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Makalu Expedition (8463m)

Trip Overview

Mount Makalu (8463m) the world's fifth most noteworthy pinnacle; Chamlang Himal and Barun Valley are the significant gems of this Trekking region. Makalu trekking area and Everest trekking district are near one another. Makalu Base Camp Trekking is testing and a remarkable and the trek up to Makalu Base Camp Trip is a standout amongst the most remote and unfrequented trekking territories of Trekking in Nepal.

Having a wide scope of altitudinal and climatic varieties, the Makalu Barun territory offers a striking and different environment for a rich assortment of verdure. Plants of all major natural zones: tropical, sub-tropical, mild, elevated and sub-snow capped are found here. The recreation center is the home to a rich assortment of untamed life moreover. The features of this rich characteristic heaven incorporate lovely mountains, unblemished timberland, and a wide assortment of plants, creature life and the straightforward and pleasant nearby individuals with rich and differed traditions. The height moves from the Arun Valley at just 435 meters above ocean level to Makalu at 8463m at only 40 km. far from the valley. The best time to plan Makalu trekking is between September-November and March-May when the passes are less inclined to be shrouded in snow. The Makalu trekking is another famous trekking goal in Nepal.

It has astounding views of Makalu, Chhamlang (7319m), Baruntse (7220m), Everest (8848m), Lhotse (8501m), Peak 3 (6477m), Peak 4 (6720m), Peak 5 (6404m), Peak 6 (6739m), Peak 7 (6105m) and Hong Chuli (6833m).

Although in recent years, tea-houses and lodges have sprung up along the trail, the Makalu Base Camp trek is best experienced as a camping trek. However, these establishments provide very basic necessities in terms of food and lodging. So, trekkers need to rough it up when stopping in these tea-houses that are few and far between throughout the trail.

Do not hold any expectation on these lodges to offer luxurious facilities, like that of Everest and Annapurna tea-houses with hot showers, chocolate pies and what not. This trek throws all personal comfort out the window!

So, it's best that trekkers are self-sufficient to confront the harsh terrain and unpredictable weather conditions. Trekkers need to be prepared with the mindset of being safe rather than sorry on this particular trek

Outline Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive Kathmandu & transfer to hotel.
Day 2: Briefing in Tourism Ministry & prepare for expedition.
Day 3: Briefing in Tourism Ministry & prepare for expedition.
Day 4: Fly to Tumlingtar.
Day 5: Tumlingtar to Kuwapani.
Day 6: Kuwapani to Chichila.
Day 7: Chichila to Num.
Day 8: Num to Seduwa.
Day 9: Seduwa to Tashigaun.
Day 10: Tashigaun to Khongmadanda.
Day 11: Khongmadanda to Mumfuk
Day 12: Mumfuk to Yangle Kharak
Day 13: Yangle Khark to Merak.
Day 14: Merak to Sersung (half day rest) for acclimatize.
Day 15: Sersung to Makalu BC
Day 16-41: Climbing Period of Makalu 1 8463m.
Day 42: Makalu BC to Mumbuck.
Day 43: Mumbuck to Khongma La (Danda).
Day 44: Khongma La to Seduwa.
Day 45: Seduwa to Chichila.
Day 46: Chichila to Tumlingtar
Day 47: Tumlingtar to Kathmandu
Day 48-49: Kathmandu.
Day 50: Final Departure.

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive Kathmandu & transfer to hotel.
Day 2: Briefing in Tourism Ministry & prepare for expedition.
Day 3: Briefing in Tourism Ministry & prepare for expedition.
Day 4: Fly to Tumlingtar.
Day 5: Tumlingtar to Kuwapani.
Day 6: Kuwapani to Chichila.
Day 7: Chichila to Num.
Day 8: Num to Seduwa.
Day 9: Seduwa to Tashigaun.
Day 10: Tashigaun to Khongmadanda.
Day 11: Khongmadanda to Mumfuk
Day 12: Mumfuk to Yangle Kharak
Day 13: Yangle Khark to Merak.
Day 14: Merak to Sersung (half day rest) for acclimatize.
Day 15: Sersung to Makalu BC
Day 16-41: Climbing Period of Makalu 1 8463m.
Day 42: Makalu BC to Mumbuck.
Day 43: Mumbuck to Khongma La (Danda).
Day 44: Khongma La to Seduwa.
Day 45: Seduwa to Chichila.
Day 46: Chichila to Tumlingtar
Day 47: Tumlingtar to Kathmandu
Day 48-49: Kathmandu.
Day 50: Final Departure.

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Accommodation

We will be staying at a 2/3 star hotel in Kathmandu, and fully camping basis while trekking and climbing. All rooms are on a twin-shared basis. The single bedroom will be arranged on request and will cost additional. Utmost Adventure will arrange rooms with attached washrooms; however, while camping there will be tented shower and bathroom.

Meals

In Kathmandu, breakfast will be available. All meals will be provided during climbing including tea, coffee prepared by our cook. There will also be welcome and farewell dinners taking place for guests. While on the trek, we have breakfast and dinner in the camp where we spend the night and lunch on our way to the next destination. Authentic Nepalese, Tibetan, continental meals are common choices in the menu.

Physical Condition & Experience Requirements

Mount Makalu Expedition is a strenuous expedition. Climbers who can walk/climb up to 5-6 hours a day on an uphill and downhill trail will find this expedition fulfilling. It is best that we prepare ourselves for the Makalu Expedition by climbing, jogging and exercising regularly at least a couple months prior to the start of the expedition. Climbing to the Mt. Makalu should be relatively fine for those who have experience climbing/trekking in a high altitude environment. Past climbing, hiking experience would be an asset because technical skill is required for this trip. Participants with pre-existing medical conditions such as heart, lung, and blood diseases should inform Utmost Adventure before booking the trek.

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Duration 50 days
Transportation Flight/Private vehicle or tourist bus
Group Size 2-8
Difficulty Strenuous
Max Elevation 8463
Accomodation Hotel in Kathmandu and Tea house basis during trekking, camping basis while climbing
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