Makalu Base Camp Trekking-19 Days

"From the warm Arun area to the cool alpine Barun valley toward the remorseless fields of glaciers"
Good to Know
  • Duration 19 Days
  • Difficulty Level Moderate
  • Max. Altitude 4812m
  • Group Size 2+
  • Trip Starts Kathmandu
  • Trip Ends Kathmandu
  • Group Style Private
  • Activities Trekking, Historical And Cultural Excursion
  • Best Season March-June and Sept-November


  • Start from low warm areas of the Arun River to scenic cooler   Barun Valley and at Arctic zone.
  • At the world’s fifth highest Mt. Makalu base camp within remorseless fields of ice and glaciers.
  • On the hidden trail to beautiful Barun Valley crossing high and scenic passes Shipton and Kongma-la.
  • Adventure around remote hills, the valley of Nepal's Far Eastern Himalayas within the pure wilderness.
  • Endless views of snowcapped peaks with Makalu, and Baruntse as far as Kanchenjunga Himalaya.
  • Explore remote villages of eastern Nepal enriched with varied cultures and traditional customs.
  • Experience rare views of the East (Khansung) Face of Mt. Everest from Makalu base camp.

An Advantage of Booking a Trip with a Trekking Planner Nepal.

  • Private vehicles pick up and drop off passengers at all airports.
  • First-aid kit box.
  • Trekking Planner’s down jackets, t-shirt, and cap, if necessary.
  • Arrangement of emergency evacuation service (you should have insurance for emergency evacuation, which will be paid for by your travel insurance company).
  • We use an oximeter to check your pulse, oxygen saturation, and heart rate, and we provide oxygen.
  • Our company provides sim cards for travelers, so there won’t be any networking issues

Trip Introduction: Makalu Base Camp Trek 2024/2025

Makalu Base Camp Trekking, one of the most picturesque adventure destinations around the Himalayas region, is located Far North East of Nepal between the high peaks of Kanchenjunga towards the east with Mt. Everest in the west direction.

Amazing scenery of mountains, and green hills to witness on walks towards Makalu Base Camp where the adventure leads you from low warm sub-tropical temperatures of Arun Valley to cooler alpine areas with high hills and into scenic Barun Valley.

Barun valley is a paradise for naturalists and as well for trekkers where 47 species of orchids and 67 species of valuable medicinal and aromatic plants are found with 25 of Nepal’s 30 varieties of rhododendron, 19 species of bamboo, including 400 different species of bird life with a rare and elusive wild animal from musk deer to snow leopards.

Besides its beautiful mountain views traditional villages enriched with medieval period villages of mixed custom and people around Makalu region is equally fascinating where the walk leads into typical Nepalese hill villages.

Makalu trek begins with a sweeping scenic flight to land at warm sub-tropical areas of Arun Valley in Tumlingtar, an impressive town where an exciting drive leads you on mid hills to commence your walking journey.

As trek proceeds into high green hills past remote farm villages and then into the absolute wilderness away from human habitations and villages, into cool dense forested areas then climbing up to reach over Kongma and Shipton-la passes to reach scenic Barun valley.

Barun valley is situated beneath high snowcapped peaks and high rocky cliff walls where walks head towards our final destination at Makalu Base Camp. Where the panorama of close mountain views surprises and excites you.

During this trekking package the highest spot of the adventure is enclosed by, mount makaku at the east and western side flanks of the world’s 5th highest mountian which rises above 8,463 m and 27,766 ft high and, was first climbed by a French Expedition team way back on May 15th, 1955.

An awesome place with an opportunity for rare views of Mt. Everest the Eastern Khansung Faces only seen from this scenic spot. After a wonderful time and experience in the perfect mountain wilderness head back to Tumlingtar for flights to Kathmandu.

Trekking around the valley and the trail of makalu is a mesmerizing adventure with an enjoyable time well spent that truly fascinates you on daily walks.

Why to go towards Makalu Base Camp?

