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Makalu Circuit Trek Take your memories of adventure to the next level, its even rewarding then Everest summit.

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Makalu Circuit Trek - 24 days Days

Trip Facts

Group Size
Min 2 Max 10
Trip Grade
Hotel/Mountain Lodge/Tented Camp
Max. Elevation
6189M or 27825Ft
Full Board
Private Vehicle/Flight

Trip Highlights

  • Cross a few of the world’s most adventurous passes Sherpeni col 6180m, west col 6143m, Amphu Labsta 5845m, and Khangma La 5550m.
  • Himalayan scenic flight from Kathmandu to Tumlingtar and
    Lukla to Kathmandu which is the best
    view offering flight.
  • Explore Culture, Custom, tradition, Geography, and Demography
    and flora-fauna of Makalu and Everest region.
  • Explore some of the world's tallest mountains including Everest 8848m, Lhotse 8414m, and Makalu 8468m.
  • Sherpa and Rai people's culture in-depth exploration.
  • Lead by an experienced Sherpa guide and porter who have the best knowledge of the Makalu and Everest region.
  • Nepali local food (Dal- Bhat) and cuisine.

Trip Overview of Makalu Circuit Trek

Mt. Makalu 8485m is the fifth highest mountain in the world where Makalu Circuit Trek is one of the most challenging & adventure journeys in Nepal since the entire circuit covers numerous numbers of difficult high passes need to accomplish such as Sherpani Col 6180m, West Col 6143m, Amphu  Lapcha Pass 5850m and many more. Our experienced Sherpa crew and official trekking planner team would be highly anxious for your safety and security concerning altitude sickness and possible illness while making your successful adventure holiday, we highly recommend previous trekking experience and good physical fitness of every adventure-seeking trekkers likely to accomplish Makalu Circuit.

The trek is a perfect combination of less explored off the beaten trails to popular trail where we spend our maximum days inside remote and less visited areas of Makalu National Park and back via the world’s popular classic trail of Everest Base Camp.

The 20 to the 24-day-long itinerary with challenging grade trekking trail in Sangkhuwasava is often known as Makalu Circuit Trek or Makalu high passes trek with Tourist Link Treks and Expedition starts with a sightseeing tour in Kathmandu. We take around an hour's flight from Kathmandu to Tumlingtar followed by a couple of hours' drive to our exact trek starting point at Khandbari. The trekking trail first begins with scenic and soft walking then gradually towards tough and high adventures. After walking more than a week until reaching Makalu Base camp at 4800 meters where we take an acclimatization day would be worthwhile before attempting a serious pass Sherpani Col at 6180 meters. Again, the trail continuously becomes wilder until we accomplish pass West Col at 6190 meters and Amphu Lapcha Pass at 5850 meters. After there, our journey starts following descends with a safe and comfortable walk that joints popular classic trail of Everest; towards Chukkung, Tengboche, Namche Bazaar then finally to Lukla for a flight back to Kathmandu.

Additional Information:
The best time for the Makalu Circuit Trek is September to November and March to May. Tourist Link Treks is a veteran trekking operator in Kathmandu for small groups and individual trekkers at a reasonable budget cost. We are offering the Makalu Circuit trek with fixed departure dates in 2024 and 2025.


1) Trip Overview

Embark on the Makalu Circuit Trek: A Thrilling Himalayan Adventure

The Makalu Circuit Trek stands as a testament to the spirit of adventurous trekking, offering a challenging journey through the heart of the Himalayas. This trek encompasses the majestic Mt. Makalu, soaring at 8481m and renowned for its iconic pyramid-style summit. Notably, it ranks as the 5th tallest mountain globally.

Key Highlights:

  • Peak Expedition Opportunities: The trek includes a rare chance to experience Himalayan peak expeditions, particularly at Sherpini Col (6180m) and Amphu Lapcha Pass (5850m).
  • Cultural Exploration: Beyond the physical challenges, the journey provides a unique cultural encounter with the Sherpa, Rai, and Limbu communities. Traverse through the rich cultural tapestry of the Makalu and Everest regions.
  • National Park Sanctuary: The trail leads through the pristine Makalu Barun National Park and Sagarmatha National Park in the Everest region. This sanctuary setting allows for an immersive experience in the region's diverse flora and fauna.

