MT. MAKALU EXPEDITIONS

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58 Days
Mar-May, Sep - Nov
Adventurous/Challenging
Overview
  1. Adventure on top Mt. Makalu with sweeping panorama mountains.
  2. Explore traditional and impressive Sherpa villages of great interest in the harmony of Buddhist culture.
  3. Walk along high scenic hills within dense forest of tall rhododendron-magnolia- oaks and pines trees.
  4. Trek through the less visited area.

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Introduction

Mt. Makalu Expeditions, one of the most technical mountains to climb to its summit at above 8,516 m and 27,940 ft high which is wholly in Nepal with some northern portions lies within Tibet near Kharte valley area.

The mountain first climbed by Swiss Expedition in May 18 th 1956 lead by F. Luchsinger and E Reiss since then Mt. Makalu is frequently visited and climbed although a tough peak with daring challenge to encounter to reach its black rock pyramid summit of Mt. Makalu, where its names derived as ‘Great black’ in Nepalese language.

Mt. Makalu Expeditions located around Nepal Far North East Himalaya west of Kanchenjunga third highest and east of Mt. Everest where walk leads you into scenic Arun and Barun valley and on the least trekked areas by trekkers and adventurer.

The area around Makalu added as ‘Makalu & Barun National Park’, where more than 3,000 species of flowering plants, 440 different birds life and 75 mammals species, which includes endangered clouded leopard, red panda and musk deer exists, a remarkable bio-diversity of the areas considered to be of global importance and significance which provides a living laboratory for international biology and zoology research.

Mt. Makalu Expeditions begins from the capital Kathmandu and then flying high over rolling hills and valley overlooking range of Himalayan peaks which includes from Langtang Himal to Everest with Makalu and Kanchenjunga as small aircraft lands at warm areas of Tumlingtar town airfield.

From Tumlingtar leaving the sub-tropical temperatures heading higher to cooler areas on the mid hills of Makalu area at Num village, where our adventure starts walking towards the last permanent Sherpa village Tashi Gaon and then leaving human settlement for a month into complete wilderness of pristine surrounding of valley and mountains.

HIMALAYA EXPEDITIONS-MAKALU (3)

Walking towards higher ridge of Kongma-la, Shipton-la and into enchanting woodland of tall rhododendron, hemlock, pines, oaks, magnolia and fir tree lines and then on reaching at scenic Barun valley as tree lines fades to short alpine shrubs and bushes facing incredible scenery of mountains with Baruntse, Chamlang and Mt. Makalu.

As walk progress reaching at valley end within massive icefalls and glaciers around Mt. Makalu base camp where our actual adventure begins with much rest days for acclimatization and practice and dividing loads to ferry towards number of camps required for the final summit bid.

Depending upon favorable weather with clear day heading for the summit top with daring climb of vertical limit challenge then on top of Mt. Makalu with alluring scenery of dramatic landscapes-valley and series of snow capped peaks with views of Mt. Everest rare Khansung the East Face.

After a most exciting time and adventure of a lifetime experience return journey on the same route to Num for the drive towards warmer areas at Tumlingtar for sweeping scenic flight back to Kathmandu with overwhelming memories on Mt. Makalu Expeditions.

 

