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Makalu Base Camp Trekking

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No. of people Price Per Person
0 - 1 2796
2 - 3 2063
4 - 5 2033
6 - 7 1999
8 - 9 1974
10 + 1949
  • 20 Days
  • Moderate to Strenuous
  • 2 - 3 People

Destination: Nepal

Meals: Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner

Transportation: Private Vehicle / Airplane

Accommodation: Teahouse+Camping+Hotel

Max. Altitude: 4,870m

Activities: Trekking

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The 5th highest mountain in the world Mt. Makalu is an elevation of 8,485 meters (27,838 ft) as shape of pyramid. It is situated in the Mahalangur Himalayas Range 19 km (12 mi) southeast of Mt. Everest, on the border between Nepal and Tibet, China. Makalu Base Camp Trek is recently developed tea house trek inside the Makalu Barun National Park, as there is access of road up to Num village, it can do in 18 Days trek in shortest time. 

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 Makalu 8463m. 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 National Park 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.

Makalu Base Camp 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 trek begins from the minor climb city of Khandbari, open by road or fly to Tumlingtar the focal station of the Sankhuwasabha.  In this trek we will drive to the Num village at same day of flight Kathmandu to Tumlingtar, through the Khadbari (head quarter of Sankhuwashabha district), then get in Seduwa after cross the Aruna River.  The trail  heading along the villages and picturesque  landscape scenery like; Tashigaon, Khongma Danda , Dobate via Shipton La (4200m), Yangle Kharka, Langmale Kharka, Sherson and finally get in Makalu Base Camp (4,870m) and walk back to Tumlingtar for your home destination. There are tea houses available entire Makalu Base Camp Trek, so now days no need to carry tents and food for the trek.

We at Nepal Mother House arrange Makalu Base Camp Trek every possible service to offer the best holiday experience to our clients. We are glad to customize Makalu Base Camp Tea House Trek Itinerary according to your holiday schedule and requirements.  This trek can be done whole in the year around but the best time for this trek is Spring (March, April, May) and Autumn (September, October, November) 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.
  • Recently open tea house trekking with less tourist.
  • 35 to 40 minutes scenic flight Kathmandu to Tumlingtar and back to Kathmandu.

Day to Day Itinerary

Day 01:AArrival at Kathmandu transfer to the Hotel.

Day 02:Trekking preparation and permit paper work day.

Day 03:Fly to Tumlingtar (400m), 35 to 40 minutes flight &drive to Num (1,500m) -3 to 4 hours via Khadbari

Day 04:Trek Num to Seduwa (1,493m) -4 to 5 hours

Day 05:Trek Seduwa to Tashi Gaun (2,200m) - 3 ½ to 4 hours

Day 06:Trek Tashi Gaun to Kauma/Khongma Danda (3,500m) - 5 to 6 hours

Day 07:Trek Khongma Danda to Mumbuk /Nambuk (3,400m) -5 to 6 hours

Day 08:Trek Mumbuk to Yangla/Yangri Kharka (3,557m) following the Barun River upstream - 5 to 6 hours

Day 09:Trek Yangla Kharka to Langmale Kharka (4,410m) – 5 to 6 hours

Day 10:Trek Langmale Kharka to Sherson (4,630m) -3 to 4 hours

Day 11:Trek Sherson Makalu Base Camp (4,870m) - 3 to 4 hours

Day 12:Free day for excursion around Makalu Base Camp Visit Japanese camp, French Camp.

Day 13:Trek Sherson to Yangri/Yangla Kharka (3,645m) - 4 to 5 hours

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

Day 15:Trek Mumbuk to Kahuma Danda (3,500m) -4 to 5 hours

Day 16:Trek Kahuma Danda to Narbugaun (1,310m) via Tashi Gaun (2,100m) – 5 to 6 hours

Day 17:Trek Narbugaun to Num (1,560m) via Seduwa (1,500m) – 5 to 6 hours

Day 18:Drive Num to Tumlingtar (400m) - 3 to 4 hours via Chichila (1,800m) & Khadbari

Day 19:Fly Back Tumlingtar to Kathmandu -35 to 40 minutes

Day 20:Your own destination.

Cost Include

  • Arrival and Departure all transportation (airport to Hotel to airport).
  • Star level 3 nights’ Accommodation in Kathmandu bed sharing with BB Plan.
  • Full board meal (breakfast, lunch, dinner) during trek with a cup of Tea, coffee each meal.
  • Transportation from Kathmandu to Tumlingtar to Kathmandu by plane (Weight limit: 15 kg main baggage and 5 kg hand per passenger/flight).
  • Transport from Tumlingtar to trek starting point (Chichila/Num) and ending point to(Chichila/Num) to Tumlingtar private / public bus/ car/ van /Jeep
  • Makalu Barun National Park entrance fee /Permit.
  • TIMS (Trekkers Information Management System) Cards.
  • Trekking equipments (worm down jackets, sleeping bag & Duffle Bag) during the trekking if needed.
  • Nepal Mother House T-shirt /Cap and Appreciation Card of Trip.
  • Three times meals (breakfast, Lunch, Dinner), tea coffee in a cup each meal during trek.
  • Soft & comfort private accommodation in the trek, whatever availablity twin bed room with share toilet.
  • Professional a Guide (Government license holder) his/her food, accommodation, transportation, salary.
  • A porter (between every 2 people basic) carries max.20-25 kg. Plus their food, accommodation, wage, insurance, all transportation.
  • One Sherpa (assistance guide) if group size more than 10 people. Plus their food, accommodation, salary, insurance and equipments.
  • First Aid medical kit during trip including Oximeter to measure Oxyzen and pulse in high altitude.
  • A Trekking Map of Makalu Trip for a Group.
  • Welcome and fare well program.
  • Supplementary snacks (fresh fruits) on the Trek for some days.
  • Tourist service charge, vat, Governments Tax and official expanse if necessary.

