Makalu High passes trek is one of the most popular trekking destinations in Nepal. This trek takes you to the protected areas of Makalu Barun National Park. Makalu 8463 M is also known as the fifth-highest mountain in the world. It offers an exceptional opportunity to explore the high-altitude terrains, snow-clad landscapes. It also lets you experience the ethnic Himalayas ’ lifestyle on the trail of Makalu Base camp. This region is one of the restricted regions as per the government of Nepal and China. This region requires special permits for one to travel.
Makalu High Passes trek spans five major ecological zones. Lush off tropical Arun Valley, dense forest of rhododendrons, and fir alpine meadows. This leads your way to the mighty Barun Glacier. This trail rises from 850 m to 5000m in your time span of trekking in the Makula Region of Nepal.
This Makalu Base camp trek is the ideal choice for avid trekkers. This trek is for nature enthusiasts who seek solace tranquility in their natural habitat. This can be the best option to avoid crowds. This Makalu high passes trek starts with a flight to Tumlingtar and heads to the Arun valley. On this trek, you will visit the most remote and unfrequented areas of Nepal. All this region has its own wildlife vegetation and endangered wild animals.
If you wish to trek on Makalu High passes then be sure to get your friend going. You can only visit this region with a group size of 2 or more to get a special permit. With Parikrama treks, you can complete this remote and special trek in 26 days. If you like to spend more time on this trail you can get on this trail for 26 days or more.
Upon arrival meet and assist by Parikrama Treks representative. Transfer to hotel for rest. On the way, one can enjoy the view of the UNESCO world heritage site Pashupatinath Temple.
Today you will visit some of the best UNESCO heritage of Kathmandu. We will visit Kathmandu Durbar Square, Pashupatinath, and Bauddhanath. In the meantime, the Parikrama Treks team will complete all the necessary paper works.
Early morning transfer to the airport for your flight to Timlingtar. This flight will let you overlook Langtang, Everest, Makalu, and mount Kanchenjunga peaks. Tumlingtar is a small village located on the shelf above Arun River We will also meet with the rest of the crew.
Once we take breakfast at the hotel we start our drive to Num. Here we will travel with our whole crew who will take care of our belongings.
Today, we descend steep and terraced slopes of around 800 meters towards the Arun River. We will hike through dense forests with quite slippery paths. With the crossing of the Suspension bridge, we climb to reach Runruma for lunch. Later we climb further up to reach Seduwa. It has a small health post and a local primary school.
Today we will have a pleasant walk from small rural farm villages and farm fields. This trail is easygoing providing us to get one with nature to reach Tashi Gaun.
Today we will hike to the last village of Makalu through the shade of Rhododendron and oaks forest. Once we get out of the forest we come to summer pasture and some temporary shepherd huts. Later we climb Kahuma Ridge converting rhododendron forest to juniper bushes. We will reach Kahuma Danda for our night stay and enjoy scenic mountain ranges.
We will enjoy our breakfast with superb Mountain views of snow-capped peaks. Later we start with a few ups and downs as we pass through the Thulo Pokhari (big pond) and Sano Pokhari (small pond). In the heavy snow, the path from here can be quite misleading. It will be arduous to find the trail sometime and further walk crosses the pass of Tutu-la at 4,075m. We onwards our journey, it is all downhill back to vegetation. We walk past pines, hemlock, birch, and rhododendrons to reach Mumbuk overnight.
Today we walk from concealed Barun Valley enjoying one of the less explored areas of Nepal. This Makalu Barun National Park has a unique landscape with various flora and fauna. We will later walk through a lush alpine area of Barun Valley with gradual uphill slopes. Later follow the Barun River upstream on the valley gorge towards our camp at Nehe-Kharka. It is one of the summer pastures for the local folks of Tashi and Navagaun.
Today we start trek crossing the wooden bridge on the Barun River and walk on the boulders. Ramara has a large prayer wall where we can take time to see it. Later walk through rhododendron, barberries, cotoneaster, and juniper bushes persist for some time. With a pleasant walk, we come nearer to Sherson. It lies in sight of the lower Barun glacier and the towering majestic Mount Makalu. Sherson is also the lower base camp of Mount Makalu.
Today is a spare day to get used to the higher elevation of the mountains. We can have some interesting hikes to nearby destinations. We can also hike further up for a closer look at mount Makalu and Barun Pokhari. You can also get a rare face view of Everest the Kanshung face with Lhotse. After exploring the area stroll back to the camp.
Today we trek to the isolated area towards the higher base camp. We will walk past the snout of the Barun glacier, near its glacial pond. Once we arrive at camp we take a short hike uphill on the moraine ridge. From here we can see spectacular views of Makalu, and of the usual hidden east sides of Lhotse and Everest. , which looms above the Barun glacier to the North West.
