Makalu Region Trekking

Makalu Region Trekking

The Makalu region is an absolutely amazing but still very untouched area in the northwestern corner of the Sankhuwasabha district. To the west, it is bordered by the Everest region, to the north by Tibet, to the east by the Arun River and to the south by the Sabha River. In the early 1990’s this very pristine area was considered as a national park and conservation area. The park is still at its beginning stages. Though struggling to make its mark, it has done fairly well till now. Unlike the Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP), the Makalu Barun Conservation Project (MBCP) is set up a little differently. It is definitely heading down its own unique path.

MBCP is trying to develop the area at a rate which is not degrading to any of the systems going on within the park. Tourism seems to be very low on its agenda. The Park hopes to put off that burden as long as possible knowing that it will affect the area drastically if promoted without proper mediation and direction. But the district of Sankhuwasabha is huge and the park makes up about only one-third of the total area. The region is very close to the Everest region but drastically different in many ways. Most of the people in this district live in the lower hills with the highest concentrations in the southern region (almost about the one-third of the whole district). A blanket statement could be made that most people live fairly close to the Arun River. The major castes in this area include Gurung, Rai, Tamang, Chhetri, Brahmin, Limbu, and Sherpa.

There are many ways reach the Makalu region but the primary route is to fly into Tumlingtar (the only airport in Sankhuwasabha) and hike the trail from Khandbari to Num, then cross over the Arun River into the conservation area. The traditional way is to hike in from the road head (Hile), but the bus from Kathmandu takes about 18 hours and the walk to Tumlingtar takes at least two full days.

Makalu Region Trekking Packages

Makalu Base Camp Trekking

About This Trek

Makalu Base Camp (5250 m) is situated at Sherson (4700m), a lovely high grazing area close to the tip of the Barun Glacier surrounded by an awe-inspiring array of Himalayan peaks. This trekking is one of the most exciting treks of all among solitary Trekker, now assigned as Makalu Barun National Park and Conservation Area. This trek is an exceptional opportunity to explore high-altitude terrains, snow-clad landscapes, and ethnic Himalayan lifestyle. Mt. Makalu (8463 m) is the fifth highest mountain on the planet.

The Makalu Base camp trek is a genuine adventure with the excellent landscape. The trek begins with a flight to Tumlingtar and heads up the Aurn River valley to Sedua and Num, at that point crossing Shipton La Pass (4210 m) into the upper Barun river valley for a close look at Makalu and Chamlang Hima. This trek visits a standout amongst the most remote and unfrequented areas of Nepal. The Barun valley is a piece of an enormous international protected territory under the assertion between the administrations of Nepal and China, which involves 2330 sq. km of National Park and 830 sq. km of preservation area in Nepal alone.

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Day to Day Itinerary

Day 01: Fly to Tumlingtar (1 hour) and drive to starting point of the trek, Chichila 1,980 m./6,497 ft., 3-4 hours

Day 02: Trek to Num 1,980 m./6,497 ft., 3-4 hours

Day 03: Trek to Seduwa via the Arun River 1,500 m./4,922 ft., 6-7 hours

Day 04: Trek to Tashigaon 2,100 m./6,890 ft., 4-5 hours

Day 05: Trek to Khongma Danda 3,500 m./11,483 ft., 6-7 hours

Day 06: Acclimatisation day in Khongma Danda

Day 07: Trek to Dobate via Shipton La (4,229 m./13,874 ft. 3,650 m., 6-7 hours

Day 08: Trek to Yangle Kharka following the Barun River upstream 3,557 m./11,670 ft., 6-7 hours

Day 09: Trek to Langmale Kharka 4,410 m./14,468 ft., 5-6 hours

Day 10:  Acclimatisation day at Langmale Kharka

Day 11:  Trek to Sherson 4,500 m./14,763 ft., 6-7 hours

Day 12:  Trek to Makalu Base Camp (4,900 m./16,076 ft., 4-5 hours

Day 13:  Day walk around Makalu Base Camp

Day 14:  Begin return trip; trek to Yangle Kharka 3,600 m./11,811 ft., 6-7 hours

Day 15:  Trek to Dobate 3,650 m./11,975 ft., 6-7 hours

Day 16:  Trek to Khongma Danda (5-6 hours

Day 17:  Trek to Tashigaon 4-5 hours

Day 18:  Trek to Seduwa 4-5 hours

Day 19:  Trek to Num 5-6 hours

Day 20:  Drive to Tumlingtar 51 kms./31 miles

Day 21:  Fly to Kathmandu

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25 days trek total cost $25000

