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Makalu Base Camp Trek (fly in / drive out) - 20 Days

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Day 1: Fly from Kathmandu to Tumlingtar (510m) 45 minutes.

Stop At: Tumlingtar Airport, Khandbari 56900, Nepal
Trek from Tumlingtar to Maney Bhanjyang which takes about five and half hours. The trail ascends all the way through forest of rhododendrons and sal trees. En route, you pass few villages. Maney Bhanjyang is a ridge inhabited by some people. It is quite surrounded by forest and this is grazing filed for local people.


Duration: 45 minutes

No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: Tea House.

Day 2: Trek from Maney Bhanjyang to Chilchile (1830m) 5 hours.

Stop At: Makalu Barun National Park, Khandbari Nepal
hours and you will ultimately walk over a flat trail and you approach Chilchile. This is a small village mainly inhabited by Gurungs and other communities as well. There is a government school where locals send their children. You will find some good tea houses.
Duration: 5 hours

No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: Tea House.

Day 3: Trek from Chilchile to Num (1,500m) 4 1/2 hours.

Stop At: Makalu Barun National Park, Khandbari Nepal
The trail ascends for about 2 hours and then descends by a small perennial river and the walk on a flat trail for about 1 hour and reach Num. Num is a beautiful village which is enriched with many tea houses and telephone facilities.


Duration: 5 hours

No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: Tea House.

Day 4: Trek from Num to Seduwa (1,510m) 4 and 1/2 hours.

Stop At: Makalu Barun National Park, Khandbari Nepal
The trail descends steeply for about 2 and half hours till a big river named Neguwa Khola. The trail passes through the suspension bridge and the trail ascends through forest and few traditional villages. People of this area are mainly engaged in agriculture and the crops grown here are paddy, millet, potatoes and vegetables depending upon season. There is a check post and local office of Makalu Conservation Area.
Duration: 5 hours

No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: Tea House.

Day 5: Trek from Seduwa to Tashigaon (2,070m) 4 hours.

Stop At: Makalu Barun National Park, Khandbari Nepal
The trail slightly ascends but major part of the trail is flat and easy through the bushes. While walking, you can villages at far distance. Tashigaon, surrounded by verdant forest is a big sherpa village. You find prayer flags fluttering in sky in and around village. The camping spot in this village is really praiseworthy.
Duration: 4 hours

No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: Tea House.

Day 6: Trek from Tashigaon to Khongma la (3,560m) 6 hours.

Stop At: Makalu Barun National Park, Khandbari Nepal
The trail ascends throughout the day and you will walk through forest of Rhododendrons and Sal trees until you reach destination. Kongma la is a ridge and there is only one tea house here. This is also perfect place for camping. There falls snow during March and April.


Duration: 6 hours

No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: Tea House.

Day 7: Trek from Khongma la to Mumbuk (3,550m) 6 and 1/2 hours.

Stop At: Makalu Barun National Park, Khandbari Nepal
The trail ascends and then following a trail you reach a beautiful lake named “Kalo Pokhari” at the height of (4004 m). Leaving this lake, you go downhill until you reach Mumbuk. It is a camping spot surrounded by green forests.
Duration: 7 hours

No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: Tea House.

Day 8: Trek from Mumbuk to Yangle Kharka (3,600m) 4 and 1/2 hours.

Stop At: Makalu Barun National Park, Khandbari Nepal
The trail today is bit adventurous and strenuous. The trail passes for about 3 hours through a landscape which is very prone to landslides. The Barun river through the trail adds more dimensions to the trail with its spectacular views of Mt. Tutse (Peak 6) 6739 m, Peak 7 (6185 m).
Duration: 5 hours

No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: Tea House.

Day 9: Trek from Yangle Kharka to Yak Kharka (4,810m) 5 and 1/2 hours.

Stop At: Makalu Barun National Park, Khandbari Nepal
The trail ascends through the grassland and forest. You can enjoy the majestic peaks such as the Mt. Tutse (Peak 6) 6739 m, Peak 7 (6185 m), Isuwa La (5340 m) and many unnamed mountains and peaks. Yak Kharka is a grazing field and you camp overnight here.