Outline Itinerary:
Day 01: Arrive at Kathmandu and transfer to the Hotel.
Day 02-04: Free day in Kathmandu for expedition preparation.
Day 05: Fly to Tumlingtar 950m with 40 mins flight, drive to Num 1,500 m -05 hrs.
Day 06: Trek to Seduwa (1,493m.) -06 hours.
Day 07: Trek to Tashi Gaon (2,200m) -05 hours.
Day 08: Trek to Khongma Danda 3,500 m -06 hrs
Day 09: Trek to Dobato 3,700 m, cross Tutu La & Shipton La 4,230 m -07 hrs
Day 10: Trek to Yangle Kharka 3,620 m -06 hrs.
Day 11: Trek Langmale Kharka or Jark Kharka 4,400 m -06 hours
Day 12: Trek to Makalu BC 4,650m -05 hrs.
Day 13: Rest day at Makalu Base Camp for local hike and preparation for the climb.
Day 14-48: 35 Days for full climbing period and back to base camp setting High Camp, Camp
I, II, III & IV for the summit of Mt. Makalu.
Day 49: Clean up Base Camp.
Day 50: Trek to Yangle Kharka 3,620 m – 07 hrs.
Day 51: Trek to Dobato 3,700 m -06 hrs.
Day 52: Trek to Khongma Danda 3,500 m -05 hrs.
Day 53: Trek to Seduwa School 1,495m – 07 hrs.
Day 54: Trek to Num -04 hrs, after lunch drive to Tumglingtar -04 hrs drive.
Day 55: Fly back to Kathmandu, meet & transfer to hotel.
Day 56-57: Free day at leisure guided tour on request.
Day 58: Transfer to Airport for the International departure.

 

HIMALAYA EXPEDITIONS-MAKALU (4)

Itinerary

Day 01:    Arrive in Kathmandu via respective airlines meet our staff and transfer to Hotel.
  On arrival at Kathmandu Tribhuwan International Airport received by our staff and transfer to your Hotel, where our guide provide briefing of the Hotel, Kathmandu, Climb, Trekking / Camping, do’s and don’ts and other necessary information.
   
Day 02-04: Free day in Kathmandu for expedition preparation.
  Reserved three full days in Kathmandu for final preparations and packing as well to purchase necessary equipment, meeting and to collect permits from concern Government department for the expeditions, during these days one can join in for optional sightseeing tour at places of interest around Kathmandu-Patan and Bhaktapur cities, where you will be soaked within culture and historical sites most of the monuments listed as World Heritage Sites.
   
Day 05: Fly to Tumlingtar (950m) 40 minutes’ flight and drive to Num 1,500 m -05 hrs.
 

Morning transfer to Kathmandu domestic airport for short and scenic flight to land Tumlingtar airport around Arun valley, during air grand views of Himalayan peaks from Ganesh-Langtang- Jugal Himal to Everest with Makalu and Kanchenjunga towards far eastern horizon.

Soon landing at Tumlintar grassy airstrip after 40 minutes of sweeping flight, where our trekking and expeditions crews and porters receives you for an exciting drive towards mid hills of Makalu areas, ride leads north past warm sub-tropical areas of Arun valley through number of farm villages and town of Khandbari, and then reaching cooler areas with views of Makalu in the distance.

After an interesting drive of four hours or less reaching at Num village for overnight stop in a hill village inhabited by mixed tribes of Nepal, Newar-Rai- Sherpa-Tamang –Gurung and Magar with Hindu Brahmins and Chettries.

   
Day 06: Trek to Seduwa (1,493m.) Approx: 6 hours.
  From Num setting off down with steep slopes past terraced farms towards Arun River, with about 800 meters drop, the lower area of the narrow gorge densely forested and the paths are quite slippery, on reaching at the bottom.
After downhill then cross a suspension bridge over torrential Arun River, our route leads to a climb and out of the rain forest, reaching our lunch spot at small farm areas of Runruma.
After lunch, a steep climb up to Sedua for overnight stop in a village with a small health post and a primary school, overnight camp by the schoolyard.
   
Day 07: Trek to Tashi Gaon (2,200m) Approx 3-4 hours.
  Trek to Tashi-Gaon a short day walk of few hours probably reaching there for lunch as well with
overnight stop. Morning walk leads past rural farm villages, on gradual winding trail into farm fields and terraces, and then reaching at Sherpa village of Tashi Gaon.Where walk leads to a climb for an hour through millet and rice terraces, Tashi Gaon populated with mostly Sherpa people which is quite unlike from the Sherpa of Everest, although follows the same culture and religion of Buddhism.

Different in the way they live, as the Sherpa of Tashi Gaon being migrated and settled in low warm areas a bit different with agriculture way of life and traditions.

With free afternoon to enjoy walk around this interesting village and its nice cultivated farm fields and terraces.

