Makalu Base Camp Trek

17 Days


Makalu, located at 8000 meters above sea level and considered one of the most difficult trekking areas, is a rare blend of toughness and beauty. Due to its geographical characteristics, this area remains underexplored. Even the famous Edmund Hillary has failed to trek this peak area twice. The Makalu base camp trek can be done as a tea-house walk, albeit the route is classified as challenging.

During the journey, one may witness the wonderful flora and animals while passing through the raw and wild pathways. Makalu is home to 3000 varieties of flowering plants, 440 species of magnificent birds, and 75 animal species. As one ascends the paths, one can see the magnificent and divine mountain vistas, river basins, and the massifs of Makalu, Everest, and Lhotse. The picturesque villages may be seen as one descends the pathways.

The flight to Tumlingtar kicks off the 20-day trek. Then we’ll drive to Chichila, the starting location for the trek. We’ll pass via Num, Seduwa, and Tasigaon, among other charming villages. Beautiful rhododendron forests and a quaint Gurung settlement may be seen along the walk. You will be treated to beautiful vistas of the mountains during the walk. The trip to base camp begins at an elevation of 5100 meters. Along the trip, you’ll cross through various passes, including KeKe La, Shipton La, and TuTu La. The expedition comes to a close in Num Village.


  • The eastern Kangshung face of Everest offers a distinct perspective.
  • Views of eastern Nepal, as far as Kangchenjunga, are available.
  • From green terraced fields to glaciers and waterfalls, you'll be able to see it all.
  • Witness the unique Rai and Sherpa cultures of Nepal's rural existence.
  • See some of Nepal's most endangered animals, including the Red Panda.


By the time you've arrived at the Tribhuvan International Airport, our office representative will meet you at the airport and lead you to your hotel, where you may unwind for a while before continuing with your journey. In the meanwhile, our office representative will walk you through all of your activities on the itinerary.

On this day, you can simply stroll around Kathmandu and see some of the UNESCO World Heritage sites in the valley. The nearest destinations that are frequently advised are Swayambhunath Stupa, Pashupatinath Temple, Boudha Stupa, Kathmandu Durbar Square, Bhaktapur Durbar Square, etc.

In Kathmandu, sightseeing will be a pleasant pastime for you. You may also do some shopping and souvenir collecting while you're in Kathmandu, as well as obtain a Makalu Barun National Park trekking authorization.

You could also have the option of watching and enjoying the nightlife of Kathmandu, as well as getting ready for your trek.

Take the road or fly to Tumlingtar. You may reach Tumlingtar by taking a domestic flight from Tribhuvan International Airport that takes 30 minutes. After arriving at Tumlingtar airport, you may drive to Num.

It will take around 6 hours to get there by car. Then we reach Tumlingtar where we can enjoy a stunning view of the Nepalese countryside's mountains, hills, and rivers.

We will have to make several ascents and descents as we travel along the Barun River. We must first cross the river, then climb to the opposite bank. The terrain is challenging, and the climate may be hot because of the amount of activity and lower-altitude land here.
You'll mostly walk beneath the canopy of trees. Makalu Barun National Park begins here, and permits must be obtained. We continue along the rocky path and tiny terraced farms of corn and barley, gradually ascending to Seduwa.

You will walk through meadows and farms up to Tasi Gaun. Enjoy the trip more slowly by taking in the scenery. Before reaching Tashi Gaun, you will pass through several inhabited areas as well as rivers.

You will have a chance to see the spectacular vistas of the mountain ranges. The trekking route passes through rural regions on both sides, which will welcome you. Then you'll get to Tashi Gaun, a lovely village.

This will be a difficult day on a steep pathway with an elevation of over 1400 meters. We'll climb through forests to a stream and then onto a ridge, where there is a tiny shepherd's shelter. The path then goes down gradually to the valley floor, eventually reaching a kharka and culminating at the ridge's peak. From there, it is a short journey to Khongma.

Reach the top of the Shipton La pass, which may take several hours to climb. Keke La is 4,170 meters high after Kalo Pokhari has passed over Keke La at 4,170m.
The views of Chamlang, Peak 6, and Peak 7 are breathtaking. You'll travel through the lovely valley down to Dobato after crossing the Keke La pass.
Dobato is at 4,170 meters above sea level in the beautiful valley.

