Makalu circuit trek in Himalayas is a genuinely remote and off-the-beaten trail into one of the most favored trekking destinations of Nepal, Makalu region. Impending to become one of the finest trekking trails in the region, this endeavor is most often challenging and demanding thus luring plenty of trekkers who heartily aspire to feel the ultimate taste of adventure on the lap some of the mightiest mountains in the world.
Around Makalu circuit adventure trek is essentially destined to unfold literal adventure traversing across three thrilling passes of the region namely Sherpani Col (6110 m), West Col (6140 m), and Amphu Laptsha (5850 m). Besides the strenuous journey the trail has something pleasing to offer to make you travel a mix bag of adventure and fun. The awe-inspiring vistas of grand Himalayan range sorely ignites heart-pleasing feel in the visitors who pass by.
To name, the peaks include the mighty Everest, Makalu, Kanchenjunga, Cho Oyu, Lhotse, Baruntse, Ama Dablam, Pumori, Thamserku and many more. If fortunate the densely scattered wildlife of the park like Himalayan black bear, red panda, musk deer, clouded leopard, wild boar, barking deer, Himalayan marmot, weasel etc may appear in frontage of your sight.
Alike other Makalu region treks, Makalu circuit trek one also essentially kickoffs from Tumlingtar and concludes at Lukla of Everest region. A fly back from Lukla to Kathmandu will eventually pack up the entire trek. Being strenuous and technical, this trek is genuinely recommended to those who have prior experience of alpine trekking and boast good physical fitness.
Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu.
Day 02: Flight to Tumlingtar then trek to Kahandbari (1040m)
Day 03: Trek from Kahandbari to Chichila (1980m).
Day 04: Trek from Chichila to Mude (1943m).
Day 05: Trek from Mude to Seduwa (1500m).
Day 06: Trek from Seduwa to Tashigoan (2100m).
Day 07: Trek from Tashigoan to Khongma (3500m).
Day 08: Trek to Mumbuk (3540m) via Shipton La (4125m).
Day 09: Trek from Mumbuk to Nehe Kharka (3700m)
Day 10: Rest day at Nehe Kharka for acclimatization.
Day 11: Trek from Nehe Kharka to Merek (4100m)
Day 12: Trek from Merek to Makalu base camp (4870m).
Day 13: Rest day at Makalu base camp for acclimatization.
Day 14: Trek from Makalu base camp to French Camp.
Day 15: Trek from French camp to East col camp (6100m) .
Day 16: Trek to Baruntse base camp via Sherpani Col (6146m)
Day 17: Trek from Baruntse base camp (6050m) to Seto Pokhari .
Day 18: Trek to Amphu lapcha high camp (5,527m).
Day 19: Cross Amphu Laptsa (5,845m), trek to Imja valley (4730m).
Day 21: Trek from Chukung to Lobuche via Kongma la pass (5535m).
Day 20: Trek to Everest base camp via Gorakshep (5140m).
Day 21: Hiking to Kala Patthar (5550m) back to Pheriche (4240m).
Day 22: Trek from Pheriche to Tyangboche (3860m).
Day 23: Trek from Tyangboche to Namche bazaar (3440m).
Day 24: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Lukla (2840m).
Day 25: Trek Lukla to Kathmandu, evening farewell dinner.
Day 26: Transfer to airport for onward destination.
March, April, May, September, October and November are the best months of the year for Makalu circuit trek, Around Makalu trekking can be organize in camping basic only. Itinerary can be customized or combine with other recreational outdoor activities according to your desire and duration of holidays. If you would like to discuss for further information map, elevation, distance, difficulty, best time, gear list and cost of Makalu circuit trek email us. We’d love to hear from you!