Tour Details

  • 22 Days(s)

  • professional Trekking Guide

  • English, Chinese, French

  • 5000

overview

Makalu Base Camp Trek takes you on a journey to the solitary trails across pristine waterfalls, glaciers, lush green forests, and the exquisite Himalayan lifestyle. This is a perfect option for you if you aspire to trek in high altitude landscape with a snowy peak on the backdrop exploring the life at the Himalayas. While this trekking journey has a lot of offer, this trekking journey is one of the toughest given a large number of ascends you will have to make across steep trails.

This journey commences from Tumlingtar and this will mostly be a camping adventure because of the availability of basic lodging up to the place named Num. The journey becomes strenuous as much as it becomes strenuous from the place Num till we get to Tashigaon. We have a massive climb to Khongma from Tashigaon. There will be adequate days separated for acclimatization. We move across glacial valleys, beautiful lakes, hills, jungles and get to savor the amazing views of the mighty Everest as well as Lhotse. This trekking journey is a once in a lifetime experience you should not miss.

Tour Highlights

  • Witness the majestic Everest from the Kangshung eastwards
  • Solitary trail, picturesque terraced fields, rhododendron forests, and local culture
  • Move across terraced fields to quaint glaciers and waterfalls
  • Know the Sherpa lifestyle and culture; explore their villages

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Itinerary

  • Guest House

Our representative from Sherpa Expedition and Trekking will come to receive you at the airport and will accompany you to your hotel. You can take rest for some time and then visit our office in order to clear any confusions regarding the trekking journey. A tasty welcome dinner awaits in the evening with authentic Nepalese dish alongside Nepalese dance.

  • 3 to 4 hrs
  • Campaigns

On this day, we go on a full-day sightseeing tour at the UNESCO World heritage sites in Kathmandu via private vehicle.  The main spots we visit include Swayambhunath, Pashupatinath, and Boudhanath which are historically as well as culturally significant sites in Nepal. We return back to the hotel after visiting these places. Overnight stay at the hotel in Kathmandu.

  • 6 to 7 hrs
  • Guest House

First, we head to Tumlingtar via flight and then we move to CHichira by driving. Chichira is a tiny Gurung settlement. We spend the day relaxing and preparing for our further journey. Overnight stay at Chichira.

  • 6 to 7 hrs
  • None

Early in the morning, we set off to reach Num after we have a hearty breakfast. This will be a moderately paced walk around the beautiful villages and the lush green jungles. We finally reach Num where we can enjoy spectacular views. Overnight stay at Num.

  • 4 to 5 hrs
  • Guest House

On this day, we descend along green forest and farm fields to reach the Barun river. We cross the river and then walk along moving up. We first reach the Makalu Barun National Park where we will register the required permit and then we trek further to reach Seduwa where we stay overnight.

  • 6 to 7 hrs
  • Guest House

We first ascend to Kasuwa Khola and then we walk past hillside as we move across villages and then cross a tiny paddy farm to finally reach Tashigaon. Tashigaon is surrounded by the picturesque Himalayas. Overnight stay in Tashigaon.

  • Guest House

We walk upon a steep path to reach a higher altitude. We first climb through a forest and then to a pristine stream and further to a ridge. We reach Kharka as we climb further and then we walk along a rugged path to get to a ridge. We descend for some time to get to Khongma Danda where we stay overnight.

  • 6 to 7 hrs
  • Guest House

This day has been separated to take rest as to acclimatize to the increasing elevation.  This will allow your body to accommodate to the environment before we cross the Shipton La. If you want to, we can go explore the nearby areas. Overnight stay at Khongma Danda.

  • 6 to 7 hrs
  • Guest House

We ascend to the Shipton La summit and then cross the Keke La 94170 meters) after we cross Kalo Pokhari lake (3930 meters). We will witness the spectacular views of Chamlang (7321 meters), Peak 6 (6524 meters) and 7 (6758 meters). We move down to Dobate from Keke La pass where we stay overnight.

  • 5 to 6 hrs
  • Guest House

We move along lush green rhododendron forest to reach Barun river and a valley.  The trail is extremely steep and cumbersome so we need to be vigilant for the initial two hours. We ascend gradually to reach Yangri Kharka which is located at the bottom of the valley in Yangri Kharka. Overnight stay in Yangri Kharka.

  • 6 to 7 hrs
  • Guest House

On this day w walk past a valley, pastures for Yak, lush green forests and fields of a boulder. We pass through Merek as we move up; we will witness the increase in the Himalayan panorama as we move ahead. Overnight stay at Langmale Kharka.

  • 6 to 7 hrs
  • None

On this day, we head to the main highlight of our trekking journey, that is, Makalu Base Camp. We first move to Shershong and then get to Makalu Base Camp.

We have icy glaciers on the flat path and beautiful snow-clad peaks. The mighty Mt. Makalu will be seen as we get closer to Shershong. We will observe the amazing panorama of the mountains. Overnight stay at Makalu Base Camp.

