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Makalu-Barun Valley Trek

Makalu-Barun Valley Trek is another of our wonderful trekking packages that lets you to explore the Makalu-Barun National Park and conservation area spread over the area of over 1500 square kilometers which extends from low ranges at 500m to the high Nepal Himalayas at over 8000m. In fact, this remote terrain stretches east from Sagarmatha National Park, between the high plateaus of Tibet and deep subtropical gorge carved by Arun River. You can enjoy the spectacular views of rugged Himalayan Peaks including Mount Makalu, Mount Chamlang, and Mount Baruntse. And well, Makalu-Barun Valley provides you the stunning contrasts where high waterfalls cascade into deep gorges and colorful landscape along with the craggy rocks rise from lush green forests.
This unique landscape shelters some of the last pristine mountain ecosystems on the earth. It’s the home of over 3000 species of flowering plants, 75 species of mammals, and 440 species of birds including the endangered Clouded Leopard, Musk Deer and Red Pandas. And this remarkable biodiversity is considered to be of global significance. 
Sure, Makalu-Barun Valley is going to be one of the most amazing treks in Nepal and the travelers will certainly have their lifetime experience during this. And if you are the one who is looking for combining some serious flora and fauna with some strenuous hiking, sure, this area is for you. Coldfeet Adventure Nepal always welcomes you for this trip.
 
FACTS
Type of Trek: Camping
Trekking Level: Hard
Duration of Trek: 16 Days 
Tour Duration: 24 Days 
Route of Trekking: Kathmandu-Tumlingtar-Makalu Barun Base Camp-Tumlingtar-Kathmandu
Maximum Elevation: 5000 meters above sea level
 
Outlined Itinerary
  • Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu
  • Day 02: Sightseeing in Kathmandu Valley and preparation for the trip
  • Day 03: Fly from Kathmandu to Tumlingtar
  • Day 04: Trek from Tumlingtar to Khandbari (1020m) 2 to 3 hours
  • Day 05: Trek from Khandbari to Chichila (1840m) 5 to 6 hours
  • Day 06: Trek from Chichila to Num (1500m) 5 to 6 hours
  • Day 07: Trek from Num to Sedua (1540m) 5 to 6 hours
  • Day 08: Trek from Sedua to Tashigaon (2200m) - 3 to 4 hours
  • Day 09: Trek from Tashigaon to Khongma (3560m)
  • Day 10: Trek from Khongma to Mumbuk (3550m)
  • Day 11: Trek from Mumbuk to Yangle Kharka (3600m)
  • Day 12: Trek from Yangle Kharka to Merek (4570m)
  • Day 13: Trek from Merek to Shersong (4660m)
  • Day 14: Day Trip to Makalu Base Camp (5000m)
  • Day 15: Trek from Shersong to Yangle Kharka
  • Day 16: Trek from Yangle Kharka to Mumbuk
  • Day 17: Trek from Mumbuk to Khongma
  • Day 18: Trek from Khongma to Tashigaon
  • Day 19: Trek from Tashigaon to Num
  • Day 20: Trek from Num to Chichila
  • Day 21: Trek from Chichila to Mani Bhanjyang
  • Day 22: Trek from Manibhanjyang to Tumnlingtar
  • Day 23: Trek from Tumlingtar to Kathmandu
  • Day 24: Final Departure from Kathmandu
 
  • Details Itinerary
  • Cost Details
  • Check List
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu
Upon arriving in Kathmandu (Tribhuvan International Airport), a Cold Feet representative will meet you and help you transfer to your hotel by private bus. Enjoy a free evening to explore Kathmandu and recover from your jet-lag. Meet the Cold Feet staff during a short pre-tour briefing before dinner.
 
Day 02: Sightseeing in Kathmandu Valley and preparation for the trip
A full-day guided tour around Kathmandu city's historical and cultural landmarks. Visit Bouddhanath Stupa and Pashupatinath Temple, the most important sites of Buddhism and Hinduism in Nepal. Catch the playful antics of the monkeys and beautiful city views at Swayambhunath temple. Get lost in Kathmandu's old city bazaars, public squares, and former royal palaces at Durbar Square.
 
