Makalu Base Camp Trek

Duration: 21 Days   |  
  • Destination: Nepal
  • Trip Difficulty: Strenuous
  • Transport: Private Vehicle / Aeroplane
  • Food: Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner
  • Accommodation: Hotel + Teahouses + Lodges
  • Group Size: Minimum 2 person
Makalu Base Camp Trek with Marvel Adventure, where you will experience exciting and glorious moments on less ventured region of Nepal Far Eastern Himalaya.
Makalu Base Camp Trek adventure takes you within Makalu and Barun National Park & Conservation area covers 2,330 sq.kms located within Sankhuwas -Sabha district, which is east of Mt. Everest and west from Mt. Kanchenjunga mountain range. 
Mt. Makalu ranks as world's 5th highest peak at the height of 8,463 m and 27,766 ft high which makes this trek more interesting walking within serene high country and into mist filled forest of tall rhododendron, magnolia and pines trees.
This trek offers fabulous moments overlooking dramatic scenery of beautiful landscapes with green rolling hills, valleys and snow-capped peaks on daily walks to reach our goal and destination at Makalu base camp.
Special and uniqueness on this Makalu base camp trekking is that it covers both beautiful and scenic valleys of Arun and Barun. Some of the rare and endangered herbs, vegetation and mammals almost extinct on this planet are found only around this area.
Makalu base camp trek itinerary starts with a scenic short flight from the capital Kathmandu to land at Far Eastern areas of Nepal in Tumlingtar, a low warmer farm areas. An exciting drive then leads to begin our marvelous adventure trek.
We will walk into remote rural farm villages of Num-Seduwa and the last village of Tashi-Gaon inhabited by high altitude tribe of Makalu, the Sherpa people. Then we will be heading into complete wilderness within dense deep forest and into the wild country to reach at Makalu base camp.
As walk leads within scenic Barun valley where tree lines stops for remorseless fields of ice and glaciers within arctic terrain of mountains and snow right beneath towering Mt. Makalu.
At base camp with time to explore around hidden areas of Makalu facing magnificent scenery, that includes rare views of Mt. Everest known as the ‘Kangsung’ the Eastern Face of Mt. Everest.
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Enjoy marvelous moments then return journey leads back to Tumlingtar on the same scenic route. The panoramic flight brings you at Kathmandu after a grand experience with remarkable adventure on Makalu Base Camp Trek. Contact us for package details.


  • Enjoy the adventure with wonderful experience to world's 5th highest Mt. Makalu
  • Explore least ventured region of Nepal Far Eastern Himalaya with glorious scenery
  • Walk into clouded alpine forest of tall rhododendron-oaks-pines and fir tree lines
  • Rare species of mammals and herbs are found which is nearly extinct in this world
  • Grand views of world highest mountains from Makalu-Everest to Kanchenjunga
  • Within scenic and beautiful Barun Valley enclosed within high giant mountains

Day to Day Itinerary

  • Day 01Arrival in Kathmandu and Transfer to Hotel
  • Day 02In Kathmandu with optional tour and preparation for trek and climb
  • Day 03Fly to Tumlingtar (950 m) - 45 minutes flight with overnight stop
  • Day 04Drive to Num (1, 500m) - 03 hrs and Trek to Seduwa (1,493 m) - 04 hrs
  • Day 05Trek to Tashi- Gaon (2,200 m) - 04 hours
  • Day 06Trek to Khoma Danda (3,500 m) - 05 hours
  • Day 07Trek to Mumbuk (3,400 m) - 06 hours
  • Day 08Trek to Nehe Kharka (3,750 m) - 06 hours
  • Day 09Trek to Sherson (4,600 m) - 06 hours
  • Day 10Trek to Makalu Base Camp (4,870 m) - 04 hrs
  • Day 11Explore Makalu Base Camp
  • Day 12Trek to Yangle Kharka - 06 hrs
  • Day 13Trek to Mumbuk (3,400 m) - 06 hrs
  • Day 14Trek to Khoma Danda - 05 hrs
  • Day 15Trek to Tashi-Gaon - 05 hrs
  • Day 16Trek to Seduwa ( 1,493 m) - 05 hrs
  • Day 17Trek to Num - 05 hrs
  • Day 18Drive back to Tumlingtar - 04 hrs
  • Day 19Fly to Kathmandu and Transfer to hotel
  • Day 20Reserve and contingency day
  • Day 21Depart Kathmandu for international departure
Detail Itinerary

