Makalu Base Camp trek

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  • Booking Type Instant Booking
  • duration 16 days
  • tour type Private
  • age requirement 5+ years old
  • guiding method Live Guide/Instructor
  • Trek difficulty Hard
  • Starts Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Ends Kathmandu, Nepal
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The Trek begins from Tumlingtar at mid-eastern Nepal, an hour's flight from Kathmandu. The real walking starts from Chichila, a 3-hour's drive from Tumlingtar. Following the beautiful Barun river valley in the Makalu Barun National Park, we cross various high passes such as Shipton La, Keke La and lakes such as Kalopokhari etc.

While trekking, we rise from lowland of Tumlingtar on the Arun River to one of the highest Base Camps on earth, the Makalu Base Camp at 5000m. While on the way to the Makalu Base Camp, you will enjoy the views of the highest mountains such as Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Chamlang, Mt. Baruntse and other Himalayan mountains along with Makalu (8481m) itself.

The Makalu Base Camp trek is a remote trek in Nepal and we will thus be camping. It is not an easy trek (but not dangerous either) and therefore you are required to be in good physical shape.

If you have the time, money, and physical fitness, we highly recommend this trek. You will be getting a very authentic trekking experience in a very beautiful and secluded area in Nepal!
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  • Gipuzkoa
  • From Vietnam
  • On Jun 22 2015
5 - Excellent
Makalu Base Camp trek
“Soy Vietnamita pero trabajo en una agencia de espaa nunca habia pasado tan bien como aqui, en el trekking: Magnifica la organizacion que ofrece esta agencia de trek. Recomienable para todos al cien por cien.”
  • Day 1: Fly to Tumlingtar and drive to Khandbari (1067m)
  • Day 2: Khandbari to Sakurate (1893m)
  • Day 3: Sakurate to Num (1524m)
  • Day 4: Num to sedua (1700m)
  • Day 5: Sedua to Tashigaon(2063m)
  • Day 6: Tashigaon to Kauma (2500)
  • Day 7: Kauma to Mumbuk(3500m)
  • Day 8: Mumbuk to Nehe Kharka (3660m)
  • Day 9: Nehe kharka to Shershon (4720m)
  • Day 10: Shershon to Makalu Base Camp (4853m)
  • Day 11: Return from Makalu Base Camp, go down to Tumlingtar.
  • Day 12: Tumlingtar.
  • Day 13: Tumlingtar
  • Day 14: Tumlingtar
  • Day 15: Tumlingtar
  • Day 16: Fly to Kathmandu.
  • 1 professional licensed and English speaking mountain guide
  • Airport picks up & drops by private car.
  • Standard hotel accommodation in Kathmandu.
  • Guided city tour in Kathmandu by car.
  • Full board meal (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek, prepared by our cook, including Tea & coffee.
  • Shared tented accommodation and all necessary equipment during the trek.
  • Boiled drinking water during the trek.
  • All special trekking permits & fees.
  • Required number of porters, cook, and their food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment, medicine, transportation.
  • Surface Transfer to and from Kathmandu.
  • Down Jacket, sleeping bag and duffel bag.
  • All our government taxes and administrative expenses.
  • Lunch and dinner whilst in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
  • Your travel insurance.
  • Items of a personal nature such as alcoholic drinks, cold drinks, laundry.
  • Personal trekking Equipments.
  • Tips for trekking staff and driver-tipping is expected.
  • Sightseeing/Monuments entrance fees in Kathmandu.
  • Any other expenses which are not mentioned on Price Includes section.
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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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