Makalu Barun Base Camp Trek

 

Makalu Base Camp Trek rewards you with some of the mind-boggling views of Mount Makalu(8481m), Chamling(7319m), and Mount Baruntse(7162m) with all the necessary blend of beautiful hills and amazing landscapes. Base Camp is in Makalu  Barun National Park. The conservation area covers a total area of 1500 square kilometers. The altitude ranges from 500m at the low range to 8000m high above the mountains. This altitude variation is fascinating by itself of Makalu Barun. Trek to Makalu Valley rewards you with amusing scenery of high waterfalls cascade, landscapes of color, and deep gorges.

Makalu Base Camp Trek is challenging with plenty of rewards. This site renders some of the best trekking experiences in a peaceful setting. The trekking journey of Makalu Barun Valley is full of colorful and vibrant terrace farmland, blooming forest of rhododendron, rural culture, exotic wildlife, and multiple peaks above 8000m. The beauty of Makalu Barun Valley is never-ending and is joyful trekking is what Makalu Barun is awaiting from you.

Trek route to Makalu is less populated even Mt. Makalu is the fifth highest mountain at an altitude of 8481m. The route is not too harsh and hard, but it demands more from you than the hike you do. Makalu Barun in comparison to other trekking routes is more remote,  but there operate daily flights to Tumlingtar. Tumlingtar is just a few hours away from our trailhead.

 

Beautiful Makalu Barun

Everybody loves nature, and the Makalu Barun trek is for nature lovers. If you wish to experience the fascination of colorful landscapes, rural culture, and numbers of tallest mountains of the world. Makalu Barun National Park is the home to 420 species of birds and among them, Spiny Babbler is in Nepal only. The conservation area of Makalu Barun has some exotic wildlife including snow leopard, red panda, wild boar, musk deer, wild yak, Himalayan tahr, and many more.

 

Itinerary Overview, Makalu Barun Base Camp Trek

Makalu Base Camp Trek of Raconteur Adventure commences after you reach Tumlingtar flying and driving for three hours to reach our trailhead at Chichila. Our trekking journey passes the charming Barun river valley in the national park. And this whole trek crosses us to some of the real high passes like the Keke La(4633m), Shipton La(4145m), taking along to silent lakes like Kalopokhari.

In this trekking, we will hike from the lowlands of Tumlingar to the Arun River and one of the base camps at a high altitude of 5000m above sea level. The best time to do this trek is in the spring (March-May) and fall, autumn (September-November) as in these times, skies clear rendering spectacular mountain views and the temperature remains good as well.

 

Trekking Type

Makalu Barun trek is high altitude lake that is considered challenging and for those who are ready to push a little bit further from the regular trekking routine. Trekking rewards you amazing blend of nature, culture, and is on the top staggering world’s highest mountains. A nice bed and healthy food are a necessity and Makalu Barun Valley has a moderately maintained lodge. The facilities are kept minimum in these lodges here in the Makalu Barun valley trek.

Makalu Base Camp rewards a mind-settling view of complete Everest Panorama, glittering Mt. Makalu, and Lhotse(8,516m).  Ice glaciers, lakes, rocky land, and valley passing green forest again is what you will experience in Makalu Barun Base Camp Trek. Over 3000 species of flowering plants lie here in Makalu Barun. Makalu is indeed beautiful and ready to welcome you with arms wide open. So, book this amazing Makalu Barun Base Camp Trek with Raconteur Adventure now.

Come make memories and stories with us, Raconteur Adventure, as we have perfectly designed 22 days Makalu Base Camp Trek.

Image, Photo by Bisesh Gurung on Unsplash

Included

  • Accommodation, Food, salary, insurance, equipment and medicine for all staff.
  • All typical Meals during the trek (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)
  • Raconteur Adventure personnel standby during emergency
  • Hotel and Airport pick up and drop by car, bus and van
  • Lodge and homestay accommodation in the mountains
  • Star category hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Trekking Guide and Porter (on demand)
  • Domestic airfares (on request)
  • Park Fees wherever applicable
  • 3 Cup of tea during the trek
  • All your trekking permits
  • All government taxes
  • Official expenses
  • First-aid Kit
  • Map

Excluded

  • Your expenses which might include room service, internet charges, laundry, bar bills, telephone bills, etc.
  • Trip Cancellation cost, Loss theft and damage to your personal items
  • Sightseeing and activities other than those mentioned
  • Lunch and dinner not mentioned in the itinerary
  • International Plane fare and taxes in the Airport
  • Other meals not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Personal trekking gear and equipment’s
  • Travel Insurance which is mandatory
  • Tips and Gratitude’s (expected)
  • VISA Fees

