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Makalu Base Camp Trek (19 Days)

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Literally, trekking is the mark of adventure trek so to energize the power in proper place Himalayan Nepal Trek has brought the idea of Makalu Base Camp Trek as a part of adventure treks and tours. If you have already tasted the trekking in Makalu then you might have an idea how it has won your heart. Due to the presence of such trek, Nepal trips is so blessed and obviously, we should not forget to show our gratitude towards Eastern Region.

Makalu Base Camp Trek is acknowledged as the Nepal adventure trek as it illustrates wonderful and awe-inspiring destination. Nepal adventure tours in the 5th elevated mountain of the whole world are itself a huge thing for the trekkers and another highlighting feature is it is so near to that of Mount Everest. Therefore, throughout the trek, you will face exigent with the stupendous camp trek. Talking about the area where you are strolling is occupied with hard to believe natural things and extremely large assortment of Makalu. Being positioned in far-fetched setting you will hardly get tea houses but you don’t need to worry as you will get an opportunity to stay in the lodges run by local people such as Limbus, Rai, and Brahman. In addition, the presence of 4 high passes has crafted the trek as the Nepal trek adventure and they are named as Keke La (4,127m), Tutu La (4,080m), Khongma La (3,603m) and Shipton La (4,170m).

For all in all are you ready to stroll in the adventure land where you will experience the tricky section in the 2nd part according to our trekking experience, it states that without any prior trekking experience it would be tough to accomplish the trek successfully.

Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival TIA Kathmandu Airport (1310) m, welcome by Himalayan Nepal Trek staff transfer to Hotel briefing stay at hotel BB Plan.

Day 02: Sightseeing in Kathmandu Bhaktapur, Patan, Sayambunath, Bahudanath etc stay overnight at star label hotel on BB plan.

Day 03: Flight to Tumlingtar 45 min and drive to Num (1,505m) 3 ½ hrs stay at lodge

Day 04: Trek to Sedwa (1,530m) 5-6 hrs stay at lodge

Day 05: Trek to Tashigawn (2,065m) 4-5 hrs stay at lodge

Day 06: Rest day for acclimatization stay at lodge

Day 07: Trek to Khongma (3,562m) 6-7 hrs stay at tent

Day 08: Trek to Mumbuk and high passes and return to Mumbuk (3,550m) 7-8 hrs stay in a tent.

Day 09: Trek to Yangri Kharka (3,610m) 5-6 hrs stay at tent

Day 10: Trek to Langmale Kharka (4,100m) 5-6 hrs stay at tent

Day 11: Trek to Makalu Base Camp (4,870m) 5-6 hrs stay at tent

Day 12: Hike to Excoriation view of Mountain Glacier stay at tent

Day 13: Trek back to Yangri Kharka (3,610m) 7-8 hrs stay at tent

Day 14: Trek to Shiptaon La Phedi (4,120m) 7-8 hrs stay at tent

Day 15: Trek to Tashigawn (2,065m) 6-7 hrs stay at lodge

Day 16: Trek to Num (1,505m) 6-7 hrs stay at lodge

Day 17: Drive to Tumlingtar stay at lodge

Day 18: Flight to Kathmandu and farewell dinner typical Nepali restaurant stay at star label hotel on BB plan

Day 19: Departure from Kathmandu to your onward destination.

Day 01: Arrive in TIA, Kathmandu (1,310m)

As you land on Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu, you will be received by the representative staff from Himalayan Nepal Trek with a proper greeting. Then, afterward, you will be transferred to hotel where you will learn the detailed itinerary. We can change the set itinerary as per your feasibility. Stay overnight in hotel.

Day 02: Sightseeing in Kathmandu

This is the second day of trek where you will work on Trek preparation and trekking permit as you are heading to the restricted area. Completing the work you will go for shopping as you might need some trekking materials which are hard to find in the rural areas. So, when you are done with trekking you will return to the hotel to have some rest. Stay overnight in hotel.

Day 03: Flight to Tumlingtar 45 min and drive to Num (1,505m) 3 ½ hrs

On the following day, you will drive to Tribhuvan International Airport to catch the flight to Tumlingtar (410m). During the fight, you can view the mountains and the villages from the height. Within 45 minutes you will arrive at your destination and once when you turn up to Tumlingtar you will take another drive to Num in a jeep taking 3 and half hour. Num is positioned at an elevation of 1,505 meters. Stay overnight in tented camp

Day 04: Trek to Sedwa (1,530m) 5-6 hrs

On the following day taking an ascend from Num you will soon leave it and head to Sedwa which is situated at an elevation of 1,530 meters taking 5 to 6 hours of time frame. You will outlook the pastureland and imagine as if you are reading the poetry. Stay overnight in tented camp.

Day 05: Trek to Tashigawn (2,065m) 4-5 hrs

Again taking ascend in an early morning you will move to Tashigawn which is positioned at an elevation of 2,065 meters. The trekking duration takes 4 to 5 hours of short walk and you will feel comfortable on this day. Stay overnight in tented camp.

