Makalu Base Camp Trek
Makalu Base Camp Trek

Himalayan rock Makalu Base Camp trek, Trekking Nepal Makalu, Makalu Barun National Park trek

Facts Of Trip

Fascinating and challenging trek to the base camp of Makalu (8462m), situated in the Makalu Barun National Park. Makalu - world’s fifth highest mountain - towers on the nothern boundary, straddling the borders of Nepal and Tibet.

The Makalu Base Camp trek in the eastern part of Nepal is a trek of unsurpassed beauty, towering Himalayan peaks, biological diversity and cultural heritage. The Makalu trek starts from Tumlingtar and follows the beautiful Arun River into the Makalu Barun National Park. The panoramas from Shipton pass and from above Makalu Base Camp are magnificent, especially at sunrise and sunset the scene is even more sublime.

Due to its isolation and remoteness the Makalu trek still is a true adventure, even for experienced trekkers.


Grade: Grade III
Type: Tent trek
Total duration: 21 days
Cost: See details
Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival Kathmandu
Day 02: Flight Kathmandu - Tumlingtar and trek to Khandbari
Day 03: Khandbari - Chichila
Day 04: Chichila - Num
Day 05: Num - Sedua
Day 06: Sedua - Tashigaon
Day 07: Tashigaon - Khongma
Day 08: Khongma - Dobato Meadow
Day 09: Dobato Meadow -  Yangle Kharka
Day 10: Yangle Kharka - Yak Kharka
Day 11: Yak Kharka - Sherson
Day 12: Sherson - Makalu Base Camp
Day 13: Explore Makalu Base Camp
Day 14: Makalu Base Camp - Yangle Kharka
Day 15: Yangle Kharka - Thulo Pokhari
Day 16: Thulo Pokhari - Tashigaon
Day 17: Tashigaon - Num
Day 18: Num - Bote Bas
Day 19: Bote Bas - Tumlingtar
Day 20: Tumlingtar - Kathmandu
Day 21: Kathmandu, Departure

Detail Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival Kathmandu

Meet our representative and driver at Kathmandu airport, transfer to your hotel. In the evening briefing about your Makalu Base Camp trekking.

Day 02: Flight Kathmandu - Tumlingtar and trek to Khandbari

Early morning flight from Kathmandu domestic airport to Tumlingtar. Tumlingtar is the only asccess to start Makalu Base Camp trek via flight.

Same day walk up to Khandbari which will take us around 3 hours. Our campsite is above Khandbari (1040m).

Day 03: Khandbari - Chichila
 

Day 04: Chichila - Num

Day 05: Num - Sedua

Day 06: Sedua - Tashigaon

Day 07: Tashigaon - Khongma

Day 08: Khongma - Mumbuk

Day 09: Mumbuk - Yangle Kharka

Day 10: Yangle Kharka - Yak Kharka

Day 11: Yak Kharka - Sherson

Day 12: Sherson - Makalu Base Camp

Day 13: Explore Makalu Base Camp

Day 14: Makalu Base Camp - Yangle Kharka

Day 15: Yangle Kharka - Thulo Pokhari

Day 16: Thulo Pokhari - Tashigaon

Day 17: Tashigaon - Num

Day 18: Num - Bote Bas

Day 19: Bote Bas - Tumlingtar

Day 20: Tumlingtar - Kathmandu

Day 21: Kathmandu, Departure

Cost Includes / Excludes
Included:
- Airport pickup on arrival at Kathmandu airport by private coach
- Airport departure drop off at Kathmandu airport by private coach
- 2 Nights accommodation in Kathmandu
- Transfer hotel to domestic airport v.v. for Tumlingtar flights
- Flight Kathmandu - Tumlingtar
- Flight Tumlingtar - Kathmandu
- Local airport taxes
- Accommodation during trekking in tents
- Camping and kitchen fee
- 3 Meals a day during trek
- Drinks during trek (thee, coffee, water, hot chocolate)
- Tents (member tent, dining-Kitchen tent, toilet tent)
- Kitchen utensils
- English speaking experienced guide (trained by Ministery of Tourism)
- Cook, kitchen staff
- Porter(s), generally 1 porter for 2 pax (max 12 kg per person)
- Food, salary, transportation, accommodation and insurance for our Nepali staff
- Makalu Barun National Park fee
- TIMS (trekking registration card)
- Makalu region trekking map
- Service from our office in Kathmandu, Thamel

Not included:
- International flight to and from Nepal and airport taxes
- Vaccination and Nepal visa
- Meals and drinks when not on trek
- Personal insurance and other personal expenses
- Tips for trekking staff (tipping is expected)
- Extra cost due to delay or cancellation of flights to and from Tumlingtar.

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TIBET TOUR - TIBET CULTUREEL Kathmandu , 23 august 2008 Hello Ram mani, From day one we had a great time in Nepal !! The reception has been great (every time by the way we came by your office). We drank a lot of Nepali tea together. With your help and Hira's we have seen a lot of Nepal . Everything was taken care of and we felt really s

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