Nepal Trekking

Makalu Base Camp Trek

Are you a smooth-running trekker, if you are then Why not to try Makalu Base Camp Trek? During Makalu Base Camp Trekking you can get chance to observe Nepal’s most unseen and amazing scenery. The trek to Makalu base camp visits one of the most remote and unfrequented areas of Nepal.Suring the trek you walk through the isolated villages offering the magnificent concealed vista of Makalu, Everest, Lothse and Kanchanjunga. Situated very close to Everest region Makalu Base Camp trek takes you through the beautiful Makalu Barun National Park and Conservation Area. The park is recognized internationally for its exquisiteness along with the diversity of flora and fauna.


Day 1: Kathmandu Arrival
After arriving in Kathmandu representative of Nepal Trekking Trial associate with Actual Himalayan Group will pick up you by our private vehicle and transfer you to the Hotel. Overnight in Kathmandu
Day 2: Fly to Tumlingtar and drive to Chichila(1840m)
Today we will take 45minutes morning flight from Kathmandu to Tumlingtar through the Himalayas. As we reach Tumlingtar we will meet our trek crew, have lunch and then drive in 4WD vehicles through a rough road to Chichila. Overnight in Chichila
Day 3: Trek to Num (1500m); 6-7hours
Today we will start with a gradual uphill climb through the forest for about 2hours and then trail descends by a small river where you walk in a flat land for around one hour to reach Num. Num is a small village with many teahouses offering a distant view of Himalayas. Overnight in Num
Day 4: Trek to Sedua(1493m); 6-7hours
On the 4th day of our Makalu Base Camp Trek we are leaving Num behind us the trail steeply descends through the forests and terraced fields to Arun River. Crossing a suspension bridge the trail ascends through forests and few villages taking us to the village of Sedua. There is a check post and an office of Makalu Conservation Area. Overnight in Sedua
Day 5: Trek to Tashigaon(2057m); 4-5hours
Today as we leave Sedua, initially the trail slightly goes uphill but major part of the walk is flat and easy through the bushes. Passing the hillside through quiet villages and small paddy fields we will reach to the village of Tashigaon. Tashigaon is a big Sherpa village surrounded by dense forest with prayer flags fluttering in the wild. Overnight in Tashigaon
Day 6: Trek to Kauma Kharka(3500m); 5-6hours
After having breakfast we will start the walk through the dense forest and after a gradual uphill climb we will arrive to a sort of alpine meadow. After having lunch we will climb to a ridge and finally arrive in a grazing area at Kauma Kharka. Overnight in Kauma Kharka
Day 7: Trek to Dobato(3700m);7-8hours
Today we will start with a vertical climb towards the summit of Shipton La (4229m) which takes few hours. The pass offers the superb Mountain View. After crossing the pass we will make our way through the Rhododendron forest to the beautiful valley of Dobato. Overnight in Dobato
Day 8: Trek to Yangri Kharka(3620m); 5-6hours
Today after having breakfast we will Leave Dobato behind us the trail steeply descends through the Rhododendron Forest of Barun River. Following the River we will arrive to our high pasture campsite in Yangri Kharka which is situated in the base of the valley. Overnight in Yangri Kharka
Day 9: Trek to Lengmale Kharka(4400m)
Today we will Follow the river upstream and witness the regal vista of Himalayas and we will trek to an alpine meadow of Lengmale Kharka. Overnight in Lengmale Kharka
Day 10: Trek to Sherson(4500m)
On the 10th day of our Makalu Base camp trek we will start the climb through Yak pastures and boulder fields in a complete high alpine environment to Sherson. From Sherson the southern flank of Mt Makalu and Barun glacier comes into view. Overnight in Sherson
Day 11: Explore Makalu Base Camp (5100m) / Everest View Point Ridge and trek back to Sherson; 7-8hours
Today is a long day to trek so, we will have breakfast and climb to Makalu Base Camp for the breathtaking views on the way. Return back to the campsite have lunch and climb to 5000m on the ridge to the north for the views of Makalu, Cho Oyu, Nuptse, Everest and many other and finally trek back to Sherson. Overnight in Sherson
Day 12: Trek to Yangri Kharka
Today after having breakfast we will descend down to the valley following Barun River which finally takes us to Yangri Kharka. Overnight in Yangri Kharka
Day 13: Trek to Dobato; 5hours
After leaving behind Yangri Kharka behind the trail descends through the small bushes of Rhododendron for around 4hours. Later the path goes uphill through the jungle all the way to Dobato. Overnight in Dobato
Day 14: Trek to Kauma Kharka
After having breakfast we will retrace our path back, on the way we will re-cross the Shipton La pass and descend down to Kauma Kharka. Overnight in Kauma Kharka
Day 15: Trek to Sedua
Today we will descend for around 6hours through the dense forest to Sedua via Tashigaon. Overnight in Sedua
Day 16: Trek to Num
Today we will start the day with a steep descend to Arun River Valley. Crossing the River the trail goes uphill through a ridge which takes us to Num. Overnight in Num
Day 17: Trek to Chichila(5hours) and drive to Tumlingtar
Today we will start trek early in the morning through the ridge which takes us to Chichila. From here we will catch a ride back to Tumlingtar. Overnight in Tumlingtar
Day18: Fly back to Kathmandu
Early in the morning we will catch a scenic flight back to Kathmandu over the Himalayas. After having lunch we will have plenty of time for sightseeing and shopping around Thamel area.
Day 19: Free day in Kathmandu
Sight-seeing around Kathmandu valley which includes the Hindu temple, Pashupatinath (a UNESCO World Heritage Site) & the biggest Buddhist Stupa at Boudhanath. Also visit Monkey Temple the Swyambhunath (2000 years old Stupa) and visit Patan city of fine arts and finally back to hotel. The trek leader will meet the group for a meeting and provide a detailed briefing on the trek. All the required information regarding the trek would be provided. Overnight at hotel
Day 20: Departure
A representative from Nepal Trekking Trial will transfer you to the airport before two hours from your flight with lots of a hope of seeing you again in the future.


