Makalu Base Camp Trek

23 Days

Makalu base camp trek has been one of the ultimate destinations for those who are willing to reach to the lap of this world´s fifth highest peaks, therefore, it has been well admired and most loved trekking destinations in Nepal. Makalu base camp trekking is protected by Makalu Barun National Park and Conservation Project established in 1992. The park is popular for its outstanding natural beauty, recognized internationally for its diversity of flora and fauna, it is the home to a number of endangered species of birds and animal which are in the verge of extinction, and the park equally offers an opportunity to photograph of a wide array of native plants and even wildlife. The area is home to varied range of fauna and fauna, including Red Panda, musk deer, Himalayan black beer, Clouded leopard, wild boar, and over 400 species of birds including over 20 species of bamboos.

Makalu is located to the east of Everest and west of Kanchenjunga Himalayan range Mt. Makalu (8,463 m) is the world´s fifth highest peaks in the world. From the base camp, you can have superb views of some of the world´s highest mountains including Mt. Everest (8,850 m), Mt. Lhotse (8,516 m), Mt. Makalu (8,463 m), Mt. Chamlang (7,319 m) and Baruntse (7,220 m) many other snow capped peaks. Alongside of the trail, culturally rich ethnic groups are residing namely Rai, Limbu, Newar, Sherpa, Bhotia, Tamangs, who are living in the isolated villages but their culture, their unique hospitality, rituals and lifestyles are worth exploring.

Makalu base camp trekking begins with a short flight from Kathmandu to Tumlingtar and then you will have short drive to Chichila and continue trekking to Num and then Seduwa, Tashi Gaon and finally reach at Khongma, where you will spend a day for acclimatization and once you are ready you climb up to Shipton La (4,200m) and then descend down to Mumbuk (3,550m), along the way, you will have amazing views of Chamlang (7,319 m), Peak 6 (6,524 m) and Peak 7 (6,758 m) and then continue to Yangri Kharka, Shershong, alongside of Yak pasture, you will finally reach at Makalu south east base camp and explore the scenic vista of Himalaya and then descend down to Shershong, subsequently to Yak Kharka, Mumbuk, Tashi Gaon, Num, Chichila and finally get back to Tumlingtar and fly back to Kathmandu.

Outline Itinerary:

  • Day 01: Arrival Kathmandu
  • Day 02: Sightseeing in Kathmandu
  • Day 03: Fly Kathmandu Tumlingtar [460m] & trek to Khandbari [1040m]
  • Day 04: Trek to Fururu [1900m]
  • Day 05: Trek to Num [1490m]
  • Day 06: Trek to Sedua [1460m]
  • Day 07: Trek to Tashi Gaon [2070m]
  • Day 08: Trek to Kauma [3470m]
  • Day 09: Trek to Mumbuk [3570m]
  • Day 10: Trek to Nhe Kharka [3000m]
  • Day 11: Trek to Sherson [4615m]
  • Day 12: Trek to Makalu Base camp [5000m]
  • Day 13: Rest day Exploration etc.
  • Day 14: Trek to Nhe Kharka [3000m]
  • Day 15: Trek to Mumbuk [3570m]
  • Day 16: Trek to Kauma [3470m]
  • Day 17: Trek to Tashi Gaon [2070m]
  • Day 18: Trek to Balung [760m]
  • Day 19: Trek to Pukuwa [550m]
  • Day 20: Trek to Bumling [370m]
  • Day 21: Trek to Tumlingtar [460m]
  • Day 22: Fly to Kathmandu.
  • Day 23: Depart Kathmandu

Cost Includes

  • Airport pickup and drop
  • All land transfer as per itinerary
  • Trekking permit and National Park entry permit fees & TIM’s card
  • Tented accommodation and 3 meals with hot tea coffee a day while on the trek
  • Fully escorted trek with fluent English speaking license holder trekking Guide & necessary porter
  • All program according to itineraries on full board.
  • Wages, equipment, insurance and other facilities to staffs

Cost Excludes

  • Nepal entry visa fee per person US$ 30 only
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
  • Personal spending money & all bar bill, Items of personal nature ie. Soft/hard drinks, tips etc.
  • Sightseeing entrance fee in Kathmandu  

Detail Itinerary

  • Day 01 :Arrival Kathmandu
  • Day 02 :Sightseeing in Kathmandu
  • Day 03 :Fly Kathmandu Tumlingtar [460m] & trek to Khandbari [1040m]
  • Day 04 :Trek to Fururu [1900m]
  • Day 05 :Trek to Num [1490m]
  • Day 06 :Trek to Sedua [1460m]
  • Day 07 :Trek to Tashi Gaon [2070m]
  • Day 08 :Trek to Kauma [3470m]
  • Day 09 :Trek to Mumbuk [3570m]
  • Day 10 :Trek to Nhe Kharka [3000m]
  • Day 11 :Trek to Sherson [4615m]
  • Day 12 :Trek to Makalu Base camp [5000m]
  • Day 13 :Rest day Exploration etc.
  • Day 14 :Trek to Nhe Kharka [3000m]
  • Day 15 :Trek to Mumbuk [3570m]
  • Day 16 :Trek to Kauma [3470m]
  • Day 17 :Trek to Tashi Gaon [2070m]
  • Day 18 :Trek to Balung [760m]
  • Day 19 :Trek to Pukuwa [550m]
  • Day 20 :Trek to Bumling [370m]
  • Day 21 :Trek to Tumlingtar [460m]
  • Day 22 :Fly to Kathmandu.
  • Day 23 :Depart Kathmandu

Useful Info

If the above schedule does not meet your need and interest, we can design individualized travel plans based on your preferences.

Trip is possible to conduct in any time if the group size has two or more pax.

Key Information

  • Difficulty Moderate
  • Destination Nepal
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