Makalu Trekking

Makalu Base Camp Trek
Trip Introduction
Makalu trekking is the one of the difficult Mountains to ascend in the entire world. It is an inspirational Peak among the gathering of the red brickwork finished up of four sided pyramid profile. Because of its irregular formation and features, Makalu is defined as a strange Mountain. Makalu is an extremely brave Mountain, which is to be start 14 miles away from the east of Mount Everest. The minimum elevation is 3900 meter where as its maximum elevation is 8,463 meter. The most suitable season for the trek to Makalu is spring and autumn. The grade trek of Makalu is strenuous. Nepal Mountain climbing is another suitable name for the Makalu trekking where you will be climbing high elevated mountains time and again. Makalu Trekking trail go up from 850m to 5,000m over the sea level of the Makalu Base Camp which provides electrify natural scenery whose central point is Makalu Barun National Park and Conservation Area.

The starting point for Makalu Trekking itinerary is from Kathmandu to Hile by bus. Similarly, its ending point is Hile. The highest access of the Makalu Trek is Hillary Base Camp (5,000m). To trek in Makalu is not an easy trek as it demands only camping. You cannot experience Nepalese tea house time and again. Likewise, the chief attraction places that you can be viewed in Makalu Trek are Kanchenjunga, Mount Everest and Lhotse. The other splendid breathtaking places are the most challenging special trek in remote eastern part of Nepal. Here, through this trek you are provided with an opportunity of viewing and exploring the mixed cultures of Sherpas, Rais as well as Tamangs. Makalu Trekking is an admired trekking target in Nepal so; it is frequently packaged as the Nepal trekking package. Makalu Trekking is all about encountering the dazzling mountains, multiplicity of plants, special kinds of wild animals. This trek too comprises an extensive range of attitudinal and climatic disparity.

Makalu Trekking is a trail trekking that make available of the remarkable and diverse surrounding for affluent diversity of fauna and flora. Though Makalu Trekking is tricky trekking but you will be accompanied by Tourist Link Trek and Expedition who will guide you in each and every step. They will even share the general guideline regarding the trekking and thus, your trek will be memorable as you are trusting Tourist Link Trek and Expedition.

Outline Itinerary
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu
Day 02: Sightseeing in Kathmandu
Day 03: Flight to Tumlingtar, drive to Chichila (1850m) 5hrs
Day 04: Trek to Num (1,505m) 5hrs
Day 05: Trek to Seduwa (1,530m) 5hrs
Day06: Trek to Gaon (2,065m) 5hrs
Day 07: Khongma (3,562m) 5hrs
Day 08:  Acclimatization day at Khongma (4,200m)  
Day 09:  Trek to Mumbuk (4,200m) 6hrs
Day 10:  Trek to Yangri Kharka (3,610m) 5hrs
Day 11:  Trek to Shershong (4,650m)
Day 12: Trek to Makalu South East Base Camp 5hrs
Day 13: Makalu North Ridge BC (4,800m) 3-4 hrs
Day 14: Acclimatization at Base Camp 6hrs
Day 15: Trek to Mumbuk 6hrs
Day 16: Trek to Kauma 6hrs
Day 17: Trek to Tashi Gaoni
Day 18: Trek to Num
Day 19: Trek to Tumlingtar 5hrs
Day 20: Trek to Khandbari
Day 21: Trek to Tumlingtar
Day 22: Back to Kathmandu
Day 23: Departure

