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Makalu Base Camp Trekking Nepal

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Key Information:
Tour Duration: 20 - 25 day(s)
Group Size: 1 - 20 people
Destination(s): Nepal  
Specialty Categories: Hiking & Trekking  
Season: March - November
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: Yes
Minimum Per Person Price: 2059 US Dollar (USD)
Maximum Per Person Price: 2299 US Dollar (USD)

This trek takes you to Makalu Base Camp (5250 m), now designated as Makalu Barun National Park and Conservation Area. The Makalu Base camp trek is a true adventure with scenery so beautiful that it will never tire you. The trek starts with a flight to Tumlingtar and heads up the Arun River valley to Sedua and Num, then crossing Shipton La Pass (4210 m) into the upper Barun river valley for a close look at Makalu and Chamlang Himal. This trek visits one of the most remote and unfrequented areas of Nepal. The Barun valley is a part of a huge international protected area under the agreement between the governments of Nepal and China, which comprises of 2330 sq. km of National Park and 830 sq. km of conservation area in Nepal alone.

The Arun Valley, east of Everest, leading to Makalu Base Camp is least visited by tourists like Nepal’s far west. Trek to Makalu can be cut short by taking direct flight to Tumlingtar, a small village located on a plateau. The trek from Tumlingtar at barely 390m to Makalu Base Camp at 4,800m is a long and arduous as vast range in temperatures is confronted, from steamy in the lowlands to snow storms at high altitude.

The trek begins from Tumlingtar following the trails parallel to Arun River passing through Brahman, Chhetri, Rai, Limbu, Gurung and Tamang villages to Num. Oak, chestnut and rhododendron forests are aflutter with birds and animals. From Num, the trail crisscrosses the Arun and starts up the Kasuwa Khola turning westward to cross the Shipton Pass (4,500m), which actually consists of two passes, Keke La (4,127m) and Tutu La (4,075m) into the upper Barun Khola valley. From high points panoramic views of eastern Himalayas; Chamlang (7,319m), Peak 6 (6,739m), Peak 7 (6,105m) and long-awaited Makalu (8,463m) all from Everest to Kanchenjungha are open to reward the steadfast trekker. Campsite in alpine meadows and at the base of Mt. Makalu as it reflects dusk’s light off the neighboring peaks are spectacular. The way down from the higher region of ice and rocks to lower Barun Khola valley of rhododendron and oak trees is of as much interest and contrast.

Tour Itinerary:

Day 1: Arrive in Kathmandu. Includes: (A).

Day 2: Full day sightseeing of Kathmandu. Includes: (A), (B).

Day 3: Fly to Tumlingtar and trek to Khandbari. Includes: (A), (B), (L), (D).

Day 4: Trek to Chicila. Includes: (A), (B), (L), (D).

Day 5: Trek to Num. Includes: (A), (B), (L), (D).

Day 6: Trek to Seduwa (School Danda). Includes: (A), (B), (L), (D).

Day 7: Trek to Tashigaon. Includes: (A), (B), (L), (D).

Day 8: Trek to Kauma. Includes: (A), (B), (L), (D).

Day 9: Trek to Mumbuk. Includes: (A), (B), (L), (D).

Day 10: Trek to Yangle Kharka. Includes: (A), (B), (L), (D).

Day 11: Trek to Mera. Includes: (A), (B), (L), (D).

Day 12: Trek to Makalu Base Camp. Includes: (A), (B), (L), (D).

Day 13: Rest Day at Makalu Base Camp. Includes: (A), (B), (L), (D).

Day 14: Trek to Yangle Kharka. Includes: (A), (B), (L), (D).

Day 15: Trek to Kauma. Includes: (A), (B), (L), (D).

Day 16: Trek to Nava Gaon. Includes: (A), (B), (L), (D).

Day 17: Trek to Num. Includes: (A), (B), (L), (D).

Day 18: Trek to Gagane. Includes: (A), (B), (L), (D).

Day 19: Trek to Tumlingtar. Includes: (A), (B), (L), (D).

Day 20: Fly back to Kathmandu. Includes: (A), (B), (L).

Day 21: Free day in Kathmandu. Includes: (A), (B).

Day 22: Departure from Kathmandu. Includes: (B).

Note: Abbreviation: A - Accommodation, B - Breakfast, L - Lunch, D - Dinner.

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Notes:
Airfare is not included in the tour price.

Price Includes:
- Airport pick up & drop
- Trekking guide
- One porter each two clients in tea-house trek, required cook, trek crews & porters in tent trek
- Insurance, lodging, food & allowance to your trek crews
- Tent & mattress for tent trekking
- All meals as per itinerary
- Land transportation as per itinerary
- All accommodation as per itinerary
- Trekking Permit & National Park Fee
- Domestic Flight Ticket as per itinerary.

Price Excludes:
- International airfares & war insurance
- The cost of personal items like laundry & all kind of soft & hard drinks
- Optional excursions
- Cost of visas, insurance charges & passports where is necessary
- Gratuities for services provided on a personal basis
- The single supplement payable on all bookings where only one person is traveling
- All others except committed to provide in ‘cost included’ section above.

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Location: Nepal
Joined InfoHub: Jul 2007
Client Request Served: 16

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