Makalu is a renowned trekking route among adventurers and environment lovers. Here are some of the reasons, why this journey is an excellent choice:

  • Stunning scenery: The trek takes you through some of the most beautiful scenery in the Himalayas such as Makalu (8,481m/27,825ft), Everest (8,848.86 m/29,031.69ft), Lhotse (8,516m/27,940ft), Baruntse (7,129m/23,389ft), Chamlang (7,319m/24,013ft), Kangchenjunga (8,586m/28,169ft), including lush forests, alpine meadows, and high mountain passes.
  • Isolated and less crowded: Makalu is less crowded and offers a more quiet and genuine trekking experience than other popular trekking routes in the Everest or Annapurna areas.
  • Challenging and adventurous: The trek involves passing high mountain passes, navigating difficult terrain, and going to high altitude, making it a hard and rewarding excursion for experienced trekkers.
  • Unique cultural experiences: The trek takes you through traditional Sherpa villages and exposes you to the local culture and way of life of the people living in the region.Close-up views of the world's fifth-highest mountain: Makalu is the fifth highest mountain in the world, and the trek offers stunning close-up views of this majestic peak.
  • Diverse wildlife: The trek passes through the Makalu Barun National Park, which is home to a diverse range of flora and fauna, including rare and endangered species such as the Red Panda, Snow Leopard, Himalayan Tahr, Himalayan Musk Deer, and Asiatic Wild Dog and so on.

Is Makalu Base Camp Trek right for you? what is the makalu base camp trek difficulty?

Trekking in the mountains is a challenge that requires a good level of physical fitness and endurance. Therefore, it may not be suitable for everyone. Here are some things we want to remind trekkers to consider before deciding if this trek is right for you:

  • Fitness Level: This journey requires several hours of trekking each day, frequently at high altitudes and through harsh terrain. Preferentially, there is a large amount of competition in the world. Before beginning on this expedition, We advise you engage in regular exercise and training.

  • Altitude Sickness: The trip takes you to an elevation of 5,000 meters (16,404 feet), which increases the risk of altitude sickness. It is essential that you perform suitable acclimatization procedures and follow a moderate ascent to avoid altitude sickness. We suggest you see a doctor before embarking on this journey if you have a history of altitude sickness or other respiratory difficulties. We also prepare itinerary as per your requirement and demand.
  • Experience: This is a comparatively challenging trek and requires prior trekking expertise. If you have prior experience walking at high elevations and in tough terrain, We consider it as a beneficial point.
  • Weather: The weather in the Himalayas may be unpredictable, and the journey may be hampered by snow or rain. It is important to be prepared for any weather situation and to have the necessary gear and equipment.

Overall, the trip is a challenging yet enjoyable journey that is appropriate for trekkers with strong physical fitness, some trekking experience, and a spirit of adventure. Yet, it is important to be aware of the hazards and obstacles of trek and to take appropriate precautions to protect your safety and well-being.

What is the best season for trekking to the base camp of Makalu ?

Certainly! The trip is a difficult but rewarding journey that takes you through a remote and beautiful Himalayan Region in eastern Nepal. The trek begins at the town of Tumlingtar and proceeds through lush woods, alpine meadows, and High Mountain passes before arriving at the base camp of Makalu, the world's fifth highest peak.

The spring season (March to May) is one of the ideal seasons to travel since the weather is often clear and warm, with moderate daytime temperatures and milder nighttime temperatures. The sky are normally clear, and there is little possibility of rain or snow, making for excellent hiking conditions and breathtaking vistas of the mountain peaks and surrounding environment. Around this season, rhododendrons and other wildflowers bloom, adding to the natural beauty of the region.

The autumn season (September to November) is also a good time to trek because the weather is often stable and clear, with dry conditions and warm temperatures. The sky are frequently clear, providing excellent views of the mountains and surrounding environment, and the paths are in good shape. This is also a popular trekking season in Nepal, so expect to meet other hikers on the path and in the tea houses along the way.

It is important to remember that weather in the Himalayas may be unpredictable, and weather patterns might change from year to year. Before embarking on any journey, it's usually a good idea to check weather predictions and trail conditions, and to be prepared for changes in weather.

How should trekkers prepare for Makalu Base Camp?

If you are planning for a trek, there are a few things you can do to get ready. Here are a few pointers to help you prepare:

  • Increase your endurance: Trekking may be physically demanding, so trekkers are suggested to prepare your body for the journey ahead. Try to undertake some aerobic workouts on a regular basis, such as jogging, cycling, or swimming. Begin walking on a daily basis, gradually increasing the distance and height to improve strength and stamina.