Checklist

  • Items for the bathroom (sunscreen with a very high SPF, lip balm with a high SPF, quickdrying towel, toothbrush & paste, multipurpose soap, deodorant, nail clippers, face & body moisturizer, feminine hygiene products, small mirror, tissue paper, toilet papers, etc)
  • First Aid Kit (sprain bandages, bandages, antiseptic cream for cuts, aspirin/paracetamol - general pain reliever, diarrhea stopper, Diamox, and so on)
  • For camp, bring one pair of sandals or comfy shoes.
  • Underneath the fleece jacket, a sweater is worn.
  • Lightweight gloves and a pair of gloves/mittens
  • Binoculars, book, map, and other other items
  • Thin woolen socks and thick woolen socks
  • Walking boots that are light in weight
  • Bottle of water that can be reused
  • A flashlight in case of emergency
  • Underwear that keeps you warm
  • A hooded waterproof jacket
  • Pants that are waterproof
  • Bandana or a warm hat
  • Water filters or iodine
  • Jacket made of down
  • A few extra laces
  • Pole for Trekking
  • Jacket in Fleece
  • Bag for sleeping
  • Pants for hiking
  • Sunglasses
  • Underwear
  • Trousers
  • T-shirts
  • Shorts
01

Day 01

Kathmandu Arrival

As your flight reaches the highlands of Nepal, you will have an amazing view of staggering mountains shining above the cloud. This amazing encounter with mountains makes the very nice first impression of Nepal as a nation of mountains. After you land at the airport in Kathmandu, the Raconteur Adventure representative welcomes you and drives you to the hotel. As you come out of the airport, cultural shock is expected but no worries, we will help you guide you through different facets of the capital, Kathmandu. Dinner and Overnight at star category hotel in Kathmandu.

30 Minutes

1350m

3/4 Star Hotel

Dinner

02

Day 02

Sightseeing of Kathmandu and Trek Preparation

The second day of the itinerary involves sightseeing at different artistic and religious sites in Kathmandu. We will drive you to beautiful architectural sites like Kathmandu Durbar Square, and sacred Hindu temple, the Pashupatinath temple. Also, we will visit the temple of Swyambunath, the temple of salvation depicting one of the avatars of Lord Buddha. Overall, day two rewards your spirituality and takes you more close to inner peace. We will do sightseeing for 4 points on this day. Throughout the day, you will be guided by a professional guide, and all logistics required for the trek are well managed. Overnight at the same hotel in Kathmandu.

5-6 hours

1350m

3/4 Star Hotel

  Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

03

Day 03

Fly to Tumlingtar and drive to Chichili

After having breakfast at the hotel in Kathmandu, we will fly to Tumlingtar. Upon reaching Tumlingtar, we will drive to Chichili which is 3-4 hours of driving. In Tumlingtar, our team will meet and will assist you onwards. Chihili has a thin settlement of Gurungs. We will have dinner and stay overnight in Chichili.

3-4 hours

45 minutes

1980m

Tea house/lodge/homestay

  Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

 

04

Day 04

Trek to Num

Our trek kicks off on this third day of the itinerary. We will start trekking from Chichili walk passing forests, Mani walls, and ponds that are not so clean. Then, we continue hiking along the ridge passing a small stream to a single Sherpa house with a tea shop. Then, we will reach Mure village, an old village spread at 1980m with Sherpas and Rai living in.

Just below the village of Mure, the trail cuts the hills and then difficult descends follows to a rugged rocky trail and stone steps before finally making it to Num village at an altitude of 1490m above sea level. Num is this amazing village lying on the hills ridge above the S-shaped Arun river rendering an amusing view of the village in the backdrop of lush vegetation. There lies Sedua village just opposite Arun. We will stay overnight at Num village.

6-7 hours

1560m

Tea house/ Lodges/ Homestay

  Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

05

Day 05

Trek from Num to Sedua

We continue trekking after a tasty healthy breakfast in the village of Num. We will start trekking crossing the Arun river at 660m. After crossing the river via bridge, we will make a steep ascend climb to an old tea shop and then continue walking passing through the field of buckwheat and corn. Then as we hike we will be meeting a rugged rocky path and a small terrace field of barley and corn. We will make a long steep and rough ascend before reaching the village of Sedua.

6-7 hours

1500m

Tea house/ Lodges/ Homestay/Tented Camps

  Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

06

Day 06

Trek to Tashi Gaon

Sedua farewells after breakfast as you continue trek walking along River Rasuwa from Arun Khola to reach Gyang at an altitude of 1770m. The trail today comprises terraced fields and forests areas and takes us to Hindrungma village and Rupisa onwards. We will reach Tashi Gaon from Sedua after 5-6 hours of trekking.

5-6 hours

2100m

Tea house/ Lodges/ Homestay/Tented Camps

  Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

07

Day 07

Trek to Karuma

The trail reaches out and then ascends to a hut of shepherds lying at top of another hill. From the top of this ridge, we continue crossing 2 small steam and then we set back climbing to the ridge in forests reaching Kharka at 2900meters. From Kharka we reach Unshisha, a small meadow at 330m. From the meadow, the trail continues to a ridge separating Kasuwa-Iswa drainages. From the ridge, the trail ascends steeply with the number of mossy stone stairs. We will reach Dhara Kharka, a meadow at top of a ridge, after winning over steep stones. We then hike over a hillock and then again descend a little to reach the village of Kauma(3500m.)

6-7 hours

3500m

Tea house/ Lodges/ Homestay/Tented Camps

  Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

08

Day 08

Rest Day

This Makalu Barun Base Camp trek of Raconteur Adventure is a nicely designed camping trek. So, we will take a day off resting at the beautiful village of Kauma at 3500m above sea level. We will clean ourselves and will sightsee the natural wonderings and lifestyle of the locals.