The Journey:

The Makalu Circuit Trek spans 20 to 24 days, depending on the chosen schedule. Commencing in Kathmandu, the adventure begins with a scenic flight to Tumlingtar, followed by a drive to the historic town of Num, an ancient trading hub.

The trail winds through picturesque landscapes, passing through Seduwa, Tashigaon, Dobate, Yangla Kharka, and Langmale Kharka before reaching Makalu Base Camp. Here, a halt allows for acclimatization and further exploration.

The trek then progresses to Sherpini Col (6180m), marking an achievement of conquering one of the world's highest mountain passes. Continuing the adventure, trekkers cross Amphu Lapcha Pass (5850m) before reaching the Everest region's Chukung village at 4730m.

As the journey descends, the trail leads through Tengboche Monastery, providing a moment for reflection and observation. The final stretch covers Namche, Phakding, and concludes in Lukla for a departure flight the next day.

A Perfect Blend of Adventure, Culture, and Nature:

Makalu Circuit Trek promises a harmonious blend of adventure, cultural immersion, and natural exploration. This trek is not just an adventure; it's a journey of a lifetime, crafting memories worth sharing with future generations.

Why Choose Tourist Link Trek & Expedition:

As seasoned organizers of the Makalu Circuit Trek, Tourist Link Trek & Expedition ensures a seamless experience from start to finish. Trust us with your trekking adventure, requiring nothing more than good physical condition and previous trekking experience. Embark on the Makalu Circuit Trek — an adventure that inspires and motivates, leaving you with cherished memories for a lifetime.

2) Itinerary:

Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu / Transfer to Hotel.

Day 02: Sightseeing in Kathmandu / UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Day 03: Fly Kathmandu to Tumlingtar 45-minute flight / Drive to Num 5 hours.

Day 04: Trek Num to Seduwa 1500m / 5-hour walk.

Day 05: Trek Seduwa to Tashigaon 2100m / 6-hour walk.

Day 06: Trek Tashigaon to Kaumadanda 3500m / 6-hour walk.

Day 07: Trek Kaumadanda to Dobate 3540m via Keke La 4170m / 6-hour walk.

Day 08: Rest day in Dobate to Yangla Kharka 3557m / 7-hour walk.

Day 09: Trek Yangla Kharka to Langmale Kharka 4410m / 6-hour walk.

Day 10: Trek Langmale Kharka to Makalu Base Camp 4870m / 6-hour walk.

Day 11: Rest day at Makalu Base Camp 4870m, Excursion to Peak-3 Danda.

Day 12: Trek MBC to Swiss Base Camp 5150m / 6-hour walk.

Day 13: Trek SBC to Sherpeni Col Base Camp 5688m / 6-hour walk.

Day 14: Trek SCBC to Baruntse Base Camp via Sherpeni Col Pass 6180m / 7-hour walk.

Day 15: Trek BBC to Amphu Labsta Base Camp 5527m / 6-hour walk.

Day 16: Rest Day at Amphu Labsta Base Camp 5527m

Day 17: Trek ALBC to Chukung 4730m via Amphu Labsta la pass 5845m / 7.5 hour walk.

Day 18: Trek Chukung to Lubuche 4900m Via Kangma La Pass 5550m / 7-hour walk.

Day 19: Trek Lobuche to Gorakshep 5140, Visit Everest Base Camp 5365m / 6.5hour walk.

Day 20: Trek Gorakshep to Phortse 4200m Visiting Kalapathar 5550 m for Complete Everest View.

Day 21: Trek Phortse to Namche 3440m / 6-hour walk.

Day 22: Trek Namche to Lukla 2840m, Evening celebration with guide and porter / 6-hour walk.

Day 23: Fly Lukla to Kathmandu, Evening Dinner Programme hosted by Tourist Link Trek & expedition / 30-min flight.

Day 24: Final departure / Transfer to International airport.

3) Accommodation:

Embark on the Makalu Circuit trek with comfort and diversity in accommodation. In Kathmandu, luxuriate in a 3-star or above category hotel. As the journey progresses into the mountains, experience the rustic charm of Mountain Lodges—basic yet neat and clean. Upon entering the Everest region, revel in more comfortable rooms, offering a cozy retreat after the rugged terrains of Makalu. Tourist Link Trek & Expedition ensures a seamless transition between luxury, simplicity, and comfort throughout this extraordinary trekking adventure. Enjoy the best of both worlds, from city elegance to mountain serenity. Your accommodation mirrors the diversity of the remarkable landscapes you traverse.

