Makalu Base Camp Trekking

Makalu Base Camp Trekking
21 days


Makalu Base Camp Trekking Latest route designed in the category of wilderness trek is the route of Makalu Base camp. Before, it is known to very fewer trekkers. Now it is increasing its popularity day by day, so much trekker is well known it. Our main attraction of trek is Mt. Makalu 8475 m. It is a 5th highest mountain in the world. It is very close to Mt. Everest situated at the northeast part of Nepal. It lies in the very remote area of Nepal. The route is offered by Makalu Barun national park. Walking over here will offer us views of many kinds of vegetation and Flora with fauna playing on its nature. Beautiful views of landscapes decorated very beautifully will be so much attractive in walking. Giant Himalayan ranges from green & dense forest of pine will be memorable for our lifetime. The main destination is situated at a very high altitude. For more care full we will accumulate our self in different places.

Makalu Base Camp trekking is started from Tumlingtar. Walking in the area of forest we will achieve our destination. Following the main trail of Khandbari, Chichira, Seduwa, Tashigaon, Khongma, Nghe Kharka and Shersong we will achieve our destination. Makalu Base Camp trekking destination is part of challenging & adventurous trekking. Here we will make interaction with local people. We can explore the culture & tradition of them. So our full physical condition should be good. Our inspiration should be better trekking with good stamina. Trekking over here is suitable in the month of March, April, May, June, October, November and December. If you are planning to do trekking in Makalu Base Camp, and you are having a problem with finding a better place. Without any hesitation just have a link with Shiva Excursion Pvt. Ltd. All the management of your document verification will be done by our team with your management of better accommodation.

Short Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu and check-in to Hotel

Day 02: Full Day Sightseeing Tour of Kathmandu Valley and Pre-trip Preparation

Day 03: Flight from Kathmandu to Tumlingtar and drive to Chichila (1840m) – 9 Hours

Day 04: Chichila to Num (1500m) – 6 Hours

Day 05: Num to Seduwa (1540m) – 6 Hours

Day 06: Seduwa to Tashigaon (2070m) – 5 Hours

Day 07: Tashigaon to Khongma (3560m) – 7 Hours

Day 08: Rest and Acclimatization Day at Khongma

Day 09: Cross Shipton La and Trek to Debotay (3650m) – 7 Hours

Day 10: Debotay to Yangle Kharka (3600m) – 6 Hours

Day 11: Yangle Kharka to Merek (4500m) – 5 Hours

Day 12: Merek to Shersong – 6 Hours

Day 13: Shersong to Makalu Base Camp (5000m) – 6 Hours

Day 14: Makalu Base Camp to Yangle Kharka – 8 Hours

Day 15: Yangle Kharka to Mumbuk – 6 Hours

Day 16: Mumbuk to Khongma – 6 Hours

Day 17: Khongma to Tashigaon – 6 Hours

Day 18: Tashigaon to Num–5 Hours

Day 19: Num to Chichila and transfer to Tumlingtar – 9 Hours

Day 20: Flight from Tumlingtar to Kathmandu

Day 21: Farewell

Details Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive at Kathmandu

There will be a warm welcome to you on Nepal after landing your flight at TIA. Representative of Shiva Excursion Pvt. Ltd. will there for your arrival. He/she will shift you toward your place of accommodation. After having rest for some time there will a brief description of the upcoming program with your guide.

Day 02: Full Day Sightseeing Tour of Kathmandu Valley

Our today’s day is spent by sightseeing all around Kathmandu Valley. Having a breakfast we will visit Pashupatinath (regarded as the holiest temple of Lord Shiva). Next will be Bauddhanath (Little Tibet). Then Swayambhunath (Monkey Temple) is our next destination.  Lastly we will drive to Kathmandu (Basantpur) Durbar Square. It will end our Kathmandu tour we will return back & make preparation for our trekking.

Day 03: Flight from Kathmandu to Tumlingtar and drive to Chichila (1840m) – 9Hours

Early morning enjoying breakfast at Kathmandu, we will move to airport to fly over Tumlingtar. Our flight will be undistributed for hours. We will be offered with glorious mountainous views with greenery hills. Arrival on Tumlingtar we will take our luggage and have short drive to Chichila for night.

Day 04: Chichila to Num (1500m) – 6 Hours

Having a breakfast we will resume our journey to num. We need to pass from many ridges. It may be a bit difficult in walking but we will be gifted with the spectacular view of Makalu Mountain in the northern part. Walking few hours we will reach Mure for lunch. Resting for some time we will continue walking to Num for our night.

Day 05: Num to Seduwa (1540m) – 6 Hours

Our today’s trekking route is little bit tiresome & strenuous. Leaving the main trail, we descend to Arun valley. The phenomenal goes for about 1 to 2 hours in a thick jungle. Crossing Arun River we need to climb to other side to Seduwa. Walking on non trekking route, we will see only very few number of trekkers.

