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Makalu Base Camp & Barun Valley Trek 20 Days

Trip Facts:

Duration: 20 Days

Starts In: Kathmandu

Ends In: Kathmandu

Maximum altitude: 5,000 m

Grade: Moderate

Trek Type: Teahouse/Lodge

Best Season: March to May; June to Aug

Activity: Sightseeing and trekking/climbing

Accommodation: Camps/Lodges

Transportation: Flights/ private car or tourist bus (as per itinerary)

Group Size: 12 pax Maximum

With Best Price

You will pass through fog forest jungle draped with orchids, pass through Rai villages with their incredibly varied use of bamboo

Makalu is the fifth highest mountain in the world and one of the toughest mountains to summit. The trek which moves along remote parts of Nepal through fog forests draped with orchids is not as hard as the expedition but still is demanding.

The trek starts at Tumlingtar and passes Barun Valley before reaching the base camp. Because camping is only allowed at selected areas, trekkers have to follow a strict itinerary. 

Barun Valley is a bird watcher’s paradise

This trek offers a wide diversity of ecosystems, cultures and incredible natural beauty in a little-frequented region.

Earthquake update:

This trail is relatively unscathed by the earthquake and is safe for trekking.

  • Detail Itinerary
  • Cost Info
  • Gear & Equipment
  • Nepal Visa

Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu 

Day 02: Rest/preparation

Day 03: Fly Tumlingtar (460m); drive Num (1500m)

Day 04: Trek Seduwa (1540m)

Day 05: Trek Tashigaon (2070m)

Day 06: Rest/acclimatize

Day 07: Trek Khongma (3560m)

Day 08: Trek Dobato (3650m)

Day 09: Trek Yangle Kharka (3600m)

Day 10: Trek Langmale Kharka (4400m)

Day 11: Trek Makalu Base Camp (4870m)

Day 12: Explore Makalu Base Camp

Day 13: Trek Yangle Kharka

Day 14: Trek Mumbuk (3550m)

Day 15: Trek Khongma

Day 16: Trek Seduwa

Day 17: Trek Num

Day 18: Drive Tumlingtar

Day 19: Fly Kathmandu

Day 20: Depart Kathmandu

Cost Includes

  • Arrival & departure transfer from and to the airport & hotels
  • 3 nights bed & breakfast accommodation in a 3* hotel in Kathmandu (twin share)
  • Full board (breakfast, lunch & dinner) camping trek from Num to Makalu Base Camp and back
  • Kathmandu-Tumlingtar-Kathmandu flight
  • Surface transportation as per the itinerary in a private vehicle
  • Permit & other fees
  • Experienced English speaking guide
  • Required number of porter/s
  • Transportation, accommodation, food, salary and insurance for guide and other local staffs
  • Farewell dinner at an authentic Nepali restaurant in Kathmandu

Cost Excludes

  • Travel & medical insurance including insurance for emergency rescue & evacuation
  • International airfare to and from Kathmandu & Nepal visa fee
  • Lunches and dinners in Kathmandu
  • Personal expenses such as telephone, laundry, bottled water, bar bills, etc. 
  • Trekking gear (also available on hire)
  • Tips for guide & local staffs
  • Any extra cost arising out of natural calamities or cancellation of the program
  • All other items not mentioned in the list of ‘Price Includes’

Head Gear

  • Hat preferably wool or fleece
  • Sun hat & scarf
  • Head torch with extra alkaline batteries

Hand Wear

  • Fleece Gloves

Personal stuffs

  • 4-5 season sleeping bag with thermal or fleece bag liner
  • Water purifier preferably tablets
  • Day pack
  • Books
  • Snacks
  • Trekking poles
  • UV Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Camera with extra batteries
  • Insurance papers
  • Swiss army knife
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Zip-loc bags
  • Baby wipes or wet towels
  • Ear plugs
  • Water bottle
  • Pee bottle for men & Pee Funnel for Women (for very cold nights)


  • Jacket & Trouser (waterproof)
  • Trousers for trekking
  • Non cotton shirt/T-shirt (full sleeves)
  • Fleece trouser
  • Micro fleece
  • Body warmer fleece
  • Thermal wear
  • Down jacket
  • Rain/wind jacket
  • Underwear
  • Neck gaiter

Foot Wear

  • Water repellent trekking boots with ankle support
  • Gaiters
  • Socks
  • Trainers


  • Strong Kit/Duffle bag to be carried by porter
  • Bag to keep your casual clothing
  • Toiletry bag

Climbing Equipment (if required)

  • Ice axe
  • Crampons
  • Harness with Slings, carabiners
  • Jumar
  • Boots suitable for mountaineering
  • Mountaineering helmet


  • Personal medications

All visitors except the Indian nationals must hold a passport and valid visa in order to enter Nepal. Visas can be obtained at the Nepalese diplomatic missions and consulates abroad and also at entry points in Nepal. In order to obtain a visa at the airport or any of the land entry points, you are required to complete a visa form and provide a recent passport photograph and payment in cash.

Visa Charges

Gratis visa for 30 days available only for tourists of SAARC countries

Multiple entry 15 days – US$ 25 or equivalent convertible currency

Multiple entry 30 days – US$ 40 or equivalent convertible currency

Multiple entry 90 days – US$ 100 or equivalent convertible currency

Tourist Visa Extension

If you wish to extend your visa, you can do this at the Department of Immigration in Kathmandu

The visa extension fee for 15 days or less is USD 30 or equivalent convertible currency

The visa extension fee for more than 15 days is USD 2 per day

Tourist visas can be extended for a maximum period of 150 days in a single visa year (January to December)


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