Makalu Base Camp & Baruntse Base Camp

This is a truly adventurous expedition to a remote and wild region of the Great Himalayas, with full logistic support. This is a journey that seeks a different route, a fresh perspective, a challenge! Although most of this trip (70%) is great trekking, a major part reaches out to the real Himalayan climbing expeditions. Therefore it is a fantastic introduction to Himalayan climbing.

Enter the lowest valley in the world to begin your journey to the base of Mt. Makalu, the fifth highest mountain in the world (8,481m). In this expedition we will take you to sub tropics cloud forest jungle, high alpine terrain, orchids forest and rural farm market. We will follow the ridge above the Arun Valley, proposed site for the biggest Hydro Electricity plant in Nepal.

The journey from the sub tropics of Tumlingtar in the far East of Nepal into the isolated and high alpine areas of Sherpani Col, the Baruntse glacier, West Col and Mera Peak. Pass through yak pastures towards the endless ice fields of Makalu Baruntse, get fantastic views of Kanchenjung masiff, Everest, Lhotse, Chamlang as well as the rarely seen Kangshung face of Mt. Everest. Return through the isolated Sherpa Village, then the mail Everest trekking trail to Mera Peak and further down to Lukla for your flight back to Kathmandu.

This trip offers a combination of almost everything that Nepal has to offer: different climate zones, different cultures, great trekking in very remote areas and great alpine climbing in Himalayan style. So come explore the remote, challenging and the unspoiled side of Nepal Himalayas with us.

 

Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu
Day 02: Sightseeing in Kathmandu
Day 03: Fly to Tumlingtar and drive to Chichila (1,840m)
Day 04: Trek to Num (1,500m)
Day 05: Trek to Sedua (1,540m)
Day 06: Trek to Tashigaon (2,070m)
Day 07: Trek to Khongma (3,560m)
Day 08: Rest & acclimatization day at Khongma (3,560m)
Day 09: Trek to Debotay (3,800m) via Shipton La (4,125m)
Day 10: Trek to Yangle Kharka (3,700m)
Day 11: Trek to Langmale Kharka (4,450m)
Day 12: Acclimatization day at Langmale Kharka (4,450m)
Day 13: Trek to Makalu Base Camp (4,900m)
Day 14: Day walk near Makalu Base Camp (4,900m)
Day 15: Mountaineering skills instruction at Makalu Base Camp (4,900m)
Day 16: Trek to Sherpani Low Camp (5,200m)
Day 17: Acclimatization day at Sherpani Low Camp (5,200m)
Day 18: Trek to Sherpani High Camp (5,700m)
Day 19: Contingency Day
Day 20: Cross Sherpani Pass (6,135m) and West Col (6,143m), trek to Upper Baruntse Base Camp (5,700m)
Day 21: Rest day at Upper Baruntse Base Camp (5,700m)
Day 22: Trek to Setho Pokhari
Day 23: Trek to Mera Base Camp to Khare (4,919m)
Day 24: Tanang (4,300m)
Day 25: Chatrabuk (4,270m)
Day 26: Zatrwa La (4,500m)
Day 27: Lkula
Day 28: Lukla / Kathmandu by flight
Day 29: Free day in Kathmandu
Day 30: Final Departure

Trip Facts

Best Period: Feb to May & End Sept to Oct
Time Period: 29 Nights / 30 Days
Trek Period: 25 Night / 26 Days
In Kathmandu: 04 Nights
Trek Type: Strenuous
Highest Altitude: 6,143m
Warning: Altitude Sickness
Trek Start Point: Tumlingtar
Trek End Point: Lukla
Accommodations: Hotels in Kathmandu / Camping on trek

Features

National Park: Makalu Barun National Park (2330 sq. kms)
Mountains: Makalu, Lhotse, Burantse Peak, Mt. Everest, Mera peak, Chamlang, Peak 5/6/7 etc.
Rivers: Arun Rive, Apsuwa Khola, Honku Khola
Villages: Mude Sherpa Village, Num, Tashigao, Ripok Kharka, Khongma, Lukla, etc.
Tribes: Mostly Sherpas & Tibetans
Forests: Of Rhododendron, Oak, Silver fur, and Pine
Landscapes: Varying from temperate valleys to snow clad mountains

Maps

Map of Makalu Trek