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Makalu Base Camp Trek


Starting from: 

Hille (Flight to Biratnagar & Drive to Hille 4 hours)

Ending at:

Lukla (Flight to Kathmandu)



Highest access of the trek:



Different Community with majority of Sherpa, Tamang, Chhetri, Brahamn & Tibetan.

Mode of trekking tour:

Fully camping trek.

Himalayan sights:

Everest 8848m, Lhotse 8516m, Makalu I 8463m, Makalu II 7660m, Peak 38- 7591m, Pumori, Lhotse Shar 8410m, Barunste 7145m, Chamlan 7319m, Kanchanjung 8586m, Jannu Himal 7710m & More attractive snow capped peaks etc.

Most Attraction of the trek:

Different Community with majority of Sherpa, Tamang, Chhetri, Brahamn and Great Himalayan Landscape etc.


Pach Pokhari (lake) and Honku Pokhari (lake)

This trek takes you to Makalu Base Camp (5250 m), now consigned as Makalu Barun National Park and Conservation Area. The Makalu Base camp trek is a true adventure with scenery so beautiful that it will never tire you. The trek starts with flying to Tumlingtar and heads up the Arun River valley to Sedua and Num; then crossing Shipton La Pass (4210 m) into the upper Barun river valley for a close look at Makalu and Chamlang Himal, this trek is considered as one of the most remote areas of Nepal. The Barun valley is a part of a huge internationally protected area under the agreement between the governments of Nepal and China, which comprises of 2330 sq. km of National Park and 830 sq. km of conservation area in Nepal alone. The Arun Valley, east of Everest, leading to Makalu Base Camp is least visited by tourists like Nepal’s far west regions. Trek to Makalu can be made shortcut by taking direct flight to Tumlingtar, a small village located on a plateau. Then the trek from Tumlingtar at 390m high to Makalu Base Camp at 4,800m is a long and cumbersome gigantic range from steamy in the lowlands to snow storms at high altitude Himalayan area.

The trek begins from Tumlingtar following the trails equally to Arun River, passing through Brahman, Chhetri, Rai, and Limbu here with birds and animals. From Num, the trail travels making crisscrosses the Arun; and starts up the Kasuwa Khola, then turning westward to cross the Shipton we reach into the upper Barun Khola valley. From the high points, panoramic views of eastern Himalayas; Chamlang (7,319m), Peak 6 (6,739m), Peak 7 (6,105m) seems a long awaiting us and also the long-awaited Makalu (8,463m) all from Everest to Kanchenjungha are ahead to reward us the steadfast trekking. Campsite in alpine meadows and at the base of Mt. Makalu reflecting dusk’s light off in the neighboring peaks are much spectacular. The way down from the higher region to the lower rhododendron of oak forest trees are of interesting and contrast to observe.



Day 01

Arrive in Kathmandu transfer hotel

Day 02

Free day in Kathmandu

Day 03

Fly Biratnagar & drive to Hille – 5 hours approx.

Day 04

Hille – Hillepani – 5 hours approx.

Day 05

Hillepani – Tumlingtar 100m. - 5.5 hours approx.

Day 06

Tumlingtar – Kuwapani - 5.5 hours approx.

Day 07

Kuwapani – Chichila – 6 hours approx.

Day 08

Chichila – Num – 5.5 hors approx.

Day 09

Num- Seduwa – 5 hors approx.

Day 10

Seduwa – Tashigaun 2200m. – 6 hours approx.

Day 11

Tashigaun – Khongmadanda – 6 hours approx.

Day 12

Khongmadanda – Mumfuk – 5.5 hours approx.

Day 13

Mumfuk -Yangre Kharak - 6 hours approx.

Day 14

Yangle Khark –Mera – 6 hours approx.

Day 15

Mera -Sersung (half day rest) for Acclimatize

Day 16

Sersung - Makalu Base camp 5000m. – 4 hours approx.

Day 17

Makalu Base Camp - Glacier camp 5500m. – 6 hours

Day 18

Glacier - Trek to High glacier Camp 5700m. – 5.5 hours approx.

Day 19

Climb to Sherpini Pass West Col 6100m, descent to Baruntse Base camp 5200m. - 6.5 hours approx.

Day 20

Rest day

Day 21

Baruntse Base camp - Panch Pokhori 5000m – 5 hours approx.

Day 22

Panch Pokari - cross to Amphu lapsa pass 5780, decent Chukkung – 7 hours approx.

Day 23

Chhukung 4730m - Thyanboche 3800m. – 4 hours approx.

Day 24

Thyangboche – Namche Bazaar 3440m – Jorsalle 2800m. – 5 hours approx.

Day 25

Jorsalle – Lukla 2800m. – Approx. 5.5 hours

Day 26

Lukla - Kathmandu

Day 27


Day 28

Final departure


Cost includes:

Camping Trek


  • 4 nights hotel in Kathmandu with Bed & Breakfast.
  • Makalu Area Trekking permit fee.
  • Equipment: Trekking tents, Dining tent, Kitchen Tent, Toilet Tent, Table and chairs, Mattresses during the trekking & Peak climbing
  • National Park fee Makalu & Kanchenjunga area.
  • Food: Food for trekking (Breakfast, lunch, dinner)
  • Staff: 1 Guide, 1 Cook, 1 Kitchen & necessary porters
  • Local transportation Airport – Hotel – Airport
  • Transportation: Kathmandu-Biratnagar flight. Lukla-Kathmandu or Tumlangtar-Kathamndu flight as per itinerary
  • Trekking crews of insurance
  • Trekking allowance, food allowance for trekking crews
  • Our service charge


Cost does not include:


  • PERSONAL equipment for Trekking
  • Personal Insurance for travel to Nepal
  • Lunch & dinner in Kathmandu
  • Emergency Rescue evacuation
  • Trekking Sleeping bag
  • Personal expenses
  • Tipping (Tips)
  • Bar bills & Beverages
  • Departures taxes




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