Makalu base camp trek – Explore Mt. Makalu base camp info

Makalu base camp trekking is an exclusive adventure tours, the experienced trekkers who would like to venture deep into the high Himalayas can take the Makalu base camp trek. This trek offers the most breath taking scenes of the Himalaya. The trekkers can view the giant Makalu above them, which is the fifth highest mountain of the world at 8468m. The other mountains that are in the view are the Everest, Lhotse and Baruntse. Both of the river valleys Arun and Barun lead to the Makalu base camp exploring verity of flora, Fauna and geographic diversity. The scenic beauty of the surroundings cannot be described in words. At the upper portion of the trail one can see granite cliffs with glaciers and enchanting waterfalls keep them over flowing.

The Makalu Swiss base camp is at 5150 m and though the Makalu base camp trek is adventurous the picturesque beauty of the surroundings keeps the trekkers fresh and tireless. The Makalu base camp 4870 m lies in Makalu Barun National park established in 1992, after flying to Tumlingtar the trekkers proceed to Arun rivervalley and then to Num. After crossing Shipton La 4125 m they reach Kalo Pokhari, Barun river valley and get the close view of Makalu as well as Chamlang Himal. The Makalu base camp trekkingtakes the trekkers to the most remote part of Nepal. This is a classic trek that goes to an altitude of 5150 m. Though this region lacks in modern facilities but the natural beauty and the diversity among the surroundings is incredible. National Park host 3000 species of flowering plants, 440 species of birds and 75 species of mammals, including the endangered Snow Leopard, Red Panda, Musk Deer, Wild Boar, Wild Yak and Himalayan Thar etc.

Remarkable biodiversity of this area considered as a global significance, and a living laboratory for international scientific research; in this way it is necessary to touch the Makalu’s the living laboratory and superb Himalayan Shangri-La, before die. The local communities are Sherpa, Limbus and Rai. Mt. Makalu can be viewed from the base camp; Makalu base camp trekking is a blend ofadventure and pristine natural beauty. The trekking trail passes through dense forests. It is not a low altitude trek; it is centered on Arun River valley which is in eastern Nepal. While the most remote as well as unfrequented areas make this trekking highly demanding, the scenic beauty and adventure aspect make it an unbeaten as well as outstanding trek. Since the trekkers can enjoy natural beauty throughout, they never get tired. This is a camping trek because of the isolation of this region and the absence of tea houses. Those who are physically strong and have a passion for adventure will enjoy the trips to Makalu base camp.

Makalu base camp trek itinerary

Day 01: Welcome to Nepal, upon your arrival in Nepal our representative welcome and assists to transfer hotel.
Day 02: Kathmandu city tours and preparation for upcoming trek.
Day 03: Flight / Drive to Tumlingtar then trek to Kahandbari (1040m)
Day 04: Trek from Kahandbari to Chichila (1980m).
Day 05: Trek from Chichila to Mudhe (1945m).
Day 06: Trek from Mudhe to Sedua (1500m).
Day 07: Trek from Sedua to Tashigoan (2100m).
Day 08: Trek from Tashigoan to Khongma (3500m).
Day 09: Trek from Khongma to Mumbuk (3540m).
Day 10: Trek from Mumbuk to Nehe Kharka (3700m).
Day 11: Trek from Nehe Kharka to Merek (4100m).
Day 12: Trek from Merek to Shershong (4630m).
Day 13: Trek from Shershong to Makalu base camp (4870m).
Day 14: Trek from Makalu base camp to Yangle Kharka (3557m).
Day 15: Trek from Yangle Kharka to Mumbuk (3540m).
Day 16: Trek from Mumbuk to Khongma (3500m).
Day 17: Trek from Khongma to Tashigaon (2100m).
Day 18: Trek from Tashigaon to Num (1560m).
Day 19: Trek from Num to Chichila (1980m).
Day 20: Trek from Chichila to Mnebhanjyang (1100m).
Day 21: Trek from Mnebhanjyang to Tumlingtar (410m).
Day 22: Flight / drive from Tumlintar to Kathmandu.
Day 23: Free day in Kathmandu, evening farewell dinner.
Day 24: After this amazing Makalu base camp trek if you are interested for other activities like Safari, Rafting, Biking, Tours, Peak climbing or more trekking in other region, we organize trip according to your desire. If you decide to leave Nepal, will transfer to airport for your onward destination.

Service include

Airports pick up and drop by private vehicle
Hotel in Kathmandu for 3 Nights twin sharing with breakfast
Full day guided sightseeing tour in Kathmandu
Domestic flights Kathmandu – Tumlintar – Kathmandu
All meals and accommodation during the trekking period
An experienced English speaking guide trained by Gov of Nepal
Highly experienced Makalu base camp trekking staffs
All governmental procedure permits fees and local taxes
Down jacket, sleeping bag, duffel bag, medical kit etc
Travel and rescue arrangements
Farewell dinner at typical Nepalese restaurant

Service exclude

Visa fees/ international airfare to and from Kathmandu
Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
Travel / medical insurance and emergency evacuation cost
Hot shower, battery recharge during Makalu trek
Personal expenses phone calls, bar bills, extra porters etc
Personal Makalu base camp trekking equipment’s/gears
Tips for guides, porters and driver
All others expenses not mentioned on price include section

Trip note

Base Camp Excursion, Kathmandu, Nepal always thinking about guest’s safety; it is our paramount concern whilst traveling with us. Trekking is an adventure tour we reach remote mountain region. Sometime health condition of member, natural disaster, and weather condition of mountain region changed unexpectedly we cannot guarantee it. Please note that trekking guide has the authority to cancel any part of Makalu base camp trek itinerary if it is necessary due to safety concerns, be prepared to be flexible if required, otherwise trekking group leader follow the above itinerary.

Additional information


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Sapsu Travels Pvt Ltd 

Sinamangal Kathamndu 

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