Private and Group Tour
While Nepal is one of the most prominent trekking destinations for experienced climbers, as well as to those who are just starting out. Makalu Base Camp Trek is a naturally and culturally diverse region along with unexplored beauty, high mountain peaks, biological diversity, etc. Makalu Base Camp Trek is a fascinating and challenging trek to the base camp of Makalu (8,421m), passes through the Makalu Barun National Park which covers an area of 2330 sq. km extending around the Sankhuwasabha and Solukhumbu districts of Nepal. It offers the majestic panorama of the highest mountain in the world such as Mount Everest, Mount Lhotse, Mount Chamlang, mount Makalu itself. The trail takes you through deep gorges, rich inexperienced forests, and colorful rhododendron blooming beneath white snow peaks to hypnotize you for a while. On the way, you may encounter rich wildlife, including the endangered red panda and musk deer, ghoral, Himalayan Tahr, and leopard. Makalu Barun National Park is home to 75 species of mammals, 400 bird species, at least 16 of them are extremely rare. The highlights of this beautiful trek include majestic mountains, peaceful forest, and a wide variety of plants and animals and the warm-hearted and hospitable people of different cast, Rai, Limbu, Newar, and Tibetan Buddhists. This trek takes you to the altitude of 5,140m, Makalu Base Camp. The best months for this trek are Sept-Dec, Feb-May.
Makalu Base Camp Trek is the perfect fit for the thrill seeker and has the enthusiasm to explore new places. The trek starts with a scenic drive to Tumlingtar from Kathmandu. The trek mostly goes along Arun Valley and Barun Valley which are two of the remotest parts of the country. En route to Makalu Base Camp, we stop at several refreshing points including Seduwa, Tashi Gaun, Kauma Dada, Keke La Pass, Yangre Danda, Jark Kharka, etc. We traverse through different vegetation zones; from pristine forests of rhododendron, fir, birch, and pine. Stepping on the Makalu Base Camp and witnessing a mesmerizing view of surrounding beauty at the same time is a lifetime experience.
The food menu is a mixture of traditional local, India, American and continental cuisines and the foods will be all home-cooked, hygienic, fresh, tasty and nutritious. You'll get the best dishes available at the teahouse or lodge including Bhat, Pasta, Cereals, Eggs, Noodles, Potatoes, Vegetables, Fried rice, Soup, etc. We recommend you to have organic and local food and also give the high-priority to lemon tea, hot lemon, garlic soup, green tea, ginger tea, etc to stay away from high-altitude problems. You'll have more and varieties of food options during your stay in Kathmandu.
Accommodations during the Makalu Base Camp Trek are at teahouses which will give you homely feel where you'll get a chance to experience the renowned Nepalese hospitality. All the teahouses are run by locals and provide all the basic facilities including a hot shower at a low extra charge. You'll find all the room simple and comfortable usually with two beds with mattress blanket and pillows. Some will have an en-suit bathroom but most have shared bathrooms with the squat toilet in mountain areas. When you're in Kathmandu, you'll be staying in a single room with attached bathrooms, 24 hours hot water, power, TV, and laundry facility.