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Makalu Base Camp Trekking Makalu Base Camp Trek the life time journey in the most virgin provience in the Himalaya

5 - Excellent
Based on 2 Reviews

Makalu Base Camp Trekking - 23 Days

Trip Facts

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

Trip Highlights

  • Himalayan Scenic flight from Kathmandu to Tumlingtar.
  • Multiple ethnic people culture exploration.
  • Explore Makalu Barun national park.
  • Visit the base camp of fifth hightest mountain Mt Makalu 8485m.
  • Explore local Nepali cuisine
  • Experience wonderful hospitality of local sherpa people.
  • Himalayan flora and fauna observation.

Trip Overview of Makalu Base Camp Trekking

Makalu Base Camp Trek is one of the best treks in Nepal for those who are seeking the unspoiled solitary type of adventure where the trekker can quench their thirst for adventure inside rugged and unspoiled Himalayan terrain. This journey starts with a scenic 45-minute flight to Tumlingtar and drives all the way to Num and treks all the way to Makalu Base Camp and comes back trekking.

Makalu Base Camp Trek is located in the Makalu Barun national park which is one of the national parks and was established in 1992 AD with the aim of protection and conservation. The lower part of this region consists of tropical and subtropical climates whereas the upper part consists of an alpine and arctic climatic zone. During Makalu Base Camp Trek you can observe multiple ethnic groups people, their customs, culture, tradition, and way of living. All the multi-cultured people and diverse flora-fauna can be seen in the lower part of the National park. After crossing river Arun the trail goes all the way up to Makalu Base Camp crossing several passes, streams, Jungle, and meadows.

Tourist Link Trek and Expedition is one of the leading trekking companies in Nepal and has successfully organized hundreds of trips to Makalu Base Camp. For lodging and flooding during this trek tea house facility is available nowadays before it used to be a camping journey. Multi culture people observation, exploring the remote terrain of Makalu Base Camp, visit the base camp of the fifth highest mountain is the major attraction of this trekking.




Airport representative from Tourist link Trek will welcome you at Tribhuvan International Airport Kathmandu and escort you to your hotel. Director Hom will meet you there and give a briefing about the trip.

Kathmandu valley sightseeing/overnight at Hotel: After having breakfast you will meet your tour guide he will take you to Kathmandu valley sightseeing by car. Some of the UNESCO world heritage are visited this day.

Early morning we drive to Kathmandu airport your guide will accompany you. It’s a 45-minute scenic flight to Tumlingtar. After arriving at Tumlingtar we drive to Num which takes 5 hours through scenic hilly Highway.

Early morning after having breakfast we start trekking. The trail goes downhill all the way river Arun valley and climbs uphill to Seduwa. We stop for launch at Hedagna Gadi which is the village mostly inhabited by Rai people. After launch, we go uphill slowly to our destination Seduwa.

we commence our journey early in the morning after having breakfast. The trail goes uphill following a lush green forest and a bunch of sparkling streams following downward. We pass through small settlements like Nawagaon, and Murmidanda where we stop for launch.

we start our journey early in the morning. The trail follows the ridge of the mountain where we reach the viewpoint at the place called Unsisha 3100m. From there you can see a panoramic view of the Mountain on the northern side whereas the southern side view will be blessed by the lush green hills. We spend overnight at the mountain lodge.

We commence our journey early in the morning after having breakfast prepared by a local cook from a mountain lodge. The trail goes high above the river and passes through a lake called Kalo Pokhari. We cross the mass called Keke la 4170m. The place Mumbuk, where we spend overnight, is a viewpoint as well, from there you can see a panoramic view of the mountain.

Today after having breakfast we commence our journey to a higher elevation in order to get acclimatized. we spend a few hours at higher elevations in order to get well acclimatized. We come back to our guest house around the afternoon, have a launch, and get relaxed.

The journey starts early in the morning after having breakfast. The trail goes slightly uphill in the beginning and uphill later. you can see the spectacular views of the mountains and George. We take a slow and steady pace in order to maintain constant speed and stability. we stop for launch at Temathang Kharka. we walk 5.5 hours in total.

We start our journey early in the morning after having breakfast. The trail goes uphill in a slightly inclined way. The landscape gets more unique as we climb higher. The vegetation gets sparse as we get to higher provinces. We walk through the trail high above Barun Nadi river which is one of the major tributaries to the mighty Koshi river which is known as the sorrow of Bihar of India.

