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Makalu Base Camp Trek

Duration 16 days
Max-Altitude 4,870m / 15,978ft.
Transportation Flight/Drive
Grade Strenuous
Accommodation 3* hotel in City & Camping/Tent During Trek
Meals Breakfast in City & All meals during trek
Best Season Mar - May, Sep - Nov
Communication Available
Group Size 2+

Mt. Makalu Base Camp Trek is an outstanding trek in the eastern region of Nepal. This trek offers a combination of rich cultural heritage, unsurpassed beauty and biological diversity. This trail follows the beautiful Arun River Valley in the Makalu Barun National Park. It crosses the Shipton Pass (4,127m) before arriving at Base Camp (5,000m). From the base camp, you can see the truly regal and fantastic views of the south face of Makalu, as well as Everest and Lhotse.

The Arun valley is also the home to rare species of various birds which are found only in Nepal. The trekkers having good shape and also the previous experience of trekking can participate in this trek. Anytime from March to May and September to early December is the best season for this trek. We make an itinerary and program of Makalu Base Camp Trek according to an individual client’s interest throughout the year.

Day 01: Arrival to Kathmandu (1,400m)
Day 02: Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing
Day 03: Fly from Kathmandu to Tumlingtar and drive to Num (1,56om )
Day 04: Trek from Num to Sheduwa (1,510m)
Day 05: Trek from Sheduwa to Tashi Gaun (2,070m)
Day 06: Acclimatization at Tashi Gaun (rest day)
Day 07: Trek from Tashi Gaun to Khongma (3,760m)
Day 08: Trek from Khongma to Mumbuk (3,520m)
Day 09: Trek from Mumbuk to Nehe Kharka (4,320m)
Day 10: Trek from Nehe Kharka to Makalu Base Camp (4,870m)
Day 11: Trek from Makalu Base Camp to Yangle Kharka
Day 12: Trek from Yangle Kharka to Khongma
Day 13: Trek from Khongma to Sheduwa
Day 14: Trek from Sheduwa to Num and drive to Khadbari
Day 15: Drive from Khandbari to Tumlingtar and Fly to Kathmandu
Day 16: Transfer to International Airport.

Day 01: Kathmandu Arrival.
Our Representative will be waiting for you outside the arrival terminal gate holding your name and  You will be transferred to your hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 02: Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing (4-6hr)
Day tour of Kathmandu city, you will be Proceed on to Pasupatinath Temple, Boudhnath Stupa, Patan Darbar Square and Swayambhunath Stupa. Swayambhunath is a Buddhist Stupa said to be more than 2000 years old, is perched on a hillock 77 meters above the valley floor and offering a bird’s eye view of Kathmandu City. Afternoon, a tour of Patan, also known as Lalitpur or the “city of beauty” is the oldest city in the valley. A great center both of the Newari Buddhist religion and of traditional arts & crafts with 136 bahals or courtyards and 55 major temples. Overnight at your hotel in Kathmandu.
Included Meals: Breakfast  

Day 03: Fly from Kathmandu to Tumlingtar and drive to Num (1,56om )
Fly from Kathmandu to Tumlingtar and drive to Num (1,560m)  

Day 04: Trek from Num to Sheduwa (1,510m)
Trek from Num to Sheduwa (1,510m): Camping  

Day 05: Trek from Sheduwa to Tashi Gaun (2,070m)
Trek from Sheduwa to Tashi Gaun (2,070m): Camping  

Day 06: Acclimatization at Tashi Gaun (rest day)
Acclimatization at Tashi Gaun (rest day): camping  

Day 07: Trek from Tashi Gaun to Khongma (3,760m)
Trek from Tashi Gaun to Khongma (3,760m): Camping  

Day 08: Trek from Khongma to Mumbuk (3,520m)LodgeCamping

Day 09: Trek from Mumbuk to Nehe Kharka (4,320m)LodgeCamping

Day 10: Trek from Nehe Kharka to Makalu Base Camp (4,870m)

