Makalu Base Camp Trek

Base Camp Trek of Makalu 8485m journey to the remote destination, the 5th highest mountain in the world.

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Makalu Base Camp Trek

Makalu-Barun Valley is a Himalayan glacier valley situated at the base of Makalu in the Sankhuwasabha district of Nepal. This valley lies entirely inside the Makalu Barun National Park. Barun Valley provides stunning contrasts, where high waterfalls cascade into deep gorges, craggy rocks rise from lush green forests, and colorful flowers bloom beneath white snow peaks. This unique landscape shelters some of the last pristine mountain ecosystems on Earth. Rare species of animals and plants flourish in diverse climates and habitats, relatively undisturbed by humankind. The fifth highest mountain in the world at 8485m | 27838ft. It is located in the Mahalangur Himalayas 19 km southeast of Mount Everest, on the border between Nepal and Tibet Autonomous Region, China. Makalu has two notable subsidiary peaks. Kangchungtse, or Makalu II 7678m lies about three kilometers north-northwest of the main summit.

Makalu Base Camp Trek is acknowledged as the Nepal adventure trek as it illustrates wonderful and awe-inspiring views of mountains and panorama. The 5th Highest Mountain in the world Makalu 8485m is a reward for trekkers and it is located near to that Mount Everest. Therefore, throughout the trek, you will experience wonderful landscapes and vegetation. Being positioned in the far-fetched destination you will hardly get a great tea house, but you will get an opportunity to stay in the basic lodges run by local people such as Limbus, Rai, and Brahman. In addition, the presence of 4 high passes has crafted the trek as the Nepal trek adventure and they are named Keke La 4127m, Tutu La 4080m, Khongma La 3603m, and Shipton La 4170m.

We organize affordable trips that include full board (meal and accommodation) during the trek, bed and breakfast in Kathmandu at a 3-star hotel, a guide that speaks your language, all permits, and insured staff. We pick you up at the airport and take care of everything from your arrival to your departure. You will experience quality time on the trail as our local guide and porters introduce you to their world.

Standard Itinerary

Makalu Base Camp Trek Itinerary:

Day 01: Kathmandu

Arrive at Kathmandu airport at 1310m

As you land at Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu, you will be received by the representative staff from Himalayan Nepal Trek with a proper greeting. Then, afterward, you will be transferred to the hotel where you will learn the detailed itinerary. We can change the set itinerary as per your feasibility. Stay overnight in a hotel.

Day 02: Num

Flight to Tumlingtar 45 min and drive to Num 1505m 3hrs

On the following day, you will drive to Tribhuvan International Airport to catch the flight to Tumlingtar 410m. During the fight, you can view the mountains and the villages from the height. Within 45 minutes you will arrive at your destination and once when you turn up to Tumlingtar you will take another drive to Num in a jeep taking 3 and a half hours. Num is positioned at an elevation of 1505m. Stay overnight in a tented camp

Day 03: Sedwa

Trek to Sedwa 1530m 5-6 hrs.

On the following day taking an ascend from Num you will soon leave it and head to Sewa which is situated at an elevation of 1530m taking 5 to 6 hours of time frame. You will outlook the pastureland and imagine as if you are reading the poetry. Stay overnight in a tented camp.

Day 04: Tashi Gaon

Trek to Tashi Gawn 2065m 4-5 hrs.

Again, taking ascend in the early morning you will move to Tashigawn which is positioned at an elevation of 2065m. The trekking duration takes 4 to 5 hours of a short walk, and you will feel comfortable on this day. Stay overnight in a tented camp.

Day 05: Tashi Gaon

Rest day for acclimatization

This is the day to take some rest. It has its meaning to take on innovative environments as well as reinforce the muscles. Resting does not now understand staying motionless. Here, you will stir out from the camp and will make out the sights in a unique environment. Stay overnight in a tented camp.

Day 06: Khongma

Trek to Khongma 3562m 6-7 hrs.

