Makalu Base Camp trek 22 days

Price US$ 2200.00
  • Max elevation 4410m
  • Difficulty Moderate/easy
  • Trip Type Trekking & Cultural tour
  • Duration 22 days
  • Accomodation Hotel/Guest House
  • Transportation Flight/private vehicle
  • Group Size 2-12 pax
  • Best Season January - June, August - December
  • Food Hotel accommodation with breakfast in Kathmandu, During the trek Guest accommodation with 3 times meal.
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Makalu base camp trek is most popular trekking destination in Nepal Makalu Base Camp trek offer an opportunity to explore high-altitude terrains, snow-clad landscape, and ethnic Himalayan lifestyle. The trek begins with an hour flight to Tumlingtar whereas the real treks start from Chichila. Chichila is the lower part of the trek and the trail is renowned for their lushness with rhododendron forests and the upper reaches of the trail comprise of polished granite cliffs capped by hanging glaciers over following waterfalls. Makalu Base Camp trekking fabulous ideal choice for adventure trekkers and nature enthusiasts. This is among the virgin trek who seek solace and tranquility in the pristine natural habitat those who wish to avoid crowds and make their mind peace.

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  • Day 1 : Arrival Kathmandu [1300m].

    Upon your arrival in Kathmandu Nepal Travels and Expedition team member will welcome you Transfer to hotel. In the evening our tour leader meets you for our next trip briefing than you can explore Thamel a touristic town, people and the lifestyle.

  • Day 2 : Kathmandu, sightseeing and trek preparation

    After breakfast, we start our tour to several most popular historical and spiritual attractions in Kathmandu. UNESCO World Heritage sites of Kathmandu Durbar Square, the scared Hindus shrines of Pashupatinath Temple, Swayambhunath known as monkey temple, and Buddhist shrine Boudhanath one of the largest stupas in the world listed as the UNESCO World Heritage sites. Also, there will be pre-trip group discussion followed by trek preparation during the afternoon after 3pm. Overnight in Kathmandu Included meal (Breakfast).

  • Day 3 : Fly to Tumlingtar from Kathmandu drive to Chichira [1980m] 4hrs drive.

    Upon our flight to Tumlingtar we meet trek crew members who will be joining us for the trek, then we drive to Chichira a small Gurung settlement. Overnight in Chichira and prepare trekking for next day. Included meals (breakfast/Lunch/Dinner)

  • Day 4 : Chichira to Num [1560m] 7hrs trek.

    Today we start our trek in the morning heading towards Num, a moderate peace walk through the picturesque villages and lush mountain forests we reach Num. on our trek you can see great views on both side and perched on the end. Overnight in Num included meals (breakfast/Lunch/Dinner)

  • Day 5 : Num to Seduwa [1500m] 7hrs trek.

    After breakfast, our trek leads a steep descend through forest and terraced farms take us the Barun River. Cross the river followed steep up of the other side you might feel hot the forest in the valleys. From where Makalu Barun National park, register our trekking permits we will camp right at the top of the village. Included meals (breakfast/Lunch/Dinner)

  • Day 6 : Seduwa to Tashigoan [2100m] 5 hrs trek.

    After few hours ascend the ridge border by the Ipsuwa Kohla on the west and Kasuwa Khola to the east. Passing through peace village and small paddy fields we reach the village of Tashigoan. Where we see surrounded by stunning Himalayan panorama. Overnight at Tashigoan included meals (breakfast/Lunch/Dinner)

  • Day 7 : Tashigoan to Khongma Danda [3500m] 6hrs trek.

    Today is bit harder day as we have to walk on the steep trail in higher altitude as we walk up through forest to a stream and then onto an aged from here the trail gets steeper passes a kharka (The land of grazing) and followed a series of rough stone stairs and small lakes climbing to the top ridge. From here it is short ways down to Khongma Danda. Overnight here included meals (breakfast/Lunch/Dinner)

  • Day 8 : Acclimatization or explore surrounding/ rest days.

    Today the day off we can enjoy exploring nearby surrounding, can walk around the areas or if someone likes to visit Shipton La. Overnight at Khongma Danda. Overnight here included meals (breakfast/Lunch/Dinner)

  • Day 9 : Khongma Danda to Dobate 7hrs trek.

    Trek ascends to the summit of the Shipton La pass which take few hour to get and after the lake Kalo Pokhari pass over the Keke La Pass (4170m). The best viewpoint we can see the amazing views of Chamlang (7321m), peak 6 (6524m) and peak 7 (6758m). Once we crossed the Keke La pass we trek down through the gorgeous valley to Dobate. Night stay there included meals( breakfast/Lunch/Dinner)

  • Day 10 : Dobate to Yangri Kharka [3557m] 6hrs trek.

    Early breakfast, from Dobate walk through alpine and rhododendron forest our trek leads to the Burun River reach small valley, we also very careful during the trek as the trail is bit steep and difficult. We then take a pleasant walk, gaining altitude until we arrive Yangri Kharka. Overnight and included meals ( Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner)

  • Day 11 : Yangry Kharka to Langmale Kharka [4410m] 5hrs trek.

    Today first few her we will have the comfortable walk to the valley, pass yak pasture, lush forest, and rocky trail. The stone walls tower imposingly above us during the trek. Our trek pass more as we make our way future up and notice a significant rise in the scenic Himalayan views as we reach Langmale Kharka. Overnight here included meals (Breakfast/Lunch/dinner)

  • Day 12 : Mangmale Kharka to Makalu Base Camp [4870m] 7hrs trek.

