Makalu Base Camp Trek via Arun Valley Itinerary

  • Day 01 : Flight Kathmandu - Tumlingtar (360 m), drive to Num (1500 m) 6 hrs

    After having breakfast, we will take a flight to Tumlingtar. Upon reaching Tumlingtar, we will drive towards Num. The drive will be long and scenic. We will go through several small settlements along with views of hills and forest and reach Num where we will be staying overnight.

    • Day 02 : Num (1500 m) - Simma (1300 m) via Dovan to cross Arun River, 6 hrs

      We will begin descending towards Simma. The trail will be rugged and takes us to Dovan. Further, we will cross Arun River over a bridge and trek further to reach Simma village where we will be staying of the night. 

      • Day 03 : Simma (1300 m) - Yakuwa (Ekuwa) (2300 m) 5 hrs

        After having breakfast, we will begin trekking. We will ascend on fairly rugged trail through forested area. Further, we will descend and again ascend to reach Yakuwa village where we will be staying for the night. 

        • Day 04 : Yakuwa (Ekuwa) (2300 m) - Buje (1900 m) 8 hrs

          We will begin our day with a warm breakfast. Today, the trail will be going to be long and tiring. We will ascend and descend numerous time and go through small villages to reach Buje. Buje is a small yet lovely village. 

          • Day 05 : Buje (1900 m) - Dhap (3000 m) 6 hrs

            We will begin ascending through a rough trail and reach a ridge. From here, we will take a short descend and again ascend all the way up to the Dhap village where we will be staying for the night.

            • Day 06 : Dhap (3000 m) - Baule Pokhari (4000 m) 7 hrs

              We are going to ascend 1000 meters to reach our next destination Baule Pokhari. As we will gain altitude, we will see a change in the climate. The trail will present superb views of landscapes and go through forested trail. We will reach Baule Pokhari from where we will find ourselves in one of the isolated regions of Nepal.

              • Day 07 : Baule Pokhari (4000 m) - Yangle Kharka (3600 m) 7 hrs

                We will begin trekking by descending. The trail will include rugged and rocky section. Going through the forested trial, we will reach Yangle Kharka where we will stay overnight. 

                • Day 08 : Yangle Kharka (3600 m) - Merek (4570 m) 6 hrs

                  We pass by Nghe Kharka, which is a large open grassy land. From here, our trail gets connected with Riphuk Kharka which is at an elevation of 3,930 meters. We will then begin trekking the west side towards Jhak Kharka and further, ascend to reach Yak Kharka. Continuing our trek from here will take us to Merek where we will stay overnight.

                  • Day 09 : Merek (4570 m) - Shersong (4660 m) 6 hrs

                    Today the trail will be going to be short. We will begin ascending on the sandy trail along a stream. We will reach a ridge, and from here, we will turn north to reach Makalu valley. Further, the trail will take us to Shersong where we will stay overnight.

                    • Day 10 : Shersong (4660 m) - Makalu Base Camp (5000 m) 3 hrs

                      We are going to ascend towards the Makalu Base Camp. We will wake up early in the morning and begin trekking towards the base camp. We will ascend and reach a pass. From here, we will descend and cross a stream on the boulders and reach the Makalu Base Camp. We will get to see breath-taking views of the snow-capped mountains and sceneries. 

                      • Day 11 : Explore MBC and return to Shersong (4660 m) 3-5 hours

                        Today, we will explore the base camp and its nearby areas. After spending some time on the Makalu Base Camp, we will return back to Shersong where we are going to spend one more night. We will trek back on the same trail as we have come.

                        • Day 12 : Shersong (4660 m) - Yangle Kharka (3600 m) 6 hrs

                          From today onwards, we will trek back to the place from where we have started trekking. We will begin descending on a steep trail down to the Barun Valley. Further, the trial takes us to Yangle Kharka where we will stop for the night.

                          • Day 13 : Yangle Kharka (3600 m) - Thulo Pokhari (4000 m) 7 hrs

                            After having breakfast, we will begin trekking. The trail will be going to be long and also present scenic views of mountain landscapes. We will ascend steeply and reach Thulo Pokhari crossing small settlements. We are going to stay for a night here.

                            • Day 14 : Thulo Pokhari (4000 m) - Tashigaon (2070 m) 7 hrs

                              We will begin trekking after having breakfast. From here, we will begin trekking in the west and continue descending all the way down to the Tashigaon. On the way, we will go through several lovely small villages, forested trails, and stream. We will cross a meadow and finally reach Tashigaon where we will be staying for the night.

                              • Day 15 : Tashigaon (2070 m) - Seduwa (1610 m) 6 hrs

                                After crossing several meadows and streams, we will reach Ropesa village. From here, we will trek towards Hindrungma Village. Further, the trail will ascend towards Chyaksadanda and to Kasuwa Khola. We will then descend gradually and reach another village, called Manigaon. A short walk from here will take us to Sedua where we will stay for the night.

                                • Day 16 : Seduwa (1610 m) - Num (1500 m) 7 hrs

                                  We will begin our day with a descent on a rough trail, and cross a suspension bridge over Arun koshi. From here, the trail becomes very steep so we trek careful and reach Lumbang. We will then ascend towards the Num ridge, and reach the Num village where we are supposed to stay overnight.

                                  • Day 17 : Num (1500 m) - Tumlingtar (6 hrs drive)

                                    After having breakfast, we will begin driving towards Tumlingtar in a private tourist bus/van. The drive will be long and scenic. We will go through several small settlements and forested route to reach Tumlingtar. 

                                    • Day 18 : Morning flight Tumlingtar to Kathmandu

                                      After having breakfast, we will head to the airport and fly back to Kathmandu. Upon reaching Kathmandu, we will head to our hotel and rest for the day. Later in the evening, we will explore the streets of Thamel and have farewell dinner with other crew members.