Trip Highlights
  • Generous warmth of the Sherpas, Lhomi, Rai and Limbu
  • Rich in biodiversity with the insects and the butterflies
  • Hike up to the Makalu Base Camp.
  • Majestic mountain peaks and the glaciers
  • Get to taste the local drink called as Tongba.

Makalu Base Camp trekking, 5100m unquestionably offers one of the exceptional chances to discover the landscapes, terrains of the higher altitude and the ethnic Himalayan lifestyles. This trek is the world's fifth most noteworthy summit and is one of the most underestimated trek courses in the nation. Makalu Base Camp Trek is a perfect trek for experience searchers who need to explore the disengaged zones of the Himalayan region and get some answers concerning the Himalayan culture and lifestyle of people living in the higher rise.

Explore the world’s fifth most north worthy summit and one of the glorious trekking of mid-eastern region of Nepal.

From where will our trekking start?

The 21 days Makalu Base Camp trekking starts with the long striking flight to the Tumlingtar whereas the trek in actual starts with Chichila where the trail is known for the forests of the rhododendron and the lushness of the beautiful trees. Makalu trekking holiday is truly an exception and has the beauty on its own kind which will let you forget the comfortable trail which has all the accommodation and tea houses. The trail in general comprises of the overflowing waterfalls and the glaciers. The trekkers will get an opportunity to find the wonderful towns of Tibetan and Sherpa people group in the quiet Himalayas. More than that you will get to meet and know much more about the culture and lifestyle of the indigenous groups of the Limbu, Sherpa and the Rai where you will encounter the lower down town. The premiums are only more than the strong Himalayas and the icy masses, yet Makalu area is genuinely thoughtful giving home shelter to the 440 types of the Birds, 75 types of the warm blooded creatures and around 3000 types of the blossoming plants. The more you rise up to the stream valleys and the massive mountain vistas the more stories gets unfurl with the magnificence of the glorious pinnacles like Mt. Everest, Mt. Makalu and Mt. Lhotse. The glaciers are much higher in the upper Barun Valley as this is connected to the Great Himalayan trail. Explore the company of the beautiful birds and wildlife rather than the fellow travelers. Trekking Makalu Base Camp is truly an ideal adventure for the novice trekkers and the nature enthusiasts who love the calmness that can be found in the natural habitat. The Makalu region is highly renowned for the Great Himalayas and the as for the Makalu’s weather it is usually the rain and snow where the best hiking months in Makalu has to be the October and November in autumn and in the spring the April and May months are considered to be the best time to visit.

With Nepal Nomad, you can get the expected experiences of mountain climbing, trekking, day tours and other adventurous trip packages. We have trained climbing and trekking crew who are the local people born and raised on Himalayan regions. We also provide customized Makalu Base Camp Trekking itineraries that will be created according to your wished time and date. Contact us to know any further information regarding trip or regarding the office.

Itinerary

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Welcome to Kathmandu! You are moved to the warmth of you hotel. On your routine a pre- trek briefing will be scheduled for the discussion of the trekking program and we co-ordinate any last minute arrangements. You can get accustomed with your surroundings by going for hike down the street. Then we head to the street for the delicious dinner where Nepalese Cuisine is prepared in Nepalese Style which is mainly known for its healthy ingredients. This is your first overnight in Kathmandu. 

  • Meals: Welcome dinner
  • Accommodation: Hotel
  • Place: kathmandu
  • Altitude: 1300m

The day begins with an early breakfast with a guided trip to the capital city Kathmandu. The attractions in Kathmandu is sacred and historical where the landmarks estimated world heritage sites that includes the holy Hindu temple Pashupatinath, the ancient Durbar Square, the famous Monkey Temple and place of peace also known as Bodhnath. During afternoon we take a pre-trip preparation and discuss as well as get together with our trek guide and additional team members. Nepal nomad discusses on the topic of trek and we are welcomed to ask any inquiries concerning the journey. We stay overnight in Kathmandu.

