Makalu Base Camp Trekking

22 Days

Makalu Base Camp Trekking is a wonderful journey through the remote trekking trail, which is adventurous in nature. The trek leads you through the miscellaneous range of unique flora with the attraction of the fauna in the Makalu Barun National Park. The striking view of this trek is Mt. Makalu (8463m), which is the 5th tallest mountain in the world.

The trek through Makalu base camp trail embarks through the mixed communities in the downhill landscape and heads towards the isolated region, dominated by the thick forests and meadows. As you trek towards the alpine region, you enjoy the excursion through the tranquil landscape, getting the smell of the natural oasis in the dense woods of rhododendron. During the trek to Makalu, base camp, you can get not only the mind blowing vistas of nature, but you will get an opportunity to explore the indigenous culture and its prosperity. Some typical villages like Tashi Gaon and Seduwa, you can feel how people still believe in tradition and their attachment towards their traditional dress, language and lifestyles. Heading towards the alpine region, including the Makalu base camp, the exclusive views of Mt. Makalu (8463m), Mt. Chamlang (7319m), Mt. Baruntse (7129m) and the surrounding panoramas. The challenging trail becomes tough to deal with various high passes like Shipton La and Keke La and follow the Arun and Barun River bank.

Reliance Trekking arranges Makalu Base Camp Trekking with professional guide and assisting team. We also operate treks with your customizing itinerary in competitive trip cost. Please, do not hesitate to contact us for the detailed information and let us arrange your trip.

  Highlights of Makalu Base Camp Trekking

  • An amazing Everest view from eastern Kangshung face.
  • This Trek has an offer quiet trails, vibrant terrace farmland, rural cultures, rhododendron forest.
  • Pass from green terraced farmland to glacier and beautiful waterfalls.
  • Explore the Sherpa culture and villages.
  • Seen some wild animals and Sherpa hospitality


Day 1 :

Day 1 Arrival in Kathmandu 1345m. and Transfer to hotel on BB plan

Day 2 :

Day 2 Sightseeing in Kathmandu Valley and prepare for trek overnight on BB plan

Day 3 :

Day 3 Fly from Kathmandu to Tumlingtar then drive to Chichira 1,980m 45 mins flight, 3-4 hours drive overnight at lodge

Day 4 :

Day 4 Trek from Chichira to Num 1,560m 7 hrs walk overnight at Camping

Day 5 :

Day 5 Trek from Num to Seduwa 1,500m 7 hrs walk overnight at Camping

Day 6 :

Day 6 Trek from Seduwa to Tashigaon 2,100m 5 hrs walk overnight at Camping

Day 7 :

Day 7 Trek from Tashigaon to Khongma Danda 3,500m 6-7 hrs walk overnight at Camping

Day 8 :

Day 8 Acclimatization at Khongma Danda overnight at Camping

Day 9 :

Day 9 Trek from Khongma Danda to Dobate 3650m 6-7 hrs overnight at Camping

Day 10 :

Day 10 Trek from Dobate to Yangri Kharka 3,557m 7 hrs walk overnight at Camping

Day 11 :

Day 11 Trek fromYangri Kharka to Langmale Kharka 4,410m 6 hrs walk overnight at Camping

Day 12 :

Day 12 Langmale Kharka to Makalu Base Camp 4,870m 7 hrs walk overnight at Camping

Day 13 :

Day 13 Explore Makalu Base Camp overnight at Camping

Day 14 :

Day 14 Trek from Makalu Base Camp to Yangri Kharka 6 hrs walk overnight at Camping

Day 15 :

Day 15 Trek from Yangri Kharka to Dobate 7 hrs walk overnight at Camping

Day 16 :

Day 16 Trek from Dobate to Khongma Danda 6 hrs walk overnight at Camping

Day 17 :

Day 17 Trek from Khongma Danda to Tashigaon 5 hrs walk overnight at Camping

Day 18 :

Day 18 Trek from Tashigaon to Seduwa 5 hrs walk overnight at Camping

Day 19 :

Day 19 Trek from Seduwa to Num 6 hrs walk overnight at Camping

Day 20 :

Day 20 Trek from Num to Tumlingtar 7 hrs overnight at lodge

Day 21 :

Day 21 Fly to Kathmandu overnight at hotel on BB plan

Day 22 :

Day 22 Depart Kathmandu and start onward destination

Cost Includes

  • Airport pick up and drop by private vehicle.
  • Accommodation in 2 star category Hotel in Kathmandu 3 Nights on BB basis as per the itinerary.
  • City tour in Kathmandu with guide by private Vehicle.
  • Necessary permits for trek & climbing.
  • Flight From Kathmandu to Lukla & return from Lukla to Kathmandu.
  • Accommodation in guest houses during the trek.
  • (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) per day during the trek Drinks- (3 cups of Tea & Coffiee per day during the trek).
  • Fresh fruits after dinner.
  • Qualified and experienced guide and porter services.(We will provide 1 porter for 2 trekkers and the maximum weight carried by porter is below 25 Kg in total).
  • Transportation, accommodation, meal allowance, equipment and insurance for trekking staffs.
  • All the official paper work and all the applicable government taxes.

