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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 4 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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Makalu Base Camp Trek

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"We had this great trek Makalu Base Camp trek with me and my husband here in Nepal, we joined with ...
  • Operator Mount Adventure Holidays Active 1 day ago
  • Tour Type Private Tour
  • Activities Trekking
  • Accommodation Hotel & Guest House
  • Transport Flight
  • Age Range 5 to 79 years old
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Sep 21
Sep 22
Highlights
  • 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

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17 day trekking tour visiting Makalu Base Camp trek and Kathmandu in Nepal. Read More
  • Operator Nepal Eco Adventure Pvt Ltd Active 3 hours ago
  • Tour Type Private Tour
  • Activities Trekking
  • Accommodation Camping, Tent, Guest House & Hotel
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  • Age Range 5 to 79 years old
From US$ 1,800 17 days View Tour
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Aug 24
Aug 25
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    Makalu Base Camp Trek

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    Soy Vietnamita pero trabajo en una agencia de españa nunca habia pasado tan bien como aqui, en el trekking: Magnifica ...
    • Operator Outshine Adventure Pvt Ltd Active 1 hour ago
    • Activities Trekking
    • Accommodation Hotel
    • Transport Private Vehicle
    • Age Range 5 to 79 years old
    From US$ 2,300 16 days View Tour
    Next Departures
    Aug 24
    Aug 25
    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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    • Starts Kathmandu, Nepal
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    Makalu Base Camp Trekking - Private Trip

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    21 day trekking tour visiting Makalu Base Camp trek and Kathmandu in Nepal. Read More
    • Operator Adventure Bound Active 51 minutes ago
    • Tour Type Private Tour
    • Activities Trekking
    • Accommodation Camping, Hotel, Tent & Guest House
    • Transport Private Vehicle & Flight
    • Age Range 5 to 79 years old
    From US$ 2,090 21 days View Tour
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    Aug 24
    Aug 25
    Highlights
    • 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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    • Starts Kathmandu, Nepal
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    Makalu Base Camp

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    15 day trekking trip visiting Makalu Base Camp trek and Kathmandu in Nepal. Read More
    • Operator Exciting Nepal Treks and Expedition Active 18 hours ago
    • Tour Type Private Tour
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    • Accommodation Camping, Tent & Guest House
    • Transport Private Vehicle
    • Age Range 5 to 79 years old
    From US$ 1,880 15 days View Tour
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    Aug 24
    Aug 25
    Highlights
    • 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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    • Starts Kathmandu, Nepal
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    GHT Makalu & Everest Traverse Via Sherpani Col

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    Highlights: Quality and companionship of Sherpas and Porters, crossing Sherpani Col, West Col and Amphu Labsta, staying in Dingboche, views ...
    • Operator World Expeditions Active 13 hours ago
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    • Activities Trekking & Climbing
    • Accommodation Hotel
    • Transport Private Vehicle & Flight
    • Age Range 18 to 99 years old
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    Makalu Base Camp trek Reviews

    5.0 - Excellent Based on 4 customer reviews
    Excellent Reviewed Tour: GHT Makalu & Everest Traverse via Sherpani Col
    Anonymous
    5 - Excellent
    “Highlights: Quality and companionship of Sherpas and Porters, crossing Sherpani Col, West Col and Amphu Labsta, staying in Dingboche, views of Everest from Gokyo and Renjo La and entering Namche Bazar. Go for it! Seek a good map, just for context. Read some of the essential history of mountaineering in this region. Learn some Nepali in advance. The acclimatisation schedule followed by Tsering and his team worked very well for me. Tsering provided outstanding leadership. In particular, he chose and supported an excellent team of Sherpas. He then briefed them well whilst also allowing them to display their full professionalism as peers to Tsering. His guidance and support to the members of the expedition was always exemplary. Thank you, Tsering.”
    Exceptional trek in the wilderness of Makalu Base Camp Reviewed Tour: Makalu Base camp Trek
    Pitter Son From Canada
    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.”
    Excellent Reviewed Tour: GHT Makalu & Everest Traverse via Sherpani Col
    Anonymous
    5 - Excellent
    “It was 18 years since I was last in Nepal to summit Mera Peak. Following the damaging 2015 earthquake I wanted to return to give something back to the people. As a 61 year old male I knew that I would be tested on this remote and physical expedition but I wanted to trek on a path less travelled. The local team was well lead, efficient and the communications effective. The trip notes were comprehensive, accurate and informative. Complying with the gear list is essential. I had no illusions about the need to prepare authentically and carefully. I did so for 8 months. Nature and the weather can test you in ways you cannot anticipate but being physically and mentally prepared will reward you. Put your ego to one side and open yourself up to the spectacular scenery that the mountains in Nepal excel at. Each day was a step closer to the highlights of Sherpani Col, West Col and Amphu Labsta. Successfully traversing these passes exceeded my expectations and the team camaraderie ensured that. Deep thanks to World Expeditions for such an amazing adventure.”

    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
    Makalu Base Camp map
    An overview map of Makalu Base Camp Trek

    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.

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