3500m

Tea house/Tented Camps

  Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

09

Day 09

Trek to Mumbuk

On day nine of this trek, we will reach Mumbuk from Kauma. The trekking today offers some of the spectacular views of the twin peaks of Chamlang(7319m), Peak 6, and Peak 7. After walking straight for a while, we will ascend via a stone staircase. Then, the trail bend left off to reach a small lake. From the lake, we then ascend gently to a deep gully of rock to reach Kika La at 4127m altitude from sea level. From Kike La, we continue walking as Tutu La passes by and then continue down trail hike for 150 meters to reach beautiful forests of rhododendron and finally to flat land. Then Mumbuk, our final destination of the day is just a short walk passing dense forests.

6-7 hours

3570m

Homestay/Tented Camps

  Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

010

Day 10

Trek to Nhe Kharka

We commence our trek hiking along the stream to Barun River and The Kharka. Trekking today passes through beautiful Scrub and Birch Rhododendron forest. After passing the forest, we reach Yangla Kharka. From here, we ascend crossing the north side of Barun Khola and reach The Kharka at 3500m altitude. You can see and seek some positive energy at Gompa(Monastery) on the south side of the valley offering a panoramic view of stunning silver majestic world’s highest mountains.

6-7 hours

3000m

Tea house/ Lodges

  Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

011

Day 11

Trek to Sherson

Day 11 is long as this day is almost 8 hours. We have come a long way, just a little to go. We will continue the hike starting from the north bank of Barun Khola River for a while and the trail is easier reaching Ripok Kharka. From Ripok Kharka, we will be rewarded with a stunning view of Pyramid Peak, Chamlang Peak 3, 4, and 5.  As we move on to reach a regular village, the out-of-the-world view of Mt. Makalu unfolds in front of you.  Makalu is the world’s fifth highest mountain at an altitude of 8463m. Then we will reach Sherson at 4615m making our day all worthy and mesmerizing.

7-8 hours

4615m

Tented Camps

  Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

012

Day 12

Trek to the Makalu Base Camp

Day 12 is the highlight of the trek as we will reach Makalu Base Camp. We leave Sherson early and start hike taking left to our east. Then, we will ascend to a small pass about 100 meters above Makalu Base Camp. We continue to ascend crossing the cromlech and finally reaching base camp on the west bank of the river. From here, the southern side of Makalu is all beautiful granting you heavenly experience in this part of the world. This whole push and sweats all become more meaningful as you will be experiencing some of the best times of your life. Mind-settling view of other mountains like Mt. Everest, Mt Baruntse, Peak 6 & 7, Lhotse is what you will be dotting from Makalu Base Camp.

6-7 hours

5000m

Tented Camps

  Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

013

Day 13

Enjoy Makalu Base Camp

This is your day to see, explore and enjoy the majesty of Makalu and its surroundings. Gather, have fun, tell and hear stories with fellow trekkers, make yourself time and mountains are there to hear stories, yes all of them. Enjoy the amusement of nature, with the magnificent view of Mt. Everest and Lhotse. Please explore the surroundings, fulfill your photography needs and enjoy yourselves.

5000m

Tented Camps

  Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

014

Day 14

Trek back to The Kharka

We will farewell Makalu Base Camp with a load of stories and will retrace the same trail to reach Nhe Kharka.

6-7 hours

3000m

Tented Camps

  Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

015

Day 15

Trek to Mumbuk

We will start hiking after having a healthy and tasty breakfast at Nhe Kharka. We will trek back to Mumbuk passing rhododendron and pine forests. We will reach Mumbuk early in the late afternoon and see the beautiful sunset.

5-6 hours

3570m

Tented Camps

  Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

016

Day 16

Trek to Kauma

We will leave early from Mumbuk and reach Kauma descending from Shipton La.

5-6 hours

3470m

Tented Camps

  Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

017

Day 17

Trek to Tashi Gaon

On day 17 of this Makalu Base Camp Trek of Raconteur Adventure, we will descend to Tashi Gaon. We will spend the day resting at Tash Gaon and stay overnight at Tashi Gaon.

5-6 hours

2070m

Tea house/Homestay/Tented Camps

  Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

018

Day 18

Trek to Balung

We start ascending to Sedua from Tashi Gaon and continue down hiking until reaching Mulgaon, Then from Mulgaon, we continue with ascend in rocky steep trail with the accompaniment of corn and barley fields until reaching Ipsuwa Khola River. We cross a suspension bridge over the Ipsuwa Khola River and will have lunch. Now, we have entered the Arun valley. From the lunch point, we go further down until reaching Balung(760m)

5-6 hours

760m

Homestay/Tented Camps

  Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

019

Day 19

Trek to Pukuwa

We will start late as the trail to Pukuwa village is a short one. We pass Walung village(880m) of the Rai community and then continue crossing the Apsawa Khola River. Then, we continue climbing up to reach Chhayang village which is also a Rai village. Then from the village, we continue crossing a stream at 590m, doing ups and downs until reach Parangbu. Parangbu is a nice camping spot encircled by rice fields on the bank of the Arun River. We continue walking from Parangbu to reach Pukuwa after passing forests and passing small streams.