   
Day 08: Trek to Khongma Danda 3,500 m – 06 hrs.
 

Tashi Gaon the last village on-route to Makalu basin, after this village starting with refreshing walks for an hour into beautiful shade of rhododendron and oak forest, on leaving dense forested areas then reaching a summer pastures with traces of temporary cattle herders shades.

From here heading to a steep climb into cool forest to Kohama ridge, where tall tree line fades for short rhododendron and juniper bush, Khongma Danda for overnight camp on a ridge top. From the camp enjoy the views Mt, Kanchenjunga, Mt. Makalu towards North with fresh mountain cool air.

Kongma located at height of above 3,000 m high, a pleasant and scenic spot this scenic high spot with number of overhanging rocks with caves that makes good cozy shelters for local herders, travelers and as well to our porters.

   
Day 09: Trek to Dobato 3,700 m cross Tutu La & Shipton La over 4,230 m -07 hrs.
 

With wonderful morning and views of surrounding beautiful landscapes and snow capped peaks,
morning walk follows on gradual path with few short ups and down through Thulo Pokhari (big pond) and Sano Pokhari(small pond).

In snow condition, the trail can be quite misleading and arduous to locate, the trail from last pond leads to over Tutu-la and Shipton-La pass at above 4,075 m high. Here onward downhill and then back into vegetation with trees at Mumbuk area, with views of Khumbukarna Himalaya, afternoon walk leads downhill to reach within Barun Valley.

After a wonderful trek entering into lush alpine area at Barun Valley with gradual up slopes, following Barun River upstream towards our camp at Dobato, a summer pastures for the locals.

   
Day 10: Trek to Yangle Kharka 3,620m -06 hrs.
  From here onward within scenic and beautiful enclosed and hidden valley of Barun with glacial streams that joins further down into Arun River, morning walk heading due west on slow uphill with bushes of juniper and azalea (dwarf rhododendron) along the trails crossing the same icy stream several times to reach at a large field at Yangle Kharka for overnight stop.
   
Day 11: Trek Langmale Kharka or Jark Kharka 4,400 m -06 hrs.
  As our walk progress heading closing to our destination at Makalu, where morning continues with gradual uphill climb with views of surrounding peaks of Baruntse-Chamlang and Makalu and the finally ending our nice day walk at Langmale Kharka / Jark Kharka for overnight stop on a summer pasture of Yaks summer grazing field.
   
Day 12: Trek to Makalu Base Camp 4,650m -05 hrs.
 

A little beyond the camp crossing Barun River by way of couple of wooden bridges, which make use of conveniently situated boulders encountering large prayer wall, after few hour walk, as green vegetation gets sparse, although rhododendron, barberries, cotoneaster and juniper bushes persist for some times.

Our lovely day walk leads into high alpine areas reaching at Sherson within lower Barun glacier with towering Mt. Makalu. Sherson located lower from the base camp of Mt. Makalu, walking past number of stone enclosures around on high grazing areas with outstanding host of peaks to look at includes upper part of Makalu south face, with Mt. Baruntse 7,220m peeking above peak 4.From Sherson trek on with closer views of Mt. Makalu and Barun Pokhari as walk finally reaches our starting point of the climb at Makalu base camp with rare sight of Everest Khanshung face with Lhotse nearby.

   
Day 13: Rest day at Makalu Base Camp for local hike and preparation for the climb.
 

Rest day at Makalu base camp with free time for individual activity or hike further up for best view of the peaks of that surrounds base camp, a great opportunity for grand view of Everest East Face and some other peaks that adjoins with Makalu Mountains.

With time sorting gears for the climb and enjoy the day relaxing saving your energy for the Big Day!

   
Day 14-48: 35 Days for full climbing period and back to base camp setting High Camp,
Camp I, II, III & IV for the summit of Mt. Makalu.
 