On the following waking up early in the morning, you will set out to trek Khongma which is positioned at an elevation of 3562m. It consumes 6 to 7 hours of the time frame in completing the trek. In comparison to the past today you have walked a bit longer. Stay overnight in a tented camp.

Day 07: Mumbuk

Trek to Mumbuk and high passes and return to Mumbuk 3550m 7-8 hrs.

On the next day, you will head from Khongma to Mumbuk walking more than the previous day. As you will pass Khonma La which is situated at an altitude of 3873m the nature of the Trek is adventurous. Then, slowly you will cross another pass as well called Tutu La Pass 4056m and Shipton La Pass 4220m, Mumbuk 3550m, and Keke La Pass 4152m. Then, you will again return to Mumbuk 3550m. Stay overnight in a tented camp.

Day 08: Yangri Kharka

Trek to Yangri Kharka 3610m 5-6 hrs.

On the next day, you will set up to start on the trek to Yangri Kharka which is to be found at an elevation of 3610m. The trek takes 5 to 6 hours. Previous to that you will cross the forest of Rhododendrons screening the way to Barun River and the Upper part of the valley. The pleasant amble will take us to Yangri Kharka. Stay overnight in a tented camp.

Day 09: Langmale Kharka

Trek to Langmale Kharka 4100m 5-6 hrs.

On the following day, it’s time to trek Langmale Kharka taking ascending with a total elevation of 4100m taking 5 to 6 hours to accomplish. From this point, you will make out to Makalu Base Camp which is greater to have some rest and have Makalu Base Camp. Stay overnight in a tented camp.

Day 10: Makalu Base Camp

Trek to Makalu Base Camp 4870m 5-6 hrs.

On a primary day, you will wake up early and will go through the guide. Getting happiness from the amazing panorama of the Himalayas all through the day you will accomplish a day tour to Makalu Base Camp with an elevation of 4870m taking 5 to 6 hours. Stay overnight in a tented camp.

Day 11: Makalu Base Camp

Hike to view Mountain Glacier

This is the day more like exploring Makalu Base Camp where you will hike to Excoriation aiming to view Mountain Glacier. When you get to outlook that moment you will not believe your eyes and at the same time feel proud of yourself. Stay overnight in a tented camp.

Day 12: Yangri Kharka

Trek back to Yangri Kharka 3610m 7-8 hrs.

On the following day, you will wake up without pressure and then head to Yangri Kharka covering the altitude of 3610m one more time as you are following the same route to return the Kathmandu. It takes 7 to 8 hours, but you will not feel any difficulty as you are already familiar with the trekking trail. Stay overnight in a tented camp.

Day 13: Shiptaon La Phedi

Trek to Shiptaon La Phedi 4120m 7-8 hrs.

Heading further you will leave Yangri Kharka and then move to Shipton La Phedi. It is positioned at an elevation of 4120m taking 7 to 8 hours of extensive walking. You will feel a little bit of thrill when you take ascend. Stay overnight in a tented camp.

Day 14: Tashigawn

Trek to Tashigawn 2065m 6-7 hrs.

On the following day, you will depart from Shiptaton La Phedi heading towards Tashigawn. Our goal is to cover the height of 2065m thus you will take downward movement and within 6 to 7 hours you will turn up to Tashigawn. Stay overnight in a tented camp.

Day 15: Num

Trek to Num 1505m 6-7 hrs

Moving forward from Tashigawn will take you to Num which is situated at an elevation of 1505m. Moving on the uneven trail is somewhat difficult but crossing all those toughness you will arrive in Num within 6 to 7 hours of trekking duration. Stay overnight in a tented camp.

Day 16: Tumlingtar

Drive to Tumlingtar

On the following day, you will take a drive from the Tumlingtar crossing the river and you will travel in the jeep but before taking a drive, it is wise to check the weather forecast once. Arriving in Tumlingtar you will get rest after so many days and is the final destination for Trek. Stay overnight in a lodge.

