Trip Code :
- Adventure camping hikes to Makalu Base Camp.
- Makalu Barun National Park.
- Spot some of the rarest wildlife in Nepal, including the Red Panda
- Witness the rural life of Nepal’s distinct Rai and Sherpa culture
- Pass from green terraced farmland to glaciers and waterfalls
- Gain views of eastern Nepal, as far away as Kangchenjunga
- See Everest from a unique angle, it’s eastern Kangshung face
The amazing Makalu Circuit trek is one of the well-known treks in the pristine Himalayan landscapes in Nepal. Although the trekking trail is quite challenging, the awe-inspiriting views of the stunning Himalayas giants such as; the Kanchenjunga, Everest, Makalu, Ama Dablam, Cho Oyo, Lhotse, Baruntse, Pumori, Thamserku, and many other peaks makes this trek one of the best trekking experiences in your life. The Manaslu Circuit trek will surely fulfill your desire of adventure by offering these amazing passes namely Sherpani Col (6110m), West Col (6140m) and Amphu Laptsha (5850m) during your trail. We will begin our trek after explorations of UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu Valley. You will discover the Pashupatinath Temple, Swyambhunath temples, Buddhnath Stupa, and Royal Kathmandu Durbar Square.
The amazing flight takes us to the beauty of Tumlingtar, after our breakfast and hotel checkout at Kathmandu. Appalling views of the snow-capped peaks resting below during the flight is the sweet beginning of our Makalu Circuit trek. As we reach to Tumlingtar, we will officially begin our trekking with the stunning views of the Himalayas. In the beginning, we will trek through genital trail and the trail goes through the agricultural farmlands, rhododendron forests and charming traditional villages such as; Khandbari, Chichila, Mudhe, Seduwa and many more. We will continue mostly gradual ascend trails onwards Makalu Base Camp, Swiss Base Camp, Sherpani Col Base Camp then to Mt. Baruntse Base Camp followed by adventurous high passes. During our trekking trail, we will also get chances to encounter with the different ethnic people and observe their unique culture and traditions is really rewarding. After exploration of major highlights of Makalu Circuit trek, one of the professional English-speaking guides will be with you to lead towards your final destinations. March to May and September to November are the best season to explore this amazing Makalu Circuit trek.
Day 01: Arrive at Kathmandu (1300m) and transfer to the Hotel.
Day 02: Kathmandu City tour
Day 03: Kathmandu to Tumlingtar flight and trek to Khandbari. 1040m (4/5 hrs)
Day 04: Trek from Khandbari to Chichila. 1980m (5/6 hrs)
Day 05: Trek from Chichila to Mudhe. 1945m (5/6 hrs)
Day 06: Trek from Mudhe to Seduwa. 1500m (5/6 hrs)
Day 07: Trek from Seduwa to Tashigaun. 2100m (5/6 hrs)
Day 08: Trek from Tashigaun to Khongma. 3500m (6/7 hrs)
Day 09: Trek from Khongma to Mumbuk. 3540m (6/7 hrs) via Shipton La
Day 10: Trek from Mumbuk to Nele Kharka. 3700m (6/7 hrs)
Day 11: Rest Day
Day 12: Trek from Nele Kharka to Merek. 4340m (5/6 hrs)
Day 13: Trek from Merek to Makalu Base Camp. 5000m (5/6 hrs)
Day 14: French Camp
Day 15: East Col Camp
Day 16: Trek to Baruntse Base Camp via Sherpani Col. 5700m (7/8 hrs)
Day 17: Trek from Baruntse Base Camp to Seto Pokhari.
Day 18: Trek from Seto Pokhari to Amphu Laptsa High Camp. 5400m (6/7 hrs)
Day 19: Cross Amphu Laptsa pass (5851m) and trek to Imja Valley. 5100m (6/7 hrs)
Day 20: Trek to Lobuche via Kongma La pass. 4940m (6/7 hrs)
Day 21: Trek from Lobuche to EBC and Gorakshep. 5450m (5/6 hrs)
Day 22: Early morning hike to Kalapatthar and trek to Pheriche. 4371m (5/6 hrs)
Day 23: Trek from Pheriche to Namche Bazaar. 3440m (5/6 hrs)
Day 24: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Lukla. 2860m (6/7 hrs)
Day 25: Flight Lukla to Kathmandu and back to the hotel in Kathmandu.
Day 26: Rest day at Kathmandu.
Day 27: Final departure.