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MAKALU

18 Days

The Makalu region is known for its stunning natural beauty. Trekking here provides breathtaking views of the towering Makalu peak, as well as the neighboring peaks of Everest, Lhotse, and Chamlang. The landscape includes lush forests, alpine meadows, terraced fields, deep valleys, and pristine rivers. The Makalu Barun National Park and Conservation Area boast a rich and diverse ecosystem. The region is home to various wildlife species, including the snow leopard, red panda, Himalayan tahr, and many bird species. It’s an excellent destination for nature enthusiasts and wildlife lovers.

This region is less frequented by trekkers and climbers compared to the Everest and Annapurna regions. This makes for a more serene and less crowded trekking experience, allowing you to connect with nature and enjoy the tranquility of the mountains.

Overview

Makalu is the fifth-highest mountain in the world, with an elevation of 8,485 meters (27,838 feet). It is located in the Mahalangur Range of the Himalayas, on the border between Nepal and China (Tibet). Makalu is a prominent peak with a distinctive pyramid shape, and it is known for its challenging and technical climbing routes.

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Itinerary

• Arrive in Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal.
• Meet with your trekking team and finalize preparations.

• Explore the cultural and historical sites in Kathmandu, including Pashupatinath, Boudhanath Stupa, and Swayambhunath (Monkey Temple).
• Obtain necessary trekking permits.

• Take a scenic flight to Tumlingtar and then a jeep or bus to Num.
• Start your trek by descending to the Arun River.

• Trek through terraced fields and lush forests.
• Reach the village of Seduwa.

• Trek through rhododendron and bamboo forests.
• Reach Tashigaon, the last permanent settlement on the trail.

• Spend the day acclimatizing and exploring the village.
• Enjoy panoramic views of the surrounding peaks.

• Ascend to Khongma Danda.
• Enjoy stunning views of the surrounding valleys and peaks.

• Continue ascending through rhododendron and juniper forests.

• Trek through forests of rhododendron and bamboo.
• Arrive in Yangri Kharka.

• Ascend to Langmale Kharka, also known as Makalu Base Camp.

• Spend the day exploring the stunning surroundings.
• Enjoy panoramic views of Makalu and other Himalayan peaks.

• Descend back to Yangri Kharka.

• Retrace your steps to Dobate.

• Continue descending and arrive at Khongma Danda.

• Descend further to Tashigaon.

• Descend back to Seduwa.

• Trek to Num and then take a drive to Tumlingtar.

• Fly back to Kathmandu from Tumlingtar.

What is included in this trek package:

  • Three-night accommodation at 3-Star Hotel in Kathmandu
  • All Ground private comfortable transportation.
  • Domestic Flights
  • Accommodation in Standard Hotels on Twin Sharing Basis during trek
  • Breakfasts, lunches, and dinners during the trek
  • Government licensed, experienced trek guide, assistant trekking guide (for a group of 10 or more trekkers), and porters to help trekkers' luggage (1 porter for 2 trekkers, combined porter weight limit -16kg.)
  • First Aids Kit.
  • Duffel Bags for porters to carry your main luggage
  • Guides' and porters' expenses - meals, insurance, salary, lodging, transportation, and other necessary equipment.
  • Makalu National Park Entry Permit fee
  • All government, local taxes, and official expenses.
  • Rescue operations arrangement in case of complicated health conditions (funded by your travel insurance).

What is excluded in this trek package:

  • Extra night accommodations, meals in Kathmandu due to early arrival or late departure, or early return from the trek.
  • Personal expenses - shopping, snacks, hot (tea, coffee) and cold drinks, bar bills, bottle or boiled water, shower, Wi-Fi, laundry, telephone call, battery recharge costs, extra porters, etc.
  • Personal clothing and gear
  • Travel insurance which has to cover emergency high-altitude rescue and evacuation compulsory
  • Additional costs or delays caused by circumstances beyond our control like landslides, bad weather conditions, itinerary modification due to safety concerns, illness, change of government policy, strikes, mass movements, etc.

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MAKALU