Makalu Base Camp (5250m\17224ft.) situated in eastern part of Nepal provides you unexpected moments of your life. Makalu Base Camp Trek provides you a great chance to explore the unique Tibetan culture of people with their own different languages, traditions, customs, rituals, norms and their daily living style. Along with this the region offers you amazing wildlife in beautiful pine and bamboo forests. Here you can closely explore the many endangered species like: wild dog, musk deer, blue sheep etc. Makalu Barun National Park (containing more than 3000 flowering plants, 67 species medical plants, home of more than 50 species of animals & 400 species of birds), dense forest, valleys of the Barun River, great waterfalls and deep gorges are the main attraction of this trek.
The 5th highest peak, covering 2330 sq.km at 8485m (27838 ft.), close to the Mt. Everest, Makalu Barun lies in the north east region of Nepal. The stunning shape of Makalu and the region is blessed with an incredible diversity of natural beauty. Ethnical Tibetan group of people (Sherpas) live at the higher elevations. Though the region is economically poor & isolated, they retain a rich cultural heritage. Makalu Barun plays an important role in mountaineering itself.
Talking about Makalu Barun National Park, it was established in 1992. The northern part of park is covered with dense forest, valleys of the Barun River, great waterfalls and deep gorges. The park contains more than 3000 flowering plants, 67 species medical plants, home of more than 50 species of animals & 400 species of birds. We can experience the varieties of cultures and landscapes with their spectacular views here. Makalu Base Camp Trek is famous treks in Nepal offering you splendid view of high-altitude terrains, snow-clad landscapes and ethnic Himalayan lifestyle. Makalu lies in the Eastern region of the Nepal. In fact it is located in the Mahalangur Himalayas 19 km (12 mi) southeast of Mount Everest, on the border between Nepal and China. Makalu (8,463 meters (27,766 ft)) is the fifth highest mountain in the world. Makalu is an isolated peak whose shape is a four-sided pyramid. Though this beautifully shaped mountain climb attempt was made by an American team led by William Siri in the spring of 1954 for the first time, but it was first climbed on May 15, 1955 by Lionel Terray and Jean Couzy of a French expedition.
Likewise, Makalu Trek is chance to mesmerize through an unspoiled Himalayan landscape far from the trapping of the modern age. This trek starts with the sightseeing of world heritage site in Kathmandu. From Kathmandu you take flight off to Tumlingtar. Then jeep drive to Num where we commence our Trek to Makalu Base Camp. Your trial further passes to high altitude region following and accommodating at local teahouse/tented such villages: Seduwa, Tashigaou, Khongma, Dobato, Yangle, Langmale and finally destined to Makalu Base Camp.People living in this part of the country belong to four main communities- the Sherpas, Rai, Newars and Limbus. These ethnic groups although practice different rituals, believe in the same philosophy of simple living.
1. How difficult is Makalu Base Camp trek and how can I Prepare?
Trek to Makalu Base Camp is remote and easy type trekking, can be attainable by many people nowadays. Our company provides you a porter and a guide with policy or travel insurance. People with very weak ankles, knee, hearts and lungs may have to suffer much difficulty in trekking.
2. What about the safety measurements and altitude sickness do the guides and porters have their insurance in Makalu Base Camp trek?
Worrying for safety measurements? Our guides having long experience are much professional for handling such issues with various means of safety measurements. For common health issues like: headache, common cold, diarrhea, vomiting, we provide you first aid medicines. In case of being sick in the mountain, Sunrise Adventure Trek will make proper arrangements rescue by helicopter, for this you should have better travel insurance. If our guide and porters may suffer from sickness, they have also travel and medical insurance and we will also rescue by helicopter.
3. What about guide & porter, do they have well training?
Guides and potters provided to our guests had complete accomplishment of several trainings required for their professions by the Ministry of Nepal Tourism. Having well experience in tourism sector as a guide or potter, make easy to explain all the information required for trekking and can create very familiar environment to the guests.
4. What about communication system during trek?
As all the porters and guides are well certified by the Ministry of Nepal tourism they can easily understand and speak English language during the trek. On the other hand, we can also provide you guides and potters according to your own understanding language.
5. Do I need to give tips to guide and potter and if how much?
It’s difficult to mention about tipping, but guides and potters do expect the tips at the end of the trip. However, normally people can give minimum 10% of their total payment to the guide and porter.
6. What kind of food, drinking water and accommodation do we have on Makalu Base Camp trek?
Trek to Makalu Base Camp with Sunrise Adventure Trek includes trekking lodges or guest houses as accommodation with twin bed sharing room, if you are in a group and if you are solo traveler, you have private room. Regarding meals, we will have some options to choose like: continental foods, Italian, Indian and Chinese cuisine etc. For drinking water, you can buy the mineral bottles or safe drinking water from hotel either you can bring water tablets.
7. How many hours should I walk per day and what happened if I am a slow walker in the group?
Normally, we have to walk around 5 to 7 hours per day, if you are slow in walk the team leader will professionally manage to you walking with our assistance guide and potter.