Makalu Base Camp Trek

23 Days
  • Trip Code: N-MT-111
  • Destination: Nepal
  • Season: From Sep to Nov & Mar to May
  • Max Altitude: Alt. 4,870m/15,978ft
  • Trip Starts/Ends: Kathmandu/Kathmandu
  • Transportation: Private Car/ Flight
  • Trip Grade: Strenuous

Trip Overview


Makalu Base Camp Trek is one of the exciting hiking trips available in Nepal that grants you an opportunity to visit the base camp of the world’s fifth highest mountain ‘Makalu’. The height of Mount Makalu is 8,485 meters/ 27,838 ft and it is located in the southeast direction of Mount Everest in the Mahalangur Himalayan Range. Mt. Makalu was first summited by Lionel Terray and Jean Couzy from France on 15th May 1955.

At the base of Mount Makalu is a beautiful Himalayan Glacier called Makalu Barun Valley. Since 1992 the government of Nepal has terrorized it inside Makalu Barun National Park. When you trek to Makalu Base Camp trek you pass through this beautiful valley.

The Makalu Barun valley has great diversity. Here, the high waterfalls flow into deep gorges, steep rocks rise from lush green forests, and colorful flowers bloom underneath white snow mountains. This unique countryside shelters some of the last unspoiled mountain ecosystems on Earth.

This valley is also the home of rare species of animals and plants flourish in diverse climates.  On alpine pastures at altitudes above 4,000 m (13,000 ft), it has the forest of the dwarf rhododendron and juniper. So, it’s really exciting while you pass through it. During trekking you can meet different animals like snow leopard, jungle cat, golden jackal, Himalayan Wolf, musk deer and see the red panda, flying squirrel etc.

The trekking trail to Makalu Base Camp Trek incorporates some of the villages. The villages specially belong to Rai, Sherpa, and Shingsawa (Bhotia) communities. Although these groups are economically poor but have a rich culture.

Makalu Base Camp Trek begins with an hour-long flight from Kathmandu to Tumlingtar. From Tumlingtar it heads up the Aurn River valley to Sedua and Num, then crossing Shipton La Pass (4210 m) into the upper Barun river valley reach Makalu Base camp. Then it retraces down to Tumlingtar with following of flight to Kathmandu.

Makalu Base Camp Trek Trip Note:

Makalu Base Camp Trek 23 days is the standard trip. The best time of this trip is from September to November and March to May. At this time the passes are less likely to be covered in snow. Further, Makalu Base Camp is fully camping trek. We, Excellent Himalaya Trek and Expedition arrange you all trekking logistics including porters, cook and experienced guide.

The price of Makalu Base Camp trek will be different according to your group size (the number of persons you travel together). For the price, you simply send us an inquiry with your group size, and then we will get back to you with the best price.

Itinerary


Upon arrival in Kathmandu airport, you will be met by our Tour officer. He will escort you to the hotel. Overnight at Hotel in Kathmandu.

Guided sightseeing tour of World Heritage Sights includes Swoyambhunath and Kathmandu Durbar Square. Evening Trip briefing and preparation the trek. Overnight at Hotel in Kathmandu.

Flight 50 minutes. Driving  3 to 4 hours. Overnight at camping in Chichira.

Walking 6 hours. Overnight at camping in Num.

Walking 6 to 7 hours. Overnight at camping in Seduwa.

Walking 5 hours. Overnight at camping in Tashigaon.

Walking 6-7 hours. Overnight at camping in Khongma Danda.

Walking 6-7 hours. Overnight at camping in Dobate.

Walking 6-7 hours. Overnight at camping in Yangri Kharka.

Walking 5-6 hours. Overnight at camping in Langmale Kharka.

Walking 6-7 hours. Overnight at camping in Makalu Base Camp.

Walking 3 to 4 hours. Overnight at camping in Makalu Base Camp.

Walking 6 hours. Overnight at camping in Yangri Kharka.

Walking 6 hours. Overnight at camping in Dobate.

Walking 5 hours. Overnight at camping in Khongma Danda.

Walking 5 hours. Overnight at camping in Tashigaon.

Walking  4 hours. Overnight at camping in Seduwa.

Walking 5 hours. Overnight at camping in Num.

Walking 6-7 hours. Overnight at camping in Tumlingtar.

Flight 50 minutes. Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.

A day with rest in Kathmandu. You can do last minute shopping in Thamel, the tourist market of Kathmandu. Evening farewell dinner with Nepali Cultural shows at an authentic restaurant in Kathmandu. Overnight at hotel in Kathmandu

Our tour officer will drop you at the international airport and see you off. End of Service. Or You may take optional side tours.

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