Makalu Trekking

Makalu Trekking

Trip Facts

  • Trip Code: NFH106
  • Duration: 20 Days
  • Trip Type: Trekking
  • Trip Grade: Challenging
  • Start/End: Kathmandu
  • Destination: Makalu Base Camp
  • Max. Altitude: 4870m
  • Group Size: 2 Pax
  • Accommodation: Tea House
  • Best Season: Feb/May/Sep/Nov
  • Daily Walking Hour: 5 to 9 hours
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The offbeat trek in Nepal to the base camp of world’s fifth highest mountain, Makalu- Makalu Base Camp Trek

The fifth highest mountain in the world, Makalu soars in the skyline of Makalu-Barun National Park. Trekking to Makalu Base Camp in the Eastern Himalayas of Nepal is practically an offbeat trekking adventure in Nepal through the least frequented trails of Nepal.  Makalu Base Camp Trek takes you to the far-flung territory of that pulls out to east from Sagarmatha (Mt. Everest) National Park, between the elevated plateau of Tibet and the cavernous subtropical ravine carved by the Arun River. Makalu Base Camp Trekking offers fabulous views of rocky Himalayan peaks, including Mt. Makalu(8,463m), Mt. Chamlang (7319 m), Mt. Baruntse (7129m) and many more. Trekking in Makalu Base Camp in 2018 endows with startling contrasts of high waterfalls cascading into deep gorges, craggy rocks augmenting from the verdant woodlands, and multi-colored flowers blossoming underneath the white snow-capped peaks.

The trek is demanding yet the most beautiful trek in Nepal’s eastern Himalayas. Stretched and pure landscape makes this trek a classic in its own features. Housing wide biodiversity of floral and faunal species- Makalu-Barun national park is exceptional highlights during this offbeat trekking holiday in Nepal. Additionally, the cultures of diverse ethnic groups are also the beautiful highlights of Makalu Base Camp Trek.

This offbeat and challenging trek in Nepal begins at Tumlingtar and treads the trail to Arun River Valley. Crossing over Shipton La Pass (4210 m) the trek goes into the upper Barun river valley for a closer view of Makalu and Chamlang Himal. The Makalu Base Camp (4870 m) offers fantastic panoramic view of eastern Himalayas; Chamlang (7,319m), Peak 6 (6,739m), Peak 7 (6,105m) Makalu (8,463m), Everest & Kanchenjunga.

Since the trails of Makalu Base Camp Trek are not facilitated with tea-houses and home-stays, we operate this wonderful trek based on camps.

Price Includes

  • Airport pickup, drop and all ground transport by private vehicle.
  • Standard twin sharing Hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast as per itinerary.
  • Trekking Lodge/camping accommodations throughout the trek.
  • Three meals a day (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) during the Makalu Base Camp trek.
  • All necessary paper works for Sagarmatha National Park Entry Permit and TIMS card.
  • A highly experience and knowledgeable, friendly , English speaking well trained, Government License holder guide with his salary, food, drinks, accommodation, transport to jiri and insurance.
  • Friendly and helpful porters with proper walking equipment, his salary, foods, accommodation and insurance (one porter for two people).
  • Comprehensive medical box (first aid kit will be available).
  • Arrangement of Emergency Helicopter service (paid by your Travel Insurance company).
  • Government taxes and official expenses.
  • Emergency life saver oxygen and mask support.
  • Guided Kathmandu sightseeing tour with private vehicle.
  • Assistant guide group size more than 4 person group.
  • Welcome and farewell dinner in typical Nepalese restaurant.

Price Excludes

  • International Airfare from and to Kathmandu.
  • Nepal entry visa fee (you may easily issue the visa on arrival at Tribhuwan International
  • Airport – Kathmandu). $25 USD for 15 days Visa.
  • Your Travel and Medical Insurance.
  • Meals whilst you are in Kathmandu Lunch and Dinner as per itinerary.
  • Your Personal Expenses and trekking equipment for the trek.
  • All the alcoholic and non alcoholic cold and hot drinks on trek ( i.e. those you choose to purchase along the way and during evenings in the Tea Houses)
  • All desserts sweet things like chocolate, cake, pie, pudding.
  • Hot shower and battery charging on the tea houses.
  • Tips for the guide, porter and driver (Tipping is expected)
  • Kathmandu sightseeing monument entrance fees.
  • Excess baggage more than 12 kg.(If you have extra baggage you can leave in Kathmandu office with full safety)
Day 1:

Arrive in Kathmandu. Transfer to hotel.

