Makalu region, a hidden gem nestled in the heart of the Himalayas. the fifth highest mountain in the world is (8463m/ 27,766ft) high .we’ll delve into the wonders of this lesser-known destination, providing you with all the information you need to plan your ultimate adventure with Clear Sky Treks team. The Makalu region is renowned for its pristine natural beauty, rugged landscapes, and rich biodiversity. Home to the fifth highest mountain in the world, Mount Makalu, this region offers unparalleled opportunities for trekking, mountaineering, and wildlife spotting. The Makalu Base Camp Trek is a challenging yet rewarding journey that takes trekkers through remote villages, lush forests, and high alpine terrain. Along the way, adventurers are treated to awe-inspiring views of snow-capped peaks, including the majestic Mount Makalu itself. For those seeking a more off-the-beaten-path experience, the Barun Valley Trek is an ideal choice. This lesser-known route traverses pristine wilderness, offering glimpses of rare flora and fauna amidst dramatic landscapes. The Makalu region is home to a diverse array of wildlife, including elusive species such as the snow leopard, red panda, and Himalayan tahr. Wildlife enthusiasts will delight in the opportunity to spot these magnificent creatures in their natural habitat. Makalu Base Camp, nestled in the heart of the Eastern Himalayas. This awe-inspiring trek offers an unparalleled opportunity to witness stunning landscapes, rich biodiversity, and the unique cultural heritage of the region. Along the trail, we encounter traditional Sherpa villages, where we have the opportunity to interact with the friendly locals and learn about their unique way of life. We also visit ancient monasteries adorned with intricate artwork and prayer flags, providing insight into the spiritual heritage of the Himalayan people. While the Makalu Base Camp Trek is undeniably challenging, requiring a good level of fitness and stamina, the rewards far outweigh the exertion. With proper acclimatization and guidance from experienced trek leaders, adventurers of all levels can conquer this epic journey and create memories to last a lifetime.

Makalu Base Camp begins in Tumlingtar, where we immerse ourselves in the vibrant local culture before setting out on our adventure. From Tumlingtar, we trek through lush forests, picturesque villages, and rugged terrain, gradually ascending towards the majestic Himalayas. As we ascend higher, the landscape transforms, offering panoramic views of snow-capped peaks, cascading waterfalls, and pristine alpine meadows. The Makalu region boasts some of the most spectacular vistas in the Himalayas, providing ample opportunities for photographers and nature enthusiasts alike. The Makalu-Barun National Park, through which our trek passes, is a biodiversity hotspot, home to a diverse range of flora and fauna. From rare Himalayan orchids to elusive snow leopards, the region is teeming with life, offering an unparalleled glimpse into the natural world. The Makalu Base Camp Trek is not just a physical journey; it is a soul-stirring odyssey that will leave you spellbound by the beauty of the Himalayas. From the serene tranquility of the high-altitude wilderness to the warm hospitality of the local communities, every step of this remarkable trek is a testament to the indomitable spirit of human adventure. Join us on this extraordinary expedition and discover the magic of Makalu.



Duration: 22 Days

Max Altitude: 5500m

Difficulty: Moderate

Cost: UST $ 1950.00 to USD $2550.00

Country: Nepal

Activity: Trekking in Nepal

Starting Point: Kathmandu

Ending Point: Kathmandu

  • 1: Arrive in Kathmandu, transfer to hotel

    Welcome to Kathmandu, the capital city of the Himalayan kingdom of Nepal.You will be met on airport and transferred to your hotel. After the arrival, the group will be formally introduced to Guide for the activities over the next few days. One should pay attention in particular to the safety aspects of the briefing. Any questions or doubts should be asked and clarified at this time. We check your insurance details and other requirement for your trekking.

  • 2: Kathmandu - Tumlingtar - Khandbari (45minutes flight ,400m & 3hrs walking/1040m) BLD

    After flying to Tumlingtar flight & continue the trek to Khandbari. it takes 3 hrs to be on Khandbari which is the district headquarter of Sankhuwasabha. we stay first night of the trek here.Khand bari is the district headquarter of Sunkhuwasava District.

  • 3: Khandbari - Chilchila (1980m/ 5hrs) BLD

    We walk north from Khandbari. The trail crosses a plateau for about 45 minutes, and then gradually climbs for about 3 hours. We have lunch in Deurali, look around, then hike for one & half hour to Chilchila.This place is on the rich of the hill.from here can have able to see the view of mountains,forest with include local settlements .

