‘Makalu Base Camp Trek is an adventure to explore scenic Arun and Barun valleys and the world’s 5th highest Makalu’s base camp’
Makalu Base Camp Trekking begins with a super scenic flight to reach low warm areas of Arun Valley at Tumlingtar airport within Nepal Far East, where the adventure takes you to high hills facing exceptional views of snow-capped peaks following the trail along farm villages observing traditional rural farm life.
As the walk progress heading further high crossing a few high passes on leaving the human settlement and villages for the complete wilderness of dramatic landscapes and high mountains to reach beautiful Barun valley, enclosed within high towering rocky cliffs and mountains, as our route leads past Yak grazing country beyond tree lines to reach an arctic zone of ice and glaciers at Makalu base camp.
On reaching our main highlight and magnificent Makalu Base Camp with great fields of remorseless fields of ice and glaciers with frozen ponds close to Baruntse peaks with great views of Lhotse and Everest in the west direction.
After an enjoyable time and thrill at Makalu base camp walk back on the same route allowing you much time to immerse with its stunning views along the way back to Tumlingtar, where panoramic flight brings you to Kathmandu, with timeless memories and experience with an adventure of a lifetime on Makalu base camp trekking.
Makalu Base Camp Trek
Makalu Base Camp Trek is a perfect adventure trip for interested trekkers and adventurers in search of a remote and isolated destination within the massive Nepal Himalayas range of mountains, where this marvellous walk takes at the far northeastern corners of the Himalayas, where you can enjoy excellent times in the harmony of giant mountains that surrounds you within the pristine wilderness.
Makalu Base Camp Trekking will certainly enlighten you with adventure on fresh areas to visit and explore on off the beaten tracks where few trekkers often venture into this hidden area of Makalu and its beautiful Barun and Arun Valleys.
Mt. Makalu raises high at above 8,463 m and 27,766 ft stands as the world’s fifth highest peak first climbed by the French Expedition way back in 1955 since then the mountain is often visited by mountaineers for a daring climb the top of rocky pyramid-shaped Makalu.
Of all 8,000 meters of mountains one of the most technical peaks to climb, where our trek leads right at the foot at the base camp of towering Mt. Makalu with adjoining peaks including Baruntse, Chamlang with rare views of Mt. Everest East Face known as ‘Khan sang’ located west of Barun valley and east of Everest region, where walk leads you from the low warm valley of Arun River to reach high hills covered within enchanting tree-lines of tall coniferous forest with great verities of exotic plants life hardly found around this world.
Makalu Base Camp Trek Outline Itinerary
Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.
Day 2: Fly to Tumlingtar 476 m (45 mins) drive to Num 1,485 m – 04 hrs.
Day 3: Trek to Seduwa 1,540 m- 05 hrs.
Day 4: Trek to Tashi Gaon 2,135m – 04 hours.
Day 5: Trek to Kongma Danda 3,556 m – 05 hours.
Day 6: Trek to Mumbuk 3,553 m – 06 hours.
Day 7: Trek to Nehe Kharka 3,760 m – 05 hours.
Day 8: Trek to Shersong 4, 572 m – 05 hours.
Day 9: Trek to Makalu Base Camp 4,812 m – 04 hrs.
Day 10: Rest day at base camp for local exploration and hike.
Day 11: Trek to Yangle Kharka 3, 598 m – 06 hours.
Day 12: Trek to Mumbuk – 05 hours.
Day 13: Trek to Kongma Danda / Ridge – 05 hours.
Day 14: Trek to Narbu Gaon 1,310 m via Tashi Gaon – 05 hours.
Day 15: Trek to Num via Seduwa – 05 hrs.
Day 16: Drive to Tumlingtar overnight in the local Lodge.
Day 17: Fly back to Kathmandu and transfer to respective hotels.
Day 18: Fly back to Kathmandu and transfer to respective hotels.
Internal Flight Delays
Due to the geographical diversity and unpredictable climate in the Himalayas, internal flights are often delayed or cancelled. Weather conditions like heavy rainfall, storms, or fog can disrupt flights. So, it is wise to spare an extra day or two as buffer days, in case of flight delays and cancellations. Likewise, it is also necessary to note that the weather conditions are great during the spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) seasons. If you have enough time, you can also choose road transportation in such cases.