  • Meals: Breakfast with coffee/tea
  • Accommodation: Hotel
  • Place: kathmandu
  • Altitude: 1300m

Today after early morning breakfast we take flight from Kathmandu to Tumlingtar. After reaching Tumlingtar, we will have lunch and drive towards the Num. we will spend our overnight at num.

  • Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner with coffee/tea.
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Place: Num
  • Altitude: 1490m

Today we will hike towards the Seduwa which is we begin by taking a steep slopes to the Arun River and then we head to the dense forests after crossing the suspension bridge, we then ascend to the rain forests and stay for a lunch then reach at the Seduwa village where we stay for an overnight.

  • Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner with coffee/tea.
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Place: Seduwa
  • Altitude: 1460m

After an early breakfast, we hike to the Tashi Gaun where we will take a walk for about 3-4 hrs to the country side village and then head towards the Tashi Gaun after ascend in the rice fields and millet. We will stay for an overnight at the camp and then enjoy our time at the Tashi Gaun.

  • Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner with coffee/tea.
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Place: Tashi Gaun
  • Altitude: 2070m

Today we hike to the Khongma Danda out from the Tashi Gaun where we will relish our mind with the beautiful lush forests of the oaks and the rhododendron where we then hike towards the Kahum crest and then stay for an overnight at the Khongma Danda. The scenic mountain ranges will surely melt ones heart.

  • Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner with coffee/tea.
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Place: Khongma Danda
  • Altitude: 3500m

Today we will take break as in to rest for a day to acclimatize ourselves. We will stroll around and visit some nearby monasteries and explore the shrepa lifestyle and culture.

  • Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner with coffee/tea.
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Place: Khongma Danda
  • Altitude: 3500m

Today will be an extreme day for us as we need to pass four passes to reach Dobate. We begin with climbing from Kauma La Pass and afterward head on to Keke La Pass . We further get on to Shipton La pass where we unearth wonderful Kalo Pokhari Lake. At that point, we trek for a few hours and pass Tutu La Pass to at long last reach Dobate. The trail can be difficult during the snow fall as we walk further we reach to the beauty of the different vegetation and forests.

  • Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner with coffee/tea.
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Place: Dobate
  • Altitude: 3570m

We start our day with the trek to the Yangri Kharka as we pass through descend of the valley and come across the Barun Khola, the path can be pretty tough that is why one should be careful with the road. Then we reach the Yangri Kharka and then stay for an overnight at Kharka.

  • Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner with coffee/tea.
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Place: Yangri Kharka
  • Altitude: 4615m

We trek along the rich Himalayan timberlands and cross two or three wooden extensions over little streams to reach Merek. Pursuing the entrancing perspective on the Himalayas, we proceed with our trek strolling on moraines and pass little Himalayan towns to reach Langmale Kharka.

  • Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner with coffee/tea.
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Place: Langmale Kharka
  • Altitude: 4410m

Today we explore the surrGetting on a lofty path close by Barun Nadi, we stroll through frigid icy masses and edges to reach Shershong. We relish the excellence of Mt. Makalu (8481m) on our way to the base camp. We trek for an hour or two to at last arrive at Makalu Base Camp. The display of the Himalayas from the base camp is stunning. oundings and take rest and prepare for further days

  • Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner with coffee/tea.
  • Accommodation: Tent
  • Place: Makalu Base Camp
  • Altitude: 5000m

Today, we explore the Makalu Base Camp region with an amazing display of Makalu from the south face, Everest (8848m), Lhotse (8516m), and different Himalayas in eastern Nepal. We relish the excellence of the encompassing icy masses and chilly lakes. We can likewise climb somewhat up to Barun Glacier and make a side outing to the peaceful Barun Pokhari.

  • Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner with coffee/tea.
  • Accommodation: Tent
  • Place: Makalu Base Camp
  • Altitude: 5000m

After our effective trek to Makalu Base Camp, we say goodbye to the base camp and plummet to Yangri Kharka. Trekking through scanty timberlands along the rough path, we pass little towns of Shershong, Langmale Kharka, and Merek on our approach to Yangri Kharka.

  • Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner with coffee/tea.
  • Accommodation: Tent
  • Place: Yangri Kharka
  • Altitude: 3000m

Trekking along free-streaming Barun River, we pass elevated backwoods, rough edges, and barely any little streams to at long last reach Dobate. We relish the excellence of nature while diving to Dobate. On our way, we may run over certain yaks, snow pigeons, and blue sheep.

  • Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner with coffee/tea.
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Place: Dobate
  • Altitude: 3570m

We head back to the Kahuma Danda from the Dobate where it takes about 6 hours of journey to return back and then reach to the overnight camp where we relish the picturesque place and then rest at the place for an overnight.

  • Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner with coffee/tea.
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Place: Khongma Danda
  • Altitude: 3470m

Today we make a long steep drop back to Tashi Gaon. At Tashi Gaon we spend the remainder of the day unwinding so as to recoup from the high elevation.

  • Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner with coffee/tea.
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Place: Tashi Gaun
  • Altitude: 2070m

We descend the Kasuwa Khola Valley back to Seduwa, at that point turn south down the west bank of the Arun River. From Sedua, we follow a path that slides tenderly to Mulgaon, and afterward drop steeply on a rough path through fields of corn and grain to the Ipsuwa Khola, crossing it on a suspension connect at 760 meters height. The course currently enters the hot base terrains of the Arun Valley. A large portion of the settlements right now transitory settlements utilized by Rai and Chettri ranchers who live in towns high on the slope above. 

  • Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner with coffee/tea.
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Place: Seduwa
  • Altitude: 760m

We trek over a few thick rhododendron and bamboo woods and cross Arun River to leave Makalu Barun Conservation Area. We pass a little rustic settlement of Sherpas on our approach to Num. We at that point trek for several hours to arrive at the Sherpa town of Num.

  • Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner with coffee/tea.
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Place: Num
  • Altitude: 550m

Today is the finalday of our trek. We relish the delight of trekking along soak preliminaries with the wonderful display of Mt. Makalu (8481m) once and for all before coming to Tumlingtar. In the wake of trekking for 7 hours, we reach Tumlingtar.

  • Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner with coffee/tea.
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Place: Tumlingtar
  • Altitude: 370m

On day 20, we get up early in the morning to be ready for the arrival of your aircraft for the flight back to Katmandu. We will meet at the airport and shall be transferred to hotel. Please remark, our flight will be subject to good weather for the sake of our overall safety. 

  • Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner with coffee/tea.
  • Accommodation: Hotel
  • Place: Kathmandu
  • Altitude: 1300m

Today is the final day so you can relax until your departure or you can also initiate any supplementary trips or activities that you may have booked. In case of departure, you will be transferred to the international airport for fight back home.

  • Meals: Breakfast with coffee/tea.
  • Accommodation: Hotel
  • Place: Kathmandu
  • Altitude: 1300m

What's Included

  • 3 night's accommodations in Kathmandu on BB plan.
  • Everything on meals as specified for trek (breakfast, lunch, dinner).
  • All internal local transport as per the itinerary.
  • Internal l flights from Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu for client and Trek Leader.
  • National Park entrance fees, trekking permits accommodation in twin sharing local basis lodges or best available places for accommodations, trek leader and porters-salary, insurance, food, accommodations and other allowances included in trekking arrangements.
  • Basic first aid, Trek bag kit carried by your leader.
  • None of the single supplement is required in Kathmandu or in the mountain.
  • Arrival Airport Pick and departure Drop.
  • Food (Kathmandu) - lunch and dinner, International flights from your home to home.
  • Airport Taxes, car, taxi or van, Visa fees.
  • Medical examination (if required) and vaccination costs.
  • Own Expenditure(Personal) , .all bar bills, laundry, telephone calls, hot shower in the mountain, mineral water, sweet deserts, we recommend bringing .water purifier and neutralizer tabulates to reduce your cost of traveling and to become responsible traveler.
  • Drinks or meals except 3 meals or not specified in the itinerary, Personal clothing and equipment, Travel insurance, Optional trips. Tipping in general for trek crew (driver, Trek leader and porter-tipping is not mandatory but expected).
  • Charges sustained as a result of delays beyond Nepal Nomad's control. Anything not specified in the Cost Includes section.

