Makalu Region Trek

The Makalu Region Trek is a mesmerizing adventure that takes trekkers into the heart of the eastern Himalayas, offering a unique and rewarding experience. This remote and less-explored region is located in eastern Nepal, bordering Tibet, and is renowned for its untouched natural beauty and challenging terrain.

The trek begins with a scenic flight from Kathmandu to Tumlingtar, a small town in the eastern lowlands of Nepal. From there, trekkers embark on a thrilling journey through diverse landscapes, including lush forests, terraced fields, high alpine meadows, and rugged mountain passes.

One of the major highlights of the Makalu Region Trek is the opportunity to witness the awe-inspiring Mount Makalu, which stands at an impressive height of 8,481 meters (27,825 feet). The sight of this majestic peak, along with the surrounding snow-capped mountains like Everest, Lhotse, and Kanchenjunga, is truly a sight to behold. Trekkers can capture breathtaking photographs and create lasting memories of these stunning vistas.

The Makalu-Barun National Park and Conservation Area, through which the trek passes, is a treasure trove of biodiversity. The park covers an area of approximately 1,500 square kilometers (580 square miles) and is home to a wide range of flora and fauna. Trekkers have the chance to explore dense rhododendron and oak forests, witness cascading waterfalls, and spot various species of birds and wildlife, including musk deer, red pandas, and Himalayan Thars.

The trek also offers a unique cultural experience as it takes trekkers through traditional Sherpa and Rai villages. These communities have preserved their age-old traditions, including Buddhism, and have a rich cultural heritage. Trekkers can interact with the locals, visit monasteries, and immerse themselves in the local way of life. The warmth and hospitality of the people add a special charm to the journey, allowing trekkers to gain insights into the local culture and traditions.

The Makalu Region Trek is a challenging adventure that requires physical fitness and mental determination. The trail encompasses steep ascents, narrow paths, and high altitudes, making it suitable for experienced trekkers seeking an adrenaline-filled expedition. Proper acclimatization and physical preparation are crucial to ensure a safe and enjoyable trekking experience.

During the trek, trekkers stay in teahouses or campsites, enjoying simple yet comfortable accommodation and nourishing local meals. The evenings provide an opportunity to relax, share stories with fellow trekkers, and embrace the peacefulness of the mountains.

As with any trekking adventure, responsible tourism practices are essential in the Makalu Region. Trekkers are encouraged to follow Leave No Trace principles, respect local customs and traditions, and support local communities by purchasing local products and services.

In conclusion, the Makalu Region Trek is a captivating journey that takes trekkers off the beaten path and into the heart of the eastern Himalayas. With its breathtaking mountain vistas, diverse landscapes, rich cultural heritage, and challenging terrain, this trek offers an unforgettable adventure for those seeking an immersive and rewarding experience in one of Nepal’s most pristine regions.

Trekking in Makalu  region

Group size of the Trek
Minimum 2 person
Maximum 15 person

Trek features :

  1. cultural diversity & flora and fauna
  2. spectacular mountain views of Makalu ranges
  3. Rhododendron flowers forest, many types of orchids
  4. River valley and terraces

Grade : Medium to Hard

Elevation: Max. 5000 Meters. (Makalu Base Camp)

Accommodation :  Tented camp

Food: Continental

Equipment List

The requirement of equipment is diffrent for each trek. these are common requirment of personnel things for most of our treks. Please feel free to ask for advice we will provide you the best suggestion.

