Makalu Base Camp Trek
 

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Makalu Base Camp Trek

DURATION18 Days ATTITUDE4870m STARTS ATKathmandu ENDS ATMane Bhanjyang GRADEModerate to Difficult GROUP SIZEMin 2 - Max 20 ACCOMODATIONHotel in Kathmandu city and tented camp during the trek MEALSBreakfast, Lunch and Dinner TRANSPORT Jeep and Airoplane

Trip Highlights

  • Makalu Barun National Park.
  • Adventure camping hikes to Makalu Base Camp.
  • Nepal's most remote and unspoiled trekking destination

Trip Overview

Like some of the less frequented areas in Nepal, Makalu Base Camp Trekking also appeals to solo trekkers, who also want to be entertained and be under the influence of nature that has extraordinary beauty, and whose trekking trail takes you to the place, where the world’s fifth highest mountain is located, this trail also leads you through unfamiliar regions, where you are face-to-face with the people, who follow the long established traditions that your ancestors have left far behind by embracing modern technology and modern thoughts, but wherein the perfect relation between the plants and animals exist in a harmony that the whole world wants to see once more along with you, and what looks here is everything is unchanged.

Makalu Base Camp Trekking takes place in the Makalu Barun National Park, where the trekking gets wilder as the forest closes in, where the distant lush green hill welcomes you, which is a perfect habitat for different species of birds, including the Wren Babbler, that is rarely found in other parts of the world, and here, more than 75 species of mammals have adapted to this place since time immemorial, including Red Panda, Snow-Leopard and Musk Deer, and they may come across your eyes if you are fortunate. These rare animals thrive in the cruel climate of the mountains, and this is how they become legendaries, and to have their glimpse is rewarding itself. 

The lower region of the park is covered with rhododendron forests, while the upper constitutes of granite cliffs,  hanging glaciers, and waterfalls, and both seem to push their limits to show you different aspects of the Himalayan landscapes, and Makalu Base Camp, which is an ultimate place, offers you a breath-taking view of mountains, such as Kanchenjunga massif, Everest, Lhotse, Baruntse, Chamlang and others, and what could be better in your life than to see these mountain giants and their summits. The common places that the trekking trail takes you are up hills and downhill and of course the valleys, alpine lakes, and glaciers, shaped by geological affects. Above all, the trekking trail takes you to the heart of the Makalu Region.

Makalu Region is enriched with natural beauties; it spans a lot of areas, where the cold of the mountain is chilling, and where the beauties of the mountain look untamed.

Check out our fixed itinerary for Makalu Base Camp Trek or just send us an email and we’ll tailor make an itinerary based on your requirements.

Itinerary

Day 1 : Arrival in Kathmandu.
Day 2 : Flight to Tumlingtar and trek to Khandbari.
Day 3 : Drive to Num.
Day 4 : Trek to Tashigaon.
Day 5 : Trek to Khongma.
Day 6 : Trek to Mungbuk.
Day 7 : Trek to Yak Kharka.
Day 8 : Trek to Mirik.
Day 9 : Trek to Shersong.
Day10 : Excursion Day.
Day11: Trek to Yangla Kharka.
Day12 : Trek to Mungbuk.
Day13 : Trek to Khongma.
Day14 : Trek to Tashigaon.
Day15 : Trek to Num.
Day16 : Drive to Khadbari.
Day17 : Flight back to Kathmandu.
Day18 : Departure to your destination.

INCLUDES AND EXCLUDES

Includes

  • All the airport and hotel transfer as per the itinerary.
  • All the required domestic flights as per the itinerary.
  • Special trekking permits of Makalu region.
  • All the necessary trekking permits and official paper works.
  • All the surface transportation as per the itinerary.
  • 2 nights hotel accommodation in Kathmandu city inclusive bed and breakfast.
  • Full board meals prepared by our expert cook during the trekking period.
  • Tented accommodation during the trek.
  • Nepal government lisence holder local trekking guide.
  • Required supporting porters and mules to carry your luggage, foods and camping equipments.
  • Foods, Salary, accommodation and accidental insurance of all the trekking staffs.
  • Farewell dinner in typical Nepali restaurant in Kathmandu.
  • A comprehensive medical kit box.

Exclude

  • International airfare
  • Nepal visa which obtained at the airport on arrival {bring 4 copies passport size picture too}
  • Alcoholic beverages, bottle mineral water, soft drinks and snack foods
  • Extra porter for the personal day bag pack
  • Kathmandu sightseeing {it will be extra because we should arrange according your staying in Nepal}
  • Riding horse along the trek
  • Restaurant food bills, if the client decide to go other restaurant during the trek
  • Extra night hotel in Kathmandu due to bad weather and earlier back to Kathmandu
  • Helicopter charter and all accommodation on flight cancellation due to bad weather
  • Tips to staffs