Day 03: Fly from Kathmandu to Tumlingtar
Today, after having breakfast, we will check in to airport for taking the available morning flight to Tumlingtar from Kathmandu. We will stay overnight in Tumlingtar.
 
Day 04: Trek from Tumlingtar to Khandbari (1020m) 2 to 3 hours
From Tumlingtar, we walk to Kumhalgaon and follow the trail that passes to the east. We then begin an ascent between Arun, Koshi and Sabha Khola observing the wonderful view of the huge Chhamlang massif. And at the top of the ascent, you will come to Dhunge Dhara. After walking for a while, you will get to Khandbari. We stay overnight at Khandbari.
 
Day 05: Trek from Khandbari to Chichila (1840m) 5 to 6 hours
Climbing to Nayabazar, after a while you reach Mani Bhanjyang and further climb in the bamboo forest along the ridge to Arun Than and then transverses across the hillside, still climbing through fields and bamboo groves you will get to Sheka. Keep climbing to the Tamang village of Bhotebas which offers a spectacular view of Chhamlang, Makalu and Jaljale Himal. Then finally, we reach at Chichila.
 
Day 06: Trek from Chichila to Num (1500m) 5 to 6 hours
Passing the small settlement of Baisake and Kuwapani, you will reach to Hururu. The route climbs and then drops down into the deep oak forest before arriving at Mure village inhabited by Sherpa and Rai people. Descending on a rocky trail, you will reach to Num.
 
Day 07: Trek from Num to Sedua (1540m) 5 to 6 hours
The trail descends steeply through the fields of Lumbang and from here the trail becomes steeper through jungle to suspension bridge over the Arun Koshi. From the bridge, the trail climbs to Sedua.
 
 Day 08: Trek from Sedua to Tashigaon (2200m) - 3 to 4 hours
The trail today climbs and then passes the National Park Forest Project and reaches Manigaon. From Manigaon, the trail turns west and makes a gradual climb to Chyaksadanda and Ropesa. The route crosses meadows and several streams before coming to the Sherpa Village of Tashigaon which is a large way to Makalu Base Camp.
 
Day 09: Trek from Tashigaon to Khongma (3560m)
Climbing over the ridge and ascending through the forest, you will reach Chipla. The route now becomes steeper and joins the ridge and before reaching Khongma, a flat altitude meadow.
 
Day 10: Trek from Khongma to Mumbuk (3550m)
From Khongma, we will climb up all the time having beautiful views of Chhamlang peak 6 and peak 7. The trail climbs over a ridge to Ghungru La and descends to a small lake and then climbs steeply up to Shipton La. Descending to Keke La and making a further descend through a forest of firs, you will get to Mumbuk.
 
Day 11: Trek from Mumbuk to Yangle Kharka (3600m)
From Mumbuk, the trail descends down steeply and turns westwards along the bottom of the Barun Valley, and passes a small cave, crosses several streams and finally Barun River on the long bridge before reaching Yangle Kharka, a large meadow. 
 
Day 12: Trek from Yangle Kharka to Merek (4570m)
Climbing gently from Yangle Kharka, you will pass Nghe Kharka. Following the Barun valley, you will pass Riphuk Kharka and making a short climb, you will reach Jhak Kharka and the meadow of Yak Kharka. The traili climbs over a ridge beyond Yak Kharka and ascends alongside a moraine formed by the lower Barun Glacier. From here, you will have an excellent view of peak 3 and peak 5 which finally brings you to Merek.
 
Day 13: Trek from Merek to Shersong (4660m)
From Merek, the trail climbs up and you will reach to Shersong where there is a small stone hut. In shersong, you will also find a good camp site in the Yak pasture. You may even get to interact with some of the locals.
 
