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Makalu Base Camp Trek

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Max. Elevation
4812 m / 15787 ft
Group size
Min. 2 Pax
Level
Difficult
Transportation

Private Car/Van, Flight, and Public Bus

Best Season
September to November March to May
Starts at / Ends at
Tumlingtar / Tumlingtar
Accomodation
  • 3* Hotel in Kathmandu.
  • Tea House Lodge During the Trek.
Meals
  • Breakfast in Kathmandu.
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Trip Route
Tumlingtar-Seduwa-Makalu Base Camp-Narbugaun-Tumlingtar.

Highlights

  • Explore the city of temples, arts, cultures, and histories- Kathmandu city. 
  • Enjoy a scenic flight from Kathmandu to Tumlingtar and back. 
  • Explore the rural villages of the Makalu region.
  • Trek inside the famous Barun and Arun valley.
  • Collect the best mountain views including the east face of Mount Everest, Mount Makalu, etc
  • Witness the pure local cultures and explore the living style of the Himalayan people. 
  • Create a lifetime experience with Adventure A One Trek. 

Overview

Makalu Base Camp Trek

The Makalu base camp trek is a trip to the base camp of the world's fifth-highest mountain. Into the wilderness through the remote areas. Makalu Base Camp Trekking is within and inside the fabulous valleys of Arun and Barun. These two valleys are popular for the rare species of herbs, plants, and some endangered wildlife as well. 

The exciting adventure to Makalu also includes exploring the rural villages of the region. The inclusion of the exploration of the local villages allows for witnessing the pure local cultures, traditions, and living styles that have been followed by the people for years. The wonderful farmlands, the stunning waterfalls, and the raging river of Arun are also part of this adventure. Walking through the dense and cool forests of rhododendrons and pines adds a sweet taste to the trek. 

Finally, collecting the superb views of Mount Makalu, Mount Everest, and other adjoining peaks sums up the exceptional trek to Makalu base camp. The highest elevation of the trek is 4812 meters at Makalu Base Camp. Since the trek is a camping trek, it offers something more challenging and interesting than other regular trekking in Nepal. The off-the-beaten trek route- there are very few people trekking here even in the high seasons. 

Like other trekking in Nepal, the Makalu base camp trek is also a seasonal one. The best time to trek Makalu base camp is spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November). Although trekking Makalu in December is doable. But the other two months of winter (January and February) plus the months of monsoon (June to August) are not recommended.

Important Note

The Itinerary can be customized to your need and the primary piece of gear for day hiking is about 15/20 Liter. you can keep your personal belongings in this bag.

Trip Itinerary

Upon your arrival at Kathmandu International Airport, Adventure A One  Trek representative welcomes you and will help you to transfer to the hotel. You can then take a good rest in the hotel. Later you can explore around yourself if interested. 

Max. altitude

1,350 m / 4,429 ft.

Accommodation

3*** Hotel

Meals

Welcome drink

Go for Kathmandu Valley sightseeing to explore the historical and cultural city. The sightseeing is dedicated to exploring four of the UNESCO World Heritage-listed sites of Kathmandu Valley. Those four sites include- Kathmandu Durbar Square, Soyambhunath, Boudhanath, and Pashupatinath.

After the sightseeing, you can then focus on the trek preparation. You can hire or buy the necessary equipment in Thamel. In the evening, you will be meeting your guide for the trip meeting. 

Max. altitude

1,350 m / 4,429 ft.

Accommodation

3*** Hotel

Meals

Breakfast

With a wonderful morning flight, you will be getting to Tumlingtar from Kathmandu. Upon arriving at Tumlingtar, you will meet meeting your rest of the trekking team before starting the trip. Then you will be taking a short drive to Chichila from Tumlingtar for the night. Chichila is a small village in the lap of the green hills. You will be staying overnight at a local lodge. 

Max. altitude

448 m / 1,470 ft.

Accommodation

Tea House

Meals

BLD

The trek to Makalu base camp practically starts today. Heading towards the mid-hills passing the beautiful local villages you trek progresses towards Num village. You will be crossing the wonderful farmland and landscapes along the way. Upon arriving at Num village you can explore around the fine village. You will be staying overnight at a local lodge. 

