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Makalu Base Camp and Barun Valley Trekking - 19 Days

Makalu Base Camp and Barun Valley Trekking

Overview And Highlights

Trip Standard

On Camping basis

Trip Grade

moderate & adventurous

Total Duration

18 Nights & 19 Days (Kathmandu to Kathmandu)

Best Season

April to June and September to November

Highest Spot

5,060 m at Makalu Base Camp

Trip Highlights

  • An adventure to world’s 5th highest base camp with scenic Barun Valley
  • From warm tropic Arun Valley to arctic mountainous zone
  • Exciting locations with views of Mt. Everest rare eastern face Kangshung
  • In the hidden Arun and Barun valleys the unspoiled area with less trekkers
  • Fascinating destination at Makalu Base Camp within high mountains
  • Exotic flora and fauna, beautiful alpine forest and villages with rich cultures.

Makalu Base Camp and Barun Valley Trekking is regarded as one of the most less exposed wilderness trekking trails in Nepal. Firstly, this classical trekking takes us to the 5th world highest mountain, Mt. Makalu which is closer to the top of the world, Mt. Everest. Secondly, this trekking also offers an opportunity to step into a mesmerizing Barun Valley which is popular for exhilarating wilderness and solitude. Makalu Base Camp and Barun Valley trekking trail protected by Makalu Barun National Park. The exotic species of flora and fauna are another considerable attraction of this trekking. This trail, in fact, is a less crowded and less exposed area trekking in Nepal.Makalu Base Camp – Barun Valley Trekking commences form Tumlingtar after we have a short and scenic flight from Kathmandu.The trail then follows along legendary Barun River to Makalu Base Camp. Before getting Makalu Base Camp, we will experience some high passes and some serene lakes in the lap of the Himalayas. These high passes will be a thrilling experience to adventure enthusiasts.

Makalu Base Camp Trek is a popular vantage point which offers us breathtaking views of Himalayas including Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Chamlang, Mt. Baruntse and other trekking peaks too. This trekking is also popular for peak trekking like Mera Peak.

Makalu Barun National Park owns Barun Valley ,This valley and Makalu Barun region are an abode to many species of vegetations and wildlife including rhododendrons, orchids, Snow Leopard, Red Panda, Musk Deer, Wild Boar, Wild Yak, Himalayan Thar, and many more. Moreover, this area is home to more than 420 varieties of bird species. Most significantly, we happen to see the spiny babbler, the bird only found in Nepal. So, even bird watchers find this trekking trail a rewarding.

Thus, Makalu Base Camp and Barun Valley trekking is getting popularity among solitude lovers as well as to experience wild and exotic nature in its undisturbed form. We, Team Himalaya have been successfully operating various trekking trips to Makalu Base Camp Trek and Barun Valley region of Nepal since its establishment. We offer equipped team in order to ensure your safety and luxury during the trip. We are flexible to offer any trip to the trekkers.

Itinerary Detail Expand All Close All

Day 1 : Arrive in Kathmandu received by Team Himalaya staff.

On arrival meet our TH staff for courtesy transfer to respective hotels in the heart of Kathmandu at Thamel area, an interesting place for shopping and having meals in one of the many world class restaurants, pubs and bakery. Our guide will inform on details regarding Makalu Base Camp & Barun Valley Trek.

Elevation
1400
Day 2 : Fly to Tumlingtar 950 m – 45 minutes and camp.

Starting this unique adventure with a sweeping scenic flight to Tumlingtar overlooking range of snow capped peaks from Langtang all the way to Mt. Everest, Makalu & Mt. Kanchenjunga, on reaching Tumlingtar airport meet our other trekking crews and guide you to the overnight stop in camps or lodge at Tumlingtar, a large town-village located on a shelf above Arun River with views of Mt. Makalu in the distance, around this area is quite tropical and warm.

Elevation
950
Day 3 : Drive to Num 1, 500m – 04 hours.

After a nice morning views of Mt. Makalu and other range of mountains, our day starts with an interesting drive to Num village in the Himalayan mid hills, drive passes through many farm lands and villages and into a large town at Khadbari, the headquarter and the main town of Sankha Saba district and Makalu area, from here drive continues leading uphill on the winding dirt jeep track reaching at a farm village of Chinchilla, perched high above the surrounding countryside, after a nice break here drive continues on the winding ups and down track till Num village is reached for the overnight stop.Num a growing village turning slowly into town as the motor able road has come this far since last four years. From here onwards the air will be much cooler.

Elevation
1500
Day 4 : Trek to Sedua 1,493 m – 05 hours.

Morning starts with the first day walk of this wonderful adventure to Sedua village, setting off on the steep downhill slopes and terraced farm lands towards the raging Arun River, a descend of about 800 meters below.This narrow valley which is densely forested and the trail are quite slippery in some places, on reaching the bottom crossing the suspension bridge over Arun River, then walk leads to climb uphill leaving behind the rain forest, then walking around farm lands and scattered houses and hamlets of Runruma.
After a break here or possible lunch stop, our journey continues with a steep climb up all the way to Sedua, a farm village with a small health post and a primary school.

Elevation
1493
Day 5 : Trek to Tashi- gaon 2,200 m – 04 hours.

Today a short day walk of about four hours to Tashi- gaon, the last village and human settlement for a week, leaving the Sedua village on the gradual winding trail passing several farm area’s and hamlets and into cool forest reaching at Tashi gaon for lunch and overnight top, after lunch and camp being set afternoon free at leisure for short walk, this village is inhabited mostly by Sherpa tribe, unlike Sherpa of Everest, they are bit different in their way of living, being settled in this low warm areas they are farmers tending agriculture fields and terraces and cattle raising.

Elevation
2200
Day 6 : Trek to Kohma Danda 3,500 m – 05 hours.

After a nice day in Tashi Gaon and leaving this last village on route to higher Makalu region, morning walk leads through enchanting dense rhododendron, pines and oaks forest, the air is cooler and much refreshing on this nice walk passing several summer pasture and grazing fields and meadows, then a steep climb into alpine forest then leaving the tree line reaching at Kohama ridge, for overnight camp.From here a spectacular views of landscapes and of snow capped peaks including the third highest Mt. Kanchenjunga range of mountains and looking north at world’s fifth highest Mt. Makaslu.

Elevation
3500
Day 7 : Trek to Mumbuk 3,400 m – 06 hours.

Morning after the great panorama of mountains, journey continues with few ups and down passing the glacial Thulo Pokhari (big pond) and Sano Pokhari (small pond). Around this area in snow conditions, it’s quite an arduous job to trace the path, after the Sano Pokhari crossing Tutu-la pass at 4,075 meters and from here onwards descending for few hours towards our overnight camp at Mumbuk and into dense vegetation and heavily wooded tree lines, on reaching at Mumbuk with rock small caves, a shelter for the porters camp is set in this dense beautiful forest with views of Khumbakarna range of mountains.

