Makalu Base Camp Trek

Makalu region is a very beautiful creation of nature. Makalu is celebrated internationally not just to be the fifth most elevated mountain on the planet, additionally for its stunning magnificence and biodiversity ensured because of its unique diversity. Manaslu trek goes up to Makalu Barun Nationl park to Makalu base camp which is at 500 meters. Makalu is the place to desire a private survey of a portion of the finest view on the planet. Simply we can say that more traditional culture and untouched nature is the unique feature of Makalu base camp trek. This region is home for different varieties of plants as well as animals. With more than 3000 types of blooming plants and an amazing exhibit of birdlife and different creatures. This local is filled with Himalayan ranges, high passes, gorges , Himalayan rivers, mountain Everest, Kanchenjunga and various other smaller peaks. You can encounter people with various culture and religion during the Makalu Base Camp trek.

Makalu base camp is quite an adventurous trekking region. It is a testing and undeveloped parts of Nepal. Home of the Snow Leopard and the Red Fox, however we require a ton of fortunes to see them. The trek begins off in the tropical atmosphere of Tumlingar and advances through the entire climatic range coming full circle in the tough high Alpine landscape of shake and ice. This trek is up to some degree troublesome, yet to a great degree remunerating trek offers a genuine wild experience. On the way, you will pass some epic view focuses. It is about those extraordinary encounters that you convey inside your heart, and we are its suppliers in the nation for trekking.


Day to Day Itenary

Day 1  Pick up at the airport and transfer to your hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 2  Kathmandu city sightseeing.

Day 3  Kathmandu to Tumlingtar flight and camping (937m).

Day 4  Tumlingtar to Manebhanjyng (1250m), 6 hours trekking

Day 5  Manebhanjyang to Chichila (1840m)

Day 6  Chichila to Num 6 hours walk (1850m)

Day 7  Num to Sheduwa 6 hours walk about (1650m).

Day 8  Sheduwa to Tashi Gaon (2070m).

Day 9  Tashi gaon to Kauma Danda (3500m).

Day 10  Kongma danda to Mumbuk (3610m).

Day 11  Mumbuk to Yangre Kharka (3500m).

Day 12  Yangre kharka to Sherson (4610m).

Day 13  Sherson to Makalu Base Camp (5000m).

Day 14  Makalu BC to Yangre Kharka (3500m).

Day 15  Yangre kharka to Mumbuk (3610m).

Day 16  Mumbuk to Tashi Gaon (2070m).

Day 17  Tashigaon to Num (1510m).

Day 18  Num to Bhote Bash (1600m).

Day 19  Trek to Tumlingtar (400m).

Day 20  Flight back to Kathmandu

Day 21  Departure to home

Itinerary Detail

Day 01 Pick up at the airport and transfer to your hotel in Kathmandu.We provides an airport pickup facility on which we will pick you up from Tribhuvan international airport and drop you to hotel. On arrival day we will brief you about trekking and required equipment’s and visit surrounding city as time availability.

Day 02 Kathmandu city sightseeing.Kathmandu Valley is full of historic and cultural place. Our City Guide will take you for Kathmandu Valley City Tour. This tour include 4 places inside Kathmandu Valley including world heritage Patan Durbar Square, Pashupati Nath Temple, Boudha Stupa and Syambhunath Stupa also known as Monkey Temple. As well as we visit typical local newari homes and culture. At the same day we prepare necessary backpack for Trekking.

Day 03 Kathmandu to Tumlingtar flight and camping (937m).We will fly from Kathmandu to Tumlingtar (937m.) and walk up to Kartike ghat then camp at Kartiki ghat. Tumlingtar is the only source to go to Makalu peak via airways. The area is also known for the temple of Hindu goddess, Manakamana, known as Manakamana of Tumlingtar.

Day 04 Tumlingtar to Manebhanjyng (1250m), 6 hours trekkingThere is regular jeep drive from Tumlingtar to Khadbary so the road will be dusty. It climbs regularly up to Khadbary which is the headquarter of Shankhuwasabha district and again ascends up to the ridge Manebhanjyang 1100m. Then campsite is behind the village in the grassy field.

Day 05 Manebhanjyang to Chichila (1840m)Manebhanjyang to Chichila (1840m), 6 hours trekking following the old Newari trade route, bamboo forest to Arun Than, traversing hillside, Bhotebase into the mixed staggers and forest. The spectaculars view of Mt. Chamlang, Makalu and Jaljale are visible while walking through the damp, mossy forest of ferns and rhododendron to Chichila.

