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18 days Off the Beaten Track to Makalu Base camp- a thrilling adventure Trekking

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Day 1: Your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport, Kathmandu

Stop At: Tribhuvan International Airport, Ring Rd, काठमाडौँ 44600, Nepal
After completion of your visa at the immigration and your baggage collection, proceed towards exit gate and look for your name card being displayed outside of the terminal hall. Meet Nepal Hiking's Representative and transfer to hotel for overnight stay.
Duration: 1 hour

No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: 3 star hotel in Kathmandu such as Kathmandu Suite Home or nearby hotel of similar standard will be provided.

Day 2: Flight to Tumlingtar (410m) and drive to Num (1560m)

Stop At: Makalu Barun National Park, Khandbari Nepal
Drive to airport to board your flight to Tumlingtar (410m). In a clear day we can see the Himalaya ranges.

Upon arrival at Tumlingtar airport; we will arrange a local jeep and drive along the ridges of Khandbari (the headquarter of Shangkhuwasabha district) and Manebhanjyang (1100m) and along the local picturesque villages of Bhotebas (1740m), Gogane (1720m) and Chichira (1980m); from where we can see good views of Mt. Makalu and other snowy peaks.

Overnight at tent or guesthouse, inclusive of breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Duration: 8 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Locally owned guest house in Num village.

Day 3: Trek to Seduwa (1500m)

Stop At: Makalu Barun National Park, Khandbari Nepal
The Seduwa village is situated in parallel to Num; which we can see from Num on the other side of Arun river just above. From here we descend to Arun river (760m) following the scattered houses, rice terraces and through the jungle before reaching the bridge over the Arun River (1:30 hour descend). As we cross the suspension bridge we ascend 800m to reach Seduwa by following some scattered village of Belghari that took us another 2:30 hours. Seduwa is a nice small village, having settlement of Rai and Sherpa community. There is also a high school and the Makalu Barun National Park; where we need to register our trek permits.

Overnight at tent or guesthouse, inclusive of breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Total 4 – 5 hours walking.
Duration: 6 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Locally owned guest house in Seduwa village.

Day 4: Trek to Tashigaou (2100m)

Stop At: Makalu Barun National Park, Khandbari Nepal
Today we walk through many small thatched scattered houses by following rice terraces and sometimes through dense forest of different kind of vegetation. The trail gradually leads up and down by crossing some streams along the trail until we reach Tashigaou. It is a lovely Sherpa village, having 3 nice guesthouses, some nice camping spots, and the last day walking through the villages.

Overnight at tent or guesthouse, inclusive of breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Total 4 – 5 hours walking.
Duration: 5 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Overnight at local guesthouse.

Day 5: Trek to Kongma (3500m)

Stop At: Makalu Barun National Park, Khandbari Nepal
As we leave the last village of the trek, we walk through the dense forest of different kind of vegetation. We can only hear the voice of birds’ chirping here and there. The trail gradually leads us uphill by following the streams and wooden logs. After a 2 hours continuous walk, we arrive at Danda Kharka (2650m); where there are few teahouses, an ideal place to stop for lunch. From here the trail leads uphill until arrive at Wishisa (3110m, 45 minutes walk). We climb up again until arrive another pass, which is called Kongma Danda (3500m, 45 minutes walk). After a short descend and ascend we arrive at our camp, Khongma.

Overnight at tent or guesthouse, inclusive of breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Total 4 – 5 hours walking.
Duration: 5 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Overnight at local tea house.

Day 6: Trek to Dobato (3862m) with 3 passes

Stop At: Makalu Barun National Park, Khandbari Nepal
As we leave Khongma, we ascend to Gongar la (3600m, 30 minutes walk) having a nice stupa with prayer flags and nice resting place for porters. On a clear day we can see excellent views of Mt. Makalu, Chamling, Baruntse, Kanchenjunga and Jannu. From here we walk along the ridge with slightly down and up hill until we reach at Kalopokhari (black lake) for another 30 minutes. From here we ascend another 45 minutes to reach another pass Shipton La (4170m). After few hundreds meters down hill, we arrive at Thulo Pokhara (big lake); it is absolutely a crystal lake! Besides the lake there is a memorial stupa and few houses for yak herders. After we cross a stream that flows from the lake, we climb up again for another 30 minutes and arrive at the last pass of Keke La (4125m). From the pass, we descend following the rocky trail and rhododendron forest to Dobato (3862m, 1 hour walk). If you come in March / April, this valley is proved to be the paradise in blossoms of rhododendron flowers.

Dobato (Crossroad in English) is situated amidst the rhododendron forest and pine trees with few teahouses and small camping spot. On clear day we can witness the view of Jannu Himal on the far east.

Overnight at tent or guesthouse, inclusive of breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Total 4 – 5 hours walking.
Duration: 5 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Overnight at local tea-house.

Day 7: Trek to Yangle Kharka (3540m)

Stop At: Makalu Barun National Park, Khandbari Nepal
The trail descends to Barun Khola through rhododendron forest and some nice meadows lands. It is quite steep ascends till reach at the bank of Barun River that takes approximately 1 hour. From here we walk along the Barun river bank. We also have to walk through the landslide path (Be careful, the rock may fall down! approximately 1 hour to complete the landslide section). It is quite tricky path until we complete the landslide section. As we walk further after completion of landslide path section, we arrive at large meadow surrounded by pine trees where there is a teahouse (good place to stop for lunch) just above the soaring Barun River. Just in our front we will see snowy peak of Chamlang. After another 2 hours walking by following the river, we arrive at wider valley, which is surrounded by pine trees, waterfalls; and this place is not other than Yangle Kharka.

After crossing the wooden log over the Barun river, there are few guest houses with nice camping spots.

