About Makalu Base Camp Trek

Makalu Base Camp Trek is a thrilling trek in Nepal following the route within remote areas and bestowing with the wide range of flora and fauna along with cultural aspects of different ethnic groups.  Makalu Base Camp Trek, the journey to the base camp of the 5th highest mountain in the world is totally a combo pack of the wide variety of untouched scenery and the culture and tradition of the local residents (lifestyle). 
…trek to one of the most remote and unfrequented areas consisting wide range of flora and fauna with exhilarated and breathtaking trekking trail.  

Makalu Region

Makalu region-eastern part of Nepal offers with the distinct variety of landscape so it will be the perfect destination for those who are looking for the isolated areas and for some extra exploration of nature with panoramic view of popular mountains like Mt. Everest (8848m/ 29029 ft), Lotse (8516m/ 27940 ft)), Makalu (8484m/ 27835 ft) and Cho Oyu (8201m/ 26907 ft) and the contents of endangered species of flora and fauna. Along with this, mesmerizing view of Mt. Makalu, a unique settlement of Arun Valley, the beautiful rhododendron forest with the alpine meadows and the Barun glacier are the gems of this region. 
Makalu region has been home for the several species like Butterflies (315 species), Amphibians (16 species), Fish (78 species), Birds (44 species), Reptiles (43 species), Mammals (88 species) and the presence of endangered species too. Makalu Barun National Park and other conservation project are playing their vital role to conserve the natural resources, cultural heritage, and wildlife of Makalu Region.  

Makalu Base Camp (4,870m/15,978 ft) trek has the less participation of trekkers. The tranquil and beautiful environment always welcome for the visitors to get involved with the nature and surroundings of the Makalu region. The journey begins with 1-hour flight from Kathmandu to Tumlingtar but the real trek begins from Chichille (1,980m/ 6497 ft). 

Why choose Makalu Base Camp Trekking? 

Makalu Base Camp trek provides with outstanding features so, the people who are the nature enthusiast and seek for tranquil and solace natural habitat and want to avoid the crowd this trek is worthy of fulfilling all these choices in a single trek to Makalu Base Camp. Makalu trek is gaining its popularity because of the trails that pass through rugged rock, dense forest, beautiful villages and stone cliffs capped by the hanging glaciers. During this trek, one can learn the lifestyle and culture of Himalayan communities. This would be the better option to get closer to nature by stepping in Makalu Base Camp trails. A true thrilling adventure with beautiful scenery that is beyond the expectation will be going to be the trip to remember for the lifetime. 

Best Season for Makalu Base Camp Trek

The suitable times for trekking to Makalu Base Camp throughout the year are Autumn (September to November) and Spring (March to May) and also January, February and December are also preferred time to participate in Makalu Base Camp trekking but during these months, unfortunately, some weather conditions may arise. 

Duration of Makalu Base Camp Trek

The overwhelming package of Makalu Base Camp Trek following the tranquil route can be done in 22 days and also the trip can be customized as per one’s interest and time frame.

Unexpected Circumstances 

Various unexpected situations and circumstances of nature like the weather may lead to the delay and cancellation of flight and can make changes to the itinerary without any prior information. Massif Holidays requests all the participants to be flexible and open-minded. The team of Massif Holidays will be getting through the possible solution if any such unforeseen arises.

Makalu Base Camp Trek is perfectly noted trekking package by Massif Holidays for providing the better change and moments to witness the pristine beauty of Himalayan region among outsiders. The team of Massif Holidays provides with better services and rated facilities to make the trip wonderful.  

Facts

  • Trip Duration Trip Duration 23 Days
  • Trip Cost Price from US$ 1470
  • Trip Grade Trip Grade Challenging
  • Trip Style Trip Style Fully Supported Guest House Trek
  • Group Sizes Max Person 15
  • food Meals Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner
  • Accomodation Accomodation Guest House
  • Transportation Transportation Based on Itinerary
  • Destination Nepal
  • Min Person 02

Highlights

  • Scenic flight from Kathmandu –Tumlingtar-Kathmandu.
  • Stunning view of mountains like Kanchanjanga & Makalu.
  • Remarkable views of Makalu Glacier.
  • Exploring the Sherpa community & culture along with the traditional lifestyle of different ethnic groups.
  • Encountering with the rare species of flora and fauna that which are wildly and freely exist in nature.
  • 22 Breakfast, 19 Lunch and 20 Dinner. 

