Makalu Base Camp Trek

  • Destination:Nepal
  • Total Duration:28 Days
  • Trip Code:nha108
  • Trip Grade:Moderate
  • Best Time:Sept - Nov & Mar - May
  • Max Elevation:4100
  • Group Size:min 2 / max 15
  • Transportation:By Land/Air

Trip Highlights

  • Scenic mountain flight to/from Tumlingtar
  • Outstanding scenery with flora and fauna
  • Magnificent views of Mt. Makalu & other great mountains
  • Visit medieval traditional markets & farm villages
  • Cross over Shipton La Pass
  • Great cultural and biodiversity

Tour Overview

One of the adventurous treks into a rarely visited wilderness area of eastern Nepal ! Trekking to base camp of Mt Makalu, the world’s fifth highest mountain will be a trip to remember for every adventure enthusiast. At the beginning of Makalu Base Camp trek you will walk through rice terraces, green forest and gently ascend up to higher elevation into the most remote and unfrequented areas of Nepal. At the higher altitude you will find yourself encircled by huge moraines, glaciers and impressive 7000 and 8000m peaks. Here, you will hardly find any human settlements except summer huts of the shepards.While trekking, you will enjoy panoramic views of Mt. Chamlang (7,319m), Mt. Baruntse (7,129m) Mera Peak (6,654m) and many other snow-clad peaks. Recognized for its tremendous diversity of plants, animals and people, the area is enriched with 28 species of rhododendron, 52 types of orchids, and 59 rare plants. Wild Yak, Himalayan Thar Red, panda, Snow leopard, Musk deer, Wild boar are among the wildlife encountered in the Makalu Barun National park. Along the route you will meet diverse groups of people such as Rai, Tamang, Sherpa, Newaris and Limbus in the villages.

Makalu Base Camp trekking cannot be categorized as normal trekking. Some rock and snow climbing is involved as well. At all high passes you need to fix ropes to climb up and down. This trek is really difficult as you have to cross high mountain passes and begin to feel cold at the higher elevations, however, it is considered one of the best treks in Nepal.

For a truly challenging alternative, it is possible to cross three high passes and return via the Everest region instead of ending the trek at Tumlingtar.

The Makalu Base Camp is a full board camping trek, and there will be porters to carry supplies, a dining tent, sleeping tent and other necessary camping gear for your comfort. Nepal Hiking Adventure experienced cook will prepare delicious meals and the Sirdar will fix camps at every place for overnight stay.

Detail Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival Kathmandu & transfer to hotel.

Day 02: Kathmandu Valley sightseeing & trek preparation..

Day 03: Fly Kathmandu to Tumlingtar & trek to Khadbari - 460 m

Day 04: Trek to Bhotebas (1700m)

Day 05: Trek to Mure (1980m)

Day 06: Trek to Sedua (1460 m)

Day 07: Trek to Tashigaon (2200m)

Day 08: Trek to Kauma (3470m)

Day 09: Cross Shipton La (4250m) & trek to Mumbuk (3570m)

Day 10: Trek to Nehe Kharka (3670m)

Day 11: Rest at Nhe Kharka

Day 12: Trek to Merek (4340m)

Day 13: Trek to Makalu Base Camp (5000 m)

Day 14: Rest at Makalu Base Camp

Day 15: Trek to Nhe Kharka

Day 16: Sandy camp upper Barun Glacier (5250m)

Day 17: Sherpani East Col BC (Below East Col) (5250m)

Day 18: Rest Day (5720m)

Day 19: Traverse East (6140m) – Baruntse BC (6140m)

Day 20: Rest day (6140m)

Day 21: West Col (6135m) – Panch Pokhari (5445m)

Day 22: Spare Day (6140m)

Day 23: Amphu Labtsa BC (5520m)

Day 24: Amphu Labtsa (5520m) – Chukung (4730m)

Day 25: Tengboche (3860m)

Day 26: Namche (3440m)

Day 27: Lukla (2970m)

Day 28: Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu (1300m)

Cost Includes

  • Airport pick up , transfer and drop services by private vehicle
  • Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast
  • A full day Kathmandu sightseeing escorted by English speaking tour guide
  • Kathmandu – Tumlingtar/ Lukla -Kathmandu domestic airfares
  • All necessary permits
  • Accommodation tea houses or tented camps as per the availability during the trek
  • Meals on full board during the trek(B-L-D)
  • An experienced English-speaking government licensed trekking guide and necessary porters to carry luggage
  • Note: (1 porter can carry two people's luggage up to 30 kilograms)
  • Trekking crew's salary, insurance, equipment, transport, food and lodging
  • Down jacket, Sleeping bag, Duffel Bag (to be returned after trip completion)
  • Trekking map
  • First aid medications / medicines with the guide
  • Necessary paper works,
  • VAT and local Tax
  • Company service charges
  • Complementary welcome dinner in Kathmandu at a typical Nepali restaurant

Cost Excludes

  • Nepal Visa fee
  • Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, and early return from the mountain(due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Extra porter charges
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, Mineral bottle or boiled water, etc)
  • Tips for guides and porters
  • Any services not mentioned in Service Includes Section unless specified at the time of booking the trek

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