Cost Include(s)
  • All Airport – Hotel – Airport transfer
  • 3 meals per day during the trek (Breakfast Lunch Dinner) including Tea/coffee and hot water
  • Best suited accommodation during the trek
  • An experienced Guide, Assistant Guide (5 trekkers: A.G), and Porter (as your need) to carry luggage during the trek
  • All salary, insurance, equipment, transportation, meals, and accommodation for the Nepalese crew members
  • All Government Paper works and Permits for the trekking (TIMS Card/ National Parks/ Conservation area fees)
  • All grounded transportation and airfare during the trek
  • All Government and Local Taxes
  • Special area trekking permit fee
  • Relaxation, head or feet reflexology (before departure)
Cost Exclude(s)
  • Nepal entry visa fee
  • International airfare and airport taxes
  • Items of personal expenses such as alcoholic drinks, mineral waters, cold drinks, laundry bills, cigarettes, phone calls etc
  • Extra cost on shower, battery charge
  • Personal Travel and rescue insurance
  • Rescue charge if needed (we can arrange), any kind of unforeseen expenses etc
  • Personal trekking equipment
  • Gratitude/Tips for the Crew
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Arun Valley Trekking

About This Trek

Arun valley lies in the Makalu-Barun National Park, between Sagarmatha and Makalu. It is not only picturesque but a diverse region with stunning terraced landscape and prosperous in the wilderness. It is less touristy area and an exceptional route, which has been discovered by the trekkers who love to walk through the isolated valleys and hidden valleys.

The trek begins from Tumlingtar after an hour’s flight from Kathmandu and makes a half loop in the region ending the trek in Lukla. During the trek, you cross various ethnic settlements of Rai, Sherpa, and Limbu people. It offers amazing trekking experience and offers the beauty of natural paradise of eastern Nepal. Some incredible views of Mt. Everest, Thamserku, Makalu, Ama Dablam and the surrounding peaks offer deep magnetism to enliven your sharp imagination. The route of trekking in the Arun Valley is mysterious and extremely panoramic, with the natural jewel of lush hills and rhododendron forest. The fluttering prayer flags offer a feeling of mysticism and tranquility. From Paiyan, the trek joins with the usual route of the  Everest region Trekking and concludes in Lukla.

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Day to Day Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in kathmandu 1334m, Himalaya Journey Treks & Expedition’s representative will transfer to hotel , Arun valley trekking briefing with officially arrangements. overnight at Kathmandu.

Day 02: After breakfast ,Kathmandu valley excursion with your own activities and preparation for Arun valley trekking.

Day 03: Katmandu by flight to Tumlingtar. fly approximatley 1 hours

Day 04: Tumlingtar trek to Chyawabesi (280m). walk approximatley 5-6 hours

Day 05: Chyawabesi trek to Kothe.walk approximatley 5-6 hours

Day 06: Kothe trek to Salpa Phedi (1680m).walk approximatley 5-6 hours

Day 07: Salpa Phedi trke to Sanam (2850m) via Guranse (2880m).walk approximatley 5-6 hours

Day 08: Sanam trke to Bung. (1900m)walk approximatley 5-6 hours

Day 09: Bung trek to Gai kharka (2300m).walk approximatley 5-6 hours

Day 10: Gai kharka trke to Puiyan (2230m).walk approximatley 5-6 hours

Day 11: Puiyan trek to Phakding (2830m).walk approximatley 5 hours

Day 12: Phakding trek to Namche Bazaar (3480m). walk approximatley 5-6 hours

Day 13: Namche Bazaar acclimatization day.( During the day , you can hike to Thame for beautiful Himalayan views, wild animals and Tibetan Monastery or hike to Everest view hotel for superb views of Mt. Everest( 8848m) , Mt.Lhotse, (8516n) Mt. Nuptse, (7855m), Mt.Amadablam (6856m), Mt. Thamserku ( 6723m) , Mt. Kantega (6979m), Mt. Kusum Khangaru ( 6367m) , Mt.Kongde (6011m), Mt. Tawache peak ( 6367 m) , Mt. Cholaste (6335m) ,island peak (6179m), Khumbila (God of Khumbu) 5761m etc , overnight at Namche Bazaar.

