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Makalu base camp trek

Makalu base camp trek

Wilderness Trekking
Makalu base camp
doma sherpa from makalu base camp
Yangli Kharka

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Trip Facts

Duration : 18 Days Max-Altitude : 5250 Program Type : tea house Best Season : March-May, sep-nov Per Day Walking : 5/6 h Trek Grade : Grade 3:

Since the terrain can be hard and the days long, hikers on these treks should be in good physical condition and have some previous mountain walking experience. Steep climbing may be involved, although it is never necessary to use ropes. Treks at this level can he arranged for periods of 16 to 21 days. Typically, a gradual ascent through a green river valley will lead you up to a number of high passes, where you will reach the altitude of 5416m. Often times, you will get a close insight into the Tibetan culture. Participants should expect to trek above 5416m/17872ft.

All price inclusive
$ 2000 $ 1800

Overview

Makalu Base Camp Tea House Trek

Makalu base camp trek is the scenic adventure of inner Barun National Park and the main trail of Arun Valley and  Makalu Himal. This trekking trail is also known to cross the three high passes Sherpani col, west col, Amphu Lapcha passes among one the challenges and rewarding solitary Ultimate Trek in Nepal.

Makalu Himal is 8,481 m, the fifth highest mountain in the world, and first summited on May 15, 1955, by Lionel Terray and Jean Couzy of a French expedition team. But Makalu Base camp trek is a less-frequented route due to its relative inaccessibility, however, it’s not too hard to do.

Tea houses and Meals

This remote and wilderness trekking route has basic tea house accommodations and available, local Nepali meals according to Menu, though able to get Chinese, Indian and Italian meals, but not much variety as compared to Annapurna Base Camp and Everest base camp trek.

Farming peoples crops

Makalu region Sherpa and Rai People specially from Chechela village, Num villages has been involved in the Cardamom Crops, which gives the best income to Locals from Cardamom Crops, and self-use for surviving is major crops are grown, Wheat, Barley, Millet, Maize, Potato, Sunflower, Sweet Potato, Pumpkin, and Bean are the produce.

Makalu base camp trekking itinerary Inclusion beautiful terraced Alpine farmlands of Rai, Gurung, and Sherpa villages, linking with Arun valley snake river, nature beauty, variety of landscapes, and their local cultures. The beauty of trek in the Mabalu base camp and Yangli Kharka, you able to see gorgeous alpine Meadows, numerous wild animals, and domestic animals Himalayan YAK.

To Start the Makalu base camp trekking is 35 minutes fly to Tumglingtar from Kathmandu, and drive to Noum village by Jeep, and Makalu base camp via the numerous sherpa, rai, and Gurung villages.

We Nepal wilderness trekking guide team lead 18 days Makalu base camp tea house trek with an expert guide and porters’ team to make wonderful your Makalu base camp journey with the competitive cost which is listed in our blog for solo and group trekkers. Our guide and porters are familiar with the Makalu region’s local peoples and trails because of from the same region.

Best time to do this trek

The best time to do the Makalu base camp trek is from Sep-Nov and Mar-may, Note that sometimes early march is not open this trek because of the deep snow on the Makalu base camp 5250 m elevations, and Jak Kharka (4615m heights.

How difficult trek to Makalu base camp?

The Makalu base camp route demands a moderate difficulty level, which is doable for beginner trekkers too, but of course, you need 5 to 6 hours of hiking stamina per day.

Note: please keep 2/3 day additional days during the Makalu base camp trek, some time weather cannot be in our favor and can delay the Tumlingtar flight, also requires more days if Tumlingtar to Noum road can be blocked by landslides and if planning end or early monsoon season.

