Makalu Base Camp Trek

Duration: 22 Days

Makalu Base Camp Trek is the ultimate trip for anyone who wants a walk in the untouched wilderness of Nepal. It is among the best and ultimate ‘’off-the-beaten’’ trekking paths.

Mt. Makalu at 8,485 m is the fifth highest mountain in the world. It falls in the Mahalangur Himalayas (  19 km southeast of Mount Everest) on Nepal and Tibet, China border.  Shaped like a four-sided pyramid, Makalu is among the few isolated eight-thousanders peak.

The trek to the base camp of Mt. Makalu takes us through high-altitude terrains, unparalleled snow-clad landscapes and unspoilt, primitive Himalayan lifestyle.

The Makalu Barun Valley we walk through is a Himalayan glacier and falls entirely in the Makalu Barun National Park with some of the most spectacular scenery in the Himalayas. The rock formations in the upper reaches of the region resembles that of Yosemite National Park in the USA- huge shiny granite cliffs with hanging glaciers on top and cascading waterfalls.

The lower section of the trek takes you through the richest and most colorful rhododendron forest in Nepal. This could easily be the most beautiful trek you have ever done.

The trail leading to the base camp goes deep in the high Himalayas with views of Mt. Everest and Mt. Makalau above you and Mt. Baruntse (7,129 m) and Mt. Lhotse (8,516m) in view for most part of the trek.  We also pass through the lush green Barun and Arun Valley.

Our 22-day-long Makalu Base Camp Trek starts with a flight to Tumlingtar, a city in eastern Nepal.  This trek is more challenging than a regular trek in the Annapurna region. There are no flat sections- it is either ascending or descending.

Our team of  experienced guide, porter and cook make your Makalu Base Camp Trek  safe and enjoyable.

Adventure Club Trek has picked Day 8 for acclimatization in Khongma Dingma at 3,500.

We spend  Day 13th  at Makalu Base Camp ( 4,870m). We then retrace our steps back to Tumlingtar.

Adventure Club Trek also offers other off-the-beaten path trekking options in Nepal- Manaslu Circuit Trek-18 Days for the classic tea house trekking in a previously restricted part of Nepal, Upper Dolpo Trek-25 Days, a spellbinding camping trek in Nepal’s western Himalaya, Dhaulagiri Circuit Trek-21 Days, an opportunity to physically touch the 7th highest mountain in the world and Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek-24 Days, a trek that takes you around the third highest mountain in the world. 





Trip Highlights:

  • Summiting the base camp of world’s fifth highest mountain, Mt. Makalu, at 4,870m
  • Trekking in the coveted Makalu Barun National Park with landscapes resembling but even more dramatic than that of Yosemite Valley.
  • Crossing the Shipton La ( pass) at 4,257m, once trekked by legendary Eric Shipton and Edmund Hillary
  • Trekking the unspoilt territory of  snow leopard and red panda
  • Camping in verdant Kharkas ( meadows or summer pastures)
  •  Scenic mountain flight to and from Kathmandu and Tumlingtar
  • Sightseeing tour of UNESCO World Heritage Sites
  • Makalu Base Camp Trip Information/ Overview
  • Trip Duration 22 Days
  • Destination Nepal


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