  • Prepare your equipment: We suggests all the hikers to buy a good pair of hiking boots and break them in before you go. Pack warm clothing for the frigid evenings, as well as waterproof gear for any rainy conditions.
  • Consider hiring a guide: We suggests you hire a local expert and porter for your trek. Besides that, Nepal has now banned solo trekking in the country. We can arrange for a better, well-experienced guide and porter.
  • Acclimatize: Altitude is the major problem you may face throughout the journey. It is important to take some time to acclimate your body. You must let your body time to acclimate to the altitude by gradually raising your height over many days. We prepares you the better itinerary with enough days for acclimatize.
  • Train for both uphill and downhill terrain: Since this trekking trail includes both uphill and downhill terrain, it's essential to train for both. You are suggested to do some exercises such as lunges, squats, and step-ups will help you build your leg muscles.

It is always a good idea to bring energy bars or trail mix, to keep you nourished on your trek.

By following these guidelines, you may physically and emotionally prepare for the 19 Days Makalu base camp trek package and enjoy the stunning landscape and unique experience it provides.

Climate and Weather around the trekking trail.

The climate and weather are variable depending on the time of year and altitude. The Makalu Base Camp is located in the Eastern Himalayas of Nepal and provides a variety of climate zones ranging from tropical to alpine.

The weather is often pleasant and dry during the spring season (March to May), with daytime temperatures ranging from 12°C to 25°C in lower elevations. The temperature declines as you ascend, and can range from 10°C to 15°C during the day and -5°C to -10°C at night. During the spring season, there may be a few rain showers or thunderstorms, especially in the afternoons.
Summer weather (June to August) is often hot and humid, with the risk of heavy rain and thunderstorms. Daytime temperatures in lower elevations can vary from 25°C to 30°C, while higher elevations can range from 10°C to 15°C.

The autumn season (September to November) is ideal for trekking. With bright skies and pleasant temperatures, the weather is typically dry and steady. Daytime temperatures in lower elevations can range from 10°C to 20°C, while higher elevations can range from 5°C to 10°C. The evenings may be fairly chilly, with temperatures as low as -10°C.

Winter (December to February) is chilly and snowy, especially at higher elevations. Daytime temperatures in lower elevations can vary from 5°C to 10°C, while higher elevations can fall below freezing. During this season, it is essential to be well-outfitted for cold-weather hiking.

Generally, the weather in the Makalu Region may be unpredictable, so be prepared for any weather conditions. Before beginning on the journey, it is also essential to speak with a reliable trekking organization and verify weather forecasts.

Local culture and tradition seen at the trekking trail of Makalu.

The trekking trail of Makalu takes you through a remote and culturally varied region of eastern Nepal, where you will discover a variety of indigenous cultures and traditions. Trekking Planner Nepal shares with you some of the area's cultural highlights:

  • Sherpa Culture: The region is home to various Sherpa groups, who have developed a distinct culture and heritage over centuries of living in the Himalayas. They are well-known for their kindness, warmth, and devotion to their Buddhist faith.
  • Religion: Buddhism has had a significant impact on the region, and there are several Buddhist monasteries and shrines along the trekking path. The Tashilhunpo Monastery, located in the town of Thulo Pokhari, is one of the region's most well-known and biggest monasteries.
  • Cuisine: Tibetan and Sherpa cuisines have profoundly affected the native food in the Makalu area. Traditional meals such as momos (steamed dumplings), thukpa (noodle soup), and tsampa (roasted barley flour) are available.
  • Art and Handicrafts: The Makalu people are talented in a variety of art and handicrafts, including weaving, embroidery, and thangka painting. Beautiful handcrafted products may be purchased in the small markets along the hiking path.
  • Dress: The Sherpa people's traditional attire is called chuba, and it is a long, loose-fitting robe made of wool or cotton. Ladies wear a colorful apron over their chuba, while males wear a woolen cap called a topi. The clothing represents the severe environment of the region and is appropriate for the native way of life.

is travel insurance required for trekking to makalu.

Any high altitude trek in Nepal, including the Makalu, demands travel insurance. The trek includes high-altitude trekking, which may be physically challenging and dangerous. Travel insurance can cover you financially in the event of an accident, a medical emergency, a flight cancellation or delay, or lost or stolen luggage.

