Makalu Base Camp Trek

  • Trip Price: $1790 pp
  • Total Duration:18 Days
  • Trip Grade: Challenging
  • Max Elevation:5220 M
  • Max Group Size:Min. 2 Person
  • Best Time:March - May & Sep - Dec
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Pondering about the highlights of the Makalu Base Camp Trek: Well, here are those:

  • Trek to the base camp of the fifth highest mountain in Nepal, Makalu (8,481m).
  • Popular Off the beaten track that takes you to the shy human civilizations living in the hidden valleys.
  • Hike through the Makalu Barun National Park
  • Catch some infrequent views of the highest mountains in the world.
  • Stroll through the rich ecosystems and unique topography in the world.
  • Catch sight of Rare Species such as Wren-Babbler, Red pandas, and Snow leopards.
  • Airport transfers – pick up and drop
  • All ground transportation
  • Your accommodation in a 3-star category hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara with breakfast plan
  • Your accommodation in best guesthouses available (on twin sharing basis) during the trek with breakfast, lunch and dinner throughout the trekking journey
  • All paper works
  • National park and heritage sites entry tickets
  • Trekkers Information Management System (TIMS) and trekking permits
  • A licensed, English speaking, experienced and professional guide along with a porter (1 for two clients)
  • All the costs of guide and porter including accidental insurance
  • Duffel bag, sleeping bags (to be returned to us after trek)
  • T-shirts, route map and a travel completion certificate
  • All applicable government taxes and service charges.
  • First aid kit
  • Meals (lunch and dinner) in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • International airfare
  • Visa costs
  • Travel insurance
  • Personal refreshment items like cold drinks, snacks, etc.
  • Personal utility items like laundry, telephone expenses electricity charges, etc.
  • Personal trekking gears.
  • Tips for guides and porters

Overview

Makalu Base Camp Trek is popular off the beaten track that will bring you up close to nature and to shy human civilizations living in the hidden valleys and edges of the mighty Barun River coexisting by preserving and complementing the environment well. Suited for solo travel enthusiasts, this Makalu trekking route passes through high altitude terrains and a unique landscape with the amazing backdrop of snow-capped mountains. The ancient culturally rich communities are the highlights of this tough Makalu trekking trail.

The government opened the Makalu Base Camp trekking route for outsiders in recent years. You will walk through the trails that take you to the foothills of the world’s fifth highest mountain, Mt. Makalu. The mountain stands as tall as 8485m high.

Makalu Base Camp lies in the tranquil and pristine region within the Makalu Barun national park in the eastern part of Nepal. So, The Makalu trekking trails are rich in unique ecosystems. Besides, the topography is also rare in any other region in the entire world.

Catch sight of Rare Bird and Animals with Makalu Trekking

Makalu Base Camp trekking is fast becoming one of the key attractions for trekkers all around the world in recent years as the words. Just like the Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek, it allows the raw experience of trekking to the unexplored areas. The wilderness is a perfect habitat for rare species of birds and wild animals. Nature lovers and environment researchers take this trekking. They take this Makalu Trekking to study birds and animals that are not found in other parts of the world. Some rare and endangered species include Wren-babbler, red pandas, and snow leopards. Thriving in the harsh mountain environment, these animals have definitely imprinted their names at the legendary status. So, it’s definitely considered a valuable reward even to have the quickest sight.

After a short flight from Kathmandu, your Makalu Base Camp Trek with Heaven Himalaya begins from Tumlingtar. You will trek through the beautiful villages of Num, Tasigaun, Seduwa, Mumbook, Sherson, Yangri kharka before reaching the base camp. Then, you will get time for acclimatization and much-needed rest adequately during the trek. The density of people gets thinner with the progression of the ascent. Nevertheless, the guides and porters of Heaven Himalaya will be there to take good care of you along the trek and expedite your all needs.

Itinerary Expand all

Welcome to the land of Mountains. Our representative will greet and collect you at the airport and drive you to your respective hotels.

Today you will take a sightseeing tour of historical and cultural monuments in Kathmandu Valley enlisted in UNESCO’s World Heritage sites–Hanuman Dhoka Durbar Square, Swayambhu Stupa, Pashupatinath Temple and Boudhanath Stupa and

Take an early flight to Tumlingtar from where you will drive to Num village.

Start the trek with wonderful views. A steep descent to Arun Khola follows an ascent towards the opposite side. Enter the Makalu National Park and get permits. Steep descent through Num and Lumbang. Take a rough ascend to Seduwa.

Trek passes Manigaon and gradually ascend Kasuwa Khola and pass Chyaksadanda, Hindrungma, and Ropes. Climb more to reach Tashigaon.

