- DURATION 18 Days
Hike through the remote Barun valley to the base camp of Mt. Makalu, the isolated eight thousander, the fifth highest mountain in the world.
Hike along a trail that begins in the humid lowlands, gradually climbing into a rugged, remote and alpine setting.Trek through some of the most remote villages of the Makalu Barun National Park on this three week adventure.
On the very first day of your trip, you will experience something truly Nepalese; traditional Nepalese dinner. But rest assured our representatives will be there to pick you up at the airport, help you check in to your hotel and then take you out for dinner.
You will spend the second day sightseeing around Kathmandu - there’s the monkey temple, the Boudhanath Stupa and some ancient heritages of Nepal to be visited. In the latter half of the afternoon our guides will brief you and help you sort out all the equipment for the trip.
Take a morning flight to the Tumlingtar Airport where a 4X4 will be waiting to take you to Chichila.
The first trekking day is comparatively easy and the walk between Chichila and Num takes only 4 hours if you are a really good hiker. Since it is your first day trekking, you can walk leisurely and enjoy the scenery around you.
The trail first drops steeply to a bridge across the Arun River and then climbs up to the village of Seduwa.
A relatively short and easy hike to Tashigaon, the last permanent before the Shipton La.
The trail starts climbing as soon as you start walking, passing through a forest before you reach the grazing land of Kauma Kharka, your camp for next day’s expedition across the Shipton La Pass.
Cross the Shipton La, a tough pass which offers some spectacular views of Mount Makalu, before descending to Dobato.
The trail first descends steeply to the Barun River as you walk beside the river through a gorge to an open valley before reaching your campsite at Yangri Kharka.
Follow the river enjoying some superb mountain vistas before you make your way to Lengmale Kharka, another grazing area and your camp for tonight.
Not much ascents and descents, the trail climbs only 100 meters as you walk through a beautiful alpine setting to Sherson.
An entire day in Sherson. Enjoy the mountain vistas around.
Descend along a trail parallel to the Barun river to Yangri Kharka.
Descend further before climbing a steep set of stone stairs to Dobato.
Recross the Shipton La as the trail drops down further to Kauma Kharka.
Retrace your steps back to Tashigaon and further down to Sedua.
Hike down to the humid low hills of the Arun river Valley to Num.
The last hiking day is quite pleasant because the trail between Chichila and Tumlingtar is mostly ‘Nepali’ flat and the scenery is very beautiful. A 4X4 will be waiting for you in Chichila to take you back to Tumlingtar.
Catch an early morning flight to Kathmandu and spend the rest of the day strolling around the eateries and souvenir shops of Thamel.
An entire day in Kathmandu for yourself. Eat as much as you want, go shopping or do nothing at all! If you’re not trek weary, we’ll take you to the Last Resort for an adrenaline pumping bungee jumping adventure.
Again our representatives will be there to transfer you to the airport and bid you farewell.