Day 11: Trek from Makalu Base Camp to Yangle Kharka, Lodge/Camping

Day 12: Trek from Yangle Kharka to Khongma, LodgeCamping

Day 13: Trek from Khongma to Sheduwa, Lodge/Camping

Day 14: Trek from Sheduwa to Num and drive to Khadbari, Lodge/Camping

Day 15: Drive from Khandbari to Tumlingtar and Fly to Kathmandu and Transfer to the Hotel

Day 16: Transfer to International Airport for your Departure

What Is Included

  • Pickups and drops from  Airport.
  • 3-star category Accommodation in Kathmandu including  Breakfast.
  • Teahouses/Lodge Accommodation including Breakfast/Lunch /Dinner during the Trek.
  •  Farewell dinner at the end of  Trek.
  • An experienced English-speaking trek leader (trekking guide), and  porters to carry luggage (2 trekkers: 1 porter) including their salary, insurance, equipment, flight, food, and lodging
  • All necessary paperwork and permits.
  • A comprehensive medical kit
  • All government and local taxes.
  • Air Transportation : (Domestic Flight) Fly from Kathmandu – Tumlingtar – Kathmandu,
  • Drive Tumlingtar to Num and While Returning: Num to Tumlingtar

What Is Not Included

  • Nepalese visa fee
  • International airfare to and from Kathmandu
  • Excess baggage charges
  • Entrance  Fee for  Sightseeing
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and/or Pokhara
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara in case of early arrival, late departure, and early return from the mountain(due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc)
  • Tips for guides and porters

Our main paramount is to offer safe and enjoyable trek for your clients. Experienced trekkers will often take only a selection of these items based on what has worked in the past. The following gives you a general idea of the personal items that you need to  bring for the trek. The personal items are of individual interest, and choice. The most important fact that one should keep on mind is that one should have enough clothes to tackle the cold weather in the Himalayas.

Upper Body – Head / Ears / Eyes

  • Sun hat (We provide you a complimentary sunhat)
  • Wool or synthetic hat that cover the ears
  • Sunglasses with UV protection
  • Headlamp
  • Neck warmer

Hand

  • Liner gloves
  • Heavier shell gloves

Core Body

  • T-shirts (2)
  • Lightweight expedition thermal tops
  • Fleece jacket or pullover
  • Water/windproof shell jacket (Preferably breathable fabric)
  • Synthetic sports bras (for women)

Lower Body – Legs

  • Lightweight expedition thermal bottoms
  • Nylon hiking shorts
  • Soft shell and hard shell trekking pants
  • Water/windproof trousers
  • Casual pants

Feet

  • Liner socks
  • Heavyweight socks
  • Waterproof hiking/trekking boots
  • Light shoes/sneakers
  • Gaiters (For monsoon and winter)

Other essential important items

  • Passport and extra passport photos (2 copies)
  • Airline tickets (Please make a copy and leave one at our office in KTM just in case if you need to change the date of yours)
  • Durable wallet/pouch for travel documents, money & passport
  • Water bottle/bladder
  • Water purification Iodine tablets
  • Toiletries (Include toilet paper, wet wipes, and liquid hand sanitizer, towel, soap)

Medicines and First Aid Kit

  • Extra Strength Excedrin for altitude related headaches
  • Ibuprofen for general aches and pains
  • Immodium or Pepto bismol capsules for upset stomach or diarrhea
  • Diamox (commonly prescribed as Acetazolamide) 125 or 250mg tablets for altitude sickness
  • Anti-infection ointments
  • Band-aids
  • Lip balm (At least SPF 20)
  • Sunscreen (SPF 40)

Optional

  • Adjustable trekking poles
  • Favorite snacks (No more than 2 pounds)
  • Paperback books, cards, mp3 player.
  • Binoculars
  • Cameras (Memory cards, chargers and batteries)
  • Pee bottle for man and pee funnel for woman
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