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Makalu Base Camp Trek

If you a looking for adventure, unspoiled Himalayan landscapes, and a hard trek, Makalu Base Camp will be the trek of your life. Situated South West of Mount Everest at the border between Nepal and China, Makalu is the world’s 5th highest mountain at 8,463 m. With its steep and exposed ridges Mt. Makalu ...

Makalu Base Camp trek - 6 Trips with 1 Review

Highlights
  • See Everest from a unique angle, it’s eastern Kangshung face.
  • Gain views of eastern Nepal, as far away as Kanchenjunga.
  • Witness the rural life of Nepal’s distinct Rai and Sherpa culture.
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Mount 8850 Adventure Holidays
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Makalu Basecamp Trek

Although Makalu is the fifth highest mountain in the world at 8481m, the trek to ... Read More
  • Starts/Ends Kathmandu/Kathmandu
  • Operator Mount 8850 Adventure Holidays Active 17 minutes ago
  • Tour Type Private Tour
From US$ 1,855 15 days View Tour
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Outshine Adventure Pvt Ltd

Makalu Base Camp Trek

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The Trek begins from Tumlingtar at mid-eastern Nepal, an hour's flight from Kathmandu. The real... ... Read More
  • Starts/Ends Kathmandu/Kathmandu
  • Operator Outshine Adventure Pvt Ltd Active 1 hour ago
From US$ 2,300 16 days View Tour
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Apr 21
Apr 22
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  • Spectacular views of rugged Himalayan peaks, including Mt.
  • Witness the rural life of culturally & ethnically rich people like Rai, Limbu and more..
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Nepal Eco Adventure Pvt Ltd
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Makalu Base Camp Trekking

Makalu Base Camp is a great trekking area and a camping trek. Makalu Base Camp ... Read More
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  • Operator Nepal Eco Adventure Pvt Ltd Active 33 minutes ago
From US$ 1,800 17 days View Tour
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  • Varieties of culturally and ethnically rich people like Brahman, Chhetri and Many more..
  • Eye Catching view of including Mt.
  • Camping at alpine meadows at the base of Mt.
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Exciting Nepal Treks and Expedition
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Makalu Base Camp

Rising to a staggering height of 8462 m, Mount Makalu, the fifth highest mountain peak ... Read More
  • Starts/Ends Kathmandu/Kathmandu
  • Operator Exciting Nepal Treks and Expedition Active 6 hours ago
  • Tour Type Private Tour
From US$ 1,880 15 days View Tour
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Apr 22
Highlights
  • Enjoy both the high Himalayan Mountains and the cultural life.
  • Outstanding sceneries of lush tropical greens of Arun Valley.
  • Enjoy the majestic vista of Kanchenjunga, Everest, Lhotse, Baruntse and Chamlang.
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Nepal Vision Treks and Expedition Pvt Ltd
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Makalu Base Camp - An Adventure Of A Lifetime

The Makalu region, located in the Khumbu region, is one of the least explored regions... ... Read More
  • Starts/Ends Kathmandu/Kathmandu
  • Operator Nepal Vision Treks and Expedition Active 1 hour ago
From US$ 3,027 US$ 2,573 20 days View Tour
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Apr 21
Apr 22
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  • See Everest from a unique angle, it’s eastern Kangshung face.
  • Camping at alpine meadows at the base of Mt.
  • Witness the rural life of culturally & ethnically rich people like Rai, Limbu and more..
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Makalu Base Camp Trekking - Private Trip

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  • Starts/Ends Kathmandu/Kathmandu
  • Operator Adventure Bound Treks and Tours Active 2 hours ago
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“Soy Vietnamita pero trabajo en una agencia de españa nunca habia pasado tan bien como aqui, en el trekking: Magnifica la organizacion que ofrece esta agencia de trek. Recomienable para todos al cien por cien.”

Makalu Base Camp Trek - Overview

If you a looking for adventure, unspoiled Himalayan landscapes, and a hard trek, Makalu Base Camp will be the trek of your life. Situated South West of Mount Everest at the border between Nepal and China, Makalu is the world’s 5th highest mountain at 8,463 m. With its steep and exposed ridges Mt. Makalu is considered to be one of the hardest mountains to climb. Sir Edmund Hillary failed twice and even the mighty climber Reinhold Messner only reached the summit on his 3rd attempt.

Mount Lhotse with clouds on the top
A beautiful lake with the Makalu peak in the background
Tents at Makalu Base Camp
Evening view of Mount Makalu

Now, while this trek will not take you to the Makalu peak itself, (fortunately…) it will take you to Makalu Base Camp at 5,000 m and the 5,250 m ridge of Shershong from which you will have awe-inspiring views of Lhotse and Mt. Everest, along with many other peaks. Most of the trail goes through the remote and beautiful Makalu-Barun National Park.

At the beginning of the Makalu Base Camp Trek there will be a few guest houses available. However, as you are approaching Mt Makalu the region will become more and more remote and only camping will be available, at designated camp sites. In the Makalu region the use of firewood is prohibited and the only allowed source of heating is kerosene, which you will normally stock up on at Tumblingtar, the starting point of the trek. Due to there being few villages, it will also be necessary to stock up on food and bring water purifiers. While all this remoteness implies hardship, we can assure you that the reward is stunning with very pristine landscapes.

The Makalu Base Camp trek is simply an unforgettable trekking adventure of a lifetime! 

Makalu Base Camp - Trek Facts
Trek Difficulty: Level 4 - Difficult
Trek Duration: 17-21 Days
Remoteness: Very Remote
Max Altitude: 5250 Meters
Accommodation: Camping
Best Season: Mar-May, Oct-Nov
Transport To/From Trek: Flight
Makalu Base Camp Map
Makalu Base Camp Map

Makalu Base Camp Trek - Itinerary

Panoramic view of Mount Makalu

The below is a sample itinerary. It may vary slightly depending on the final trekking agency you choose to go with:

  • Day 01: Flight from Kathmandu - Tumlingtar - 510 m - drive to Chichila - 1,840 m
  • Day 02: Chichila - Num - 1,500 m
  • Day 03: Num - Seduwa - 1,540 m
  • Day 04: Seduwa - Tashigaon - 2,070 m
  • Day 05: Tashigaon - Khongma La - 3,560 m
  • Day 06: Khongma La - Mumbuk - 3,550 m
  • Day 07: Mumbuk - Yangle Kharka - 3,810 m
  • Day 08: Yangle Kharka - Yak Kharka - 4,810 m
  • Day 09: Yak Kharka - Makalu Base Camp - 4,870 m
  • Day 10: A days rest at Makalu Base Camp where among others a trip to Baruntse Base Camp - 5,400 m can be made
  • Day 11: Makalu Base Camp - Yangle Kharka - 4,810 m
  • Day 12: Yangle Kharka - Dobato - 3,550 m
  • Day 13: Dobato - Tashigaon - 2,070 m
  • Day 14: Tashigaon - Num - 1,500 m
  • Day 15: Num - Maney Bhanjyang - 1,158 m
  • Day 16: Maney Bhanjyang - Tumlingtar - 510 m
  • Day 17: Tumlingtar - Kathmandu

Makalu Base Camp Trek - Safety considerations

All trekking agencies available at Bookmundi.com take safety seriously and are assessed on their safety standards after every trek, via trekkers’ feedback. The trekking agencies will therefore go through safety procedures with you during your pre-trek meeting about the Makalu Base Camp trek.

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