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.


  • 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

Day 01 Kathmandu-Tumlingtar 45min.510m-Maney Bhanjyang 5hrs.
Day 02 Maney Bhanjyang-Chilchile 1830m.505hrs.
Day 03 Chilchile-Num 4hrs. 1500m.
Day 04 Num-Seduwa 5hrs. 1560m.
Day 05 Seduwa-Tashi Gaun 5hrs.2050m.
Day 06 Tashigaun-Khongma la 6hrs. 3550m.
Day 07 Khangma la- Mumbuk 7hrs. 3490.
Day 08 Mumbuk-Yangla Kharka 7hrs. 3585m.
Day 09 Yangla Kharka-Yak Kharka 6hrs. 4780m.
Day 10 Yak Kharka-Makalu Base Camp 5hrs. 4810m.
Day 11 Makalu Base camp Exploration day.
Day 12 Makalu Base Camp-Yangla Kharka 5hrs. 3600m.
Day 13 Yangla Kharka-Dobato 4.5hrs.
Day 14 Doban-Tashigaun 6.5hrs.
Day 15 Tashigaun-Num 5hrs.
Day 16 Num-Maney Bhanjyang 1160m. 5hrs.
Day 17 Maney Bhanjyang-Tumlingtar 5hrs.
Day 18 Tunlingtar to Kathmandu by flight and transfer to Hotel.

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.