Makalu Base Camp Trek
Trekking duration: 19 days
Start Place: Khadbari
End Place: Tumlingtar
Maximum altitude: Pangpema (5150 m)
Mode of trekking tour: Camping trek only
Himalayan sights: Kanchenjungha Himalayan range, Mt.Makalu Jhanu Himal/Khumvakarna Himal Kanchenjunga Trekking Itinerary
Mount Makalu Base Camp trek takes you to the base camp if tht fifth highest mountain in the world, Mount Makalu situated in the eastern part of Nepal. Mount Makalu lies at the elevation of about 27,825ft or 8,481 m high. Makalu Base Camp trekking is remote and culturally rich protected by the Makalu-Barun National Park established in 1992. Makalu Barun National Park covers the Barun valley and spread to Everest Region covering the area of Solukhumbu and Sankhuwasabha. We can find large variety of flora and fauna in the forest of along with blooms of rodhodendron, orchid and many others. Additionally we can also enjoy the panoramic views of beautiful mountain peaks including Mt. Kanchenjunga, Makalu, Everest, Lhotse and more.
The Makalu Base Camp trekking is less frequent trekking in the off the beaten trail full of diverse ethnic groups of people and their culture. The trekking route is still under development so you need to arrange your accommodation by camping. Autumn and spring are the best season for trekking in this beautiful area.
Trekking Group Size
Trekking Group is termed for the group of people with every individuals who go for a trip. A minimum of 2 people and maximum number of 12 is highly recommended as the size of the group. This planning ensures complete safety of the trekkers and convenience as well. However, with conditions applied, the group size can be customized as per the request of our clients.
[Note: Crew members are not counted within the trekking group size. This exclusive group of crews include one leader, assistant leaders and porters. One assistant leader for every 4 trekkers and one porter for every 2 trekkers]
Meals and Accommodation
During your stay in Kathmandu city, at the initial and the final stages of the trip, you will be residing at a 4 star hotel. The meal facilities in our Cost Includessection takes account of only breakfast facilities at this particular hotel. During the trek, breakfast, lunch and dinner will be served including varieties of snacks, cold drinks, and hot chocolate especially during the mountain part.
As mentioned above, accommodation will be facilitated at a 4 star hotel in Kathmandu. Whereas, during the trek, you will be staying at standard teahouses, lodges and camps, on twin sharing basis, that is determined by the viability of accommodation facilities at overnight stops.
As a general idea, health condition in a good state is highly recommended for any kind of tour. As, Makalu Base Camp Trek is categorized under Strenuous Level, one should have the ability to walk for at least 5 – 6 hours a day, and 8 – 9 hours in some of the days. The highest altitude that we climb in this particular trek is 5,150m/6,896ft. Trekking in higher altitudes requires more physical effort. If you have any kind of medical condition, we urge you to receive a counsel from medical experts and formally inform us before applying for this trip.
Previous trekking experience is further admired. Even if you do not possess any, our crew members will always be there to guide for your safety concerns. We believe that you are strengthened with a positive attitude and a strong determination towards this trip.
Taking every aspects in consideration, we have come up with a squad of perfectly skilled crew members who have been recruited especially for their respective fields. You will be guided by fluently English speaking professional experts and team leaders who have gone through all possible circumstances that might occur ruining your trekking experience. Boosted with knowledge of ecology, geography, wild lives, flora and fauna, culture and history, you will be directed with maximum possible efficiency.
We wish you a happy, convenient and safe journey!
The Best Season to go for Makalu Base Camp Trek is between October and May. This particular timespan provides you an efficient trekking experience with provisions of remarkable views of the environment around.
This part is analytically the most important of all. It is a must to gain knowledge about equipment required for a well-planned trekking tour. These gears not only adds convenience to your trip but, also, is totally responsible for its completion. We have formulated a clean list of equipment required for trekking in Nepal.
We, personally, do not sell any kind of insurances to our clients. We are, however, concerned about your safety as much as you do. Therefore, we advise you to plan a travel insurance policy before going for any of our trips. Unfortunate events such as sickness, medical issues, injuries or any kinds of accidents are possible measures that can ruin your trip or can even add threats to your life.
We can suggest some of the reputed insurance companies that can come in handy to you. You better be careful while you choose a company and select insurance plans that includes emergency air ambulance rescue service, medical expenses and compensation for trip cancellation, as we do not provide any kind of refunds. Please, formally, provide us a copy of your insurance plans before going for the trip.
[Note: We won’t be liable for any kind of the mentioned life-threatening accidents under any circumstances]
Permits and Fees
For the first 4 weeks per week per person US$ 10
After 4 weeks per week per person US$ 20
Day 01: Fly from Kathmandu to Tumlingtar (860m) and trek to Khadbari (1040m).
Day 02: Trek from Khadbari to Chichira (1830m); takes about 6 hours
Day 03: Trek from Chichira to Num (1490m); takes about 6 hours.
Day 04: Trek from Num to Seduwa (1460m); takes about 5 hours.
Day 05: Trek from Seduwa to Tashi Gaon (2070m); takes about 7 hours.
Day 06: Trek from Tashi Gaon to Kamua (3470m); takes about 6 hours.
Day 07: Trek from Kamua to Mumbuk (3570m); takes about 5 hours.
Day 08: Trek from Mumbuk to Nhe Kharka (3000m); takes about 7 hours.
Day 09: Trek from Nhe Kharka to Sherson (4615m); takes about 6 hours.
Day 10: Trek from Sherson to Makalu Base Camp (5000m); takes about 6 hours.
Day 11: Exploration day around Makalu Base Camp.
Day 12: Trek from Makalu Base Camp to Nhe Kharka (3000m); takes about 6 hours.
Day 13: Trek from Nhe Kharka to Mumbuk (3570m); takes about 7 hours
Day 14: Trek from Mumbuk to Kamua (3470m); takes about 6 hours
Day 15: Trek from Kamua to Tashi Gaon (2070m); take about 6 hours
Day 16: Trek from Tashi Gaon to Pukuwa (1520); takes about 7 hours.
Day 17: Trek from Pukuwa to Bumling (1160m).
Day 18: Trek from Bumling to Tumlingtar (860m); takes about 6 hours.
Day 19: Fly back from Tumlingtar to Kathmandu.
Day 20: Our representative will drop you to the International Airport (TIA) to assist you for your final departure to your destination or alternatively the next destination.Please Note:
The above information is a guide and standard template of what we provide. Our trip can be customized at your request to accommodate your specific requirements
- All airport/hotel transfers
- 3 night hotel in Kathmandu
- All accommodation and meals during the trek
- Domestic flights
- An experienced English-speaking trek leader and Sherpa porters to carry luggage (necessary porters) including their salary, insurance, equipment, flight, food and lodging
- All necessary paper work and permits (National park permit, TIMS)
- Makalu special permits
- A comprehensive medical kit
- All government and local taxes
- Nepal Visa fee (bring accurate USD cash and two passport photographs)
- Airport departure tax
- International airfare to and from Kathmandu
- Excess baggage charges
- Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu.
- Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu.
- Travel and rescue insurance
- Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower etc.)
- Tips for guides and porters