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Makalu Base Camp Trekking

Makalu Base Camp Trekking

Makalu Base Camp Trekking
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Trip Highlights:

  • Country:

  • Duration:
    19 Days / 18 Nights
  • Grade:

  • Max Altitude:
    5,250 m
  • Best:
    Spring and Autumn

  • Max. Group Size:
    1 -19
  • Hotel: Star hotel and Tea house

  • Transportation:

    Flight / Private vehicle


“Makalu Base Camp Trekking – Captivating Off the Beaten Trail”

Makalu Base Camp Trekking is perfect example of tranquil walking holiday. Nepal is home of unlimited snowcapped mountains. Walking to foothills of such mountains is always captivating. It helps you to create the untold stories worthy to be shared for generations to come. This journey is one of a kind. Leaving your footprints at the foothill of world’s fifth tallest mountain Mt. Makalu is not an ordinary achievement. 

Journey begins with the flight of about fifty minutes from Kathmandu to Tumlingtar. There are a plethora of villages to reach and high altitude passes to pass. Even if the Mt. Makalu is just about 19 kilometers from Mt. Everest we take the different trail. 


  • Great chance to reach the base camp of the world’s fifth tallest mountain

  • Multiethnic people (Rai, Magar, Brahmins, Chhetris, Sherpa & Tibetans)

  • Diversified Vegetations

  • Varied Landscape

  • High altitude Passes (Shipton La, Kongma La and Kek La Pass

  • Beautiful view of four 8 thousand meter tall mountains (Everest, Lhotse, Kanchenjunga & Makalu)

  • Over 2 dozen of mountain vistas

  • Rivers, Waterfalls and Lakes

  • Grassy Meadows, Glacier and Moraines

Most interesting thing about Makalu Base Camp Trekking in Nepal is its untainted beauty. Everest, Annapurna, Langtang and Manaslu region of Nepal trekking nowadays is part of mainstream walking holiday destination. However, Makalu region is still considered as the off the beaten path. It allows trekkers to be closer to nature and experience the serene tranquility.

Everest Buddha Treks specializes in high altitude trekking as well. Lots of our trekking crew members are highly experienced and have been to various off the beaten trails. During off season we always send our guides and travel planners for the identification of new trails. Therefore, in less trekked trail like Makalu Base Camp Trekking route also our management is impeccable. 


Day 1

Arrival day

We will meet you at Tribhuvan International Airport and you will be transferred to hotel where you will have your time to freshen up and after that, you will be invited for a briefing about your program. You will meet your trekking guide and discuss about the equipment needed for the trekking. Overnight at hotel.

Day 2

Fly to Tumlingtar (50 min) and drive to Num, 4 hr drive

Morning time, We will take a scenic 50 minutes flight to Tumlingtar with aerial views of Everest, Lhotse, Makalu and others. After flight, we will have around 4 hours drive to Num village through beautiful Arun valley. Overnight at Num.

Day 3

Trek to Seduwa, 6 hours trek

The trail today descends steeply from Num through the Cornfield of Lumbang to Barun River. We will cross the river on the other side from where Makalu Barun Conservation Area begins and so do we register our permits. The onward way is particularly rocky; tiny terraces planted with corn and barley, then we have tough steep climb to Sedua. Camping in Seduwa.

Day 4

Trek to Tashigaon, 5-6 hours trek

Today we will trek through Kusuwa Khola and cross a wooden bridge over Isuwa Khola & several villages and forest. We will reach the sherpa village of Tashigaon after couple of hours. We can see wonderful views of Himalayas. We will stay overnight in a homestay.

Day 5

Trek to Khongma danda, 6-7 hours trek

Today, we will have a challenging route to Khongma Danda. The path is steeep and we will climb stone stairs and trek across lakes and fields where yaks, blue sheep & other Himalayan cattles will be grazing. After we reach to Unshisa, we will then enter to Makalu Barun National Park. Finally, we will reach to Khongma Danda taking almost 7 hours trekking. Overnight.

Day 6

Acclimatisation day

The day off will allow some bodily rest before we take on crossing of the Shipton La the next day. For those who wish to explore the nearby surrounding can walk around the area. Overnight in Khongma Danda.

Day 7

Trek to Dobate, 7-8 hours trek

The trail to the pass of Shipton La (4,257 m) presents another challenging and rewarding day, with stunning views of the surrounding ranges. Passing the pretty lake of Kalo Pokhari, the trail leads over the next pass of Keke La (4,150 m) and descends to the village of Dobate. We will stay overnight here.

Day 8

Trek to Yangri kharka, 5-6 hours trek

From Dobate, we pass through the Rhododendron forest which leads to the Barun River. We should be very careful during the first two hours of trek as the trail is steep and tough. We then take a pleasant walk, slowly gaining altitude till we arrive in Yangri Kharka. We will stay overnight here.

Day 9

Trek to Langmale kharka, 5 hours trek

Another day of steep hiking, tramping between the valley's sheer walls on either side and on towards Merek and its scenic outlook. The wildlife is abundant, including yak herds dotting the landscape. The day concludes with another steep climb to Langmale and a well-earned rest for the night.

Day 10

Trek to Makalu Base Camp, 5-6 hours

Today the trek reaches its chief destination i.e. Makalu Base Camp, with its superb views of the mountain looming high above, as well as incredible views across to Everest, Lhotse and many other. Overnight at Makalu Base Camp.