While buying a travel insurance policy, ensure that it covers high-altitude trekking and emergency helicopter evacuation, as these can be expensive without insurance. Depending on your plan, you may also want to consider obtaining additional coverage for activities like hiking, mountaineering, and adventure sports.

When purchasing travel insurance, it is essential to thoroughly read the policy documentation and understand the coverage, exclusions, and restrictions. Before doing high-altitude trekking, you should check with your insurance provider to see whether they require any special documentation or medical certifications.

In conclusion, trekkers are strongly advised to purchase Travel Insurance for the Makalu trek because it can offer you with peace of mind and financial protection in the event of an unforeseen accident. Before you buy it, read the insurance documentation thoroughly and understand the coverage.

Washing, Toilets and Accommodation information for Makalu Base Camp.

Makalu is a remote trekking route in Nepal with limited accommodation. Trekking Planner Nepal mentions you expected terms of washing, toilets, and accommodation:

  • Washing:  Most of the tea houses and lodges along the trekking route have basic washing facilities, such as a bucket of hot water and soap for a sponge bath. Hot showers may not always be available due to the cold weather and limited water supply. We suggest some wet wipes and hand sanitizer for hygienic purposes.

  • Toilets: The restrooms along the trekking path are basic and may be dirty. Most tea rooms and lodges use squat toilets, which might be uncomfortable at first. Western-style toilets are available in certain tea places, although they are not widespread. It is better if you bring your own toilet paper or tissue because it may not be accessible everywhere.
  • Accommodation: Across the trekking route, tea houses and lodges provide modest lodging, generally with twin beds in a shared room. Travellers are advised to bring a comfortable sleeping bag. There may be common rooms at some tea houses where you may rest and socialize with other trekkers. Tea shops and lodges provide meals, which are often a mix of Nepalese and Western cuisine. There are also vegetarian choices.

It is important to keep in mind that accommodations along the trekking route may be limited, therefore it is best to arrange ahead of time if feasible. It is also essential to pack light because porters will transport your possessions, and to bring proper cold weather and altitude clothing.

Why Trekking Planner Nepal for Trekking to Makalu?

Trekking Planner Nepal is a reputed Nepalese trekking and tour organization. Here are a few reasons why we can be a good fit for your next Nepal adventure:

  • Experience: Our trekking agency has over 20 years of expertise in the Nepalese trekking and tourism sector.  We have a staff of skilled and knowledgeable guides that have conducted treks and tours in Nepal for many years.

  • Local knowledge: We are a Nepali firm, thus we are well-versed in Nepalese culture, customs, and geography. This means we can offer a more realistic and immersive experience.
  • Safety: Safety is our primary concern since the establishmnet. We have professional guides who are first-aid certified, and we utilize high-quality equipment to keep you safe and comfortable on your walk.
  • Flexibility: Our wide range of package offers customized itineraries to suit your needs and preferences. We can also accommodate special requests, such as dietary requirements or specific travel dates.
  • Sustainability: Being in the trekking businees we are committed to sustainable tourism practice. We aim to minimize our impact on the environment and support local communities by using local guides, staying in locally-owned accommodations, and promoting responsible tourism practices.

Overall, Trekking Planner Nepal is a reliable and reputable company that can provide you with a safe, authentic, and unforgettable adventure in Nepal.

Important Note.

  •     This trip departs every day of the year.
  •     This trip is fully customizable. We can customize the trip as per your need, please contact us.
  •     This trip is available on both a Fixed Departure and a Private Group Basis.
  •     This trip can be booked privately if you’re traveling solo or privately or with family.
  •     Have a big group? We can help as per your needs.
  •     We can help you make it fit your budget.
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The  Makalu Base Camp Trekking provides standard Itinerary days where some day's walks can be shorter or longer as per your physical fitness, some designated overnight stops can change, due to available rooms and other facilities and etc…….

We will follow the itinerary if its needs to be changed in case of weather, landslides, and difficulties on walks requiring more days where our leader and lead head guides decide to hold full authority for Trekking Planner Nepal.

    On arrival at Kathmandu international airport via respective airlines, where you will be received by our office staff and guide with warm welcome then transfer to your hotels in the hub of the city.

