Makalu Base Camp Trek - 23 Days

makalu base camp trek

Makalu base camp trek is a synonym of journey into the wilderness, through the rhododendron forest. Makalu Barun National Park is the base of this trekking which offers the diversity of flora and fauna. The trail leads you along off-the-beaten trail to the base of the worlds fifth highest mountain-Mt. Makalu (8485m). The trek includes the hidden valleys, Himalayan indigenous lifestyle and their prosperous cultural pattern.

Makalu base camp trekking came to known to the world after Eric Shipton trekked in this area in 1952. The Shipton La (4220m) is named from his name. The trek begins from Tumlingtar after a scenic flight from Kathmandu. On the tenth day of the trek starting, you reach to the Makalu base camp, crossing different gorges, streams, River, villages and different high passes. The outstanding views of the high and white peaks- Everest (8850m), Lhotse (8516m), Makalu (8463m), Chamlang (7319m) and Baruntse (7220m) glitter and fascinate you to explore its extremity. The lifestyle of the local people on the Makalu trekking route is interesting to disclose. Equally, the changing landscape that rises from 1500 meters to 4800 meters is charming along with the rare found wild animals and birds.

Makalu trek is an altitude trip, so previous experiences are always useful. For the suitable Makalu itinerary and expert guides, please contact the reliable company Exciting Nepal Treks and Expedition and get an opportunity to make a perfect trek.

Day 01 :Arrive at Kathmandu (1350m).

Day 02 :Kathmandu sightseeing.

Day 03 :Fly to Tumlingtar and drive to Chichila (1850m).

Day 04 :Trek from Chichila to Num (1505m).

Day 05 :Num to Seduwa (1530m).

Day 06 :Seduwa to Tashi Gaon (2065m).

Day 07 :Tashi Gaon to Khongma (3562m).

Day 08 :Acclimatisation day.

Day 09 :Climb over the Shipton La (4257m) and trek down to Dobate (3865m).

Day 10 :Dobate to Yangri Kharka (3610m).

Day 11 :Yangri Kharka to Langmale Kharka (4400m).

Day 12 :Langmale Kharka to Makalu South East Base Camp (4800m).

Day 13 :Rest day to explore around.

Day 14 :Makalu Base Camp to Yangri Kharka.

Day 15 :Yangri Kharka to Dobate.

Day 16 :Dobate to Khongma Danda.

Day 17 :Khongma Danda to Tashigaon.

Day 18 :Tashigaon to Seduwa.

Day 19 :Seduwa to Num.

Day 20 :Num to Tumlingtar.

Day 21 :Fly from Tumlingtar to Kathmandu.

Day 22 :Rest day in Kathmandu.

Day 23 :Departure.

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  • 23 Day(s)
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