Makalu Base camp Trek

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destination Makalu
duration 21 Days
grade High Advance
start/end point Kathmandu/Kathmandu
region Makalu
max altitude 4870m
group size 2-12
meal All inclusive
activity 5-6 Hrs
accommodation Tea House + Camping
season Autumn/spring

Makalu Base camp Trek

The Makalu Base Camp trek starts from Tumlingtar in the mid-eastern locale. This is a high elevation trek, which takes in lower scenes of rich rhododendron timberlands, pleasant Gurung towns, stream valleys and the Makalu Barun National Park. At higher heights there are amazing scenes of the Himalayas, high elevation lakes, and goes to cross to arrive at the animal dwellingplace, rough base camp. This is a since a long time ago, differed and very strenuous trek appropriate for the individuals who are sharp trekkers and nature devotees and who would prefer to be in quiet, immaculate nature than follow the groups. Makalu Base Camp is arranged at 5100m so the long trek through regularly expanding height is an incredible method to gradually adapt. 

Makalu Base Camp Trek 1From base camp the Barun Glacier, the south substance of Makalu (8,481m), and a total display of Everest and Lhotse is seen. Time is given to trekkers to investigate the lakes and icy masses around base camp before heading down from this frosty, rough land to green timberlands and valleys once more. On the arrival venture trekkers cross the Tutu La Pass (4,125m) which is currently known by the name of Shipton's Pass. The Shipton Pass is named after the prestigious mountain climber Eric Shipton who was engaged with most undertakings to Mount Everest in the 1930's and who, in 1951, was a piece of the group that mapped out the now acclaimed course over the Khumbu Glacier. 

The Makalu Barun National Park is home to 3,000 types of blooming plants, 440 types of winged creatures and 75 types of warm blooded animals including the snow panther, red panda, musk dear, wild hog, wild yak and the Himalayan Thar. With the probability of spotting natural life at lower heights, green fields and fields, towns, and woods, joined with snow-topped mountains, ice sheets and rough path, this is additionally perfect photography domain!


