Makalu Base Camp Trekking  |  21 Days

The Makalu Base Camp Trek is one of the most remote and majestic treks in Nepal. The route travels up an astonishing, isolated valley to Makalu, the worlds fifth highest peak that soars to 8463 m (27,765 ft). Along the way we travel through lush hills, dense forests and pristine meadows. This diverse range of landscapes and cultures of the region is much less visited by tourists than other destinations in Nepal and full of adventure and surprises as you climb to the foot of the Himalaya. The sense of peace and serenity in this valley, far away from the worlds cares might give you the feeling that you are the first explorer ever to reach here!

The Makalu-Barun National Park, 2,330 km, is in eastern Nepal and borders the Sagarmatha National park to the east and Tibet to the north. The trek to Makalu Base Camp travels from near 500 m to around 5000 m. The astonishing natural scenery and ecological variety of this protected area is home to the rich culture of Nepal and a diverse range of flora and fauna, including rare wildlife and nearly 25 species of rhododendron, Nepals national flower.

The highlights of this trek, along with glorious, untouched mountain landscape, are the village scenery and having a chance to witness the way of life of the people living in this charming and arid land. We then climb into unpopulated areas, with alpine meadows and yak pastures that will truly get you away from it all.Situated in a remote region far from the bustling cities, the trek begins with a scenic flight to the east of Nepal. From the airport at Tumlingtar, we begin a journey northward up the Arun River valley through the lush foothills. Because this is a remote and restricted area requiring special permits. Weunlikely, will meet many other trekkers in this region and often have the pristine trails to ourselves.

The Makalu Base Camp Trek is a camping tour as facilities in the region after a certain point are not capable of supporting a teahouse or lodge to lodge trek. We will have a crew of porters to carry all supplies, including a dining tent, tables, chairs, bathroom tent and personal, comfortable sleeping tent. Our cook will provide quality meals and the evening around the camp will be a cozy time recollecting the wonders of the days journey and spectacular surroundings over a good meal and warm drink.

Trip Highlights of Makalu Base Camp Trekking

  • Trek to the Base camp of worlds fifth highest peak.
  • Unpopulated areas, alpine climate and Yak pasture meadows.
  • Himalayan flight to Tumlingtar.
  • Journey northward up the Arun River valley through the lush foothills.
  • Diverse range of Flora and Fauna.

Outline Itinerary:

  • 1Day 1: Arrival at Kathmandu (1350m).
  • 2Day 2: Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing.
  • 3Day 3: Fly to Tumlingtar and drive to Chichila 1,825m, 8/9 hrs.
  • 4Day 4: Trek to Num 1,510m, 6/7 hrs.
  • 5Day 5: Trek to Seduwa 1,545m, 5/6 hrs.
  • 6Day 6: Trek to Tashigaon 2,080m, 4/5 hrs.
  • 7Day 7: Trek to Khongma 3,560m 6/7 hrs.
  • 8Day 8: Acclimatization day
  • 9Day 9: Cross Shipton La than trek to Debotay 3,660m, 7/8 hrs.
  • 10Day 10: Trek to Yangle Kharka 3,610m5/6 hrs.
  • 11Day 11: Trek to Merek 4,500m, 4/5 hrs.
  • 12Day 12: Trek to Shersong 5/6 hrs
  • 13Day 13: Tour to Makalu Base Camp 5,000m, 5/6 hrs.
  • 14Day 14: Trek to Yangle Kharka, 7/8 hrs.
  • 15Day 15: Trek to Mumbuk, 6/7 hrs.
  • 16Day 16: Trek to Khongma, 6/7 hrs
  • 17Day 17: Trek to Tashigaon, 5/6 hrs.
  • 18Day 18: Trek to Num, 4/5 hrs.
  • 19Day 19: Trek to Chichila, Transfer to Tumlingtar, 9hrs.
  • 20Day 20: Fly back to Kathmandu.
  • 21Day 21: Final Departure.

Cost Includes


  • All Airport, Bus Park and Hotel transfers with private vehicles.
  • Kathmandu valley sightseeing by private Vehicle.
  • Both ways By Flight KTM-Tumlingtar -KTM
  • Drive to Chichila by private vehicles
  • Transfer to Nepali restaurant


  • Kathmandu (3Ns): 2** Category Hotel  (But it can be customized according to your requirement about hotel).
  • Makalu Base Camp Trekking (17Ns): Best tent camp Accommodation during treks on twin sharing basis room.


  • There are multiple selections in meals item in Dhaulagiri Circuit in trekking in our camp. We provide best food from our camping cook
  • Breakfast: includes full trip.
  • Lunch: During the trekking (17 Lunches)
  • Dinner: During the trekking (17 Dinners)

Guide and Potter

  • English speaking tour guide in Kathmandu valley
  • Trekking Guide leader in mountains.
  • 1 Sherpa potter for 2 trekkers in mountain.

Trekking Package

  • Best Lodge Accommodations Mountain , all meals during trekking, all necessary staff with experienced leader (guide) and Sherpa porters to carry luggage (2 trekkers: 1 porter) including their salary, insurance, equipment, flight, food and lodging.

Taxes and Entrance Fees

  •  All the applicable services charges, government taxes, all necessary paper work and permits and TIMS Card


  • Good Vibe Adventure’s t-shirt, Down Jacket, sleeping bag and trekking map (down jacket and sleeping bag are to be returned after trip completion).
  • Arrangement of Emergency Helicopter service which will be paid by your Travel insurance company.
  • Exclusive Medical Kit Bag.
  • Good Vibe Adventure offers you Farewell Dinner on last night.

Cost Excludes

  • Nepal Visa fee (bring accurate USD cash and two passport photographs).
  • Entry fees for city sightseeing.
  • Travel and rescue insurance (necessary).
  • Lunch and Dinner while you are in Kathmandu city.

Trip Note

After exploring Makalu there is much more to do in Nepal. If you are interested in other activities such as more trekking in the mountains, tours of Pokhara and Lumbini, paragliding, rafting, canyoing, jungle safaris and more then we will be happy to arrange it all for you as a follow-on to the Makalu Base Camp Trek.

  • Trip Duration 21 Days
  • Destination Nepal
  • Trip Difficulty Challenginng
  • Trip Style Tour and Trekking
  • Accomodation Lodge and Camp
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