Trip Overview

A truly magnificent Himalayan tea house trek crossing the Shipton La to reach the foot of the world's fifth highest mountain.

The Makalu Base Camp trek is a remote route that encompasses some of the best that Nepal has to offer - quiet trails, vibrant terraced farmland, rural cultures, rhododendron forests, rare wildlife and several 8,000 meter-plus peaks. For experienced trekkers who relish a challenge, this is a great trek with ample rewards. Makalu Base Camp Trek starts from Tumlingtar and heads up the Arun river valley to Sedua and Num, then crossing Shipton La Pass (4210 m) into the upper Barun river valley for a close look at Makalu and Chamlang Himal. This trek visits one of the most remote and unfrequented areas of Nepal. The Barun valley is a part of a huge international protected area under the agreement between the governments of Nepal and China, which comprises 2330 sq. km of National Park and 830 sq. km of the conservation area in Nepal alone.

We fly from Kathmandu to Tumglingtar in the East and then we have got about a three and half hour rickety drive to the start of the trekking expedition. Makalu Base Camp Trek is hence considered as quite a remote trek with absolutely 17 days of trekking and it's quite a hardcore trek. Some Travelers and Trekkers who have done even the Everest Base Camp trek feel this Makalu Trek as the harder trek to do because the terrains are harder and you have got a lot of stone steps and rocky paths, landslip areas, and narrow paths, snow-covered passes This remote and wilderness trekking to Makalu Base Camp is the most popular trekking destination among solitary trekkers offering an exceptional opportunity to explore the majestic Himalayas, high-altitude terrains, snow-clovered landscapes. The very basic tea houses on the trekking trails are the places where we get hot and tasty Food, Soups, and Masala Tea. Makalu Trekking trail is filled with the Buddhist areas and hence we will pass through the various Manes and Buddhist Prayer flags adorned on the high when we are crossing and this gives you a very nice Buddhist feel.

Outline Trekking Itinerary:

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu airport (1,350m.), meet our staff then transfers to Hotel.
Day 02: Fly to Tumlingtar (460m.) and drive to Khandbari.
Day 03: Drive from Khandbari to Num Village. (1,490m.)
Day 04: Num Village - Seduwa. (1,500m.)
Day 05: Seduwa – Tashi Gaun. (Village-2,070m.)
Day 06: Tashi Gaun – Khongma Danda. (3,500m.)
Day 07: Khongma Danda – Dobato. (3,500m.)
Day 08: Dobato - Yangle Kharka. (3,557m.)
Day 09: Yangle Kharka - Langmale Kharka. (4,410m.)
Day 10: Langmale Kharka - Makalu Base Camp. (4,870m.)
Day 11: Explore Makalu Base Camp. (4,870m.)
Day 12: Makalu Base Camp - Yangle Kharka. (3,557m.)
Day 13: Yangle Kharka - Dobato. (3,500m.)
Day 14: Dobato - Khongma Danda. (3,500m.)
Day 15: Khongma Danda - Tashi Gaon. (2,100m.)
Day 16: Tashi Gaon - Seduwa. (1,500m.)
Day 17: Seduwa - Num Village. (1,040m.)
Day 18: Num Village - Tumlingtar via Chichila by drive. (1,980m.) O/N.
Day 19: Tumlingtar - Kathmandu by flight (1,350m.) 50 min, transfer to Hotel.
Day 20: Kathmandu free.
Day 21: 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 3 major meals B/L/D a day (provide continental food) and accommodation in best available tea house lodge en-route.
  • One professional English speaking trekking guide and Porter. (1 Porter between 2 member)
  • Bus and Jeep transfer for Porter and their trekking gears.
  • Life insurance for all support crews and their daily wages.
  • Per member 15 Kg. luggage allow while in the trekking.
  • Special Trekking Permit and Makalu Barun National Park permits Fees.
  • Air Ticket: Kathmandu//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 at cup system (if participants ordered in small/big pot while in trekking then guest must pay by themselves. (Perday 3 cup black/milk tea or Coffee provided by agency)
  • Soup in Lunch, Drinking boiled water, Mineral Bottle Water, Jinger lemon honey tea, Masala tea, potato chips, Fried Potato, Coca Cola, Bar bills Hot shower and hot water bags for night to keep warm inside sleeping bag.;
  • Airfare: to & from your country.
  • Nepal entry visa fees and airport departure taxes.
  • Personal travel insurance.
  • Tips for trekking crews.


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