- Booking Type Instant Booking
- duration 16 days
- tour type Private
- age requirement 5+ years old
- guiding method Live Guide/Instructor
- Trek difficulty Hard
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!
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.
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 much should my backpack weigh?
A properly packed backpack (not including your day pack) should ideally not weigh more than 13 kg. It is also important to note that if you are taking a flight to the start of your trek, many smaller aircraft have weight restrictions. For example, if you are flying from Kathmandu to Lukla, you are only allowed 10kg of checked luggage, and 5 kg of hand baggage. Thus, in case of a small flight, you should ideally pack a 10 kg backpack for checked luggage, and then add 5 kg in your hand baggage. You can then re-shuffel the weigt once you start your trek at the trailhead.
- Do I need a porter?
Do I require a porter for carrying water?
On most popular treks you can expect plenty of places where you can refill your water bottle, meaning you don’t need to carry a huge water supply with you. Bring an extra bottle of water if you are concerned. If you already have a porter, you can ask him/her to carry water as long as it is within the weight limit. Another option is to carry water purification tablets or LifeStraw, both of which can be found in Kathmandu.
When should I arrive in Kathmandu before the tour?
We suggest that you arrive at least one day prior to the start day of the trek because the tour operators usually require one working day to arrange trekking permits. Arrive earlier if you want to explore Kathmandu on your own or acclimate to any time differences.