Have you ever dreamed of having the Himalayas in their entire splendor just to yourself? Perhaps you have already done a tea house trek or two in Nepal, and you want something more challenging and remote for your next adventure. If this is the case, look no further.This 16 day trek is the Base Camp Trek of world’s fifth highest mountain located in Makalu-Barun National Park. The destination is Makalu Base Camp and the rugged trails bring us to one of the most far off regions in Nepal. Tourism is very limited here, and you will meet very few other trekkers. The trek is strenuous but extremely rewarding.
|Start Date||End Date||Price|
|September 10, 2023||September 25, 2023||US$ 3675 per person on sharing basis|
|September 18, 2023||October 3, 2023||US$ 3675 per person on sharing basis|
|October 6, 2023||October 19, 2023||US$ 3675 per person on sharing basis|
|October 22, 2023||November 4, 2023||US$ 3675 per person on sharing basis|
Max Trekking Altitude
Hours of Walking
5-7 Hours per day
Makalu Barun Area
The first few days of the Makalu Base Camp camping trek is at a relatively low altitude and will be hot. The forest in the valley provides some much-welcomed shade, as we move along the rugged trails through the terraced farmland. We enter Makalu-Barun National park on the first day.
From here on, the trekking gets more challenging as we start climbing toward Shipton La Pass, which we will pass on the fourth day. We climb up through the forest onto the ridge and pass numerous small streams and lakes. The trail towards the pass is demanding, but we are rewarded with marvelous views of Chamlang (7321m), Peak 6 (6,524m), and Peak 7 (6,758m).
We now enter the stunning Makalu Barun Valley and descend steeply to the Barun River. The trail alternates between steep ascents and pleasant walks up through the valley. On the eighth day, we reached Makalu Base Camp, surrounded by glaciers and snow-capped mountains. It is essential to adhere to medical guidelines to avoid altitude sickness here and to stroll and stay hydrated.
It is time for exploration and celebration on the ninth day of the trek. You can take an easy day with just some short strolls from the camp or explore the glacial lakes and views further up the valley. The evening will be time for celebrating our accomplishments so far.
We retrace our trail back through the valley for the next five days. As we go down, we can enjoy seeing everything again from a different perspective.
After spending the night in the village Num on the fourteenth trek day, we drive back to Tumlingtar, where we spend the night at a local guesthouse. We fly back to Kathmandu the following morning, where we can rest and relax at our hotel.
This exceptionally beautiful but tough route is especially known for its views of towering Himalayan peaks, biodiversity, and unique and unspoiled cultural heritage.
We find the settlements of Rai, Sherpa, and Bhote on the route of Makalu Base Camp camping trek. These ethnic groups are all farmers, and though they are isolated and often economically poor, they preserve a rich cultural heritage.
We camp in selected areas with access to water and enough space for the tents. This is usually a clearing in the forest used by the local herders to graze their cattle, or a meadow outside the village.
Here you may enjoy a well-deserved shower, followed by sundowners or some relaxing time with a book. Every day culminates with a delicious three course dinner and tales shared around the campfire.
This is a challenging trek and we recommend it only for experienced trekkers or people with a reasonably good physical condition. Expect to carry your personal pack with what you need while trekking. Our porters will carry everything else.
We focus on combining taste, healthiness and sustainability. Each meal has been thoughtfully crafted in order to give you the energy you need for an active day.
We cater to vegetarians and vegans, and will adapt the menu to any dietary restrictions you may have.
Pioneering the industry since 1964, Mountain Travel Nepal has some of the most experienced guides in the country. We create bespoke treks for the discerning intrepid traveller. Our signature full-service camping treks and expeditions are curated to deliver on your dreams.
Our destinations are truly off-the-beaten-track, and our team serves you with the utmost pride and professionalism. Join us for an unparalleled Himalayan experience that allows for a deep connection with nature and authentic interactions with the world around you.
Change of Itinerary
We reserve the right to change or alter any itinerary at any time for reasons beyond our control. These could include but are not limited to adverse weather conditions, cancellation of flights or government restrictions in certain areas.
Whenever we are forced to make such late changes, we will always endeavor to give guests as much advance notice as possible and to ensure that the alternate itinerary achieves, insofar as possible, the objectives of the original tour.
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