The Makalu Base Camp trek is a remote trekking route that starts from the lowlands of Tumlingtar and follows the Arun River. The region is especially notable for its ethnic variety. Many ethnic groups such as Brahman, Chhetri, Rai, Limbu, Gurung and Tamang live here.
The Arun valley offers some rare species of birds, some of which are only found in Nepal. After crossing the Arun River, you follow the Kasuwa Khola and scale the Shipton Pass (4,500 m). Trekking along the upper Barun River valley, you then reach the Makalu Base Camp (5000 m), from where you get some incredible views of the picturesque south face of Makalu, with Everest and Lhotse in the background.
After many days of hard trekking, the steadfast trekkers are rewarded with panoramic views of the eastern Himalayas, including Chamlang, Peak 6, Peak 7 and of Makalu itself, the world’s fifth highest mountain. The experience and serenity of camping in alpine meadows at the base of Mt. Makalu, while sitting back and enjoying the Himalayan panorama is absolutely spectacular. In fact, this trek is generally spectacular!
Day 02: Khandbari to Sakurate (1893m)
Day 03: Sakurate to Num (1524m)
Day 04: Num to sedua (1700m)
Day 05: Sedua to Tashigaon(2063m)
Day 06: Tashigaon to Kauma (2500)
Day 07: Kauma to Mumbuk (3500m)Day 08:
Mumbuk to Nehe Kharka (3660m)
Day 09: Nehe kharka to Shershon (4720m)
Day 10: Shershon to Makalu Base Camp (4853m)
Day 11: Nehe Kharka – Shipton – La Camp
Day 12: Shipton – La Camp – Sedua
Day 13: Sedua - Mure
Day 14: Mure – Khandbari
Day 15: Khandbari– Tumlingtar – Kathmandu.
- All airport pick-up and drop.
- Ticketing, trekking permit and all needed document.
- Guide and necessary staffs.
- A cook and kitchen supporter.
- All surface transportation to the starting point and from the ending point of the trek.
- All meals three times a day (breakfast, lunch, dinner, juice, tea, coffee, hot chocolate, fruits etc.)
- Necessary Camping equipment such as tents, kitchen tent, dining tent, toilet tent, mattresses, down sleeping bag, down jacket, cooking utensils, fuel etc
- Camping charges
- Necessary insurance for trekking staff
- First Aid kit.
- Emergency Rescue assistance, if needed.
- Personal expenses
- All meals and hotels in Kathmandu..
- Activities in Kathmandu like hotel and sightseeing tour.
- International airfare
- Travel insurance (compulsory)