Max. altitude

1,490 m / 4,888 ft.

Accommodation

Tea House

Meals

BLD

The first section of the trek is downhill to the wonderful Arun river via the forested areas. From the river, you will be taking an ascending route to reach Runmura village passing several other villages and the nice farmlands. Thereafter, you will be taking a gradual uphill route to get to Seduwa village. Seduwa is a small village with good views of Jalajala Peaks. You will be staying overnight at a local lodge.

Max. altitude

1,540 m / 5,052 ft.

Accommodation

Tea House

Meals

BLD

Passing the nice farmlands of the millet, you will be trekking to TashiGaon this day. The route to TashiGaon is an easy one with a combination of downhill, uphill, and flat trails. The amazing landscapes and the green hills are part of the day. Upon reaching TashiGaon, you will have free time to explore the beautiful village. You will be staying overnight at a local lodge.

Max. altitude

2,135 m / 7,005 ft.

Accommodation

Tea House

Meals

BLD

The journey resumes after the breakfast. Leaving the nice village of TashiGaon, the route directs towards a forested area of rhododendrons, oaks, and pines. The pleasant walk inside the jungle gradually leads to the KongmaDanda which is the destination of the day. You can collect the best views of Kanchenjunga and Mount Makalu from the top of the hill. The sunset looks amazing from KongmaDanda itself. You will be staying overnight at a tented camp by the hillside. 

Max. altitude

3,556 m / 11,667 ft.

Accommodation

Tented Camp

Meals

BLD

Leaving the KongmaDanda behind, you will be following a combination of the uphill and the downhill route to Mumbuk. You will get the chance to explore the icy lakes of Thulo and Sano Pokhari. Likewise, the route also includes the exciting passes of Tutu La and Shipton La above 4450 meters to get to today's destination. Upon arriving at Mumbuk, your guide and porters will be setting the camp for the day. You can collect a good view of Khumbakarna Himal here. You will be staying at a tented camp. 

Max. altitude

3,553 m / 11,657 ft.

Accommodation

Tented Camp

Meals

BLD

Entering the wonderful Barun Valley section, the route to NgheKharka is a combination of the downhill and uphill walk. The amazing Barun Valley consists of rare herbs and plants. Whereas the encounter of some wildlife is expected along the way. You will also get a chance to visit a Buddhist monastery on this day. Upon arriving at NgheKharka, you will be setting the camp for the night. Overnight will be at a tented camp. 

Max. altitude

3,760 m / 12,336 ft.

Accommodation

Tented Camp

Meals

BLD

Following an uphill route inside the exciting Barun Valley, you will be trekking to Shersong today. It is a place near the Makalu base camp. Shersong offers greater views of Mount Makalu, Baruntse peaks, and other adjoining mountains. At Shersong, you will be setting up a tented camp in an appropriate area. You will be spending your night at a tented camp.

Max. altitude

4,572 m / 15,000 ft.

Accommodation

Tented Camp

Meals

BLD

The big day is here as you will be trekking to Makalu base camp this day. Following the rocky moraine trails, you will be walking to the base camp. The base camp offers stunning views of Mount Malaku and the other adjoining peaks. The base camp itself is near the glacial pond near Baruntse Mountain. Your guide will find the appropriate place to camp for the day. 

Max. altitude

4,812 m / 15,787 ft.

Accommodation

Tented Camp

Meals

BLD

You can do a short hike to a ridge to collect the best views of the mountains. The hike can offer exciting views of the east face of Mount Everest. Likewise, the excellent views of Mount Makalu, Baruntse Himal and more can be collected today. After the hike, you will get back to the base camp. In your free time, you can enjoy the fantastic views of the mountains. The overnight will be at a tented camp.

Max. altitude

4,812 m / 15,787 ft.

Accommodation

Tented Camp

Meals

BLD

After spending a wonderful time at Makalu base camp, today you will be retracing back to YangleKharka for the night.  The route to YangleKharka is an easy and descending route. Upon arriving at Kharka, your guides will be setting the camp there for the night. You will be spending the night at a tented camp.

Max. altitude

3,598 m / 11,804 ft.

