Makalu Base Camp Trek

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Makalu is the fifth highest peak of the world 8,485 meters (27,838 ft).  Makalu is the neighbor of Mt. Everest which lies in the northeast part of Nepal. The Makalu base camp trek Nepal will lead to the beautiful region of Makalu Mountain through the trekking trail of Makalu Barun national park. It is also one of the remote trekking areas of Nepal which will offer us many beautiful views of landscapes decorated by beautiful and giant Himalayas along with some green forest. The main attraction of this trekking route is nothing except the Makalu Mountain itself which is standing with its height of 8,485m.  The trekking to this area goes through the high altitude from where every trekker can enjoy the most panoramic view of snow-capped mountains with the untiring presence of nature. The trekking to these highlands is generally moderate to hard. The season of September to December and March to June is considered as the best season of trekking at this region but according to the desire of trekkers, A One Nepal Trek is arranging trekking at Makalu base camp from several years.

The trekking to the base camp of Makalu Mountain will begin from Kathmandu with a flight over to Tumlingtar from Kathmandu and then to Mane Bhanjyang. The trail will follow the way to Khandbari, Chichira, Num, Seduwa, Tashigaon, Khongma, Nghe Kharka and Shersong to the base camp of Makalu Mountain. Due to the isolation and remoteness of Makalu base camp trekking route, the route is still unexplored and an adventurous trekking route of Nepal.

Details Intinerary

Day 01: Arrival to Kathmandu.

Upon your arrival at Kathmandu at TIA, a representative of A One Nepal Trek will warmly welcome you to Nepal. She/he will guide you towards the hotel room of Nepal. The day can be either rest day or some sightseeing day of Kathmandu. The night will be at the hotel by discussing about the tour and enjoying the delicious dinner.(Service includes: Airport pickup +Hotel BB Plan)

Day 02: Fly from Kathmandu to Tumlingtar and trek to Manebhanjyang.

After enjoying the breakfast at Kathmandu, we will move towards the airport to catch the flight over to Tumlingtar. The flight takes about 45 minutes for us to reach to Tumlingtar. After landing at Tumlingtar, we will move towards the Mane Bhanjyang. The trekking route goes for about 5 to 6 hours. The trail goes through the beautiful forest of rhododendron and Sal. We need to pass through many beautiful villages of the route. We will enjoy the night at Mane Bhanjyang.(Service includes: Airport drop+Flight+Guide+All staffs +Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner+Tented camp)

Day 03: Manebhanjyang to Chilchile.1,830m.

From Manebhanjyang, we will ascend towards the Chilchile through the forest of rhododendron and Sal for about 3 to 4 hours. Chilchile is mainly inhabited by Gurung community people. We can see a government school over there. We may find some good tea houses at Chilchile where we will stay the night. (Service includes:Guide+All staffs +Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner+Tented camp)

Day 04: Chilchile to Num.1,490m.

From Chilchile, the trail ascends for about two hours to reach the top and then descends following the small perennial river. Continuing our way will lead us to Num after walking for about 4 to 5 hours. Num is a beautiful village where we can have some tea houses and lodges. The night will be enjoying at Num at 1500m after the trekking of about 4 to 5 hours.

(Service includes:Guide+All staffs +Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner+Tented camp)

Day 05: Num to Seduwa.1,460m.

From num, the trail goes steeply towards the Neguwa Khola after a descending way of about 2 hours. The trail passes through the suspension bridges and ascends through the forest and few traditional villages. We can see people grazing and cultivating during the trek to Seduwa. We will stay the night at Seduwa at 1510m. 

Day06: Seduwa to Tashigaon.2,070m.

From Seduwa, we will trek slightly through the surface through the bushes. While walking in this area, we will see many villages at the distance. Walking for about 4 to 5 hours will enable us to reach Tashigaon. On the trail, we will find many types of player flags of Sherpa people. The night will be enjoying at Tashigaon at 2070m.

(Service includes:Guide+All staffs +Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner+Tented camp)

Day 07: Tashigaon to Khongma la.3,470m.

From the Tashigaon, the trail ascends through the forest of rhododendron and Sal. After walking for about 5 to 6 hours, we will reach our destination. From the Khongma la we will get the eye-catching view all around us. This place is perfect for camping. The night will be at tented camp at Khongma la at 3560m.

(Service includes:Guide+All staffs +Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner+Tented camp)

Day 08: Khongma la to Mumbuk.4,004m.

At first, the path goes to the height of the trail and then goes towards the beautiful lake namely Kalo Pokhari at the height of 4004m. Then the trail will move towards the down track following the path to Mumbuk. It is a beautiful place surrounded by green forest from all sides. The night will be at Mumbuk at tented camp.

