The Makalu trekking tour is an organized journey off the beaten track that will bring you up close to nature and the shy human civilizations living in the hidden Makalu valleys and along the edges of the mighty Barun River, coexisting while preserving and complementing the environment.
Suited for extreme adventure-seeking enthusiasts, this Makalu trekking route is a remote hiking trail that has everything Nepal offers: the high Himalayas, remote valleys, rare wildlife, unique culture, and quiet walking trails. The ancient, culturally rich communities and the view of Mt. Makalu are the highlights of this tough Makalu Base Camp trekking trail.
The government opened the Makalu Base Camp Trail, a trekking route for outsiders, in recent years. You will walk through the trails that take you to the foothills of the world’s fifth-highest mountain, Mt. Makalu. The mountain stands as tall as 8485 m.
Makalu Base Camp lies in the tranquil and pristine region of Makalu Barun National Park in the eastern part of Nepal. So, the Makalu trekking trails are rich in unique ecosystems. Besides, the topography is also rare in any other region in the entire world.
Welcome to the land of mountains. Our representative will greet and collect you at the airport and drive you to your respective hotels.
Today you will take a sightseeing tour of historical and cultural monuments in Kathmandu Valley enlisted as UNESCO’s World Heritage Sites: Hanuman Dhoka Durbar Square, Swayambhu Stupa, Pashupatinath Temple, and Boudhanath Stupa,
Take an early flight to Tumlingtar, from where you will drive to Num village.
Start the trek with wonderful views. A steep descent to Arun Khola follows an ascent toward the other side. Enter Makalu National Park and get permits. steep descent through Num and Lumbang. Take a rough ascent to Seduwa.
Trek passes Manigaon and gradually ascends Kasuwa Khola, passing Chyaksadanda, Hindrungma, and Ropes. Climb more to reach Tashigaon.
An interesting hike through a remote area filled with scrub and rhododendrons Ascend the ridge and pass through forests to a stream and Kharka. Finally, the trail leads to Khongma La.
Head up the steep path to the top of the ridge for astounding views of Chhamlang. Passing through the ridge through rhododendron bushes, climbing staircases, and reaching Ghungru La Descend to a small lake, then ascend to Shipton La, Keke La, and Dobato.
After having breakfast at the lodge, we start our trek today and continue our trail westward through fir forests at the bottom of the Barun Valley while heading to Yangle Kharka.
Ascend through grasslands and forests to Lengmale Kharka.
Hike through a flat trail, then descend to the Perennial River before reaching Makalu Base Camp.
Spend a day exploring around base camp.
Start retracing back to Yangle Kharka.
Descend through the same landscapes. Ascend uphill, passing through jungles with dense foliage, to Dobato.
descends further in the steep path to Khongma la via Kali Pokhari.
further hard descent towards Seduwa.
Trek to Num and drive to Tumlingtar.
Take a flight back to Kathmandu.
On this last day, we will drop you off at the international airport by our representative 3 hours before your flight time. Thank you and have a safe journey.