Morning leads to a climb westwards to reach our advance camp, below Makalu west pillar as the altitude gains slowly, taking time with few stops walk follows a faint path which climbs an ablation valley on the west side of the Barun glacier. Following this valley onto the glacier make the way over the boulder-strewn caves and ice to a camp known as Puja Camp below the towering Mt. Makalu West Pillar.

Our strenuous climb on glacier to Advance Camp rewarded with unique views of Lhotse and the
rare Kangshung face of Everest. A necessary and spare as contingency day for proper acclimatization and preparation for the climb to Mt. Makalu summit, on this day where you will be busy sorting out the gear and foods for the climb and then final checking of the equipment, where our expert guides scouts possible and safe route for the climb.

Thirty Five Days maximum duration for the final bid and assault on top Mt. Makalu summit and return adventure to base camp, over this stretch of time provides you ample time to acclimatize with some practice on rocks and ice, before heading for final bid to the summit top.

35 days includes climb to the summit, where our expert guides and team members will be busy ferrying loads to respective high camps. Makalu one of the tough and technical mountains which requires maximum of 3 more camps before the summit top.

Our team of climbing guides will set camp III, at above 7,200 meters where members will sleep only one night at this top camp before heading to the top.

After full preparation at ABC climb through moraine covered in glacier and then head towards Camp I at 5,350 meters, after climbing on boulders of rocks and ice within scree slope to reach the required Camp I. The camp is located on a broad snow field at the foot of the ridge leading up to a serac barrier which is one of the few technical sections on route.

At about 7,200 meters the ridge is a line of ice cliffs here fixing ropes and snow bars. Normally we will have one rope for the ascent and another for descent on this pitch, which is about 80 meters high.This is the toughest part of the climb but with some difficulty, high above the serac climb out onto a plateau cut by huge crevasses, a winding path between to pitch Camp II at about 6, 800 meters.

Above Camp II broad snow slopes lead more easily to Camp III at 7,600 meters. This is the highest camp and make the summit bid from here. Summit day as always involves an early start. Depending on snow conditions might encounter some easy scrambling as the climb gets in progress making way up and across the low angled South West Face.

The top of the summit a small plateau offering views of Everest-Lhotse- Baruntse Himal with adjoining peaks and as far towards Kanchenjunga at eastern horizon.

After feeling in high spirit with successful climb head back to Advance Camp after a tough adventure to reach world 5 th highest Mt. Makalu at summit at above 8,463 m and 27, 766 ft high.

After great successful climb taking maximum of two days to reach back at base camp with long descend, on route gather and clean the camps, within two days all climbing members and staffs should be at Base Camp for return journey and packing.

   
Day 49: Clean up Base Camp.
  At base camp with final packing and checking each members health, necessary spare day to clean up the Base Camp and leaving nothing except your foot prints and memory.
   
Day 50: Trek to Yangle Kharka 3,620 m – 07 hrs.
  Trek back towards end of the valley to Yaangle Kharka for overnight, using the same route with chances of spotting some wild-life along this pristine surrounding.
   
Day 51: Trek to Dobato 3,700 m -06 hrs.
  Trek back to Dobato near Mumbuk, on leaving at the end of beautiful Barun Valley with some ups to encounter and back into tree lines to reach our overnight camp in the midst of alpine woodland at Dobato near at Mumbuk.
   
Day 52: Trek to Khongma Danda 3,500 m -05 hrs.
  Retracing our journey back to Khongma danda located on a high ridge after crossing Shipton-la and Thulo and past two glacial ponds or Pokhari to reach at Kohongma for overnight camp.
   
Day 53:    Trek to Seduwa School 1,495m – 07 hrs.
 

Trek back to Tashi Gaon and continue walk towards Seduwa taking the same or another alternative route through Nabagaon on the upper trail for 2-3 hours, where walk leads into cool shade of forest after leaving the forest area, coming towards the farm terraces a to the village of Naba-Gaon, another Sherpa village which is much larger than Tashigaon, situated right above the Seduwa village.

From here an hour downhill to camp at Seduwa around its primary school premises with time for local short walks.

   
Day 54: Trek to Num -04 hrs, after lunch drive to Tumglingtar -04 hrs drive.
 