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Day 01: Arrive at the Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu (1,350m)
Upon your arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, you will be received by our representative staff from tourist Link Trek and expedition at the Airport. Our representative will transfer you to the hotel and will talk about the further plans over there. Overnight stay in a hotel.
Day 02: Sightseeing in Kathmandu
For the next day, you will be travelling around the Kathmandu Valley by visiting Pashupatinath, Bouddhanath, Durbar Squares and other cultural as well as traditional sites. You will too prepare for the journey during the time, obtaining authorization for the expedition from the government agency. Overnight stay at a hotel.
Day 03: Flight to Tumlingtar, drive to Chichila (1850m) 5hrs
Tumlingtar is a village which is located at the height of 400 meter above from the sea level. Tumlingtar is an original place from somewhere your trekking set up. You will acquire a flight from Kathmandu to Tumlingtar. From Tumlingtar, you will take a drive to Chichila (1850m) and will be exploring the remaining days. Overnight stay at a guesthouse.
Day 04: Trek to Num (1,505m) 5hrs
On the following day you will move from Chichila to Num which covers 1,505 meter. So, on this day you will wake up early in the morning and begin the trekking. After having breakfast you will take a hike and will get pleasure from the trek. Overnight stay at a guesthouse.
Day 05: Trek to Seduwa (1,530m) 5hrs
This is your 6th day trekking to Seduwa (1,530m) and outing trip. After having a breakfast early in the morning you will start the trekking to Seduwa (1,530m). Seduwa is in fact an appealing place where you are going away to have the natural beauties of that area. Overnight stay at a guesthouse.
Day06: Trek to Gaon (2,065m) 5hrs
On the 6th day, you will move to Gaon (2,065m) from Seduwa covering 5 hours. For the most part on that day you will pace an extensive distance from Seduwa to Gaon (2,065m). Overnight stay at a guesthouse.

Day 07: Khongma (3,562m) 5hrs
On the 7th day, you will be heading towards the Khongma (3,562m) from Gaon taking nearly 5 hours. You will set into motion in an early day as you cover up roughly 1500 meters on the day. This day is going to be an extended day’s trek requiring roughly 7 to 8 hours of trek. The trek will, though, be daring it takes you to numerous startling landscapes. Overnight stay at a guesthouse.
Day 08:  Acclimatization day at Khongma (4,200m) 6hrs
The following 8th day is for acclimatization where you will be spending whole day at Khongma (4,200m), resting and acclimatizing to get familiar with the circumstances and the elevation. You can travel roughly to the Khongma village and lend a hand with the villagers so that you can find out about their culture. Overnight stay at a guesthouse.

Day 9:  Trek to Mumbuk (4,200m)
From Khongma you will mount Shipton La and from there you will slide down to Mumbak (4,200m). In Mumbuk, you will be taking a hike which is well thought-out as a difficult area to pass Shipton La. As you arrive at Khongma, you will take the breakfast enjoying the pleasant nature. Overnight stay at a guesthouse.

Day 10:  Trek to Yangri Kharka (3,610m) 6hrs
For the trek to Yak Kharka (3,6100m), you have to wake up early in the morning and it takes 6 hours. Before the sunrise you have to pass Dhampu Pass. The view of the whole Annapurna Range being contacted by the sun with the valley resting below in the gloom gives remarkable views. Overnight stay at a guesthouse.

Day 11:  Trek to Shershong (4,650m) 5hrs
For the trek to Shershong (4,650m), you will set up in an early morning taking a breakfast in Yangri Kharka which takes 5 to 6 hours on foot from Yangri Kharka. After the few minutes of walking an authorized person will talk about the additional plans. Overnight stay at a guesthouse.

