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Makalu Base Camp Trek - 21 Days

Makalu Base Camp Trek route lies in the area of Makalu National Park and Conservation Area in the heart of Eastern Nepal. Makalu base camp trek; the fifth highest mountain of the world at (8468 m). The other mountains that are in the view are the Everest, Lhotse and Baruntse. Makalu base camp exploring verity of flora, fauna and geographic diversity, the scenic beauty of the surroundings cannot be described in words. At the upper portion of the trail one can see granite cliffs with glaciers and enchanting waterfalls keep them over flowing.

Makalu base camp Trek is adventurous the picturesque beauty of the surroundings keeps the trekkers fresh and tireless, The Makalu base camp 4870 m lies in Makalu Barun National park established in 1992, after flying to Tumlingtar, the trekkers proceed to Arun river valley and then to Num. After crossing Shipton La (4,125 m.) they reach Kalo Pokhari, Barun river valley and get the close view of Makalu. This is a classic trek that goes to an altitude of (5,150 m.) Though this region lacks in modern facilities but the natural beauty and the diversity among the surroundings is incredible. The trek is a blend of adventure and pristine natural beauty. The trekking trail passes through dense forests. It is not a low; it is centered on Arun River valley which is in eastern Nepal. While the most remote as well as unfrequented areas make this trekking highly demanding, the scenic beauty and adventure. Thus, the trekkers can enjoy natural beauty throughout, they never get tired. Alpine Trav Treks and Expeditions are always ready to manage your treks as per your interests and requirements.


All Trekking offers and plans given in the itinerary are for all interested visitors who prefer full package. We offer the itinerary of the destinations as per your choice. You are always free to choose any itinerary and the staff depending on your financial condition. As per your interest and requirement, we have options for any partial visit too.

(The Trip cost varies depending on the group size, total number of days and services you require. If you are interested, please feel free to contact Us.)

Group Discount: Available

Day 1
Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu, Tribhuvan International Airport, transfer to hotel by our representative.

After arriving at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, you will be welcomed by the representative of AlpineTrav Treks & Expedition. The AlpineTrav representative will arrange your transfer & brief about pre-trip discussion meeting on the way to your hotel.

We will organise pre-trip discussion meeting with trek guide and other team members. You will have opportunity to ask any questions about your trip to the management and trek guide. In the evening, AlpineTrav will host a welcome dinner in Nepalese cuisine restaurant.

Day 2
Day 02: Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing (1400 m). Overnight at hotel.

Full day sightseeing in the famous places of Kathmandu including Bodhnath Stupa, Pashupatinath, Swoyambhunath, Kathmandu Durbar Square, Patan Durbar Square, Bhaktapur Durbar Square etc. Most of these places are listed as World Heritage Sites by UNESCO. We will do arrangement of an experience tour guide and private vehicle for the tour.

Day 3
Day 03: Fly from Kathmandu to Tumlingtar then drive to Chichila (1,980m), 55 mins flight, 3-4 hour drive

With thrills and adventures in our minds, we kick off our journey with an early morning flight to Tumlingtar. Relishing a breathtaking view of the mountains, hills, and rivers that make up the Nepalese landscape, we arrive in Tumlingtar, where we rest for an hour or two. We then drive to the Gurung village of Chichila with greenery filling up our landscape. Overnight at a lodge in Chichila.

Day 4
Day 04: Trek from Chichila to Num (1,560m), 6 - 7 hrs.

On the first day of our trek, we trek through lush Himalayan forests of rhododendron and pass some beautiful small villages to reach Num. We can get a scant glimpse of the Himalayas from Num. Overnight at a lodge.

Day 5
Day 05: Trek from Num to Seduwa (1,500m), 6 - 7 hrs.

Crossing a wooden bridge over Barun River, we enter the Makalu Barun Conservation Area. Our guide will deal with all kinds of legal permits for the trek. We trek through dense forests of juniper and rhododendron passing few villages to finally reach Seduwa. Overnight in a lodge.