6-7 hours

550m

Lodges/Tented Camps

  Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

020

Day 20

Trek to Bumling

We start passing rocky terrain, green fields to reach Tome Village(520m.) As we continue, Arun Valley becomes wider taking U shape down from Tome. The trail ascends over another hill to a narrow steep cut-out rocks staircase. As you reach the top of the ridge, the trail descends to a nice camp on banks of the Sankhuwa Khola, across the Bumling village.

5-6 hours

370m

Tea house/Homestay/Tented Camps

  Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

021

Day 21

Trek to Tumlingtar

The last day of the trek has come as we trek back to Tumlingtar Airport. We trek following the downstream river to the junction with Arun River. After crossing the Arun River, we start hiking on the east bank of Arun, will pass the village of Chyawabesi, and will climb shortly to reach the plateau of Tumlingtar. Then we continue to a hotel near the airport of Tumlingtar.

3-4 hours

460m

Tea house/ Lodges/ Tented Camps

  Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

022

Day 22

Flight to Kathmandu

After having breakfast at a hotel in Tumligtar, we fly back to Kathmandu. This is one hour flight and is one of the scenic flights offering a bird’s eye view of the world’s highest mountains. Reach Kathmandu and take some rest and in the evening, we will host a farewell dinner to hear your stories and suggestions.

1350m

Star category hotel in KTM

  Breakfast, and Dinner

023

Day-23

Farwell

We will farewell you at the airport but there is the promise to keep that we shall meet again.

  Breakfast

What is the location of Mt. Makalu?

Mt. Makalu (8485m) is situated on the Nepal-Tibet border to the southeast of Mt. Everest. It's the sixth highest peak on the planet.

Is it possible for us to do the Makalu Base Camp Trek by ourselves?

Yes, you can tackle the Makalu trip independently or with a guide. However, you must consider your food and lodging. You may find it challenging to follow the trail due to the lack of a hiking route marker or signboard. In addition, there will be fewer tourists trekking to Makalu.

When the weather does not cooperate with our plans, it can be not easy to cope. As a result, hiking with a friend or coworker or with an experienced trekking guide is preferable.

Is the Makalu Base Camp Trek difficult?

The Makalu Base Camp Trip is a challenging or arduous trek. You can complete the walk if you have travelled over 4000m and are physically fit.

On average, you should walk for 5-6 hours every day. The walk includes multiple river crossings, a suspension bridge, a wooden cantilever bridge, stone stairs, deep woodlands, and a dramatic elevation and weather change.

If you believe you can conquer all of these challenges and embark on an adventurous trekking adventure in Nepal, the Makalu Base Camp Trek is for you.

What is the highest point we can reach on the Makalu Base Camp Trek?

Makalu Base Camp is the highest point you may reach on the Makalu Trek (5000m).

What are the options for getting from Kathmandu to Tumlingtar?

Two forms of transportation are available to get you to Tumlingtar, the beginning location of the Makalu Base Camp Trek. One option is to fly from Kathmandu to Tumlingtar, which takes 45 minutes.

The second alternative is to take a local bus or a private vehicle to Kathmandu, 500 Kilometres away. I am driving time totals 12 hours.

Is the Makalu Base Camp Trek a teahouse or a camping trip?

The Makalu Base Camp hike can be done as a camping trip or a teahouse stay. It also depends on the size of your group.

If you're looking for a low-cost option for a group of 1-5 people, a basic teahouse can suffice. However, camping is the most excellent option for large groups (more than five persons).

What type of food is available during the Makalu Base Camp Trek?

Fresh basic local food such as Nepali Dhal Bhat, Noodles, Fry, Rice, and Potatoes may be found. You can pack your refreshments because purchasing them along the trekking paths will be prohibitively pricey.
Important Notes: To save money on drinking water, remember to bring tablets or a filter. Every teahouse in the Makalu region also has safe drinking water that you can replenish (at your own expense).

Is it possible to tailor the Makalu Base Camp Trek itinerary?

Yes, absolutely! You may tailor the Makalu Base Camp Trek itinerary to your preferences regarding duration, cost, and party size. Please get in touch with us so that we can create a unique itinerary for you.

Am I going to get altitude sickness at Makalu barun trek?

Well, the Makalu Barun trek is over 3500 m in elevation. There are possibilities of having altitude sickness. It usually happens at this altitude above 3500m. We have planned an itinerary that gives you time to acclimatise the Trail for this prevention.

Is the water of Makalu barun safe to drink?

No, you are not allowed to drink water directly from the lake or any tap; besides you can use water purifier tablets or Just boiled water.

What about the first aid and medication kits?

Yes, we give first aid at the trek; we always take the first aid kit.

Do I have to bring tents and mattress with me?

No, as there are Hotels and tea Houses, you don't need to bring them with you.

What happens if emergency evacuation is required?

Suppose you get into any trouble. We will collect your travel insurance policies and details before your trip. We will coordinate with your insurance company and provide you with the evacuation helicopter.

