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Makalu Trekking - 28 Days

Destination Nepal
Activity Makalu Treks
Duration 28 Days
Goup size MIN - 2
MAX. ALTITUDE 6,143M
TRIP CODE DWT-MT-17
BEST SEASON AUTUMN & SPRING
GRADE Strenuous
Benefits
  • Private transport to and from our hotel in Kathmandu to Kathmandu’s international airport, Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA).
  • Provide pulse oximeter for blood oxygen saturation level monitor to high altitude. It is an important indicator to recognize early signs of impending altitude sickness and other potentially health risks.
  • Medical Kit.
  • Arrangement of sleeping bags and down jackets if you do not have your own.

Overview

Considered as one of the toughest trekking area, Makalu is situated at 8000m above the sea level and is the rare combination of tough and beauty.  This area is still under explored due to its geographical features. Even in history, the legendary Edmund Hillary failed twice to trek this peak area. One can opt for the Makalu base camp trek with a tea-house trek style though the route is graded as the difficult.

During the trek, one can pass through the raw and wild trails and can see the amazing flora and fauna along the trails. Makalu is home for variety of flowering plants with 3000 species, 440 species of beautiful birds and 75 species of mammals. Ascending up on the trails, one can get an opportunity to view the majestic and divine mountain vistas, the river valleys and the massifs of Makalu, Everest and Lhotse.  Descending on the trails, one can get to see the beautiful villages

where the indigenous group resides like Rai, Limbu, Sherpa and Lhomu. The climatic condition of this region is heavy rains and snow. This region also offers hiking as the best option during the months of October and November. One can see the unique aspects of nature in this trails so come and grab the opportunity to trek in this fresh trails. Let, Discovery World Trekking to serve you with its excellent services and the experienced as well as qualified working staffs, guides and porters.

Day to Day Itinerary

day 1
Arrive at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu and meet with your DWT guide (All our guides are direct employees of DWT and are government registered and licensed). Private transport
day 2
A full day of sightseeing around The Kathmandu Valley region with your DWT tour guide. ncluding Pashupatinath, Boudhanath Stupa, Swaymbhunath (monkey temple) and Patan Durbar Square. Stay ove
day 3
Fly(35 mins) from Kathmandu to Tumlingtar then Trek to Khadbari (1,040m) and stay overnight at tented camp
day 4
Trek(6 hrs) from Khadbari to Chichila(1830m) and stay overnight at tented camp.
day 5
Trek(6/7 hrs) Chichila to Num (1490m) and stay overnight at tented camp.
day 6
Trek(6 hrs) from Num to Sedua (1460m) and stay overnight at tented camp.
day 7
Trek(7 hrs) from Sedua to Tashi Gaon (2070m) and stay overnight at tented camp
day 8
Trek(5 hrs) from Tashi Gaon to Kauma (3470m) and stay overnight at tented camp.
day 9
Rest / Exploration day at Kauma and stay overnight at tented camp.
day 10
Trek(6 hrs) from Kauma to Mumbuk (3570m) and stay overnight at tented camp.
day 11
Trek(7 hrs) from Mumbuk to Nhe Kharka (3000m) and stay overnight at tented camp.
day 12
Trek(6 hrs) from Nhe Kharka to Sherson (4615m) and stay overnight at tented camp.
day 13
Trek(7 hrs) from Sherson to Makalu Base Camp Camp(5000m) and stay overnight at tented camp.
day 14
Rest day. Explore Around Makalu Base Camp. Stay overnight at tented camp.
day 15
Trek(6 hrs) to Hillary Base Camp and stay overnight at tented camp.
day 16
Trek(4 hrs) to High Camp and stay overnight at tented camp.
day 17
Exploration / Rest day at High Camp and stay overnight at tented camp.
day 18
Cross Sherpani Col (6,135 m) to Baruntse Base Camp. Stay overnight at tented camp.
day 19
Cross West Col (6,143 m) Camp below the cross in tented camp.
day 20
Trek(5 hrs) to Panch Pokhari and stay overnight at tented camp.
day 21
Cross Amphu Lapcha (5,850m) Camp below the cross in tented camp.
day 22
Trek(5 hrs) to Chukung (4,730m) and stay overnight at tented camp.
day 23
Trek(5 hrs) to Dengboche (4,380m) and stay overnight at tented camp.
day 24
Trek to Tengboche to (3,860m) stay overnight at tented camp.
day 25
Trek(7 hrs) to Namche Bazaar (3440m) and stay overnight at tented camp.
day 26
Trek(7 hrs) to Phakding then onto Lukla (2840m) and stay overnight at tented camp.
day 27
Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu. Stay overnight at selected hotel in Kathamandu.
day 28
Departure day to your home country. DWT provides complimentary private transport to Tribhuvan International Airport from your hotel in Kathmandu.

