One of the most popular trekking destinations among solitary trekkers, Makalu Base Camp offers an exceptional opportunity to explore high-altitude terrains, snow-clad landscapes and ethnic Himalayan lifestyle. This trek takes you to Makalu Base Camp (5250 m), now designated as Makalu Barun National Park and Conservation Area. The Makalu Base camp trek is a true adventure with scenery so beautiful that it will never tire you. . The very pristine area trial to Makalu Base Camp takes you deep into the high Himalaya and the giant Makalu, the Great Black looms above: Everest, Lhotse, and Baruntse. The reward for the hardship Makalu adventure trek is the chance to trek through unspoiled Himalayan landscapes, far from trapping of the modern age. This is a region where you hardly find any modern facilities and amenities but blessed with an incredible diversity of natural beauty.

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“Ready-Made itinerary presented in website can be operated for individuals, couples and small groups on a private tailor-made basis, starting on a date of your choice. Itinerary is on the basis of tea-house trekking but it can be operated as Camp Trek. Please contact Trekking Planner to discuss about your tour plan.” 

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1350m/4430ft) -Hotel (D)

Day 02: Kathmandu Sightseeing –Hotel (B/B)

Day 03: Fly from Kathmandu to Tumlingtar then drive to Chichira (1,980m/6497ft): 50 mins flight, 3-4 hours drive -Lodge (B/B) -Lodges (B/L/D)

Day 04: Chichira to Num (1,560m/5119ft): 6-7 hours -Lodges (B/L/D)

Day 05: Num to Seduwa (1,500m/4922 ft): 6-7 hours -Lodges (B/L/D)

Day 06: Seduwa to Tashigaon (2,100m/6890ft): 4-5 hours -Lodges (B/L/D)

Day 07: Tashigaon to Khongma Danda (3,500m/11,483 ft): 6-7 hours -Lodges (B/L/D)

Day 08: Acclimatization/Rest -Lodges (B/L/D)

Day 09: Khongma Danda to Dobate: 6-7 hours -Lodges (B/L/D)

Day 10: Dobate to Yangri Kharka (3,557m/11,670 ft): 6-7 hours -Lodges (B/L/D)

Day 11: Yangri Kharka to Langmale Kharka: (4,410m/14,468ft): 5-6 hours -Lodges (B/L/D)

Day 12: Langmale Kharka to Makalu Base Camp: (4,870m/15,978ft): 6-7 hours -Lodges (B/L/D)

Day 13: Explore Makalu Base Camp -Lodges (B/L/D)

Day 14: Makalu Base Camp to Yangri Kharka: 6-7 hours -Lodges (B/L/D)

Day 15: Yangri Kharka to Dobate: 6-7 hours -Lodges (B/L/D)

Day 16: Dobate to Khongma Danda: 5-6 hours -Lodges (B/L/D)

Day 17: Khongma Danda to Tashigaon: 4-5 hours -Lodges (B/L/D)

Day 18: Tashigaon to Seduwa: 4-5 hours -Lodges (B/L/D)

Day 19: Seduwa to Num: 5-6 hours -Lodges (B/L/D)

Day 20: Num to Tumlingtar: 6-7 hours -Lodges (B/L/D)

Day 21: Tumlingtar to Kathmandu: 50 mins flight -Hotel (B/B)

Day 22: Final departure -(B)

B/B = Bed & Breakfast, B = Breakfast, B/L/D = Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264ft)

Day 02: Kathmandu Sightseeing

Day 03: Fly from Kathmandu to Tumlingtar then drive to Chichira (1,980m/6497ft): 50 mins flight, 3-4 hours drive