Day 06: Rest day for acclimatization

This is the day to take some rest. It has its own meaning in order to take on the innovative environs as well as to reinforce the muscles. Resting does not now understand staying motionless. Here, you will stir out from the camp and will make out the sights in a unique environment. Stay overnight in a tented camp.

Day 07: Trek to Khongma (3,562m) 6-7 hrs

On the following waking up early in the morning, you will set out to trek Khongma which is positioned at an elevation of 3,562 meters. It consumes 6 to 7 hours of the time frame in completing the trek. In comparison to the past today you have walked a bit longer. Stay overnight in tented camp.

Day 08: Trek to Mumbuk and high passes and return to Mumbuk (3,550m) 7-8 hrs

On the next day, you will head from Khongma to Mumbuk walking more than the previous day. As you will pass Khonma La which is situated at an altitude of 3,873 meters the nature of Trek is adventurous. Then, slowly you will cross another pass as well called Tutu La Pass (4,056m) and Shipton La Pass (4,220m), Mumbuk (3,550m) and Keke La Pass (4,152m). Then, you will again return to Mumbuk (3,550m). Stay overnight in tented camp.

Day 09: Trek to Yangri Kharka (3,610m) 5-6 hrs

On the next day, you will set up to start on the trek to Yangri Kharka which is to be found at an elevation of 3,610 meters. The trek takes 5 to 6 hours. Previous to that you will cross the forest of Rhododendron screening the way to Barun River and Upper part of the valley. The pleasant amble will take us to Yangri Kharka. Stay overnight in tented camp.

Day 10: Trek to Langmale Kharka (4,100m) 5-6 hrs

On the following day, it’s time to trek Langmale Kharka taking ascend with the total elevation of 4,100 meters taking 5 to 6 hours to accomplish. From this point, you will make out to Makalu Base Camp which is greater to have some rest and have Makalu Base Camp. Stay overnight in tented camp.

Day 11: Trek to Makalu Base Camp (4,870m) 5-6 hrs

On a primary day, you will wake up early and will go through the guide. Getting happiness from the amazing panorama of Himalayas all through the day you will accomplish day tour to Makalu Base Camp with an elevation of 4,870 meters taking 5 to 6 hours. Stay overnight in tented camp.

Day 12: Hike to Excoriation view of Mountain Glacier

This is the day more like exploring Makalu Base Camp where you will hike to Excoriation aiming to view Mountain Glacier. When you get to outlook that moment you will not believe your eyes and at the same time feel proud of yourself. Stay overnight in tented camp.

Day 13: Trek back to Yangri Kharka (3,610m) 7-8 hrs

On the following day, you will wake up without pressure and then head to Yangri Kharka covering the altitude of 3,610 meters one more time as you are following the same route to return the Kathmandu. It takes 7 to 8 hours but you will not feel any difficulty as you are already familiar with the trekking trail. Stay overnight in tented camp.

Day 14: Trek to Shiptaon La Phedi (4,120m) 7-8 hrs

Heading further you will leave Yangri Kharka and then move to Shipton La Phedi. It is positioned at an elevation of 4,120 meters taking 7 to 8 hours of extensive walk. You will feel a little bit thrills when you will take ascend. Stay overnight in tented camp.

Day 15: Trek to Tashigawn (2,065m) 6-7 hrs

On the following day, you will depart from Shiptaton La Phedi heading towards Tashigawn. Our goal is to cover the height of 2,065 meters thus you will take downward movement and within 6 to 7 hours you will turn up to Tashigawn. Stay overnight in tented camp.

Day 16: Trek to Num (1,505m) 6-7 hrs

Moving forward from Tashigawn will take you to Num and is situated at an elevation of 1,505 meters. Moving on the uneven trail is somewhat difficult but crossing all those toughness you will arrive in Num within 6 to7 hours of trekking duration. Stay overnight in tented camp.

Day 17: Drive to Tumlingtar

On the following day, you will take a drive from Tumlingtar crossing river and you will travel in the jeep but prior to taking a drive, it is wise to check the weather forecast once. Arriving in Tumlingtar you will get rest after so many days and is the final destination for Trek. Stay overnight in a lodge.

Day 18: Flight to Kathmandu and farewell dinner

In an early morning, you will take a flight to Kathmandu from Tumlingtar Airport. This will be the joyous adventurous flight. Arriving in TIA you will be picking up and then again transferred to the hotel where you can enjoy the comfortable bed. In the evening you will return to hotel completing the short sightseeing to take part in farewell dinner. Stay overnight in hotel.

Day 19: Departure!!!!

Spending 19 days on this day you will return your home town. You will be transferred to the airport safely and then depart from us.

