This is a truly adventurous expedition to a remote and wild region of the Great Himalayas, with full logistic support. This is a journey that seeks a different route, a fresh perspective, a challenge.  

Your route traverses a spectacular, seldom visited region of Nepal and crosses three High Mountain passes. Only on the very final section does it meet the popular southern approach to Everest Base Camp at Chhukung. The rare views are quite the most breathtaking in the whole Himalayan range: sublime vistas in which are amplified the power of three of the world's five highest mountains: Makalu, Kanchenjunga and Everest.  

Makalu trek

 

Package Details

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Destination Nepal
Activity Trekking in Nepal
Grade
Max Altitude 6135 m
Final Dest Nepal
Starts From Tumlingtar
Ends At Tumlingtar
Accomodation Camping
No. of Days 22
Activities Per Day
trekking 5 hrs per day
Preferred Season
Mar Apr May Sept Oct Nov
Map


  • Day 1 Kathmandu to Tumlingtar 510 m.
  • Day 2 Tumlingtar to Maney Bhanjyang.
  • Day 3 Maney Bhanjyang to Chilchile 1830 m.
  • Day 4 Chilchile to Num 1500 m.
  • Day 5 Num to Navagaon 2140 m.
  • Day 6 Navagaon to Tashigaon 2250 m.
  • Day 7 Tashigaon to Khongma la 3560 m.
  • Day 8 Kauma to Mumbuk 3815 m.
  • Day 9 Mumbuk to Nehe Kharka 3620 m.
  • Day 10 Kharka to Langma Le 4410 m.
  • Day 11 Langma Le to Hillary Base Camp 4920 m.
  • Day 12 Hillary Base Camp to Makalu Base Camp 4812 m.
  • Day 13 Makalu Base Camp to High Camp 5300 m.
  • Day 14 High Camp to Sherpani Col 6110 m.
  • Day 15 Sherpani Col to West Col 6135 m.
  • Day 16 West Col to Amphu Laptsha Pass 5845 m.
  • Day 17 Amphu Laptsha Pass to Below Pass 4988 m.
  • Day 18 Below Pass to Chukkung 4900 m.
  • Day 19 Chukkung to Tyangboche 3860 m.
  • Day 20 Tyangboche to Namche Bazaar 3440 m.
  • Day 21 Namche Bazaar to Lukla 2886 m.
  • Day 22 Lukla to Kathmandu.

  • Day 1(Kathmandu to Tumlingtar 510 m.)

    Fly from Kathmandu to Tumlingtar (510m) which takes about 45 minutes.

  • Day 2(Tumlingtar to Maney Bhanjyang.)

    Trek from Tumlingtar to Maney Bhanjyang which takes about five and half hours. The trail ascends all the way through forest of rhododendrons and sal trees. In route, you pass few villages. Maney Bhanjyang is a ridge inhabited by some people. It is quite surrounded by forest and this is grazing filed for local people. 

  • Day 3(Maney Bhanjyang to Chilchile 1830 m.)

    Trek from Maney Bhanjyang to Chilchile (1830m) which takes about five hours. The trail ascends through forest of rhododendrons and sal trees for about three hours and you will ultimately walk over a flat trail and you approach Chilchile. This is a small village mainly inhabited by Gurungs and other communities as well. There is a government school where locals send their children. You will find some good tea houses. 

  • Day 4(Chilchile to Num 1500 m.)

    Trek from Chilchile to Num (1500 m) which takes about four and half hours. The trail ascends for about 2 hours and then descends by a small perennial river and the walk on a flat trail for about 1 hour and reach Num.

    Makalu trek

    Num is a beautiful village which is enriched with many tea houses and telephone facilities.

  • Day 5(Num to Navagaon 2140 m.)

    Trek from Num to Navagaon (2140m) which takes about five and half hours. You trek somewhere mixed path and at some point trail appear quite flat through jungle and beautiful traditional villages. While walking, you can interact with the local sherpa, Tamang people. There is a small primary school. The main occupations of villagers are agriculture. They grow crops like maize, pototo, beans, as per the season. You can also taste chhyang (local wine).

  • Day 6(Navagaon to Tashigaon 2250 m.)

    Trek from Navagaon to Tashigaon (2250m) and it takes about three hours.

    tashigaon, Makalu

    To reach Tashigoan, you follow a flat and easy trail passing through colorful villages, terraces, small forest and you cross a small river.  

  • Day 7(Tashigaon to Khongma la 3560 m.)

    Trek from Tashigaon to Khongma la (3560 m) which takes about six hours. The trail ascends throughout the day and you will walk through forest of Rhododendrons and Sal trees until you reach destination. Kongma la is a ridge and there is only one tea house here. This is also perfect place for camping. There falls snow during March and April. 

     

  • Day 8(Kauma to Mumbuk 3815 m.)