What is Included?

  • 3 Night accommodation selected hotel in Kathmandu with Breakfast.
  • Private transport to and from Tribhuvan International Airport,
  • Guided city sight seeing tour in kathamandu by Private Transport and Entrance fee.
  • Transport To Domestic airport Pick up / drop .
  • All your Standard Meals (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) During the Trek.
  • Kitchen and camping equipment During the Trek.
  • Flight ( Kathamandu - Tumlintar then Lukla – Kathmandu ) with Airport taxes.
  • Official DWT (Government registered and licensed ) Guide and required Number of porters (1 for 2 Person basis) to carry your luggage during the trek, their Food,Lodge,salary,Transport, flight,insurance equipments etc,
  • Necessary paper work and permits.
  • Arrangement of Emergency Helicopter service which will be paid by your Travel insurance company.
  • All Government and local taxes.
  • Discovery World Trekking’s Certificate.
  • Farewel Dinner in Kathmandu.

What is Excluded?

  • Major meals in Kathmandu
  • International Flight.
  • All Personal Expenses such as lanundry,telephone calls,bar bills beverage, snacks.
  • Personal clothing and gears.
  • Travel Insurance.
  • extra shower,bettery re-charge etc.
  • Tips for Guide and Porter.
  • Cost raised by cancelation, landside,weather,poltical.illness etc which are not under DWT control.

Route Map

route map

FAQ’s

Trip Grading

Unquestionably Nepal is renowned as best destinations for novice and adventures lovers. Thus, various popular destinations in the world are situated in Nepal available for trekking in the Himalayan for the trekkers all across the world. Trekking in Nepal can easily be achieved by the all levels of trekkers who have strong desire and determination. We are familiar with the fact that trekking demands different level of physical fitness, efforts and even acclimatization or rest day based on the level of trekking nature. We ensure that our trip grading would be a great idea or method for our valued guests while choosing an appropriate trek package that is suited perfectly to your capabilities and present health condition. It is advised that people who are suffering from the diseases like cardiac or respiratory problem have to consult with doctor before deciding to do trek in Nepal. However, in the context of Nepal trekking, it is difficult task to determine the trip grade preciously due to trek has not made different from one place to another only the elevation of place that has significant role in its trip grading but also the other contributory factors needs to be concerned well. The given below contributory factors need to be considered in determination of trek grading.

  • Average elevation (height) of the trek.
  • Trekking routes features or conditions
  • Total duration of trek and average walking per day in trek.
  • Backpacking level.
  • Temperature range based on climate and weather conditions
  • Acclimatization or rest day.
  • General level of comfort, remoteness as well as level of service.

Grade: Easy

This grade trekking consists of elevation below 3000m. This type of trekking involves short duration at lower altitude along with several ways of ascent and descent trials. Previous experience does not require at this level of trekking. Thus, any age group can adjoin who is in good health, physical fit and can walk at least 4 to 5 hrs per day in the plain place. Discovery World Trekking has designed easy grade trek in which you can assign Nagarkot Trek, Ghorepani trek , Sarankot trek and Langtang trek .