Day 14: Day Trip to Makalu Base Camp (5000m)
From Shersong, the trail climbs gradually to a minor pass above Makalu Base Camp. You will have an excellent view of Makalu, Peak 6 and Peak 7, Baruntse, and the complete panorama of Everest and Lhotse. 
 
Day 15: Trek from Shersong to Yangle Kharka
Today, we will trek back to Yangle Kharka. We will stay overnight at Yangle Kharka.
 
Day 16: Trek from Yangle Kharka to Mumbuk
Today, we will trek back to Mumbuk from Yangle Kharka, and stay there overnight.
 
Day 17: Trek from Mumbuk to Khongma
Today, we will track back Khongma from Mumbuk, and stay there overnight.
 
Day 18: Trek from Khongma to Tashigaon
This day, we will trek back to Tashigaon and stay there overnight.
 
Day 19: Trek from Tashigaon to Num
We will trek back to Num today and stay there overnight.
 
Day 20: Trek from Num to Chichila
Today, we will return back to Chichila from Num and stay there overnight.
 
Day 21: Trek from Chichila to Mani Bhanjyang
We will trek back to Mani Bhanjyang today and stay there overnight.
 
Day 22: Trek from Manibhanjyang to Tumnlingtar
This will be the final day of actual trekking today. We will trek back to Tumlingtar from Mani Bhanjyang and stay overnight at Tumlingtar.
 
Day 23: Trek from Tumlingtar to Kathmandu
Today, after having breakfast, we will check into the airport and catch the available flight to Kathmandu. In the evening, you will explore the Kathmandu city and enjoy the farewell dinner.
 
Day 24: Final Departure from Kathmandu
A Cold Feet representative will accompany you to the airport to catch your returning flight. We hope to see you again soon! 
 
 Cost Includes:

Airport Pickup on arrival and Drop
A Full day Guided Kathmandu Sightseeing Tour (Soyambhu nath ,Patan Durbar Squire,Pashupati and Bauddhanath Stupa)
All Temples Entry Fee
English speaking qualify Guide
Assistant Guide for Group from 4 above
Porter one for two people
Food Breakfast-Lunch and Dinner
All accommodation during the trek
Transport by private vehicle to trek departure
All necessary special Permit to Makalu barun and Tims
3 Night Accommodation in Kathmandu in *** Star Hotel on B&B Bases
Internal Air fare Ktm/Tumlintar/Ktm Return
Airport Tax

Cost Excludes:
Visa Fee
Travel Insurance
Bottle water
Any beverage
Tipping
Meals in Kathmandu
TREKKING SUGGESTED EQUIPMENT
(up to 5600./18372ft.)

# Sleeping bag (Comfortable to -20)
# 1 Pair strong Mountain/Hiking boots
# 1 Dawn Jacket/All Weather Anorak
# Medium/Large Rucksack/ Backpack
# Light Water & Windproof jacket
# Or 2, 1 Liter Water bottle (s)
# 1 Pair Waterproof Gaiters / Over Trousers
# 1 Torch/ Flashlight & Spare Batteries
# 2 Long Sleeve Cotton (or Polypro) Shirts
# 1 Medium Size Towel
# 1 Pair Sport Shoes
# 1 Pair Slipper
# 2 Pair Light weight Trousers
# 1 Pair Shorts
# 1 Fleece/Warm Sweater
# 1 Sweat Shirt/Light Sweat
# 2 T-shirt
# 2 Pair Light Socks
# 3 Pair Heavy Woolen Socks (4 Plastic bags to wrapping clothes)
# Small Day pack
# Thermals
# Cotton Headscarf/ Bandanna
# Sun Glasses and Sun Hat
# 1 Washing Kit, Including Personal Toiletries
# Talcum Powder
# Moleskin Blisters Tape
# Toilet Paper
# Biodegradable Shop-Shampoo
# Any Personal Medication
Optional Items
# Money Belts
# Warm Hat/Gloves Waterproof
# One Swimming Costume/Bathing Suits
# One Swiss Army Type of Knife
# One Inner Sleeping sheet 
Duration : 24 Days

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