Kathmandu, Makalu Base Camp

Makalu Base Camp Trek

Makalu Base Camp trek is a remote route that encompasses some of the best that Nepal has to offer — quiet trails, vibrant terraced farmland, rural cultures, rhododendron forests, rare wildlife and several 8,000 meter-plus peaks. For experienced trekkers who relish a challenge, this is a great trek with ample rewards. It is the fifth highest mountain in the world, Mount Makalu lies at the elevation of 8463m. It is situated in the Makalu Barun National Park, which covers an area of 2330 sq. km extending around the Solukhumbu and Sankhuwasabha districts of Nepal. And, the panorama of the highest mountain in the world such as Mount Everest, Mount Lhotse, Mount Chamlang, Makalu and other mountains greets you.

Makalu base camp trek can be fairly challenging in some parts depending upon your level of physical fitness. Outstanding scenery of Makalu Base Camp Trek’s route significantly provides unique cultural heritage and incredible views of mountain peaks.

Tour Highlight
  • Trek through a unique mountainous trekking route.
  • Explore the rich cultural heritage of Kathmandu Valley.
  • Indulge yourself in the majestic views of the mighty Himalayas.
  • Explore challenging passes.
  • Behold the 5th highest peak in the world.

The trek to Makalu Base Camp provides a unique experience with apt mix of divine natural beauty, bio-diversity and cultural experience. Lying with the Makalu-Barun National Park, you will be able to explore the 5th highest mountain in the world in all her majesty. Passing through some rich forests with great diversity of flora and fauna, you will also be rewarded with some awe-inspiring sights of the Everest and Lhotse. This trek is a perfect fit for all trekkers and nature enthusiast.

Makalu base camp trek
Makalu base camp trek

Additional information

Hotel1 Star, 2 Star, 3 Star, 4 Star, 5 Star
Available OptionsMountain Flights, Cable Car

Arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu

Upon Arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport, You will be met and greeted with a traditional welcome by TravHill representatives and be transferred to your hotel in Kathmandu. Welcome drink followed by orientation along with the necessary documentation will be carried out by your guide. Evening is free to explore as own. Overnight stay at your hotel.

Overnight stay at Kathmandu.



Sightseeing in Kathmandu

After breakfast your tour around Kathmandu will commence where you will be accompanied by a guide of your lingual preference. The tour will include a visit to the following places:
  • Bouddhanath: A major Buddhist stupa located at the north eastern outskirts of Kathmandu.
  • Pashupatinath: The most revered temple by Hindus in Nepal, the temple carries a significance of mystical proportions and is a site to many important life events of Hindus.
  • Kathmandu Durbar Square: Durbar Square or the Palace Square is ancient courtyard the then Malla Kings of Kathmandu Valley which is abundant is breathtaking architecture.

Overnight stay at Kathmandu.


Kathmandu-Tumlingtar Flight & Drive to Chichila

After breakfast, we will take an early morning flight to Tumlingtar. After having lunch at Tumlingtar we will then drive towards Chichila.

Overnight stay at Chichila.


Chichila-Num Trek

From Chichila we will begin our trek in earnest by heading towards Num passing through the Sherpa settlements of Baisake and Kuwapani. After a strenuous descent through some rocky eroded trail, we will then reach Num.

Overnight stay at Num.


Num-Sedua Trek

After a steep descent heading towards Lumbang, we will then make another steep ascent to reach Sedua.

Overnight stay at Sedua.


Sedua-Tashigaun Trek

On this day we make our way towards Tashigaun where along the way we will pass through the village of Manigaun and some beautiful meadows and river streams.

Overnight stay at Tashigaun.


Tashigaun-Khongma Trek

On this day we will make a steady ascent through forests, strems and village of Unshisha to reach Khongma.Overnight stay at Khongma.

Khongma-Mumbuk Trek

Today we head towards the village of Mumbuk passing through rhododendron forests and the Ghungru La pass, Shipton La Pass and Keke La pass. On the way we will be graced by some delightful sights of the Chhamlang, Peak 6 and Peak 7.

