Makalu and Kanchenjunga Trek

Makalu and Kanchenjunga Trek

Makalu and Kanchenjunga Trek route are situated in eastern part of Nepal. Treks here tend to be expensive, since you and your gear must travel to eastern Nepal by bus or plane. The treks are also long because it requires two weeks to travel from most trailheads to the high mountains. Because eastern Nepal is not swarming with trekkers, there is not an abundance of trekking lodges and facilities tend to be primitive and unsanitary. If you can handle this, you can make your way through much of eastern Nepal using local accommodation. Alternatively, there are plenty of opportunities for camping.

Makalu Trek
A trek to Makalu base camp trek enters both a national park and a conservation area, but the government collects only the park fee. You make a trek up the Arun Kosi, and then climb over a high pass into the remote Makalu-Barun National Park trek. This is true wilderness with forests, alpine meadows and high Himalayan peaks, including Everest, Lhotse and, of course, Makalu. We can view hidden valleys and majestic mountain in Makalu and Kanchenjunga trek. This trek will show you the ethinics groups of Limbu, Rai, Sherpa.

Maximum Elevation: Makalu Base Camp, 5000m.

Day 1:
Arrive to Tribhuwan International airport our guide will drop you to hotel. Oernight at hotel.

Day 2:
Early Morning Flight to Bhadrapur and drive to Phidim for 4-5 hrs then transfer to Hotel.

Day 3:
Drive from Phidim to Suketar and trek to Mitlung for 3 - 4 hrs (921m / 3021 ft) . Overnight at Mitlung.

Day 4:
Early MorningTrek from Mitlung to Chirwa for 5 - 6 hrs (1270m / 4166 ft). Overnight at Chirwa.

Day 5:
Early Morning Trek from Chirwa to Lelep for 6-7 hrs (1695m / 5561 ft). Overnight at Lelep.

Day 6:
Early Morning Trek from Lelep to Ila Danda for 5 - 6 hrs (2051m / 6729 ft). Overnight at Ila Danda.

Day 7:
Early Morning Trek from Ila Danda to Selep Kharka for 5 – 5.5 hrs (2525m / 8284 ft).Overnight at camping on tent.

Day 8:
Early Morning Trek from Selep Kharka to Olangchun Gola for 5 – 5.5 hrs (3208m / 10524 ft). Overnight at camping on tent.

Day 9:
Early Morning Trek from Olangchun Gola to Langmale for 5.5 – 6 hrs (3893m / 12772 ft). Overnight at camping on tent.

Day 10:
Early Morning Trek from Langmale to Pass Camp for 3 – 4 hrs (4747m / 15574 ft). Overnight at camping on tent.

Day 11:
Early Morning Climb Lumba Sumba Peak (5177m / 16984 ft) and trek to Chaurikharka for 5 – 5.5 hrs (4594m / 15072 ft). Overnight at camping on tent.

Day 12:
Early Morning Trek from Chaurikharka to Thudam for 6 – 7 hrs (3571m / 11715 ft). Overnight at camping on tent.

Day 13:
Early Morning Trek from Thudam to Yak Kharka for 5.5 - 6 hrs (2877m / 9438 ft). Overnight at camping on tent.

Day 14:
Early Morning Trek from Yak Kharka to Chayamtang for 6 – 6.5 hrs (2229m / 7312 ft). Overnight at camping on tent.

Day 15:
Early Morning Trek from Chayamtang to Hatiya for 6.5 – 7 hrs (1595m / 5232 ft). Overnight at camping on tent.

Day 16:
Early Morning Trek from Hatiya to Gola for 5.5 – 6 hrs (1128m / 3700 ft). Overnight at camping on tent.

Day 17:
Early Morning Trek from Gola to Hedanda Gadi for 5 – 5.5 hrs (1179m / 3868 ft). Overnight at camping on tent.

Day 18:
Early Morning Trek from Hedanda Gadi to Num for Early Morning (1572m / 5157 ft). Overnight at teahouse.

Day 19:
Early Morning Drive from Num to Tumlingtar for 5 - 6 hrs (410m / 1345 ft). Overnight at teahouse.