Last day walks of the adventurous walks and climb with downhill through farm fields for an hour or more, then reaching at Arun River to cross over a bridge with few hour climb back to Num for the driveto Tumlingtar, downhill of few hours to Khandbari, headquarter and administrative town of Sanka-Suava district of Makalu region.

From here with long descend to reach warmer areas at Tumlingtar for last overnight stop in a local lodge with time to arrange last night dinner party with fellow members-crews and porters before flying back to Kathmandu.

   
Day 55: Fly back to Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.
  Depending upon flight time transfer to Tumlingtar air terminal and then taking sweeping flight to Kathmandu overlooking view of snow capped and then landing at Kathmandu airport with short drive back to your hotel.
   
Day 56-57: In Kathmandu with sightseeing tour.
 

With full two days reserved as contingency or a spare day in case of delay on climb or on local drive, which can occur due to landslide with bad weather conditions on this free days enjoy relaxing or join in for sightseeing tour.

On these days our leader and guide will submit the reports of Mt. Makalu Expeditions to concern Nepal Government Tourism department.

   
Day 58: International departure for home ward bound.
  After a grand adventure and experience on world 5th highest Mt. Makalu with successful climb, depart from the hotel to the airport for final departure homeward bound or to your respective destinations.

Note: The above itinerary should be taken only as a guide line; it could change due to weather,
availability of clean water and campsite, trail or any other unforeseen conditions.

Includes / Excludes

Price includes following services:

  1. Accommodation sharing twin at Hotel in Kathmandu on Bed & Breakfast basis.
  2. Airport transfers in Kathmandu.
  3. Half day guided sightseeing tour of Kathmandu with applicable entrance fees.
  4. Internal flight Kathmandu / Tumlingtar/ Kathmandu with applicable airport taxes.
  5. Trekking arrangement backed by Sherpa Guide and porters / yaks / Base Camp / Camping arrangement at Base Camp and higher camps on full board basis.
  6. Applicable Climbing Permit & Conservation Fees.
  7. Service of Climbing Sherpa/s (1 member : 1 Climbing Sherpa) assisting in fixing ropes, setting up
    camps with their equipment allowance, daily wages and insurance.
  8. Group Climbing equipment – Climbing Rope, Fix Rope, Snow Bars.
  9. Service of Government Liaison Officer with his equipment allowance, daily wages and insurance.
  10. HA Tents, Food, Fuel above base camp.
  11. Garbage Disposal and Garbage Deposit charge.
  12. Supply of Oxygen (1 member : 5 Cylinders) with hiring charge of mask & regulator sets.
  13. Supply of Walkie Talkie and Base Station for communication purpose.
  14. Supply of Satellite Phone for communication purpose on emergencies.
  15. Supply of Medical Kit and Gammow Bag to be used in case of emergency.
  16. Load ferry bonus & summit bonus for climbing Sherpas.
  17. Climbing Route opening charge.
  18. Transfer of Expedition Loads to / from Base Camp.
  19. Insurance for Nepalese crew.

Our price does not include followings:

  1. International flights to / from Kathmandu.
  2. Nepal entry visa fees.
  3. Lunch and dinner while in Kathmandu Hotel.
  4. Travel, Medical and Personal insurance.
  5. Rescue evacuation in case of emergency.
  6. Personal clothing and personal trekking gear including sleeping bag & down jacket.
  7. All sorts of personal climbing equipment.
  8. Expenses of personal nature, i.e. tipping, laundry, bottled drinks, bar bills etc.
  9. Any expense for early returning member due sickness, injury or any other reason. No refund will be entertained for any unused service.
  10. Extra expense occurred due to unexpected circumstances like cancellation of internal flights, floods, strike etc.

Extensions

If you are not tied up with time limitations, or have more time before or after your main trip with us, you can join / take following extension trips to make your holiday even interesting. According to extra time you have, you can choose a visit to National Parks for jungle safari viewing rare animals, migrant birds and exotic reptiles or enjoy the whitewater rafting or take a cultural tour of Kathmandu, Pokhara, Nagarkot or even make a quick visit to neighboring countries of Tibet – Roof of the world, India – The country of wonders, Bhutan – The Dragon Kingdom.

