Makalu Base Camp trekking

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  • Booking Type Instant Booking
  • duration 17 days
  • tour type Private
  • minimum participants 2
  • age requirement 5+ years old
  • max group size 10
  • Starts Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Ends Kathmandu, Nepal
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  • 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.
5 - Excellent
Based on 369 reviews
  • Vincent
  • From Canada
  • On May 15 2017
4 - Very Good
Vincent's review for another Nepal Eco Adventure Pvt Ltd tour
“Very Good”
  • Tokla
  • From Cambodia
  • On Jun 22 2015
5 - Excellent
Tokla's review for another Nepal Eco Adventure Pvt Ltd tour
“It was the most amazing trek ever! I am satisfied with the services and the attentiveness of the staffs! Without them, we wouldn't survived the Earthquake! A million thanks again! I would recommend Nepal Eco Adventure to anyone who wish to go trekking in Nepal, and I guaranteed You won't be disappointed! ”
  • Tanya
  • From Australia
  • On Dec 24 2018
5 - Excellent
Tanya's review for another Nepal Eco Adventure Pvt Ltd tour
  • 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
OPTIONAL ADDONS (Available during check-out)
  • Porter
  • 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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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 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?

    The decision to hire a porter is up to you and usually based on your fitness level and/or budget. One porter can be shared between two people and can carry up to 25 kg. Many trekkers hire a porter to have a more comfortable trek.

  • 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.

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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