Makalu Base Camp Trekking Nepal

Trip Overview

Makalu Base Camp Trekking offers an exceptional opportunity to explore high-altitude terrains, snow-clad landscapes and ethnic Himalayan lifestyle. Makalu Base Camp Trekking is One of the most remote area hiking destinations in eastern part of Nepal. Our journey begins with an hour-long flight to Tumlingtar whereas the real trekking starts from Chichila. The lower reaches of the trail are renowned for their lushness with verdant rhododendron forests whereas the upper reaches of the trail comprise of polished granite cliffs capped by hanging glaciers, overflowing with waterfalls.

Makalu Base Camp Trekking

Makalu Base Camp Trekking follows the Barun Barun National Park. Barun Barun National Park was established in 1992 as Nepal’s eighth national park. It covers 2,330 sq km which contains some of the last remaining areas of pristine forests and alpine meadows in Nepal. From the bottom of the Arun Valley, mountains rise from just 435m (1,430ft) above sea level to the lofty snow capped peak of Makalu at 8463m (27,760ft). Makalu Base Camp Trekking passes through a wide diversity of ecosystems and cultures. Communities of Rai farmers give way to Sherpa and Bhotia villages as altitude is gained. These peoples live in isolated villages much as they have for centuries. Their livelihoods depend upon animal fodder, fuel, food, housing materials, fertilizers and medicine.

Spring (March – May) and Autumn (September – November) are the best months for Makalu Base Camp Trekking. Although Makalu Base Camp Trekking can be taken during winter, the cold temperature might not be suitable for everyone. If given Makalu Base Camp Trek itinerary is not suitable for you, we design another itinerary as per your desire and duration of holidays. If you need more information about Makalu Base Camp Trek please fell free to contact us.

We planned properly to show your Makalu Himalayan ecological beauties. We welcome to join us to see the pristine natural beauties of Malalu Barun National Park.


Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu (1350M/4425FT) (A)
Showing your name board, our airport representative waits in Kathmandu International Airport (TIA). You transfer to hotel, check in and free time. Have enjoy!

Day 2: Trip Final Preperation in Kathmandu (A,B)
In the morning, generally at 8 am, Eco-friendly Treks staff come to meet you at your hotel. Please manage to be there at lobby with:
(a) your original passport to prepare necessary adventure eco holiday permit/s from the concerned authority
(b) a couple of same passport size photos for permit/s and
(c) Trip final full payment. The staff introduce you with your trip guide at the same time. You have time to interact with your guide, he may check and suggest your trip equipmment and packing for the trip on your interest, please tell us if you like this. The rest of the day, you may buy or hire additional equipment and packing (if necessary). Then, you rest for acclimatization and final preperation for the trip. If you like any additional program for the day, please inform us at the time of mail corresponding.

Day 3: Drive to Tumlingtar 45min.(510M/1,672FT) (A,B,L,D)
Maney Bhanjyang 5hrs.Once you landed in tumlingtar then trek will started. Walking about 5hrs through the rain forest,passing local village of Rai people.Maney Bhanjyang is the on the top of the hill side inhabitted by local people. Over night at the tented camp.

Day 4: Maney Bhanjyang-Chilchile (1830M/5999FT).(5-6HRS).(A,B,L,D)
After you serve the breakfast the trail leads you to ascends for few hours then flat trail leads to Gurung village where you will serve lunch by our staffs. Then Explore the local communities village. Over night at camp.

Day 5: Chilchile-Num 4HRS. (1500M/4917FT).(A,B,L,D)
The trails ascends about 2-3hrs and soon descend to small river and almost flat trail to Num. This is a small village with modern facilities. Stay over night at camp.

Day 6: Num-Seduwa 5HRS. (1560M/5114FT).(A,B,L,D)
First steep down hill about 2hrs and cross the suspension bridge and ascends through the Rhododendrom forest and local village where you can experience the farming paddy,millet,corn and potatoes depending on the season. Check in the police check post and over night at camp.

Day 7: Seduwa-Tashi Gaun 5HRS.(2050M/6720FT).(A,B,L,D)
Tashi Gaun is the most inhabited village in the Makalu National area. The way is mostly flat and easy comperately. Visiting many Mane, Tibetan prayer flag and chorten which was built by local for the rememberance of the depart soul. Tashi Gaun is the perfect place to have camp and to see the local culture. Stay over night at camp.