Day 17: Kathmandu

Flight to Kathmandu and farewell dinner

In the early morning, you will take a flight to Kathmandu from Tumlingtar Airport. This will be a joyous adventurous flight. Arriving in TIA you will be picked up and then again transferred to the hotel where you can enjoy a comfortable bed. In the evening you will return to the hotel completing the short sightseeing to take part in a farewell dinner. Stay overnight in a hotel.

Day 18: Departure

Departure from Kathmandu to your onward destination. Our representative will drive you to the airport for your further destination.

Includes & Excludes

Cost Includes :

2 Times airport pick up and drops (domestic and international) Car, Van, Hi-ace, or Coaster in a standard private vehicle.

3 Times food per day during the trek. Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner including tea or coffee.

2 Night 3* star label hotel in Kathmandu on BB plan (on twin sharing basis).

Domestic flight from Kathmandu to Tumlingar airport guest and guide (optional: private vehicle or public bus to Tumlingtar as per participant’s preference).

Domestic flight from Tumlingtar to Kathmandu airport guest and guide (optional: private vehicle or public bus to Tumlingtar as per participant’s preference).

Staff transportation Kathmandu/Num /Num/Kathmandu.

Fully camping service north face tent for guests, dining tent, kitchen tent, toilet tent, mattress, kitchen equipment, camping crew, etc. 

Twin-sharing accommodation during the trek (Tented camp).

Experienced English-speaking local guide (Trained and licensed holder by the government of Nepal) and other languages as per the participant's preference.

Necessary Porter: porter carries 25kg only.

All Government local tax Makalu Bharun national park entry permit and TIMS card).

First aid and equipment for a porter for the extreme adventure route.

Guide and porter salary as per the company policy and government rules.

Duffel bag during the trek.

Company t-shirt.

Route map.

Staffs medical insurance during the trek.

Cost Excludes :

Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu.

Participants trekking equipment and any type of personal expenses such as alcoholic beverages, phone, battery charging, hot shower, hot/mineral water, and laundry.

Emergency rescue and travel Insurance (most required factor in high altitude trek).

Trip cancellation cost, loss, damage, and personal effects.

Entrance fees for temples, monasteries, and museums during sightseeing and trekking.

Tips and gratuities for the staff.

Emergency rescue and travel Insurance (most required factor in high altitude trek)

Trip cancellation cost, loss, damage, and personal effects.

Entrance fees for temples, monasteries, and museums during sightseeing and trekking.

Tips and gratuities for the staff.

Additional overnight stays cost at any place (due to any reason) except for mentioned itinerary.

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Jessica D


Himalayan Nepal Trek is a very professional company with a great price point. Their service is top notch and the company owner, guides, and porters will go above and beyond for their clients. They made sure we had everything sorted before arriving in Nepal and cared for us for the duration of the stay in Nepal. They answered any questions or concerns we had. They have many connections and can assist with any need from finding things to buy or even getting a medical evacuation from the mountain. I highly recommend using Himalayan Nepal Trek and planing your trip directly with Mr. Gopal. Gajen was a fantastic mountain guide. Bijay is also a great tour guide for any city adventures and sight seeing. I used this company for Everest Basecamp in 2014 and again for Annapurna in 2022.

Alastair H


Amazing trekking experience on the Annapurna circuit. I had a great trekking experience across the Annapurna circuit. My guide (gajen) and Porter (Pasang) were great and I learnt a lot from both of them about Nepal /trekking from my time with them. I would thoroughly recommend the Himalayan Trekking Company as they really care about their clients and go the extra mile to make sure you get the most out of your trip and Nepal!

Maurizio Novel...


Very good experience with Himalayan Nepal Trek in a remote area of Nepal: Kanchenjunga north BC and Dromo Ri 6121m. The professional service we got to undertake this expedition has been very good. In particular we can point out the good support of the guides (really professional) and we appreciated the full and flexible organization.

