19 Days Makalu Base Camp Trek

One of the most popular trekking destinations among solitary trekkers, Makalu Base Camp offers an exceptional opportunity to explore high-altitude terrains, snow-capped landscapes and ethnic Himalayan lifestyle. Our journey begins with an hour-long flight to Tumlingtar whereas the real trek starts from Chichila. The lower reaches of the trail are renowned for their lushness with verdant rhododendron forests whereas the upper reaches of the trail comprise of polished granite cliffs capped by hanging glacier, overflowing with waterfalls. The 22-days Makalu Base Camp Trek is an ideal choice for avid trekkers and nature enthusiasts who seek solance and tranquility in pristine natural habitat and those who wish to avoid crowds.

per adult from

$1,769

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Duration

19 days

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Hotel pickup available

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  • What's included :
    • Accommodation included: 18 nights
    • Pick up from hotel in Kathmadu or Tribhuvan International Airport Kathmandu
    • Permit and tims,Professional english speaking guide, Guest house accommodation,All government tax
    • Kathmandu to Tumlingtar flight and vice versa. On start and end both way transportation.
    • Entry/Admission - Makalu Barun National Park
    What's excluded :
    • Personal expenses, meals on purchase and gratitude.

  • Day 1: Fly from Kathmandu to Tumlingtar then drive to Chichira (1980 m/50 min flight/ 4 hrs drive)

    Stop At: Tumlingtar, Khandbari, Nepal
    Pick up from Tribhuvan International Airport (kathmandu) or from hotel in kathmandu. We fly to Tumlingtar after breakfast. Next, we drive to Chichira, a small Gurung settlement. We take a rest at Chichira as we need to prepare for next day's trek. Overnight in Chichira.
    Duration: 5 hours

    No meals included on this day.
    Accommodation included: Overnight stay in hotel in Chichira.

    Day 2: Chichira to Num (1560 m/ 7 hrs)

    Stop At: Tumlingtar, Khandbari, Nepal
    We start early in the morning and head towards Num .A moderately paced walk through the picturesque villages and lush mountain forests will take us to Num. A ridge line with great view on both side and perched on the end, this is Num for us. Overnight in Num.
    Duration: 7 hours

    No meals included on this day.
    Accommodation included: Overnight stay in guest house in Num.

    Day 3: Num to Seduwa (1500 m/7 hrs)

    Stop At: Makalu Barun National Park, Khandbari Nepal
    A steep descent through forests and terraced farms takes us to Barun River. We cross the river and follow an equally steep up the other side again. Often quite hot-the forest on the valleys offer a bit of shades. This is where Makalu Barun National Park begins and where we register our permits.Overnight in Seduwa.
    Duration: 7 hours

    No meals included on this day.
    Accommodation included: Overnight stay in guest house in Seduwa.

    Day 4: Seduwa to Tashigaon (2100 m/5 hrs)

    Stop At: Seduwa 56900, Nepal
    Ascend the ridge bounded by the Ipsuwa Khola on the west and Kasuwa Khola to the east. Crossing the hillside through quite villages and passing by small paddy fields, we reach the exotic village of Tashi Gaon. We are now surrounded by breathtaking Himalayan Panorama. Overnight stay in Tashigaon.
    Duration: 5 hours

    No meals included on this day.
    Accommodation included: Overnight stay in guest house in Tashigaon.

    Day 5: Tashigaon to Khongma Danda (3500 m/7 hrs)

    Stop At: Khongma, 56900, Nepal
    Today will be a bit of a tough day as we have to walk on a steep trail in higher elevation. We will ascend through forests to a stream and then onto a ridge. From here the trail gets even steeper and passes a Kharka (grazing land) and finally follows a series of rough stone stairs and small lakes ascending to the top of the ridge. From here it's a short way down to Khongma Danda. Overnight in Khongma Danda.
    Duration: 7 hours

    No meals included on this day.
    Accommodation included: Overnight stay in guest house in Khongma Danda.

    Day 6: Acclimatization/ Rest

    Stop At: Khongma, 56900, Nepal
    The day off will allow some bodily rest before we take on crossing of the Shipton La the next day. For those who wish to explore the nearby surrounding can walk around the area. Overnight in Khongma Danda.
    Duration: 1 hour

    No meals included on this day.
    Accommodation included: Overnight stay in guest house in Khongma Danda.

    Day 7: Khongma Danda to Dobate (3555 m/7 hrs)

    Stop At: Dobate, Lakuridanda, Nepal
    Climb towards the summit of the Shipton La (pass) which take a few hours to reach. After the lake Kalo Pokhari (3930 m), pass over the Keke La at (4170 m). We can see the marvelous view of chamlang (7321 m), Peak 6 (6524 m) and Peak 7 (6758 m).After crossing the Keke La pass, we descend through the beautiful valley to Dobate. Overnight in Dobate.
    Duration: 7 hours

    No meals included on this day.
    Accommodation included: Overnight stay in guest house in Dobate.

    Day 8: Dobate to Yangri Kharka (3557 m/7 hrs)

    Stop At: Dobate, Lakuridanda, Nepal
    From Dobate we pass through rhododendron forest which leads to the Barun River and the upper reaches of the valley. We should be careful during the first two hrs of the trek as the trail is steep and arduous. We then take a pleasant walk, slowly gaining altitute until we arrive at Yangri Kharka situated at the base of the valley. Overnight stay at Yangri Kharka.
    Duration: 7 hours

    No meals included on this day.
    Accommodation included: Overnight stay in guest house in Yangri Kharka.

