Makalu base camp trek Nepal to scale MBC height

Makalu base camp trek Nepal to scale MBC height 22 Days US$1999

About Makalu base camp trek

The Makalu Base Camp Tea House Trek is one of the most awe-inspiring journeys to base camp of Mt Makalu, the fifth highest mountain in the world. This off-the-beaten-path trek takes you through diverse landscapes, including lush forests, raging rivers, unique culture and remote villages of Eastern Nepal.

The journey to Makalu Base Camp is not for the faint of heart. The trail is steep up and down, challenging. Altitude can be a significant hurdle for novice trekkers. However, the rewards of reaching the base camp are unparalleled. The view of Makalu’s towering peak, surrounded by other snow-capped mountains, is breathtaking.

Makalu Base Camp Tea House Trek is a journey of a lifetime, offering trekkers an opportunity to experience the Himalayas’ natural beauty, wildlife, witness the unique culture and lifestyle of local societies. Makalu trek requires determination, endurance, and an adventurous spirit, but the rewards are well worth it.

Trip Fact


Makalu, Nepal


22 Days


Moderate to fairly challenging

Group Size

Min 2 to Max 10 Persons

Max altitude

MBC 4870 meters / 15978feet

Best time

March, April, May & Sept, Oct, Nov


Trekking & Sightseeing


Tea houses / Camping


3 Meals a day (BLD)


Flight, Drive & Hiking

Start from

Kathmandu to Tumlingtar

End at

Tumlingtar to Kathmandu

Makalu base camp trek overview

Tempting the trekkers from around the world and revealing the remote and exotic natural wilderness concealed in the mystical geographical possession of Makalu trekking region. Makalu base camp tea house trek is arguably one of the finest trekking trails of the region.

The best time to undertake Makalu trek is in spring and autumn seasons. During spring and autumn trail is filled with beautiful flowers, perfect weather and clear blue sky and provides perfect view of the surrounding mountains. Tea houses in between trail are basic, but cozy. They provide comfortable resting place, warm bed, hot shower, and traditional Nepali cuisine for trekkers. Lodges are run by local families as a source of income for the community.

Is Makalu base camp trek right for you?

This off-the-beaten-path trails to the base camp of Mount Makalu elevation of 8,485 meters / 27,838 feet the fifth highest peak of the world. Mt Makalu is again the truly noteworthy snow giant that essentially resides in the heart of great Himalaya spreading along the border between Nepal and China. Mount Makalu base camp tea house trek in Nepal

During Makalu base camp trek the impressive vista of mountains such as Mount Makalu, Everest, Bharuntse, Kanchenjunga and possibly others make your travel astoundingly wonderful and memorable. You can explore the beguiling natural treasure and wildlife of Makalu Barun conservation Area. The months of spring and autumn seasons consider as the best time of the year to visit Makalu base camp.

Customarily, Tumlingtar serves as point of initiation for trekking up the Mt. Makalu base camp Nepal. Trekkers will be enchanted by the beautifully appearing villages, lush forests, and rugged terrains with lively and heartily interaction with the local people who are amazingly charming and hospitable.

Let’s go to scale the elevation of Mount Makalu base camp, the fifth highest mountain in the world.Either basic tea hut or organize camping trekking options are available to explore this isolated corners of Nepal.

As trail involves challenging ascend, a considerable amount of physical robustness will certainly benefit in proper and easy conduct. Further your Makalu base camp trek voyage will be closely supported and assisted by our experienced and cheerful guides.

Please feel comfortable to make an inquiry in case of any doubts on the matter. We will heartily try our best to assist you with genuine and generous information on Makalu base camp trek in Himalayas.

Let’s check how much does it cost to explore less frequented route of Makalu Barun national park. Discover the base camp of Mt Makalu 8,485 meters, the fifth highest mountain of the planet. Makalu base camp trek itinerary is not an easy feat but worth to see observe verity of vegetation and fauna in natural botanical garden. If you interested to discover the beauty of nature do not hesitate to email us.

Makalu base camp trek highlights

  • Touch the base camp of Munt Makalu 8,481 meters / 27,825 feet, the fifth highest peak of the world.
  • Encounter diverse species of rare and exotic plant, birds and wildlife in Makalu Barun national park.
  • Witness the culture and rural life of ethnic people like Sherpa, Tamang, Rai, and Limbus in Nepal.
  • Traverse through beautiful forests, lush green forest and sparkling rivers, provide the sense of serenity and tranquility.
  • Pass through some notable villages, Arun valley and Barun valley, track some of endangered wildlife & plants species in the world.
  • Embark on off the beaten path, steep ascents and descents, narrow ridges, icy glaciers to make a thrilling adventure to MBC.
  • Enjoy panoramic views of some of the highest peaks in the world, including Makalu, Everest, Lhotse, Chamlang, Baruntse & other peaks of Himalayas.
  • Explore the Dudh Pokhari, Shiva Dhara, Green valley, Barun pokhari and peaceful villages in isolated areas of Himalayas.

