Makalu Base Camp Trekking - Private Trip

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  • Booking Type Instant Booking
  • duration 21 days
  • tour type Private
  • age requirement 5+ years old
  • guiding method Live Guide/Instructor
  • Starts Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Ends Kathmandu, Nepal
  • +14
  • See Everest from a unique angle, it’s eastern Kangshung face
  • Camping at alpine meadows at the base of Mt. Makalu viewing neighbouring peaks.
  • Witness the rural life of culturally & ethnically rich people like Rai, Limbu and more.
The Makalu Base Camp trek is an outstanding trekking destination situated at the eastern part of Nepal. Mt. Makalu at 8,463 m is the fifth highest mountain in the world, surrounded and protected by Makalu Barun National Park and Conservation Project, established in 1992.

This camping and guest house trek provides remarkable close-up views of Mt. Makalu, including other mountains such as Mt. Chamlang at 7,319 m) and Mt. Baruntse at 7,129m. It is a trekking area rarely frequented by trekkers as the price is higher because of the trek being a camping trek (meaning that porters, cooking chef etc are required), however, that also makes the trek more pristine and adventurous. The Makalu Barun National park does not only contain majestic mountain peaks but also a great variety of flora and fauna, plants, unique landscapes and cultural inputs from different ethnic groups. This Makalu area also has a lot of wild life, including the Red Panda.

The trekking to Makalu region begins by a short flight from Kathmandu to Tumlingtar where after the trail heads up to Manebhanjyan, where the trek really starts.

This is an adventure trek meaning that you have to be okay fit and ready to be camping when no guest houses available. The reward is astonishing nature, pristine trails, and amazing experiences.
5 - Excellent
Based on 41 reviews
Saurabh's review for another Adventure Bound tour
5 - Excellent
  • Saurabh
  • From India
  • On Jun 17 2017
“The company is very supportive and the guide was informative and helped us throughout the trip. Overall an awesome experience!”
Anto's review for another Adventure Bound tour
5 - Excellent
  • Anto
  • From USA
  • On Jun 21 2018
“Mr.Bibek,our guide is super knowledgeable person.During our hiking trip he guided us through remotes areas and small villages and explained locals people their lifes and culture. I highly recommend him .Thanks Mr.Bibek”
Michael's review for another Adventure Bound tour
5 - Excellent
  • Michael
  • From UK
  • On Mar 08 2019
“We have just finshed the Poon Hill treck during our first time visiting Nepal. Well what can I say We have had an amazing experience and while we have shown great willing and worked extremely hard we could not have completed this adventure without our guide Bibek Bhatta.

From the start Bibek showed his experience and class with knowledge of not only the Poon Hill trail, but also ABC and Everest Base camp (I would 100% be confident to contact him in the future if we looked to make one of these trails)
Bibek was keen to answer our questions on religion, nepal, culture and anything else we had to ask. We certainly feel as though we have gone through both a learning and fitness experience.

He gave the perfect balance between making sure we was challenged but also allowing us to move at our own pace.

Bibek' s English was excellent which meant that we could have plenty of fun along the way. His connections on the mountain ensured that we stayed in the best guest houses, avoided bad weather and got to experience the best views at the best time of day (That's what we are going for right).

Bibek's hospitality didn't end on the mountain when he realised our outbound journey from Nepal wouldnt work he supported having the flight times changed and when we thought we was going to miss out on Phewa lake he continued as a guide to make sure our Pokhara experience was complete before ensureing that we made it to the airport on time. (He has just messaged to make sure we have made our journey safely). It feels as though we have made a friend.

On reflection I think that the guide can make or break your trip and while I know there will be other good ones in Nepal Bibek was fantastic.

Anyway a picture paints a thousand words...”
  • Day 1: Fly to Tumlingtar (460m) & Trek to Khandbari (1,040m)
  • Day 2: Trek to Fururu (1,900m)
  • Day 3: Trek to Num (1,490m)
  • Day 4: Trek to Sedua (1,460m)
  • Day 5: Trek to Tashi Gaon (2,070m)
  • Day 6: Trek to Kauma (3,470m)
  • Day 7: Trek to Mumbuk (3,570m)
  • Day 8: Trek to Nehe Kharka (3,000m)
  • Day 9: Trek to Sherson (4,615m)
  • Day 10: Trek to Makalu Base camp (5,000m)
  • Day 11: Rest day – Exploration, taking pictures and more
  • Day 12: Trek to Nehe Kharka (3,000m)
  • Day 13: Trek to Mumbuk (3,570m)
  • Day 14: Trek to Kauma (3,470m)
  • Day 15: Trek to Tashi Gaon (2,070m)
  • Day 16: Trek to Balung (760m)
  • Day 17: Trek to Pukuwa (550m)
  • Day 18: Trek to Bumling (370m)
  • Day 19: Trek to Tumlingtar (460m)
  • Day 20: Fly to Kathmandu: farewell dinner
  • Day 21: Depart from Kathmandu
  • Airport - hotel -airport pickup and drop by private vehicle in Kathmandu.
  • Three nights’ hotel accommodation in Kathmandu on BB Plan as per category.
  • Kathmandu-Tumlingtar-Kathmandu Flight Tickets/ ground transport for Clients and Trekking Crews.
  • Available accommodations during the trek in Teahouse/tent camp.
  • Meals on full board (Breakfast, lunch and dinner) during trekking period.
  • An experienced Government license holder guide.
  • All expenses of trekking staff including their food, salary, accommodation, equipment, and insurance
  • Food, drinks, accommodation, insurance, salary, equipments, transportation, local tax for Guide and porters.
  • Transfers as per the itinerary in private vehicle
  • All necessary paper works and Barun National Park entry permits fee.
  • Trekking Permits for Makalu-Makalu Restricted Area.
  • An experienced Government license holder guide.
  • TIMS (Trekkers' Information Management System).
  • International flight
  • Lunch & dinner in Kathmandu
  • Tips, any expenses of personal nature
  • Client’s insurance
  • Extra porter and other extra services
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