Accommodation

Tented Camp

Meals

BLD

The retracing back continues today as well. Following the combined route of downhill and uphill, you will be trekking to Mumbuk for the night today. Like going up you will be setting a camp at a proper place for the night. Kon

Max. altitude

3,553 m / 11,657 ft.

Accommodation

Tea House

Meals

BLD

Following the same way back you will be getting to KongmaDanda today. Like going up you will be passing the ponds and the exciting passes today too. Upon arriving at the KongmaDanda you can enjoy the marvelous views of the mountains. 1310

Max. altitude

3,556 m / 11,667 ft.

Accommodation

Tea House

Meals

BLD

Back to the lower elevation, you will be trekking through the jungles and the local villages to reach NarbuGaon. The Narbu village is a nice Sherpa settlement with unique cultures and traditions. Upon arriving at NarbuGaon, you will be setting up the camp for the night. 

Max. altitude

1,310 m / 4,298 ft.

Accommodation

Tea House

Meals

BLD

You will be trekking back to Num village today. It will be your final trekking days of the Makalu Base Camp trek. Upon arriving at Num, like other days, the camp will be set for the night. You will be staying overnight at a tented camp.

Max. altitude

1,490 m / 4,888 ft.

Accommodation

Tea House

Meals

BLD

On the final day of the trek, you will be driving back to Tumlingtar from Num village. Upon arriving at Num, you can explore around the local village. You will be now staying at a local lodge. 

Max. altitude

448 m / 1,470 ft.

Accommodation

Tea House

Meals

BLD

With a short and scenic flight from Tumlingtar, you will be getting back to Kathmandu to end the trek today. Upon arriving at Kathmandu airport, you will be transferred to the hotel for the night. In your free time, you can take a good rest or can walk around. 

Max. altitude

1,350 m / 4,429 ft.

Accommodation

3*** Hotel

Meals

Breakfast

With all the finest memories, today you will be flying to your next destination. Our representative will be transferred to Kathmandu airport. With the hope of seeing you again in Nepal, we will be saying bye for this time. 

Max. altitude

1,350 m / 4,429 ft.

Accommodation

NA

Meals

Breakfast
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Includes

  • Airport pick up and drop off by a private vehicle.
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu at a 3-star hotel with breakfast on a twin/double sharing basis. 
  • Private transport and experienced tour guide for Kathmandu Valley sightseeing. 
  • Flight (Kathmandu to Tumlingtar and Tumingtar to Kathmandu)
  • All the road transportation by a jeep or bus 
  • Food (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during the trekking with complimentary tea and coffee. 
  • Teahouse accommodation on a twin/double sharing basis during the trekking. 
  • Camping equipment, kitchen equipment, mattress, toilet tent, shower, dining tent, dining tables, chairs, etc.
  • An experienced English-speaking guide his all expenses including insurance during the trekking. 
  • Porter(s) and their all expenses including the insurance during the trekking. 
  • All the needed crews (cook, Sherpa, etc) and their expenses during the trekking. 
  • All the permits needed for the trek and arrangement charges. 
  • Down jackets and sleeping bags (to be returned after the trek completion).
  • All the government taxes and the service charges. 

Doesn't Include

  • International airfare, Travel Insurance, Nepal Visa fees
  • Entrance fees during the Kathmandu sightseeing.
  • Food and drinks in Kathmandu
  • Personal expenses (Wifi, bar bills, laundry, gadget charging, etc.) during the trekking. 
  • Tipping to guide and porters.
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Best cost, company and guide while trekking to makalu!

I recently completed my Makalu Base Camp trek with Adventure A One Treks and I cannot thank Dhrubba Bhatta enough for the amazing experience he provided. From the moment I arrived in Nepal, he was there to help. He was always very friendly and accommodating, and he was great at making sure I was taken care of throughout the entire trek. His knowledge of the area and the trek itself was incredible and helped make the experience even more enjoyable. The guides he provided were also very knowledgeable and friendly, and they made sure I was safe and comfortable during the trek. I would highly recommend Adventure A One Treks, and I look forward to working with them again in the future. Thank you Dhrubba!

Erik Rothstein
Erik Rothstein
Germany
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