Overview

Makalu Barun Base Camp Trek

 

Makalu Base Camp Trek rewards you with some of the mind-boggling views of Mount Makalu(8481m), Chamling(7319m), and Mount Baruntse(7162m) with all the necessary blend of beautiful hills and amazing landscapes. Base Camp is in Makalu  Barun National Park. The conservation area covers a total area of 1500 square kilometers. The altitude ranges from 500m at the low range to 8000m high above the mountains. This altitude variation is fascinating by itself of Makalu Barun. Trek to Makalu Valley rewards you with amusing scenery of high waterfalls cascade, landscapes of color, and deep gorges.

Makalu Base Camp Trek is challenging with plenty of rewards. This site renders some of the best trekking experiences in a peaceful setting. The trekking journey of Makalu Barun Valley is full of colorful and vibrant terrace farmland, blooming forest of rhododendron, rural culture, exotic wildlife, and multiple peaks above 8000m. The beauty of Makalu Barun Valley is never-ending and is joyful trekking is what Makalu Barun is awaiting from you.

Trek route to Makalu is less populated even Mt. Makalu is the fifth highest mountain at an altitude of 8481m. The route is not too harsh and hard, but it demands more from you than the hike you do. Makalu Barun in comparison to other trekking routes is more remote,  but there operate daily flights to Tumlingtar. Tumlingtar is just a few hours away from our trailhead.

 

Beautiful Makalu Barun

Everybody loves nature, and the Makalu Barun trek is for nature lovers. If you wish to experience the fascination of colorful landscapes, rural culture, and numbers of tallest mountains of the world. Makalu Barun National Park is the home to 420 species of birds and among them, Spiny Babbler is in Nepal only. The conservation area of Makalu Barun has some exotic wildlife including snow leopard, red panda, wild boar, musk deer, wild yak, Himalayan tahr, and many more.

 

Itinerary Overview, Makalu Barun Base Camp Trek

Makalu Base Camp Trek of Raconteur Adventure commences after you reach Tumlingtar flying and driving for three hours to reach our trailhead at Chichila. Our trekking journey passes the charming Barun river valley in the national park. And this whole trek crosses us to some of the real high passes like the Keke La(4633m), Shipton La(4145m), taking along to silent lakes like Kalopokhari.

In this trekking, we will hike from the lowlands of Tumlingar to the Arun River and one of the base camps at a high altitude of 5000m above sea level. The best time to do this trek is in the spring (March-May) and fall, autumn (September-November) as in these times, skies clear rendering spectacular mountain views and the temperature remains good as well.

 

Trekking Type

Makalu Barun trek is high altitude lake that is considered challenging and for those who are ready to push a little bit further from the regular trekking routine. Trekking rewards you amazing blend of nature, culture, and is on the top staggering world’s highest mountains. A nice bed and healthy food are a necessity and Makalu Barun Valley has a moderately maintained lodge. The facilities are kept minimum in these lodges here in the Makalu Barun valley trek.

Makalu Base Camp rewards a mind-settling view of complete Everest Panorama, glittering Mt. Makalu, and Lhotse(8,516m).  Ice glaciers, lakes, rocky land, and valley passing green forest again is what you will experience in Makalu Barun Base Camp Trek. Over 3000 species of flowering plants lie here in Makalu Barun. Makalu is indeed beautiful and ready to welcome you with arms wide open. So, book this amazing Makalu Barun Base Camp Trek with Raconteur Adventure now.

Come make memories and stories with us, Raconteur Adventure, as we have perfectly designed 22 days Makalu Base Camp Trek.

Image, Photo by Bisesh Gurung on Unsplash

Included

  • Accommodation, Food, salary, insurance, equipment and medicine for all staff.
  • All typical Meals during the trek (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)
  • Raconteur Adventure personnel standby during emergency
  • Hotel and Airport pick up and drop by car, bus and van
  • Lodge and homestay accommodation in the mountains
  • Star category hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Trekking Guide and Porter (on demand)
  • Domestic airfares (on request)
  • Park Fees wherever applicable
  • 3 Cup of tea during the trek
  • All your trekking permits
  • All government taxes
  • Official expenses
  • First-aid Kit
  • Map

Excluded

  • Your expenses which might include room service, internet charges, laundry, bar bills, telephone bills, etc.
  • Trip Cancellation cost, Loss theft and damage to your personal items
  • Sightseeing and activities other than those mentioned
  • Lunch and dinner not mentioned in the itinerary
  • International Plane fare and taxes in the Airport
  • Other meals not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Personal trekking gear and equipment’s
  • Travel Insurance which is mandatory
  • Tips and Gratitude’s (expected)
  • VISA Fees

