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Makalu Base Camp Trek Barun Valley

Explore Manaslu Himal and the local villages during the time of your trekking

Trip Overview

Trip Facts

  • Trip Code TMG-MB100
  • Start Point Kathmandu
  • End Point Kathmandu
  • Trip Duration 20 Days
  • Destination Nepal
  • Activity Trekking
  • Region Makalu Barun
  • Trip Staff Trekking Guide
  • Transportation Private Vehicle
  • Trip Style BLD
  • Trip Grade Strenuous
  • Max Elevation 5000m
  • Group Size 2-12 person
  • Accomodation Value
  • Trip Type Private Guided Trips
  • Best Time March, April, May, September, October, November

Trip Highlights

  • The Makalu Barun National Park
  • Amazing sceneries of various mountains and peaks
  • Crossing the Keke Pass
  • Visiting the Sherpa settlements and villages
  • Mt. Makalu, Everest and Lhotse
  • Makalu Base Camp
US$ 36503800per person
3.95% OFF! You save $150

Trip Overview

As you trek, you do not intend to explore. What you see and where you do it meet the requirements of the exploration. In advance, you know where you are going, and when it comes to seeing the world’s fifth highest mountain, your happiness knows no bounds. Have this experience while doing the Makalu Base Camp Trek. Rightly, you have thought about the Makalu Base Camp Trek because this trek takes you to one of the national parks of Nepal, and Barun Valley is loaded with the beautiful views of the mountains. 

As your eyes make you turn your head, you see Everest, Lhotse, and Baruntse. No less is Arun Valley, which is as green as grass, because of this beauty; this valley will always be on the back of your mind. 

Makalu Base Camp Trek has many plus points for the outsiders seeking natural beauties, but the trekkers give so much importance to the world’s highest mountain that they forget the world’s fifth highest mountain either intentionally or unintentionally.

Where there are natural beauties, there are also adventures, and you will come across these as you cross the Shipton La and the Keke La, the two high passes in Barun Valley. Its trekking trails go uphill and downhill, and do you become breathless because of these? It is good to become breathless because you are in the most beautiful place of Nepal, and you will find beauty in each of its rhododendron forests, cliff, glacier, and waterfall. And when you reach the base camp, you feel your effort on walking tiring trekking trail has been paid off four-folds.

Overall, Makalu Base Camp Trek is a combination of beauties and adventures; if you say the region is rich in biodiversity, you are not wrong at all because you will also be seeing the rare species of birds.

Accommodation

You will be staying at a 3-star hotel (Value) in Kathmandu on bed and breakfast with an attached bathroom, and at the best possible lodge or guesthouse during the trek. 

Transportation

Your transportation costs are already included in your trip. For more details, you can check this section- “What’s included”

You will be seeing us outside the airport holding the name of TMG Adventure when you arrive in Kathmandu. If you arrive in the late evening, we will straightly take you to the hotel, and if you arrive in the day time, you will take you to our office. For more information, you can check it in what is included section.

Meals

In Kathmandu and Pokhara we will serve you the breakfast at your hotel. You are trekking near the mountains, that is, you are trekking at a higher altitude, so your body needs energy, and you will get the energy from the food you eat. The foods that we provide you have the right amount of carbohydrate, protein, and fat. We will provide you these in all three square meals: breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Guides

All our trekking guides have done training on how to tackle with altitude mountain sickness as well as how to use the first aid kit. They are also taught to take care of the trekkers 24/7 if they are affected by an altitude mountain sickness or if they are sick during the trek. Emergency evacuation if you need, you will be provided a helicopter. That is the reason why our guides have 24/7 access to TMG Adventure in Kathmandu.

Travel Insurance

Travel Insurance is a must because you are trekking near the mountains at an altitude of more than 3000 m. You must ensure in your country before coming to Nepal, before starting your trek. Please bring with you a copy of insurance, and your insurance policy must cover the medical expenses, helicopter evacuation from the altitude of 5000 m to 6000 m, and other things related to your health. Please give the copy to TRAVEL MAX GUIDE. It will send the information to the insurance company if you use the mountain rescue operation, mentioned above.

Passport and Visa

Before coming to Nepal, your passport must have the validity of 6 months, and you can put the Tourist Visa ‘On Arrival’ on your passport at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu, Nepal. On arrival, the visa procedure is very quick and simple. For more information please visit this site: Nepal Immigration

On Arrival Visa Fee at Entry points

  •  15 Days- $30
  • 30 Days- $50
  • 90 Days- $125

and you must also bring 4 passport-sized photos. If you are from China or SAARC countries, a free visa will be provided to you.

Trekking Information

Nepal is open for all seasons. You can do a trek and tour in different parts of NepalThose who are looking to do the trek in the best season, travelers can pick it from the below ones: The following are the best seasons for trekking in Nepal, and each of these has its charm, the one which is on the top of the list is the best.

  • Autumn season (September till November)
  • Winter season (November till February)
  • Spring season (March till May)
  • Rainy season (June till August)- Those who love green vegetation and the monsoon season can do the trek. It will also be adventurous if you like it. TMG Adventure can operate trekking and tours; we have done lots of trips in our previous record.)