Day 12: Trek to Makalu South East Base Camp
On the 12th day, you will head for the trek to Makalu South East Base Camp as per the preparation. Trekking in Makalu South East Base Camp is complicated in nature thus far you will like this trekking as you will get to know lots of things concerning the trekking and other aspects of Makalu South East Base Camp. Overnight stay at a guesthouse.
Day 13: Makalu North Ridge BC (4,800m) 5hrs
Day 13th is an essential day as we are going to see Makalu North Ridge Base Camp (4,800m) which is one of the focal point of our trip. The trekking to Makalu North Ridge Base Camp is considered to be unusual than the other trekking as trekkers to this area will be appreciated more than the others. Overnight stay at a guesthouse.
Day 14: Acclimatization at Base Camp 3-4 hrs
Following the trekking to Makalu North Ridge Base Camp (4,800m), on 15th day is allocated for the acclimation at the Base Camp. This is especially significant element of the itinerary as the couple of day’s acclimatization will assist us to search out the circumstances and get ready for the expedition that lies in front. Overnight stay at a guesthouse.
Day 15: Trek to Mumbuk 6hrs
The destination for 15th day is Mumbuk, a small village in the section of Makalu. It will take five hours of trekking from Yak Kharka to arrive at there. You can travel around the village throughout the hiking time. Overnight stay at a guesthouse.
Day 16: Trek to Kauma 6hrs
On the 16th day you will come back to Kauma from Mumbuk. Today you will be on foot a bit longer in contrast to other days. So, you will get your breakfast and afterward only will go for Kauma captivating rest on the way. Overnight stay at a guesthouse.
Day 17: Trek to Tashi Gaoni 6hrs
Once more your march will be extensive for 6 hours akin to days gone by when you moved from Mumbuk to Kauma. But the walk will be motivating as you will find to make out lots of things concerning the nature, people and diverse vegetations. You will obtain your lunch on the way to Tashi Gaoni. Overnight stay at a guesthouse.
Day 18: Trek to Khandbari
On the next day from Tashi Gaoni you will be trekking to Khandbari. The good thing about Khandbari is the trail is directly linked with South to Dharan and the Terai. Khandbari is the chief departure point for the trek to Mount Makalu. It will help you to associate with next villages as well. Overnight stay at a guesthouse.
Day 19: Trek to Num
The day when you are done with exploring Tashi Gaon, you will revisit to Num. As you have already seen Num, you can go systematically but in case if you have time and enthusiastic to explore more, absolutely there is a high probability for the explorations. Overnight stay at a guesthouse. 
Day 20: Trek to Khandbari
On the 20th day you will be moving towards Khandbari from Num right after taking breakfast. Khandbari is moderately a fine-looking place for the trek. Khandbari is an affluent place in contrast to other places of this route. Overnight stay at a guesthouse.
Day 21: Trek to Tumlingtar
The next day, you will arrive to Tumlingtar which is a different gorgeous town in the eastern region of Nepal. After getting Tumlingtar, you will pay out the rest of the night in a hotel enjoy the local food and cultural dances. Overnight stay at a guesthouse.
Day 22: Back to Kathmandu
It is worth to receive a rest in Kathmandu for one more day so that the day when you go away from Kathmandu you do not experience faintness and sleepiness. In an evening time you can walk around the outstanding places of Kathmandu which will calculate as a plus point. Overnight stay at a guesthouse.
Day 23: Departure
This is the final day as per to an itinerary where you will return to your own hometown from Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu or towards your next destination. You will be in motion from a hotel after taking your lunch and here, you will be helped by our representative staff from Tourist Link Trek and Expedition.
Cost includes:
  • Airport  pick up and drop off by private vehicle
  • Sightseeing at Kathmandu Valley (Monkey Temple, Pasupapati Tample, Boudhanath, Durbar square)
  • Two night accommodation with breakfast at 3 star category Hotel in Kathmandu
  • Best available twin sharing lodge for accommodation during the trek
  • Domestic Airfare (Kathmandu - Tumlingtar  - Kathmandu)
  • Three daily meals (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) during the trek
  • All ground transportation on a comfortable private vehicle as per the itinerary
  • One highly experienced helpful and friendly guide (English speaking and Government licensed holder guide)
  • Porter service (2 Trekker: 1 Porter) there food, accommodation, Salary, equipment and including staff insurance
  • Snacks of seasonal fruits during the trek
  • Down jacket and sleeping bag (to be returned after trip completion)
  • Trekking map and trip achievement certificate
  • All necessary paper work and permits (Makalu area permit and TIMS) please bring 3 passport size photographs
  • All Local/Government Taxes and office service charge
  • Medical Supplies (First Aid Kit will be available)
  • Arrangement of Emergency Helicopter service which will be paid by your travel insurance Company 
Cost Excludes:                    
  • Nepal Visa fee 
  • Meal not specified in the “meal inclusions” in the above itinerary
  • Personal trekking equipment
  • Snacks and other expenses
  • International airfare to & from home town
  • Excess baggage charges
  • Hot showers during the trek except when in Tumlingtar
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Personal expenses like phone calls, laundry, bar bills and extra porters
  • Tips and donations for guides and porters.
  • Optional trips and sightseeing if extend