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You are invited by accommodating gathering and afterward you will be moved to lodging. Our air terminal delegate will clarify quickly the program upon appearance.
Touring of world legacy destinations in Kathmandu valley including, Kathmandu Darbar square, Swayambhunath Temple, Boudhanath Stupa and Pasupatinath Temple.
We take off from Kathmandu to Tumlingtar, we at that point take a jeep to Num going through Hururu. Overnight at rose camp, breakfast, lunch and supper notwithstanding.
We proceed with the path slipping steeply from Num through the corn fields of Lumbang. Beneath the town the path drops steeply through a wilderness to a suspension connect over the Arun River (660 m). From the scaffold we climb steeply to a crude bistro, at that point through corn and buckwheat field. Moving along the rough way and modest patios planted with corn and grain, we make a long, steep, harsh move to Sedua.
Leaving Sedua, we make a continuous move high over the Kasuwa Khola to Gyang (1770m). Moving past the school at Gyang, it is a delicate stroll through terraced fields and forested regions to Hindrungma town, and on to Rupisa. On the way, we cross knolls and a few streams, and afterward move to the Sherpa town of Tashi Gaon.
We move over the edge and rise through backwoods to a stream and onto an edge where there is a little campground. The path levels out, and afterward moves to a shepherd's cottage called Chipla on another edge. We move past two little streams, at that point bend up the edge in timberlands to a kharka at 2900 meters and up to a seat and Unshisha, a small glade at approx. 330 meters. Here the path joins the edge that isolates the Iswa and Kasuwa seepages. The incline gets more extreme and turns into a progression of greenery secured stone stairs to Dhara Kharka, a knoll on the edge. We at that point move over a hillock and drop a piece to reach Kauma.
Today leaving Kauma, we jump on soak bends for some time. We at that point climb less steeply through rhododendron woodlands to the highest point of the edge, with a huge mani divider decorated with supplication banners. From here, we get amazing perspectives on Chamlang, Peak 6 and Peak 7. Following the edge for some time, we climb a stone staircase. After a couple of bogus summits the path veers left off the peak to a little lake. We at that point climb delicately up a shallow rough crevasse to the Kike La (4127 m). From the pass, we dive to another lake, at that point climb steeply through enormous stones to the Tutu La. We keep plunging around 150 meters into meager rhododendron timberlands to a level region. The last drop is through a woodland of firs and rhododendrons to Mumbuk (3570 m). Mumbuk is a woods camp, on a lush incline around 100 meters over a little stream, with perspectives on snow tops through the trees.
We slip a lofty crevasse with a stream for around 500 meters. We at that point move left through fir timberlands, along the flank of the Barun Valley. Moving along badly characterized trail, we cross a 200-meter-long slide region, and afterward follow the waterway to a Kharka. Traveling through timberlands of birch and scour rhododendron, we reach Yangle Kharka. We Climb from Yangle Kharka, at long last intersection toward the north side of the Barun Khola to reach Nhe Kharka. There is a little Gompa at the south side of the valley that offers extraordinary mountain sees.
Past the Nhe Kharka, we follow the north bank of the Barun Khola for some time. We at that point cross a little wooden extension before the waterway turns northward. The Barun Valley makes a tremendous S-molded bend and the dividers rise vertically 1500 to 2000 meters over the stream, yet the path climbs delicately as we approach Ripok Kharka. Still on the north side of the Barun, the path turns westbound and leaves the rhododendron backwoods for high tundra. Above Ripok Kharka, the course crosses a rough peak with a couple of goths, and afterward rises close by a moraine shaped by the Barun Glacier. There are superb perspectives on Pyramid Peak, Peak 4, Chamlang, Peak 3 and Peak 5, yet Makalu isn't yet unmistakable. As we pass an edge the icy mass turns marginally north. We enter an alluvial valley and Makalu flies into see just before Sherson (4615 m). Sherson is to some degree shielded, yet at the same time is a freezing spot.
From Sherson, we remain to one side in a ravine on the east side of the valley. It is progressive plummet to a minor go around 100 meters above Makalu Base Camp. We at that point slip to a stream, cross on rocks to the base camp on the west bank of the waterway. From here we get awesome perspectives on the south essence of Makalu. The enormous brace of the south face ascends opposite base camp. A climb of this support yields perspectives on Peak 6, 7 and Baruntse (7220 m); Everest and Lhotse complete the display.
Today is a rest day for acclimatization and investigation.
Today we backtrack our means down the Barun Valley towards Nhe Kharka.
From Nhe Kharka, we keep plunging through the woods to Mumbuk. From here we get lovely dusk perspectives on Makalu and Chamlang.
Leaving Mumbuk, we trek over the Shipton La and dive to Kauma.
Today we make a long steep plummet back to Tashi Gaon. At Tashi Gaon we spend the remainder of the day unwinding so as to recuperate from the high elevation.
We slip the Kasuwa Khola Valley back to Sedua, at that point turn south down the west bank of the Arun River. From Sedua, we follow a path that plummets tenderly to Mulgaon, and afterward drop steeply on a rough path through fields of corn and grain to the Ipsuwa Khola, crossing it on a suspension connect at 760 meters height. The course currently enters the hot base grounds of the Arun Valley. The vast majority of the settlements right now impermanent settlements utilized by Rai and Chettri ranchers who live in towns high on the slope above. Passing the towns, we proceed with the path through rough fields to Balung
we proceed through brief cultivating settlements to the spread-out Rai town of Walung (880m). The path plunges to the Apsawa Khola and intersection it on a suspension connect we climb steeply to Chhayang, a charming Rai town with a broad bamboo-pipe water supply at 800 m. The path at that point crosses a stream at 590m and makes some good and bad times to reach Parangbu, a magnificent outdoors spot among rice fields on the banks of the Arun River. We proceed through woodlands and pass a few little streams to reach Pukuwa.
The path currently finishes a course backwoods and some dynamite high and uncovered thin tracks as it moves over rough edges. The course in the long run enters a locale of serious valley base development, crosses a colossal avalanche and some increasingly clean wilderness before dropping to Tome (520 m). Underneath Tome, the Arun Valley becomes more extensive and more U formed. The path moves over another edge on a lofty, slender stairway of rock steps. From the highest point of the edge at 530m, the path plummets to a wonderful camp on the banks of the Sankhuwa Khola (370m), opposite the Chhetri town of Bumling.
The path navigates the fields of lower Bumling, at that point moves over an edge and plunges to the Inkhuwa Khola, crossing it on a shaky wooden cantilever connect. The path follows the waterway downstream to its juncture with the Arun. It at that point follows the Arun downstream, crossing it on an enormous suspension connect. Presently following the east bank of the Arun, the course goes through Chyawabesi before making a short move back to the Tumlingtar level. It is a couple of km of totally level strolling to the airstri
30-minutes astonishing beautiful fly back to Kathmandu. Medium-term at inn, breakfast notwithstanding.
Around 3 hours before the planned flight, an agent from the Uma Holidays Team will take you to the air terminal.


