Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,350m)
As you arrive at Kathmandu airport, you will be welcomed with a great hospitality by the representative of United Brothers Trek and Expedition and assisted to the hotel. By the evening, you will be invited for welcome dinner.
Day 02: Rest day and briefing for Makalu Expedition
Day 03: Fly from Kathmandu to Tumlingtar then drive to Num (1560m) 50 minutes flight, 3-4 hours
Drive to Kathmandu domestic airport early in the morning to fly Tumlingtar. It takes approximately 45 minutes and you can see the beautiful scenery of Langtang range, Ganesh Himal along with green countryside. After 45 minutes of scenic flight we will land at Tumlingtar airport, meet with our crew and catch a jeep then drive to Num. We stay overnight at normal lodge.
Day 04: Num to Seduwa (1530m) 5/6 hours
The Way descends down and crosses the Arun River and then climbs up through tiny village till Seduwa.You have to pay Makalu Barun National Park fees at Seduwa. It takes 5/6 hours approximately. Stay overnight at Lodge.
Day 05: Seduwa to Tashigaun (2065m) 5/6 hours
Today, the way is a little bit up and then flat till below Tashigaun. The way passes through a tiny Chhetri’s village called Chyaksa Danda and you can see the beautiful scenery of the untouched area of the remote area. The entire way is paved and the route is a bit uphill from the bottom of Tashigaun till Tashigaun. Stay overnight at Lodge.
Day 06: Tashigaon to Khongma Danda (3,500m) 6-7 hours
Tashigaon is one of the huge Sherpa villages of this trek from where we trek to Khongma danda. The entire way is uphill and the way goes through dense forest of Rhododendron and Magnolia. The way constantly climbs up passing tiny yak pasture. We continue our journey with steep pavement way through Jungle and stop at Danda Kharka for lunch. Here, only two small lodges are available for lunch. After lunch, we again climb up crossing a small pass with the beautiful scenery of nature and finally arrive at Kongma Danda. It takes at least 6-7 hours where we stay overnight at normal tea house.
Day 07: Khongma Danda to Dobate (3,550m) 6-7 hours
Khongma danda is a normal yak pasture where only two lodges are made for accommodation. Today, we have to take sufficient water and packed lunch for the day because there is no lodge on the way. From here, the way gently ascends and after 1 hours of walking you will see meet a view point. You can see the nice view of Mt. Makalu and other numerous mountain views if the weather is fine. We have to still climb up through like a Chinese great wall way passing two high pass and then encounters with two beautiful lakes It is believed that no one is allowed to make a noise around it. If someone ignores the rules and regulation of this area, they have to face with difficulty or bad luck during their trip. After the lakes the way is a bit uphill and then descends down to Dobate. The way from Khongma to Dobate will be covered by snow from December to May. Stay overnight at lodge. It takes approximately 6-7 hours.
Day 08: Dobate to Yangle Kharka (3,557m) 4-5 hours
Dobate is located in at the bottom of huge rock where only one lodge is available. From here, route descends and crosses Barun River flowing from Mt. Makalu. This area is taken the most dangerous route due to landslide hence we have to be careful while passing the trail. As the difficult way ends and we will get to Phema thang where one small lodge is available to take lunch. After lunch we continue our journey through the bank of Barun Rive and finally get to Yangle Kharka. It is a huge lawn where only few lodges are available for accommodation. It takes at least 4-5 hours.
Day 09: Rest day at Yangle Kharka
Today, we will hike up to Shiva Dhara and Parvati Cave. It is the popular pilgrimage which has its own religious value both for Buddhist and Hindu among Nepalese community. This cave is like a dome and inside it, about 500 ft high, has a large waterfall coming out from its roof. It is considered as the holy tap of Lord Shiva. The way is uphill and a bit difficult due to rocky trail. It takes about 4/5 hours up and down. The rest time, you can visit a holy monastery at Yangle Kharka.
Day 10: Yangle KharkaYangle Kharka to Langmale Kharka (4,410m) 4-5 hours
After having spent 2 nights at Yangle Kharka Today, trail is a bit uphill, goes through tiny trees along with yak pasture to Langmale Kharka. On the way, you can see the picturesque views of Shiva Dhara, Parvati cave and the amazing rock like the shape of God Ganesh. It is taken as a holy place and that is called Ama pujung (it means mother and son). After 2 hours of walking you will reach a beautiful place called Tadosa where you can stop to drink a cup of tea. Here, one small lodge is available. Nearby it, you can see a natural face of Lord Buddha and a small cave meditated by great lama o the rock. From here, the way is slightly uphill till Langmale. It takes almost 4-5 hours and we sleep overnight there.
Day 11: Langmale to Makalu Base Camp (4870m) 4-5 hours
Langmale is a nice place where only one lodge is made for accommodation. We trek to Makalu Base Camp with the picturesque views of Mt. Makalu 1st, Makalu 2nd, Lhotse, Lhotse Syar, Everest, Barunche and Chamyang. We have to take packed lunch, chocolate and water for the day because there are no lodges on the way to Makalu Base Camp. There is one lodge at sersung but sometime it may close. We have to go through huge yak pasture to Makalu Base Camp. It takes approximately 4/5 hours.
Day 12: Rest day
During this days, we will do hiking for acclimatization and relax for the next day's journey to advance base camp.
Day 13: Makalu Base Camp to Advance Base Camp (5,700m) 7-8 hours
On the next day, we trek to advance base camp early in the morning. Today, the way goes through glacier with uphill. The way to advance base camp is the hardest trail of the trek due to glacier. The way looks near but never gets there. We have to take care by ourselves today because sometimes the rocks fall during the day after ice has been melted. The entire trail is rocky and slippery and from the middle of the way it is uphill till advance base camp. We have to take enough water and packed lunch for the day because there is no any lodges on the way. It takes about 7-8 hours. We spent night at tented camp.
Day 14-16: preparation and ritual activities (Puja) for Makalu Expedition
Day 17-39: Climbing Period from base camp – summit- base camp
We will go to advance base camp, camp 1, camp 2, camp3 and camp 4 then summit and return back to base camp. During these days we will do a lot of acclimatization for summit. If you are physically, mentally fit and the weather condition is good then we will push up for summit and return back to base camp.
Day 40: Preparation at base camp for returning
Today, we will rest and packing up the thing for returning back to Kathmandu.
Day 41: Trek back to Makalu Base Camp 5-6 hours
We will return back to Makalu base camp through the same way.
Day 42: Trek back to Yangle Kharka 4-5 hours
As usual we start our journey after breakfast. We continue trek back to Yangle Kharka from the same way.
Day 43: Trek back to Dobate 5-6 hours
We return back to Dobate which takes approximately 5-6 hours.
Day 44: Trek back to Tashi Gaun 6-7 hour
On the next day, we come back to Tashi gaun and stay overnight.
Day 45: Trek back to Num 4-5 hours
We continue our journey back to Num which takes about 4-5 hours.
Day 46: Drive to Tumlingtar 3-4 hours
We drive to Tumlingtar by jeep.
Day 47: Fly back to Kathmandu
Tumlingtar is the last point of our trek from where we fly back to Kathmandu which may take 50 minutes.
Day 48: Free day in Kathmandu
You have whole day leisure today and you can do shopping and explore around the city. By the evening we invite you for farewell dinner.
Day 49: Final departure
We will drop you to the airport for final departure.