Duration: 6 hours

No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: Tea House.

Day 10: Trek from Yak Kharka to Makalu Base Camp (4,812m) 4 hours.

Stop At: Makalu Barun National Park, Khandbari Nepal
The trail passes through a flat trail and will descend to Perennial River. As you reach Makalu Base Camp, you will be mesmerized by the views of Mt. Makalu (8463 m), Baruntse (7152 m), Kali Himal (6985 m), Chamlang (7390 m), Makalu II (7640 m), etc.
Duration: 4 hours

No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: Tea House.

Day 11: Rest at Makalu Base Camp. You will enjoy the whole day at the base camp.

Stop At: Makalu Barun National Park, Khandbari Nepal
You will have a spectacular views of different mountains and peaks like Mt. Makalu (8463 m), Baruntse (7152 m), Kali Himal (6985 m), Chamlang (7390 m), Makalu II (7640 m), etc. You can also hike to Baruntse Base Camp.


Duration: 12 hours

No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: Tea House.

Day 12: Trek from Makalu Base Camp to Yangle Kharka (3,600m) 4 1/2 hours.

Stop At: Makalu Barun National Park, Khandbari Nepal
After ascending for few hours, the trail moves along flat level path and at the end it descends to reach Yangle Kharka. En route, you walk through rocky forest path with views of green hills and huge stones at some distance.
Duration: 5 hours

No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: Tea House.

Day 13: Trek from Yangle Kharka to Dobato 4 1/2 hours.

Stop At: Makalu Barun National Park, Khandbari Nepal
The trail ascends for almost three hours through the same landscape of landslide. Then you have to trek uphill passing through jungle all the way to Dobato. This is not a village but a camping place. Here, you find small bushes of rhododendrons.


Duration: 5 hours

No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: Tea House.

Day 14: Trek from Dobato to Tashigaon (2,070m) 6 hours.

Stop At: Makalu Barun National Park, Khandbari Nepal
The trail descends steeply upto Khongma la via Kali Pokhari through jungle. You again walk along downhill all the way to Tashigaon.
Duration: 6 hours

No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: Tea House.

Day 15: Trek from Tashigaon to Num (1,490m) 5 hours

Stop At: Makalu Barun National Park, Khandbari Nepal
The trail steeply descends in the beginning and will pass through a steep ascend later on to reach Num. You pass through small forest of bamboo and small villages.
Duration: 5 hours

No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: Tea House.

Day 16: Trek from Num to Maney Bhanjyang (1,158m) 5 hours.

Stop At: Manebhanjyang Gaupalika, 56100, Nepal
The trail ascends in the starting through the forest and will gently descend in the second half of the day.
Duration: 5 hours

No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: Tea House.

Day 17: Trek from Maney Bhanjyang to Surtibari (1,300m) 4 and 1/2 hours.

Stop At: Manebhanjyang Gaupalika, 56100, Nepal
The trail descends all the way to Surtibari through grassland and villages. At some point of walking, you can see the airport and villages at far distance.
Duration: 5 hours

No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: Tea House.

Day 18: Trek from Surtibari to Hille (1,860m) 6 hours.

Stop At: Manebhanjyang Gaupalika, 56100, Nepal
The trail today will steeply ascend through the forest of Rhododendrons, pine and Sal trees.
Duration: 5 hours

No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: Tea House.

Day 19: Drive from Hille to Kathmandu 16 hours

Stop At: Makalu Barun National Park, Khandbari Nepal
You will drive through the pitched road through different village and town and then ultimately reach Kathmandu.


Duration: 16 hours

No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: On bus.

Day 20: On the way to Kathmandu.

Stop At: Kathmandu Durbar Square, Kathmandu 44600 Nepal
Kathmandu Durbar Square is one of the major attractions in Kathmandu Valley. The word “Durbar Square” is translated in English as Palace Complex. The Durbar Square, with its old temples and palaces, epitomizes the religious and cultural life of the people.
Duration: 2 hours

No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: 3 Star Hotel.
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