    Trek from Kauma to Mumbuk (3815m) via  Shipton la (4216m) and it takes about six hours. 
    It takes three and half hours to get Shipton la pass following steep ascent path. Crossing Shipton la you have to trek through flat path until you meet a ridge and from here the trail ultimately goes downhill all the way to Mumbuk. The trekking path moves through dry land with some bushes on both sides. 

  • Day 9(Mumbuk to Nehe Kharka 3620 m.)

    Trek from Mumbuk to Nehe Kharka (3620m) and it takes about four and half hours.

    Kharka, Makalu

    The rocky trail moves between forests all the way to Nehe Kharka. You trek along mixed path. While walking, you can see huge stones and few mountain peaks. 

  • Day 10(Kharka to Langma Le 4410 m.)

    Trek from Nehe Kharka to Langma Le (4410m) which takes about four and half hours. The trail is flat all the way to Langma Le. En route, you will be captivated by the mountain views like Mt. Makalu (8463 m), Baruntse (7152 m), Kali Himal (6985 m), Chamlang (7390 m), Makalu II (7640 m), etc.

  • Day 11(Langma Le to Hillary Base Camp 4920 m.)

    Trek from Langma Le to Hillary Base Camp (4920m) and it takes about six hours. You trek gentle ascent path all the way to Hillary Base Camp. You can hardly find some bushes along the trail as your are at more than 4000 m. To mention about the majestic views, they are Mt. Makalu (8463 m), Baruntse (7152 m), Kali Himal (6985 m), Chamlang (7390 m), Makalu II (7640 m), etc.

  • Day 12(Hillary Base Camp to Makalu Base Camp 4812 m.)

    Trek from Hillary Base Camp to Makalu Base Camp (4812 m) which takes about five hours. You trek over gradual descent path until you reach Makalu Base Camp. You will have a spectacular views of different mountains and peaks like  Mt. Makalu (8463 m), Baruntse (7152 m), Kali Himal (6985 m), Chamlang (7390 m), Makalu II (7640 m), etc. You can also hike to Baruntse Base Camp. 

  • Day 13(Makalu Base Camp to High Camp 5300 m.)

    Trek from Makalu Base Camp to High Camp (5300 m.) and it takes about three and half hours. You trek almost steep path till High Camp. Here too, you will fall in love with panoramic views of Mt. Makalu (8463 m), Baruntse (7152 m), Kali Himal (6985 m), Chamlang (7390 m), Makalu II (7640 m), peak 3, and Pyramid peak etc. 

  • Day 14(High Camp to Sherpani Col 6110 m.)

    Trek from High Camp to Sherpani Col (6110m) which takes about seven hours. This day is quite difficult and adventurous as you need to do rock climbing. The rocky trail is full of snow. 

  • Day 15(Sherpani Col to West Col 6135 m.)

    Trek from Sherpani Col to West Col (6135m) and it takes about seven hours.  This rocky route is also full of snow. This is very adventurous. 

  • Day 16(West Col to Amphu Laptsha Pass 5845 m.)

    Trek from West Col to Amphu Laptsha Pass (5845m) which takes about eight hours. On this day, you again follow the same kind of path and do rock climbing. 

  • Day 17(Amphu Laptsha Pass to Below Pass 4988 m.)

    Trek from Amphu Laptsha Pass to Below Pass (4988m).

  • Day 18(Below Pass to Chukkung 4900 m.)

    Trek from Below Pass to Chukkung (4900m).

  • Day 19(Chukkung to Tyangboche 3860 m.)

    Trek from Chukkung to Tyangboche (3860) and it takes about five hours. 
    You trek along gentle descent path for almost four and half hours and finally you trek uphill until you reach Tyangboche. En route, you pass sparse forest and Dingboche among other villages where you can visit monastery. While walking, you will feel exhilarating by the views of Ama Dablam peak, Thamserku Himal, Tawache peak, Lhotse and many more. 

     

  • Day 20(Tyangboche to Namche Bazaar 3440 m.)

    Trek from Tyangboche to Namche Bazaar 3440 m. Which takes about four and half hours. From Tyangboche, the trail descends steeply and slightly towards Phunki Tenga (3250m.) crossing the Dudh Koshi. Now you have a glimpse of panoramic views of the great peaks of the Khumbu including Mt Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Thamserku and Kusum Kangaru. Passing by several villages and numerous teashops, the trail ascends steeply to Sanasa where local Sherpa people sell the Tibetan goods. The way from Sanasa to Namche has small ups and downs with view of forests, scenery and mountains.

  • Day 21(Namche Bazaar to Lukla 2886 m.)

    Trek from Namche Bazaar to Lukla (2886 m.) and it takes about six hours. The last day of your trek leads from Namche Bazaar via Monjo to Lukla. The trek is pleasant, except for few short uphill climbs and then down to the Bhote- Koshi River crossing it three times. The last uphill climb of 45 minutes will bring you to Lukla for your overnight stay.

  • Day 22(Lukla to Kathmandu.)

    Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu which takes 30 minutes. You take an early morning flight back to Kathmandu.

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