4) Meals:

Indulge in a culinary journey during the Makalu Circuit Trek with Tourist Link Trek & Expedition. All-inclusive meals are provided throughout the trek, with only breakfast and a farewell dinner offered in Kathmandu. In the enchanting tented camps, our skilled cooks craft delicious meals. Meanwhile, at mountain lodges, the local staff takes charge of culinary delights. The Everest region's teahouses boast sophistication, promising a slightly elevated dining experience compared to the Makalu area. Rest assured, our vigilant Tourist Link cooks monitor the entire culinary process, ensuring a delightful and nourishing experience amid the breathtaking Himalayan landscapes. Savor the flavors of adventure!

5) Guide and Support crew.

The Makalu Circuit Trek, a Himalayan challenge of unparalleled intensity, demands a seasoned team. Our professionals—a Guide, Porter, Climbing guide, Cook, Cook helper, Sherpa (Security personal), and more—are dedicated to ensuring the realization of your adventure dreams. As market veterans, Tourist Link Trek & Expedition boasts an experienced crew committed to your journey's success. In this ultra-adventure, a robust support crew is essential. Upon crossing the Amphu Laptsa pass and reaching Chukung village at 4770m, seamlessly merging with the Everest trekking route, your needs shift. With Tourist Link, trust in a streamlined crew—Guide, Sherpa, and Porter—ensuring a focused and unforgettable adventure. Your dream adventure, is meticulously crafted with expertise.

Embark on Makalu Base Camp Trek with Peak Fitness: A Guide by Tourist Link Trek & Expedition

Conquer the exhilarating Makalu Circuit Trek by embracing peak physical fitness. A recommended BMI of 20-25 sets the ideal foundation for this challenging journey. Prepare your body with cardio exercises before arriving in Nepal, ensuring resilience for the trek's demands. Tourist Link Trek & Expedition, your seasoned trek organizer, emphasizes the importance of robust health for overcoming this adventure. Our veteran team encourages participants to cultivate a fit and healthy lifestyle, ensuring the physical readiness needed to triumph over the challenges of the remarkable Makalu Base Camp Trek. Elevate your fitness, and conquer the journey!

7) Packing List:

The packing list for Makalau Circuit Trek is Mentioned please check it out.

  • Jacket (outer layer) – waterproof and windproof.
  • Warm Jacket (inner) -The down jacket is highly advised for its
    warming and comfort factors.
  • Long-sleeved synthetic Fleece ( windproof better).
  • Thermal underwear.
  • Hat, Gloves, and Scarf.
  • Hiking trousers ( fitting and comfortable recommended).
  • Wool-blend socks (2 or more pairs).
  • Comfortable and proper hiking boots and a Pair of running or
    linear socks.
  • Extra pair of flip-flops.
  • 2 or more comfortable T-shirts.
  • Extra pair of flip-flops for general stay purposes.
  • Additional clothing (For High altitude trek purposes).
  • Warm jacket (extra additional for assurance).
  • Warm winter trousers.
  • To reduce the chill factors: – an extra layer of
    windproof clothing.
  • Trekking boots with extra grips.
  • Ear warmers (Woolen or chargeable)

Trekking Gear

  • Waterproof backpacks (dustproof covers recommended for extra
  • Polarizing sunglasses: – A quintessential equipment for sun
    protection and also preventing snow blindness in higher altitudes.
  • Detail Map of the overall region (look for updated ones with
    new routes in case of trail obstruction).
  • Sleeping Bag including travel silk liner.
  • Good torch with some spare batteries.
  • Water bottles- a pair.

Miscellaneous Item.

  • Small first aid kit.
  • General Toiletries.
  • Insect-repellent creams are suggested for tented treks.
  • Small and quick-drying towel.
  • Water purification tablets (chlorine tablets).
  • Sunscreen (SPF +20).
  • Basic pills for general sickness.
  • Swiss pocket knife.

8) Booking Details.

To book your unforgettable Makalu Circuit trek with Tourist Link Trek & Expedition, reach out to us for more information. Contact us via email or WhatsApp for prompt assistance. Through email, Manager Hom will provide comprehensive details, ensuring your Himalayan journey is seamlessly planned. Let us guide you through the necessary information, making your trek in the Himalayas a smooth and memorable adventure. For inquiries and reservations, connect with us today, and let the anticipation of an extraordinary Makalu experience begin.

