Makalu Base Camp Wilderness Trek

Duration: 20 Days
  • Destination: Nepal
  • Trip Difficulty: Strenuous
  • Trip Style: Trekking
  • Transport: By Air
  • Food: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accommodation: Lodge/Teas House
  • Group Size: 2-16
  • Max Elevation: 4810m

Makalu Base Camp trekking is a highly adventurous and challenging trek in the Mahalangur Himalayan region of Nepal. Categorized as Moderate to Challenging, trekkers are required to have strong physical fitness and stamina to do Makalu Base Camp trekking. Makalu trek provides variation of flora and fauna, local Himalayan community and stunning landscape of snow-clad terrain.

Makalu Base Camp adventure starts after one hour flight to Tumlingtar and three hours drive to Chichila. The trek begins from here and walks through the Makalu-Barun National Park then the ultimate objective of the trek is to hike to the base camp of Mt. Makalu (the fifth highest mountain in the world) at an altitude of 4870m. The Makalu Base Camp gives you magnificent views of the south face of Makalu, Everest, Lhotse and the Barun Glacier. All along the trail, you will enjoy stunning views of Mt Makalu, Mt. Chamlang (7319m), Baruntse (7129m) and Mera peak (6654m). The trail passes through Makalu Barun National Park allowing you to enjoy pristine wilderness and biodiversity. The permanent feature of this trek is the Arun river which during monsoon season is an enthralling sight to watch. So are beautiful waterfalls, deep gorges, valleys, and traditional villages of Rai and Limbu ethnic communities. The distinctive feature of Makalu Base Camp trekking is its pristine wilderness as you pass through dense forests of rhododendron, orchids, maple, magnolia, aromatic herbs and an unparalleled gallery of the most colourful flowers ever seen in the Himalayas. The itinerary of Makalu Base camp trekking has been designed by Global Adventure Trekking to acclimatize you gradually.

Highlights

  • Visit Makalu Base Camp
  • Enjoy stunning views of the south face of Makalu, Everest, Lhotse, Chamlang, Baruntse,
  • Mera and Barun Glacier
  • Appreciate ecologically rich Arun Valley
  • Learn about the Kirati culture of ethnic Rai and Limbu communities
  • Trek through Makalu Barun National Park

Outline Itinerary

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Day 01: Kathmandu-Tumlingtar 45min.510m-Maney Bhanjyang 5hrs.

Once you landed in Tumlingtar then trek will started. Walking about 5hrs through the rain forest,passing local village of Rai people. Mane Bhanjyang is the on the top of the hill side inhabited by local people. Over night at the tented camp. 

  • BLD
  • Tent

After you serve the breakfast the trail leads you to ascends for few hours then flat trail leads to Gurung village where you will serve lunch by our staffs. Then explore the local community’s village. Overnight at camp.

  • BLD
  • Tent
  • 1830m

The trails ascend about 2.5hrs and soon descend to Small River and almost flat trail to Num. This is a small village with modern facilities. Stay overnight at camp.

  • BLD
  • Tent
  • 1500m

First steep downhill about 2hrs and cross the suspension bridge and ascends through the Rhododendron forest and local village where you can experience the farming paddy, millet, corn and potatoes depending on the season. Check in the police check post and over night at camp.

  • BLD
  • Tent
  • 1560m

Tashi Gaun is the most inhabited village in the Makalu National park area. The way is mostly flat and easy comparatively. Visiting many Mane, Tibetan prayer flag and Chorten which was built by local for the remembrance of the depart soul. Tashi Gaun is the perfect place to have camp and to see the local culture. Stay overnight at camp.

  • BLD
  • Tent
  • 2050m

Most of the time we are ascending through the Rhododendron forest and listen the birds singing makes your trek very enjoyable. Overnight at camp.

  • BLD
  • Tent
  • 3550m

You are walking through rugged trail to reach Kalo polhari 4020m. which will takes 3 hrs. and down to Mumbuk for over nights.

  • BLD
  • Tent
  • 3490m

This day will be more difficult comparatively but worthy due to the Barun River and through the forest. Of course, massive Mountain encounters in front of you Peak 6 and peak 7. Both are above the 7000m. Stay overnight at camp.

  • BLD
  • Tent
  • 3585m

Walking through the grass land and facing to mountain peak. Over night at camp.

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  • Tent
  • 4780m

The trail is flats for the first part and descend to a small river and goes to Makalu Base camp which will memories you by the Mt.Makalu 8463m. the 6th highest mountain.

  • BLD
  • Tent
  • 4810m

This is an exploration day to you go further to Glacier and Baruste Base camp and back to camp.

  • BLD
  • Tent
  • 4810m

We start to go downhill and again uphill through the forest and giant bolder. Overnight at camp.

  • BLD
  • Tent
  • 3600m.

Descending and ascending to go Dobato through the Jungle. Please walk together as wild animals might be encounter.

  • BLD
  • Tent

You will be descends steeply to Khongma via Kali Pokhari through the dense forest and downhill to Tashi Gaun. Over night at camp.

  • BLD
  • Tent

Mostly descends through the bamboo forest which local people used for making mats and roofs of the house. Overnight at camp.

  • BLD
  • Tent

This is an easy day of your trek to Mane Bhanjyang through the jungle.

  • BLD
  • Tent
  • 1160m

We will be Walking about 5 hrs. the trek end at Tumlingtar. Over night at camp.

  • BLD
  • Tent

What's included

  • Airport pickup and drop off services
  • 2-nights accommodations in Kathmandu including breakfast
  • 17-nights teahouses accommodation during the trek with full board meals
  • Kathmandu-Tumlingtar-Kathmandu flight with departure tax
  • Transportation on a comfortable vehicle
  • An experienced English-speaking mountain guide and Sherpa porters (2 trekkers:1 porter)
  • Salary, insurance, equipment, flight, food and lodging for all Nepalese staff
  • All necessary paperwork and permits (National park permit, TIMS )
  • A comprehensive medical kit
  • All government and local taxes
  • Nepalese visa fee
  • International airfare to and from Kathmandu
  • Excess baggage charges
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu in case of early arrival, late departure, and early return from the mountain (due to any reason) other than the scheduled itinerary
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower etc)
  • Tips for guides and porters
  • Anything not mentioned in the' Included section'
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Useful Info

Day 1 means the arrival day in Kathmandu. 

Group discount is available so please contact us.