Elevation
3400
Day 8 : Trek to Nehe Kharka 3,750 m – 06 hours.

After Mumbuk morning walk leads downhill all the way to exotic and beautiful Barun Valley, on this least trekking region, this unique area with awesome landscapes is protected by Makalu-Barun National Park with some 3,000 species of flowering plants, 440 bird species and 75 species of mammals, including the endangers clouded leopard, red panda and musk deer.Barun Valley a remarkable bio-diversity and it is considered to be a global significance offering a living laboratory for international botanical and zoological scientific research, then slowly the climate gets mixture of warm and cool air, on reaching the vast Barun Valley the trek is nice and pleasant with gradual climb following Barun River upstream towards Nehe-Kharka for overnight camp, this place is a summer pastures for the local villagers of Tashi and Navagoan.

Elevation
3750
Day 9 : Trek to Sherson 4,600 m – 06 hours.

From this nice camp at Barun Valley enclosed by high sheer rocky cliffs and forests, morning walk leads crossing the Barun River with small wooden bridge support, then walking on the pleasant gradual trial up towards at a small place of Ramara, another Sheppard’s area with a large prayer wall, from here onwards the vegetation and tree lines declines for sparse short alpine bushes of juniper, rhododendrons prickly barberries and cotoneaster persists from here onwards to Sherson, after a nice day walk with amazing scenery of surrounding landscapespped mountains reaching at our destination and the highlight of this trip at Sherson the last camp in the end of Barun valley before heading back.The campsite here offers tremendous views of Mt. Makalu, Baruntse peaks at 7,220 meters of the hidden peaks and less known the Peak 04.
Around this area there are stone enclosures of the cattle herders’ shelter, as this high area the grazing ground for Yaks and other domestic cattle’s, afternoon just relax and enjoy the superb views.

Elevation
4600
Day 10 : At Sherson rest day for a day hikes.

A rest day here after a weeklong trekking, optional short hike around Sherson and to Makalu Base Camp the highest point of this awesome trip at 5,060 meters, a few hours of walk to reach the Makalu Base camp enclosed with high peak of Makalu and Baruntse and the Barun Pokhari a small glacial pond nearby, then our walk leads to a high climb up the hill top for views of majestic Mt. Makalu with rare East Face of Mt. Everest known as Khangsung Face with the world’s 04th highest Mt. Lhotse which is close to Mt. Everest.
After a nice morning hike return back to camp for lunch and relaxing afternoon at Sherson the last highest camp of this awesome journey.

Day 11 : Trek to Yangre Kharka 3,645 m – 06 hours.

After a great memorable stay with awesome experience in this highest region return trek back towards the very end of Barun valley at Yak Kharka for the overnight stop after a good nice walk on the gradual downhill to this last camp at Barun Valley area.

Elevation
3645
Day 12 : Trek to Mumbuk – 05 hours.

Morning walk leads with a climb back to tree lines and around dense vegetations after leaving Barun Valley on this great morning walk uphill, the walk with a gradual climb in the first section for an hour then with a steep uphill haul through thick tree lines reaching back at Mumbuk for overnight camp.

Day 13 : Trek to Kohma Ridge – 05 hours.

From Mumbuk morning walk leads up to Shipton -la at around 4,040 meters, and crossing Tutu-la pass at 4,075 meters with a gentle up then on the pleasant gradual path passing Thulo and Sano Pokhari, then back to Kohma danda (ridge) for overnight camp.

Day 14 : Trek to Nawa Gaon (2,500m) via Tashi Gaon – 06 hours.

Today, our walk leads back to human settlement and villages after being away for a week, with the glorious morning panorama of high mountains and rolling hills, walk descends through dense forest to Tashi Gaon, from here after break continues walk on the upper path towards Nawa-Gaon through cool shade of the forest, then coming towards farm lands and at Nawa-Gaon village, a large scattered Sherpa village, which is bigger than Tashigaon, located just above Sedua village.

Elevation
2500
Day 15 : Trek to Num via Sedua – 06 hours.

After a nice morning with the sound of villagers and domesticated animals, walk leads on the downhill path through farm terraces and to Sedua village, from here continue descending on the steep trail to the bridge over raging Arun River, then from here the last uphill climb of this trip and as well the last walk today, after more than an hour climb reaching at Num village for the last overnight camp in this mid hill villages.

Day 16 : Drive to Tumlingtar – 04 hours.

With the wonderful morning and views of surrounding landscapes and distant snow-capped mountains, our journey continues with a drive from Num to Tumlingtar, the drive leads uphill for a while with scenic panorama over this super landscapes and villages, then after Chinchilla village on the downhill road all the way to Tumlingtar passing the town of Khandbari, on reaching at Tumlingtar back to best available lodge for overnight stay.

Day 17 :  Fly to Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.

This morning depending upon the flight time, sometime the flight can be delayed due to bad weather conditions, after the boarding pass to airport terminal for security check, this scenic flight from Tumlingtar to Kathmandu which takes less than an hour, with super panorama views during the flight of parallel chain of mountains, on reaching Kathmandu domestic terminal, transfer you back to respective hotels with afternoon free at leisure.

Day 18 : In Kathmandu full day sightseeing tour

Morning after breakfast at given time our city and cultural guide will guide you in and around Kathmandu at places of interest and importance, as Kathmandu Valley is full of World Heritage Sites the holy Pashupatinath temple, Bouddhanath (Little Tibet), Swayambhunath (Monkey Temple) & monasteries, ancient Kings Palaces and courtyard in Kathmandu; after an interesting sightseeing back to the hotel

Day 19 : International departure homeward bound.

Last day in Nepal with wonderful memorable time in Himalaya Makalu Base Camp & Barun Valley Trek with Team Himalaya and transfer to airport for the flight back home or to respective destination.

What Is Included ?

  • All arrival and departure transportation airport / hotel / airport.
  • Twin sharing accommodation in Kathmandu at tourist standard hotels on bed / breakfast basis. (Single room supplement at extra cost if required)
  • Twin sharing accommodation in Pokhara at tourist standard hotels on bed / breakfast basis.
  • Domestic airfare ticket from Kathmandu -Tumlingtar and Tumlingtar – Kathmandu with departure taxes.
  • Tumlingtar –Num andNum –Tumlingtar by local Transport andKathmandu valley sightseeing by private transport as per group size.
  • Full day Sightseeing tour in kathmanduvalley. (If mentioned and added in the itinerary) or as optional.
  • Full board trek on lodge basis includes (B-L-D) on twin sharing accommodation (Single room supplement at extra cost if required where available).
  • Full board trekking on camping includes (B-L-D) on twin sharing accommodation (Single tents supplement at extra cost if required). Include separate kitchen unit with cook-kitchen staff accompanied by guides and porters.
  • Applicable TIMS (Trekking Information Management Systems) and Makalu Base Camp permit.
  • Service of trekking guides / porters and other field staff with daily wages-medical insurance, meals and transportation allowance.
  • Welcome dinner in Kathmandu at authentic Nepalese restaurant with cultural programs.
  • Down jackets-sleeping bags (with inner linear)- duffel bag and comprehensive medical kits.
  • Trips briefing with full information and reconfirmation of your international air tickets also.
  • Makalu Base Camp Trekking map.
  • Fresh fruit as seasonal during the trip.
  • Trip achievement appreciation certificate and Team Himalaya complimentary T-shirts.
  • Rescue arrangement.

