Adventure A One Trek

Duration

21 days

Maximun Altitude

4812 metres

Accomodation

3* Hotel in Kathmandu.

Basic tea house Lodge during the trek.

Meals

Breakfast in Kathmandu.

All meals included during the trek (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Price from
$ USD

Overview

Makalu base camp trek is a trip to the base camp of the world fifth highest mountain. Into the wilderness through the remote areas, the trek is within and inside the fabulous valleys of Arun and Barun. These two valleys are popular for the rare species of the herbs, plants, and some of the endangered wildlife as well. 
The exciting adventure to Makalu also includes of exploring the rural villages of the region. The inclusion of the exploration of the local villages allows to witness the pure local cultures, traditions, and the living styles which have been followed by the people for years. The wonderful farmlands, the stunning waterfalls, and the raging river of Arun is also the part of this adventure. Walking through the dense and cool forests of rhododendron and pines adds the sweet taste on the trek. 
Finally, collecting the superb views of Mount Makalu, Mount Everest, and other adjoining peaks sums of the exceptional trek to Makalu base camp. The highest elevation of the trek is 4812 meters at Makalu Base Camp. Since the trek is a camping trek, it offers something challenging and interesting than other regular trekking in Nepal. The off the beaten trek route- there are very few people trekking here even in the high seasons. 
Like other trekking in Nepal, the Makalu base camp trek is also a seasonal one. The best time to trek Makalu base camp is spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November). Although trekking Makalu in the month of December is doable. But the other two months of winter (January and February) plus the months of monsoon (June to August) is not recommended.

Trip highlights

  • Explore the city of temples, arts, cultures and histories- Kathmandu city. 
  • Enjoy a scenic flight from Kathmandu to Tumlingtar and back. 
  • Explore the rural villages of Makalu region.
  • Trek inside the famous Barun and Arun valley.
  • Collect the best mountains views including East-face of Mount Everest, Mount Makalu and more. 
  • Witness the pure local cultures and explore the living style of the Himalayan people. 
  • Create a lifetime experiences with A1 Trek. 

Itinerary

Upon your arrival at Kathmandu international airport, A1 Trek representative welcomes you and will help you to transfer to the hotel. You can then take a good rest in the hotel. Later you can explore around yourself if interested. 

Food: not included.
Accommodation: at a 3-star category hotel on twin/double sharing basis. 

 

Go for Kathmandu valley sightseeing to explore the historical and cultural city. The sightseeing is dedicated to exploring four of the UNESCO world heritage listed sites of Kathmandu valley. Those four sites include- Kathmandu durbar square, Soyambhunath, Boudhanath, and Pashupatinath.
After the sightseeing, you can then focus on the trek preparation. You can hire or buy the necessary equipment in Thamel. In the evening, you will be meeting your guide for the trip meeting. 

Food: Breakfast Included.
Accommodation: at a 3-star hotel on twin/double sharing basis. 

With a wonderful morning flight, you will be getting to Tumlingtar from Kathmandu. Upon arriving at Tumlingtar, you will be meeting your rest of the trekking team before starting the trip. Then after you will be taking a short drive to Chichila from Tumlingtar for the night. Chichila is a small village in the lap of the green hills. You will be staying overnight at a local lodge. 

Food: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Included 
Accommodation: at the best available local lodge on twin/double sharing basis. 

 

The trek to Makalu base camp practically starts from today. Heading towards the mid-hills passing the beautiful local villages you trek progresses towards Num village. You will be crossing the wonderful farmland and landscapes along the way. Upon arriving at Num village you can explore around the fine village. You will be staying overnight at a local lodge. 

Food: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Included. 
Accommodation: at the best available local lodge on twin/double sharing basis. 

 

The first section of the trek is a downhill to the wonderful Arun river via the forested areas. From the river, you will be taking an ascending route to reach Runmura village passing several other villages and the nice farmlands. Thereafter, you will be taking a gradual uphill route to get to Seduwa village. Seduwa is a small village with good views of Jalajala Peaks. You will be staying overnight at a local lodge. 

Food: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Included. 
Accommodation: at a tented camp.

 

Passing the nice farmlands of the millet, you will be trekking to TashiGaon this day. The route to TashiGaon is an easy one with the combination of the downhill, uphill, and the flat trails. The amazing landscapes and the green hills are part of the day. Upon reaching TashiGaon, you will have a free time to explore around the beautiful village. You will be staying overnight at a local lodge.

Food: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Included 
Accommodation: at a tented camp.

 

The journey resumes after the breakfast. Leaving the nice village of TashiGaon, the route directs towards a forested area of rhododendron, oaks, and pines. The pleasant walk inside the jungle gradually leads to the KongmaDanda which is the destination of the day. You can collect the best views of Kanchenjunga and Mount Makalu from the top of the hill. The sunset looks amazing from KongmaDanda itself. You will be staying overnight at a tented camp by the hillside. 

Food: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Included 
Accommodation: at a tented camp.

Leaving the KongmaDanda behind, you will be following a combination of the uphill and the downhill route to Mumbuk. You will get the chance to explore the icy lake of Thulo and Sano Pokhari. Likewise, the route also includes the exciting passes of Tutu La and Shipton La above 4450 meters to get to the today destination. Upon arriving at Mumbuk, your guide and porters will be setting the camp for the day. You can collect a good view of Khumbakarna Himal here. You will be staying at a tented camp. 

Food: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Included. 
Accommodation: at a tented camp.