What to Expect

  • Airport pick up and drop by private vehicle
  • Three nights standard Hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast
  • Guided Kathmandu sightseeing tour
  • Round trip flight fare (Kathmandu - Tumlingtar - Kathmandu)
  • All land transportation as per itinerary
  • Standard meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek
  • Government license holder guide
  • Strong and helpful porter with proper equipments (1 porter for 2 people)
  • Salary, food, accommodation and insurance for guide and porters
  • Tea house/lodge accommodation during the trek
  • TIMS (Trekking Information Management System) card
  • Makalu National park Permit
  • Comprehensive first aid kit
  • Government taxes and official expenses
  • International airfare and taxes
  • Nepal entry visa fee
  • Your Travel Insurance (compulsory)
  • Lunch and dinner whilst in Kathmandu
  • Entrance fee in the heritage sites during city tour.
  • All the expenses of personal nature
  • Any kind of drinks and desserts during the trek
  • Tips to guide and porter (Tipping is expected)

Useful Information

1. Insurance
Travel insurance is mandatory for all clients undertaking any trip. It should provide adequate security for the full duration of the tour to cover personal injury, medical expenses, repatriation expenses, helicopter rescue and loss of luggage. Make sure that your insurance policy covers up to 2500-5000 meters of altitude.
2. Packing List
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun-Cream and Lip Balm with high SPF
  • Hat/Cap
  • T-shirt, Vests and Shirt
  • Fleece/Sweater
  • Fleece Jacket
  • Down Jacket
  • Waterproof Jacket and Trousers
  • Warm Gloves
  • Hiking Boots
  • 3-4 pairs of socks
  • Day pack (30-40 liters)
  • Torch light
  • Water bottle (Minimum 2 liters)
  • Small Hand Towel
  • Sleeping Bag for up to -15 Degree Celsius
3. Guide and Porter
We provide experienced, knowledgeable and honest guide with good communication skills in English language to make your trip wonderful. The guide will provide all the information about the mountains, different histories, cultures, traditions and many more. We will provide 1 porter for 2 people. The porters are helpful as well as strong and will carry a maximum of 25 kgs combined. After giving the best services along with the hard works up in the mountains, guides and porters expect some tips from your side. Tipping culture is very common in tourism sector.
4. Altitude Sickness
Altitude sickness, also known as Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS), is a pathological effect of high altitude on humans, caused by acute exposure to low partial pressure of oxygen at high altitude. It commonly occurs above 3000 meters. It presents as a collection of nonspecific symptoms, acquired at high altitude or in low air pressure, resembling a case of "flu, carbon monoxide poisoning, or a hangover". However, most people can ascend to 3000 meters without difficulty.
Primary Symptoms of Altitude Sickness:
  • Lack of appetite, nausea, or vomiting
  • Fatigue or weakness
  • Dizziness or lightheadedness
  • Swelling of hands, feet, and face
  • Insomnia
  • Shortness of breath upon exertion
  • Nosebleed
  • Persistent rapid pulse
  • Drowsiness
  • General malaise
Ascending slowly is the best way to avoid altitude sickness. Avoiding strenuous activity such as skiing, hiking, etc. in the first 24 hours at high altitude reduces the symptoms of AMS. Alcohol and sleeping pills are respiratory depressants, and thus slow down the acclimatization process and should be avoided. Alcohol also tends to cause dehydration and exacerbates AMS. Thus, Marvel Adventure strictly suggests avoiding alcohol consumption in the first 24–48 hours at a higher altitude.
Guides and porters from Marvel Adventure are very much familiar with this problem due to their experience. All of them are trained with basic medical trainings and hence they definitely can help you.

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