Nepal Environmental Treks & Expedition (P.) Ltd
Nepal Govt. Regd. No. 50058/064/065

24/7 hrs Support :
+977 - 9851031532, 9751031532

Exploring the Himalaya Since 1990

Makalu Base Camp Trek with Kathmandu

Trip Highlights:

Duration: 22 Days

Type of Trek : Tea House /Camping

Max Altitude: 4812m.

Minimum Pax: 2 +

Mode of travel: Drive

Grade: Moderate

Makalu Base Camp trek offers you an adventure of a lifetime. It is a physically challenging trek that surely brings out your spirit of adventure. Treading upon the most rugged terrain on earth, relishing the unparallel natural beauty of the region and marveling at the ecological diversity are some of the wonderful treats of the Makalu Base Camp trek.

This is a purely camping trek as no lodges are available along the route. Makalu Base trek presents you views of the south face of Makalu, Everest and Lhotse Peaks.

  • Outline Itinerary
  • Detailed Itinerary
  • Price Info

Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu International Airport.

Day 02: City sightseeing in and around Kathmandu valley. (Kathmandu, Bhaktapur & Patan).

Day 03: Fly from Kathmandu to Tumlingtar (510m.) takes about 45 minutes.

Day 04: Trek from Maney Bhanjyang to Chilchile (1830m.) takes about five hours.

Day 05: Trek from Chilchile to Num (1500 m.) takes about four and half hours.

Day 06: Trek from Num to Seduwa (1510m.) takes about four and half hours.

Day 07: Trek from Seduwa to Tashigaon (2070 m.) takes about four hours.

Day 08: Trek from Tashigaon to Khongma la (3560m.) takes about six hours.

Day 09: Trek from Khongma la to Mumbuk (3550m.) takes about six and half hours.

Day 10: Trek from Mumbuk to Yangle Kharka (3600m.) takes about four and half hours.

Day 11: Trek from Yangle Kharka to Yak Kharka (4810m.) takes about five and half hours.

Day 12: Trek from Yak Kharka to Makalu Base Camp (4812m.) takes about four hours.

Day 13: A day for Rest at Makalu Base Camp. You will enjoy the whole day in the base camp.

Day 14: Trek from Makalu Base Camp to Yangle Kharka (3600 m.).

Day 15: Trek from Yangle Kharka to Dobato takes about four and half hours.

Day 16: Trek from Dobato to Tashigaon (2070m.) takes about six hours.

Day 17: Trek from Tashigaon to Num (1490m.) takes about five hours.

Day 18: Trek from Num to Maney Bhanjyang (1158m.) takes about five hours.

Day 19: Trek from Maney Bhanjyang to Tumlingtar takes about five and half hours.

Day 20: Fly out from Tumlingtar to Kathmandu.

Day 21: Recreation & shopping day.

Day 22: Transfer to the Airport for final departure. (Fly out from Kathmandu)

Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu International Airport.

Arrive in Kathmandu International Airport. Transfer to the hotel and stay overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 02: City sightseeing in and around Kathmandu valley. (Kathmandu, Bhaktapur & Patan).

City sightseeing in and around Kathmandu valley. (Kathmandu, Bhaktapur & Patan). Stay overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 03: Fly from Kathmandu to Tumlingtar (510m.) takes about 45 minutes.

On the same day, you begin your trek from Tumlingtar to Maney Bhanjyang which takes about five and half hours. The trail ascends all the way through forest of rhododendrons and sal trees. En route, you pass a few villages. Maney Bhanjyang is a ridge inhabited by people. It is gently surrounded by lush green forest and is a grazing field for cattle and fodder used by the local people. Stay overnight at camp in Maney Bhanjyang.

Day 04: Trek from Maney Bhanjyang to Chilchile (1830m.) takes about five hours.

The trail ascends through forest of rhododendrons and sal trees for about three hours where you will ultimately walk over a flat trail that brings you to Chilchile. This is a small village mainly inhabited by Gurungs and other communities as well. There is a government school where locals educate their children. You will find some good tea houses around here. Stay overnight at camp in Chilchile.

Day 05: Trek from Chilchile to Num (1500 m.) takes about four and half hours.

The trail ascends for about 2 hours and then descends by a small perennial river where you will walk on a flat trail for about one hour to reach Num. Num is a beautiful village which is enriched with many tea houses and also has telephone facilities. Stay overnight at camp in Num.

