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Makalu Base Camp Trek

Makalu Base Camp Trek is an exceptional journey to the base camp of Mt. Makalu, the fifth highest peak in the world. Mt. Makalu, one of the eight-thousanders in the world at an altitude of 8,485 meters is located in the Himalayas, 19 km southeast of Everest. Considered one of the best less frequented treks in Nepal, Makalu Base Camp Trekking is a challenging trek through diverse ecosystem. It offers trekkers to explore Himalayan beauty, snow-clad landscapes, scintillating scenery and high-altitude terrains. Makalu Trek lets you explore remote and unexposed areas of Nepal through non-crowded trekking route. You admire the awe-inspiring views of Himalayan peaks including Makalu, Everest, Lhotse, Chamlang and Baruntse while traversing the route. Amazing glaciers and cascading waterfalls especially at the upper portion of the route will win your heart. Considering untouched natural splendor and unexploited culture of local villagers, Makalu region is one of the best areas for trekking in the Himalayas of Nepal. Moreover, the region is rich in diverse flora and fauna.

Makalu Base Camp Trek is a demanding trek and can be done as camping trek due to the isolation of Makalu region and unavailability of teahouses. A good cardiovascular fitness is a must for this trek and one should be able to walk at least 6 hrs a day. Prior experience of trekking is an advantage.

    Itinerary Overview

  • Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264ft)
    Day 02: Kathmandu Sightseeing

    Day 03: Fly from Kathmandu to Tumlingtar then drive to Chichira (1,980m/6497ft): 50 mins flight, 3-4 hours drive
    Day 04: Chichira to Num (1,560m/5119ft): 6-7 hours
    Day 05: Num to Seduwa (1,500m/4922 ft): 6-7 hours
    Day 06: Seduwa to Tashigaon (2,100m/6890ft): 4-5 hours
    Day 07: Tashigaon to Khongma Danda (3,500m/11,483 ft): 6-7 hours
    Day 08: Acclimatization/Rest
    Day 09: Khongma Danda to Dobate: 6-7 hours
    Day 10: Dobate to Yangri Kharka (3,557m/11,670 ft): 6-7 hours
    Day 12: Langmale Kharka to Makalu Base Camp: (4,870m/15,978ft): 6-7 hours
    Day 13: Explore Makalu Base Camp
    Day 14: Makalu Base Camp to Yangri Kharka: 6-7 hours
    Day 15: Yangri Kharka to Dobate: 6-7 hours
    Day 16: Dobate to Khongma Danda: 5-6 hours
    Day 17: Khongma Danda to Tashigaon: 4-5 hours
    Day 18: Tashigaon to Seduwa: 4-5 hours
    Day 19: Seduwa to Num: 5-6 hours
    Day 20: Num to Tumlingtar: 6-7 hours
    Day 21: Tumlingtar to Kathmandu: 50 mins flight
    Day 22: Final departure
    Note : Up coming Trip 2016 please change into 2017

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