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Makalu Base Camp Trek


 An amazing journey start from the lowest valley in the world, Arun valley/Tumlingtar and reach at the remote Makalu Base Camp, an opportunity to trek in the high alpine terrain with exotic flora rhododendrons, oaks and rare orchids, visit the rural farm and medieval mid hills market. The magnificent trekking to the lab of world`s fifth highest Mt. Makalu is one of the most isolated Nepal Himalaya in the far-eastern region. A great adventure trips to Makalu base camp trek, one of the most thriling awesome trekking holiday in the least explored trekking regions. This awesome trek leads to the ridge above Arun valley, passing through yak pastures and towards the endless ice fields of Makalu at its base. The Makalu base camp treks is one of the best opportunity to experience in the east Nepal`s natural as well as cultural beauties.

On this grand journey, the view of Mt. Kanchenjunga massif, Everest, Lhotse, Baruntse and Chamlang as well as the Kangshung “East Face” of Everest rarely seen in the Himalayan region. This awesome wonderful hiking tour of Makalu base camp concludes with a trek through isolated Sherpa villages and back to Tumlingtar with a panoramic scenic flight back to Kathmandu.

Trip Highlights:

1. Trekking in the least visited region

2. Trekking trips from lowest valleys in the world`s to 5th highest mountain base

3. Hiking tour of the wilderness, remoteness & least explored region

4. An experienced of an aged old Sherpa, Rai & Limbu cultures, traditions & the way of life

5. A great opportunity to enjoy the panoramic view of the mountains including 3 world`s highest mountains

6. To observed 22 species of rhododendrons in the region

7. The great an opportunity in explored medicinal plants, flowering & non-flowering plants with the view of botanical research & study.



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Day 01:
Arrive at Kathmandu 1,300 m via respective airlines, pick up & transfer to hotel, free days at leisure

Day 02:
Fly to Tumlingtar 450 m/40 minutes flight & trek to Manebhanjyang 1,400 m/05 hrs

Day 03:
Trek to Chichila 1,800 m/05 hours.

Day 04:
Trek to Num village 1,500 m/05 hours.

Day 05:
Trek to Seduwa 1,493 m/05 hours.

Day 06:
Trek to Tashigaon 2,200 m/04 hours.

Day 07:
Rest days at Tashigaon preparation for the high journey.

Day 08:
Trek to Kohma Danda 3,500 m/05 hours

Day 09:
Trek to Mumbuk 3,400 m/05 hours

Day 10:
Trek to Nehe Kharka 3,750 m/05 hours.

Day 11:
Trek to Sherson 4,600 m/06 hours.

Day 12:
Trek to Yangre Kharka 3,645 m/06 hours.

Day 13:
Trek to Mumbuk 3,400 m/06 hours.

Day 14:
Trek to Tashi Gaon 2,200 m/08 hrs

Day 15:
Trek to Seduwa 1,493 m/04 hrs

Day 16:
Trek to Num 1,500 m/05 hours.

Day 17:
Trek to Chichila 1,800 m/05 hours.

Day 18:
Trek to Tumlingtar via Khadbari 06 hours.

Day 19:
Fly back to Kathmandu & transfer to hotel.

Day 20:
Free days at leisure private guided tours of Kathmandu valley

Day 21:
Transfer to airport for international departure.

Service includes
• Airport pick up & drop off by private vehicles
• KTM to Tumlingtar airfare for member and staff/s
• 3 Nights hotel accommodation in Kathmandu on 3 star category B/B plan
• A day sightseeing in Kathmandu valley by private vehicle & professional tour guide
• TIMS & National park entry permit fee
• Basic accommodation during the trek
• Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner during trek
• English speaking guide & porter during trek
• Food and salary for staff and porter
• Trekking gears for the local trekking staffs (shoes, jacket & trouser)
• Insurance for local trekking staffs
• First Aid Kit box/bag

Service does not include

• Nepal entry visa fee, Photographs & international flights fare
• Meals in Kathmandu (lunch & dinner)
• Personal nature expanses: telephone calls, cyber bills, bar bills, laundry service, battery recharge bills, hot shower (On trek),washing water, pots of hot drinks, bottle/boiled water, alcoholic and soft drinks
• Additional cost incurred due to extending your stay at hotel due to cancel and delay of flight because of poor visibility due to heavy raining/snowing/cloudy from Tumlingtar airport & go fly into Tumlingtar from Kathmandu too.
• Essential trekking gears
• Travel & health insurance
• Tipping for all trekking staffs (guide & porter/s)
• An emergencies or rescue evacuation cost/charge (helicopter), if required
 

Day 01:
Arrive in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.
On reaching at Kathmandu international airports our Experience Treks staff will receive and transfer you to respective hotel. At the hotel our guide will brief with orientation programs of the hotel, Kathmandu, trekking, do's and don'ts and other related information while you are in Nepal with Experience Treks.