Day 6
Day 06: Trek from Seduwa to Tashigaon (2,100m), 4 - 5 hrs.

Trekking with Isuwa Khola and Kusuwa Khola on each side, we cross a wooden bridge over Isuwa Khola and pass several small villages and forests. After trekking for a couple of hours and crossing the bridge, we reach the Sherpa village of Tashigaon. The vista of the Himalayas is magnificent from Tashigaon. Overnight at a homestay.

Day 7
Day 07: Trek from Tashigaon to Khongma Danda (3,500m), 6 - 7 hrs.

We may have a tough day today as we walk on steep trails on our way to Khongma Danda. We climb stone stairs and come across few lakes and fields filled with yaks, blue sheep, and other Himalayan cattle grazing in the field. Upon reaching Unshisa, we enter Makalu Barun National Park. After 7 hours of trek, we reach Khongma Danda. Overnight at a homestay in Khongma Danda.

Day 8
Day 08: Trek from Khongma Danda to Dobate 6 - 7 hrs.

Today will be a tough day for us as we have to pass four passes to reach Dobate. We start with climbing over Kauma La Pass (3603m) and then head on to Keke La Pass (4127m). We further climb on to Shipton La pass (4170m), where we stumble across beautiful Kalo Pokhari Lake. Then, we trek for a couple of hours and pass Tutu La Pass (4080m) to finally reach Dobate. We relish the alluring view of Chamlang (7319m), Peak 6 (6524m), Peak 7 (6758m), and the other Himalayas from Dobate. Overnight at a lodge in Dobate.

Day 9
Day 09: Trek from Dobate to Yangri Kharka (3,557m), 6 - 7 hrs.

Trekking through dense rhododendron forests, we cross Barun River and trek towards Yangri Kharka. On our way, we may come across yaks grazing in the field. The yaks are the chief transportation means in these regions. After 7 hours of trek, we reach Yangri Kharka. Overnight at a lodge.

Day 10
Day 10: Trek from Yangri Kharka to Langmale Kharka (4,410m), 5 - 6 hrs.

We trek along the lush Himalayan forests and cross a couple of wooden bridges over small streams to reach Merek. Chasing the mesmerizing view of the Himalayas, we continue our trek walking on moraines and pass small Himalayan villages to reach Langmale Kharka. Overnight at a homestay.

Day 11
Day 11: Trek from Langmale Kharka to Makalu Base Camp (4,870m), 6 - 7 hrs.

Climbing on a steep trail alongside Barun Nadi, we walk through icy glaciers and ridges to reach Shershong. We relish the beauty of Mt. Makalu (8481m) on our way to the base camp. We trek for an hour or two to finally reach Makalu Base Camp. The panorama of the Himalayas from the base camp is jaw-dropping. Overnight at Makalu Base Camp.

Day 12
Day 12: Explore Makalu Base Camp.

Today, we explore the Makalu Base Camp vicinity with a superb panorama of Makalu from the south face, Everest (8848m), Lhotse (8516m), and the other Himalayas in eastern Nepal. We relish the beauty of the surrounding glaciers and glacial lakes. We can also hike a little up to Barun Glacier and make a side trip to the tranquil Barun Pokhari. Overnight at Makalu Base Camp.

Day 13
Day 13: Trek from Makalu Base Camp to Yangri Kharka, 6 - 7 hrs.

After our successful trek to Makalu Base Camp, we bid farewell to the base camp and descend to Yangri Kharka. Trekking through sparse forests along the rocky trails, we pass small villages of Shershong, Langmale Kharka, and Merek on our way to Yangri Kharka. Overnight at a lodge.

Day 14
Day 14: Trek from Yangri Kharka to Dobate, 6 - 7 hrs.

Trekking along free-flowing Barun River, we pass alpine forests, rocky ridges, and few small streams to finally reach Dobate. We relish the beauty of nature while descending to Dobate. On our way, we may come across some yaks, snow pigeons, and blue sheep. Overnight at a lodge in Dobate.

Day 15
Day 15: Trek from Dobate to Khongma Danda, 5 - 6 hrs.

