Last Updated on January 6, 2022 by Alpha Adventure Treks
On a lone journey to Makalu Base Camp (5250 m), now classified as Makalu Barun National Park and Conservation Area, you will see high-altitude terrains, snow-covered sceneries, and ethnic Himalayan lifestyle. Mt. Makalu (8463 m) is the world’s fifth tallest summit. The Makalu Base Camp trip is a fantastic adventure with breathtaking scenery that never gets old.
The Makalu Base Camp Trek begins at Tumlingtar and travels up the Arun river valley to Sedua and Num before crossing the Shipton La Pass (4210 m) into the upper Barun river valley for a close look at Makalu and Chamlang Himal. This trek takes you to one of Nepal’s most isolated and unexplored regions. Under an agreement between the governments of Nepal and China, the Barun valley is part of a massive international protected area that includes 2330 square kilometers of National Park and 830 square kilometers of conservation area in Nepal alone.
Makalu Base Camp Trek Itinerary
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu-Transfer to Hotel
Day 02: Fly Tumlingtar then drive to Chichira (1,980m/6497ft) | Flight :30 Mins | Drive: 3-4 Hrs
Day 03: Chichira to Num (1,560m/5119ft) | Trek:6-7 hrs | Meal: BLD
Day 04: Num to Seduwa (1,500m/4922 ft) | Trek: 6-7 Hrs | Meal: BLD
Day 05: Seduwa to Tashigaon (2,100m/6890ft) | Trek: 5-6 Hrs | Meal: BLD
Day 06: Tashigaon to Khongma Danda (3,500m/11,483 ft) | Trek: 6-7 hrs | Meal: BLD
Day 07: Acclimatization/Rest | Meal: BLD
Day 08: Khongma Danda to Dobate ( 1144m/ 7926ft) | Trek: 6-7 Hrs | Meal: BLD
Day 09: Dobate to Yangri Kharka (3,557m/11,670 ft) | Trek: 6-7 Hrs | Meal: BLD
Day 10: Yangri Kharka to Langmale Kharka: (4,410m/14,468ft) | Trek: 5-6 Hrs | Meal: BLD
Day 11: Langmale Kharka to Makalu Base Camp: (4,870m/15,978ft) | Trek: 6-7 Hrs | Meal: BLD
Day 12: Explore Makalu Base Camp and trek back to Laangmale |Meal : BLD
Day 13: Makalu Base Camp to Yangri Kharka | Trek: 6-7 Hrs | Meal: BLD
Day 14: Yangri Kharka to Dobate | Trek: 6-7 Hrs | Meal: BLD
Day 15: Dobate to Khongma Danda | Trek: 5-6 Hrs | Meal: BLD
Day 16: Khongma Danda to Tashigaon | Trek: 4-5 Hrs | Meal: BLD
Day 17: Tashigaon to Seduwa | Trek: 4-5 Hrs | Meal: BLD
Day 18: Seduwa to Num | Trek: 5-6 Hrs | Meal: BLD
Day 19: Num to Tumlingtar | Trek:6-7 Hrs | Meal: BLD
Day 20: Fly back to Kathmandu and transfer to hotel | Flight:30 Mins | Meal: BD
Day 21: Final Departure to your Destination | Meal: B
FAQs About Makalu Base Camp Trek
The Makalu Base Camp Trek is a long trek that often lasts more than 20 days. Similarly, you will gain about 5,000 meters in height during the walk, and the path is likewise difficult. Altitude sickness can occur if the procedure is not followed correctly.
The optimum seasons for the Makalu Base Camp trek are spring (March-May) and fall (September-November). The weather has remained pleasant and the temperature has remained mild (particularly at low and mid-elevations). The Makalu circuit walk can be done in the winter, but the severe temperatures may be too much for the lodges in this region, which aren’t particularly well equipped.
Yes. You’ll need two types of permits in general. The Nepal Government has granted Makalu Barun National Park Permits and TIMS Permits for trekking in the Makalu region.
• A Makalu Barun National Park Conservation Area permit (US $30 per person)
• A Trekkers’ Information Management Systems (TIMS) card (US $20 per person)
Take a daily flight from Kathmandu to Lukla, Phaplu, Lamidanda, Bhojpur, or Tumlingtar to access Makalu Barun National Park in Nepal. The park is easily accessible by road from all of the aforementioned destinations once you’ve landed.
Mt. Makalu (8485m) is situated on the Nepal-Tibet border to the southeast of Mt. Everest. It’s the sixth highest peak on the planet.
Yes, you can take the Makalu trip on your own or with a guide. However, you must consider your food and lodging. You may find it challenging to follow the trail due to the lack of a hiking route marker or signboard. In addition, there will be fewer tourists trekking to Makalu.
When the weather does not cooperate with our plans, it can be difficult to cope. As a result, it is preferable to hike with a friend, coworker, or an experienced trekking guide. It will aid in the success of a vacation.
Makalu Base Camp is the highest point you may reach on the Makalu Trek (5000m).
Two forms of transportation are available to get you to Tumlingtar, the beginning location of the Makalu Base Camp Trek. One option is to fly from Kathmandu to Tumlingtar, which takes 45 minutes.
The second alternative is to take a local bus or a private vehicle to Kathmandu, which is 500 kilometers away. Driving time totals 12 hours.
The Makalu Base Camp trek can be done as a camping trip or as a teahouse stay. It also depends on the size of your group.
If you’re looking for a low-cost option for a group of 1-5 people, a basic teahouse can suffice. However, camping is the greatest option for large groups (more than 5 persons).
Fresh basic local food such as Nepali Dhal Bhat, Noodles, Fry Rice, and Potatoes may be found. You can pack your own refreshments because purchasing them along the trekking paths will be prohibitively pricey.
Important Notes: To save money on drinking water, remember to bring tablets or a filter. Every teahouse in the Makalu region also has safe drinking water that you can replenish (at your own expense).
e customize the Makalu Base Camp Trek itinerary?
Ans: Yes, absolutely! You may customize the Makalu Base Camp Trek itinerary to your preferences in terms of duration, cost, and party size. Please contact us so that we can create a unique itinerary for you.