Makalu Base Camp Trek : Overview

The Makalu Base Camp Trek begins from Tumlingtar of mid-eastern Nepal, an hour's flight from Kathmandu. The real walking starts from Chichila, a 3-hour's drive from Tumlingtar. Following the beautiful Barun river valley in the Makalu Barun National Park, we cross various high passes such as Shipton La, Keke La and lakes such as Kalopokhari etc. While trekking, we rise from lowland of Tumlingtar on the Arun River to one of the highest Base Camps on earth, the Makalu Base Camp at 5000m. While on the way to the Makalu Base Camp, you will enjoy the views of the highest mountains such as Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Chamlang, Mt. Baruntse and other Himalayan mountains along with Makalu (8481m) itself.

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu
Day 02: Sight Seeing Kathmandu Valley
Day 03: Kathmandu to Tumlingtar (by plane) to Num
Day 04: Num to Ambrak 1065m.
Day 05: Ambrak  to Mayum 1870m.
Day 06: Mayum to Taklung La 3424m.
Day 07: Taklung to Alldanda.2800m
Day 08: Alldanda to Dukpukharka.3375m
Day 09: Leaving Dukpukharka for Tashi Zongtar.3600m
Day 10: Tashi Zongtar to Isuwa The high camp.4700m
Day 11: Isuwa High Camp to Makalu base camp.
Day 12: Departure from Makalu base Camp to Yagle kharka.3700m
Day 13: Yagle kharka rest.
Day 14: Leaving Yagle kharka to Mumbuk.3350m
Day 15: Mumbuk to  Kauma.3560m
Day 16: Kauma to  Tashigoan.1864m
Day 17: Tashigoan to Num.
Day 18: Num to Tumlingtar .
Day 19: Leaving Tumlingtar by  plane to Kathmandu. 
Day 20: Free day in Kathmandu.
Day 21: Final Departure

01.  Arrival & Departure: Airport Transfers Airport/Hotel/Airport by jeep, car or bus depending upon group size
  Trekking in full board.
03.  Flight from Kathmandu to Tumlingtar to Kathmandu.
04.  All indicated visits and transfers.
05.  A professional guide- English speaking.
07.  Permits and entrance fees in national parks/ conservation area projects.
08.  Special trekking permit
09.  Transportation to/ from trek.
10.  Tourist standard hotel in Kathmandu  on bed and breakfast basis.
11.  Accommodations and meals in tent.
12.  Cook and cook helper . 
13.  Insurance of guide and porters.

01. All the drinks except tea or coffee in breakfast
02 . Meals in Kathmandu.
03.  Entrance fees in the monuments, museums and cities.
04.  Airport tax
05.  Visa fees.
06.  Tips.

Trekking Equipment list,

  1. Desert camp – 1
  2. Head lamp – 1 with 3 pair batteries
  3. Sun glass – 1
  4. Neck warmer – 1
  5. Fleece jacket – 1
  6. Water proof jacket -1
  7. Down Jacket -1
  8. Trekking pants – 2
  9. Water proof pants – 1
  10. Thermal coat – 2 set.
  11. Lightweight thermal gloves – 1 pair
  12. Warm fleece hat – 1
  13. Sleeping Bag rated to 0 Degree
  14. Small padlock to lock trek bag.
  15. Basic first aid kit.
  16. Daypack bag – 35 Ltr.
  17. Water Bottle – 1
  18. Small wash towel – 1
  19. Duggle Bag – 1 to put your things in during trekking.
  20. Trekking boots – 1 pair
  21. Sandal or walking shoes – 1 pear to put on while in camp.
  22. Required toiletries
  23. Socks for trekking and for warm one for camp.
  24. Shirts and T-shirt at your needs.
  25. Sun cream of 15 SPF – 1 piece


  • COUNTRY Nepal
  • DURATION 21 Days
  • PRICE USD 0.00
  • Max. Altitude: 5250m./17224ft.
  • Walking Per Day: Approximately 5-6hrs
  • Nature: Camping
  • Best Season: Feb, Mar, Apr-Sep, Oct, Nov.
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