Book This TripMakalu Hunku Trek

Duration: 25 Days
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Best Season: March - May, Sept - Nov

Our adventure begins with a flight to the small airstrip on fixed wings or Helicopter at Tumlingtar. From here we descend to the deep gorge of the beautiful Arun Valley. The Arun valley is a lush green oasis, rich in bird life. These first few days provide a fascinating contrast to high mountain escape as we approach Mera. Our route to the Mera La will take us through thick rhododendron and bamboo forests separating the Hongu and Hunku Valleys. On the trail to Panch Pokhari you will come across a beautiful Sherpa Village and Kirong La Monastery.

From Panch Pokhari you will descend to Hunku River, a complete wilderness trail. The views along this section are superb. Towards the east we can see the Kanchenjunga and Jannu. To the north, the views of Hunku and Hongu dominate. The trail continues to Thagnag (4,366m), from here, we move to Khari (5,108m) where we establish the base camp at the foot of the glacier leading to the Mera La (5,415m). Here we have a number of days to rest, explore and acclimatize. Our return route will take us south, down to the Hunku Drangka before turning west to cross the Zatrawa La to the mountain airstrip at Lukla. From here we will fly back to Kathmandu the following day to a spectacular end.

ITINERARY

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu
Day 02: Kathmandu city tour
Day 03: Fly to Tumlingtar
Day 04: Trek to Katike
Day 05: Trek to Ghote Bazar
Day 06: Trek to Salpa Phedi
Day 07: Trek to Ghorase
Day 08: Trek to Gudel
Day 09: Trek to Khiraule
Day 10: Trek to Cholam Kharka
Day 11: Trek to Khola Kharka
Day 12: Rest day
Day 13: Trek to Kothe
Day 14: Trek to Thagnag
Day 15: Trek to Khare
Day 16: Rest day
Day 17: Trek to High Camp
Day 18: Summit Mera Peak – BC
Day 19: Trek to Thagnag
Day 20: Trek to Kothe Khola
Day 21: Trek to Chetarwa
Day 22: Trek to Lukla
Day 23: Fly back to Kathmandu
Day 24: City tour in Kathmandu
Day 25: Departure