Makalu Base Camp Trek

Trip Duration 19
Max Altitude 4870M
Group Size 2-10
Best Time for Visit Sept - Nov and Mar - May

Trip Overview


The Makalu Base Camp Trek is an exhilarating and challenging adventure that takes you to the pristine and remote region of Makalu-Barun National Park in eastern Nepal . This trek also offers a unique opportunity to explore the untamed beauty of the Himalayas and witness breathtaking landscapes, diverse flora and fauna, and traditional local cultures. The journey begins with a scenic flight from Kathmandu to Tumlingtar, followed by a thrilling drive to the village of Num. From there, the trek also gradually ascends through lush forests, picturesque valleys, and terraced farmlands, allowing you to immerse yourself in the natural grandeur of the region. As you venture higher, the trail unfolds spectacular vistas of snow-capped peaks, including the majestic Mount Makalu, the fifth highest mountain in the world. The trekking route traverses through traditional Sherpa villages like Seduwa, Tashi Gaon, and Khongma, where you can experience the warmth and hospitality of the locals. Along the way, you'll also pass suspension bridges, glacial rivers, and cascading waterfalls, adding to the charm of the journey. The diverse wildlife of Makalu-Barun National Park will captivate you, with chances to spot endangered species like the red panda, Himalayan black bear, and elusive snow leopard. As you approach Makalu Base Camp, located at an elevation of approximately 4,870 meters (15,978 feet), you'll also be rewarded with awe-inspiring panoramic views of towering peaks, including Everest, Lhotse, and Kanchenjunga. The sight of the massive Barun Glacier and the surrounding Himalayan wilderness will leave you humbled and inspired. The descent follows a slightly different trail, offering new perspectives and allowing you to retrace your steps while cherishing the memories of the journey. The trek concludes with a drive back to Tumlingtar and a flight to Kathmandu.

Conclusion and Summary

The Makalu Base Camp Trek is a challenging endeavor, requiring good physical fitness and previous trekking experience. However, the rewards are immeasurable, as you embark on an unforgettable adventure in one of the most remote and captivating regions of Nepal. It's an opportunity to connect with nature, immerse yourself in local cultures, and create lifelong memories in the lap of the Himalayas.

 Trip Highlight

  • Situated eastern part of Nepal, between Sagarmatha and Makalu-Barun National Parks.
  • View and Explore rhododendron forests, granite cliffs,hanging glaciers, and waterfalls, along with the aspects of the Himalayan landscapes.
  • Scenic flight Kathmandu to Tumlingtar and end Lukla to Kathmandu.
  • An alternative approach to the Everest Base Camp via Salpa Pass (3350m).
  • Wander in the majestic Arun valley – one of the most beautiful trekking regions in Nepal
  • Cross the green terraced farmlands and sheer cliffs of unspoiled nature of the Himalayas
  • Cross several high-altitude passes, including the Shipton La Pass
  • The glorious sight of other majestic mountains such as Mt. Makalu, Mt. Everest, Mt. Chamlang, Mt. Lhotse, and other easter mountains like Kanchenjunga
  • Nearby Tibet border; Ancient Buddhist monastery, Chorten, and Mane wall.
  • Get sight of some endangered wildlife like Red Pandas, Snow Leopards, Musk Deer, and more.
  • Explore the fascinating Makalu Barun National Park
  • Meet and greet people from diversely rich cultures such as Rai, Gurung, Shingsawa, and Sherpa
  • Enjoy a less crowded and offbeat trekking route.


When you arrive at the Kathmandu International Airport, a representative from Friendship World Treks will welcome you and drive you to one of the city’s three-star hotels. You may take a nap at your hotel or wander through Thamel to finish off any last-minute shopping. Following that, you may come and see us at our office to learn more about the Makalu Base Camp Trek itinerary.

  • 3 Stars Hotel in Thamel

Your Makalu Base Camp Trek Guide will meet you at your accommodation after breakfast for an introduction. Briefings on the walk and other important information will be provided at this pre-trip meeting. For the Makalu Base Camp Trek Permit, you must bring your passport, three pictures the size of a passport, and proof of travel insurance. During your leisure time, you may relax or go exploring in the Kathmandu Valley for any last-minute shopping. If you desire it, a tour to one of Kathmandu’s world-heritage monuments, such as Swayambhunath Stupa, Boudhanath Stupa, Pashupatinath Temple, or Kathmandu Durbar Square, will be organized.

