Makalu Himal Information
The Mt.Makalu is the fifth highest mountain in the world at 8,485 metres (27,838 ft) located in the Mahalangur Himalayas region by southeast of Mount Everest, with bordered between Nepal and China. Mt. Makalu is One among the eight-thousanders. It is in well four-sided pyramid shape.The Makalu-Barun Valley is a Himalayan glacier valley lies on the base of Mt.Makalu in the Sankhuwasabha district of Nepal. entirely valley is lies in the Makalu Barun National Park.this Valley provides wonderful contrasts, where high waterfalls into deep gorges, the breathtaking high rocks rise from lush green forests. This unique landscape shelters some of the last pristine mountain ecosystems on Earth. Rare species of animals and plants flourish in diverse climates and habitats, relatively undisturbed by human kind.The Mt.Makalu is among the hardest eight-thousanders to climb, and is considered one of the most difficult mountains in the world to climb as well. The final ascent of the summit pyramid is technical.
Mt.Makalu lies in Makalu-Barun National Park and Conservation Area, with the total area of 580-sqm parkland that has protected unspoilt ecosystems from tropical rainforests to alpine tundra above 13,000 feet.Below the remoteness of Barun Valley the Mt. Makalu is particularly managed as a Strict Nature Reserve to preserve its unique ecosystems and spread the rare beauties of the nature. The park is an extraordinary diversity of the plants. Here the botanists have identified more over 3,128 species of flowering plants and many more including 25 species of rhododendron, as well as The Makalu -Barun National Park is the home of many animals, and 440 birds species,88 mammal species, including the red panda, snow leopard, and the rare Asian golden cat. At the two miles northeast of the main summit Chomolongo, 7,678m is its subsidiary peak is one of the stunning and impressive peak at right above the khangshung valley.
How to get Mt. Makalu ?
Day 1: Fly to Tumlingtar (1 hour) and drive to starting point of the trek, Chichila 1,980 m./6,497 ft., 3-4 hours
Day 2: Trek to Num 1,980 m./6,497 ft., 3-4 hours
Day 3: Trek to Seduwa via the Arun River 1,500 m./4,922 ft., 6-7 hours
Day 4: Trek to Tashigaon 2,100 m./6,890 ft., 4-5 hours
Day 5: Trek to Khongma Danda 3,500 m./11,483 ft., 6-7 hours
Day 6: Acclimatisation day in Khongma Danda
Day 7: Trek to Dobate via Shipton La (4,229 m./13,874 ft. 3,650 m., 6-7 hours
Day 8: Trek to Yangle Kharka following the Barun River upstream 3,557 m./11,670 ft., 6-7 hours
Day 9: 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
-All ground transfers by private vehicle.
-Three times hot meals a day while trekking
-National Park / Conservation Area Permit Fees (Makalu Barun Conservation Area).
-Government-licensed, English speaking guide.
-Porter service (one porter for every two people).
-All government and local taxes.
-All International Airfares / Airport taxes.
-Expenses of personal nature such as bottled drinks, mineral water, laundry and etc.
-Rescue and evacuation (helicopter operation) – if needed.
-Personal medical and travel insurance.
-Tips and Gratitude.