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Makalu Base Camp Trek (Drive In/ Drive Out) - 25 Days

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Day 1: Drive from Kathmandu.

Stop At: Bouddhanath Stupa - Khaasti Chaitya, गुना कामदेव मार्ग, Kathmandu 44600, Nepal
This Stupa, 8 kilometres east of Kathmandu City, is one of the biggest in the world for its kind. It stands with four pairs of eyes in the four cardinal direction keeping watch for righteous behavior and human prosperity. This Buddhist Stupa was built by King Man Deva at the advice of the Goddess Mani Jogini. It is built on an octagonal base inset with prayer wheels. The shrine is ringed by houses of Lamas or Buddhist priest.
Duration: 2 hours

No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: Travel through bus.

Day 2: On the way to Hille(1,860m).

Stop At: Makalu Barun National Park, Khandbari Nepal
Drive to Hille by bus.
Duration: 16 hours

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

Day 3: Trek from Hille to Mangmaya 6 and 1/2 hours.

Stop At: Makalu Barun National Park, Khandbari Nepal
The trek starts with gentle ascend and moves along flat trail through the jungle of pine trees, rhododendron trees.
Duration: 7 hours

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

Day 4: Trek from Mangmaya to Surtibari 6 hours

Stop At: Makalu Barun National Park, Khandbari Nepal
The trail passes by the side of a river which is gently a flat trail with some small descends.
Duration: 6 hours

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

Day 5: Trek from Surtibari to Tumlingtar 6 and 1/2 hours.

Stop At: Tumlingtar Airport, Khandbari 56900, Nepal
The trail starts with an adventurous action of hanging ropeways over the river. The trail then will ascend about 2 hours. This is a small town with an airstrip. There is a market and you find some government administrative offices and some tea houses.
Duration: 7 hours

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

Day 6: Trek from Tumlingtar to Maney Bhanjyang 5 and 1/2 hours.

Stop At: Tumlingtar Apostolic Church, Tumlingtar, Khandbari 56900, Nepal
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: 6 hours

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

Day 7: Trek from Maney Bhanjyang to Chilchile (1,830m) 5 hours.

Stop At: Makalu Barun National Park, Khandbari Nepal
The trail ascends through forest of rhododendrons and sal trees for about three 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 8: Trek from Chilchile to Num (1,500m) 4 and 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 9: 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 10: 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 11: 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 12: 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 13: 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 14: 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 15: Trek from Yak Kharka to Makalu Base Camp (4,812m) 4 and 1/2 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: 5 hours

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

Day 16: 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 enjoy the whole day in the base camp. 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 17: Trek from Makalu Base Camp to Yangle Kharka (3,600m) 4 and 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 18: Trek from Yangle Kharka to Dobato 4 and 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 19: 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 20: 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 21: 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 22: 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 23: Trek from Surtibari to Hille (1, 860m) 6 and 1/2 hours.

Stop At: Manebhanjyang Gaupalika, 56100, Nepal
The trail today will steeply ascend through the forest of Rhododendrons, pine and Sal trees.
Duration: 7 hours

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

Day 24: Drive from Hille.

Stop At: Tumlingtar Apostolic Church, Tumlingtar, Khandbari 56900, Nepal
On the Way to Kathmandu.
Duration: 16 hours

No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: Drive towards Kathmandu so that we have to stay in bus.

Day 25: On the way to kathmandu.

Stop At: Pashupatinath Temple, Pashupati Nath Road, Kathmandu 44600 Nepal
Situated 5 kilometres east of Kathmandu City, Pashupatinath temple is one of the holiest temples dedicated to Lord Shiva. Situated amidst a lush green natural setting on the bank of the sacred Bagmati river, the temple built in pagoda style has jilted roof and richly carved silver doors. Visitors will be permitted to view the temple from the east bank of Bagmati River, entrance in the temple being strictly forbidden to all non-Hindus. Pashupatinath is the centre of annual pilgrimage on the day of Shivaratri, which falls in the month of February/March. Behind the temple are the cremation grounds.
Duration: 2 hours

No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: 3 Star Hotel.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Traveler pickup is offered
Domestic airport , International airport , Bus station

Airports

  • Tribhuvan International Airport, Ring Rd, काठमाडौँ 44600, Nepal
Duration
25 days
Inclusions
  • Accommodation included: 25 nights
  • A guide.
  • Necessary porters (A porter is provided to carry up to 20 Kilos).
  • Entry permits for Makalu Conservation Area.
  • Trekkers’ Information Management System (TIMS) card.
  • All meals three times a day for our guide and porter.
  • Accommodation for you and our staff in teahouses in parts and in camping in parts during the trek.
  • Necessary camping equipment.
  • Camping charges.
  • Necessary transportation.
  • All meals three times a day (breakfast, lunch and dinner) you and our staff during camping.
  • Insurance and equipment for the Nepali staffs.
  • Entry/Admission - Makalu Barun National Park
  • Entry/Admission - Tumlingtar Airport
  • Entry/Admission - Tumlingtar Apostolic Church
  • Entry/Admission - Manebhanjyang Gaupalika
Exclusions
  • Emergency Mountain Medical Rescue Insurance (It is provided by your insurance company.
  • Please buy it in your country. You cannot buy it in Nepal.)
  • Personal expenses, such as drinks, beverages, etc.
  • Tips.
  • All meals for you three times a day (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek.
  • Entry/Admission - Bouddhanath Stupa - Khaasti Chaitya
  • Entry/Admission - Pashupatinath Temple
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

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