Home to the world’s fifth highest mountain, the Makalu region encompasses a swath of lush valleys that offers stunning panoramic views of Mt. Makalu itself as well as neighboring giants such as Everest and Lhotse. The Arun Valley is amongst the most beautiful in Nepal, featuring a multitude of waterfalls, an abundance of flora and fauna, and local people armed with the unwavering charm and generosity of spirit that is the hallmark of village life throughout Nepal. Well off the beaten track for most trekkers due to its remote setting, Makalu generally attracts a small number of visitors to its valleys each year – a shame for those unaware of its numerous charms and magnificent scenery, but a boon to those fortune enough to make the sojourn to the region.
Against the backdrop of looming peaks, glaciers and cascading waters, the classic trek through Makalu Barun National Park to the base camp is amongst the most rewarding experiences available on the trekking calendar, enhanced even further by the cultural perspectives and insights into the local people and their hardy existence.
Starting from Tumlingtar, the trek offers unique challenges to those looking to test themselves against a route that rises up and over not one but two high passes in Shipton La and Keke La en route to the base camp – but hey, if you wanted a cushy stroll you wouldn’t be setting out to trek in Nepal, right?
Day 01: Welcome at airport and transfer to the hotel.
Day 02: Free day for final trekking preparation
Day 03: Fly Kathmandu to Tumlingtar then drive to Num(1560m, 5-6 hrs)
Day 04: Num to Seduwa (1500m, 6-7 hrs)
Day 05: Seduwa to Tashigaon (2100m, 5 hrs)
Day 06: Tashigaon to Khongma Danda (3500m, 6-7 hrs)
Day 07: Acclimatization day
Day 08: Khongma Danda to Dobate via Shipton’s La pass 4125m (3650m, 6-7 hrs)
Day 09: Dobate to Yangri Kharka (3557m, 6-7 hrs)
Day 10: Yangri Kharka to Langmale Kharka (4410m, 6-7 hrs)
Day 11: Langmale Kharka to Shershong (4630m, 6-7 hrs)
Day 12: Shershong to Makalu Base Camp (4870m, 6-7 hrs)
Day 13: Explore the Mt. Makalu Base Camp and surroundings
Day 14: Makalu Base Camp to Yangri Kharka (3557m, 6-7 hrs)
Day 15: Yangri Kharka to Dobate (3650m, 6-7 hrs)
Day 16: Dobate to Khongma Danda (3500m, 5-6 hrs)
Day 17: Khongma Danda to Seduwa (8 hrs)
Day 18: Seduwa to Num (5-6 hrs)
Day 19: Num to Tumlingtar by drive
Day 20: Fly back to Kathmandu
Note:- Above itinerary is just a guideline. If you are not satisfied then please feel free customize according your own taste and duration of holidays.