Makalu Base Camp Trek

Trip Information
  • Trip Duration24 Days
  • DestinationNepal
  • Trip Grade Strenuous
  • Max. Altitude 6,135m
  • Trip Type Trekking
  • Accommodation Camping
  • Transport Fly in - Fly Out
  • To explore last remaining of the pristine forests and varieties of alpine meadows in Barun Valley of Nepal
  • Get views of the snowcapped Makalu tip from the bottom part of Arun valley
  • Trail across areas, which are home to richest and diversified plans and animals found in various parts of Nepal

Makalu Base Camp Trek 24 Days Itinerary and Cost 2023/2024

Mount Makalu is the third highest mountain peak located in the eastern Himalayan region. From this mountain, seven different valleys radiate, one of which is the Barun valley that treasures a large number of last remaining of the pristine forests and varieties of alpine meadows countrywide.

Furthermore, if you go to the bottom part of Arun valley located at only 435meters from the level of sea, you will find rise of Himalayas to snowcapped Makalu tip at about 8463meters within a distance of only 40kilometers. Within this big range of climates and varying altitudes, you will find the area of Makalu and Barun, as containing a few of the richest and diversified plans and animals belonging to the Nepal region. Besides this, you will find various communities named Sherpa, Bhotia farmers or Shingsawa and Raj communities in the lower area of the valley.

Makalu-Barun valley covers an area of 2330 square kilometers and constitutes a vital component of the ecosystem belonging to the great Mount Everest. It includes the Sagarmatha National Park across west and Qomolungma Nature Preserve towards the northern area.

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                                                  Cost Details
                                                  Cost Includes
                                                  • All the ground transportation by private tourist vehicles.
                                                  • Ground transportation
                                                  • Full board meal 3 times a day during the trekking (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)
                                                  • Tented accommodation and equipment during the camping trek. (We will provide two man tents, dinning tents, kitchen gear, dining table, chairs, toilet tents, shower tent.)
                                                  • Deluxe hotel in Kathmandu - (The Address Kathmandu Hotel or Gaju suite) accommodation as per the itinerary with breakfast
                                                  • Comfortable private vehicle as per itinerary
                                                  • Professional tour guide on day trip in Kathmandu.
                                                  • Monuments entrance fees in Kathmandu city tour
                                                  • Government licensed English speaking Guide and Porters to carry your luggage during the trek (1 porter Between 2 Person basis), their food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipments, and medicine.
                                                  • Special Trekking Permit
                                                  • All necessary paper work Permit & TIMS card (Trekker's information management system)
                                                  • Travel & Rescue arrangement.
                                                  • Farewell dinner in typical Nepali Restaurant with cultural dance show
                                                  • All our government taxes, vat, official expenses & service charges
                                                  Cost Excludes
                                                  • International Flight, Airport tax and Nepal Visa fee
                                                  • Major meals in Cities (Kathmandu)
                                                  • All personal expenses such as bar bills, water, tea / coffee, snacks, shower, battery re-charge laundry charge etc.
                                                  • Personal clothing and gears, sleeping bag and Down jacket for trek
                                                  • Tipping (expected by guides and porters, but not mandatory)
                                                  • Cost raised by flight cancelation, emergency rescue charges, landslide, weather, political unrest, illness, re-routing etc which are not under our control
                                                  Departure Dates
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                                                  Start DateSaturdaySep 23, 2023End DateMondayOct 16, 2023PricePriceUS$2500StatusStatusAvailable
                                                  Start DateMondaySep 25, 2023End DateWednesdayOct 18, 2023PricePriceUS$2500StatusStatusAvailable
                                                  Start DateWednesdaySep 27, 2023End DateFridayOct 20, 2023PricePriceUS$2500StatusStatusAvailable
                                                  Start DateFridaySep 29, 2023End DateSundayOct 22, 2023PricePriceUS$2500StatusStatusAvailable
                                                  Essential Information

                                                  Best Time for Makalu Base Camp Trek

                                                  Out of all four seasons, autumn and spring are considered as the best time for the Makalu Base Camp Trek. The spring season (March- May) is suitable for the trek due to the clear skies, stable weather and moderate temperature. The season welcomes new flowers and greenery. The trails offer beautiful scenery of rhododendron flowers, snowcapped mountains and green forests. The autumn (Sept-Nov) is the best season for 24 days Makalu base camp trek. This season offers the perfect weather and beautiful scenery. The days are sunny and pleasant and the nights are chilly. It will be great to trek in autumn with the clear blue skies and mesmerizing scenery and moderate temperature. The monsoon (June-Aug) is the least preferable season. During this season the temperature is hot and there will be heavy rainfall. There are high chances of natural calamities in monsoon season. The winter season (Dec-Feb) is also not much preferred for the trekking. However if the cold doesn’t bother you then you can do the Makalu trek in winter also. The trails are less crowded and the mountains views are breathtaking in this season.

                                                  Packing lists for Makalu Base camp Trek

                                                  For the successful trekking trip you need to pack the right trekking gears according to the season and weather. Here are some of the most necessary trekking gears needed for the 24 days Makalu base camp trek.

