Makalu Base Camp Trek - 21 Days

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Are you a smooth-running trekker? If you are then you must try our 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. During 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.

Over the years, the Makalu Base Camp has not only attracted professional mountaineers and adventure seeking trekkers but also biologist and wildlife experts. The area consists of different kinds of rare plants which are not found anywhere in the world. The exclusive wildlife treasure in this area includes Red Pandas, Snow Leopard, and Himalayan Black Bears. Here you can also encounter the people with different tribes where some of them are extremely poor and marginalized, yet offering you with extraordinary hospitality and generosity. Overall, this trek takes you into the wild diversity of nature with abundant variations of flora and faunas.

Outline Itinerary

DAY 01: KATHMANDU ARRIVAL

DAY 02: FLY TO TUMLINGTAR AND DRIVE TO CHICHILA (1840M)

DAY 03: TREK TO NUM (1500M); 6-7HOURS

DAY 04: TREK TO SEDUWA (1493M); 6-7HOURS

DAY 05: TREK TO TASHIGAON (2057M); 4-5HOURS

DAY 06: ACCLIMATIZATION / REST DAY

DAY 07: TREK TO KAUMA KHARKA (3500M); 5-6HOURS

DAY 08: TREK TO DOBATO (3700M); 7-8HOURS

DAY 09: TREK TO YANGRI KHARKA (3620M); 5-6HOURS

DAY 10: TREK TO LENGMALE KHARKA (4400M)

DAY 11: TREK TO SHERSON (4500M)

DAY 12: EXPLORE MAKALU BASE CAMP (5100M) / EVEREST VIEW POINT RIDGE AND TREK BACK TO SHERSON; 7-8HOURS

DAY 13: TREK TO YANGRI KHARKA

DAY 14: TREK TO DOBATO; 5HOURS

DAY 15: TREK TO KAUMA

DAY 16: KAUMA TO TASHIGAON

DAY 17: TREK TO SEDUWA

DAY 18: TREK TO NUM

DAY 19: TREK TO CHICHILA (5HOURS) AND DRIVE TO TUMLINGTAR

DAY20: FLY BACK TO KATHMANDU

DAY 21: DEPARTURE

Day 1
Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu.

After arriving in Kathmandu representative of Nepal Trekking Trial associate with Actual Himalayan Group will be waiting to receive you. They will pick up you by our private vehicle and transfer you to the Hotel. We will have a short discussion of our trek in the evening with warm welcome dinner. Overnight in Kathmandu

Day 2
FLY TO TUMLINGTAR AND DRIVE TO CHICHILA (1840M)

We will have our breakfast in the hotel and pack our bags for the trek. 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 after breakfast, we will start with a gradual uphill climb through the forest for about 2hours and then trail descends by a small river after that, 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 SEDUWA (1493M); 6-7HOURS

After having our breakfast we will continue our trek leaving the Num Valley 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 Seduwa. There we will see a check post and an office of Makalu Conservation Area. Overnight in Seduwa

Day 5
TREK TO TASHIGAON (2057M); 4-5HOURS

After having breakfast we will leave Seduwa. 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
ACCLIMATIZATION / REST DAY

Today we will be spending our day in Tashigaon. Acclimatization helps our body to adapt to the environment and reduces the chances of having altitude sickness. We will be exploring the surrounding for few hours and we will take rest preparing for the next day’s trek. Overnight at Tashigaon.

Day 7
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 8
TREK TO DOBATO (3700M); 7-8HOURS

Today after we have our breakfast 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 9
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 10
TREK TO LENGMALE KHARKA (4400M)

We will have our early morning breakfast and start our today’s trek. 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. The trial offers a picture of noticeable rise of the Mountains as we begin to ascend up. Overnight in Lengmale Kharka

Day 11
TREK TO SHERSON (4500M)

After breakfast ,we will pass the Barun Valley and 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 12
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 13
TREK TO YANGRI KHARKA

Today after having breakfast we will descend down to the valley following Barun River. We will have the last glimpses of Makalu today. On our way we will pass through different villages which finally take us to Yangri Kharka. Overnight in Yangri Kharka

Day 14
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 15
TREK TO KAUMA

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 . We will walk through beautiful rhododendron and fir forests on our way to Kauma Kharka. Overnight in Kauma.

Day 16
KAUMA TO TASHIGAON

We will have our breakfast and start our today trek. Today we will descend through hilly terrain where at some places we will have a steep trial. After a long walk we will finally arrive at Tashigaon. It is a Sherpa village. Overnight at Tashigaon.

Day 17
TREK TO SEDUWA

After having our breakfast we will retrace our steps back to Seduwa. We will exit Makalu Barun National park and after that we will descend down to Barun River. On our way to Sedwa we will pass through different villages and forests. Overnight at Seduwa.

Day 18
TREK TO NUM

Today after breakfast we will start our trek. Our trial goes ups and down 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 19
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

Day 20
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 21
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.

Cost Includes

  • Pick up and drop facilities from Airport-Hotel-Airport (by private car)
  • Domestic Flight/Comfortable private vehicle transportation.
  • Stays in 3 star standard hotels in Kathmandu or clean lodge/guest houses during the trek. (as per availability ) All the rooms will be in twin sharing basis.
  • Every meals during the trek.( breakfast, lunch, dinner, including tea and coffees)
  • Seasonable fresh fruit.
  • Experienced, well trained, English speaking guide with all his expenses, insurance, equipment during your travel period.
  • One porter for each two member in a group (with all his expenses, insurance, equipment during your travel period)
  • Travel and rescue arrangements.
  • Actual Adventure Down jacket and sleeping bag, Duffel bags and walking poles (to be returned after trip completion)
  • Actual Adventure T-shirt and trekking map.
  • Medical kit (carried by your trek leader)
  • All necessary paperwork including Trekkers Information Management System permit (TIMS) (ACAP) and special permit for Manaslu.
  • All government and local taxes.

Cost Excludes

  • Tips for guides, porters and drivers.
  • Nepalese visa fee.
  • Extra night accommodation due to any reason in Kathmandu.
  • Extra luggage charge.
  • Personal expenses not included in the itinerary.
  • Recommended Travel and Medical Insurance.

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Price From USD 2,180 USD $ 2,080/person
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Total $ 2,080 USD

Trip Facts

  • Domestic Flight, Private vehicle Transfer
  • 1-16
  • 4870m