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Makalu Base Camp Trekking

Makalu Base Camp Trekking - 23 Days

Trip Facts

Group Size
+2 People above
Trip Grade
Hotel/Guest House
Max. Elevation
Private Vehicle/Flight

Trip Overview of Makalu Base Camp Trekking

Makalu Base Camp Trekking is the one of the difficult Mountains to ascend in the entire world. It is an inspirational Peak among the gathering of the red brickwork finished up of four sided pyramid profile. Because of its irregular formation and features, Makalu is defined as a strange Mountain. Makalu is an extremely brave Mountain, which is to be start 14 miles away from the east of Mount Everest. The minimum elevation is 3900 meter where as its maximum elevation is 8,463 meter. The most suitable season for the trek to Makalu is spring and autumn. The grade trek of Makalu is strenuous. Nepal Mountain climbing is another suitable name for the Makalu trekking where you will be climbing high elevated mountains time and again. Makalu Trekking trail go up from 850m to 5,000m over the sea level of the Makalu Base Camp which provides electrify natural scenery whose central point is Makalu Barun National Park and Conservation Area.

The starting point for Makalu Base Camp Trekking itinerary is from Kathmandu to Hile by bus. Similarly, its ending point is Hile. The highest access to the Makalu Trek is Hillary Base Camp (5,000m). To trek in Makalu is not an easy trek as it demands only camping. You cannot experience Nepalese tea house time and again. Likewise, the chief attraction places that you can be viewed in Makalu Trek are Kanchenjunga, Mount Everest and Lhotse. The other splendid breathtaking places are the most challenging special trek in the remote eastern part of Nepal. Here, through this trek, you are provided with an opportunity of viewing and exploring the mixed cultures of Sherpas, Rais as well as Tamangs. Makalu Base Camp Trekking is an admired trekking target in Nepal so; it is frequently packaged as the Nepal trekking package. Makalu Trekking is all about encountering the dazzling mountains, the multiplicity of plants, special kinds of wild animals. This trek to comprises an extensive range of attitudinal and climatic disparity.

Makalu Base Camp Trekking is a trail trekking that makes available of the remarkable and diverse surrounding for affluent diversity of fauna and flora. Though Makalu Trekking is tricky trekking you will be accompanied by Tourist Link Trek and Expedition who will guide you in each and every step. They will even share the general guideline regarding the trekking and thus, your trek will be memorable as you are trusting Tourist Link Trek and Expedition.



Upon your arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, you will be received by our representative staff from tourist Link Trek and expedition at the Airport. Our representative will transfer you to the hotel and will talk about the further plans over there. Overnight stay in a hotel.

For the next day, you will be travelling around the Kathmandu Valley by visiting Pashupatinath, Bouddhanath, Durbar Squares and other cultural as well as traditional sites. You will too prepare for the journey during the time, obtaining authorization for the expedition from the government agency. Overnight stay at a hotel.

Tumlingtar is a village which is located at the height of 400 meter above from the sea level. Tumlingtar is an original place from somewhere your trekking set up. You will acquire a flight from Kathmandu to Tumlingtar. From Tumlingtar, you will take a drive to Chichila (1850m) and will be exploring the remaining days. Overnight stay at a guesthouse.

On the following day you will move from Chichila to Num which covers 1,505 meter. So, on this day you will wake up early in the morning and begin the trekking. After having breakfast you will take a hike and will get pleasure from the trek. Overnight stay at a guesthouse.

This is your 6th day trekking to Seduwa (1,530m) and outing trip. After having a breakfast early in the morning you will start the trekking to Seduwa (1,530m). Seduwa is in fact an appealing place where you are going away to have the natural beauties of that area. Overnight stay at a guesthouse.

On the 6th day, you will move to Gaon (2,065m) from Seduwa covering 5 hours. For the most part on that day you will pace an extensive distance from Seduwa to Gaon (2,065m). Overnight stay at a guesthouse.

