Kathmandu 44600, Nepal

Duration: 22 days
Group size: 2 - 20
Kathmandu 44600, Nepal

Duration: 22 days
Group size: 2 - 20

About this trip


Makalu Base Camp trek takes you to high-altitude terrains, snow-clad landscapes and ethnic Himalayan lifestyle on a solitary trek to Makalu base camp (5250 m), now designated as Makalu Barun National Park and Conservation Area. Mt. Makalu (8463 m) is the fifth highest peak in the world. The Makalu Base camp trek is a true adventure with scenery so beautiful that it will never tire you.

Makalu Base Camp Trek starts from Tumlingtar and heads up the Arun river valley to Sedua and Num, then crossing Shipton La Pass (4210 m) into the upper Barun river valley for a close look at Makalu and Chamlang Himal. This trek visits one of the most remote and unfrequented areas of Nepal. The Barun valley is a part of a huge international protected area under the agreement between the governments of Nepal and China, which comprises 2330 sq. km of National Park and 830 sq. km of the conservation area in Nepal alone.

We fly from Kathmandu to Tumglingtar in the East and then we have got about a three and half hour rickety drive to the start of the trekking expedition. Makalu Base Camp Trek is hence considered as quite a remote trek with absolutely 17 days of trekking and it's quite a hardcore trek. Some Travelers and Trekkers who have done even the Everest Base Camp trek feel this Makalu Trek as the harder trek to do because the terrains are harder and you have got a lot of stone steps and rocky paths, landslip areas, and narrow paths, snow-covered passes  This remote and wilderness trekking to Makalu Base Camp is the most popular trekking destination among solitary trekkers offering an exceptional opportunity to explore the majestic Himalayas, high-altitude terrains, snow-clovered landscapes. The very basic tea houses on the trekking trails are the places where we get hot and tasty Food, Soups, and Masala Tea. Makalu Trekking trail is filled with the Buddhist areas and hence we will pass through the various Manes and Buddhist Prayer flags adorned on the high when we are crossing and this gives you a very nice Buddhist feel. 

What’s included

  • Transfers
    All ground transfers by private vehicle as per our itinerary.
  • Hotel
    Hotel in Kathmandu 3* Standard [Thamel Eco Resort] (twin sharing, including breakfast and all taxes).
  • Sightseeing
    Guided sightseeing in Kathmandu (including all entrance fees).
  • Airfare
    Airfare: Kathmandu - Tumlingtar- Kathmandu.
  • Trek Accomodation
    Teahouse Trekking arrangement (staying in lodges).
  • Meals Plan
    Meals Plan (Breakfast, lunch and dinner) during trek.
  • Entrance
    Makalu Barun National Park entry permit
  • Guide and Porters
    Guides and Porters insurance, daily wages. lodging and three times food.
  • Welcome Dinner
    Welcome Dinner with Live Nepalese Cultural Program to all members. (complimentary)
  • Duffle Bag
    Duffel bag on trek.(complimentary)
  • Tea Coffee
    Tea, coffee, hot water for drink during trek.
  • Fees
    Makalu Rural Municipality Entry Fees
  • Permits
    TIMS Card Permit
  • Insurance
    Travel insurance and medical expenses.
  • Meals
    Meals (lunch / dinner) while staying at hotels (our offer includes only breakfast) in Kathmandu
  • Bottled Drinks
    Extra beverages, drinks not included except mentioned in Cost Includes.
  • Evacuation
    Helicopter rescue evacuation costs – if needed (we provide only administration service).
  • Extra
    Delays, and extra services, because of natural events like land slides etc
  • Tips
    Tips for Guide, Porter [recommended]
  • Personal Expenses
    Personal expenses like bottled drinks, bar bill, laundry, telephone and etc.

Available Packages

Trip Price
Deposit: $178


Day 1
Arrival in Nepal

Pick up from the Airport and drive to Hotel Thamel Eco Resort, free day to explore. 

Your Organizer

Makalu Adventure
Established in 1998, we operate our services exclusively throughout Nepal, Tibet, Bhutan, and India. Whilst our Nepal trips are thoroughly researched and meticulously planned, the trips to Bhutan, Tibet and India too are highly acclaimed for their competitive cost, quality, and timeframes. In addition to having its own grand 3-star hotel – the Thamel Eco Resort, in the heart of Nepal’s tourist hub – Thamel, providing quality accommodation for its clients, Makalu Adventure also has its own fleet of fully air-conditioned private vehicles