Makalu Base Camp Trekking

Makalu Base Camp Trekking

Makalu base camp trekking offers the most spectacular scenery in the Himalayas. The rewards of trekking are great, but hard ones. It’s remote, wilderness country side and fit for the experienced trekkers. The trail to Makalu base camp takes you deep into the high Himalaya and while the giant of Makalu, "the great black looms above you" and Everest, Lhotse and Baruntse are all in view.

Makalu Base camp trekking is inside the Makalu - Barun National Park and Conservation Area were established in 1992 as Nepal's eighth national park and the first to include an adjacent inhabited conservation area as a buffer. Covering 2330 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 35000 sq. km Chomolangma Nature Preserve in the Tibet autonomous Region of China to the north.

Makalu Barun National Park has 400 species of birds, including the spotted wren babbler and the olive ground warbler. These two species have never been seen in Nepal before. There are many wild animals including the endangered red panda, Himalayan black bear and the clouded leopard. Other wildlife found in the park are; ghoral, tahr, wild boar, barking deer, Himalayan marmot and weasel, common langur monkey and the serow. The Arun River gushing through the park has around 84 varieties of fish including salmon. Some 32,000 people of ethnically diverse backgrounds live in the Conservation Area. The majority belong to various tribes of Rais and practice an ancient religion which reinforces harmony with nature. Shingsawas and Sherpas, Bhotia people originally from Tibet, live at higher elevations and carry on Buddhist traditions. A handful of other hill tribes including Gurung, Tamang, Magar, Newar, Brahmins, Chhetris and occupational castes live in the lower elevations.

Trekking in Makalu Base Camp starts flight from to Tumlingtar airstrips or drive, then continues trekking to name 2/3 days or directly drive, to Num 7-9 hours then six days treks to reach Base Camp. Asian Hiking Team itinerary, return the same way to Tumlingtar but it is possible either pass the highest and difficult pass Sherpini col or follow the lower routes to end your trek in Lukla or Phaplu. We are happy to organize the Makalu base camp trekking as your interest and time frame. Makalu Base camp trekking accommodation has a basic tea house or camping as you want. The best time to visit Makalu base camp is autumn or spring season "the fair weather in Nepal".

Day by day itinerary

Day 01: - Arrival Kathmandu, transfer to Hotel, overnight hotel.

Day 02: – Trekking preparation day in Kathmandu, overngiht at hotel.

Day 03: – Kathmandu to Tumlingtar 510m, 40 minutes by flight, overnight at hotel.

Day 04: – Tumlingtar to Num (1500m) by Jeep 5-8 hours drive, overnight in Lodge/Guest house.

Trekking Start

Day 05: – Num to Seduwa (1540m), overnight in Lodge/Guest house.

Day 06: – Seduwa to Tashigaon (2070m), overnight in Lodge/Guest house.

Day 07: – Tashigaon to Khongma (3560m), overnight in Lodge/Guest house.

Day 08: – Khongma to Mumbuk (3550m), overnight in Lodge/Guest house.

Day 09: – Mumbuk to Nghe Kharka (3750m), overnight in Lodge/Guest house.

Day 10: – Nghe Kharka to Shersong (4610m), overnight in Lodge/Guest house.

Day 11: - Rest day for acclimatization.

Day 12: – Shersong to Makalu Base Camp (5050m), overnight in Lodge/Guest house.

Day 13: – Shersong to Yangle Kharka (3600m), overnight in Lodge/Guest house.

Day 14: – Yangle Kharka to Khongma la (3560m), overnight at Lodge/ Guest House.

Day 15: – Khongma La to Seduwa (1540m), overnight in Lodge/Guest house.

Day 16: – Seduwa to Num (1500m), overnight in Lodge/Guest house.

Ending Trekking

Day 17: – Num to Tumlingtar(1840), By Jeep to Tumlingtar 5/ 6 hours drive, overnight in Lodge/Guest house.

Day 18: – Tumlingtar to Kathmandu (1100m), overnight in Lodge/Guest house.

Day 19: – Leisure in Kathmandu, overnight at hotel.

Day 20: – Departure from Kathmandu, we drop you in airport as your flight time.