Makalu Trek - 23 Days

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Makalu Trek
  • Maxium Altitude
  • Difficulty Level
  • Trekking Season
    March to May and September to November


Mount Makalu, the fifth-highest peak in the world, stands in close proximity to Mount Everest. The Makalu region is blessed with a magnificent range of natural beauty and cultural diversity. The main inhabitants of the region include the Sherpa, Rai, and Limbu ethnic groups. The Makalu Trek offers an extraordinary opportunity to venture into high-altitude terrain, experience snow-clad landscapes, and immerse oneself in the traditional Himalayan way of life.

Start of Makalu Trek

An attractive one-hour flight to Tumlingtar, in eastern Nepal, is the starting point of the walk. From there, it climbs the valley of the Arun River, passing through lovely cities and terraced farms on its way to Chichira, Sedua, and Num. Trekkers reach the upper Barun River valley after crossing the difficult Shipton La Pass (4210m), which provides them with close-up views of Mount Makalu and Chamlang Himal.

This journey takes participants into the Barun Valley. A massive international protected area created via collaboration between China and Nepal. One of the country’s least visited and most remote regions. The Makalu-Barun Valley in Nepal alone is home to 830 sq. km of conservation area and 2330 sq. km of national park Here, vivid flowers blossom beneath snow-capped peaks, rocky peaks tower above lush green woods, and flowing waterfalls tumble into deep gorges.

Some of the most pure alpine ecosystems on the globe are found in this unusual region. Unique animal and plant species flourish in a variety of environments and temperatures, unaffected by human activities. More than 3000 blooming plant species, 440 bird species, and 75 animal species—including threatened species like the clouded leopard, red panda, and musk deer—have been identified by researchers. Enthusiasts who want to experience peace and quiet in a pure natural setting and are passionate about trekking might consider the Makalu Trek.

Best season for Makalu trek

For the greatest weather and scenery, you may hike from March to May and from September to November. The temperature is temperate and the weather is mainly clear, providing unobstructed views of breathtaking scenery. We will constantly encounter difficult elevations and rough paths when trekking in the Himalayas, but the experience will last a lifetime.

Travel Insurance for Makalu Trek

It is essential to have complete travel insurance when getting ready for the Makalu Base Camp Trek. In the event of unanticipated events such as medical issues, evacuation, trip cancellations, or lost or stolen assets, hikers can rest easy knowing that they have financial coverage. Because of the isolated and difficult terrain of the walk, it’s crucial to get an insurance that explicitly covers high-altitude trekking and helicopter evacuation. Trekkers who have comprehensive travel insurance coverage may concentrate on having a relaxing and rewarding journey.

Permits Required for Makalu Trek

Trekkers must obtain necessary permissions before embarking on the Makalu trek. As the route passes through a protected region, the Makalu Barun National Park Entry Permit is mandatory. This not only supports local communities but also aids in conservation efforts. Additionally, trekkers may require a TIMS (Trekkers’ Information Management System) card, depending on the route and regulations in place. These permits ensure compliance with regional laws and enhance the safety and comfort of hikers throughout their expedition.




Trip Highlights

  • Adventure on the region of the second- Higest Mountain in Nepal and Third highest Mountain in the word.
  • Explore up close to the magnificence of the Himalayan peaks like Mera Peak, Khabur, Makalu, Rathong, Twin Peak, Khumbhakarna Peak, and Kabru Dome
  • Kanchenjunga Base Camp (5,140 meters) and Kanchenjunga Glacier.
  • Widely diversified flora and fauna in the Kanchenjunga Conservation Area (Asian black bear, snow leopard, red panda, golden-breasted fulvetta, red-billed chough, and blood pheasant)
  • High-Himalayan passes like Tamo La Pass, Sele La Pass, Mirgin La, and Sinon La
  • Tamor, Ghunsa, and Simbuwa river streams nourished by the glacial torrents of the region
  • Wildlife such as Snow leopard, Musk deer, Red panda, etc.
  • Different landscapes from forests to meadows
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22 Nights 23 Days

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    Detailed Itinerary

    You will be welcomed and taken to your hotel in Kathmandu so you can relax after your travels.

    Today you will get ready for your upcoming hike and discover some of Kathmandu’s cultural gems, such as lively marketplaces and historic temples.

    After an amazing trip to Tumlingtar, you’ll set off on a journey through local towns and stunning scenery to reach Khadbari.

    The walk continues with a gentle climb to Chichila, which provides breathtaking views of the valleys and woods around.

    Travelling through a variety of landscapes, you will arrive to Num, where you will feel the peace of the foothills of the Himalayas.

    Hiking to Seduwa, you’ll journey by rivers and through forests, taking in the area’s natural beauty.

    You will see traditional Sherpa settlements and take in magnificent scenery of the Himalayan peaks while climbing to Tashi Gaun.

    Trekking up to Kahuma Danda is strenuous today, but the outcome is amazing views of the surrounding mountains.

