Trip Details

  • Destination: Nepal
  • Trip Difficulty: Strenuous
  • Trip Style: Trekking
  • Transport: Private Vehicle & Flight
  • Food: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accommodation: Teahouse or Lodge
  • Group Size: 16
  • Max Elevation: Makalu Base Camp (5000m)


  • View of Mt. Makalu,  a unique view of Mt. Everest, Mt. Kanchenjunga, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Baruntse and other Himalayan ranges
  • Trek route passes through Makalu Barun National Park
  • Beautiful landscape of Varun Green Valley
  • Acquaintance with rarest wildlife creatures – Red Panda, Snow leopard, and Blue Sheep
  • Dense Forests of Rhododendron, Pine, Oak, Birch, Magnolia, and Fir
  • Experience the rural life of Rai, Limbu and Sherpa community


Makalu Base Camp Trek is situated in the Eastern part of Nepal. Major trekking routes lie in the area of Makalu Barun National Park. The major highlights of this trek is the view of Mt. Makalu (8485m), is the fifth highest mountain in the world. It is also the fourth highest mountain in Nepal. 

Our Makalu Trek starts from Tumlingtar airport. It is the only the trek that will take you from low altitude (Tumlingtar – 518m) to high altitude (Makalu Base Camp – 5000m) in 18 days. Trek to Makalu Base camp will offer an off-the-beaten trekking experience – meet with local people (Sherpa, Rai, Limbu, Chhetri), experience the rural life, amazing Himalayan landscape and many more. Best Season for Makalu Base Camp Trek:

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 1Flight to Tumlingtar. Drive to Num
  • Day 2Trek to Seduwa
  • Day 3Trek to Tashi Gaon
  • Day 4Trek to Kauma
  • Day 5Trek to Mumbuk
  • Day 6Trek to Nehe Kharka
  • Day 7Trek to Sherson
  • Day 8Trek to Makalu Base camp
  • Day 9Explore around Makalu Base Camp
  • Day 10Trek back to Nehe Kharka
  • Day 11Trek back to Mumbuk
  • Day 12Trek back to Kauma
  • Day 13Trek back to Tashi Gaon
  • Day 14Trek to Balung
  • Day 15Trek to Pukuwa
  • Day 16Trek to Bumling
  • Day 17Trek to Tumlingtar
  • Day 18Flight to Kathmandu

What to Expect

  • Airport Pickups and Drops 
  • Round Trip Flight Tickets (Kathmandu and Tumlingtar)
  • All Trekking permits (Barun National Park entry permits, Makalu Restricted Area, TIMS)
  • Teahouse accommodation during the trek 
  • Three meals a day (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner) during the trek
  • English Speaking Trekking Guide with Insurance, Transportation, Food and Accommodation
  • Daily seasonal fresh fruits after dinner 
  • A first aid kit carried by the guide (Oximeter to measure your oxygen and pulse in high altitude) 
  • All Government and Local taxes
  • International Flight Ticket and Nepalese Visa Fee
  • Hotel & Meals in Kathmandu
  • Extra night accommodation in Pokhara in case of early arrival, late departure, and early return from the trek (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
  • Personal expenses (WiFi, Phone calls, Laundry, Bar bills, Battery Recharge, Water, Shower, and Tea / Coffee)
  • Other costs not mentioned in 'Cost Includes' section
  • Travel and Rescue Insurance
  • Tips for Guides, Porters, and Drivers


Trip DatesAvailabilityPrice  
20 Oct, 2019 - 06 Nov, 2019AvailableUS$1800
27 Oct, 2019 - 13 Nov, 2019AvailableUS$1800

Useful Information

Best Season for Makalu Base Camp Trek

  • Spring (March to May): You can see the national flower of Nepal rhododendron, green forest, best mountain view
  • Autumn (September to November): You can view the green forest as well as the best mountain view

Trekking Permit Cost for Makalu Base Camp Trekking

  • Trekking Information Management System (TIMS) Card: USD 20 per person 
  • Makalu Barun National Park Permit: USD 34 per person

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