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Makalu Base Camp Trek

Makalu Base Camp Trek
  • Max Altitute:4,870m/15,978ft
  • Price:1900 USD, customize your budget
  • Difficulty:Hard
  • Duration:20 days

Makalu Base Camp Trek

Trip Overview

Makalu Base Camp Trek is an extraordinary adventure that brings you to the base of Mount Makalu, the fifth-highest mountain on the planet. It is situated in eastern Nepal. This trek provides a remarkable blend of cultural richness and breathtaking natural landscapes. This makes it perfect for both nature lovers and adventure enthusiasts. Further, the Makalu Base Camp trek takes you through the excellent Makalu Barun National Park and Conservation Area. In addition, the recreation center is perceived universally for its perfection alongside the decent variety of widely varied vegetation.

Moreover, a portion of the jeopardized types of widely varied vegetation are found in the recreation center. This incorporates Rhododendrons, Orchids, Snow Leopard, Red Panda, Musk deer, Wild pigs, Wild Yak, and Himalayan Thar alongside more than 420 species of local. In addition, it has additional transitory flying creatures. Thus, the Makalu Base Camp trek is perfect for nature-loving trekkers seeking to explore diverse landscapes and cultures while enjoying rare views of some of the world’s tallest mountains, including Everest.

Related: Ganesh Himal Trek

Contact  us at:

Kathmandu Office014514568,9851237317 (Whatsapp)
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Mail us athikeontrek@gmail.com
Location of Kathmandu officeBhagawanbahal, Kathmandu, Nepal.
Location of Pokhara OfficeStreet No. Four Pokhara Lakeside

Highlights of Makalu Base Camp Trek:

Makalu Base Camp Trek
Makalu Base Camp Trek

Makalu Base Camp, located in the remote and pristine region of the Himalayas, offers an unparalleled trekking experience. It is at an altitude of 4,870 meters (15,978 feet). Further, the base camp provides breathtaking views of Makalu, the world’s fifth-highest mountain which is 8,485 meters (27,838 feet). The journey to Makalu Base Camp traverses diverse landscapes, from lush subtropical forests to high alpine meadows. This path showcases a variety of flora and fauna, including the snow leopard and red panda. Trekkers also pass through picturesque Sherpa villages, experiencing the rich local culture and hospitality. The Barun Valley which is a part of the trek, is a protected area known for its stunning natural beauty and biodiversity.

Further, the trek features challenging terrain, with steep ascents and descents. This makes this ideal for seasoned adventurers seekers. And pristine natural beauty away from the more crowded trails of the Everest and Annapurna regions is the main highlight of the trek. Overall, Makalu Base Camp is a hidden gem offering an immersive adventure in the most spectacular scenery in Nepal.

Makalu Base Camp Trek Itinerary:

DayActivity
01Kathmandu Arrival
02Fly to Tumlingtar and drive to Chichila(1840m)
03Trek to Num (1500m); 6-7hours
04Trek to Sedua(1493m); 6-7hours
05Trek to Tashigaon(2057m); 4-5hours
06Trek to Kauma Kharka(3500m); 5-6hours
07Trek to Dobato(3700m);7-8hours
08Trek to Yangri Kharka(3620m); 5-6hours
09Trek to Lengmale Kharka(4400m)
10Trek to Sherson(4500m)
11Explore Makalu Base Camp (5100m)/Everest View Point Ridge and trek back to Sherson; 7-8 hours
12Trek to Yangri Kharka
13Trek to Dobato; 5 hours
14Re-cross the Shipton La pass and drop down to Kauma Kharka
156-hours through the thick backwoods to Sedua by means of Tashigaon
16Trek to Num
17Trek to Chichila(5 hours) and drive to Tumlingtar
18Fly back to Kathmandu
19Free day in Kathmandu
20Drop at Tribhuwan International  Airport

You can also ask our team for a customized Itinerary if you have a big team of trekkers.

