Makalu Base Camp Trek

Most of the trekkers prefer to do Everest Base Camp and Annapurna Base Camp but only a few tourists make Makalu Base Camp Trek. Among the 14 highest peaks of the world, the Makalu is the 5th tallest peak whose height is 8845m and the shape of this mountain is a four-sided pyramid. This is a giant mountain and quite interesting. Isn’t it?

Makalu Base Camp View

The mount Makalu is situated in the Mahalangur Himalayas ranges on the border between Nepal and Tibet and 19 km southeast of Mount Everest. Though it is one of the eight-thousanders, Makalu is an isolated peak. Being Makalu Base Camp trek is a remote route, it rewards visitors to taste of unspoiled trekking trails, interesting cultures, forests of Rhododendrons, wildlife, and others above 8,000 meters mountain views.
For experienced trekkers who desire to take a challenging trip in Nepal’s Himalayas, trek to Makalu is the best choice.

Makalu Maps

What view can we expect from Makalu Base Camp?

Upon reaching Makalu Base Camp (4870m), the trekkers will relish the alluring view of Makalu (8481m), Everest (8848m), Kanchenjunga (8586m), Lhotse (8516m), Baruntse (7129m), Chamlang (7319m), and others snow-capped the Himalayas.
As the trek to Makalu region lies in Makalu Barun National Park, trekkers can see varieties of floras and faunas. The Makalu Barun National Park is the 8th largest national park of Nepal that covers 2,330 in area. This national park offers tropical forests, snow-capped peaks, and rare animals such as Red Panda.

Mount Makalu

What are the highlights of Makalu Base Camp Hike?

  • One of the best trek to grab panorama of above 8 thousand peak
  • Taste the sight of Eastern Nepal which is known as remote parts of Nepal
  • It offers a glimpse of Mount Everest from a different angle than any trip to Everest Region
  • Trek to Makalu offers green terraced farmland to glaciers and cascading waterfalls
  • Experience the Rai and Sherpa culture
  • Makalu is the home of Red Panda and other rare wild animals


It cost USD 2,440 on a double occupancy basis for Makalu Base Camp Hike. This price is for a single guest. If you’re in a group(more than 3 people), we can give you a discount. Likewise, if you want to have more luxury Makalu Trek, we can also offer you those types of trek adding some charges.


  • Kathmandu International airport transfer
  • 2 Nights twin sharing Tourist standard hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast plan
  • Flights (Kathmandu – Tumlingtar – Kathmandu) as round trip fares with required airport tax
  • All land transfer as per given itinerary
  • TIMS permits
  • Makalu Controlled region permits of Nepal
  • Makalu Barun National Park entrance fees
  • Available local lodge basis accommodation while on trekking days
  • Meals: (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner) each day while on trekking
  • Fully escorted trek with English speaking license holder local Guide
  • Required number of porters ( 2 guest luggage is equal to 1 porter)
  • Trekking equipment and other facilities to Nepali trekking staff
  • Insurances for all Nepali trekking staff
  • First-aid Kit Bag for the trip
  • Nepal Government Tax, VAT and as well as Company service charge

Cost Excludes

  • Nepal entry visa fee and international airfare
  • Lunch and Dinner during my staying in Kathmandu city
  • Battery charges, laundry service, phone calls, WIFI, and hot shower during the trekking
  • Personal trekking equipment and Clothing
  • Any types of drinks
  • Your travel insurance (it is mandatory in case of emergency)
  • Any donation and monument entrance fees
  • Tips for the crew (Note: TIPS is not compulsory but expected)
  • Any other things which are not mentioned on Include section


How to go Makalu Base Camp from Kathmandu?

There is a daily flight from Kathmandu to Tumlingtar. It takes 1 hour’s time to reach Tumlingtar from Kathmandu by using domestic flights. Upon landing Tumlingtar, after some hours drive, we will be in Makalu trekking starting spot. In terms of back to Kathmandu, we’ll take Tumlingtar to Kathmandu flight which is also included in our plan.

How difficult is Makalu Base Camp Trekking?

This is a challenging trek. If you already did Everest Base Camp Trek or Annapurna Circuit, you can do Makalu Trekking.

When is the best time to visit Dhaulagiri Circuit?

The best time to hike Makalu Base Camp is September to half of December and March to May.

Makalu Elevation / How high is Makalu?

The elevation of Makalu is 8,485 metres/27,838 feet. Mount Makalu is ranked as the 5th tallest peak.

Do I need the experience for Makalu Hike?

Yes, you should have. Makalu is an adventure trek that’s why you should have mountain experience.

Can I use credit cards in Makalu Base Camp Trekking?

No, possible. Only Nepali Cash is acceptable.

What types of accommodation are available?

Tea houses.

Is there any communication facilities on this Base Camp Trekking?

Yes, they have communication facilities but not everywhere on the route.

Package Name: Makalu Base Camp Trek

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