Day 04: Chichira to Num (1,560m/5119ft): 6-7 hours

Day 05: Num to Seduwa (1,500m/4922 ft): 6-7 hours

Day 06: Seduwa to Tashigaon (2,100m/6890ft): 4-5 hours

Day 07: Tashigaon to Khongma Danda (3,500m/11,483 ft): 6-7 hours

Day 08: Acclimatization/Rest

Day 09: Khongma Danda to Dobate: 6-7 hours

Day 10: Dobate to Yangri Kharka (3,557m/11,670 ft): 6-7 hours

Day 11: Yangri Kharka to Langmale Kharka: (4,410m/14,468ft): 5-6 hours

Day 12: Langmale Kharka to Makalu Base Camp: (4,870m/15,978ft): 6-7 hours

Day 13: Explore Makalu Base Camp

Day 14: Makalu Base Camp to Yangri Kharka: 6-7 hours

Day 15: Yangri Kharka to Dobate: 6-7 hours

Day 16: Dobate to Khongma Danda: 5-6 hours

Day 17: Khongma Danda to Tashigaon: 4-5 hours

Day 18: Tashigaon to Seduwa: 4-5 hours

Day 19: Seduwa to Num: 5-6 hours

Day 20: Num to Tumlingtar: 6-7 hours

Day 21: Tumlingtar to Kathmandu: 50 mins flight

Day 22: Final departure

“Trekking Planner will try to keep day-to-day schedule as per the detailed itinerary but there might be some flexibility due to other factors beyond our control. A variety of factors, including adverse weather conditions, natural disasters, difficulty with transportation and politics can lead to enforced changes. So, it is not possible to guarantee as per the itinerary. In the case, trip leader will manage it to minimize your inconvenience.”

                                               We wish you have a wonderful time with us!

Cost Includes:

  • All airport Pick up drop by private vehicle
  • Welcome dinner in Authentic Restaurant
  • 03 night twin/double shearing accommodation on BB in Kathmandu
  • Guided sightseeing tours in Kathmandu with and private vehicle.
  • Kathmandu to Tumlingtar to Kathmandu flight with airport departure tax
  • National Park entrance fee and Trekkers’ Information Management System( TIMS card)
  • A highly experience, helpful, knowledgeable, friendly , English speaking well trained, Government license holder guide with all his salary, food, drinks, accommodation, Transport and insurance.
  • 02 guest=01 porter with their Insurance, Salary, Food, accommodation and equipment.
  • Accommodation in the mountain during the trekking
  • Three meals a day; breakfast, Lunch and Dinner and tea/coffee during the trekking.
  • Safe drinking water and first add kid box
  • Trekking Planner’s sleeping bag, down jackets,Ti-shirt, Cap, duffle bags, city and trekking route maps – if necessary.

Cost Excludes:

  • Your Nepal Visa fees (should bring small accurate fees in USD and 02 passport size photos)
  • All the International air fare from and to Kathmandu (no need to pay departure tax for international flight)
  • Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu
  • Meals during the traveling time
  • Personal travel and health Insurance, Insurance for helicopter evacuation
  • In case of extra more nights accommodation, lunch and dinner in city due to early arrival and late departure as well as early back/return from mountain/trekking (due to any reason) than the given time period of itinerary
  • Your Personal expenses such as ( laundry, baggage charge, phone calls, battery recharge, bar and beverage bill, boiled or bottle water, hot and cold shower, extra porter.. etc)
  • The Tips to the trekking crews and drive
  • Extra expenses due to flight delays, strikes, weather condition or any event out of our control
  • Anything not included in service includes column

Suggested Equipment list for this trip;

  • Duffel/Rucksack bag/Suitcase (We will provide one complimentary Trekking Planner duffel bag but is to be returned after the trip)
  • Day bag.( Small handbag)
  • Trekking shoes
  • Sports shoes or sandal.
  • Sun Hat/cap
  • Warm woolen cap
  • Trekking jacket Gore tax/ flees jacket
  • Pullover or warm sweeter
  • Raincoat
  • 4/5 pairs of good qualities shock
  • Hand gloves
  • 2/3 pairs of Trekking trousers
  • 3/4 pairs of trekking shirts
  • 3/4 pairs of Underwear
  • Eye glass
  • Water bottle
  • 4 seasons Sleeping bag (Optional/we can provide one if you need it but is to be returned after the trip)
  •  Flash or Torch light
  • Camera and batteries.

