Makalu Trek Overview
Makalu Trek to the ‘world’s fifth highest mountain’, Mt. Makalu lies in the protected areas of Makalu Barun National Park and conservation project that also has other 16 high mountains inside the park.
Formerly, a restricted area, Makalu region has five major ecological zones with lush dense forests and tropical Arun Valley that also leads to the spectacular Barun glacier.
Makalu trek mainly is a low altitude trek centered on the Arun Valley, valley itself boasts natural and cultural beauty. Our trail rises above 5000 meter above sea level starting from the Beautiful Arun valley itself.
The main agenda of this Makalu trek is to explore beautiful ‘Barun valley’, which has some of the last remaining areas of pristine forests and alpine meadows in Nepal. In spite of great sceneries and culturally rich ethnic villages, the area still received a very few trekkers due to its relative inaccessibility. However, once you attempt for this divine place, you are sure to carry with yourself an unforgettable experience.
Day 02: Full day guided sightseeing in Pashupatinath, Boudhanath and Patan Durbar Square. (B)
Day 03: Fly to Tumlingtar and commence trek to Khandebari (B, L, D)
Day 04: Khandebari to Chichira, overnight at camp (B, L, D)
Day 05: Trek to Num, overnight at camp (B, L, D)
Day 06: Trek to Seduwa, overnight at camp (B, L, D)
Day 07: Trek to Tashi Gaon, overnight at camp (B, L, D)
Day 08: Trek to Kauma, overnight at camp (B, L, D)
Day 09: Kauma rest.(B, L, D)
Day 10:Trek to Mumemuk, overnight at camp (B, L, D)
Day 11: Trek to Ripock Kharka, overnight at camp (B, L, D)
Day 12: Trek to Shersang , overnight at camp (B, L, D)
Day 13: Trek to Makalu emase camp, overnight at camp (B, L, D)
Day 14: Makalu emase camp Excursion, overnight at camp (B, L, D)
Day 15: Base camp – Back to Ripock Kharka, overnight at camp (B, L, D)
Day 16: Trek to Mumemuk, overnight at camp (B, L, D)
Day 17: Trek to Kauma, overnight at camp (B, L, D)
Day 18: Trek to Tashi Gaon, overnight at camp (B, L, D)
Day 19: Trek to Num, overnight at camp (B, L, D)
Day 20: Trek to Chichira, overnight at camp (B, L, D)
Day 21: Trek to Khandemari, overnight at camp (B, L, D)
Day 22: Trek to Tumlingtar, overnight at camp (B, L, D)
Day 23: Tumlingtar – By plane to Kathmandu. And rest of the time for shopping (B)
Day 24: Final departure to your country home. (B)
- Airport pick up and drop off by our private vehicle
- Kathmandu Hotel Room on twin sharing bed with Breakfast (B) basis
- English Speaking License Holder Sightseeing Tour Guide
- Sightseeing Tour Guide Fee
- Sightseeing entrance fee
- All grounded transportation
- Domestic flight from Kathmandu to Tumlingtar and Tumlingtar to Kathmandu
- 3-meals per day prepared by our experienced cook
- Camping gear (two-men tents, foam mattress, kitchen tent, dining tent and toilet tent)
- Supporting field staff including professional trekking guide, cook, kitchen boy, porters or pack animals as well as their necessary insurance, meals and allowances
- Makalu Special Trekking permit fee
- Nepal entry visa fee
- Kathmandu Hotel Lunch and Dinner (L, D)
- Personal equipment sleeping bag, Down jacket, waterproof jacket, kit bag etc. (you can rent them in Kathmandu at a cost of US$ 1-3 per item per day)
- Travel Insurance and medical evacuation in case of emergency
- Personal expenses such as laundry, telephone calls, alcoholic beverages, bottled drinks (including cold drinks and mineral water), tips, gifts, souvenirs, etc .
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Name: Hobart Family.