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Makalu Base Camp Trekking

High in the heart of the eastern Himalayan, seven valleys radiate from mount. Makalu (the world's fifth 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- 8463 m--within a 40 km distance. Within this wide range of altitudes and climates, 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. Nestled in the lower reaches of these valleys are communities of Rai, Sherpa, and Shingsawa (Bhotia) farmers. Though economically poor and isolated, they retain a rich cultural heritage. They hold the key to the preservation of the unique biological and cultural treasures of the Makalu Barun area. The Makalu-Barun National Park and Conservation Area was established in 1992 as Nepal's eighth national park and the first to include an adjacent inhabited conservation area as a buffer. A new park management approach encourages local people to become actively involved in protecting the forests and natural resources upon which their lives depend, and in conserving their own rich cultural heritage. Traditional resource management systems, such as community controlled grazing and forest guardianship, are being strengthened and low level technologies introduced where appropriate. Working in collaboration with an American NGO, Woodlands Mountain Institute, His Majesty's Government, Nepal is striving to improve local living standards through informative, educational and income-generating activities.

Covering 2330 sq km, Makalu-Barun is a vital component of the greater Mount Everest ecosystem which includes Nepal's 1148 sq. km Sagarmatha (Mount Everest) National Park to the west and the 35.000sq. km Qomolungma Nature Preserve in the Tibet Autonomous Region of China to the north.The Makalu-Barun area is little known to most tourists due to its relative inaccessibility. But those few hundred trekkers and mountaineers who visit each year come away with an unforgettable experience. For the naturalist, there are spectacular displays of wildflowers and exotic plants. More than 3000 species of flowering plants, with hundreds of orchid varieties, 48. Primroses and 25 of Nepal's 30 rhododendrons splash the hillsides with color. The forests shelter abundant wildlife, including the endangered red panda and musk deer as well as the ghoral, Himalayan thar and leopard. Ornithologists have identified 400 bird species, at least 16 of which are extremely rare. Most trekkers and mountaineers visit the Makalu-Barun area during October-November and March-April when high passes are less likely to be snowed over. Lower elevations are temperate throughout winter, and hot during April and May. Heavy monsoon rains occur throughout the region from June through September, with occasional showers during April-May.

Trek Highlights:
Trek across the Shipton La to the south side of Mount Makalu
Rare mountain views of Everest`s hidden Mount Kangshung Face
Remote area of the Nepal Himalaya with few other trekkers.Great culture of Himalayan people 

Trip Facts
Country: Nepal
Trip Code: BHT-MRT-01
Duration: 23 days
Area: Makalu Region
Activities: Nepal Trekking
Max. Altitude: 5,500  M.
Min/max Group Size: 2/12
Seasons: March-May, Sep-Nov
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Day 01.

Arrival in Kathmandu transfer to hotel welcome drink offers by receptions.

Day 02.

Sightseeing in Kathmandu Valley Shyambunath. Durbar- square, National Museum,

Day 03.

Fly Kathmandu to Tumlingtar and drive to Chichila (1,850m) It's a 50 minute flight to Tumlingtar (400m), then a bumpy 2.5 hour drive to Chichila.

Day 04.

Trek from Chichila to Num (1,505m)

Day 05.

Num to Seduwa (1,530m)

Day 06.

Seduwa to Tashi Gaon (2,065m)

Day 07.

Tashi Gaon to Khongma (3,560m)

Day 08.

Acclimatization day at Khongma (3,555m)

Day 09.

Climb over the Shipton La (4,257m) and descend to Dobate (3,875m)

Day 10.

Dobate to Yangri Kharka (3,600m)

Day 11.

Yangri Kharka to Langmale Kharka (4,410m)

Day 12.

Langmale Kharka to Makalu South East Base Camp (4,810m)

Day 13.

Climb to 5,500m above base camp

Today you spend a day exploring around base camp, with the aim of climbing up towards the Advance Base Camp at the start of the Makalu's South East Ridge, where on the edge of the icy slopes you get a fantastic view up the Barun Valley of Everest, Lhotse and Baruntse. This viewpoint is approximately 5,500m and is a far superior spot for taking in the awesome vista of peaks, compared to lower down the valley. Overnight camp.

Day 14.

Makalu Base Camp to Yangri Kharka

Day 15.

Yangri Kharka to Dobate

Day 16.

Dobate to Khongma Danda

Day 17.

Khongma Danda to Tashigaon

Day 18.

Tashigaon to Seduwa

Day 19.

Seduwa to Num

Day 20.

Num to Tumlingta

Day 21.

Tumlingtar to Kathmandu

Day 22.

day 22-23. Two extra days are needed for this trip in-case of bad weather on trip.

Price Includes

    * Airport / Hotel / Airport pick up & drop by private car / van / bus.
    * Standard twin sharing accommodation in Katmandu hotel breakfast included. As per itinerary
    * Guided city tour in Katmandu by private car / van / bus.
    * All Meals during the trek (Breakfasts, lunches, Dinners tea coffee
    * Twin sharing Lodges, Guesthouses accommodation during the trek,(or full camping)
    * English speaking Guide& Sherpa
    * Porters to carry your luggage during the trek.
    * Food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment and medicine for all staff.
    * Barun National Park permits.
    *Airfare KTM-Tumlingtar-KTM
    * All our government taxes.
    * Official expense like telephone internet fax etc,


Price Excludes

    * Lunch and dinner whilst in Katmandu.
    * Personal travel insurance (compulsory).
    * International airfare and airport departure tax.
    * Nepal entry visa fee (US$ 30 per person) you obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport Katmandu for 60 days from date of    issue. You will require 2 passport size photos.
    * Alcoholic, hot and cold drinks
    * Personal trekking Equipment.
    * Tips for trekking staff and driver

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