Makalu Trek (21 Days)

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Mount Makalu situated at 8463m is the well-known fifth tallest peak in the world and getting to its base would be the best trek experience any trekkers can get. A trek to Makalu Base camp actually allows you an alternative to view the superb scenery of the top peak in the planet – Mount Everest plus other gigantic mountains like- Mount Chamlang, Mount Makalu, Mount Lhotse, and more. Makalu Trekking area is populated by Sherpa groups at the part of Khumbu valley.

The trek will begin after taking a flight to Tumlingtar, lying at Mid-eastern Nepal from Kathmandu taking roughly half an hour. The pathway to Makalu Base Camp Trek goes by the Arun River as well as astounding serene passes know as Tutu La pass 4200m and Keke La pass lying at an altitude of 4230m. This can be fairly demanding in some areas so a reasonable level of fitness is recommended. Enjoy breathtaking scenery and a chance to take a trip through traditional Nepalese villages. On top of this it’s located in the Makalu Barun National Park which is packed with animals, birds and vegetation.

 

Trip Overview

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Detail Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu
As you reach at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) in Kathmandu, Third Eye Adventure arranges as airport representative who will meet you and end up the formalities (Visa, etc). You just need to confirm our representative with a show board at the way in gate. You will after that shift to the hotel. In the evening, we will have a welcome dinner at a long-established Nepalese restaurant and also observe a Nepal is cultural program. Overnight in Kathmandu.

Hotel in Kathmandu: B

Day 02: Kathmandu sightseeing and preparing for trek
Today, you will go for sightseeing in Kathmandu. The main fascinations of the sightseeing tour are going around Kathmandu valley where you can see many age-old temples, architectures and more; going around Bouddhnath which is one of the biggest Buddhist Stupa in the entire world; Swyambhunath, a renowned monkey temple falling at the hillock; Pashupatinath, a prominent Hindu temple and numerous enthralling places to visit. And many of them are enlisted in UNESCO’s world heritage list. Also, we will prepare for trek today. Overnight in Kathmandu.

Hotel in Kathmandu: B

Day 03:  Fly to Tumlingtar and drive to Chichila (1,840m)
We will fly from Kathmandu to Tumlingtar taking 50 minute to get to Chichile. After we arrive to a rough landing meadow at Tumlingtar, we will then drive to Chilchila.  Taking approximately 3 hours we will drive on an uneven path to arrive at Chichila falling at 1840m. We will live overnight at Chilchila.

Tea-House: B,L,D

Day 04:  Trek to Num (1,500m)
From Chichila, today we will reach Num. This day we will have a quite constant walk all the way through the pleasing villages and fertile forests. An edge shape with giant scenes on plane and hovering on the last fraction is Num. Overnight we will reside in Num.

Tea-House: B,L,D

Day 05:  Trek to Seduwa (1,540m)
Our way today will vertically take down from side to side with the jungles and terraced land that will let you arrive at Arun River from Num. The region is quite humid – the wood on the valley sides offers a bit of gloominess. Makalu National Park here starts and we will register our access permits. On this day, we will set our camp at the top of the village.

Tea-House: B,L,D

Day 06:  Trek to Tashigaon (2,070m)
Today, we will trek to Tashigaon from Seduwa, our path moves to the crest enclosed by the Ipsuwa River to be found on the west region and Kasuwa River on the east. After we will pass by the hillside all the way through serene villages and move further on by paddy fields, we will shortly get there at Tashi Gaon. Overnight stay in Tashi Gaon.

Tea-House: B,L,D

Day 07:  Trek to Khongma (3,560m)
We will walk ahead from Tashigaon, we will stroll upwards to reach Khongma. Khongma is considered the very last halting spot before we go across the Shipton La and stroll down to the upper region of the far-away Barun Valley. You will get to see scrub as well as rhododendrons surrounding the lower areas of the mountains. Overnight in Khongma.

Tea-House: B,L,D

Day 08:  Rest and acclimatization day
Today, you can have rest in Khongma for adjustment with the environment at 3560m to avoid altitude sickness. In fact adjustment day will allow our bodies for adjustment with the setting before reaching at more height. The next date we get to pass through the Shipton La. Overnight in Khongma.

Tea-House: B,L,D

Day 09:  Cross Shipton La and trek to Debotay (3,650m)
From Khongma, today we will head to the peak region of the Shipton La taking few hours to reach. After we arrive at the lake Kalo Pokhari, we will walk further from the Keke La to be found at 4,152m.  Fantastic views of Peak 7 (6,758m), Chamlang (7,319m), Peak 6 (6,524m) etc will come into sight. After going crossways through the Keke La pass, we go down all the way the eye-catching valley to Debotay. Overnight in Debotay.

Tea-House: B,L,D

Day 10:  Trek to Yangle Kharka (3,600m)
From Debotay, on this day we will go by via the Rhododendron woods to get there at the Baruni River and the higher spots of the valley. An interesting wander will allow us to reach at elevation slowly, until we come into view at Yangle Kharka situated at the base of the valley. Overnight in Yak Kharka.

Tea-House: B,L,D

Day 11:  Trek to Merek (4,500m)
On this day, we will shift from Yangle Kharka to Merek. As we are moving to the height beyond 4, 000 m, we will have to keep on walking also allowing our body to have proper acclimatization. Overnight in Merek.

Tea-House: B,L,D

Day 12:  Trek to Shersong
At this time, we will go up the valley, passing via yak pastures and rough fields. En route to Shersong, we can view the south east point of Mount Makalu. We will set our camp at Shersong for overnight.

