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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: 15-21 Days
Remoteness: Very Remote
Max Altitude: 5250 Meters
Accommodation: Camping
Best Season: Mar-May, Oct-Nov
Transport To/From Trek: Flight
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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 Num - 1,500 m
  • Day 02: Num - Seduwa - 1,540 m
  • Day 03: Seduwa - Tashi Gaon - 2,070 m
  • Day 04: Tashi Gaon - Khongma La Pass - 3,560 m
  • Day 05: Khongma La Pass - Mumbuk - 3,550 m
  • Day 06: Mumbuk - Yangle Kharka - 3,810 m
  • Day 07: Yangle Kharka - Yak Kharka - 4,810 m
  • Day 08: Yak Kharka - Makalu Base Camp - 4,870 m
  • Day 09: A days rest at Makalu Base Camp where among others a trip to Baruntse Base Camp - 5,400 m can be made
  • Day 10: Makalu Base Camp - Yangle Kharka - 4,810 m
  • Day 11: Yangle Kharka - Dobato - 3,550 m
  • Day 12: Dobato - Tashi Gaon - 2,070 m
  • Day 13: Tashi Gaon - Num - 1,500 m
  • Day 14: Num - Maney Bhanjyang - 1,158 m
  • Day 15: Maney Bhanjyang - Tumlingtar - 510 m
  • Day 16: 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.