Day 2:

Half day sightseeing around the Kathmandu Valley. Preparation for the Makalu base camp trekking.

Day 3:

In Morning Flight to Tumlingtar about 50 minutes fly with small aircraft. Walk around Tumlingtar. Guest house.

Day 4:

Trek or drive to Num 1200m 4-6 hours, local tea-house along the villages.

Day 5:

Trek decent to Dovan and cross Arun river than trek to Seduwa village 1500m 5 -6 hours, local tea-house.

Day 6:

Trek to famous Sherpa village Tashigoan 2100m about 4 hours, explore village. local Tea-house.

Day 7:

Uphill trek to Kauma Danda 3500m. along the pine and rhododendrons forest. Tea-house 4-5 hrs.

Day 8:

Trek to Mumbuk 3540m 5– 6 hours, local Tea-house

Day 9:

Trek to Yangle Kharka 3600m 5 -6 hours, local Tea-house.

Day 10:

Trek to Langmale Kharka 4410m 3– 4 hours, explore lakes around. local Tea-house. Optional tips – Morning climb to Shersong 4660m about 2 to 3 hours, local tea house, and climb next view point 5250m form there you can see a close view of Mt. Everest, 8848m, Mt. Lhoste range 8501m. and many other mountain peaks can be seen including Kanchenjunga 8585m.

Day 11:

Trek to Makalu Base Camp, 4870m 3 -4 hours, walk on the old glacier. Guest House.

Day 12:

Day explore – hiking around glacier and view point. Free afternoon. Guest house.

Day 13:

Trek back to Yangle Kharka along same route 5 -6 hours, local Tea-house.

Day 14:

Trek back to Mumbuk 3500m 5-6 hours, local Tea-house.

Day 15:

Trek to Tashigoan 2070m 6-7 hours, local Tea-house.

Day 16:

Trek to Seduwa 620m descent 1540m 5-6 hours, local Tea-house.

Day 17:

Trek to Num small villge. 1500m 4 hours, local Tea-house

Day 18:

Trek or off road jeep drive to Tumlingtar via Khandbari 5 to 6 hours on foot and by drive 4 hours. Tea-house.

Day 19:

Late Morning flight to Kathmandu, 1 hour, Hotel on B/B plan

Day 20:

Depart to Home.

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I did the ABC trek with Bashu and it was just fantastic! Bashu is fluent in English and German and had in depth knowledge on all related questions that our group had on our trek. I will certainly come back to Nepal again and would book another trip with him in a heartbeat!

Stylez1210 Munich, Germany July 18, 2017

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Last December 2015/January 2016 we made the 18 days EBC trek, together with guide Kumar of Nepal Footprint Holidays and our porter Sudeep. Both great guys!! We had a marvellous time and food and lodges were a perfect arrangement! Chitwan was a hell of a ride, but worth it. Parkland Hotel in Chitwan was 100 % the right choise!

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Riaan-Martin Delden, Netherlands July 18, 2017

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I went several time in Nepal and I always take Nepal Footprint Holidaz Trek. Everything was amazing every time and I can not advise some one to go with an other agency.

Je me suis rendue au Nepal a maintes reprise, et je suis toujours partie en trek avec Nepal Footlprint Holiday. Thapalyia est super et tres professionel. Je ne peux que conseiller de choisir son agence afin de passer d excellentes vacances.

Caroline M Fribourg, Switzerland July 18, 2017

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We selected Nepal Footprint holidays for our Annapurna Base camp Trek during Oct 2016. We had a great time with the very knowledgeable guide there. They really took care of us.

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