Makalu Trek 24 Days

Makalu Trek Information

Makalu Trek goes under Eastern Nepal which is ensured by Makalu Barun National Park alongside Conservation Project spread possessing 2330 sq km. It goes under the fifth most noteworthy Mountain of the world (8463m). Actually, Makalu means the significance and dark one as it contains dull agonizing appearances. Being the fifth tallest mountain on the planet, individuals don't endeavor to climb it in correlation to other tall mountains. It is without a doubt that in the event that you are wanting to climb the Makalu, Makalu Trek obliges a great deal of mountaineering encounters. Else, you may not overcome it which is known from the individuals who have endeavored it in the recent past. It was initially moved by a French Team in 1955. Makalu Mountain has chiefly two critical supplementary Peaks.

Makalu Trekking is a standout amongst the most troublesome Mountains to move in the entire world. It is a moving Peak with the mass of the red stonework made up of four sided pyramid shape. Because of its impossible to miss structure and highlights, Makalu is termed as an unconventional Mountain. Makalu (8,463m) is an exceptionally challenge Mountain, which is spotted 14 miles far from the east of Mount Everest. Its least elevation is 3900 meter and 8,463meter is its most extreme

Best Season

September to December and March to May

Outline Itinerary

Day 01 – Arrival in Kathmandu

Day 02-03 – Sightseeing in Kathmandu

Day 04 – Flight to Tumlingtar, drive to Chichila (1850m) 5hrs

Day 05 – Trek to Num (1,505m) 5hrs

Day 06 – Trek to Seduwa (1,530m) 5hrs

Day 07 – Trek to Gaon (2,065m) 5hrs

Day 08 – Khongma (3,562m) 5hrs

Day 09 – Acclimatization day at Khongma (4,200m)

Day 10 – Trek to Mumbuk (4,200m) 6hrs

Day 11 - Trek to Yangri Kharka (3,610m) 5hrs

Day 12 - Trek to Shershong (4,650m)

Day 13 - Trek to Makalu South East Base Camp 5hrs

Day 14 - Makalu North Ridge BC (4,800m) 3-4 hrs

Day 15 - Acclimatization at Base Camp 6hrs

Day 16 - Trek to Mumbuk 6hrs

Day 17 - Trek to Kauma 6hrs)

Day 18 - Trek to Tashi Gaoni

Day 19 - Trek to Num

Day 20 - Trek to Tumlingtar 5hrs

Day 21 - Trek to Khandbari

Day 22 - Trek to Tumlingtar

Day 23 - Back to Kathmandu

Day 24 - Departure

Day 01: Arrive at the Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu (1,350m)
Upon your arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, you will be received by our representatives at the Airport. Our representative will transfer you to the hotel and will discuss about the further plans over there. Overnight stay in a hotel.

Day 02 0r 3: Sightseeing in Kathmandu
For the next couple of days, you will be exploring the Kathmandu Valley visiting Pashupatinath, Bouddhanath, Durbar Squares and other cultural as well as traditional sites. You will also prepare for the expedition during the time, acquiring permission for the expedition from the government agency. Overnight stay at a hotel.

Day 04: Flight to Tumlingtar, drive to Chichila (1850m) 5hrs
Tumlingtar is a village which is situated at the height of 400 meter above from the sea level. Tumlingtar is an initial place from where our trekking starts. We will take a flight from Kathmandu to Tumlingtar. From Tumlingtar, we will drive to Chichila (1850m) and we will be exploring the remaining days. Overnight stay at a guesthouse.

Day 05: Trek to Num (1,505m) 5hrs
Chichila to Num covers about 1,505 meter. So, on this day we will wake up early in the morning and start our trekking. After having breakfast we will take a walk and will enjoy the trek. Overnight stay at a guesthouse.

Day 06: Trek to Seduwa (1,530m) 5hrs
This is our 6th day of trekking and expedition trip. After having a breakfast early in the morning we will start our trekking to Seduwa (1,530m). Seduwa is actually an interesting place where you are going to enjoy the natural beauties of that area.

Day07: Trek to Gaon (2,065m) 5hrs
On the 7th day of trekking, we will move to Gaon (2,065m). Particularly on that day we have to walk a long distance from Seduwa to Gaon (2,065m). Overnight stay at a local guesthouse.

