MAKALU BASE CAMP TREK

16 Days
5 Excellent

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  • Max. Elevation:
    4,870m / 15,978ft
  • Walking Per Day:
    5 - 6 Hours
  • Accommodation:
    Hotel + Lodge + Tent
  • Best Season:
    Spring/Autumn
  • Group Size:
    2 - 15 PAX

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Trip Overview

Country: Nepal
Duration: 16 Days Route: via Tumlingtar
Co-ordinates: 27°50'05"N 87°04'33"E
Range: Makalu Region

Makalu Base Camp Trekking: The fifth highest mountain in the world, Mount Makalu lies at the elevation of 8463m. It is situated in the Makalu Barun National Park, which covers an area of 2330 sq. km extending around the Solukhumbu and Sankhuwasabha districts of Nepal. And, the panorama of the highest mountain in the world such as Mount Everest, Mount Lhotse, Mount Chamlang, Makalu, and other mountains greets you.

Makalu base camp trek can be fairly challenging in some parts depending upon your level of physical fitness. The outstanding scenery of Makalu Base Camp Trek’s route significantly provides unique cultural heritage and incredible views of mountain peaks. The trek begins with a flight from Kathmandu to Tumlingtar of Mid-eastern Nepal for half an hour. The trail to Makalu Base Camp Trek envelops the plain, sub-tropical valley of the Arun River basin to extraordinary temperate passes called Keke La pass (4230m) and Tutu La pass (4200m), many edges ascend from the Barun River valley which is off the beaten mid-hill trails.

Itinerary

  • 1
    Arrival in Kathmandu (1400m) & Transfer to the Hotel
    B/D
    Hotel

  • 2
    Fly from Kathmandu to Tumlingtar and Drive to Num (1,560m)
    B/L/D
    Lodge

  • 3
    Trek from Num to Seduwa (1,510m)
    B/L/D
    Tent

  • 4
    Trek from Seduwa to Tashi Gaun (2,070m)
    B/L/D
    Tent

  • 5
    Acclimatization at Tashi Gaun (rest day)
    B/L/D
    Tent

  • 6
    Trek from Tashi Gaun to Khongma (3,760m)
    B/L/D
    Tent

  • 7
    Trek from Khongma to Mumbuk (3,520m)
    B/L/D
    Tent

  • 8
    Trek from Mumbuk to Nehe Kharka (4,320m)
    B/L/D
    Tent

  • 9
    Trek from Nehe Kharka to Makalu Base Camp (4,870m)
    B/L/D
    Tent

  • 10
    Trek from MaKalu Base Camp to Yangle Kharka
    B/L/D
    Tent

  • 11
    Trek from Yangle Kharka to Khongma
    B/L/D
    Tent

  • 12
    Trek from Khongma to Seduwa
    B/L/D
    Tent

  • 13
    Trek from Seduwa to Num and drive to Khadbari or Tumlingtar
    B/L/D
    Lodge

  • 14
    Drive from Khandbari to Tumlingtar Fly to Kathmandu & Transfer to the Hotel
    B/L
    Hotel

