Trip Description - Makalu Adventure Trek

Makalu Adventure Trek in Eastern Nepal is a heavenly journey for peace lovers. Located in the remote area of ​​Nepal, Makalu Adventure Trek route offers excellent trekking to the base camp of the fifth highest mountain in the world. You fly to Tumlingtar and walk through the lush and beautiful Arun Valley before crossing Shipton La (4,127 m) in the upper Barun Khola Valley. Along the way you will meet Limbu, Newar and Rai castes at lower altitudes and Tibetan Buddhists at higher altitudes. You can enjoy panoramic views of Mt Everest (8,848.86 m), Lhotse, Baruntse and Makalu Himal (8,481 m) along with peaks 6 and 7.

This was a purely camping trek but now the basic lodges are available on this route and this trek goes up to 5,100 meters. The Barun National Park is also one of the richest and deepest national park of Nepal. This is an area where you don’t find any modern conveniences and amenities; However, it is extremely diverse, full of natural beauty. During this trek, explore the flora and fauna in every step of this trek with cultural diversity and ethics of this region. Travelers can explore the many lakes and wildlife like Yak, Bear, Musk deer, Red Panda, Snow Leopard, many species of birds during this trek.

Extend Your Holiday:
When you make a booking for your Nepal holiday, you can also add days for a desired destination on top of the booked trip. Once we have received your trip booking we will contact you to discuss additional services required for the extension trip and if needful to take any additional payment required to pay in advance we will inform you on time.

Details of inclusions and exclusions in package!
What's included in this tour
Services that are covered in the cost of tour price.
  • Airport private transportation
  • Barun National Park Entry permit fee
  • Local government admission fee if any
  • Tumlingtar round trip airfare (guide & guests)
  • Tumlingtar - Num and return transportation
  • Tumlingtar and return bus ticket for porters
  • Required Makalu trekking permit & TIMS
  • An experienced and registered trekking guide
  • 22 Days full board (BLD) tea-house package trek
  • Best standard twin share room during the trek
  • Daily breakfast with tea or coffee during the trek
  • Stay 3 nights in KTM Guest House (Deluxe Room)
  • Daily free buffet breakfast at the KTM Guest House
  • Free daily bottled water & Coffee maker in the room
  • Food, lodge, wages and insurance of guide & porter
  • Porter (2 guests = 1 porter, max. weight 10kg/trekker)
What's not included in this tour
Services that are not covered in the cost of tour price.
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu valley
  • Single room supplement fee per room 350$
  • Nepal tourist visa and international flight ticket
  • Travel insurance for rescue work and other costs.
  • Bar bills, drinks [water or tea coffee and alcohol etc.]
  • Personal nature of expenses and trekking equipment
  • Hotel cost if earlier return from trekking by any reason
  • Hotel cost if earlier return from trekking by any reason
  • Extra services during trek (i.e. porter, horse or treatment)
  • TIPs for trekking guide & porter (USD10 per day per trekker)
  • Additional costs for sightseeing or Hotel or mountain flight
  • Extra cost incurred by any reason which is not in our control
  • All the other cost and things which are not included above.
  1. Day 1 Kathmandu: Arrive anytime!

    Upon arrival in Nepal, Jagadamba Holidays representatives will welcome you at Tribhuvan International Airport with a Jagadamba Holidays placard (Jagadamba Holidays signboard). In case of late night arrival, private transportation to the hotel will be arranged by the representative. Clients will be notified of tour briefings and group meeting times by a representative.

    In the meeting we discuss the travel plans and services and introduce the trek or tour guide as per the itinerary. You must completely fill up a legally binding travel form and a non-liability disclaimer form. If any person’s tour payment is due, such person must pay at this meeting. Stay overnight at Kathmandu Guest House in Thamel.

  2. Day 2 Fly from Kathmandu - Tumlingtar (410m, 40 minutes flight) and stay overnight at Tumlingtar.

    After breakfast we take a flight from Kathmandu to Tumlingtar and meet the rest of the trekking teams joining this trek. After meeting all the trekking team we will prepare for tomorrow’s trekking and have a look around Tumlingtar market.