  • 6-7 Hours
  • Guest House

The Makalu Base Camp has a rocky area which is arid and has the large glacier of Barun. We can view the Makalu South face from here and the majestic views of Lhotse and Everest. We can also observe the nearby glaciers and lakes. Overnight stay at Base Camp.

  • 6 to 7 hrs
  • Guest House

We move down from the Makalu base camp as we enjoy the views of Makalu at close proximity. We move across Merek, Langmale Kharka, Shushing and then get down the valley and reach Yangri Kharka where we stay overnight.

  • 6 to 7 hrs
  • None

We move through lush green forests as we move to Dobate. We move along the bank of Barun and then move down to Dobate where we stay overnight.

  • 5 to 6 hrs
  • Guest House

We start our trek as we head to Mumbuk(Nambuk) from Dobate; w move along lush green forests of rhododendron and firs. We walk past the Tutu La (Shipton’s Pass, Keke La, and Kaula La pass. We move down to Khongma Danda and stay there overnight.

  • 4 to 5 hrs
  • Guest House

We move across dense forests and reach Tashigaon, the indigenous village of Sherpa.  We stay here for the night.

  • 4 to 5 hrs
  • Guest House

We move back on this day as we first get out of the Makalu Barun National Park. W move down to the river, Barun and then walk past the hillside. We move along villages and several settlements. We descend down till we reach Seduwa. We stay at Seduwa for the night.

  • 5 to 6 hrs
  • Guest House

We start our journey from Seduwa to reach Num as we move across lush green forests with some ups and downs. We walk along a dense forest to reach Num where we stay overnight.

  • 6 to 7 hrs
  • Guest House

We retrace our steps back to Chichira where we can savor the views of the Mt. Makalu.  We reach Tumlingtar which is our overnight stop.

  • 50 Minutes
  • 3 Star Hotel

This marks the final day of our trekking adventure as we board on the flight to get back to Kathmandu. We get enough time to rest as w reach Kathmandu. A tasty farewell dinner awaits in the evening where all of us celebrate the completion of our exhilarating journey. Overnight stay at the hotel in Kathmandu.

  • 25 Minutes
  • None

Your journey in Nepal comes to an end with this. Our representative from Sherpa Expedition and trekking will leave you to the airport around three hours before the flight and you leave for your native land or your next travel destination.

What’s included/excluded

Includes

  • Airport pick up and drop off facility via private vehicle
  • Accommodation facility in Kathmandu at a three-star hotel in a twin sharing room inclusive of breakfast (four nights)
  • Accommodation facility in Biratnagar at a guesthouse in a twin sharing room inclusive of breakfast (one night)
  • All the three main meals while trekking by expert culinary staff and kitchen crew
  • Tented camp facility (Twin share) for lodging while trekking (covers water-air proof tents, kitchen gear, chairs, dining table, toilet tents and so on)
  • Licensed trekking guide with experience and proficiency in English
  • Adequate number of staff along with porters to help with your baggage while trekking (1 porter=two client)
  • Food, lodging, insurance, salary, medicine, and equipment covered for all staffs
  • Important trekking permits and fees
  • Sleeping bag and down jackets from Sherpa Expedition and Trekking (Required to be returned after the trek)
  • Airfare for Kathmandu-Biratnagar-Kathmandu; Biratnagar-Suketar-Biratnagar (includes airport departure tax)
  • Sun hat and duffel bag
  • Entry fees for sightseeing in Kathmandu
  • Tasty farewell dinner in Kathmandu
  • Government taxes, service charges, and VAT
  • All official expenses

Exclude

  • Dinner and Lunch at Kathmandu
  • Travel insurance (covering rescue and evacuation arrangement)
  • Airfare for international flight and departure tax at the airport

cancellation

Kindly contact us for cancellation of the tour

Good to know

Dos

  • You have to be well conscious to make yourself either to walk in a collection of the group as well as maintaining distance from the folks you see walking either behind or in front of you.
  • If you are scheduling or trying something new during the trek make certain you consult and ask permission from your guide.
  • Interconnect with the guide about the belongings you might need next day as you can pack it in your pouch while rest is maintained by the porter for your ease.
  • Make sure you provide at the donation boxes at monasteries around the trekking zone as they do not charge tickets for the visitors round this trek.
  • If you sense uneasy and rough make sure you notify your guide while climbing higher altitude as your well-being is the most chief factor while ascending higher altitude.

Don’ts

  • While this hike is rich with ethos and principles of the local community, some practices may be uneasy for you to handle. Please do not disapprove the local culture and beliefs even though you are troubled with it.
  • Ask the approval of the local people while taking images of them.
  • People here are sociable in nature; Do not feel uncertain when folks stare at you; they are just attentive in visitors and have no ill meanings.
  • Extravagant facilities are hard to find out during the trek while basic accommodations can only be provided seeking the difficulty of the geographical regions you are located at.
  • Harmful nature towards floras and faunas along the trek should be avoidable at any cost as you should be answerable on the way to the environment.
  • Contributing money to people will inspire children and beggars to have a perception to beg more from the visitors which is why such an act should be totally avoided.