Makalu Base Camp Trek

Trip Highlights

  • Immerse into the untouched rural settlement of Nepal
  • Walkthrough the forests of rhododendron, birch, and juniper
  • Observe the movements of rare wild animals
  • Discover the hilly waterfalls and the surroundings
  • Cross the passes like Keka La and the Kauma La Pass
  • Go ahead along the Makalu-Barun National Park
  • Reach the Base Camp of the fifth of the worlds tallest mountain
  • Get the closer views Mt. Everest, Mt. Makalu, Mt. Lhotse and other lakes

Makalu Base Camp Trekking is more than an adventure trekking in the rural Himalayan region of Nepal. It is situated between the Everest and Kanchenjunga Himalayan regions.

The trekking to Makalu Base Camp goes through the Makalu-Barun National Park area, which is a synonym of the natural Shangri La in Nepal Himalayas. It has got various bio-diversity, wonderful landscape and flora and fauna.

Tumlingtar is the gateway to the Makalu Base Camp Trek. The trail heads along the hilly gorge and the tropical green forest along the Barun River. The trip includes untouched valleys populated by ethnic groups like Rai, Limbu, Sherpa, and others.

The Himalayan chain in the eastern region includes Mt. Everest (8848m), Makalu, Chamlang, Baruntse, and Lhotse. The surrounding peaks are seen crystal clear from the Makalu Base Camp. Your Makalu Base Camp Trek Nepal leads you to the Shipton La Pass and the Keke La Pass. The Keke La Pass is the perfect vantage point for looking at sixth and seventh peaks as well as the Chamlang Mountain.

Similarly, the cascade waterfalls and the untouched rural settlements are further attractions of this Makalu Base Camp Lodge Trek trail. You may encounter some of the rare wild animals, including Snow Leopard along with rhododendron, birch, and juniper forest that is also interesting.

March to May and September to November are the best time to trekking to Makalu Base Camp.

Besides, the trekkers should be physically fit and fine for Makalu Base Camp Tea House Trek and aware of the acute mountain sickness.

Rising Adventure Company is renowned to lead the trek in the off-the-beaten trails. Our teams are professionals in the field of trekking in Nepal. We have been organizing the Makalu Base Camp Trekking for many years. For more details, please feel free to contact us.

Itinerary

  • Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu

    Upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu, you will be greeted by the representative from Rising Adventure at the arrival gate and transferred to the hotel.

    • 3 Star Hotel
    • Kathmandu
    • 1350 m
  • Day 02: Kathmandu Sightseeing

    This is your day for sightseeing. So, you are picked up by your tour guide from your hotel. Basically, Kathmandu Sightseeing involves the four UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Kathmandu. They are Kathmandu Darbar Square, Swayabhunath Stupa, Boudhnath Stupa, and the Pashupatinath Temple. However, we also organize other sightseeing tours nearby Kathmandu in accordance with your desires like Patan and Bhaktapur Darbar Squares those too are enlisted in UNESCO.

    In the evening, Rising Adventure will discuss your trip and introduce our trekking guide as well as other members.

    • Breakfast
    • 3 Star Hotel
    • Kathmandu
    • 1350 m
  • Day 03: Fly to Tumlingtar (1 hr) and drive to Chichira (4 hrs)

    You will have almost one hour flight to Tumlingtar. After reaching there, you will have almost 4 hours drive to Chichira, a trekking starting point.

    • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    • Tea House
    • Chichira
    • 1840 m
  • Day 04: Trek to Num (6 hrs)

    Today you are going to start your trek. So, you will have almost 6 hours trek to Num through the forest with enjoying the views of mountains and nearby villages

    • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    • Tea House
    • Num
    • 1500m
  • Day 05: Trek to Seduwa (6-7 hrs)

    Today you are going to walk on both uphill and downhill along the Barun River. Then you will reach Sedua along the Makalu Barun National Park.

    • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    • Tea House
    • Seduwa
    • 1540 m
  • Day 06: Trek to Tashi Village (5-6 hrs)

    Today your trail will ascend the ridge. Then you will pass the village through the paddy fields and reach Tashi Village which offers stunning views of mountains.

    • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    • Tea House
    • Tashi Village
    • 2070 m
  • Day 07: Trek to Khogma (5-6 hrs)

    Your trail will ascend to the ridge through the forest and the continuation of your steep ascending will take you to the top of a ridge. Then you will descend to Khongma. 

    • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    • Tea House
    • Khogma
    • 3560 m
  • Day 08: Trek to Dobato (5-6 hrs)

    Today you will pass the Shipton La Pass at first and then to Keke La Pass along the Kalo Pokhari Lake. After reaching on top of Keke La Pass, you will enjoy the grand views of the sixth and seventh peak as well as Chamlang Himal. Then you will go down to Dobato Valley. 

    • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    • Tea House
    • Dobato
    • 3550 m
  • Day 09: Trek to Yangle Kharka (6 hrs)

    Today you are going to the base of Dobate Valley. So, you will have a steep walk through the rhododendron forest at first. Then you will have a relaxed walk till Yangle Kharka. 

    • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    • Tea House
    • Yangle Kharka
    • 3557 m
  • Day 10: Rest Day

    This is the acclimatization day for you. So, you will explore the surroundings of Yangle Kharka.

    • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    • Tea House
    • Yangle Kharka
    • 3557 m
  • Day 11: Trek to Langmale Kharka (6 hrs)

    You will have almost 6 hours walking to Langmale Kharka Valley through the yak pastures and other fields by passing Merek.

    • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    • Tea House
    • Langmale Kharka
    • 4410 m
  • Day 12: Trek to Makalu Base Camp (5-6 hrs)

    Today you are going to meet your final destination means the Makalu Base Camp. So, you are going to walk on icy glacier and snow bypassing Shershong. The sceneries will come closer to closer with your onwards and finally, you will be surrounded by mountains. 

    • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    • Tent
    • Makalu Base Camp
    • 5050 m
  • Day 13: Exploring Day

    Today you will go a little bit up and enjoy the breathtaking views of surroundings such as Mt. Everest, Mt. Makalu, Mt. Lhotse and other lakes and so on. Then you will come back.

    • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    • Tent
    • Makalu Base Camp
    • 5050 m
  • Day 14: Trek to Yangle Kharka (5-6 hrs)

    Today you will retrace your route bypassing Shershong, Langmale Kharka, Merek and finally at Yangri Kharka.

    • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    • Tea House
    • Yangle Kharka
    • 3557 mn
  • Day 15: Trek back to Dobate (6 hrs)

    Today also you will follow the previous route till Dobate. 

    • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    • Tea House
    • Dobate
    • 3550 m
  • Day 16: Trek back to Khongma (5-6 hrs)

    You will follow the same route as you had already passed such as Keke La, Kauma La and so on. 

    • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    • Tea House
    • Khongma
    • 1560 m
  • Day 17: Trek to Tashi Village (5-6 hrs)

    You will retrace your previous route till Tashi Village.

    • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    • Tea House
    • Tashi Village
    • 2070 m
  • Day 18: Trek to Seduwa

    You will retrace your previous route till Sedua

    • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    • Tea House
    • Seduwa
    • 1540 m
  • Day 19: Trek to Num (6 hrs)

    You will retrace your previous route till Num.

    • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    • Tea House
    • Num
    • 1500 m
  • Day 20: Trek back to Tumlingtar (6 hrs)

    You will retrace your previous route till Tumlingtar. 

    • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    • Tea House
    • Tumllingtar
    • 510 m
  • Day 21: Fly back to Kathmandu (1 hr)

    Today you are returning to Kathmandu. So, you will have a flight on the same previous airways. After reaching there, you will be transferred to the hotel.

    • Breakfast and Farewell Dinner
    • 3 Star Hotel
    • Kathmandu
    • 1350 m
  • Day 22: Final Departure

    Today your trip in Nepal comes to an end and the representative from Rising Adventure will take you to the airport approximately 3 hours before your scheduled flight.

    • Breakfast

Cost Details

Cost Includes

  • Airport pick up and drop by private vehicle 
  • Guided sightseeing tour in Kathmandu valley by private vehicle
  • English speaking , an experienced, friendly and knowledgeable trekking guide during the trip(Salary + food + accommodation + insurance )
  • Friendly and strong porter (Salary + food + accommodation + insurance ), one porter= two trekkers
  • Three times food for you in trekking (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner )according your choice
  • All necessary paper works, permit  and TIMS cards for trekking
  • Three nights hotel in Kathmandu as per your standard
  • Flight tickets (Kathmandu-Tumlingtar-Kathmandu)
  • Sleeping bag and down jacket if necessary
  • All the government taxes
  • Farewell dinner at one of the typical Nepalese restaurant with traditional dance 

Cost Excludes:

  • Nepal arrival visa fee
  • Entrance fee at monument places in Kathmandu
  • Meals in Kathmandu and Pokhara except the breakfast
  • Alcoholic and nonalcoholic drinks
  • All your personal expenses
  • Chocolate and dessert
  • Hot shower, Battery charge and heater during the trekking
  • Travel insurance
  • If you need extra porter during the trekking
  • Tips for driver, guide and porter
  • Andy
    Andy, Argentina

    Makalu Base Camp Trek

    Great trekking experience in the remote area of Nepal. Excellent Views. Excellent guide and company. Truly recommended

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