What Is Excluded?

  • Nepal Visa-International airfare-personal travel / medical insurance.
  • Expenses of personal nature and meals in Kathmandu, gratitude (tips) hard / soft drinks including tea-coffee etc throughout the trip. (On camping includes tea-coffee drinks with drinking boiled filtered water)
  • Personal trekking gear and medical kit.
  • Emergency evacuation by any means of transportation including Heli services.
  • Early return from the trip due to personal / medical problem in this case clients should bear his / her own expenses on return from trek and in Kathmandu including expenses of accompanying guide / porters.

Altitude Graph

Additional Information

Team Himalaya list of outdoor equipment requirements are in following list order depending upon the type of holidays chosen from leisure tour, moderate, adventurous to challenging trekking and climbs.

Gear required depending upon the season of travel as well and grade of travel and trekking as Nepal is for all season except the wet months of July to mid-September where few travelers visit Nepal.

For Simple Sightseeing Tours in Kathmandu and beyond:

Personal Toiletries, a small day pack or bags to carry your personal belonging that’s water bottles, camera, wallets, maps, journey/notebooks, cell phones, light jackets or fleece and insect repellent cream as per the season.

Running /sports shoes or comfortable shoes for short walks, for elderly people walking poles, personal medication, binoculars as option, T-shirts, long sleeve shirts, trousers (while entering temples and monasteries) sunscreens.

Sun Hats, Sunglasses, for long drives soft inflatable cushion/pillow is advisable as options and rain proof or umbrella.

For Moderate Hikes and Treks:

Personal Toiletries, a moderate size daypack to carry your personal belonging that’s is water bottles, camera, wallets, maps, journey/notebooks, cell phones, light jackets or fleece and insect repellent as per the season.

Running/sports shoes, for elderly people walking poles, personal medication, binoculars an option, T-shirts, long sleeve shirts, trousers (while entering temples and monasteries) sunscreens and torch/flashlights.

Sun Hats, Sunglasses, water bottles are necessary (try to avoid plastic bottled waters as they make litters which is hard to recycle in Nepal) use the same waterfalls for refills you bottle where available, rainproof or umbrella. Scarf or mask to avoid dust and smokes.

For long Trekking for a week or more above 3,000 meters:

Personal Toiletries, a moderate size day pack or rucksack to carry your personal belonging that’s is travel documents, water bottles, camera, wallets, maps, journey/notebooks, cell phones, light jackets or fleece insect repellent as per the season.

Running/sports shoes, good pair of boots, warm woolen/cotton socks, snow gaiters, rain/windproof gear, walking poles an option, personal medication, binoculars an option, T-shirts, long sleeve shirts, trousers (while entering temples and monasteries) sunscreens, torch/flashlights.

Gloves, Woolen Beni (camp) Sun Hats, Sun/snow glasses, water bottles are necessary (try to avoid plastic bottled waters as they make litters which is hard to recycle in Nepal) use the same waterfalls for refills where available. Scarf or mask to avoid dust and smokes.

On trekking, bigger kit/duffel bags are carried by porters/pack animals (yaks, mules or ponies) which include your heavy personal gear that is sleeping bags, down / duvet jackets and the items that you do require during daytime on walks till designated campsites/lodge.

Challenging Treks and Trekking Peak Climb:

Personal Toiletries, a moderate size day pack or rucksack to carry your personal belonging that’s is travel documents, water bottles, camera, wallets, maps, journey/notebooks, cell phones, light jackets or fleece as per the season and altitude wise.

Running/sports shoes, a good pair of boots, warm woolen/cotton socks, snow gaiters, rain / windproof gear, walking poles an option, personal medication, binoculars an option, T-shirts, long sleeve shirts, trousers (while entering temples and monasteries) sunscreens, torch/flashlights and spare batteries.

Gloves, Woolen Beni (camp) Sun Hats, Sun/snow glasses, water bottles are necessary (try to avoid plastic bottled waters as they make litters which is hard to recycle in Nepal) use the same waterfalls for refills where available. Scarf or mask to avoid dust and smokes.

On trekking, bigger kit /duffel bags are carried by porters/pack animals (yaks, mules or ponies) which include your heavy personal gear that is sleeping bags, down / duvet jackets and the items that you do require during daytime on walks till designated campsites/lodge.

For Trekking Peak Climb:

Plastic Boot

 

a pair

Crampons

 

a pair

Ice Axe

 

one

Harness

 

one

Carabineer or Karabiner

 

two each

Snow Gaiters

 

a pair

Snow / Sun Glass

 

one each

Warm Gloves

 

a pair

Wind Proof Jacket & Trouser.

 

a set each

Down Jacket

 

one each

Down sleeping bags

 

one each with inner linear

Main Ropes

 

200m ( 50m per person) as per the peak is chosen

Snow Bar

 

2/4 pieces depending upon group size.

Ski Pole (optional)

 

one each

Following items can be bought or hired in Kathmandu, the above list is standard items required in all climb, however on booking, we will inform with more details on equipment required depending upon the type of various peaks of your choice, ropes, jumar, ice screw are also needed in most of the climb.

Dear Guest and Travelers to Nepal and other Himalayan destinations, please make sure that you have understood our Terms & Conditions, after having read carefully mutual contract and legal process, which will certainly keep our friendly relation between us for long terms.

After selecting the trip of your choice from our varied programs and itineraries, first step on booking procedure you are requested to fill our booking form and send after completion with 20 % as non-refundable deposit for entire Nepal Trips, as for Tibet & Bhutan trips 40 % non-refundable deposit.

Along with the completed form, you are required to  e-mail your passport copy and flight Ticket  with all detail to us in Kathmandu office at Team Himalaya (info@teamhimalaya.com) .

On receiving your passport copy and detail with completed booking form Plus your non-refundable deposit, then we will proceed and send you a final affirmation receipt with acknowledgment.

All deposit required for selected and chosen trip as per person basis, we will inform you by e-mail regarding direct deposit procedure and details.

As per the booking and Trip money transfer, service charge of respective banks might apply and it should be paid at the time of deposit.

We will e-mail you the details on making payments through your credit card once you have filled up the Booking form.

