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Makalu base camp trek

Makalu Base Camp Trek

Trip Introduction

Makalu base camp trek is popular among the lovers of adventurous and strenuous trekking which offers the visit to extraordinary landscapes present in the rural and peaceful place of Nepal. You will be observing one of the splendid and panoramic views of different mountain ranges heading for Makalu base camp. As there are not lots of teahouses and guesthouses present around this area; we will be staying our most of the times in the camping.

The journey of Makalu base camp trek will be with a scenic flight from Kathmandu to Tumlingtar from where we will begin our trekking. Walking through the Barun river, Rhododendron trails and the greeneries at some places as well as snow capped and cold places at different places will make your trekking more diversified.

The best season for Makalu base camp trek can be considered from March to May and from September to November. The itinerary is prepared by our experts to provide you with the maximum satisfaction during your trip. Our trekking guides and staffs will be well equipped for your safety and convenience although we will not prefer this trek for everyone.

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Itinerary Detail

Day 01: Kathmandu (Tribhuwan International Airport) Arrival

Our personnel will be waiting for you at the airport with your name on a placard. He will pick you up from airport and transfer you to the hotel as per your preference. This day will be for your refreshment and in the evening you will be provided a guided evening walk to the local markets as well as localities to make you familiar with the Nepalese atmosphere.
Meal Plan: BB

Day 02: Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing

We will be providing you a half day guided sightseeing tour to different UNESCO listed world heritage sites in Nepal with one of our best tour guides and the destinations includes Boudhanath the largest of all Buddhist monument stupas in Nepal, Swayambhunath the monkey temple and also the oldest one of its kind, Pashupatinath the Hindu temple of lord Shiva. We will stay overnight at the same hotel in Kathmandu.
Meal Plan: BB

Day 03: Take a flight from Kathmandu for Tumlingtar and drive to Chichira

We will be heading to Tumlingtar taking a flight for around 50 minutes from Kathmandu and then take a 3 to 4 hours drive to reach Chichira which is a small Gurung settlement where we will be staying for overnight.
Meal Plan: Full board

Day 04: Trek from Chichira to Num

We will begin our trek early in the morning; walking through the beautiful village as well as the mountain lush forest which will be heading to Num (1,560m/5119ft) after walking for around 6 to 7 hours.
Meal Plan: Full board

Day 05: Trek from Num to Seduwa (1,500m/4922 ft): 6-7 hours

The trekking path of today is steep as we descend through the forest and terraced farms to reach Barun River. We will have to cross the river and again walk along the valley to enter Makalu Barun National park and will stay overnight at Seduwa (1,500m/4922 ft) after a descent walk of around 6 to 7 hours.
Meal Plan: Full board

Day 06: Trekking from Seduwa to Tashigaon

We will be ascending on this day though a ridge at Ipsuwa Khola on the west and Kasuwa Khola on the east. We will walk for around 4 to 5 hours to reach Tashi Gaon (2,100m/6890ft) observing the breathtaking views of Himalayas.
Meal Plan: Full board

Day 07: Trek from Tashigaon to Khongma Danda

Our trekking will become a little tough today as we will be walking through steep trail situated at a high altitude. We should be climbing stone stairs and a small lake to reach Khongma danda (3,500m/11,483 ft) walking for around 6 to 7 hours.
Meal Plan: Full board

Day 08: Acclimatization day in Khongma Danda

As our body needs some time to settle up with the higher altitude; we will have to take some rest in Khongma Danda for this particular day.
Meal Plan: Full board

Day 09: Khongma Danda to Dobate

We will begin to climb towards the summit of the Shipton La (pass) which takes a few hours to reach. After the lake Kalo Pokhari (3930m), pass over the Keke La at 4,170m.  We can see the marvelous views of Chamlang (7321m), Peak 6 (6,524m) and Peak 7 (6,758m). After crossing the Keke La pass, we descend through the beautiful valley to Dobate.
Meal Plan: Full board

Day 10: Trek from Dobate to Yangri Kharka

We will be hiking through the rhododendron forest which will be leading us to the Barun River. We will continue to walk on a steep trail as we arrive at Yangri Kharka (3,557m/11,670 ft) walking for around 6 to 7 hours.
Meal Plan: Full board

Day 11: Trek from Yangri Kharka to Langmale Kharka

On this day we will walk through the yak pastures, lush forest and as the valley ends we pass Merek to make our way to Langmale Kharka (4,410m/14,468ft) observing the magnificent Himalayan scenarios for around 5 to 6 hours.
Meal Plan: Full board

