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Makalu Base Camp Trekking

  • 22 Days
  • Moderate to Strenuous
  • 2 - 10 People

Destination: Nepal

Meals: Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner

Transportation: Private Vehicle / Airplane

Accommodation: Teahouse+Camping+Hotel

Max. Altitude: 5,250m

Activities: Sept - Nov and Mar - May

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Makalu base camp trek heads you through limited valleys and high mountains passes with a troublesome trek all through a particularly remote region of Nepal. Most of the mountain peak base camp trek track lies inside Makalu- Barun stop, far-well known for a fine looking and variant display of generally changed vegetation. Makalu Base Camp Trekking is tremendous trek to the most reduced part camp of the planets' fifth generally raised mountain in chain of mountains. It offers you extraordinary normal scene. On the mountain peak base cam trek you'll have the ability to recognize different Nepal's usually prominent scene, starting from the clearing Arun watercourse despairing, over the Barun La 4200m to the cutthroat ice fields encompassing Makalu8463m. Trekking through the Mt Makalu Base Camp Trek - Arun despairing offers you the best chance to watch some of our country's fowl species, and additionally the swarmed Babbler, the sole sorts of its minding inside the planet. Very untouched, this area has a significant measure of to supply you besides winged creatures and life. Makalu Base Camp Trekking Route offers you a new experience while moving ahead and makes you alive with all the natural beauty residing on.

Makalu Base Camp Trekking
holds different the wealthiest and for the most part diverse pockets of plants and animals in Nepal nation. Cover 2.330sq, Makalu- Barun may be to a great degree principal segment of the more amazing mountain top plan. Sagarmatha stop to the west and consequently the 35000sq km. all through the mountain top base camp trek you may experience by some ethnic settlement gathering of individuals like Newar, Limbu, Rai and Asiatic at the more level ascents and Tibetan Buddhists at the upper statures and its inadequate on the mountain peak base camp trek, you may get an incredibly close read of mountain peak additionally to Everest, Lhotse, Baruntse and stores of others top.

Mountain top trek is totally amazing and troublesome trek in a one in every of the remote regions in Nepal nation that has visit only a few trekkers in a year. Makalu base camp trip begins from the minor climb city of Khandbari, open by road or fly to Tumlingtar the focal station of the Sunkhwasabha. Nepal Mother House arranges every possible service to offer the best holiday experience to our clients. Come and join us for the excellent destination trek.

Trip Highlights

  • Situated eastern part of Nepal in Makalu-Barun National Parks
  • Over 3,000 species of flower, 440 species of birds, and 75 species of mammals.
  • Views of Mt. Makalu(8,463m), Chamlang (7319 m), Baruntse (7129m) and other.
  • Challenging and an outstanding trek in eastern part of Nepal.
  • Mt. Makalu, the world's Fifth highest peak.
  • Endangered Snow Leopard, Red Panda and Musk Deer.
  • 40 minutes scenic flight Kathmandu to Tumlingtar and back to Kathmandu.

Day to Day Itinerary

Day 01:Arrival at Kathmandu.

Day 02:Trekking preparation and permit paper work day.

Day 03:Fly to Tumlingtar (400m), 40 minutes flight and Trek to Khadbari (1025m)-2 to 3 hours

Day 04: Trek Khadbari to Chichila (1,800m) -5 to 6 hours

Day 05: Trek Chichile to Num (1,500m) -5 to 6 hours

Day 06:Trek Num to Seduwa (1,493m) -5 to 6 hours

Day 07:Trek Seduwa to Tashi Gaun (2,200m) - 3 to 4 hours

Day 08:Trek Tashi Gaun to Kahuma Danda (3,500m) - 5 to 6 hours

Day 09:Trek Kahuma Danda to Mumbuk (3,400m) -5 to 6 hours

Day 10:Trek Mumbuk to Nehe Kharka (3,750m) -6 to 7 hours

Day 11:Trek Nehe Kharka to Sherson (4,600m) -6 to 7 hours

Day 12:Free day at Sherson for a day excursion

Day 13:Trek Sherson to Yangri Kharka (3,645m) -6 to 7 hours

Day 14:Trek Yangri Kharka to Mumbuk (3,400m) -5 to 6 hours

Day 15:Trek Mumbuk to Kahuma Danda (3,500m) -5 to 6 hours

Day 16:Trek Kahuma Danda to Navagaun (2,500m) via Tashi Gaun – 6 to 7 hours

Day 17:Trek Navagaun to Num via Seduwa – 6 to 7 hours

Day 18:Trek to Chichila (1,800m/5,904ft) -5-6 hrs walk

Day 19:Trek Seduwa to Khadbari – 6 to 7 hours

Day 20:Trek Khadbari to Tumlingtar (400m) -2 to 2 ½ hours

Day 21:Fly Tumlingtar to Kathmandu

Day 22:Your own destination.