Makalu base camp trek itinerary

Detailed Itinerary

Upon arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, you will be met by our representative and transfer you to hotel. As soon as we reach hotel, representative will give you a synopsis of plan and program agreement.  After a short rest & relax, you can explore the city and its cultural heritage.
Elevation: 1,400 meters / 4593 feet.

After breakfast, full day sightseeing journey in Kathmandu valley start with private vehicle and professional guide. There are many sights to see in Kathmandu Nepal. Among of them guide takes you to the selected destination like Swayambhunath Stupa, Boudhanath Stupa, Pashupatinath Temple, Kathmandu and Patan Durbar Square etc. Kathmandu sightseeing trip covers major historical, and cultural monuments that beautifully crafted with various wood, metal, and stonework. The city is full of history and culture, there is something for everyone to enjoy. After city tours, we will drive back to hotel and conduct Pre-trip meeting. You spent rest of the time for gear shopping, packaging, exploring streets of Thamel and sample local food.

Embark on your final day of journey! Three hours before the scheduled flight, we will escort you to international airport for final departure.
“Have a safe flight! May your journey be free from stress and bring you home safely.”

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What are included in this package?

  • Airports pick up on your arrival day by private vehicle
  • Kathmandu sightseeing as per the itinerary
  • Round trip flight from Kathmandu – Tumlingtar – Kathmandu
  • Transportation from Tumlingtar to Chichira trek start point
  • All meals (Breakfast, Lunch & dinner) 4 cups of hot drink each day on choice
  • Best accommodation at tea houses during Makalu trekking period
  • Professional English speaking guide trained by government of Nepal
  • Experience trekking staffs (2 guest = 1 porter basic) to carry your backpack
  • All necessary paperwork, trekking permits, TIMS and local taxes
  • Travel and rescue arrangements if require
  • Drop you to airport by private vehicle to depart Nepal


  • Visa fees / international airfare to and from Kathmandu
  • Hotel, Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
  • Personal expenses phone calls, mineral water, bar bills, hot shower, battery recharge, extra porters & gears etc
  • Tips for guides, porters (Tipping are expected but not mandatory)
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Makalu base camp trek cost & dates

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Where is Mount Makalu located?

Mount Makalu located in Mahalangur range of Himalayas in Sankhuwasabha District of Nepal on the border between Nepal and Tibet of China. Mt. Makalu 8,481 meters / 27,825 feet above sea level is the fifth highest peak in the world. Climbing Mount Makalu is considered as a technically challenging endeavor due to its pyramid shape steep and rugged terrain. The first successful ascent of Makalu was made in May 15, 1955 by Lionel Terray and Jean Couzy from France. Makalu-Barun National Park Host Pyramid Shape Mount Makalu, variety of wildlife, including snow leopards, bears, Himalayan tahr and red pandas etc. Makalu area is one of the perfect destination for trekking and mountaineering observing its biodiversity.

How high is Makalu base camp?

Mt. Makalu Base Camp situated at the height of 4,870 meters / 15,978 feet) above sea level. Makalu trekking route is an off the beaten path trekking destination wanders through lush forests, remote villages, and rugged terrain and offers stunning views of Makalu and other peaks of Himalayas. Typically, Makalu trek start with flight from Kathmandu to Tumlingtar, follows the Arun and Barun valley to reach final destination Mount Makalu base camp Nepal.

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Josie Harris

August 22, 2023

Life time experience, great take care from beginning to end

I started Makalu base camp trek in mid-April in 2023 with my girlfriend and couple of other friends. Tea house accommodation are very basic but really nice to be with local family, as soon as we reached there they become very happy. The guides Ram and porters Suman, Sidip and Mohan on this journey are not only knowledgeable about the region but also deeply passionate about sharing their insights, helping each other innocently. Their presence enhances the trek, offers valuable information about natural and cultural significance of Makalu trekking region.
MBC trek is a feast for the eyes, offering an ever-changing panorama of pristine landscapes. From lush rhododendron forests to serene alpine meadows and dramatic high mountain passes, every step of the way unveils nature’s artistic prowess. The highlight, of course, is reaching the base camp itself, where the towering peaks of the Makalu range loom above, creating a surreal backdrop that feels like it’s straight out of a painting. Really nice trip to Makalu base camp highly recommended guide and company, Thank you.

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