Makalu Base Camp Trek - Detailed Itinerary

  • Day 1: Welcome to Kathmandu:

    In accordance with your flight schedule, we will be at the Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu to extend a warm welcome to you in our beautiful country for the beautiful trip. After exchanging warm welcome greetings at the arrival section, we will lead you to our vehicle to drop you off in our trip hotel. It’s a day at complete leisure, you will be on your own and you can do whatever you want to do for refreshment. But we definitely will be happy to guide you around the city.

    • Hotel
    • 1400 Meter
  • Day 2: Preparation and Sightseeing Tour of Kathmandu:

    On the second day of arrival we will be interacting with each other. After early breakfast every guest need to arrive at Company to review about their trip so that they can buy and manage the required stuff for their trips. After talking about the trip we will be taking our guest for cultural sightseeing tour around Kathmandu valley. The destination for sightseeing include Swoyambhunath - the oldest monument in Kathmandu valley, Kathmandu Durbar Square – to see the temple of Living Goddess and other medieval architectural wonders, Pashupatinath – to immerse into Hindu death rites on the bank of a holy river, and Boudhanath – a massive Buddhist shrine considered as the biggest in the world.

    • Breakfast
    • Hotel
    • 1400 Meter
    • 1 - 2 Hours
  • Day 3: Fly from Kathmandu to Tumlingtar then drive to Chichira:

    Today we will be taking an hour flight to Tumlingtar after we had had lunch in the morning. At the time of breakfast, we will meet other crew members who will be joining in our trek. Once we reach Tumlinghtar, we will take a short drive to Chichira, small but beautiful Gurung settlement. This village is rich in Gurung culture. You can explore this beautiful place after we reach Chichira. We will rest in Chichira for the day and prepare for the next day’s trek.
    Overnight in Chichira.

    • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Fruit
    • Tea House / Lodge
    • 1980 Meter
  • Day 4: Trek from Chichira to Num:

    We will start our first day trekking journey early in the morning right after a warm breakfast. As this is the first day we will go slow and gradually increase our pace as we move towards Num Village. On the trail towards the Num village, you will encounter the beautiful picturesque villages and lush mountain forests. After a moderately paced trailing for 6-7 hours will take us to Num Village. Num Village at a ridge line with the magnificent view on both side and perched on the end. We will give a break to todays trailing and stay at this beautiful village for the overnight stay.
    Overnight in Num Village

    • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Fruit
    • Tea House / Lodge
    • 1560 Meter
    • 6 - 7 Hours
  • Day 5: Trek from Num to Seduwa:

    After a quick breakfast in the morning we will trail on a descent steep passing though forests and terraced farms before reaching Barun River. We need to cross the Barun River. After we cross the river, our trail now ascents up. This valley is quite hot and the forest around here offers a bit of shade. Makalu Barun National Park also starts from this place. Before moving forward to our destination, we will need to register our permits. Once everyone finishes registering their permit, we will continue trailing for an hour or two, to reach Seduwa village. We will set up the camp at the top of the village for the overnight stay.
    Overnight in Seduwa.

    • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Fruit
    • Tea House / Lodge
    • 1500 Meter
    • 6 - 7 Hours
  • Day 6: Trek from Seduwa to Tashigaon:

    Today’s trekking trail ascend through the ridge bounded by Ipsuwa Khola on the west and Kasuwa Khola to the east. Before we reach the exotic village of Tashi Gaon, we need to cross the hillside through quiet village and pass though small paddy fields. Tashi Gaon is the wonderful Gurung settlement village surrounded by breathtaking Himalayan panorama. The people of this village are very friendly and helpful. You will get to know about the Gurung culture at this village.
    Overnight in Tashigaon.

    • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Fruit
    • Tea House / Lodge
    • 2100 Meter
    • 4 - 5 Hours
  • Day 7: Trek from Tashigaon to Khongma Danda:

    Today will be the bit of a tough day as we need to hike on a steep trail in a higher elevation. After Tashigaon, we leave the human settlement and ascend through the beautiful shade of rhododendron and oak forest to a stream and then onto a ridge. After passing a dense forest we come to a summer pastures with traces of temporary made shepherd huts. From here onwards the trail gets even stepper which passes through Kharka (grazing land) and follows series of rough stone stars leading us to a small lake at the top of the ridge. Little further from here is our todays destination Khongma Danda. We will set up our camp here with the scenic mountain ranges during the moon light, for the overnight stay
    Overnight in Khongma Danda.

    • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Fruit
    • Tented Camp
    • 3500 Meter
    • 6 - 7 Hours
  • Day 8: Acclimatization and Rest Day:

    Today is the rest day. You can either get some bodily rest at camp before we begin our next hike or visit around some interesting hike and view point to explore. You can enjoy the stunning views of the glorious Himalaya ranges from the camp and gather the energy for the next day.
    Overnight in Khongma Danda.

    • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Fruit
    • Tented Camp
  • Day 9: Trek from Khongma Danda to Dobate:

    With the superb view of surrounding landscapes and snow-capped mountain, we will begin our hike. The hike todays follow a gradual trails with few ups and downs. Our trail passes though the Thulo Pokhari (big pond) and Small pokhari (small pond) and then climbs towards the summit of Shipton La (pass). At the time of heavy snow fall, the path around can be quite misleading and difficult to find the trail. Walking further will take us to lake Kalo Pokhari (3930m). After the lake, we pass over the KeKe La t 4,170m. From here you can witness the marvellous views of Chamlang Chamlang (7321m), Peak 6 (6,524m) and Peak 7 (6,758m). After Crossing chorten of Tutu la (4200m), we hike downhill to reach the beautiful valley of Dobat.
    Overnight in Dobate.

    • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Fruit
    • Tea House / Lodge
    • 4200 Meter
    • 6 - 7 Hours
  • Day 10: Trek from Dobate to Yangri Kharka:

    Our day today begins with a sharp descent down a wooden narrow valley, passing through the rhododendron forest leading us right to the Barun River just beyond Tamatan Kharka. Crossing the Barun river will take us to the upper reaches of the valley. Beyond this point, the trail is steep and arduous with numerous rock falls often, so you need to be extra careful for first two hours. Once we pass the difficult trail, we will take a pleasant walk, gradually gaining altitude till we rich the seasonal settlement of Yangri kharka situated at the base of the valley.
    Overnight at Yangri Kharka.

    • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Fruit
    • Tea House / Lodge
    • 3557 Meter
    • 6 - 7 Hours
  • Day 11: Trek from Yangri Kharka to Langmale Kharka:

    Our trek today begins by crossing the bridge on the Barun river and then walk on the boulders, where you can see a large prayer wall. We will have a moderate walk to the valley, passing thought the yak pastures and lush forests. After the hike for 2-3 hours the vegetation starts get thinner. However, he rhododendron, barberries, cotoneaster and juniper bushes keep on for some time. A pleasant hike will take us close to Sherson. From Sherson we can have sight of the lower Barun glacier and the towering Majestic Mt. Makalu. This place is also known as the lower base camp of Mt. Makalu. We will then make a further way passing Merek. You can notice a significant rise is the scenic Himalayan views.
    Overnight in Langmale Kharka.

    • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Fruit
    • Tea House / Lodge
    • 4410 Meter
    • 5 - 6 Hours
  • Day 12: Trek from Langmale Kharka to Makalu Base Camp:

    This is the day we make it to the Base Camp. From Langmale Kharka, we will move slowly uphill to Shershong and eventually make our way to Makalu Base Camp. As we move upward in a flat trail with icy glaciers and snow clad mountain surrounding us, Mount Makalu come into views. A 6-7 climb, advancing toward the camp, we get the opportunity to absorb the glorious Himalayan display surrounding us.
    Overnight at Makalu Base Camp.

    • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Fruit
    • Basic Guest House
    • 4870 Meter
    • 6 - 7 Hours
  • Day 13: Explore Makalu Base Camp:

    Makalu Base Camp is a rocky barren place with the large Barun Glacier beyond it. We take a rest today to explore the Makalu Base Camp. Standing at Makalu Base Camp, you can see the magnificent south face of Makalu and the complete Panorama of Everest and Lhotse. Seeing the glorious view of these pristine Himalaya, will sure to make your trip worthwhile. Beside the magnificent Himalayas panorama, there are beautiful lakes and glacier which are worth exploring. You can go for a short trek up of Makalu base camp where we can celebrate the accomplishment of our trip.
    Overnight at Makalu Base Camp.

    • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Fruit
    • Basic Guest House
  • Day 14: Trek from Makalu Base Camp to Yangri Kharka:

    After the wonderful exploration in the Makalu base camp, we descend down from the base camp. Taking the last glimpses of the mighty Makalu, we head back following the same trail that we have taken before to reach Makalu base camp. We descend downhill, passing through Shershong, Langmale Kharka, Merek and finally stop at Yangri Kharka for overnight stay.
    Overnight at Yangri Kharka.

    • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Fruit
    • Basic Guest House
    • 6 - 7 Hours
  • Day 15: Trek from Yangri Kharka to Dobate:

    After breakfast, we continue our journey From Yangri Kharka. Our trail descends through rock falls, green forests and valley, making our way towards Dobate. We retrace our trekking following the river banks of Barun.
    Overnight at Dobate.

    • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Fruit
    • Basic Guest House
    • 6 - 7 Hours
  • Day 16: Trek from Dobate to Khongma Danda:

    The trek today will be easier, as the trek today follows a calm trail through a woodland of firs and rhododendrons. Before we descend to Khongma Danda, we need to cross the Keke La, Tutu La (Shipton’s Pass) and Kauma La en route.
    Overnight in Khongma Danda.

    • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Fruit
    • Basic Guest House
    • 5 - 6 Hours
  • Day 17: Trek from Khongma Danda to Tashigaon:

    Today we trek back to Tashigaon. For another 2- 3 hour our trail passes through the cool shades of thick forests area, coming towards the farm terrace and finally making it to the indigenous Sherpa village of Tashigaon.
    Overnight in Tashigaon.

    • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Fruit
    • Basic Guest House
    • 4 - 5 Hours
  • Day 18: Trek from Tashigaon to Seduwa:

    We retrace our steps, following downhill track through the farm fields for an hour or two. Leacing the Makalu Barun National park and will descend down to the Barun river. As we move downhill, crossing the hillside and passing through many villages and settlement, we will reach Seduwa again.
    Overnight at Seduwa.

    • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Fruit
    • Basic Guest House
    • 4 - 5 Hours
  • Day 19: Trek from Seduwa to Num:

    After the Breakfast, we will leave the wonderful Seduwa village. Before we reach the Num village we need to go through the lush forest. The trail is downhill which goes up and down passing through culturally rich Sherpa villages and dense forest, will take you back to Num.
    Overnight at Num.

    • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Fruit
    • Basic Guest House
    • 5 - 6 Hour
  • Day 20: Trek from Num to Tumlingtar:

    Today is the final day of our trekking journey. Continuing our journey back, we will retrace our footsteps to Chichira. From Chichira, you can savour the glorious vista of Mount Makalu for the last time. From this point we will take a pleasant walk until we reach Tumlingtar for overnight stay.
    Overnight at Tumlingtar.

    • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Fruit
    • Tea House / Lodge
  • Day 21: Fly from Tumlingtar to Kathmandu:

    The last day at the Makalu Region! Wake up early to eat a fulfilling breakfast. After a breakfast, we will board the plane to fly back to Kathmandu after our long trek in the mountains. On our arrival at the city of temples, you will have free time to explore the city on your own.

    • Breakfast
    • Hotel
  • Day 22: See You Again!

    As the last day on this trip, we drive you to airport as per your flight schedule back to home or onward destination.
    We definitely hope that you enjoyed the Makalu Base Camp Trek and hope to see you for another adventure soon.