  • 1 Medium size backpack
  • 1 Day pack
  • 1 Sleeping bag (-10 C)
  • 1 Down Jacket/Gore tax Jacket
  • 1 Light wind & water proof jacket
  • 1 Inner sleeping sheet
  • 2 Long sleeve T-shirts
  • 1 Water bottle
  • 1 Pair gaiters/over trousers
  • 1 Pair sport shoes or sandal
  • 2 Pairs light weight trousers
  • 1 Pair shorts
  • 1 Fleece / warm sweater
  • 2 T-shirts
  • 2 Pair’ light socks
  • 3 Pairs heavy wool socks
  • 1 Sweatshirts / light sweater
  • 1 Torch & spear batteries
  • 1 Swimming costume / bathing suits
  • 1 Medium size towel
  • 1 Washing kit including washing powder, small clothesline and pegs, insect repellents etc. & personal toiletries
  • Moleskin for blister
  • Swiss type of army knife
  • Toilet paper, biodegradable soap/shampoo
  • Personal medication.
  • Underwear (including thermals)
  • Warm hat/ gloves
  • Sunglasses, sun hat and sun cream
  • Spear plastic bags for wrapping clothes
  •  Pair of hiking boots

You should satisfy that your cold weather clothing will keep you comfortable down to – 20 degree Celsius. Most of the items mentioned above can easily & cheaply be hired either in Kathmandu.

I had an excellent trek in the Annapurna curcuit using the services of Tourist link treks. Easy going good company guide Mukhti and Mr Hom accomodates your wishes,if you,which i can recommend,have an idea of what you expect.🤸‍♂️🙏
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Thursday, February 8th, 2018

Having spent 7 days with tourist link treks, I can honestly say that it was one of the most enjoyable, memorable life experiences I have ever had. It was my second time in Nepal and decided to go on a trekking/ jungle safari expedition. Wild is not the world. Although at times it was difficult and exhausting, I have n regrets in making the decision.
Last time I used tourist link treks services I took a tour around Tibet, which was out of this world. The service of the tour guides and their expertise knowledge of the areas we covered was amazing, and the team of people I was with was equally as great. Which is why I decided to use tourist link trek again for my next Nepalise adventure.
Since I had such a fun time on the last trip I decided to stick to trekking, and I’d heard from a friend of mine that the jungle safari was something that I would have really enjoyed. And they certainly were not wrong! I enjoyed every minute of it, and got some of the most amazing pictures I have ever taken. We rode on elephants for the duration of the time and came across wild like left right and center. Never have I been so close to these wild beings without there being some kind of cage, but being on top of an elephant I guess is the next safest thing lol..
So the safari was followed up AFTER the 25 days of trekking in Kanchenchunga, which as you can imagine was very tiring, but certainly enjoyable. The fresh air there was so nice, but my feet certainly payed the price. I had unfortunately acquired some rather large blisters on my right foot but carried on non the less. But let’s just say that I was relieved to spend the last part of the trip riding around on the back of an elephant lol..
All in all though I wouldn’t trade the experience I had with the team for anything! The people, the weather, the scenery was just simply amazing, and I feel that there are many more fun filled adventures to have with tourist link treks in the coming years, and I can’t wait!

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Anna Nadia Bandura From Poland