9) Testimonials.

The Makalu Circuit Trek is an unparalleled adventure, providing a genuine excursion into unspoiled territory. In an era dominated by modernization and Westernization, finding a truly untarnished adventure is a rarity. However, the Makalu Circuit trek is an exception, delivering an authentic taste of adventure that's increasingly elusive in the Himalayas. This journey offers a remarkable escape into pristine landscapes, a rare opportunity to experience the untouched beauty of the Himalayan wilderness. A testament to the untamed spirit of nature, the Makalu Base Camp trek redefines the meaning of true adventure in the heart of unspoiled terrain.

10) FAQs

Why is Makalu Circuit Famous?

Mount Makalu, standing at a majestic 8481 meters, reigns as the fifth tallest peak globally, nestled in the remote Mahalangur region of the Himalaya. Located within the pristine confines of the Makalu Barun National Park, established in 1992 AD for conservation, this area teems with notable peaks like Baruntse, Peak (3) 6682m, and Chago 6893m.

Embarking on the Makalu Circuit trek, adventurers are treated to an unparalleled journey through isolation and untouched landscapes. The trek unfolds with Himalayan wildlife encounters, culminating in the awe-inspiring Makalu Base Camp. En route, trekkers navigate challenging passes, including the formidable Sherpeni col at 6180m and 6143m, as well as the Amphu Lapcha pass at 5850m. The expedition seamlessly integrates an exploration of the Everest region, providing a panoramic view of towering peaks.

Beyond the breathtaking scenery, the Makalu Circuit delves into the heart of local cultures, encompassing Buddhism, Sherpa traditions, and the unique heritage of Rai and Limbu communities. Since its historic first ascent on May 15, 1955, by Jean Franco, Guido Magnone, and Gyalzen Norbu, Mount Makalu has beckoned climbers with its allure, offering an unforgettable blend of natural beauty and adventure in a world less touched by civilization.

How is the accommodation at Makalu circuit region?

Embark on the Makalu Circuit trek, commencing in Kathmandu with a scenic flight to Tumlingtar, followed by a drive to Num for an overnight stay in the mountains. From Num to Makalu Base Camp, enjoy comfortable accommodation in mountain lodges, also known as teahouses. These lodges offer essential amenities like food, cozy lodging, hot showers, and convenient battery charging facilities.

Beyond Makalu Base Camp, the journey transitions to camping in tents until reaching Chhukung. As you traverse the challenging Amphu Laptsa pass, the route seamlessly enters the Everest region. In Chukung, a significant enhancement in teahouse facilities awaits, with expanded menus, WiFi, and improved services characteristic of the Everest region.

Descending further into the Everest region, witness an elevation in amenities at teahouses, presenting diverse food options, reliable battery charging, and WiFi connectivity. This SEO-friendly description encapsulates the Makalu Circuit trek's unique blend of teahouse comforts, camping adventures, and the gradual upgrade in facilities as you journey through the spectacular landscapes of the Himalayas.

What kind of food is served during the Makalu Circuit trek?

Embark on a culinary odyssey during the exhilarating Makalu Circuit trek, where each stage brings a delightful fusion of Nepali, Indian, Tibetan, and international flavors. From Num to Makalu Base Camp, savor the local mountain lodge experience with skilled teahouse cooks crafting Nepali and Tibetan dishes alongside international delights like Pizza, Pasta, and more. The journey from Makalu Base Camp to Chhukung introduces the culinary expertise of Tourist Link Treks & Expedition's cook, offering a diverse range from Italian to Nepali delicacies. Don't miss the mouth-watering creations that add a flavorful essence to your trekking adventure. As you enter the Everest region, relish the culinary offerings prepared by teahouse cooks, featuring an array of delectable treats amidst the breathtaking Himalayan landscapes.

What would you do for emergency evacuation in a worst-case scenario?

Tourist Link Trek & Expedition, a seasoned trekking company with over a decade and a half of expertise, stands as a stalwart in navigating the challenging Himalayan terrain. Our extensive experience has honed our skills in crisis management, ensuring a safe and secure adventure. When orchestrating expeditions like the Makalu Circuit, we prioritize safety by outfitting all group members with top-notch gear. Equipped with satellite phones, we facilitate efficient communication, especially during emergencies that necessitate helicopter evacuations. Our adept staff is well-trained to handle minor health issues and injuries, providing expert first aid and pre-medical treatments. Trust in Tourist Link Trek & Expedition for a seamless blend of experience, safety, and exploration in the heart of the Himalayas.