We accept Visa or MasterCard only with 4% surcharge will be added as processing fee on credit card and wire Transfer  as service charged by the Banks.

The Condition for clearing the remaining balance as per the trip booked is as follow:

The remaining due and balance for all Nepal Trips should be paid and cleared upon arrival.

The remaining balance for other Himalayan countries like Bhutan, Tibet and all multi-country tours needs to be cleared within 35 days prior to your trip departure dates.

Team Himalaya Treks & Expeditions (P) Ltd reserves the right to cancel your trip if the full amount is not paid on time.

In certain circumstances we will accept your last hour booking minimum a week prior to tour departure date for all the trips, in this case full payment is required.

02: How to pay your selected trip deposit:

Credit Card (visa & master):

Please call us 00977-9841824281 to pay over the phone.

Payment:

Please Deposit  by  wire Transfer  to Team Himalaya (P) Ltd and post it to the address below:

Company Address: Team Himalaya (P) Ltd

Bank Transfer:

Bank Address: Himalayan Bank Limited .

Bank address : Tridevi marg ,Thamel ,Kathmandu

Account No:01908416120019.

Account  Type  : Foreign Currency  (USD)

Bank swift code : HIMANPKA .

03: Refund & Cancellation:

No refund will be made by the company for 20% deposit amount in case of cancellation of your trip for any what so or other reasons.

After having paid full amount of any selected trip, you are entitled to incur refund in case if you want to cancel your trip by informing us earliest as possible to make the charge reasonable as per the company rules and regulation.

Still, cancellation charge is invoiced to you. Written notification of your cancellation should be made to cancel any trip. Nevertheless, you are imposed cancellation charge as advised below:-

60 days or more deposit retained
45 – 50 days before departure 50%
30 – 40 days before departure 75%
20 days before departure 100%

04: Extra Supplement Charge:

Team Himalaya Treks & Expeditions (P) Ltd tour / trek packages, rooms or tents are provided in twin sharing basis. Thus, single room supplement charge will be imposed as extra to client who does not have another tour participant to share room / tent with. It also applies to clients who need single supplement in tents / rooms in hotel or lodge.

05: Early return from any Tours or Treks:

No refund will be entertained to clients on early return from our trips due to personal domestic / medical or personal problem from any other trips regardless of whatever portions remain unused in the itinerary.

06: Amendment in Trip Cost:

Team Himalaya Treks & Expeditions (P) Ltd. reserve the right to revise or change the trip costing rate posted at our website, under any circumstances, or on the pressure of various external factors beyond our control, for instance changes in exchange rate, government action etc. inflation, however assuring that we will put our effort as much possible to keep the present cost rate as it is.

07: Unforeseen Circumstances:

If the company have to cancel the respective trip due to unforeseen circumstances like, natural disasters, political conflict, unfavorable worse climate, broken trail and roads etc., we will refer you for alternative trip of similar types and standard.

Even if this doesn’t suit and fit your like and interest, all trip price paid by you to our company will be refunded with some administration and trip arrangement charge of 15 to 20 % depending upon the trip chosen.

Please note, any other expenses incurred by you as a result of this booking are entirely your responsibility.

08:  Travel / Medical Insurance:

We strongly suggest and recommend all booking Clients to acquire Travel and Medical Insurance as compulsion in all our tour and trekking and climbing trips. It should include adequate protection for tour / trekking / climbing / rafting or any other adventure sports with duration to cover personal injury, death, medical expenses, and repatriation or emergency evacuation expenses by any means of transportation such as helicopter rescue, air ambulance and adequate cover for baggage.

09: Health & Fitness:

All our Treks and Tours require sound health and level of fitness before signing with the booking with us, client requires should always check with your local Doctor or Physician regarding your health and fitness before the trip departures to Himalayan destinations.

It’s solely client’s responsibility to inform Team Himalaya Treks & Expeditions of any pre-existing medical condition or disability that might reasonably be expected to increase the risk of your required medical attention, which may affect your capability to travel on the trips booked with us.

Children and Elderly person:

An authorized guardian by the parents must accompany all travelers under the age of sixteen.

Person of more than 70 years of age, although in good health still needs a partner, family member or friends to accompany he / she.

If you have any queries regarding age and suitability, please contact us for further information.

10: Nepal / Tibet Visas & Passport Conditions:

It is important that all clients should have a valid passport with at least six months validity from the return date of travel.

Nepal visas can be obtained from the Nepal Consulate or Embassy in your country or upon arrival in Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport. The costs of Nepalese visas are sole responsibility of clients. All clients must have a valid passport with at least 6 months validity from return date. As you are unable to obtain visas to Tibet you need to send your passport details to Team Himalaya Treks & Expeditions for visa applications to travel in Tibet, we require this information at least three weeks prior to departure.

11: Risk and Liabilities:

Team Himalaya main concern is your safety and satisfaction including our staff welfare, therefore we carry out all our assignment sincerely & honestly to ensure your holiday a Hassel Free without any problems.

Nevertheless, unless stated otherwise, trip may be changed under uncertain and inherent circumstances such as land-slides, road block, floods, heavy snow, political unrest, cancellation of flight, delay arrival, sickness or accidents etc. Any extra cost incurring there is your personal responsibility and should be borne on the spot.

Flight Delay/Cancellation:

Possibility of domestic flight delay or postponement due to bad weather in Himalayan regions which happens sometimes, in particular around Everest region Lukla, Phaplu, Annapurna / Mustang / Manang region Humde, Jomsom and on the Far West Dolpa, Simikot and Jumla region and on Far East sector Tumlingtar, and Taplejung area.

Trekking in the remote areas or in as described above, especially during off season, you are highly advised to reserve extra days to prepare with some delays and avoid frustrating consequence.

In case of flight cancellation pre-tour/post-tour, you need to borne accommodation and food costs yourself.

12: Our Responsible Adventure Policy:

Our entire tour / trekking guide representing Team Himalaya Treks & Expeditions deserve all authority during tours and trekking / rafting or on climb .

Team Himalaya Treks & Expeditions will ensure to make every effort comfortable and satisfactory in all our trips, but one must understand that Himalayan or Third World and Developing Countries like Nepal cannot afford much of Western and highly timed facilities sometimes depending upon the area of travel, however we will try our best to make your travel enjoyable with memorable time while with us.

Weather is another factor that directly impact on some trips, hence, patience in mind, enthusiasm and proper preparation before head is must.

Your personal belongings:

On any account, we’re not responsible for any loss or damage of your baggage / luggage or property even when it is shouldered by our porters, ponies or vehicles. Our trip escorts and guides will provide necessary safety precautions that this does not arise while with us.

Papers & Documents:

All necessary papers and documents should be presented in sequence for example to issue visa, necessary permits etc. We’re not accountable in case of any trip formality not completed in time before the trip departs on the absent of essential papers and documents.

