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Makalu Base Camp - 22 Days

Outline Itinerary:-

Day 01: Landed at Kathmandu, Meet Pariwar Holiday Representative, & meet guide, transfer to Hotel.

Day 02: Sightseeing tour of Kathmandu Valley and trek preparation.

Day 03: Fly from Kathmandu to Tumlingtar then drive to Chichila by private jeep (1,980m/6497ft): 50 minute flight, 3-4 hour drive.

Day 04: Trek from Chichila to Num (1,560m/5119ft): 6-7 hours

Day 05: Trek from Num to Seduwa (1,500m/4922 ft): 6-7 hours

Day 06: Trek from Seduwa to Tashigaon (2,100m/6890ft): 4-5 hours

Day 07: Trek from Tashigaon to Khongma Danda (3,500m/11,483 ft): 6-7 hours

Day 08: Acclimatization Day

Day 09: Trek from Khongma Danda to Dobate: 6-7 hours

Day 10: Trek from Dobate to Yangri Kharka (3,557m/11,670 ft): 6-7 hours

Day 11: Trek from Yangri Kharka to Langmale Kharka: (4,410m/14,468ft): 5-6 hours

Day 12: Trek from Langmale Kharka to Makalu Base Camp: (4,870m/15,978ft): 6-7 hours

Day 13: Explore Makalu Base Camp

Day 14: Trek from Makalu Base Camp to Yangri Kharka: 6-7 hours

Day 15: Trek from Yangri Kharka to Dobate: 6-7 hours

Day 16: Trek from Dobate to Khongma Danda: 5-6 hours

Day 17: Trek from Khongma Danda to Tashigaon: 4-5 hours

Day 18:: Trek from Tashigaon to Seduwa: 4-5 hours

Day 19: Trek from Seduwa to Num or chichila and drive to tumlingtar by jeep. 8-9 hours

Day 20: Tumlingtar to Kathmandu: 50 minutes flight

Day 21: Free Day

Day 22: International airport drop, final departure.

Day 1
Day 01: Landed at Kathmandu, Meet Pariwar Holiday Representative, & meet guide, transfer to Hotel.

After arrival at Kathmandu International airport, make visa, clear all your Bags and luggage’s and you meet Pariwar Holidays airport Representative who will assist you to transfer your hotel. Our representative will help you to check into your designated hotel, then you will be briefed about your daily program. This is your first overnight in the Kathmandu valley.

Day 2
Day 02: Sightseeing tour of Kathmandu Valley and trek preparation.

After having breakfast at hotel, we will take your sightseeing tour of Kathmandu Valley a city of history and full of culture for tourist. The city presents an interesting holy mix of Hinduism, Tibetan Buddhism and western influence of mix Culture. There will be a day guided tour to the famous and biggest Hindu Temple of Pashupatinath, the largest Buddhist stupa in Nepal Boudhanath, Swoyambhunath (Monkey Temple) and Kathmandu Durbar Square, all of them are UNESCO World Heritage sites, return to hotel and you will have some time to buy trekking gear if you need and overnight at your hotel.

Day 3
Day 03: Fly from Kathmandu to Tumlingtar then drive to Chichila by private jeep (1,980m/6497ft): 50 minute flight, 3-4 hour drive.

With thrills and adventures in our minds, we kick off our journey with an early morning flight to Tumlingtar. Relishing a breathtaking view of the mountains, hills, and rivers that make up the Nepalese landscape, we arrive in Tumlingtar, where we rest for an hour or two. We then drive to the Gurung village of Chichila with greenery filling up our landscape.

Overnight at a lodge in Chichila.

Day 4
Day 04: Trek from Chichila to Num (1,560m/5119ft): 6-7 hours

On the first day of our trek, we trek through lush Himalayan forests of rhododendron and pass some beautiful small villages to reach Num. We can get a scant glimpse of the Himalayas from Num.

Overnight at a lodge.

Day 5
Day 05: Trek from Num to Seduwa (1,500m/4922 ft): 6-7 hours

Crossing a wooden bridge over Barun River, we enter the Makalu Barun Conservation Area. Our guide will deal with all kinds of legal permits for the trek. We trek through dense forests of juniper and rhododendron passing few villages to finally reach Seduwa.