  • 3 Stars Hotel in Thamel
  • Breakfast

You will be picked up from your hotel and transported to the airport in Kathmandu where you will board a domestic aircraft to Tumlingtar to begin your Makalu Base Camp Trek. The trip normally lasts for 35 minutes, and the windows offer fantastic views of the Alps. To reach Kandbari, a significant town in the area and home to the government authorities, you will need to travel for around 30 minutes up a winding, hilly route.

You continue on a twisting dirt road until it reaches its highest point at 1,960 meters before descending to Chichila at 1,900 meters, a little settlement with a police checkpoint where you must show your Makalu Base Camp Trekking permit. There are lovely views of the slopes covered in trees in the area. From here, it’s a rocky ride for the majority of the way to Num since the road begins to degrade from Chichila.

  • Tea House or Lodge
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
  • 3 to 4 Hours Drive
  • 40 Kilometers

Today, you will travel a lengthy, steep descent to the Arun River and a lengthy ascent to Seduwa. The Makalu Base Camp Trek trail is on large stone stairs all the way to the river at 770 meters and descends through cardamom fields. After crossing the suspension bridge over the Arun River, you will start the arduous ascent to Seduwa, through forests of enormous bamboo and humming village activity. In order to check your permit, your guide will go to the Makalu-Barun National Park checkpoint. Seduwa has a school, several homes, a few businesses, and a few tea houses strewn around the mountain.

  • Tea House or Lodge
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
  • 5 to 6 Hours
  • 8 Kilometers

Without the strenuous ascents and descents like yesterday, today’s trek is wonderful. As you approach the Sherpa settlement, you will start up a trail with numerous stone steps and pass by a number of mani walls. Your Makalu Base Camp Trek Route will go through rhododendron, and bamboo woods, as well as several tiny farms are strewn across the slope and cardamom plantations. Today’s trek is definitely interesting and uneven. You will arrive at the little community of Chyaksa Danda at 1,900m in around two hours.

You may occasionally have to cross certain streams on sturdy wood bridges while walking through areas of a deep forest. Although getting there takes longer than you may expect, as you contour on an uneven trail, you will eventually see your goal, Tashigaon, on the slope ahead. You eventually make your way down to a log bridge just before making the last ascent of stone stairs to Tashigaon.

  • Tea House or Lodge
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
  • 5 to 6 Hours
  • 8 Kilometers

You will leave Tashigaon and climb up some stone stairs to start your Makalu Base Camp Trek. You eventually cross a log bridge and keep climbing through a breathtaking rhododendron woodland. You arrive in Dhara, which has a tea house and is located at 2,867m, after traveling for about three hours. Since this is your only opportunity to stop for refreshments until reaching Khongma, you probably have your lunch there.

After leaving Dhara, it takes about an hour of difficult climbing to reach Unshisa at 3,200m, where you cross a huge rock. More arduous hiking on stone stairs through a rhododendron woodland is required from Unshisa. After several hours of laboriously climbing from Unshisha, you finally arrive at a stone rest area with prayer flags, and another 45 minutes of walking will take you to Khongma Danda at 3500m. There are three lodges in Khongma, and this location could also have a lot of snow.

  • Tea House or Lodge
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
  • 5 to 6 Hours
  • 7.2 Kilometers

We strongly advise you to go up to the Khongma La today since appropriate acclimatization is crucial. Today is the day for acclimatization, according to your Makalu Base Camp Trek itinerary. You leave your tea house and start walking through rhododendron bushes up stone stairs till you reach the pass at 3,890m. You should be able to get to the pass in about an hour. If you are eager, your guide will urge you to go a bit farther. You then return to Khongma, fit and well-acclimatized, ready to take on the four passes tomorrow, the first of which is, of course, the Khongma La.

  • Tea House or Lodge
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Today is a particularly wonderful day since you will be traversing four high passes with airy traverses and dramatic ridge portions that provide nearly nonstop breathtaking vistas of snow-capped peaks. Your first pass of the day, the 3,890m Khongma La, is reached after about an hour of climbing through rhododendron bushes. Makalu and Chamlang may be seen from Khongma La Pass. Before beginning its ascent into the second pass, your Makalu Base Camp Trek Route will drop for a bit. After climbing some challenging stone stairs, Sano Pokhari Danda, at 4,105 meters, is reached, with Sano Pokhari Lake below.