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Makalu Base Camp and Barun Valley Trekking - 19 Days

Makalu Base Camp and Barun Valley Trekking

Overview And Highlights

Trip Standard

On Camping basis

Trip Grade

moderate & adventurous

Total Duration

18 Nights & 19 Days (Kathmandu to Kathmandu)

Best Season

April to June and September to November

Highest Spot

5,060 m at Makalu Base Camp

Trip Highlights

  • An adventure to world’s 5th highest base camp with scenic Barun Valley
  • From warm tropic Arun Valley to arctic mountainous zone
  • Exciting locations with views of Mt. Everest rare eastern face Kangshung
  • In the hidden Arun and Barun valleys the unspoiled area with less trekkers
  • Fascinating destination at Makalu Base Camp within high mountains
  • Exotic flora and fauna, beautiful alpine forest and villages with rich cultures.

Makalu Base Camp and Barun Valley Trekking is regarded as one of the most less exposed wilderness trekking trails in Nepal. Firstly, this classical trekking takes us to the 5th world highest mountain, Mt. Makalu which is closer to the top of the world, Mt. Everest. Secondly, this trekking also offers an opportunity to step into a mesmerizing Barun Valley which is popular for exhilarating wilderness and solitude. Makalu Base Camp and Barun Valley trekking trail protected by Makalu Barun National Park. The exotic species of flora and fauna are another considerable attraction of this trekking. This trail, in fact, is a less crowded and less exposed area trekking in Nepal.Makalu Base Camp – Barun Valley Trekking commences form Tumlingtar after we have a short and scenic flight from Kathmandu.The trail then follows along legendary Barun River to Makalu Base Camp. Before getting Makalu Base Camp, we will experience some high passes and some serene lakes in the lap of the Himalayas. These high passes will be a thrilling experience to adventure enthusiasts.

Makalu Base Camp Trek is a popular vantage point which offers us breathtaking views of Himalayas including Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Chamlang, Mt. Baruntse and other trekking peaks too. This trekking is also popular for peak trekking like Mera Peak.

Makalu Barun National Park owns Barun Valley ,This valley and Makalu Barun region are an abode to many species of vegetations and wildlife including rhododendrons, orchids, Snow Leopard, Red Panda, Musk Deer, Wild Boar, Wild Yak, Himalayan Thar, and many more. Moreover, this area is home to more than 420 varieties of bird species. Most significantly, we happen to see the spiny babbler, the bird only found in Nepal. So, even bird watchers find this trekking trail a rewarding.

Thus, Makalu Base Camp and Barun Valley trekking is getting popularity among solitude lovers as well as to experience wild and exotic nature in its undisturbed form. We, Team Himalaya have been successfully operating various trekking trips to Makalu Base Camp Trek and Barun Valley region of Nepal since its establishment. We offer equipped team in order to ensure your safety and luxury during the trip. We are flexible to offer any trip to the trekkers.

Itinerary Detail

Day 1 : Arrive in Kathmandu received by Team Himalaya staff.

On arrival meet our TH staff for courtesy transfer to respective hotels in the heart of Kathmandu at Thamel area, an interesting place for shopping and having meals in one of the many world class restaurants, pubs and bakery. Our guide will inform on details regarding Makalu Base Camp & Barun Valley Trek.

Elevation
1400
Day 2 : Fly to Tumlingtar 950 m – 45 minutes and camp.

Starting this unique adventure with a sweeping scenic flight to Tumlingtar overlooking range of snow capped peaks from Langtang all the way to Mt. Everest, Makalu & Mt. Kanchenjunga, on reaching Tumlingtar airport meet our other trekking crews and guide you to the overnight stop in camps or lodge at Tumlingtar, a large town-village located on a shelf above Arun River with views of Mt. Makalu in the distance, around this area is quite tropical and warm.

Elevation
950
Day 3 : Drive to Num 1, 500m – 04 hours.

After a nice morning views of Mt. Makalu and other range of mountains, our day starts with an interesting drive to Num village in the Himalayan mid hills, drive passes through many farm lands and villages and into a large town at Khadbari, the headquarter and the main town of Sankha Saba district and Makalu area, from here drive continues leading uphill on the winding dirt jeep track reaching at a farm village of Chinchilla, perched high above the surrounding countryside, after a nice break here drive continues on the winding ups and down track till Num village is reached for the overnight stop.Num a growing village turning slowly into town as the motor able road has come this far since last four years. From here onwards the air will be much cooler.

Elevation
1500
Day 4 : Trek to Sedua 1,493 m – 05 hours.

Morning starts with the first day walk of this wonderful adventure to Sedua village, setting off on the steep downhill slopes and terraced farm lands towards the raging Arun River, a descend of about 800 meters below.This narrow valley which is densely forested and the trail are quite slippery in some places, on reaching the bottom crossing the suspension bridge over Arun River, then walk leads to climb uphill leaving behind the rain forest, then walking around farm lands and scattered houses and hamlets of Runruma.
After a break here or possible lunch stop, our journey continues with a steep climb up all the way to Sedua, a farm village with a small health post and a primary school.

Elevation
1493
Day 5 : Trek to Tashi- gaon 2,200 m – 04 hours.

Today a short day walk of about four hours to Tashi- gaon, the last village and human settlement for a week, leaving the Sedua village on the gradual winding trail passing several farm area’s and hamlets and into cool forest reaching at Tashi gaon for lunch and overnight top, after lunch and camp being set afternoon free at leisure for short walk, this village is inhabited mostly by Sherpa tribe, unlike Sherpa of Everest, they are bit different in their way of living, being settled in this low warm areas they are farmers tending agriculture fields and terraces and cattle raising.

Elevation
2200
Day 6 : Trek to Kohma Danda 3,500 m – 05 hours.

After a nice day in Tashi Gaon and leaving this last village on route to higher Makalu region, morning walk leads through enchanting dense rhododendron, pines and oaks forest, the air is cooler and much refreshing on this nice walk passing several summer pasture and grazing fields and meadows, then a steep climb into alpine forest then leaving the tree line reaching at Kohama ridge, for overnight camp.From here a spectacular views of landscapes and of snow capped peaks including the third highest Mt. Kanchenjunga range of mountains and looking north at world’s fifth highest Mt. Makaslu.

Elevation
3500
Day 7 : Trek to Mumbuk 3,400 m – 06 hours.

Morning after the great panorama of mountains, journey continues with few ups and down passing the glacial Thulo Pokhari (big pond) and Sano Pokhari (small pond). Around this area in snow conditions, it’s quite an arduous job to trace the path, after the Sano Pokhari crossing Tutu-la pass at 4,075 meters and from here onwards descending for few hours towards our overnight camp at Mumbuk and into dense vegetation and heavily wooded tree lines, on reaching at Mumbuk with rock small caves, a shelter for the porters camp is set in this dense beautiful forest with views of Khumbakarna range of mountains.

