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


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.


Great Trekking Experience

I did the ABC Trek with them. It was a great trekking experience. We only had 12 days, so we customized their 14-day trip to make it a 12-day trek to Annapurna. The company had everything organized carefully, and the trip was very well executed. Ram, the guide, was very helpful throughout the whole trek. Thank you, Ram.

Belina T.,
TripAdvisor Singapore

This Was By Far One Of Best Services

This was by far one of the best services I'd gotten. The trip was super challenging and super rewarding all at once! Sanjib and Ram were both excellent and knowledgeable. We trekked to Annapurna Base Camp in November, and it was by far our best trekking experience. They were also incredibly caring, which is important when you are trekking to high altitudes where you have never been before. They always ask how we feel and always check our pulses. Thank you for caring for us throughout the trek. I highly recommend using Heaven Himalaya for any hikes in Nepal.

Peter Tye,
TrustPilot United States

Arranged An Amazing Trip to Annapurna

Heaven Himalaya arranged an amazing trip to Annapurna. They were very communicative and always provided prompt responses to our questions. Plus, Ram is an excellent guide. He was always concerned about us. Overall, I am not disappointed about booking the trip with them.

Ahmad S,
Google Netherland

I totally loved the holiday package

I totally loved the holiday package organized by Heaven Himalaya. It was very well executed. The driver, our guide, porters, and other people who are responsible for running the trip were very caring and professional. Thank you for the experience.

James Miller,
Trust Pilot United States

Amazing Post-COVID EBC Trek

Thank You for making our post-COVID EBC trek amazing. The guides, porters, and Mr. Ram did a great job from the beginning of our COVID test at a hotel in Kathmandu till our farewell in a restaurant in Thamel. We were at our own pace and never hurried. We felt safe and immensely enjoyed our Nepal vacation. With heaven Himalaya, nothing goes wrong. I highly recommend them to other travelers who will book Mt. Everest Base Camp Trek.

Ahmad Tan,
TrustPilot United States

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