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Destination: Makalu Region
Trek Duration: 15 Days
Mode of Trek: Camping
Grade of Trek: Moderate & Technical
Entry Point: Tumlingtar
Exit Point: Tumlingtar
Max. Elevation: 3662 Meters/12011ft
Approx per Day Walk: 5-6 HRS
Culture: Tibetan, Tamang, Gurung, Nepali, etc.
Major Attractions: Natural Environment, Wildlife, Mountains, Peaks, Hills, Flowers, Flora-Fauna, etc.
Transportations: Flight, Tourist Bus, Jeep & Car
Arun Valley and MIlkey Dada Trek is one of the most popular trekking destinations is Makalu Region offers an exceptional opportunity to explore high-altitude terrains, snow-clad landscapes and ethnic Himalayan lifestyle. Makalu Base Camp has been compared to the Yosemite Valley, on a grand scale! To reach some of the most amazing mountain scenery in the Himalaya, you first have to cross the challenging Milkey Danda covered in cloud forest draped in hanging orchids. There are few villages along the approach to the fifth highest peak in the world, Mt Makalu (8485m). The mountaineering route over the glaciated Sherpani Col (6180m), West Col (6190m) and Amphu Labsta (5845m) to the Everest region involves the highest and hardest passes in the entire Himalaya, however the rewards of such an undertaking are more than worthwhile. This region is fully tent based trek so less tourist are interested to visit this virgin place for the pristine mountain views and Nepali’s culture. Sherpa, Rai and Limbus are main habitants in this area.
Among the trekking trails in Nepal the trekking trail that leads to the Arun Valley and Milkey Dada is comparatively new. These fifteen days of trekking takes you to one of the most remote location on earth. The nature and culture of the area is still untouched from modern developments and people have a simple and easy way of life very much dependent on the mercy of nature. We can see the influence of Buddhist traditions, shamanistic practices and little bit of Hinduism in here.
After our arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) in Kathmandu, a our
reprentative/staff will pick us up from the airport and take us to our hotel. We can take
rest and later visit the company office in Thamel, a popular tourist hub. However, there
will be a welcome dinner in the evening where we get to experience excellent Nepalese
Trip starts with a pleasant drive of 4 hours through the farm fields and villages, on leaving the suburb of Tumlingtar, the road climbs gradually towards Khadbari. A busy bazaar, especially on Saturday market day, from Khadbari the trail is gradual with few ups and down till it reaches the village of Manibhanjang, ascending the ridge on this dirt road to the small ridge-top village of Chinchilla. Chinchilla a small farm village with 6-8 houses with a superb view of Mt.Makalu 8,463m and the Khumbukarna mountain range.
After breakfast, take a bus to the domestic terminal of Kathmandu Airport for flight to Tumlingtar. Tumlingtar airport and its village town situated on a shelf above the Arun River, meet our trekking crew and porters, away in the distant view of Mt. Makalu overnight camp in Tumlingtar near the village with time for a short walk around the villages.
This day trip starts from Chinchilla to Mani- Bhanjyang. Khadbari the trail is gradual with few ups and down till it reaches the village of Manibhanjang, ascending the ridge on this dirt road to the small ridge-top village of Chinchilla. On route, passing through the fertile farmed land, and verdant rainforest, with thick undergrowth.
This is one of the few and rare paths that westerners have used. Our route meanders through the farm fields and rural villages and coming to our overnight camp at Mamakehe after 4/5 hours of good walk
The path leads too many small farmhouses till we reach Barabise by the River.Barabise a small village houses mostly built of thatch roofs.
From Barabise, our route heads towards the north, leaving the river behind. The walk continues with a gradual climb through the farm terraces most of the way till Deorali is reached for the overnight camp.
This day our root leads to more remote areas with farm village. Our walk is more of a climb with few gentle gradual portion on route our overnight camp at a small place of Apung.
Today’s trek leads to more up hills adding more heights with beautiful green surrounding overlooking and snow- capped peak of Khumbakarna and Mt Makalu. Trek continues through pasture and meadows and into the cool shade of the forest till a small place of Dhap is reached for the overnight camp.
Walk continues on the steep uphill to a higher ridge of this area Jaljala through the cool shade of the dense alpine forest after a good steady walk of 4-5 hours, overnight camp. This area is renowned for nature lovers and botanist a perfect tranquility in the shade of perfect wilderness on the backdrop of snow-capped mountains.
Today is rest day. This region is very seldom ventured by westerners and still it needs to be explored to find a good panoramic viewpoint in this thick vegetation setting, as well for the Sunset and Sunrise depending upon the time of the season.
Trek continues on this heavily wooded area and coming to another ridge top on the clearing for the overnight camp, where the view of the snow capped mountains is distinctly visible in these quiet surroundings.
Another leisure day an opportunity to explore the unexplored region of this area, chances of seeing some wildlife from civet cat-fox-wolfs-antelopes including musk deer or the elusive snow leopard and Red Panda, after a good hike around returning back to camp for dinner .
After a wonderful time at Jalajala and Milke danda area, the route descends back to civilization, walk begins in the cool shade of the forest after 2-3 hours of good walk coming to a clearing with great views of the surrounding landscapes and the distance snow-capped mountain range. vernight camp is made near the village area.
The flight from Tumlingtar to Kathmandu takes less than an hour, a panoramic view of the mountains from the plane. Arriving at Kathmandu domestic terminal, Great Adventure staff will receive and transfer you back to Hotel.
Our amazing journey in the Makalu Region including that to the Milkey Danad trip comes to an end today. A company representative will pick you up from you hotel and drop you off at the airport 3 hours before your scheduled