Makalu - Khumbu Icefall Trek
Trip Duration: 28 Days
Grade: Moderate Grade Trek
Trek type: Teahouse Trek
Accommodation: Hotel, lodge (tea house)
Maximum Altitude: 5,000m
Makalu to Khumbu Icefall Trek is a monthly-package targeted for adventure lovers. The trekking trail passes through the Makalu region and descends down through the Khumbu region to Lukla Airport. You will explore exciting and lifetime memorable time during the trek and observe the world’s fifth highest mountain Mt. Makalu (8481m) nearby your eye. The major highlights of the adventure are Arun River valley, Barun river valley, Makalu Base Camp, Sherpani Pass, Baruntse Base Camp, West Col, Hilary Base Camp, High Camp, holy five lakes called Panch Pokhari, Khumbu valley and many exciting spots. This trek will be truly adventurous expedition in your lifetime.
This fly in fly out Makalu Base Camp Khumbu Trek starts with a Kathmandu – Tumlingtar flight. Then the trail goes to lowlands near Arun River and Barun River valley before arriving to Makalu Base Camp. Crossing Sherpani Pass to Baruntse Base Camp upto Ampha Lapcha will be challenging one. Prior trekking experience will be very beneficial for this trek. You will descend down through the Khumbu region to Lukla where you will catch up morning flight to Kathmandu and end the Makalu Khumbu Trek.
Trekking Group Size
Trekking Group is termed for the group of people with every individuals who go for a trip. A minimum of 2 people and maximum number of 12 is highly recommended as the size of the group. This planning ensures complete safety of the trekkers and convenience as well. However, with conditions applied, the group size can be customized as per the request of our clients.
[Note: Crew members are not counted within the trekking group size. This exclusive group of crews include one leader, assistant leaders and porters. One assistant leader for every 4 trekkers and one porter for every 2 trekkers]
Meals and Accommodation
During your stay in Kathmandu city, at the initial and the final stages of the trip, you will be residing at a 4 star hotel. The meal facilities in our Cost Includessection takes account of only breakfast facilities at this particular hotel. During the trek, breakfast, lunch and dinner will be served including varieties of snacks, cold drinks, and hot chocolate especially during the mountain part.
As mentioned above, accommodation will be facilitated at a 4 star hotel in Kathmandu. Whereas, during the trek, you will be staying at standard teahouses, lodges and camps, on twin sharing basis, that is determined by the viability of accommodation facilities at overnight stops.
As a general idea, health condition in a good state is highly recommended for any kind of tour. As, Makalu Khumbu Icefall Trek is categorized under Moderate Level, one should have the ability to walk for at least 5 – 6 hours a day, and 8 – 9 hours in some of the days. The highest altitude that we climb in this particular trek is 5,000m/16,404ft. Trekking in higher altitudes requires more physical effort. If you have any kind of medical condition, we urge you to receive a counsel from medical experts and formally inform us before applying for this trip.
Previous trekking experience is further admired. Even if you do not possess any, our crew members will always be there to guide for your safety concerns. We believe that you are strengthened with a positive attitude and a strong determination towards this trip.
Taking every aspects in consideration, we have come up with a squad of perfectly skilled crew members who have been recruited especially for their respective fields. You will be guided by fluently English speaking professional experts and team leaders who have gone through all possible circumstances that might occur ruining your trekking experience. Boosted with knowledge of ecology, geography, wild lives, flora and fauna, culture and history, you will be directed with maximum possible efficiency.
We wish you a happy, convenient and safe journey!
The Best Season to go for Makalu Khumbu Icefall Trek is between October and May. This particular timespan provides you an efficient trekking experience with provisions of remarkable views of the environment around.
This part is analytically the most important of all. It is a must to gain knowledge about equipment required for a well-planned trekking tour. These gears not only adds convenience to your trip but, also, is totally responsible for its completion. We have formulated a clean list of equipment required for trekking in Nepal.
We, personally, do not sell any kind of insurances to our clients. We are, however, concerned about your safety as much as you do. Therefore, we advise you to plan a travel insurance policy before going for any of our trips. Unfortunate events such as sickness, medical issues, injuries or any kinds of accidents are possible measures that can ruin your trip or can even add threats to your life.
We can suggest some of the reputed insurance companies that can come in handy to you. You better be careful while you choose a company and select insurance plans that includes emergency air ambulance rescue service, medical expenses and compensation for trip cancellation, as we do not provide any kind of refunds. Please, formally, provide us a copy of your insurance plans before going for the trip.
[Note: We won’t be liable for any kind of the mentioned life-threatening accidents under any circumstances]
Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu International Airport (TIA), transfer to hotel.
Day 02: Full day sightseeing tour of Kathmandu city and prepare for Makalu trek.
Day 03: Morning flight from Kathmandu – Tumlingtar, trek to Khadbari (1,040m) 4hrs. Overnight camp
Day 04: Trek from Khadbari to Chichila (1,830m) 5/6hrs. Overnight at camp.
Day 05: Trek from Chichila to NUM (1,490m) 5/6hrs. Overnight camp.
Day 06: Trek from Num to Sedua (1,460m) 5/6hrs. Overnight camp.
Day 07: Trek from Sedua to Tashi Gaon (2,070m) 6hrs. Overnight camp.
Day 08: Trek from Tashi Gaon to Kauma (3,470m) 5hrs. Overnight camp.
Day 09: Rest day for acclimatization . Overnight camp.
Day 10: Trek from Kauma to Mumbuk (3,570m) 5 hrs. Overnight camp.
Day 11: Trek from Mumbuk to Nhe Kharka (3,000m) 5/6hrs. Overnight camp.
Day 12: Trek from Nhe Kharka to Sherson (4,615m) 6/7hrs. Overnight camp.
Day 13: Trek from Sherson to Makalu Base Camp (5,000m) 5hrs. Overnight camp.
Day 14: Explore the Makalu Base Camp. Overnight camp.
Day 15: Trek fromMakalu Base camp to Hillary Base Camp. Overnight camp.
Day 16: Trek to High Camp. Overnight camp.
Day 17: Exploration / Rest day. Overnight camp.
Day 18: To Sherpani Col (20,127 ft / 6,135 m), and Baruntse Base Camp. Overnight camp.
Day 19: Trek to West Col (20,154 ft / 6,143 m), cross. Overnight camp.
Day 20: Trek to Panch Pokhari . Overnight camp.
Day 21: To Amphu Lapcha (19,193 ft / 5,850m), cross. Overnight camp.
Day 22: Trek to Chukung (4,730m) (6 hrs). Overnight camp.
Day 23: Trek to Dengboche (4,380m) (5 hrs). Overnight camp.
Day 24: Trek to Tengboche to (3,860m) (4 hrs). Overnight camp.
Day 25: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3,440m) (4 hrs). Overnight camp.
Day 26: Trek to Lukla (2,840m) 7/8hrs. Hotel Overnight.
Day 27: Early in the morning fly from Lukla - Kathmandu. Hotel Overnight.
Day 28: Final Departure.