Makalu Base Camp Trekking

Makalu Base Camp Trek route is located in Makalu Region of the jurisdiction and protection of the Makalu Barun National Park and Conservation Project, set up in 1992 AD. The Makalu Trek is adventure trek to the base camp of the Makalu.

Makalu trekking region is also home to some famous mountains that include Mt Chamlang at (7319m) and Mt. Baruntse at (7129m). and is a restricted area due to its unique beauty; however, You can trek in the Arun Valley and subsequently go further into dense forests, alpine meadows and up to the Barun glacier as you reach the Makalu base camp, from where you get super views of Mt. Makalu.

The Makalu, at (8481m), is the world's fifth highest mountain and offers adventure of a different kind in the eastern most part of Nepal’s Himalayan landscapes. The Makalu is normally climbed from a base camp at Sherson at (4700m), a charming high grazing area that clings to the tip of the Barun Glacier and is enveloped by gasping array of Himalayan peaks that leaves you stunned to the core. Your revert trek takes into some of the most isolated alpine territory that can be considered to be one of the finest in Nepal and cuts across a path that takes a short flight to the airstrip at Tumlingtar above the Arun River.

Makalu Base Camp is a wonderful trek into delightful colorful villages as your trek takes through pretty terraced farmland where the greenery stretches for miles…the views of Kangchenjunga, Kangshung with Chamlang & Makalu’s towering south face give you that divine feeling of nature that can only be found in the raw wild.

Makalu Base Camp Trek is considered to be low altitude trekking that is mostly based around the Arun valley, the eastern part of Nepal and the valley holds within its possession the mighty Arun River and dense green forest, is contrasted with irrigated terraced slopes, where you see diverse tribal groups residing in peace & harmony and this environment you have the Makalu-Barun National Park, an important conservation area of many bird species, of which some are on the verge of becoming extinct.

Makalu base camp trek route is populated by a wide cross-section of Nepali peoples with a diverse cultural background, You come across the Rais, Limbus and Newars, whilst higher into the mountains, you meet up with the Bhotias, Tamangs and then, the Sherpas make up the hill tribes, these people live in scattered villages and rely mainly on subsistence farming for their livelihoods. Although culturally rich, they are economically very poor the farming alone is unable to sustain most families and so there is a seasonal migration in search of additional work, which includes porterage for merchant traders and for the few treks and expeditions that come into this region, the park in the region has some of the richest pockets of plant and animal life in the Kingdom. It is our duty to respect this natural heritage and put in all of our efforts to limit our impact upon it.

Makalu base camp trek begins from a height of 400 meters (2,788ft) to reach a high point of 5500 meters (16,900ft) above sea level. The Makalu base camp trek offers natural scenery and the main focal point of trekking in the Makalu is the Makalu Barun National Park and Conservation Area, which is home to varieties of wildlife. Chamlang Himal and Barun valley are the major jewels of this great region that makes it a unique paradise for trekking. Having a wide range of altitudinal and climatic variations.

Makalu base camp trek offers a remarkable and diverse habitat for a rich variety of floras and faunas and rich in natural resources including its beautiful mountains, pristine forest and a wide variety of plants, animal life and the simple and warm hearted people local folks with their rich and varied traditions. The nearest airstrip in this region is Tumlingtar from where your trek takes off and some tea houses are started to spring up on the route as the local folks seek to earn some revenue like their counterparts so, now we are able to do basic tea house trek in the region so, plan your Makalu outing with THE OUTFITTER NEPAL, we’ll introduce you to some of the loveliest spots in this great region…

Makalu Base Camp Trekking Highlights

  • Makalu base camp trek is one of the remote and adventure trekking.
  • You have sightseeing tours of historical UNESCO world heritage sites in Kathmandu.
  • You have scenic drive or flight to/from Kathmandu.
  • You visit remote part of Nepal and many verities of culture and nature.
  • You have fantastic views of mountains from Makalu base camp.
Trip Cost:
$ 1950 USD
  • Destination: Nepal
  • Duration: 19 Days
  • Grade: Fairly Strenuous
  • Group Size: 02-14
  • Max. Altitude: NA
  • Transportation: Private vehicle and Aeroplane
  • Meals: Breakfast in cities and Full board on Trek
  • Accommodation: 2/3 star in cities and lodge on trek
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