The trek starts after a fifty minutes flight from Kathmandu to Tumlingtar, followed by a short drive to Chichila. From Chichila, the trail winds up along the Barun River via Num and Seduwa. You’ll trek through the protected areas of Makalu Barun National Park, beautiful settlements, and terraced fields of buckwheat, corn, and potato. Trek past the Sherpa village of Tashigaon, and then you will stop at Khongma for acclimatization. Conquer the tough and challenging trek through Shipton La Pass to reach Dobato. Finally, you’ll make your way to Makalu Base camp via Yangri Kharka and Merek.
This is a challenging high altitude trek that requires a good level of physical fitness. The trek requires two types of permits that include Makalu Barun National Park area permit and Makalu Rural Municipality entry permit. Accommodation includes basic facilities along the trekking trail. At places, you’ll also enjoy the homestay service with warm hospitality. The best seasons to do this trek is during spring and autumn as the temperature is moderate with clear skies.
The trek offers you a golden opportunity to peek in the lifestyle of the Himalayan people while exploring the high altitude lakes, hanging glaciers, snow-clad landscapes, and awe-inspiring Himalayan cliffs. The trail threads through Makalu Barun National park, Barun valley, and finally leads you to the pristine land of Makalu Base camp. From the base camp, enjoy the panoramic view of Mt. Makalu, Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, and many other mountain peaks in the Himalayan region.
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