This trek takes you to Makalu Base Camp, the fifth highest peak in the world. The trek offers a breathtaking and stimulating journey into the heart of the Khumbu region. The adventure is always refreshing and the scenery so exciting that you will never tire of the three week plus trek after climbing the peak and looking down on the wonder of the Khumbu Valley.
Every bit as rewarding as the popular Khumbu Valley to the west, the Barun Valley approach to Makalu Base Camp is one of Nepal’s many unsung treasures. The ten-day walk from the airstrip at Tumlingtar in the Arun Valley is as strenuous as any, and the 3500m climb to Shipton Pass from the suspension bridge over the Arun River between Num and Sedua will have the fittest trekker’s heart pounding. The views from the pass and from above base camp in the southwest spur of Makalu itself are unsurpassed anywhere in the Himalaya.
Trek Grade: C (Challenging)
Trek Duration: 17 Days
Trip Duration: 21 Days
Season: March to May & Sept to Nov
Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.
Day 02: Fly to Tumlingtar trek Khandibari (1040m) O/N at camp.
Day 03: Trek Khandbari to Fururu (1100m). O/N at camp.
Day 04: Trek Fururu to Num. (1490m). O/N at camp.
Day 05: Trek Num. to Sedua (1460m). O/N at camp.
Day 06: Trek Sedua to Tashi Gaon (2070m). O/N at camp.
Day 07: Trek Tashi Gaon to Kauma (3470m). O/N at camp.
Day 08: Trek Kauma to Mumbuk (3570m). O/N at camp.
Day 09: Trek Mumbuk to Nhe Kharka (3000m). O/N at camp.
Day 10: Trek Nhe Kharka to Sherson (4615m). O/N at camp.
Day 11: Trek Sherson to Makalu B.C. (5000m). O/N at camp.
Day 12: Trek Makalu B.C. to Nhe Kharka (3000m) ON at camp.
Day 13: Trek Nhe Kharka to Mumbuk (3570m). O/N at camp.
Day 14: Trek Mumbuk to Kauma (3470m). O/N at camp.
Day 15: Trek Kauma to Tashi Gaon (2070m). O/N at camp.
Day 16: Trek Tashi Gaon to Balung (760m). O/N at camp.
Day 17: Trek Pukuwa to Bumling (520m). O/N at camp.
Day 18: Trek Bumling to Tumlingtar (300m). O/N at camp.
Day 19: Fly from Tumlingtar to Kathmandu. O/N in hotel.
Day 20: Free day at Kathmandu. O/N at Hotel.
Day 21: Transfer to airport for final departure.