Day 06: Seduwa to Tashigaon (2070m) – 5 Hours

From Seduwa we will continue to Tashigaon. We will cross ridge bounded by Ipsuwa Khola on west & Kasuwa Khola to east. Continuing our further way we enter to Makalu Barun national park. The main trail will leads us to Tashigaon where surrounding is tranquil and we can take rest for night after a backbreaking walk for about 5 hours.

Day 07: Tashigaon to Khongma (3560m) – 7 Hours

Early morning having breakfast we resume our journey to Khongma. We will be walking on attractive valley of Barun Valley. It will be so much impressive for us. Passing through pine and rhododendron forests, we can enjoy superb view of surrounding. In this way we reach Khongma for oour night.

Day 08: Rest and Acclimatization Day at Khongma

Today, is rest taking day, after walking continuously for many days. We will not just rest; we will spend our whole day by visiting around Tseram. It will offer us bodies to catch up with us before gaining more height.  Exploring settlements around Khongma, we will return back to our camp for our night.

Day 09: Cross Shipton La and Trek to Debotay (3650m) – 7 Hours

With a nice accumulation at Tseram, we will be crossing Shipton La pass to reach our destination Debotay. It will be mesmerizing trek on beautiful valley. We will be offered with glorious views of Chamlang, Peak 7, and Peak 6 on our way. Walking whole day in a difficult path we will lastly be at Debotay for our night.

Day 10: Debotay to Yangle Kharka (3600m) – 6 Hours

In rocky trial we will walk to Yangle Kharka. It is will be very good area of Makalu Barun national Park after crossing long suspension bridge of barun River. Walking on the humpty dumpty trial of forest walk will be so much interesting. Like this we will reach Yangle Kharka for our night.

Day 11: Yangle Kharka to Merek (4500m) – 5 Hours

Without stopping we continue our journey to Merek. In the beginning we have easy path. As we are gaining height above 4000 m, it will be tough in walking. We will accumulate our self in different viewpoints. During our walk we will be pleased with many panoramic views. Like this we will be at Merek for our night at tented camp.

Day 12: Merek to Shersong – 6 Hours

Resuming our journey leads us to Shersong. Humpty dumpty trial we offer us the beautiful view of south ridge of Mount Makalu. Our walk passes through yak pastures and boulder fields. Then only we will be able to reach shersong for our night. We will have leisure time & we will spend it by roaming around villages.

Day 13: Shersong to Makalu Base Camp (5000m) – 6 Hours

Today is the main day of our whole trekking. As we will reach on Makalu base camp complete our destination. It will be tough walking on uphill trail. It is long day trekking so we need to start earlier. Over here we will be enjoyed with superb view of surrounding. Hiking up to Makalu base camp, we spend our sometime and we again return back to Shersongfor our night.

Day 14: Makalu Base Camp to Yangle Kharka – 8 Hours

Achieving our dream it’s time to return back. We will return back to Yangle Khaka. From here we will be gifted with last glimpse of Mount Makalu before turning to corning. Walking through forest of blue pine & rhododendron, we reach Yangle Khaka for our night at tented accommodation.

Day 15: Yangle Kharka to Mumbuk – 6 Hours

From Yangle Khaka we continue our walk to Mumbuk. It is walking on downhill track. We can encounter rock fall views during our walk. Viewing this we hike to small village of local community people. We can explore their local culture. It is known as Mumbuk where we stay our night. 

Day 16: Mumbuk to Khongma – 6 Hours

We take our initial steep climb to Khongma. We will be walking through a forest of firs & rhododendrons. Glorious views of surrounding will be so much impressive. We will cross Keke La and Shipton La. Crossing Ghurung La; we descend down to Khongma again for our night at tented accommodation.

Day 17: Khongma to Tashigaon – 6 Hours

It is the time of returning journey after completing our dream project. We will return back through the same track. We will be fully relaxed as our returning journey is very easy. We will be offered with the same things but our looking angle will be different. We will rest fully as we have just climbed up Makalu Base Camp.

Day 18: Tashigaon to Num – 5 Hours

In our returning journey it will be so much easy in walking. We just need to trek downward following the main trial to reach Num. The same beauty of nature with mountain ranges from different angel will be so much impressive. Continuing in downhill track we will reach Num for our night.

Day 19: Num to Chichila and transfer to Tumlingtar – 9 Hours

Our today’s walk will be the last walk of our trekking. We will walk through the main track of Chichila. We will be walking on flat & downhill trial. It will be very easy in our returning journey. On reaching Chichila we will make confirmation of our tomorrow’s flight to Kathmandu and rest remaining time.

