Makalu Base Camp & Barun Valley Trek |23 Days

Trip Highlights

You will pass through fog forest jungle draped with orchids, pass through Rai villages with their incredibly varied use of bamboo

Trip Overview

You will pass through fog forest jungle draped with orchids, pass through Rai villages with their incredibly varied use of bamboo

Makalu is the fifth highest mountain in the world and one of the toughest mountains to summit. The trek which moves along remote parts of Nepal through fog forests draped with orchids is not as hard as the expedition but still is demanding.

The trek starts at Tumlingtar and passes Barun Valley before reaching the base camp. Because camping is only allowed at selected areas, trekkers have to follow a strict itinerary.

Barun Valley is a bird watcher’s paradise

This trek offers a wide diversity of ecosystems, cultures and incredible natural beauty in a little-frequented region.

Earthquake update:

This trail is relatively unscathed by the earthquake and is safe for trekking.

Outline Itinerary

Day 01 Arrive Kathmandu & transfer to hotel

Day 02 Sightseeing in Kathmandu

Day 03 Fly Kathmandu -Tumlingtar (4,60m)

Drive to Khandbari (1,040m)

Day 04 Trek to Fururu (1,900m)

Day 05 Trek to Num (1,490m)

Day 06 Trek to Sedua (1,460m)

Day 07 Trek to Tashi Gaon (2,070m)

Day 08 Trek to Kauma (3,470m)

Day 09 Trek to Mumbuk (3,570m)

Day 10 Trek to Nhe Kharka (3,000m)

Day 11 Trek to Sherson (4,615m)

Day 12 Trek to Makalu Base camp (5,000m)

Day 13 Rest day and Exploration

Day 14 Trek to Nhe Kharka (3,000m)

Day 15 Trek to Mumbuk (3,570m)

Day 16 Trek to Kauma (3,470m)

Day 17 Trek to Tashi Gaon (2,070m)

Day 18 Trek to Balung (760m)

Day 19 Trek to Pukuwa (550m)

Day 20 Trek to Bumling (370m)

Day 21 Trek to Tumlingtar (460m)

Day 22 Fly to Kathmandu.

Day 23 Depart Kathmandu

Detail Itinerary

Day 01 Arrive Kathmandu & transfer to hotel

Day 02 Sightseeing in Kathmandu

Day 03 Fly Kathmandu -Tumlingtar (4,60m)

Drive to Khandbari (1,040m)

Day 04 Trek to Fururu (1,900m)

Day 05 Trek to Num (1,490m)

Day 06 Trek to Sedua (1,460m)

Day 07 Trek to Tashi Gaon (2,070m)

Day 08 Trek to Kauma (3,470m)

Day 09 Trek to Mumbuk (3,570m)

Day 10 Trek to Nhe Kharka (3,000m)

Day 11 Trek to Sherson (4,615m)

Day 12 Trek to Makalu Base camp (5,000m)

Day 13 Rest day and Exploration

Day 14 Trek to Nhe Kharka (3,000m)

Day 15 Trek to Mumbuk (3,570m)

Day 16 Trek to Kauma (3,470m)

Day 17 Trek to Tashi Gaon (2,070m)

Day 18 Trek to Balung (760m)

Day 19 Trek to Pukuwa (550m)

Day 20 Trek to Bumling (370m)

Day 21 Trek to Tumlingtar (460m)

Day 22 Fly to Kathmandu.

Day 23 Depart Kathmandu

Equipment List

Head Gear

  • Hat preferably wool or fleece
  • Sun hat & scarf
  • Head torch with extra alkaline batteries

Hand Wear

  • Fleece Gloves

Personal stuffs

  • 4-5 season sleeping bag with thermal or fleece bag liner
  • Water purifier preferably tablets
  • Day pack
  • Books
  • Snacks
  • Trekking poles
  • UV Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Camera with extra batteries
  • Insurance papers
  • Swiss army knife
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Zip-loc bags
  • Baby wipes or wet towels
  • Ear plugs
  • Water bottle
  • Pee bottle for men & Pee Funnel for Women (for very cold nights)

Clothing

  • Jacket & Trouser (waterproof)
  • Trousers for trekking
  • Non cotton shirt/T-shirt (full sleeves)
  • Fleece trouser
  • Micro fleece
  • Body warmer fleece
  • Thermal wear
  • Down jacket
  • Rain/wind jacket
  • Underwear
  • Neck gaiter

Foot Wear

  • Water repellent trekking boots with ankle support
  • Gaiters
  • Socks
  • Trainers

Bags

  • Strong Kit/Duffle bag to be carried by porter
  • Bag to keep your casual clothing
  • Toiletry bag

Climbing Equipment (if required)

  • Ice axe
  • Crampons
  • Harness with Slings, carabiners
  • Jumar
  • Boots suitable for mountaineering
  • Mountaineering helmet

Medicines

  • Personal medications

Cost Included

  • Arrival & departures transfers by private vehicle
  • Twin share room (3 nights) with breakfast in a 3 star hotel
  •     Hotels can be arranged as per client’s choice which might incur extra cost
  • Domestic airplane flights strictly as per itinerary
  • Fully catered camping trek
  • Tented accommodation with breakfast lunch & dinner during trek
  • Surface transportation
  • Necessary permits and fees, tents, English speaking guide, porters and cook
  • Guided sightseeing tour in cities including entry fees.
  • Insurance of crew and climbing staffs as per the rules of Nepal Government
  • Staff salary, climbing bonus, performance bonus etc.
  • Staffs and equipment transfer
  • Transportation to airport from hotel

Cost not Include

  • International flights
  • Visa Fees (Nepal)
  • All type of insurance for clients (trekkers)
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and other cities
  • Beverages and snacks during trek
  • Personal climbing gears and clothing (available on hire)
  • Extra baggage charges
  • Emergency rescue evacuation
  • Cargo/custom clearance fees
  • Tips
  • Personal expenses such as telephone calls, bar bills, hot showers, laundry etc.
  • All other items not mentioned in the list of ‘Includes’.

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  • Trip Duration: 23 Days
  • Trip Grading: Moderate
  • Max Altitude: 5,000m
  • Best Time: March to May; June to Aug
  • Trip Mode: Camping
  • Group Size: 2-10 People
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