On other side of the valley, just high above the river, we can see 2 caves. In full moon day in August, a fertility festival is held in the cave and surrounding the valley. It is believed that the famous Buddhist sage, Guru Ringboche had resided in the cave. It is also believed that any couple who have no child, can have a child after paying homage to Guru Rimboche in the cave. The believe is still in exist in the local people.

Overnight at tent or guesthouse, inclusive of breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Total 5 – 6 hours walking.
Duration: 6 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Overnight at local guesthouse.

Day 8: Trek to Langmale (4410m)

Stop At: Makalu Barun National Park, Khandbari Nepal
From here we walk keeping the Barun river on our left side. The trail gradually goes up and we walk through the rhododendron and pine forest. After an hour continuous walking we reach in a meadow with waterfall view on the right corner of the cliff, that place is known as Ripuk. From here we see wider view of snowy peak mountains including Pyramid Peak, Peak 4, Peak 6, Chamlang and Peak 5; which are marvelous. Then we walk again to Tadhosa, where there is a small teashop. From here we cross a stream that flows from Shiva’s Dhara (Shiva’s waterfall). It is also believe that the water flows from Tibet Plateau. The view of waterfall is absolutely great! We then gradually ascend for about 40 minutes and we reach at Jack Kharka having few houses for yak herders. After a short ascent we cross a stream and climb up again for another 40 minutes following the yak pastureland and eventually we reach at our camp, Langmale.

Overnight at tent or guesthouse, inclusive of breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Total 4 – 5 hours walking.
Duration: 5 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Overnight at tea-house.

Day 9: Trek to Makalu Base Camp (4870m)

Stop At: Makalu Barun National Park, Khandbari Nepal
We walk through just above the Barun river for about 30 minutes then we walk through the bank of the river. After another one hour, we reach to Shersong (4630m), a large meadow. The view of the mountains from here is amazing! As we gradually ascend; the Mt. Makalu appears in our front; which is apparently spectacular view. As we walk up further the tea houses at Makalu Base camp is seen. After few hundred meters ascend, we cross a wooden bridge over the Barun river and reach the Makalu Base camp. Approximately in 3 hours, we will reach to Makalu Base Camp.
Duration: 3 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Overnight at local tea-house.

Day 10: Day trip to Advance Base Camp (5500m)

Stop At: Makalu Barun National Park, Khandbari Nepal
We will enjoy day trip to the Advance Base Camp.
Duration: 6 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Overnight at local tea-house.

Day 11: Return to Yangle Kharka (3540m)

Stop At: Makalu Barun National Park, Khandbari Nepal
Enjoy the return journey recalling your wonderful visit to Makalu Base Camp.
Duration: 5 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Overnight at guesthouse.

Day 12: Return to Dobato (3862m)

Stop At: Makalu Barun National Park, 56900, Nepal
Return to Dobato recalling your wondeful memories.
Duration: 6 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
No accommodation included on this day.

Day 13: Return to Tashigaou (2100m)

Stop At: Makalu Barun National Park, Khandbari Nepal
Return to Tashigaou, a nice Sherpa village.
Duration: 7 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Overnight at local guesthouse.

Day 14: Return to Num (1560m)

Stop At: Makalu Barun National Park, Khandbari Nepal
Return to Num via Seduwa village.
Duration: 6 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Overnight at local guesthouse.

Day 15: Drive to Khandbari (1100m)

Stop At: Makalu Barun National Park, Khandbari Nepal
Khandbari is a small but nice town and it's worth visiting to see local market in the evening.
Duration: 8 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Overnight at local guesthouse.

Day 16: Drive to Tumlingtar and fly back to Kathmandu

Stop At: Tumlingtar Airport, Khandbari 56900, Nepal
After breakfast we will drive to the airport (1 hour) and fly back to Kathmandu (1 hour).
Duration: 2 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Overnight at Kathmandu Suite Home.

Day 17: Kathmandu, day at leisure

Stop At: Kathmandu Suite Home, Thamel Marg 16, काठमाडौँ 44600, Nepal
You will enjoy your staying at the Kathmandu Suite Home after 2 weeks trek.
Duration: 8 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Overnight at Kathmandu Suite Home.

Day 18: Departure

Stop At: Tribhuvan International Airport, Ring Rd, काठमाडौँ 44600, Nepal
One of staffs from Nepal Hiking will drop you off to the airport 3 hours before your boarding time.
Duration: 3 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
No accommodation included on this day.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Traveler pickup is offered
You will be picked up from Tribhuvan International airport, Kathmandu. In order to find Nepal Hiking's Representative, a placard under Booker's name will be displayed on the exit gate of the airport.

Airports

  • Tribhuvan Airport, Kathmandu Nepal
Departure Time
7:15 AM
Duration
18 days
Inclusions
  • 17x Breakfast
  • 14x Dinner
  • 14x Lunch
  • Accommodation included: 16 nights
  • Accommodation at Kathmandu Suite Home or similar in Kathmandu (breakfast included)
  • Accommodation at basic tea houses or tent on the trek
  • Meals as per itinerary (B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner)
  • English speaking guide and 1 shared porter for 2 persons
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transport by private vehicle
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Coffee and/or Tea
  • Entry/Admission - Makalu Barun National Park
  • Entry/Admission - Tumlingtar Airport
  • Entry/Admission - Kathmandu Suite Home
Exclusions
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
  • Gratuities
  • Return flight to Tumlingtar (US$ 260 subject to change) - payable on arrival
  • Permits (US$ 40 subject to change) - payable on arrival
  • Travel insurance
  • Nepal visa
  • International flight
  • Trekking equipment including sleeping bag
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
  • Travelers should have a strong physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Cancellation Policy
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