How many people as the support crew?

Embark on the Makalu Circuit Trek with Tourist Link Trek & Expedition, where our diverse team ensures a seamless and enriching journey. Your main guide oversees all aspects, providing daily briefings, planning, and logistics. A skilled climbing guide assists in conquering mountain passes, securing ropes, and facilitating safe crossings. Our dedicated cook prepares delightful three to four-course meals for tourists, while the Nepali staff enjoys local delicacies. A reliable porter shoulders the backpacks and logistical gear, lightening the load for explorers. Crucial to the team is the Sherpa, serving as a security personnel, with each Sherpa attending to 5-10 tourists. To estimate the support crew, multiply the number of tourists by 2.5 for a quick calculation. Rely on our expert team for an immersive and well-supported trekking experience in the breathtaking landscapes of the Himalayas.

What age people can do this?

Embark on the challenging Makalu Circuit Trek in the Himalayas, a journey demanding excellent physical fitness and robust health. Suited for individuals aged 15 to 65, this trek necessitates thorough preparation to tackle its rigorous terrain. Ensure optimal physical well-being before undertaking this adventure, as the demanding conditions warrant careful readiness. The Makalu Circuit promises unparalleled vistas and a truly immersive experience, rewarding those who are adequately prepared for the physical challenges of this remarkable trek.

What should be done before Makalu Circuit for the sake of fitness?


Ensure the success of your trek by prioritizing quality gear and equipment. Avoid compromising on essentials, as poor equipment can jeopardize your entire trip. Purchase necessary gear at least a month before your Nepal adventure to allow time for familiarity and adjustments. Prioritize well-fitted trekking shoes, breaking them in for a month to prevent blisters during your trek. Invest in top-notch equipment, enhancing your comfort and safety on the challenging terrains of Nepal. A little preparation goes a long way in ensuring a seamless and enjoyable trekking experience in the breathtaking landscapes of the Himalayas.


Achieving success in challenging treks like the Makalu Circuit requires optimal fitness. Adequate physical preparation is essential, making engaging in sports a crucial prelude to the trek. Boost stamina, energy, and tolerance by incorporating activities such as jogging, cardio, and yoga into your routine. These exercises enhance overall fitness, ensuring you're well-prepared for the demanding terrains of the Makalu Circuit. Prioritize your fitness journey before embarking on this trek, as it is the key to overcoming challenges and relishing the breathtaking landscapes of the Himalayas. Prepare wisely, and your fitness will be your ally in conquering the Makalu Circuit.



You will be welcomed by an airport representative from the Tourist Link Trek and drive to your hotel. After checking in your hotel you will visit the Tourist Link Trek where you meet Manager Hom and discuss trekking and introduce to your guide. You have to pay your remaining bill here.

Your trip starts after having breakfast. You will be accompanied by a knowledgeable tour guide who will show you UNESCO world heritage sites around Kathmandu. There are a bunch of UNESCO world heritage sites in Kathmandu like Kathmandu Durbar square, Swyombhahunath stupa aka monkey temple, Pashupatinath temple, Bouddhanath stupa, Bhaktapur Durbar square, etc. These sites are of centuries old and were built in the ancient and medieval eras.

Early morning you will be picked up by your guide and drive to Airport for the flight to Tumlingtar which takes nearly 40 minutes. We will be welcomed by the rest of the crews at Tumlingtar airport. We stop for short refreshment while you will be introduced to the rest of the crews. Then we drive to Num which takes nearly 4 hours. We stay overnight at Num in the mountain lodge.

We commence our journey after having breakfast early in the morning. We follow Porter and the supporting crew along with a guide. The trail goes downhill all the way to the bottom where we cross the mighty Arun River which is known as the lifeline of this region. Then the trail goes uphill all the way to Seduwa. We stop for launch at Hedagna Gadhi which is a small settlement inhabited by Rai people. The walk is very scenic with lush green forest and a heart-shaking cliff from where we can see the bottom. The duration of the walk will be 6 hours and overnight we stay at Mountain lodge.