Elevation
3400
Day 8 : Trek to Nehe Kharka 3,750 m – 06 hours.

After Mumbuk morning walk leads downhill all the way to exotic and beautiful Barun Valley, on this least trekking region, this unique area with awesome landscapes is protected by Makalu-Barun National Park with some 3,000 species of flowering plants, 440 bird species and 75 species of mammals, including the endangers clouded leopard, red panda and musk deer.Barun Valley a remarkable bio-diversity and it is considered to be a global significance offering a living laboratory for international botanical and zoological scientific research, then slowly the climate gets mixture of warm and cool air, on reaching the vast Barun Valley the trek is nice and pleasant with gradual climb following Barun River upstream towards Nehe-Kharka for overnight camp, this place is a summer pastures for the local villagers of Tashi and Navagoan.

Elevation
3750
Day 9 : Trek to Sherson 4,600 m – 06 hours.

From this nice camp at Barun Valley enclosed by high sheer rocky cliffs and forests, morning walk leads crossing the Barun River with small wooden bridge support, then walking on the pleasant gradual trial up towards at a small place of Ramara, another Sheppard’s area with a large prayer wall, from here onwards the vegetation and tree lines declines for sparse short alpine bushes of juniper, rhododendrons prickly barberries and cotoneaster persists from here onwards to Sherson, after a nice day walk with amazing scenery of surrounding landscapespped mountains reaching at our destination and the highlight of this trip at Sherson the last camp in the end of Barun valley before heading back.The campsite here offers tremendous views of Mt. Makalu, Baruntse peaks at 7,220 meters of the hidden peaks and less known the Peak 04.
Around this area there are stone enclosures of the cattle herders’ shelter, as this high area the grazing ground for Yaks and other domestic cattle’s, afternoon just relax and enjoy the superb views.

Elevation
4600
Day 10 : At Sherson rest day for a day hikes.

A rest day here after a weeklong trekking, optional short hike around Sherson and to Makalu Base Camp the highest point of this awesome trip at 5,060 meters, a few hours of walk to reach the Makalu Base camp enclosed with high peak of Makalu and Baruntse and the Barun Pokhari a small glacial pond nearby, then our walk leads to a high climb up the hill top for views of majestic Mt. Makalu with rare East Face of Mt. Everest known as Khangsung Face with the world’s 04th highest Mt. Lhotse which is close to Mt. Everest.
After a nice morning hike return back to camp for lunch and relaxing afternoon at Sherson the last highest camp of this awesome journey.

Day 11 : Trek to Yangre Kharka 3,645 m – 06 hours.

After a great memorable stay with awesome experience in this highest region return trek back towards the very end of Barun valley at Yak Kharka for the overnight stop after a good nice walk on the gradual downhill to this last camp at Barun Valley area.

Elevation
3645
Day 12 : Trek to Mumbuk – 05 hours.

Morning walk leads with a climb back to tree lines and around dense vegetations after leaving Barun Valley on this great morning walk uphill, the walk with a gradual climb in the first section for an hour then with a steep uphill haul through thick tree lines reaching back at Mumbuk for overnight camp.

Day 13 : Trek to Kohma Ridge – 05 hours.

From Mumbuk morning walk leads up to Shipton -la at around 4,040 meters, and crossing Tutu-la pass at 4,075 meters with a gentle up then on the pleasant gradual path passing Thulo and Sano Pokhari, then back to Kohma danda (ridge) for overnight camp.

Day 14 : Trek to Nawa Gaon (2,500m) via Tashi Gaon – 06 hours.

Today, our walk leads back to human settlement and villages after being away for a week, with the glorious morning panorama of high mountains and rolling hills, walk descends through dense forest to Tashi Gaon, from here after break continues walk on the upper path towards Nawa-Gaon through cool shade of the forest, then coming towards farm lands and at Nawa-Gaon village, a large scattered Sherpa village, which is bigger than Tashigaon, located just above Sedua village.

Elevation
2500
Day 15 : Trek to Num via Sedua – 06 hours.

After a nice morning with the sound of villagers and domesticated animals, walk leads on the downhill path through farm terraces and to Sedua village, from here continue descending on the steep trail to the bridge over raging Arun River, then from here the last uphill climb of this trip and as well the last walk today, after more than an hour climb reaching at Num village for the last overnight camp in this mid hill villages.

Day 16 : Drive to Tumlingtar – 04 hours.

With the wonderful morning and views of surrounding landscapes and distant snow-capped mountains, our journey continues with a drive from Num to Tumlingtar, the drive leads uphill for a while with scenic panorama over this super landscapes and villages, then after Chinchilla village on the downhill road all the way to Tumlingtar passing the town of Khandbari, on reaching at Tumlingtar back to best available lodge for overnight stay.

Day 17 :  Fly to Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.

This morning depending upon the flight time, sometime the flight can be delayed due to bad weather conditions, after the boarding pass to airport terminal for security check, this scenic flight from Tumlingtar to Kathmandu which takes less than an hour, with super panorama views during the flight of parallel chain of mountains, on reaching Kathmandu domestic terminal, transfer you back to respective hotels with afternoon free at leisure.

Day 18 : In Kathmandu full day sightseeing tour

Morning after breakfast at given time our city and cultural guide will guide you in and around Kathmandu at places of interest and importance, as Kathmandu Valley is full of World Heritage Sites the holy Pashupatinath temple, Bouddhanath (Little Tibet), Swayambhunath (Monkey Temple) & monasteries, ancient Kings Palaces and courtyard in Kathmandu; after an interesting sightseeing back to the hotel

Day 19 : International departure homeward bound.

Last day in Nepal with wonderful memorable time in Himalaya Makalu Base Camp & Barun Valley Trek with Team Himalaya and transfer to airport for the flight back home or to respective destination.

What Is Included ?

  • All arrival and departure transportation airport / hotel / airport.
  • Twin sharing accommodation in Kathmandu at tourist standard hotels on bed / breakfast basis. (Single room supplement at extra cost if required)
  • Twin sharing accommodation in Pokhara at tourist standard hotels on bed / breakfast basis.
  • Domestic airfare ticket from Kathmandu -Tumlingtar and Tumlingtar – Kathmandu with departure taxes.
  • Tumlingtar –Num andNum –Tumlingtar by local Transport andKathmandu valley sightseeing by private transport as per group size.
  • Full day Sightseeing tour in kathmanduvalley. (If mentioned and added in the itinerary) or as optional.
  • Full board trek on lodge basis includes (B-L-D) on twin sharing accommodation (Single room supplement at extra cost if required where available).
  • Full board trekking on camping includes (B-L-D) on twin sharing accommodation (Single tents supplement at extra cost if required). Include separate kitchen unit with cook-kitchen staff accompanied by guides and porters.
  • Applicable TIMS (Trekking Information Management Systems) and Makalu Base Camp permit.
  • Service of trekking guides / porters and other field staff with daily wages-medical insurance, meals and transportation allowance.
  • Welcome dinner in Kathmandu at authentic Nepalese restaurant with cultural programs.
  • Down jackets-sleeping bags (with inner linear)- duffel bag and comprehensive medical kits.
  • Trips briefing with full information and reconfirmation of your international air tickets also.
  • Makalu Base Camp Trekking map.
  • Fresh fruit as seasonal during the trip.
  • Trip achievement appreciation certificate and Team Himalaya complimentary T-shirts.
  • Rescue arrangement.