Checklist

  • Items for the bathroom (sunscreen with a very high SPF, lip balm with a high SPF, quickdrying towel, toothbrush & paste, multipurpose soap, deodorant, nail clippers, face & body moisturizer, feminine hygiene products, small mirror, tissue paper, toilet papers, etc)
  • First Aid Kit (sprain bandages, bandages, antiseptic cream for cuts, aspirin/paracetamol - general pain reliever, diarrhea stopper, Diamox, and so on)
  • For camp, bring one pair of sandals or comfy shoes.
  • Underneath the fleece jacket, a sweater is worn.
  • Lightweight gloves and a pair of gloves/mittens
  • Binoculars, book, map, and other other items
  • Thin woolen socks and thick woolen socks
  • Walking boots that are light in weight
  • Bottle of water that can be reused
  • A flashlight in case of emergency
  • Underwear that keeps you warm
  • A hooded waterproof jacket
  • Pants that are waterproof
  • Bandana or a warm hat
  • Water filters or iodine
  • Jacket made of down
  • A few extra laces
  • Pole for Trekking
  • Jacket in Fleece
  • Bag for sleeping
  • Pants for hiking
  • Sunglasses
  • Underwear
  • Trousers
  • T-shirts
  • Shorts

Tour Plan

01

Day 01

Kathmandu Arrival

As your flight reaches the highlands of Nepal, you will have an amazing view of staggering mountains shining above the cloud. This amazing encounter with mountains makes the very nice first impression of Nepal as a nation of mountains. After you land at the airport in Kathmandu, the Raconteur Adventure representative welcomes you and drives you to the hotel. As you come out of the airport, cultural shock is expected but no worries, we will help you guide you through different facets of the capital, Kathmandu. Dinner and Overnight at star category hotel in Kathmandu.

30 Minutes

1350m

3/4 Star Hotel

Dinner

02

Day 02

Sightseeing of Kathmandu and Trek Preparation

The second day of the itinerary involves sightseeing at different artistic and religious sites in Kathmandu. We will drive you to beautiful architectural sites like Kathmandu Durbar Square, and sacred Hindu temple, the Pashupatinath temple. Also, we will visit the temple of Swyambunath, the temple of salvation depicting one of the avatars of Lord Buddha. Overall, day two rewards your spirituality and takes you more close to inner peace. We will do sightseeing for 4 points on this day. Throughout the day, you will be guided by a professional guide, and all logistics required for the trek are well managed. Overnight at the same hotel in Kathmandu.

5-6 hours

1350m

3/4 Star Hotel

  Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

03

Day 03

Fly to Tumlingtar and drive to Chichili

After having breakfast at the hotel in Kathmandu, we will fly to Tumlingtar. Upon reaching Tumlingtar, we will drive to Chichili which is 3-4 hours of driving. In Tumlingtar, our team will meet and will assist you onwards. Chihili has a thin settlement of Gurungs. We will have dinner and stay overnight in Chichili.

3-4 hours

45 minutes

1980m

Tea house/lodge/homestay

  Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

 

04

Day 04

Trek to Num

Our trek kicks off on this third day of the itinerary. We will start trekking from Chichili walk passing forests, Mani walls, and ponds that are not so clean. Then, we continue hiking along the ridge passing a small stream to a single Sherpa house with a tea shop. Then, we will reach Mure village, an old village spread at 1980m with Sherpas and Rai living in.

Just below the village of Mure, the trail cuts the hills and then difficult descends follows to a rugged rocky trail and stone steps before finally making it to Num village at an altitude of 1490m above sea level. Num is this amazing village lying on the hills ridge above the S-shaped Arun river rendering an amusing view of the village in the backdrop of lush vegetation. There lies Sedua village just opposite Arun. We will stay overnight at Num village.

6-7 hours

1560m

Tea house/ Lodges/ Homestay

  Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

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Day 05

Trek from Num to Sedua

We continue trekking after a tasty healthy breakfast in the village of Num. We will start trekking crossing the Arun river at 660m. After crossing the river via bridge, we will make a steep ascend climb to an old tea shop and then continue walking passing through the field of buckwheat and corn. Then as we hike we will be meeting a rugged rocky path and a small terrace field of barley and corn. We will make a long steep and rough ascend before reaching the village of Sedua.

6-7 hours

1500m

Tea house/ Lodges/ Homestay/Tented Camps

  Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

06

Day 06

Trek to Tashi Gaon

Sedua farewells after breakfast as you continue trek walking along River Rasuwa from Arun Khola to reach Gyang at an altitude of 1770m. The trail today comprises terraced fields and forests areas and takes us to Hindrungma village and Rupisa onwards. We will reach Tashi Gaon from Sedua after 5-6 hours of trekking.

5-6 hours

2100m

Tea house/ Lodges/ Homestay/Tented Camps

  Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

07

Day 07

Trek to Karuma

The trail reaches out and then ascends to a hut of shepherds lying at top of another hill. From the top of this ridge, we continue crossing 2 small steam and then we set back climbing to the ridge in forests reaching Kharka at 2900meters. From Kharka we reach Unshisha, a small meadow at 330m. From the meadow, the trail continues to a ridge separating Kasuwa-Iswa drainages. From the ridge, the trail ascends steeply with the number of mossy stone stairs. We will reach Dhara Kharka, a meadow at top of a ridge, after winning over steep stones. We then hike over a hillock and then again descend a little to reach the village of Kauma(3500m.)

6-7 hours

3500m

Tea house/ Lodges/ Homestay/Tented Camps

  Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

08

Day 08

Rest Day

This Makalu Barun Base Camp trek of Raconteur Adventure is a nicely designed camping trek. So, we will take a day off resting at the beautiful village of Kauma at 3500m above sea level. We will clean ourselves and will sightsee the natural wonderings and lifestyle of the locals.

