Makalu Base Camp trek

Makalu Base Camp Trek – Fixed dates.
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Start date is 15th Nov, 2014 from Khandabari
End date is 30th Nov evening @ Khandabari.

Makalu base camp trek is very beautiful, but strenuous and hard trek in a remote region of Eastern Nepal. Not many people do this trek as it is very far off and tough. This trek now can be done as a tea house trek and now one can go by jeep up to Num. In most of the places, there are either one or two tea houses only.

The only problem is that the time I have chosen is little late in the season and there is a slight possibility of some of the tea house being closed at higher altitude due to less trekkers and the weather being cold. But the weather is supposed to be good expect for cold temperatures with clear skies.

EBC, ABC and AC trek attracts upto 100,000 trekkers a year while less than two thousand trekkers make this trek. This is an amazing trek and you can find more details regarding this trek in below url’s.

http://sathyastravels.blogspot.in/20…-oct-2012.html
http://trekkingmakalu.blogspot.in/20…khandbari.html
http://jeanfrancoisdeleval.com/2014/06/23/makalu-trek/

Will be reaching Khandabari on 15th Nov evening. Then the plan is catch a shared jeep till Num either same day or the following morning. The actual trek starts from Num to Seduwa.

I plan to trek with out guide or porter and will be staying in tea houses on the way for accommodation and food. Both my earlier two treks in Nepal were without guide / porters. I prefer to hire guides / porters only when it is absolutely necessary. But you are most welcome to hire a porter if you feel it’s required.

Currently we are two person for this trek including myself. My trek buddy and myself did Annapurna circuit together with two other persons in 2012.

I will also be carrying my 3 person REI tent and stove and some food in case if there are any tea houses closed on the way or for emergency.

Will check at Seduwa and if they tell that all tea houses are open, then will leave the tent and additional luggage at the tea house and will carry it on the way back.

Cost of the trek : Each person will pay for his own food / accommodation / transport and I expect the cost not to be much.

Dates are fixed and can not be changed as my leaves are approved and flight tickets are already booked 🙂

It would be great to have couple of additional members in the team. Let me know if you are interested to join this trek and then we can take it up further.

My mail id is zemugap at gmail dot com

Cheers and Happy Outdoors!
Manzey

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  1. Hi Manz,
    I am looking to do 1-2 treks while in Nepal for November (1 mid + 1 short, or 1 long). This trip sounds like an interesting idea, I read a bit of the reports for it recently. If you are still looking for people to trek with let me know?
    Wayne

    • Hi Wayne,

      I am getting little worried about the weather now as lots of people who have done this trek previously are saying that I am starting little bit late in the season and the possibility of tea houses being opened is 50-50 during 3rd week of Nov, especially if it starts snowing early. Since I have already booked the tickets, I am planning to take a chance to go ahead and see as I will be carrying my tent and stove. In case of heavy snow and if the tea houses have closed down and if I am not able to cross over Shipton La, then I am planning to come down to Tumlingtar and do the Arun valley trek to Swalpa pass which is in the lower areas.
      As of now, we are only two people and you are welcome to join, but keep in mind that this is not the best of time for this trek.

      Cheers!
      Manzey