(Service includes:Guide+All staffs +Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner+Tented camp)

Day 09: Mumbuk to Yangle Kharka.4,070m.

From Mumbuk, we will trek for about 4 to 5 hours. We will hike towards the Yangle Kharka which is regarded as a tough and adventurous path. The trail will move further towards the Yangle Kharka following the Barun River. The trail will offer us the spectacular view of great mountain ranges. The night will be fun at Yangle Kharka.

(Service includes:Guide+All staffs +Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner+Tented camp)

Day 10: Yangle Kharka Rest.

Full day Rest and explore.

(Service includes:Guide+All staffs +Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner+Tented camp)

Day 11: Yangle Kharka to Yak Kharka.4,620m.

The trail from the Yangle Kharka will further ascend through the grasslands and forest. We can get the majestic view of great ranges of mountains like Mt. Tutse, Ishuwa La and other numerous numbers of mountains all around us. We will reach at Yak Kharka after a trekking of about 5 to 6 hours. The night will be at tented camp at Yak Kharka. (Service includes:Guide+All staffs +Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner+Tented camp)

Day 12: Yak Kharka to Makalu base camp.4,800m.

From the yak Kharka, we will move towards our destination. We will pass through the main trail to reach to Makalu base camp. From the base camp, we can get the panoramic view of mountains like Mt. Makalu, Baruntse, Kali Himal, Chamlang, and Makalu. The night will be enjoying at Makalu base camp at tented camp. 

(Service includes:Guide+All staffs +Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner+Tented camp)

Day 13: Makalu base camp to Yangle Kharka.4,620m.

From the base camp, we will return back towards the Yangle Kharka. The return way goes for about 4 to 5 hours long. We walk through the beautiful rocky forest path viewing some beautiful green hills and huge stones at the distance. The night will be at tented camp at Yangle Kharka.

(Service includes:Guide+All staffs +Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner+Tented camp) 

Day 14: Yangle Kharka to Dobato.

The trail from Yangle Kharka ascends for about 4 to 5 hours. We will see the beautiful landscapes with some beautiful forest all the way to Dobato.  We will have or camp for the night at Dobato. We can find the small bushes of rhododendrons. The night will be spending at Yangle Kharka.

(Service includes:Guide+All staffs +Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner+Tented camp)

Day 15:  Trek to Tashigaon.2,070m.

We will move towards the Tashigaon viewing some beautiful landscapes of the area. The trail goes for about 5 to 6 hours. The trail descends steeply towards Khongma via kali Pokhari through the dense forest. Following the further down way will reach us to the beautiful place of Tashigaon. The night will be resting at tented camp at Tashigaon.(Service includes:Guide+All staffs +Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner+Tented camp)

Day 16: Tashigaon to Num.1,490.

From Tashigaon, we will take a steep trail to the Num. the trail passes through the beautiful forest of rhododendron and bamboo along with some beautiful villages. The trekking to these downhill will be enchanting. The night will be fascinating at Num by setting up a camp.

 (Service includes:Guide+All staffs +Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner+Tented camp)

Day 17: Num to Manebhanjyang.1,158m.

From Num, we will trek towards the Manebhanjyang for about 5 hours. The trekking to this route will be exhilarating viewing some beautiful scenery around our eyes. The night will be at Manebhanjyang at the altitude of 1158m.

(Service includes:Guide+All staffs +Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner+Tented camp)

Day 18: Manebhanjyang to Tumlingtar.

From Manebhanjyang, we will trek towards the Tumlingtar. We will view the beautiful scenery of surrounding while trekking in this region. Similarly, the interaction with the local people will be also interesting as well. The night will be resting at Tumlingtar at one of the better lodges.

(Service includes:Guide+All staffs +Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner+Tented camp)

Day 19: Tumlingtar to Kathmandu.

From Tumlingtar, we will return back to Kathmandu. We will enjoy the early morning breakfast at the lap of Himalayas and then move towards the Kathmandu. We will enjoy the flight over to Kathmandu from the height. We can view the beautiful view of snow capped mountains from the top. After landing at the Kathmandu, we will move towards the hotel room. The night will be interesting at Kathmandu.

(Service includes: Breakfast+Flight+Hotel BB)

Day 20: Farewell.

After having a relaxing night at Kathmandu, finally, the day of returning back to your home country. A One Nepal Trek will organize a small farewell program then drop to airport.We wish for your better journey ahead.