3500m

Tea house/Tented Camps

  Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

09

Day 09

Trek to Mumbuk

On day nine of this trek, we will reach Mumbuk from Kauma. The trekking today offers some of the spectacular views of the twin peaks of Chamlang(7319m), Peak 6, and Peak 7. After walking straight for a while, we will ascend via a stone staircase. Then, the trail bend left off to reach a small lake. From the lake, we then ascend gently to a deep gully of rock to reach Kika La at 4127m altitude from sea level. From Kike La, we continue walking as Tutu La passes by and then continue down trail hike for 150 meters to reach beautiful forests of rhododendron and finally to flat land. Then Mumbuk, our final destination of the day is just a short walk passing dense forests.

6-7 hours

3570m

Homestay/Tented Camps

  Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

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Day 10

Trek to Nhe Kharka

We commence our trek hiking along the stream to Barun River and The Kharka. Trekking today passes through beautiful Scrub and Birch Rhododendron forest. After passing the forest, we reach Yangla Kharka. From here, we ascend crossing the north side of Barun Khola and reach The Kharka at 3500m altitude. You can see and seek some positive energy at Gompa(Monastery) on the south side of the valley offering a panoramic view of stunning silver majestic world’s highest mountains.

6-7 hours

3000m

Tea house/ Lodges

  Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

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Day 11

Trek to Sherson

Day 11 is long as this day is almost 8 hours. We have come a long way, just a little to go. We will continue the hike starting from the north bank of Barun Khola River for a while and the trail is easier reaching Ripok Kharka. From Ripok Kharka, we will be rewarded with a stunning view of Pyramid Peak, Chamlang Peak 3, 4, and 5.  As we move on to reach a regular village, the out-of-the-world view of Mt. Makalu unfolds in front of you.  Makalu is the world’s fifth highest mountain at an altitude of 8463m. Then we will reach Sherson at 4615m making our day all worthy and mesmerizing.

7-8 hours

4615m

Tented Camps

  Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

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Day 12

Trek to the Makalu Base Camp

Day 12 is the highlight of the trek as we will reach Makalu Base Camp. We leave Sherson early and start hike taking left to our east. Then, we will ascend to a small pass about 100 meters above Makalu Base Camp. We continue to ascend crossing the cromlech and finally reaching base camp on the west bank of the river. From here, the southern side of Makalu is all beautiful granting you heavenly experience in this part of the world. This whole push and sweats all become more meaningful as you will be experiencing some of the best times of your life. Mind-settling view of other mountains like Mt. Everest, Mt Baruntse, Peak 6 & 7, Lhotse is what you will be dotting from Makalu Base Camp.

6-7 hours

5000m

Tented Camps

  Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

013

Day 13

Enjoy Makalu Base Camp

This is your day to see, explore and enjoy the majesty of Makalu and its surroundings. Gather, have fun, tell and hear stories with fellow trekkers, make yourself time and mountains are there to hear stories, yes all of them. Enjoy the amusement of nature, with the magnificent view of Mt. Everest and Lhotse. Please explore the surroundings, fulfill your photography needs and enjoy yourselves.

5000m

Tented Camps

  Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

014

Day 14

Trek back to The Kharka

We will farewell Makalu Base Camp with a load of stories and will retrace the same trail to reach Nhe Kharka.

6-7 hours

3000m

Tented Camps

  Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

015

Day 15

Trek to Mumbuk

We will start hiking after having a healthy and tasty breakfast at Nhe Kharka. We will trek back to Mumbuk passing rhododendron and pine forests. We will reach Mumbuk early in the late afternoon and see the beautiful sunset.

5-6 hours

3570m

Tented Camps

  Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

016

Day 16

Trek to Kauma

We will leave early from Mumbuk and reach Kauma descending from Shipton La.

5-6 hours

3470m

Tented Camps

  Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

017

Day 17

Trek to Tashi Gaon

On day 17 of this Makalu Base Camp Trek of Raconteur Adventure, we will descend to Tashi Gaon. We will spend the day resting at Tash Gaon and stay overnight at Tashi Gaon.

5-6 hours

2070m

Tea house/Homestay/Tented Camps

  Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

018

Day 18

Trek to Balung

We start ascending to Sedua from Tashi Gaon and continue down hiking until reaching Mulgaon, Then from Mulgaon, we continue with ascend in rocky steep trail with the accompaniment of corn and barley fields until reaching Ipsuwa Khola River. We cross a suspension bridge over the Ipsuwa Khola River and will have lunch. Now, we have entered the Arun valley. From the lunch point, we go further down until reaching Balung(760m)

5-6 hours

760m

Homestay/Tented Camps

  Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

019

Day 19

Trek to Pukuwa

We will start late as the trail to Pukuwa village is a short one. We pass Walung village(880m) of the Rai community and then continue crossing the Apsawa Khola River. Then, we continue climbing up to reach Chhayang village which is also a Rai village. Then from the village, we continue crossing a stream at 590m, doing ups and downs until reach Parangbu. Parangbu is a nice camping spot encircled by rice fields on the bank of the Arun River. We continue walking from Parangbu to reach Pukuwa after passing forests and passing small streams.