Trip Highlights
• View of Mt.Makalu 8,463m 5th highest mountain in the world
• Explore remote valley Eco nature trails rural area
• Arun valley River and waterfall
• Barun national park area
• One of the highest elevations base camp of Mt Makalu


Detail Itinerary

  • Day 01: Kathmandu to Tumling tar by fly, 45 minutes fly and jeep drive to Noum (1490m) stay overnight at tea house
  • Day 02: Trek to Seduwa (1460m) 6 hours trek, stay overnight at tea house
  • Day 03: Trek to Tashi Gaon (2200 m) 5 hours trek, stay overnight at tea house
  • Day 04: Trek to Khongma (3470m) 5 hours trek, stay overnight at tea house
  • Day 05: Trek to Dobate (3570m) 6 hours trek, stay overnight at tea house
  • Day 06: Trek to Yangli Kharka (3580m) 6/7 hours trek, stay overnight at tea house
  • Day 07: Trek to Jak Kharka (4615m) 6 hours trek, stay overnight at tea house
  • Day 08: Trek to Makalu base camp (5250 m) 6 hours trek, stay overnight at tea house
  • Day 09: Explore day around the Makalu base camp area
  • Day10: Trek back to Jak Kharka (4615m) 5 hours trek, stay overnight at tea house
  • Day 11: Trek back to Yangli Kharka (3580m) 5 hours trek, stay overnight at tea house
  • Day 12: Trek back to Dobate (3570m) 6 hours trek, stay overnight at tea house
  • Day 13: Trek back to Khongma (3470m) 5 hours trek, stay overnight at tea house
  • Day 14: Trek back to Tashi Gaon (2070m) 5 hours trek, stay overnight at tea house
  • Day 15: Trek back to Seduwa (1460m) 6 hours trek, stay overnight at tea house
  • Day 16: Trek back to Noum (1490m) stay overnight at tea house
  • Day 17: drive back to Tumling tar, stay overnight at tea house
  • Day 18: fly back to Kathmandu

Cost Included

  • Kathmandu to Tumlingtar and Tumlingtar to Kathmandu both way flight
  • Tumling tar to Noum and Noum to Tumlingtar sharing jeep
  • Italian, Chinese, Nepali, Indian, many other European delicious Meals three times a day (Breakfast, lunch, and dinner chose by Menu) with tea/coffee)
  • clean Accommodation on Lodge during the trekking.
  • One experienced, educated, well trained, fluent English speaking, friendly and familiar guide, from the same area and specialized Makalu Trek and government authorized trekking guide and require porters one Porter for every 2 pax, Who carry the bag pack
  • Guide and Porters Food, accommodation, salary, insurance, transportation, flight tickets, and equipment.
  • Barun national park permit and TIMC permit
  • First aid medical box.
  • Trekking equipment as a sleeping bag and down jacket etc. if you don't have your own

Cost Excluded

  • Kathmandu hotel
  • Hard and soft table drinks such as Coke, Fanta, mineral water, hot shower, dessert, etc.
  • Personal insurance.
  • Rescue operation charge.
  • Tips for guide and porter

Reviews

Makalu Base Camp Tea House Trek

Makalu base camp trek is the scenic adventure of inner Barun National Park and the main trail of Arun Valley and  Makalu Himal. This trekking trail is also known to cross the three high passes Sherpani col, west col, Amphu Lapcha passes among one the challenges and rewarding solitary Ultimate Trek in Nepal.

Makalu Himal is 8,481 m, the fifth highest mountain in the world, and first summited on May 15, 1955, by Lionel Terray and Jean Couzy of a French expedition team. But Makalu Base camp trek is a less-frequented route due to its relative inaccessibility, however, it’s not too hard to do.

Tea houses and Meals

This remote and wilderness trekking route has basic tea house accommodations and available, local Nepali meals according to Menu, though able to get Chinese, Indian and Italian meals, but not much variety as compared to Annapurna Base Camp and Everest base camp trek.

Farming peoples crops

Makalu region Sherpa and Rai People specially from Chechela village, Num villages has been involved in the Cardamom Crops, which gives the best income to Locals from Cardamom Crops, and self-use for surviving is major crops are grown, Wheat, Barley, Millet, Maize, Potato, Sunflower, Sweet Potato, Pumpkin, and Bean are the produce.

Makalu base camp trekking itinerary Inclusion beautiful terraced Alpine farmlands of Rai, Gurung, and Sherpa villages, linking with Arun valley snake river, nature beauty, variety of landscapes, and their local cultures. The beauty of trek in the Mabalu base camp and Yangli Kharka, you able to see gorgeous alpine Meadows, numerous wild animals, and domestic animals Himalayan YAK.

To Start the Makalu base camp trekking is 35 minutes fly to Tumglingtar from Kathmandu, and drive to Noum village by Jeep, and Makalu base camp via the numerous sherpa, rai, and Gurung villages.

