Makalu Base Camp Trek

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Trip Facts
  • Trip Starts / EndsKathmandu / Kathamndu
  • Total duration21 days trip
    17 days trekking
  • Max. Altitude4870 m
  • Group SizeMin.1 Max.10
  • MealsBreakfast, Launch & Dinner
  • GuideLocal guide
  • Departure Fixed/On request
  • TransportationFlight and Private vehicle

Trekking Grade

Strenuous/ Grade D

Trekking Category

Tea House / Lodge Package Trek

  • Best MonthSpring and Autumn
  • Accommodation2-4 star room
Tour Highlights
  • Stunning Scenery:The trek offers breathtaking views of the Himalayan range, including Mount Makalu, Chamlang, Baruntse, and Everest. The trail passes through lush forests, rhododendron groves, and high mountain passes, offering a diverse range of landscapes.
  • Cultural Immersion:The trek takes you through several traditional villages inhabited by ethnic communities such as Sherpas, Rai, and Limbu. You can interact with locals, learn about their culture and traditions, and even stay in homestays for a more immersive experience.
  • Makalu Base Camp:The ultimate highlight of the trek is reaching the base camp of Mount Makalu. The camp is located at an altitude of 4,870 meters and offers stunning views of the mountain and surrounding peaks.
  • Challenging Adventure: The Makalu Base Camp Trek is a challenging adventure that requires physical fitness and stamina. The trek involves steep ascents and descents, crossing high mountain passes, and dealing with unpredictable weather conditions. It's a great opportunity for adventure seekers to test their limits and push themselves to new heights.
  • Off-the-Beaten-Path:The Makalu Base Camp Trek is relatively less crowded than other popular treks in Nepal, such as Everest Base Camp and Annapurna Circuit. This makes it a great choice for those looking for a more off-the-beaten-path experience and a chance to explore the unspoiled natural beauty of Nepal.
Tour Details

Makalu Base Camp Trek is one of the most popular treks in Nepal, which takes you to the base of the fifth-highest mountain in the world, Makalu (8,481 meters). The trek is a perfect blend of scenic beauty, cultural immersion, and adventure.There are several teahouses along the trekking route that offer accommodation and meals to trekkers. The trek usually starts from Tumlingtar, which is accessible by a short domestic flight from Kathmandu. From Tumlingtar, the trail passes through lush forests, remote villages, and high mountain passes before reaching the base camp of Makalu.

The teahouses along the route are basic, yet comfortable. They usually offer simple but delicious Nepali and Tibetan meals, such as dal bhat (rice, lentil soup, and vegetables), momos (dumplings), and thukpa (noodle soup). The teahouses also provide hot showers and charging facilities for electronic devices, but these may come at an additional cost.As with all treks in Nepal, it is advisable to bring your own sleeping bag and trekking gear. It’s also recommended to carry some cash, as there are no ATMs or banks along the trekking route.

Overall, the Makalu Base Camp teahouse trek is a rewarding and unforgettable experience that combines stunning natural beauty with cultural immersion and adventure.For more information contact us at info@fairsteptrekking.com

Tour Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu, briefing and welcome dinner

Day 2: Kathmandu sightseeing tour and preparation

Day 3: Fly Kathmandu to Tumlingtar (860m) & trek to Khandbari (1040m)

Day 4:Trek Khandabari - Mani Bhaniyang – Chichila (1880 m). Walking time : 6 hrs,↑1190 m, (Over night at tea house)

Day 5: Trek Chichila - Num (1570 m). Walking time :6-7 hrs,↑ 540 m (Over night at tea house)

Day 6: Trek Num – Seduwa(1500m). Walking time : 4-5 hrs,↑: 800 m,↓800 m (Over night at tea house)

Day 7: Trek Seduwa – Tashigaon (2100 m). Walking time : 4-5 hrs,↑620 m, (Over night at tea house)

Day 8:Trek Tashigaon – Khongma Dada(3500 m).Walking time : 5-6 hrs,↑ 1420 m (Over night at tea house)

Day 9: Trek Khongma Dada-Tulu- La - Mumbuk(3540 m)Walking time: 5-6 hrs,↑ 800 m,↓800 m (Over night at tea house)

Day 10:Trek Mumbuk -Yak Kharka (3550 m).Walking time: 4-5 hrs↑ 400 m (Over night at tea house)

Day 11: Trek Yak Kharka – Merek - Shershong (4630 m). Walking time: 5-6 hrs↑ 1000 m, (Over night at tea house)

Day 12: Hike Makalu Basecamp – Shershong. Walking time : 6-7 hrs↑ 500 m↓500 m (Over night at tea house)

Day 13: Trek Sheshong - Nahe Kharka (3700 m). Walking time :5 hrs ,↑300 m,↓300 m (Over night at tea house)

Day 14: Trek Nehe kharka -Kongma Dada. Walking time:5-6 hrs,↑600 m,↓800 m (Over night at tea house)

Day 15: Trek Kongma dada – Murmi dada : 5 hrs,↓1720 m (Over night at tea house)

Day 16: Trek Murmidada- Chhoyang (810 m)Walking time : 5-6 hrs ↑200 m,↓ 600 m (Over night at tea house)

Day 17 :Trek Chhoyang – Bamling (450 m).Walking time : 5-6 hrs↑150 m,↓ 850 m (Over night at tea house)

Day 18: Day 18Trek Bamling – Tumlingtar. Walking time : 6-7 hrs↑200 m↓100 m (Over night at tea house)

Day 19: Tumlingtar – Kathmandu transfer to Hotel.

Day 20 : Leisure (If would like to shorter the trek you may depart this day) day in Kathmandu.

Day 21:Transfer to international airport

Tour Package

Price Includes

To be able to submit a cost estimate, we need to know the number of persons in your group, the required hotel category, the favored mode of transportation (by flight, by local or private transport) and any alternations to your itinerary.

Airport pickup and drop (domestic and international)

Local transportation; (Domestic flight, road transport according program)

Hotels: (4/2) star standard hotel including breakfast (according to program in Kathmandu& other places)

Welcome and farewell dinner

Sightseeing in Kathmandu (Patan Durbar square, Swyambunath, Pashupatinath)

Sighseeing Bhaktapur and Boudhanath

Camping/ Lodge Trek’s cost according to program

Full board during the trek (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)

Government-licensed guide (English speaking or other foreign language if requested)

Required numbers of porters (1 porter for 2 guests; 12 kg per guest in Tea house trek)

Sightseeing entry fees/national park /conservation/restricted area permit fees (monasteries, temples, Stupa entrance fees but not donation.)

TIMS (Trekker’s information Management System) permits or peak climbing permit fees (according to your program)

Group First Aid Kits (We recommend bringing your personal first aid kit as well.)

Trekking bag for each guest.

Staff insurance

Complementary

Trekking bag for each guest

Nepal Fair Step Trekking printed T-Shirt

Price Excludes

International airfare from and to your country

Nepal Visa fee (bring accurate USD 50 cash for 30 days visa and need to fill online form)

Excess baggage charges

Personal gears

Personal expenses e.g. phone calls, laundry, bar bills & extra porters

Travel & Health Insurance – Emergency Helicopter Rescue Insurance (Most recommended)

Any meals (lunch &dinner) in Kathmandu – $ 10 to 15 for per meal in tourist restaurant (except welcome and farewell dinner)

Any kinds of drinks (alcohol &non-alcoholic beverage) neither during the trek nor in Kathmandu

Tips for staff (not mandatory but expected)

Hot shower, recharging of batteries (available during the

The cost which is not mentioned above.

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