Makalu Base Camp Trek

Makalu Base Camp Trek

24 Days
Trip Grade
Max Altitude
Trekking & Hiking
Group Size
minimum 2

“Explore one of the toughest trekking routes in the world with our Makalu Base Camp Trek!”

Makalu region remained closed to the outer world till Eric Shipton visited here in 1952. Since then, many have managed to explore its humid lowlands, alpine dense forests, unique and vibrant villages. Furthermore, our Makalu Base Camp Trek offers diverse flora and fauna, high altitude grazing land and polished granite cliffs. Covered up by glaciers all over, this region is perfect for those who crave less crowded trekking trails. Besides, that you can even enjoy breathtaking view of peaks and marvel at the diversity inside Makalu and Barun valley.


Our trek aims to be up close and personal with the fifth tallest peak of the world, Mt. Makalu (8,463m). This enchanting yet strenuous trek begins after the flight to Tumlingtar and embark on the trek to Khadbari. With the aim of reaching the Makalu Base Camp we undertake our journey through Chichila, Mudhe and Num. Continuing on, we now cross the torrential Arun River and reach the village of Seduwa with ups and downs in-between. Next, we head higher and higher to other villages of Tashigaun and Khongma.

Along with that, we also cross the famous Shipton La Pass and reach Mumbuk. Further into the alpine terrain we explore the villages of Nehe Kharka, Merek and Shershong. Afterward, we will reach Makalu Base Camp where we get the jaw dropping view of Mt. Makalu above us. Lastly, we will retrace our steps back the same trail and end our journey in Tumlingtar. Intermittently we explore the Rai, Limbu and Sherpa villages while viewing Mt. Makalu (8463m), Mt. Everest (8848m), Mt. Lhotse (8516m), Mt. Chamling (7319m) and Mt.  Kanchenjunga (8586m) in the far distance. If that won’t be enough, we will even head out to visit a living laboratory for scientific research in the form of conservation area and national park.

Physical fitness is vital for doing this trek along with an ability to explore the remote terrains for hours. Furthermore, we generally prefer the Spring (March-May) and Autumn (September-November) seasons for this trek. However, this trek can be undertaken in winter as well, though with caution.

Contact Luxury Holiday Treks and book our Makalu Base Camp Trek.

We are affiliated With

  • Government Of Nepal
  • Nepal Mountaineering Association
  • Nepal Tourism Board
  • KEEP
  • Trekking Agencies' Association of Nepal

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