The Shipton La, which is 4,200 meters above sea level, is reached after several undulations. A mani wall and cairn next to the shelter serve as markers for the pass. To reach Kalo Pokhari Lake at 4,080m, you will descend across less severe terrain. Hindu pilgrims who are traveling there for the Janai Purnima Festival will find it decorated with prayer flags. Your final pass of the day, the Keke La at 4,170m, is a simpler ascent from the lake. After around another 45 minutes of descent, you will arrive at your lodge in Dobate, which is a much-needed sight after the arduous four-pass climb!

  • Tea House or Lodge
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
  • 6 to 7 Hours
  • 7.6 Kilometers

This morning’s descent will take you through rhododendron and pine woods, which will be really enjoyable. Through the woodland, there is an abrupt slope that might be treacherous if there is still snow on the ground. You will eventually arrive at the river, where you will start your Makalu Base Camp Trek on a trail that runs beneath a big landslide region. You arrive at the tea house at Themathang Kharka, 3,500m, after a short climb.

From Dobate, it takes around four hours to get here. Just before you get to Themathang, there is a magnificent waterfall. From here, you must continue walking for a while until reaching a wooden bridge that spans the Baron Khola. The river is now on your left as the path undulates. You may get to your overnight lodging in the meadows of Yangri Kharka in around 1.5 hours from the tea store in Themathang.

  • Tea House or Lodge
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
  • 5 to 6 Hours
  • 9.7 Kilometers

The stroll will be nice and level, with the river on your left and the alluring aroma of juniper accompanying you. The Makalu Base Camp Trekking Trail is lined with a variety of vibrant prayer flags. Peak 4, Peak 6, Peak 7, and Yaupa dominate the vista ahead as the towering cliffs climb on either side of you. A visual feast of craggy snow-covered mountains, sheer cliffs, waterfalls, and sacred caves awaits you today.

After around 2.5 hours of trekking, the route widens as you pass the fields of Jhak Kharka, Yak Kharka, and finally Merek, where a welcoming tea house gradually appears. From Merek, it will take around two hours to go to your tea house in Langmale. Peak 7 serves as an amazing background to the lodge rooms, adding to the area’s exquisite vistas. A prayer flag-covered mani wall is located just in front of the line of rooms.

  • Tea House or Lodge
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
  • 5 to 6 Hours
  • 10.5 Kilometers

At Langmale Kharka, we will spend the day adjusting to the altitude. We have the option of relaxing or going on a trek to a distant hill. Our guide may recommend the ideal hikes to help you better acclimate to the rising altitude.

  • Tea House
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • 4410m

You will start your ascent on a sound course for your Makalu Base Camp Trek route. As you zigzag your way across the valley, maintain the river on your left. There will be a new stunning feature to awe at as you round each corner. While there are some sections where you must step from boulder to boulder, the majority of the time you are on a normal, sandy track. As you go forward, you can see Peak 4. You will arrive at Shershong, at 4,630m, after a few hours of trekking. Shershong makes a nice camping location, and it is a broad, level area with a lockable tiny stone house. The tantalizing sight of Makalu eventually appears.

You will be curious to see the base camp as you navigate a few curves. The lodges will eventually come into view. Your long-awaited goal is reached five minutes after you descend and cross the river. Makalu, the fifth-highest peak in the world, absolutely dominates the scene, as one might anticipate. Around the base camp, it’s common to observe Tibetan snow cocks, hill pigeons, black redstarts, and mountain finches.

  • Tea House or Lodge
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
  • 5 to 6 Hours
  • 8.7 Kilometers

Today, reaching the ridge, which is located around 5,300 meters above the base camp, will provide you with the most beautiful panoramic vistas. You use the log bridge to cross the river, then spend around three hours climbing a hazy, rather ill-defined trail. This vantage point offers spectacular views of Makalu, Peak 7, Peak 6, and Peak 4 as well as Everest, Lhotse, and Nuptse. When you have got your fill of mountain drama, return to base camp by following your previous steps.