Day 02:
Fly to Tumlingtar 450 m/45 minutes flight & trek to Manebhanjyang 1,400 m/05 hrs
Starting this wonderful adventure with an early morning flight of Tumlingtar with awesome views of snowcapped mountains from Langtang Himal, Ganesh Himal,Manaslu,Mt. Everest, Makalu & Mt. Kanchenjunga, on reaching Tumlingtar town located on a shelf above the Arun River then start your trek immediately by ascending through Ssal tropical forest through Khadbari 1,300 m for 04 hrs, a district headquarter of Sankhuwasabha, then after, an hour easy treks to bring you at Manebhanjyang for overnight to stop.

Day 03:
Trek to Chichila 1,800 m/04 hrs.
This awesome adventure starts with a scenic trek for 04 hours passing through rural farm villages that leads up passing several villages and then to the small village at Chichila. Chichila a growing village with dozens of houses with a superb view of Mt. Makalu 8,463 m and the Kumbhakarna long mountain range.

Day 04:
Trek to Num 1,500 m/06 hours.
Catch the first view of Mt. Makalu and its satellite peaks at the walk to Num follow through serene forest of rhododendron, oaks and hemlocks with a climb to the ridge top, from here downhill for two hours to the overnight stop at Num. Num village is a big village with school, the monastery, policed stations, from where a good view of the Makalu & others peaks, both routes of trekking to Kimathanka, a Tibetan boarder & the route to MBC via Seduwa village.

Day 05:
Trek to Seduwa 1,493 m/05 hours.
Morning walk downs the long stone staircase steep terraced slopes towards Arun River bridge, this lower slope is densely forested on reaching the bottom; cross the bridge over torrential Arun River. From the this bridge over the Arun river, the steep stone staircase ascends of the rain forest, reaching at Runruma village then a climb of one hour to Seduwa village with a big Rai & Sherpa village, big school, Makalu Barun national park entry point, bazaar or market, overnight camp near the main village.

Day 06:
Trek to Tashigaon 2,200 m/04 hours.
The trekking to Tashigaon, a short hike of four hours with lunch and camp at Tashigaon is passing through scattered farm villages and terraces then reaching at Tashigaon. Tashigaon is the last permanent village en route to Makalu base camp.This is a main Sherpa village of the far eastern region, a little different to the Sherpa of Everest region, in the way they live in being settled in this areas they are engaged more in agriculture,animal husbandry, overseas employment & of course mountaineering & travel/trekking business. This is the most beautiful village in the region with some mountain view.

Day 07:
Rest days at Tashigaon.
As this is the last big village, the only permanent village before Makalu base camp for a week, a complete rest day before the walk to Makalu base camp.

Day 08:
Trek to Kohma Danda 3,500 m/05 hours
After this village morning walk for an hour leads through enchanting botanical wonders of rhododendron and oaks forest, on leaving the forest to a summer pastures and onwards to Kohama ridge which leads to a strenuous uphill. After the good climb reaching to an open area at Kohama danda for the overnight camp, this lovely spot offers grand view of Mt. Kanchenjunga the world`s third highest as well as Mt. Makalu from here onwards one can feel the cold fresh air of the Himalaya.

Day 09:
Trek to Mumbuk 3,400 m/06 hours
With the superb morning view, the trek continues on the gradual slopes with few ups and down through Thulo Pokhari (big pond) and Sano Pokhari (small pond). From here cross the pass of Tutu la at 4,075 m and on the downhill path to Mumbuk with a small clear spot in the middle of forest of pines, hemlock, birch and rhododendrons trees.

Day 10:
Trek to Nehe Kharka 3,750 m/05 hours.
From this camp, views of Kumbhakarna Himal through the tree lines, the walk from here leads to downhill to Barun Valley, one of the least unexplored places in the Himalayan region. This unique Makalu-Barun National Park enriched with 3,000 species of flowering plants, 440 bird species and 75 species of mammals, including the endangers clouded leopard, red panda and musk deer. The remarkable bio-diversity is considered to being a global significance and provides a living zoological and botanical place for international scientific research. On reaching Barun valley, the walk is easy gradual uphill slopes by following the Barun River upstream towards Nehe Kharka, a summer pastures for the overnight camp.

Day 11:
Trek to Sherson 4,600 m/06 hours.
After days of interesting trekking reaching to the highlight of this wonderful adventure to Makalu base camp at Sherson, morning walks across the Barun river by crossing the couple of wooden bridges, a large prayer wall of Ramara, after 03 hours walk the vegetation gets sparse for rhododendron, barberries, cotoneaster and juniper bushes exists for some time, this nice day`s walk leads to high alpine to Sherson with views of Barun glacier and the towering majestic Mt. Makalu. Sherson is also the lower base camp of Mt. Makalu with superb views of the peak including the upper part of Makalu south face, Mt. Baruntse 7,220 m and peak

Day 12:
Trek to Yangre Kharka 3,645 m/06 hours.
Trek back to the end of the Barun valley at Yangre Kharka for overnight camp.

