Trip Overview

Makalu Base Camp and Shipton Pass trekking itinerary has been planned to allow for sufficient acclimatization to the altitude and to maximize our time around Makalu Base Camp. Mt. Makalu at (8,481m.) is the fifth highest mountain in the world and located in the far east Nepal-Tibet border. The extensive views of all Nepal's major peaks to the east of Mt. Everest ranges are the main highlights of this difficult and fascinating trek through seldom traveled terrain. This trek passes through the wild and remote Makalu Barun national Park and the continuous Makalu Barun Conservation Area, which forms a protective buffer zone in the inhabited to stem the growing human pressure around the base camp area and preserve what, is regarded as one of the most biologically diverse areas in the Nepal's Himalayas. We cross Shipton La at 4,216m into the remote and beautiful Barun River valley before arriving at Makalu Base Camp. Along the trail there are superb views of the south face of Makalu as well as Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Chamlang and Mt. Kanchenjunga.

Makalu Barun National Park was established in 1992 as Nepal’s eighth national park covering 2,330 sq km. This area is a remote wilderness containing some of the last remaining areas of pristine forests and alpine meadows in Nepal. The area receives few foreign trekkers due to its relative inaccessibility. After flying from Kathmandu to Biratnagar we will take Jeep drive to Hille and next day Khandbari where we meet our trekking crews, make approach to valley. This Arun river rises in Tibet and consists of snow melt waters from the Northern flanks of the Everest and the Kanchanjunga, before it beaks through the Himalayan chain at a height of only 1,200 meters, 35 km. East of the Makalu. To avoid the oppressive heat and humidity of the lower Arun Valley, take a ridge top detour via the beautiful Newari Bazar, town of Chainpur.

Outline Trekking Itinerary: Spring & Autumn

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu airport (1,350m.), meet our staff then transfers to Hotel.
Day 02: Fly to Biratnagar (69m.) then drive to Hile (1,850m.) O/N
Day 03: Drive to Khandbari via Tumlingtar (460m.).
Day 04: Drive to Num village(1,490m.)
Day 05: Trek from Num - Seduwa. (1,500m.)
Day 06: Seduwa – Tashi Gaun (Village-2,070m.)
Day 07: Tashi Gaun – Khongma Danda. (3,500m.)
Day 08: Khongma Danda – Dobato (3,500m.)
Day 09: Dobato - Yangle Kharka (3,557m.)
Day 10: Yangle Kharka - Langmale Kharka. (4,410m.)
Day 11: Langmale Kharka - Makalu Base Camp. (4,870m.)
Day 12: Explore Makalu Base Camp. (4,870m.)
Day 13: Makalu Base Camp - Yangle Kharka. (3,557m.)
Day 14: Yangle Kharka - Dobato. (3,500m.)
Day 15: Dobato - Khongma Danda. (3,500m.)
Day 16: Khongma Danda - Tashi Gaon. (2,100m.)
Day 17: Tashi Gaon - Seduwa. (1,500m.)
Day 18: Seduwa - Num. (1,040m.)
Day 19: Num - Tumlingtar via Chichila by drive (1,980m.)
Day 20: Tumlingtar - Kathmandu by flight (1,350m.) 50 min, O/N at Hotel.
Day 21: Kathmandu free.
Day 22: Last minute, transfers to airport for your onward journey.

Cost Includes

  • All land transportation by Car, Van, Hiace or reserve Bus. (Airport/Hotel/Airport, trekking pick up and drop).
  • 3 Night’s hotel accommodation in Kathmandu at Bed & Breakfast basis.
  • All three major meals B/L/D (provide continental food) and accommodation in tea house Lodge.
  • One professional English speaking trekking guide and Porter. (1 Porter between 2 member)
  • Life insurance for all support crews and their daily wages.
  • Per member 15 Kg. luggage allow while in the trekking.
  • Trekking Permit and National Park permits Fees.
  • Air Ticket: Kathmandu/Biratnagar/Tumlingtar/Kathmandu and Airport taxes.
  • Medical Kit Box for Nepali support crews.
  • All official taxes and service charge.

Cost Excludes

  • Personal transportation except above programs.
  • Major meals lunch and dinner during your stay in Kathmandu.
  • Personal trekking gears as well as sleeping bags.
  • Personal Nature expenses.
  • Emergency evacuation (If incase).
  • Drinks except tea and coffee.
  • Airfare: to & from your country.
  • Nepal entry visa fees & airport departure taxes.
  • Personal travel insurance.
  • Tips for trekking crews.


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