Cost Exclude

  • Travel Insurance and evacuation (compulsory).
  • All kind of beverage including mineral water, Phone calls, laundry, hot shower during Trek.
  • Tipping for Guide, Porters and other staff, yours meals at Kathmandu.
  • Personal expenses like Shopping, souvenirs or gift.
  • Personal mountaineering gears.
  • Optional trips and sightseeing if extend then mention above itinerary.  
  • Things which don’t mention above, in our services (Trip Cost Includes).
  • 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 : AArrival at Kathmandu transfer to the Hotel.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), 35 to 40 minutes flight &drive to Num (1,500m) -3 to 4 hours via KhadbariThis 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 35 to 40 minutes. Then we drive to Num by Jeep/Van/Bus whatever available via Tumlingtar settlement of Kumal ethnic group, 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 get in Num after 3 to 4 hours drive via Chichila village. Where is settled few local houses with superb scenic mountains of Mt. Makalu and Khumbakarna range. Staying overnight at Tea House.

Day 04 : Trek Num to Seduwa (1,493m) -4 to 5 hoursAt 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. Stay at Teahouse.

Day 05 : Trek Seduwa to Tashi Gaun (2,200m) - 3 ½ to 4 hoursAfter 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 tea house and rest for a time, before walking around the village.

Day 06 : Trek Tashi Gaun to Kauma/Khongma Danda (3,500m) - 5 to 6 hoursToday, 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 tree line declines and the bushes of rhododendron and juniper rise up. We'll stay overnight at tea house, you can see scenic mountain ranges from your’s window also.

Day 07 : Trek Khongma Danda to Mumbuk /Nambuk (3,400m) -5 to 6 hoursWe 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. After having dinner go to bed at Tea house.

Day 08 : Trek Mumbuk to Yangla/Yangri Kharka (3,557m) following the Barun River upstream - 5 to 6 hoursThe 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 Yangle Kharka. Staying at tea house for the night.

Day 09 : Trek Yangla Kharka to Langmale Kharka (4,410m) – 5 to 6 hoursAfter taking hot breakfast at tea house, our trek begins with beautiful scenery with amazing landscape. As you are already in high elevation, even for short walk you feel taking long time. We walk through the high Himalayan pasture land called Yak Kharka and probably will have lunch at Merek (4,100m). After five to six hours walk we get in tea house at Langmale Kharke for overnight stay.

Day 10 : Trek Langmale Kharka to Sherson (4,630m) -3 to 4 hoursToday, 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 staying overnight at tea shop/home stay.

Day 11 : Trek Sherson Makalu Base Camp (4,870m) - 3 to 4 hoursThis is your ninth day of your walk, so today it not long day. As you are in the heart of Himalaya, it is amazing walk, you fell piece of heaven. Some people who don’t have longer time, they make one camp Lamake kharka to Makalu Base Camp. About 3 to 4 hours walk, you will get in Makalu Base Camp (4,870m), it will be about noon, after having batter to walk around the Base Camp; Barun Pokharai, Panch Pokharai. You have astonishing view including Mt. Makalu (8,486m), SE Peak, Peak 3 (6,682m), Peak 5 (6,432m), Yaupa (6,422m). Return back to Tea House for overnight stay.

Day 12 : Free day for excursion around Makalu Base Camp Visit Japanese camp, French Camp.This is a rest day for acclimating so you will have a full day’s rest at the camp or, if you wish, wanders 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. You may visit Japanese camp and French camp also. After exploring that area, stroll back to the camp.

Day 13 : Trek Sherson to Yangri/Yangla Kharka (3,645m) - 4 to 5 hoursAfter a wonderful romp in the surrounding valley, we trek back to end of the Barun valley named Yangri Kharkha (some time people called Yangla Kharka also) for the overnight camp.

Day 14 : Trek Yangri Kharka to Mumbuk (3,400m) -5 to 6 hoursAfter 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) -4 to 5 hours We retrace the journey back to Kohuma Danda (ridge) via Shipton-la and Thulo Pokhari to reach the overnight Teahouse. Enjoy the scenic picturesque spot and evening rest at the camp.

Day 16 : Trek Kahuma Danda to Narbugaun (1,310m) via Tashi Gaun (2,100m) – 5 to 6 hoursToday, 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 Narbugaun to Num (1,560m) via Seduwa (1,500m) – 5 to 6 hoursAfter 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. Stay at Tea house.

Day 18 : Drive Num to Tumlingtar (400m) - 3 to 4 hours via Chichila (1,800m) & Khadbari Today, after breakfast we will drive back to Tumlingtar recalling scenery via Chichila, Khadbari. The first 3/4 hours drive get in Tumlingtar as last overnight at tea house as 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 19 : Fly Back Tumlingtar to Kathmandu -35 to 40 minutes This is last munities in the mountain. So, before heading to airport you may take look around the Tumlingtar Bazaar. We fly Tumlingtar to Kathmandu 35 to 40 munities flight. We will come to Kathmandu and transfer to hotel and spend remaining time simply resting at the hotel.

Day 20 : 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 meeting 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.


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  • Estimate your budget and fixed holiday period then chose suitable destination.
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  • Buy Guide book and study about Nepal’s general information (culture, custom, political, people, geography, weather, festival, religion, rule and regulation).
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  • Batter to know at list few Nepali words while traveling in Nepal.
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  • 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.
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