Make a trek to the base camp of world's fifth highest mountain Makalu. Makalu is a close neighbor of Mt Everest, lying in the northeast region of Nepal. The Makalu Barun National Park, established in 1992, covers the Barun Valley which is part of a huge international protected area under an agreement between Nepal and China. The Park spreads just east to the Everest region, covering areas of the Solukhumbu and Sankhuwasabha districts of Nepal. One of the most popular trekking peaks of Nepal, the Mera Peak (6654m), also lies in the Makalu Barun region. A large variety of common as well as endangered flora and fauna are protected in the region including rhododendrons, orchids, Snow Leopard, Red Panda, Musk Deer, Wild Boar, Wild Yak, Himalayan Thar, and more than 420 varieties of bird species. Some believe the area also to be home to the elusive Himalayan giant, the Yeti.
The Makalu Base Camp Trek begins from TUMLINGTAR of mid-eastern Nepal, an hour's flight from Kathmandu. The real walking starts from Chichila, a 3-hour's drive from Tumlingtar. Following the beautiful Barun river valley in the Makalu Barun National Park, we cross various high passes such as Shipton La, Keke La and lakes such as Kalopokhari etc. While trekking, we rise from lowland of TUMLINGTAR on the Arun River to one of the highest Base Camps on earth, the Makalu Base Camp at 4870M.m. While on the way to the Makalu Base Camp, you will enjoy the views of the highest mountains such as Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Chamlang, Mt. BHaruntse and other Himalayan mountains along with Makalu 8463m. itself.
1 : Arrive in Kathmandu, airport pick up and transfer to hotel overnight at hotel plan B/B
2 : Sightseeing or prepare for trek, overnight at hotel B/B.
3 : Flight to TUMLINGTAR overnight at hotel B/B.
4 : Drive to Num by jeep or local bus overnight at lodge, 1505m.
5 : Trek to Seduwa 4/5 hrs overnight at lodge 1530m.
6 : Trek to Tashigaun 6 hrs overnight at lode 2055m.
7 : Trek to Khongma 6 hrs overnight at lodge 3562m.
8 : Trek to Mumbuk 6/7 hrs overnight at lodge 2550m.
9 : Trek to yak kharka 6 hrs overnight at lodge 4120m.
10 : Trek to Makalu base camp 5/6 hrs overnight at lodge 4870m.
11 : Day explore hiking around Makalu base camp overnight at Base camp.
12 : Trek to yangri Kharka 6/7 hrs overnight at lodge.
13 : Trek to Mumbuk 6 hrs overnight at lodge.
14 : Trek to Tashi gaun 6/7 hrs overnight at lodge.
15 : Trek to Num 6 hrs overnight at lodge.
16 : Drive to TUMLINGTAR overnight at hotel
17 : Flight to Kathmandu transfer to hotel overnight at hotel B/B.
18 : Rest or visit around Kathmandu as your wish overnight at hotel B/B
19 : Departure to airport flight to home or any other activities.
This is a new Itinerary, if we follow the old itinerary that became longer then new.
but now a days some place has build ted motor able road so the plan becoming short.