Makalu Base Camp Trek

15 Days




Makalu Base Camp Trek is an extraordinary adventure that takes you to the foot of Makalu, the fifth highest mountain in the world. Situated in the eastern part of Nepal, near the border with Tibet, the trek offers a mesmerizing journey through diverse landscapes, pristine valleys, and remote Sherpa villages. This challenging yet rewarding trek allows you to experience the raw beauty of the Himalayas and witness breathtaking views of some of the world's highest peaks.

The trek begins with a scenic flight from Kathmandu to Tumlingtar, followed by a drive to the village of Chichira. From here, the real adventure begins as you trek through lush forests, crossing raging rivers, and ascending steep trails. The route gradually climbs up through picturesque villages like Num, Seduwa, and Tashi Gaon, where you can immerse yourself in the unique culture and warm hospitality of the local Sherpa community.

As you ascend higher, the landscape transforms into alpine meadows, rhododendron forests, and eventually into rocky terrains. The trail offers stunning views of peaks like Makalu, Chamlang, Baruntse, and Kanchenjunga, creating a truly awe-inspiring backdrop. The highlight of the trek is reaching Makalu Base Camp at an altitude of approximately 4,870 meters (15,978 feet), where you can marvel at the grandeur of the towering mountain and its surrounding glaciers.

Throughout the journey, you'll be accompanied by experienced guides who will ensure your safety and provide insightful information about the region. The trek is considered challenging due to its remote location, high altitude, and steep ascents. It requires a good level of physical fitness, stamina, and prior trekking experience. However, the effort is well worth it as you are rewarded with a unique and unforgettable experience in one of the most pristine regions of the Himalayas.

Makalu Base Camp Trek offers a chance to connect with nature on a profound level, away from the crowds and commercialization found in other popular trekking destinations. The untouched beauty of the region, combined with the warm hospitality of the locals, creates a truly immersive and authentic experience. It is a trek that appeals to adventure enthusiasts, nature lovers, and those seeking a true wilderness experience in the lap of the mighty Himalayas.

Includes and excludes :

  1. All meals as specified for trek (breakfast, lunch, dinner with tea/coffee).
  2. Arrival pick up & departure.
  3. All internal local transport as per the itinerary.
  4. Internal flights
  5. All trekking arrangements including trekking permits, climbing permits, National Park entrance fees.
  6. Accommodation in twin sharing local lodges or best available places for accommodation,
  7. Trekking & Climbing leader & porter (salary, insurance, food, accommodation & other allowances).
  8. Basic first aid kit is carried by your leader.
  9. All hardware gears
  1. Kathmandu food lunch & dinner,
  2. International flights to Kathmandu,
  3. Tips for Porter, guide & other
  4. Personal climbing gears and climbing boot, clothing & equipment
  5. Personal expenditure, all bar bills, laundry, telephone calls, hot shower in the mountain region, mineral water, snacks, desserts.
  6. Medical examination (if required) & vaccination costs
  7. Optional trips. Charges incurred as a result of delays beyond our control
  8. Visa fees & Travel insurance. Airport taxes
  9. Meals or drinks except the 3 main meals specified in itinerary
  10. Anything else not specified in the ‘included costs’ section above

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Itinerary breakdown

Makalu Base Camp Trek

Day 01: arrive Kathmandu and check into your hotel – {1360m}

Day 02: Cultural tour in Kathmandu. Preparing permits and other paperwork for the trip

Day 03: Fly Kathmandu -Tumlingtar [460m] & drive to Num [1490m] 4-5 hrs

Day 04: Trek to Sedua [1460m] 6-7 hrs

Day 05: Trek to Tashigaon [2070m] – 3-4 hrs

Day 06: Trek to Khongma La {3560m) 5-6 hrs

Day 07: Rest & acclimatization day down here

Day 08: Trek to Mumbuk [3570m] 5-6 hrs

Day 09: Trek to Yangla Kharka {3600m} – 4-5 hrs

Day 10: Trek to Shersong [4615m] – 7-8 hrs

Day 11: Trek to Makalu Base camp [5000m] 5-6 hrs

Day 12: Trek back to Mumbuk – 6-7 hrs

Day 13: Trek to Tashi Gaon [2070m] 5-6 hrs

Day 14: Trek to Num and drive to Tumlingtar – 5-6 hrs

Day 15: Fly out to Kathmandu – Farewell.

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