Day 11

Exploration day

The Base Camp is a rocky barren place with the large Barun Glacier beyond it. From here we can see the magnificent south face of Makalu and the complete panorama of Everest and Lhotse. We can explore the surrounding lakes, glaciers and go for a short trek up where we may celebrate our accomplishment at the camp itself. Overnight at Makalu Base Camp.

Day 12

Return to Yangri kharka, 6-7 hours trek

A rapid descent through Sherson, Langmale and Merek to Yangi Kharka, covering in a day's march the same amount of territory that took two days on the way up - the benefits of going downhill.

Day 13

Return to Dobate, 6 hours trek

Trekking along free-flowing Barun River, we pass through alpine forests, rocky ridges, and few small streams. We observe the natural beauty while descending to Dobate. On our way, we may come across some yaks, snow pigeons, and blue sheep. Overnight at Dobate.

Day 14

Return to Khongma, 6-7 hours trek

Our day starts with steep climb to Mumbuk and passing through forest of Rhododendron and firs. We will cross Keke La pass (4,150 m), Shipton La (4,257 m) and Khongma La pass and descend till Khongma Danda arrives. Overnight at Khongma Danda.

Day 15

Return to Tashigaon, 5 hours trek

On the way back to Tashigaon, we will trek through dense forest and pass few lakes. We exit Makalu Barun National Park as we trek along steep rocky trails for around 5 hours. Overnight at Tashigaon.

Day 16

Return to Seduwa, 4-5 hours trek

We retrace our steps and descend down to the Barun River. We then cross the hillside and come across villages and settlements as we move further down finally stopping at Seduwa again. Overnight at Seduwa.

Day 17

Trek back to Num and drive to Kandbari

The path is long, fairly steep climb, mainly on stone steps, all the way down to the Arun River. It will be warm now as we head down deep into the lower dense forest. You cross the river and endure the climb all the way back to Num and from here our trekking ends. We will drive to Kandbari where we spend our last night in the mountains.

Day 18

Drive to Tumlingtar, fly back to Kathmandu

After breakfast, we will transfer back to Tumlingtar to make the return flight to Tribhuvan Airport. We will return back to our hotel. The rest of the day is yours to relax and enjoy shopping in Thamel area. Farewell dinner at evening enjoying great adventure. Overnight at hotel.

Day 19

Departura day

Our adventure in Nepal ends today. Everest Buddha Treks P. Ltd. representative will drop you at the Tribhuvan International Airport 3 hours before the scheduled flight. We give you much fun and memory that you'll never forget about.

Cost Details:

Group Size:

Cost Per Person

Offer Price


$ 1599

N / A

What's Included:

  • Airport Pick Up / Drop service
  • All ground transportation service by private vehicle
  • Star Hotel accommodation service
  • Tea house accommodation during trek
  • All meals (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) during trek
  • Sightseeing Kathmandu by Licensed English speaking Tour guide
  • All necessary paperwork and trekking permits (National Park Permit, TIMS)
  • An experienced, english-speaking and government-licensed trek leader and assistant trek leader (4 trekkers: 1 assistant guide)
  • Porter service (2 trekkers= 1 porter)
  • Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, domestic airfare and food and accommodation
  • Medical kit (carried by your trek leader)
  • All government and local taxes
  • Office service charge

What's Excluded:

  • International airfare and Nepal entry visa fee
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Personal expenses and gear
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return than sceeduled itinerary
  • Tips for guide, Driver and staff
  • Others not mentioned in "What's Included"

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How to obtain visa to travel to Nepal?

You can obtain “VISA” to Nepal through embassy or other diplomatic mission to your country. You can also obtain visa at entry points to Nepal or at the airport in the immigration for merely $40. The extension of visa requires an additional payment of $30. Do not forget to carry some passport size photos with you.

I want to go on a trek. What is the best time and place for it?

Everything you want to do is time and cost specific. Besides, your experience in trekking will also matter. There is wide range of options in Nepal if you want to explore. If you arrive in proper season, that is, between September to November (Autumn Season) and March to May (Spring Season), you might just experience something that you will be able to cherish for the lifetime. The shortest of trek can be Ghorepani Poon Hill trek, Langtang Helambu Trek or the Annapurna Circuit. The Everest trek and the full Annapurna sanctuary Trek can be ideal if you have a little more time. Finally, if you are looking for something that’s longer and more challenging, you’re looking at Kanchanjunga or Makalu area Trek.

What are the best trekking routes?

Annapurna Circuit, Annapurna Basecamp, Everest Basecamp, Dhaulagiri Circuit, Manaslu Circuit and Kanchanjunga are the most popular trekking routes in Nepal.

Should I trek with an agency or should I trek alone?

Trekking alone can be a good experience if you are familiar with the terrain and have quite a few experiences in the area. Nobody can drag you down, and you can move at your own pace savoring the pleasant sceneries around to you. However, if it is your first experience or so, you might want to travel in group or with an agency. Should situations like medical emergencies, isolation due to disasters, etc. occur, having a group can be a matter of relief. If you have no group and you’re all by yourselves, you can hire a porter or a guide.

Is communication to our home country possible while on a trek or climb?

Nepal’s communication facilities are getting day by day, and most portions of trekking routes have mobile phone coverage. In case of a climb, VHF or satellite phones are available at the base camp. In both cases, weather can play an important role in communication.

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