Arrive Kathmandu and Transfer to Hotel.
Full Day Guided sightseeing inside the Kathmandu
Join the welcome dinner with live Nepalese cultural program hosted by Makalu adventures.
Kathmandu to Tumlingtar - Drive to Num
Num (1490m) - Sedua (1460m 5/6 hrs hiking)
The trail today descends steeply from Num through the Cornfield of Lumbang. The country is particularly rocky; tiny terraces planted with corn and barley, then we have tough steep climb to Sedua. Camp
Sedua (1460m) - Tashi Gaun (2070m - 5 hrs Hiking)
The trail crosses meadows and several streams, then climbs to the Sherpa village of Tashi Gaon, the last permanent settlement in the valley. Camp
Tashi Gaon (2070m) - Kauma (3470m - 6hrs Hiking)
A very hard day of the trek as the trail goes up real steep. We walk through the sparse forests along the ridge over a hillock and descend a bit to Kauma at 3470 m. Camp
Today is a rest day as well as acclimatization day.
Kauma(3470m) - Mumbak(3570m - 5 hrs Hiking)
We again start today with a steep climb then through less steeply rhododendron forests to the top of the ridge. You will have superb views of Chamlang (7,290 m) Peak 6 (6739 m) and Peak 7 (6105 m). Then we will have a final descent through a forest of firs and rhododendrons to Mumbuk. Camp
Mumbuk(3570m) - Neha Kharka - (3000m - 6hrs Hiking)
Today the trail descends steep gully with a stream for about 500m. The trail is ill defined, rocky and sloppy mud in places as it leads up the glacial valley. From here you can have a good views of Peak 6. Nhe Kharka is located on a large open grassy plain at an elevation of 3000 m. from here you will have great mountain views. Camp
NEHA KHARKA - (3000 m) - SHERSON (4615 m - 7 hrs Hiking)
The trail today turns westward and leaves the rhododendron forests for alpine tundra. There are excellent views of Pyramid Peak (7168 m), Peak 4 (6720 m) etc. Sherson is at 4615 m a bit dangerous day as the altitude gains more than 1500 m but we don't have a choice because we do not have any suitable camp between Nhe Kharka and Sherson.
SHERSON (4615 m) - MAKALU BASE CAMP (5000 m - 4/5 hrs Hiking)
Today is a gradual climb to a minor pass about 100 m . From here you will have a magnificent south face views of Makalu also you will be able to see the complete panorama of Everest and Lhotse. Camp
EXPLORE MAKALU BASE CAMP
MAKALU BASE CAMP TO NEHA KHARKA - (3000 m)
We retrace back down the Barun Valley. Camp
NEHA KHARKA - (3000 m) – MUMBUK (3570 m)
We continue descending back. Camp at Mumbuk
MUMBUK (3570 m) - KAUMA (3470 m)
We trek across Shipton La and descend to Kauma
KAUMA (3470 m) - TASHI GAON (2070 m)
Today we walk a bit long to Tashi Gaon. Camp
TREK TO PAKUWA (1520 m)
We walk through farming settlements to the spread out Rai village. Continue in forests past several streams to Pukuwa. Camp
Pukuwa (1520m) - Bumling (1160m)
Walk through the forests and follows some spectacular high and exposed narrow tracks as it climbs over rocky ridges. We camp across the Chhetri village of Bumling.
Bumling-Tumlingtar - 860 m
We following the east bank of the Arun and the route pass through Chyawabesi before making a short climb back to Tumlingtar. Camp
Tumlingtar to Kathmandu
Free Day at Kathmandu