Trip Starts: Kathmandu Trip Ends: Kathmandu
Maximum Elevation: 4870m Trip Type: Tea House Trek
Trip Grade: Strenuous Trip Duration: 18 Days
Accommodation: Hotel in Kathmandu

Tea Houses during trekking

Group Size: 2-6 People

Single person upon request

Price per Person: for group of 6: €1590

for group of 4: €1750


for group of 2: €1940

Single person upon request

Makalu Base Camp Trek 18 Days is a hidden gem located between the mighty Mt Everest and Kanchenjunga region in the barely traveled east of Nepal. This trek is a great opportunity for adventure trekkers who are willing to go away from crowded trails and explore Nepal’s most beautiful Makalu Barun National Park – the heart of  Mt Maklau (8485m)- world’s 5th highest mountain.

Makalu Base Camp Trek begins with a scenic flight to a small air strip in Tumlingtar followed by a jeep drive to the village of Num. Initially, we will be trekking through terraced farmlands, lush rhododendron forests, picturesque  villages in the lower Barun Valley. After crossing the Shipton La Pass (4210m), we arrive in the upper Barun Valley where our trek continues through the alpine landscape, yak pastures and glaciers all the way to the Makalu Base Camp. The flora, fauna and endangered animals like the Red Panda makes this destination a paradise for plants and animals enthusiasts. Trekking to Makalu Base Camp is a true off the beaten track experience. Only a hand-full of trekkers venture out to this remote Makalu Region. This trek is quiet challenging and requires a good fitness level because of the rugged terrian and high passes in between. During our Makalu Base Camp trek, we will be spending our nights in small family run tea houses while getting an insight of local culture. Really quiet trails, small villages, lush forests, high passes, rare flora and fauna, amazing views of Himalayan ranges and an off the beaten path trekking experience are some of the many highlights of Makalu Base Camp Trek.

Bergwelt Nepal has designed Makalu Base Camp- 18 Days itinerary to make sure that you don’t miss out on anything during your trek. However, if you want to customize this trip, please feel free to contact us

Important Note: We advise you to have few extra days ( just in case ! ) before your outbound flight from Nepal because flight between Kathmandu – Tumlingtar or Tumlingtar – Kathamndu might be cancelled/delayed due to  weather condition.

Day 1

Arrival in Kathmandu (1300m/4265 ft), hotel transfer followed by welcome dinner by Bergwelt Nepal
Meals: Dinner

Day 2

Explore the heritage sites of Kathmandu Valley with our guide by a private vehicle
Meals: Breakfast – Lunch

Day 3

Fly to Tumlingtar (405m/1329 ft): 1 hour, drive with a private jeep to Num (1572m/5157 ft): 4-5 hours
Meals: Breakfast – Lunch – Dinner

Day 4

Trek from Num to Seduwa (1530m/5020 ft): 5-6 hours
Meals: Breakfast – Lunch – Dinner

Day 5

Trek from Seduwa to Tashigaon (2065/6775 ft):5-6 hours
Meals: Breakfast – Lunch – Dinner

Day 6

Trek from Tashigaon to Khongma (3562m/11686 ft): 5-6 hours
Meals: Breakfast – Lunch – Dinner

Day 7

Trek from Khongma to Dobate (3070m/11581 ft): 6-7 hours via Shipton La Pass (4210m/13845 ft)
Meals: Breakfast – Lunch – Dinner

Day 8

Trek from Dobate to Yangri Kharka (3560m/12894 ft): 5-6 hour
Meals: Breakfast – Lunch – Dinner

Day 9

Trek from Yangri Kharka to Langmale (4300m/14107 ft): 5-6 hours
Meals: Breakfast – Lunch – Dinner

Day 10

Trek from Langmale to Makalu Base Camp (4870m/15078 ft): 4-5 hours
Meals: Breakfast – Lunch – Dinner

Day 11

Rest day for exploration around Makalu Base Camp
Meals: Breakfast – Lunch – Dinner

Day 12

Trek from Makalu Base Camp to Yangri Kharka (3560m/12894 ft): 5-6 hours
Meals: Breakfast – Lunch – Dinner

Day 13

Trek from Yangri Kharkaa to Dobate (3070m/11581 ft): 5-6 hours
Meals: Breakfast – Lunch – Dinner

Day 15

Trek from Dobate to Khongma (3562m/11686 ft): 6-7 hours
Meals: Breakfast – Lunch – Dinner

Day 16

Trek from Khongma to Seduwa (1530m/5020 ft): 6-7 hours
Meals: Breakfast – Lunch – Dinner

Day 17

Trek from Seduwa to Num (1572m/5157 ft): 5-6 hours, drive to Tumlingtar with a private jeep
Meals: Breakfast – Lunch – Dinner

Day 18

Fly back to Kathmandu (1300m/4265 ft): 1 hour, hotel transfer followed by farewell dinner by Bergwelt Nepal.
Meals: Breakfast – Dinner

Upon your flight outward from Nepal, Bergwelt Nepal representative will escort you to airport.

If you want to customize this itinerary, please free to contact us

What is included in the price?

Airport transfer upon arrival and departure in Kathmandu

All hotel transfers in Kathmandu

Tims Card & Makalu Barun National Park Permit

Guided tour of heritage sites in Kathmandu Valley with a private vehicle including entrance fees 

Flight ticket Kathmandu – Tumlingtar – Kathmandu

Transportation Tumlingtar – Num – Tumlingtar with a private jeep

3 Nights’ accommodation in a 3 star hotel in Kathmandu (including breakfast)

15 Nights’ accommodation in tea houses during trekking

Meals (Breakfast – Lunch  – Dinner) during trekking and all other meals as per the itinerary

English speaking guide for 18 days

1 porter per 2 pax during trekking (maximum 20 kg)

Welcome and Farewell dinner

Bergwelt Nepal  T-Shirt & Trekking Map for Makalu Region

Water purifier

All government taxes and fees

Whats is not included in the price?

Visa fees for Nepal

Travel insurance

Medical expenses

Personal expenses like souvenir shopping, donations etc

Alcoholic beverages and soft drinks

Tip for the guide & staff

Emergency evacuation

Additional expenses due to changes in itinerary for any unforeseen circumstances like bad weather, flight delays etc.