Day 8: Tashigaun-Khongma la 6HRS. (3,550M/11,637FT).(A,B,L,D)
Most of the time we are ascending through the Rhododendron forest and listening birds singing makes your trek very enjoyable. Over night at camp.

Day 9: Khangma la- Mumbuk 7HRS. (3490M/11,440FT).(A,B,L,D)
Walking through rugged trail to reach Kalo polhari 4020m. which will takes 3 hrs. and down to Mumbuk for over nights.

Day 10: Mumbuk-Yangla Kharka (7HRS). (3585M/11,751FT).(A,B,L,D)
This day will be more difficult comperately but worthy due to the Barun river and through the forest. Gaint mountain apears infront of you Peak6 and peak 7. Both are above the 7000m. Stay over night at camp.

Day 11: Yangla Kharka-Yak Kharka (6HRS). (4780M/15,669FT).(A,B,L,D)
Walking through the grass land and facing to mountain peak. Over night at camp.

Day 12: Yak Kharka-Makalu Base Camp (5HRS). (4810M/15767FT).(A,B,L,D)
The trails is flate for the first part and descend to a small river and goes to Makalu Base camp which will memories you by the Mt.Makalu 8463m. the 6th highest mountain.

Day 13: Makalu Base camp Exploration day.(A,B,L,D)
This is a exploration day to you go further to Glacier and Baruste Base camp and back to camp.

Day 14: Makalu Base Camp-Yangla Kharka (5HRS). (3600M/11801FT).(A,B,L,D)
We beging to go down hill and again up hill through the forest and giant bolder. Over night at camp.

Day 15: Yangla Kharka-Dobato (4-5HRS).(A,B,L,D)
Descending and ascending to go Dobato through the Jungle. Please walk together as wild animals might be encounter.

Day 16: Doban-Tashigaun (6-7HRS).(A,B,L,D)
You will be descends steeply to Khongma via Kali Pokhari through the dense forest and down hill to Tashi Gaun. Over night at camp.

Day 17: Tashigaun-Num (5HRS).(A,B,L,D)
Mostly desceds through the bamboo forest which local people used for making mats and roofs of the house. Over night at camp.

Day 18: Num-Maney Bhanjyang (1160M/3802FT). (5HRS).(A,B,L,D)
This is an easy day of your trek to Maney Bhanjyang through the jungle.

Day 19: Maney Bhanjyang-Tumlingtar (5HRS).(A,B,L,D)
Walking about 5 hrs. the trek end at Tumlingtar. Over night at camp.

Day 20: Drive back to Kathmandu (Flights also available) (A,B,L)

After our breakfast, we take a drive to Kathmandu or take a flight to Kathmandu.

Day 21: At Leisure/ Spare day (A,B)

Day 22: Departure to your destination (B)
Today is your departure day, we will drop you to the International airport to catch your flight back to your home and pray for your Safe journey.
(Abbreviation: A = Accommodation, B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner)

Guide & Logistics

Price Includes:

  • We meet you at Kathmandu airport and transfer to your hotel
  • Double room in sharing basis with breakfast at 5 star hotel in Kathmandu
  • Three meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) as per itinerary at main trip duration
  • Required permit/s for the trip
  • Experienced trip guide and his daily expenses (meals, transport, tent, insurance)
  • Land transfer to and from trip starting and ending points as per itinerary
  • Domestic Airfare if needed (confirm this at the time of trip booking with us) and 100 kg cargo each
  • All taxes (Value Added Tax and income tax if/when apply)
  • We transfer you to Kathmandu international airport for onward flight as per itinerary
  • Agency service charges
  • Supporters (Porters) during the trip
  • Kitchen utensils required, during the trip
  • Kitchen tent / Kitchen (camping) charge at base camp during the trip
  • Toilet tent and pitchment charge at base camp during the trip
  • Double tent for each of you up to base camp
  • Tent grounding service to be paid at local
  • Sleeping bag service during trip
  • Peak Climbing royalty and permit for Nepal Government
  • Staffs ( Cook and Kitchen) charges
  • Other supports: first aid kit during main trip

Price NOT Included:

  • Lunch and Dinner during your stay in Kathmandu)
  • Hot and cold drinks are not available except mineral water
  • Tipping
  • All above “Cost Include” mentioned above


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Trip facts

  • 22 Days
  • Lodging: Tent & Lodge
  • Size: 2-20 Persons
  • Dept: Each Month 4th
  • Trip Grading: AD
  • Price: USD /each


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Very good value for money spent. We all arranged and generally well managed.


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