We start the journey early in the morning as usual after having breakfast. The trail goes gradually downhill all the way to Yangri Kharka where we spend overnight. On this day we walk for a few hours. We take launch at Yangri Kharka. After taking the launch we walk a higher altitude to make better acclimatization.

Early morning we start our journey after having a gut-filling breakfast. The trail goes gradually uphill following pastures and granite boulders. The landscape gets barren as higher as we go but the beautiful landscape always amazes you. After reaching the teahouse we walk a few hundred meters up in order to get better acclimatized.

We start our journey early in the morning after breakfast. The trail goes through the bank of glaciers where we pass through a glacial lake. The trail goes gradually uphill having the company of majestic scenic views of mountains. We spend overnight at the mountain lodge.

After having breakfast we go for a walk in order to explore around. We can see a very close-up view of Mt Makalu's south face as well as a panorama including Everest and Lhotse. We celebrate the successful journey there. The base camp is itself located on scenic ground so, we always get blessed with scenic views.

After the successful completion of the journey, we descend down to Yangri Kharka. Don't forget to look back to Mt Makalu to say final good-by to the close-up view. After spending a few days at the high altitude it feels better and you will start gaining your appetite back.

We start early in the morning after breakfast. The trail goes downhill through lush green bushes and green rhododendron forest. It's the time to observe the scenery in detail because when we walk uphill due to altitude and fatigue we cannot properly focus on the scenery.

The trail goes mostly downhill all the way to Tashigaon. The trail descends down through a lush green forest where we can see a bunch of small streams and a waterfall. Going downhill from high altitude makes you full of oxygen breathing which is an incredible experience.

Today we descend downhill to Seduwa. After spending a few days in the mountain today we are reaching the village and settlement and making exit to Makalu Barun National Park. If you are willing to explore the village and have fun with kids and locals it would be the day for you after a long trek.

The trail goes downhill all the way to the mighty river Arun which originates in Tibet. After crossing the river trail leads uphill to Num. Today is the day you are going to spend overnight at the big settlement of Num where you can explore the village and interact with locals. You can try some local cuisine and liquor such as Tibetan hot beer (Tongba) here.

After having breakfast we get ready to drive back to Tumlingtar which is the famous trade hub of this region where we take a flight back to Kathmandu the next day. The scenic drive goes through the ridge of a lush green hill. it takes roughly five hours to reach Tumlingtar. We celebrate the last night with staff members here in Tumlingtar because the next day they take the bus back home.

Early morning after breakfast we walk to Tumlingtar airport in order to take a flight back to Kathmandu. Don't forget to choose the right-hand side because you can see a scenic view of the Himalayas during your flight. You will be taken to your hotel after arriving at Kathmandu airport.

You will be transferred to Tribhuvan International Airport by Tourist Link Treks & Expedition. You receive a Nepali-style farewell treat. Manager Hom will say goodbye to you at the farewell.

What's included?

  • Airport pick up and drop off by private vehicle
  • Sightseeing at Kathmandu Valley (Monkey Temple, Pasupapati Temple, 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) their food, accommodation, Salary, equipment, and 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
  • For all necessary paperwork 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?

  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
  • Personal trekking equipment
  • Snacks and other expenses
  • Excess baggage charges
  • Hot showers during the trek except when in Tumlingtar and Kathmandu
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Emergency evacuation if required
  • 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
2020/PP 8 PAX
2020/PP 10 PAX
2020/PP 4 PAX
2020/PP 6 PAX
2020/PP 10 PAX
2020/PP 2 PAX
2020/PP 2 PAX
2020/PP 4 PAX

Essential Information

Makalu Base Camp Trekking Detail 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 periods 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 in handy in during 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 the 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 concerns while trekking in areas of higher altitudes. 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 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...


5 - Excellent Based on 2 Review

Makalu Trek

Carletto Cole

An amazing adventure on himalaya

We travel with Tourist Link this October around Makalu trek, they are a super organized team, we are very lucky to find a serious agency and smart guides and porters, Read More ...
Makalu Base Camp Trek

Rolf polty

Perfect Makalu Base Camp Lodge Trek

Nach unserer guten Erfahrung mit Hom Bahadur/Tourist link Trek Kathmandu im letzten Jahr, haben wir für Oktober/November 2016 von Deutschland aus über E-Mail eine Trekking Tour zum Makalu Base Camp Read More ...
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