Makalu Base Camp Trek

22 Days


Mt Makalu (8,463m) is 5th highest mountain in the world which is located in the eastern part of Nepal and geographically falls inside the Makalu Barun National Park and Conservation area. Makalu Base Camp (5,250 m.) trek starts from sightseeing in UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu and then taking a flight to Tumlingtar from where the real trek starts.

The trek route goes along the Barun River through the dense Rhododendron and Magnolia forest. This trek welcomes you to experience beautiful natural flora and fauna, waterfalls, exotic valley, and natural as well as cultural diversity. some people want to do  Makalu trek and Everest base camp trek together.
Trip Highlight

  • Fifth Highest Mountain (8,463 m.) and its Base Camp ( 5,250 m.) 
  • Barun River and Valley
  • Local people and their own lifestyle
  • Diverse flora and fauna and wildlife.
  • Mountain

Trip Duration 22 Days
Activity Nepal Trekking
Accommodation Basic
Start - End Tumlingtar - Tumlingtar
Group Size Min 2 Px
Max. Altitude 5250 m
Trip Season Autumn and Spring is Recommended

Makalu Base Camp Trek Itinerary 2021/2022

Day 01: Arrival in kathmandu and transfer to hotel

 After you’ve successfully landed. Our all time staff will be waiting for you with your name written on a paperboard. Then you will be safely taken to the hotel. Then you can take a rest for  a while and enjoy the half day trip to Kathmandu valley. At night you can enjoy night at thamel, the main hub for tourists.

Day 02: Kathmandu Sightseeing and prepare for trekking and permit

This day  is the free day for you so you can explore the Kathmandu valley. Mainly you will be visiting the WHS of nepal which are famous all over kathmandu swayambhunath the oldest and popular monkey temple of nepal, patan durbar square one of the oldest cities of kathmandu valley, boudhanath one of the largest stupas in asia, pashupatinath oldest hindu temple of kathmandu.

Day 03: Fly from kathmandu to Tumlingtar then drive to chichira (1980m)

Today you will start your day with a delicate breakfast and then you will head towards the airport. It will be a 45 minute flight to reach the Tumlingtar. It will be an amazing time spent on the flight because you will have a great view of mountains and hills. Then after that we’ll go to chichira which will be 4 hours of driving.

Day 04: Chichira to Num (1560m) 

After breakfast we will start our journey towards Num. It will take 5 hours of trekking. We’ll be passing through the thick rhododendron forest and then through some cultivated land. Now you will reach the small village or settlement of the Num. Then you will spend your night at the guesthouse

Day 05: Num to Seduwa (1500m) 6 hours

We will start to move towards the seduwa after having a warm breakfast in the early morning.  Our trek starts through the suspension bridge at runbaun which is situated at an altitude of 690 meters crossing the Arun Khola. Now our trek starts with the rough climb and rocky path.

Day 06: Seduwa to Tashigaon (2100m) 6 hours

After a healthy breakfast we will start our journey towards the Tashigaon. We can have great views and beautiful views of this village. It has a pasture land but the way towards it is steep. We can know about the buddhist religion and learn about the buddhist prayers flags.

Day 08: Tashigaon to Khongma Danda (3500m) 7 hours

After having a delicate breakfast we will start our journey towards the Kongma Danda.  Now as we go to the higher altitude we can now see the amazing and beautiful views of mountains and peaks. Now as we reach the khangma dada we will be enjoying our night after then.

Day 09: Khongma Danda to dobate 7 hours

Warm breakfast will refresh you in the morning and then our trek starts. To reach Dobate we have to pass through four passes we start to climb through Kauma La pass then we head on to Keke La Pass. Now through the beautiful Kalo Pokhari Lake then we pass the Tutu La Pass.

Day 10: Dobate to Yangri Kharka (3557m) 6 hours

Today we will start our day through the dense rhododendron forests then we can see the beautiful look of the Barun river and we cross over it. In this region yaks are the main transportation means. Now we cross the yaks grazing field. Then after a trek 7 hours we will reach yangri kharka.

Day 11: Yangri Kharka to Langmale kharka (4410mm) 6 hours

We trek through the forest of Iush himalayan and then we cross a couple of wooden bridges which are often used by locals. Now with an amazing view of himalayas and river we continue our journey towards Langmale Kharka through some small himalayan villages. Then after reaching at Langmale Kharka we will spend our night. 

