Makalu trekking in eastern Nepal is protected by the Makalu Barun National Park and Conservation Project. Established in 1992, it covers 2330 sq km. Among the 16 mountains in the park, it is home to Makalu, the fifth highest mountain in the world (8463m/ 27,766ft).
The worlds fifth highest mountain. Formerly a restricted area, it spans five major ecological zones where can be found the lush, tropical Arun Valley, dense forests or rhododendron and fir and alpine meadows that lead to the might Barun glacier. From the base camp, any one can view the spectacular Mt. Makalu.
This mainly low altitude trek is centered on the Arun Valley, in eastern Nepal. The sub-tropical valley floor of the mighty Arun River is in places densely forested, contrasting with the terraced slopes higher up, which are farmed by villagers of diverse tribal groups. High pastures typify the upper slopes, which border on the Makalu-Barun National Park, an important conservation area for many threatened species.
The trails rise from 850 meters (2,788ft) to 5000 meters (16,900ft) above sea level.
Day 01:Fly to Tumlingtar and drive to Khandbari (1067m)
Day 02:Khandbari to Sakurate (1893m)
Day 03:Sakurate to Num (1524m)
Day 04:Num to sedua (1700m)
Day 05:Sedua to Tashigaon(2063m)
Day 06:Tashigaon to Kauma (2500)
Day 07:Kauma to Mumbuk (3500m)
Day 08:Mumbuk to Nehe Kharka (3660m)
Day 09:Nehe kharka to Shershon (4720m)
Day 10:Shershon to Makalu Base Camp (4853m)
Day 11:Nehe Kharka – Shipton – La Camp
Day 12:Shipton – La Camp – Sedua
Day 13:Sedua - Mure
Day 14:Mure – Khandbari
Day 15:Khandbari– Tumlingtar – Kathmandu
Day 01Fly to Tumlingtar and drive to Khandbari (1067m)Around 50 minutes flights from Tribhuan International Airport to Tumlingtar (450 m). Then take a drive to Khandbari.
Day 02Khandbari to Sakurate (1893m) Walk up the ridge to the village of Mane Bhanjyang(1158m) and on up through terraced fields through Pangma to Bhotebas, stretch of rhododendron forest to camp
Day 03Sakurate to Num (1524m) The trail continues heading along the ridge, with rhododendron forest now dominant. The erstwhile forest on the slopes has been denuded to make way for cultivation.
Day 04Num to sedua (1700m) we get the get to the corn and buckwheat fields of Rumruma. The landscape is rocky and the terraces are very small. A long, difficult climb brings us to Seduwa (1460 m),
Day 05Sedua to Tashigaon(2063m) Climb to the north across cultivated terrace field and then passes the National Park Forest Project and reaches Manigaon. The last village we would see on the way to Makalu Base Camp.
Day 06Tashigaon to Kauma (2500) Steep climb through forest, which can be magical in the early morning mist. The climb continues through Unshisa to Kauma.
Day 07Kauma to Mumbuk (3500m) Passing through forest before emerging on to a ridge with Mani walls, numerous prayer flags and superb mountain views, including Kanchenjunga to the east. Makalu trek path goes through La pass via Keke La pass (4230m) and Tutu La pass(4200m) where Chorten can be seen
Day 08Mumbuk to Nehe Kharka (3660m) The trial is indistinct along much of the route.It can also be slippery with numerous rock falls, following the Barn Khola along its northern bank.Trial goes through the seasonal settlement of Yangri Kharka.
Day 09Nehe kharka to Shershon (4720m) crossing the Barun Khola by wooden bridge and uphill through forest, the river valley becomes increasingly steep, with waterfalls gushing picturesquely down sheer rock faces. The trail continues its hike past the tiny settlements of Jhark Kharka, Ramara and Mera.
Day 10Shershon to Makalu Base Camp (4853m) The trail climbs gradually to a minor pass above Makalu Base Camp. walking nearly one hour, we will be able to be the base camp. It is a rocky barren place with the large Barun Glacier beyond, will have an excellent view of Makalu, Baruntse (7220m), Peak 6 and Peak 7 and the complete panorama of Everest and Lhotse.
Day 11Nehe Kharka – Shipton – La Camp Trek through Mumbuk and ascend Shipton- La camp for the beautiful sunset views of Makalu and Chamlang.
Day 12Shipton – La Camp – Sedua Get up early and have the sunrise panorama towards Kanchenjunga and descend towards Sedua for the halt.
Day 13Sedua - Mure Descend across Arun and through Num camp at Mure.
Day 14Mure – Khandbari Along the ridge and down to Khandbari.
Day 15Khandbari– Tumlingtar – Kathmandu A short walk to Tumlingtar then fly to Kathmandu.
Spectacular views of snow covered giant Himalayan peaks including Mt. Everest, Makalu, trekking through eye-catching villages, different community with majority of Rai, Limbu and Sherpa, exploring around Arun valley and riversides