Day 06 Chichila to Num 6 hours walk (1850m)Chichila to Num 6 hours walk (1850m). Passing the several Sherpa village the route climb along the ridge and then drops into atmospheric oak forest. And again climb along the ridge line through woodland to Mure then descending to hacked landscape of forest and temporary pastures Num for overnight.

Day 07 Num to Sheduwa 6 hours walk about (1650m).Num to Sheduwa 6 hours walk about (1650m). Follow the trail steep down to Arun koshi through the greenery farming terraced field. Cross the river over the suspension bridge and continuing your steep long ascending to Murmidanda/ Sheduwa for camping.

Day 08 Sheduwa to Tashi Gaon (2070m).Pass the national park forestry project, cross several streams on stones or temporary bamboo bridge. Gradual climbing to Chyantedanda, terraced farm field, meadows and forest glades to the last permanent settlement Tashi gaun after 5 hours walking.

Day 09 Tashi gaon to Kauma Danda (3500m).Climb over the ridge through the forest to a steam, this stage involves 1400m of steep climbing to Chipla, over hanging rock, small pastures to the crest of Khongma danda. Behind the small ridge an old parti house is built under the cliff for porters.

Day 10 Kongma danda to Mumbuk (3610m).Climb the ridge on steep switchbacks to scrubby rhododendrons forest, mossy boulders line to a chorten and up to Thutu La. Drop to Kalo pokari and cross the Shipton La (4216m) and a long descends and ascends to another pass Kekela. Then the trail dips into a pretty valley with pine, rhododendron and bamboo forest to Mumbuk.

Day 11 Mumbuk to Yangre Kharka (3500m).Mumbuk to Yangre Kharka (3500m). The trail drops down to Barun valley to stream and turn to the west valley. Pass the alpine forest, cross the Barun river on a wooden bridge and rise to the ridge. This is a big fine flat area for the camping with enough water sources.

Day 12 Yangre kharka to Sherson (4610m). Yangre kharka to Sherson (4610m). We have long gentle climbing by passing the kharkas, strange sky touching rocky mountains, cluster herders huts and prayer flags, arid landscape of sand and gravel. There is the trail on both side of rocky valley to Sherson a wide yak pasture field for camping.

Day 13 Sherson to Makalu Base Camp (5000m).Sherson to Makalu Base Camp (5000m). There are choices either to go to Makalu base camp or climbing the ridge northeast of Sherson. You cannot have nice view from Makalu basecamp instead of rocks, sands and ice also it is not fixed for all seasons. Expeditionary can set where ever they want. If you climb northeast ridge, you would see nicely this world fifth mountain, Everest, Lhotse and Kanchanjunga faces but there is no fix trail to climb.

Day 14 Makalu BC to Yangre Kharka (3500m). Return down to Barun valley to the green and pleasant kharka keeping same path.

Day 15 Yangre kharka to Mumbuk (3610m).Descending through the rock fall and climb to rocky gully shelter of Mumbuk from same path.

Day 16 Mumbuk to Tashi Gaon (2070m).Cross the Shipton La, descend to Kongmala and continue down to Tashigaun through the dense forest.

Day 17 Tashigaon to Num (1510m).Retracing by same way we approached up.

Day 18 Num to Bhote Bash (1600m).Crossing the same heavy dense forest, Mure, Chichila then descend to Tamang village Bhotebash.

Day 19 Trek to Tumlingtar (400m).Descend down along the ridge of Manebhanjyang, Khadbari to Tumlingtar.

Day 20 Flight back to KathmanduMostly Domestic flight of nepal occur during Morning time due to weather and strong wind in mountain. Remaining time you can enjoying to shopping gifts and visting local city.Overnight in Kathmandu.

Day 21 Departure to homeWe transfer you to the airport 3 hours before your flight. So, as per your flight schedule, we check out from the hotel and leave you at International terminal side at airport.

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Terms and Conditions

Himalayan Gateway Trek is a reputed adventure travel company that has been serving thousands of trekkers from all around the world. We are situated in Thamel, Kathmandu ,registered under license number 2126/073. Bunch of experienced guides and focused stuff has made the company this trust worthy up to date. The company is under the supervision of Mr. Bipin Lamichhane (Head) which has been providing facilities such as Trekking, hiking, tours and peak climbing.  We are fully approved and licensed  under Ministry of Tourism, Government of Nepal. We are also an active member of Trekking agents association of Nepal (TAAN), Nepal Mountaineering Assocation (NMA).

1, When you confirmed the trip,you should pay 25 % (Non- Refundable) down payment from total trip cost in advance as per the company’s policy, it help us to reserve Hotel’s in city, domestic flight’s and all other trip arrangement’s for final trip booking. with your deposit we need your details of scan passport copy by e-mail for all trips in Nepal, Tibet, Bhutan,which is more secure for you to book flight ticket or more things in your real name, gender, date of birth and passport number with home address.

