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Makalu is the 5th Highest mountain in the world and lies in a region that has an incredible diversity of natural beauty and culture. Due to its isolation and lack of tea houses the region still receives very few trekkers as all equipment has to be carried in. Sherpa Rai and Limbus are the main habitants in this area.From Tumlingtar we trek a long way up the Arun River valley past some beautiful farmhouses along with small temples and gompas and extremely colourful vegetation & flowers. Many different ethnic groups live here including Rai Limbu and Sherpa.The trek travels north of the Arun river to Sedua and Nun before crossing over the Barun La(4110m.)into the upper Barun Khola valley for a close look at Makalu(8463m).After a night at Base Camp we trek back down to Tumlingtar for the flight back to Kathmandu.

A. Itinerary in Detail (24 Days)

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu. Welcome and pick up / transfer to hotel / tour briefing.

Day 02: City tour in Kathmandu which includes visits to many historical and architectural monuments.

Day 03 : Kathmandu – Tumlingtar by plane / walk up to Khandbari

Day 04 : Khandbari – Chichira

Day 05 : Chichira – Num

Day 06 : Num – Seduwa

Day 07 : Seduwa – Tashi Gaon

Day 08 : Tashi Gaon – Kauma

Day 09 : Kauma rest.

Day 10 : Kauma – Mumbuk

Day 11 : Mumbuk – Ripock Kharka

Day 12 : Ripock Kharka – Shersang

Day 13 : Shersang – Makalu base camp

Day 14 : Makalu base camp Excursion

Day 15 : Base camp – Back to Ripock Kharka

Day 16 : Ripock Kharka – Mumbuk

Day 17 : Mumbuk – Kauma

Day 18 : Kauma – Tashi Gaon

Day 19 : Tashi Gaon – Num

Day 20 : Num – Chichira

Day 21 : Chichira – Khandbari

Day 22 : Khandbari – Tumlingtar

Day 23 : Tumlingtar – By plane to Kathmandu.

Day 24: Transfer to airport / flight back home or to onward destination.

Cost Includes

  • Accommodation in Kathmandu on bed and breakfast basis as per the itinerary
  • City tour in Kathmandu with guide by private car
  • Entry fees when sightseeing in Kathmandu
  • National Park Trekking/Entry Permit
  • Trekkers’ Information Management System (TIMS) registration fee
  • Round trip / internal flights / overland transport / if needed / as per the itinerary
  • Accommodation in guest houses/lodges during the trek
  • Three meals (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) a day during the trek
  • Qualified and experienced trekking guide and porter services
  • Transportation, accommodation, meal allowance, equipment and insurance for trekking staff
  • All the official paper work and all the applicable government taxes
  • Airport transfers for internal flights
  • Sleeping bag, down jacket and rucksack if required
  •  Airport pick-up on arrival and drop-off on departure 

Important Note and Optional Activities

Please note: All the trekking itineraries are flexible and can be revised in order to best meet your requirements i.e. your time, interests etc. Please make contact with us if you have any special requirements or interest.

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