Makalu Base Camp Trek

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Makalu is the fifth highest peak of the world.  Makalu is the neighbor of Mt. Everest which lies in the northeast part of Nepal. The Makalu base camp trek Nepal will leads to the beautiful region of Makalu Mountain through the trekking trail of Makalu Barun national park. It is also one of the remote trekking areas of Nepal which will offers us many beautiful views of landscapes decorated by beautiful and giant Himalayas along with some green forest. The main attraction of this trekking route is nothing except the Makalu Mountain itself which is standing with its height of 8475m.  The trekking to this area goes through the high altitude from where every trekker can enjoy the most panoramic view of snow capped mountains with the untiring presence of nature. The trekking to these highlands is generally moderate to hard. The season of September to December and March to June is considered as the best season of trekking at this region but according to the desire of trekkers, A One Nepal Trek is arranging trekking at Makalu base camp from several years.

The trekking to the base camp of Makalu Mountain will begin from Kathmandu with a flight over to Tumlingtar from Kathmandu and then to Mane Bhanjyang. The trail will follow the way to Khandbari, Chichira, Num, Seduwa, Tashigaon, Khongma, Nghe Kharka and Shersong to the base camp of Makalu Mountain. Due to the isolation and remoteness of Makalu base camp trekking route, the route is still unexplored and an adventurous trekking route of Nepal.

Details Intinerary

Day01: Arrival to Kathmandu

Upon your arrival at Kathmandu at TIA, a representative of A One Nepal Trek will warmly welcome you to Nepal. She/he will guide you towards the hotel room of Nepal. The day can be either rest day or some sightseeing day of Kathmandu. The night will be at the hotel by discussing about the tour and enjoying the delicious dinner.

Day02: Fly from Kathmandu to Tumlingtar and trek to Manebhanjyang

After enjoying the breakfast at Kathmandu, we will move towards the airport to catch the flight over to Tumlingtar. The flight takes about 45 minutes for us to reach to Tumlingtar. After landing at Tumlingtar, we will move towards the Mane Bhanjyang. The trekking route goes for about 5 to 6 hours. The trail goes through the beautiful forest of rhododendron and Sal. We need to pass through many beautiful village of the route.  We will enjoy the night at Mane Bhanjyang.

Day03: Manebhanjyang to Chilchile

From Manebhanjyang, we will ascend towards the Chilchile through the forest of rhododendron and Sal for about 3 to 4 hours. Chilchile is mainly inhabited by Gurung community people. We can see a government school over there. We may find some good tea houses at Chilchile where we will stay the night. 

Day04: Chilchile to Num

From Chilchile, the trail ascends for about two hours to reach at the top and then descends following the small perennial river. Continuing our way will lead us to Num after waling for about 4 to 5 hours. Num is a beautiful village where we can have some tea houses and lodges. The night will be enjoying at Num at 1500m after the trekking of about 4 to 5 hours.

Day05: Num to Seduwa

From num, the trail goes steeply towards the Neguwa Khola after a descending way of about 2 hours. The trail passes through the suspension bridges and ascends through forest and few traditional villages. We can see people grazing and cultivating during the trek to Seduwa. We will stay the night at Seduwa at 1510m. 

Day06: Seduwa to Tashigaon

From Seduwa, we will trek slightly through the surface through the bushes. While walking at this area, we will see many villages at the distance. Walking for about 4 to 5 hours will enables us to reach at Tashigaon. On the trail, we will find many types of player flags of Sherpa people. The night will be enjoying at Tashigaon at 2070m.

Day07: Tashigaon to Khongma la

From the Tashigaon, the trail ascends through the forest of rhododendron and Sal. After walking for about 5 to 6 hours, we will reach to our destination. From the Khongma la we will get the eye catching view all around us. This place is perfect for camping. The night will be at tented camp at Khongma la at 3560m.

Day08: Khongma la to Mumbuk

At first the path goes to the height with the trail and then goes towards the beautiful lake namely Kalo Pokhari at the height of 4004m. Then the trail will move towards the down track following the path to Mumbuk. It is a beautiful place surrounded by green forest from all sides. The night will be at Mumbuk at tented camp.

