• Makalu Base Camp Trek

Makalu Base Camp Trek

  • Destination:
  • Duration: 22 days
  • Max Altitude: 4870
  • Price: $2,100

Discover the pristine Barun valley and the fifth highest mount Makalu 8481m on a three week trek to Makalu base camp 4870m.
Makalu Base Camp trek offers the magnificent views of mount Makalu, Chamlang (7319m), Baruntse (7129m), and Mera Peak (6654m). The trekking trail passes through 46 Km long Barun valley which inhabits the last remaining pristine forests and alpine meadows. As you trek along Seeduwa and Tashi Gaon while gazing the stunning landscapes your guide will brief you with interesting details about the region. You will acclimatize for a day in Khongma Danda and cross Shipton La before entering into the Barun valley.
Barun valley treasures the last remaining pristine forest and alpine meadows. Makalu Barun conservation area is home to Snow leopard (Uncia uncia), Musk deer (Moschus chrysogaster), and Himalayan black bear (Ursus thibetarus). Bird species symbolic to the Park are the Spiny babbler, Impeyan pheasant, Rufous throated wren babbler, and Slety-bellied tesia. Camping trek along this 46 Km long valley through Yangle kharka and Langmale Kharka you will discover the nature at its supreme state. Ultimately you will get to Makalu Base Camp 4870m from where you will get bold south face of mount Makalu, Everest and Lhotse. Later this day you will explore the surrounding glacier, lakes, ice sheets and your guide will tell you interesting details about its formation. You will trek back following the same trail to Num and fly out to Kathmandu from Tumlingtar.
After the trek you will explore Kathmandu and indulge in amazing activities until your departure.

Suggested Itinerary

Day 1 Arrive in Kathmandu (1,350m/4,428ft)
Day 2 Sightseeing in Kathmandu
Day 3 Kathmandu – Chichila Bazar (1,980m/6,497ft)
Day 4 Chichila Bazar – Num (1,560m/5,119ft) : 6-7 hours
Day 5 Num – Seduwa (1,500m/4,922ft) : 6-7 hours
Day 6 Seduwa – Tashigaon (2,100m/6,890ft) : 4-5 hours
Day 7 Tashigaon – Khongma Danda (3,500m/11,483ft) : 6-7 hours
Day 8 Rest Day
Day 9 Khongma Danda – Dobate (3,930m/12,893ft) : 6-7 hours
Day 10 Dobate – Yangle Kharka (3,557m/11,670ft) : 6-7 hours
Day 11 Yangle Kharka – Langmale Kharka (4,410m/14,468ft) : 5-6 hours
Day 12 Langmale Kharka – Makalu Base Camp (4,870m/15,978ft) : 6-7 hours
Day 13 Explore Makalu Base Camp
Day 14 Makalu Base Camp – Yangle Kharka : 6-7 hours
Day 15 Yangle Kharka – Dobate : 6-7 hours
Day 16 Dobate – Khongma Danda : 5-6 hours
Day 17 Khongma Danda – Tashi Gaon : 4-5 hours
Day 18 Tashigaon – Seduwa : 4-5 hours
Day 19 Seduwa – Num : 5-6 hours
Day 20 Num – Tumlingtar : 6-7 hours
Day 21 Tumlingtar – Kathmandu
Day 22 Departure

Package Includes
  • All airport and hotel transfer with private transportation.
  • Two times Arrival/Departure.
  • Both way flight ticket Kathmandu/Tumlingtar/Kathmandu.
  • Transportation by local bus.
  • Tea House/ Lodge accommodation including meals Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner during trek.
  • Government License holder trekking guide.
  • Coverage of guides and porters meals, insurance, salary, lodging, transportation and
  • Other necessary equipment.
  • Trekkers Information Management System (TIMS) card fee and national park fee.
  • Medical kit.
  • All Government and Local Taxes.
  • Minus 20 sleeping bag and duffle bag need to return after trekking.
  • Farewell Dinner after trekking.


Package Excludes
  • International Flight.
  • Excess baggage charges.
  • Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu.
  • Trekking (because of any reason) prior to the plan scheduled itinerary.
  • Personal nature of expenses such as laundry, telephone call, battery recharge.
  • Shopping and hot shower during the trek.
  • Laundry, extra porters, beverages etc.
  • Personal clothing and gear.
  • Travel insurance.
  • Tips for guide and porters.
  • Additional costs or delays caused by management out of control like landscape, bad weather condition, in case of itinerary modification with a view to safety concern, Illness,
  • Change of government policy, political instability raises strike, moment etc.
  • Bar beverage bills.