USEFUL INFORMATION

Experience Required:

A good level of fitness and experience of mountain walking is required for the Makalu Base Camp Trekking. These tend to be longer treks with some more difficult days, some of which may involve walking at increased altitudes and more difficult terrain. Occasionally, there may be a longer day when negotiating the more challenging sections such as a mountain pass or viewing peak.

Pre-Trip Meeting:

Prior to set off to Makalu Base Camp Trekking, we host a Pre-Trip meeting here in Kathmandu office on the 2nd day of your itinerary which starts in the evening during the dinner and introduce your trek Leader. It is an opportunity for individuals to ask questions about your Makalu trekking as well as introduce you to one another.

Equipment Check List:

The specified basic equipment’s check lists should help you with your packing. Remember to keep the weight of your equipment to a minimum. At the start of the trek your packed trek bag should not weigh more than 20 kg.

Head:-

For the head protection: Sun hat or scarf - Light balaclava or warm fleece hat - Sunglasses with UV protection.

Lower Body: -

Under Garments - Hiking shorts - Lightweight cotton long pants - Light weight hiking thermal bottoms - Fleece or wool pants – Waterproof trekking trousers -

Feet: - lightweight thin inner socks - Thick, warm wool hiking socks - Hiking boots with spare laces - Camp shoes – Gaiters (optional)

Upper Body:-

As for the upper body’s shirts – Hiking and light weight thermal tops - Fleece jacket or pullover - Fleece Wind-Stopper jacket (optional) - Waterproof shell jacket - Down vest and/or jacket - Base layer shirts - Warm jacket (down)*

Hands: - gloves that are Lightweight - Heavyweight gloves or mittens with a waterproof shell outer.

Accessories:-

Sleeping bag (comfort rated –10ºC)*- Sleeping bag liner - Head torch with spare bulbs and batteries - Small pad or combination.

Trekking Bags: - Large bag for keeping items dry inside trek bag, Daypack 250 to 30litres. - Thermarest sleeping pad - Water bottles - Water purification tablets.

Basic First Aid Kit: - Antiseptic cream, throat lozenges, diarrhoea treatment (Imodium), altitude (Diamox), painkillers, plasters and blister treatment, insect repellent, and re-hydration salts (Dioralite). Glucose tablets and multi-vitamin tablets are also a good idea.

Toiletries:- 1 medium sized quick drying towel - Tooth brush/paste - Multipurpose soap - Deodorants - Nail clippers - Face and body moisturizer - Feminine products - Small mirror - Wet wipes - toilet roll/Tissue Extras - Antibacterial hand wash

Luxuries - Binoculars - Reading book - Trip Map/Guide book - Trekking poles – Camera - Repair kit: needle, thread, duct tape.

A typical day:

At 6.30 am your Sherpa knocks on your door with a cup of good morning tea. Time for the Breakfast, tight up your bag pack and head off for today's trekking hiking for the next three to four hours then at pleasant spot we shall stop for an hour along the way for a well-prepared hot lunch. Later, a walk another three hours or so before you stop for the overnight. The evening can be spent reading or chatting with your fellow hikers or trekking crew about the trip of the day. An asset can be pack of games to these nights; your trekking crew love teaching various Nepali card games and learning new Western games. Eventually, it's time to bed for a well-deserved night.

Accommodation:

While at the Makalu Base Camp Trekking, lodging options are limited so please do not expect the Ritz! Nepal Nomad utilizes simplistic family run lodges, with a large sociable central dining area and a cozy chimney burning fire. Lodges are on a twin share basis and we recommend you use your own sleeping bag. Accommodations in the Makalu Base Camp Trekking tend to have shared bathroom facilities and you may not always have access to a shower. Regardless of the lack of facilities, these lodges certainly have a rustic charm, most are blessed with spectacular views and being family run operations, they offer a great insight into the daily life of the Mountain people.