    You will go through woods and alpine meadows on your descent to Mumbuk, all while taking in the natural beauty of the Himalayas.

    The journey continues to Nehe Kharka, where you will see free of landscapes and high mountain passes.

    You’ll have a well-earned rest day to recover and take in the surrounding scenery after climbing to Sherson.

    Spend a relaxing day in Sherson, maybe going on a day trip to one of the surrounding glaciers or just lounging about taking in the breathtaking Himalayan landscape.

    As you descend to Yangri Kharka, you’ll take in the peace of the surroundings and get ready for the adventure that lies ahead.

    You’ll get the opportunity to return to your ways to Mumbuk, where you may take in the familiar scenery once more and consider your trekking experience to this point.

    The journey continues in the direction of Kahuma Danda, providing fresh viewpoints and chances to take in the Himalayan region’s breathtaking natural beauty.

    You are going to bid farewell to the high-altitude scenery and welcome the warmth of the lower valleys as you descend to Navagaun via Tashi Gaun.

    You’ll recreate your steps and reflect on the memories made on your hike back to Num via Seduwa.

    Once you reach Chichile, you may relax and reflect about your Makalu experience.

    After one more descent to Khadbari, the journey comes to an end, and there you’ll celebrate your achievements and strengthen your bonds with other trekkers.

    You get to see old places and say goodbye to the Himalayan environment on your way back to Tumlingtar.

    After your short flight return to Kathmandu, you’ll have time relax and have a goodbye meal while remembering your experiences on Makalu.

    Today is your day for rest and relaxation in Kathmandu. Your trekking adventure will come to a close with a goodbye meal.

    With a farewell to Nepal and precious recollections of your Himalayan trip, your amazing Makalu trek comes to an end as you travel from Kathmandu.

    Trip Includes

    • All transportation using private vehicle as per itinerary including airport transfers.
    • 3 night accommodation in Kathmandu using Two Star Category Hotel on Twin Sharing basis with Breakfast
    • Tour Guide for sightseeing in Kathmandu (Pashupatinath, Bouddhnath and Swayambhunath.
    • Domestic Airfares (Kathmandu – Tumlingtar  – Kathmandu).
    • All your standard Meals (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner).
    • An experienced English speaking Guide during the trek.
    • Porters, high altitude working crew to carry your luggage during the trek.
    • Food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment, medicine and transportation for all trekking staff.
    • Restricted Area Permit, TIMS (Trekker Information Management System) and other necessary permits.
    • National Park/Conservation Area Permit Fees (Makalu Barun Conservation Area).
    • First aid medical kit.
    • Government and local taxes.
    • Sleeping bag, down jackets and duffel bag – if Necessary (Need to returned after the trek).
    • Farewell dinner with Cultural show.

    Trip Excludes

    • Local and government taxes’
    • Entrance fees in Kathmandu ( sightseen places ) lusion
    • Lunch and dinner while in Kathmandu.
    • Snacks, soft drinks, alcoholic drinks, water and personal items, Wifi access fees in lodges, fees for hot showers, towels, laundry or other services and Personal trekking gear while trekking.
    • Your travel insurance (compulsory), this must include helicopter rescue (Medical Tests and Hospitalization expenses. (These should be covered by your travel insurance provider)
    • International airfare and airport departure tax
    • Nepal entry visa cost. Most visitors can obtain a visa upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu.
    • Others extra expenses arising out of various/unforeseen situations like(natural calamities, landslides, political disturbances)
    • Tips for trekking staff and driver.  While tipping is not mandatory it is highly appreciated.
    • Any other items not mentioned in the ‘included” section.

    3 Responses to Makalu Trek

    • louices

      Unforgettable Makalu Trek with Mountain Treks Nepal

      Our Makalu Base Camp trek with Mountain Treks Nepal was an unforgettable adventure. The scenery was awe-inspiring, with snow-capped peaks like Makalu and Everest dominating the landscape. The trek itself was challenging, but our incredible guide, Dawa, made sure we were safe and supported every step of the way. He was incredibly knowledgeable about the region and went above and beyond to ensure we had a great time.

      Mountain Treks Nepal took care of everything, from delicious meals prepared by the friendly kitchen staff to comfortable accommodations in teahouses. We never had to worry about a thing, allowing us to fully immerse ourselves in the beauty of the Himalayas.

      This trek was a true highlight of our trip to Nepal, and we wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Mountain Treks Nepal to anyone looking for a well-organized and unforgettable trekking experience.
      Special thanks to mr Bharat !

    • pascal

      Amazing makalu

      Our recent Makalu Base Camp trek with Mountain Treks Nepal was an absolute dream come true! From the very beginning, the company impressed us with their:

    • lisaja

      Trekking with mountain treks neal

      Our recent Makalu Base Camp trek with Mountain Treks Nepal was an absolute highlight of our trip to Nepal. The scenery was breathtaking, the challenge was rewarding, and the entire experience was expertly managed by Mountain Treks.

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