  • 4: Chilchila - Num (1560/ 5 hrs) BLD

    We start the day with wonderful views of Makalu and the surrounding snow-capped peaks. The path is an ancient trade route, and after a few ups and downs it descends through a forest to Num. Num is last and big local settlement from this area which is popular as a center to buying dally use things like food, clothes and more needed things.

  • 5: Num - Siduwa (1500m/6hrs) BLD

    After breakfast We descend steeply for 1 and half  hours to the level of Arun river then we cross the suspension bridge across the Arun River. From there it is a 2 hour ascent to Kerabari. We then continue upwards for another 2 hours to Siduwa .Siduwa is the village where had get Makalu Barun National park police check point.

  • 6: Siduwa - Tashigoan (2100m/5hrs) BLD

    Ascending through a forest we pass the picturesque Sherpa village of Tashigoan, the last village en route to the base camp. Mainly peoples grow the potatoes,millet, barley and more.now days this areas peoples are growing cardamon as a business.

  • 7: Tashigoan - Khongma (3500m/5.5 hrs) BLD

    After breakfast we climb out of the forest to the grazing area of Khongma, 5 1/2 hours away. We have a packed lunch because of the lack of water between Tashigoan and Khongma we cannot stop for lunch like other days. It had get only two small kettle. This place do not had get any water source so we have walk down half hours for water.

  • 8: Khongma - Dobato via 4 pass (3520/7hrs) BLD

    Above Kongnpma we occasionally walk on the snow (depending on the season) to Kongma-La (3870m) from here we can see the view of Makalu(8463m), Kanachanjungha (8586m) and the many more surrounding Himalya is spectacular from here. today We have to cross 4 Passes which Kongma-La 3870m,KK-La (4127m),Saptang-La( 4220m),Tutu-La (4170m).Around the Saptang-La pass it had get three lake as well . one of the lake which is secret lake for Hindu and Buddish religion.It is called Thulo pokhari. then we reach to Dobato.

  • 9: Dobato – Yangle Kharka (4200m/5 hrs) BLD

    After breakfast We get an early start with downhill and cross some land slides. Today we mostly follow bank of the Barun River until our stop.the way through between high hills as well as high mountains. Yengle Kharka is the famous for sprite (Yarsha Gomba) It takes 5 hours to the higher river plains in Yangle Kharka .

  • 10: Yangle Kharka – Yak Kharka/Tadaksa (4000m/4hrs) BLD

    Today is short day so we can start bit let then other days.It takes 3 hrs to our camp side,The trail goes inside the pine forest as well as Rhododendron. Armington says this site “is far better camping here would conform to the recommendations for safe acclimatization to altitude”.

  • 11: Acclimatization Rest. BLD

    Today is our rest day so you can weak up bit let then after breakfast you can explore around the camp side.from here you see Shiva cave Parbati Danda in another side of the river & also can see the peak 7 including the other mountains view.

  • 12: Yak Kahrka -Makalu Base Camp (4870m/6hrs) BLD

    Today that you have to get up early, around 5 AM for sun rise view, to climb the ridge behind Shersong. From Shersong we can see wonderful view of Mt. Makalu then our way is enter in the Makalu glacier which is beautiful marine. We will then descend and cross a small glacier before reaching base camp.

  • 13: Explore and visit Hillary Base Camp view point is nearly 6000m then walk down to Yngle Kharka (6hrs) BLD

    Today is the most impotent day of this trek so you can enjoy the view of mountains with taking beautiful pictures.The view point is nearly 6000m so from here you see the closest view of Mt Makalu (8463m)Pek 7,peak 5,Sherpini cole,Lohtse shar(8382m),Baruntse (7152m) & more mountains view then walk down to Yangle Kharka for overnight.

  • 14: Yangle Kharka to - Dobato(6hrs)

    The Yangle Kharka to Dobato trek spans approximately 6 hours, meandering through rugged terrain and enchanting forests. Starting from Yangle Kharka, trekkers ascend gradually, passing through quaint bank of  the Barun river  and lush greenery. As the trail winds its way upwards, adventurers are treated to panoramic views of snow-capped peaks and cascading waterfalls. The journey culminates in Dobato, small camp side  nestled amidst towering mountains.

