Trip Outlook:

Start: Kathmandu.
End: Kathmandu.
Group size: 1 to 10.
Trekking area: Makalu.
Country: Nepal.
Trip Mode:               Hotels / Lodge or camping.
Trip Grade:               Adventurous & challenging (in snow condition).
Highest elevation:  5,060 m at Makalu Base Camp.
Trek duration:         14 nights and 15 days. (Tumlingtar to Tumlingtar)
Total trip:                 17 nights & 18 days (Kathmandu to Kathmandu)
Season:                      April to June & September to November.

Main attraction/highlight:

  • Morning fly to Tumlingtar 45 mins of scenic flight with super views of mountains from Ganesh, Langtang Himal, Jugal Him
  • Incredible views of towering 5th highest Mt. Makalu, Baruntse and as far to 1st highest Mt. Everest, 4th highest Mt. Lhotse including rare Kangshung (East) Face of Everest.
  • Sub-tropic temperature to alpine and arctic climatic zone.
  • Pass of Kongm-la and Tutu-la pass at 4,075 m to reach a beautiful Barun valley.
  • Ancient culture and custom as it was for thousands of years.
  • Local foods with tea house.

Introduction:

White Hill Adventure Treks & Expedition offers an adventurous destination to Makalu Base Camp & Barun Valley trekking, in complete wilderness of high hills and mountains beneath towering world 5th highest Mt. Makalu at 8,486 meters high.

An adventure of lifetime experience where you will be enclosed within giant peaks for a week in complete wilderness at Makalu Base Camp & Barun Valley as this trek leads from warm sub-tropic temperature to alpine and arctic climatic zone.

Starting this adventure with a scenic flight to Tumlingtar, a moderate size town located on a shelf of Arun River; from here adventure leads with a drive to Num village and then beginning the walk passing few farm villages of Seduwa and Tashigaon.

Trek leads to over the pass of Kongm-la and Tutu-la pass at 4,075 m to reach a beautiful Barun valley well hidden enclosed within high hills and mountains, and then reaching at Makalu base camp our main destination and highlight of the adventure.

After an enjoyable time at base camp with incredible views of towering Makalu, Baruntse and as far to Everest, Lhotse including rare Kangshung (East) Face of Everest, return journey into lovely forested area of pines and rhododendron forest and then downhill from Kongma-la to Tasigaon to reach back at Num for the drive to Tumlingtar and to Kathmandu with a short sweeping flight with excellent service of White Hill Adventure Treks & Expedition.

Outline Itinerary:

Day 01:          Arrive at Kathmandu 1,300m and transfer to hotel.
Day 02:          Fly to Tumlingtar 950 m – 45 minutes flight and camp.
Day 03:          Drive to Num 1, 500m – 03 hrs trek to Sedua 1,493 m- 04 hrs.
Day 04:          Trek to Tashi Gaon 2,200 m – 04 hours.
Day 05:          Trek to Kohma Danda 3,500 m – 05 hours
Day 06:          Trek to Mumbuk 3,400 m – 06 hours
Day 07:          Trek to Nehe Kharka 3,750 m – 05 hours.
Day 08:          Trek to Sherson 4, 600 m – 05 hours.
Day 09:          Rest day at Sherson for day hike.
Day 10:          Trek to Yangre Kharka 3, 645 m – 06 hours.
Day 11:          Trek to Mumbuk – 05 hours.
Day 12:          Trek to Kohma Ridge – 05 hours.
Day 13:          Trek to Nawa Gaon 2, 500 m via Tashi Gaon – 05 hours.
Day 14:          Trek to Num via Sedua – 05 hours.
Day 15:          Drive back to Tumlingtar – 04 hrs.
Day 16:          Fly to Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.
Day 17:          In Kathmandu with free day.
Day 18:          Transfer to airport for international departure.

Detail Itinerary:

Day 01:         Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.
On reaching Kathmandu international airport where our White Hill Adventure Treks & Expedition staff will receive for a short transfer to respective hotels around Thamel area,tourist hub of Kathmandu.

After getting refresh from the flight our guide brief you with information of hotel, Kathmandu and Makalu Base Camp Trekking.

Day 02:         Fly to Tumlingtar 950 m – 45 minutes and camp.
Morning fly to Tumlingtar 45 mins of scenic flight with super views of mountains from Ganesh, Langtang Himal, Jugal Himal including the high black rock pyramid Mt. Everest, Makalu & Mt. Kanchenjunga, on arrival at Tumlingtar meet our guide, trekking staff, then walk to Tumlingtar town for overnight stop, a moderate size town located above Arun River of sub-tropical climate with view of Mt. Makalu.