  • 15
    Sightseeing around Kathmandu Valley
    Breakfast
    Hotel

  • 16
    Transfer to International Airport for final departure
    Breakfast

Route Map

Cost Includes

  • AIRPORT PICK-UP & DROP : Airport - Hotel transfer – Airport (Pick Up and Drop).
  • ACCOMMODATION IN KATHMANDU : 3 nights sharing a twin bedroom at the hotel (3 Star category) in Kathmandu on a bed & breakfast basis.
  • WELCOME DINNER : One Welcome Dinner in a tourist standard restaurant in Kathmandu with Office’s Staff.
  • PERMITS : All necessary paper works: Makalu Barun National Park permit, TIMS Card & conservation area entry permit, and its fee.
  • STAFF INSURANCE : Insurance for all involved Nepalese staff during the trek.
  • MAP : Makalu Region Trekking map.
  • MEMBER TRANSPORTATION : Air Transportation: (Domestic Flight) Fly from Kathmandu - Tumlingtar - Kathmandu, as per itinerary. Land Transportation: Drive Tumlingtar to Num and While Returning: Num to Tumlingtar
  • MEMBER LUGGAGE : Up to 20 Kg of personal baggage per member during the trek carried by porters.
  • FOODS & LODGING : 3 meals a day (BDL; including tea and coffee) along with accessible accommodation sharing a twin bedroom at /Lodge/Camping/Tea House during the trek.
  • CAMPING EQUIPMENT : All Necessary equipment for Camping during the trek.
  • DRINKS : 2 liters of boiled water to carry on thermos per day per member.
  • GUIDE : Government licensed Guide (English speaking) during the trek and sightseeing in Kathmandu valley.
  • PORTER : Porters (1 trekker: 1 porter) during the trek.
  • STAFF SALARY & ALLOWANCE : All Nepalese staff & porters' daily wages, salary, equipment, food & clothing.
  • VALLEY SIGHTSEEING : Sightseeing in Kathmandu Valley [Pashupatinath Temple and Kathmandu Durbar Square] by a professional guide.
  • MEDICAL KIT : Comprehensive Medical kit for group.

Cost Excludes

  • INTERNATIONAL AIRFARE : International flight airfare (from and to Kathmandu).
  • NEPAL VISA FEES : Nepali Visa fee is US$ 60 per person for 30 days (to be applied for 60 days (USD$ 120).
  • LUNCH & DINNER : Lunch & dinner during the stay in Kathmandu (also in case of early return from Trekking than the scheduled itinerary).
  • EXTRA NIGHTS IN KATHMANDU : Extra nights' accommodation in Kathmandu. In case of early arrival or late departure, early return from Trekking (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary.
  • INSURANCE : Travel and high altitude insurance, accident, medical & emergency evacuation. *mandatory
  • RESCUE EVACUATION : Medical Insurance and emergency rescue evacuation cost if required. (Rescue, Repatriation, Medication, Medical Tests, and Hospitalization costs.)
  • PERSONAL EXPENSES : Telephone calls, Internet, Toiletries, battery recharge, hot shower, laundry, soft drinks, beer, and any alcoholic beverages.
  • PERSONAL EQUIPMENT : Clothing, Packing Items or Bags, Personal Medical Kit, Personal Trekking Gears, etc.
  • TOILETRIES : Soaps, shampoos, toilet and tissue papers, toothpaste, and other items used to keep yourself clean.
  • FILMING : Special Filming, Camera, and Drone permit fee.
  • INTERNET SERVICE : Internet facility during the trek is not included.
  • EXTRA PORTER : USD 30 USD for an extra per porter per day (If an extra porter is demanded).
  • TIPS : Tips for Guide, porters, and staff.
  • EXTRA : Any other services or activities not mentioned in the itinerary. Any other item not listed in the “Cost Includes” section.

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    Grading

    Below the different grades shown in the chart are explained in more detail.

    For Expeditions

    1. Easy (E): Climb requires one-day climbs, or a multiday climbs with non-technical elements.
    2. Moderate (M): Either a serious one-day climbs, or a multiday climbs with some technical elements. Requires an average level of physical fitness.
    3. Difficult (D): Multiday climbs with some moderately technical elements. Requires an above average fitness level and high level of stamina.
    4. Hard Difficult (HD): Multiday, Highly technical climb. Requires high level of physical fitness and stamina.
    5. Very Difficult (VD): Multiday, Extremely technical climb. Requires very high level of Physical fitness and stamina.

    Grading

    Below the different grades shown in the chart are explained in more detail.

    For Trekking

    1. Light: Light walking and generally level hiking that is good for most fitness levels. During these trips, hill-walking experience is desirable.
    2. Moderate: Trek has various types of moderate to difficult terrain, including rough trails and normally 3 to 5 hours a day. Requires an average to above average fitness level.
    3. Moderate+: High altitude treks above 3000 meters or in fairly difficult terrain- normally 4 to 6 hours a day. Requires an above average fitness level and high level of stamina.
    4. Extreme: These high altitude treks or passes are known to be the most strenuous and has difficult terrain and conditions. These treks may require a degree of mountaineering skills and you capability of carrying on normally at an altitude of 4000-5600 meters. Daily walking is 5-8 hours approx.