What Is Excluded?

  • Nepal Visa-International airfare-personal travel / medical insurance.
  • Expenses of personal nature and meals in Kathmandu, gratitude (tips) hard / soft drinks including tea-coffee etc throughout the trip. (On camping includes tea-coffee drinks with drinking boiled filtered water)
  • Personal trekking gear and medical kit.
  • Emergency evacuation by any means of transportation including Heli services.
  • Early return from the trip due to personal / medical problem in this case clients should bear his / her own expenses on return from trek and in Kathmandu including expenses of accompanying guide / porters.

Additional Information

Team Himalaya list of outdoor equipment requirements are in following list order depending upon the type of holidays chosen from leisure tour, moderate, adventurous to challenging trekking and climbs.

Gear required depending upon the season of travel as well and grade of travel and trekking as Nepal is for all season except the wet months of July to mid-September where few travelers visit Nepal.

For Simple Sightseeing Tours in Kathmandu and beyond:

Personal Toiletries, a small day pack or bags to carry your personal belonging that’s water bottles, camera, wallets, maps, journey/notebooks, cell phones, light jackets or fleece and insect repellent cream as per the season.

Running /sports shoes or comfortable shoes for short walks, for elderly people walking poles, personal medication, binoculars as option, T-shirts, long sleeve shirts, trousers (while entering temples and monasteries) sunscreens.

Sun Hats, Sunglasses, for long drives soft inflatable cushion/pillow is advisable as options and rain proof or umbrella.

For Moderate Hikes and Treks:

Personal Toiletries, a moderate size daypack to carry your personal belonging that’s is water bottles, camera, wallets, maps, journey/notebooks, cell phones, light jackets or fleece and insect repellent as per the season.

Running/sports shoes, for elderly people walking poles, personal medication, binoculars an option, T-shirts, long sleeve shirts, trousers (while entering temples and monasteries) sunscreens and torch/flashlights.

Sun Hats, Sunglasses, water bottles are necessary (try to avoid plastic bottled waters as they make litters which is hard to recycle in Nepal) use the same waterfalls for refills you bottle where available, rainproof or umbrella. Scarf or mask to avoid dust and smokes.

For long Trekking for a week or more above 3,000 meters:

Personal Toiletries, a moderate size day pack or rucksack to carry your personal belonging that’s is travel documents, water bottles, camera, wallets, maps, journey/notebooks, cell phones, light jackets or fleece insect repellent as per the season.

Running/sports shoes, good pair of boots, warm woolen/cotton socks, snow gaiters, rain/windproof gear, walking poles an option, personal medication, binoculars an option, T-shirts, long sleeve shirts, trousers (while entering temples and monasteries) sunscreens, torch/flashlights.

Gloves, Woolen Beni (camp) Sun Hats, Sun/snow glasses, water bottles are necessary (try to avoid plastic bottled waters as they make litters which is hard to recycle in Nepal) use the same waterfalls for refills where available. Scarf or mask to avoid dust and smokes.

On trekking, bigger kit/duffel bags are carried by porters/pack animals (yaks, mules or ponies) which include your heavy personal gear that is sleeping bags, down / duvet jackets and the items that you do require during daytime on walks till designated campsites/lodge.

Challenging Treks and Trekking Peak Climb:

Personal Toiletries, a moderate size day pack or rucksack to carry your personal belonging that’s is travel documents, water bottles, camera, wallets, maps, journey/notebooks, cell phones, light jackets or fleece as per the season and altitude wise.

Running/sports shoes, a good pair of boots, warm woolen/cotton socks, snow gaiters, rain / windproof gear, walking poles an option, personal medication, binoculars an option, T-shirts, long sleeve shirts, trousers (while entering temples and monasteries) sunscreens, torch/flashlights and spare batteries.

Gloves, Woolen Beni (camp) Sun Hats, Sun/snow glasses, water bottles are necessary (try to avoid plastic bottled waters as they make litters which is hard to recycle in Nepal) use the same waterfalls for refills where available. Scarf or mask to avoid dust and smokes.

On trekking, bigger kit /duffel bags are carried by porters/pack animals (yaks, mules or ponies) which include your heavy personal gear that is sleeping bags, down / duvet jackets and the items that you do require during daytime on walks till designated campsites/lodge.

For Trekking Peak Climb:

Plastic Boot

 

a pair

Crampons

 

a pair

Ice Axe

 

one

Harness

 

one

Carabineer or Karabiner

 

two each

Snow Gaiters

 

a pair

Snow / Sun Glass

 

one each

Warm Gloves

 

a pair

Wind Proof Jacket & Trouser.

 

a set each

Down Jacket

 

one each

Down sleeping bags

 

one each with inner linear

Main Ropes

 

200m ( 50m per person) as per the peak is chosen

Snow Bar

 

2/4 pieces depending upon group size.

Ski Pole (optional)

 

one each

Following items can be bought or hired in Kathmandu, the above list is standard items required in all climb, however on booking, we will inform with more details on equipment required depending upon the type of various peaks of your choice, ropes, jumar, ice screw are also needed in most of the climb.

Dear Guest and Travelers to Nepal and other Himalayan destinations, please make sure that you have understood our Terms & Conditions, after having read carefully mutual contract and legal process, which will certainly keep our friendly relation between us for long terms.

After selecting the trip of your choice from our varied programs and itineraries, first step on booking procedure you are requested to fill our booking form and send after completion with 20 % as non-refundable deposit for entire Nepal Trips, as for Tibet & Bhutan trips 40 % non-refundable deposit.

Along with the completed form, you are required to  e-mail your passport copy and flight Ticket  with all detail to us in Kathmandu office at Team Himalaya (info@teamhimalaya.com) .

On receiving your passport copy and detail with completed booking form Plus your non-refundable deposit, then we will proceed and send you a final affirmation receipt with acknowledgment.

All deposit required for selected and chosen trip as per person basis, we will inform you by e-mail regarding direct deposit procedure and details.

As per the booking and Trip money transfer, service charge of respective banks might apply and it should be paid at the time of deposit.

We will e-mail you the details on making payments through your credit card once you have filled up the Booking form.