Day 08: Khongma (3,562m) 5hrs
On the 8th day, we will be moving to Khongma (3,562m) from Gaon. We start early for the day as we cover almost 1500 meters on the day. It is going to be a long day’s trek needing almost 7-8 hours of trek. The trek will, however, be adventurous as the trail takes us to several amazing landscapes. Overnight stay at a guesthouse.

Day 09: Acclimatization day at Khongma (4,200m) 6hrs
The ninth day of the itinerary is for acclimatization. We will be spending the day at Khongma, resting and acclimatizing to the conditions and the altitude. We can travel around the Khongma village and interact with the villagers and learn about their culture. Overnight stay at a guesthouse.

Day 10: Trek to Mumbuk (4,200m)
From Khongma we will climb Shipton La and from there we will descend to Mumbak (4,200m). In Mumbuk, we will take a walk which is considered as a tricky area to cross Shipton La. As we reach at Khongma we will take our breakfast. Overnight stay at a guesthouse.

Day 11: Trek to Yangri Kharka (3,610m) 6hrs
For the trek to Yak Kharka (3,6100m), we have to move early in the morning which takes 6 hours. Before the sunrise you have to cross Dhampu Pass. The view of the entire Annapurna Range being touched by the sun with the valley resting below in the darkness gives amazing views. Overnight stay at guesthouse.

Day 12: Trek to Shershong (4,650m) 5hrs
For the trek to Shershong (4,650m), we will move early in the morning taking a breakfast in Yangri Kharka which takes 5 to 6 hours walking from Yangri Kharka. After the few minutes walking an expert will discuss about the further plans.

Day 13: Trek to Makalu South East Base Camp
On the 12h day, we will move for the trek to Makalu South East Base Camp according to the planning. Trekking in Makalu South East Base Camp is difficult in nature yet you will enjoy this trekking. Overnight stay at a tented camp.

Day 14: Makalu North Ridge BC (4,800m) 5hrs
Day 13th is an essential day as we are going to see Makalu North Ridge Base Camp (4,800m) which is one of the focal point of our trip. The trekking to Makalu North Ridge Base Camp is considered to be unusual than the other trekking as trekkers to this area will be appreciated more than the others. Overnight stay at a tented camp.

Day 15: Acclimatization at Base Camp 3-4 hrs
After the trekking to Makalu North Ridge Base Camp (4,800m), day 15th day is allocated for the acclimation at the Base Camp. This is very important part of the itinerary as the couple of day’s acclimatization will help us to get used to the conditions and prepare ourselves for the expedition that lies ahead. Overnight stay at a tented camp.

Day 16: Trek to Mumbuk 6hrs
The destination for the 15th day is Mumbuk, a small village in the region of Makalu. It will take five hours of trekking from Yak Kharka to reach there. You can explore the village during the hiking time. Overnight stay at a guesthouse.

Day 17: Trek to Kauma 6hrs
On the 16th day you will return to Kauma from Mumbuk. Today you will be walking a bit longer in comparison to other days. So, you will take your breakfast and then only will move for Kauma taking rest on the way. Overnight stay at a guesthouse.

Day 18: Trek to Tashi Gaoni 6hrs
Again today your walk will be extended for 6 hours like yesterday when you moved from Mumbuk to Kauma. But the trek will be interesting as you will get to know lots of things about the nature, people and different vegetations. You will take your lunch on the way to Tashi Gaoni. Overnight stay at a guesthouse.

Day 19: Trek to Khandbari

Day 20: Trek to Num
The day when we are done with exploring Tashi Gaon we will return to Num. As you have already seen Num, we can go thoroughly but in case if you have time and willing to explore more, definitely there is a high chance for the explorations. Overnight stay at a guest house.

Day 21: Trek to Khandbari
On the 20th day you will be moving towards Khandbari from Num right after taking breakfast. Khandbari is comparatively a beautiful place for the trek. Khandbari is a prosperous place in comparison to other places of this route. Overnight stay at a guesthouse.

Day 22: Trek to Tumlingtar
The next day, we will reach Tumlingtar which is another beautiful town in the eastern region of Nepal. After reaching Tumlingtar, you will spend the rest of the night in a hotel enjoy the local food and cultural dances. Overnight stay at a guesthouse.

Day 23: Back to Kathmandu
It is worth to take a rest in Kathmandu for one more day so that the day when you depart from Kathmandu you do not feel dizziness and tiredness. In an evening time you can explore the remaining places of Kathmandu which will count as a plus point. Overnight stay at a guesthouse.