Day 03:         Drive to Num 1, 500m – 03 hrs trek to Sedwa 1,493 m- 04 hrs.
From Tumlingtar start first day walk with an interesting ride on a jeep to Num village in the mid hills of eastern Himalaya, drive passes farm lands and villages reaching Khadbari, the headquarter town of Sankha Saba district and Makalu area, drive carries on the rough dirt road with an uphill to Num village, after few hours of scenic and rough bumpy ride getting organized, starting the first trek of this adventurous trip, with a long descend towards raging Arun River after crossing a short bridge, a steep climb at scattered farm villages of Runruma, with a nice break another 2 hours of gentle climb reaches to Sedua village for the first overnight camp near the primary school yard.

Day 04:         Trek to Tashi- gaon 2,200 m – 04 hours.
After a steep climb of first day, walk is gentle till afternoon time for lunch and camp at Tashigaon, walk on winding path through farm fields and terraces till Tashi gaon a Sherpa village and this will be the last human settlement for a week till return journey after Makalu base camp.

Day 05:         Trek to Kohma Danda 3,500 m – 05 hours.
From Tashi Gaon morning walk leads through thick enchanting forest of rhododendron, pines, oaks and birch tree lines, passing few scattered cattle herders camps with huts and shades on the grazing pasture fields, after a gradual winding for an hour, starting with a steep climb into the forest all the way to the top of Kohma danda ridge, this is taken as a small pass also, overnight on the top where there is few overhanging rocks forming a cave and shelter for porters and local cattle herders, this camp offers awesome views of Kanchenjunga towards far east and Mt. Makalu towards North.

Day 06:         Trek to Mumbuk 3,400 m – 06 hours.
Morning catching the views of mountain panorama, walk continues on the open area passing a glacial pond called Thulo Pokhari and Sano Pokhari, and then crossing a ridge of Tutu-la pass at 4,075 meters and then on the downhill back to tree lines to Mumbuk in the middle of heavily forested area for overnight camp.

Day 07:         Trek to Nehe Kharka 3,750 m – 06 hours.
From this forest camp at Mumbuk, morning walk starts with a descend to Barun Valley this is one of the most beautiful valley of the Himalaya region and unspoiled area, as few trekkers passes this route, Barun vally is famous for rare wildlife, herbs and rare species of plants and vegetation, from Barun area walk leads to a slow climb towards North West to camp at Nehe Kharka, a wide field with grazing area.

Day 08:         Trek to Sherson 4,600 m – 06 hours.
After feeling fresh in this tranquil wilderness of Barun Valley surrounded with high mountains and rock cliffs, today walk leads to our destination to camp at Sherson a mere distance from Makalu base camp, starting the morning trek following the Barun river upstream through patch of short prickly bushes of
Burberry, juniper and dwarf rhododendron with strong aroma of this plants, walk carries with awesome scenery till the walk reaches at Sherson for overnight camp, with stunning views of Mt. Makalu, Baruntse and of unknown Peak 04.

Day 09:         At Sherson rest day for a day hikes.
After days of continues trekking, an important to have rest day here at Sherson perched in the laps of high peaks, here an optional excursion and hike to base camp for more better views where one can view Mt. Everest with its rare east face named as Khangsung East Face including peak of Lhotse the 4th world highest, after a nice day walk around return back to camp at Sherson.

Day 10:         Trek to Yangre Kharka 3,645 m – 06 hours.
From Sherson after completing journey towards Makalu base camp, morning return walk downhill to Yangre Kharka for overnight camp, the last camp within Barun valley.

Day 11:         Trek to Mumbuk – 05 hours.
Morning starts with uphill through the forest and then leaving Barun valley behind to reach back at Mumbak and to tree lines with views of Khumbukarna Himal.

Day 12:         Trek to Kohma Ridge – 05 hours.
After Mumbuk walk leads to a climb through the forest reaching back at Shipton -la 4,040 meters, Tutu-la pass after crossing the twin passes reaching at Thulo and Sano Pokhari, and then back to Kohma danda for overnight camp, the last camp in complete wilderness.

Day 13:         Trek to Nawa Gaon 2,500 m via Tashi Gaon – 06 hours.
From Kohma trek back to Tashigaon through forest and downhill, after reaching at Tashigaon, our route diverts to another large Sherpa village of Nawa-Gaon , walk is on the winding gentle path through cool woodland, then reaching Nawa-Gaon village, this is a large spreadout Sherpa village, perched above Sedua village.

