Makalu Trekking

Makalu Trekking

Makalu Trekking

Makalu is the fifth highest mountain in the world at 8,485 metres (27,838 ft). It is located in the mahalangur himalaya 19 km (12 mi) southeast of mount everest, on the border between nepal and tibet, china. One of the eight thousand  Makalu is an isolated peak whose shape is a four-sided pyramid.Makalu has two notable subsidiary peaks.kanchenjunga, or Makalu II (7,678 m) lies about 3 km (2 mi) north-northwest of the main summit. Rising about 5 km (3.1 mi) north-northeast of the main summit across a broad plateau, and connected to Kang Ching Tze by a narrow, 7,200 m saddle, is chomo lonzo (7,804 m).The altitude climbs from the Arun Valley at only 435 meters above sea level to Makalu at 8463m at just 40 km.

The Makalu Barun area offers a remarkable and diverse habitat for a rich variety of flora and fauna. Plants of all major ecological zones: tropical, subtropical, temperate, alpine and subalpine are found here. The park is the home to a rich variety of wildlife too. Nepal is  rich in natural paradise include beautiful mountains, pristine forest, and a wide variety of plants, animal life and the simple and warm hearted local people with rich and varied customs. away from the valley. The Makalu trekking is another popular trekking destination in Nepal.the lower reaches of arun and barun valleys are communities of Rai, Sherpa, and Shingsawa (Bhotia) farmers. Though economically poor and isolated, they retain a rich cultural heritage. They hold the key to the preservation of the unique biological and cultural treasures of the Makalu Barun area. The Makalu-Barun area is little known to most tourists due to its relative inaccessibility. But those few hundred trekkers and mountaineers who visit each year come away with an unforgettable memory.

 

Trip Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264ft)

Day 02: Kathmandu Sightseeing

Day 03: Fly from Kathmandu to Tumlingtar then drive to Chichira (1,980m/6497 ft): 50 mins flight, 3-4 hours drive

Day 04: Chichira to Num (1,560m/5119ft): 6-7 hours

Day 05: Num to Seeduwa (1,500m/4922 ft): 6-7 hours

Day 06: Seeduwa to Tashigaon (2,100m/6890 ft): 4-5 hours

Day 07: Tashi gaon to Khongma Danda (3,500m/11,483 ft): 6-7 hours

Day 08: Acclimatization/Rest

Day 09: Khongma Danda to Dobate: 6-7 hours

Day 10: Dobate to Yangri Kharka (3,557m/11,670 ft): 6-7 hours

Day 11: Yangri Kharka to Langmale Kharka: (4,410m/14,468ft): 5-6 hours

Day 12: Langmale Kharka to Makalu Base Camp: (4,870m/15,978 ft): 6-7 hour

Day 13: Explore Makalu Base Camp

Day 14: Makalu Base Camp to Yangri Kharka: 6-7 hours

Day 15: Yangri Kharka to Dobate: 6-7 hours

Day 16: Dobate to Khongma Danda: 5-6 hours

Day 17: Khongma Danda to Tashi gaon: 4-5 hours

Day 18: Tashi gaon to Seeduwa: 4-5 hours

Day 19: Seeduwa to Num: 5-6 hours

Day 20: Num to Tumlingtar: 6-7 hours

Day 21: Tumlingtar to Kathmandu: 50 mins flight

Day 22: Final departure

 

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