 

How difficult is trekking in Nepal?
The trekking trails in Nepal range from easy to moderate, difficult and very difficult. However, this perception of difficulty depends on preference of those who are trekking. Consider the trekking grades we have mentioned in our website for references. So, if you are reasonably fit i.e. you like to walk whenever possible and do some form of mild exercises regularly, trekking in Nepal may be bit challenging in higher altitudes but not exhausting.
How fit do I need to be for trekking in Nepal?
Generally speaking trekkers need to have good overall fitness and ability to walk for some hours on a hilly terrain and flexible to adjust with the conditions in the trail. If you are suffering from some form of chronic disease or some serious ailments, consider your physician before going for the trek. It’s better not to go for a trek than being seriously ill during the trek. Also, develop the mental endurance to complete the trek in new trekking destination.
Do I require previous trekking experience?
Not really. Many people without previous trekking experiences have completed their trekking in Nepal. Anyone with strong cardiovascular ability and good stamina can overcome the odds during trekking. However, previous experience makes your trekking more comfortable. Also consider that some trekking trails require you to have previous trekking experience; though the trails with this requirement are less in number.
What is the best trekking season for trekking in Nepal?
Except that you are going for trekking in the rain shadow areas of Upper Mustang during monsoon season, the best season for trekking in Nepal are the months of February to May and September to December. During winter many high passes are difficult to cross due to heavy snowfall. Lower elevations are generally open to trekking round the year.
Is Travel insurance mandatory for my trekking?
Yes. Travel insurance is mandatory and you are required to obtain it before you begin your trekking. Go for the travel insurance that covers helicopter rescue and medical evacuation even up to 6000 meters. Many insurance policies are limited to 4000 meters only. You must confirm with your insurance company about the nature of coverage your travel insurance policy shall cover. If you are already in Nepal without travel insurance, you need to consult with your travel company in Nepal for assistance in this regard.
What about the packing list for my trekking?
You can look at our comprehensive list for the detailed materials to be included in your packing list. But in general you can include a trekking pole, t-shirts, Khaki cargo pants, sturdy trekking boots, down jacket, waterproof poncho, warm fleece jacket, thermal underwear, wet wipes and thermal sleeping bags. Make sure you are not short of trekking gears and equipments in the mountains. For detailed list, contact us. We love to hear from you.
What kind of permits do I need for trekking?
You require any two of the three kinds of permits- Trekking Information Management System or TIMS, permits to enter national parks or conservation areas, and special permit are the permits we have for trekking in Nepal. Your trekking company shall take care of the kind of permits you shall need during your trek.
What kind of accommodation do we have during our trekking?
Unless you opt for deluxe trekking, the accommodation you shall be utilizing during the trekking is a decent teahouse. In few trekking destinations you may have to go for camping or sleeping in tents. In teahouse trekking we enjoy full board meals prepared by the lodge owners, running water (if not hot water), decent beds to sleep with blankets, and quilts being provided by them. In camping trekking you shall enjoy meals prepared by professional cooks and support staffs, and have a good quality tents to sleep in. Trekker s may also opt for home-stays in villages where such facilities are available to them. For better information on home-stays you need to contact with your trekking company.
How will we tackle with the problem of altitude sickness?
For altitude sickness, you shall be walking at normal pace, slowly and gradually (listen to your body!) while you ascent to higher altitude. Be properly hydrated and follow the standard itinerary and instructions provided by your guides. If symptoms like headache, difficulty in breathing and others occur (be informed about the symptoms and precautions about altitude sickness), convey it to your guide who will assess your condition. If symptoms worsen immediately descend to lower altitude and reach to nearby hospital.
Do I have to face flight delay or cancellation?
May be yes. Because the Himalayan weather can’t be reliable always, you may face flight delay. In monsoon season the problem is more often than in other seasons. To overcome this separate some extra days and prepare accordingly, identify other alternatives to enter and exit a particular trekking destination, and carry some cash to bear expenses in case of emergency.
What about carrying my stuffs during the trek?
If you hire a porter for trekking, you needn’t carry your stuffs. A porter and guide are generally arranged by your trekking company, though you may negotiate for only porter with your trekking company. You may have donkey or yaks to carry your baggage
How will I communicate with my people back in my native place?
The options for communication vary depending upon the trekking route you will be going for. In popular destinations like the Everest region you can find cyber cafes, mobile coverage and local VHF phones for communication. However, if you are going for some more remote destinations, you may have satellite phones as the only option for communication.
Is tipping the guide and porters necessary?
No. Giving tip to the guide and porters is not mandatory, though tipping is customary and always appreciated in Nepal. Your guides and porters will gladly appreciate this gratuity at the end of your trek, which helps them help their families in return. Providing tip to your trekking team is a good way to show your appreciation for their hard work and support to you.

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