Today, we leave Dobate for Khongma Danda. We trek along rhododendron, juniper, and fir forests to reach Mumbuk. From Mumbuk, we cross Tutu La Pass (4080m), Shipton La Pass (4170m), Keke La Pass (4127m), and Kauma La Pass (3603m) to finally reach Khongma Danda after 7 hours of trek. Overnight at a lodge.

Day 16
Day 16: Trek from Khongma Danda to Tashigaon, 4 - 5 hrs.

We trek through dense forests and pass few lakes on our way back to Tashigaon. Trekking along steep rocky trails, we exit Makalu Barun National Park as we trek for 5 hours to enter the beautiful Sherpa village of Tashigaon. Overnight at a lodge in Tashigaon.

Day 17
Day 17: Trek from Tashigaon to Seduwa, 4 - 5 hrs.

Trekking along small streams, we pass the isolated valley of the Barun River through small settlements. We trek with Isuwa Khola on one side and Hingsa Khola on the other side to reach Seduwa after 5 hours of trek. Overnight at a lodge in Seduwa.

Day 18
Day 18: Trek from Seduwa to Num, 5 - 6 hrs.

We trek across several dense rhododendron and bamboo forests and cross Arun River to exit Makalu Barun Conservation Area. We pass a small rural settlement of Sherpas on our way to Num. We then trek for a couple of hours to reach the Sherpa village of Num. Overnight at a lodge in Num.

Day 19
Day 19: Trek from Num to Tumlingtar, 6 - 7 hrs.

Today is the last day of our trek. We relish the joy of trekking along steep trials with the beautiful panorama of Mt. Makalu (8481m) for the last time before reaching Tumlingtar. After trekking for 7 hours, we reach Tumlingtar. Overnight at a lodge.

Day 20
Day 20: Tumlingtar to Kathmandu, 55 mins flight.

After a successful trek, we fly back to the capital enjoying the beautiful aerial view of the mountains. Feel free to spend your leisure time as you please. Overnight at a hotel.

Day 21
Day 21: Transfers to airport, departure to your own destination.

Cost Includes

  • Airport pick up and drop by private vehicle as per group size.
  • 3Night’s Hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast.
  • Sightseeing in Kathmandu valley with private vehicle and cultural guide.
  • Domestic flight from Kathmandu – Tumlingtar – Kathmandu.
  • All your standard Meals and best available guest house accommodation during the trek.
  • An Experienced English – speaking trekking guide and 4 trekkers: 1 assistant guide.
  • Porters to carry luggage for 2 trekkers: 1 porter including their salary, insurance, food and lodging.
  • Trekkers' Information Management System (TIMS), and Makalu - National Park Area entry permits.
  • Down Jacket, duffel-kit bag and sleeping bag by AlpineTrav Treks. Are to be returned after trip completion.
  • First aid medical kit.
  • Farewell dinner second last day of departure.

Cost Excludes

  • Meals at Kathmandu.
  • Your international airfare.
  • Nepal visa
  • Personal expenses.
  • Landry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters.
  • Mineral water Bottle or boiled water, shower etc.
  • Your Travel Insurance.
  • Rescue & Evacuation.
  • Tips for trekking staffs.

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Recommended Gear Lists:

Packing essential gear before trekking is a must in any situation. These gears can protect you from the harsh conditions you may face during the trek.
Woolen caps, hats
Hiking boots
Trekking socks
Trekking trousers
Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell pants
Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket
Fleece jackets
Down jackets
Cotton T-shirts
Lightweight gloves
Woolen caps, hats
Sleeping bag
First-aid kit
Toilet papers
Body lotions
Sanitary napkins, tampons
Cotton towel
Hand sanitizers

(The Trip cost varies depending on the group size, total number of days and services you require. If you are interested, please feel free to contact us.)

Group Discount: Available

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Trip Facts

  • 21 Days
  • Spring/Autumn
  • 5000 meter
  • Kathmandu
  • Kathmandu
  • 4 people
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