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Makalu Base Camp Trek 25 Days

Makalu Base Camp Trek  
Trip Duration : 25 Days
Trek Length : 23 Days
Trip Rating : Moderate to Strenuous
Maximum Altitude : 16,728ft
Activity : Cultural tour and trekking
Lodging : Hotels and Tents
Transportation : by Vehicle and Flight
Begins & Ends : Kathmandu
Best Season : Sep-Oct & Apr-May
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Land Cost :
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Group Size : 2-16 Persons

Highlights:

Makalu-Barun National Park, a virtually uninhabited 1500 square kilometer area of Eastern Nepal, is very close to virgin wilderness. This remote terrain stretches east from Sagarmatha (Mt. Everest) National Park, between the high plateau of Tibet and the deep subtropical gorge carved by the Arun River. There are spectacular views of rugged Himalayan peaks, including Mt. Makalu (8463m), fifth highest in the world, Mt. Chamlang (7319 m) and Mt. Baruntse (7129m). Within 40kms, these high peaks descend to the Arun river at 670m. The Makalu-Barun Valley provides stunning contrasts, where high waterfalls cascade into deep gorges, craggy rocks rise from lush green forests, and colorful flowers bloom beneath white snow peaks.

This unique landscape shelters some of the last pristine mountain ecosystems on earth. Rare species of animals and plants flourish in diverse climates and habitats, relatively undisturbed by mankind. Over 3000 species of flowering plants, 440 species of birds, and 75 species of mammals, including the endangered Clouded Leopard, Red Panda and Musk Deer, have been recorded. This remarkable biodiversity is considered to be of global significance, and provides a living laboratory for international scientific research.

The Barun Valley is part of a huge international protected area under an agreement between Nepal and China. The trek crosses several high passes as it climbs into the remote Barun Valley at the foot of Makalu, the world's fifth highest mountain, providing a splendid venue for more adventurous nature lovers. If you are looking to combine some serious flora and fauna with some strenuous hiking are also available in this area.

Itinerary:

Day 1 Arrival in Katmandu and transfer to hotel,
Day 2 Kathmandu Cultural World Heritage Site tour,
Day 3 Kathmandu to Tumlingtar flight in the morning,
Day 4 trek to Mani Bhanjyang 1100m,
Day 5 trek to Chichila 1830m,
Day 6 trek to Num 1500m,
Day 7 trek to seduwa 1510m,
Day 8 trek to Tashigaon 2070m,
Day 9 trek to Khongma 3560m,
Day 10 Khongma rest day for acclimatizazion,
Day 11 trek to Mumbuk 3550m,
Day 12 trek to Yangle Kharka 3600m,
Day 13 trek to Merek 4570m,
Day 14 trek to Shersong 4650m,
Day 15 A leisurely day in Shersong with local activities,
Day 16 trek to Yangle Kharka,
Day 17 trek to Mumbuk,
Day 18 trek to Khongma,
Day 19 trek to Tashigaon,
Day 20 trek to Seduwa,
Day 21 trek to Num,
Day 22 trek to Chichila,
Day 23 trek to Tumlingtar,
Day 24 Tumlingtar to Kathmandu flight,
Day 25 Kathmandu at leisure,
Day 26 Depart Kathmandu for your next destination.

 

Service Includes:

  • Four nights in 3-4 star hotel in Kathmandu on twin sharing with breakfast,
  • Trip activities as per itinerary,
  • 23 days camping trek with overnights in tents,
  • Trekking equipment (two person tents, foam pads, dining tent, tables, chairs, and kitchen utensils),
  • Meals (3 meals a day) freshly cooked and served while on camping trek,
  • Trekking staff (guide(s), cooking crew, and porters),
  • Porters to carry your luggage on the trek,
  • Entrance fees to monuments and parks as per program,
  • Domestic airfares Kathmandu-Tumlingtar roundtrip including departure tax,
  • Ground transfers on arrivals, sightseeing, and departures,
  • Nepalese staff insurance.

Service Excludes:

  • Visa fees, international airfares and airport departure tax,
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu,
  • Beverages such as alcohol and soft drinks,
  • All personal items such as travel gear, laundry, telephone, tips,
  • Personal medical and travel insurance,
  • Emergency rescue evacuation fees,
  • Charges for delays caused by situations beyond our control such as bad weather, natural disasters, civil unrest and emergencies.

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