Barun Valley Makalu Trek is located in the eastern part of Nepal offering impressing natural scenery. The main focal point of this trek is Makalu Barun National Park and Conservation Area, which lies in the Solukhumbhu and Sankhuwasabha district, established in 1992 and formally inaugurated in 1992. Mount Makalu (8463m), the world’s fifth highest peak, Chamlang Himal and Barun Valley are the major jewels of this area.
Having a wide range of altitudinal and climatic variations, the Makalu Barun area offers a remarkable and diverse habitat for a rich variety of flora and fauna. Plants of all major ecological zones: tropical, sub-tropical, temperate, alpine and sub-alpine are found here. The park is the home to a rich variety of wildlife also.
The highlights of this rich natural paradise include beautiful mountains, pristine forest, and a wide variety of plants, animal life and the simple and warm hearted people local people with rich and varied.
Day 01: Arrive at Kathmandu
On your arrival at Kathmandu Airport you will be met by our representative who will take you to the hotel for the night.
Day 02: Kathmandu City Tour
After having breakfast you take a sightseeing tour around Kathmandu valley. You will visit many Buddhist and Hindu temples which reflect the local culture and tradition of Nepalese society. In the afternoon you will be taken back to your Hotel.
Day 03: Kathmandu to Tumlingtar
Flight to Tumlingtar from Kathmandu. O/N at Tumlingtar.
Day 04: Tumlingtar to Khandbari (1020m)
From Tumlingtar walk to Kumhalgaon and follow the trail that passes to the east. Begin an ascent between the Arun Kosi and Sabha Khola observing the view of the huge Chhamlang massif, at the top of the ascent you will come to Dhunge Dhara. After walking some times you get to Khandbari. O/N at Khandbari.
Day 05: Khandbari to Chichila (1840m)
Climbing to Naya Bazaar, after a while you reach Mani Bhanjyang (1100m) and further climb in the bamboo forest along the ridge to Arun Than (1280m), and then transverses across the hillside, still climbing through fields and bamboo groves you will get to Sheka (1350m). Keep climbing to the Tamang village of Bhotebas (1740m) which offers a spectacular view of Chhamlang, Makalu and Jaljale Himal. From Bhotebas climbing some while you will reach Chichila. O/N at Chichila.
Day 06: Chichila to Num (1500m)
Passing the small settlement of Baisake and Kuwapani (1870m) you will reach to Hururu (1970m). The route climbs and then drops down into the deep oak forest before arriving at Mure village (2000m) inhabited by Sherpa’s and Rais. Descending on a rocky trail you will reach to Num. O/N at num.
Day 07: Num to Sedua (1540m)
The trail descends steeply through the fields of Lumbang and from here the trail becomes steeper, through jungle to a suspension bridge over the Arun Kosi. From the bridge the trails climb to Sedua. O/N at Sedua.
Day 08: Sedua to Tashigaon
The trail climbs and then passes the National Park Forest Project and reaches Manigaon. From Manigaon the trail turns west and makes a gradual climb to Chyaksadanda and to Ropesa. The route crosses meadows and several streams before coming to the Sherpa village of Tashigaon, a large village on the way to Makalu Base camp. O/N at Tashigaon.
Day 09: Tashigaon to Khongma (3560m)
Climbing over the ridge and ascending through the forest you will reach Chipla (2520m). The route now becomes steeper and joins the ridge and before reaching Khongma, a flat high altitude meadow. O/N at Khongma.
Day 10: Khongma to Mumbuk (3550m)
From Khongma you climb up all the time having beautiful views of Chhamlang peak 6 (6739m) and peak 7 (6105m). The trail climbs over a ridge to Ghungru La (4050m) and descends to a small lake and then climbs steeply up to Shipton La (4216m). Descending to Keke La (4150m) and making a further descend through a forest of firs you will get to Mumbuk. O/N at Mumbuk.
Day 11: Mumbuk to Yangle Kharka (3600m)
From Mumbuk the trail descends down steeply and turns westward along the bottom of the Barun Valley, passes a small cave, crosses several streams, and finally the Barun River on long bridge before reaching Yangle Kharka, a large meadow. O/N at Yangle Kharka.
Day 12: Yangle Kharka to Merek (4570m)
Climbing gently from Yangle Kharka you will pass Nghe Kharka (3750m). Following the Barun valley you will pass Riphuk Kharka (3930m) and making a short climb you will reach Jhak Kharka (4210m) and to the meadow of Yak Kharka (4400m). The trail climbs over a ridge beyond Yak Kharka and ascends alongside a moraine formed by the lower Barun Glacier. From here you will have an excellent view of peak 3 (6477m) and peak 5 (6404m). Finally you will reach to Merek. O/N at Merek.
Day 13: Merek to Shersong (4660m)
From Merek the trail climbs up and you will reach to Shersong where there is a small stone hut. In Shersong you will find a good camp sites in the Yak pasture, you may even get to interact with some of the locals. O/N at Shersong.
Day 14: Day Trip to Makalu Base Camp (5000meters)
From Shersong, the trail climbs gradually to a minor pass above Makalu Base Camp. You will have an excellent view of Makalu, Baruntse (7220m), Peak 6 and Peak 7 and the complete panorama of Everest and Lhotse. Please make sure you bring along your camera for this moment. Return back to Shersong. O/N at Shersong.
Day 15: Shersong to Yanle Kharka
Trek back to Yangle Kharka. O/N at Yangle Kharka.
Day 16: Yangla Kharka to Mumbuk
Trek back to Mumbuk. O/N at Mumbuk.
Day 17: Mumbuk to Khongma
Trek back to Khongma. O/N at Khongma.
Day 18: Khomgma to Tashigaon
Trek back to Tashigaon. O/N at Tashigaon.
Day 19: Tashigaon to Num
Trek back to Num. O/N at Num.
Day 20: Num to Chichila
Trek back to Chichila. O/N at Chichila.
Day 21: Chichila to Mani Bhanjyang
Trek back to Mani Bhanjyang. O/N at Mani Bhanjyang.
Day 22: Manibhanjyang to Tumlingtar
Trek back to Tumlingtar. O/N at Tumlingtar.
Day 23: Tumlingtar to Kathmandu
Fly back to Kathmandu. Hotel, B.B. O/N at Kathmandu.
Day 24: Transfer to Airport for your onward destination
Note: The itinerary may flexible during the trek depending upon the clients requirements and fitness.