Day 13:
Trek to Mumbuk 3,400 m/05 hours.
Retrace the journey back to Mumbuk, leaving the Barun valley to camp in the middle of alpine forest at Mumbuk.

Day 14:
Trek to Tashigaon 2,200 m/08 hours.
Trekking backs to Tashigaon by passing through Shipton la,Thulo pokhari & Kohma ridge. Today`s hiking is either gradual dexcend or steep descend through forest of oaks,hemlock & rhododendron.

Day 15:
Trek to Seduwa 1,493 m/04 hours.
Gradual downhill walk through the farm & village of Nawagaon on a hill top,very good view of the green Valleys & agriculture farm. Today`s hikking tour is very short due to the yesterday`s big day walks.

Day 16:
Trek to Num village1,500 m/05 hours.
The trek backs to Num village by walking steep downs the hill to Arun River bridges by passing villages & immediately ascends steep stone staircases up to all the way of Num Village.

Day 17:
Trek back to Chichila 1,800 m/06 hours.
Trek back to Chichila with small ups & downs & sometimes through dusty roads.

Day 18:
Trek back to Tumlingtar 450 m/06 hrs
Trek to Tumlingtar by passing through Manebhanjyang & Khandbari through gradual & steep ascend through different rural villages & tropical forest

Day 19:
Fly back to Kathmandu & transfer to hotel.
As per the flight time of Kathmandu, the fly back to Kathmandu is sometime the flight time can be delayed due to bad weather, the flight of Tumlingtar to Kathmandu offers panoramic view. On arrival at Kathmandu domestic terminal, transfer you back to respective hotel & rest of day is at leisure for relaxing

Day 20:
Free days at leisure.
We have reserved this day in case of flight delay if all goes well a free day in Kathmandu, inform our staff for short private guided city sightseeing tours in and around Kathmandu valley.

Day 21:
Transfer to airport for international departure.
Last days in the magic awesome Himalaya with grand memorable time of the mountains with Experience Treks, as per your flight time BTE staff will transfer you to airport for your final departure for homeward bound.


Notes: The above mention Makalu base camp trek, we could do it by different ways- driving to Basantaur from Kathmandu & treks to Mase Base Camp & returned to Tumlingtar, Driving to Tumlingtar from Kathmandu via Dharan & Basantapur & drive to Num village which is just dusty road & trek to MBC & returned back to Tumlingtar & fly to Ktm. It is all depend on you,your timeframe & interest. For more detail,please kindly e-mails us.
 


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Health Requirements
You are preparing for a trek in the higher altitudes of remote Himalayan region. Hence during this treks, the physically, emotionally & mentally demanding mountain trek & you may face Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS), if you trek/hike quickly/ascended too fast as well as other health related problems. In this regard, Experience Treks strongly recommends for those travelers with pre-existing medical conditions like heart, lungs and blood pressure/diseases make know to us before booking this trip.

Experience Requirements
The remote mountain trekking requires 4 – 6 hours walking in per day a basis and at times it even exceeds to 7 – 8 hours depending on your walking pace, age groups, weather condition & seasons. Despite this fact, we do not suggest you for mandatory hiking or technical climbing experiences. Yet, it will be better if you have a regular jogging habit of few weeks before booking this trip.

Travel Insurance
Experience Treks does not sell or arranges any kind of insurance plan/packages for foreigners except local staff/s. Yet, it will be mandatory to join our trips that you should be insured for comprehensive expenses that may arise from the trip for your own safety. Your Insurance plan must be covering medical/travel issues as well as unforeseen accidents that may occur to the trips. In such a case, you may to take the facility like an air ambulance, helicopter rescue, Clinical attention and so on.

Acclimatization
Trekking in higher altitudes may even cost the life of travelers! The more you go higher elevation/height, the lesser will be availability of Oxygen pressure in the air. Therefore, your body requires a few days too many days to adopt the newer situation/climate in an environment with less oxygen. The higher you climb the more will be the possibility of undergoing through Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS) problems. Hence, Experience Treks`s itineraries are extremely concern on this problem/issue. With our expert team, you can easily cops with altitude sickness problems. The AMS will attract you after 3,000 m. The Himalayan Rescue Association (HRA), non-profitable medical institution recommends to all trekkers/hikers to ascend slowly after 3,000 m (either ascends 300 m each day or every 600 m spend an extra night, the same altitude). The rule is slowly ascents to go higher elevation to be safe!

