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Makalu Base Camp Trek

Trip Code: MBC

25 Days

Makalu Base Camp Trek

Makalu Base Camp Trek is one of the most popular among adventure seekers. Trekking to Makalu Base Camp offers an exceptional opportunity to explore high-altitude terrains, snow-bound landscapes and encountering with ethnic Himalayan people. The trail follows through the Makalu Barun National Park & Conservation Area which is replete with pristine forests, alpine meadows & endangered wild life of Makalu region. While trekking, we experience a wide diversity of ecosystems and different ethnic cultures and traditions at various places where we tread on. In addition, we rejoice with the spectacular sights of Mount Everest,  Mount Makalu, Mount Lhotse & Mount Chhamlang. The Makalu Barun Valley inhabits very few people.. Very few foreign trekkers visit this area due to remote wilderness & inaccessibility. Trekking to Makalu Base Camp is an unforgettable experience for those wanting a true adventure in Nepal.

The  journey to Makalu Base Camp begins with an hour-long flight to Tumlingtar where from we start trek to Chichila. The lower reaches of the trail are renowned for its lushness with verdant rhododendron forests whereas the upper reaches of the trail comprises of polished granite cliffs capped by hanging glaciers, overflowing with waterfalls. The 22-day Makalu Base Camp Trek is an ideal choice for avid trekkers and nature enthusiasts who seek solace and tranquility in pristine natural habitat and those who wish to avoid crowds.

The itinerary for Makalu Base Camp has been carefully planned to allow trekkers for proper acclimatization to the high altitude, and sufficient time in the area of "low" base camp for further exploration to high base camp at the foot of the Chago Glacier, and for those who wish, a climb to a view point at the elevation of 6170m.

For passionate trekkers and nature- lovers who desire to keep away from crowds and seek peace and solitariness in pristine natural habitat, Makalu Base Camp Trekking is highly recommended.

Trip Highlights

A challenging trek in a very remote area of Nepal, experience the ethnic culture & lifestyle of mountain people, enjoy closer panoramic views of Mt. Makalu (8481 m), hardly find any lodges en route, blessed with an incredible diversity of natural beauty.

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MBC811 Mon ,Mar 19, 2018 Thu ,Apr 12, 2018 USD 4430 Available Book Now
MBC815 Mon ,Apr 09, 2018 Thu ,May 03, 2018 USD 4430 Available Book Now
MBC816 Mon ,Apr 16, 2018 Thu ,May 10, 2018 USD 4430 Available Book Now
MBC817 Mon ,Apr 23, 2018 Thu ,May 17, 2018 USD 4430 Available Book Now
  • Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu & transfer to Hotel
  • Day 02: Sightseeing in Kathmandu and trek preparation
  • Day 03: Fly Kathmandu to Tumlingtar (860 m) & trek to Khadbari (1,040m) Camp  
  • Day 04: Trek to Chichila (1,830 m) Camp  
  • Day 05: Trek to Num (1,490 m) Camp 
  • Day 06: Trek to Sedua (1,460 m) Camp 
  • Day 07: Trek to Tashi Gaon (2,070 m) Camp  
  • Day 08: Trek to Kauma (3,470 m) Camp  
  • Day 09: Rest / Exploration day at Kauma. Camp   
  • Day 10: Trek to Mumbuk (3,570 m) Camp 
  • Day 11: Trek to Nhe Kharka (3,000 m) Camp 
  • Day 12: Trek to Sherson (4,615 m) Camp 
  • Day 13: Trek to Makalu Base Camp (5,000 m) Camp 
  • Day 14: Explore Makalu Base Camp  
  • Day 15: Trek to Nhe Kharka (3,000 m) Camp 
  • Day 16: Trek to Mumbuk (3,570 m) Camp 
  • Day 17: Trek to Kauma (3,470m) Camp 
  • Day 18: Trek to Tashi Gaon (2,070 m) Camp 
  • Day 19: Trek to Balung (760m) camp
  • Day 20: Trek to Pukuwa (550m) Camp  
  • Day 21: Trek to Bumling (370m) Camp 
  • Day 22: Trek to Tumlingtar (860 m) Camp 
  • Day 23: Fly Tumlingtar to Kathmandu hotel. 
  • Day 24: Free day in Kathmandu
  • Day 25: Transfer to Airport for your onward destination
  • International arrival/departure transfers
  • Kathmandu half day sightseeing escorted by City Guide ( any foreign language accordingly )
  • 4 Nights standard hotel accommodation in Kathmandu on BB basis
  • Flight Kathmandu - Tumlingtaar - Kathmandu
  • Domestic Airport Arrival/Departure Transfer
  • Domestic Airport Tax
  • Makalu Barun Conservation Area Permit Fee
  • TIMS card
  • Full Board Camping with meals (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner) on trek
  • Necessary camping equipment (two men tent, dining tent, kitchen tent, toilet tent, kitchen equipment etc.)
  • Supporting staff (a professional trekking guide and porter(s), cook & kitchen boy(s) as well as their necessary wages, insurance, meals, transportations and allowances
  • Clients allowed taking only 20 kg. personal luggage  on trek
  • International airfare
  • Nepal Entry Visa fee
  • Monument entry fee in Kathmandu
  • Single supplement for hotel accommodation
  • Note: Additional cost applies for single tent on camping trek
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
  • Travel / medical insurance and emergency evacuation costs
  • Personal expenses such as telephone calls, alcoholic beverages, bottled drinks (including cold drinks and mineral water/boiled water), laundry
  • Camera/cell phone battery charge while on trek
  • Personal trekking equipment
  • Excess baggage will be charged if exceeds 20 kg
  • Donation & tips etc.
  • All expenses incurred in the event of early departure (evacuation fee, transport, extra hotel night, food etc.)
  • Any other services not specified in the ‘Cost includes’
  • Trekking Region: Kanchenjunga, Nepal
  • Trip Duration: 25 Days
  • Total Trekking days: 21 Days
  • Camping Trek: Full board basis (breakfast, lunch & dinner)
  • Hotel Accommodation in Kathmandu : 04Nights
  • Trips Starts / Ends: Kathmandu
  • Activities: Camping Trek + Kathmandu Sightseeing
  • Mode of Transportation: Domestic Flight
  • Best Season: Mid Feb – May &  Mid Sept - Dec
  • Accommodation: Hotels in Kathmandu & camp on trek
  • Type of Trip: Private & Fixed Departure
  • Service available: Standard/Camping
  • Trek grade:  Medium – hard
  • No .of Pax : 2 & above
  • Meals during trip:  Included, except lunch & dinner in Kathmandu
  • Maximum elevation: 5000 m
  • Walking hours: 5 – 6 hrs a day
  • Support Staff: Guide 1:10 pax, Leader 1:11 pax above, Assistant Guide 2:10 pax, 3:12 pax, 4:16 pax. Porter 2: 1 pax (20kg each) (Each porter carries only 30 kg. x 2 porters = 60 kg,- 20 kg. clients baggage + 40 kg. camping equipment/food) as per IPPG guideline
  • Kitchen Staff: 1 cook, 1 asst. cook (depending on the group size)

Makalu Base Camp Trek

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