- Booking Type Instant Booking
- duration 17 days
- tour type Private
- minimum participants 2
- age requirement 5+ years old
- max group size 10
- Spectacular views of rugged Himalayan peaks, including Mt. Makalu, Mt. Chamlang and more.
- Witness the rural life of culturally & ethnically rich people like Rai, Limbu and more.
The incredible biodiversity of the area provides a living laboratory for international scientific research. There are spectacular views of rugged Himalayan peaks, including Mt. Makalu (8,463m), fifth highest mountain in the world, Mt. Chamlang (7,319 m) and Mt. Baruntse (7,129m). Within 40km, all of these high peaks descend into the Arun River at 670m. The Makalu-Barun Valley provides stunning contrasts with craggy rocks rising from lush green forests, and colorful flowers bloom beneath white snow peaks. The dense forest of Rhododendrons, Nepal's national flower, covers the gorgeous hills of the Barun valley, where high waterfalls cascade into deep gorges, alpine meadows & the Barun glacier. Having a wide range of attitudinal and climatic variation the Makalu Base Camp trek offers a remarkable and diverse habitat for a rich variety of flora and fauna.
The trek starts with a flight to Tumlingtar and heads up the Arun River valley to Sedua and Num. From Num, the trail zigzags into the Arun and starts up the Kasuwa Khola turning westward crossing the Shipton La Pass (4,500m) into the upper Barun Khola valley. We pass through villages of the Brahman, Chhetri, Rai, Limbu, Gurung and Tamang community with their unique local culture and own mother language, tradition & costume.
Makalu Base Camp is a camping trek of a lifetime.
Day 1: Fly from KTM to Tumlingtar and then drive to Khandbari
Day 2: Drive to Chichila and Trek to Num
Day 3: Trek to Seduwa
Day 4: Trek to Tashigaoun
Day 5: Trek to Khongma
Day 6: Trek to Mumbuk
Day 7: Trek to Yangri Kharka
Day 8: Trek to Yak Kharka
Day 9: Trek to Makalu Base Camp
Day 10: Explore Makalu Base Camp & Trek down to Yangri Kharka
Day 11: Trek back to Mumbuk
Day 12: Trek back to Khongma
Day 13: Trek back to Seduwa
Day 14: Trek back to Num
Day 15: Trek back to Chichila
Day 16: Drive back to Tumlingtar
Day 17: Flight back to Kathmandu
- Airport pick up drop by private vehicle.
- Full board meal during camping, prepared by our cook with Tea & coffee.
- Twin sharing tented accommodation and equipment during the camping trek. (we will provide fully water proof two men tents, dining tents, kitchen gears, dining table, chairs, toilet tents, shower tent etc).
- Makalu Barun national park permit.
- Trekker`s management system(Tims) permit.
- Boiled and purify drinking water for the trek.
- Round trip flight fare Kathmandu-Tumlingtar-Kathmandu with airport pickup and drop by car, domestic airport Tax.
- A government licensed English speaking Guide during the trek. A cook, Kitchen helper, required number of porters, their food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment and medicine.
- Medical supplies (first aid kit will be available).
- Arrangement of Emergency Helicopter service which will be paid by your Travel insurance company.
- Sleeping bag, down Jackets and walking poles (If you don't have your own)
- Government taxes,service charge and office expenses
- Nepal visa fee.
- Drinks and beverages.
- Your Travel rescue insurance (compulsory).
- International airfare.
- Your personal expenses.
- Laundry service and battery charging.
- Personal trekking equipment.
- Tips for trekking staff (Tipping is expected).
- Earn US$ 63+ in travel credits.
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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.