2, All clients are request to have a valid passport, relevant visa/s and conform to the health regulations required by the country/s that will be visited during the trip.

3, You should clear rest of the amount on your Arrival day.

Any trip booking Payment process is very easy with Himalayan Gateway Trek (P.) Ltd, We accept your last minute booking also, but you should pay total tour cost in advance.

Travel Insurance

Insurance strategy takes care of the expense of a save helicopter from rocky or remote districts of the nation and covers all outrageous exercises for your excursion, for example, boating, endeavor, trekking, canyoning and so on.

On the off chance that you fall sick or have a mishap amid your trek in Nepal, the cost can end up noticeably over the top on the off chance that you need travel protection.

Numerous insurance agencies from everywhere throughout the world are giving travel protection administrations at a sensible cost and on the off chance that you are travlling in a gathering, you might have the capacity to get further rebates.

We firmly prescribe you to purchase a travel protection that comers Rescue and Evacuation at that point bring your strategy subtle elements (eg approach number, contact telephone, scope, and so forth) since save administrations will seldom go to your guide without money store or a guarantee in Kathmandu however when you are doing visit with us, we orchestrate helicopter departure in crisis case because of height ailment or enduring damage amid campaign/trekking/Climbing or potentially wellbeing conditions.

You have to either send your duplicate of travel protection approach authentication or basically convey alongside you amid your excursion. Himalayan Gateway Treks don’t offer or mastermind any kind of Travel Insurance Policy.

At long last, please dependably have a printed duplicate of your protection strategy helpful while going in Nepal

Health & Medicine Advice

High mountain ranges such as the Himalaya and Andes offer some of the most spectacular hiking opportunities on the planet. That being said, walking at high altitude brings with it certain inherent risks. Good advice is to make sure that you are well prepared for the trek since lack of fitness can often lead to discomfort or illness. The most common health issues that trekkers have during the trekking is altitude sickness so we should always ready for these risks. Something as simple as a foot blister can totally ruin a trek, not only for you but also for your companions.

You are healthy and mental and physical wellness at the season of booking this visit

A standout amongst the most well-known grievances endured by guests to Nepal is stomach issue. Drink just packaged beverages with the seals in place, boiled and filtered water. Maintain a strategic distance from extremely spicy foods in the event that you are unused to it.

Before beginning, do warm-up activities. Extending slowly builds heart rate, temperature and flow to your muscles. Likewise, following a decent night’s rest, your muscles require warming.

Altitude sickness is the name given to the collection of symptoms which can happen, when a man endeavors to rise too rapidly at heights over 2500 m (8202 ft). If you take the necessary precautions and listen to your body, chances are you will be fine.

Wearing good, comfortable and softened up footwear will go far to dodging foot issues like blisters which is one of the probability issues among trekkers.

You should have taken the necessary precautions to immunise/vaccinate for the destination you are   travelling to. If you fail to comply with the duty of disclosure in this condition and if Escape Trekking Adventures would not have permitted you to undertake the tour, or continue participation of the tour, had you made full disclosure under this condition, Himalayan Gateway trek will not be liable, except to the minimum extent.

Personal first Aid Kit

Medical survival kits are often a boring subject and many hikers don’t give it much attention. However, a survival kit is one of the most important items you carry and should not be compromised. Carry a first aid kit with you. Every outdoor person must have a personal first aid kit with proper medical background information inside, namely: emergency contact info, blood type, allergies and current medication. Trekkirs should carry followings things.
->Analgesics. Aspirin, Advil or Tylenol – for headaches etc.
->Thermometer (to check for fever) – mercury thermometers are prohibited by airlines
->Anti-diarrhoeal drug
->Antibiotic eye drops (one bottle)
->Anti-inflammatory drug
->Tweezers (for removal of splinters)
->Adhesive waterproof tape (3-4′ long of 1″ wide tape rolled onto a popsicle stick or sewing thread bobbin)
->Safety pins (2 large pins; can be used for gear, to secure bandages, dig out a splinter, etc)
->Medical gloves (1 pair, nitrile surgical or non-latex barrier gloves; the sanitary option if you need to help someone that is bleeding, or you want them to help you!)
->Muslin Triangular Bandage in a compressed package (handly as a sling of to fashion different types of splints)

Trekking equipment
  • • Fleece beanie
    • sun glasses
    • Chap stick / Sunscreen
    • Face mask or Scarf
    • Hand towel
    • Wind stopper / waterproof top and bottom
    • Cold weather down jacket below waist
    • Fleece jacket and trouser
    • Trekking trouser
    • T-Shirts(short or long sleeves) dry fit is better
    • Polypropylene thermal tops and bottom, at least 2pairs,
    • Wind stopper and fleece gloves
    • Socks and under wears
    • Trekking boot
    • Snow Gaiter (optional)
    • Runners / Snickers for camps
    • Head torch
    • Personal medical kit
    • Water Bottle/Camel Pak
    • Trekking / Ski pole (optional. Handy for anyone with knee problem)
    • Spare batteries for Camera andflash light. Check charging facility along your journey
    • Day pack Minimum25L with side pocket for water bottle
Nepal visa

Tourist who intends to visit Nepal must hold a valid passport and visa.

