Mt. Makalu (8463m) is the 5th highest peak in the world. It is a solitary trekker’s popular trekking destination. This trek takes you to the Makalu base camp (5250m). This trek starts with the one-hour-long flight from Kathmandu to Tumlingtar. This trek is designed as Makalu Barun National park and Conservation area which comprises 2330 sq. km of a national park and 830 sq km of the conservation area in Nepal.
It is part of the huge international protected area under an agreement between Nepal and China. We can visit the remote and unfrequented area of Nepal with a true adventure with beautiful scenery. The Rhododendron forest, Hanging glacier and beautiful waterfall, snowcapped mountains, ethnic Himalayan lifestyle, high altitude terrains make you never tire.
The real trek starts from Chichila and heads upon an Arun river valley with Seduwa and Num then crossing the Shipton La Pass (4210m) into the Barun River Valley with a look of Makalu and Chamlang Himal. This trek is an ideal choice for tranquility and pristine Natural habitat who wish to avoid crowds.
Day 1: Arrive at Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA) Kathmandu.
Day 2: Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing Tour.
Day 3: Fly Kathmandu -Tumlingtar (460m) & drive to Num (1490) by private jeep.
Day 4: Trek to Sedua (1460m) Duration: 5 hrs.
Day 5: Trek to Tashigaou (2070m) Duration: 6-7 hrs.
Day 6: Trek to Kauma (3470m) Duration: 6 hrs.
Day7: Trek to Mumbuk (3570m) Duration: 6 hrs.
Day 8: Trek to Nhe Kharka (3000m) Duration: 7 hrs.
Day 9: Trek to Sherson (4615m) Duration: 6 hrs.
Day 10: Trek to Makalu Base camp (5000m) Duration: 5 hrs.
Day 11: Explore Makalu Base Camp.
Day 12: Trek to Nhe Kharka (3000m) Duration: 6-7 hrs.
Day 13: Trek to Mumbuk (3570m) Duration: 5-6 hrs.
Day 14: Trek to Kauma (3470m) Duration: 7 hrs.
Day 15: Trek to Tashi Gaon (2070m) Duration: 6 hrs.
Day 16: Trek to Balung (760m) Duration: 5 hrs.
Day 17: Trek to Pukuwa (550m) Duration: 7 hrs.
Day 18: Trek to Bumling (370m) Duration: 6 hrs.
Day 19: Trek to Tumlingtar (460m) Duration: 06 hrs.
Day 20: Fly back to Kathmandu.
Day 21: Leisure day.
Day 22: Farewell.
sleeping bag(-10 degrees).
4 pairs of warm trekking socks.
2 to 3 underwear.
some pair of fast-drying t-shirts.
pair of fast and easy drying trousers.
1 pair of swimming suits or sking underwear. Fast drying fleece.
warm hat and cap protect from sun and cold.
insulating jacket or vest.
sandals for guest house stay period.
a light towel.
a small towel can be useful for the day sweating period.
shampoo, soap, or shower gel.
sunscreen at least 50 spf.
a good quality lip care.
camera for future memory.
power bank, battery charge, and pairs of batteries for camera.
some snacks and energy bars.
some reading materials/playing cards for free time.
watch or smartphones.
a headlight for use night toilet or sunrise hike.