Day 12: Trek from Langmale Kharka to Makalu Base Camp: (4,870m/15,978ft): 6-7 hours

We will begin our begin our trekking from Langmale Kharka to reach Makalu base camp (4,870m/15,978ft) walking for around 6 to 7 hours along the views of Mount Makalu and Himalayan panorama.
Meal Plan: Full board

Day 13: Stroll around Makalu Base Camp

We will be hovering around Makalu Base Camp area to observe the magnificent and panoramic views of lakes and mountains like Everest, Lhotse and some glaciers too.
Meal Plan: Full board

Day 14: Trek from Makalu Base Camp to Yangri Kharka

After having the full sightseeing of the area in Makalu Base Camp we will make our way back to Yangri Kharka descending down for about 6 to 7 hours.
Meal Plan: Full board

Day 15: Trek from Yangri Kharka to Dobate

We will again descend on this day on rocky trails and enjoying the greenery of the forest present at our way following the trail made by River Barun to reach Dobate walking for around 6 to 7 hours.
Meal Plan: Full board

Day 16: Trek from Dobate to Khongma Danda

The trekking will be adventurous as we climb steep trail from Dobate to Mumbuk and throughout the forest of firs and rhododendron. We will walk for around 5 to 6 hours to reach Khongma Danda.
Meal Plan: Full board

Day 17: Trek from Khongma Danda to Tashigaon

The trek continues with frequent long and steep descent cutting through the hillsides. The trail takes us through thick forests and finally making it to the indigenous Sherpa village of Tashigaon after walking for around 4-5 hours.
Meal Plan: Full board

Day 18: Trek from Tashigaon to Seduwa

Today we will be leaving Makalu Barun National Park as we descend down to the Barun River and cross some small villages and hills to reach Seduwa walking for around 4 to 5 hours.
Meal Plan: Full board

Day 19: Trek from Seduwa to Num

We will begin our early morning trek from Seduwa to Reach Num walking for around 5 to 6 hours passing some Sherpa villages and forest.
Meal Plan: Full board

Day 20: Trek from Num to Tumlingtar

Again we retrace our footsteps to Chichira from where we can savor the glorious vista of Mount Makalu for the last time. The final return leg of the trek will see us overnight at Tumlingtar, ready for an early departure to Kathmandu the following day.
Meal Plan: Full board

Day 21: Take a flight from Tumlingtar to Kathmandu

We will be boarding a fifty minutes flight for Kathmandu as this is the ending of our trekking journey. We can rest and relax throughout the day at our hotel.
Meal Plan: Full board

Day 22: Departure day

As your journey ends in Nepal; our representatives will be transferring you to the airport for the final departure to you homeland.

Price Include

  • The facility of pick and drop from airport to hotel and vice versa.
  • kathmandu sight seeing with tour guide and private car .
  • kathmandu hotel 3 night B/B plan (hotel 3 star category )
  • kathmandu to Tumlingtar to kathmandu fly ticket .
  • Tims card .
  • down jacket and sleeping bags during the trek .
  • All Ground transportation by private vehicles .
  • An Experienced guide and cook and porters .
  • All porters costs
  • All necessary paper works and permits.
  • All tax and company service charges .
  • meal plane full board .(lunch , dinner ,breakfast and hot tea or coffee .
  • All accommodations in tent .

Price Exclude

  • Fee of visa for Nepal.
  • Personal expenses for bar and  beverages bills , phone calls ,alcoholic drink ,cold drink , extra porters, shower, laundry or any other program which are not mentioned by the company.
  • Airfare to come Nepal or return back to your own country.
  • If you want to stay for extra nights in a certain destination.
  • Insurance for travel and rescue and health .
  • lunch and dinner in kathmandu .
  • Tips which may be provided by you to our guides, porters or anyone during the trip.

Fixed Departure

Equipment List

  • Passport
  • Copies of document
  • Down Jacket
  • Waterproof jacket
  • Trekking shoes
  • Hiking pants
  • Hiking shirts
  • Full-sleeves shirt
  • T-shirts
  • Sun hat
  • Camelback water bottle
  • Flashlight, Batteries and bulbs
  • Maps and travel guide
  • Personal towel
  • Rucksack
  • Sun lotion
  • Medical & first-aid kit
  • Sewing kit
  • Polypropylene/wool socks
  • Sleeping bag
  • Thermal insulation
  • Chocolate bar
  • Rain Coat ( personal and Backpack)
  • Walking stick
  • Other required equipment’s

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Duration: 22 Days
Max Altitude: 5250m
Activity: Trekking
Group Size: 1-10

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