Makalu Base Camp Trekking
Makalu base camp trekking is an outstanding trek in the most isolated and very remote eastern region of Nepal which offers an insight into rich cultural heritage, unsurpassed natural beauty and ecological diversity. The challenging trail takes you from the lowlands of Arun Kosi to the Arun River Valley passing through one of the least visited areas until you reach to the base camp of Makalu, the fifth highest peak of the world. You follow Hile or Tumlingtar route up to the Arun Kosi and then further uphill ridge to Sedua and Num, then crossing Shipton La (4260m) into the upper Barun Khola valley enjoying up close look at Mt. Makalu and Mt. Chhamlang.
The Barun Valley is considered a part of a huge international protected area under an agreement between Nepalese and Chinese governments. Arun valley is home to several indigenous villages, century's old monasteries, over 2,500 species of flora, more than 800 species butterflies and several species of endangered wildlife. Arun valley is also shelter for the rare and endangered animal Panda. While on trek you will cross two high passes- Keke La (4127 m) and Tutu La also called Shipton (4075 m), both are challenging and trekkers should be well experienced for Makalu Base Camp trekking.
Makalu base camp trekking covers the major part of the Arun valley, considered the world's largest valley; Makalu Barun Conservation Area, several high mountains and lakes. Arun and Barun valley is home of more than 650 species of birds and over 800 species butterflies.
Orchids and other alpine flowers along the jungle trail, observing Buddhist prayer flags at Shipton La, walking through the picturesque Sherpa village are the attractions of the Arun and Barun valley. Trekking to Makalu Base Camp is an unforgettable experience for those wanting a true adventure in Nepal. Best season for Makalu trekking is March to May and September to December.
>Beautiful landscape of Kathmandu and around
>Many white peaks will be observed.
>Experience Tamang and others different culture
>View points for Mountain, sunrise and sunset.
>Trekking along with local Village with different culture and habitation.
- Arrival/departure transfers
- Welcome drinks and trekking orientation
- 3 Nights hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast
- TIMS Card & Shivapuri Nagarjun National Park fees permit
- Drive Kathmandu - Sundarijal – Nagarkot – Kathmandu
- Accommodation in teahouse (lodge) on twin sharing basis on trekking
- Breakfast on the trek
- A Professional English speaking trekking guide
- 1 porter for 2 people (each porter can carry only 18 kg luggage)
- Trekking staff wages, insurance, meals, transportations and allowances
- Group medical supplies (First Aid kit)
- Government and local taxes
- International airfare
- Nepal Entry Visa and Visa extension fee
- Monuments entry fee in Kathmandu
- Single supplement in Kathmandu
- Lunch / dinner in Kathmandu and on trek
- Travel / medical insurance and emergency evacuation costs
- Personal expenses such as telephone calls, alcoholic beverages, bottled drinks (including cold drinks and mineral water/boiled water), laundry
- Camera/cell phone battery charge while on trek
- Personal trekking equipment
- Donation & tips etc
- Any other services not specified in the ‘Cost includes’