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Trekking to the Makalu Base Camp

High in the heart of the eastern Himalaya, seven valleys radiate from Mount Makalu, the world's third highest peak. These valleys, particularly the Barun valley, treasure some of the last remaining pristine forests and alpine meadows of Nepal. From the bottom of the Arun valley, at just 435 m above sea level, the Himalaya

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30 Days

Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Oct, Nov


High in the heart of the eastern Himalaya, seven valleys radiate from Mount Makalu, the world’s third highest peak.

These valleys, particularly the Barun valley, treasure some of the last remaining pristine forests and alpine meadows of Nepal.

From the bottom of the Arun valley, at just 435 m above sea level, the Himalaya rise to the snow-capped tip of Makalu (8.463m) within a 40 km distance. Within this wide range of altitudes and climate, the Makalu-Barun area contains some of the richest and most diverse pockets of plants and animals in Nepal, elsewhere lost to spreading human habitation.

The communities of Rai, Sherpa and Shingsawa (Bhotia) live in these valleys. Although the area is economically poor and isolated, the inhabitants retain a rich cultural heritage. They hold the key to the preservation of the unique biological and cultural treasures of the Makalu Barun area.

Your trip will last for 33 days. You’ll find here below the day by day program and the full itinerary. These ones could be adapted based on the time you have and what you would like to do and see. You can get in touch with me and we can discuss about it.

Day 1: Arrival Kathmandu. Transfer to Hotel Tibet. Check in and rest for the day. Overnight at Hotel Tibet
Day 2: Preparation and briefing for the trekking.
Day 3: After Breakfast early morning fly from KTM – Tumlingtar. Drive from Tumlingtar to Num (1560m).
Day 4: Start of the trekking: Early morning breakfast and walk from Num to Seduwa (1500m).
Day 5: After breakfast trek from Seduwa to Tashigaon (2100m).
Day 6: Tashigaon to Khongma Danda (3500m).
Day 7: Khongma Danda to Dobate (3520m) via two passes Tutu la (4125m) and Keke la (4170m).
Day 8: Dobate to Yangla Kharka (3557m).
Day 9: Yangla Kharka to Makalu Base camp (4870m).
Day 10: Lower B.C. visit Base camp area.
Day 11: Lower B.C to Yangla kharka (3557m).
Day 12: Yangla kharka to Dobate (3520m).
Day 13: Dobate to Khongma Danda (3500m).
Day 14: Khongma La to Tashi Gaon (2100m).
Day 15: Tashi Gaon to Seduwa (1500m).
Day 16: Seduwa to Walung (910m).
Day 17: Walung to dobadak (2240m).
Day 18: Visit cave and rest day.
Day 19: Saisima Gumba Visit (2340m).
Day 20: Dobatak to Chauri Kharka (3420m).
Day 21: Chauri Kharka to Shintap (1850m).
Day 22: Shintap to Yatsam Kha.
Day 23: Yatsam Kha to Kenpa La.
Day 24: Kenpa la to Bokshor/chhemsing.
Day 25: Bokshor/Chhemsing to Bung.
Day 26: Bung to Sotang.
Day 27: Sotang to Buti Danda. Danda
Day 28: Buti Danda to Phaplu.
Day 29: Phaplu to sete.
Day 30: Sete to Bhandar.
Day 31: Bhandar to Jiri.
Day 32: Drive from Jiri to Kathmandu.
Day 33: Departure

This adventure is fabulous ! Please get in touch with me if you wish to discover this beautiful area of Nepal and live such an unforgettable experience. It will be my great pleasure to guide you there and share with you what I know about Nepal, our culture, traditions, history…

About the guide

Nepali IFMGA/UIAGM mountain guide
I'm a pioneer trekker, trekking guide, trekking entrepreneur, mountain rescuer and senior mountaineering instructor. I was the first person to undertake solo mountaineering expeditions in Nepal. I summited Mont Makalu solo in 1982, as a result of which many other mountaineers started going on solo expeditions.
My experience in the trekking industry in Nepal is unmatched. Over the last 30 years, I have organized and conducted countless expeditions, led VVIP trips, including accompanying the Prince and Princess of Spain, and surveyed many new trekking routes. I have received many awards and recognitions. I participated in many trainings, seminars and also conducted many trainings on mountaineering.
I'm the main co-coordinator for the Himalayan Rescue Association of Nepal and the founding member of Nepal National Mountain Guide Association (NNMGA). I'm currently the Vice President of this organization and thanks to our efforts, the Nepal National Mountain Guide Association became a member of the International Union of Mountaineering Associations in 2007. I'm a IFMGA/UIAGM mountain guide since 2013.
Please get in touch with me if you wish to come here and discover Nepal, hiking or climbing. I will guide you here with a great pleasure and share with you what I know about my country, my culture, our history...


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