Makalu Base Camp Trek - 22 Days

Makalu Base Camp Trek
Makalu Base Camp Trek
Trip Details
  • Destination: Nepal
  • Trip Difficulty: Strenuous
  • Trip Style: Trekking and sightseeing
  • Transport: Private tourist vehicle & Flight
  • Food: Breakfast,Lunch and Dinner
  • Accommodation: Hotel /Lodge
  • Group Size: 02 to 12 Pax
  • Max Elevation: 5,000m
  • Starts in: Kathmandu
  • Ends in: Kathmandu
  • Average Walk: 4-6 Hours


  • Trek through the isolated part of Nepal
  • Diverse landscape and flora fauna in the Makalu Barun National Park
  • Indigenous culture and lifestyles
  • Alpine glacial territory and awesome scenery
  • Spectacular Makalu view and its surroundings

About Makalu Base Camp Trek

Makalu Base Camp Trekking is an excellent opportunity to enjoy the isolated trekking, which is adventurous enough to deal. The trek goes through the diverse range of flora with the attraction of the fauna in the Makalu Barun National Park. The primary attraction of this trek is Mt. Makalu (8463m), which is the 5th highest peak in the world. Join Adventure Bound Nepal for the memorable Trek to Makalu Base Camp with excellent memories.

Flying to Tumlingtar, trek to Makalu base camp begins heading through the tranquil trail, mostly dominated by the lush woods and the ethnic and indigenous communities. The lower altitude region of the trek is dotted by the sub-tropical forests. It is off-the-beaten trail that leads you to your dream destination. The rhododendron forest makes your trekking in the spring really charming. Trekking further through Tashi Gaon and Mumbuk, the cultural practices of the local people and their remarkable hospitality allure you it goes on the alpine region and the stunning peaks as Mt. Chamlang (7319m), Mt. Baruntse (7129m) can be explored from the closest point. The high passes that come randomly during the Makalu base camp trekking remarks the trek one of the adventurous trekking in Nepal that include Shipton La and Keke La. Mostly, the trail lines up by the Arun and Barun River along with some tiny streams and green hill meadows.

Adventure Bound Nepal arranges Makalu Base Camp Trekking with professional guide and assisting team. We also operate trek with your customizing itinerary in reasonable trip cost. Please, feel free to contact us for the detailed information and let us arrange your trip.


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Welcome to Nepal. You will be greeted by the representative of Adventure Bound Nepal and transferred to the hotel. In the evening, we give you a short briefing about the trip overview. Overnight at hotel.  

    We set out for the sightseeing in Kathmandu after the breakfast. Visiting Pashupatinath, Boudhanath and Swayambhunath, you can have a unique idea about the cultural knowledge and about the religiosity. Then back to the hotel and prepare for the trek. Overnight at hotel.

      From Kathmandu, we fly from Kathmandu to Tumlingtar. A short flight is equally picturesque. Meeting further crew, we begin to drive from Tumlingtar to Chichira, which is an ethnic village, populated by the Gurung people. Overnight at tented camp. 

        The first day of the Makalu base camp trek, we begin from Chichira after the breakfast. This is a picturesque trail through the lush hill trail and gradually we reach to Num. The wonderful scenery of the River and waterfalls are amazing. Overnight at tented camp. 

          Following the terraced hillside trail, we trek from Num and reach to the Barun River. Crossing the River, we begin to ascend steadily and walk through the dense woods. Then we officially enter into the Makalu Barun National Park and walk gradually to Seduwa village. Overnight at tented camp. 

            After the breakfast, we follow the Ipsa stream and pass the green hillside and wonderful villages. Then we walk through the paddy fields and the exotic village of Tashi Gaon, dominated by the indigenous people. Overnight at tented camp. 

              We begin to walk through the steep ascending trail. The altitude increases almost 1400 meters. Then we head through the forests and cross the streams. Again the trail goes through the grazing meadows that is steeps. Gradually, we reach to Khongma ridge and take a rest. Overnight at tented camp. 

                Due to the altitude, we need to take a rest for the acclimatization. The next day, we need to cross the Shipton La Pass, which is challenging enough. We walk around the locality and adapt to the high altitude. Overnight at tented camp.  

                  We begin the trek quiet early in the morning and cross the Shipton La Pass, which is a few hour climb. Passing keke La Pass, we encounter with the Black Lake. The stunning view of the Chamlang Himal (7,321 meters), Peak 6 and 7 entice us brilliantly. Then we trek down to Dobate. Overnight at tented camp. 

                    We begin to trek from Dobate through the lush woods of rhododendron. We reach to the Barun River bank and the upper valley. We head through the tough trail, which is challenging enough. With a gradual walk uphill, we reach to the Yangri Kharka and rest. Overnight at tented camp.  