                                                  • Down jackets, rain coat, wind proof jacket, quick dry t-shirt
                                                  • Long sleeve shirt, trekking trousers, trekking boots, warm socks
                                                  • Hat, scarf, gloves, sunglasses, under wears
                                                  • Cell phone, cameras, torch light, power banks, water bottles
                                                  • Face wipes, quick dry towel, sanitizer, toiletries
                                                  • Sunscreen cream, moisturizer, lip balm, hair brush, etc.
                                                  • Medical kits, water purification tablets
                                                  • Extra money and many other necessary personal equipments and valuable accessories.

                                                  Accommodations and Hotels for Makalu Base Camp Trek

                                                  The accommodations during 24 days Makalu Base Camp trek are quite basic and simple comparing to many other treks in Nepal. You will be staying at the teahouses/ guesthouses along the way. The rooms are basic and cozy where you will sleep in a comfortable bed with pillows and blanket. The facilities are basic and less luxurious but comfortable.

                                                  Foods and Meals during Makalu Base Camp Trek

                                                  The trekkers will get to eat varieties of foods and meals at the teahouses and guesthouses. You can eat varieties of foods like: soup, noodles, spaghetti, Tibetan bread, boiled eggs, etc. The most preferred and famous dish is local Nepali khana set i.e. Dal bhat tarkari with pickle. You can choose anything you want from the menu according to your tastes.

                                                  Wifi and electricity facilities on Makalu Base Camp Trekking

                                                  The wifi and electricity facilities are offered in the teahouses. You can use the wifi services and charge your devices. However it is not free of costs as you have to pay extra charge for using these services.

                                                  Drinking Water on Makalu Base Camp Trekking

                                                  During the Makalu Base Camp trek you can buy the packed mineral water bottles and boiled water on the teahouses/ lodges. You should carry your own water bottle/ thermos to fill the boiled water which will keep the water warm. We suggest you to drink the water only after using water purification pills. You can also fill the tap water and drink it after purification. However, it is better to avoid the tap/ river water.

                                                  Difficulty level of Makalu Base Camp Trek

                                                  Makalu base camp trek is a moderate to difficult level of trek. The highest altitude of the trek is 6135m. It is 24 days long trek with long climbs and rocky trails. The trek will be easy if you have previous trekking experiences. However, you can do the trek if you are physically and mentally fit. You can be well prepared for the trek by doing some strength exercises, cycling, jogging and hiking before few weeks of the trek.

                                                  Guides and Porters for Makalu Base Camp Trek

                                                  Welcome Nepal Treks arranges the best and professional guides and porters for Makalu Base Camp Trek. Our guides are good at speaking English and are well experienced. The guides know the best routes, teahouses which will be a great advantage in the trek. The porters will carry your heavy bags and keep them safe throughout the trek. Having a guide and porter for the trek is great as you will be provided proper safety and security.

                                                  Travel Insurance for Makalu Base Camp Trek

                                                  Welcome Nepal Treks highly recommend trekkers to have good travel insurance for the trekking trips. Sometimes unpredictable incident might occur while trekking. In that case having travel insurance will make you feel secured. The travel insurance must cover all medical expenses and emergency helicopter evacuation. It is best to have travel insurance for the Makalu Base Camp Trek.

                                                  Permits needed for the Makalu Base Camp Trek

                                                  For the Makalu Base Camp Trek the trekkers will need two kinds of trekking permits. They are: Makalu Barun National Park Conservation Area permit and Trekkers’ Information Management Systems (TIMS) card.

                                                  Tipping during Makalu Base Camp Trek

                                                  The tipping is not compulsory for the 24 days Makalu Base Camp Trek but is expected by the guides and porters after providing you the best services throughout the trek. The guides and porters put their all the effort in making your trekking journey, comfortable and memorable. If you liked their services then you can reward them with small amount of tips. The tips will make them happy and encourage them to work even better.

                                                  Why to do Makalu Base Camp Trek?

                                                  The Makalu Base Camp Trek is a perfect trekking package for the nature loving and adventures seeking people. It is the journey to the base camp of the 5th highest peak in the world. The trekking trail is extremely beautiful and offers magical scenery that you will never forget. The trekkers will be able to explore the varieties of flora and fauna on this trek. The unique landscapes, spectacular waterfalls, mesmerizing mountains, glaciers and forests make this trek beautiful. The area is untouched by the modernization and offers experience of pure remote lifestyle. Trekkers would love the experience of visiting pretty villages and interacting with the locals. The 24 days Makalu Base Camp Trekking trip is naturally and culturally beautiful and entertaining.

                                                  Why Welcome Nepal Treks for Makalu Base Camp Trek?

                                                  Welcome Nepal Treks is a well managed trekking company that provides the best trekking and tours package at the best rates. We are a team of professional with experience of many years in the field of trekking and tourism. We provide professional and much trained and well experienced guides and porters to make your trekking journey enjoyable and fun. We guarantee the best services, and provide the best trekking trip that you will never forget. For the people who are seeking for long adventurous and thrilling trekking journey, we suggest them to do Makalu base camp trek with us.