Makalu Base Camp Trek-23 Days 23 Days

USD $2300/Person
Trip Code : KAT/MKL01
Accomodation : Camping
Duration : 23  Days
Grading : Moderate Difficult
Max Altitude : 4600 M
Activity : Natural wonders
Starts at : Kathmandu
End at : Kathmandu
Best Season : Sep-Nov and Mar-May


This is one of the most popular tourist destination of Nepal, which is situated in eastern part of Nepal in Makalu Barun national park. Makalu base camp trek takes us to the basecamp of world's  5th highest mountain Mount Makalu(8463 Mtr).This trek is true adventure with beautiful scenery and   offers remarkable and exceptional opportunity to explore lifestyles of ethnic himalayan people. The highlights of this rich natural paradise include beautiful mountains, pristine forest, and a wide variety of plants, animal life and the simple and warm hearted local people with rich and varied customs. Chamlang Himal and Barun Valley are the major jewels of this Trekking area.


  • Close view of Mount Makalu
  • Scenery of beautiful mountains, pristine forest, and a wide variety of plants and animals
  • Histories, cultures, tradition and life style of mountain people
  • Experience of camping trek in rural part of Nepal
  • Basecamp of Mount Makalu (8481 Mtr/ 27817 Ft) world's 5th highest mountain
  • Flight to and from Tumlingtar with beautiful mountain scenery


Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel (1400 Mtr/4592 Ft)


Day 2: City Sightseeing and Trek Preparation


Day 3: Flight to Tumlingtar (400 Mtr/1312 Ft), Trek to Khadbari (1025 Mtr/3362 Ft)


Day 4: Trek to Chichila (1,800 Mtr/5904 Ft)


Day 5: Trek to Num (1,500 Mtr/4920 Ft)


Day 6: Trek to Seduwa (1,493 Mtr/4897 Ft)


Day 7: Trek to Tashi Gaun (2,200 Mtr/7216 Ft)


Day 8: Trek to Kahuma Danda (3,500 Mtr/11480 Ft)


Day 9: Trek to Mumbuk (3,400 Mtr/11152 Ft)


Day 10: Trek to Nehe Kharka (3,750 Mtr/12300 Ft)


Day 11: Trek to Sherson (4,600 Mtr/15088 Ft)


Day 12: Day trip to Makalu Basecamp (4870 Mtr/15973 Ft)


Day 13: Trek to Yangri Kharka (3,645 Mtr/11955 Ft)


Day 14: Trek to Mumbuk (3,400 Mtr/11152 Ft)


Day 15: Trek to Kahuma Danda (3,500 Mtr/11480 Ft)


Day 16: Trek to Navagaun (2,500 Mtr/8200 Ft )via Tashi Gaun


Day 17: Trek to Num (1500 Mtr/4920 Ft)via Seduwa


Day 18: Trek to Chichile (1,800 Mtr/5904 Ft)


Day 19: Trek to Khadbari (1025 Mtr/3362 Ft)


Day 20: Trek to Tumlingtar (400 Mtr/1312 Ft)


Day 21: Flight from Tumlingtar to Kathmandu


Day 22: Leisure time in Kathmandu


Day 23: final departure for home country


What's included

  • All airport/hotel pick ups and drops within Nepal
  • Flight to/from Tumlingtar
  • All trekking permits , TIMS card, Government and local taxes for the trek
  • All Meals (Breakfast , Lunch and Dinner ) During the trek
  • 3 Star hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast
  • All ground transportation on a comfortable vehicle as per the itinerary
  • An experienced English speaking and government licensed trekking guide
  • Porter Services(2 Trekkers : 1 Porter)
  • Medical kit
  • Insurance for Nepali Staffs
  • Sleeping Bag and Down Jacket for the trek
  • Welcome and farewell dinner
  • Staffs Cost including their Salary, food , accommodation and equipments

What's not included

  • Nepal Visa Fee
  • Personal Trekking gears
  • International Flight fare
  • Lunch and Dinner in the city , extra night accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara in case of early arrival or late departure and early return from the trek due to any reason than the scheduled itinerary
  • Any rescue cost
  • Tips for Guide and Staffs
  • Personal Travel and rescue insurance
  • Personal expenses as phone calls, laundry , Bar, Battery charge, extra porter, shower and bottled or boiled water
  • Helicopter charter flight
  • Excess baggage charges ( can be carried only 15 Kg including in Airfare)

Good to Know

1) Physical Fitness
One should be physically fit  before to do the any trekking and mountaineering. It is long hike so without any training the first two/three days will tough for you. So some basic physical fitness like  squat, Mountain climbers ( which can be done in home),running,biking , stair climbing,and swiming will help lot to do trekking  in the mountains, so it is highly recommanded  2/3 months prior to your departure for the trekking or mountaineering.

(2)Foods and Drinks
While in the mountain,  it is highly recommanded you to drink plenty of fluids like water,soups, teas  as well as foods. We will provide the sufficient and hygiene food as per your choice in whole trek.However some private snacks as chocolates bars, cookies are also highly recommanded which you can take from kathmandu or you can buy on the way in lodges or in shops.

(3)Drinking water
One should drink at least 3-4 litres of water every day in order to get  hydrated the body which helps lot to be away from altitude sickness.We highly recommend you to carry the reusable water bottle and  buy boiled water in lodges/teahouse which also makes your sleeping bag very warm while going to bed, to use sterpin or take chlorine or iodine tablets  to purify the drinking water.

