Day 01: Arrive at Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA) Kathmandu
You are welcomed by hospitable meeting and then you will be transferred to hotel. Our airport representative will explain briefly the program upon arrival. Overnight at hotel
Day 02: Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing Tour
Sightseeing of world heritage sites in Kathmandu valley including, Kathmandu Darbar square, Swayambhunath Temple, Boudhanath Stupa & Pasupatinath Temple. Overnight at hotel, breakfast included.
Day 03: Fly Kathmandu -Tumlingtar (460m) & drive to Num (1490) by private jeep
We take flight from Kathmandu to Tumlingtar, we then take a jeep to Num passing through Hururu. Overnight at tented camp, breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
Day 04: Trek to Sedua (1460m) Duration: 5 hrs
We continue along the trail descending steeply from Num through the corn fields of Lumbang. Below the village the trail drops very steeply through a jungle to a suspension bridge over the Arun River (660 m). From the bridge we climb steeply to a primitive tea shop, then through corn and buckwheat field. Moving along the rocky path and tiny terraces planted with corn and barley, we make a long, steep, rough climb to Sedua. Overnight at tented camp, breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
Day 05: Trek to Tashigaou (2070m) Duration: 6-7 hrs
Leaving Sedua, we make a gradual climb high above the Kasuwa Khola to Gyang (1770m). Climbing past the school at Gyang, it is a gentle walk through terraced fields and forested areas to Hindrungma village, and on to Rupisa. En route, we cross meadows and several streams, and then climb to the Sherpa village of Tashi Gaon. Overnight at tented camp, breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
Day 06: Trek to Kauma (3470m) Duration: 6 hrs
We climb over the ridge and ascend through forests to a stream and onto a ridge where there is a small campsite. The trail levels out, and then climbs to a shepherd’s hut called Chipla atop another ridge. We climb past two small streams, then switchback up the ridge in forests to a kharka at 2900 meters and up to a saddle and Unshisha, a tiny meadow at approx. 330 meters. Here the trail joins the ridge that separates the Iswa and Kasuwa drainages.
Day 07: Trek to Mumbuk (3570m) Duration: 6 hrs
We climb steeply through rhododendron forests to the top of the ridge, with a large mani wall adorned with prayer flags. From here, we get superb views of Chamlang, Peak 6 and Peak 7. Following the ridge for a while, we ascend a stone staircase. After a few false summits the trail veers left off the crest to a small lake. We then climb gently up a shallow rocky gully to the Kike La (4127 m). From the pass, we descend to another lake, then ascend steeply through large boulders to the Tutu La. We continue descending about 150 meters into sparse rhododendron forests to a level area.
Day 08: Trek to Nhe Kharka (3000m) Duration: 7 hrs
We descend a steep gully with a stream for about 500 meters. We then move left through fir forests, along the flank of the Barun Valley. Moving along ill-defined trail, we cross a 200-meter-long slide area, and then follow the river to a Kharka. Moving through forests of birch and scrub rhododendron, we reach Yangle Kharka. We Climb from Yangle Kharka, finally crossing to the north side of the Barun Khola to reach Nhe Kharka.
Day 09: Trek to Sherson (4615m) Duration: 6 hrs
Beyond the Nhe Kharka, we follow the north bank of the Barun Khola for a while. We then cross a small wooden bridge before the river turns northward. The Barun Valley makes a huge S-shaped curve and the walls rise almost vertically 1500 to 2000 meters above the river, but the trail climbs gently as we approach Ripok Kharka. Still on the north side of the Barun, the trail turns westward and leaves the rhododendron forests for alpine tundra.There are excellent views of Pyramid Peak, Peak 4, Chamlang, Peak 3 and Peak 5, but Makalu is not yet visible. As we pass a ridge the glacier turns slightly north.. Overnight at tented camp, breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
Day 10: Trek to Makalu Base camp (5000m) Duration: 5 hrs
We stay to right in a gully on the east side of the valley. It is gradual descent to a minor pass about 100 meters above Makalu Base Camp. We then descend to a stream, cross on boulders to the base camp on the west bank of the river. An ascent of this buttress yields views of Peak 6, 7 and Baruntse (7220 m); Everest and Lhotse complete the panorama. Overnight at tented camp, breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
Day 11: Explore Makalu Base Camp
Today is a rest day for acclimatization and exploration. Overnight at tented camp, breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
Day 12: Trek to Nhe Kharka (3000m) Duration: 6-7 hrs
We retrace our steps down the Barun Valley towards Nhe Kharka. Overnight at tented camp, breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
Day 13: Trek to Mumbuk (3570m) Duration: 5-6 hrs
From Nhe Kharka, we continue descending through the forests to Mumbuk. From here we get beautiful sunset views of Makalu and Chamlang. Overnight at tented camp, breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
Day 14: Trek to Kauma (3470m) Duration: 7 hrs
Leaving Mumbuk, we trek across the Shipton La and descend to Kauma. Overnight at tented camp, breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
Day 15: Trek to Tashi Gaon (2070m) Duration: 6 hrs
Today we make a long steep descent back to Tashi Gaon. At Tashi Gaon we spend the rest of the day relaxing in order to recover from the high altitude. Overnight at tented camp, breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
Day 16: Trek to Balung (760m) Duration: 5 hrs
Trek to Kasuwa Khola Valley back to Sedua, then turn south down the west bank of the Arun River. From Sedua, The route now enters the hot bottom lands of the Arun Valley. Most of the settlements in this area are temporary settlements used by Rai and Chettri farmers who live in villages high on the hillside above. Overnight at tented camp, breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
Day 17: Trek to Pukuwa (550m) Duration: 7 hrs
We continue through temporary farming settlements to the spread-out Rai village of Walung (880m). The trail descends to the Apsawa Khola and crossing it on a suspension bridge we climb steeply to Chhayang, a pleasant Rai village with an extensive bamboo-pipe water supply at 800 m. We continue through forests and pass several small streams to reach Pukuwa. Overnight at tented camp, breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
Day 18: Trek to Bumling (370m) Duration: 6 hrs
The trail now follows a route through forests and some spectacular high and exposed narrow tracks as it climbs over rocky ridges. The route eventually enters a region of intense valley bottom cultivation, crosses a huge landslide and some more scrub jungle before descending to Tome (520 m). Below Tome, the Arun Valley becomes wider and more U shaped. From the top of the ridge at 530m, the trail descends to a delightful camp on the banks of the Sankhuwa Khola (370m), across from the Chhetri village of Bumling. Overnight at tented camp, breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
Day 19: Trek to Tumlingtar (460m) Duration: 06 hrs
The trail traverses the fields of lower Bumling, then climbs over a ridge and descends to the Inkhuwa Khola, crossing it on a rickety wooden cantilever bridge. The trail follows the river downstream to its confluence with the Arun. It then follows the Arun downstream, crossing it on a large suspension bridge. Now following the east bank of the Arun, the route passes through Chyawabesi before making a short climb back to the Tumlingtar plateau. Overnight at tented camp, breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
Day 20: Fly back to Kathmandu
30-minutes amazing scenic fly back to Kathmandu. Overnight at hotel, breakfast included.
Day 21: Leisure day
Spend the day in Kathmandu, to rest or to explore, as per your inclination. Overnight at hotel, breakfast included.
Day 22: Farewell
Approximately 3 hours before the scheduled flight, a representative from the Sunrise Adventure will take you to the airport. Or you can head right away for another unforgettable trip.