Makalu Base Camp Trekking

  • Trip Destination: Nepal
  • Total Duration: 18 Day(s)
  • Difficulty: Strenuous

Makalu Base Camp Trekking

Makalu Base Camp trekking starts after 1hrs flight to Tumlingtar or long way drive there which takes you about 17hrs. Then trek begins into the Makalu Barun National Park to reach you to Makalu Base Camp, a virtually uninhabited area in eastern Nepal. Close to wilderness, this remote terrain stretches east from Sagarmatha National Park between the high plateau of Tibet and the deep subtropical gorge carved by the Arun River. Stunning views of Mt Makalu (8463 m), the fifth highest mountain in the world, Mt Chamlang and Mt Baruntse greets you on this trek. The Makalu-Barun Valley trek provides beautiful contrasts, high waterfalls cascade into deep gorge and colorful flowers bloom beneath white snow peaks. This is a truly wilderness trekking and geographically spectacular and culturally fascinating trek passing from the local villages of the lower hills to the Tibetans of the upper Buri Gandaki.

Arun Valley trek starts at the trade route village of Tumlingtar and heads up the Arun River valley to Sedua and Num passing through Brahman, Chhetri, Rai, Limbu, Gurung and Tamang villages. The Makalu trekking area offers some of the most exceptional and varied trekking in the Himalayas. You pass through rhododendron forests and eventually make a crossing of the Shipton La (4,210 m) into the upper Barun river valley for a closer look at Makalu and Chamlang Himal. The trek from Tumlingtar to Makalu Base Camp is a long and arduous trekking that has a vast range in temperature, from steamy in the lowlands to snow storms in the high altitude. At the Makalu Base Camp, you will get magnificent views of the south face of Makalu, Everest, Lhotse and the Barun Glacier. Global Adventure Trekking organized this trek several times and gain the true experience of the Makalu Base camp.

The trail further continues with crossing some difficult high passes and finally emerges into Khumbu/Everest region from where you will get a great view of the high Himalayas. Good physical fitness and some mountaineering skills are required for high pass.

The itinerary of Makalu Base camp trekking has been designed by Global Adventure Trekking to acclimatize you gradually. On the first day you will fly from Kathmandu to Tumlingtar. Makalu National park trek is considered a bit strenuous and is suitable for those who are physically fit and want to experience a thrilling adventure in the base of Mt. Makalu in Arun valley. If above itinerary is not suit to your schedule please contact with out any hesitation.

Trip Highlights

  • Amazing Mountain flight to Tumlingtar.
  • Arun valley is the deepest valley in Nepal
  • Outstanding eastern Himalayan scenery
  • Non touristic trekking trails
  • Explore the Makalu Base camp/Salpa pass and its neighbors
  • Experience culture and lifestyle of local tribes.

Day to Day 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 : Tumlingtar-Kathmandu by flight and trip will concludes here.

Cost Include

    • Makalu National Park entry permit
    • Trekking permit
    • Land transportation to and from
    • All 2 men tented camp Accommodation
    • Experienced English Speaking guide with equipment.
    • Airport pick up and drop.
    • Safe Drinking Water
    • TIMS (Trekker Information Management System)
    • All necessary porters.
    • Insurance of Nepalese Staffs.
    • Full board Meals while in the trekking (breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
    • All cooking utencials / Dining tent / Mattress / Toilet tents.
    • Kaythamndu-Tumlingtar-Kathamndu by air.

Cost Exclude

    • Personal expenses
    • Insurance,Tips,food in the city,laundry,telephone,Personal equipments.
    • Emergency evacuation by Helicopter, Airport tax and custom clearance
    • Alternative transportation in case of heavy rain, landslide, strike, road blockade etc.

Detail Itinerary

Day 01Kathmandu-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.Maney Bhanjyang is the on the top of the hill side inhabitted by local people. Over night at the tented camp.

Day 02Maney Bhanjyang-Chilchile 1830m.505hrs. After you serve the break fast 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 communities village. Over night at camp.

Day 03Chilchile-Num 4hrs. 1500m. The trails ascends about 2.5hrs and soon descend to small river and almost flat trail to Num. This is a small village with modern facilities. Stay over night at camp.

Day 04Num-Seduwa 5hrs. 1560m. First steep down hill about 2hrs and cross the suspension bridge and ascends through the Rhododendrom 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.

Day 05Seduwa-Tashi Gaun 5hrs.2050m. Tashi Gaun is the most inhabited village in the Makalu National area. The way is mostly flat and easy comperately. Visiting many Mane, Tibetan prayer flag and chorten which was built by local for the rememberance of the depart soul. Tashi Gaun is the perfect place to have camp and to see the local culture. Stay over night at camp.

Day 06Tashigaun-Khongma la 6hrs. 3550m. Most of the time we are ascending through the Rhododendron forest and listening birds singing makes your trek very enjoyable. Over night at camp.

Day 07Khangma la- Mumbuk 7hrs. 3490. Walking through rugged trail to reach Kalo polhari 4020m. which will takes 3 hrs. and down to Mumbuk for over nights.

Day 08Mumbuk-Yangla Kharka 7hrs. 3585m. This day will be more difficult comperately but worthy due to the Barun river and through the forest. Gaint mountain apears infront of you Peak6 and peak 7. Both are above the 7000m. Stay over night at camp.

Day 09Yangla Kharka-Yak Kharka 6hrs. 4780m. Walking through the grass land and facing to mountain peak. Over night at camp.

Day 10Yak Kharka-Makalu Base Camp 5hrs. 4810m. The trails is flate 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.

Day 11Makalu Base camp Exploration day. This is a exploration day to you go further to Glacier and Baruste Base camp and back to camp.

Day 12Makalu Base Camp-Yangla Kharka 5hrs. 3600m. We beging to go down hill and again up hill through the forest and giant bolder. Over night at camp.

Day 13Yangla Kharka-Dobato 4.5hrs. Descending and ascending to go Dobato through the Jungle. Please walk together as wild animals might be encounter.

Day 14Doban-Tashigaun 6.5hrs. You will be descends steeply to Khongma via Kali Pokhari through the dense forest and down hill to Tashi Gaun. Over night at camp.

Day 15Tashigaun-Num 5hrs. Mostly desceds through the bamboo forest which local people used for making mats and roofs of the house. Over night at camp.

Day 16Num-Maney Bhanjyang 1160m. 5hrs. This is an easy day of your trek to Maney Bhanjyang through the jungle.

Day 17Maney Bhanjyang-Tumlingtar 5hrs. Walking about 5 hrs. the trek end at Tumlingtar. Over night at camp.

Map of Makalu Base Camp Trekking

Trip Note

  • We have hotel in kathmandu as per your requirement please let us know.
  • B=Breakfast,L=Lunch,D=Dinner.
  • The local flight to and from Tumlingtar might be affected due to the weather.
  • Company does not be responsible with beyound our control.
  • Makalu trek is known as a Arun valley trek

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Facts of Trip

Group Size: 2+

Specialty Categories: Hiking and Trekking

Max. Elevation: 5817m.

Best Season: Spring & Autumn

Airfare Included: only Domestic.

Tour Customizable: Yes

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