MAKALU BASE CAMP TREK

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Trip Highlight

"Adventure around beautiful Arun and Barun Valley within world’s 5th highest Mt. Makalu Explore high and scenic green hills and valley on least trekked areas in complete wilderness Walk into clouded dense rhododendron-oaks-pines forest with grand scenery of mountains Remote area of Far Eastern Nepal Himalaya around traditional mountains villages A classic adventure on off the beaten tracks towards Makalu base camps and Barun Valley"

Overview

Makalu Base Camp Trek, adventure around world fifth highest mountains located Nepal Far Eastern Himalaya within scenic and beautiful Arun and Barun valley.

A great journey on the less traveled areas by other mass flow of trekkers in this perfect wilderness to Makalu base camp where you can view towering peaks of Makalu-Baruntse-Chamlang with rare East Face of Mt. Everest known as ‘Khangsung.’

Certainly an adventure of a lifetime experience which leads you from the warm valley of Arun River and towards high cooler alpine hills covered within the deep dense coniferous forest of tall rhododendron-oaks-magnolia-pines and fir tree lines.

The walk leads into remote farm areas within traditional interesting villages of great interest untouched by modern outside world with an old heritage of lifestyle as it was for hundreds of years, the areas of mixed tribe mostly populated by Kirat people of Rai-Limbu with few Gurung – Magar and some Hindu tribes.

On leaving villages and town heading high into Barun valley after crossing Kongma-la, Shipton-la and past glacial lakes known as Thulo and Sano Pokhari (Big and Small ponds) then into a huge scenic Barun valley considered as rich areas for herbs and rare species of vegetation which is almost lost in this planet, found only on this great areas.

Walking towards the end of the valley to the foot of world number fifth highest Mt. Makalu above 8, 463 m / 27,766 ft with the super panorama of peaks that surround the base camp with Baruntse and Chamlang glaciers close to MAKALU BASE CAMP TREK.

After an exciting and enjoyable time walk leads on the same route to Tumlingtar allowing you with more time to soak in this beautiful wilderness and great scenery, finally reaching around warmer rice field areas of sub-tropical climate at Tumlingtar around Arun valley for the flight back to Kathmandu with marvelous experience and adventure on Makalu Base Camp Trekking.

MAKALU BASE CAMP TREK Short Itinerary 

Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu and Transfer to Hotel
Day 02: In Kathmandu with sightseeing with trek briefing and preparation.
Day 03: Fly to Tumlingtar 448 m – 40 mins and drive to Num 1,490 m – 04 hrs.
Day 04: Trek to Seduwa 1,540 m – 05 hrs.
Day 05: Trek to Tashi Gaon 2,135m – 04 hrs.
Day 06: Trek to Kongma Danda 3,556 m – 05 hrs
Day 07: Trek to Mumbuk 3,553 m – 06 hrs.
Day 08: Trek to Nehe Kharka 3,760 m – 05 hrs.
Day 08: Trek to Nehe Kharka 3,760 m – 05 hrs.
Day 09: Trek to Shersong 4, 572 m – 05 hrs.
Day 10: Trek to Makalu Base Camp 4,812 m – 04 hrs.
Day 11: Rest day at base camp for an optional hike.
Day 12: Trek to Yangle Kharka 3, 598 m – 06 hrs.
Day 13: Trek to Mumbuk – 05 hrs.
Day 14: Trek to Kongma Ridge – 05 hrs.
Day 15: Trek to Tashi Gaon – 05 hrs.
Day 16: Trek to Num via Seduwa – 05 hrs.
Day 17: Drive back to Tumlingtar – 04 hrs.
Day 18: Fly back to Kathmandu and transfer to hotel with free afternoon.
Day 19: International Departure for homeward bound.

Physical fitness
Makalu Base Camp is for those who are physically fit and can walk for hours to reach their destination. It
is the Strenuous trek that takes you to the base camp of Makalu after some hours of a walk down to the
moderate paths. As the base camp lies in higher altitude, one needs to be physically fit and healthy.
Before planning for MBC, you need to check your physical condition by consulting your physician.
Similarly, handling the low air pressure, high winds and low temperatures and also practicing to carry
the weight can help you through the trip to MBC.

Lodging and food
We will be greeting you at International airport and make your stay possible at one of the 3-star hotels
in the town. While you are on the Trek to the base camp, you will be staying at the Teahouses. The stay
may be twin sharing or single(depends on what you want and it is difficult to find a separate bedroom at
high above). Likewise, Access The Asia will take you to the best possible place where you can enjoy the
hygienic Nepali as well as International food. Accommodation with breakfast, lunch and dinner at
different areas during trekking and in camping as per the holiday plan will be provided. For the Lunch
and Dinner, while staying at Kathmandu, you are responsible for the payment. There will be the farewell
dinner with every guest after they return form their Trek.

Best Time to travel
February to Mid June, September – Mid December is the best for climbing up the Base Camp. Dec &
January are cold which can be snowy, July and August are rainy time, trekking can be done, but visibility
can be weak due to rain.