On the 7th day, you will be heading towards the Khongma (3,562m) from Gaon taking nearly 5 hours. You will set into motion in an early day as you cover up roughly 1500 meters on the day. This day is going to be an extended day’s trek requiring roughly 7 to 8 hours of trek. The trek will, though, be daring it takes you to numerous startling landscapes. Overnight stay at a guesthouse.

The following 8th day is for acclimatization where you will be spending whole day at Khongma (4,200m), resting and acclimatizing to get familiar with the circumstances and the elevation. You can travel roughly to the Khongma village and lend a hand with the villagers so that you can find out about their culture. Overnight stay at a guesthouse.

From Khongma you will mount Shipton La and from there you will slide down to Mumbak (4,200m). In Mumbuk, you will be taking a hike which is well thought-out as a difficult area to pass Shipton La. As you arrive at Khongma, you will take the breakfast enjoying the pleasant nature. Overnight stay at a guesthouse.

For the trek to Yak Kharka (3,6100m), you have to wake up early in the morning and it takes 6 hours. Before the sunrise you have to pass Dhampu Pass. The view of the whole Annapurna Range being contacted by the sun with the valley resting below in the gloom gives remarkable views. Overnight stay at a guesthouse.

For the trek to Shershong (4,650m), you will set up in an early morning taking a breakfast in Yangri Kharka which takes 5 to 6 hours on foot from Yangri Kharka. After the few minutes of walking an authorized person will talk about the additional plans. Overnight stay at a guesthouse.

On the 12th day, you will head for the trek to Makalu South East Base Camp as per the preparation. Trekking in Makalu South East Base Camp is complicated in nature thus far you will like this trekking as you will get to know lots of things concerning the trekking and other aspects of Makalu South East Base Camp. Overnight stay at a guesthouse.

Day 13th is an essential day as we are going to see Makalu North Ridge Base Camp (4,800m) which is one of the focal point of our trip. The trekking to Makalu North Ridge Base Camp is considered to be unusual than the other trekking as trekkers to this area will be appreciated more than the others. Overnight stay at a guesthouse.

Following the trekking to Makalu North Ridge Base Camp (4,800m), on 15th day is allocated for the acclimation at the Base Camp. This is especially significant element of the itinerary as the couple of day’s acclimatization will assist us to search out the circumstances and get ready for the expedition that lies in front. Overnight stay at a guesthouse.

The destination for 15th day is Mumbuk, a small village in the section of Makalu. It will take five hours of trekking from Yak Kharka to arrive at there. You can travel around the village throughout the hiking time. Overnight stay at a guesthouse.

On the 16th day you will come back to Kauma from Mumbuk. Today you will be on foot a bit longer in contrast to other days. So, you will get your breakfast and afterward only will go for Kauma captivating rest on the way. Overnight stay at a guesthouse.

Once more your march will be extensive for 6 hours akin to days gone by when you moved from Mumbuk to Kauma. But the walk will be motivating as you will find to make out lots of things concerning the nature, people and diverse vegetations. You will obtain your lunch on the way to Tashi Gaoni. Overnight stay at a guesthouse.

The day when you are done with exploring Tashi Gaon, you will revisit to Num. As you have already seen Num, you can go systematically but in case if you have time and enthusiastic to explore more, absolutely there is a high probability for the explorations. Overnight stay at a guesthouse.

On the 20th day you will be moving towards Khandbari from Num right after taking breakfast. Khandbari is moderately a fine-looking place for the trek. Khandbari is an affluent place in contrast to other places of this route. Overnight stay at a guesthouse.

The next day, you will arrive to Tumlingtar which is a different gorgeous town in the eastern region of Nepal. After getting Tumlingtar, you will pay out the rest of the night in a hotel enjoy the local food and cultural dances. Overnight stay at a guesthouse.

