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Mt. Makalu Expedition

Mt. Makalu Expedition
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Expedition in Nepal
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12 day(s)
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Climate :
Great climates

This region is blessed with an incredible diversity of natural beauty and culture. Due to its isolation and lack of teahouses this area still receives few trekkers. Sherpa, Rai and Limbus are main habitants in this area. Walking north up the Arun River to Sedua and Num, then crossing Barun La (4110m) into the upper Barun Khola valley for a close look at Makalu (8463m). You can put together even wilder trek by crossing Sherpani Col and west Col into the upper Hongu valley. The second part of the trek is very difficult and almost impossible without previous experience.



Day 01: Fly to Tumlingtar from Kathmandu (550m), needful arrangement and stay overnight in Tumlingtar.
Day 02: The trek begins as you head up the trail to the town of Khaadbari at 1500m. – 4 hours
Day 03: Trek along the ridge through the town of Manebhanjyang then to Chichila at 1900m 6 hours
Day 04: Chichila to Num 1524m, cross the forest and a village named Mude then we head to ward West Side of the ridge – 6 hours
Day 05: Cross the Arun River descending Arun valley and ascend to Sedua at 1493m-6 hours
Day 06: Ascend continuously to wards Tashigoan called "Luck Village" at 2057m via Ipsuwa River to the west and Kasuwa River to the east.
Day 07: The trek will head north, crossing many streams and through a dense cloud forest of orchids. The trek again head to the Makalu-Barun national Park. In the evening Khonpma (Kongma) Danda at 3600m is the place where trekkers will spend their overnight – 7 hours.
Day 08: Rest day for the acclimatization
Day 09: This is the most pleasant day because of the views of Makalu, Chamlang, Baruntse, Kanchenjunga and Jannu tower overhead. Continuing along the ridge and past Gongrua La, We reach Sano Pokhari, where the reflection of the nearby peaks is stunning and then begin climbing the first of two passes, Tutu La and Kekela from where there are spectacular views of Tibet can be seen. Mumbuk at 3500m is the main destination for this day – 7 hours.
Day 10: Mumbuk to Nehekharka at 3670m via Barun valley – 6 hours
Day 11: The trek process ahead via Barun canyon along a serene pasture and after crossing the Barun River there are many waterfalls, which cascade off the canyon walls (if not frozen). You will reach the point called Ripu Maidaan and cross many tributaries to Tadosa. Again continue to Yak Kharka with its roofed hut, near the upper limit of the forest at Yak Kharka at 4100m – 5 hours.
Day 12: Your trek will continue over a ridge for a view of the Barun Glacier and Merek - Shershong 
Makalu base camp at 5000m – 5 hours

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