Trek like no other, Makalu Base Camp Trek is one of the most scenic adventure treks for those seeking a tranquil gateway. This is one of the most popular base camp trek, best known for serenity time spaces. Established in 1992, Makalu Base Camp trek is an ideal trekking destination for those enthusiast trekkers who have sufficient time and want to experience out of the world beauty of nature. Trailing to the fifth highest peak in the world- Mt. Makalu (8463m), offers you the exceptional opportunity to snow-clad landscapes, explore high-altitude terrains, and get acquainted with ethnic Himalayan lifestyle. While trekking to this paradise, you can explore five different ecological regions. Beginning from lower reaches of the trail, renowned for their lushness. Then reaching the tropical Arun Valley, pass the dense forest of rhododendron, fir and alpine meadows leading us right to mighty Barun glacier. 

The journey to this beautiful Himalayan paradise begins with an hour-flight to Tumlingtar but our real trekking starts from Chilchila. Then our trail follows the Arun River and passes through the beautiful Num and Seduwa village. The view of Mt. Makalu from this place is spectacular. The upper reaches of our trail comprise of polished granite cliff capped by hanging glaciers, overflowing with waterfalls.

Join us in this 19-days trekking expedition to explore the beauty of the Eastern Hills of Nepal. With us travel to some of the magnificent viewpoints of the Region, the Makalu Base Camp has always been a favorite for adventure seekers and people who want to avoid the crowd. This trek requires a fairly fit type of person as the trek goes through some strenuous hills at times. A person able to walk continuously for 7-8 hours can complete the trail with no difficulties. Contact us in case of professional expertise and a tailored trip.

You can get detailed information of Makalu base camp trekking itinerary and know about Makalu base camp route, Makalu base camp trek map by looking at trekking map which is provided below the page.

NOTE: It is recommended that you should arrive in Kathmandu a day earlier before you start your trek (if you do not have a day tour of Kathmandu scheduled). And If you have scheduled Kathmandu day tour you should arrive two days prior from the actual day from trekking.

If you are able to arrive a day earlier, it will be best for you as you will get some time to rest, know about the trekking you are doing, get info about the trekking routes, and you get time to buy trekking equipment if necessary. Similarly, if you can manage a day or two after trekking. In case of any flight delay from Lukla to Kathmandu due to different circumstances you will have lower chance of missing your international flights. Adding some extra days beside actual trekking days will help you enjoy your trip to Nepal to the fullest without having to worry about any preparations, any flight delays, and missing international flights

Highlights of Makalu Base Camp Trek

  • See Everest from a unique angle, it’s eastern Kangshung face
  • Gain views of eastern Nepal, as far away as Kangchenjunga
  • Pass from green terraced farmland to glaciers and waterfalls
  • Witness the rural life of Nepal’s distinct Rai and Sherpa culture
  • Spot some of the rarest wildlife in Nepal, including the Red Panda

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 01: Welcome to Kathmandu:
  • Day 02: Preparation and Sightseeing Tour of Kathmandu:
  • Day 03: Fly from Kathmandu to Tumlingtar then drive to Chichira:
  • Day 04: Trek from Chichira to Num:
  • Day 05: Trek from Num to Seduwa:
  • Day 06: Trek from Seduwa to Tashigaon:
  • Day 07: Trek from Tashigaon to Khongma Danda:
  • Day 08: Acclimatization and Rest Day:
  • Day 09: Trek from Khongma Danda to Dobate:
  • Day 10: Trek from Dobate to Yangri Kharka:
  • Day 11: Trek from Yangri Kharka to Langmale Kharka:
  • Day 12: Trek from Langmale Kharka to Makalu Base Camp:
  • Day 13: Explore Makalu Base Camp:
  • Day 14: Trek from Makalu Base Camp to Yangri Kharka:
  • Day 15: Trek from Yangri Kharka to Dobate:
  • Day 16: Trek from Dobate to Khongma Danda:
  • Day 17: Trek from Khongma Danda to Tashigaon:
  • Day 18: Trek from Tashigaon to Seduwa:
  • Day 19: Trek from Seduwa to Num:
  • Day 20: Trek from Num to Tumlingtar:
  • Day 21: Fly from Tumlingtar to Kathmandu:
  • Day 22: See You Again!

Cost Includes:

  • Airport pick up and drop off by private vehicle
  • Three-night accommodation with breakfast at a 3-star category hotel in Kathmandu
  • Two nights’ accommodation with breakfast at a 3-star category hotel in Pokhara
  • Surface transfer to and from Pokhara by tourist bus then by private car to and from Nayapul.
  • Full board meals with tea/coffee (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during the trek
  • Best available twin sharing lodge to lodge accommodation during the trek
  • Kathmandu city tours, tour guide, and private transportation
  • One highly experienced, helpful and friendly guide.
  • Porters (1 porter for 2 people) and their food, accommodation, salary and equipment. 
  • Accident insurance for all staff
  • Himalayan Scenery trekking map, Trekking T-shirt and duffel bag for trekking
  • Trekking map/ Trekking T-Shirt, and trip achievement certificate
  • First aid medical kit, Oximeter to check pulse, heart rate and oxygen saturation at higher altitude.
  • ACAP Permit & TIMS Fee- Trekkers' Information Management System (Please bring 2 passport size photos for permit)
  • Worst case, help with all rescue and evacuation arrangements.
  • Government taxes & office service charge


Cost Excludes:

  • Personal Travel insurance
  • International airfare
  • Nepal entry visa. You can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu. A multiple-entry tourist visa good for 30 days can be obtained by paying US $ 40 or equivalent in foreign currency. Similarly, multiple-entry tourist visas for 90 days can be obtained by paying US $ 100. Please bring 2 passport-size photos.
  • US $ 20 Local Government Tax
  • Snacks /Drinks and other personal expenses
  • Hot showers during the trek
  • Personal trekking equipment
  • WiFi internet and phone call unless it’s free.
  • Tips and gratuities for trekking staff and drivers


In Himalayan Scenery Treks and Expedition, your safety precedes every other thing. As this adventure entrails travelling in the remote mountainous region, we are always at mercy of nature. During the trip, the factors such as whether, natural disaster or multitude of other factors which are beyond our control can subsequently bring the changes in the itinerary. Although all the itinerary we provide to you is guided and standard; please note that your team leader has the authority to alter or even drop the planed itinerary of any part if it is necessary due to safety concern. All the alternations or changes of the standard itinerary are made by the leader by taking into consideration the best interest of the whole group. We give our best effort to stick with the above-mentioned itinerary; however, in case of any unpredicted event which are beyond our control, you need to be flexible and take after the guideline as instructed by your leader.

Note that the company won’t be responsible for any result of alterations on itinerary’s or any delays due to resulting circumstances.

Trip Information

  • Destination Nepal
  • Trip Difficulty Strenuous
  • Activity Trekking
  • Max Person 02 - 12 Person
  • Accommodation Lodge + Camping
  • Mx.Altitude 4870 Meter
  • Transportation: Aeroplane / Tourist Bus
  • Meals: Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner
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