Today we head westward camp below Makalu west pillar, as the altitude gains. We take our time to climbs an ablation valley on the west side of the Barun glacier. Following this valley onto the glacier we make our way over the boulder-strewn caves. Later we make it from ice to a camp known as Puja Camp below the towering Mt Makalu's West Pillar.
Today we follow a steep climb up the rocky slopes of the Barun's west bank. This climb will lead us into the valley where two small glaciers are. We will make our camp beneath the ice cliffs at the terminus of these two glaciers.
Today rest is for the body preparation to go for hard high climb summit. From here we can enjoy superb views of the giant West Face and West Pillar of Makalu. Here our expert guides will check the route and make the pass accessible by fixing ropes en route pass.
Today we leave the camp and climb on the icy snout of the Sherpani Glacier. Three separate Col's give access to the cirque, we will choose the most appropriate. From the Col, we will rope up to cross the glacier to the rocky crest of the West Col area. This stunning cirque has the sweep of Baruntse's icy ridges to the north. The vast cliffs of Makalu, the wall of Chamlang to the south, and the shapely spire of Ama Dablam ahead of us to the west. After a break, a descent from the Col on fixed lines leads us to the Hongu Glacier. We end our long hard day with a gradual walk over snow slopes down to our camp on the moraine.
Our journey leads to our next adventure over the Amphu Laptsa. We will do this before we head towards the main busy trail of Lukla, Namche Bazaar, and Thyangboche. Walk follows across the wide reaches of the upper Hongu Basin towards Kang Leyamura a 6,430 m peak to the west. Following the rocky glaciers and moraine deposits, we reach the beautiful Panch Pokhari. We make our camp near to the largest pond at the foot of our final pass Amphu Labtsa 5,780m.
Today we start our trek after breakfast to the Amphu Labtsa Base Camp. Here our guides will go up to the Amphu Labtsa and will fix ropes on some difficult sections. We will have a safe descent towards Imjatse Valley.
Today we will have an early start to reach the top of the pass and overlooking stunning views. We will enjoy the impressive south face of Lhotse and Lhotse Shar and the summit of Island or Imajatse. With our descent downhill, we walk by the side of the Imja Glacier. Later the walk will be more or less easier most of the way to the trekker's civilization at Chhukung. It is a temporary settlement area with 5-6 teahouses and lodges.
With all the success of the summit, trek seems to have a pleasant walk. We descent downhill slopes to Dingboche and Pangboche village before Tyangboche. After two hours of easy walk brings us to Dingboche village. We will be walking on one of the most famous trekking trails of the Everest Base Camp trek. The trail is more crowded than the previous day. We will enjoy the excellent views of Ama Dablam, Kangtenga, and Tawoche peaks.
Today trek begins with a descend for an hour to Phungi Tenka. Here we cross the long suspension bridge over the Imjatse River. From the bridge, an hour and a half climb bring us to a small place of Shana-sa. It offers best view of Ama Dablam and Thamserku. Later we will make our trail all the way to Namche Bazaar.
Today's path leads downhill all the way to the confluence of Bhotekoshi and Imjatse. Later we call it Dudh Koshi. From here we cross the long suspension bridge with a short climb into the pine woods. We will later reach the entrance of Sagarmatha National Park in Monjo village. After Monjo another 2 hours of the good walk leads to Phakding near the river Dudh Koshi. Later we walk through lush green scenery to reach Lukla.
The weather is unpredictable so we take an early flight back to Kathmandu. You can take this time to rest and relax after your long journey.
In case the flight got canceled we will take a flight back to Kathmandu on this day. You can take a sightseeing tour around the Historical city of Kathmandu.
Our representative will drop you for your next flight to another adventure.
Here’s a complete rundown of what to bring if you’re planning a camping or tea-house trek in Nepal. Proper preparation and equipment for the conditions will go a long way to ensuring you have a great trekking experience. What follows is a pretty comprehensive list and will make sure you are covered in the coldest months of the year. If you have questions on what you might need just ask us and keep in mind that Kathmandu is a great place to buy trekking gear at affordable prices.
IMPORTANT DOCUMENTS AND ITEMS
ON THE TRAIL DAYPACK
CLOTHING: BASE, MIDDLE AND OUTER LAYERS
FOOTWEAR: SHOES AND SOCKS
DUFFEL BAGS AND DAY PACKS
FIRST AID KIT AND TOILETRIES
Our team brings along a basic first aid kit but we recommend you also carry the following;
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|Trip Name||Price||Departure Date||Trip Status|
|MAKALU BASE CAMP TO SHERPANI COL PASS TREK||26 Days
2022-05-02 / 2022-05-28
|MAKALU BASE CAMP TO SHERPANI COL PASS TREK||26 Days
2022-11-04 / 2022-11-30
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