Makalu Base Camp Trek Cost:

Trek to Makalu Base Camp Trek
Trek to Makalu Base Camp Trek

 Cost for Makalu Base Camp Trek 

No of PeopleCost for Person(USD)
1 paxusd 1900 extra 25%
above 2 personusd 1900
If you are looking for only a service then we provide it for only ***. Services include a potter guide, all local transport by bus, all government permits, and insurance for Nepali.

Note:  According to Trekking Terms and Conditions, if the client cancels the booking of the trek then the refund policy is as given:

• After booking The Trek if an Individual Gets un-well and Cancels his/her trip Before 1 Day of the Scheduled Date Company will Charge 60% of the Trip amount as a Cancellation fund.
• After booking The Trek if an Individual Cancels his/her trip Before Arriving here in Nepal Due to any reason Company will Charge 20% of the Trip amount as a Cancellation fund. (Note: if an individual Postpones the trip No Cancellation change will be taken)
• After the trip is started and if an individual cancels the trip in between Due to any region (Medical, Personal, etc.) no refund will be offered. The full Trip cost will be charged by the company.

Trek Guide:

Selecting the ideal trek guide for the Makalu Base Camp Trek involves considering your preferences, budget, and specific needs. It’s crucial to choose a guide with a proven track record of safety, extensive knowledge, and positive feedback from past trekkers. So, Sherpa guides are particularly recommended due to their deep understanding of the Himalayas and their reliability. Their expertise and local knowledge can significantly enhance your trekking experience. They are basically born and raised in the Himalayas thus you can be assured about them.

Mr. Yakpu Sherpa is one of our experienced guides who is a registered guide by the Nepal Mountaineering Association.

We also provide special Trekking and Tour Guides. They are listed below:

  • Specific Language Guide for City Tour (70 $) Per Day.
    English Guide for city Tour (50$) Per Day.
  • Trekking Specific Language Guide (50$) Per Day.
    English Guide for Trekking (35$) Per Day.
  • Potter Guide for Trekking (25$) Per Day.
    Support/Potter Staff for trekking (20$) Per Day

Above above-mentioned rates For Guides include Daily wages and Gear and Equipment and do not include Insurance and Ground transportation Fees. Also, you can learn about the gear and equipment for the trek from our blog Trekking Essential. 

Makalu Base Camp Trek Route:

Makalu Base Camp Trek starts from Tumlingtar which is arranged in mid-eastern Nepal which is an hour away departure from Kathmandu. The real walk starts from Chiclana which is a 3-hour drive from Tumlingtar. Furthermore, following the lovely Barun waterway valley in the Makalu Barun National Park and preservation zone, we will cross passes like Shipton La, and Keke La, and lakes like Kalipokhri the distance to Base Camp which is arranged at the height of 5000m. After that, we will be awed by the stunning perspective of Mt Makalu alongside Everest, Lhotse, Chamlang, and Baruntse with the jumble of numerous others. The entire territory gives you the vibe of a remote wild encasing a portion of the perfect backwoods and snow-capped knolls of Nepal.

In addition, the Makalu base camp trek requires the most extreme 5-6 hours of walking every day. Strolling to the high mountains through the exciting passes is the piece of your experience venture. Anybody with earlier trekking knowledge and fit as a fiddle can make it through this genuinely difficult trek. The trek is simply an outdoor trek and no hotels are accessible in the course.

Makalu Base Camp Trek Difficulty:

The Makalu Base Camp Trek is considered one of the more challenging treks in Nepal, making it ideal for experienced trekkers demanding adventure. The trek reaches an altitude of 4,870 meters (15,978 feet) at the base camp. This makes it prone to altitude sickness. Further, the trail involves steep ascents and descents, rocky paths, and sometimes slippery sections, adding to the physical demands. Typically spanning around 20 days, including travel to and from the trailhead, the trek requires sustained physical effort over an extended period.

Moreover, It’s in a remote location means fewer facilities. That is why you have to be greater self-sufficient compared to more developed trekking areas like Everest or Annapurna. Also, the weather can be unpredictable, with cold temperatures, especially at higher altitudes, requiring trekkers to be well-prepared for varying conditions. Also, given its strenuous nature, a high level of physical fitness and prior trekking experience are recommended. Despite the challenges, the trek offers stunning scenery, diverse landscapes, and a profound sense of accomplishment.