  • from airport to hotel and hotel to airport transfer by private vehicle
  • Three nights’ accommodation in a 3-star hotel in Kathmandu with Buffest breakfast
  • Welcome or farewell dinners (depend up to your arrival and departure time)
  • Kathmandu to Kathmandu surface transportation By private vehicle (flight is surcharge )
  • Transportation for Guide and Nepali crews while applicable
  • An experienced English-speaking trek leader (trekking guide), assistant trek leader (4 trekkers: 1 assistant guide) and High Altitude trekking local Sherpa porters to carry your luggage (2 trekkers:1 porter maximum weight 20 kg) including their allowance wages ,salary, insurance, equipment, flight, food and lodging expenses during a trek
  • Full board meals BLD ( breakfast, lunch, and Dinner) during the trek as per available food menu in tea houses/Lodges
  • Three times a cup of tea or coffee during the trek
  • Teahouse/Lodge accommodation during trek on twin sharing basic (will provide single bedroom where ever available if you traveling solo travelers)
  • Down jacket and trekking Equipment for local Staff
  • Kanchenjungha Conservation area Permit
  • Kanchenjungha restriction area permit by immigration department
  • TIMS card Permit (Trekkers Information Management System) for responsible tourism and porter protects
  • Basic group medical supplies for normal health problem and injured (First Aid medical kit will be available)
  • Medical and health insurance for local crew members
  • All government and local taxes (25% income tax and 13% Vat )

Not Included

  • Nepal Visa fee USD25 for 15 days, USD40 for 30 days or if extending your stay USD100 for 90 days. All are multiple entries. You will also need a passport photo. The visa fee can be paid in US Dollars, Pounds Sterling or Euros. (bring accurate USD cash and two passport photographs)
  • International flight ticket to arrive in Kathmandu
  • Entrance fee/ monument heritage site fee/ museum fee while sightseeing around Kathmandu valley
  • Excess baggage charges( 15kg allowed ok Kathmandu Lukla flight ) 1kg = $1 USD
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
  • Domestic flight ticket if want to use instant of road transfer
  • Horse ridding
  • Meals and accommodation in Kathmandu if early return from the mountain(due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
  • Personal expenses ( Telephone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower etc)
  • Extra Tea coffee, Snacks, energy chocolates ETC
  • Personal travel and medical insurance and medicine if you using any regular medicine
  • Helicopter evacuation and emergency rescue
  • Tips for guides and porters
  • Any other items which is not in include section

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