Day 12: Langmale kharka to Makalu Base Camp (4870m) 7 hours

Now it would be a thrilling experience for you, today we walk through some tough icy glaciers with some amazing views and alongside Barun Nadi. After a walk for an hour or two now we will be having a panorama view of the himalayas from the base camp. Then we will enjoy our night at base camp.

Day 13: Rest day at makalu base camp

 On this journey this is the day for exploring the beautiful Makalu  and you can get a view of the tallest mountain in the world Mt. Everest and other eastern nepal himalayas can be seen too. Now we travel through glaciers and glacial lakes of that region. Then we enjoy our overnight at base camp.

Day 14: Makalu Base Camp to Yangri Kharka

It would be an amazing experience while descending down to yangri kharka. Our journey will be 7 hours long travelling through the sparse forest and a small village of Shershong, Langmale Kharka and Merek. Then after a while we will reach at yangri kharka and spend our night.

Day 15: Yangri  Kharka to Dobate

We will now be travelling through the beautiful alpine forests, rocky ridges and few small streams. Now we will be travelling along with the Barun River. With enjoying the beauty of nature we will be descending back towards the dobate.

Day 16: Dobate to Khongma Danda

We will trek through the forests of rhododendron, juniper and fir by leaving the Dobate village.  Now we travel through 4 passes od Mumbuk to reach the Khongma Danda. Our journey will be 6 hour long and then we will reach our today’s destination khongma Danda then we will have overnight there.

Day 17: Khongma Danda to Tashigaon

We will be now enjoying our journey while travelling through a dense forest and lakes of that region and by seeing the glimpse of beautiful mountains and now we will be exiting makalu barun national park and enter the beautiful Sherpa village of Tashigaon.

Day 18: Tashigaon to Seduwa

Today our journey will be 6 hours long trekking through the same path though the isolated valley of Barun River  and a small settlement of that region. Now we will be closer to seduwa and we trek through the Isuwa khola and hingsa khola on both sides.

Day 19: Seduwa to Num 

After enjoying the delicate breakfast at Seduwa we will be now descending towards the Num. And we will be travelling through the bamboo forests and crossing the Arun river and again passing the small villages on the way. Then after a trek for  6 hours we reach our destination.

Day 20: Num to Tumlingtar

This is the last day of our tour so we will be enjoying each and every moment of this day.  We will be traveling by seeing a beautiful glimpse of the village and beautiful mountains make our day memorable. After a trek of 7 hours we will reach at tumlingtar and we will enjoy our night.

Day 21: Tumlingtar to kathmandu 

After a successful journey and a trek we will  be now returning towards the capital. We will have an amazing flight of 45 minutes towards Kathmandu by seeing the beautiful views of mountains and hills through the flight. At night you can enjoy the nightlife of Thamel, the main tourist hub of nepal.

Day 22: Drive to International Airport and Departure

As you know this is the last day of your stay in nepal. So you can go shopping and travel the valley and the temples that you want to visit. We will make sure that you have enough time for your departure.


 √ Airport picks up and drops by  Private Vehicle
√  Welcome dinner at typical Nepali Restaurant
√ 3 Nights accommodation in Kathmandu with Breakfast
√ All Private land Transportation  
√ Kathmandu to Bhadrapur and Bhadrapur to Kathmandu flight fare for clients and Guide/porter 
√ One  Govt. License holder Trekking Guide
√ Special Trekking Permit and TIMS Card
√ Trekking Porters (2 clients = 1 Porter)
√ Breakfast-Lunch-Dinner with hot drinks during treks
√ Lodge during the Trek 
√ Insurance for all Staffs
√ Special Trekking Permit and TIMS Card
√ Trekking Porters (2 clients = 1 Porter)
√ Breakfast-Lunch-Dinner with hot drinks during treks
√ Lodge during the Trek 
√ Insurance for all Staffs
√  Medical Kit


Not Included

× International flight and Nepal Visa Fee

× Meals in Kathmandu  except  Breakfast

× Personal expenses (Laundry, phone calls, dry foods, cold drinks, bar bills,    etc)

× Temple/Monastery entrance fees

× Extra night of Accommodation and extra days of the trek

× Additional activities (Safari-Bungee-Paragliding-Rafting and so on.)

× Travel Insurance and rescue

× Late arrival and late departure extra night

× Tip to Guide and Porters


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