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Makalu Expedition (8463m) 56 days

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 01: Arrive in Kathmandu (1400m) transfer to the hotel. A short briefing about the Expedition. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 02: Free day in Kathmandu and prepare for the expedition. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 03: Expedition briefing in the Ministry of tourism. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 03: Kathmandu – Tumlingtar 100m. Trek to Khadbari. Overnight at camp.
Day 04: Kuwapani (Chichila 1,830 m) 6 hours approx. (Makalu viewpoint). Overnight at camp.
Day 05: Chichila – Num (1,490 m), 5.5 hours approx. Overnight at camp.
Day 06: Num- Seduwa (1,460 m), 5 hours approx. Overnight at camp.
Day 07: Seduwa – Tashigaun (2200m), 6 hours approx. Overnight at camp.
Day 08: Tashigaun -Khongmadanda, 6 hours approx. Overnight at camp.
Day 09: Khongmadanda à Mumbuk (3,570 m). 5.5 hours approx. Overnight at camp.
Day 10: Mumfuk -Yangre Kharak (3600m) – 6 hours approx. Overnight at camp.
Day 11: Yangle Khark – Mera (4100m), 6 hours approx. Overnight at camp.
Day 12: Mera – Sersung (half day rest) for Acclimatize. Overnight at camp.
Day 13: Sersung – Makalu Base camp 5000m. 4 hours approx. Overnight at camp.
Day 14 – Day 45: Climbing period Mount Makalu (8463m)
Day 46: Makalu Base Camp – Nhe Kharka (3,000 m) (7 hrs). Overnight at camp.
Day 47: Nhe kharka – Mumbuk (3,570 m) (6 hrs). Overnight at camp.
Day 48: Mumbuk – Kauma (3,470m) (5 hrs). Overnight at camp.
Day 49: Kauma – Tashi Gaon (2,070 m) (5 hrs). Overnight at camp.
Day 50: Tashi Gaon – Seduwa (1540m), 4 hours approx. Overnight at camp.
Day 51: Seduwa – Parangbu (945m), 5 hours approx. Overnight at camp.
Day 52: Parangbu – Bumling (460m), 5 hours approx. Overnight at camp.
Day 53: Bumling – Chewabesi (385m), 5 hours approx. Overnight at camp.
Day 54: Kattikeghat – Tumlingtar (100m),5 hours approx. Overnight at camp.
Day 55: Tumlingtar – Kathmandu. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 56: Rest day in Kathmandu.

Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu (1400m) transfer to the hotel. A short briefing about the Expedition. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 02: Free day in Kathmandu and prepare for the expedition. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 03: Expedition briefing in the Ministry of tourism. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 03: Kathmandu – Tumlingtar 100m. Trek to Khadbari. Overnight at camp.
Day 04: Kuwapani (Chichila 1,830 m) 6 hours approx. (Makalu viewpoint). Overnight at camp.
Day 05: Chichila – Num (1,490 m), 5.5 hours approx. Overnight at camp.
Day 06: Num- Seduwa (1,460 m), 5 hours approx. Overnight at camp.
Day 07: Seduwa – Tashigaun (2200m), 6 hours approx. Overnight at camp.
Day 08: Tashigaun -Khongmadanda, 6 hours approx. Overnight at camp.
Day 09: Khongmadanda à Mumbuk (3,570 m). 5.5 hours approx. Overnight at camp.
Day 10: Mumfuk -Yangre Kharak (3600m) – 6 hours approx. Overnight at camp.
Day 11: Yangle Khark – Mera (4100m), 6 hours approx. Overnight at camp.
Day 12: Mera – Sersung (half day rest) for Acclimatize. Overnight at camp.
Day 13: Sersung – Makalu Base camp 5000m. 4 hours approx. Overnight at camp.
Day 14 – Day 45: Climbing period Mount Makalu (8463m)
Day 46: Makalu Base Camp – Nhe Kharka (3,000 m) (7 hrs). Overnight at camp.
Day 47: Nhe kharka – Mumbuk (3,570 m) (6 hrs). Overnight at camp.
Day 48: Mumbuk – Kauma (3,470m) (5 hrs). Overnight at camp.
Day 49: Kauma – Tashi Gaon (2,070 m) (5 hrs). Overnight at camp.
Day 50: Tashi Gaon – Seduwa (1540m), 4 hours approx. Overnight at camp.
Day 51: Seduwa – Parangbu (945m), 5 hours approx. Overnight at camp.
Day 52: Parangbu – Bumling (460m), 5 hours approx. Overnight at camp.
Day 53: Bumling – Chewabesi (385m), 5 hours approx. Overnight at camp.
Day 54: Kattikeghat – Tumlingtar (100m),5 hours approx. Overnight at camp.
Day 55: Tumlingtar – Kathmandu. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 56: Rest day in Kathmandu.

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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 56 Days
Transportation Flight/Private vehicle or tourist bus
Group Size 2-8
Difficulty Strenuous
Max Elevation 8468 m
Accomodation Hotel in Kathmandu and Tea house basis during trekking, camping basis while climbing
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