18 Days Off The Beaten Track To Makalu Base Camp- A Thrilling Adventure Trekking - Kathmandu

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Tour Information

Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Duration: 18 Days
  • Departure Time :
    Between 6:30 am - 8:30 am Hotel pickups commence prior to this time, you must contact the local service provider to verify your exact pickup time.
  • Departure Details :
    Kathmandu Suite Home
  • Cancellation Policy :
    Cancel up to 2 days in advance for a full refund

Overview

Makalu Base camp lies in the Makalu- Barun National Park, the 8th national park in the Himalaya region of Nepal, which was established in 1992, covering an area of 1500 k.m. Mt. Makalu (8,481m) is the 5th highest peak in the world; an isolated peak with shape of a four-sided pyramid.Trekking on this region offers 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 human kind.This trek is started from Tumlingtar after taking a short flight from Kathmandu and walk through river gorge and climb up the Shipton La Pass (4210m) into the upper Barun river valley and return to Tumlingtar after a visit to Makala Base Camp (4870m).

Know More about this tour

Enjoy a complimentary airport pick up and transfer to centrally located hotel at Kathmandu Suite Home. Before check-in the hotel, take part in a short trek briefing; then stay overnight comfortably at the hotel.

Next day in the morning after breakfast you will drive to airport and board your flight to Tumlingtar; and then meet your guide and porter at the airport and drive to Num (5-6 hours) and stay overnight at local guesthouse. On the 3rd day you will start your multi-day hiking following the routes of Seduwa, Tashigaou and finally reach to your destination "Makalu Base Camp" in a week.

During the trek your accommodation will be at local tea houses or tents and meals such as Dal Bhat (a portion of rice, lentils, vegetable), and noodles are provided. As it is the Off the Beaten Path route, the accommodations are very basic and no varieties of choice to eat.

Tour Highlights

  • Amazing 30 minutes flight to Tumlingtar
  • Off the road drive to Num; bumpy road driving; but scenic with excitement
  • Trekking through 3 high passes over 4200 meters
  • Visit Crystal lake of Thulo Pokhari
  • Impressive view of snowy peaks above 7000 meters
  • Soaring Barun River valley
  • Impressive view of the Mt Makalu, Kanchenjunga range and Mount Everest
  • Makalu Base camp, truly unforgettable experience
Outlined Itinerary

Day 01: Your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport
Day 02: Flight to Tumlingtar (410m) and drive to Num (1560m) (B, L, D)
Day 03: Trek to Seduwa (1500m)(B, L, D)
Day 04: Trek to Tashigaou (2100m)(B, L, D)
Day 05: Trek to Khongma Danda (3500m)(B, L, D)
Day 06: Acclimatisation day(B, L, D)
Day 07: Trek to Dobato (3540m)(B, L, D)
Day 08: Trek to Yangle Kharka (3700m)(B, L, D)
Day 09: Trek to Langmale Kharka (4410m)(B, L, D)
Day 10: Trek to Makalu Base Camp (4870m)(B, L, D)
Day 11- 15: Return trek to Tumlingtar following the same route. (B, L, D)
Day 16: Fly back to Kathmandu (B)
Day 17: Spare day in Kathmandu in case of flight delay(B)
Day 18: Departure (B)

Abbreviation: B, L, D stands for breakfast, lunch and dinner respectively.

Inclusions

  • Accommodationat Kathmandu Suite Home or similar in Kathmandu (breakfast included)
  • Accommodation at basic tea houses or tent on the trek
  • Meals as per itinerary (B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner)
  • English speaking guide and 1 shared porter for 2 persons
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transport by private vehicle

Exclusions

  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
  • Gratuities (recommended)
  • Return flight to Tumlingtar (US$ 260 subject to change) - payable on arrival
  • Permits (US$ 40 subject to change) - payable on arrival
  • Travel insurance
  • Nepal visa
  • International flight
  • Trekking equipment including sleeping bag

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required

Not recommended for participants with back problems

Not recommended for participants with heart complaints or other serious medical conditions

Not recommended for pregnant women

A current valid passport is required on the day of travel