Makalu Base Camp Trek (Drive In/ Drive Out)

25 Days

Makalu Base Camp, located in a remote area of Nepal, offers an outstanding trek to the base camp of the world’s fifth highest mountain. You fly to Tumlingtar and walk up the lush and beautiful Arun valley before crossing the Shipton La (4127 m) into the upper Barun Khola Valley. En route you will meet the ethnic groups of Limbu, Newar and Rai at the lower elevations and Tibetan Buddhists at the higher elevations. You can have panoramic views of Mt. Makalu (8481 m.), along with Everest, Lhotse, Baruntse and Peak 6 and 7.

This is a purely camping trek. Lodges are not available along this route. This trek goes high up to 5,100m. This is a region where you find hardly any modern facilities and amenities; however, it is blessed with extremely diverse, natural beauty.

Drive from Kathmandu to Hille (1,860m)

16 hours

Day 02 :
Day 3

Trek from Hille to Mangmaya

6 and 1/2 hours

Day 03 :
Day 4

Trek from Mangmaya to Surtibari

6 hours

Day 04 :
Day 5

Trek from Surtibari to Tumlingtar

6 and 1/2 hours

Day 05 :
Day 6

Trek from Tumlingtar to Maney Bhanjyang

5 and 1/2 hours

Day 06 :
Day 7

Trek from Maney Bhanjyang to Chilchile (1,830m)

5 hours

Day 07 :
Day 8

Trek from Chilchile to Num (1,500m)

4 and 1/2 hours

Day 08 :
Day 9

Trek from Num to Seduwa (1,510m)

4 and 1/2 hours

Day 09 :
Day 10

Trek from Seduwa to Tashigaon (2,070m)

4 hours

Day 10 :
Day 11

Trek from Tashigaon to Khongma La (3,560m)

6 hours

Day 11 :
Day 12

Trek from Khongma la to Mumbuk (3,550m)

6 and 1/2 hours

Day 12 :
Day 13

Trek from Mumbuk to Yangle Kharka (3,600m)

4 and 1/2 hours

Day 13 :
Day 14

Trek from Yangle Kharka to Yak Kharka (4,810m)

5 and 1/2 hours

Day 14 :
Day 15

Trek from Yak Kharka to Makalu Base Camp (4,812m)

4 and 1/2 hours

Day 15 :
Day 16

Rest at Makalu Base Camp. You will enjoy the whole day at the base camp.

Day 16 :
Day 17

Trek from Makalu Base Camp to Yangle Kharka (3,600m)

4 and 1/2 hours

Day 17 :
Day 18

Trek from Yangle Kharka to Dobato

4 and 1/2 hours

Day 18 :
Day 19

Trek from Dobato to Tashigaon (2,070m)

6 hours

Day 19 :
Day 20

Trek from Tashigaon to Num (1,490m)

5 hours

Day 20 :
Day 21

Trek from Num to Maney Bhanjyang (1,158m)

5 hours

Day 21 :
Day 22

Trek from Maney Bhanjyang to Surtibari (1,300m)

4 and 1/2 hours

Day 22 :
Day 23

Trek from Surtibari to Hille (1, 860m)

6 and 1/2 hours

Drive from Hille to Kathmandu

16 hours

Cost Includes

  • A guide
  • Necessary porters (A porter is provided to carry up to 20 Kilos)
  • Entry permits for Makalu Conservation Area
  • Trekkers’ Information Management System (TIMS) card
  • All meals three times a day for our guide and porter
  • Accommodation for you and our staff in teahouses (lodges) in parts and in camping in parts during the trek
  • Necessary camping equipment
  • Camping charges
  • Necessary transportation
  • All meals three times a day (breakfast, lunch and dinner) you and our staff during camping.
  • Insurance and equipment for the Nepali staffs

Cost Excludes

  • Emergency Mountain Medical Rescue Insurance (It is provided by your insurance company. Please buy it in your country. You cannot buy it in Nepal.)
  • Personal expenses, such as drinks, beverages, etc.
  • Tips
  • All meals for you three times a day (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek.

Personal Trekking Equipment List

  • Lightweight walking boots, spare laces
  • Sleeping bag (You can rent from here)
  • Down Jacket (You can rent from here)
  • A rainproof jacket with hood or a Punchoo
  • 2 pairs of loose-fitting long shorts/skirts
  • 2 cotton T-shirts
  • Sun hat
  • One pair of sandals
  • 2 pairs of thin and 2 pairs of thick woollen socks
  • Personal medical supplies (first aid kits)
  • Flashlight
  • Toiletries with towels
  • Sunglasses
  • Suntan cream
  • Water bottle
  • Iodine for the purification of drinking water
  • Daypack
  • Rucksack
  • Things of personal interest
  • Lip guard

Note: You can either bring your own sleeping bag and down jacket or rent them here. The temperate drops to around – 10-degree Celsius.

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Makalu Base Camp Trek (Drive In/ Drive Out)
From $1,475
/ Adult

Trip Facts

  • Hille
  • Hille
  • Moderate
  • 4,812 m
  • Trekking
  • Tea House and Camp
  • Nepal
  • Makalu
  • Sep - Nov and Mar - May

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