We commence after having breakfast early in the morning. The trail goes through a lush green forest accompanied by sparkling streams flossing downward. The trail passes through small villages like Murmidanda and Nabagaon where we stop for launch. We can see the hospitable folk with light grim on their face always attractive. We walk 6 hours in total and overnight at the mountain lodge.

We commence our journey in the morning with a gut-filling breakfast. The trail goes uphill towards the ridge of the mountain where we reach a viewpoint called Unsisha at 3100m from there trail traverses through the head of the ridge all the way to Kaumadanda. The province contains rhododendron, fir, and juniper trees mostly. The duration of the walk is 7 hours and overnight at the mountain lodge.

We start our journey early morning after having breakfast. The trail goes all the way uphill passing through small bushes of rhododendron and on the way we pass through a beautiful small lake called Kalo Pokhari at 3930m altitude. We cross a few passes like Shipton pass 4125m, Keke la 4170, and descend down to our place for an overnight stay. We walk 7 hrs in total and overnight at mountain lodge.

After having breakfast we start early in the morning. The trail goes downhill and traverses through the trail high above the mighty Barun river. The province is very desolate and barren here it mostly consists of Pastureland. We walk 7 hours in total and overnight at the mountain lodge.

The journey begins after having breakfast. The trail goes through the right-hand side of the valley passing through the moraine route. The walk is very scenic and we can see the spectacular view of towering peaks like Peak 5, Peak 7, Yaupa, Peak 4, Honku Chuli, and Mt Makalu. The place we pass through is Yak Kharka, Merak, and finally Langmale Kharka. We walk for 6 hours in total and overnight we stay at a mountain lodge.

We begin our journey after having an energizing breakfast. The trail passes through the moraine route with a delightful magnificent mountain view. We walk gradually uphill listening to the cracking sound of glaciers from the meltdown of ice. We walk 7 hours in total and overnight at the mountain lodge.

Today is a rest day, after having breakfast we walk uphill towards peak 3 Danda. The walk takes 4 hours back and forth. We can see breathtaking spectacular mountain views as well as glaciers from where the mighty Barun river originates. We sleep overnight at Makalu base camp which enhances the ability to withstand high altitudes.

The walk goes through a rugged trail through glaciers and moraine thus we start full gut eating an energetic breakfast. From today adventure reaches the next level enhancing tolerability against rough terrain. We get to see a magnificent view of Mt Makalu 8468m just above your forehead. Our guide and Sherpa take good care of the entire team while walking. we take packed launch on this day while some crew walk before the team set up camp at Swiss base camp 5150m.

Tourist Link Trek takes a high level of concern over client safety in high mountains. We start trekking with a high calories delicious breakfast. We walk through the alleyway above the Barun glacier which splits towards the left side and ascends through the gully. After ascending nearly 500 meters we reach our campsite at Sherpani Col Base Camp at 5688m altitude. We have a splendid view of Massive Mt Makalu, Chago, SE peak, Peak 5. You get to have real tough excursion this day. We walk 6.5 hours and overnight at a tented camp. We have meals prepared by a well-experienced cook and kitchen crew.

We start early morning after taking a warm and energetic breakfast. The route goes ascending all the way up to Sherpeni col 6180m. your guide will fix the ropes, make the track and assist the entire crew to cross the pass. The surrounding is so beautiful, truly heaven you get to witness real Shangrila you can see some of the world's tallest mountain including Mt Makalu, SE peak, Chago peak, Kali Himal, Hunku peak, Imja Tse aka Island peak. After crossing Sherpani col we walk over the icy flat and cross another pass called West Col 6143m and we descend down using ropes to the glacier from where we walk all the way to Baruntse Base camp 5400m. We trek 8hrs and overnight at a Tented Camp.

We commence an excursion after having breakfast. We walk downhill all the down close to the glacier and walk the left-hand side of the valley towards the south. We walk north again after crossing the glacier. The trek consists of mesmerizing mountain views including a bunch of lakes along the way. We take packed launch during the day, We walk 7 hours and overnight at Tented camp again.

Today is a rest day here in the middle of Shangrila surrounded by incredible eternal silence. We have no to-do assignment today simply after having breakfast we do some body stretching in order to feel rejuvenated from the excursion. We can do some Yoga and meditation during the day in order to experience the outstanding eternal silence. All we do on this day is to rejuvenate, recreate and regain the lost stamina. Overnight at tented camp.