It should take 4-5 hours to get back and forth. It’s a challenging endeavor because it’s steep and the altitude will definitely hit above 5,000m. There are other gentler choices, including taking a route to see the lakes past base camp. You may also climb a much shorter ridge immediately above base camp, and there is a little hill marked with prayer flags at the head of base camp that is about an hour’s walk out and back.

  • Tea House or Lodge
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

It will be a beautiful, leisurely meander today as you follow the river down to the tea house at Themathang, passing a lot of rhododendron shrubs on the way. Just before Themathang, there is a wooden bridge that must be crossed. The journey to Themathang will take around 1.5 hours. The landslide region will eventually need to be traversed, which will take around 1.5 hours. Following a section of undulation, you will begin a hard ascent through the rhododendron woodland. As you get closer to the tea house at Dobate, the elevation gradually eases and becomes gentler along the Makalu Base Camp Trek Route.

  • Tea House or Lodge
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
  • 6 to 7 Hours
  • 9.3 Kilometers

As per your Makalu Base Camp Trek Itinerary, this is your final chance to experience the mesmerizing vistas of the lofty mountains, including Kangchenjunga. You will start your ascent to the Keke La, which will take about 1.5 hours. Reaching the Shipton La, which is 4,200 meters above sea level, will take a further 1.5 hours. You will reach the huge cairn that marks Sano Pokhari Danda at 4,105m after another hour of contouring around the slope.

You will return to the last pass, the Khongma La at 3,890m, which is identified by a mani wall, after another hour of undulations. You will arrive at Khongma after descending about 250 meters, mostly on stone stairs. In the snow between the rhododendron bushes, keep your eyes out for blood pheasants, which are infrequently spotted. From Khongma, you will descend to Danda Kharka, which will take a further two hours.

  • Tea House or Lodge
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
  • 6 to 7 Hours
  • 10.3 Kilometers

As you leave the mountains and make the long, steep descent down to civilization, you will have time to consider the breathtaking adventure you have just completed. The three-hour journey from Danda Kharka to Tashi Gaun on your Makalu Base Camp Trekking Route will take you through rhododendron trees, steep terrain, and meadows. You will go across terraced farms from Tashi Gaun with lovely mountain vistas. You will traverse a mountainside after leaving the Makalu-Barun National Park, descend the Barun River, travel through bamboo and rhododendron woods, and then arrive at Seduwa, where you will spend the night at a local lodge.

  • Tea House or Lodge
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
  • 7 to 8 Hours
  • 12 Kilometers

All the way down to the Arun River, there will be a long, somewhat difficult trek, mostly on stone stairs. As you descend farther into the forest, the temperature will be quite warm. After crossing the river, you will have to climb all the way back to Num. The path ascends and descends through beautiful woodland before arriving at the town of Num. Drive to Tumlingtar’s scenic surroundings on Nepal’s winding mountain roads. In addition to the breathtaking scene of snow-capped mountains and verdant surroundings, you will also see hillside settlements and terrace farms. Now that you have finished the difficult but worthwhile Makalu Base Camp Trek, you may congratulate yourself.

  • Tea House or Lodge
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
  • 4 to 5 Hours
  • 8.9 Kilometers

Today, you will take a brief, scenic morning flight from Tumlingtar to Kathmandu. You will be taken to the hotel after you arrive in the city. Green Valley Nepal Treks will schedule a farewell dinner in the evening to celebrate the accomplishment of the Makalu Base Camp Trek itinerary. Spend your leisure time exploring the city or purchasing gifts for your loved ones back home.

  • 3 Stars Hotel in Thamel
  • Breakfast, and Dinner
  • 35 to 40 Minutes
  • 190 Kilometers

Three hours before to the flight’s planned departure time, a drop-off in a private tourist car is provided from the hotel to the airport. You can extend your stay by selecting a different package from Friendship World Treks.

Departures & Availability

The set departure dates listed are specially quoted and specified for group joining option. Let us know if the set departure dates are not suitable for you- another dates which are suitable for you can certainly be added by us.

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Start Date Price Availability

All trip prices are per person based on double occupancy, are subject to change without notice and do not include airfare. All prices and fares are quoted in U.S. dollars.