Cost Includes

  • Picking up and dropping from and to airport
  • All government taxes and airport taxes
  • Accommodation and meals throughout the trek which are already listed
  • Experienced and eligible English Speaking guide with necessary porters
  • Entry fees for Sagarmatha National Parks
  • Trekkers Information Management System (TIMS)
  • First Aid Kit
  • Staff Insurance during trekking with guide and Porter's salary
  • Extra Service as per guest’s demand 

Cost Excludes

  • Any sort of personal trekking and personal expenses
  • Alcohol, Beverage, and laundry
  • Emergency Rescue and trip cancellation
  • Any type of natural and man-made loss
  • Tips and Gratuities

AIRPORT PICKUP AND DROP

The representative will be there outside the Terminal Hall with Himalayan Nepal Trek logo along with your name thereon. You’ll then be transferred to your hotel.

TRANSPORTATION

We use a mix of native buses and taxis, non-public mini buses for city sightseeing and airport pickups and generally land cruisers for journeys into the mountains. The selection of auto will depend upon the scale of your group.

ACCOMMODATION

We book a hotel as per your preference but basically, we use 3* standard rooms in Kathmandu and Pokhara. We serve you twin sharing rooms and King bed for a couple. We use Lodges throughout the trek with twin bed room and sharing. 

SAFETY

Safety is our first priority; our team puts best effort to minimize the risk. We take care of any emergency that may occur within the path. First aid kit, oxygen bag and eventually emergency rescue via chopper are always ready just in case of an emergency. Besides we manage threat with rest days and our staffs will be there to advise you.

EQUIPMENT

Weather condition may invite the requirement of some equipment like crampons, trekking poles, raincoat etc. So, we tend to request you to carry only need types of equipment. Down jacket, trouser Ti-shirt, boot, knife, walking steak, lightweight bag, sunglass, gloves, suns cream, warm socks, head light, wind proof jacket etc.

EXPERIENCE REQUIRED

Common to experience some discomfort before you become absolutely acclimatized to the altitude. Most treks are suitable for anyone who is moderately matched. No previous experience is needed. Some cardiovascular physical fitness programs like regular walking, running, swimming and hiking are necessary to increase the performance. Participants with pre-existing medical condition or diseases should look for a medical recommendation before considering a trek.

FOOD DURING THE TREK

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner each day, as per itinerary, is enclosed. Continental, Nepali and Sherpa food from the menu.

SHOWER IN TREK

Hot shower is available during the trek at your own expense about $5

CHARGING BATTERY

Electricity will not always be available, particularly in additional remote areas. Carry a second set of charged batteries with you.

COMMUNICATION FACILITIES

During the trek, it’s not possible to get a connection every where but there are certain places throughout the trek wherever you get the surplus over internet and telecommunication. We offer you satellite phone as per your preference. You can use our guide cell phone to communicate if you don't have your own number, they welcome you anytime. 

CREDIT CARDS

You can rely on credit cards in Cities however once we tend to begin trek we solely use the cash. Ensure that you just take spare Nepalese rupees. Dollars, Euros, and Pounds will be accepted.

ADDITIONAL CASH PER DAY

15 to 20 US$ every day will be enough to shop for bottles of water, chocolates, gifts and more.

PURIFYING TABLETS AND FILTERS 

You can buy bottle of water on a trek otherwise you can bring purifying tablets and filter to avoid extra expenses of day

STORE MY STUFF

You can leave you stuffs in Katmandu with Himalayan Nepal Trek with out any extra charge.

NECESSARY DOCUMENTS

A valid Passport

Passport size photos for trekking permits

Copy of Travel insurance if you've got

Flight tickets

Emergency contact numbers for family contacts.

Visa fees are:

US$ 25/40/100 for 15 days/30 days/90 days multiple entries that are collectible solely in USD money. The maximum number of days should be included in the section about extending a trek. 

STAFFS INSURANCE

Our company ensures all of our trekking staff: Guides, Cooks, Sherpa’s and Porters. 

PORTER SERVICE

15kg of baggage per person and porter carries 30Kg. you need to carry a small day bag with personal belongings, camera, water, windproof jacket, glass and sun cream and rain clothing etc.

WEATHER

We cannot predict the atmospheric condition in the Himalayas, weather pattern keeps on changing through the day. Nights are very cold and days are higher primarily trekking in Nepal we tend to recommend during March-May and September- Gregorian calendar month. March – could that is spring season is extremely counseled, the weather is clean and favorable, we will see flowers like a shrub and a lot of Beside mountain chain Kingdom of Nepal trek welcomes you anytime.

GROUP COMPLIMENTARY

10 participants in a group – free trekking packages for one leader.

18 participants in a group – free trekking package for 2 persons.

27 participants in a group – free trekking packages for 3 persons.

 EXTRA DAY

Definitely, need a rest day to bring back our strength and maintain latitude adoption in the Himalayas. 

RECOMMENDATION 

We recommend you the following tours just before or after the trek. Tours are basically for few days to relax and jump around the cities to get closer look towards the culture and lifestyle of Nepal. All the following packages contain the cultural show which is very interesting and memorable.  

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