We commence our journey early morning after the gut filling energizing breakfast. We ascend up towards Amphu Labsta through the Sharpe ridge. Your guide and sherpa will fix the rope and assist the entire team to cross the pass. The excursion is tough albeit it's very scenic with breathtaking flabbergasting scenery. After crossing the pass we descend down cross Amphu labsta glacier and traverse through the moraine route. You can see Imja lake which was formed due to a glacier meltdown. We take a packed launch. We walk 8 hours and reach Chhukung for an overnight stay in Mountain lodge where you can take a hot shower and wash out all sweat and dirt.

Today some of the supporting crew carrying camping gear and kitchen utensils will leave the group thus before start trekking you can express your grievance and commend them. The trail goes uphill all the way to Khangma la top 5535 m through the pasture land and loose rock trail. The spectacular 360 views from several mountains of Everest and the Makalu region will blow your mind. After we descend all the way downhill to the Khumbu glacier and cross through the glacier and climb a small mound of the moraine. We walk 8 hrs in total and overnight at the mountain lodge.

We start early morning after taking a gut-filling breakfast. The trail goes through the edge above the Khumbu glacier. The trail consists of a walk through pasture land, moraine, and loose rock. You can see eye cactching view of Mt Pumori 7165m, Lingtren 6749m, Khumbutse 6665m, Mt Everest 8848m, Nuptse 7861m, Nireka peak 6159m etc. Some more mountains we can see are Cholatse, Arakmtse, Taboche, etc. After 3 hours of walking, we reach Gorakshep which is the last stop for the Ebc trek where we stop, have launched, find our room, and trek to Everest base camp 5365m which takes 4 hours back and forth. We walk 7 hours in total and overnight at the mountain lodge.

We climb Kalapathar early in the morning in order to see the perfect Everest panorama. Visiting Everest base camp doesn't quench your thirst to see the perfect Everest panorama thus we must have to climb Kalapathar 5545m. we can see dozens of mountains from the top of Kalapathar thus it is very crucial to visit. We walk back to Gorakshep, have breakfast, and trek down to Pheriche 4200m. we can see an amazing view of Mt Amadablam while descending down from Thokla pass 4750m. we walk 8 hours in total and overnight at the mountain lodge.

The journey commences after gut filling breakfast we walk downhill through the pastureland passing through village-like Somare, Pangboche, Tengboche, Lausasa, etc. Today you can feel the joy of greeting the locals and chatting with kids. We can visit the monastery to express gratitude and blessing. We stop at Tengboche monastery and visit the premises. After Tengboche, we walk downhill all the way to Phunki Tenga where we take to launch, and after we ascend a bit up to Sanasa and go through a wide and flat trail until Namche. We can see the mind-blowing view of mountains so don't forget to look back. You can celebrate the evening at Namche because there is plenty of choice for shops, bars, and restaurants. We walk 6 hours in total and overnight at the mountain lodge.

After breakfast, we commence our trek downhill all the way to Hillary bridge through a lush green forest of pine, fir, and rhododendron. After Hillary bridge, we follow river Dudhkoshi all the way down to Phakding. We pass through several beautiful Sherpa villages full of smiling and welcoming people. We stop for launch at Phakding and push toward Lukla. In the evening we celebrate the successful journey with a guide and supporting crew and express thankfulness to Tourist link trekking. we walk 6 hours in total and overnight at the mountain lodge.

Early morning after breakfast we walk to Airport to fly back to Kathmandu. The flight takes 30 minutes and consists of an eye-catching Himalayan view. After arriving at Tribhuvan airport you will be welcome by an airport representative from Tourist link trek and drive to your hotel. After checking in your hotel you have leisure time for a shower, laundry, and massage. Afternoon you can find your ideal restaurant and shopping can be done.

We will transfer you to Tribhuvan International Airport for your onward Journey giving you Kadha or garland for a successful onward journey.

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 - Lukla - 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 Climbing Sherpa 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
  • Tent for Camping
  • Equipment like ( Rope, Ice Axe, Jumar, Crampon)
  • Kitchen Equipment for cooking while camping

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
  • Satellite Phone

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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...


5 - Excellent Based on 2 Review

2015 and 2016

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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Ian Schnauer
New Zealand

Makalu 3 cols

I got in contact with Hom at Tourist Link Treks and Expeditions for a trip into Makalu Base Camp then across Sherpani col and Amphu Lapcha la into the Khumbu Read More ...
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