Price include

  • Airport Pickup and drop service during both international and domestic flight
  • 3 nights’ accommodation in Kathmandu at a standard hotel
  • Flight ticket to/from Tumlingtar
  • Private transport during the trek
  • First aid kit with basic medication
  • Accommodation during the trekking Tea House/Homestay
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner during the trek
  • Friendship World T-shirt, Duffle bag (refundable), Trekking Map, and Water Purifications Tablet.
  • Government Licensed and first aid-trained english speaking trekking guide and 1 porter between two trekkers
  • Salary, food, equipment, and insurance of the trekking guide and porter
  • All necessary papers works and permits.
  • All government and local taxes if necessary
  • Farewell Dinner at the end of trek
  • Souvenir as a Friendship World Trek T-shirt and Cap
  • Acheivement Certificate after completing this trek
  • Sleeping bag if needed (it is refundable)

Price Excludes

  • International airfare and Nepal Visa fee
  • Excess baggage charges
  • Lunch, and Dinner while you are in Kathmandu
  • Travel and health Insurance which cover emergency Rescues and evacuations
  • Listed in Exclude which is not present in Include List
  • Porter if necessary which you can add at the time of booking
  • Personal expenses e.g. phone calls, laundry, bar bills, and extra porters
  • Tips for guides and porters (expected at the end of Makalu Base Camp Trek)

Gears And Equipment

Useful Info

How difficult is Makalu Base Camp Trek?

Makalu Base Camp Trek is considered a strenuous trek in terms of difficulty levels. It is said to be a more challenging trek in the Himalayas due to the incline and rugged nature of the trails. You will be walking anywhere up to 6 hours a day, which of course, requires good physical condition.

The recommended elevation gain per day should not be more than 500 meters, which our Makalu base camp trek itinerary maintains. Other factors that contribute to the difficulty of the Makalu Base Camp trek are weather conditions, altitude sickness, and remoteness.

But with proper guidance, anyone can trek to Makalu Base Camp successfully. With the assistance of our experienced trek leaders, guides, and porters, we can help you accomplish your trek to Makalu Base Camp safely.

Makalu base camp trek distance

The total distance covered during the Makalu Base Camp trek, including the return trip is approx. 150 kilometers. This can take you anywhere between 15 days to 24 days to cover the whole trail depending upon your itinerary.

Altitude Sickness

The highest point in the Makalu Base Camp Trek is 4,870 meters, which gives an open invitation to altitude sickness. It is caused by decreased oxygen levels, which make it hard for trekkers to handle the lower air pressure at a high elevation. The moment our body reaches an elevation above 4,000 meters, we are more likely to face altitude sickness.

Anyone can get altitude sickness, from experienced trekkers to naive, depending on their physical condition. Hence it is not avoidable. Some of the symptoms of altitude sickness are persistent headache, nausea and vomiting, dizziness, loss of appetite, dehydration, fatigue, and lack of sleeplessness. However, this can be taken care of by following some guidelines such:

  • Stay hydrated throughout the trek
  • Pay attention to the itinerary to see if you are getting enough time for acclimatization
  • Do not consume alcoholic beverages
  • Listen to your body and walk at a slower pace
  • Carry one pulse oximeter to measure oxygen in your blood
  • Ensure that you climb high and sleep at a lower elevation
  • Remember to carry medications for headaches and body aches

Training for the Makalu Base Camp Trekking

This 19-day adventurous journey to the Makalu Base Camp Trek requires a decent amount of physical stamina since you will be walking around 5-6 hours per day. It is extremely significant to maintain your physical endurance, for which you need to perform some cardiovascular activities such as running, jogging, swimming, walking on an inclined treadmill, and working on an elliptical machine.

Some of the other activities for building good stamina that you should try are strength endurance and hiking-specific activities, such as trail running, stair stepping, or short hikes. You just need to dedicate 20-30 minutes every day a month before your trek to get all set for your trekking journey.

Last Minute Booking for Makalu Base Camp Trek

The last-minute booking for Makalu base camp trekking may not be possible until you are not opting for a camping-style trek. The accommodation facility along the Makalu base camp trail is very limited and can get packed if not booked in advance in the peak trekking seasons, which makes it tough for us to accept last-minute Makalu base camp trek bookings.

Booking a last-minute trek requires full payment of the package cost along with your basic information & valid passport.

What permits do I need for the Makalu Base Camp Trek?

