- Duration:18 Days
- Trip Grade:Strenuous
- Max Elevation:4500 m.
- Start Point:Kathmandu
- End Point:Kathmandu
- Walking Hours:6-7 hrs
- Max Group Size:2
- Best Time:March to May & October to November
Makalu base camp is located in the eastern Himalayas, seven valleys radiate from mount Makalu, the world’s fifth-highest peak. These valleys, particularly the Barun valley, treasure some of the last remaining pristine forests and alpine meadows of Nepal. From the bottom of the Arun valley, at just 435m above sea level, the Himalayas rise to the snow-capped tip of Makalu 8.463 m within a 40 km distance. Within this wide range of altitudes and climates, the Makalu Barun area contains some of the richest and most diverse pockets of plants and animals in Nepal, elsewhere lost to spreading human habitation.
Nestled in the lower reaches of these valleys are communities of Rai, Sherpa, and Shingsawa (Bhotia) farmers. Though economically poor and isolated, they retain a rich cultural heritage. They hold the key to the preservation of the unique biological and cultural treasures of the Makalu Barun area.
Covering 2.330 sq km, Makalu-Barun is a vital component of the greater Mount Everest ecosystem which includes Nepal’s 1.148 sq km Sagarmatha (Mount Everest) National Park to the west and the 35.000 sq km Qomolangma Nature Preserve in the Tibet Autonomous Region of China to the north. The Makalu-Barun area is little known to most tourists due to its relative inaccessibility. But those few hundred trekkers and mountaineers who visit each year come away with an unforgettable experience.
For the naturalist, there are spectacular displays of wildflowers and exotic plants. More than 3.000 species of flowering plants, with hundreds of orchid varieties, 48. primroses and 25 of Nepal’s 30 rhododendrons splash the hillsides with color. The forests shelter abundant wildlife, including the endangered red panda and musk deer as well as the Ghoral, Himalayan tahr, and leopard. Ornithologists have identified 400 bird species, at least 16 of which are extremely rare. Most trekkers and mountaineers visit the Makalu-Barun area during October-November and March-April when high passes are less likely to be snowed over. Lower elevations are temperate throughout winter and hot during April and May. Heavy monsoon rains occur throughout the region from June through September, with occasional showers from April-May. For the hardy botanist, the monsoon season is bursting with life, including the Pestly leech. Trekkers carry only day packs and walk at their own pace.
Average hiking per day in Kanchengunga trek 6-7 hrs.
Day 01 Arrival and transfer to hotel/welcome dinner (D)
Day 02 Day at Leisure /Hotel (B)
Day 02 Fly to Tumlingtar and drive on a jeep track to Num village (1500m) (B, L, D)
Day 03 Trek to Sedua village (1493m) (B, L, D)
Day 04 Trekking to Tashigaon (2057m) (B, L, D)
Day 05 Trek to Kauma Kharka (3500m) (B, L, D)
Day 06 Trek to Dobato (3700m) with cross the Shipton La (4229m)(B, L, D)
Day 07 Trek to Yangri Kharka with Descending to the Barun River and accending trek to Yangri Kharka (3620m) (B, L, D)
Day 08 Trek to Lengmale Kharka (4400m) trek with upper Barun Valley (B, L, D)
Day 09 Trek to Sherson (4500m) (B, L, D)
Day 10 Trekking to view point near to Makalu Base Camp (B, L, D)
Day 11 Trek to Yangri Kharaka (B, L, D)
Day 12 Trek to Kauma Kharka (B, L, D)
Day 13 Trek to Sedua (B, L, D)
Day 14 Trek to Num (B, L, D)
Day 15 Drive to Tumlingtar (B, L, D)
Day 16 Fly to Kathmandu /Hotel (B)
Day 17 Day at leisure /farewell dinner /Hotel (B, D)
Day 18 Drive to airport for return flight (B)
- International airport pick up and drop
- Welcome and farewell dinner
- Hotel accommodation in the 3-star category in double occupancy
- Trekking Transportation by flight and land
- Special trekking permit
- Conservation permit.
- TRC permit
- Meals as per mention (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)
- Lodge accommodation during the trek
- English speaking guide with his insurance and equipment.
- Porter with his insurance and equipment (one porter in between two-person)
- Wages, food, accommodation, equipment, insurance, and other facilities to staff
- For the emergency case when the lodges are closed at trekking due to cold at high snowfall; in such case to avoid the risk we also carry a big tent with some emergency use food; this will b with basic comfort but it is as an option.
- Beverage (drinks)
- Helicopter evacuation in case of emergency
- Personal insurance
- Sleeping bag (this can be rented at Thamel; costs Rs 75-150 a day a sleeping bag)
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Nepal is a nation between India and Tibet known for its temples and Himalayan mountains, which include Mt. Everest. Kathmandu, the capital, has a mazelike old quarter filled with Hindu and Buddhist shrines.
From Kathmandu to Pokhara alone, trekking team was very organized and professional! advice to anyone who wants to move to contact the agency, Hari and his brothers will realize your dreams! The landscape was simply extraordinary and people are very hospitable!!
I have been from Kathmandu to Pokhara alone, trekking team was very organized and professional! advice to anyone who wants to move to contact the agency, Hari and his brothers will realize your dreams! The landscape was simply extraordinary and people are very hospitable!!
We did the 12-day itinerary trekking to Everest Base Camp. We booked it all from England and communicated with the owner Hari via email. Such a nice family that owns and runs this business. Very friendly and welcoming. We had loads of cups of tea with them in their shop in Thamel before and after our trek.