Grade: Moderate

This moderate level of trekking covers at an altitude between above 2000m to 3500m below. No previous hiking experience is required however trekking demands well fitness of physical conditions and duration of days involve both shorter and longer to complete overall trek. Trekkers need walking at least 5 to 6 hrs capabilities with longer ascent and descent trails through the involvement of some rough routes conditions. Discovery World Trekking has typical holiday package at moderate grade trek are Annapurna base camp trek, Muktinath trek and Ganesh himal trek (Ruby valley trek), Langtang trek, Tamang heritage trek etc.

Grade: Difficult

This level of trekking involves an altitude of above 3000m to 4500m below. Trekkers need to walk for 6-7 hrs daily at cross steep hilly terrain, rough round, some backpacking and high passes on some routes with daily ascent and descent. Trekking in the remote environment might be possibility of facing altitude problem in the higher elevation. Physical fitness is essential along with hill walking experience to enjoy trekking. Everest Base camp trek, Gokyo via Everest base camp trek, Gosainkunda trek, Helambu trek etc.

Grade: Strenuous

In this type of trekking at least 6-7 hrs per day walking require at high altitude with daily ascent and descent. The altitude of strenuous grade trek ranges between 4600m to 5600m. Altitude sickness problem is likely to happen at any time therefore high level of both mentally and physically fitness as well as stamina is considered to enjoy in such type of trip. Acclimatization or rest day is essential to adjust with low level of oxygen environment. Previous trekking experience is added as an asset that trek passes through the remote, wild environment with extreme weather condition and snow covered route. Discovery World Trekking has prepared typically one of the best trekking holiday packages including Everest via Kalapathar, Annapurna Circuit, Manaslu trek, Makalu trek, Kanchanjunga trek etc.

Grade:  challenging

Altitude remains around 6000m at this level of trekking. Trek might be longer enough in the remote pace and highly mountains. This challenging grade trek is limited which demands an excellent level of personal experience, physically fitness and stamina as walking day is supposed to be 7 to 8 hrs with ascent and descent. Trek involves the pass crossing the snow covered glaciers, ice and need to climb up to small peak. Trekkers therefore require basic climbing skills. This type of trekking ultimately joins with peak climbing. Discovery World Trekking challenging grade trek are Everest base camp trek via Island peak, Everest base camp trek via Mera peak etc.

What Exactly is Trekking

Trekking is an adventurous way of traveling through the hills and mountains and in Nepal, trekking often includes world-famous views of the Himalaya and scenic surroundings. Trekking is a favorite activity for tourists to Nepal and is a great way to get to know the land and its residents. It involves getting up close and personal with nature while hiking for multiple days through hills and valleys to areas that are often far away from vehicle travel.

As an adventure activity, trekking is mostly done for entertainment, excitement, cultural interaction and education – getting to know a country and its people, culture, landscape and scenery among other highlights. For mountain climbing expeditions, trekking is often the first part of the journey where the mountaineers get used to the increasing altitude as well as the climate and landscape. Nepal’s renowned trekking regions include the Everest region, Annapurna and Langtang with many more areas that have been developed and that are up and coming including the whole rest of the hills up to the Himalaya!

Routes take trekkers travel through picturesque farmland and villages, remote hills, forests and valleys with Himalayan fed streams and rivers. Visitors can take in some of the most beautiful scenery on earth while trekking in Nepal. Facilities along trekking trails are usually more basic than facilities in urban areas and overnight accommodation is in lodges, teahouses and tents and sometimes a combination depending on location and availability of facilities. Now a days, accommodation and meals can be arranged along most trails at lodges and teahouses, especially on the popular routes. In the not so distant past, travelers and porters traveled together with sufficient tents, food and equipment because of a lack of facilities and accommodation, especially in the more remote, uninhabited areas. Our teahouse treks are organized with accommodation and meals along entire routes.

