Makalu Base Camp Trekking

Makalu Base Camp Trekking, Makalu Base camp Treks

Makalu Base Camp TrekkingMakalu (8,481m), the fifth highest mountain in the world lies on the Nepal&Tibet border. The trek provides a high mountain feel with sherpa settlements and some outstanding vistas of major peaks to the east of Everest. From Tumlingtar we trek a long way up the Arun River valley past some beautiful farmhouses along with small temples and gompas and extremely colourful vegetation&flowers. Many different ethnic groups live here. We continue on to Seduwa and Num to cross the Barun La (4110 meters) to enter the upper Barun Khola Valley for the close up views of Makalu (8463 meters) and Chamlang (7317 meters). The trekking is not particulary difficult although one should be in mind it is a long trek.


Day 01: Arrival and transfer to Hotel

Day 02: Full day sightseeing in Kathmandu. Sightseeing spots are Pashupatinath Temple, Boudhanath Stupa, Swyambhnath Stupa, Kathmandu Durbar Square & Patan Durbar Square.

Day 03: Fly to Biratnagar then drive to Hille (3 hours drive)

Day 04: Hille  to Tuttse: A gentle uphill trek to Tuttse

Day 03: Tuttse  to  Dandagaon: trek / Tinjure Phedi on to Dandagaon

Day 04: Dandgaon  Chairnpur: follow the ridge down to Piluwa Khola on to Chainpur

Day 05: Chaninpur  Khandbari: Early morning, cross Hinwan and Sabha Khola to Khandbari

Day 06: Khandbari

Day 07: Chichila  Seduwa: following some good views of Makalu / trek down to Num / arrive Num village / splendid views continue to Seduwa

Day 08: Seduwa Dhari Kharka: trek to Tashigaon 3 hours  steep ascent for further 2 hours to reach Dhari Kharka.

Day 09: Dhari Kharka  Mumbuk: Today is a fine trekking day we trek down to a turquoise lake before travelling on through the Shipton Pass (Kongua-La 4,127m). Kanchenjunga and Jannu Himal can be seen at a distance to the east of Mumbuk

Day 10: Numbuk  Nehe Kharka: Trek to Barun Khola / climb gently to the beautiful valley / camp Nehe Kharka (3,650m)

Day 11: Nehe Kharka: Rest day

Day 12: Nehe Kharka - Sherson: Cross the Barun Khola trek to Ramara (4,250m) / on through pine and rhododendron forests to Sherson / beautiful summit of Makalu . overnight.

Day 13: Sherson Makalu Base Camp

Day 14: Trek Makalu Base Camp  Nehe Kharka  trek back to Nehe Kharka . overnight.

Day 15: Nehe Kharka  Shipton-La: Trek through Mumbuk up to Shipton Camp  some beautiful sunset views of Makalu and Chamlang

Day 16: Shipton La Camp  Seduwa: Up early for sunrise panorama  towards Kanchanjunga trek to Seduwa .

Day 17: Seduwa  Mure : Cross Arun river via Num to Mure. overnight.

Day 18: Mure  Khandbari: Trek down along the ridge to Khandbari  overnight.

Day 19: Khandbari  Tumlingatar: Trek 2 hours to Tumlingatar fly back to Kathmandu in the afternoon  transfer hotel

Day 20: Departure for onward destination.