Day 01 : Arrival in Kathmandu
Depending on your arrival time, our representative will be at the airport to receive you and transfer you to your booked hotel.
Day 02 : Fly to Tumlingtar (400m) – 50 minutes flight
After breakfast we drive to the domestic airport in Kathmandu for a 50 minutes flight to Tumlingtar where our staff will be waiting for us. We then drive to our hotel for tonight.
Day 03 : Trek to Mane Bhanjyang (1105m) – 7 hrs trek
Trail ascends all the way through the forest of rhododendrons and Sal trees passing few villages. The trail crosses a plateau and climbs gradually for about 3 hours. We camp above the village on large grassy fields. We walk north to Khandbari. We trek further an hour via the interesting fertile villages to camp site.
Day 04 : Trek to Chichila (1850m) – 6 hrs trek
After staying a night at Mane Bhanjyang, we move towards the Chichila where the country side becomes rural and we will climb through bamboo forests along the ridge to Arun Than (1280m). Later on, we continue through bamboo groves and big rocks to Sheka (1350m). Trek further to a small village of Chichila, mainly inhabited by Gurungs and other communities as well.
Day 05 : Trek to Num (1505m) – 6/7 hrs trek
The morning at Chichila surrounds with views of snow-capped Makalu. Eventually, we meet a ridgeline with great views on either side and descend through forest by a small river where you will walk on a flat trail for about an hour to Num, which is on a ridge above Arun Koshi River. Num experiences a dramatic display of thunder and lightning every evening, which makes very interesting surroundings.
Day 06 : Trek to Seduwa (1530m) – 6/7 hrs trek
Descending from the western end of the Num ridge steeply through the cornfields of Lumbang, the trail continues over the suspension bridge and ascends through the forest and a few traditional villages.We cross the river and follow an equally steep ascent up the other side again. Often quite hot - the forest on the valleys offer a bit of shade. People of this area are mainly occupied in agriculture and crops grown here are paddy, millet, potatoes and vegetables depending on the season. Ascend continue through dense forest, eventually brings to aesthetic cam site at Seduwa. Here lies the large flat camping lawn ridge above the Makalu Barun National Park check point.
Day 07 : Trek to Tashigaon (2065m) – 5 hrs trek
We ascend the ridge from Seduwa which is enclosed by the Ipsuwa Khola on the west and Kasuwa Khola to the east, with easy hiking through the bushes. Passing the hillside through villages and small paddy fields, we reach at tropical village of Tashigaon. The camping location in this village is really an admirable site below the national park office.
Day 08 : Trek to Khongma la (3562m) – 7 hrs trek
This will be a bit hard day as we have to ascend on a steep trail in higher altitude through dense forest of remote scrub and Rhododendron passing many ridges and seasonal Yak herders. From here the trail gets even steeper and passes a Kharka (grazing land) and finally follows a series of rough stone stairs and small lakes ascending to the top of the ridge. Khongma La is the last opportunity we have to stop before crossing the Shipton La and dropping down into the upper sections of the remote Barun Valley.
Day 09 : Trek to Dobate – 7 hrs trek
We climb towards the summit of the Shipton La which takes a several hours to reach. After the Lake Kalo Pokhari (3930m), pass over the Keke La at 4170m. We can see the outstanding view of Chamlang (7321m), Peak 6 (6524m) and Peak 7 (6758m). After crossing the Keke La pass, we descend through the beautiful valley to Dobate.
Day 10 : Trek to Yangri kharka(3610m) – 7 hrs trek
From Dobate, we advance through the Rhododendron forest which leads towards the Barun River and the upper valley. We have to be careful during the first two hours of trek as the trail is very steep and difficult. After sometime, we can take an easy walk, slowly advancing altitude until we reach at Yangri Kharka, located at the base of the valley.
Day 11 : Trek to Yak Kharkha (4972m) – 6 hrs trek
Following a moderate walk to the valley, we pass through yak pastures, lush forests and boulder fields. Beyond Nehe Kharka, the river makes a huge S-shaped curve between curtains wall of cliffs that tower on either side of river. Next gentle climb advances a Mani wall to Yak Kharka.
Day 12 : Trek to Makalu base camp (4870m) – 7 hrs trek
Finally today is the day we make it to the Base Camp. From Yak Kharka we make our way up to Merek advances through a dizzying landscape of Himalayan giants, looking marvellous views of Mountains. After arriving to Langmale Kharka we make our way up to Shershong and eventually to Makalu Base camp. The rail is flat with icy glaciers and snow clad mountains accompanying us. As the trail turns northwards into a side valley, Makalu finally soars into view. We get to immerse in the regal Himalayan panorama enclosing us.
Day 13 : Trek to Yangri Kharka (3610m) – 7 hrs trek
Taking the last glimpse of Makalu, we descend down from the Base Camp and headed back. On the way down, we descend through shershong, Langmale Kharka, Merek and down the valley finally stopping at Yangri Kharka.
Day 14 : Trek to Khongma La (3562m) – 7 hrs trek
Descending through rock falls, green forest and valley from Yangri Kharka making our way towards Dobate, we follow the river banks of Barun down the trail. With steep advance from Dobate to Mumbuk (Nambuk) and through a forest of Rhododendrons we cross the KeKe La and reach out Khongma la.
Day 15 : Trek to Seduwa (1530m) – 7 hrs trek
Through the hillsides trek continues with frequent long and steep descent. The trail takes us through thick forests and finally making to the Sherpa village of Tashigaon. And then we exit from Makalu Barun National Park and move down to the Barun River. Crossing the hillside and villages afterwards, we move further down, finally stopping at Seduwa once again.
Day 16 : Trek to trek to Num (1505m) – 6 hrs trek
From Seduwa, we trek through the dense forests towards Num. the trail of ups and downs passes through lush forest and Sherpa villages as we move downwards.
Day 17 : Trek to Mane Bhanjyang (1105m) – 6 hrs trek
We retrace our footsteps passing the Rai & Sherpa villages while descending, and we move towards Chichira where we can savour the glorious vista of Mount Makalu for the last time. We continue downwards to Bhotebas and stay at Mane Bhanjyang.
Day 18 : Trek to Tumlingtar (400m) – 5 hrs trek
The final return leg of the trek will see us overnight at Tumlingtar, ready for an early departure to Kathmandu the following day.
Day 19 : Flight: Tumlingtar-kathmandu, transfer to hotel
After the breakfast in the Lodge, you will be transferred to the Tumlingtar Airport and take a 50 minutes flight back to Kathmandu. On arrival in Kathmandu, we drive to the hotel and have some free time to relax or head into the city. Most people want to simply unwind and enjoy the hotel facilities.
Day 20 : Free day in Kathmandu
You’ll have a day free to roam around the Kathmandu Valley and enjoy your time.
Day 21 : International departure
Depending on your flight time, our airport check in is 3 hours prior to the departure time and the hotel checkout time is 12 PM. In case our flight is late evening please let us know if you require half day use of the hotel.
Our representative will meet you at the hotel and transfer you to the airport.