Makalu Base Camp Trek

18 Days

Makalu Base Camp trek is regarded as one of the most enjoyable and adventurous treks in Nepal which combines all kinds of geographical attractions available in Nepal.

Trip type: trekking, hiking, exploration,
Group of: min 2 pax, max as many as 15,
Locations: Makalu Barun National Park area, East Nepal,
Trip Duration: 18 days.
Max altitude: 5000m/16402ft,
Country: Nepal
Season: Autumn, Spring


Makalu Base Camp trek is regarded as one of the most enjoyable and adventurous treks in Nepal which combines all kinds of geographical attractions available in Nepal. The trek begins from Terai Region (when you take the longer course) and passing through the middle hilly region it enters into the great Himalayan area. From the trek everyday you are sure to have a great panoramic views of the Himalayan peaks, unique tribal settlements, beautifully scenic riverbeds and narrow valleys and dunes, cascades and waterfalls, pasture lands and grazing areas etc. The plain area (Terai region) is found with Indian influence in day to day life whereas the middle hills are settled by almost all casts and tribes of Nepal. The Himalayan area as all over in Nepal settled by famous mountaineers – Sherpas! The trek can be started by taking a flight or drive from Kathmandu to Biratnagar. And onward to Tumlingtar are the same options, flight or drive. After the town of Tumlingtar on the dry seasons jeeps shorten a day trek in an hour or so drive, but the roads are not of all seasonal. After all we are here for trek, so calling a jeep is not a good idea to everyone. Taking flight saves great amount of time and comfort but cost considerably goes up. Driving all the way from Kathmandu to Tumlingtar takes about 2 days. But good thing of taking the drive is you would be enjoying the representative views of Nepal and get to travel with your supporting team such as guide, assistant, porters, etc. A bigger group of above 10 people, may make a charter flight of an airplane of Nepal Airlines directly to Tumlingtar from Kathmandu at reasonable price. If this can happen, then you save a great amount of time even much more than taking the flight to Biratnagar from Kathmandu and to Talejung from Biratnagar. For the bigger group (above 10 people), even the airfare of taking direct flight to Tumlingntar is similar than the one of KTM–BIR–TML. We have highly experienced guides who have been into this route for many times and some of them even come from the Makalu village. They are the local expertise you would like to have on your team.


Arrival in Kathmandu airport. Reception and transfer to Hotel. Hotel in Thamel.

Leisurely day in Kathmandu; good for the final preparation/stay at Hotel. Members may go for city tours such as to Swyambhunath, Boudhanath etc. In the evening we meet and get know the guide and his briefing about for tomorrow specially the pick up time, the flight time, and if there is any other questions you have as the last minute Q&A. We also take all the insurance record for incase of emergency need.

Morning (around 10am) fly to Tumlingtaar (405m/35 min scenic flight). Landing at the airport, we meet the other crew members/porters, and we check in lodge at Tumlingtaar. Remaining time to ramble around.

Trek to Bhotebas (1730m/6 to 7 hrs). Overnight at lodge/full board.

Trek to Num (1572m/6 to 7 hrs). Overnight at lodge/full board.
NOTE: there is a road link to Num from Tumlingtaar. The road is just graveled or without the pitch toped. This is not an all seasoned road. Therefore the chance of finding means of comfortable drive from Tumlingtaar is just a thin. But if we find the vehicle we can travel in one day to NUM from TUMLINGTAAR, this can be just an option incase of necessary.

Trek to Seduwa (1500m/6hrs). Overnight at lodge/full board.

Trek to Tashi Gaon (2100m/4hrs). O/N similar/full board.

Trek to Kauma Danda (Hill) or Kauma Hill Base Camp (3500m/6hrs). O/N at lodge/full board.

Trek to Mumbuk (3540m/6hrs). O/N at lodge/full board.

Trek to Yangla Kharka (3575m/5hrs). O/N at lodge/full board.

Trek to Merek (4100m/5hrs). O/N at lodge/full board.

Trek to Makalu Base Camp (4870m) starting early in the morning and return to Merak. O/N lodge/full board.

Trek return to Mumbuk. O/N at tent/full board.

Trek arrives to Seduwa. O/N at lodge/full board.

Day 15 :
Trek to Num

Half day trek to Num and depending on availability of a jeep we may arrive to Tumlingtaar; and if jeep is not available, we trek further to Chichila. O/N at lodge/full board.

Trek to Tumlimlingtaar and get the flight ticket reconfirmation. O/N at lodge/full board. There will be simple farewell dinner with staffs and crew members!

Fly to Kathmandu. Free afternoon, rest at Hotel. Farewell dinner at the evening!!

A reserve day. Overnight accordingly. If it is in the mountain, it will be on the lodge and incase its in KTM, there will be similar hotel. Similarly, if this day is taken in the mountain it will be inclusive of all the meals and drinks as regular and if its in KTM, it will include only the accommodation/hotel with breakfast.


  • Airport pick up/transfer, all local/ground transportation in Kathmandu,
  • Hotel in Kathmandu for 3 to 4 night with twin sharing and daily breakfast,
  • Kathmandu to Tumlingtaar and return flight tickets,
  • 1 guide, 1 assistant and necessary number of porters,
  • Daily 3 (breakfast, lunch, dinner and hot drinks) meals while on mountain or during the period stay at the lodge. We provide boiled water to drink.
  • Sleeping bags, mattresses, pillows,
  • Lodge/guest house accommodation while on trek,
  • All trek permits, entry tickets,
  • Trekking maps,
  • Good food with daily fruits, cookies, tinned meat and fruit items. Daily warm/washing water.
  • Duffel bags, if needed for trekking purpose,
  • Nepali staffs transportation, work insurance, food allowances, daily wage etc.
  • Farewell dinner in Kathmandu,


  • Meals such as lunch, dinner while in Kathmandu,
  • City tours, city tour guides, car/van for city tours,
  • Any trip extended, any extension on Hotel stay in Kathmandu,
  • Warm clothes/trekking gears, trekking boots, day backpack,
  • Tips/gratitude to your guide, porter/s, driver when any,
  • Travel insurance, medical assistances, helicopter uplift if any,
  • Personal expenses, cold drinks, etc.
  • Anything not mentioned on above Service
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