Makalu base camp trek-One of the remarkable treks having ultimate goal lies in eastern Nepal is Makalu Base Camp, which is situated at 5000m over the ocean level. The significant fascination is Mt,.Makalu(8643m) which is worlds fifth most elevated mountain. There now we can see designated as 2330sq.km of Makalu Barun National park and 830sq.km of Conservation Area. Makalu Barun National park where the trek is located inside it and it provides some of Nepal’s most unseen and amazing scenery ranging from the sweeping Arun river valley .This area is rich in biodiversity. You can see rare birds and animals which are less in number in your journey. Base camp trek is really a true adventure with so beautiful scenery that it will never tire you. The treks starts with a flight to Tumlingtar and heads up the Arun River Valley to Sedua and Num, then crossing Shipton La Pass (4210m)into the upper Barun River Valley for a close look at Makalu and Chamlang Himal.
The altitude variation throughout your trek initiates at an altitude of 400meters in Tumlingtar and rises up to 5500m in the south eastern ridge of Mt. Makalu. The lower reaches of the trail are renowned for their lushness with rhododendron forests whereas the upper reaches of the trail comprise of polished granite cliffs capped by hanging glaciers, overflowing with waterfalls. This trek visit one of the most remote and unfrequented areas of Nepal where we can enjoy with natural beauty gifted by god. Road link is access to this area to the town of hill area or a flight to the village of Tumling tar. This area is a remote area so few foreign trekkers receives there due to its relative inaccessibility. There are isolated villages like Sherpa, Tamang and Gurung. And the people of these village has different culture and traditions. While interacting with local people of these village on the way they will give us some insights on their culture, lifestyle and tradition. People are engaged in agriculture for their livelihood. So you can see beautiful fields as you pass through villages and the people are so friendly which make your journey more lively and homely.
Mt.Makalu trek is one of the most challenging trek. The Barun valley it is a part of a huge international protected area under the agreement between the governments of Nepal and China.
|DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION||TIA Kathmandu|
|HIGHEST ALTITUDE||4600 m|
Important Note: Your safety is of paramount concern while traveling with Epic Adventures. Please note that your leader has the authority to amend or cancel any part of the itinerary if it is deemed necessary due to safety concerns. Every effort will be made to keep to the above itinerary; however, since this adventure entails traveling in remote mountainous regions, we cannot guarantee that we will not deviate from it. Weather conditions, health condition of a group member, unexpected natural disasters, etc., can all contribute to changes in the itinerary. The leader will try to ensure that the trip runs according to plan, but please be prepared to be flexible if required.
Arrival in Kathmandu – 1,300m/4,264 ft
Kathmandu Sightseeing & Preparation for the Trek
Fly to Tumlingtar(518m)and Trek to Khadbari(1025m)/40min.fllight
Trek from Khadbari to Chichila(1,800m) 5 to 6 hrs.
Trek from Chichile to Num(1,500m) 5 to 6 hrs.
Trek Num to Seduwa(1,493m) 5 to 6 hrs.
Trek seduwa to Tashi Gaun(2,200m)/ 3 to 4 hrs.
Trek Tashi Gaun to Kahuma Danda(3,500m) 4 to 5 hrs.
Trek Kahuma Danda to Mumbuk(3,400m) 4 to 5 hrs.
Trek Mumbuk to Nehe Kharka(3,750m)/ 6 to 7 hrs.
Trek from Nehe Kharka to Sherson(4,600m)/ 2 to 3 hrs.
Free day at Sherson for a day excursion
Trek Sherson to Yangri Kharka(3,645m)/ 6 to 7 hrs.
Yangri Kharka to Mumbuk(3,440m)/ 5 to 6 hrs.
Trek from Mumbuk to kahuma danda(3,500m)/ 5 to 6 hrs.
Trek from Kahuma Danda to Navagaun(2,500m) via Tashi Gaun/ 2 to 3 hrs.
Trek from Navagaun to Num via Seduwa/ 2 to 3 hrs.
Trek from Num to Chichile(1,800m) 2 to 3 hrs.
Trek from Chichile to Khadbari/ 5 to 6 hrs.
Trek from Khadbari to Tumlingtar(400m)/ 3 to 4 hrs.
Fly from Tumlingtar to Kathmandu (40 minutes. Fly to Kathmandu)