We can add these extensions before or after your holiday according to the flights that you have booked / can book. Beside these, if you even want just stay in Kathmandu for relax or any independent activities, we can book extra nights at the Hotel. You can book these extensions together with your main trip booking.

 

Chitwan National Park

It is one of the oldest and popular National Parks in Nepal recognized by UNESCO as a World Natural Site. More than 500 Asian one-horned rhinoceros and some 100 nocturnal Royal Bengal Tigers have made their home in this dense forest. There are an estimated 50 species of mammals, over 526 species of birds, 49 amphibians and reptiles and 150 species of butterflies.

The park is spread over an area of 932 sq kms and located in the lowlands of Nepal. The forest cover is predominantly Sal, interspersed with tall grasslands, small hills, ox-bow lakes and flood plains.

Standard Packages are of 2 nights and 3 nights. Chitwan can be reached both by surface and air.

 

Bardia National Park

The park provides excellent habitat for endangered animals like the rhinoceros, wild elephant, tiger, fresh water Dolphin and many other species of mammals along with over 200 species of birds.

Standard Packages are of 2 nights and 3 nights. Bardia can be reached both by surface and air but since it will be too far to drive from Kathmandu, we offer the packages by air only.

 

Kathmandu

It is a treasure trove of ancient art and architecture that lie hidden in the labyrinth of manmade structures. The ancient pagoda temples and Buddhist stupas stand majestically above the rest of the landmarks. The Palace squares fascinate visitors with its exquisite woodwork and carving. You can extend your holiday from 1-3 days visiting these sites.

 

Pokhara

Pokhara is most popular tourist destination after Kathmandu, not because of its easy accessibility but because of its scenic beauty and proximity to many Himalayas. Rarely does a tourist miss a trip to this beautiful valley of lakes and mountain views. Ekai Kawaguchi who was the earliest visitor of this district, was awed by its beauty. The Annapurna range of the Himalayas dominates the landscape around Pokhara and many of treks and expeditions start from here. Around Pokhara one can go boating on lakes, bird watching, paragliding, fishing, ultralight flying or even pony trek besides regular treks. Pokhara can be reached by air as well as surface.

 

Nagarkot

Nagarkot is one of the most popular hill resorts on the fringe of the Kathmandu valley. With an elevation of 2,195m, is 32 kms away from Kathmandu offers a panoramic view of the valley and is described by the visitors as a place whose beauty endures year round. The extraordinary view of the Himalayan peaks from Dhaulagiri to Kanchenjunga is stupendous. Sunrise view from here is truly magnificent. An array of luxury resorts has made this place enjoyable for all kinds of tourists.

 

Tibet

Tour in Tibet offers a fabulous journey with awesome beautiful picturesque landscape and its colorful people and their culture, tranquil lakes, numerous high passes with stunning views of the mountains. Enriched by the ancient most lavishly decorated monasteries and temples with chanting saffron colored monks, ever smiling faces of people and their typical lifestyle all contributes to this trip a memory of your lifetime. A land so rich in culture, tradition and steeped in religion with its unique landscape, casts an enchanted spell that holds you in thrill and excitement. A journey of a life time, at the roof of the world with exciting adventure on route, and breathe-taking views of range of snow capped mountains. This is truly a stunning trip starting with a panoramic drive or flight over the gigantic Himalayas, a tour of great historical cities of Lhasa, Gyantse and Shigatse in the comfort of the spacious land cruiser and standard Hotels that Tibet has to offer.

 

India

The country of wonders, the lively bazaars, ornate architecture and the something puzzling customs of Indians make any visit a refreshing from the western life. Endowed with a backdrop of that can be anything from snow capped mountain to palm-lined beach, Indian rarely fails to delight adventurous travelers. India is considered to be the rich cultural melting pot with its colorful festivals of all the religion and people, blending well with magnificent landscape of historical cities, jungle, valleys, arid desert to high beautiful Himalayan peaks which makes it a traveler’s destination from sand, sea to snow.