Day 20: Flight from Tumlingtar to Kathmandu

We will catch early morning flight from Tumlingtar to Kathmandu. We will leave the picture of Makalu Base Camp valley behind us and fly towards Kathmandu. We will be offered with glorious mountainous views with greenery hills. We will be shifted to our hotel. And we will spend our remaining time by shopping.

Day 21: Farewell

Spending a rest night at Kathmandu, it’s a time for returning back to your home land. There will be a small farewell program for you. You will be guided all the things of returning journey by our team for your departure. Hope you will be back to Nepal to visit the remaining side of beautiful Nepal.

Cost Details

  • All Airports pick up and drop.
  • 3 nights  standard hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast.
  • Kathmandu to Tumling tar by domestic air by back to Kathmandu
  •  Accommodation during trek
  • All 3 meals per day during the trek [B+L+D] 
  • An experienced English-speaking trekking guide, assistant trek guide as per bigger size of group of trekkers: (2 trekkers:1 porter) including their salary, insurance, equipment, food and lodging
  • Down jacket, sleeping bag And duffel bag  (down jacket and sleeping bag are to be returned after trip completion)
  • All necessary paper work and   National Park  permits. (TIMS )
  • A medical supplies (first aid kit will be available)
  • All government and local taxes

Cost excludes:

  • Nepal Visa fee (Nepal provides on arrival visa in Immigration, bring accurate USD cash and two passport photographs,)
  • International airfare to and from Kathmandu
  • Meal city like Kathmandu
  • Extra calculate for additional programs as per above itinerary.
  • Travel and rescue insurance.
  • Local donation & Tips for guides and porters.
  • Personal expenses (Pot of tea, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower etc)

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Manual Note

The Shiva Excursion Pvt. Ltd offer by Reasonable  Cost, And if you need more facilities and more group size and Extra Actives. Do not hesitate Call or Email us.

Client Reviews

  • Name : Fantastique !

    Un trek dans l’Himalaya de 7 jours c’est déjà magnifique. Avec Shiva Excursion et les guides Arjun et Robi c’est encore plus exceptionnel. Chaque détail était organisé avec soin. Nous n’avons jamais eu à nous préoccuper d’autres choses que de marcher dans ce paysage vertigineux. Sérieux, courtois, sympathique je ne…

  • Name : Agnes Beck

    We did the ‚gokyo ri trek’ with shiva excursion. It was our first trek in the Himalaya and it certainly won‘t be our last one!!!! We had such a warm welcome in Kathmandu - everything was arranged and organized for us, so we could just focus on our personal preparation…

  • Name : Mutalib Bin Abdullah

    Assalammualaikum. Good day everyone. MARDI HIMAL BASE CAMP TREK 11-16th.November 2017 WHAT WE PUT OURSELVES INTO? Those are the words that we say about ourselves on the first day of our trekking. This is my first trekking and my friends second. We both don't realise this trekking was very challenging…

  • Name : Leka Shandra

    From the time we landed in Kathmandu, Shiva Excursion took care of us and led us successfully to Annapurna Base Camp. They display exceptional professionalism and took great care in ensuring our safety and made the whole trip so fun. We look forward to having more trekking experiences with Shiva…

  • Name : Svan Kannan

    My second trip to Nepal with Shiva Excursion was rewarded with more than just a fulfilling feel. They take full commitment on your safety , your expectations and your welfare. I had another wonderful trekking trip filled with joy and happiness with them. I'd be coming back to Nepal soon…

  • Name : Yi Zhu

    Great guide service. Arjun never limited us on the food we could order, unlike some guides which limit you to one dish per meal. They were also extremely flexible with the schedule and would be open to making days longer when we felt ready to trek more and cutting days…

  • Name : Ute Pahle

    I met Arjun in 2000 when I travelled through Nepal together with my husband. By that time Arjun was working as a trekking and/or porter-guide in Pokhara. He guided us through the Annapurna Mountains and even carried our backpack for six days.  We enjoyed our hike with him very much!…

  • Name : Taylor Caldwell

    My experience with shiva excursions was unforgettable. Arjun went above and beyond to make our trek to Annapurna base camp special – he even bought me a cake on my birthday! Shiva excursions is not just another trekking company, it’s like a family and I would highly recommend to anyone…

  • Name : Khairul Fahme Selamat

    My maiden trekking trip was from Lukla to Namche. I was guided througout the journey by Arjun. He was very patient, supportive and helpful. He knew that as a first time trekker, I need all the support and assistance to ensure that I complete this journey without any glitches and…

  • Name : Jordan Scibelli

    Shiva Excursion led my first trek in Nepal. Being new to traveling, I was extremely pleased with their hospitality helping us get settled in Kathmandu. Arjun picked our group up from the airport, took us to dine at the finest restaurant in the city and arranged all of our travel…

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