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Makalu Base Camp Trekking

Trip Facts

Tour Duration:
21 Days
Trip Start/End:
Chichira / Tumlingtar
Trip Grade:
Moderate / Hard
Best Season:
August-December / March-June
Per Day hiking:
5-6 hours
4,870 m.
Tea House
Group Size:
USD 1515
Private Vehicles / Flights

This trek takes you to Makalu Base Camp, the fifth hioighest peak in the world. The trek offers a breathtaking and stimulating journey into the heart of the Khumbu region. The adventure is always refreshing and scenery so exciting that you will never tire of the three week plus trek after climbing the peak and looking down on the wonder of the Khumbu valley. Every bitg as rewarding as the popular Khmbu Valley to the west, the Barun Valley approach to Makalu Base Camp is one of the Neplas many unsung treasures. The ten day walk from the airstrip at Tumlingtar in the Arun Valley is as strenuous as any, and the 3500m. Climb to Shipton Pass from the suspension bridge over the Arun River between Num and Sedua will have the fittest trekker heart pounding. The views from the pass and form above base camp in the southwest spur of Makalu itself are unsurpassed anywhere in the Himalaya.


Upon your arrival in Kathmandu airport, you will be greeted by a representative from Sea & Sky Tours & Travels Trekking & Expedition (P) Ltd. After completing your custom formalities (Visa, etc) transfer to hotel rest, and then meet your trekking guide as well as other participants. Evening will be a welcome dinner hosted by Sea & Sky Tours & Travels Trekking & Expedition where you will be served excellent authentic Nepalese cuisine which will introduce you to the country's food culture, and overnight stay at hotel.
Included meals: Dinner

Today after breakfast we start a guided tour to several of the most historical and spiritual attractions in Kathmandu. The day will also be for finalizing official procedure and other necessary arrangements. You will be also briefed on the nature of the trek, equipments and team composition. Some of landmarks we visit include the World Heritage Sites of Kathmandu Durbar Square, the sacred Hindu temple of Pashupatinath, the famous 'Monkey Temple' (Swayambhunath) and Buddhists shrine (Bouddhanath). In the afternoon, there will be a pre-trip discussion where we can meet our trek leader and other team members. You can also make your last minute buying of personal items as you will be leaving for the Himalayas tomorrow.
Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Fly toTumlingtar after and meet the rest of the crew members who will join trek with us Next, we drive to Chichira, a small Gurung village. Overnight in Chichira.
Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

We start our trek from here early A moderately paced walk through the beautiful villages and lush mountain forests will take us to Num. A ridge line with great views on both side and perched on the end.
Overnight at hotel in Num
Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Through the forest and farm you will reach to Barun River. We cross the river then after the forest on the valleys offer a bit of shade. This is where Makalu Barun National Park begins and where we register our permits. We camp right at the top of the village.
Overnight at Camp in Seduwa.
Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

During the walk the ridge bounded by the Ipsuwa Khola on the west and Kasuwa Khola to the east. Crossing the hillside through small villages and passing by paddy fields, we reach the beautiful village of Tashi Gaon.From there You will have breathtaking view of Himalayan panorama.
Overnight in Tashigaon.
Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

This trek will be quite tough because we have to walk on a steep trail in higher elevation.. From here the trail gets even more steeper so need to be careful and passes a Kharka (grazing land) and finally follows a series of rough stone stairs and see small at the top of the ridge. It’s a short way down to Khongma Danda.
Overnight in Khongma Danda.
Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Climb upward to the summit of the Shipton La (pass. After the lake Kalo Pokhari), pass over the Keke La. We can see the stunning views of Chamlang and. After crossing the Keke La pass, we walk through the beautiful valley to Dobate.
Overnight in Dobate.
Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

We trek through the rhododendron forest which leads to the Barun River and the upper reaches of the valley. We should be very much careful during the walk as the trail is steep and arduous. We then take a pleasant walk, slowly we reach at Yangri Kharka situated at the base of the valley.
Overnight in Yangri Kharka
Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Here again our journey begin through yak pastures, lush forests and boulder fields. We pass Merek as we make our way further by see the scenic Himalayan views.
Overnight in Langmale Kharka
Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

