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 42 reviews
  • Justin
  • From USA
  • On Jul 10 2018
5 - Excellent
Justin's review for another Adventure Bound tour
“Guide and Porter were excellent. Lodging exceeded expectations. Although the weather wasn't great, our experience is one that will stick with us for a lifetime. We were able to change our route to cater to our group and take it easy when we needed to. So grateful to Raj and Sandip for all that they did along the way.”
  • Anonymous
  • From Canada
  • On Mar 31 2019
5 - Excellent
Review for another Adventure Bound tour
“Then langtang trek is beautiful with snow capped mountains and hills covered with rodorondons. our guide is responsible speak good english, patient and attentive, our porter is a wonderful man too. hope langtang valley recovers from the earthquake. love the people there.”
  • Michal
  • From Czech Republic
  • On Apr 23 2017
5 - Excellent
Michal's review for another Adventure Bound tour
“This was an amazing trek. Beautiful scenery, almost no tourists on the way and physically acceptable.
We would like to thank our guide Rabin and our porter Resam for helping us to make our trip an unforgettable experience. They always cared to provide us with the best options on the way and were always flexible to meet our wishes regarding the changes of previously planned itinerary. We couldn't ask for better companions as we had a lot of fun together however the professionalism was never underestimated. Thanks guys for a great job :) xx”
  • 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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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 does it work with a porter?

    Generally, the porter will pick up the baggage in the morning and drop it at the hotel in the evening. You will not always be walking with your porter or have access to your bag during the day, while trekking. 

  • Is a visa on arrival available?

    Typically, yes. However, in response to the current Covid situation, rules for arriving visitors may change frequently and sometimes without notice. It may be necessary to obtain a tourist visa in your own country before travel. For updated information on visas, please check the Nepal Tourism Board and the Government of Nepal Immigration websites.


  • Is quarantine in Nepal in effect for arriving visitors?

    In response to the current Covid situation, rules for arriving visitors may change frequently and sometimes without notice. Please check the government travel pages and advisories of your home country and the official website of the Nepal Tourism board here.

  • What happens if someone gets altitude sickness, does the rest of the group continue on?

    It depends on the situation. Sometimes, altitude sickness can be treated and the trekker may wish to continue. If not, the rest of the group can continue on if they want and the sick person can descend.

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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