Government Register No : 122485/70/71

Makalu Trek

Trip Detail:

Trip Duration: 20 Days

Trek Duration: 18 Days

Trek Grade: Moderate

Trek Type:Camping

Activity: Trekking, City Tour

Per day walking: 5 to 7 hours

Max. Altitude:Makalu Base Camp (5000m.)

Transportation: Car / Van / Plane

Group Size: 01 – 14 pax

Accommodation: tourist class guest houses to 5 star hotel in Kathmandu (depends on clients choice), Guest Houses / lodges in the mountain

Best Time to Travel: Feb, March, April, May, Oct, Nov, Dec.


Organize a trek to Makalu Base Camp, the world’s fifth highest peak which is situated in the high heart of the eastern Himalayas which radiate seven valleys. The main focal point of Makalu trek is Makalu Barun National Park and Conservation Area which lies in the Solukhumbu and Sankhuwasabha district established in 1992 and formally inaugurated in 1992. Mount Makalu (8463m), Chamlang Himal and Barun valleys are the major jewels of Makalu area. The major highlights of this rich natural paradise include beautiful mountains, pristine forest and a wide variety of plants, animal life and the simple and warm hearted people local people with rich and varied customs. The Makalu Barun is little known to most tourists due to its relative in accessibility. Still those few hundred trekkers and mountaineers who visit each year come away with an unforgettable experience.

The marvelous trip to Makalu trekking takes off from a flight of Kathmandu to Tumlingtar. This is popular destination for trekkers, explorers and climbers. It’s also famous for Sherpa villages, monasteries and culture. Fabulous sceneries and social life of Sherpa villages are the attraction of this trip. The Makalu Barun National Park and Sagarmatha National Park is located here which provides shelter to many endangered species of Nepal. While trekking through the Arun valley, it offers you the best opportunity to observe many of our country’s bird species including the spiny Babbler, the only species of its kind in the world. Arun and Barun valley is home of more than 650 species of birds and over 800 species butterflies. It is also shelter of the rare and endangered animal Panda Orchides and other flowers along a faint jungle trial; Swirly prayers flags at Shipton La, walking through this picturesque Sherpa village are the attraction of Makalu region. Settlement of mixed ethnic group Brahmin, Chhetri, Magar, Tamang are in the low land and Sherpa is in the highland of Solukhumbu Everest region. Stop your trekking when you reach to Tumlingtar as the next step is a flight from Tumlingtar to Kathmandu that will announce the end of this marvelous trek.

Around 20 days Makalu trek is designed (or those people who love for practicing interesting walking) to watching the wildlife. Trekking in Makalu region is breathtaking and requires a good walking experience and a good physical health condition. As there are no hotels on the way, it is fully camping trek. The best season for visiting this trek is during the spring and autumn.


Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu international Airport then transfer to the Hotel.

Day 02: Sightseeing around Kathmandu Valley and trek preparations for next day.

Day 03: Flight from Kathmandu  to Tumlingtar and drive to Chichila (1,840m)

Day 04: Chichila to Num (1,500m)

Day 05: Num to Sedua (1,540m)

Day 06: Sedua to Tashigaon (2,070m)

Day 07: Tashigaon to Khongma (3,560m)

Day 08: Rest & acclimatisation day

Day 09: Khongma to Debotay (3,650m)

Day 10: Debotay to Yangle Kharka (3,600m)

Day 11: Yangle Kharka to Langmale Kharka (4,200m)

Day 12: Acclimatisation day at Langmale Kharka (4,450m)

Day 13: Langmale Kharka to Makalu Base Camp (5,000m)

Day 14: walk around Makalu Base Camp (4,900m)

Day 15: Makalu Base Camp to Yangle Kharka (3,600m)

Day 16: Yangle Kharka to Debotay (3,650m)

Day 17: Debotay to Tashigaon (2,070m)

Day 18: Tashigaon to Num (1,500m)

Day 19: Num to Chichila, drive to Tumlingtar

Day 20: Tumlingtar Fly to Kathmandu

Cost Info

Cost Include

  • All airport/hotel transfers.
  • 3 nights hotel in Kathmandu.
  • All accommodation and meals during the trek.
  • Domestic flights.
  • An experienced English-speaking trek leader, Sherpa, cook and porters (all necessary staff) including their salary, insurance, equipment, flight, food and lodging.
  • All necessary paper work and permits (National park permit, TIMS).
  • Makalu special permits.
  • A comprehensive medical kit.
  • All government and local taxes.

Cost Exclude

  • Nepal Visa fee (bring accurate USD cash and two passport photographs).
  • Airport departure tax.
  • International airfare to and from Kathmandu.
  • Excess baggage charges.
  • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu.
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu.
  • Travel and rescue insurance.
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower etc)
  • Tips for guides and porters.