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Makalu Base Camp Trek - 16 Days

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Makalu Base camp trek takes you to the Khumbu region. Which provides the gigantic peaks of the mighty Himalayan region of Nepal. Mt. Makalu is one of the highest mountains above 8000 meters beside Mt.Everest and Mt. Kanchenjunga. The Mountain region is enclosed by Makalu Barun national park. The base camp of Mt. Makalu is awesome and adventurous. Many tourists come yearly for the expedition in the Khumbu Mountains.

Peoples & Landscapes:

The scenes in the mountains unfold into alpine and tropical forests, the biodiverse and rich vistas of Arun valley, Khumbu icefall. The park is an homage to different species of animals, however, some of them are endangered and only found in the habitats of this region. Such as red panda, lynx, macaque, snow leopards, etc. along with 315 different kinds of a butterfly, 3000 plant species, 440 varieties of birds, reptiles, and amphibians along with medicinal plants and herbs. Rhododendron-covered forest iconic national flower that blooms to exuberance to be gazed at by the travelers and passers-by.

The lower belt is the dwelling of the Rai and Sherpa people. Although they were the first to climb and conquer Mt. Everest along with Sir Edmund Hillary. Shipton La pass is one of the prominent passes to the Makalu Mountain. So that travelers can stumble to different historic places and landmarks, such as Khongma, Tashi gaon, Siduwa, and Num valley, Manebhanjyang to keep them engaged to beautiful landscapes, riverbanks, and gorges, villages to keep them close to traditional Nepal and its flourishing culture. The best seasons for this trek are between May-June and September-October.

The Makalu base camp trek starts at 850 meters and wraps around 5000 meters above sea level. The climbers are challenged by the high altitude so it is essential that they have a pre climbing and trekking experience and are in good physical condition for the Makalu base camp trek.


The region of the gigantic peaks of mighty Himalayan region of Nepal
One of the highest mountain above 8000 meters besides Mt.Everest and Mt. Kanchenjunga
Awesome and adventurous
Homage to different species of endangered animals such as red panda, lynx, macaque,snow leopards etc. along with 315 different kinds of butterfly, 3000 plant species, 440 varieties of birds, reptiles and amphibians along with medicinal plants and herbs
Beautiful landscapes, river banks and gorges, villages


Day 1
Arrive at Kathmandu and transfer to hotel:

Today you have arrived to Kathmandu airport. Welcome, our representative officer is there to usher you to our hotel room with bag and baggage hope you have a wonderful stay in Nepal.

Day 2
Sightseeing around Kathmandu valley:

This is your second day. Today you will be accompanied by travelling guide who will familiarize you to historical landmarks (UNESCO heritage) sites like Swyambhunath, Hanumandhoka, Pashupatinath and Bouddhanath. In the evening we gather in hotel for brief orientation about rest of the tour. Evening dinner at Hotel.

Day 3
Kathmandu to Tumlingtar:

Today you fly to Tumlingtar airport. Now the trek begins all the way to Khadbari in 45 minutes of hiking. You will come and camp above village. Overnight at Tumlingtar.

Day 4
Tumlingtar to Chichila: (1980m 3-4 hours)

You pass by the bamboo and rhododendron forest trails to a gurung settlement called Chichela where we place our camp. Overnight at Chichela.

Day 5
Chichila to Num: (1980m 3-4 hours)

Today we walk the paths thatopens to mountain peaks that have been snow covered. We walk straight up and down to enter forest and descend down to Num camp. Overnight at Num.

Day 6
Num to Seduwa: (1460m/5-6 hrs)

We descend after leaving our camp at Num and down to rocky lands of Numbang and climb to Seduwa camp which is tough but rewarding one. Overnight at Seduwa.

Day 7
Seduwa to Tashi gaon: (2070m/5 hrs)

We cross meadows and streams to arrive at Tashigaon which is a famous Sherpa village. Overnight at Tashigaon

Day 8
Tashi gaon to Kahuma: (3470m/6 hrs)

We climb through thinly populated village along the ridge and hilllocks.We descend o Kauma and stay overnight at tented camp.

Day 9
Kahuma to Dobato via Shipton La: (3650m/6-7 hours)

We walk on challenging trails and enter Thulo Pokhari and continue to Keke La and enter to rhododendron filled forest before we reach Dobato. Overnight at Dobato in a lodge.

Day 10
Dobato to Yangle Kharka: (3557m/6-7 hours)

From Dobato we come to Mumbuk and follow slopes to Barun valley to reach Yangle Kharka. We spend overnight at Yangle Kharka in a guesthouse.

Day 11
Yangle Kharka to Langmale Kharka: (4410m/5-6 hours)

We pass by small huts and patches of rocky terrains and climb up to Langmale Kharka.Overnight at Langmale Kharka.

Day 12
Langmale Kharka to Makalu base camp: (4900m/ 4-5 hrs)

Following through trails of Barun Khola and moraine filled with glacier of Makalu Mountain around the base camp. We spend overnight at tea house.

Day 13
Makalu base camp to Yangle Kharka: (3600m/6-7 hrs)

Now after exploring and staying overnight at Makalu base camp we leave the next morning and retrace back to Barun valley to campsite of Yangle Kharka.

Day 14
Trek from Yangle Kharka to Kahuma: (3560m/12hrs)

From Yangle Kharka we retrace back to Kauma and stay overnight at our tented camp.

Day 15
Kahuma to Tumlingtar and fly back to Kathmandu: (3748m/14hrs)

Today we leave Kauma and trek downhills with poles and come to shops for tea and catch a flight to Kathmandu and back to our hotel from where we have started.

Day 16
Final Departure:

Today after breakfast and few hours before the scheduled flight we will drop you with your luggage to airport to return back home. Hope you had wonderful stay and pleasant memories of Makalu base camp trek in Nepal.


  • Private trek with English speaking guide.
  • 1 porter (max 20 kg.)
  • 3 star hotel accommodation at Hotel with breakfast.
  • One day sightseeing in Kathmandu by private vehicle and professional English/German speaking guide.
  • All airport transfers
  • Internal flights and board meals
  • Trekking permits
  • Fits aid kits
  • Porters and guides insurance


  • International airfare to and from your country.
  • VISA fees
  • Travel and health insurance
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Tips for guide and porter
  • Hot shower, battery charges
  • Any unforeseen expenses such as flight cancellations due to bad weather conditions.

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Makalu Base Camp Trek
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Trip Facts

  • Flight/Drive
  • Min 02 - Max. 10
  • 4870m
  • 16 Days/ 15 Nights
  • 18
  • 65
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