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Many of you may be confused or are totally unknown for what to pack while trekking. Here are some lists of equipment/gear that may be helped for you as gears are the key thing of every trekker.

Head:

  1. Hat
  2. Woolen hat
  3. Scarf
  4. Mask (to prevent yourself from dust)
  5. Sunglass

Clothing (Body)

  1. 3x T-short
  2. 2x thermals topsDown jacket
  3. 2x trekkers pants
  4. Waterproof pants & Jacked

Hands:

  1. Poly lines gloves
  2. Woolen gloves
  3. Heavy weight gloves

Feet:

  1. Trekking boots
  2. Flip flop
  3. 2x inner socks
  4. 3x woolen socks
  5. Sneakers

Accessories

  1. Head light with extra batteries
  2. sleeping bag (Above -10)
  3. Dry pack
  4. Water bottle
  5. Chemo bag
  6. Walking poles
  7. Alarm watch
  8. Day pack (No more then 15kg)
  9. Camera with extra batteries

Personal hygiene:

  1. Towel
  2. Shampoo & soap
  3. Toothpaste & toothbrush
  4. Sunscreen
  5. Lip guard
  6. Body wipes
  7. Female hygiene products (for female client)
  8. Deodorant

Medical:

  1. Personal first aid kit
  2. Dimox or acetylzolamide
  3. Headache pills
  4. Diarrhea pills
  5. Cough / cold medicine
  6. Water purification tablets
  7. Contact lens supplies

Note:

  1. Since of the above mentioned gear down jacket and sleeping bag can be rented.
  2. Our guide will carry a first aid kit but it’s better to have your own.
  3. Bring the entertaining materials as per need.

Cost includes

  1. Airport pickup and drop by private vehicle.
  2. A 3-star hotel in Kathmandu (4 nights or 3 nights as per holiday plan), welcome dinner
  3. Sightseeing at Kathmandu with city guide (Cultural and Traditional heritage sites)
  4. Duffle bag, Sleeping bag, Down jacket (Sleeping Bag and Down jacket must be returned after the trek is completed)
  5. Experienced Government license holder Trekking Guide, Porter (We provide 1 porter for two trekkers), climbing guide, assistant guide and other staffs as per the holiday plan.
  6. Entrance fee for various conservation areas, Trekkers Information Management System (TIMS) fee
  7. Flight or Bus fare as per the holiday plan
  8. Accommodation with breakfast, lunch and dinner at different places during trekking and in camping as per the holiday plan
  9. Farewell dinner
  10. Accommodation in star rated hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  11. All government taxes

Cost Excludes

  1. Visa Charge to Nepal and International flight fare.
  2. Lunch and Dinner while staying at Kathmandu.
  3. Travel insurance which covers emergency Rescue and Evacuation.
  4. International airfare and airport departure tax
  5. Hot and cold drinks, alcoholic drinks
  6. Climbing gear (As per your request we can hire it for you)
  7. Additional charges for service added included in holiday plan.

FAQ

It is full of adventures and is completely different from the one that is in your country. Its trekking trails are rugged and rough and take you to minimum altitude of 3000 m and maximum to 5000 m plus.

If you are physically fit, who can walk minimum of 4 hours then it is definitely for you. The minimum trekking altitude ranges from 2000 m plus and can go up to the maximum altitude of 5000 m plus.

Yes, you will, because you will be trekking in the remotest himalayan region of the world, where you are not familar with its trail, villages, people, and their culture. There, the local people do not speak English much, so you need a trekking guide, who can speak their language and Nepali.

Children under age 18 should be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Above this will be accompanied by a guide.

They are because Access the Asia gives the topmost priority to their safety.

Climbing peak or trekking peak is an easy peak whose summit can be reached within 1 or 2 days. Its height ranges 6000 m plus. Some trekking peaks are Island Peak, Yala Peak, and Mera Peak.

It must include the terms and conditions that you need while trekking in the Himalayan Region in an altitude of 4000 m to 6000 m. Your travel insurance company must provide you Helicopter Evacuation Service. Normally, it will cost you up to US $5000 in Nepal. If you are coming to Nepal for climbing then you must do climbing insurance in your country as well. Carefully check the terms and conditions of your insurance company, especially what they cover during trekking and climbing.

US $ 20 a day is enough to buy a bottle of mineral water, tea, coffee and so on in the remote Himalayan Region.

Yes, you should. There is no fixed rates for tipping. Its up to you. But how much you tip should be reasonable.

The trekking guides of Access the Asia are well - trained in the first aid; they also carry the first aid box and do the necessary treatment for you.

You will be flown to Kathmandu in a helicopter for medical attention.

Lodge or guest house accommodation.

Lodge, where, you will have meal, provides you drinking water. A liter of mineral water at lower elevation costs US$ 1, but at higher elevation, it can cost up to US $4.

Lodges and guest houses.

No. But it will always be its responsibility to finish your trip on time and to follow the itinerary.

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