Cost Includes

  • All ground transportations by private vehicle including airport transfers
  • Four nights’ accommodation with breakfast at a 3-star category hotel in Kathmandu
  • Guided sightseeing tours in Kathmandu including tour guide, entry fees and vehicle
  • Meals on full board (breakfast, lunch, dinner, tea & coffee) prepared by our expert cook
  • Twin sharing tented accommodation during the trek
  • An experience guide, required number of porters, their food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment
  • Trekking equipment (two men tent, dining tent, kitchen tent, table with chairs, kitchen utensils, and other necessary equipment during the trek)
  • Uma Holidays Travels and Tours duffle bag, down jacket and sleeping bag during the trek
  • Round trip flight from Kathmandu to Tumlingtar and Tumlingtar to Kathmandu including departure taxes
  • Safe drinking water, boiled/iodine tablets.
  • First aid medical kit bag
  • All necessary permits for trek
  • All government and local taxes
  • Office service charge

Cost Excludes

  • Meals not specified in the 'Meal Inclusions' in the itinerary'
  • Travel insurance
  • International airfare
  • Nepal entry visa:
  • All cold drinks such as: alcoholic beverages, mineral water, Coke, Fanta, juice, etc.
  • Personal shopping and laundry, phone, internet bill etc.
  • Personal trekking equipment
  • Tips for trekking crews


Trekking equipment

The Following information will give you some idea about what you need to bring for the trek as the backpack for the hiking in Nepal and the gear play a vital role for the successful trip and we suggest you to have all the necessary gear for the trip and not to have unnecessary equipment/things that you will not be using for the trip and list of the gear you need for the trek are:

  • Good down Sleeping bag (Optional/we can provide one if you do not have on your own and it is to be returned after the trek.
  • Duffel or Rucksack bag to keep your all the gear and this will be carried by the porters.
  • Daypack bag for yourself
  • A down Jacket
  • Shade hat
  • Warm wool hat to cover your ears
  • A pair of lightweight warm gloves.
  • T-shirts 2- 3 pieces
  • Lightweight thermal tops.
  • Fleece jacket.
  • Fleece Wind-proved jacket (optional).
  • A pair’s nylon hiking shorts which are quick drying one
  • Underwear
  • Two pairs of lightweight long underwear.
  • Two pairs trekking pants, preferably that zip on/off at the knees so they double as shorts
  • Four pairs of liner warm socks
  • A pair of light to medium weight waterproof hiking/trekking boots.
  • A pair of light trekking shoes for camp/lodges
  • A pair sandal (Optional)
  • A water bottle.
  • Head/Torch Light.

Medicines and First Aid Kits

  • Extra Strength Excedrin for altitude-related headaches like DMX.
  • Ibuprofen for general aches and pains.
  • Imodium or Peptone besom, Flexon capsules for upset stomach or diarrhea.
  • Diamox 125 or 250mg or 400mg tablets for altitude sickness.
  • 1 small personal sized first-aid kit with blister treatments such as moleskin, band-aids, some waterproof tape, anti-infection ointments, etc.(Sherpa expedition and Trekking company's team also provide first aid kits)

Miscellaneous but Important

  • Passport and extra passport photos (4 copies)
  • Durable wallet/pouch for travel documents, money & passport.
  • Lip care (Balm) At least SPF 20, 2 sticks.
  • Sun’s cream with SPF 40 is recommended
  • Pocket knife.
  • Water purification Iodine tablets
  • Toiletry kits and be sure to include toilet paper stored in a plastic bag, hand wipes, and liquid hand sanitizer, towel, soap, etc.

Note Regarding Itineraries:
Although we generally adhere to the schedule, the itinerary is subject to change for numerous reasons beyond our control, including weather and terrain conditions, suitable campsite availability, and the group's general fitness level. It is important to understand that our trek is logistically complex and it is not unusual that adjustments be made. Our guide will orient you each evening to the following day's plan and their good judgment is the key to the long history of successful treks that Sherpa Expedition & Trekking Pvt. Ltd.  Please remember that our ability to make adjustments as needed helps to ensure that your trek is safe and successful. Your safety is paramount.



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2 Pax USD 2,600
3 Pax USD 2,500
4 - 6 Pax USD 2,400
7 - 12 Pax USD 2,300
13 - 18 Pax USD 2,200
19 - 24 Pax USD 2,100
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