Makalu Barun is one of the newest national parks in Nepal and was established in 1992. The Makau Barun National Park is the world’s only protected area with an elevation gain of more than 8000 m. and it encloses a diverse range of flora and fauna found in the tropical forests and snow-capped peaks of the park. The national park is home to Mt. Makalu – the 5th tallest mountain in the world – rising 8468 m. above sea level. The Makalu Base Camp Trek is a less-frequented route due to its relative inaccessibility and offers a variety of natural environments and cultures, along with some uncommon views of the surrounding mountains, including Mt. Everest. It is a trip for the experienced trekker, offering an adventure in the untouched pristine nature of Nepal, far from the tourist crowds.
The trek starts off with a scenic flight to Tumlingtar and then we head on to Num (1560 m) the following day. We will encounter steep ascending and descending through a beautiful ridge surrounded by mesmerizing views and snow-capped Himalayan mountain vistas. When we reach Seduwa (1500 m) we will register our Makalu Barun National Park permit and continue our trek towards Tashi Gaun(2100 m) which is the last permanent settlement in the valley. As we continue trekking towards our goal, we will encounter our major pass crossing of Shipton La, named after Eric Shipton and Sir Edmund Hillary who used this route on their 1952 Everest reconnaissance. Next stop is the Makalu Base Camp, our main destination, from where we will have magnificent views of the southern face of Makalu as well as an opportunity to witness panoramic uncommon views of Mt. Everest (8848 m) and Lhotse (8516 m). After taking in all the impressions and experience we can possibly cope, we head back the same way to Tumlingtar, witnessing different views and experiences than on our way up. If you have further query please do not hesitate contact us.
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.