6-7 hours

550m

Lodges/Tented Camps

  Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

020

Day 20

Trek to Bumling

We start passing rocky terrain, green fields to reach Tome Village(520m.) As we continue, Arun Valley becomes wider taking U shape down from Tome. The trail ascends over another hill to a narrow steep cut-out rocks staircase. As you reach the top of the ridge, the trail descends to a nice camp on banks of the Sankhuwa Khola, across the Bumling village.

5-6 hours

370m

Tea house/Homestay/Tented Camps

  Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

021

Day 21

Trek to Tumlingtar

The last day of the trek has come as we trek back to Tumlingtar Airport. We trek following the downstream river to the junction with Arun River. After crossing the Arun River, we start hiking on the east bank of Arun, will pass the village of Chyawabesi, and will climb shortly to reach the plateau of Tumlingtar. Then we continue to a hotel near the airport of Tumlingtar.

3-4 hours

460m

Tea house/ Lodges/ Tented Camps

  Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

022

Day 22

Flight to Kathmandu

After having breakfast at a hotel in Tumligtar, we fly back to Kathmandu. This is one hour flight and is one of the scenic flights offering a bird’s eye view of the world’s highest mountains. Reach Kathmandu and take some rest and in the evening, we will host a farewell dinner to hear your stories and suggestions.

1350m

Star category hotel in KTM

  Breakfast, and Dinner

023

Day-23

Farwell

We will farewell you at the airport but there is the promise to keep that we shall meet again.

  Breakfast

Tour Location

FAQs

What is the location of Mt. Makalu?

Mt. Makalu (8485m) is situated on the Nepal-Tibet border to the southeast of Mt. Everest. It's the sixth highest peak on the planet.

Is it possible for us to do the Makalu Base Camp Trek by ourselves?

Yes, you can tackle the Makalu trip independently or with a guide. However, you must consider your food and lodging. You may find it challenging to follow the trail due to the lack of a hiking route marker or signboard. In addition, there will be fewer tourists trekking to Makalu.

When the weather does not cooperate with our plans, it can be not easy to cope. As a result, hiking with a friend or coworker or with an experienced trekking guide is preferable.

Is the Makalu Base Camp Trek difficult?

The Makalu Base Camp Trip is a challenging or arduous trek. You can complete the walk if you have travelled over 4000m and are physically fit.

On average, you should walk for 5-6 hours every day. The walk includes multiple river crossings, a suspension bridge, a wooden cantilever bridge, stone stairs, deep woodlands, and a dramatic elevation and weather change.

If you believe you can conquer all of these challenges and embark on an adventurous trekking adventure in Nepal, the Makalu Base Camp Trek is for you.

What is the highest point we can reach on the Makalu Base Camp Trek?

Makalu Base Camp is the highest point you may reach on the Makalu Trek (5000m).

What are the options for getting from Kathmandu to Tumlingtar?

Two forms of transportation are available to get you to Tumlingtar, the beginning location of the Makalu Base Camp Trek. One option is to fly from Kathmandu to Tumlingtar, which takes 45 minutes.

The second alternative is to take a local bus or a private vehicle to Kathmandu, 500 Kilometres away. I am driving time totals 12 hours.

Is the Makalu Base Camp Trek a teahouse or a camping trip?

The Makalu Base Camp hike can be done as a camping trip or a teahouse stay. It also depends on the size of your group.

If you're looking for a low-cost option for a group of 1-5 people, a basic teahouse can suffice. However, camping is the most excellent option for large groups (more than five persons).

What type of food is available during the Makalu Base Camp Trek?

Fresh basic local food such as Nepali Dhal Bhat, Noodles, Fry, Rice, and Potatoes may be found. You can pack your refreshments because purchasing them along the trekking paths will be prohibitively pricey.
Important Notes: To save money on drinking water, remember to bring tablets or a filter. Every teahouse in the Makalu region also has safe drinking water that you can replenish (at your own expense).

Is it possible to tailor the Makalu Base Camp Trek itinerary?

Yes, absolutely! You may tailor the Makalu Base Camp Trek itinerary to your preferences regarding duration, cost, and party size. Please get in touch with us so that we can create a unique itinerary for you.

Am I going to get altitude sickness at Makalu barun trek?

Well, the Makalu Barun trek is over 3500 m in elevation. There are possibilities of having altitude sickness. It usually happens at this altitude above 3500m. We have planned an itinerary that gives you time to acclimatise the Trail for this prevention.

Is the water of Makalu barun safe to drink?

No, you are not allowed to drink water directly from the lake or any tap; besides you can use water purifier tablets or Just boiled water.

What about the first aid and medication kits?

Yes, we give first aid at the trek; we always take the first aid kit.

Do I have to bring tents and mattress with me?

No, as there are Hotels and tea Houses, you don't need to bring them with you.

What happens if emergency evacuation is required?

Suppose you get into any trouble. We will collect your travel insurance policies and details before your trip. We will coordinate with your insurance company and provide you with the evacuation helicopter.

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