It is worth to receive a rest in Kathmandu for one more day so that the day when you go away from Kathmandu you do not experience faintness and sleepiness. In an evening time you can walk around the outstanding places of Kathmandu which will calculate as a plus point. Overnight stay at a guesthouse.

This is the final day as per to an itinerary where you will return to your own hometown from Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu or towards your next destination. You will be in motion from a hotel after taking your lunch and here, you will be helped by our representative staff from Tourist Link Trek and Expedition.

What's included?

  • Airport pick up and drop off by private vehicle
  • Sightseeing at Kathmandu Valley (Monkey Temple, Pasupapati Tample, Boudhanath, Durbar square)
  • Two night accommodation with breakfast at 3 star category Hotel in Kathmandu
  • Best available twin sharing lodge for accommodation during the trek
  • Domestic Airfare (Kathmandu - Tumlingtar - Kathmandu)
  • Three daily meals (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) during the trek
  • All ground transportation on a comfortable private vehicle as per the itinerary
  • One highly experienced helpful and friendly guide (English speaking and Government licensed holder guide)
  • Porter service (2 Trekker: 1 Porter) there food, accommodation, Salary, equipment and including staff insurance
  • Snacks of seasonal fruits during the trek
  • Down jacket and sleeping bag (to be returned after trip completion)
  • Trekking map and trip achievement certificate
  • All necessary paper work and permits (Makalu area permit and TIMS) please bring 3 passport size photographs
  • All Local/Government Taxes and office service charge
  • Medical Supplies (First Aid Kit will be available)
  • Arrangement of Emergency Helicopter service which will be paid by your travel insurance Company

What's not included?

  • Nepal Visa fee
  • Meal not specified in the “meal inclusions” in the above itinerary
  • Personal trekking equipment
  • Snacks and other expenses
  • International airfare to & from home town
  • Excess baggage charges
  • Hot showers during the trek except when in Tumlingtar
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Personal expenses like phone calls, laundry, bar bills and extra porters
  • Tips and donations for guides and porters.
  • Optional trips and sightseeing if extend

Fixed Departures

Start Date End Date Price Availability Booking
3429.5/PP 4 PAX

Essential Information

When to Go?

March to May and mid-September to November are ideal times to go on trekking in Nepal. However, you can do the trek throughout the year, excluding harsh winter and heavy monsoon period for better experiences. Read more...

Gear Checklist

Gears and equipment assure your safety and smooth trekking experiences as you enter the Himalayas. With essential equipment, you can add some of the other specific ones which most probably will come handy in the trek. A reliable preparation from your side is a positive step for successful trekking and climbing expedition. Read more...

Food, drinking water, and accommodation facilities

The menu for everyday foods gets slimmer with a significant rise in altitude. One can always find a warm tea and basic local staple in the lodges or teahouses operating here. Natural drinking water sources, as well as Drinking water taps, are available throughout the trail. Accommodations might lose even some of the basic facilities as we move higher up in the trails of Himalayas. Read more...

Trip Permit

To enter and trek the protected and restricted segments of Nepal, you will have to take special permits from the government of Nepal for the sole purpose of preserving the people and nature of these areas. Read more...

Altitude Sickness

Altitude sickness is one of the primary concern while trekking in the areas of higher altitude. You must be prepared and act quickly if the symptoms appear during the trek. Using some prevention techniques, you can slow down and minimize the symptoms of Altitude sickness up to some extent. Read More...

Physical condition and experience requirements

Different types and levels of trekking might require a certain minimum fitness level to accomplish. With the guides, you can make up for the segments of lacking experience of trekking. Nepal also offers a lot of different varieties of the trek which the trekkers of any age or physical condition can do. Selection of optimal trekking program is best for both parties. Read more...


Weather in the Higher Himalayas is always unpredictable. Regular monitoring and contact help us to be safe from any unforeseen change of weather in most cases. With the presence of a licensed guide, you can take correct destinations and make the most of the trek. Read more...

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