Cost Excludes

  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu.
  • Drinks (mineral water, any cold drinks, and alcoholic drinks).
  • Your travel insurance.
  • Your equipment for trekking and climbing.
  • Expenses of personal nature such as tips for guide, porter and driver, laundry, bar bill, telephone calls etc.
  • International airfare and departure airport tax.
  • Liability for expenses against sickness, flight cancellation, road blockage, accidents and other occurrence beyond our control.
  • Monuments fees while sightseeing in Kathmandu & other places.
  • Any other cost not mention above in cost includes.
  • Sleeping bag and down jacket, medicine if necessary.
  • Your Nepal Visa Fee.


Reliance Trekking will provide duffle bag during the trek. It needs to be returned after the trek

  • You need to bring your sleeping bag for the night
  • A wind and waterproof thin layered jacket (Must have for morning and evening above 3,000m)
  • Daypack
  • Upper Body- Head / Ears / Eyes
  • A pair of half gloves
  • The warmer hat that covers the ears
  • Sunglasses
  • Neck warmer
  • Sunscreen (35 to 60 SPF)
  • Headlamp and an extra set of batteries
  • Hand
  • A pair of half gloves for walking poles(if you prefer)
  • Warmer shell gloves and liner
  • Center Body
  • Down jacket
  • long sleeve t-shirts
  • Thermal Tops
  • wool Jackets or pullover
  • Artificial sports bras for (Women and girls)
  • Water and windproof shell jacket
  • Lower Body
  • Thermal underwear (especially trousers)
  • windproof and waterproof trousers
  • warmer trouser
  • Comfortable trekking pants
  • Extra casual sport pants
  • Feet
  • A pair of good waterproof trekking boots
  • Pair of sandals
  • 4-5 pairs of woolen socks
  • Socks liner
  • Light shoes and sneaker
  • First Aid Kits and Medicines
  • Assorted Adhesive Bandages (fabric preferred)
  • Blister treatment
  • Insect testing / anti-itch treatment
  • Ibuprofen / other pain-relief medication
  • Diamox (125mg to 250mg tablets for altitude sickness)
  • Warps, splints, and wound coverings butterfly bandage
    Water purifying pills

(Note our company guide will carry the medicines and first aid kits during the trek. However, we recommend better to bring your personal first-aid kit as well)
Miscellaneous, but must useable

  • 4 pic passport sizes with original passport
  • Water bottle & filter
  • Flight details (please make a copy and leave one pic at our office in KTM because of if you want to change your flight date)
  • Bathroom kit (conform, should be included Toilet papers put on the plastic bag, hand wipes, towel, and soap, etc.)
  • Extra things
  • Comfortable trekking poles
  • Best energy dry foods (up to you)
  • Power Bank and music players
  • Camera (Memory card, chargers, and extra batteries)

Trekking equipment

The Following information will give you some idea about what you need to bring for the trek as the backpack for the hiking in Nepal and the gear play a vital role for the successful trip and we suggest you to have all the necessary gear for the trip and not to have unnecessary equipment/things that you will not be using for the trip and list of the gear you need for the trek are:

  1. Good down Sleeping bag (Optional/You need to bring your own but if you do not have on your own and it is to be chargeable during the trek.
  2. Duffel or Rucksack bag to keep your all the gear and this will be carried by the porters.
  3. Daypack bag for yourself
  4. A down Jacket
  5. Shade hat
  6. Warm wool hat to cover your ears
  7. A pair of lightweight warm gloves.
  8. T-shirts 2- 3 pieces
  9. Lightweight thermal tops.
  10. Fleece jacket.
  11. Fleece Wind-proved jacket (optional).
  12. A pair’s nylon hiking shorts which are quick drying one
  13. Underwear
  14. Two pairs of lightweight long underwear.
  15. Two pairs trekking pants, preferably that zip on/off at the knees so they double as shorts
  16. Four pairs of liner warm socks
  17. A pair of light to medium weight waterproof hiking/trekking boots.
  18. A pair of light trekking shoes for camp/lodges
  19. A pair sandal (Optional)
  20. A water bottle.
  21. Head/Torch Light.

Medicines and First Aid Kits

  1. Extra Strength Excedrin for altitude-related headaches like DMX.
  2. Ibuprofen for general aches and pains.
  3. Imodium or Peptone besom, Flexon capsules for upset stomach or diarrhea.
  4. Diamox 125 or 250mg or 400mg tablets for altitude sickness.
  5. 1 small personal sized first-aid kit with blister treatments such as moleskin, band-aids, some waterproof tape, anti-infection ointments, etc. Reliance Trekking company’s team also provide first aid kits)

Miscellaneous but Important

  1. Passport and extra passport photos (4 copies)
  2. Durable wallet/pouch for travel documents, money & passport.
  3. Lip care (Balm) At least SPF 20, 2 sticks.
  4. Sun’s cream with SPF 40 is recommended
  5. Pocket knife.
  6. Water purification Iodine tablets
  7. Toiletry kits and be sure to include toilet paper stored in a plastic bag, hand wipes, and liquid hand sanitizer, towel, soap, etc.

Note Regarding Itineraries
Although we generally adhere to the schedule, the itinerary is subject to change for numerous reasons beyond our control, including weather and terrain conditions, suitable campsite availability, and the group’s general fitness level. It is important to understand that our trek is logistically complex and it is not unusual that adjustments be made. Our guide will orient you each evening to the following day’s plan and their good judgment is the key to the long history of successful treks that Reliance Trekking Pvt. Ltd.  Please remember that our ability to make adjustments as needed helps to ensure that your trek is safe and successful. Your safety is paramount.

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