As a trekker, you can do different types of trekking in Nepal, and they have been given below.

  • Tea House Trekking (Guesthouse/Lodge Trek)
  • Camping
  • Home Stay 

TMG Adventure listed different types of trekking experiences or styles. You can find it on our website. To make it easier here are the bunch of lists.

Trip Extensions

TMG Adventure is always reaching out of the best service to make our travelers happy. In this package you can see extension trips; these are optional add-ons or travel choices for you. The company has its regular itinerary and the cost details too. On the suggestions and consideration of our previous travelers’, the company offers beyond it. You can check it properly.

At the time of booking, if you wish to extend your holiday doing markup in the trip extensions (extra add-ons or activities), you can mark it and book it. It depends on your personal choice. Beyond it, we also offer private and customize trips to those who are looking to do it on their travel requirements. Travelers can send us about the trip information by using our tailor-made trip/ customize trip forms or send us a quick inquiry. One of our travel planners will respond to it.

Walk miles for a good cause

TMG Adventure is not just a tour operator in Nepal but also a contributor for a good cause to our communities and the Himalayas people especially working on behalf of children where are abundant from education. Company work through FAN (First Act Nepal) It’s a team that works purely for our children. Support for their well-being through education providing child sponsorship programs. Assisting them in school uniforms, stationery, and school fees.

TMG Adventure donates a certain amount of its income to FAN annually, and the amount that it donates varies from year to year because the income that it earns also varies from year to year. Sometimes the income of TMG Adventure is high, and sometimes, it is low. Accordingly, the donation is made. As you embark on the Makalu Base Camp Trek, you will be glad to know that you are doing some good and giving back to the community.

TMG Adventure also has a volunteering program, and if you are interested, then you can help these children through this program. For more, you can contact us via email, make a call or visit our office. You can also be a part of encouragement by engaging and sharing your ideas in our project.

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Itinerary & Maps

Itinerary & Maps

Below is an existing itinerary; this is a standard itinerary of ours, but you can customize the itinerary to meet your specific needs. You can prepare the itinerary that is going to work best for you. Your itinerary should be based on your interest. You can make your itinerary unique by adding fun to it. Travel Max Guide gives the topmost value to your customized itinerary because it has experienced trekking guides to make itinerary better as well as make it easier for you to travel and have a good time in Nepal.

Arrive at Tribhuwan International Airport at your best time; we love to wait for you. Don’t worry if you are going to arrive there at night; we will come to pick you up. You will be greeted by our representatives and taken to a hotel. There are no activities today; you can relax at your hotel. Thamel is open till midnight; this is the place where your hotel is located. You will find it lively.

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    Value

  • Transportation

    Private Vehicle

The sightseeing that you are going to do, today, comprises of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites, and they can be categorized as Stupas, Temples, and Palaces. The sightseeing can be personalized, according to your interest, and all the effective route planning for the sightseeing will be done by the city guide of TMG, focusing on all the values of your satisfaction like how much time you want to spend, the mode of transportation you want to choose, such as rickshaw, private car, cycle, and it also takes walking distance into account.

Kathmandu Durbar Square

From the hotel where you are staying, nothing is near the Kathmandu Durbar Square. It was a ceremonial site; it was a palace where the would-be kings used to be coronated in the past, now it is a palace cum museum, and to be there is to experience how the royals spend their life. Stand among the monuments, temples, and statues that back to the 17th and 18th century. 

Swayambhunath (Monkey Temple)

Be well prepared in advance because this stupa is located at quite an altitude and is more than 2,000 years old. This is the most important of all the Buddhist Stupas in Nepal and has a fascinating face of Lord Buddha on every side, and its base has the stonework of 5 Dhyani Buddhas – Vairocana, Ratnasambhava, Amitabha, Amoghasiddhi, and Aksobhya, and each of these represents the wisdom of Lord Buddha. People flock to this stupa to see the birds-eye view of Kathmandu.

Pashupatinath 

Pashupatinath is as old as the hills, but the Hindu Committees of Nepal, looks after it, such as renovation and maintenance, and there are new adds on in and around the temple. Pashupatinath is the most important temple of Lord Shiva and located not far away from the heart of Kathmandu. Only Hindus are permitted to enter from the main gate to Pashupatinath Temple. As a visitor, you will enjoy the rich combination of architecture from a distance. If you are lucky, then you might see the Hindu Cremation taking place.

Bouddhanath 

Bouddhanath is also a stupa. It is one of the holiest pilgrimages of the Buddhists. It has a white doom just like Swayambhunath, whatever the myth is, it contains the bones of Kasyapa Buddha (Buddha incarnation), while others say it contains the bone of Lord Buddha. Around the base of the stupa are 108 small images of the Dhyani Buddha Amitabha. Go anytime to enjoy these images.

