Makalu Trek: The High Mountain Traverse Adventure - 23 Days

Quite challenging and a quite marvelous trek in eastern Nepal that leads to the base camp of the fifth highest peak in the world.

Trip Details

  • Destination: Nepal

  • Trip Grade: Difficult

  • Max Elevation: 5220 Meters

  • Total Duration: 23 Days

  • Best Time: March - May & Sept - Dec

  • Group Size: Min 2 Pax.

The Challenging But Marvelous Makalu Trekking Trail
Makalu Trekking is definitely quite an adventure that will take you into the heart of the Himalayas. Not many people have had the courage to venture into such territory and Makalu Trekking while quite challenging is also a quite marvelous trek in eastern Nepal that leads to the base camp of the fifth highest peak in the world. The Makalu Trekking trail is on a path that was turned into a conservation area and a national park in the beginning of the 1990’s. On the Makalu Trekking trail, you will find the Makalu Barun National Park, which is an expansive and uninhibited area.

Strenuous and Extreme Altitude Makalu Trekking
The Makalu Trekking trail is quite strenuous and ha extreme altitudes. The Makalu Trekking is also quite a challenging trekking experience. This is a trekking experience that comprises of a sustained period of high altitude and the Makalu Trekking trail is for people with alpine experience as well as very good stamina. The itinerary of the Makalu Trekking trail provides for adequate acclimatization to the altitude as well as getting optimum time around the Makalu base camp. The Makalu Trekking trail will take you from Tumlingtar on the Arun River and areas that are seldom visited and then to Makalu base camp.

The Composition of the Makalu Trekking Trail
The Makalu Trekking trail has a range of altitudinal and climatic alternatives and provides for a habitat of an assortment of extraordinary vegetation and animal life. Makalu Trekking trail has quite a rich assortment of natural resources which comprise of very attractive mountains, lush and unsullied forests, and of course the simplistic and rural but warm hearted local people. The Makalu Trekking trail does have a bled of unique biological and cultural treasures.

Inclusion and Exclusion

Cost Includes

  • Airport picks up & Drove

  • Kathmandu sightseeing

  • Hotel in Kathmandu

  • Local Transportation

  • Accommodation & Fooding (BLD)

  • Staff insurance

  • Licenses holder trekking guide/ porter

  • National Park permits

  • Domestic Air Ticket

  • TIMS (Trekkers’ Info management system)

  • First-aid treatment

  • Trekking equipments(Jacket/sleeping Bag)

Cost Exclusion

  • All kinds of drinks Nepal

  • Clients accident insurance Nepal

  • Personal expanses Nepal

  • Bar bills Nepal

  • Staff tips Nepal

  • International Air ticket Nepal


Day 01 : Arrival in Kathmandu (1,350m/4,428ft)
Day 02 : Full day Kathmandu sightseeing (1,350m/4,428ft)
Day 03 : Kathmandu to Tumlingtar by flight (400m)
Day 04 : Tumlingtrar to Mane Bhanjyang (1105m)
Day 05 : Mane Bhanjyang to Chichila (1850m)
Day 06 : Chichila to Mure (2,002m)
Day 07 : Mure to Seduwa (1,530m)
Day 08 : Seduwa to Tashigaon (2,065m)
Day 09 : Tashigaon to Kauma (3,562m)
Day 10 : Kauma/rest/expeloring day (3,562m)
Day 11 : Kauma to Mumbuk (3,550m)
Day 12 : Mumbuk to Jhak Kharka (4,120m)
Day 13 : Rest/explorring day (4,120m)
Day 14 : Jhak Kharka to shershong (4,650m)
Day 15 : Rest/exploring day (4,650m)
Day 16 : Shershong to Makalu BC (4,870m)
Day 17 : Makalu BC to Merek (4510m)
Day 18 : Merek to Mumbuk (3,550m)
Day 19 : Mumbuk to Chyaksa Danda (1,892m)
Day 20 : Chyaksa Danda to Mure (2,002m)
Day 21 : Mure to Bhotebas (1,745m)
Day 22 : Bhotebas to Tumlingtar (400m)
Day 23 : Tumlingtar to Kathmandu by flight (1,350m)

Trip Maps

Equipments & Packing List

Following are the list of items for 1 person that will help you to pack for your trip. Note that the some items can vary according to season and number of treaking days. Luggage will be carried by the porter and day-pack with valuable items or anything important will be carried by your self.

  • Valid passport, passport size photos, air tickets
  • Trekkers' Information Management Systems (TIMS) Card, which is mandatory for trekking.
  • Dollars, pounds or Euros in cash as these currency are easily exangable and can be used on paying in different places.
  • Credit cards, Bank/ATM/Cash machine cards for withdrawing funds
  • A pair of DSLR camera with 3 extra batteries (charging is expensive on the mountain)
  • A pair of Point and shoot camera
  • Headlamp with extra batteries and bulbs
  • A pair of Video Camera, if you like
  • A pair of solar charger (charging is expensive, if you can charge yourself will save money)
  • A pair of Chargers with Belkin mini surge and adapter.
  • Some Extra batteries for headlamps
  • A pair of headlamp
  • A pair of watch with alarm
  • A Pair of pair sunglasses
  • Pairs of quick drying, long sleeved base layer shirts
  • Pairs of trekking shorts, short sleeve
  • Pairs of Thermal underwear – base layer
  • Pairs of liner socks
  • Pairs of pair woolen blend trekking socks
  • Pairs of trekking pants with zip off bottoms
  • Pairs of fleece sweaters – one lightweight, one heavy
  • A pair of wind proof overlayer- jacket and pants
  • A pair of down jacket
  • A pair of Rain Koot
  • A pair of Warm hat
  • A pair of lightweight thermal layer hat
  • A pair of peak hat
  • A pair of headband/dew rag
  • A pair of pair gloves
  • A pair of Pair trekking boot
  • A pair of Pair flip flops
  • A pair of down booties
  • A pair of Down Jacket(Will be provided by Simrik Real Nepal. No Need to buy)
  • A pair of sleeping bag(Will be provided by Simrik Real Nepal. No Need to buy)