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Makalu Base Camp Trek

  • 20 Days

Trip Facts

  • Trip Destination: Nepal
  • Trip Grade: Moderate
  • Meals: Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner
  • Transportation: Private Transportation + Airplane
  • Accommodation: Hotel / Guest House / Tents
  • Group size: 1-12 people
  • Walking hours: 6-7hrs

In your journey to Makalu Base Camp Trek with Himalayan Joy Adventure, you walk into the wilderness of the Makalu Barun National Park. Makalu being the fifth highest mountain in the world dominates the region around it. You will reach the base camp, spend your time there, witness breathtaking views of Himalayas, and return with a lot of memories.

When you trek to Makalu base camp, you will walk alongside Arun River for days and reach to a more remote and pristine region of Makalu Barun National Park. As you walk into the wilderness for days, you finally reach the base camp. The breathtaking views of Makalu, Chamlang, Lhotse, Kanchenjunga, Everest, and so many other mountains accompany you the major parts of your journey.

Makalu Base Camp Trek is not as popular as other classic trails of Nepal like Everest Base Camp Trek, Annapurna Base Camp Trek, or Annapurna Circuit Trek. With few villages and teahouses on the way, you have to be well-prepared for this trek. So, you should have enough food supplies with you, other essentials, and tents. You will be camping several nights on the wilderness.

What You Can Expect

  • Stand at the base camp of the world’s fifth highest mountain
  • A chance to observe the lifestyle and culture of Rai and Sherpa people
  • Cross a few high passes
  • Camping at wilderness
  • One of the most remote and undisturbed trekking route of Nepal
  • Wide varieties of flora and fauna of Makalu Barun National Park


Outline Itinerary


Altitude: 1400 m.
One of our Himalayan Joy Adventure’s representative will pick you up from Tribhuvan International Airport and transfer to your hotel room. After checking into your hotel, you can get refreshed and then visit our office. Or, you can spend your time in Thamel - a tourist hub of Kathmandu. In Thamel, you can shop for your trekking gears or spend your time discovering the unique culture, tradition, art, and architecture of Nepal.
At the evening, we will host you dinner in a typical Nepali Restaurant and drop you off at your hotel.

Trip Map

Cost Includes

  • Airport picks up and drops by Private Vehicle.
  • 3 nights Hotel (3-5 star) in Kathmandu in twin sharing basis on BB plan
  • One day sightseeing in Kathmandu
  • Domestic flight fares
  • Full board meals (Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner) and Accommodation on twin sharing basis in the trek
  • English speaking guide
  • Porter (One porter for two people)
  • Insurance for Himalayan Joy Staff
  • Himalayan Joy Adventure T-Shirt and Duffel bag
  • TIMS and National park permits

Cost Excludes

  • Travel insurance which covers emergency Rescue and Evacuation (Most Required)
  • International airfare and airport departure tax 
  • Nepal entry visa; you can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at the Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu. (Tourist Visa with Multiple Entries for 15 days can be obtained by paying US $ 25 or equivalent foreign currency. Similarly, Tourist Visa with Multiple Entries for 30 days can be obtained by paying US $ 40 and Tourist Visa with Multiple Entries for 90 days can be obtained by paying US $ 100. Please bring 2 copies of passport size photos).
  • Cold drinks such as Mineral water, Cola, Beer etc.(Mineral water will cost per liter from Rs. 100 till Rs.500 and if you bring water purifying tablet is best idea cause you will help to save nature from not using plastic bottles and also its much cheaper then mineral water )
  • Bars bill such as Mars, Sneaker, Bounty chocolate etc
  • Personal trekking and climbing Equipment
  • Tips for trekking staffs and driver
  • Any others expenses which are not mentioned on 'Price Includes' section.


Trip Note


Every day the world is facing a big issue of environmental pollution and in Nepal as well. Our field staffs are quite conscious about environmental pollution at any time and we encourage all. We would suggest to our guest to use boiled water or water purification pills than buying a bottle of water, it helps to avoid plastic bottles which can take a long time to disappear. During the trek, if possible you can order same items food in a group which minimizes the fuel used and to make a campfire is almost forbidden. We would encourage being a responsible traveler so, just leaving foot-print on the trail and bring out all non-biodegradables which you had.  


The starting point of this trek is Tumlingtar which accessible by domestic airplane and Local transportation bus/ jeep. But if you go by bus/jeep, need more days because it is long way driving to Tumlingtar.


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