Insurance:

Nepal Nomad'sbooking terms & conditions of joining Makalu Trekking includes that you must be fully insured with medical, emergency rescue evacuations including trip cancellation insurance which should cover over 3000m to 6000m.

Altitude Sickness:

Itinerary of the Makalu Base Camp Trekking is designed to ensure that there is plenty of times for adequate occurs as a result of acclimatization and cases of mountain sickness are rare. The common Symptoms are headaches, nausea, irregular breathing, insomnia and the swelling of fingers and glands. Medical Treatment is to descend to a lower altitude as quickly as possible which normally results in rapid improvement and recovery.

Meals:

On Makalu Base Camp Trekking, three meals on full board basis will be provided (Nepali, Sherpa, and Tibetan, Continental, Italian, Chinese and Indian cousins). Every day dinner and breakfast will be placed and taken in the same lodge you spend over night but Lunch will be taken on your way to next village. Farewell dinner, breakfast and reception will be provided in Kathmandu.

FAQs

Makalu Base Camp is regarded as one of the challenging treks in the Makalu region however, it can be attained by any enthusiastic individual who seeks keen interest in travelling and trekking and is ever ready to pour their dedication on the trekking process. Similarly, the walks won’t last for more than eight hours a day which means 8 hour is the maximum time limit for a day’s trek and normally 5-6 hours of walk is carried out in each day with challenges in accordance to the route and weather.

Of course! Your shoes are what lead you all throughout the route and walking with the support of good shoes will provide you the best trekking experience.

What’s more? Remember quality socks. Glad feet equivalent an upbeat trekker, so search out an open air and gear store that will assist you in getting admirably fitted, reasonable, tough and agreeable shoes that will last until the end over the long haul.

We don't have an itemized preparing program as it is hard to prescribe a general program that applies to everybody. The preparation you ought to do as per your plan for the Makalu Base Camp trekking relies upon your present degree of wellness and any physical ailments.

Every person is prone to altitude sickness in a way or another, while the only difference can be the physical fitness and immunity in accordance to different individuals. Through our several experiences, we've discovered that including carefully coordinated acclimatization days into the trek, has helped trekker’s adjust with climate and heights pretty easily in comparison to those treks done in the absence of acclimatization days.

However, the common Symptoms of altitude sickness are headaches, nausea, irregular breathing, insomnia and the swelling of fingers and glands. Medical Treatment is to descend to a lower altitude as quickly as possible which normally results in rapid improvement and recovery.

In the case of an emergency, there are bounded medical facilities on the course, yet our aides convey a full medicinal pack and are prepared broadly on the best way to utilize it. We likewise convey compact elevation chambers, which are helpful in the event that somebody is experiencing AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness) yet can't be emptied because of terrible climate. The wellbeing of our voyagers and team is our main need. On the off chance that a kindred trekker in your gathering needs to plunge, at that point an associate guide would go with them. We have bunches of care staff on the trek, so the individual sliding would be very much cared for, and won't affect on the remainder of the gathering's experience. In a extreme health cases, helicopter evacuation is managed.

A few housing have charging stations accessible for little electronic gadgets, for example, mobile phones, cameras and battery packs, however will frequently come at an extra expense.

The best time for Makalu Base Camp trekking is autumn (September to November) and spring (March to June). As these seasons are the time where we will get amazing views and the temperatures will also get hotter which will be good for Makalu Base Camp trekking. But winter and monsoon trekking can also be done with extra preparations.

Yes, you can safely leave your any excess gears in your Kathmandu accommodation.

Dress Simple. For the individuals who wish to wear shorts, ensure the shorts spread your knees. For those that are agreeable in stockings, have a long top over them. Keep in mind; we are visitors going through these towns. Neighborhood individuals may feel humiliated, for them and for you, in the event that you dress inappropriately.

There are various stores where you can trade cash directly down the road in Thamel. You can exchange Nepalese rupees from five to one thousand.  There are likewise ATMs accessible for use in fundamental urban areas including Kathmandu, Pokhara and Namche; be that as it may, ATM expenses are pertinent, which might be in extra to what your card or bank supplier may charge