Makalu Barun National Trek
|Group size||1-15 people|
|Arrival on:||Kathmandu, Nepal|
|Meals:||Breakfast in Kathmandu and all meals during the trek|
|Accommodation:||3* Hotel Accommodation in Kathmandu and Camping/Teahouses during the Trek|
|Departure From:||Kathmandu, Nepal|
|Best Time to Travel||Spring-March to May
Autumn – September to November
|Transportation||Flight & Private Vehicle|
Makalu (8,201) is the fifth highest mountain in the world. It is an isolated peak, located just 14 miles east of Mount Everest. Its size alone is impressive, but its structure, that of a perfect pyramid with four sharp ridges, make this mountain all the most spectacular. It has proved to be a challenging climb, as only five of its first sixteen attempts were successful. Previously, it had been admired and studied by several Everest parties, but like so many other giants in Khumbu region, it was not attempted until the summit of Everest had been attained in 1954. A French group first climbed Makalu in 1955. Chomo Lonzo (25,650 ft.) is a subsidiary peak of Makalu, rising just north of the higher summit, separated by a narrow saddle.
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu and trip preparation (1,300m/4,264ft)
Day 02: Kathmandu Full Day Sightseeing & Trek Preparation
Day 03: Kathmandu to Tumlingtar then drive to Chichara.
Day 04: Trek From Chichara to Num.
Day 05: Trek From Num to Seduwa.
Day 06: Trek from Seduwa to Tashigaun
Day 07: Trek from Tashigaun to Khongmadanda.
Day 08: Acclimatization /Rest day.
Day 09: Trek from Khongmadanda to Dobate.
Day 10: Trek from Dobate to Yangrikharka.
Day 11: Yangrikharka to langmale kharka.
Day 12: Trek from langmale kharka to Makalu base camp.
Day 13: Explore Makalu base camp.
Day 14: Makalu base camp to Yangrikharka.
Day 15: Yangrikharka to Dobate.
Day 16: Dobate to Khongmadanda.
Day 17: Khongmadanda to Tashigaun.
Day 18: Tashigaun to seduwa.
Day 19: Seduwa to Num.
Day 20: Num to Tumlingtar.
Day 21: Tumlingtar to Ktm.
Day 22: Final Departure or extend for extra activities.
|Day 01:||Kathmandu Arrival and Trip Preparation (1,300m/4,264ft)
After arriving in TIA; our hospitable representative from Caravana Himalaya will welcome you with garlands and drive you to hotel.
|Day 02:||Kathmandu Full Day Sight Seeing
After the Breakfast, We proceed for Exploring the ancient palaces of Kathmandu valley which are included in World Heritage Sites.
Places to Visit:
· Swayambhunath Stupa (Monkey Temple):
The Historical buildings and temples in the area were erected from the time of King Ratna Malla (1484-1520 AD) to Prithvi Bir Bikram Shah (1875-1911 AD) covering the Malla, Shah and Rana period of Nepalese history. The entire palace complex here is named after a monkey god called Hanuman. One can see a huge stone statue of Hanuman painted all red next to the main entrance (the golden gate) of the palace. Hanuman here is regarded as a powerful protector of the entire Durbar Square.
Later, in the Evening Free on your own.
|Day 03:||Kathmandu to Tumlingtar then drives to Chichara.
We will fly you to Tumlingtar with our guide after having a heartily breakfast and meet rest of the crew members at Tumlingtar who will join us for the trek. After that we will drive to Chichara which is a small gurung settlement then drive to Chichara. O/N
|Day 04:||Trek From Chichara to Num.
We will head towards num right after a warm breakfast. A moderately paced walkthrough villages and lush mountain forest after few hours we will reach Num. O/n at Num.
|Day 05:||Trek From Num to Seduwa.
Today we will head through terraced farms and mystical forest to Barun River. After crossing the river we will follow through steep ascent up to the other side. This is the place from where we register our permits. O/N at seduwa.
|Day 06:||Trek from Seduwa to Tashigaun.
After ascending the ridge bounded by the lapswa khola on the west and Kasuwa khola at the east. Crossing the hillside through villages and paddy fields we reach exotic village Tashigaun which is surrounded by breathtaking Himalayan panorama. Dinner & Overnight at Tashigaun.
|Day 07:||Trek from Tashigaun to Khongmadanda.