The government regulates most of the areas where trekking is done and permits are required for entering Nepal’s extensive range of national parks and conservation areas. Discovery World Trekking takes care of everything, including arranging permits, allowing you to savor every moment on the enchanting trails!

Discovery World Trekking offers the whole range of trekking packages for Nepal. We look forward to sharing with you the magnificence of the Himalaya and its world famous attractions along with the legendary kindness of the people that populate the hills and mountainous regions.

Rural life in Nepal follows a natural pace depending on season and weather. While trekking, you can travel at your own pace along the scenic trails that link each day’s way points. Many of the trekking routes are in fact ancient trade routes that link Tibet, Nepal and India! The trails often pass through groves of rhododendron, Nepal’s national flower and grazing areas for cows, sheep, water buffalo and even yaks! The mountain panoramas will be unforgettable as well the scenic villages along the way graced with Hindu temples and Buddhist monasteries. These settlements will allow trekkers an insight into the traditional ways of life cultural heritage of Nepal along with the wide range of biodiversity of the landscape.

An average day of trekking involves around five to six hours hiking including breaks for meals and as needed. The average distance covered can be a bit relative given the terrain and altitude but figure on about 10 to 15 kilometers. Along the way you will have many chances for photography and perhaps other personal interests such as bird watching and discovering the local flora.
Discovery World Trekking has many options from newly promoted trails to the classic routes and we look forward to hearing from you and satisfying your desired trekking styles and destinations.

Altitude, and Altitude Sickness

Altitude sickness refers to the less oxygen pressure of air in the surrounding atmosphere as increase in an elevation.  It is also called mountain sickness or acute mountain sickness (AMS).

Generally, Altitude sickness is likely to happen anyone during the course of trying to accomplish adventure trips an above the height of 3500 m.  Symptoms may vary even person to person. However, it is preventable and cured immediately if the common symptoms take seriously and take action for treating them well on time. Stages of altitude sickness has described below in details.

The common or mild symptoms of Altitude Sickness

  • slightly headache
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Dizziness
  • Tiredness
  • Loss of appetite
  • Upset stomach
  • Shortness of breath
  • Swelling
  • Fatigue

These above common altitude sickness affects slightly in human body. It indicates warning sign that you are at the risk of developing serious altitude sickness. Walking slowly in ascending way and manage rest time in high altitude for body adaptation with environment   is primarily a great method to reduce the problem of common altitude sickness. 

Symptoms of severe altitude sickness

Symptoms of severe altitude sickness develop soon after the common altitude sickness left untreated. 

  • Severe headache
  • Frequently vomiting
  • Rapidly increase heart rate
  • Difficulty in sleeping
  • Difficulty in walking
  • Irrational behavior
  • Breathlessness even after enough resting
  • Problem in vision
  • Confusion or lack of coordination with group member
  • Irritable cough or persistent cough

Severe altitude sickness symptoms are a worse condition; people do not try to go up unless a symptom is improved. Descending immediately from higher elevation is primary treatment because it may be potentially a life threatening which will later in result to developing HACE and HAPE. HAPE stands for high altitude pulmonary edema which causes fluid enter into the lung and HAPE refers to high altitude cerebral edema which leads to fluid collects in the brain.

Discovery World Trekking in the higher altitude treks has been providing acclimatization or rest day for proper adaptation of body with exiting atmosphere. Our professional guides are specialized in altitude related situations they do great your care of safety and use the technique of “high climb and sleep low” during the trek in higher altitude. Main cause of altitude sickness is hiking too fast each day at ascending way without taking rest throughout the day. Thus, you could notice each of our itineraries allow maximum 4 to 6 hours walking per day along with adequate rest time across the trail at the higher elevation.

Please consider that some people are more vulnerable than other. Thus it is advised that each of individual clients needs to purchase mandatorily travel insurance policy along with inclusive of higher elevation rescue and evacuation coverage before deciding to mark on any trips.  Please keep in mind that we are not insurance policy seller and do not conduct this as a business. We need this to make an ease in rescue operation during the difficult conditions happened in the remote areas where rescue operation is accessible only through the helicopter charter.

