completion).
All necessary paperwork and permits (TIMS and other permit fee).
A comprehensive medical kit.
All government/ local taxes and Pure Adventure Nepal service charge.
1 Pair strong hiking boots
2 Pairs light socks
1 Pair sports shoes
3 Pairs heavy wool socks
1 Medium rucksack\backpack
1 Small day pack
1 Sleeping bag (according to seasons)
1 Inner sleeping sheet
1 Fleece\warm sweater
1 Sweatshirt\light sweater
1 Water and windproof jacket
2 Pair lightweight trousers
1 pair shorts
2 Long sleevs cotton or polypro
1 Water bottle-1 or 2litre
1 Down jacket\all weather Anorak
1 Turch\flashlight and spare batteries
1 Medium sized towel
1 Swiss type knife?
1 Money belt?
Sunglasses and sunhat
Water purification tablets\solution
Swimming costumes\bathing suit(?) Washing kit: include