Day 06: Trek from Num to Seduwa (1510m.) takes about four and half hours.

The trail descends steeply for about 2 and half hours until you come to a big river named Neguwa Khola. The trail passes over the suspension bridge and ascends through forest and a few traditional villages. People of this area are mainly engaged in agriculture and crops grown here are paddy, millet, potatoes and vegetables depending on the season. There is a check post and local office of the Makalu Conservation Area. Stay overnight at camp in Seduwa.

Day 07: Trek from Seduwa to Tashigaon (2070 m.) takes about four hours.

The trail slightly ascends but the major part of the hike is flat and easy through the bushes. While walking, you will see villages at a far distance. Tashigaon, surrounded by verdant forest, is a big Sherpa village. You will find prayer flags fluttering in the wind whispering odes of prayers for the dead and forgotten in and around the village. The camping spot in this village is really a praiseworthy site. Stay overnight at camp in Tashigaon.

Day 08: Trek from Tashigaon to Khongma la (3560m.) takes about six hours.

The trail ascends throughout the day and you will walk through forest of Rhododendrons and Sal trees until you reach your destination. Kongma la is a ridge and there is only one tea house here. This is also a perfect place for camping. It snows here even during the spring months of March and April. Stay overnight at camp in Khongma La.

Day 09: Trek from Khongma la to Mumbuk (3550m.) takes about six and half hours.

The trail ascends and then following a rugged path you reach a beautiful lake named “Kalo Pokhari” at the height of (4004 m). Leaving this lake, you go downhill until you reach Mumbuk. It is a serene camping spot surrounded by green forests. Stay overnight at camp in Mumbuk.

Day 10: Trek from Mumbuk to Yangle Kharka (3600m.) takes about four and half hours.

The hike today is a bit adventurous and strenuous. The trail passes for about 3 hours through a landscape which is very prone to landslides. The Barun River running through the trail adds more dimensions to the trek with its spectacular views of Mt. Tutse (Peak 6) 6739m and Peak 7 (6185m.). Stay overnight at camp in Yangle Kharka.

Day 11: Trek from Yangle Kharka to Yak Kharka (4810m.) takes about five and half hours.

The trail ascends through grasslands and forest. You can enjoy the majestic peaks such as Mt. Tutse (Peak 6) 6739m, Peak 7 (6185m), Isuwa La (5340m) and many other unnamed mountains and peaks. Yak Kharka is a grazing field. Stay overnight at camp in Yak Kharka.

Day 12: Trek from Yak Kharka to Makalu Base Camp (4812m.) takes about four hours.

The hike passes through a flat trail and will descend to a Perennial River. As you reach Makalu Base Camp, you will be mesmerized by the views of Mt. Makalu (8463m), Baruntse (7152m), Kali Himal (6985m), Chamlang (7390m) and Makalu II (7640 m), etc. Stay overnight at camp in Makalu Base Camp.

Day 13: A day for Rest at Makalu Base Camp. You will enjoy the whole day in the base camp.

From here you will have spectacular views of different mountains and peaks. You can also hike to the Baruntse Base Camp to enjoy the scenery and view this camp has to offer. Stay overnight at camp.

Day 14: Trek from Makalu Base Camp to Yangle Kharka (3600 m.).

This takes about four and a half hours. After ascending for a few hours, the trail moves along a flat level path and at the end it descends to reach Yangle Kharka. En route, you walk through a rocky forest path with views of green hills and huge stones at some distance. Stay overnight at camp in Yangle Kharka.

Day 15: Trek from Yangle Kharka to Dobato takes about four and half hours.

The trail ascends for almost three hours through the same landscape and possibility of landslides. You then have to trek uphill passing through jungles all the way to Dobato. This is not a village but a camping place only. Here, you find small bushes of rhododendrons. Stay overnight at camp in Dobato.

Day 16: Trek from Dobato to Tashigaon (2070m.) takes about six hours.

The trail descends steeply to Khongma la via Kali Pokhari through a dense jungle. You again walk along a downhill path all the way to Tashigaon. Stay overnight at camp in Tashigaon.

Day 17: Trek from Tashigaon to Num (1490m.) takes about five hours.

