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Makalu Base camp Trek

Total Cost:

$2250 PP

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  • Duration: 18 Days
  • Best Time: Spring and Autumn
  • Max Elevation: 5100
  • Group Size: Min 2
  • Trip Grade: Moderate

Makalu Base Camp Trek

Embark on the ultimate Himalayan adventure with the Makalu Base Camp Trek. This trek takes you to the heart of the majestic Himalayas, offering a breathtaking view of the world’s fifth highest mountain, Makalu, standing tall at 8,468m. As you trek, you’ll also catch glimpses of Everest, Lhotse, and Baruntse. The journey leads you through the stunning Arun and Barun river valleys, teeming with diverse flora and fauna. The trail is a feast for the eyes, with granite cliffs, glaciers, and mesmerizing waterfalls. Discover the unparalleled beauty of the Makalu Base Camp Trek.

Makalu Trek

The Makalu Base Camp Trek, situated at an elevation of 5,150m, offers an adventurous journey that is kept fresh and invigorating by the stunning beauty of its surroundings. Despite the thrilling nature of the trek, the breathtaking scenery ensures that trekkers remain energized and tireless.

The trek begins at the Makalu Base Camp, located at an altitude of 4,870m, within the Makalu Barun National Park, which was established in 1992. After a flight to Tumlingtar, trekkers make their way to the Arun river valley and then to Num.

Upon crossing Shipton La, a pass at 4,125m, trekkers reach Kalo Pokhari, the Barun river valley, where they get a close view of Makalu and Mount Chamlang. The Makalu Base Camp Trek takes trekkers to the most remote parts of Nepal, offering a classic trekking experience that reaches an altitude of 5,150m.

Although the region lacks modern facilities, the natural beauty and diversity of the surroundings are truly incredible.

The Makalu Barun National Park is home to a rich biodiversity, hosting 3,000 species of flowering plants, 440 species of birds, and 75 species of mammals, including endangered species like the Snow Leopard, Red Panda, Musk Deer, Wild Boar, and Himalayan Thar (also known as the blue mountain goat).

The Makalu Base camp Trek highlights

  • World top 5 highest peak base camp
  • Kulung Valley with culture
  • Trekking in the remote valley
  • Drive to East road Nepal
  • Makalu and mount Chamlyaing view
  • Flight to Tumlingtar Nepal domestic airplane
  • Homestay Trek

Makalu Base camp Treks

The Makalu trek, a remarkable adventure, is globally significant due to its rich biodiversity and serves as a living laboratory for international scientific research. This trek is a unique blend of adventure and pristine natural beauty, offering breathtaking views of Mt. Makalu from its base camp. The trekking trail winds through dense forests and is not for the faint-hearted, as it is located in the remote and unfrequented areas of eastern Nepal, centered around the Arun River valley. Despite its high demands, the trek’s scenic beauty and adventure aspect make it an unbeaten and outstanding journey.

This trek is a camping trek due to the region’s isolation and the lack of tea houses. It’s an adventure for those who are physically fit and have a passion for exploration. The natural beauty that trekkers can enjoy throughout their journey ensures they never tire, making the Makalu trek a truly unforgettable adventure.


Day 1 Welcome to Nepal TIA airport, Great Panorama Treks staff takes to Hotel and Briefing about trip.
Day 2 Kathmandu city tours and preparation for trek.
Day 3 Flight / Drive to Tumlingtar then drive to Num (1,500m).
Day 4 Trek from Num to Seduwa (1,540m).
Day 5 Trek from Seduwa to Khongma Dingma (3,560m).
Day 6 Trek from Kongma Dingma to Dovate (3,650m).
Day 7 Trek to Yangle Kharka (3,600m).
Day 8 Trek to Lang Male Kharka.
Day 9 Trek to Makalu Base Camp.
Day 10 Excursion on Makalu Base Camp.
Day 11 Trek back to Yangle Kharka.
Day 12 Trek to Dobate
Day 13 Trek to Khongma Dingma.
Day 14 Trek to Seduwa
Day 15 Trek to Num
Day 16 Trek to Tumling tar
Day 17 Flight back to Kathmandu

Note: Itinerary is fully changeable after seeing client time-frame.

Day 18 Departure own destination

Trip Includes

  • All ground transfer before and after the trek.
  • Trekking guide and porter.
  • All meal during the trek.
  • Domestic  Flight ticket Kathmandu/Tumlingtar/Kathmandu.
  • All Trekking permit for the region.
  • Hotel accommodation during the trek.
  • City tour with the tour guide.
  • Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu.
  • All Government tax.
  • Trekking map, Sleeping bag, Trekking pole, Great panorama Trekking T-shirt and Duffel bag.
  • Emergency rescue service management (pay by your insurance).

Trip Excludes

  • Nepal visa fee.
  • Personal expenses, Bar bill & Laundry bill.
  • Travel insurance.
  • Tips for staff.
  • Meal while staying in Kathmandu.
  • Overstay in Kathmandu all expenses.

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