    Today we reach base camp from Langmale Kharka our trek up to Shershong and eventually to Makalu Base Camp. As our trail is flat with snow, glaciers, and snow -clad mountains accompanying make us enjoy.We can see the view of Makalu from Shershong as continue our way to the campsite. From where we get to soak in the majestic Himalayan Panorama surrounding us.Overnight at Makalu Base Camp included meals (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner)

  • Day 13 : Explore Makalu Base Camp

    Makalu Base Camp is a rocky barren place with large Barun Glacier, we can see the magnificent south face of Makalu and incredible panoramic views of Everest and Lhotse. You explore the nearby lake, glaciers even you may continues short trek up enjoy the days capturing the panoramic picture.Overnight at Makalu Base Camp included meals (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner)

  • Day 14 : Makalu Base Camp to Yangri Kharka 7hrs trek.

    Today our trek descend down from the Basecamp take the last glimpse of Makalu before heading back as we trek down through Shershong, Langmale Kharka, Merek and descend down the valley finally stop at Yangri Kharka. Included meals (breakfast/lunch/dinner)

  • Day 15 : Yangri Kharka to Dobate 7 hrs trek

    In the morning form Yangri Kharka we trek down through rock falls, green forest and valley, heading our way towards Dobate. Trek continues to the river bank of, we reach Dobate. Included meals (breakfast/lunch/dinner)

  • Day 16 : Dobate to Khongma Danda 6hrs trek.

    After breakfast the trek with the steep climb from Dobate to Mumbuk and pass rhododendrons forest. Then we cross the Keke La, Tutu La (Shipton) and Kauma La pass en route as we descend to Khongma Danda. Overnight at Khongma Danda Included meals (breakfast/lunch/dinner)

  • Day 17 : Khongma Danda to Tahsigoan 6 hrs trek.

    Today a short trek but some parts of the route is steep so our trek descends through hillsides. The trail takes us through thick forest and makes it to the indigenous Sherpa village of Tahshigaon. Included meals (breakfast/lunch/dinner)

  • Day 18 : Tahshgaon to Seduwa 5hrs trek.

    We trek back through the same trail, exit Makalu Barun National park, heading down to the Barun River.then we cross the hillside come across village and settlements as we move more forther down reach Seduwa. Overnight Included meals (breakfast/lunch/dinner)

  • Day 19 : Seduwa to Num 6hrs trek.

    We almost arrive low land we see green forest and village towards Num. Our trek trail goes up and down passes through dense forests and Sherpa villages as we move downwards. Overnight in Num Included meals (breakfast/lunch/dinner)

  • Day 20 : Num to Tumlingtar 7hrs trek.

    Again our trek repeats same ways to Chichira from where we can enjoy the glorious vista of the mount Makalu for the last minute. Finally, return leg of the trek will bring us Tumlingtar. Included meals (breakfast/lunch/dinner)

  • Day 21 : Tumlingtar to Kathmandu 1 hrs flight

    We fly back to Kathmandu after our long trek in the high altitude we rest through the day at our hotel or get in touch with our family and friends. Also, we can celebrate the successful journey to the Makalu happy end with farewell dinner.

  • Day 22 : Final Departure.

    Today your adventure trekking holiday come to end our representative from Nepal Travels Expedition will escort you to airport schedule flight to 3 hrs before. On our way to home as you will have plenty of time to plane next adventure in the beautiful country Nepal.


  • Pickups and drops from hotels and airport
  • Accommodations in a 3-star hotel in Kathmandu and teahouses during the trek
  • Breakfast in Kathmandu. All meals during the trek
  • Transportation on a comfortable private vehicle
  • An experienced English-speaking trek leader (trekking guide),
  • Porters to carry luggage (2 trekkers:1 porter) including their salary, insurance, equipment, flight, food
  • All necessary paper work and permits (National park permit, TIMS )
  • All necessary paper work and permits (National park permit, TIMS )
  • Firstaid medical kit (general medicine)


  • Lunch And dinner at Kathmandu
  • Monument fees during the sightseeing
  • Tipping for guide and porter expected
  • Customer Travels Insurance
  • Your private expenses like phone calls, Laundry, Bar bills

1.Warm fleece hat with ears cover or balaclava.
2.Sun hat and scarf to cover face.
3.Good polarized sunglass (uv protector).
4.Cold proof polypropylene tshirt (2/2 half and full sleeve).
5.Wind proof fleece jacket and thermal down tshirt.
6.waterproof shell jacket and Gore-tex jacket.
7.Light weight poly-liner gloves and wool or fleece gloves(1 pair each).
8.A pair of expedition mittens.(waterproof shell).
10.light weight cotton pants and hiking shorts.(1 pair each)
11.A pair of light and expedition thermal bottoms.
12.A pair of fleece trousers and A pair of waterproof shell pants.(breathable fabric)
13.A pair of socks.(Thin lightweight inner and thick warm wool hiking socks).
14.Hiking shoes with spare laces.
15.light sandals/shoes for camp.

Extra necessary equipment.
1. Headlamp (with extra battries and bulbs)
2. Basic First Aid Kit
3. Large plastic bags.
4. 2 water bottles.(1 liter each)
5. Toiletries and Medium size towel.
6. Face and body moisturizer
7. 1 medium rucksack (50-70 liters/3000-4500 cubic inches)
8.A small day trek bag( with combination lock).
9. Small padlocks for duffel bags.
10. Books, Games, Binoculars. (Optional).

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I and my husband from France we did small trekking to Annapurna base camp from Pokhara, Dilip was our guide and he did great jobs,  Amrit from Nepal travels and Expedition serve great jobs too. The guide was very good and knowledge, Provided hotels are perfect in Pokhara and Kathmandu,  overall everything went well. good job Amrit and His Team.

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