You may get your tourist visa in your home country or on arrival. We recommend you to get your tourist visa on arrival as it is very easy. To get your visa on arrival, you must have a valid passport and 2 passport sized photo with a light background.

Tourist Visa fee for visitors who enter Nepal for the first time in a visa year, from January to December:

  • Multiple entry visa for 15 days US$ 30
  • Multiple entry visa for 30 days US$ 50
  • Multiple entry visa for 90 days US$ 125

Tourist visa extension facility:

  • Visa extension fee for the period of 15 days us US$ 30
  • Visa extension fee for the period of more than 15 days US$ 2 per day.
  • Visa can be extended for a maximum period of 150 days in a visa year (January – December) at the Department of Immigration.

No visa required for:

  • Children below 10 yrs.
  • Any foreigner, who has stayed in Nepal up to fifteen (15) days continuously and re-enters Nepal during the same visa year.
  • Any tourist who is entering Nepal for three days or less.
Permits and fees

Entrance fees must be paid before touring heritage sites around Kathmandu Valley

Foreigners SAARC Nepalese
Narayanhiti Durbar Museum Rs. 500 Rs. 250 Rs. 100
Kathmandu Durbar square Rs. 750 Rs. 150 free
National Museum Chhauni Rs. 200 Rs. 25 Rs. 20
Patan Durbar Square Rs. 500 Rs. 100 free
Patan Museum Rs. 250 Rs. 25 Rs. 10
Patan Golden Temple Rs. 50 Rs. 20 free
Mahabouddha Temple Rs. 50 Rs. 30 free
Bhaktapur Durbar Square Rs. 1,500 Rs. 500 free
National Art Museum, Bhaktapur Rs. 100 Rs. 50 Rs. 20
Swayambhunath Stupa (Monkey Temple) Rs. 200 Rs. 50 free
Bouddhanath Stupa Rs. 250 Rs. 150 free
Pashupatinath Temple Rs. 1,000 Rs. 1,000 free
Changu Narayan Temple Rs. 100 Rs. 25 free
Ethnographic Museum, NTB Rs. 200 Rs. 100 Rs. 30


Entrance permits fees for National parks and Conservations areas

Foreigners SAARC Nepalese
Makalu-Barun national park
Sagarmatha national park
Langtang national park
Rara national park
Shey Phoksundo national park
Khaptad national park
Rs. 3,000/person +13% VAT Rs. 1’500/person + 13%VAT free
Bardia National Park
Parsa Wildlife Reserve
Koshi Toppi Wildlife Reserve
Rs. 1,000/person Rs. 500/person Rs. 50/person
Chitwan National Park Rs. 1,500/person Rs. 500/person Rs. 100/person
All Conservation Areas Rs. 2,000/person Rs. 200/person free

Jungle drives / vehicle entry fees

Car Jeep Van Chopper
Chitwan National Park Rs. 2,000/day Rs. 4,000/day Rs. 5,000/day Rs. 5,000/landing
Parsa, Shuklaphanta
Koshi Tappu wildlife reserve
Rs. 1,000/day Rs. 2,000/day Rs. 3,000/day Rs. 5,000/landing
Food And Accommodations.

Himalayan Gateway Trek  usually books hotel accommodation for you in cities on  Bed and Breakfast basis as your requirements. During your trek you can stay in a local tea house or camp. It depends on your wishes. While you are on a tea house trek, Himalayan Gateway Trek  invites you to choose the food you like for your breakfast, lunch and dinner from the menu. Our experienced guide will help with selecting and ensure that you get hygienically prepared, plentiful and healthy food. Most tea houses offer a variety of rice and noodle dishes, as well as seasonal vegetables. A variety of cereals, bread and egg dishes are generally available for breakfast, properly Hot drinks like Tea/coffee,Hot chocolate and others are available with all meals, and you can also buy mineral water in most of the areas where you find tea houses.

Tour Highlights

  • Trip Grade
  • Duration21
  • Max. Altitude15978ft

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