MK Iyer


Everest view trek to Teng Boche on the EBC. Out of the world views. Excellent trekking Company. Took care of all the details. 6 day Teng Boche trip was very well organized. The tea houses we stayed in were all very clean and the food was good. Our guide and porter were excellent. Very patient and took care of us on all six days. Jangpo, our guide was a very experienced Sherpa, having climbed many of the top peaks, including Everest, multiple times. Being a Monsoon Trek, we were a bit worried about rain and its effects on the trail. But as Gopal, the owner, had predicted we had a few patchy showers, but mostly glorious sunshine and greenery every where. There was a weather issue at Lukla on our return with low clouds preventing air travel. Both Gopal, in Kathmandu, and our guide with us in Lukla, coordinated very well and ensured that we were on the first flight out without any delay, especially since the flights had been fully cancelled the previous day and the first couple of flights on the day of our return as well. Ours was the only flight of the day, and we were so glad that we were able to be on it.We will definitely recommend Himalayan Nepal Trek and are already planning our next trip to the Ama Dablam base camp for next year with this Company.

John E


Excellent organization that ensured we could enjoy the trekking and the views. This included everything from cups of tea to flights. Our guide was a highly experienced professional who shared his knowledge of the mountains. All we had to do was trek!



Mr Shresta went out of his way to put together a custom itinerary for me that included hiking the foothills of Annapurna, going up the Lower Mustang & Muktinath, and then all the way down to Chitwan National Park over the course of roughly two weeks at an amazingly budget friendly price.

All along the way, he successfully organized everything, and his extremely experienced guide made sure to take us off the beaten path and allowed me to see amazing spots that everyone else just walked past.



WOW! This trip was an incredible experience and exceptional because of Himalayan Nepal Trek as our guiding company! We were 2 women over 50 years that were part of a larger group that was going to EBC - but we had chosen to do our 'own thing' and stay around 4,000m - and trek to villages around Namche (included Thamo and Thame, Kumjung, Pangboche) and then trek to meet our friends after their successful trek to EBC. Gopal with Himalayan Nepal Trek made this happen for us - he is an excellent communicator and he considered all our input and put together a great plan that we felt confident before we left on our journey! On our trek, we were well matched with our guide Mingmar and porter Manouj who were excellent! We trekked less travelled trails, and went to Monasteries, schools, a hospital, and immersed in culture! We trekked as a larger group for 6 days with Head Guide Temba - who was exceptional. Gopal pays attention to all the details - communication prior to the trip, meeting us at the airport at Kathmandu, and ensuring we had everything we needed; and when we were trekking - he was in communication with our guides. Don't hesitate to contact Himalayan Nepal Trek to share what your goal, dream or what you want your experience to be - I have no doubt that Himalayan Nepal Trek can make this a reality!

Jeffrey Hall


Visiting Everest Base Camp and participating in a semi-technical climb in the Himalayas has been a long time goal of mine. After gettting into contact with Gopal, he reccomended I do the EBC Trek and Island Peak cimb. Since I was crunched for time and could only take 19 days off of work, Gopal tailored the itinerary with enough flexibility to achieve both objectives. The logistics and transportation upon arrival was clearly planned out. He was able to answer all the questions I had and gave reassurrance that the trip would be a success.

A success it was, completing everything on the itinerary (and more). My personnal guide Domi and porter Lhapa were both excellent. They gave me a unique introspective to the customs and lifestyle of the Sherpa family. Since I went solo, the three of us were limited only by my pace and capabiity. I did experience symptoms of altitude sickness, but this was my own doing as I did not properly pace myself going up. I saw a lot of people get evacuated due to altitude sickness at the higher camps, but if you take it slow and listen to your guides your should have no problem getting to EBC.

If you want to climb Island Peak, doing the EBC Trek is a great way to get acclimatized in a relatively short period of time. The climb itself was not hard, but did take all day to accomplish. We had the mountain to ourselfs which truly made it a memorable experience (no lines waiting on people). We crossed and climbed 8 ladders over glaciers which was a new experience for me. Domi paid careful attention the entire time, and I did not question my safety once while I was with him.

