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Makalu Base Camp Trekking

It is the fifth highest mountain in the world at 8,481 metres (27,825 ft) and is located 19 km (12 mi) southeast of Mount Everest, on the border between Nepal and China. One of the eight-thousanders, Makalu is an isolated peak whose shape is a four-sided pyramid.Makalu has two notable subsidiary peaks. Kangchungtse, or Makalu II (7,678 m) lies about 3 km (2 mi) north-northwest of the main summit. Rising about 5 km (3.1 mi) north-northeast of the main summit across a broad plateau, and connected to Kangchungtse by a narrow, 7,200 m saddle, is Chomo Lonzo (7,804 m).Treking in this  eastern region of Nepal  offers a combination of rich culture heritage, unsurpassed beauty and biological diversity. The trail takes you from the steamy lowlands of Tumlingtar on the Arun River, through one of the least frequented areas of Nepal, to the base camp of Makalu [8475m]. The trail follows the beautiful Barun river valley in the Makalu Barun National Park, crossing Shipton pass at 4127 meter before arriving at Makalu Base Camp [5000m], from here views of the south face of Makalu, as well as Everest and Lhotse are truly spectacular. The Arun valley is also a home of rare species of various Birds which are now only found in Nepal. Anyone in good shape and has previous experience of trekking can make this fairly challenging trek anytime in March to May and September to early December. this treks have lot of ethnic group of people alphabet in this area.

Trip Highlights

Duration 23 Days Country Nepal
Trip Name Makalu Base Camp Trekking Region Makalu
Best Time Sep-Nov, Mar-Jun Walking Hour 6/7 hours per day
Culture Tibetan Buddhist Max Altitude 5450m
Min Group Size 2 pax Max Group Size 15 pax
Meal Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Accomodations Guest House, Tea House
Transportation Van/ Car/ Bus/ Flight Trip Grade Moderate
Trip Start Point Tumilngtar Trip end Point Tumilngtar


Day 01 Arrive Kathmandu
Day 02 Sightseeing tour in Kathmandu
Day 03 Fly Kathmandu – Tumlingtar [460m] & trek to Khandbari [1040m]
Day 04 Trek to Fururu [1900m]
Day 05 Trek to Num [1490m]
Day 06 Trek to Sedua [1460m]
Day 07 Trek to Tashi gaon [2070m]
Day 08 Trek to Kauma [3470m]
Day 09 Trek to Mumbuk [3570m]
Day 10 Trek to Nhe Kharka [3000m]
Day 11 Trek to Sherson [4615m]
Day 12 Trek to Makalu Base camp [5000m]
Day 13 Rest day – Exploration etc
Day 14 Trek to Nhe Kharka [3000m]
Day 15 Trek to Mumbuk [3570m]
Day 16 Trek to Kauma [3470m]
Day 17 Trek to Tashi Gaon [2070m]
Day 18 Trek to Balung [760m]
Day 19 Trek to Pukuwa [550m]
Day 20 Trek to Bumling [370m]
Day 21 Trek to Tumlingtar [460m]
Day 22 Fly to Kathmandu, transfer to Hotel
Day 23 Depart Kathmandu

Detailed Itinerary

Cost Details

Cost Includes
Programmed Cost US 2825$ Per/Person

  • Airport pickup and drop to (TIA) Airport Transfer to Hotel.
  • One English speaking Guide (government license holder trek Guide)
  • 2 client have 1 porter ( porter carry only 25 Kg)
  • All Nepali trekking stuff Insurance and accommodation food transportation salary.
  • 3 time meal I.e (breakfast, lunch, Dinner, Tea, coffee, Hot lemon)
  • Accommodation at local guest house twin sharing Camping
  • 2 night hotel accommodation in Kathmandu 3/ 4 star categories twin sharing with B/B Basic
  • Makalu Barun National park fee
  • TIM Card
  • Flight to Tumlingtar
  • Flight back from Tumlintar to Kathmandu
  • Porter equipment

Cost Excludes

  • Nepal Visa fee (you must have your own accurate USD cash along with two passport sized photo)
  • International airfare charges
  • Excess baggage charges (if you have more than 20 kg luggage, you will have to pay yourself)
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure.
  • Altitude chamber (PAC) or oxygen
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge,
  • Extra porters, boiled water, shower, heater, etc.
  • Tips for Guide and porter


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