(Service includes: Breakfast+ airport drop)

Cost Includes

  • All Airports pick up and drop.
  • 3 night’s 3* standard hotel in Kathmandu.
  • Domestic flight between Kathmandu-Tumlingtar-Kathmandu.
  • 17 days Camping Trek.
  • All 3 meals per day during the trek [B+L+D] and a cup of tea with every meal
  • All ground transport by Car/Van/Bus for Guest and staffs.
  • An experienced English-speaking trekking guide, assistant trek guide as per the bigger size of a group of trekkers: (2 trekkers:1 porter) including their salary, insurance, equipment, food, and lodging,
  • All necessary Camping and kitchen equipment are kitchen Tent, dining Tent, Toilet Tent, clients 2 men tent, kitchen utensil.
  • Down jacket, sleeping bag, duffel bag, and trekking map (down jacket and sleeping bag are to be returned after trip completion.
  • All necessary paperwork and permits (National park entry ticket, trekking permit, TIMS)
  • Medical supplies (first aid kit will be available)
  • Trip certificate.
  • All government and local taxes

Cost excludes:

  • Nepal Visa fee ( Nepal provides on arrival visa in Immigration, bring accurate USD cash and two passport photographs,)
  • Meal in the city like Kathmandu.
  • Extra calculate for additional programs as per above itinerary.
  • Travel and rescue insurance.
  • Local donation & Tips for guides and porters.
  • Personal expenses (battery recharge, extra porters, Whiskey, wine, Mineral water)



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Trek highlights:

One of the challenging wilderness trek part of Nepal. Rich in nature with some major peaks [Mt Everest 8,848m, Mt Makalu 8,485m, Mt.Lhotse] and several of beautiful peaks. Heavy colorful forest with a verity of flora & fauna. Charming mingle society of people with the unique culture, religion and seasonal harvesting. Clean running humming waterfalls and streams.

Safety – Health- facility:

Our first goal is “first safety” for all of our clients and staff. We have smartly experienced friendly and knowledgeable workers team. All they are well trained and must of they are license holder Guides. We arrange first aid. Also, the area has the health post on every 2 days, and the main hospital is not farther than maximum 5 hrs, from any part. We can use a quick drive on the rough road, carried by the people, take a horse ride, and arrange the Helicopter at our needed as per the emergency encase. The physical walk is 6 hours average per day with a mini bag with your valued things average 2-5 kg. but 2 days is shorter.

Your Personal Travel Insurance:

We highly advised you to make your travel insurance during Nepal trip from your own country. It is a condition upon joining any of our trips that all clients be insured for comprehensive expenses that might incur due to medical issues or accidents (this includes air ambulance, helicopter rescue, and treatment costs).we don’t arrange or sell insurance.

Tent camp during the Trek:

All accommodations for Trek on Tent camp.Twin sharing tent basis included in the trip cost and are chosen based on the standard of hygiene, standard and clean of tourist standard available. There is the tent for Dining, kitchen, Staff, and toilet.Warm mattress, sleeping bag.

Meals and Water:

During our Trek, we can enjoy typical Nepali food, different ethnic cuisines, as well as all types of international cuisine (Tibetan, Continental, Italian, and Indian.), are from the tent kitchen supplement. Our cook has well-trained cook basically attention for clean, hygienic, fresh and nice testy foods. We can even enjoy hot chocolates, the variety of bread, variety of drinks, and snacks. You could have able to get bottled /purified water. All food and beverage will be supply by our tent kitchen.We used iodine boiled water for drink, wash and preparing food.

What to bring with you:

Raincoat, bag cover, round sun hat. Half/full paint for rain, waterproof walking boot, Suntan lotion, sun-glass, light waterproof gore tax set, Down jacket, a pair of sleepers, some t-shirt, If you have your private sleeping bag/If Not we will provide, walking stick, your regular drug and necessary you things.

Environmental sensitive:

The Makalu-Barun region is stunningly beautiful but equally fragile. Future generations have just as much of a right to appreciate it as we do. Hence, the tourism industry has an obligation to protect and preserve it. We are considering a ‘zero impact’ policy on the natural environment and the traditional communities that live in the traveled places. We enforce a number of do’s and don’ts. We also work alongside “KEEP” in order to maintain our environmental concerns.

Best Season:

Trek for all Season. Even Sep to Nov and Feb to May are best.

Hotels in Kathmandu:

We provide 2* / 3* standard hotel as per package.  

Booking Guideline:

@ Contact us for all trip deal and discussion.

@ Print all program that we agreed, cost details and bring that with you.

@ Make sure your all information is correct as your upcoming trip with us.

@ Make confirmation your international flight tickets and passport size photo to your Trekking/Tour operator company A One Nepal Trek. We need that to make your TIMS card, entry Ticket.

@ Send us your at-list 6 months of valid passport copy of all members of a group.

@ Send us your 25% booking advance of all members of the group by bank wire. Although, your all process should have to be before 3 months of your trip to Nepal.

Fixed Departure

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Manual Notes:

The cost will be valued by: Your standard of hotels, service, group size and other extra activities. Please kindly let us know.

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