Why Book the Makalu Base Camp Trek with Hike on Trek?

Booking the Makalu Base Camp Trek with Hike on Trek ensures a seamless and enriching adventure in one of Nepal’s most remote regions. Similarly, Hike on Trek provides highly experienced and knowledgeable guides. In short, many of them are local Sherpas, ensuring a deep understanding of the terrain, weather, and cultural nuances. Safety is in fact the top priority, with well-planned itineraries that include adequate acclimatization days. Further, we have guides trained in first aid and emergency response. Thus, our comprehensive packages cover all essential aspects, including permits, accommodations, meals, and transportation, allowing you to focus entirely on the trek.

As a locally operated company, Hike on Trek offers unique insights and access to hidden gems, with flexible and customizable itineraries. Ultimately our positive reviews highlight professionalism and exceptional customer service. At last, being committed to sustainable tourism, employing eco-friendly practices, and supporting local communities, we can make your trek both responsible and rewarding.

Detailed Itinenary

Day 1: Kathmandu Arrival

When you arrive on the Tribhuwan International Airport our delegate will pick you and exchange to the lodging.

Day 2: Fly to Tumlingtar and drive to Chichila(1840m)

Appreciate the 45minutes morning departure from Kathmandu to Tumlingtar through the Himalayas. As we achieve Tumlingtar we will meet our trek group, eat and after that drive in 4WD vehicles through an unpleasant street to Chichila. Remain medium-term in camp.

Day 3: Trek to Num (1500m); 6-7hours

We will begin with a steady tough move through the timberland for around 2hours and afterward trail drops by a little waterway where you stroll in a level land for around one hour to achieve Num. Num is a little town with numerous teahouses offering a removed perspective of Himalayas.

Day 4: Trek to Sedua(1493m); 6-7hours

Abandoning Num us the trail steeply drops through the woodlands and terraced fields to Arun River. Intersection a suspension connect the trail rises through timberlands and couple of towns taking us to the town of Sedua. There is a check post and an office of Makalu Conservation Area. Remain medium-term at camp in Sedua.

Day 5: Trek to Tashigaon(2057m); 4-5hours

At first the trail marginally goes tough however significant piece of the walk is level and simple through the shrubs. Going the slope through calm towns and little paddy fields we will reach to the town of Tashigaon. Tashigaon is a major Sherpa town encompassed by thick woods with petition banners rippling in nature. Remain medium-term at camp.

Day 6: Trek to Kauma Kharka(3500m); 5-6hours

We will begin the stroll through the thick backwoods and after a steady tough trip we will land to a kind of snow capped glade. In the wake of eating we will move to an edge lastly touch base in a brushing region at Kauma Kharka. Remain medium-term in camp.

Day 7: Trek to Dobato(3700m);7-8hours

We will begin with a precarious move towards the summit of Shipton La(4229m) which takes couple of hours. The pass offers the great Mountain View. In the wake of intersection the pass we will advance through the Rhododendron woods to the delightful valley of Dobato. Remain medium-term in camp.

Day 8: Trek to Yangri Kharka(3620m); 5-6hours

Abandoning Dobato us the trail steeply slides through the Rhododendron Forest of Barun River. Following the River we will land to our high field campground in Yangri Kharka which is arranged in the base of the valley. Remain medium-term in camp.

Day 9: Trek to Lengmale Kharka(4400m)

Following the waterway upstream and witness the lofty vista of Himalayas we will trek to a high glade of Lengmale Kharka for medium-term remain.

Day 10: Trek to Sherson(4500m)

We will begin the move through Yak fields and rock fields in an entire high snow capped condition to Sherson. From Sherson the southern flank of Mt Makalu and Barun ice sheet comes into view. Remain medium-term in camp.

Day 11: Explore Makalu Base Camp (5100m)/Everest View Point Ridge and trek back to Sherson; 7-8 hours

Move to Makalu Base Camp for the stunning perspectives in transit. Return back to the campground eat and move to 5000m on the edge toward the north for the perspectives of Makalu, Cho Oyu, Nuptse, Everest and numerous other. Remain medium-term in camp in Sherson.