Day 14:         Trek to Num via Sedua – 06 hours.
Morning starting with the last walk of this awesome adventure which leads to a long steep descends back to raging Arun River, after crossing the bridge a steep climb back to Num village for the last camp in the higher hills of Makalu and Arun valley area.

Day 15:         Drive back to Tumlingtar – 04 hours.
After a memorable and grand time high up in the mountains and in complete wilderness, from Num back with driving journey back to Tumlingtar after an interesting four hours ride.

Day 16:         Fly to Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.
As per flight time to Kathmandu, for 45 mins of scenic flight with awesome views of mountains during the flight, on arrival in Kathmandu airport transfer to respective hotels after a most amazing adventure in the high mountains at Makalu Base Camp.

Day 17:         Free day in Kathmandu for individual activities.
A free day in Kathmandu for own individual activities or shopping souvenirs on this day can book for another sightseeing tour in and around Kathmandu valley of Bhaktapur / Patan.

Day 18:         International departure for home ward bound.
After a memorable and great adventure in Nepal and Makalu Base Camp & Barun Valley trekking with great services of White Hills Hill Adventure Treks & Expedition guides, our staff transfers you for final departure homeward bound flights.

Included in Package:

-Airport pickups and drops in private vehicle.

-Dormitory rooms, Guest houses and 1-5 star hotels in Kathmandu. As your choice. Normally without bargaining we will give you 2/3 star hotels.

-Wel come dinner and farewell dinner.

-special permit cards (documents for your makalu trek).

-Transportations by domestic fly and Local bus + Taxi.

-Normal teahouse/ accommodation (tent for camping places) during the trek.

-Three times meals (Breakfast, Lunch and dinner) a day during the trek.

-Government licensed holder guide who can speak extra languages (like Chinese, Japanese , French, Korean, Malaysian, Dutch, Italy, Spanish and Hindi) as yours needed and assistance guide(7 trekkers:1 assistance guide)

-1 strong and friendly potter for 2 trekkers( A POTTER can carry maximum 25kg).

-Guides and potters cost including them Salary, insurance, equipment, food, local transportation, and accommodation.

-First aid fox/ medical fox.

-13% government tax and 10% service charge.

Excluded in Package:

-Nepalese Visa fee.

-International air ticket.

-Travel insurance.

-Domestic airport pickups and drop.

-Excess baggage charges.

-trekking equipments.

-Meals in City (not in mountain trek).

-Medical fee and rescue service.

-teas, coffee, beers, cola, chocolate,

-Personal expense like bar bills, laundry service, phone call, internet/cyber café, battery charges, hot shower, hot/boiled water, extra blanket, toilet paper/nappies paper, heater etc.

-Tips for guide(s), potter(s), and driver any staff(s).

-Donation for School (s), road(s), orphanage(s).

Necessary Documents:

-Valid passport.

-2 passport side pictures.

-Separate photocopies of your passport with valid Nepali visa.

-Proof of insurance dollars, pound, and euro currency in cash for purchasing Nepali visa at Kathmandu airport.

Equipments and clothes:

-Down jackets and sleeping bags(-10 to -15 degrees f.), Trekking boots or sports shoes, one pair of trekking pools, camera, water bottle, warm hates that covers yours ears, cap, sun glass, sun cream, half sleeve t-shirt, long sleeve t-shirt, thermal tops, water proof jacket/pullovep, gore-tex jacket with wool, one pair of lightweight wool gloves, one pair of trousers, one pair of fleece or woolen tousers, one pair of waterproof shell paints, two/three pairs of thin, light, inner shocks, two pairs of heavy poly socks, wto pairs of under wears etc… and more for girls(bra, scarf, pashmina shawl, Nek up thing etc. )

(Note: you can hire down jacket, trekking boots and sleeping bag with white Hill Adventure. The coast will be per day $1+$1+$1 usd.)

Important suggested Tools:

Tooth brush & paste.

Nail clippers.

Mirror.

Books.

Pen & Copy.

Note book.

Mobile phone and SIM cards.

GPS Compass.

Light.

Charges.

Alarm watch.

Matches or lighter.

Repair tape with sewing repair kit.

Towel.

Dry Foods & Chocolate: You have to buy some energetic foods (like chocolate, snacks, pine nut, coconut, etc.) to help yourself walking better.

Travel Insurance:

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