The trail steeply descends in the beginning which changes to a steep ascent before reaching Num. You pass through small forests of bamboo and small villages. Stay overnight at camp in Num.

Day 18: Trek from Num to Maney Bhanjyang (1158m.) takes about five hours.

The trail ascends by starting through the forest and will gently descend in the second half of the day. Stay overnight at camp in Maney Bhanjyang.

Day 19: Trek from Maney Bhanjyang to Tumlingtar takes about five and half hours.

Trek from Maney Bhanjyang to Tumlingtar takes about five and half hours. Stay overnight at camp in Tumlingtar.

Day 20: Fly out from Tumlingtar to Kathmandu.

Fly out from Tumlingtar to Kathmandu. Stay overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 21: Recreation & shopping day.

Recreation & shopping day. Stay overnight at Hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 22: Transfer to the Airport for final departure. (Fly out from Kathmandu)

Transfer to the Airport for final departure. (Fly out from Kathmandu)

Option 01: Lodge/ local home arrangements

Trip Cost Includes

a) Kathmandu

  • Airport pick-up and drop-off services by private vehicle
  • 4 night hotel accommodation with breakfast in Kathmandu
  • One full day city sightseeing in and around Kathmandu valley with tour guide and private vehicle
  • One farewell dinner in Kathmandu with live cultural performance at authentic Nepali restaurant on the last evening
  • Souvenir (t-shirt, mug, pen, bag, etc.)

b) Trekking

  • Entry permit for National Park/Conversion Area
  • Trekkers' Information Management System (TIMS) card
  • Trekking guide/s
  • Porter/s (one porter carries up to 25 kg of luggage for 2 persons)
  • All meals three times a day (breakfast, lunch & dinner)
  • Accommodation in lodges/local house
  • Sleeping bags, down jackets, duffel bags and trekking sticks if required
  • All land transportation wherever applicable
  • Flight tickets from Kathmandu to Tumlingtar and Tumlingtar to Kathmandu
  • Insurance and equipment's for the trekking staffs
  • First Aid Kit
  • Rescue assistance (Should any emergency arise during your trek, we will    provide prompt and professional rescue and medical services. For this, you should have travel insurance that can cover helicopter evacuation and medical treatment cost in case required.)

The price does not include:

  • Personal nature expenses
  • Travel insurance
  • Drinks, beverages, hot shower, etc.
  • Entrance fees while sightseeing in and around Kathmandu valley
  • Tips
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu

Note: There are different categories of Hotels in Kathmandu ranging from budget to 5 star hotels. I am happy to arrange your hotel accommodation in Kathmandu as per your interest and budget. I will book it as per your suggestion.

Option 02: Camping arrangements

The price includes the following services:

a) Kathmandu

  • Airport pick-up and drop-off services by private vehicle
  • 4 night hotel accommodation with breakfast in Kathmandu
  • One full day city sightseeing in and around Kathmandu valley with tour guide and private vehicle
  • One farewell dinner in Kathmandu with live cultural performance at authentic Nepali restaurant on the last evening
  • Souvenir (t-shirt, mug, pen, bag, etc.)

b) Trekking

  • Entry permit for National Park/Conversion Area
  • Trekkers' Information Management System (TIMS) card
  • Trekking  guide/s
  • Cook
  • Kitchen helper
  • Sherpa
  • Necessary porters
  • All land transportation wherever applicable
  • Flight tickets from Kathmandu to Tumlingtar and Tumlingtar to Kathmandu
  • All meals three times a day (breakfast, lunch and dinner)
  • Necessary camping equipment such as tents, mattresses, sleeping bags, down jackets, cooking utensils, etc.
  • Cooking fuel
  • Camping charges
  • Insurance and equipment's for the Nepali staffs
  • First Aid Kit
  • Rescue assistance (Should any emergency arise during your trek, we will provide prompt and professional rescue and medical services. For this, you should have travel insurance that can cover helicopter evacuation and medical treatment cost in case required.)

The price does not include:

  • Personal nature expenses
  • Travel insurance
  • Drinks, beverages, hot shower, etc.
  • Entrance fees while sightseeing in and around Kathmandu valley
  • Tips
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu

Note: There are different categories of Hotels in Kathmandu ranging from budget to 5 star hotels. I am happy to arrange your hotel accommodation in Kathmandu as per your interest and budget. I will book it as per your suggestion.

Quick Contact