Outline Itinerary

Detail Itinerary  
  • Day 01: Arrive at Tribhuwan International airport (1345 meters). Overnight stay at Hotel.
  • Day 02: Pre-trip Meeting and Sightseeing around Kathmandu valley & trek preparation. Overnight stay at Hotel.
  • Day 03:  Fly to Tumlingtar (860 meters) about 45 Min and trek to Khadbari (1040 meters). About 4 hours. Overnight stay at Guesthouse.
  • Day 04: Trek to Chichile (1830 meters). About 5 hours. Overnight stay at Guesthouse.
  • Day 05: Trek to Num (1490 meters). About 6 hours. Overnight stay at Guesthouse.
  • Day 06: Trek to Seduwa (1460 meters). About 5 hours. Overnight stay at Guesthouse.
  • Day 07: Trek to Tashi Gaun (2070 meters). About 6 hours. Overnight stay at Guesthouse
  • Day 08: Trek to Kauma (3470 meters). About 6 hours. Overnight stay at Guesthouse.
  • Day 09:  Rest and Exploration at Kauma. Overnight stay at Guesthouse.
  • Day 10: Trek to Mumbuk (3570 meters). About 6 hours. Overnight stay at Guesthouse.
  • Day 11: Trek to Neh Kharka (3010 meters). About 5 hours. Overnight stay at Guesthouse.
  • Day 12: Trek to Shersan (4615 Meters). About 6 hours. Overnight stay at Guesthouse.
  • Day 13: Trek to Makalu Base Camp (5000 meters). About 4 hours. Overnight stay at Tented Camp.
  • Day 14: Exploration at Makalu Base Camp. Overnight stay at Tented Camp.
  • Day 15: Trek back Neh Kharka (3010 meters). About 6 hours. Overnight stay at Guesthouse.
  • Day 16: Trek back Mumbuk (3570 meters). About 6 hours. Overnight stay at Guesthouse.
  • Day 17: Trek back to Kauma (3470 meters). About 5 hours. Overnight stay at Guesthouse.
  • Day 18: Trek back to Tashi Gaun (2070 meters). About 5 hours. Overnight stay at Guesthouse.
  • Day 19: Trek back to Pakuwa (1520 Meters). About 5 hours. Overnight stay at Guesthouse.
  • Day 20: Trek back to Bumling (1160 Meters). About 5 hours. Overnight stay at Guesthouse.
  • Day 21: Trek back to Tumlingtar (860 Meters). About 4 hours. Overnight stay at Guesthouse.
  • Day 22: Fly back to Kathmandu. Overnight stay at Hotel.
  • Day 23: Transfer to the international airport for your onward destination.
  • What’s Included

    • Airport / Hotel pick up & drop by private tourist vehicle.
    • Three nights’ twin sharing basis accommodation at tourist category hotels in Kathmandu including Breakfast.
    • Guided city tour in Kathmandu by private tourist vehicle.
    • All your standard Meals during the trek prepared by our local staff (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner).
    • Guesthouse accommodation during the trek.
    • Professional license holder English speaking guide.
    • The required number of local staff and porters to carry your luggage during the trek (one porter for every two people).
    • Food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment, and medicine for all staff.
    • Makalu Barun Conservation Area permits and TIMS permit for trekking.
    • Down Jacket, Duffle bag and sleeping bag by Massif Holidays if required.
    • Airfare from Kathmandu – Tumlingtar - Kathmandu including airport departure taxes.
    • Farewell dinner in traditional Nepali restaurant before the day of departure.
    • All our government taxes, vat & service charges.
  • What’s Excluded

    • Lunch and dinner whilst in Kathmandu.
    • Entrance fee at all monuments during the tour in Kathmandu.
    • Emergency Rescue and Evacuation cost or any types of travel insurance.
    • Nepal entry visa fee that which can be issued on your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport.
    • All beverage items, hot shower, battery charge & laundry services.
    • Personal trekking Equipment.
    • Tips for trekking, tour staff and driver (Tipping is expected).
    • Any others expenses which are not mentioned on ‘Cost Includes' section.
  • Optional

    • Flight.Extra additional Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner throughout the travel package.
    • Additional sightseeing to the historical and cultural sites. 
    • The inclusion of Adventurous Activities.
    • The group joining the trip or personal group trip (trek/tour).
    • Small or Large group of travelers.
    • Extra day hike during the trip.
    • Expand or different itinerary of travel packages.
    • Luxury accommodation (4/5 star category hotels).
    • The family trip along with children under the secure and favorable suggestion of the Massif Holidays expertise.
    • Pony Trek.

    The listed optional facilities for the travel within Nepal, Bhutan, and Tibet are not included in the travel cost. As per guest choice and demand for extra facilities or services some amount will be added on the travel package cost. You can include the other extra facilities and services in your travel package with consulting to the crew member of Massif Holidays.

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Useful Information

Other extra arrangements by the team of Massif Holidays: - Customized Itinerary as per the specific requirements. For this, please contact with the expert team of Massif Holidays as per interest.

Better to get informed about:  

  • Political situation
  • Natural calamities, etc that which is beyond the control can hamper one’s planned trip. During these kinds of issues, the team of Massif Holidays will be getting through the possible solution that can help to get back in trip.