Trekking in Sikkim Darjeeling
20Days Makalu Base Camp Trek

20Days Makalu Base Camp Trek

20Days Makalu Base Camp Trek

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Makalu Base Camp Trek a Trek to the worlds Highest Base Camp

In simple words Makalu Base Camp Trek  is one of the most rewarding and spectacular treks in the world with mesmerising scenery in all it’s grandeur as Makalu slowly reveals itself as you approach Makalu Base Camp . Crossing the four high passes in a single day with three passes a little over 4000m is strenuous but the view from the Makalu Base Camp is worth it.

Closed to outsiders the Park was opened only in 1950”s when Eric Shipton first ventured into this area. Relatively unknown and less frequented Makalu Base Camp Trek is known to only a handful of Trekking enthusiast. The pristine eco system of the Barun National Park is known for it’s bio-diversity of Flora and Fauna. The Park also has a wide selection of rich Himalayan scenery as you trek from  700m to a little over 5000m.

Makalu Base Camp Trek leads you to the foot of the 5th.Highest mountain in the world and probably the highest Base Camp in the world at 5250m. A trek route that is remote, challenging, off the beaten track, less frequented and a trek route that meanders through some of the most beautiful part of Nepal Himalayas. A trekking trail with unseen and amazing Himalayan scenery anywhere in the Himalayas.

Makalu Base Camp Trek a thrilling & strenuous trek  is located in Barun National Park, which covers an area of 2330sq.Km surrounding Solukhumbu & Sankhuwasabha districts of Nepal and is also home to Mt.Makalu,  5th.Highest mountain in the world at 8463m.


  • Style of Trek:  Camping/ Lodge Trek.
  • Duration:  16Nights & 17 Days.
  • Number of Days on Trek:  17 Days.
  • Highest Camping Site:  5000m (Makalu BC).
  • Trek Grade:  Strenuous.
  • Minimum No. of Participants:  2 Persons.
  • Starting Point:  Kathmandu.
  • Ending Point:  Kathmandu
  • Best Season :  March to May and September to December.
  • Climate:  Days are normally warm. Nights can at times be (general) very cold and in winter even below the freezing point. Monsoon showers in summer (heaviest in July, August) and sometimes even in spring and autumn.
  • Trek availability:  Private treks for minimum 2 persons on request. No group departures available.
  • Customized private Treks can also be arranged for a minimum of two persons on request on a date of your choice.

Makalu Base Camp Trek Itinerary
Day 01:   Fly Kathmandu to Tumlingtar. Drive to Num (1040m). Camping/Lodge
Day 02:   Num to Seduwa (1460m/5/6hrs). Camping
Day 03:   Seduwa to Tashi Gaon(2070m/5hrs). Camping
Day 04:   Tashi Gaon to Kauma(3470m/6hrs). Camping
Day 05:   Rest / Exploration day at Kauma. Camping
Day 06:   Kauma to Mumbuk(3570m/5hrs). Camping
Day 07:   Mumbuk to Riphok Kharka(3000m/6hrs). Camping
Day 08:   Riphok Kharka to Sherson(4615m/7hrs). Camping
Day 09:   Sherson to Makalu Base Camp(5000m/4/5hrs). Camping
Day 10:   Explore Makalu Base Camp. Camping
Day 11:   Makalu Base Camp to Riphok Kharka(3000m/7hrs). Camping
Day 12:   Riphok kharka to Mumbuk(3570m/6hrs). Camping
Day 13:   Mumbuk to Kauma(3470m/5hrs). Camping
Day 14:   Kauma to Tashi Gaon(2070m/5hrs). Camping
Day 15:   Tashi Gaun to Num(1520m/6hrs). Camping
Day 16:   Num to Tumlingtar(860m/4hrs). Camping / LODGE. End of  Makalu Basae Camp Trek in Nepal.
Day 17:   Fly Tumlingtar – Kathmandu.

Note: The above itinerary is a sample, intended to give you a general idea of the likely trip schedule. Numerous factors such as weather, road conditions, physical ability of the participants etc. may dictate itinerary changes either before departure or while on the trail. We reserve the right to change this schedule in the interest of the trip participant’s safety, comfort and general well being.

Recommendations:  The trek is a relatively difficult requiring good physical fitness. Few weeks  training is advised and a physical fitness check-up is a must

(All relevant Terms & Conditions apply).

    • COSTS : US$1850 per Person
    • Kathmandu – Tumlingtar-Kathmandu Airfare: US$280/person ( Fare extra as applicable & Subject to change without prior notice )
    • Restricted Area Fees : US$ 10/person/week (Included in the Cost)
    • After one week it is US$20 p[er person per week payable in convertible foreign currency (Included in the Cost)
    • Indian Participants kindly enquire within for quotes in IRupees


  • Porter/s to carry luggage (1 porter for 2 persons);
  • Accommodation in Twin Share Water Proof Tents with sleeping Mats, Dinning Tent, Kitchen Tent & Toilet Tent.
  • Contribution to guide transport;
  • Guide/porter insurance costs;
  • National Park Fees.
  • Services of an English Speaking registered Guide.
  • All three meals while on the Trek v.i.z. Breakfasts, lunches and Dinners.


  • Airfare Kathmandu – Tumlintar – Kathmandu.
  • Any services in Kathmandu, hotel/meals, etc.
  • Nepal visa fees;
  • Sleeping bags (can be hired @ $1 per night in Kathmandu);
  • Personal clothing/equipment;
  • Tips;
  • Client insurance of any kind;
  • Cost of evacuation (if any);
  • Bottled/alcoholic drinks;
  • Snacks/desserts;
  • Tea/coffee – other than at breakfast;
  • Expenses of personal nature

All relevant Terms & Conditions apply). 

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