Tea-House: B,L,D

Day 13:  Day tour to Makalu Base Camp (5,000m)
We must make sure that we will acclimatize ourselves well prior to walking up to Makalu Base Camp. We will have the benefit of the astonishing views of the immense Himalayan all around us. We will then come back to Shersong again. Overnight in Shersong.

Tea-House: B,L,D

Day 14:  Trek to Yangle Kharka
Walking ahead from Shersong to Yangle Kharka, we will come downward descending to the valley and take our last look of Makalu prior to turning the arch and finally we will get to Yangle Kharka. Overnight in Yangle Kharka.

Tea-House: B,L,D

Day 15:  Trek to Mumbuk
From Yangle Kharka, today we will move down to Mumbuk.  Then we will walk up the rock canal to Mumbuk. We will be acknowledged one more time by the greeneries below. Overnight stay  in Mumbuk.

Tea-House: B,L,D

Day 17:  Trek to Khongma
After we will walk further from Mumbuk, en-route you will amble from side to side with woods of firs, rhododendrons. We will after that traverse the Keke La, Ghungru La as well as Shipton La. Moving downward further, we will after that arrive at to Khongma yet again. Overnight in Khongma.

Tea-House: B,L,D

Day 18:  Trek to Tashi Gaun
Today, we constantly go downward to Tashigaun. The path down will be an extensive and vertical one. And we arrive crossways through the hillside to the Sherpa town, Tashi Gaun. Overnight stay in Tashi Gaun.

Tea-House: B,L,D

Day 19:  Trek to Num
We are move back over the alike path that we onetime climbed at some stage in the beginning of our trek. We walk downward to Arun River and Seduwa yet once more we have stroll through the forested area to Num. We walk back all the way to the tributary and ascend back the side of the vale to Num. Overnight in Num.

Tea-House: B,L,D

Day 20:  Trek to Chichila, Transfer to Tumlingtar
Once more we will walk over to Chichila. The last way backward of the trek that will let us reach Tumlingtar. And we will have an early departure to Kathmandu the next day. Overnight in Tumlingtar.

Tea-House: B,L,D

Day 21:  Fly back to Kathmandu
Our airport agent will take you to the Tribhuvan International Airport for your return to you home country. We will hope to see you again since we organize a lot of other trekking, peak climbing options, as well as tours, expeditions, and sports activities.

Note of above Itinerary:

B = Breakfast

L = Lunch 

D = Dinner

Above itinerary can be customized at your request to accommodate your specific requirements. Please let us know whether you would like to make a shorter or longer. We will follow accordingly.

Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu

Day 02: Kathmandu sightseeing and preparing for trek

Day 03:  Fly to Tumlingtar and drive to Chichila (1,840m)

Day 04:  Trek to Num (1,500m)

Day 05:  Trek to Seduwa (1,540m)

Day 06:  Trek to Tashigaon (2,070m)

Day 07:  Trek to Khongma (3,560m)

Day 08:  Rest and acclimatization day

Day 09:  Cross Shipton La and trek to Debotay (3,650m)

Day 10:  Trek to Yangle Kharka (3,600m)

Day 11:  Trek to Merek (4,500m)

Day 12:  Trek to Shersong

Day 13:  Day tour to Makalu Base Camp (5,000m)

Day 14:  Trek to Yangle Kharka

Day 15:  Trek to Mumbuk

Day 17:  Trek to Khongma

Day 18:  Trek to Tashi Gaun

Day 19:  Trek to Num

Day 20:  Trek to Chichila, Transfer to Tumlingtar

Day 21:  Fly back to Kathmandu

 

Trip Start Dates

We will organise this trip on the dates requested by you. Please contact us today for a customised departure date.

 

Whats Included/Excluded

Cost Includes

  • Transportation to and from the starting and ending points of the trek as per itinerary
  • 3 meals per day during the trek (breakfast, lunch & dinner) including the coffee and tea.
  • Accommodation in tea houses or in tents as per itinerary during the trek.
  • Accommodation including breakfast at 3 star hotels in Kathmandu and Pohkara per itinerary.
  • Highly experienced Government licensed guide and necessary porters during the trek.
  • Proper Insurance of all staff including porters.
  • Government / Local taxes, Tourist service charge, guide / porter insurance and salary, general equipment, national park and conservation area fees.
  • Respective region ( Annapurna) trekking map. TIMS Card & Trek Permit
  • Trekking Registration Certificate (TRC).

Cost Excludes

  • International airfares
  • Trekking Equipment
  • Major meals, lunch and dinner during your stay in Kathmandu
  • Any type of personal expenses, such as alcoholic beverages and drinks, phone and laundry.
  • Nepal entry visa fee US$ 30 (duration 60 days from date of issue) – you may easily obtain the visa upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport – Kathmandu.
  • Rescue & travel insurance, trip cancellation costs, accident or health emergency, evacuation, loss, theft or damage to baggage and personal effects.  We strongly advise you to take out personal travel insurance.
  • Tips & Gratuities

 

 

 

Pricing Per Person

The more people joining your trip the cheaper it becomes, so why not grab a few friends and bring them along. Add $100 per person If choosing one way flight back from Pokhara to Kathmandu.

  • 1 Person -$1795
  • 2-4 People -$1710
  • 5+ People -$1680

 

Additional Information

Our website contains as much information as possible about this trip. However, if you wish to discuss any aspect of this trip or your suitability for it please  contact us at [email protected] or If you want to talk to us directly feel free to call us at: +977-9851175534

 

Trip Summary

Duration: 21 Days

Accommodation: Hotel, Teahouse Lodging during Trek

Meals: As stated in itinerary

Transportation: Car, Plane

Best Time: Apr-May, Sep-Nov 

Are you looking for a Tailor made trip? Your enquiry is greatly appreciated and we will get back to you within 24 hours.
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