  • 15 : Dobato – Tashi Gaon (7hrs) BLD

    Same as like on the way up  that  today We have to cross 4 Passes which Kongma-La 3870m,KK-La (4127m),Saptang-La( 4220m),Tutu-La (4170m). It has g0t three lake Around the Saptang-La pass . one of the lake which is secret lake for Hindu and Buddhist  religion.It is called Thulo pokhari. then we keep continue to Tashi Gaon for overnight..

  • 16: Tashi Gaon - Siduwa (5hrs) BLD

    Tashi Gaon to Siduwa, immersing yourself in the stunning landscapes and rich culture of Nepal. This 5-hour trek offers a perfect blend of natural beauty, cultural encounters, and thrilling experiences. Along the trail, trekkers have the opportunity to interact with local villagers and experience the unique culture and traditions of the region. From traditional Nepali architecture to warm hospitality, the villages of Tashi Gaon and Siduwa offer fascinating insights into rural life in Nepal.

  • 17: Siduwa – Num (6hrs) BLD

    Siduwa to Num, immersing yourself in the breathtaking beauty of the Nepalese local villages & Arun river. This 6-hour expedition offers trekkers a perfect blend of natural splendor, cultural encounters, and thrilling adventures. In this comprehensive guide, we provide invaluable insights and tips for an unforgettable trekking experience.

  • 18: Num to Tumlingtar by jeep (6hrs) BLD

    Num to Tumlingtar by jeep. This route offers travelers a hassle-free way to traverse the rugged terrain of the Himalayas while enjoying stunning views along the way. In this comprehensive guide, we provide invaluable insights and tips for a smooth and enjoyable jeep ride from Num to Tumlingtar.

  • 19: Tumlingtar to Kathmandu by Flight 40 Minutes B/B

    Today is last day in mountain where you leave your all tiredness  and fly to Kathmandu .

    In the evening that we provide farewell dinner at Nepali Traditional restaurant  with typical Nepalese foods & cultural group dance performance .

  • 20: Departure

    All too soon it’s time to bid Nepal farewell and one realizes that we can never be intimate, only acquainted with this amazing adventure kingdom

Tour Accomodation

What's Included

  • Welcome by Garland

  • Arrival and departure transfers as per itinerary

  • 2 night hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast

  • Twin sharing Accommodation in Tea House & Tent while on trek

  • 3 meals (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner) while on tea house trek

  • Kathmandu – Tumlingtar – Kathmandu Flight Fare for Members & 1 Guide

  • Makalu trekking Map for a group

  • (1 guide An eco trained Government license holder an English speaking)

  • 1porter between 1 member porter while on trek

  • Sherpa,cook & kitchen staffs

  • Tent, Mattress, sleeping bag, down jacket, duffle bag & kitchen equipments

  • Wages, equipment, insurance and other facilities to staffs.

  • Makalu Barun National Park fee

  • TIMS Permit

  • International Tickets reconfirmation

  • Travel rescue arrangement

  • All government taxes & Service Charge

  • First aid Kit

  • Farwell dinner

  • Cost Not Included

  • International Airfare

  • Nepal Visa fee (US$ 40 per person for 30 days)

  • Airport Departure taxes (domestic NRS 200/Excess baggage charges.

  • Lunch & Dinner in Kathmandu

  • Sightseeing in Kathmandu

  • Travel Insurance

  • Medical evacuation in case of emergency.

  • Items of personal nature i.e. Telephone, Laundry, Soft/hard drinks, Clients Insurance & Tips etc.

  • Expenses incurred due to mishaps, landslide, strikes, political unrest etc. In such case extra will be charged as per actual.

  • Tips for Staffs


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  • What is the best time to undertake the Makalu Base Camp Trek?

    The best time to embark on the Makalu Base Camp Trek is during the spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) seasons when the weather is favorable, and the skies are clear.

  • How challenging is the Makalu Base Camp Trek?

    The Makalu Base Camp Trek is considered a challenging trek, requiring a good level of physical fitness and prior trekking experience. The rugged terrain, high altitudes, and variable weather conditions pose significant challenges to trekkers.

  • Is altitude sickness a concern on the Makalu Base Camp Trek?

    Yes, altitude sickness is a concern on the Makalu Base Camp Trek, especially as trekkers ascend to higher altitudes. It is essential to acclimatize properly, stay hydrated, and be aware of the symptoms of altitude sickness.