Makalu Base Camp Trek

Duration: 21 Days   |  

Makalu base camp trek is demanding trekking in Nepal. This region is protected by the Makalu Barun National Park and Conservation Project, set up in 1992. The park covers altogether 2330 sq km. Mt. Makalu (8463m), is the fifth-highest peaks in the world is the home of other mountains-Mt Chamlang (7319 m) and Mt. Baruntse (7129m).

Makalu Base Camp trek offers an exceptional opportunity to explore high-altitude terrains, snow-clad landscapes, and ethnic lifestyles. This trek has earned its popularity for its remoteness and wilderness as it takes us deep into the high mountains and remains as one the most unfrequented trekking trails of Nepal. The region is remote and isolated where we hardly find any modern facilities and amenities but the stunning natural surroundings and rich flora and fauna abound in this region will definitely leave us spellbound. For adventure trekkers and nature enthusiasts who seek solace and tranquility in pristine natural habitat and those who wish to avoid crowds, Makalu base camp trek is an ideal pick.

Makalu base camp trek commences with a one-hour scenic flight from Kathmandu to Tumlingtar whereas the real trek begins from Chichira (about three hours drive from Tumlingtar airport) The trek is relatively a bit hard with either ascending or descending trails with rare flat walking sections. The lower reaches of the route are renowned for their lushness with beautiful rhododendron forests whereas the upper reaches of the trail comprise of polished granite cliffs capped by hanging glaciers, overflowing with waterfalls. As we ascend we rise from the lowland of Tumlingtar airport on to one of the highest and stunning base camps at almost 5050 meters. 



  • Explore an exceptional opportunity to explore high-altitude terrains, snow-clad landscapes, mountains, and ethnic lifestyle 

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 01Arrive at Kathmandu airport (TIA) (1,345meters):
  • Day 02Sightseeing trip and trek preparation day:
  • Day 03Fly from Kathmandu to Tumlingtar & drive to Chichira (1,980m):
  • Day 04Trek from Chichira to Num (1,500m):
  • Day 05Trek from Num to Sedua (1,540m):
  • Day 06Trek from Sedua to Tashigaon (2,070m):
  • Day 07Trek from Tashigaon to Khongma (3,560m):
  • Day 08Trek from Khongma to Mumbuk (3,550m):
  • Day 09Trek from Mumbuk to Yangle Kharka (3,600m):
  • Day 10Trek from Yangle Kharka to Merek (4,570m):
  • Day 11Trek from Merek to Shersong (4,660m):
  • Day 12Trip to Makalu Base Camp (5,000m):
  • Day 13Trek from Shersong to Yangle Kharka (3,600m):
  • Day 14Trek from Yangle Kharka to Mumbuk (3,550m):
  • Day 15Trek from Mumbuk to Khongma (3,560m):
  • Day 16Trek from Khongma to Tashigaon (2,070m):
  • Day 17Trek from Tashigoan to Sedua:
  • Day 18Trek from Sedua to Num:
  • Day 19Trek from Num to Tumlingtar:
  • Day 20Flight from Tumlingtar to Kathmandu:
  • Day 21Final departure:
Detail Itinerary


  • All necessary Airport pick up and drop as per the above program.
  • Standard hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast.
  • Sightseeing tour as per the above program.
  • Necessary flights from Kathmandu to Tumlingtar return trips.
  • Restricted area permits with national park fees.
  • All meals (B/L/D) during the trekking period.
  • Accommodation (Camping + Teahouse) during the trekking period.
  • English speaking guide and highly experienced staffs.
  • Staffs food, clothing, salary and their insurance.
  • All necessary grounded transportation.
  • Medical supplies (first aid kit will be available).
  • Arrangement of Emergency Helicopter service which will be paid by your Travel insurance company.
  • Our service charges with VAT and Local / Government Taxes.
  • Personal nature expenses.
  • Bar bill and all kind of drinks.
  • Rescue & Evacuation.
  • Gratitude (tip) for staff.


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Useful Information

Equipment ad packing list gears are pretty much essential for your great trip. Please contact us for the comprehensive packing list for this trip.

Permits and Formalities:

A trek to a restricted area must be arranged as a fully equipped organized trek through a registered trekking agency using tents, Sherpa staff, cooks and porters. We arrange the permit through a series of applications, guarantees, and letters, a process that requires a couple of working days. You may not trek alone; there must be at least two members in each group. For some areas, there is a limit to the number of trekkers per season.

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