Overnight in a lodge

Day 6
Day 06: Trek from Seduwa to Tashigaon (2,100m/6890ft): 4-5 hours

Trekking with Isuwa Khola and Kusuwa Khola on each side, we cross a wooden bridge over Isuwa Khola and pass several small villages and forests. After trekking for a couple of hours and crossing the bridge, we reach the Sherpa village of Tashigaon. The vista of the Himalayas is magnificent from Tashigaon. Overnight at a homestay.

Day 7
Day 07: Trek from Tashigaon to Khongma Danda (3,500m/11,483 ft): 6-7 hours

We may have a tough day today as we walk on steep trails on our way to Khongma Danda. We climb stone stairs and come across few lakes and fields filled with yaks, blue sheep, and other Himalayan cattle grazing in the field. Upon reaching Unshisa, we enter Makalu Barun National Park. After 7 hours of trek, we reach Khongma Danda. Overnight at a homestay in Khongma Danda.

Day 8
Day 08: Acclimatization Day

To acclimatize ourselves with high altitude, we take a break from trekking today. Later, we can visit some nearby Buddhist monasteries and learn about Sherpa culture and ways of life from the locals. Overnight in Khongma Danda.

Day 9
Day 09: Trek from Khongma Danda to Dobate: 6-7 hours

Today will be a tough day for us as we have to pass four passes to reach Dobate. We start with climbing over Kauma La Pass (3603m) and then head on to Keke La Pass (4127m). We further climb on to Shipton La pass (4170m), where we stumble across beautiful Kalo Pokhari Lake. Then, we trek for a couple of hours and pass Tutu La Pass (4080m) to finally reach Dobate. We relish the alluring view of Chamlang (7319m), Peak 6 (6524m), Peak 7 (6758m), and the other Himalayas from Dobate.

Day 10
Day 10: Trek from Dobate to Yangri Kharka (3,557m/11,670 ft): 6-7 hours

Trekking through dense rhododendron forests, we cross Barun River and trek towards Yangri Kharka. On our way, we may come across yaks grazing in the field. The yaks are the chief transportation means in these regions. After 7 hours of trek, we reach Yangri Kharka.

Overnight at a lodge.

Day 11
Day 11: Trek from Yangri Kharka to Langmale Kharka: (4,410m/14,468ft): 5-6 hours

We trek along the lush Himalayan forests and cross a couple of wooden bridges over small streams to reach Merek. Chasing the mesmerizing view of the Himalayas, we continue our trek walking on moraines and pass small Himalayan villages to reach Langmale Kharka. Overnight at a home stay.

Day 12
Day 12: Trek from Langmale Kharka to Makalu Base Camp: (4,870m/15,978ft): 6-7 hours

Climbing on a steep trail alongside Barun Nadi, we walk through icy glaciers and ridges to reach Shershong. We relish the beauty of Mt. Makalu (8481m) on our way to the base camp. We trek for an hour or two to finally reach Makalu Base Camp. The panorama of the Himalayas from the base camp is jaw-dropping.

Overnight at Makalu Base Camp.

Day 13
Day 13: Explore Makalu Base Camp

Today, we explore the Makalu Base Camp vicinity with a superb panorama of Makalu from the south face, Everest (8848m), Lhotse (8516m), and the other Himalayas in eastern Nepal. We relish the beauty of the surrounding glaciers and glacial lakes. We can also hike a little up to Barun Glacier and make a side trip to the tranquil Barun Pokhari. Overnight at Makalu Base Camp.

Day 14
Day 14: Trek from Makalu Base Camp to Yangri Kharka: 6-7 hours

After our successful trek to Makalu Base Camp, we bid farewell to the base camp and descend to Yangri Kharka. Trekking through sparse forests along the rocky trails, we pass small villages of Shershong, Langmale Kharka, and Merek on our way to Yangri Kharka. Overnight at a lodge.

Day 15
Day 15: Trek from Yangri Kharka to Dobate: 6-7 hours

Trekking along free-flowing Barun River, we pass alpine forests, rocky ridges, and few small streams to finally reach Dobate. We relish the beauty of nature while descending to Dobate. On our way, we may come across some yaks, snow pigeons, and blue sheep.

Overnight at a lodge in Dobate.