    Day 9: Yangri Kharka to Langmale Kharka (4410 m/ 6 hrs)

    Stop At: Dobate, Lakuridanda, Nepal
    Following a moderate walk to the valley, we pass through yak pastures, lush forest and boulder fields. The valley walls tower imposingly above us during the start of the trek. We pass Merek as we make our way further up and notice a significant rise in the scenic Himalayan views. Overnight in Langmale Kharka.
    Duration: 6 hours

    No meals included on this day.
    Accommodation included: Overnight stay in guest house in Langmale Kharka.

    Day 10: Langmale Kharka to Makalu Base Camp (4870 m/7 hrs)

    Stop At: Shershon, 56900, Nepal
    Today is the day we make it to the Base Camp. From Langmale Kharka we make our way up to Shershon and eventually to Makalu Base Camp. The trail is flat with icy glacier and snow capped mountains accompanying us. Mount Makalu comes into view as we approach Shershong. As we make our way to the camp, we get to soak in the majestic Himalayan Panorama surrounding us.Overnight at Makalu Base Camp.
    Duration: 7 hours

    No meals included on this day.
    Accommodation included: Overnight stay in tea house in Makalu Base Camp.

    Day 11: Explore Makalu Base Camp

    Stop At: Shershon, 56900, Nepal
    The Base Camp is a rocky barren place with the large Barun Glacier beyond it. From here we can see the magnificent south face to Makalu and the complete Panorama of Everest and Lhotse. We can explore the surrounding lakes, glacier and go for a short trek up.Overnight at Makalu Base Camp.
    Duration: 2 hours

    No meals included on this day.
    Accommodation included: Overnight stay in tea house in Makalu base Camp.

    Day 12: Makalu Base Camp to Yangri Kharka

    Stop At: Shershon, 56900, Nepal
    We descend down from the base camp and take our last glimpse of Makalu before turning the corner and heading back. On our way down, we pass through Shershong, Langmale Kharka, Merek and descend down the valley finally stopped at Yangri Kharka. Overnight at Yangri Kharka.
    Duration: 7 hours

    No meals included on this day.
    Accommodation included: Overnight stay in guest house in Yangri Kharka.

    Day 13: Yangri Kharka to Dobate (3880 m/7 hrs)

    Stop At: Shershon, 56900, Nepal
    From Yanki Kharka we descend through rock falls, green forest and valley, making our way towards Dobate. We follow the river banks of Barun as we descend down the trail. Overnight stay at Dobate.
    Duration: 7 hours

    No meals included on this day.
    Accommodation included: Overnight stay in guest house in Dobate.

    Day 14: Dobate to Khongma Danda (3500 m/6 hrs)

    Stop At: Khongma, 56900, Nepal
    We begin the trek steep climb from Dobate to Mumbuk (Nambuk) and through a forest of firs and rhododendrons. We then cross Keke La, Tutu La (shipton's pass) and kauma la en route. Next, we descend to khongma danda again. Overnight in Khongma Danda.
    Duration: 6 hours

    No meals included on this day.
    Accommodation included: Overnight stay in guest house in Khongma Danda.

    Day 15: Khongma Danda to Tashigaon 92100 m/5 hrs)

    Stop At: Khongma, 56900, Nepal
    The trek continuous with frequent long and steep descent cutting through the hillsides. The trail takes us through thick forest and finally making it to the indigenous Sherpa village of Tashigaon. Overnight in Tashigaon.
    Duration: 5 hours

    No meals included on this day.
    Accommodation included: Overnight stay in guest house in Tashigaon.

    Day 16: Tashigaon to Seduwa (1500 m/5 hrs)

    Stop At: Seduwa 56900, Nepal
    We re race our steps as we exit the Makalu Barun National Park and descend down to the Barun River. We then cross the and come across villages and settlements as we move further down finally stopping at Seduwa again. Overnight in Seduwa.
    Duration: 5 hours

    No meals included on this day.
    Accommodation included: Overnight stay in guest house in Seduwa.

    Day 17: Seduwa to Num (1560 m/6 hrs)

    Stop At: Seduwa 56900, Nepal
    We leave Seduwa and trek through lush forest towards Num. The trail goes up and down and passes through dense forests and Sherpa villages as we move downward.Overnight in Num.
    Duration: 6 hours

    No meals included on this day.
    Accommodation included: Overnight stay in guest house in Num.

    Day 18: Num to Tumlingtar (410 m/7 hrs)

    Stop At: Tumlingtar, Tumlingtar, Kosi Zone, Eastern Region
    Again we retrace to Chichira from where we can savor the glorious vista of Mountain Makalu and overnight in Tumlingtar.
    Duration: 7 hours

    No meals included on this day.
    Accommodation included: Overnight stay in guest house in Tumlingtar.

    Day 19: Tumlingtar to Kathmandu (1400 m/1hrs)

    Stop At: Kathmandu, Kathmandu, Kathmandu Valley, Bagmati Zone, Central Region
    We fly from back to Kathmandu and drop to your hotel.
    Duration: 1 hour

    No meals included on this day.
    No accommodation included on this day.
  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    We pick up all the travelers from hotel or residence inside Thamel area.
    Return Detail :
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    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

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Fitness Req.

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Group Size

15

Organised by Saara Tourism Nepal-Travel Advisor in Nepal

Activity ID: V-199354P81

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