Day 20:
Early Morning Flight from Tumlingtar to Kathmandu and transfer to Hotel. Overnight at hotel.

Day 21:
Final Departure .

    • Accommodation in Kathmandu in a 3* category hotel with BB for 3 nights,
    • Accomodation for 6 night in teahouse and 11 nights in tent
    • All Breakfast, Launch, Dinner during the trek.
    • All airport transfers
    • All airport taxes
    • All necessary paper work and trekking permits (National Park permit and TIMS)
    • An experienced English-speaking Govt. registered trekking guide and local porter to carry luggage as per requirement.
    • Camping staff, cook.
    • Guide and porter salaries, insurance.
    • Trekking Equipments.
    • All government and local taxes

    • Bottled drinks, Hot drinks, Boiled water or other Beverages.
    • All Personal expenses.
    • Hot Shower in Trekking region.
    • Travel insurance and Evacuation cost.
    • Tips (Not Mandatory)
    • Items not included in Cost inclusions.
    • Costs due to Beyond Control conditions.
     Equipments  we need in trekking
    • Duffel or Shoulder straps bag or suitcase.
    • Warm wool or synthetic clothes , hat that covers your head and ears from cold during trek (only in winter season(January, February and December)
    1. Goggles for sunbeam dust and wind.
    2. A neck warmer  for extra warmth if you feel you will need it and is for winter season (January, February and December). Optional pair of  warm gloves (This is required if your are travelling in winter season  January, February and December).
    3. Woolen t-shirt for warmth.
    4. Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket (During in rainy season from June to September.
    5. 1 Pair cotton pants (loose jeans/khakis), 1 Pair shorts.
    6. 2 Pairs lightweight long underwear/thermals (During the trek in  winter January, February and December).
    7. 2 pairs of liner socks, synthetic or capilene.
    8. 1 Pair light camping shoes or sneakers..
    9. 1 Pair sandals (Optional).

Frequently Asked Questions:


Do I need previous hiking experience required to go on a trek?
If you are physically fit and have extra Exercise enough enthusiasm for the trip previous experience is not required.

Could I trek without a guide?
You could, the area is very safe and in most cases navigation is relatively easy-however with a guide you will get more out of the experience. Having someone with you that knows the local customs and language helps you interact with people you meet in remote villages, and shows that you respect their culture.

What will happen if I get sick on the trek?
Either you will get better, or if it seems serious we will evacuate you with Helicopter and will be taken to Hospital in Kathmandu where you’ll get excellent attention. Our crew is well versed in medical and emergency care and carry a reasonably comprehensive first aid kit.

What will happen if I get injured?
If it is serious (this has never happened). You will again be taken care by our staff. If evacuation is required, this will be arranged by Visit Nepal tour. It’s advised that if you have any personal doubts you should have evacuation insurance arranged. Nepal Tour Guide Team can advise you on this.

Will I get sick?
Not likely. The worst is you may get some diarrhea or temporary stomach upset. Please look our staying healthy during holiday topic for details. Follow the health advice given in our briefings during welcome dinner and you’ll be fine.

What is the food like on the trek?
Fantastic! If you haven't already tried Dal Bhat you are in for a treat - there is nothing better to fill that trekking appetite. Dal Bhat is the signature Nepali dish - rice and lentil soup served with two types of curried vegetables and pickles. It is on the menu in every tea-house on the trek. A nice breakfast specialty you might also want to try is Tibetan Gurung bread with honey. The mountain tea houses will also serve up more familiar western dishes like pizza, or muesli for the morning

Is there a problem with altitude sickness?
For our tours/treks below 4000m, there is little likelihood of being subject to altitude sickness, unless you are taking one of our more extreme adventure tours. Kathmandu rests at an altitude of only 1350-m (4430ft) and at this altitude there is no likelihood of altitude related sickness.

We’ll be advising you well in advance if altitude is an issue. Our tours/treks above 4000m do require acclimatization periods and any of our tours needing acclimatization has it built into the itinerary and that comes from 13 years of experience and the best medical advice... So don’t worry. If you want to know more about altitude sickness, please look the topic staying healthy.

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