Your insurance coverage policy details will also be with us. We will proceed step by step process in case of immediate rescue operation to save your life from any emergency case facing while you are you in any corner of the Himalaya through your insurance purchase coverage.

Trekking equipments and packing lists

We advise to consider below  included essential trekking equipments and packing lists in details which are prepared by focusing on tea house trekking, camping trekking and home stay trekking  in order to arrange  comfort and enjoyable  your holiday. We never recommend our valued clients to bring over equipments which are unnecessary for the trek.  Porter help carrying luggage has weight limit and not allow over 20 kg in trek.  The equipments are also available in Kathmandu for acquiring or hiring. Trekking equipments and packing lists have included everything essential for trekking.

Head

  • Sun hat or Baseball hat ( to protect face skin from sunlight during the trek)
  • Winter hat or insulating hat or Wide brimmed hat
  • Headlight with extra batteries

Face

  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglass with UV protection
  • Face/body wipes


Hands

  • Light weight gloves
  • Heavy weight winter gloves


Body

  • Hiking shirts
  • Long sleeved shirt
  • Hooded rain jacket
  • Fleece jacket
  • Light weight cotton pants
  • T- shirts ( bring Light weight wool)
  • Underwear
  • Polypropylene underwear
  • down jacket ( available in rent in Kathmandu)
  • Sweater
  • Water proof jacket and pants


Foot wear

  • Hiking Boots
  • Thick wool socks ( Take a extra pairs of thick light socks)


Essential gear

  • Backpack or daypack (Size depends on whether you take porter or not).
  • Thermal bottle
  • Water purification
  • Trekking pole
  • Sleeping bag  (-15 bag is best in the high altitude trek)
  • Sleeping Pad ( For camping trek)
  • Tent ( only for camping trek)
  • Cooking and eating utensils ( only for camping trek)
  • Toiletries ( toilet papers,  tooth paste, tooth brush, )


Toiletries

  • Medium size drying towel
  • Tooth brush
  • Tooth paste
  • Deodorant floss
  • Bio degradable bar soap
  • Nail clippers
  • Small mirror


Personal accessories

  • Money
  • Watch
  • Cell phone
  • Camera

Extra items

  • First aid kit
  • Extra passport photos and photocopies of passport
  • Notebook and pen
  • Binoculars

Trekking with Children and Family

You do not need to leave children at home to enjoy a trek in Nepal! A tour with children along will definitively be a different experience from a tour without children. That said, trekking with your children can be just as enjoyable and even more culturally rewarding. Discovery World Trekking has much experience with children on our treks and we have safety and well-being as the highest priority.  We have found that children really open up social situations as they have fewer reservations to interact and they enable easy, meaningful connections with the local people and thoughtful cultural exchange.

We would be honored to cater to your needs to enable bring your family to trek along the enchanting trails of Nepal. With children aboard we pay particular attention to food, lodging, trail activities, and other day-to-day aspects of trekking that are suitable for all. Flexibility in the itinerary is particularly important when traveling with children to cover contingencies and hiking rate. The pace of a trek is usually slower than the pace of adults, but that time can be used with other activities including photography, bird-watching, and many other things along the way. Like nearly everything in life as a parent, there will be new challenges with new insights, and many stories to tell to family and friends back home.

Discovery World Trekking looks forward to organizing a family trek for you!

Needed Essential Documents

We request the following in order to arrange permits and documents:

  • A copy of your passport and travel/health insurance documents with contact details, three passport size photos.
  • Please have a notepad and pen handy in order to note information regarding the upcoming trek/tour.


Additionally, we recommend that you maintain a separate photocopy of all important documents including traveler’s cheques and bank/ATM card contact numbers, international flight tickets, emergency contact numbers.

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