Cost Include

  • Arrival and Departure all transportation (airport to Hotel to airport).
  • Star level 3 night’s Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu twin bed sharing basic. 
  • Full board meal (breakfast, lunch, dinner) during trek with Tea, coffee each meal in a cup.
  • Transportation from Kathmandu to Tumlingtar or drive to Hile and Lukla to Kathmandu Air ticket (Weight limit: 10 kg main baggage and 5 kg hand per passenger/flight).and private tourist bus/ car/ van to the Hotel. 
  • Makalu Barun Conservation Area permits and Sagarmatha National Park Permit Fee.
  • TIMS (Trekkers Information Management System) Cards.
  • Warm down Jacket and Sleeping Bag for the trek.
  • Government license holder English Speaking experienced Local Guide with their food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipments.
  • Porter (between every 2 person basis) Max.20-25 kg. Plus their food, accommodation, salary, insurance and equipments.
  • One Sherpa (assistance guide) if group size more than 6 people. Plus their food, accommodation, salary, insurance and equipments.
  • Duffle Bag during trek and first Aid medical kid.
  • Tourist service charge, vat, Governments Tax and official expanse if necessary.
  • Welcome and Fare well program.

Cost Exclude

  • All kind of beverage including mineral water, Phone calls, laundry, hot shower during Trek.
  • Travel Insurance and evacuation (compulsory).
  • Tipping to crew, and your meal at Kathmandu.
  • Personal expenses like Shopping, souvenirs or gift.
  • Personal mountaineering gears and optional trips and sightseeing if extend. 
  • International airfare and airport departure tax.
  • Visa fee, you obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport Kathmandu.

Trip Note

If you do not need porter for the trip, the trekking cost will be reducing from the original price. Nepal Mother House gives you some clue to make less cost for the Solo traveler also. Please contact us in our email for more details with your requirements. 

If you wish to stay longer, we can offer plenty of suggestions: Bungee Jumping, mountain biking in the Kathmandu valley, white water Rafting, Jeep Flyer, Paragliding, Rock climbing, Jungle Safari tour, Skydiving, Mt. Everest view flight, Bhaktapur and Patan Durbar square, the Kathmandu valley's other historic cities Sightseeing, or a night at the Fort Hotel in Nagarkot for a bit of luxury and some worth able sunset and sunrise mountain panoramas. We help to arrange any of these excursions for you. Namaste and see you during your next trip to the Nepal Himalayas!

Some time we could face problem of internal flights to/from Tumlingtar delayed by few hours or cancelled for a day because of bad weather. It is happen very rarely, but it could even in best trekking season also as you know how climate change is effecting our globe. Therefore, we always recommend you to add one supplement night in Kathmandu after your base camp trek if possible (just for incase). If everything runs smoothly, you can enjoy other activities like sightseeing, rafting, shopping, as you wish in those additional day overnight at hotel.

Day 01 : Arrival at Kathmandu.Upon arrival at international airport, our waiting support team will meet and greet you at the airport assist and transfer to the Hotel.

Day 02 : Trekking preparation and permit paper work day. Trekking preparation and permit organize day. Please, check your insurance details and have a copy of your travel medical insurance policy with you.

Day 03 : Fly to Tumlingtar (400m), 40 minutes flight and Trek to Khadbari (1025m)-2 to 3 hours This is the first day of your journey. In the morning you'll be transferred to the domestic airport and fly to Tumlingtar, observing the ranges of snow capped peaks from Ganesh Himal to Mt. Everest, Makalu & Mt. Kanchenjunga. We will arrive at Tumlingtar after 40 minutes. Then we start our adventurous journey with our crew heading upwards through the Kumal village to the Khadbari in the midst of the sub-tropical forest of Sal tree (Sorea-Robusta) and more farm fields along the way, as we come to a town of Khadbari a major town of the Makalu region and from Khadbari with up and down walk lead to the camp at Mani Bhanjyang. The rest of the day we can explore the town and stay overnight at tented camp or Hotel.

Day 04 :  Trek Khadbari to Chichila (1,800m) -5 to 6 hoursAfter breakfast, we start our adventure with few flat then ascending to the ridge on a wide and well-used trail, reaching our lunch stop at Bhotebas. Then the trail goes to through fertile land and forested path brings you to the top of the small ridge at Chichila village for the overnight at tent. Where is settled few local houses with superb scenic mountains of Mt. Makalu and Khumbakarna range.