    After checking into your rooms and getting refreshed join the other groups for briefing on Makalu Base Camp Trekking, our guide offers you with useful important information regarding trek and your stay in Nepal with us.

    Evening includes welcome dinner in a nice and authentic Nepalese restaurant with Folk Culture program of Nepal while having your dinner.

      Morning, depart from the hotel for exciting tour around Kathmandu at places of great interest,  Kathmandu city and its valley steeped with historical and religious monuments temples and monasteries listed as World Heritage Sites.

      After an interesting tour afternoon free to relax and preparation for Makalu base camp trekking next early morning flight to Tumlingtar around d Arun Valley.

        As per the flight time towards Nepal Far East to reach at Tumlingtar, where our marvelous Makalu base camp adventure begins, a scenic flight from Kathmandu takes you to land at warmer areas at Tumlingtar located on the shelf of Arun River.

         Tumlingtar, an interesting town with time for stroll and explore the traditional life of local hill people of eastern Nepal, from here transfer to local vehicle where drive leads towards mid hills past farm villages and town of Khandbari, headquarter of Sankha Sabha district of Makalu region.

        Drive continues over high hills on dirt road heading past Chinchela farm village and long downhill to reach at Num village for overnight in a nice local nice lodge with views of grand landscapes with Jalajala Himal and Makalu peaks.

          First day starts with long descend for an hour to cross over a bridge above Arun River, and then uphill to Seduwa village, walking past Runmura a small farm village with gradual climb to Seduwa village for overnight camp.

            From Seduwa village a short day walk today as morning walk follows winding path to Tashigaon a moderate size farm village of Sherpa community, which is the last village on route to Makalu base camp, walking into farm area and then reaching at Tashigaon for lunch and overnight camp.

            Here with ample time to explore the village of great interest around to witness Sherpa Buddhist culture and age-old traditional life.

              After Tashi Gaon which be last human settlement for a week, as morning leads to gradual walk within dense forest of rhododendron, oaks and pines trees past several cattle herder’s shelters and shades.

              Walking for few hours on good moderate trail where afternoon walk leads to a climb for few hours to reach on top Kongma ridge, where tall trees fades to small rhododendron and juniper bushes.

              Overnight camp is set overlooking views of world third high Mt. Kanchenjunga with Mt. Makalu and adjoining peaks.

                From Kongma walk leads to complete wilderness following a ridge with few ups and down to reach at glacial ponds of Thulo Pokhari (large) with Sano Pokhari(small), and then cross over Tutu-la and Shipton la above 4, 453 m high passes, with downhill heading back into dense forest to our overnight camp in the midst of tree lines at place called Mumbuk.

                  Morning walks heading down towards scenic Barun valley, a place famous for unique rare species of vegetation- plants that’s almost extinct on this world, where medicinal herbs and mountain animals are found around.

                  On reaching Barun valley, walk leads to gradual up with views of peaks on both sides of the valley and then encountering several Yak herder shelters and a small Buddhist Gompa (monastery), after a nice good walk reaching to our overnight camp at Nehe Kharka with scenic Barun valley.

                    From Barun valley trek to Shersong which is at end of Barun valley towards Makalu base camp as walk lead to slow uphill then crossing streams with views of Mt. Makalu and Baruntse peaks, after a good walk of the day reaching at Sherson for overnight stop.

                      After Sherson heading to our main highlight and destination at Makalu Base Camp, where walk leads on high path over moraine and ice within rocky areas to reach at Makalu base camp, located close to a glacial icy pond next to Baruntse Himal.

                      Our overnight camp set beneath towering South Face of Mt. Makalu, with time to explore and enjoy views of surrounding high peaks.

                        Rest day at Makalu base camp with views of Mt. Makalu, Baruntse Himal and peak IV, options for hike for views of Mt. Everest with its rare East Face known as Kangshung with Mt. Lhotse.

                          From Makalu base camp retrace the walk back towards lower Barun valley to reach at Yangle Kharka for overnight stop enclosed within high rocky cliffs, offering views of waterfalls.

                            After a grand time around Barun valley, walk leads towards the end of Barun valley and then climb back into forest at Mumbuk for overnight camp.

                              Morning heading back on the same scenic trail to Kongma ridge, starting with a climb for an hour into forest areas to reach a ridge after leaving tree lines, as walk leads past the glacial ponds and over Tutu la and Shipton la to Kongma hill for overnight camp.