(4)Best time to Travel
Spring ( Mar-May)and Autumn ( Sep- Nov) are  known as best months to trek in Nepal becuase of the stable clear dry skies which permits to enjoy the spectacular mountain views but mostly lodges, hotels and trails are busy and crowded. Spring season is pleasant and suitable with warm tempreture for trekking and climbing the big mountains as well, so there will be many groups to climbing the Makalu world fifth highest mountain. Until end of october, the tempreture will be mild cold. Weather will be stable with clear blue sky, dry.
Winter and summer are also good if you would prefer less crowdy, and ready to face the some challanges like snow, cold, and rain.Even in winter weather will always be clear but the these three months are coldest month of the year and sometimes snow falls. In Summer, It is very good to do trekking, tempreture will be warm, those who are keen to botanist, summer is the best but the due to unstable weather the views of mountains are very rare.

5) Altitude Sickness
Trekking in Makalu  region  is one of the highest trekking in Nepal.In high altitude , the mass of oxygen will be less, so everyone feels difficult to breath as well as mild headache, dizziness etc.This is one of the biggest challanges in mountain.In the altitude, there are many rules to make our body adaptable to the  altitude. Acclimatization is one of the important factor  to adjust our body get used to the altitude. All our itineries are designed with proper acclimatization  day in every 1000 mtr climbing.The most important rules that we have to follow in altitude is walk slowly, keep drinking plenty of  fluids as water , soups etc to make our body hydrated, and keep our body warm. Our staffs and guide will always do their best  as they can, eventhough incase of any sickness,injury one should avoid their rest trip and should come down.

(6)Travel Insurance
It is compulsory to buy the proper travel insurance policy with genuine insurance company, it should cover the emergency helicopter evacuation as well as medical treatment incase of severe injury or sickness and Policy  should include coverage at the altitudes up to 6000 Mtr.

(7)Bag pack and duffel bag
Our duffel bag should be maximum 15kg including hand bag. Only the neccesary things should be packed and the stuffs which are not neccesary on trek will be stored in hotel in Kathmandu.One porter will carry max 30 Kg,among two clients one porter will be provided.

(8)Internet Connectivity and cell phone Signal
As per your arrival in Kathmandu airport, there you can buy nepalese Sim card ncell or you can buy anywhere around city. In Makalu region, there is cell phone and internet facility is rare. Our guide will have  satellite telephone incase for emergency.

(9)Flight to /From Tumlingtar
Suketar is the  main gateway to Makalu region  trek Tumlingtar  which is also ending point of this trek.Flights to Tumlingtar are dependable on weather, mountain weather is always unpredictable. So  for incase of bad weather we have to keep the 2/3 days extra  not to cancel the trip. In case of less visible for aeroplane, the helicopter can be hire but the cost will be doubled than aeroplane fare.

In mostly places toilet are  common and need to use the same toilet  using by everyone else. Mostly place there may not be available of hand washing water, so highly recommend to take hand sanitizer by yourself and most importantly toilet papers or wet tissue paper should always  be in your day bag.

(11)Government permits and National park permit
To enter in Makalu region you have to buy several permits like  Makalu national park  entry permit and Makalu rural municipality  entry ,the cost will be included in trip cost.

(12)Guiding and staffing
In Makalu region trek average walk per day is 6-7 hours. Leisurely and pleasant guiding will definitely take you to destination.  More you gaining altitude more hard to walk, Your experieced guide and porter will always be there to help you in every moment.Guide is the key factor for the every challanging in mountain so one should follow the instruction of guide pleasantly.Every day after dinner your guide will do brief about the next days trip.

(13) Budgeting
 Budegeting depends upon many factors specially in Kathmandu where there are too many choices.Hotels in Kathmandu include in trip cost on basis of BB plan. So average expenses per day in Kathmandu will be Rs 2000 for lunch and Dinner, if you prefer some other activities as  drinks, to do massage, or to go in bar/pub Rs 5000 ( equivalent to USD 50 ) is enough. On the trek, all the meals and hot drinks will be provided by company, Extra expeses as Hot shower, battery charging, wifi, boiled water for bottle, extra snacks  bars, Soft drinks and hard drinks should borne by  oneself,In average Rs 2000(eqivalent to 20 USD) is enough on the trek. Finally  few tipping is highly recomended and compulsory in the last day to your guide and porter as per your budgeting.

14)  Clothings and gears


    Warm Hat
    Face Mask / Muffler

Upper Body:

    Wind stopper/Waterproof Jacket
    Down Jacket
    Fleece Jacket/ trousers
    Woolen gloves/Water/wind proof gloves

Lower Body

    Trekking Trousers(light weight long Paint)
    wind stopper/waterproof Paint
    Fleece or woolen pants


    Thin Lightwear/heavy poly or wool Socks
    Trekking Boot
    Spare Shoes


    Medium Rucksack (50-70 Ltr)
    Small Day Pack
    Personal Medical Kit
    Water bottle
    Large Duffel bag
    Trekking Pole
    Spare batteries for Camera and Flash Light
    Hand Towel
    Head lamp with extra Batteries
    Sun Glasses with UV protection
    Suitcase (For stored in Kathmandu hotel for not needed   items for trek)

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