     

  3. Day 3 Drive from Tumlingtar - Num Village (1,560m, 4-5 Hrs. drive) and stay overnight at Num.

    After breakfast we ride a jeep from Tumlingtar to Num Village. It is a moderate pace ride through picturesque villages and lush green hill forests that takes the trekkers to Num village. Tourists recognize this as Num Village because of the great view on both sides and the ridgeline on either side.

  4. Day 4 Trekking - Seduwa (1,500 m)

    A steep waterfall through forest and terraced farms leads us to the Barun River. We cross the river and follow the same steep climb on the other side. Forests in the valleys provide some shade – often very hot. Makalu Barun National Park begins here and is where we register our permit. We stay tonight at the top of the village. Today’s standard active walking time is 6½ hours.

  5. Day 5 Trekking - Tashigaon (2,175 m)

    Climb the cliffs bounded by the Ipsuwa River to the west and the Kasuwa River to the east. Crossing the hills past quiet villages and small rice fields, we arrive at the exotic village of Tashi Gaon. Today’s standard active walking time is 5½ hours.

  6. Day 6 Trekking - Dhara/Danda Kharka (2,927 m)

    Today’s standard active walking time is 3½ hours.

  7. Day 7 Trekking - Khongma (3,637 m)

    Today’s standard active walking time is 3½ hours.

  8. Day 8 Rest day in Khongma

    Today is a rest day for altitude acclimatization in Khongma.

  9. Day 9 Trekking - Dobate (3,844 m)

    We head towards the summit of Shipton La (pass) which takes a few hours to reach. After Kalo Pokhari Lake (3,930 m) we pass over the Keke La pass (4,170 m). We can have an amazing view of Chamlang (7,321 m), Peak 6 (6,524 m), and Peak 7 (6,758 m). After crossing the Keke La Pass we walk through the beautiful valley and reach Dobate. Today’s standard active walking time is 6½ hours.

  10. Day 10 Trekking - Yangri Kharka (3,616 m)

    Today we trek through the Barun river and the rhododendron forest that goes up the valley. In the first two hours of the trek we have to be very careful as the trail is uphill and arduous. We then take a pleasant walk gradually gaining altitude until we reach the Yangri Kharka which is situated at the base of the valley. Today’s standard active walking time is 6½ hours.

  11. Day 11 Trekking - Langmale Kharka (4,410 m)

    The valley, we pass yak pastures, lush forests and stone fields. The valley walls tower impressively above trekkers at the start of the trek. We proceed from Merek and witness a remarkable rise in the scenic views of the Himalayas. Today’s standard active walking time is 5½ hours.

  12. Day 12 Trekking - Makalu Base Camp (4,870 m)

    Today is the day we reach Makalu Base Camp. From Langmale Kharka we walk to Shershong and finally Makalu Base Camp. The way is flat on a high mountain covered with snow. Makalu mountain can be seen after reaching Shershong. When we go to Base Camp, we soak in the magnificent Himalayan scenery around us. Today’s standard active walking time is 6½ hours.

  13. Day 13 Excursion around Makalu Base Camp (5,100 m)

    The Base Camp is a rocky barren place with the great Barun Glacier beyond it. From here you can see mount Makalu’s magnificent south face and a full view of mount Everest and mount Lhotse. We can explore the surrounding lakes, glaciers and go for short hikes where we can celebrate our achievement of Makalu Base Camp trek.

  14. Day 14 Trekking - Langmale Kharka (4,410 m)

    Today’s standard active walking time is 5½ hours.

  15. Day 15 Trekking - Yangri Kharka (3,616 m)

    Today’s standard active walking time is 5½ hours.

  16. Day 16 Trekking - Dobate (3,844 m)

    Today’s standard active walking time is 5½ hours.

  17. Day 17 Trekking - Khongma Danda (3,637 m)

    Today’s standard active walking time is 5½ hours.

  18. Day 18 Trekking - Dhara/Danda Kharka (2,927 m)

    Today’s standard active walking time is 3½ hours.