Almost every other trek in Nepal requires some kind of permit which acts as entry permission. In order to set foot on the Makalu Base Camp trek, you need to avail yourself of two permits. The first one is Makalu Barun Conservation Area Permit which is necessary for entering the Makalu Base Camp.

The other permit that you must have is a Makalu Rural Municipality Permit. While getting these permits, you will pay some entrance fees too. Although getting a permit can be a tiring task. If you are booking a trekking agency, they can arrange it without you having any worries.

Makalu Barun Conservation Area Permit for Nepalese citizen – NPR 100 per person

Makalu Barun Conservation Area Permit for SAARC citizen – NPR 1500 per person

Makalu Barun Conservation Area Permit for other citizen – NPR 3000 per person

Makalu Rural Municipality Permit – NPR 2000 per person

Makalu Base Camp Trek best time

The best time to go trekking for the Makalu Base Camp Trek is from March to April (spring) and October to November (autumn). The autumn has stable weather with clear skies & no intense sunshine, making it an ideal season for trekking. The spring season brings an exotic range of flora and fauna, with the trails blossoming with colorful rhododendrons. Snowfalls can be seen at higher elevations with a stable temperature during day time.

It is advised to avoid trekking in the winter and rainy seasons. During the winter, which lasts from December to February, the region gets extremely cold and has a lot of snow cover in the higher parts of the trail, resulting in the shutdown of many guesthouses. However, it is still possible for avid trekkers to do the Makalu Base Camp Trek in late February to early March, and it will be quite beautiful with snow cover.


As the Makalu Base Camp trek is located in a remote area, accessing facilities similar to the Everest Base Camp trek and Annapurna Circuit trek routes is not possible. Trekkers should have to refrain from some luxurious services as they are not available on the trail. But the basic requirements of food and accommodation can be easily met.

During your trek, you will be staying at tea houses that have all the basic comfort you may need. Although it won’t be grand, you will still get a comfortable bed to sleep in.

These teahouses offer a basic twin-sharing or dorm-style accommodation that can easily hold 2 to 12 people at once. Depending upon the size of your group, you can accommodate. Also, if you visit in peak season, it is advised that you bring additional camping equipment in case of lodging unavailability.


Talking of the food, the menu does not have a lot to offer given the remoteness of the region. While trailing, you will have delicious traditional Nepali dishes such as Dal Bhat, lentils, roti, curry, momos, and noodles. It is always a good idea to carry extra food that you can easily consume in no time. Food such as instant soups, dry fruits, instant noodles, juice, nuts, herbal tea, and coffee can be a choice of food to carry.

Makalu base camp trek cost

Makalu Base Camp Trek can cost trekkers anywhere from $1500 to $5000 depending upon the factors such as trek duration, accommodation, and transportation facilities. Although most of the cost is included in the package, there are a few miscellaneous costs that you need to take care of by yourself.

This cost excludes your International airfare, Nepal Entry Visa Fees, food and hotel in Kathmandu, hot shower, WiFi, phone call, charging stations, extra accommodation, travel insurance, tips for guides and porters, and other personal expenses such as snacks, shopping, beverages, mineral water, souvenirs, etc.

Travel Insurance

Travel insurance is very important to join the Makalu base camp trek for 19 Days. Makalu region is very far and untouched by major trekking routes in the Himalayas. The trail is far more isolated and lacks basic health services. So, in case of any medical emergency that cannot be taken care of by first-aid, it needs to be air evacuated. Therefore, we need well-covered travel insurance that has an emergency airlift.

Travel Tips (electricity, internet, ATM, luggage, tipping, personal expenses)

Charging – You can get a charging facility by paying a little extra money in the teahouses. If you think you’ll constantly need to charge your device, we highly recommend getting a solar charger or a power bank.

Internet – To use the internet while trekking, we can help you get a Nepali Sim with data. This is the cheapest option. As the region is quite remote, you may not get a stable connection all the time and can face complete blackouts in some areas.

Luggage – The trekkers can carry a backpack up to 5 kg in weight to store their essentials. Pack all the heavy trekking clothes in the duffel bag provided by the company in case you take a porter.

ATM – There is no ATM on Makalu base camp trekking route. So, withdraw enough money in Kathmandu to use while trekking.

Tip – The tip for guides, porters, and drivers is not covered in the package cost. We let our guests tip our on-field crew members as much as they wish.

Makalu Base Camp Trek Route Map



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