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Makalu is the fifth highest peak in the world (8468m). The Malalu Base Camp trek is just over a two- week affair now that a jeep track has been pushed from Tumlingtar to Num. It’s still one of the hardest  approaches to any base camp, though, with formidable passes blocking access. Most begin from  Tumlingtar and head north along the Arun to Num. This is still a fully supported camping adventure, despite basic lodgings as far as Num.
A tough day ensues from Num to Sedua and then it’s mostly up to Tashigaon. A massive climb begins after Tashigaon to Khongma. The nest day is a stinker or a thriller depending on your acclimatization to the altitude. Now begins the crossing of the Shipton Pass(422om), although two other slightly lower passes are also to be conquered on this day to Mumbak. One in the Baruntse glacial Valley, the trek continues to Yangle Kharka, Shersong and on to Makalu Base Camp. For the best views head up the ridges to the east or go to Barun Pokhari lake from here. Going some way up the trail to Sherpani Col might be another choice, but be careful. Some just head up the ridge to the east for views towards Everest and Lhotse.

ay 01: Arrival in Kathmandu-Transfer to Hotel          

Day 02: Fly to Tumlingtar (518m), Trek to Khadbari (1025m) 5 to 6 hrs.

Day 03: Trek from Khadbari to Chichila (1,800m)  6 to 7 hrs.           

Day 04: Trek from Chichile to Num (1,500m)  6 to 7 hrs.         

Day 05: Trek Num to Seduwa (1,493m)  6 to 7 hrs.          

Day 06: Trek Seduwa to Tashi Gaun (2,200m) 5 to 6 hrs.

Day 07: Trek Tashi Gaun to Kahuma Danda (3,500m) 5 to 6 hrs          

Day 08: Trek Kahuma Danda to Mumbuk (3,400m) 5 to 6 hrs.          

Day 09: Trek Mumbuk to Nehe Kharka (3,750m)  6 to 7 hrs.          

Day 10: Trek from Nehe Kharka to Sherson (4,600m) 6 to 7 hrs.

Day 11: Free day at Sherson for a day excursion

Day 12: Trek Sherson to Yangri Kharka (3,645m) 6 to7 hrs.

Day 13: Trek from Yangri Kharka to Mumbuk (3,400m) 6 to 7 hrs.

Day 14: Trek from Mumbuk to Kahuma Danda (3,500m) 6 to 7 hrs.

Day 15: Trek from Kahuma Danda to Navagaun (2,500m) via Tashi Gaun 6 to 7 hrs

Day 16: Trek from Navagaun to Num via Seduwa 6 to 7 hrs.

Day 17: Trek from Num to Chichile (1,800m) 5 to 6 hrs.

Day 18: Trek from Chichile to Khadbari 5 to 6 hrs

Day 19: Trek from Khadbari to Tumlingtar (400m) 6 to 7 hrs.

Day 20: Fly from Tumlingtar to Kathmandu

Day 21: Transfer to Tribhuwan International Airport.



What's Price Includes
  • Airport / Hotel / Airport pick up & drop off service by a private tourist vehicle
  • Standard twin-sharing accommodation in a three-star hotel in Kathmandu including breakfast (4 nights only)
  • Standard twin-sharing accommodation in a guesthouse in Biratnagar including breakfast (1 night only)
  • All standard meals (Breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek prepared by our expert camping cook and kitchen team
  • Tented camp accommodation for 24 days/23 nights (We will provide fully water/wind-proof twin-share tents, dining tents, kitchen gear, dining table, chairs, toilet tents, etc.)
  • Local Sherpa Expedition and Trekking licensed English-speaking trekking guide
  • The required number of local staff and porters to carry your luggage during the trek (We assign one porter for every two guests.)
  • Food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment and medicine for all staff
  • All special trekking permits & fees
  • Down jacket and sleeping bag by Sherpa Expedition and Trekking (which need to be returned after the trek)
  • Kathmandu-Biratnagar-Kathmandu airfare and Biratnagar-Suketar-Biratnagar airfare including airport departure tax
  • Free Sherpa Expedition and Trekking duffel/kit bag and sun hat (yours to keep)
  • Sightseeing/Monument entrance fees in Kathmandu
  • Farewell dinner in a traditional Nepali restaurant with cultural performances
  • All our government taxes, vat, tourist service charges
  • Official expenses
What's the Price Does not Include
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
  • Travel insurance which covers emergency high-altitude rescue and evacuation.
  • International airfare and airport departure tax.
Nepal entry visa; you can obtain the visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu (Tourist Visa with Multiple Entries for 15 days can be obtained by paying USD 25 or equivalent foreign currency. Similarly, Tourist Visa with Multiple Entries for 30 days
  1. 1-2 long sleeve T-shirts
  2. 4-5pairs of Socks
  3. A down Jacket
  4. A wind and waterproof thin layer jacket.
  5. 2 windproof/waterproof trousers
  6. A Thermal wears (specially a trouser)
  7. A pair of good trekking boot
  8. pair of sandal
  9. Trekking Stick/s
  10. Winter hat
  11. A pair of half gloves for walking stick (if you prefer)
  12. Sunscreen (35 to 60spf)
  13. Sleeping bag
  14. Head light
  15. Water bottle and a water purifying pills 
  16. And a medicines which are necessary for you.
Doing treks in Himalayas of Nepal is the distinct culture and environment. Trekkers need to consider on following do’s and don’ts.
  • Do smile and greet the local people with saying “Namaste” and “Tashidelek” to show respect.
  • Do walk in a group or keep a distance that you could see your front and behind fellow.
  • Do consult with your trekking guide before trying anything new during the trek.
  • Do ask question to the guide for the next day trekking necessity, so that you could pack in your small backpack because rest baggage will carry by porter and will get only in the evening.
  • Do give donation to the monastery in the trekking area where they don’t collect tickets from the visitors but there is a donation box.
  • Do inform your trekking guide if you are not comfortable with your health while approaching higher altitude.
  • Don’t under estimate the local culture and belief even if you find uncomfortable with it.
  • Don’t take a picture of the people without their permission during the trek because some individual don’t like that.
  • Don’t be strange if local people stare at you because they are surprise to see you, not with a bad intention.
  • Don’t expect too many facilities in the trekking areas, most places provide you only the basic facilities.
  • Don’t harm wild animals, birds and plants during the trek and take a global responsibility to save the environment.
  • Don’t give money to the children and the beggars; it encourages them to beg from the visitors.
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; their good judgment is the key to the long history of successful treks that Sherpa expedition & trekking pvt. ltd. Walkers has led till now. Please remember that our ability to make adjustments as needed helps to ensure that your trek is successful.
20 Days
Makalu Region
camping trek
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