Makalu Base Camp Trek - 20 Days

  • Destination: Nepal
  • Duration: 20 Days
  • Trip Grade: Strenuous
  • Cost start: Contact
  • Accomodation: Tea house/lodge
  • Trip Style: Trekking/hiking
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About Trip:

Makalu Barun is one of the newest national parks in Nepal and was established in 1992. The Makau Barun National Park is the world’s only protected area with an elevation gain of more than 8000 m. and it encloses a diverse range of flora and fauna found in the tropical forests and snow-capped peaks of the park. The national park is home to Mt. Makalu – the 5th tallest mountain in the world – rising 8468 m. above sea level. The Makalu Base Camp Trek is a less-frequented route due to its relative inaccessibility and offers a variety of natural environments and cultures, along with some uncommon views of the surrounding mountains, including Mt. Everest. It is a trip for the experienced trekker, offering an adventure in the untouched pristine nature of Nepal, far from the tourist crowds.

The trek starts off with a scenic flight to Tumlingtar and then we head on to Num (1560 m) the following day. We will encounter steep ascending and descending through a beautiful ridge surrounded by mesmerizing views and snow-capped Himalayan mountain vistas. When we reach Seduwa (1500 m) we will register our Makalu Barun National Park permit and continue our trek towards Tashi Gaun(2100 m) which is the last permanent settlement in the valley. As we continue trekking towards our goal, we will encounter our major pass crossing of Shipton La, named after Eric Shipton and Sir Edmund Hillary who used this route on their 1952 Everest reconnaissance. Next stop is the Makalu Base Camp, our main destination, from where we will have magnificent views of the southern face of Makalu as well as an opportunity to witness panoramic uncommon views of Mt. Everest (8848 m) and Lhotse (8516 m). After taking in all the impressions and experience we can possibly cope, we head back the same way to Tumlingtar, witnessing different views and experiences than on our way up. If you have further query please do not hesitate contact us.

Trip Highlights

  • Makalu Barun National Park and exclusive Flora & Fauna
  • Ethnic groups and their untouched culture
  • Exploring the 5th tallest mountain in the planet Makalu and it's Base Camp
  • Panoramic view of Mt. Everest, Lhotse and many more count less stunning giants Himalaya surroundings

Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Welcome at airport and transfer to the hotel.

Day 02: Free day for final trekking preparation

Day 03: Fly Kathmandu to Tumlingtar then drive to Num(1560m, 5-6 hrs)

Day 04: Num to Seduwa (1500m, 6-7 hrs)

Day 05: Seduwa to Tashigaon (2100m, 5 hrs)

Day 06: Tashigaon to Khongma Danda (3500m, 6-7 hrs)

Day 07: Acclimatization day

Day 08: Khongma Danda to Dobate via Shipton’s La pass 4125m (3650m, 6-7 hrs)

Day 09: Dobate to Yangri Kharka (3557m, 6-7 hrs)

Day 10: Yangri Kharka to Langmale Kharka (4410m, 6-7 hrs)

Day 11: Langmale Kharka to Shershong (4630m, 6-7 hrs)

Day 12: Shershong to Makalu Base Camp (4870m, 6-7 hrs)

Day 13: Explore the Mt. Makalu Base Camp and surroundings

Day 14: Makalu Base Camp to Yangri Kharka (3557m, 6-7 hrs)

Day 15: Yangri Kharka to Dobate (3650m, 6-7 hrs)

Day 16: Dobate to Khongma Danda (3500m, 5-6 hrs)

Day 17: Khongma Danda to Seduwa (8 hrs)

Day 18: Seduwa to Num (5-6 hrs)

Day 19: Num to Tumlingtar by drive

Day 20: Fly back to Kathmandu

Trip cost includes/excludes:

  • All airports pick up and drop off
  • Welcome dinner in typical Nepali restaurant with cultural show
  • First 2 night twin sharing basis accommodation in standard hotel Kathmandu
  • All necessary trekking permits like Makalu Barun National Park and Tims Card
  • Kathmandu to Tumlingtar and Tumlingtar to Kathmandu by flight
  • 3 Times meal a day such as Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner during Himalaya
  • Fresh fruits like apple, banana, pomegranate etc.
  • All accommodation during mountain
  • Professional English speaking local guide with medical kit
  • Staffs insurance, well paid salary, meal, accommodation, transportation etc.
  • Trekking Map, Duffel bag, agency T-shirt if needed
  • Agency service charge and government tax/vat
  • Visa fees and international flight
  • Personal insurance, trekking gears, lunch and dinner in Kathmandu etc.
  • Wifi, hot shower, laundry, battery charge etc.
  • All drinks such as mineral water, cola, alcoholic and snacks
  • Tip to Staffs

Note:- Above itinerary is just a guideline. If you are not satisfied then please feel free customize according your own taste and duration of holidays.

Detail Itinerary

Day 01Welcome at airport and transfer to the hotel.

Day 02Free day for final trekking preparation

Day 03Fly Kathmandu to Tumlingtar then drive to Num(1560m, 5-6 hrs)

Day 04Num to Seduwa (1500m, 6-7 hrs)

Day 05Seduwa to Tashigaon (2100m, 5 hrs)

Day 06Tashigaon to Khongma Danda (3500m, 6-7 hrs)

Day 07Acclimatization day

Day 08Khongma Danda to Dobate via Shipton’s La pass 4125m (3650m, 6-7 hrs)

Day 09Dobate to Yangri Kharka (3557m, 6-7 hrs)

Day 10Yangri Kharka to Langmale Kharka (4410m, 6-7 hrs)

Day 11Langmale Kharka to Shershong (4630m, 6-7 hrs)

Day 12Shershong to Makalu Base Camp (4870m, 6-7 hrs)

Day 13Explore the Mt. Makalu Base Camp and surroundings

Day 14Makalu Base Camp to Yangri Kharka (3557m, 6-7 hrs)

Day 15Yangri Kharka to Dobate (3650m, 6-7 hrs)

Day 16Dobate to Khongma Danda (3500m, 5-6 hrs)

Day 17Khongma Danda to Seduwa (8 hrs)

Day 18Seduwa to Num (5-6 hrs)

Day 19Num to Tumlingtar by drive

Day 20Fly back to Kathmandu

Useful Info

  • Since makalu Base Camp trek is less explored and not well mark route, please trek with reliable agency and guide.
  • Respect the local culture and take a permission while taking photos
  • Manage your garbage and wellcare the preserve Flora & Fauna
  • Well equipped trekking gears
  • Drink at least 3 liter of water per day and well acclimatization essential
  • Avoid smoking and drinking alcohol while above 3000m 
  • Slow and steady is the best way of hiking
  • Take first aid kit with you during trek
  • Make sure you have high altitude coverages insurance policy

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