The Barun River and the upper reaches of the valley are reached after passing through the rhododendron forest. The first two hours of your journey may be hazardous as the path is steep and difficult. You might see yaks grazing in a pasture on your way.

We then go for a nice stroll, gradually rising in elevation until you reach Yangle Kharka, which is located at the bottom of the valley and has an elevation of 3,557 meters above sea level.

After we've crossed the Barun River Bridge, we can see a large prayer wall before trekking into the valley. We'll have a slow stroll to the valley, passing through yak pasturelands and dark forests.
After a two to three-hour walk, the vegetation becomes sparser. We can see magnificent views of the Himalayas from here. Take a stroll through a jungle and across breathtaking cliffs on the other side for spectacular scenery. Spectacular views of the surrounding mountains will soothe your mind. You'll cross several kharkas before reaching today's destination, Langmale Kharka.

The exploration day has come. This is the day we'll be trekking to the Makalu base camp, where we'll have a chance to view the fifth tallest mountain in the world.
From Langmale Kharka, we depart for Shershong and ultimately Makalu base camp. The trail is smooth, with icy glaciers and snow-capped mountains on either side. As we approach Shershong, Mt. Makalu comes into view. We get to enjoy the magnificent Himalayan scenery as we trek to our destination. We have the opportunity to soak up the stunning Himalayan vista around us.
You will notice the rich variety of flora and fauna that abound in Makalu's base camp, which is home to many species of plants and animals. The prominent Makalu peak at the base camp.

Today, we will go for a walk to see the magnificent Makalu base camp. The camp is located on beautiful ground, so we are frequently treated with a stunning view.
If you want to combine excitement and adventure, a day excursion to the ridge with spectacular panoramic mountain views is an exciting option. There are fantastic views of Mount Everest, including the north face and Lhotse Shar. From this vantage point, you can see northeast to Lhotse, Lhotse Shar, and Everest, all of which offer stunning vistas. We may also visit the region's lakes, and glaciers, and photograph them while taking advantage of the remaining time.

We head to the corner and retrace our steps back down. We will once again go through Shershong & Langmale Kharka on our way down, as well as end our trek for the day in Yangle Kharka.

You will walk along the Barun River from Yangle Kharka. Further pass through alpine forests, rocky ridges, and a few little streams before arriving at Dobato via the free-flowing Barun river. Snow pigeons, yaks, and deer may be seen on our way.

Day 14 :
Trek to Num

You will leave Dobate, Kongma Danda, Tashi Gaun, Seduwa and trek through dense forests to the remote region of Num, which is located at an altitude of 1,560 meters above sea level.

Today you will drive back from Num village to Tumlingtar and pave our way back to Kathmandu. After reaching Kathmandu, you can rest, relax and enjoy your time here.

Day 16 :

Finally, Makalu Base Camp Trek is now over. You can now scroll through some of the wonderful moments that you collected on this journey and depart.


  • Airport pickups and drops in a private vehicle.
  • Hotel accommodation in kathmandu with breakfast.
  • Teahouse lodge accommodation during the trek.
  • All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek.
  • Welcome and farewell dinners.
  • All ground transportation on a comfortable private vehicles as per the itinerary.
  • Well trained and experienced trekking guide(leader), climbing guide(leader) and assistant guide.
  • Porter service (2 trekkers: 1 porter)
  • Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, food and accommodation.
  • All necessary paper work, trekking permits.
  • Medical kit(carried by your guide).
  • All government and local taxes.


  • Nepalese visa fee (bring accurate USD cash and two passport photographs).
  • International airfare to and from kathmandu.
  • Excess baggage charges (if you have more than 15kg luggage, charges will be lieved accordingly).
  • Extra night accommodation in kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return from mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary.
  • Lunch and evening meals in kathmandu (and also in the case of early return from mountain than the scheduled itinerary).
  • Travel and rescue insurance.
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, internet, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc.).
  • Optional trips and sightseeing if extended.
  • Tips for guides, porters and drivers.
  • Services not listed in the 'Includes' section.

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Makalu Base Camp Trek

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