Day 16
Day 16: Trek from Dobate to Khongma Danda: 5-6 hours

Today, we leave Dobate for Khongma Danda. We trek along rhododendron, juniper, and fir forests to reach Mumbuk. From Mumbuk, we cross Tutu La Pass (4080m), Shipton La Pass (4170m), Keke La Pass (4127m), and Kauma La Pass (3603m) to finally reach Khongma Danda after 7 hours of trek. Overnight at a lodge.

Day 17
Day 17: Trek from Khongma Danda to Tashigaon: 4-5 hours

We trek through dense forests and pass few lakes on our way back to Tashigaon. Trekking along steep rocky trails, we exit Makalu Barun National Park as we trek for 5 hours to enter the beautiful Sherpa village of Tashigaon. Overnight at a lodge in Tashigaon.

Day 18
Day 18:: Trek from Tashigaon to Seduwa: 4-5 hours

Trekking along small streams, we pass the isolated valley of the Barun River through small settlements. We trek with Isuwa Khola on one side and Hingsa Khola on the other side to reach Seduwa after 5 hours of trek. Overnight at a lodge in Seduwa.

Day 19
Day 19: Trek from Seduwa to Num or chichila and drive to tumlingtar by jeep. 8-9 hours

We trek across several dense rhododendron and bamboo forests and cross Arun River to exit Makalu Barun Conservation Area. We pass a small rural settlement of Sherpas on our way to Num. We then trek for a couple of hours to reach the Sherpa village and drive to tumblingtar by local jeep. Overnight at a lodge in Tumlingtar.

Day 20
Day 20: Tumlingtar to Kathmandu: 50 minutes flight

After a successful trek, we fly back to the capital enjoying the beautiful aerial view of the mountains. Feel free to spend your leisure time as you please.

Our company driver picks you up from Kathmandu domestic airport than transfer to Hotel.

Day 21
Day-21: Free Day

After Long Trek Free Day at Kathmandu.

Day 22
Day 22: International airport drop, final departure.

You will be transferred to the Kathmandu international airport for your final departure to your loving home with excellent memory and overwhelming adventure of a lifetime on Makalu base camp trekking.

The Trip Cost Includes

  • Airport Transfers
  • 1 English Speaking and Government licensed Trekking Guide
  • All staff insurance, daily wages/ food
  • All staffs transportation, accommodation, equipment
  • All accommodation during the trekking (local lodges, teahouses, home stay)
  • Note: we are not a couple, but we will split room / tent
  • Answer: we will provide separate bed and tent if need to use.
  • All meals during the trekking (B/L/D)
  • All domestic flights as mentioned in the itinerary (including domestic airport tax)
  • All Permits/Conservation/Parks/TIMS Fees
  • All necessary paper works
  • All ground transportation during the trekking
  • Transfer to and from airports (domestic flights)
  • Medical Supplies (First Aid Kit)
  • All necessary government and local taxes
  • Sleeping bag, down jackets, trekking pole, map, duffle bag, company thirst.
  • All agency service charges
  • Rescue Arrangements if needed
  • Treated Water during trekking
  • Tent, if necessary.

The Trip Cost Excludes

  • Porter
  • Kathmandu accommodation
  • Lunch & Dinner in Kathmandu
  • Personal equipment and clothing’s
  • Insurance: Travel, Medical, Accident, Emergency Evacuation
  • Alcoholic beverages, soft drinks and extra mineral water
  • Wi-Fi / internet using, hot shower during trek
  • Visa fees and international flight
  • Emergency rescue evacuation if needed
  • Tips for Staffs (driver/guide/porters)
  • Kathmandu city tour / Sightseeing
  • Welcome and farewell dinner
  • Personal Expenses (Battery recharge on local lodge, laundry, telephone, etc)
  • Cost rise of domestic/international flights due to delay, cancellation, etc.
  • Excess baggage charges.

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Price From USD $ 1,850/person
1,850
Total $ 1,850 USD

Trip Facts

  • 1-12 people.
  • 4870 m
  • Nepal
  • Moderate
  • Kathmandu Nepal
  • Kathmandu Nepal
  • Breakfast in Kathmandu and all meals during the trek.
  • Hotel accomodation in Kathmandu and teahouses during the trek.

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