Makalu Base Camp trekking

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  • No booking fees
  • E-ticket/Mobile voucher
  • Booking Type Instant Booking
  • duration 17 days
  • tour type Private
  • minimum participants 2
  • age requirement 5+ years old
  • guiding method Live Guide/Instructor
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  • Starts Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Ends Kathmandu , Nepal
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HIGHLIGHTS
  • 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.
Makalu Base Camp is a great trekking area and a camping trek. Makalu Base Camp is one of the most remote and unfrequented areas of Nepal. This trek offers wilderness and stunning natural scenery and takes you to the Makalu Base Camp (5,250 m), located in Makalu Barun National Park. The unique landscape of the Makalu region shelters some of the most pristine mountain eco systems on earth. This trek is appropriate for all sorts of travelers having interest in nature.

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.
CUSTOMER REVIEWS ABOUT NEPAL ECO ADVENTURE PVT LTD
5 - Excellent
Based on 368 reviews
Review for another Nepal Eco Adventure Pvt Ltd tour
5 - Excellent
  • Anonymous
  • From Germany
  • On Jan 28 2016
“Nepal Eco Adventure provided us a wonderful trek around Manaslu! The price was very reasonable and the service very good. We always felt save with our guide Narayan. It becomes clear that he has a lot of trekking experience. All the places were we ate and slept were carefully selected. I can highly recommend trekking with Nepal Eco Adventure!”
Theodore's review for another Nepal Eco Adventure Pvt Ltd tour
5 - Excellent
  • Theodore
  • From United Kingdom UK
  • On Jun 24 2017
“This was the first trek I had ever done and was perfect for that purpose.

Nikhil was a fantastic guide, and catered very well to the needs of my buddy and me; he understood when we were in the mood for conversation, when we were interested in our surroundings, and adapted our schedule to include more trekking on days when we felt particularly energetic.

The meals included were substantial (this coming from the point of view of an 85kg weightlifter!), and there was lots of variety available. It's a shame that soft drinks weren't included in the price, but that is clearly stated so can't fault them for that.

I personally had no problems with the altitude, since the peak is just 4,130m, but Nik was on hand with equipment to measure oxygen levels and plenty of first aid should the worst happen, and checked our oxygen several times once we climbed above 3,000m.

All in all I couldn't recommend this trek enough.”
Beatrice's review for another Nepal Eco Adventure Pvt Ltd tour
5 - Excellent
  • Beatrice
  • From Australia
  • On Jan 08 2019
“My name is Beattie, I'm 21, an Australian studying in the US and I just completed a 10 day trek to Gokyo Lakes and Gokyo Ri. I could not stress more how much I enjoyed this trek and how you will definitely not regret a single thing when you book to trek in the everest region! I usually do not write reviews but this trip was so breathtaking that I just had to champion my guide, Dhana, and Nepal Eco Adventure.

Firstly, I originally booked with a friend. However, she bailed a month from my departure date. I was originally hesitant to go alone but this should definitely not deter you from trekking in the area if this is a fear of yours. Trekking alone has its own spiritual power you cannot get when you trek in a big group. You can walk at your own pace and take breaks whenever you want! Also, you meet so so many amazing people while travelling solo so you're never really alone.

Secondly, my guide DHANA was the most amazing companion to have during the trip. He went above and beyond to make my hike enjoyable and smooth. He was such a sweet man who was great company. His English is close to impeccable and is a great card player! He beat me several times at a card game I taught him on the trek. Moreover, he is very flexible and can adjust your trip to your needs. He genuinely cares about you and wants you to have the best trip possible. I would highly recommend requesting Dhana if you are booked with Nepal Eco Adventure.

Thirdly, the company Nepal Eco Adventure is such a great local company based in Kathmandu. Chhatra, who I originally emailed after booking, met me when I first arrived in Kathmandu and was very warm and welcoming. He is clearly very experienced at what he does and understands the whole system very well - he will be truthful with you and is someone whose word you can trust. Moreover, this company provided me with numerous benefits I had no idea I was actually going to receive. Every night, my oxygen level and heart rate was checked, I received fruit after every dinner and got a free hat and cap upon arriving in Kathmandu. Nepal Eco Adventure is definitely an awesome trustworthy company to book with.

Finally, the trek itself was amazing and a trip I'll never forget. I trekked in mid December which actually was such a perfect time. The trails weren't too crowded but still enough people were trekking in order to make friends. The lake was frozen over which was still as stunning as ever regardless. Summiting Gokyo Ri was by far my favorite part of the trip. We trekked it around 2:30pm and arrived at the summit just before sunset which was absolutely incredible. My phone died at the summit because it was so cold but luckily I had a film camera (I would highly recommend bringing a film camera or even a disposable as the cold can kill batteries pretty fast - portable charger is another great idea). In terms of altitude sickness, I was very lucky to not feel the altitude too much. Diamox can be taken if needed but I think if you're young and fit the chances are you don't need to take it.

Some final trips would be: bring chapstick, bring a portable charger, bring a film camera, pack lightly and bring proper hiking socks. Be prepared for potential delays going to and from Lukla as well.

I could not recommend booking a trek with Nepal Eco Adventure more. I would highly suggest requesting Dhana as your guide as he is not only very knowledgeable about hiking in the Himalayas but is also such a great human as well! I will definitely be back to Nepal and will be sure to book through Nepal Eco Adventure!

Beattie Goad”
ITINERARY Expand All
  • 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
WHAT'S INCLUDED
  • 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
OPTIONAL ADDONS (Available during check-out)
  • Porter
WHAT'S EXCLUDED
  • 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).
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