Clothing and Equipment Check List

  1. Pair of T-shirts and half pants
  2. Fleece jacket and warm Trousers
  3. Raincoats & water proof pants
  4. Down jacket
  5. Thermal underwear
  6. Windproof jacket
  7. Fleece/wool warm hat
  8. Baseball hat or sun hat
  9. Snow & sun  glasses
  10. Fleece gloves
  11. Socks – 3/4 pairs
  12. Socks- woolen
  13. Trekking shoes
  14. Ligh sport shoes
  15. Small rucksack for daypack
  16. Waterbottle (metal )
  17. Kit Bag medium size
  18. Trekking poles (optional)
  19. Sleeping bag down ( -5-10 degree)
  20. Flash light & batteries

Personal things

  1. Small kit bag (valuable things can put inside , pocket knife )
  2. Sun Cream & lip care cream
  3. Moist towels for personal hygiene

Makalu Region Trek Itinerary

Day to day itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu airport(1350m.) then transfer to Hotel

Day 2: Full day sight seeing tour in kathmandu valley & trek preparation.

Day 3: Flight to Biratnagar & bus ride to Hille(1850m.), 5-6 hrs

Day 4: Hille  to Tsute (2010m.) ,5-6 hrs, gentle down

Day 5: Tsute  to Danda Gaun (1800m.) 5 -6hrs, gradual up with beautiful views

Day 6: Danda Gaun to Chainpur (1600m.), 6-7hrs. ,gradual up to Cross Danda (2200m.)

Day 7: Chainpur to Khandbari (1036m.), 6-7hrs. ,c ross the river valley

Day 8: Khandbari to Chichira.(1000m.), 5-6hrs, beautiful forests

Day 9: Chichira to Num (1600m.),5-6hours, enjoyable trek & views

Day 10: Num to Dharikharka(2400m.), 5-6hours, down to Sedua & gradual up

Day 11: Dharikharka to Mumbuk( 4000m.),5-6hours, trek through the several passes

Day 12: Mumbak to Nehakharka (4000m.),5-6hours, beautiful views

Day 13: Nehakharka rest  ,wonderful Views & relax

Day 14: Nehakharka to Sherson (5000m.), 4-5hours, cross bridges & passes through the jungle.

Day 15: Sherson to Makalu Base Camp (5000m), 2-3hrs.beautiful forest

Day 16: Makalu Base Camp to Nehakharka (4000m.), 5-6hours, step down terrace

Day 17: Nehakharka to Shipton-La (3900m.) ,5-6hours, lunch at Mumbak & camp at Lakeside

Day 18: Shipton to Seduwa (1400m.), 5-6hours, wake up early for the sunrise views.

Day 19: Seduwa to Mure Khandbari (1036m),5-6hours  , trek through the ridge

Day 20: Mure Khandbari to Kathmandu (1350m.), 3-4hrs ,trek to Tumlingtar & then  fly to Kathmandu.

Trek end

Day 21: Rest day , evening farewell dinner in Nepali restaurant with culture show.

Day 22: Fly out own destination or extra activities (visit pokhara , chitwan & Lumbini recommended ).

Makalu Region Trek cost Includes/Excludes

Makalu Region Trek cost Includes

  • Pick & Drop to Airport / Hotel in Kathmandu & required places
  • Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing with Tour guide.
  • Food (Breakfast , lunch & dinner with tea -coffee ) in Trekking guest houses .
  • Accommodation in trekking area guest houses twin sharing bases on the trek .
  • English speaking Government licenses holder trekking guide & Supporters
  • Staff food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment and medicine are included in trekking.
  • Primary First Aid Kits (For the first aid treatment purpose such as bandage , some medicine......)
  • Trekking permits & TIMS for Conservation area /Restricted area & all the necessary official documents for trek.
  • Transport ; trek start to ending point by private car/van/ Bus.

Makalu Region Trek cost Excludes

  • Nepal entry visa fee and necessary documents
  • Flight fare domestic and international .
  • Food in Kathmandu or other cities .
  • Airport Tax in Domestic & International Airpot & other taxes.
  • Personal insurance , equipment ,medical and travel insurance during the trek
  • Entrance fees for sightseeing/Monument /donation and some personal expenses.
  • Helicopter rescue charge in case of Emergency .
  • Staff tips and other personal expenses
  • Expenses burden due to Natural disaster ; such as bad weather , land slide

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Makalu Region Trek