From Langmale Kharka we trek to the final our dream camp. From Langmale Kharka we make our way up to Shershong The trail is flat with icy glaciers and snow clad mountains accompanying it. Mount Makalu comes into view as we approach Shershong. It has breathtaking majestic Himalayan Panorma.
Overnight in Makalu Base Camp
Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

The Base Camp is a rocky barren place with the large Barun Glacier beyond it. From here we can see breath taking stunning the magnificent south face of Makalu and the complete panorama of Everest and Lhotse. We celebrate our happiness with each other by frogating all the difficulties that we face during trek.
Overnight in Makalu Base Camp.
Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

We trek downward from the base camp and take our last glimpse of Makalu before turning the corner and heading back. On the way we pass through Shershong, Langmale Kharka, Merek.
Overnight in Yangri Kharka
Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day From Yangri Kharka we descend through rock falls, green forests and valley, making our way towards Dobate. We follow the river banks of Barun as we descend down the trail. Overnight at Dobate.
Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

We begin the trek with steep climb from Dobate to Mumbuk (Nambuk) and through a forest of firs and rhododendrons. We then cross the Keke La, Tutu La (Shipton’s Pass) and Kauma La en route. Next, we descend to Khongma Danda again.
Overnight in Khongma Danda.
Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

The trek continues with frequent long and steep descent cutting through the hillsides. The trail takes us through thick forests and finally making it to the indigenous Sherpa village of Tashigaon.
Overnight in Tashigaon.
Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

We retrace our steps as we exit the Makalu Barun National Park and descend down to the Barun River. We then cross the hillside and come across villages and settlements as we move further down finally stopping at Seduwa again.
Overnight in Seduwa.
Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

We leave Seduwa and trek through lush forests towards Num. The trail goes up and down and passes through dense forests and Sherpa villages as we move downwards.
Overnight in Num.
Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Again we retrace our footsteps to Chichira from where we can savor the glorious vista of Mount Makalu for the last time. The final return leg of the trek will see us overnight at Tumlingtar, ready for an early departure to Kathmandu the following day. Overnight at Tumlingtar.
Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Here will be our ending trek so, we fly back to Kathmandu after our long trek in the mountainous region .We take rest and have relax in hotel.. In the evening we celebrate our successful jouney to the Makalu base camp and with a farewell dinner.
Overnight in Kathmandu.
Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

We are saying good bye to the mountains as journey in Nepal comes to an end today! There is nothing to do but trade emails with travel companions and organize the photos. If you have more time you can do some shopping or sightseeing. Approximately 3 hours before the scheduled flight a representative from Sea & Sky Tours & Travels Trekking & Expedition will take you to the airport. On your way home you'll have plenty of time to plan your next adventure in the wonderful country of Nepal.
Included meals: Breakfast


You will be happily served and facilitated by SEA & SKY TOURS & TRAVELS TREKKING & EXPEDITION with:
  • 3 stars deluxe Hotels as above (twin sharing) in Kathmandu,
  • Airport pick up and transfer (from/to the international/domestic flight),
  • Privately reserved transportation as per the group size for round the trip (HIACE/van, mini/bus, Sutlaj etc. as per the group size),
  • Full board trek with 3 meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner) And in Kathmandu all meals inclusive as on the given program,
  • Guest house / Tea house Accommodation (twin sharing) on trek,
  • All trek and entry permits & TIMS,
  • 1 guide, guide's assistant (for the group if higher than 10 people) assistant, necessary number of porters (normally each 3 guests = 1 porter),
  • Sightseeing in Kathmandu on the said places with guide and entrance fees,
  • Duffel bag for carrying your things if required for trek purpose only,
  • Services of trekking map (1 or 2) depending on the group size,
  • Services of daily warm/washing water, fresh fruits, etc.
  • Lunch and dinner all inclusive.


You will not be facilitated by SEA & SKY TOURS & TRAVELS TREKKING & EXPEDITION for :
  • Trek equipment, back pack, warm clothes, rain wear, personal medicines if any,
  • Cold drinks, bar bills, personal expenses, tips to your trek guide and other porters (if any),
  • Extra night stay in Kathmandu and anything not mentioned on the above price,
  • Any International Airfare,
  • Tips for Driver, Guide & Staff.

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The itinerary listed is a guideline and standard pattern which we provide you. This trekking can be modified according to your time and requirements. We will be pleased if you provide every minor details about your trip.

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