All in all, the trip was well worth the money spent. Customers/future trekkers should remember to stay flexible as weather, transportation, personal fitness, and altitude accimitization can alter the planned itinerary. Would highly reccomend this agency to those who wish to expericence the Khumbu valley from a local persective!



Trek in the Langtang Valley

I did a wonderful trek in the Langtang Valley with Himalayan Nepal Trek P. Ltd. Friends of mine recommended this company and i understand why. I dealt with the owner, Mr. Gopal, to organize my trip and he made things simple and easy. I was warmly greeted at the Kathmandu airport and things went smoothly from there. Special thanks to my guide and my porter, Gajendra and Gelu, who made sure i had a good and safe trip. They proved also very knowledgeable of the features of the Valley and its people.

If you choose this company, you will have a great trek.


Eric M


Trek to Basecamp Via Cho La Pass

In April / May of this year 7 of us from Nova Scotia Canada used Himalayan Nepal Trek as our guiding company to hike to Mount Everest Basecamp in Nepal. The overall experience with this company was extremely positive. I found them well organized and very experienced in delivering a positive and successful excursion. We had a complicated ask for an itinerary with two of us staying at lower altitudes and 5 of us heading for basecamp. Gopal, our main contact, developed and delivered an itinerary that worked well for both groups. All logistics were handled very efficiently and professionally.

The trek itself was led by Tempa Serpa an experienced climber who looked after us all individually and made sure all were doing the right things to make it to Basecamp. He paid attention to detail and looked after us extremely well including added things like a picnic at basecamp with his brother. His knowledge and life stories of the Kumbu region are amazing. by the end of the trip my wife and I were good friends with Temba.

This is my second time using Himalayan Nepal Trek and this trip was even better than my first. I highly recommend this company for any trek you may be considering in Nepal and Tibet. They gave us a fun and successful excursion that delivered good value.

art m


Base Camp Trek

I highly recommend this company for trekking. We did a 15-day hike to base camp with Temba as our guide. We were a group of mostly 60 years and over. Temba set a very good, steady, pace that we could all maintain . He watched each of us closely to make sure we ate properly and did not get altitude sickness. (None of us got altitude sickness, although we meet many people in other groups who did)

Temba is a very conscientious, knowledgeable, experienced guide. He has summited mount Everest four times and participated in high altitude mountain rescues. He has also climbed many of the other mountains in the region.

I do not think there is a better guide on the mountain.

Gopal was our contact for organizing all the details of the Trek. He made sure everything was was booked and ready to go when we arrived. He is very organized and has been setting up treks for years. He was in constant contact with us and answered all our pre arrival questions quickly and concisely. He took very good care of us in Kathmandu before and after the trek, inviting to his home for a pre hike meal, meeting us at the airport ,etc.

This is a well-organized, friendly, local company. I recommend them with no hesitation nor reservations.




Everest Base Camp with Best hands

Me and two of my friends from Sri Lanka did Everest Base camp in April 2019 with Himalayan Nepal Trek. Mr. Gopal handled this tour arrangement with high accuracy and no mistakes. He gave a tour guide Mr Indra, from my heart he has become a family member to travel with and took care of us very perfectly just like Mr. Gopal's perfectness. We have done all what we can do in a EBC tour and more than also i believe. I highly recommend Himalayan Nepal Trek to do the EBC tracking also Mr. Indra as a guide personally. I also got a chance to meet all their guide on the hiking duration all are so good and fun.



I spend 3 weeks in Nepal. Our guide was Temba. He is a very good guide. He is very kind, organized, answered all the questions regarding Nepal and he paid attention at every person needs.

Aloke S


Personalized Attention to Detail

My friend John and I did the Everest Base Camp plus Gokyo Lake trek last year 2018 in Oct/Nov and Gopal, the owner of Himalayan Nepal Trek, greeted us personally on arrival and ensured we were comfortably ensconced in our hotel in Kathmandu. He also accompanied us while John shopped for some trekking items in Thamel, like down jackets and sleeping bags etc. After we had completed EBC at Gorakshep we had to reconsider our route to Gokyo as John had had some altitude issues. Gopal immediately advised our guide via phone from Kathmandu to reroute us via Phortse to Gokyo and this single decision provided us with the most enjoyable section of the trek! Gopal also organized our excursion to Chitwan after the trek. I would not hesitate to use Gopal's services if I was to return to Nepal for another trek!



