Upon your arrival at Kathmandu international airport, A1 Trek representative welcomes you and will help you to transfer to the hotel. You can then take a good rest in the hotel. Later you can explore around yourself if interested.
Go for Kathmandu valley sightseeing to explore the historical and cultural city. The sightseeing is dedicated to exploring four of the UNESCO world heritage listed sites of Kathmandu valley. Those four sites include- Kathmandu durbar square, Soyambhunath, Boudhanath, and Pashupatinath.
After the sightseeing, you can then focus on the trek preparation. You can hire or buy the necessary equipment in Thamel. In the evening, you will be meeting your guide for the trip meeting.
With a wonderful morning flight, you will be getting to Tumlingtar from Kathmandu. Upon arriving at Tumlingtar, you will be meeting your rest of the trekking team before starting the trip. Then after you will be taking a short drive to Chichila from Tumlingtar for the night. Chichila is a small village in the lap of the green hills. You will be staying overnight at a local lodge.
The trek to Makalu base camp practically starts from today. Heading towards the mid-hills passing the beautiful local villages you trek progresses towards Num village. You will be crossing the wonderful farmland and landscapes along the way. Upon arriving at Num village you can explore around the fine village. You will be staying overnight at a local lodge.
The first section of the trek is a downhill to the wonderful Arun river via the forested areas. From the river, you will be taking an ascending route to reach Runmura village passing several other villages and the nice farmlands. Thereafter, you will be taking a gradual uphill route to get to Seduwa village. Seduwa is a small village with good views of Jalajala Peaks. You will be staying overnight at a local lodge.
Passing the nice farmlands of the millet, you will be trekking to TashiGaon this day. The route to TashiGaon is an easy one with the combination of the downhill, uphill, and the flat trails. The amazing landscapes and the green hills are part of the day. Upon reaching TashiGaon, you will have a free time to explore around the beautiful village. You will be staying overnight at a local lodge.
The journey resumes after the breakfast. Leaving the nice village of TashiGaon, the route directs towards a forested area of rhododendron, oaks, and pines. The pleasant walk inside the jungle gradually leads to the KongmaDanda which is the destination of the day. You can collect the best views of Kanchenjunga and Mount Makalu from the top of the hill. The sunset looks amazing from KongmaDanda itself. You will be staying overnight at a tented camp by the hillside.
Leaving the KongmaDanda behind, you will be following a combination of the uphill and the downhill route to Mumbuk. You will get the chance to explore the icy lake of Thulo and Sano Pokhari. Likewise, the route also includes the exciting passes of Tutu La and Shipton La above 4450 meters to get to the today destination. Upon arriving at Mumbuk, your guide and porters will be setting the camp for the day. You can collect a good view of Khumbakarna Himal here. You will be staying at a tented camp.
Entering the wonderful Barun valley section, the route to NgheKharka is a combination of the downhill and uphill walk. The amazing Barun valley consists of rare herbs and plants. Whereas the encounter of some wildlife is expected along the way. You will also get a chance to visit a Buddhist monastery this day. Upon arriving at NgheKharka, you will be setting the camp for the night. Overnight will be at a tented camp.
Following an uphill route inside the exciting Barun valley, you will be trekking to Shersong today. It is a place near the Makalu base camp. Shersong offers greater views of Mount Makalu, Baruntse peaks, and other adjoining mountains. At Shersong, you will be setting a tented camp in an appropriate area. You will be spending your night at a tented camp.
The big day is here as you will be trekking to Makalu base camp this day. Following the rocky moraine trails, you will be walking to the base camp. The base camp offers the stunning views of Mount Malaku and the other adjoining peaks. The base camp itself is near to the glacial pond near Baruntse mountain. Your guide will find the appropriate place to camp for the day.
You can do a short hike to a ridge to collect the best views of mountains. Actually, the hike can offer exciting views of the east face of Mount Everest. Likewise, the excellent views of Mount Makalu, Baruntse Himal and more can be collected today. After the hike, you will get back to the base camp. In your free time, you can enjoy the fantastic views of the mountains. The overnight will be at a tented camp.
After spending a wonderful time at Makalu base camp, today you will be retracing back to YangleKharka for the night. The route to YangleKharka is an easy and descending route. Upon arriving at Kharka, your guides will be setting the camp there for the night. You will be spending the night at a tented camp.
The retracing back continues today as will. Following the combined route of downhill and uphill, you will be trekking to Mumbuk for the night today. Like going up you will be setting a camp at a proper place for the night.
Following the same way back you will be getting to KongmaDanda today. Like going up you will be passing the ponds and the exciting passes today too. Upon arriving at the KongmaDanda you can enjoy the marvelous views of the mountains.
Back to the lower elevation, you will be trekking through the jungles and the local villages to reach NarbuGaon. The Narbu village is a nice Sherpa settlement with unique cultures and traditions. Upon arriving at NarbuGaon, you will be setting up the camp for the night.
You will be trekking back to Num village today. It will be your final trekking days of Makalu Base Camp trek. Upon arriving at Num, like other days, the camp will be set for the night. You will be staying overnight at a tented camp.
On the final day of the trek, you will be driving back to Tumlingtar from Num village. Upon arriving at Num, you can explore around the local village. You will be now staying at a local lodge.
With a short and scenic flight from Tumlingtar, you will be getting back to Kathmandu to end the trek today. Upon arriving at Kathmandu airport, you will be transferred to the hotel for the night. In your free time, you can take a good rest or can walk around.
You can take an entire day on resting at Kathmandu. You can also go to the spa or massages to give some relief for your tired body. You can also do some shopping in Thamel.
With all the finest memories, today you will be flying to your next destination. Our representative will be transferring to Kathmandu airport. With hope to seeing you again in Nepal, we will be saying bye for this time.