Makalu Base Camp Trekking Finest Trekking in Himalayas 

Makalu Base Camp Trekking(8,481 m) is a finest trekking in Nepal Himalayas which takes us to the foot hill of the fifth highest summit in the world which is near to Barun Glacier. Makalu Base Camp Trekking offers to explore high-altitude terrains, snow-clad landscapes and the local living of locals of Makalu.

Our Makalu Trekking starts from the low land of Tumlingtar goes up to the base camp of Makalu. Along the trail it offers the superb views of the south face of Makalu as well as Everest, Lhotse, Chamlang and Kanchenjunga.

Best trekking season for Makalu Base Camp Trekking are Spring (March to May) and Autumn (September to November).

Makalu Base Camp Trekking Highlights 

Group size: 2-12 people Max- altitude: 4,870 m/6-7 hrs
Destination: Nepal Fitness level: 2B
Arrival on: Kathmandu, Nepal Departure from: Kathmandu, Nepal
Accomodation: 3-star hotel in Kathmandu, teahouses during trekking and tent during climbing. Meals: All meals during trekking and climbing, breakfast in Kathmandu



Arrival in Kathmandu and Transfer to the hotel (1,300 m):

Upon your arrival in Tribhuvan International Airport, a Zed Travels representative will be there for your warm welcome and will help you to transfer to the hotel. In free time get take rest and get refreshed from the jetlag. In evening join welcome dinner organized by Zed Travels team. Overnight at hotel.


Kathmandu Sightseeing (1,334 m):

A full day sightseeing is dedicated to explore some of the UNESCO World Heritage Listed Sites in Kathmandu Valley. Exploration of Soyambhunath- The Monkey Temple, Pashupatinath, Boudhanath and historical Kathmandu Durbar Square are the places sightseeing offers. In evening meet your trekking guide. Overnight at hotel.


Fly to Tumlingtar (45 minutes flight) and drive to Chichira (1,980 m/ 3-4 hours drive):

This morning we will first fly to Tumlingtar. From Tumlingtar we will further drive to Chichira by private vehicle. Chichira is a beautiful Gurung ethnic settlement. Overnight at Chichira.


Chichira to Num (1,560 m/ 6-7 hours trekking):

We take early breakfast and starts our trekking to Num village. During trek to Num we will pass several small villages and forests before reaching Num. We stay overnight at Num.


Trek to Seduwa (1,500 m/5-6hours trekking):

The trail from Num descent through forest and crosses the Barun river. From there it ascends up and will get to Seduwa for overnight. Overnight at Seduwa.


Trek to Tashigaon (2,100 m/4-5 hours trekking):

After early breakfast we will resume our trek and will head towards Tashi Gaon. Along the way we will pass several villages, paddy fields before reaching Tashi Gaon. Tashi Gaon offers the superb views of mountains. Overnight at Tashi Gaon.


Tashigaon to Khongma Danda (3,500 m/6-7 hours trekking):

The trail from Tashi Gaon ascends through dense forest to stream. From there it climbs steeply up and follows the stone steps and gradually take us to Khongma Danda. We stay overnight at Khongma Danda.


Acclimatization day:

We will take a rest day at Khongma Danda.


Khongma Danda to Dobate (6-7 hours trekking):

One of the tough yet interesting trekking day. From Khongma Danda the trail climbs up to the Shipton La pass and goes through Kalo Pokhari then pass the Kele La (4,160m). From Kele Le we will take descent trail to reach Dobate for overnight.


Trek to Yangri Kharka (3,557 m/5- 6hours):

The trail from Dobate goes through the rhododendron and head to Barun River. From there we will take steep up trail and will slowly walk up to Yangri Kharka. Overnight at Yangri Kharka.


Yangri Kharka to Langmale Kharka (4,410 m/5-6 hours):

After breakfast we will again start our trekking. Today we will pass several yak pastures and forests before reaching Langmale Kharka. We will stay overnight at Langmale Kharka.


Trek to Makalu Base Camp (4,870 m/6-7 hours):

The trail from Langmale Kharka first ascends up to Shershong. From there it further goes up to Makalu Base Camp. In Makalu Base Camp we can enjoy the superb views of south face of Makalu, Everest and Lhotse mountains. Overnight at Makalu Base Camp.


Explore Makalu Base Camp:

This day we will enjoy exploring Makalu Base Camp. We can enjoy the superb views of south face of Makalu, Everest and Lhotse mountains and can also explore the glaciers, lakes there in Makalu Base Camp. Enjoy exploring. Overnight at Makalu Base Camp.


Trek back to Yangri Kharka (6-7 hours trekking):

Early morning we can enjoy some views in Makalu Base Camp. After then we will have breakfast and with following descending trail we will trek back to Yangri Kharka. Overnight at Yangri Kharka.


Yangri Kharka to Dobate (6-7 hours trekking):

After breakfast, we will take descent trail through rocks, forests and then Barun River bank to reach Dobate. We will stay overnight at Dobate.


Dobate to Khongma Danda (5-6 hours trekking):

From Dobate we will first take ascent trail to Nambuk through rhododendron forest. Along the way we will cross Kele La, Kauma La pass. And from there we will descend down to Khongma Danda for overnight.


Khongma Danda to Tashigaon (4-5 hours trekking):

We will follow the same way back to Tashi Gaon from Khongma Danda which we have used to ascend up to Makalu Base Camp. Overnight at Tashi Gaon.


Trek back to Seduwa (4-5 hours trekking):

From Tashi Gaon we will descending trail Barun River then cross several small settlements before reaching Seduwa for overnight. We will stay overnight at Seduwa.


Seduwa to Num (5-6 hours trekking):

This day we will trek back to Num via several dense forests and Sherpa villages. Overnight at Num.


Trek back to Tumlingtar (6-7 hours trekking):

Our trail from Num first head towards Chichira. From Chichira we will make further walk to Tumlingtar where we will stay overnight.


Fly back to Kathmandu (50 mins flight):

From Tumlingtar we will fly back to Kathmandu. In Kathmandu we will have enough time for rest and for some gift shopping. In evening join farewell dinner organized by Zed Travels Team for successful Makalu Base Camp Trek. Overnight at hotel.


Fly back home:

A Zed Travels representative will accompany you to Tribhuvan International Airport with beautiful memories to catch your returning flight. We hope to see you again in Nepal. Namaste!

Makalu Base Camp Trekking
Makalu Base Camp Trekking
Makalu Base Camp Trek

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