ARRIVE KATHMANDU AND TRANSFER TO HOTEL
FULL DAY GUIDED SIGHTSEEING INSIDE THE KATHMANDU VALLEY
Join the welcome dinner with live Nepalese cultural program hosted by Makalu adventures.
KATHMANDU-TUMLINGTAR - KHADBARI (1,040 m – 4-hrs Hiking.)
Fly to Tumlingtar which is an hour flight. Here your trekking crew will meet you and a bit of briefing about the trail, then start walking up to Khadbari (1,040 m). Have lunch break in the shade of Kabra Trees. We walk north towards Khandbari, then begin walking on a plateau for around 45 minutes after the trails climbing gradually to Khandbari. We camp above the village.
KHADBARI (1,040 m) - CHICHILA (1830 m - 5/6 hrs Hiking)
After breakfast walk through many small picturesque villages most of the time the walk is uphill and you will be walking through bamboo groves and a rhododendron forest. Our camp is at Chichela a small settlement of Gurungs at 1830m.
CHICHILA (1830 m) - NUM (1490 m - 5 hrs Hiking)
Today we start walking with views of snow capped peaks in the distance. Fantastic views of Makalu and its surrounding peak. Walk on a striaght path, with little ups and downs, through forest to have lunch at about 2 hrs and then start descending to reach Num. Camp.
NUM (1490 m) - SEDUA - (1460 m 5/6 hrs Hiking)
The trail today descends steeply from Num through the Cornfield of Lumbang. The country is particularly rocky; tiny terraces planted with corn and barley, then we have tough steep climb to Sedua. Camp
SEDUA (1460 m) - TASHI GAON (2070 M - 5 hrs Hiking)
The trail crosses meadows and several streams, then climbs to the Sherpa village of Tashi Gaon, the last permanent settlement in the valley. Camp
TASHI GAON (2070 m) - KAUMA (3470 m - 6 hrs Hiking)
A very hard day of the trek as the trail goes up real steep. We walk through the sparse forests along the ridge over a hillock and descend a bit to Kauma at 3470 m. Camp
KAUMA (3470 m)
Today is a rest day as well as acclimatization day.
KAUMA (3470 m) - MUMBUK (3570 m - 5 hrs Hiking)
We again start today with a steep climb then through less steeply rhododendron forests to the top of the ridge. You will have superb views of Chamlang (7,290 m) Peak 6 (6739 m) and Peak 7 (6105 m). Then we will have a final descent through a forest of firs and rhododendrons to Mumbuk. Camp
MUMBUK (3570 m) - NEHA KHARKA - (3000 m - 6 hrs Hiking)
Today the trail descends steep gully with a stream for about 500m. The trail is ill defined, rocky and sloppy mud in places as it leads up the glacial valley. From here you can have a good views of Peak 6. Nhe Kharka is located on a large open grassy plain at an elevation of 3000 m. from here you will have great mountain views. Camp
NEHA KHARKA - (3000 m) - SHERSON (4615 m - 7 hrs Hiking)
The trail today turns westward and leaves the rhododendron forests for alpine tundra. There are excellent views of Pyramid Peak (7168 m), Peak 4 (6720 m) etc. Sherson is at 4615 m a bit dangerous day as the altitude gains more than 1500 m but we don't have a choice because we do not have any suitable camp between Nhe Kharka and Sherson.
SHERSON (4615 m) - MAKALU BASE CAMP (5000 m - 4/5 hrs Hiking)
Today is a gradual climb to a minor pass about 100 m . From here you will have a magnificent south face views of Makalu also you will be able to see the complete panorama of Everest and Lhotse. Camp
EXPLORE MAKALU BASE CAMP
MAKALU BASE CAMP TO NEHA KHARKA - (3000 m)
We retrace back down the Barun Valley. Camp
NEHA KHARKA - (3000 m) – MUMBUK (3570 m)
We continue descending back. Camp at Mumbuk
MUMBUK (3570 m) - KAUMA (3470 m)
We trek across Shipton La and descend to Kauma
KAUMA (3470 m) - TASHI GAON (2070 m)
Today we walk a bit long to Tashi Gaon. Camp
TREK TO PAKUWA (1520 m)
We walk through farming settlements to the spread out Rai village. Continue in forests past several streams to Pukuwa. Camp
PUKUWA (1520 m) - BUMLING - 1160 m
Walk through the forests and follows some spectacular high and exposed narrow tracks as it climbs over rocky ridges. We camp across the Chhetri village of Bumling.
BUMLING-TUMLINGTAR - 860 m
We following the east bank of the Arun and the route pass through Chyawabesi before making a short climb back to Tumlingtar. Camp