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Best season: Spring and autumn

Duration:-25 days

Trip Highlight

Makalu-Barun National Park, a practically uninhabited 1500-km2 area of Eastern Nepal, is very close to virgin wilderness. This remote topography stretches east from Sagarmatha (Mt. Everest) National Park, between the high plateau of Tibet and the deep subtropical gorge carved by the Arun River. There are spectacular views of rugged Himalayan peaks, including Mt. Makalu (8463m), fifth highest in the world, Mt. Chamlang (7319 m) and Mt. Baruntse (7129m). Within 40 KM, these high peaks descend to the Arun River at 670m. The Makalu-Barun Valley provides eye-catching contrasts, where high waterfalls cascade into deep gorges, stony rocks rise from abundant green forests, and colorful flowers blossom beneath white snow peaks.

 This unique landscape shelters some of the last pristine mountain ecosystems on earth. Rare species of animals and plants flourish in diverse climates and habitats, relatively undisturbed by mankind. Over 3000 species of flowering plants, 440 species of birds, and 75 species of mammals, including the endangered Clouded Leopard, Red Panda and Musk Deer, have been recorded. This remarkable biodiversity is considered to be of global significance, and provides a living laboratory for international scientific research.

 The Barun Valley is part of a huge international protected area under an agreement between Nepal and China. The trek crosses several high passes as it climbs into the remote Barun Valley at the foot of Makalu, the world's fifth highest mountain, providing a splendid venue for more adventurous nature lovers. If you are looking to combine some serious flora and fauna with some strenuous hiking are also available in this area.

Makalu base camp trek itinerary details: Day 1: upon your arrival in Kathmandu (1300m/ we will officially greet and meet you at Airport and transfer to you any standard Hotel in Kathmandu. Free day and evening welcome dinner at any typical Nepalese Restaurant. Day 2: You will have half day guided city tours (tour includes Katmandu Durbar Square, Syambunath Stupa, Pashupati Nath Temple - Hindu Temple & Buddha Nath - The biggest Buddha Stupa in ancent Katmandu). Afternoon pre-trip discussion of next day trek. Day 03: We take the early morning flight to Tumlingtar from Kathmandu and get prepare for the short walk by tomorrow. Day 04: TUMLINGTAR/MANI BHANJYANG 1100m. Day 05: MANI BHANJ/CHICHILA 1830m. Day 06: CHICHILA/NUM 1500m. Day 07: NUM/SEDUA 1510m. Day 08: SEDUA/TASHIGAON 2070m. Day 09: TASHIGAON/KHONGMA 3560m. Day 10: KHONGMA REST FOR ACCLIMATISAZION. Day 11: KHONGMA/MUMBUK 3550m. Day 12: MUMBUK/YANGLE KHARKA 3600m. Day 13: YANGLE KHARKA/MEREK 4570m or SHERSONG 4650m. Day 14: SHERSONG 4650m. Day 15: SHERSONG. Day 16 to Day 23: Retrace our steps down the valley via Yangle Kharka, Mumbuk, Khongma, Tashigaon, Num, Chichila, Mani Bhanjyang to Tumlingtar. Day 24: Fly to Kathmandu. Day 25: Back to your home or further Destination.

Packing list and equipments:

  • Clothing:
  1. Big backpack
  2. Smaller backpack for your personal stuff (If you are using a porter and for short sight seeing)
  3. Two pair of wool long socks
  4. Three pairs of light trekking socks
  5. Fast drying underwear
  6. One pair of shorts
  7. One pair of light trekking pants
  8. One pair of warm winter pants
  9. Two technical long/short sleeve shirts (dry fit, fast drying)
  10. One fleece sweater for trekking
  11. Winter jacket/Dawn jacket
  12. Rain coat
  13. Comfortable “walked in” trekking boots
  14. Flip flops (you gonna need them to rest your feet after trekking and for the bathrooms)
  15. One fleece sweater for cold mountain evenings
  16. Thermal underwear, top and bottom
  17. Cap
  18. Winter hat
  19. Scarf, Buff or skiing mask
  20. Gloves
  21. Sunglasses
  22. Fast drying towel
 
  • Toiletries – Besides the basic necessary tools you are taking with you everywhere (shampoo, tooth paste and brush, shower gel, cream), you should also bring:
  1. Wet wipes
  2. Sun cream
  3. Toilet paper
  4. Antibacterial hand gel (Detol)
  5. Nail clipper
  6. Lip balm
  7. Tropical anti mosquito spray
 
  • Medical kit:
  1. Pain killers
  2. Something for diarrhea
  3. Pills against cold
  4. Nose spray
  5. Altitude pills
  6. Plasters
  7. Anything about blisters (needle, compeed)
  8. Sore throat drops
  9. Cream for muscle pain
  10. Pills and other medicaments you usually use
  • Other necessary thing you must have:
  1. Water purifying tabs (above 3000m the bottle water is way too expensive)
  2. Water bottle – 1+L
  3. Head lamp (for early morning trekking and the power cuts)
  4. Strings for hanging clothes
  5. Lighter and candles
  6. Swiss knife (with all the additions)
  7. Pens or Pencils (for you and for give a way to local kids)
  8. Note book (You want to make notes of your adventure)
  9. Camera
  10. Snacks (Protein bars or biscuits for the time between meals on the trek)
  11. Batteries, power bag
  12. Phone (Emergency, internet, alarm, clock, music, photos …)
  13. Book (optional)
  14. Hooks (optional)
  15. Map
  16. Guide book