 

Entering the wonderful Barun valley section, the route to NgheKharka is a combination of the downhill and uphill walk. The amazing Barun valley consists of rare herbs and plants. Whereas the encounter of some wildlife is expected along the way. You will also get a chance to visit a Buddhist monastery this day. Upon arriving at NgheKharka, you will be setting the camp for the night. Overnight will be at a tented camp. 

Food: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Included 
Accommodation: at a tented camp.

 

Following an uphill route inside the exciting Barun valley, you will be trekking to Shersong today. It is a place near the Makalu base camp. Shersong offers greater views of Mount Makalu, Baruntse peaks, and other adjoining mountains. At Shersong, you will be setting a tented camp in an appropriate area. You will be spending your night at a tented camp.

Food: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Included. 
Accommodation: at a tented camp.

The big day is here as you will be trekking to Makalu base camp this day. Following the rocky moraine trails, you will be walking to the base camp. The base camp offers the stunning views of Mount Malaku and the other adjoining peaks. The base camp itself is near to the glacial pond near Baruntse mountain. Your guide will find the appropriate place to camp for the day.  

Food: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Included 
Accommodation: at a tented camp.

You can do a short hike to a ridge to collect the best views of mountains. Actually, the hike can offer exciting views of the east face of Mount Everest. Likewise, the excellent views of Mount Makalu, Baruntse Himal and more can be collected today. After the hike, you will get back to the base camp. In your free time, you can enjoy the fantastic views of the mountains. The overnight will be at a tented camp. 

Food: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Included. 
Accommodation: at a tented camp.

After spending a wonderful time at Makalu base camp, today you will be retracing back to YangleKharka for the night.  The route to YangleKharka is an easy and descending route. Upon arriving at Kharka, your guides will be setting the camp there for the night. You will be spending the night at a tented camp. 

Food: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Included. 
Accommodation: at a tented camp.

 

The retracing back continues today as will. Following the combined route of downhill and uphill, you will be trekking to Mumbuk for the night today. Like going up you will be setting a camp at a proper place for the night. 

Food: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Included.
Accommodation: at a tented camp.

 

Following the same way back you will be getting to KongmaDanda today. Like going up you will be passing the ponds and the exciting passes today too. Upon arriving at the KongmaDanda you can enjoy the marvelous views of the mountains. 

Food: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Included. 
Accommodation: at a tented camp.

Back to the lower elevation, you will be trekking through the jungles and the local villages to reach NarbuGaon. The Narbu village is a nice Sherpa settlement with unique cultures and traditions. Upon arriving at NarbuGaon, you will be setting up the camp for the night. 

Food: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Included. 
Accommodation: at a tented camp.

You will be trekking back to Num village today. It will be your final trekking days of Makalu Base Camp trek. Upon arriving at Num, like other days, the camp will be set for the night. You will be staying overnight at a tented camp. 

Food: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Included. 
Accommodation: at a tented camp.

On the final day of the trek, you will be driving back to Tumlingtar from Num village. Upon arriving at Num, you can explore around the local village. You will be now staying at a local lodge. 

Food: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Included. 
Accommodation: at the best available local lodge on twin/double sharing basis.

With a short and scenic flight from Tumlingtar, you will be getting back to Kathmandu to end the trek today. Upon arriving at Kathmandu airport, you will be transferred to the hotel for the night. In your free time, you can take a good rest or can walk around. 

Food: Breakfast Included. 
Accommodation: at a 3-star hotel on twin/double sharing basis with breakfast.

You can take an entire day on resting at Kathmandu. You can also go to the spa or massages to give some relief for your tired body. You can also do some shopping in Thamel. 

Food: Breakfast Included. 
Accommodation: at a 3-star hotel on twin/double sharing basis with breakfast.

With all the finest memories, today you will be flying to your next destination. Our representative will be transferring to Kathmandu airport. With hope to seeing you again in Nepal, we will be saying bye for this time. 


Food: Breakfast Included. 

Accommodation: not included. 

Activities:
Trekking and Hiking
Grading:
4
Difficult

Includes & Excludes

  • Airport pick up and drop off by a private vehicle.
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu at a 3-star hotel with breakfast on twin/double sharing basis. 
  • Private transport and experienced tour guide for Kathmandu valley sightseeing. 
  • Flight (Kathmandu to Tumlingtar and Tumingtar to Kathmandu)
  • All the road transportation by a jeep or bus 
  • Food (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trekking with complimentary tea and coffee. 
  • Teahouse accommodation on twin/double sharing basis during the trekking. 
  • Camping equipments, kitchen equipments, mattress, toilet tent, shower, dinning tent, dining tables, chairs etc.
  • An experienced English-speaking guide his all expenses including insurance during the trekking. 
  • Porter(s) and their all expenses including the insurance during the trekking. 
  • All the needed crews (cook, Sherpa etc) and their expenses during the trekking. 
  • All the permits needed for the trek and arrangement charges. 
  • Down jackets and sleeping bags (to be returned after the trek completion).
  • All the government taxes and the service charges. 
    • International airfare
    • Travel insurance 
    • Nepal visa fees 
    • Entrance fees during the Kathmandu sightseeing 
    • Food and drinks in Kathmandu
    • Personal expenses (Wifi, bar bills, laundries, gadget charging, etc.) during the trekking. 
    • Tipping to guide and porter(s)
    • Anything does not include in the inclusion list. 

Departure Dates for Makalu Base Camp Trek. - 21 days

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