Wednesday, November 22nd, 2017

Having always fantasized about visiting Tibet, I decided recently to make my wish a reality. Having visited Nepal before and done some different treks with different trekking companies, I stumbled across Tourist Link Treks & Expedition (P.) LTD. A friend of mine had recommended them as being the cheapest most reliable tour company out of many others, and since I valued his judgment greatly I decided to give them a shot. Well, I certainly was not disappointed to say the least. I couldn’t believe the quote I got from them with everything included. It was nearly half the price! Of what I’d plan to budget for. At first the offer sounded abit too good to be true, but going with my gut instincts, my friends advise and the warm friendly reception I was greeted with other the phone with them, I decided to go for it. The tour consisted of a direct flight to the neighboring mountains, and a trek around the peaks of the Tibetan peaks. I knew I was amongst one of the wonders of the world where I was and had my camera on stand by to capture some of the most breath taking shots I have ever taken. There where moments where time just seemed to stand still, where the wild life seemed so in balance with its surroundings that we appeared to blend into their eco system. No fear, no negative vibes, just being, for as far as the eye could reach. A translucent depiction of what life is supposed to be like, or how it once was. Something was telling me, ‘this is how its supposed to be’
When your amongst such beauty, caught in a realm of timelessness, it is easy to get lost in what it is your doing. And when the hand on my shoulder was softly felt by the guide, it was back to reality I stumbled to.
Joe wakefield

Joe wakefield From Uk

Saturday, November 4th, 2017

I had an awesome trip, great price the best guide (Nigma Sherpa) and very strong happy porter. I did EBC kala pather, Gokyo, Gokyo RI good food good accommodation.   Learnt so much about the mountains, climbing the mountains, treated like a king. A very big thank you to Nigma sherpa always felt safe and in good hands thanks for organizing a great trip Hom at a great price.
Scott Blake

Scott Blake From Australia

Thursday, June 15th, 2017

My hasband and i am from Germany , we booked the poonhill trek with Tourist Link Treks . Our guide Elmi was really great , he told us lot of about Nepali culture , the life in the hills and about the Flora and Fanna . He cared a lot about us and always went into the Kitchens in the tea houses where we stoped to eat and drink to check whether everthing  was clean and well prepared .
Compared to the other guide , Elmi was really well prepared and equipment after the 4th day . I went sick and Elmi gave me medicine and managed to shorten our trip . He even carried my backpack when i was very weak . All we were very satisfied with our guide and the trek . The view from poonhill was amazing , Elmi explaned all the Mountain we could see . so it was a great pleasure and a very good choice 
Best regards : Julia & Sascha Michely 
julia & Sascha Michely

julia & Sascha Michely From Germany

Saturday, December 27th, 2014

We , two girls of arround 25 from the Netherlands , booked the Langtang Trek with Tourist Link Trek . we hired a guide and a porter , who took a lot of work out of our hands . The Langtang Trek was very beautiful and our guide had a lot of hummer . He made a new plan when one of us had an injury (ankle) , which was very nice . He told us about local traditional , mountain , animals ,history and local alcohol .
Our porter was never tired , he walked from our endpoint back to carry our other bags .
In short , amazing trip , good organisation .
Kind regards , Maartje and emmely
Maartje Verhoeven and Emmely Vender Steen

Maartje Verhoeven and Emmely Vender Steen From Netherlands

Thursday, December 4th, 2014

Personally , i don't have that much experience with guide but i know that Raju is am 'A' calss guide , i'm almost certain that guy saved my life or ( my eyes feet etc ) my life times, he's a hardworking guy that will put all his effort on it to keep you going and to make you as comfortable as possible .
Handrik de peeker

Handrik de peeker From Holland

Thursday, October 9th, 2014

To Hom and Niraj ,
                               Thank you for an excellent and memoriable journey to the Everest Base camp .The itinerary was well planned and guide is very knowledge and attractive .

This is a trip of A lifetime and worth every ....much thanks and until next time , Will zeng

Will Zeng

Will Zeng From Australia

Saturday, September 13th, 2014

We had a trip organized by Tourist link from KTM to Langtang for 8 days . The price was excelent and we had great experience with our poter \ guide Elmi . He was a fantastic guide , helping us catch our bus in Ktm . All the way throught the trek until . We were back into Tourist link trek office in Ktm . Our trip was well organized , convenient and very enjoyable . I would recommend Tourist Link without a doubt !! Many Thanks  
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Mark Stanley armstrong From Canada

Friday, September 12th, 2014

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Trip Details

Grading : Moderate
No. of Pax : +2 people above
Altitude Height : 4800M.
Trip Departure : Everyday
Activities : Trekking
Mode of Travel : Air+Trek
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Destination : Nepal

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