Makalu Base Camp Trekking - 21 Days

Trip Facts

  • Plane-Car-Jeep
  • 1 to 8
  • 5250 meter/17220 feet
  • Hotel-Teahouse
  • Somewhat Active
  • Kathmandu
  • Kathmandu
  • Autumn (March to May) & Autumn (Aug to Nov)
  • In Person
  • Basecamp Hike
  • Breakfast-Lunch-Dinner
  • English/Chinese/Hindi
  • 14
  • 70

Makalu Base Camp trekking to 5250 meters is an basecamp adventure and one of the less know- “off the beaten basecamp trekking trail in Nepal”.  Trek is to the basecamp of Mt. Makalu (8463 m ,27,767 ft), the fifth highest peak in the world.

Mt. Chamlang (7319 m) and Mt. Baruntse (7129m) and many other unnamed Himalayan peaks are eye catching on Makalu Base Camp trekking. Looking at those towering snowcapped mountains from the Valley of Barun & Arun River (Valley) is scouring moments of this trek.

Another attraction is walk through Makalu Barun National Park with unexplored jungle trail, vegetation, Fauna & flowers.

Mt Makalu is 5th highest mountain of world lies in Mahalangur Himalaya range of Nepal. 4 sided pyramid structured mountain Makalau is beautiful mountain in Nepal. Interestingly this Makalu is famous as a isolated mountain of Nepal, lies in Makalu barun National park, far from Everest base camp region, but can be seen from the trekking route of Everest region.

“Ma means I and Kalu means calling somebody in lovely tone”, so Makalu is one of the prettiest destinations among all of the base camp treks. To explore Arun River, Arun Valley and many other minor tributaries along the path is refreshing and creates a distinct memory in the mind of trekker.

Culture & Nature Makalu Base Camp trekking

People in the area generous & living in harmony although they are from different casts like Sherpa, Tamang and Chhetri- dominantly. Though other cast people are also living in the Makalu region. To see their culture and tradition, witnessing festivals and rituals is another interesting aspect of this Makalu Base Camp trekking.

It is a remote/less-explored basecamp trekking route in Nepal, thus the villagers and traditional practice seen along the trail will be interesting as well.

Also as an off the beaten trekking path, natural beauty of the trekking route is pristine. Mountain scenery & flora & fauna of Makalu Barun Conservation area is not just interesting but also refreshing element of trip.

Please contact us for a detailed about the trek; itinerary, cost, new route, updated information for your best holiday in Nepal. Nepalgram is a 100% local trekking agency in Nepal.


Less explored base camp of fifth highest mountain of the world stands at 8,485 meters (27,838 ft). Apart from its off the beaten trekking route; pristine mountain landscape and the not explored villages of the region is definitely interesting.

Are you looking for another base camp rather than common ones? Makalu can be the best adventure ever.

Major Attraction of Makalu Base Camp Trekking

  • Explore rich culture and tradition of locality
  • Arun and Barun river & river Valley
  • Wide mountain ranges over 7000m and 800m altitude
  • Makalu Barun National Park with diversity of flora and fauna
  • Wilderness of jungle trekking in off the beaten trekking trail
  • Rich flora and fauna & wildlife
  • Sightseeing Kathmandu Valley with local guide
  • Remote trekking destination with pristine cultural and traditional practice

Makalu Base Camp Trekking Itinerary

Day 1
Arrival at Kathmandu

Day 2
Full day Kathmandu city sightseeing with guide in A/C car.

Day 3
Fly Kathmandu to Tumlingtar, then Drive to Khandbari.

Day 4
Drive from Khandbari to Chichila and trek to Num.

Day 5
Trek Num to Sedua.

Day 6
Trek Sedua to Tashigaoun.

Day 7
Tashigaoun to Khongma.

Day 8
Khongma to Mumbuk.

Day 9
Mumbuk to Yangle Kharka

Day 10
Yangle Kharka to Yak kharka.

Day 11
Yak kharka to Makalu base camp

Day 12
Explore Makalu Base Camp & trek back to Yangle kharka.

Day 13
Trek back to Mumbuk.

Day 14
Back to Khongma.

Day 15

Day 16

Day 17

Day 18
Chichila – Tumlingtar

Day 19
Fly back Tumlingtar – Kathmandu.

Day 20
Rest, shopping and freetime in Thamel, Kathmandu

Day 21
Our vehicle will drive you to Tribhuvan international airport for your final departure to home.

Cost Details of Makalu Base camp Trekking - General Inclusions

  • Airport pickup and drop by private car or micro bus (depending on group Size).
  • Standard Hotel in Kathmandu (according to the itinerary), B/B (bed and breakfast)
  • All your meals (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) during the trek.
  • All accommodation during the trek.
  • All necessary paper works, entry permit & Trekker`s information management system (Tims).
  • Fluent English speaking and trained, Government licensed guide including all his salary, food, drinks, accommodation, transport and insurance during the trekking.
  • Strong, helpful porter with proper equipment (one porter for two people), if you need.
  • Medical supplies (first aid kit).
  • All government taxes and office expenses.
  • Guided sightseeing tour in Kathmandu in A/C Car.
  • Card processing fee for online payable amount
  • Added Value - (1) Dawn sleeping bag, Dawn Jacket to be returned after the trek (2) Waterproof duffel Bag, Walking Poles, quick dry T-shirt, Cap - to take away (3) Oxymeter to check your oxygen saturation and Heart beat with medical kit box carried by Guide (4) Satellite Phone for extremely remote destination
  • Kathmandu sightseeing entrance fee.

Cost Details of Makalu Base camp Trekking - General Exclusions

  • Food while you are in Kathmandu.
  • Nepal entry visa fee (you may easily issue the visa upon your arrival at International Airport - Kathmandu). You need 2 passport size photos and $50 dollar.
  • Your travel and medical insurance.
  • International airfare.
  • All the alcoholic and non alcoholic hot and cold drinks, tea or coffee in the morning are included with breakfast.
  • Tips for the guide, porter and driver (Tipping is expected).

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Makalu Base camp Trekking Trip Info

  • Plane-Car-Jeep
  • 1 to 8
  • 5250 meter/17220 feet
  • Hotel-Teahouse
  • Somewhat Active
  • Kathmandu
  • Kathmandu
  • Autumn (March to May) & Autumn (Aug to Nov)
  • In Person
  • Basecamp Hike
  • Breakfast-Lunch-Dinner
  • English/Chinese/Hindi
  • 14
  • 70


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