Trekking Crew Arrangement
To facilitate the best trekking experience in the Himalayas, Experience Treks has arranged most hospitable as it is possible, more professional and long-terms experienced crew members. Your local trip member/s will have most extensive knowledge about mountain trails, mountain names & its height/elevation, people & their cultures, religions, socio-cultural aspects, eco-system, flora & fauna, geography of the respective treks/trips and history of the local regions. Besides, our crew members are fully undergone through Rock climbing, Ice climbing, Mountaineering, Intensive wilderness First Aid knowledge, Trekking guides, Eco trekking, knowledge about Responsible tourism business, Sustainable development, English language, Conservation & preservation basic knowledge and Bio-diversity trainings.

Meals Facilities
During the trek in the mountains, you will be served 3 times meals a day with typical Nepali food/meal along with Tibetan, Chinese, Indian, Continental & Italian dishes, depending on your choices. You will have an access to have hot chocolate, tea and other hot drinks as well, breads and snack as well in the camping/tented treks. The early morning breakfast and dinner will be served at the same tea houses or at the local lodges where you spend the night. At times, you too have to enjoy the breakfast and the lunch at the camping overnights sites. Unlike this, you will take your lunch on the way in the mountain trails in the side trips/day excursion. The lunch will be prepared for your team member of the camping/tented treks & in teahouse/lodges treks at local lodge/guest houses. At the climax of the trip, you will enjoy a trip celebration dinner in Kathmandu.

Accommodations Arrangements
During your stay in Kathmandu, Pokhara, Chitwan & other cities, you will enjoy the budget accommodation to best class hotel /resorts accommodation depending on your budget, interest & hobbies where as on the other hand in the mountain trail, you will have to adjust at twin sharing, double bed & single bed rooms basis accommodations at the standard lodges or tea houses, mostly common sharing bathroom & toilet/rest rooms. However, you have to consider the remoteness of travelled places where single room may not be feasible at all the times & need to be the share with someone else in the peak season. Most of the teahouses/lodges are either double bed rooms or twin sharing rooms. Some of the majors trekking destinations, there are deluxe comfortable hotels & Resorts is also available.

Porter Care
We are tremendously concern over the rights of the porters who facilitate traveler`s adventure dreams in the Himalayas. Without porters hard working, your dream to go to mountains will not be certain/guaranteed. It is our serious concern that the porters should be well paid, make sure their warm clothing, well equipped and treated equally even in the harsh situation in the remote Himalayas. In case of emergency situations, we give equal to rescue facilities as other team members get in the adverse situation in the higher altitude including rescue services by Helicopter. Besides this, we too are concern about International Porter Protection Group (IPPG) which works in the field of trekking porter/s by protecting the rights of porter, basic language training to express their problems, make sure for enough warm clothing & other equipment, compulsory Insurance facility. In doing so, we recommend all our trekkers in the Himalayas just to keep their luggage under 30 kg so that it can be handled by porters smoothly in the higher mountains. If possible, try to make about 25 Kg. over 4,000 m & high passes.

Environmental Concerns
Being human beings, it is our responsibility to protect natural & cultural order, to conserve environment and to love nature. Himalayan region is ecologically very much fragile and hence we try to practice “to leave just footprints and take photos” so that future generation will to have chances to experience the beauty of Himalayan region. Respecting natural balance and being sensible towards local environment yields into protecting local cultures as well. Hence, our trip operations tremendously focus on environmental issues in the Himalayas and thereby eco-tourism.

Trekking Group Arrangement
Experience Treks generally provides one trek guide/trekking leaders for the trip operation and porter/s for luggage carrying. It means if there are 4 trekkers, there will be one trek guide & two porters. In the case of porter/s arrangements, there will be one porter for each two paying trekker. This arrangements helps to carry out the trip smoothly even in the adverse situation. Our trips generally accommodate the group of 10 people at a time. Despite this arrangement, we can adjust or run the trips over than 10 people at a time as well as.

Best Seasons
The best seasons of travelling/trekking in the Himalayas are autumn season (September-November) and spring season (March-May). Apart from these two seasons, there is a possibility of trekking in the Himalayas even in the winter and summer seasons which is called off-seasons. In the winter season, cold, snowing & flight delay or cancellation slightly affects the trips & high passes could be closed. But, travelling/trekking in the summer season comes with tremendous rewards for a passionate botanist despite of rainy days, flooding, landslides, flight delay or cancellation like winter season. It will be great in the least rain fall regions & high passes, where are lots of wild orchid blooming.

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If you are in need of more information on any kinds of trips, please contact us at Tel: +977 14429204, +977 9841969631, +977 9803810253 | Email : info@experiencenepaltreks.com.n
Or, you can even place your inquiry at our official websites,http://www.experiencenepaltreks.com.np

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