Day 14: Namche Bazaar trek to Phortse village (3890m)walk approximatley 5-6 hours

Day 15: Phortse village trek to Pheriche (4250m)walk approximatley 5 hours

Day 16: Pheriche trek to Lobuche (4910m)walk approximatley 5 hours

Day 17: Lobuche trek to Gorakshep (5180m) ,walk approximatley 2-3 hoursafter lunch continue to Everest base camp(5463m),walk approximatley 5-6 hours overnight at Gorakshep.

Day 18: Gorakshep early in the morning hike to kala pattar (5545m) for superb Himalayan views including the Mt. Everest 8848m, Mt Lhotse 8516m, Mt. Nuptse 7855m, Mt. Pumori 7161m, Mt. Changaste 7550m, Mt.Lingterin 6679m, Mt. Amadablam 6856m, Mt. Thamserku 6723m, Mt. Kantega 6685m, Mt.Kusum Khagaru 6367m,Mt.Kongde 6011m,Mt. Khumbila 5761m(God of the Khumbu),Mt.Twache peak 6367m, Mt. Cholaste 6335m ,Island peak 6179m, Lobuche peak 6145m,Pokalde peak 5806m, Honku south peak 6119m and lunch at Lobuche and overnight at Dingboche (4345m)walk approximatley 5-6 hours

Day 19: Dingboche trek to Tyangboche (3890m)walk approximatley 5 hours

Day 20: Tyangboche trek to Namche Bazaar(3480m)

Day 21: Namche Bazaar trek to Lukla(2830m)walk approximatley 6-7 hours

Day 22: Lukla by flight Katmandu. fly approximately 35 minutes only

Day 23: After breakfast, our tour guide will take to for historical monuments sightseeing in kathmandu valley such as Boudhhanath : visit Bodhnath Stupa, one of the biggest Buddhist shrines in the world, where we observe Buddhist monks in prayer in the monasteries surrounding the stupa than visit Pashupatinath: the most famous Hindu temple in the country, located on the banks of the holy Bagmati River. Here you see Hindu holy men (sadhus) meditating, pilgrims bathing and occasionally funeral pyres burning on the ghats. Kathmandu durbar square: you will enjoy with different Hindus Temple , Goddes Kumari, legend of kathmadu valley etc and in the evening farewell dinner in Nepalese Restaurant, overnight at kathmandu in Hotel.

Day 24: After breakfast, Relaxing/shopping with own activities , Himalaya Journey Treks & Expedition's representative will drop to Kathmandu international airport for onward journeys or if you time and interested for another package trip , we will arrange accordingly such as Mt. Everest mountain flight tour, Chitwan jungle safari tour, sightseeing tour in Kathmandu valley, River rafting etc.

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25 days trek total cost $25000

Cost Include(s)
  • All Airport – Hotel – Airport transfer
  • 3 meals per day during the trek (Breakfast Lunch Dinner) including Tea/coffee and hot water
  • Best suited accommodation during the trek
  • An experienced Guide, Assistant Guide (5 trekkers: A.G), and Porter (as your need) to carry luggage during the trek
  • All salary, insurance, equipment, transportation, meals, and accommodation for the Nepalese crew members
  • All Government Paper works and Permits for the trekking (TIMS Card/ National Parks/ Conservation area fees)
  • All grounded transportation and airfare during the trek
  • All Government and Local Taxes
  • Special area trekking permit fee
  • Relaxation, head or feet reflexology (before departure)
Cost Exclude(s)
  • Nepal entry visa fee
  • International airfare and airport taxes
  • Items of personal expenses such as alcoholic drinks, mineral waters, cold drinks, laundry bills, cigarettes, phone calls etc
  • Extra cost on shower, battery charge
  • Personal Travel and rescue insurance
  • Rescue charge if needed (we can arrange), any kind of unforeseen expenses etc
  • Personal trekking equipment
  • Gratitude/Tips for the Crew
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Milke Danda Trek