Day 12: Trek to Yangri Kharka

We will plummet down to the valley following Barun River which at long last takes us to Yangri Kharka.

Day 13: Trek to Dobato; 5hours

The trail plummets through the little shrubberies of Rhododendron for around 4hours. Later the way goes tough through the wilderness the distance to Dobato. Remain medium-term in camp.

Day 14: Retracing our way back we will Re-cross the Shipton La pass and drop down to Kauma Kharka. Remain medium-term in camp.

Day 15: We will drop for around 6hours through the thick backwoods to Sedua by means of Tashigaon. Remain medium-term in camp.

Day 16: Trek to Num

We will begin the day with a precarious plummet to Arun River Valley. Intersection the River the trail goes tough through an edge which takes us to Num.

Day 17: Trek to Chichila(5hours) and drive to Tumlingtar

The trek begins at a young hour toward the beginning of the day through the edge which takes us to Chichila. From here we will get a ride back to Tumlingtar. Remain medium-term in camp.

Day18: Fly back to Kathmandu

At a young hour toward the beginning of the day we will get a grand trip back to Kathmandu over the Himalayas. Subsequent to eating we will possess a lot of energy for touring and shopping.

Day 19: Free day in Kathmandu

Today we can appreciate either shopping or touring or just have rest.

Day 20: Farewell

You will be exchanged to Tribhuwan International Air Terminal for your forward adventure.

 

Trip Info

1. What's Includes

  • Pick up and transfer by car from Airport-Hotel-Airport.
  • 3 nights standard hotel accommodation.
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner .
  • tented camp  accommodation during the trek.
  • Government licensed guide,plus experience porter ( including their food, salary, accommodation, equipment, medicine & insurance).
  • Both way flight from Kathmandu-Tumlingtar- Kathmandu
  • All necessary permits and entry fees including Makalu Conservation Area  permit.
  • Medical kit box.
  • Rescue assistance.
  • All government taxes.
  • Our service charge.

2. Doesn't Includes

  • Necessary equipment (sleeping bags, down jackets etc).
  • Meals in Kathmandu.
  • International airfare.
  • Nepal entry visa fee ($40).
  • Your travel insurance (should include your medical and rescue).
  • Any personal expenses.
  • Bar bills.
  • Staff & driver tipping.
  • Tea And cofee  drinks  during the trek.

Trip Highlights

  • World most top 5 highest peak base camp
  • Kulung Valley with their culture
  • Trekking in the remote valley
  • Drive to East part of Nepal
  • Mount Makalu and Mount Chamlyaing view
  • Flight to Tumlingtar Nepal domestic airways
  • Homestay Trek

 

Important Info

Day 1: Arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) Kathmandu and transfer to hotel

Day 2: Fly to Tumlingtar and drive to Chichila(1840m)

Day 3: Trek to Num (1500m); 6-7hours

Day 4: Trek to Sedua(1493m); 6-7hours

Day 5: Trek to Tashigaon(2057m); 4-5hours

Day 6: Trek to Kauma Kharka(3500m); 5-6hours

Day 7: Trek to Dobato(3700m);7-8hours

Day 8: Trek to Yangri Kharka(3620m); 5-6hours

Day 9: Trek to Lengmale Kharka(4400m)

Day 10: Trek to Sherson(4500m)

Day 11: Explore Makalu Base Camp (5100m)/Everest View Point Ridge and trek back to Sherson; 7-8 hours

Day 12: Trek to Yangri Kharka

Day 13: Trek to Dobato; 5hours

Day 14: Retracing our way back we will re-cross the Shipton La pass and drop down to Kauma Kharka. Remain medium-term in camp

Day 15: We will drop for around 6hours through the thick backwoods to Sedua by means of Tashigaon. Remain medium-term in camp.

Day 16: Trek to Num

Day 17: Trek to Chichila(5hours) and drive to Tumlingtar

Day18: Fly back to Kathmandu

Day 19: Free day in Kathmandu

Day 20: Transfer to Tribhuvan international airport for your final flight departure

Trip Map

trip map

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