                                Ending our high latitude trek as morning walk leads to long downhill into forest of tall tree lines to reach at Tashi Gaon, from here on route to Nawa or Narbu gaon village, as our route leads into shade of forest and farm terraces to reach a large Sherpa village of Nawa Gaon on for overnight stop, with afternoon free to explore this nice farm village.

                                  Our last walk of the great adventure ends today following a trail to Seduwa village, from this village a long descend on steep path to reach a bridge over Arun River, after crossing the bridge steep climb for few hours to reach back at Num village for last overnight around high hills of Makalu Himalaya.

                                    Morning where our adventure complete after taking an exciting drive to a nice little town at Tumlingtar within back at warmer areas enriched with vast farm land around Arun Valley, as drive leads past farm villages of Chinchila, Manebhanjyang and large town of Khandbari and then back at Tumlingtar with time to browse around village to observe local culture and custom of the eastern Nepalese.

                                      From Tumlingtar morning flight to Kathmandu with panorama of mountains views all the way to Kathmandu, at Kathmandu domestic airport our staff transfers you back into your hotel with free afternoon to relax after a great and wonderful adventure on Makalu Base Camp Trek.

                                        Last day in Nepal, country of Himalayan wonders and as per your international flight time depart for homeward bound or to next respective connecting destinations.

                                        Our staff and guide transfer you to Kathmandu airport after a mesmerizing memory and great time on Makalu Base Camp Trekking.

                                        Not satisfied with this regular itinerary? Make your own.

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                                        Makalu Base Camp Trekking-19 Days Map
                                        What's Included
                                        •   All airport Pick up drop by private vehicle.
                                        •   04 night twin/double shearing accommodation on BB in Kathmandu.
                                        •   Guided sightseeing tours in Kathmandu with and private vehicle (Entrance fees extra).
                                        •   Kathmandu to Bhadrapur 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.
                                        •   All applicable government and local taxes per the itinerary.
                                        •   Welcome dinner in Authentic Restaurant.
                                        •   First add kid box.
                                        •   Trekking Planner’s sleeping bag, down jackets,Ti-shirt, Cap, duffle bags, city and trekking route maps – if necessary.
                                        •   Arrangement of emergency evacuation service (should have insurance for emergency evacuation and will be paid by your travel insurance company).
                                        •   Oxymeter to check your pulse and oxygen saturation and heart rate twice daily during the trek (very useful to check Altitude Mountain Sickness(AMS) symptoms). This helps ensure your trek is in the safest hands possible.
                                        •   One-hour complimentary spa/massage in Kathmandu after the trek.
                                        What's Excluded
                                        • 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.
                                        • 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.
                                        Essential Info

                                        Equipment and Gear List

                                        trekking iconGeneral

                                        • Four-season (-20 degree) sleeping bag (We provide rental sleeping bags available for an additional USD 35)
                                        • Puffy down jacket (We provide rental jackets for an additional USD 35)
                                        • Daypack (25-30 liters recommended) with rain cover

                                        HeadUpper Body

                                        • Sun hat or cap (We'll provide you with a trekking cap.)
                                        • warm woolen hat
                                        • Scarf/Neck Buff (highly recommended to get saved from wind and cold)
                                        • Headlamp or mobile torch light for nighttime
                                        • Polarized sunglasses


                                        • Technical fabric base layer thermals are light for warmer months, heavy for colder months
                                        • Technical fabric t-shirts and sleeve sweaters or high-necks
                                        • Waterproof rain jacket
                                        • windproof jacket for the walk as it gets windy
                                        • Fleece jacket or down jacket

                                        PantLower Body

                                        • thermals inner
                                        • Hiking pants at least 3
                                        • Comfortable pants for teahouses
                                        • Waterproof, windproof shell
                                        • Hiking shorts


                                        • Woolen gloves for the tea house
                                        • Hard-shell windproof outer gloves for the walk


                                        • Marino Wool or comfortable, warm socks
                                        • Hiking socks
                                        • Liner socks
                                        • Trekking/hiking boots (waterproof recommended)
                                        • Crampons (For passes)
                                        • Casual shoes or sandals that are comfortable for the time in the tea house
                                        • Gaiters (lightweight for rain and snow)

                                        UndergarmentsUndergarments and inner wears

                                        • Technical fabric/quick drying (can be washed during the trek)
                                        • Sports bras (women)
                                        • sleeping clothes as per the comfortability

                                        MedicineFirst Aid Kits and Medications

                                        • Sunscreen SPF- 50+
                                        • Lip balm or Vaseline
                                        • ointment cream
                                        • Cough Syrup and strepsils (recommended for Khumbu Cough)
                                        • Creams and medicines (for any allergies or diseases)

                                        (Note: Our guides carry medications, oxygen cans, and first aid kits during the trip. However, personal kits and medications are recommended.)

