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:

Home to the world’s fifth highest mountain, the Makalu region encompasses a swath of lush valleys that offers stunning panoramic views of Mt. Makalu itself as well as neighboring giants such as Everest and Lhotse. The Arun Valley is amongst the most beautiful in Nepal, featuring a multitude of waterfalls, an abundance of flora and fauna, and local people armed with the unwavering charm and generosity of spirit that is the hallmark of village life throughout Nepal. Well off the beaten track for most trekkers due to its remote setting, Makalu generally attracts a small number of visitors to its valleys each year – a shame for those unaware of its numerous charms and magnificent scenery, but a boon to those fortune enough to make the sojourn to the region.

Against the backdrop of looming peaks, glaciers and cascading waters, the classic trek through Makalu Barun National Park to the base camp is amongst the most rewarding experiences available on the trekking calendar, enhanced even further by the cultural perspectives and insights into the local people and their hardy existence.

Starting from Tumlingtar, the trek offers unique challenges to those looking to test themselves against a route that rises up and over not one but two high passes in Shipton La and Keke La en route to the base camp – but hey, if you wanted a cushy stroll you wouldn’t be setting out to trek in Nepal, right?

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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