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    Value

  • Meals provided

    Breakfast

  • Transportation

    Private Vehicle

You fly from Kathmandu to Tumlingtar in a small aircraft. From Tumlingtar, you head to Num by a small vehicle, most probably jeep. On the way, there is a village called Chichara, one of the villages of the Gurung people. There is also a forest on the way. Num is located on the top of the hill.

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    Guesthouse

  • Meals provided

    BLD

  • Transportation

    Flight & Private Vehicle

Follow the descending trekking trail that will take you to a cornfield. You are heading to Lumbang. This trekking trail descends further to take you to a jungle as well as suspension bridges. There is also the river called the Arun. From this river, you walk uphill to reach Seduwa.

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    Guesthouse

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    BLD

After breakfast, you follow an uphill trekking trail. It will take you to the Kasuwa Khola, a river, and Gyang. Gyang is a remote village, but it does have a school. From this village, you walk through terraced fields and the forest to reach Hindrungma, Rupisa, and Tashi gaon.

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    Guesthouse

  • Meals provided

    BLD

You will walk uphill as well as through the forest. You also cross the stream. You will also reach the top of the hill. There are also meadows on the way. The trekking trail becomes steep to steeper and takes you to Dhara Kharka. After all, we will reach to Khongma Danda.

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    Guesthouse

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    BLD

This will help you to prepare for tomorrow’s trek. You will be crossing a high pass. The name of this pass is Shipton La. Today, you can explore nearby hills.

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    Guesthouse

  • Meals provided

    BLD

Today, you will see the superb view of mountains as you trek uphill. The names of these mountains are Chamlang, Peak 6, and Peak 7. You will be walking on the stone steps. Soon, you will be descending. The famous pass you reach is Kike La which is 4000 m plus. Mumbak lies on the slope of the hill from where you can see the stunning view of snow-covered mountains.

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    Guesthouse

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    BLD

After breakfast, you descend to the stream and walk in the forest of firs. You are in Barun Valley, where you see the river flowing and head to Kharka. There is also the forest of brich, which you have to cross to reach Yangri Kharka.

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    Guesthouse

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    BLD

You follow the Barun Khola, a river. There, you will cross a bridge. There are moraines and glaciers to be crossed. You see the excellent view of Pyramid Peak, Peak 4, Chamlang, Peak 3, and Peak 5. There is also an alluvial valley which you will have to cross. you can see the excellent view of Makalu.

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    Guesthouse

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    BLD

There is a small pass to be crossed. You ascend as well as descend, and you will see an excellent view of Makalu. An excellent view that you see also includes the view of Peak 6, Peak 7, Baruntse, Everest, and Lhotse. You also cross the boulders to reach the Makalu Base Camp.

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    Guesthouse

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    BLD

The base camp is rocky, but it has a large glacier. You can see the excellent view of Makalu, Everest, and Lhotse. As a part of exploration, you can hike to a nearby place. There is also a lake which is beautiful.

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    Guesthouse

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    BLD

Following the downhill trekking trail, you descend. The trekking trail twists and turns. Once again, you walk through Shershong, Langmale Kharka, and Merek. Further downhill trekking trail takes you to Yangri Kharka.

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    Guesthouse

  • Meals provided

    BLD

Today also, you walk downhill and reach the forest in the valley. The downhill trekking trail takes you to Dobate. You descend further and walk by the Barun River to reach Dobate.

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    Guesthouse

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    BLD

Uphill trekking trail takes you to Mumbuk as well as the forest of firs and rhododendrons. There, you will cross Shipton Pass and Kauma La. From there, you descend to Khongma Danda, a hill.

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    Guesthouse

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    BLD

It is an uphill walking again. The walking takes place on a steep trail, there is also a steep descent, and this takes you to the sides of the hill. There is also a thick forest on the way. Crossing this forest, you reach Tashigaon.

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    Guesthouse

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    BLD

As you trek to Seduwa, you come out of the Makalu Barun National Park and follow a descending trekking trail. Thereby, you reach the Barun Khola. You come across small settlements before you reach Seduwa.

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    Guesthouse

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    BLD

The uphill trekking trail takes you to Num. One the way, you come across the forest. There is also a downhill trekking trail. The forest is thick, and there are many Sherpa settlements that you come across.

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    Guesthouse

  • Meals provided

    BLD

The village from where you can see the best view of Mount Makalu is Chichira. Once again, you will be walking on the same trekking trail. Tonight, you will be at Tumlingtar.

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    Guesthouse

  • Meals provided

    BLD

You fly from Tumlingtar to Kathmandu by an early flight. In the evening, you will have a farewell dinner.

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    Value

  • Meals provided

    Breakfast

  • Transportation

    Flight & Private Vehicle

Three hours before your international flight, you will be dropped off at the airport by our representative in private transportation.

  • Meals provided

    Breakfast

  • Transportation

    Private Vehicle

Cost and Dates

Cost & Dates

The price below is per person. If you have more than 8 people, then please feel free to ask for a discount. Those who love to do a single trip or a special trip with family, friends, and yourself, you can fill up the private journey or a tailor-made journey. According to your requirements, we will send you the price. TMG is happy to serve you very much.

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