We accept Visa or MasterCard only with 4% surcharge will be added as processing fee on credit card and wire Transfer  as service charged by the Banks.

The Condition for clearing the remaining balance as per the trip booked is as follow:

The remaining due and balance for all Nepal Trips should be paid and cleared upon arrival.

The remaining balance for other Himalayan countries like Bhutan, Tibet and all multi-country tours needs to be cleared within 35 days prior to your trip departure dates.

Team Himalaya Treks & Expeditions (P) Ltd reserves the right to cancel your trip if the full amount is not paid on time.

In certain circumstances we will accept your last hour booking minimum a week prior to tour departure date for all the trips, in this case full payment is required.

02: How to pay your selected trip deposit:

Credit Card (visa & master):

Please call us 00977-9841824281 to pay over the phone.

Payment:

Please Deposit  by  wire Transfer  to Team Himalaya (P) Ltd and post it to the address below:

Company Address: Team Himalaya (P) Ltd

Bank Transfer:

Bank Address: Himalayan Bank Limited .

Bank address : Tridevi marg ,Thamel ,Kathmandu

Account No:01908416120019.

Account  Type  : Foreign Currency  (USD)

Bank swift code : HIMANPKA .

03: Refund & Cancellation:

No refund will be made by the company for 20% deposit amount in case of cancellation of your trip for any what so or other reasons.

After having paid full amount of any selected trip, you are entitled to incur refund in case if you want to cancel your trip by informing us earliest as possible to make the charge reasonable as per the company rules and regulation.

Still, cancellation charge is invoiced to you. Written notification of your cancellation should be made to cancel any trip. Nevertheless, you are imposed cancellation charge as advised below:-

60 days or more deposit retained
45 – 50 days before departure 50%
30 – 40 days before departure 75%
20 days before departure 100%

04: Extra Supplement Charge:

Team Himalaya Treks & Expeditions (P) Ltd tour / trek packages, rooms or tents are provided in twin sharing basis. Thus, single room supplement charge will be imposed as extra to client who does not have another tour participant to share room / tent with. It also applies to clients who need single supplement in tents / rooms in hotel or lodge.

05: Early return from any Tours or Treks:

No refund will be entertained to clients on early return from our trips due to personal domestic / medical or personal problem from any other trips regardless of whatever portions remain unused in the itinerary.

06: Amendment in Trip Cost:

Team Himalaya Treks & Expeditions (P) Ltd. reserve the right to revise or change the trip costing rate posted at our website, under any circumstances, or on the pressure of various external factors beyond our control, for instance changes in exchange rate, government action etc. inflation, however assuring that we will put our effort as much possible to keep the present cost rate as it is.

07: Unforeseen Circumstances:

If the company have to cancel the respective trip due to unforeseen circumstances like, natural disasters, political conflict, unfavorable worse climate, broken trail and roads etc., we will refer you for alternative trip of similar types and standard.

Even if this doesn’t suit and fit your like and interest, all trip price paid by you to our company will be refunded with some administration and trip arrangement charge of 15 to 20 % depending upon the trip chosen.

Please note, any other expenses incurred by you as a result of this booking are entirely your responsibility.

08:  Travel / Medical Insurance:

We strongly suggest and recommend all booking Clients to acquire Travel and Medical Insurance as compulsion in all our tour and trekking and climbing trips. It should include adequate protection for tour / trekking / climbing / rafting or any other adventure sports with duration to cover personal injury, death, medical expenses, and repatriation or emergency evacuation expenses by any means of transportation such as helicopter rescue, air ambulance and adequate cover for baggage.

09: Health & Fitness:

All our Treks and Tours require sound health and level of fitness before signing with the booking with us, client requires should always check with your local Doctor or Physician regarding your health and fitness before the trip departures to Himalayan destinations.

It’s solely client’s responsibility to inform Team Himalaya Treks & Expeditions of any pre-existing medical condition or disability that might reasonably be expected to increase the risk of your required medical attention, which may affect your capability to travel on the trips booked with us.

Children and Elderly person:

An authorized guardian by the parents must accompany all travelers under the age of sixteen.

Person of more than 70 years of age, although in good health still needs a partner, family member or friends to accompany he / she.

If you have any queries regarding age and suitability, please contact us for further information.

10: Nepal / Tibet Visas & Passport Conditions:

It is important that all clients should have a valid passport with at least six months validity from the return date of travel.

Nepal visas can be obtained from the Nepal Consulate or Embassy in your country or upon arrival in Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport. The costs of Nepalese visas are sole responsibility of clients. All clients must have a valid passport with at least 6 months validity from return date. As you are unable to obtain visas to Tibet you need to send your passport details to Team Himalaya Treks & Expeditions for visa applications to travel in Tibet, we require this information at least three weeks prior to departure.

11: Risk and Liabilities:

Team Himalaya main concern is your safety and satisfaction including our staff welfare, therefore we carry out all our assignment sincerely & honestly to ensure your holiday a Hassel Free without any problems.

Nevertheless, unless stated otherwise, trip may be changed under uncertain and inherent circumstances such as land-slides, road block, floods, heavy snow, political unrest, cancellation of flight, delay arrival, sickness or accidents etc. Any extra cost incurring there is your personal responsibility and should be borne on the spot.

Flight Delay/Cancellation:

Possibility of domestic flight delay or postponement due to bad weather in Himalayan regions which happens sometimes, in particular around Everest region Lukla, Phaplu, Annapurna / Mustang / Manang region Humde, Jomsom and on the Far West Dolpa, Simikot and Jumla region and on Far East sector Tumlingtar, and Taplejung area.

Trekking in the remote areas or in as described above, especially during off season, you are highly advised to reserve extra days to prepare with some delays and avoid frustrating consequence.

In case of flight cancellation pre-tour/post-tour, you need to borne accommodation and food costs yourself.

12: Our Responsible Adventure Policy:

Our entire tour / trekking guide representing Team Himalaya Treks & Expeditions deserve all authority during tours and trekking / rafting or on climb .

Team Himalaya Treks & Expeditions will ensure to make every effort comfortable and satisfactory in all our trips, but one must understand that Himalayan or Third World and Developing Countries like Nepal cannot afford much of Western and highly timed facilities sometimes depending upon the area of travel, however we will try our best to make your travel enjoyable with memorable time while with us.

Weather is another factor that directly impact on some trips, hence, patience in mind, enthusiasm and proper preparation before head is must.

Your personal belongings:

On any account, we’re not responsible for any loss or damage of your baggage / luggage or property even when it is shouldered by our porters, ponies or vehicles. Our trip escorts and guides will provide necessary safety precautions that this does not arise while with us.

Papers & Documents:

All necessary papers and documents should be presented in sequence for example to issue visa, necessary permits etc. We’re not accountable in case of any trip formality not completed in time before the trip departs on the absent of essential papers and documents.

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