An interesting hike through a remote area filled with scrub and rhododendrons. Ascend the ridge and pass through forests to a stream and Kharka. Finally, the trail leads to Khongma la.

Head on the steep path to the top of the ridge for astounding views of Chhamlang. Passing through ridge through rhododendron bushes, climb staircases and reach Ghungru La. Descend to a small lake then ascend to Shipton La, Keke La, and Dobato.

After having breakfast at the lodge, we start our trek and today and continue our trail westward through fir forests at the bottom of the Barun Valley while heading to Yangle Kharka

Ascend through grasslands and forest to Lengmale Kharka.

Hike through a flat trail then descend to Perennial River before reaching Makalu Base Camp.

Spend a day exploring around base camp.

Start retracing back to Yangle Kharka.

Descend through the same landscapes. Ascend uphill, passing through jungles with dense foliage all the way to Dobato.

Descends further in the steep path to Khongma la via Kali Pokhari.

Further hard descent towards Seduwa.

Trek to Num and drive to Tumlingtar.

Take a flight back to Kathmandu

On this final day, we will drop you at the International airport 3 hours before your flight time by our representative. Thank you and have a safe journey.

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When deciding what goes into your bag, it is important to check out the characteristics of the trek which you are going to undertake as well as the season/month in which you are coming to Nepal. Here’s our recommended packing list and Equipment.

Reviews

Best Days of My Life

I and my colleagues visited Nepal back in the year 2017. I was not an experienced hiker but anyway chose Annapurna Base Camp Trek with a trekking agency in Nepal. It was like a challenge for me to trek to the 4000 m altitude, but Mr. Ram helped us in every way possible. He was there from the start of our trekking journey in Pokhara to our end days in Kathmandu. Ram kept pushing me forward and even waited for me to catch the other team. He guided me from choosing plain food to meditating. Although I was a victim of altitude sickness and couldn't enjoy the trek to the fullest, I am very grateful to have chosen him.

Annapurna Base Camp is a beautiful place in the Himalayas. The Gurung Village, Poonhill, Pokhara every place was just outstanding.
I have now developed a hiking attitude, and I have been training for the EBC trek now. I can't wait to visit the Himalayas again.

Charlotte Brown,
TrustPilot Indonesia

Perfectly Organized Upper Mustang Trek

All thanks to Mr. Ram for organizing the Upper Mustang, trekking perfectly from beginning to end. I, along with my bunch of friends, had a delightful experience with the Heaven Himalaya team. For us, it is the best trekking agency in Nepal. The guides and porters were very flexible and took care of everything around us.

I recommend everyone to try these young guys to go hiking in Nepal.

Helen Seka,
Google England

Wonderful Trekking Experience

My wife and I visited Upper Mustang and were lucky to have chosen Heaven Himalaya. We had a wonderful experience trekking in Upper Mustang. As soon as we landed in TIA, we were welcomed by Ram. He was very easy and responsive to work with. He explained all the queries we had and gave a brief description of the tour. As we were watching videos and reading blogs about Upper Mustang, we had a lot of expectations about the place and the trekking agency we were working with. We had a private 18-day tour with a porter. And to be honest, we found everything beyond our expectations. The hills, mountains, monasteries were all amazing, especially Lo Manthang is a great place to visit. Our guide was also equally supportive and friendly. The team made our trek more enjoyable. While writing this, it reminded me of the days we had on the trails. Thank You again for the wonderful experience. Best wishes to Jason and Esha. We will definitely love to return and probably do the Everest base camp Trek this time.

Jason Lee,
Google England

Trip of a lifetime- Annapurna Circuit Trek

Heaven Himalaya Team offers a magnificently arranged trekking involvement in Nepal. Ramhari answered instantly to all my messages. They make a solid effort to make your vacation in Nepal an extraordinary one and genuinely went well beyond my desires.

I couldn't remember the name of the guide but my boy, you were more than amazing. I wish you good luck in the days to come.

Everything from pickup to trekking in the mountains was very professional with excellent service.

So, I strongly suggest everyone and will trek with Heaven Himalaya again in the future.

Glorious Experience in EBC Trek

We did an EBC trek with Ram and his team back in April 2019, and it was a glorious experience. Ram is a very knowledgeable, resourceful, and very helpful guide. 2 of us got unwell during the trek, and he was very prompt and took care of us in any way that was available.

We enjoyed our chat and his sense of humor along the trail and at the teahouses. He even got us a special breakfast and pickle salad at Namche Bazaar and always fulfilled the strange request with our dietary needs. EBC trek is amazing. With Ram, it is even more spectacular. Thanks for the amazing trip. Looking forward to island peak climb in the future.

Thein Thein,
Brisbane, Australia

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