Makalu ( 8,481 m.), the fifth highest mountain of the world lying on the Nepal- Tibet border has the virtue of observing the Nepal’s most major peaks to the east of the Everest. The trek starts right from the Arun Valley. This region, considered as one of the non-tourist areas has a wonderful charm to explore and always done with a well-supervised and guided group with sensible equipment.
Fly or drive and drive further to Hille for three hours.
A gentle start uphill to Tuttse.
Continue ascending up the ridge of Tinjure Danda and Tinjure Phedi and reach Dandagaon for the overnight stay.
Ascend to Tinjure Danda and follow the ridge down to Piluwa Khola and reach Chainpur.
Start descending early across Hinwan and Sabha Khola, ; ascend to Khandbari.
Ascend to Bhotebas for 3 hours and trek further for 2 hours and reach the tiny ridgetop village of Chichila.
Having the views of Makalu at dawn start trekking slowly. It’s an enjoyable walk for the day. Descend to the village, Num where a beautiful view can be seen and reach Seduwa for the overnight camp.
Ascend to Tashigaon for about 3 hours and climbing for another 2 hours reach Dhari Kharka for the overnight stay.
Start ascending on a fine trail through passes and descend to turquoise lake. Ascend .again through Shipton Pass of Kongua-La ( 4,127 m ). Kanchenjunga and Jannu can be seen at a distance to the east. Descend again and camp at Mumbuk.
Descend to Barun Khola and climb gently to the beautiful valley. And walk on to the campsite of the day, Nehe Kharka ( 3650 m. ).
Rest day. It’s a very special place for a rest and observe the nature closely.
Cross the Barun Khola and ascend to Ramara ( 4250 m ) and reach Sherson for overnight camp through pine and rhododendron forests and grassy plain. Dramatically beautiful summit of Makalu can be seen from here.
Reach Hillary camp after a gentle walk and finally the Makalu Base Camp Photographing, strolling over the beauty of the camp can be enjoyed. And the 6000 m. giant summit overlooking.the base camp can also be explored to one’s extent.
Step back to Nehe Kharka for the overnight camp.
Trek through Mumbuk and ascend Shipton- La camp for the beautiful sunset views of Makalu and Chamlang.
Get up early and have the sunrise panorama towards Kanchenjunga and descend towards Sedua for the halt.
Descend across Arun and through Num camp at Mure. Have a last look at Makalu from here.
Along the ridge and down to Khandbari.
A short walk to Tumlingtar and fly back to Kathmandu.