Makalu Base Camp Trek

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Trip Details

Start/End: Kathmandu to Kathmandu

Duration: 20 days

Difficulty: Hard to Strenuous

Maximum Elevation: 4,870m (Makalu Base Camp)

Best Time: October - November and March - April

Makalu Base Camp Trekking is one of the most challenging treks in the eastern part of Nepal through the remote and unfrequented trekking areas. This Trekking begins at Tumlingtar after 40 minutes scenic flight from Kathmandu, then heads up the Arun River valley to Seduwa and Num by crossing over Shipton La Pass at an elevation of 4210 meters, continues into the upper Barun valley, and obtains in Makalu Base Camp 5,250 m.
It provides stunning contrasts of high waterfalls cascading into deep gorges, craggy rocks rising from lush green forests, and colorful flowers blooming beneath white snow peaks. Long and unspoiled terrain makes this trek a classic in its features and rare species of animals. Over 3000 species of flowering plants, with orchid varieties, 30 rhododendrons splash the hillsides with color, and different species of birds and the endangered Clouded Leopard, lesser panda, and Moschus moschiferus inhabitants of the Makalu Barun park make your trip unforgettable.

Trip Itinerary

Day 01 : Arrive Kathmandu, Pick up at the airport and transfer to hotel

Day 02 : Fly Kathmandu to Tumlingtar(457m) and drive to Khadbari(1,040m)

Day 03 : Trek Khadbari to Chichila(1,830m)

Day 04 : Trek Chichila to Num(1,505m)

Day 05 : Trek Num to Seduwa(1,540m)

Day 06 : Trek Seduwa to Tashigoan(2,070m)

Day 07 : Trek Tashigoan to Khongma(3,550m)

Day 08 : Acclimatization day at Khongma

Day 09 : Trek Khongma to Mumbuk(3,550m)

Day 10 : Trek Mumbuk to Nay Kharka(3,750m)

Day 11 : Trek Nay Kharka to Merek(4,570m)

Day 12 : Trek Merek to Makalu Base Camp(4,870m)

Day 13 : Exploration day at Makalu Base Camp

Day 14 : Trek back to Khongma

Day 15 : Trek back to Seduwa

Day 16 : Trek back to Chichila

Day 17 : Trek back to Tumlingtar

Day 18 : Fly back to Kathmandu

Day 19 : Leisure in Kathmandu.

Day 20 : Final departure, transfer to international Airport.

Trip Info

Highlights of Makalu Base camp Trek

  • Trek through green terraced farmland to glaciers passing various waterfalls
  • Encounter Everest from eastern Kangshung face a unique angle 
  • Dig into the rural lifestyle of distinct Rai and Sherpa’s
  • Witness the wilderness of Makalu Barun National Park
  • Spot rarest flora and fauna, and wildlife of Nepal, including red panda