                                        Other essentialsOther Essentials

                                        • Passport
                                        • Extra copies of passport-sized photos
                                        • Reusable water bottle
                                        • Toilet paper, small soap, and shampoo
                                        • Water purification tablets or UV water purifier (if you plan to treat water)
                                        • water bladder for the day bag
                                        • small towel for personal use
                                        • Pillowcase in case of allergies to new pillows
                                        • High-protein snacks (such as mountain bars or nuts)
                                        • Waterproof/dry bags for carrying essential documents, stuff, frequently used items, and money
                                        • Power bank or extra batteries
                                        • Cameras and mobile phone
                                        • Cards/book
                                        • Pee bottle/ pee funnel for women
                                        • Trekking poles
                                        • Whistle in case your voice is not loud enough to stop or start
                                        • Thermos for hot water during the nighttime
                                        • We give you a free duffel bag, trekking cap, maps, and t-shirt during your pre-trip meeting in Kathmandu. The duffel bag will be used to pack your trekking supplies.
                                        • For every two participants, we assign one porter. The porter will carry the duffel bag, which should weigh around 10 kg/22 lbs., throughout the walk.
                                        • Daypack bag for daily used stuff like cash, documents, papers, a water bottle or bladder, a camera, toiletries, sunscreen, a notebook, clothing, etc. (with a waterproof cover).
                                        • You can store your luggage (on-trekking items) at the hotel in Kathmandu, and we can assist and help.
                                        • Total luggage for the Kathmandu-Lukla flight is (15 kg/33 lbs.), including duffel (10 Kg/22 lbs.) and backpack (5 kg/11 lbs.)
                                        • A down jacket with a hood(cap) to be warm in altitudes above 3,000m.
                                        • We can provide a down jacket for USD 35. In case of loss or damage, you need to pay back the cost of USD 200 per item.
                                        • We can provide a sleeping bag for USD 35. In case of loss or damage, USD 200 per item must be paid.

                                        Note: Supplies and gear can be rented or purchased in Kathmandu. Once you are in Nepal, you can buy supplies and gear for hiking if you have spare time. Trekking Planner Nepal representatives will assist you in purchasing the equipment. Thamel a tourist hub, offers a wide range of trekking equipment at affordable prices. Don't wear short clothes inside the monasteries and religious places.

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                                          Lumba Sumba Pass and Around Manasalu Trek with Trekking Planner Nepal

                                          Last October, I used Trekking Planner Nepal to organize my trek from Kanchenjunga to Makalu Basecamp over the Lumba Sumba pass. I had such a great time that I booked another trek with Trekking Planner, walking from Tsum Valley, around Manasalu to the villages of Nar and Phu. This was a really big trip for me, before leaving for Nepal, I spent a lot of time researching and emailing many different trekking companies. Out of the companies I reached out to, the owner Dipak offered me the best price, and the best customer service, promptly and patiently taking the time to answer my numerous emails . In Kathmandu, Dipak couldn't have been nicer, he picked me up at the airport, took me out to dinner, organized all my permits and logistics and provided me with a great trekking crew. He's the guy you want to organize your trek in Nepal. My guide for both treks was Dhirendra Kharka, and he was awesome. He's a great choice as a guide, especially if you want to trek somewhere off the beaten path. We spent almost 60 days in the mountains together on a couple of long, challenging treks. He was great company, as well as being extremely skilled and competent in the mountains. I would recommend Trekking Planner to anyone interested in trekking in Nepal. I am attempting to section hike the Great Himalaya trail and I am planning on working with both Dipak and Dhirendra when I return to Nepal.

                                          clifton tUnited States,Jan 10, 2019
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