Trip Facts

  • Trip duration: 16 Days
  • Max Altitude: 4860 meter
  • Trek start from/Ending place: Kathmandu
  • Best Season: Sep-Nov, Mar-May








Makalu Base Camp Trekking is somewhat difficult yet extremely rewarding trek offers a true wilderness experience in the rugged uninhabited terrain of Makalu-Barun National Park. Makalu is fifth highest peak in the world (8,463 m) (27,766 ft).

The idea of preserving the unique biological and cultural features of the Makalu Barun area was conceived in 1984 by Daniel C. Taylor then president of The Mountain Institute. Taylor's initial interest in the Barun Valley had been prompted by his two decades-long search for the yeti, and alleged tracks found there by Cronin & McNeely in 1972 Taylor led fieldwork in the Barun Valley in 1983 with naturalist Robert.

Fleming Jr. Their discovery of further enigmatic footprints--where the scientific riddle of the yeti was finally explained by being juvenile Asiatic Black Bear making overprints of hind paw onto forepaw in which in the juvenile period the inner digit of the forepaw becomes outwardly displaced prompted extensive ecosystem fieldwork by The Mountain Institute led by Taylor, Fleming, Nepali botanist Tirtha Shrestha.

Barun Valley (Trekking in Makalu Base Camp) provides stunning contrasts, where high waterfalls cascade into deep gorges, craggy rocks rise from lush green forests, and colorful flowers bloom beneath white snow peaks. This unique landscape shelters some of the last pristine mountain ecosystems on earth. Rare species of animals and plants flourish in diverse climates and habitats, relatively undisturbed by human kind. Makalu is also famous by Arun River and Barun River.








Trip Itinerary 

Makalu Base camp new route Trekking

Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu & Transfer to Hotel. 

Day 02 : Preparation for trekking

Day 03: Kathmandu – Tumlingtar by flight & Jeep to Num – Gola 1100m.

Day 04 : Trek Gola to  Dhumjang 1980m, forest camp

Day 05 : Trek Dhumjang to Chamlingma 2448m, Forest Camp

Day 06: Trek Chamlingma to Bagare 2912m, Forest Camp

Day 07: Trek Bagare  to Nhe Kharka 3320m,

 Day 08: Trek Nhe Kharka to Sherson 4630m.

Day 09: Trek Sherson to  MAKALU BASE CAMP  4860m.

Day 10: Trek Makalu BC to Yangle Kharka 3200m.

Day 11:  Trek Yangle Kharka to Khongma 3470m,

Day 12 : Trek Khongma to Seduwa 1150m.

Day 13 : Trek Seduwa to Num – drive to Khadbari

Day 14: Drive to Tumlingtar  and Flight to  Kathmandu

Day 15: Sightseeing & shopping

Day 16: Back to home










Cost included

  • Arrival in International Airport and Departure.
  • Four Nights Hotel in Kathmandu with Bed & Breakfast.
  • Makalu Barun National Park Fee..
  • (Trekkers' Information Management System (TIMS)
  • Tea House & Camping Accommodation (Breakfast, lunch and dinner).
  • Guide, Shepa, Cook and necessary porters.
  • Insurance for trekking staff.
  • By Jeep : Num - Gola and Num to Khandbari
  • Kathmandu - Tumlingtar - Kathmandu by flight







Cost Exclude

  • Personal equipment for Trekking.
  • Personal travel Insurance.
  • Lunch & dinner in Kathmandu.
  • Emergency Rescue evacuation.
  • Personal expenses/Bar bills.
  • Tipping / Bonus  for trekking staff.







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