Makalu Base Camp Trek

Makalu Base Camp Trek is 22 days trekking route to Shangri la land. The Makalu region is less traveled and famous for its remoteness . The trekking leads you to the base camp of Makalu (5250m). Makalu (8475m) is fifth highest mountain in the world. The peak lies southeast of Mount Everest boardering  Nepal and China. The trek starts with a flight to Tumlingtar and heads passing Arun River valley and continues upto Barun valley from where the majestic peak of Makalu uprises against the blue sky. The Makalu trekking lies in Makalu Barun National park which was established in 1992. This area is blessed with the tremendous diversity of the wild flora and fauna. Nubri and Tsum are the two main ethnic communities prevailing in this region. The Buddhist villages are highly remarkable with monasteries, stupas, manual, prayer flags etc. Above Tashigaon no lodges are available so you have to adjust yourself with the camp trekking. The trekking is strenuous in highly rugged trails providing the true adventures of trekking surpassing the Himalayan view with wonderful landscapes, yak kharkas. You will truly be obsessed with beauty of the Makalu Barun valley.

Bhandari Tours and Travels  arranges the various trekking packages  including Makalu Base Camp trekking. Join us for a memorable travel experience.



Main Attraction:
Yeti hunting trekking region, both mid-hill & Sherpa cultural experience, in the mid-hills are mainly inhabited by Rai, Tamang, Brahmin, Kshetri etc., undisturbed wildlife and forest , panoramic views of eastern mountain range including Everest range, unforgettable adventure and photographic journey.

45 minute fly to Tumlingtar to trailhead or by bus 20 hr. to Hile, with a round trip flight the trek takes only 20 days and by overland.

The Route:

About 5-6 hr. walk per day, max. Altitude 4700 m. moderate trail, temperate climate jungle walk to High Alpine area, the area near Makalu in the upper Arun valley is cold.
Best Season:
Oct. to early Dec. and March to May.

No teahouses, after the last village camping only, porters needed for all gear & food.


Day 01:  Fly to Tumlingtar from Kathmandu and overnight

Day 02: Tumlingtar - Manebhanjyang (1100m)

Day 03: Manebhanjyang - Kuwapani

Day 04: Kuwapani - Num (1500m)

Day 05: Num (1500m) - Sedua (1510m)

Day 06: Sedua - Tashigaon (2070m)

Day 07: Acclimatization day at Tashigaon

Day 08: Tashigaon (2070m) - Khongma (3560m)

Day 09: Khongma (3560m) - Sanopokhari

Day 10: Sanopokhari - Mumbuk (3550m)

Day 11:  Mumbuk (3550m) - Yangle Kharka (3600m)

Day 12: Yangle Kharka (3600m) - Majh Kharka

Day 13:  Majh Kharka - Makalu Base Camp (4750m)

Day 14: Exploration day around

Day 15:Makalu Base Camp - Yangle Kharka (3600m)

Day 16: Yangle Kharka - Mumbuk (3550m)

Day 17:  Mumbuk (3550m) - Khongma (3560m)

Day 18: Khongma (3560m) - Sedua (1510m)

Day 19: Sedua (1510m) - Hurhure (1960m)

Day 20: Hurhure (1960m) - Bhotebas (1740m)

Day 21: Bhotebas (1740m) - Tumlingtar

Day 22: Fly back to Kathmandu from Tumlingtar.




* The itinerary is changeable and modifiable as per needs and time frame.

* Cost will be recalculated if the itinerary is changed or modified.

* Additional activities may be added as per trekkers request with appropriate additional cost.

* The cost may also be affected due to the requirement of number of guides and porters.

* 15 % commission will be provided to Tamarind Group of Companies on the total cost.

* For any kind of change please contact us by mail or call.


Cost Include


* Pick up and drop from Kathmandu airport.

* 3 meals a day (Breakfasts, Lunch and Dinners with tea or coffee) during the trek.

* Full board Accommodation of Lodges, Guesthouses in Twin Sharing Bases during the trek.

* Trekking Permit (National Park entry fee).

* TIMS card (Trekking Information Management System) Permit.

* Necessary staff during the trekking period with experience guide and porter.

* Group medical supplies (First Aid medical kit will be available).

* Our service charge and govt taxes.

* Farewell Dinner in Kathmandu before departure.


Cost Exclude:


* Hotel lunch and dinner in Kathmandu.

* Emergency rescue evacuation if required.

* Personal accident insurance or Helicopter rescue.

* Airfare international flights.

* Nepal entry visa fee, Visa issuance is easy at the arrival.

* Any kind of Alcoholic, hot and cold drinks, hot water.

* Alcoholic beverages, Mineral water, laundry, phone calls, internets.

* All kind of Personal Expenses.

* Any others expenses which are not mentioned on Price Includes section.





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