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Makalu Base Camp Trek - 23 Days

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Makalu Base Camp Trek is one of the most popular trekking destinations, lies in the area of Makalu Barun National Park and conservation area, in the heart of eastern Nepal. Makalu Base Camp trek allows you to explore Makalu Barun National Park, situated in Solukhumbu and Sankhuwasabha district in Nepal. It is one of the exceptional trails to the unexplored area which offers you an excellent opportunity to explore high altitude, beautiful terrains with Makalu Barun National Park.

Makalu Base Camp is the world fifth highest peak in Nepal. This adventurous trek is quite challenging as well as regarded as an outstanding trek to the most remote and unfrequented trekking areas of Nepal. This trek displays impressive immaculate woods, snow-capped meadows, and imperiled untamed life in Nepal during your trail which make your trek one of the best treks in your life. Not only this, it also lets you encounter with the native people of the mountains and observe their unique culture and lifestyle. Makalu Barun National Park is the major attraction of this trek which offers you to visit natural paradise on the earth that is filled with beautiful mountains, a wide variety of flora and fauna, pristine forest and warm-hearted native people with rich and varied customs.

The way to the Makalu Base Camp trek, let you encounter a wide assorted quality of biological communities, distinctive ethnic community and impressive view of stunning mountains such as; Mt. Everest, Makalu, Lhotse, Chhamlang and many more. Beside this, you will also get chances to visit The Makalu Barun National Park and encounter with remote wilderness and habitat wildlife. Trekking to Makalu Base Camp is an extraordinary experience for the nature lovers. Makalu Base Camp was restricted area in the past but now it is officially open for trekking which also extent five major ecological zones, they are; the Lush, tropical Arun Valley, dense forests of rhododendron and fir and alpine meadows.

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Day 1
Arrival in Kathmandu and Transfer to Hotel

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Day 2
Kathmandu sightseeing and Trek Preparation

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Day 3
Flight from Kathmandu to Tumlingtar and drive to Chichila(1980m/6497ft)

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Day 4
Trek from Chichila to Num(1560m/5119ft)

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Day 5
Trek from Num to Seduwa (1,500m/4922 ft): 6-7 hours

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Day 6
Trek from Seduwa to Tashigaon (2,100m/6890ft): 4-5 hours Day 07: Trek from Tashigaon (2,100m/6890ft): 4-5 hours to Khongma Danda (3,500m/11,483 ft): 6-7 hours

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Day 7
Acclimatization day at Khongma Danda (3,500m/11,483 ft): 6-7 hours

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Day 8
Acclimatization day at Khongma Danda (3,500m/11,483 ft): 6-7 hours

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Day 9
Trek from Khongma to Dobato 6-7 hours

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Day 10
Trek from Dobato to Yangri Kharka (3,557m/11,670 ft): 6-7 hours

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Day 11
Trek from Yangri Kharka (3,557m/11,670 ft) to Langmale Kharka (4,410m/14,468ft): 5-6 hours

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Day 12
Trek from Langmale Kharka (4,410m/14,468ft) to Makalu Base Camp (4,870m/15,978ft): 6-7 hours

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Day 13
Explore Makalu Base Camp (4,870m/15,978ft)

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Day 14
Trek back from Makalu Base Camp (4,870m/15,978ft) to Yangri Kharka (3,557m/11,670 ft)

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Day 15
Trek from Yangri Kharka (3,557m/11,670 ft) to Dobato

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Day 16
Trek from Dobato to Khongma Danda (3,500m/11,483 ft):

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Day 17
Trek from Khongma Danda(3,500m/11,483 ft): to Tashigaon(2,100m/6890ft)

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Day 18
Trek from Tashigaon (2,100m/6890ft): to Seduwa (1,500m/4922 ft):

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Day 19
Trek from Seduwa(1,500m/4922 ft): to Num(1560m/5119ft)

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Day 20
Trek from Num (1560m/5119ft) to Tumlingtar

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Day 21
Fly back to Kathmandu and transfer to hotel in Thamel

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Day 22
Rest in Kathmandu and enjoy farewell dinner.

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Day 23
International departure

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The Trip Cost Includes

  • Pick-up or Drop-off service from and to Airport(in our own vehicle)
  • Transportation to and from!!
  • Food all along the trip(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and a cup of coffee or tea) and accommodations during the trip in hotels with family environment
  • Transportation, food, accommodation and insurance of Guide during the trip
  • First Aid Medical Kit(Your guide will carry the Medical Kit but we also advise to bring yourself for your own use, as far as possible)
  • All the required permits and paperwork

The Trip Cost Excludes

  • International Airfare
  • Visa Charges
  • Hotel Expenses(In Kathmandu, some packages do include hotel expenses)
  • Your travel and medical insurance
  • Personal Expenses such as shopping, bar bills, hot shower, telephone, laundry, titbits etc
  • Food and accommodations in Kathmandu
  • Services not mentioned or not promised by the agent/agency
  • Emergency expenses such as expenses on chartered helicopter.

Frequently asked Questions

How fit do I need to be to do this trek?

Annapurna Base Camp is a Grade B or a moderately difficult trekking route. So any fit person can do this trek, even if you do not have any previous experience. You should be aware of what to expect and mentally prepare for it. Then, as long as you will to, you can.

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How long do we walk every day when doing Annapurna Base Camp trekking?

On average, you walk about 4 to 6 hours per day. One or two days can be as less as 3hrs and one or two days can be as long as 7hrs.

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What is the highest altitude reached in this trek?

The highest altitude reached is 4190m. This is the elevation of Annapurna Base Camp. ABC is the highest we will climb in this trek.

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What about battery charging and hot shower facilities?

Yes, you can charge batteries en route. Charger should be brought. There are hot shower facilities as well. You may have to pay certain amount for both ($1-$2). Negotiate. Also, hot water facility could be free at lower elevation.

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Are there ATMs on the way to Annapurna Base Camp?

No. There are no ATMs on this trek route. You will have to draw enough cash in Pokhara or Kathmandu. There are a number of ATMs in these cities. Everything is paid in Nepali rupees. So money should be exchanged before the start of the trek.

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Trip Facts

  • 2-8 people
  • hotel
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