Day09: Mumbuk to Yangle Kharka

From Mumbuk, we will trek for about 4 to 5 hours. We will hike towards the Yangle Kharka which is regarded as tough and adventurous path. The trail will move further towards the Yangle Kharka following the Barun River. The trail will offers us spectacular view of great mountain ranges. The night will be fun at Yangle Kharka.

Day10: Yangle Kharka to Yak Kharka

The trail from the Yangle Kharka will further ascend through the grass lands and forest. We can get the majestic view of great ranges of mountains like Mt. Tutse, Ishuwa La and other numerous numbers of mountains all around us. We will reach at yak Kharka after a trekking of about 5 to 6 hours. The night will be at tented camp at Yak Kharka. 

Day11: Yak Kharka to Makalu base camp

From the yak Kharka, we will move towards our destination. We will pass through the main trail to reach to Makalu base camp. From the base camp, we can get the panoramic view of mountains like Mt. Makalu, Baruntse, Kali Himal, Chamlang and Makalu. The night will be enjoying at Makalu base camp at tented camp. 

Day12: Makalu base camp to Yangle Kharka

From the base camp, we will return back towards the Yangle Kharka. The return way goes for about 4 to 5 hours long. We walk through the beautiful rocky forest path viewing some beautiful green hills and huge stones at the distance. The night will be at tented camp at Yangle Kharka. 

Day13: Yangle Kharka to Dobato

The trail from Yangle Kharka ascends for about 4 to 5 hours. We will see the beautiful landscapes with some beautiful forest all the way to Dobato.  We will have or camp for the night at Dobato. We can find the small bushes of rhododendrons. The night will be spending at Yangle Kharka.

Day14:  Trek to Tashigaon

We will move towards the Tashigaon viewing some beautiful landscapes of the area. The trail goes for about 5 to 6 hours. The trail descends steeply towards Khongma via kali Pokhari through the dense forest. Following the further down way will reach us to the beautiful place of Tashigaon. The  night will be resting at tented camp at Tashigaon.

Day15: Tashigaon to Num

From Tashigaon, we will take a steep trail to the Num. the trail passes through the beautiful forest of rhododendron and bamboo along with some beautiful villages. The trekking to these downhill will be enchanting. The night will be fascinating at Num by setting up a camp. 

Day16: Num to Manebhanjyang

From Num, we will trek towards the Manebhanjyang for about 5 hours. The trekking to this route will be exhilarating viewing some beautiful scenery around our eyes. The night will be at Manebhanjyang at the altitude of 1158m.

Day17: Manebhanjyang to Tumlingtar

From Manebhanjyang, we will trek towards the Tumlingtar. We will view the beautiful scenery of surrounding while trekking at this region. Similarly, the interaction with the local people will be also interesting as well. The night will be resting at Tumlingtar at one of the better lodges.

Day18: Tumlingtar to Kathmandu

From Tumlingtar, we will return back to Kathmandu. We will enjoy the early morning breakfast at the lap of Himalayas and then move towards the Kathmandu. We will enjoy the flight over to Kathmandu from the height. We can view the beautiful view of snow capped mountains from the top. After landing at the Kathmandu, we will move towards the hotel room. The night will be interesting at Kathmandu.

Day19: Farewell

After having a relaxing night at Kathmandu, finally, the day of returning back to our home country and busy schedule has come with the ending of our glittering tour over to the highlands of Nepal. A One Nepal Trek will organize a small farewell program at the airport and will help for any inconvenience that may arise during the departure.  We wish for your better journey ahead.

Cost Includes

  • All Airports pick up and drop.
  • 3 night’s standard hotel in Kathmandu
  • Domestic flight between Kathmandu-Tumlingtar-Kathmandu.
  • 16 days in local lodges/ Camping Trek.
  • All 3 meals per day during the trek [B+L+D] and a cup of tea with every meal
  • All ground transport by Car/Van/Bus.
  • An experienced English-speaking trekking guide, assistant trek guide as per bigger size of group of trekkers: (2 trekkers:1 porter) including their salary, insurance, equipment, food and lodging,
  • Down jacket, sleeping bag, duffel bag, and trekking map (down jacket and sleeping bag are to be returned after trip completion.
  • All necessary paper work and permits (National park entry ticket, trekking permit, TIMS)
  • Medical supplies (first aid kit will be available)
  • Trip certificate.
  • All government and local taxes

