Located at the base of the 5th highest mountain in the world, Makalu Base Camp offers a pleasant yet rugged trail for trekking in Nepal. The trail lies inside Makalu-Barun National Park, hence offering a rare glimpse of the Eastern Nepal’s rich biodiversity.
It’s a longer than usual trek starting with a short flight to the remote region of eastern Nepal. A short flight from Kathmandu will take you to Tumlingtar. The first day hike ascend up to Khandbari, and from here, the trail keeps ascending until Makalu Base Camp. You pass through the national park, therefore, you may witness some of the rare Himalayan flora and fauna, including Red Panda. A day rest at the base camp will be enough to offer you great time to take pictures or wander around. The trail will descend until Tumlingtar Airport, and you can catch a flight back to Kathmandu.
Makalu Base Camp Trek is one of the least chosen outdoor activities therefore, taking this trail will offer you hassle free trek for yourself. Makalu Barun National Park and the rare breed of Red panda are the highlights of this trek. Comparatively longer than its neighboring trail, Everest Base Camp, the trek to Makalu offers the scenic view of all the surrounding mountains, namely; Mount Everest, Kanchenjunga, Lhotse and Chamlang.
Poses difficulty as the terrain, temperature and altitude may differ along the trail. Max. altitude may reach over 5000 m and the hike requires over 6 hours a day.
Comfortable tourist-class accommodations with character; mix of public and private transport. Star Standard meals at Kathmandu!
|Day 1||Arrive in Kathmandu / Transfer to Hotel||–|
|Day 2||Kathmandu Sightseeing Tour||–|
|Day 3||Fly to Tumlingtar & Trek to Khandbari||–|
|Day 4||Trek to Fururu 1,900 m (6,234 ft)||5-6 hours|
|Day 5||Trek to Num 1,490 m (4,888 ft)||5-6 hours|
|Day 6||Trek Sedua 1,460 m (4,790 ft)||5 hours|
|Day 7||Trek to Tashi Gaon 2,070 m (6,791)||6 hours|
|Day 8||Trek to Kauma 3,470 m (9,974 ft)||6-7 hours|
|Day 9||Trek to Mumbuk 3,570 m (11,712 ft)||6 hours|
|Day 10||Trek to Nhe Kharka 3,000 m (9,842 ft)||4-5 hours|
|Day 11||Trek to Sherson 4,615 m (15,141 ft)||5-6 hours|
|Day 12||Trek to Makalu Base Camp 5,000 m (16,404 ft)||6 hours|
|Day 13||Rest Day at the Base Camp||–|
|Day 14||Trek to Nhe Kharka||3-4 hours|
|Day 15||Trek to Mumbuk||3-4 hours|
|Day 16||Trek to Kauma||3 hours|
|Day 17||Trek to Tashi Gaon||3 hours|
|Day 18||Trek to Balung||3-4 hours|
|Day 19||Trek to Pukuwa||3-4 hours|
|Day 20||Trek to Bumling||4 hours|
|Day 21||Trek to Tumlingtar||3 hours|
|Day 22||Fly to Kathmandu||–|
|Day 23||Depart from Kathmandu||–|
Annapurna is the best place on Earth. The route and scenery are breath-taking. The way leading from Machhapuchhre to Annapurna base camp is the best.
I had fun with my friends. The guide is the best! He helped us throughout the trip. I’d suggest you to take Diamox to help prevent altitude sickness. It’s really hard to breath when you reach at the top. All in all a great experience. ~Jessica Mahut (Florida, USA)
The above information is a guide and standard template of what we provide. Our trip can be customized at your request to accommodate your specific requirements.
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|Trip Length||23 days|
|Trek Length||19 days|
|Activities||Trekking and Sightseeing|
|Max. Altitude||5,000 meters (16,404 ft)|
|Trek Style||Camping (FOT)|
|Meal||Full board on trek|
|Transportation||Flight and Private Vehicle|
|Best Month||February, March, April, May, September, October, November|
|Required (Min.)||2 Person|