Mt. Makalu is the fifth highest mountain in the world with an altitude of 8,485 meters above from sea level impressively rises on the border between Nepal & China in the world’s highest Mahalangur Himalayan Range of Nepal. Makalu Base Camp Trekking also known as Makalu Circuit Trekking is a great opportunity to reach at the base camp of Mt. Makalu at 4,800 meters and the crossing of three major tough and rugged high passes; Sherpani Col at 6,180 at meters, West Col at 6,185 meters and Amphu Lapcha La at 5,845 meters.
We can consider the trek as a one of the challenging trekking in Nepal, highly recommended for those trekkers who have previous trekking experience and knowledge about usages of peak climbing gears. Makalu Base Camp Treking starts with from Tumlingtar and leads to the Arun river valley to Sedua and Num, then crossing Shipton La Pass (4210 m) to the upper Barun river valley for a close look at Makalu and Chamlang Himal. This trek visits is one of the most remote and seldomly visited areas of Nepal. The Barun valley is a part of a large international protected area under the agreement between the governments of Nepal and China, which covers 2330 sq. km of National Park and 830 sq. km of the conservation area in Nepal alone.
The Makalu Base Camp Trekking offers very close views of world’s popular mountains including Mt. Everest (8,848m), Mt. Kanchenjunga (8,586m), Mt. Lhotse (8,516m), Mt. Makalu (8,485m), Mt. Baruntse (7,129m), Mt. Amadablam (6,812m) and many other major and minor snow-capped mountains.
Officially regulated day to day itinerary of 25 days Makalu Base Camp Trekking Adventure package trip with Adventure Mountain Nepal Trekking and Climbing Pvt. Ltd begins after spending a day in the capital city Kathmandu with a day guided sightseeing tour around world heritage sites of UNESCO.
Leaving Kathmandu, we make a short and scenic flight to a small airstrip of Tumlingtar and a couple of hour drive to get our exact trek beginning point at Khadbari. We trek from low green hilly regions via a crossing of several charming villages, dense forests, cross small wooden bridges, cross minor scenic passes with often views of Mt. Makalu before reaching at Tashigaon. which is a last village settlement of the entire Makalu Base Camp Trekking.
After the last village settlement of Tashigaon, we have to use camping accommodation until we reach at Chhukung valley.
After there, Makalu Base Camp Trekking adventure journey gradually head towards high altitudes to be closer of Himalayas. Kauma Danda, Kauma La Pass, Mumbuk, Nehe Kharka and Shersong are major places we follow before reaching at Makalu Base Camp.
After there, we make a day free excursion and exploration at Makalu Base Camp before heading upwards further high altitude passes.
Then we gradually ascend towards Swiss Base Camp at 5,150 meters, Sherpani Col Base Camp at 5,700 meters, Mt. Baruntse Base Camp at 6,180 meters and Amphu Lapcha Base Camp at 5,400 meters via the crossing of three major tough and rugged high passes; Sherpani Col at 6,180 at meters, West Col at 6,185 meters and Amphu Lapcha La at 5,845 meters.
The passes are highly challenging, perhaps toughest passes of Nepal where need to fix rope as like climb a mountain and use other climbing gears too. Nevertheless, close up views of Himalaya’s offers incredible experience for the entire trekking of Makalu Base Camp.
After we reach at Chhukung, we follow a rather easy trail to Dingboche, Namche Bazaar and Lukla to get back Kathmandu after accomplish a successful experience of Makalu Base Camp Trekking with an experienced crew of Adventure Mountain Nepal Trekking and Climbing.