Day 05 :  Trek Chichile to Num (1,500m) -5 to 6 hoursToday, our journey leads us through the cool and serene forest of rhododendron, oak, and hemlock as we climb to the top of the ridge. Then it is downhill for two hours to Num- a small village with about fifteen houses and a primary school on large flat ground. Here we have good view of our route we will follow for the next couple of days.

Day 06 : Trek Num to Seduwa (1,493m) -5 to 6 hours At first, we head down an extremely steep and terraced slope towards the Arun River, nearly 800 meters below. The lower slopes of this narrow valley are densely forested and the paths are quite slippery, after reaching the bottom we cross the suspension bridge across the torrential Arun River. Then we climb back out of the rain forest, reaching our lunch place. Another steep climb takes us up to Seduwa a village with a small health post and a primary school. Our camp will be set up nearby.

Day 07 : Trek Seduwa to Tashi Gaun (2,200m) - 3 to 4 hours After breakfast, we have pleasant and short walk taking us to countryside farm villages. Again it is a gradual trail and an uphill climb for an hour through the millet and rice fields. This takes us to the Tashi Gaon. We'll stay overnight at camp and rest for a time, before walking around the village.

Day 08 : Trek Tashi Gaun to Kahuma Danda (3,500m) - 5 to 6 hours Today, we leave human settlements for our new destination. After Tashi Gaun we walk through the refreshing beautiful shade of the rhododendron and oak forests. Then leaving the dense forest before coming to summer pastures with traces of temporary made shepherd huts. From here onwards to Kahuma ridge is strenuous uphill climb, where the treeline declines and th bushes of rhododendron and juniper rise up. We'll stay overnight at our tented camp with scenic mountain ranges visible in the moon light.

Day 09 : Trek Kahuma Danda to Mumbuk (3,400m) -5 to 6 hours We have a superb view of snow capped mountains and of the surrounding landscapes. Our trek follows a gradual trail with few ups and down pass through the Thulo Pokhari (big pond) and Sano Pokhari (small pond). In the heavy snow fall, the path from here can be quite misleading and it will be difficult to find the trail sometimes. We walk further cross the Keke La pass (4230m) Tutu-la (4,200m) where there is a chorten. Then we walk downhill back to vegetation, a small clearing place for camping in the middle of the woods of pines, hemlock, birch and rhododendrons to reach at Mumbuk.

Day 10 : Trek Mumbuk to Nehe Kharka (3,750m) -6 to 7 hours The day begins with a sharp descent down a wooden narrow valley and continues on to cross the Barun Khola just beyond Tamatan Kharka. It can also be slippery with occasional rock falls so you will have to walk carefully. After this you follow the Barn Khola along its northern bank. This trail goes through the seasonal settlement of Yangri Kharka.

Day 11 : Trek Nehe Kharka to Sherson (4,600m) -6 to 7 hours Today, our trek begins crossing the wooden bridge on the Barun River and walk on boulders, where a large prayer wall is can be seen. After a 2-3 hour walk the vegetation gets thin, although the rhododendron, barberries, cotoneaster and juniper bushes keep on for some time. After a pleasant walk we get nearer to Sherson, where we will have sight of the lower Barun glacier and the towering majestic Mt. Makalu. This is also the lower base camp of Mt. Makalu. There are a number of stone enclosures at this high grazing ground with outstanding view of host of peaks, including the upper part of Makalu south face, and Mt. Baruntse (7,220m) and at Sherson we make camp for the night.

Day 12 : Free day at Sherson for a day excursion This is a rest day for acclimating so you will have a full day’s rest at the camp or, if you wish, wander around or some take a small hike. The most scenic walk would be a hike on the right side of the camp for a closer view of Mt. Makalu, Barun Pokhari and the view of the rare face of Everest, the Kanshung face with Lhotse. A one hour steep climb brings you to the large meadow from where you can walk farther up to have a greater view of the mentioned peaks as well as other peaks. After exploring that area, stroll back to the camp.

Day 13 : Trek Sherson to Yangri Kharka (3,645m) -6 to 7 hours After a wonderful romp in the surrounding valley, we trek back to end of the Barun valley named Yak Kharkha for the overnight camp.

Day 14 : Trek Yangri Kharka to Mumbuk (3,400m) -5 to 6 hours After breakfast, we continue our journey back to Mumbuk. After leaving the Barun Valley it is all uphill to the overnight camp in the midst of the alpine forest of Mumbuk. Here we enjoy the day and stroll around.

Day 15 : Trek Mumbuk to Kahuma Danda (3,500m) -5 to 6 hours We retrace the journey back to Kohuma Danda (ridge) via Shipton-la and Thulo Pokhari to reach the overnight camp. Enjoy the scenic picturesque spot and evening rest at the camp.