                      The trail is gentle in the beginning as we start to walk and it goes to the moderate trail. The trail is dominated by the rhododendron forest and soon, we walk through the alpine meadows. The valley rises up and ascending to the ridge, we can enjoy the downhill superb views. Then we reach to the Langmale Kharka and rest. Overnight at tented camp. 

                        The final ascend to the ultimate destination of the trek, Makalu base camp begins after the breakfast at Langmale Kharka. We climb up to Shershong and walking gradually, we reach to the base camp, which is dominated by the icy glacier. It's amazing to get the Himalayan scenery in front of the eyes. Overnight at tented camp. 

                          The most exciting destination and the ultimate place to reach, Makalu base camp is located beyond the Barun Glacier. The spectacular views of Mt. Makalu, Everest and Lhotse and be seen that excitingly allure us. We walk around taking snapshots and making the day exclusively awesome. Overnight at tented camp. 

                            From the Makalu Base Camp, we get to closer encounter with the sunrise over the snowy peaks. Leaving this enticing place, we trek down via Shershong and Langmale Kharka, which continues walking down gradually to Yangri Kharka. Overnight at tented camp. 

                              After the breakfast at Yangri Kharka, we trek down through the rock falling area. It is better to trek down early which is much safer. The trail goes through the lush forests and we steadily reach to Dobate, following the Barun River bank. Overnight at tented camp. 

                                From Dobate, we climb down from the steep downhill trail. We arrive at Mumbuk and walk through the rhododendron forest. Passing Keke La and Tutu la, we steadily trek down to Khongma ridge and take a rest. Overnight at tented camp. 

                                  After the breakfast from Khongma, the downhill trail leads us through the forest and picturesque countryside. Tashi Gaon is a typical Sherpa village with a unique culture and traditions. Overnight at tented camp.   

                                    Continually, we begin to trek down from Tashi Gaon after the breakfast. The beautiful shape of the Barun River flows continuously, without any blockage. Passing some of the beautiful terrain, we arrive at Seduwa and take a rest. Overnight at tented camp. 

                                      Walking through the forest, we leave Seduwa and through the up and down trail, we steadily head towards Num, passing the indigenous community. Overnight at tented camp. 

                                        From Num, we trek to Tumlingtar, which is the concluding day of trekking. While descending from Num, we wave goodbye to the majestic peak- Makalu. We enjoy the trek celebration in Tumlingtar. Overnight at lodge. 

                                          From Tumlingtar, we fly back to Kathmandu in the morning getting the sights of the Himalayas. From the Airport, transfer to the hotel. You have the whole day to do shopping or what is there in your list. Overnight at hotel. 

                                            According to the time of your flight, our Airport representative drops you to the International Airport for your final departure. Thank you for joining us for your trekking in Nepal. See you again. 

                                              Cost Details

                                              • Airport pick-up and drop services as per the itinerary 
                                              • 3 night standard twin sharing hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast.
                                              • Round-trip Air Kathmandu -  Tumlingtar – Kathmandu
                                              • Tansportation to the starting point and from the ending point of the trek as per the itinerary.
                                              • All necessary paper work and permits (National park permit, TIMS )
                                              • All private and local transportation to the starting point and from the ending point of the trek as per the itinerary.
                                              • Gov. Licensed experienced helpful and friendly guide and porters (1 porter for 2 people) and their food, accommodation, salary, equipment, and accidental insurance for all staff
                                              • Basic tea house/ local home stay  accommodation  during  the trek
                                              • Full board meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek
                                              • Down Jacket and sleeping bag (if needed)
                                              • Trekking map and trip achievement certificate
                                              • First Aid kit box with normal medicine
                                              • Arrangement of Emergency Helicopter service (paid by your Travel insurance company)
                                              • Assistant guide group size above 4+ people
                                              • Farewell dinner
                                              • Government taxes & office service charge
                                              • International airfare to and from Kathmandu.
                                              • Nepal entry visa fee 
                                              • Your travel and rescue insurance (compulsory).
                                              • Personal expenses Laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower etc).
                                              • Extra hotel stays and meals due to unforeseeable circumstances, such as flight cancellations/delays, bad weather conditions etc,
                                              • Tips for trekking staff (tipping is expected.

                                              Useful Information

                                              These itineraries are prearranged by their popularity with our previous guests but can easily be customized to accommodate your own schedule and desire.

                                              We can organize combination packages to explore various regions and attractions throughout the country if you have an interest to explore Nepal further. Popular destinations and activities include: the infamous Chitwan National Park jungle safaris, guided tours through the medieval kingdoms of ancient Nepal , Lumbini (the birthplace of Lord Buddha), mountain flights, world class white water rafting and much more. Let us know what you want and we will make it happen for you.