Mt. Makalu the fifth highest mountain in the world 8,481m.
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). But first you will have the opportunity to visit cloud-forest jungle, high alpine terrain, orchids and rural farm and market villages. From there, you will follow the ridge above the Arun River, proposed site for the largest hydroelectric plant in Nepal. Pass through yak pastures towards the endless ice fields of Mt. Makalu, Baruntse and Sherpani col. View the Kanchenjunga massif, Everest, Lhotse, Baruntse and Chamlang as well as the rarely seen Kangshung face of Everest. Return through isolated Sherpa villages, then on the main Everest trekking trail to Lukla for your picturesque return flight below the Nepalese Himalaya.
The trek starts from Arun Valley following the rural areas, through fascinating medieval traditional markets and farm villages, this walk-in follows picturesque and rarely trekked route, offering views of Mt. Makalu and Kanchenjunga all the way, more stunning views of the Mt. Khumbakarna Range as you enter the Barun valley of Makalu basin. From here, the trek passes over the yak pastures beneath the Makalu's towering south face along with the great view of the rare east (Kanshung) face of Mt. Everest.
This challenging trek is a mountaineering traverse from Makulu to Everest region. We start this trek at Tumlingtar in the Arun valley, from here we spend a varied eight days, trekking in to the base camp of Makalu at Sherson, on the high yak pasture beneath the towering Mt. Makalu the 5th highest mountain in the world. This walk-in follows a picturesque and rarely trekked route, which passes through a number of interesting settlements and offers tantalizing views of the highest peak of this planet earth. On this trek we have allowed a couple of days for acclimatization at Sherson and beyond in the laps of these giant peaks. From here we move to a higher camp at the foot of the Barun Glacier, here we make our final preparation for the traverse of the three cols.
Ropes will be fixed on the steepest and most exposed sections of each of the passes, to safe guard the passage of the group, from this high route a spectacular view of most of the high peaks of the central eastern Himalaya, including Mt. Everest, Lhotse from the south east. As a relaxing final to this outstanding trek, after passing the last pass of Amphu Labtsa we descend towards the popular Everest trail, through the Khumbu area to Lukla for the flight back to Kathmandu.
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu-1360m Transfer to Hotel
Day 02: Kathmandu Sightseeing
Day 03: Kathmandu-Tumlingtar-Khandbari-1040m 4 hours trekking
Day 04: Khandbari-Chichila-1830 6 hours trekking
Day 05: Chichila-Num 6 hours trekking
Day 06: Num-Seduwa-1493m 5 hours trekking.
Day 07: Seduwa-Tashigaun-2050m 4 hours trekking
Day 08: Tashigaun-Khongmala- 5-6 hours trekking
Day 09: Khongmala-Mumbuk- 6-7 hours trekking
Day 10: Mumbuk-Yajila Kharka-3500m 6 hours trekking
Day 11: Yanjila Kharka-Yangle kharka- 5-6 hours trekking
Day 12: Yangle kharka-Mrek- 5-6 hours trekking.
Day 13: Merek-Makalu Base Camp-4500m 4-5 hours trekking
Day 14: 14 Makaly Base Camp- Acclimatization & hiking
Day 15: Trek to High Camp, 4-5 hrs walk.
Day 16: Camp at (5,700m/18696ft), 4-5 hrs walk.
Day 17: Rest day.
Day 18: Camp on the Moraine, after crossing Sherpani col.
Day 19: Trek to Panch Pokhari, 4-5 hrs walk.
Day 20: Trek to Amphu Labtsa base camp.
Day 21: Traverse Amphu Labtsa Pass and trek to Chhukung.
Day 22: Trek to Tyangboche, 5-6 hrs.
Day 23: Trek to Namche Bazaar, 5-6 hrs walk.
Day 24: Trek to Lukla, 6-7 hrs walks.
Day 25: Fly back to Kathmandu.
Day 26: Leisure at Kathmandu.
Day 27: Departure from Kathmandu.
Note :- If above program itinerary that don't suit to you and wish to modify above itinerary then please let us know and we'll be happy to create a tailor made itinerary especially for you. It is also possible to combines above trip with Jungle safari, rafting, Mountain flight or with any travel plans, just shares your interested with us. We will design and arrange your holiday accordingly.
Price For The Trip: The total cost for the trek or tour you decide you want to do will depend on several different factors. The type of accommodation you prefer in Kathmandu will make a difference to the overall cost (budget to 5 star accommodations). The mode of transport you prefer will also affect the cost of your package, for example prices vary greatly between flying versus private car/van, tourist or local buses. The camping trek and teahouse trek made a difference in the cost. The number of guides and porters required will also affect the total cost of your trek. For these reasons, the same trek / tour can vary in price quite substantially.
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