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    At a Glance

    • Destination
    • Durations
      20 days
    • Trip Difficulty
    • Activities
    • Accommodation
    • Meals
    • Group Size
      Min. 2 Pax
      March - May and Sept - Nov

    Trip Overview

    Explore the valleys in the eastern region of Nepal and savour the beauty that lies in the fifth-highest mountain in the world. Makalu Base Camp Trek is a beautiful journey that lets you taste the real adventure of walking inside the Makalu Barun National Park to the Makalu Base Camp.

    The region offers magnificent views of mountains like Mt. Makalu with other peaks like Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, and Mt. Baruntse. The lush scenery of Arun valley is probably the most beautiful thing that will keep you going throughout your journey. Though many people keep their interest in this trek, the Makalu region attracts only a few travelers during a year due to its remote accessibility and off-the-beaten trekking trail.

    Makalu Base Camp Trek starts with a flight from Kathmandu to Tumlingtar. From Tumlingtar, we drive to Num, from where our real trekking journey initiates. You follow the Barun river valley in Makalu Barun National Park and cross several high passes like Shipton La and Keke La on the route to Makalu Base Camp.

    Talking about the difficulty on the way and trail, the trail to Makalu Base Camp is never flat. You will either ascend up or descend down, making the trek difficult and tiring. But the difficulty you face along your way is nothing compared to the magnificence of nature you will enjoy. The rhododendron forests, beautiful cliffs, glaciers, and stunning waterfalls you encounter on the way will make your trek full of wonders and excitement. As you stand tall in the Makalu Base Camp, all you can do is let your eye wander from one peak to another with the majestic Mt. Makalu rising tall right in front of your eyes.

    If you are curious about the altitude variation throughout your trek, then your trek initiates at an altitude of 400 meters in Tumlingtar and rises up to 5500 meters in the southeastern ridge of Mt. Makalu. The spectacular views of the mountains from the base camp are a reward for all our hard efforts made during our trek.

    Covering the Makalu Barun National Park, Makalu Base Camp is rich in biodiversity. You can encounter rare birds and animals on your journey if you are lucky. Similarly, interaction with local people on the way will give us insights into their culture, lifestyle, and tradition. People here are engaged in agriculture for livelihood. You can see beautiful fields as you pass through villages. The people are friendly, which makes your journey more lively and homely.

    Still undecided? Check out 15 perfect reasons to choose the Makalu Trek on your next adventure.


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    Cost Includes

    • All ground transportation by private vehicle, including airport transfers
    • Four nights’ accommodation with breakfast at a 3-star category hotel in Kathmandu
    • Guided sightseeing tours in Kathmandu, including tour guide, entry fees, and vehicle
    • Meals on full board (breakfast, lunch, dinner, tea & coffee) during the trek.
    • An experienced guide required a number of porters, their food, accommodation, salary, insurance, and equipment. We provide 1 porter between two trekkers.
    • Teahouses for the accommodation during the trek. The teahouses are simple but neat and clean.
    • Nepal Hiking Team duffle bag, down jacket, and sleeping bag during the trek
    • Round trip flight from Kathmandu to Tumlingtar and Tumlingtar to Kathmandu, including departure taxes
    • First aid medical kit bag including oximeter to monitor oxygen level and heartbeat.
    • All necessary permits for trek
    • All government and local taxes
    • Office service charge

    Cost Excludes

    • Meals not specified in the 'Meal Inclusions' in the itinerary'
    • Travel insurance
    • International airfare
    • Nepal entry visa fee.
    • All cold drinks such as: alcoholic beverages, water, Coke, Fanta, juice, etc.
    • Personal shopping and laundry, phone, internet bill etc.
    • Personal trekking equipment
    • Tips for trekking crews

    Cost and Date

    Start Dates refer to your arrival date in Nepal. End Dates correspond to your return date from Nepal.

    The Makalu Base Camp Trek set departure dates are tailored for the group joining option. If the -days Makalu Base Camp Trek departure dates don't fit your schedule, we can include alternative dates that better suit your needs.