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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 ... Read More

Makalu Base Camp trek - 6 Trips with 2 Reviews

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  • 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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Although Makalu is the fifth highest mountain in the world at 8481m, the trek to ... Read More
  • Starts /Ends Kathmandu/Kathmandu
  • Operator Mount Adventure Holidays Active 1 hour ago
  • Tour Type Private Tour
From US$ 1,855 15 days View Tour
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    Outshine Adventure Pvt Ltd
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    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 42 seconds ago
    From US$ 2,300 US$ 1,840 16 days View Tour
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    Jul 21
    Jul 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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    Makalu Base Camp Trekking

    Makalu Base Camp is a great trekking area and a camping trek. Makalu Base Camp ... Read More
    • Starts /Ends Kathmandu/Kathmandu
    • Operator Nepal Eco Adventure Pvt Ltd Active 43 minutes ago
    From US$ 1,800 17 days View Tour
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    Jul 21
    Jul 22
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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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    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 33 minutes ago
    • Tour Type Private Tour
    From US$ 1,880 15 days View Tour
    Next Departures
    Jul 21
    Jul 22
    Highlights
    • 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

    The Makalu Base Camp trek is an outstanding trekking destination situated at the eastern part ... Read More
    • Starts /Ends Kathmandu/Kathmandu
    • Operator Adventure Bound Treks and Tours Active 1 hour ago
    From US$ 2,090 21 days View Tour
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    Jul 21
    Jul 22
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    • Cross the Sherpani Col (6180m), West Col (6190m) and Amphu Labsta (5845m).
    • Participate in one of the world's toughest treks.
    • Marvel at superb views of Makalu & Everest.
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    From US$ 5,406 34 days View Tour
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    Makalu Base Camp trek Reviews

    5.0 - Excellent Based on 2 customer reviews
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    5 - Excellent
    “Pasang and Pemba Sherpa (cousins) are the best 1, 2 punch combination for Himalayan trekking operators in the region! Our recent trek to the Makalu Base Camp Trek, Makalu conservation Area NP, each brought a thorough and thoughtful approach to the logistical and exceptional elements of the trek. Even when encountering unexpected obstacles, both Pasang and Pemba maintained a calm and controlled demeanor and never once shifted responsibility, even when things that were clearly not their fault came up... they always owned the issue and managed the situation with our well-being and comfort at the forefront of their solutions.

    Having never met either guide before landing in Kathmandu, and only corresponding via text messages with Pemba prior to the trip, we left a mere 8 days after arriving feeling as if we had not only made two new, amazing friends, but the kinds of friends we would be honored to call family!

    Pemba and Pasang carefully and attentively balanced the authenticity of our experience with our comfort and physical well being for the entirety of our time, and even went above and beyond the footprint of the designed trek to provide additional experiences in Kathmandu with guided visits to the Bodinath Stupa and Darbar Square... both unexpected and amazing experiences!!!

    In all my future visits to Nepal, of which my business and I are currently planning, we will be using the services of Pasang, Pemba and the rest of the team at Mount Adventure Holidays... we couldn’t have been more pleased with our experience.”
    Makalu Base Camp trek Reviewed Tour: Makalu Base Camp trek
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    5 - Excellent
    “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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