Day 16 : Trek Kahuma Danda to Navagaun (2,500m) via Tashi Gaun – 6 to 7 hours Today, we trek back to Tashi Gaon and continue walking towards Navagaun on the upper trail for another 2/3 hours through the cool shade of the forest. After leaving the forest area we come to farm terraces and eventually to the village of Navagaun, another Sherpa village which is much larger than Tashigaun, situated right above the Seduwa village.

Day 17 : Trek Navagaun to Num via Seduwa – 6 to 7 hours After breakfast, we follow a downhill track through the farm fields for an hour or two to Seduwa village. From Seduwa we retrace the journey to Num, with 2-3 hours downhill and after the bridge we have another 2/3 hours before making it back to Num. Enjoy the walk during the way back to Num village.

Day 18 : Trek to Chichila (1,800m/5,904ft) -5-6 hrs walk Today, we trek back to Chichele. The first 2/3 hours is all uphill and reach at the top of ridge, from here onwards it is almost downhill all the way to the overnight camp at Chichela. Enjoy exploring the village.

Day 19 : Trek Seduwa to Khadbari – 6 to 7 hours A pleasant walk on this route today back to Khadbari. We pass forests, farm lands, and small villages walking to gradual path which leads us to the large village town of Khadbari. Here we'll stay overnight at our camp.

Day 20 : Trek Khadbari to Tumlingtar (400m) -2 to 2 ½ hours This is our last walk which leads us on an easy 3/4 hour downhill walk back to Tumlingtar for lunch and the last overnight camp of this great and memorable journey. This will be your last night with the trekking staffs and porters as well. We celebrate in the evening after the completion of the long trek and stay overnight at camp.

Day 21 : Fly Tumlingtar to Kathmandu We fly to Kathmandu via Biratnagar depending on the flight schedule and season. We will come to Kathmandu and transfer to hotel and spend remaining time simply resting at the hotel.

Day 22 : Your own destination. In this pleasant day you may have full day at leisure either relax at hotel or explore the around Thamel. Today is day of ending your journey, so we would like offer you farewell dinner in Nepali typical Restaurant and hand over you Trip Certificate, Trekking Permit and TIMS Card for memory of Nepal trip. Today is free or last minute shopping for souvenirs or gift to your family, friends or relatives for you until departure flight/drive. Our assist will be transfer to the International Airport for your departure flight to your onwards destination, taking with you the memory of a life time.


Except fixed departure date, we have every day departure according to your requirements.

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Useful Info

Few things are worth arranging while you are at home. Please note down these list details before your departure, this tips will help to make your trip enjoyable:

  • Read travel advice, inform yourself before travelling and get advice locally when you arrive.
  • Make sure your passport valid date during your travel and consult about visa processing.
  • Estimate your budget and fixed holiday period then chose suitable destination.
  • Note down travel check list before leave home and preparer accordingly.
  • Inform your friend and family about your trip and itinerary details.
  • Make copies of your important documents as a backup in case you lose the originals.
  • Buy Guide book and study about Nepal’s general information (culture, custom, political, people, geography, weather, festival, religion, rule and regulation).
  • Buy insurance which will cover all overseas medical, emergency evacuation costs.
  • Batter to know at list few Nepali words while traveling in Nepal.
  • Make reservations with advance payment, especially during peak season, for trip, accommodations and local guides.
  • Call your bank for debit- and credit-card to let them know about fees and your travel destination. Get your bank’s emergency phone number if you have a problem.
  • Visit the doctor for your health report and take medicine and vaccine accordingly.
  • Remember, the local laws apply to you as a visitor and it is your responsibility to follow them.
  • Be sensitive to local customs, traditions and practices as your behavior may be seen as improper, hostile or even illegal.
  • Never step over anyone feet/legs, and pull in your own legs when somebody wants to pass.
  • Never touch anybody with your feet, also never point in a direction using your feet. The feet are considered the most impure parts of the body.
  • When entering a house, somebody's kitchen, temple or monastery take off your shoes.
  • As a woman you should always be dressed avoiding provocation, so keep shoulders and legs covered.
  • It is very polite to give and accept with your right hand, and even more so when you use your left hand for supporting the elbow of your right hand.
  • When in doubt how to behave in certain situations; keep a low profile, do not shout and keep your dignity.
  • It is better not to touch offerings or persons when they are on way to shrines.
  • Beef is prohibited among both the Hindus and Buddhists. No female animal is killed for food.
  • You may not be allowed entry to the inner sanctuaries of temples and Stupas.
  • You may be interested to take snaps of temples, Stupas and monuments. Generally temples, Stupas and monuments are permitted to be photographed, but it is better to have permission before using your cameras.  

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