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Makalu Base Camp Trek

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.

Trip Level:

Easy

Destination:

Nepal

Max Altitude:

4870m

Starts At:

kathmandu

Ends At:

kathmadnu

Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival Kathmandu
Day 02: Flight Kathmandu - Tumlingtar and trek to Khandbari(1980m)
Day 03: Khandbari - Chichira
Day 04: Chichira - Num(1560m)
Day 05: Num - Sedua(1500m)
Day 06: Sedua - Tashigaon(2100m)
Day 07: Tashigaon - Khongma(3500m)
Day 08: Khongma - Dobato Meadow(4170m)
Day 09: Dobato Meadow -  Yangle Kharka(3557m)
Day 10: Yangle Kharka - Yak Kharka(4410m)
Day 11: Yak Kharka - Sherson(4870m)
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

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(1980m) 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 - Chichira

Day 04: Chichira - Num(1560m)

Day 05: Num - Sedua(1500m)

Day 06: Sedua - Tashigaon(2100m)

Day 07: Tashigaon - Khongma(3500m)

Day 08: Khongma - Dobato Meadow(4170m)

Day 09: Dobato Meadow -  Yangle Kharka(3557m)

Day 10: Yangle Kharka - Yak Kharka(4410m)

Day 11: Yak Kharka - Sherson(4870m)

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 Include

  • 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

 

Cost Exclude

  • 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.

Trekking Equipment Checklist

The weather can be cold, unpredictable and challenging while in the mountains. Hence the travelers need to be prepared to cope up with the weather. While you can take the different kind of equipment to make things comfortable for you, there are some basic things that you must carry with you for completion of the trek in comfortable manner.

Sun Hat
Fleece/Wool hat that covers ears
Sunglasses
Scarf to cover face (dust/wind)

Upper Body:
At least 4 pair of T-shirts
2 lightweight thermal tops
2 Merino/Fleece long shelve tops
Water and wind proof shell jacket
Down Jacket
Raincoat (Poncho)

Lower Body:
Under garments
Hiking shorts
Lightweight walking pants
Light weight thermal leggings
Fleece or tracksuit pants
Water and wind proof pants

Feet:
At least 4 pairs of  thick warm wool hiking socks
Hiking boots (with spare laces)
Walking sneakers
Sandals
Walking poles (Walking Stick)
Hands:
Lightweight fleece gloves
Water and wind proof gloves

Note: Sleeping bags come handy in case of difficult circumstances. We recommend every trekkers to take one with them while on the mountains. You can bring your own or it can be hired here.