Makalu Base Camp Trekking is somewhat difficult yet extremely rewarding trek offers a true wilderness experience in the rugged uninhabited terrain of Makalu-Barun National Park. Makalu is fifth highest peak in the world (8,463 m) (27,766 ft).
The idea of preserving the unique biological and cultural features of the Makalu Barun area was conceived in 1984 by Daniel C. Taylor then president of The Mountain Institute. Taylor's initial interest in the Barun Valley had been prompted by his two decades-long search for the yeti, and alleged tracks found there by Cronin & McNeely in 1972 Taylor led fieldwork in the Barun Valley in 1983 with naturalist Robert L.
Fleming Jr. Their discovery of further enigmatic footprints--where the scientific riddle of the yeti was finally explained by being juvenile Asiatic Black Bear making overprints of hind paw onto forepaw in which in the juvenile period the inner digit of the forepaw becomes outwardly displaced prompted extensive ecosystem fieldwork by The Mountain Institute led by Taylor, Fleming, Nepali botanist Tirtha Shrestha.
Barun Valley (Trekking in Makalu Base Camp) provides stunning contrasts, where high waterfalls cascade into deep gorges, craggy rocks rise from lush green forests, and colorful flowers bloom beneath white snow peaks. This unique landscape shelters some of the last pristine mountain ecosystems on earth. Rare species of animals and plants flourish in diverse climates and habitats, relatively undisturbed by human kind. Makalu is also famous by Arun River and Barun River.
Trekking Region : Makalu, Everest
Culture : Mixed, Hindu, Rai, Gurung and sherpa
Starting Point : Tumlingtar
End Point : Lukla
Trek Duration : 26 days
Tour grade : Difficult trek
Highest Access : Sherpani Col (6100m) Amphulapcha (5851m.).
Type of trekking : Camping Only
Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu & Transfer to Hotel.
Day 02: Peppering permit and sightseeing in Kathmandu Hotel.
Day 03: Kathmandu – Tumlingtar by flight & Jeep to Num via chichila Danda (1,560 m).Camp
Day 04: Trek Num to Sedua (1,150 m) (5/6 hrs). Camp
Day 05: Trek Sedua to Tashi Gaon (2,100 m) (5 hrs).Camp
Day 06: Rest for acclimatization. Camp
Day 07: Trek Tashi Gaon to Khongbala (3,470 m) (6 hrs). Camp
Day 08: Trek Khongbala to Mumbuk (3,520 m) (5 hrs). Camp
Day 09: Trek Mumbuk to Nhe Kharka (3,320 m) (6 hrs). Camp
Day 10: Trek Nhe Kharka to Sherson (4, 6630 m) (7 hrs). Camp
Day 11: Trek Sherson to Makalu Base Camp (4, 8700 m) (4/5 hrs). Camp
Day 12: Explore Makalu Base Camp.
Day 13: Trek Makalu Base Camp to Nhe Kharka (4,320m) (7 hrs). Camp
Day 14: Trek Nhe kharka to Mumbuk (3,520 m) (6 hrs). Camp
Day 15: Trek Mumbuk to Khongma or Tashi Gaun. (3,470m) (5 hrs).
Day 16: Trek Kauma to Tashi Gaon (2,100 m) (5 hrs). Camp
Day 17: Trek Tashi Gaun to Pukuwa (1,200 m) (6 hrs). Camp
Day 18: Trek Pukuwa to Bamling (370 m) (5 hrs). Camp
Day 19: Trek Bumling to Tumlingtar (410 m) (4 hrs). Camp.
Day 20: Tumlingtar - Kathmandu by flight Hotel.
Day 21: Free shopping or sightseeing Kathmandu Hotel.
Day 22: Final Departure or Annapurna centaury.
Outline Itinerary (II)
Day 01: pick up from the Int'L Airport, transfer to Hotel & well come diner.
Day 02: Sightseeing in Kathmandu Valley & peppering permit over night in Hotel.
Day 03: Fly to Tumlingtar and Jeep to Num over night in Lodge (1560m).
Day 04: Trek to Seduwa Lodge (1500m).
Day 05: Trek to Tashi Gaun Camp Lodge (2100m).
Day 06: Rest in Tashi Gaun for acclimatization Camp.
Day 07: Trek to khongba danda Camp (3500m).
Day 08: Trek to Dobato Camp (3557mm).
Day 09: Trek to Yangle kharka Camp (3810m).
Day 10: Trek Merak Camp (4100m).
Day 11: Trek to Sersung Camp (4630m).
Day 12: Trek to Makalu Base Camp (4870m).
Day 13: Rest at Makalu Base Camp.
Day 14: Trek to swiss Base Camp (5200m.
Day 15: Trek to sherpani col Base camp (5700m).
Day 16: Trek over sherpani col (6146m) & west col Base camp (5700m).
Day 17: Trek over west col (6143m) Baruntse Base camp (5400m).
Day 18: Rest in Barunse Base.
Day 19: Trek to Amphulapcha Base Camp (5500m).
Day 20: over Amphulapcha pass and Trek to chukung Lodge (4700m).
Day 21: Trek to Tangboche Lodge (3800m).
Day 22: Trek to Namche Bazaar Lodge (3446m).
Day 23: Trek to Lukla Lodge (2800m).
Day 24: Flight to Kathmandu Hotel.
Day 25: Free day in Kathmandu Hotel
Day 26: Transfer to International Airport and fly home.