Overnight stay at Mumbuk.


Mumbuk-Yangle Kharka Trek

After breakfast, we will desced through the Barun valley to reach an idyllic Yangle Kharka which is a large meadow.

Overnight stay at Yangle Kharka.


Yangle Kharka-Merek Trek

On this day we pass through some beautiful meadows of Riphuk Kharka, Jhak Kharka and Yak Kharka to reach Merek.

Overnight stay at Merek.


Merek-Shersong Trek

Today we head towards Shersong where we will be welcomed by the majestic sight of the Makalu. The rest of the day at Shersong will be spent acclimatizing to local conditions.

Overnight stay at Shersong.


Makalu Base Camp Trek

An exciting day’s trek awaits us as we ascend to the Makalu Base Camp. As there are no shelter and vegetation at the camp we will make a return trek to Shersong.

Overnight stay at Shersong.


Shersong-Yangle Kharka Trek

On this day we will retrace our steps along the Barun valley to return to Yangle Kharka.

Overnight stay at Yangle Kharka.


Yangle Kharka-Mumbuk Trek

Today we will descend from Yangle Kharka to return to Mumbuk.

Overnight stay at Mumbuk.


Mumbuk-Khongma Trek

We will retrace our steps to reach Khongma.

Overnight stay at Khongma.


Khongma-Tashigaon Trek

We will make a long and steep descent to civilization to reach Tashigaon.

Overnight stay at Tashigaon.


Tashigaon-Num Trek

From Tashigaon we head towards Num passing through Sedua.

Overnight stay at Num.


Num-Chichila Trek and Drive to Tumlingtar

Today we will tretrace our trail to reach Chichila and the drive to Tumlingtar.

Overnight stay at Tumlingtar.


Tumlingtar-Kathmandu Flight

After breakfast, we will take an early morning flight to Kathmandu.

Overnight stay at Kathmandu.


A day to yourself in Kathmandu(can be used in case of flight cancellation.)

You will have the day to yourself to indulge in activities of your preference; perhaps collecting some souvenirs to take a little part of Nepal back home might tempt you.

Overnight stay at Kathmandu.


Final Departure

After Breakfast – free time till departure –  A representative from TravHill Dot Com will transfer to Airport for onward destination with sweet memories of Nepal. We will drop you to Kathmandu Airport 3 hours before your flight time.

Cost Includes

  • Airport Pick up & Drop Transportation by private vehicle
  • Twin / double sharing accommodation at Kathmandu in 2 to 3 star hotels with breakfast
  • Sightseeing in Kathmandu Escorted with English Speaking Guide, Entrance fee & Private transportation
  • Kathmandu Tumlingtar Kathmandu flight fare for guide & members
  • Cargo
  • Accommodation in tent during trek
  • Meals (Breakfast,lunch, dinner) in trekking
  • Boiled drinking water, Tea, coffee
  • Seasonal sleeping bag
  • Trekking map for group
  • Makalu National park fee
  • TIMS
  • All necessary paper work & Permits
  • A First Aid and Eco trained & Government license holder English Speaking guide
  • Experiance cook, Kitchen crews, sherpa and required porter while on trek
  • Accommodation, meals, salary, equipment & Insurance of Langtang Ri trekking staffs
  • Tent, mattress, sleeping bag, cooking utensils and other camping materials
  • Travel & Rescue arrangement
  • All government taxes
  • First Aid Kits

Cost Excludes

  • International Airfare
  • Nepal Visa fee (US$ 40 per person for 30 days)
  • Excess baggage charges
  • Lunch/Dinner in Kathmandu
  • Medical evacuation in case of emergency
  • Personal gears & clothing (available on hire)
  • Client’s insurance, Items of personal nature i.e. Soft/hard drinks, Tips etc
  • Expenses incurred due to mishaps, landslide, strikes, political unrest etc. In such case extra will be charged as per actual
  • Anything not specified in the Cost Include section