  19. Day 19 Trekking - Tashigaon (2,175 m)

    Today’s standard active walking time is 3½ hours.

  20. Day 20 Trekking - Seduwa (1,500 m)

    Today’s standard active walking time is 5½ hours.

  21. Day 21 Trekking - Num Village (1,560 m)

    Today’s standard active walking time is 5½ hours.

  22. Day 22 Drive from Num - Tumlingtar (410 m) by bus or jeep

    After breakfast at Num village, we travel by jeep or bus for about 4.5 hours to Tumlingtar via Khandbari. Today is the last day of the Makalu Adventure Trek and usually the trekkers offer dinner to the trekking teams in the evening to celebrate the trekking completion party. After dinner the trekker will say goodbye to the trekking team and they will also go to bed to sleep.

  23. Day 23 Fly from Tumlingtar - Kathmandu (1,400 m, 40 min) and transfer to Hotel

    After a long hike in the mountains, we will return to Kathmandu by flight from Tumlingtar which takes only 40 minutes to reach Kathmandu. Trekkers can rest and relax at their hotels throughout the day or keep in touch with their loved ones.

  24. Day 24 Kathmandu

    You have a free day in Kathmandu to prepare for your return home and relax after the trek.

  25. Day 25 Kathmandu

    You can relax for the day or do some private sightseeing in Kathmandu. 06:30 PM Farewell Dinner will begin.

  26. Day 26 Kathmandu: Depart anytime!

    After breakfast, you should leave your room and store your luggage at the hotel and relax in the hotel lobby or explore the surrounding local market for last minute shopping for friends and family until you head to the airport for your flight back home.

    Due to limited space at Kathmandu Airport, all airlines have requested to report at the check-in counter three hours before the actual flight departure time. Therefore, we will pick you up from the hotel three and a half hours in advance, as the estimated travel time to the airport is around half an hour.

    We hope that your visit to Nepal and the activities you do during your visit will remind you to visit Nepal again in the future. As per the service policy of Jagadamba Holidays, your journey will conclude with a farewell at the airport. Have a safe and pleasant journey ahead. Thank you, see you again!

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Accommodation offered during the trip

The accommodation we use may vary depending on our package travel and the range of travel destinations. Before or after the trip you can book comfortable hotels in cities like Kathmandu and Pokhara for your stay. If you book a tea house trekking trip, we will provide a small two-bed room for sharing in the hill lodges which is a basic facility but very clean.

Now, better-equipped lodges are also available in Annapurna and Everest areas but we recommend trekkers to use accommodation above 3500 meters where clean rooms and clean food are readily available. Sometimes a level of flexibility may be required when trekking in remote mountain areas. We believe that you will complete your vacation without any problems and have the trip of a lifetime. If you book camping/trekking, our camping team will manage a comfortable camping site by the river where possible.

There will usually be a dedicated support team on the trip to move luggage and equipment, set up camp, and prepare your food. You will find more detailed information about travel accommodation which is mentioned separately in the lodging section of each vacation package page.

However, you can expect excellent service and high quality in any budget range you choose. You can learn more about different types of travel and their features and the proposed travel price by contacting us directly where we will be very pleased to answer your questions. We always try to choose comfortable accommodation with local character reflecting the best value based on twin share accommodation.

When you book a trip, unless you request a private single room, we will arrange for you to share a twin bed room with a person of the same gender. If you request a private single room, you will need to pay a single room supplementary fee. Please note that during the trek, if the destination is 4000 meters above sea level, only dormitory accommodation with private beds will be available. On trekking trips we try our best but do not promise guaranteed room options. For most of our camping trips, we supply branded two-person tents, including groundsheets.

Mess tent, kitchen tent, toilet tent, service plates, bowls, and all necessities are provided. Members of the mountaineering travel group are requested to manage according to the options given on the website.

Types of rooms during Trekking and City.
Sample room in Kathmandu Items that are covered in the cost of tour price.
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Sample room in trekking Items that are covered in the cost of tour price.
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2,675 US$
2,335 US$

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23.10.-17.11.2023
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2,995 US$
2,675 US$
2,335 US$

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