Day 24: Departure
This is the last day according to an itinerary where you will return to your own hometown from Tribhuvan International Airport. You will move from a hotel after taking your lunch.

Price: US$ 2700.00

All prices are in US dollars and do not include international airfare, unless otherwise noted.

Cost Included »

  • Airport picks up and drops.
  • All airfare avvording to the itinerary.
  • All surface transfers as per itinerary.
  • 3 star hotel accommodation in Kathmandu.
  • Food, lodging,salary,insurance and other expenses of staffs.
  • All necessary paper work.
  • Guided sightseeing tour including all entry fees.
  • Travel and rescue arrangements for our staffs.
  • All necessary staffs with experienced English speaking guide, Porter(also a personal Sherpa on request).
  • Three daily meals with tea/coffee (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek.
  • Medical supplies [First Aid medical kit will be available].
  • Trekking Information Management System [TIMS], New Trekking permit to keep record of tourist [This is for your safety].
  • Backpacker Treks T - shirt, Duffle bag, trekking map and trip achievement certificate.
  • Government taxes and office service charge.
  • Farewell dinner cultural program with Nepali typical meal.

Cost Excluded »

  1. Nepal entry visa fee.
  2. International air fee.
  3. Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu is excluded. Except welcome and fare well dinner.
  4. Drinking WaterAll cold drink any beverage are not included on your trip price.
  5. You have to make your travel and rescue insurance by yourself before leave for travel.
  6. Clients them self have to arrange personal trekking equipments such as- trekking pole.
  7. Tips for driver, guide and porters are not included in the cost of your package.
  8. Any other Expenses which are not mentioned on price include section.

Getting to Nepal - You will land at the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu when you first come to Nepal. Our travel representatives will receive you at the Airport and then transfer you to a hotel in the capital city. That will be our first task after you land in the country. The itinerary then follows in the coming days.

Visa information in Nepal - Once you arrive in Kathmandu, your first job or task will be to consult the Department of Immigration in Nepal regarding your Nepal stay. Our team members will help you in completing the necessary works regarding Visa and the procedures of extension, if needed. If you are planning for an extended stay in Nepal, say more than three months or around a year or so, then you need to extend your Visa through the Immigration Department. This won’t be of any problem as we will handle the government-related activities.

Trek permit - There are some restricted trekking destinations in Nepal which require special permission from the government of Nepal or a government agency for the foreign trekkers. They also need to pay a fixed royalty to trek some of the selected places in Nepal. Some of the restricted trekking destinations like Upper Dolpo Trek, Mustang Trek, Rara Trek, etc. require special trek permit for the foreigners. However, there won’t be any such problem as we, the company, will look after the legal formalities in securing the trek permits for the clients. It will be our responsibility to secure trek permits for you.

Altitude sickness - As most of the trekking destinations in Nepal exceed 4000 meters of altitude, high altitude sickness is one of the common problems faced by the trekkers. High altitude sickness can be very fatal and dangerous if you are not prepared for the same. Some of the trekking destinations like Upper Mustang Trek, Everest Base Camp Trek, Langtang Circuit Trek exceeds and nears around 5000 meters of altitude with chances of high altitude sickness. However, if you are aware of the problem and if you take special measure, then altitude sickness can be avoided and will not be much of a problem. As we have experienced trekking guides and a team of experienced hand, altitude sickness will not be a problem and even if it occurs, it will be handled well by our team members.

Medical Kit - Whenever we embark on a tour package or itinerary, we are fully prepared of the possible consequences or the untoward incidents, and hence our team carries a separate medical kit. Medical kit is of immense help and importance during long tours and trek as you never know what will happen next, even regarding the health of the trekkers. Availability of medical kit is very paramount as it will help to provide immediate medical attention to the needy person. Problems of high altitude sickness, shortness of breathing, dizziness, etc. are the ones frequently encountered during the trek. Presence of medical kit helps to resolve any of such problems and provides immediate relief and medical attention to the person who is in need for the same.

Equipment - Some special trekking equipments are necessary for expedition and some other treks. Such special equipments will have to be brought or arranged by you. As such equipments are quite expensive; it is not possible for us to arrange such materials. However, general trekking and minor accessory requirements will be provided by the company. You only need to bring with you some of the special trekking equipment necessary for trek and expedition. Also, if you do not have such equipments then we can provide you with such equipments, but you need to pay for it.

Note: If you have any queries regarding the itineraries/ information, please let us know by phone or via e-mail.