Makalu Base Camp Trekking - 22 Days

Duration: 22 Days     
  • Destination: Nepal
  • Trip Difficulty: Strenuous
  • Trip Style: Trekking, Culture Tours
  • Transport: As Itinerary
  • Food: All Meals Included during the Trekking
  • Group Size: 2 +
  • Max Elevation: 4812m.
  • Type of Trek: Camping
  • Mode of travel: Flight
  • Best Month: September/October, March/April

Makalu Base Camp the Makalu Base Camp trek offers you an adventure of a lifetime. Makalu Base Camp Trek  is a physically challenging trek that surely brings out your spirit of adventure. Walking upon the most rugged terrain on earth, relishing the unparallel natural beauty of the Makalu region and marveling at the ecological diversity are some of the wonderful treats of the Makalu Base Camp trek.

Makalu-Barun National Park, a nearly isolated 1,500-km2 area of Eastern Nepal. This remote terrain stretches east from Sagarmatha (Mt. Everest) National Park, between the high plateau of Tibet and the deep subtropical gorge carved by the Arun River. There are spectacular views of rugged Himalayan peaks, including Mt. Makalu (8463m), fifth highest in the world, Mt. Chamlang (7,319 m) and Mt. Baruntse (7,129m). Within 40 kms, these high peaks descend to the Arun River at 670m. The Makalu-Barun Valley provides stunning contrasts, where high waterfalls cascade into deep gorges, craggy rocks rise from lush green forests, and colorful flowers bloom beneath white snow peaks.

Makalu region there are over 3000 species of flowering plants, 440 species of birds, and 75 species of mammals, including the endangered Clouded Leopard, Red Panda and Musk Deer, have been recorded. This remarkable biodiversity is considered to be of global significance, and provides a living laboratory for international scientific research.

The Barun Valley is part of a huge international protected area under an agreement between Nepal and China. The Makalu Base Camp trek crosses several high passes as it climbs into the remote Barun Valley at the foot of Makalu, the world's fifth highest mountain, providing a splendid venue for more adventurous nature lovers.

Makalu Base Camp trek is a purely camping trek as no lodges are available along the route. The Makalu Base Camp trek presents you views of the south face of Makalu, Everest and Lhotse Peaks.

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 1Arrive in Kathmandu International Airport.
  • Day 2City sightseeing in and around Kathmandu valley. (Kathmandu, Bhaktapur & Patan). Stay overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.
  • Day 3Fly from Kathmandu to Tumlingtar (510m.) takes about 45 minutes.
  • Day 4Trek from Maney Bhanjyang to Chilchile (1,830m.) takes about five hours.
  • Day 5Trek from Chilchile to Num (1,500 m.) takes about four and half hours.
  • Day 6Trek from Num to Seduwa (1,510m.) takes about four and half hours.
  • Day 7Trek from Seduwa to Tashigaon (2,070 m.) takes about four hours.
  • Day 8Trek from Tashigaon to Khongma la (3,560m.) takes about six hours.
  • Day 9Trek from Khongma la to Mumbuk (3,550m.) takes about six and half hours.
  • Day 10Trek from Mumbuk to Yangle Kharka (3,600m.) takes about four and half hours.
  • Day 11Trek from Yangle Kharka to Yak Kharka (4,810m.) takes about five and half hours.
  • Day 12Trek from Yak Kharka to Makalu Base Camp (4,812m.) takes about four hours.
  • Day 13A day for Rest at Makalu Base Camp.
  • Day 14Trek from Makalu Base Camp to Yangle Kharka (3,600 m.).
  • Day 15Trek from Yangle Kharka to Dobato takes about four and half hours.
  • Day 16Trek from Dobato to Tashigaon (2,070m.) takes about six hours.
  • Day 17Trek from Tashigaon to Num (1,490m.) takes about five hours.
  • Day 18Trek from Num to Maney Bhanjyang (1,158m.) takes about five hours.
  • Day 19Trek from Maney Bhanjyang to Tumlingtar takes about five and half hours. Stay overnight at camp in Tumlingtar.
  • Day 20Fly out from Tumlingtar to Kathmandu. Stay overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.
  • Day 21Recreation & shopping day. Stay overnight at Hotel in Kathmandu.
  • Day 22Transfer to the Airport for final departure. (Fly out from Kathmandu).

What’s Included

  • All domestic flight, hotel/airport transfer.
  • Deluxe hotel at Kathmandu.
  • All ground transportation by private vehicles.
  • All accommodations in tents and all meals during the treks no extra charge for single travelers.
  • Down jacket, 4 seasonal sleeping bag.
  • Welcome & farewell dinner.
  • All porter costs.
  • All cost for a Green Valley Nepal Treks leader(First Aid and Eco trained English Speaking) and sherpa, a sherpa assistance leader(s) and assistance Trek leader help each individuals while on trek.
  • All necessary paper works and permits.
  • Travel & Rescue arrangements.
  • Exclusive Medical Kit Bag.
  • All government and local taxes if necessary.
  • Nepal Visa fee (bring accurate USD cash and two passport photographs)/ International airfare to & from home city.
  • Excess baggage charges.
  • Lunch & evening meals in Kathmandu.
  • Travel and rescue insurance.
  • Personal expenses e.g. phone calls, laundry, bar bills & extra porters.
  • Tips for guides and porters.
  • Optional trips and sightseeing if extend.

Useful Information

If your holiday is longer then your interested program or fascinating to add other short activities you could add these activities on your program:

  • Chitwan National Park Tour
  • Bungee Jump
  • Mountain flight
  • Paragliding
  • Ultra Light Flight
  • Mountain Biking
  • River Rafting

If above itinerary isn't suitable for you & wish to modify feel free to let us know, we'll be happy to create a TAILOR MADE ITINERARY especially for you.

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