Makalu Base Camp Trek.

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  • duration 15 days
  • tour type Private
  • age requirement 18+ years old
  • max group size 15
  • guiding method Live Guide/Instructor
  • Maximum altitude 5100 meters
  • Starts Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Ends Kathmandu, Nepal
  • +12
  • Varieties of culturally and ethnically rich people like Brahman, Chhetri and Many more.
  • Eye Catching view of including Mt. Everest, Makalu,
  • Camping at alpine meadows at the base of Mt. Makalu viewing neighbouring peaks.
  • The trek therefore passes through a wide diversity of ecosystems and cultures.
Rising to a staggering height of 8462 m, Mount Makalu, the fifth highest mountain peak in the world, lies in the northeast part of Nepal between the border of Nepal and Tibet. This is a culturally and environmentally diverse region with unsurpassed natural beauty, towering Himalayan peaks and biological diversity. The trek to Makalu passes through the Makalu Barun National Park and ends at the base camp, one of the best vantage points for observing the beautiful Himalayas, with famous mountains such as Everest, Makalu and Lhotse seemingly in your backyard.

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!
5 - Excellent
Based on 76 reviews
  • Anonymous
  • From India
  • On Nov 13 2016
5 - Excellent
Review for another Exciting Nepal Treks and Expedition tour
“I booked a trek to EBC with Exciting Nepal Treks ( Subash ) for 14 days, The arrangement of the trek was perfect from arrival to departure. The company arranged two night hotel in Kathmandu as well as provided me a sleeping bags and down Jacket, Our Guide Kaji was experienced and knowledgeable. My accommodation and food were perfectly arranged. I am very much satisfied with Exciting Nepal Treks and expedition.”
  • Anonymous
  • From Singapore
  • On Jul 13 2018
5 - Excellent
Review for another Exciting Nepal Treks and Expedition tour
“This tour is for four hour , Helicopter will take you to the Everest Area and land into the Kalapatthar for the few minutes for the picture Superb view of Mt.everest”
  • Allies
  • From Germany
  • On Jul 25 2017
5 - Excellent
Allies' review for another Exciting Nepal Treks and Expedition tour
“The trek is amazing itself, the view was stunning, during the raining season there is not alwasy good views , Most of the time there will be clouds and fogs. The flight can be cancel becasue of bad weather.”
  • Day 1: Fly to Tumlingtar and drive to Khandbari (1,067m)
  • Day 2: Trek from Khandbari to Sakurate (1,893m)
  • Day 3: Trek from Sakurate to Num (1,524m)
  • Day 4: Trek from Num to Seduwa (1,700m)
  • Day 5: Trek from Seduwa to Tashigaon(2,063m)
  • Day 6: Trek from Tashigaon to Kauma (2,500m)
  • Day 7: Trek from Kauma to Mumbuk (3,500m)
  • Day 8: Trek from Mumbuk to Nehe Kharka (3,660m)
  • Day 9: Trek from Nehe Kharka to Sherson (4,720m)
  • Day 10: Trek from Shershon to Makalu Base Camp (4,853m)
  • Day 11: Trek from Nehe Kharka to Shipton La Camp
  • Day 12: Trek from Shipton La Camp and back to Seduwa
  • Day 13: Trek from Sedua to Mure
  • Day 14: Trek from Mure to Khandbari
  • Day 15: Khandbari to Tumlingtar & fly back to Kathmandu
  • All airport pick-up and drop.
  • Ticketing, trekking permit and all needed document.
  • All surface transportation to the starting point and from the ending point of the trek ( Local).
  • Flight to Tumlintar and Back ( both way )
  • Basic Lodges during the trek as accommodation.
  • Three meals a day , Breakfast, Lunch and Diner with tea or coffee during the breakfast.
  • Necessary insurance for trekking staff
  • First Aid kit.
  • Emergency Rescue assistance, if needed.
  • A profession English speaking guide.
  • Equpment like sleeping bags, down Jacket, Duffle bags, Walking pols, if you dk not. have your own ( refundable)
  • Seasonal fruits.
  • Normal Medical Kits with oximeter and pulse meter.
OPTIONAL ADDONS (Available during check-out)
  • Porter
  • Personal expenses
  • All meals and hotels in Kathmandu..
  • Activities in Kathmandu like hotel and sightseeing tour.
  • International airfare
  • Travel insurance (compulsory)
  • Porter if you require
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Free cancellation up to 60 days prior departure, after which the deposit becomes non-refundable.

QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS Find answers to the most frequently asked questions about this tour.
  • How much money do I need to bring with me?

    Your personal budget obviously depends on your spending habits and what is included in your trip cost. If accommodation is included, but meals are not, we would suggest that you bring around 30 USD per day per person for meals. Having a hot shower or charging your device sometimes costs extra. There are also sometimes small crafts/souvenirs to buy along the trekking route which you may want to bring extra money for. Also, consider whether you would be staying in Kathmandu or Pokhara before or after your trek.

  • How does it work with a porter?

    Generally, the porter will pick up the baggage in the morning and drop it at the hotel in the evening. You will not always be walking with your porter or have access to your bag during the day, while trekking. 

  • Is a visa on arrival available?

    Typically, yes. However, in response to the current Covid situation, rules for arriving visitors may change frequently and sometimes without notice. It may be necessary to obtain a tourist visa in your own country before travel. For updated information on visas, please check the Nepal Tourism Board and the Government of Nepal Immigration websites.


  • Is quarantine in Nepal in effect for arriving visitors?

    In response to the current Covid situation, rules for arriving visitors may change frequently and sometimes without notice. Please check the government travel pages and advisories of your home country and the official website of the Nepal Tourism board here.

  • What happens if someone gets altitude sickness, does the rest of the group continue on?

    It depends on the situation. Sometimes, altitude sickness can be treated and the trekker may wish to continue. If not, the rest of the group can continue on if they want and the sick person can descend.

If you have any question about this tour or need help with planning a trip, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us. We're ready to help.
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