Makalu Base Camp Trek with Kathmandu

Makalu Base Camp Trek with Kathmandu

Overview And Highlights

Trip Facts

Trip Type

Hotel / Lodge

Grade

Moderate

Altitude

4,812 m

Transportation

Land

Group Size

2+

Best Season

Spring and Autumn

Respecting the diverse culture and landscapes of Nepal, NETE has introduced Makalu Base Camp trek with Kathmandu package. It is an absolutely perfect trip for those who are willing to explore pristine nature, medieval cities, local inhabitants and their unique lifestyle. Besides trekking to Base Camp, this trip includes visiting Pashupatinath Temple, Boudhanathstupa, Swoyambhunath Stupa and Kathmandu Durbar Square.

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 unparalleled natural beauty of the region and marvelling at the ecological diversity are some of the wonderful treats of the Makalu Base Camp trek. Unlike the past, it is now possible to stay in lodges for accommodation while doing Makalu Base Camp trek though the lodges are simple and basic. Makalu Base trek presents you mountaintop vistas of the south face of Makalu, Everest, Lhotse, Kanchenjunga and several other Peaks. 

Nepal is not only famous for its unparalleled mountain beauty but also for its cultural diversity. It is one of the oldest countries in the world. Nepal has been the centre of Hinduism and Buddhism for centuries. It has a marvellous history, numerous cultural heritages and unity among different ethnic groups. From century old Hindu temples to stupas and monasteries of Buddha’s time are nicely preserved. Even Muslim’s masjids and Christian’s churches are widely accepted in Nepal. Kathmandu Valley is home to 7 different heritage sites listed in UNESCO. 

Itinerary Expand All Close All

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
1400

On your arrival at Kathmandu International Airport, you will be greeted with flower garlands/Khadas. Our representative will then take you to your hotel. If time prevails, you will visit office for paperwork. Stay overnight at the hotel in Kathmandu. 

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Lodge

Today, you will visit popular world heritage monuments in Kathmandu including Kathmandu Durbar Square, Boudhanath, Swoyambhunath, and Pashupatinath. Alternatively, you can also choose Bhakatapur and Patan sightseeing.  By late afternoon, you will drive back to your hotel. Stay overnight at a hotel in Kathmandu.

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
510

On the same day, you will drive to Num (1500 m.) that takes about seven hours. You will drive by jeep from Tumlingtar. Stay overnight at tea house (lodge). 

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
1510

The trail descends steeply for about 2 and a 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 tea house (lodge).

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
2070

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 tea house (lodge).

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
3560

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 tea house (lodge).

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
3550

The trail ascends and then follows a rugged path to 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 tea house (lodge).

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
3600

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 tea house (lodge).

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
6739

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.

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
4812

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.

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
3600

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.

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 tea house (lodge).

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
2070

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 tea house (lodge).

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 tea house (lodge).

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
1400

From there, we will transfer you to your hotel. 

As per your flight schedule, our airport representative will transfer from your hotel to the airport for your final departure. 

What Is Included ?

The total price for the above mentioned Makalu Base Camp trek package is as follows: 

 

 No. of pax.   2-5  6-10  11 or more
 Price per person  US$1580  US$1230  US$1180

 

Note: If there are 15 or more participants in a group, we will provide all services to one tour leader free of cost. 

The Price Includes The Following Services:

a) Kathmandu

b) Trekking

  • Airport pick-up and drop-off services by private vehicle
  • 3 night hotel accommodation with breakfast at 3 star standards hotel
  • One day city sightseeing with an English speaking tour guide and private vehicle
  • Farewell dinner in Kathmandu with live cultural performance at authentic Nepali restaurant on the last evening
  • Souvenirs (t-shirt, mug, pen, bag, etc.) 
  • One trekking guide (if there are 10 or more participants, we will provide 2 trekking guides)
  • One porter for every 2 trekking participants (1 porter carries 25 kilograms of luggage)
  • Special trekking permit fee for Makalu region 
  • Entry Permit for Makalu conservation Area
  • Trekkers' Information Management system (TIMS) card
  • Flight from Kathmandu to Tumlingtar and Tumlingtar to Kathmandu
  • All land transportation: Tumlingtar - Num – Tumlingtar by regular public jeep or bus
  • Insurance and equipments for the guides and porters
  • First aid kit
  • Tax, VAT and our service charge
  • Rescue assistance (In case of emergency, we will organize prompt and professional rescue services. To arrange timely evacuation/rescue by helicopter, you must be well insured from a reliable travel insurance company that covers both helicopter evacuation and medical treatment cost.)

What Is Excluded?

  • Personal nature expenses (Telephone calls, internet, toiletries, battery recharge, hot shower, laundry, soft drinks, beers and any alcoholic beverages)
  • Travel insurance
  • Tips for involved staffs 
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu 
  • Entrance fees while sightseeing in Kathmandu 
  • Extra nights’ accommodation in Kathmandu (even in case of early arrival or late departure, early return from trekking due to any personal reason than the scheduled itinerary)

Makalu Base Camp Trek with Kathmandu Altitude Profile

Additional Information

Below is a list of equipment and clothing required for trekking. The necessity of these items depends on the type, altitude, timing and destination of trekking. Appropriate trekking gears are not only required for the comfort/pleasure of your trek but also to improve safety factor.  Please have a look over these items in order to fully prepare and thoroughly enjoy the trekking. 

General Items:
Daypack, Rucksack, Sleeping bag, Duffel bag, Walking Poles, walking boots, sandals, Toiletries (Soaps, Toilet papers, Sanitizers, toothpaste, tooth brush, etc.)

Clothing Items:
Thermal underwear, Down jacket, Shorts, Trekking trousers, Towels, Woolen gloves, Gaiters, Fleece jacket or Pullover, Wind/water proof jacket, Raincoat, Warm socks, buff   

Sun-worn Items:
Sun hat, Sunglasses, Snow goggles, Sunscreen, Lip balm

Gadgets:
Headlamp, Flash light, Binoculars, Cameras (chargers and batteries),  

Liquid/Snacks:
Water bottle/bladder, Water purification Iodine tablets, Energy bars and snacks

Medical Essentials:
First Aid Kit 

Optional:
Altimeter, Compass, Binoculars, Books/magazines, GPS, Pocket knife, Candles (for lodges), Notebook with pencil/pen, etc 

Additional items for camping trek:
Tent, Stove and fuel, Utensils for cooking, eating and drinking, sleeping mattresses

Note: We can also provide sleeping bag, down jacket, duffel bag, walking poles, and First Aid Kit in case if you don’t have one. These items are inclusive of total package price. 

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