This is a remote trek to the Base Camp of the world’s fifth highest mountain, Mount Makalu. We see traditional villages, diverse plants and forests and have superb Himalayan views.
Makalu Base Camp is a journey to one of the highest mountains in the Himalayas. The area receives few foreign trekkers due to its relative inaccessibility. Along the way, we have incredible views of Makalu, Everest, Lhotse, and Chamlang.
We have designed our Makalu Shipton La trek itinerary to include time for acclimatisation to the altitude. We start by flying to the Tumlingtar airstrip near the Arun River. After landing at the airstrip in Tumlingtar we drive by jeeps along a rough road to the village of Num. We cross over the Shipton La and into the remote and beautiful Barun river valley. We stay at Makalu Base Camp for two nights and have one full day to explore the area and enjoy the mountain views.