Cost excludes:

  • Nepal Visa fee (Nepal provides on arrival visa in Immigrations, bring accurate USD cash and *two passport photographs,)
  • Meal city like Kathmandu
  • Extra calculate for additional programs as per above itinerary.
  • Travel and rescue insurance.
  • Local donation & Tips for guides and porters.
  • Personal expenses (Pot of tea, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower etc)

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Trek highlights:

One of the challanging wilderness trek part of Nepal. Rich of nature with some major peaks [Mt Everest 8,848m, Mt Makalu, Mt.Lhotse] and several of beautiful peaks. Heavy colorful forest with verity of flora & fauna. Charming mingle society of people with them unique culture, religion and seasonal harvesting. Clean running humming waterfalls and streams.

Safety – Health- facility:

Our first goal is “first safety” for all of our clients and staff. We have smartly experienced friendly and knowledge able workers team. All they are well trained and must of they are license holder Guides. We arrange first aid. Also the area has heath post on every 2 days, and main hospital is not farther than maximum 5 hrs, from any part. We can use a quick drive on ruff road, carry by the people, take a horse ride, and arrange the Helicopter at our needed as per the emergency encase. The physical walk is 6 hours average per day with mini bag with your valued things average 2-5 kg. but 2 days is shorter.

Your Personal Travel Insurance:

We highly advised you to make your travel insurance during Nepal trip from your own country. It is a condition upon joining any of our trips that all clients be insured for comprehensive expenses that might incur due to medical issues or accidents (this includes air ambulance, helicopter rescue, and treatment costs).we don’t arrange or sell insurance.

Tea house Local lodge during the Trek:

All accommodations for Makalu-Barun Trek are on twin sharing basis included in the trip cost and are chosen based on standard of hygiene, standard and clean of tourist standard available. There are mostly shame styles of accommodations during our trekking. And very some of place has limits of Attach bath room as your own payment. All the lodging and meal cost has controlled by management community at in area.

Meals and Water:

During our Trek, we can enjoy typical Nepali food, different ethnic cuisines as well as all types of international cuisine (Tibetan, Continental, Italian, and Indian.) are from the menu as per local supplement. Lodge has well trained cook basically attention for clean, hygienic, fresh and nice testy foods. We can even enjoy hot chocolates, variety of breads, variety of drinks, and snacks. You could have able to buy Bottled water from every settlement. Even we would like to support you to pay for local purifying water cheaper with that’s help to controlled plastic pollution. Also the boiled water, or running fresh water with your peals or filtering is much recommended.

What to bring with you:

Raincoat, bag cover, round sun hat. Half paint for rain, waterproof waking boot, Suntan lotion, sunglass, light waterproof gore tax set, a pair of sleepers, some t-shirt, If you have your private light sleeping bag/If Not we will provide, walking stick, your regular drug and necessary you things.

Environmental sensitive:

The Makalu-Barun region is stunningly beautiful, but equally fragile. Future generations have just as much of a right to appreciate it as we do. Hence, the tourism industry has an obligation to protect and preserve it. We are consideration a ‘zero impact’ policy on the natural environment and the traditional communities that live at the traveled places. We enforce a number of do’s and don’ts. We also work alongside “KEEP” in order to maintain our environmental concerns.

Best Season:

Trek for all Season. Even Sep to Dec and Feb to May are best.

Hotels in Kathmandu:

Let us advice as per your choice. 5 stars hotels are in Kathmandu: Hyatt regency, Yak &Yeti, De’l Annapurna, The Everest Hotel, The Malla hotel, and others 4,3, 2,1 stars hotels: 

Booking Policy:

Confirm your trip at least two months before, with 25% of payment and a copy of your passport. One group leader or agent will be free of service charge above 12 of paying person in a group.[tax, flight and monuments fee is not free.

Fixed Departure

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Manual Notes:

The cost will be valued by: Your standard of hotels, service, group size and other extra activities. Please kindly let us know.

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