It will be a quite adventurous trek as we have to walk on a steep trail in higher altitude. We have to ascend through forest to stream and then on to a ridge, from where trails get even steeper and finally through rough stones stairs when we will take to Khongmadanda. Dinner & Overnight at Hotel.
|Day 08:||Acclimatization /Rest day.
It is recommended that your body acclimatize to the high altitude and be adjusted to the high altitude and be adjusted in the days to follow.
Lunch, Dinner & Overnight.
|Day 09:||Trek from Khongmadanda to Dobate.
After climbing towards the summit of shipton la pass we will go through kalopokhari and pass the keke la at 4170m. we can see fantastic views of many peaks . We will descend through beautiful valley to Dobate. O/N
|Day 10:||Trek from Dobate to Yangrikharka.
We will have to reach the valley which we will cross after passing Rhododendron forest which leads to barun river. The first few hour of the trek will be dangerous as we have to cross steep trail after that slow and pleasant walk slowly gaining altitude until we arrive at Yangri kharka.
|Day 11:||Yangrikharka to langmale kharka.
This will be a moderate walk as we pass through yak pastures, boulder fields and lush forest. After noticing scenic Himalayan views, we will pass Merek.
|Day 12:||Trek from langmale kharka to Makalu base camp.
We make our way to shershong and eventually to Makalu base camp so today is the day we reach to base camp.
Dinner & Overnight.
|Day 13:||Explore Makalu base camp.
Just like everest base camp is also poorly defined patch of rubble on the side of Barun glacier and from south we can see beautiful Makalu and the complete panorama of Everest and Lhoste. O/N Dinner & Overnight.
|Day 14:||Makalu base camp to Yangrikharka.
Today we will descend down from the base camp and take last glimpse of before heading back. We pass through shershonbg langmale kharka, Merek and finally to Yangri Kharka.
Dinner & Overnight.
|Day 15:||Yangrikharka to Dobate.
We will descend from Yangri kharka through valley, green forest and rock falls making our way towards Dobate.
Dinner & Overnight.
|Day 16:||Dobate to Khongmadanda.
Dobate to Mumbuk is steep climb trek and through forest of first and rhododendrons after that we will cross keke la, shiptons pass and kauma la en route after that descend to Khongmadanda again.
Dinner & Overnight.
|Day 17:||Khongmadanda to Tashigaun.
After frequent long and steep descent cutting through the hillside. It takes us through thick forest and finally to Sherpa village of Tashigaun. O/N
|Day 18:||Tashigaun to seduwa.
Today we will exit Makalu Barun National park and descend down to Barun river then we cross the hillside and come across villages and settlements as we move further down. Finally stopping at seduwa again.
Overnight at Hotel.
|Day 19:||Seduwa to Num.
Today we leave Seduwa and trek through lush forest towards Num and trail goes up and down passes through denser forest as we move downwards.
|Day 20:||Num to Tumlingtar.
Today we will be back to Chichara from where we can savor the glorious vista of Mount Makalu for the last time. O/N at Tumlingtar
|Day 21:||Tumlingtar to Ktm.
Today we will be back from Tumlingtar to Ktm. Rest of the day is off/ leisure can enjoy the evening at local market.
|Day 22:||Final Departure or extend for extra activities.
After Breakfast, if your flight home is late for the evening, still you can spend last moment shopping at thamel. And then drive up to International Airport by our company representative.
· Airport pick-up and Drop in a private vehicle.
· 3 star Hotel Accommodation in Kathmandu on Bed & Breakfast basis.
· Camping/Teahouse accommodation during the trek including Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.
· Welcome & farewell Dinner (with cultural Dance show).
· All ground transportation on a comfortable private vehicle as per the itinerary.
· An experienced, English-Speaking Guide or different language Speaking Guide as per the demand of the clients; government-licensed trek leader and assistant trek leader (4 trekkers: 1 assistant guide)
· Porter service (2 trekkers: 1 porter)
· Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, domestic airfare, food and accommodation.
· All necessary paperwork and trekking permits (national park permit, TIMS)
· Medical Kit (carried by your trek leader)
· All government and local taxes.
· Nepal Visa on arrival at Kathmandu airport USD 25.00 per person for 15 Days.
· Airfare for International Flights.
· Entrances of Sightseeing Spots on Kathmandu.
· Lunch & Dinner in Kathmandu.
· Extra personal expenses like telephone bills, Laundry service, Drinks, Tips to Guides/Driver/porters e.t.c.
· Other Expenses not mentioned above.