About This Trek

This is one of the most remote trekking destinations in the far eastern part of Nepal. This trek offers the impressive view of the mountains all the way to Milke Danda area. Especially Milke Danda is a more popular area for different kind of flowers including the Nepal’s national flower rhododendron. This is long and high forest ridge that divides the Arun and Tamur valley in the eastern Nepal to have the great view of Makalu, Kanchanjanga, and other peaks. This trek leads through pleasant lowland country, up onto a remote, uninhabited ridge with fine mountain views of four of the world's five highest peaks. Those people who wish to experience isolated parts of Nepal once upon making an exceptional trek to untouched destinations. The most significant features of the regions offer you encounter with real Himalayan hubs, special experience about indigenous people's lifestyle, diverse cultures, the socio-economic situation as well as total sustainable eco-trekking. Milke Danda trek in the Eastern part of Nepal offers great Himalayan views of Mount Makalu and Mount Kangchenjunga. It is also famous for rhododendrons and other flowers. Milke Danda trek is especially recommended in springtime because of the rhododendrons, the Milke Danda trek is also called

This trek leads through pleasant lowland country, up onto a remote, uninhabited ridge with fine mountain views of four of the world's five highest peaks. Those people who wish to experience isolated parts of Nepal once upon making an exceptional trek to untouched destinations. The most significant features of the regions offer you encounter with real Himalayan hubs, special experience about indigenous people's lifestyle, diverse cultures, the socio-economic situation as well as total sustainable eco-trekking. Milke Danda trek in the Eastern part of Nepal offers great Himalayan views of Mount Makalu and Mount Kangchenjunga. It is also famous for rhododendrons and other flowers. Milke Danda trek is especially recommended in springtime because of the rhododendrons, the Milke Danda trek is also called

Milke Danda trek in the Eastern part of Nepal offers great Himalayan perspectives of Mount Makalu and Mount Kangchenjunga. It is also famous for rhododendrons and other flowers. Milke Danda trek is especially recommended in springtime because of the rhododendrons, the Milke Danda trek is also called Rhododendron trek. It starts and finishes at Tumlingtar airport. There are daily direct flights from Kathmandu to Tumlingtar and back.

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Day to Day Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu and meet SFT representative at the airport and transfer to Hotel. Welcome drink and short briefing, relax.

Day 2: Full day Sightseeing in world heritage sites with our Tour Guide by private car, overnight in Hotel.

Day 3: Fly from Kathmandu to Tumlingtar 410m, stay overnight at tented camp.

Day 4: Trek from Tumlingtar to Phapung , stay overnight at tented camp.

Day 5: Trek from Phapung to Chainpur 1260m, stay overnight at tented camp.

Day 6: Trek from Chainpur to Jaljala, stay overnight at tented camp.

Day 7: Trek from Jaljala to Bhalukhop, stay overnight at tented camp.

Day 8: Trek from Bhalukhop to Milke Danda 3690m, stay overnight at tented camp.

Day 9: Exploring surrounding hills, stay overnight at tented camp.

Day 10: Trek from Milke Danda to Mayuan, stay overnight at tented camp.

Day 11: Trek from Mayuan to Chainpur 1260m, stay overnight at tented camp.

Day 12: Trek from Chainpur to Tumlingtar 410m, stay overnight at tented camp.

Day 13: Fly from Tumlingtar to Kathmandu and transfer to Hotel.

Day 14: Full day Sightseeing in world heritage sites with our Tour Guide by private car, overnight in Hotel.

Day 15: Departure to International Airport

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25 days trek total cost $25000

Cost Include(s)
  • All Airport – Hotel – Airport transfer
  • 3 meals per day during the trek (Breakfast Lunch Dinner) including Tea/coffee and hot water
  • Best suited accommodation during the trek
  • An experienced Guide, Assistant Guide (5 trekkers: A.G), and Porter (as your need) to carry luggage during the trek
  • All salary, insurance, equipment, transportation, meals, and accommodation for the Nepalese crew members
  • All Government Paper works and Permits for the trekking (TIMS Card/ National Parks/ Conservation area fees)
  • All grounded transportation and airfare during the trek
  • All Government and Local Taxes
  • Special area trekking permit fee
  • Relaxation, head or feet reflexology (before departure)
Cost Exclude(s)
  • Nepal entry visa fee
  • International airfare and airport taxes
  • Items of personal expenses such as alcoholic drinks, mineral waters, cold drinks, laundry bills, cigarettes, phone calls etc
  • Extra cost on shower, battery charge
  • Personal Travel and rescue insurance
  • Rescue charge if needed (we can arrange), any kind of unforeseen expenses etc
  • Personal trekking equipment
  • Gratitude/Tips for the Crew
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