Makalu Base Camp Trek (12458)

Makalu Base camp trek
1,450 USDfor a group of 1-30 people
Walking tour
384-408 hours
The start time of the tour is agreed upon with the tour guide

No booking fees at the time of ordering a tour. The tour guide will receive a request for this tour and will contact you.

Description of the tour

Tour itinerary: Kathmandu → Namche → Kathmandu

 Mt. Makalu is situated at a height of 8463 m. The peak is the 5th highest mountain peak in the world. It is located in the Mahalangur range, southeast of Mt Everest, and on the border of Nepal and Tibet.


Highly protected by Makalu Barun National Park, the route goes through a lush green forest offering you a chance to witness several endangered animals and wild plants. Extending around the two districts of Nepal, Shankhuwasabha, and Solukhumbu, the park covers an area of 2330 sq. km.


The park is home to 315 species of butterflies, 43 species of reptile, 16 species of amphibians, and 440 species of birds including sunbirds, rose-ringed parakeets, Blyth’s kingfisher, blue-naped pitta, etc. More than 80 species of mammals like snow leopard, Indian leopard, jungle cat, golden jackal, Himalayan wolf, red fox, red panda and many more.


The view of some highest mountain peaks like Everest, LhotseMt Chamlang, and Mt Makalu itself adds more beauty to this trek. The trail runs through a valley of the Arun River. Along with it, the route comes across a few passes like Keke La pass (4230m) and Tutu La pass (4200m).


On your way, you can also see many small cultural villages of Gurung, Rai, and Sherpa. They are the main inhabitants of this area. This remote trek to Makalu base camp can be quite challenging. However, it can vary depending on your physical fitness and trekking experience. 


The cost of the tour includes
Meeting at the hotel
Transportation to the hotel
Transportation costs
Entrance tickets
Food and drinks
Additional information
Book tour at least 7 days in advance
Tour suitable for children
Tour is suitable for the elderly

Important notes

The trek requires a moderate level of physical fitness, as it involves trekking for several hours a day at high altitudes.