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High in the heart of the eastern Himalaya, seven valleys radiate from Mt. Makalu, the world's 5th highest peak. Of these, the Barun Valley holds some of the last remaining pristine forests and alpine meadows in Nepal and its people have retained their rich cultural heritage. All of these factors combine to make for an incredible trekking experience through Nepal's eighth national park. The Makalu-Barun National Park is a vital component of the greater Mount Everest ecosystem which includes Nepal's Sagarmatha National Park and the Qomolungma Nature Preserve in the Tibet Autonomous Region of China. The Makalu-Barun area is little known to most tourists due to its relative inaccessibility. But those fortunate trekkers who visit are rewarded with an unforgettable hiking experience.
The Makalu-Barun National Park and Conservation Area was established in 1992 as Nepal's eighth national park and the first to include an adjacent inhabited conservation area as a buffer. A new park management approach encourages local people to become actively involved in protecting the forests and natural resources upon which their lives depend, and in conserving their own rich cultural heritage. Traditional resource management systems, such as community controlled grazing and forest guardianship, are being strengthened and low level technologies introduced where appropriate. Working in collaboration with an American NGO, Woodlands Mountain Institute, His Majesty's Government, Nepal is striving to improve local living standards through informative, educational and income-generating activities.
Covering 2330 sq km, Makalu-Barun is a vital component of the greater Mount Everest ecosystem which includes Nepals 1148 sq. km Sagarmatha (Mount Everest) National Park to the west and the 35.000sq. km Qomolungma Nature Preserve in the Tibet Autonomous Region of China to the north.
Arrive to Kathmandu, an exciting and memorable experience with the panoramic view of snow-capped Himalayan range greets your sight.
Independent Himalayan Adventure's Airport Representative will meet you at the airport and take you to your hotel.
Sightseeing tours of Kathmandu including Pashupatinath, Bouddhanath.
Pashupatinath Temple is One of the most sacred Hindu shrine in the world. The two storied pagoda houses a sacred lignum or the phallic symbol of Lord Shiva. Although the temple dates back to the 4th century, it was brought into its present shape in the early 18th century. The temple is most noted for its gold-plated roofs and silver-coated doors.
Bouddhanath Stupa is the world's largest stupa of its kind. The unique aspect of this great Buddhist monument is that it is set in the octagonal mandala design.
After your blessingful tour, you have to final prepare your trekking equipment for Makalu Base camp trek.
Fly from Kathmandu to Tumlingtar-510m.
Trek to Mani Bhanjyang-1180m (5-6 hr)
Trek to Chichila-1910m (6-7 hr)
Trek to Num-1560m (6-7 hr)
Trek to Nayagaon-2140m (6-7 hr)
Trek to Tashi Gaon-2250m (5-6 hr)
Rest at Tashi Gaon -2250m
Trek to Kauma-3510m (6-7 hr)
Trek to Mumbuk-3615m (5-6 hr) crossing over Shipton-La-4127m and Tutu La-4075m
Trek to Nehe Kharka-3620 (5-6 hr)
Trek to Mera-4500m (4-5 hr)
Trek to Makalu Base camp- 4880m (4-5 hr)
Rest at Makalu base camp- 4880m
Trek to Sherpani Col. (East Col-6100m) phedi-5800m (4-5 hr)
Trek to West Col base camp-5900m crossing over Sherpani Col-6100m (4-5 hr)
Trek to West Col phedi-approx.5500m crossing over West Col-6135m (4-5 hr)
Trek to Panch pokhari-5414m (5-6 hr)
Trek to Amphu Lapcha base camp-5500m (3-4 hr)
Trek to Amphu Lapcha phedi-4600m (4-5 hr)
Trek to Dingboche-4300m (6-7 hr)
Trek to Tyangboche-3860m (4-5 hr)
Trek to Namche Bazaar (3441 meters). 5 hours
Trek to Lukla-2866m (5-6 hr)
This morning, we have a flight from Lukla to Kathmandu; it is a thrilling exciting flight over forests, fields and villages with the Himalayas at the background.
On arrival, we transfer to the hotel. The remainder of the day is at leisure.
Leisure day in Kathmandu. It's also spare day in case of bad weather in Lukla, If you are interested in continuing on to the Chitwan Jungle Safari, River Rafting Adventure or any other tours you can start today.
The trip ends, our Airport Representative will drop you to the Kathmandu International Airport for your flight departure from Nepal.
I'm back home and digesting my recent Nepal trek, which started in Tumlingtar and proceded to Lukla and up to the Everest/Gokyo Region and over the 3 passes, Kongma La, Cho La and Renjo La. An amazing adventure and made even more satisfying by the assistance provided by yourself and your trekking agency as well as the assistance of staffs. Obviously, I expect a certain level of service when I use a trekking agency but in this case, you definitely exceeded my expectations.