 

Bhutan

The Himalayan Kingdom of Bhutan, commonly known as ‘Land of the Thunder Dragon’ is regarded as the last paradise on earth is slowly emerging from centuries of self-imposed isolation. Closed for the outside world until early seventies, Bhutan has adopted the regulated tourism policy for its visitors in this tiny Himalayan Kingdom by allowing to enter limited numbers of tourists every year. Bhutan has retained its religious and cultural values despite of encroachment of modern civilization in the every nook and corner of the world. Unspoiled majestic virgin peaks, unique cultural heritage preserved for many centuries, an architectural style like no others, a land of full of warm hearted and friendly people have made Bhutan a truly unique destination. You will still find its past in present.

 

ACTIVITIES

River Rafting

Rafting is undoubtedly the best way to explore the Arcadian Nepal. It involves excitement, scenic views and challenge. Nepal has numerous fine rivers for rafting, kayaking or canoeing. The most prominent white water rafting regions are the eastern, the mid and the western rivers. Of all these regions, river Trisuli and the Bhotekoshi are the main popular rafting rivers for short trips. The rivers sometimes offer hair raising roller coaster rides. The float down stream is exhilarating and the scenery of the valley gorges between Himalaya and min Himalayan range is equally captivating. So whatever duration or level of excitement you need we have it.

 

Mount Everest Flight

Mountain flight is truly a memorable experience that one should not miss out in Nepal. If you feel you have not seen enough mountains, the mountain flight is the right choice to rejoice with spectacular panoramic mountains’ views. The bird’s eye view of the 6 mighty mountains above 8,000m out of the 14 from a close range is simply unbelievable. The one hour magic flight will make it possible for you to view uninterruptedly all the enchanting beauty of lofty and snowcapped mountains beyond your imagination. Above all is towering figure of Mount Everest amidst cluster of mountains spread all over Nepal and Tibet will mesmerize the onlookers with its astounding charm and grandeur. It is a great personal pride for you to hover above the clouds closer to the highest peak of the world-a-feat to be achieved only through mountain flight.

 

Bungy Jumping

Just imagination of jumping down from a bridge of 160m above a tropical gorge with the Bhote Koshi, one of the Nepal’s wildest rivers raging below is enough to make your heartbeat run faster. It is the thrill of Bungy jumping as it there is no fun for real adventure lover if challenge is not so hard and difficult. It is located within a reach of 4 hours outside Kathmandu and just 19 kms away from the Tibet Border.

The Bungy bridge happens to be the only privately owned bridge in Nepal. It has been specially designed for Bungy Jumping with a 4X safety factors and has a loading factor of 41,500kg or 4.5 tons according to Swiss measurement.

 

Paragliding

Paragliding is relatively new adventure sports in Nepal. Paragliding in this Himalayan country can be a truly wonderful and fulfilling experience for the adventure seekers. You can experience unparalleled scenic grandeur as you share airspace with Himalayan griffin vultures, eagles, kites while floating over the villages, monasteries, temples, lakes and the jungle with a fantastic view of the majestic Himalayas.

The main area for flying in Nepal is the Annapurna region, more specifically the Pokhara valley. This lakeside town is Nepal’s second city, nestled at the foot of the Annapurna Himal. The views commanded from here of 3 of the world’s 8000m peaks, are unsurpassed. At an altitude of 800m ASL the subtropical climate means that year round, it is short and T shirt weather. The micro climate of the valley makes it an ideal area for flying, with far more constant conditions.

 

Ultralight Flight

Ultralight aircraft is being operated from Pokhara. It has an unique blend of both mountain and plateau area. While flying over the Pokhara valley, you will not miss the scenic beauty of both the Himalayas and the most famous lake of Nepal, Phewa Tal. The flight will be a journey through nature. Don’t miss this truly unique experience.

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