Everest Basecamp Trek

Our trek from Kathmandu to Everest Basecamp, Kala Pathar and Island Peak and back to Kathmandu was arranged by Himalayan Nepal Trek P LTD.

The entire expedition was very well arranged right from the airport pick up to various logistics including arrangements at various locations including stay at night at various guest houses.

Our guide and porter ensured that our safety and comfort was well taken care of.

Gopal Shreshta the owner of the trekking company personally tracked and followed up to ensure everything was going well.

I would highly recommend this company for to anyone interested in travelling to Nepal



Amazing 16 Days Everest Base Camp Trek

We had an amazing trekking experience to the Everest Base Camp. The actual trek took about 11-12 days, and we experienced all kinds of weather. Throughout the trek, our guide, Indra and the porters took really good care of us. One of the porters, Kumar, always went the extra mile and always helped Indra to ensure that we were well taken care of. Indra is a humorous guide and we had fun while trekking or chilling out at the lodges. His sharing sessions gave us valuable insights to the Everest region, and we brought back more than just photos and memories.

Appreciate the help by Tembar when we were planning for the trek, and we would love to be back to do another one!


Yi Hui



Wonderful trek! The tricky bridges over the furious streams, the dark forests and the deep gorges, the glaciers, many Kham forts and monasteries, the desert and mineral landscapes, Himlung Himal base camp, the many blue sheeps and yaks and goats give a life-time memory. The Kang La was under snow but we re-planned the itinerary towards Tilicho Tal which was, in all its most pure whiteness, the icing on the cake. Thank you to Mr Gopal and his team!



Gokyo-Ri Trek

Back in January 2018, my girlfriend and I had the idea to celebrate my 30th birthday in the mountains. I approached Temba to plan the trip and like what I imaged, it is the most amazing birthday on the peak of Gokyo-Ri. The trek was very well organised. I feel safe trekking with Temba and Temba have become a true and good friend of ours. I will definitely recommend all my friends to trek with Temba / Himalayan Nepal Trek



Amazing trip of our lifetime, with the best guide ever

We had the trip of our lifetime, with the best Sherpa guide ever! We had a 10 days trek to Gokyo Ri, in the Everest region. Our guide, Temba Sherpa was the best guide that we could have asked for. We were shown with great hospitality the moment we touched down into Kathmandu airport.

Temba is extremely knowledgeable about the many peaks in the region and the world. He is also a very experienced trekker and mountaineer, having trekked through many of the routes several times in his 20 over years of experience, and also having reached the summits of many mountains, such as summitting Mount Everest three times so far.

Temba is also very organised and resourceful, ensuring that we had the best accommodation and food throughout the trek, and also ensuring that we had the first flights in and out of Lukla. He is also detail-oriented and pays great attention to our health and welfare throughout the trek.

Our trip was amazing, and we loved the Gokyo Ri trek, whereby we were able to appreciate the grandeur of Mount Everest amidst its surrounding peaks. We were blessed with great weather, and an amazing guide who made the entire trip such a pleasant and memorable experience.

We will definitely go back to Nepal soon, and will definitely trek with Temba and Himalayan Nepal Trek when we are back again. I would strongly recommend Temba and Himalayan Nepal Trek to anyone who wishes to do a trek in Nepal.



Amazing Guide

Had a great time! Our guide Indra was very kind, knowledgable and patient. We felt very welcome and safe traveling with him and any and all questions were answered with a smile. His son Sushil accompanied us as well and he was also very nice and great to have with us. The guest houses we stayed at were great and had all basic amenities you would need. The area was enchanting, the people were welcoming, and the views were amazing.


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