Makalu Base Camp Trek

First climbed by the French in 1955, Makalu (27759?) is the fifth highest mountain in the world. This trek in the remote high Himalaya will be an extremely challenging one. Previous mountaineering experience is required as you will be traveling over rugged terrain with sharp altitude gains, numerous glaciers and high passes. Our group will be totally self sufficient for an extended portion of the trek. The reward for your efforts, however, will be the impressive 8000 foot granite south face of the Makalu (? the great black one?), the seldom seen back sides of the Everest and Lhotse, and the five holy lakes at panch Pokhari.

After a one hour flight from Kathmandu, we will arrive in Timlingtar just above the Arun River (Our namesake). We will follow the traditional Newari trade route along the ridge crest to Mani Bhanjyang. Ascending alone numerous switchbacks and cross suspension bridges, we will see Hindu and Buddhist gompas and brightly painted mani walls as make our way to Tashigaon (?luck village?), the last village on the trek to base camp. We will walk through a lovely cloud forest and have exceptional views of Makalu and Chamlang. We will cross tow passes and descend into Mumbuk (11475?) through forest of fir trees and rhododendrons. We will pass through the meadow at Yangle Kharke to Merick past waterfalls cascading for the hundreds of feet on either side of the granite walled valley. We will be well above the tree like at this point in the truly Alpine conditions and will enjoy excellent views of Peak 3, Peak 4, Peak 5 and Chamlang. Depending on how w fell, we will either make our way to Makalu Base Camp (17000?) or Hillary Base Camp (17384?) a bit farther up the glacier. Here we will take well deserved days with plenty of time for exploration.

We will continue to Baruntse Base Camp, then over the West Col, which at 20123? is the highest point of our trek. Outstanding views, we will descend to Panch Pokhari (13284?) where we will rest by the five holy lakes for a couple of days. After one last push over Amphu Cross( 18958?) and into the Khumbu Himal, we will take a rest day in Dingbouche. Continuing on to Lobouche, you will have the option of a day trip to climb Kala Pattar ( 18192?), As we make our way back to Lukla via the sherpa capital Namche Bazar (11283') you will hopefully have the energy to purchase a rug and carry it back to a loved one back home. We will fly from Lukla to Kathmandu, relishing the spectacular views of the Himalaya from the air.

Days Description
01 Arrival in KTM & transfer to hotel, relax
02 3 hours City tour with Guide & transport & in the evening gears checking
03 Fly to Timlingtar
04 Trek to Mani Bhanjyang
05 Trek to Chichila
06 Trek to Num
07 Trek to Murmi Danda
08 Trek to Tashigoan
09 Trek to Khongma
10 Trek to Mumbuk Kharka
11 Trek to Yangle Kharka
12 Trek to Merak
13 Trek to Makalu Base Camp
14 Explore around the Makalu Base Camp
15 Trek to Baruntse Base Camp
16 Trek to West Col
17 Trek to Glacier Camp
18 Trek to Panch Pokhari
19 Rest in Panch Pokhari
20 Amphu Lapche Cross
21 Trek to Dingbouche
22 Rest in Dingbouche
23 Trek to Lobouche
24 Climb Kala Patthar & back to Lobouche
25 Trek to Tangbouche
26 Trek to Namche
27 Trek to Lukla
28 Fly back to KTM & transfer to Hotel
29 Free day & evening group celebration dinner
30 Fly back to Home ? End the Challenging Himalayas adventure trip.
TRIP COST: Per Person in Euro : Contact us fpr special price
4-7 People
Star in Kahmandu
8-12 people
Star in Kahmandu
8-12 People
Star in kathmandu
Departure Date: Apr 27 & Oct 07
National parks fees and all government taxes
4 nights hotel accommodation on twin sharing BB basis in Kathmandu
Half day world heritage Guided sightseeing tour with transport
All ariport/hotel/airport transfers
Round trip airfare Kathmandu-Tumlingtar/Lukla- Kathmandu.
Experience Guide/Sardar
Kitchen boy(s)
Necessary Climbing Sherpa(s), expert and experience for the passes
Necessary number of porters/Yak with yak herders.
All camping gears, High quality tents with sleeping mattress.
Group dinning tents with table and chairs
Kitchen tents and Toilet tent
Sleeping bags with inner linear, if required
down jackets with inner linear, if required
All meals quality and hygienic (breakfast, lunch, dinner)
All hot drinks (tea, coffee, hot chocolate, juice etc.)
Complete first Aid kits
Gamov bag and Oxygen with mask and regulator set for medical purposes.
Insurance of all local team member
Cultural dinner at Bhojan Griha
Medical/personal high risk insurance (suggest to have rescue policy as well).
Major meals in Kathmandu
Cost of optional extension
Extra hotel at Kathmandu
Personal gears
Tips to staff.

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