We Nepal wilderness trekking guide team lead 18 days Makalu base camp tea house trek with an expert guide and porters’ team to make wonderful your Makalu base camp journey with the competitive cost which is listed in our blog for solo and group trekkers. Our guide and porters are familiar with the Makalu region’s local peoples and trails because of from the same region.

Best time to do this trek

The best time to do the Makalu base camp trek is from Sep-Nov and Mar-may, Note that sometimes early march is not open this trek because of the deep snow on the Makalu base camp 5250 m elevations, and Jak Kharka (4615m heights.

How difficult trek to Makalu base camp?

The Makalu base camp route demands a moderate difficulty level, which is doable for beginner trekkers too, but of course, you need 5 to 6 hours of hiking stamina per day.

Note: please keep 2/3 day additional days during the Makalu base camp trek, some time weather cannot be in our favor and can delay the Tumlingtar flight, also requires more days if Tumlingtar to Noum road can be blocked by landslides and if planning end or early monsoon season.

Trip Highlights
• View of Mt.Makalu 8,463m 5th highest mountain in the world
• Explore remote valley Eco nature trails rural area
• Arun valley River and waterfall
• Barun national park area
• One of the highest elevations base camp of Mt Makalu


  • Day 01: Kathmandu to Tumling tar by fly, 45 minutes fly and jeep drive to Noum (1490m) stay overnight at tea house
  • Day 02: Trek to Seduwa (1460m) 6 hours trek, stay overnight at tea house
  • Day 03: Trek to Tashi Gaon (2200 m) 5 hours trek, stay overnight at tea house
  • Day 04: Trek to Khongma (3470m) 5 hours trek, stay overnight at tea house
  • Day 05: Trek to Dobate (3570m) 6 hours trek, stay overnight at tea house
  • Day 06: Trek to Yangli Kharka (3580m) 6/7 hours trek, stay overnight at tea house
  • Day 07: Trek to Jak Kharka (4615m) 6 hours trek, stay overnight at tea house
  • Day 08: Trek to Makalu base camp (5250 m) 6 hours trek, stay overnight at tea house
  • Day 09: Explore day around the Makalu base camp area
  • Day10: Trek back to Jak Kharka (4615m) 5 hours trek, stay overnight at tea house
  • Day 11: Trek back to Yangli Kharka (3580m) 5 hours trek, stay overnight at tea house
  • Day 12: Trek back to Dobate (3570m) 6 hours trek, stay overnight at tea house
  • Day 13: Trek back to Khongma (3470m) 5 hours trek, stay overnight at tea house
  • Day 14: Trek back to Tashi Gaon (2070m) 5 hours trek, stay overnight at tea house
  • Day 15: Trek back to Seduwa (1460m) 6 hours trek, stay overnight at tea house
  • Day 16: Trek back to Noum (1490m) stay overnight at tea house
  • Day 17: drive back to Tumling tar, stay overnight at tea house
  • Day 18: fly back to Kathmandu

Cost Included

  • Kathmandu to Tumlingtar and Tumlingtar to Kathmandu both way flight
  • Tumling tar to Noum and Noum to Tumlingtar sharing jeep
  • Italian, Chinese, Nepali, Indian, many other European delicious Meals three times a day (Breakfast, lunch, and dinner chose by Menu) with tea/coffee)
  • clean Accommodation on Lodge during the trekking.
  • One experienced, educated, well trained, fluent English speaking, friendly and familiar guide, from the same area and specialized Makalu Trek and government authorized trekking guide and require porters one Porter for every 2 pax, Who carry the bag pack
  • Guide and Porters Food, accommodation, salary, insurance, transportation, flight tickets, and equipment.
  • Barun national park permit and TIMC permit
  • First aid medical box.
  • Trekking equipment as a sleeping bag and down jacket etc. if you don't have your own

Cost Excluded

  • Kathmandu hotel
  • Hard and soft table drinks such as Coke, Fanta, mineral water, hot shower, dessert, etc.
  • Personal insurance.
  • Rescue operation charge.
  • Tips for guide and porter

Frequently Asked Questions

the Makalu base camp trek is a moderate trekking route.
Yes, you can do it privately, but better to have at least 2 pax in the group.
March, April, May to Sep Oct early Nov.
Makalu national park permit and TIMS permit

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