Trip Facts
  • Duration
    18 Days
  • Grade
    Moderate
  • Country
    Nepal
  • Arrival
    TIA, Kathmandu
  • Departure
    TIA, Kathmandu
  • Group Size
    2 - 15
  • Max Altitude
    Upto 5755m
  • Meals Included
    Breakfast and welcome or farewell dinner in Kathmandu / Full board in Trekking (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner).

Makalu Trek

Makalu trekking in eastern Nepal is protected by the Makalu Barun National Park and Conservation Project. Established in 1992, it covers 2330 sq km. Among the 16 mountains in the park, it is home to Makalu, the fifth highest mountain in the world (8463m/ 27,766ft). 

The world’s fifth highest mountain. Formerly a restricted area, it spans five major ecological zones where can be found the lush, tropical Arun Valley, dense forests or rhododendron and fir and alpine meadows that lead to the might Barun glacier. From the base camp, any one can view the spectacular Mt. Makalu. 

This mainly low altitude trek is centered on the Arun Valley, in eastern Nepal. The sub-tropical valley floor of the mighty Arun River is in places densely forested, contrasting with the terraced slopes higher up, which are farmed by villagers of diverse tribal groups. High pastures typify the upper slopes, which border on the Makalu-Barun National Park, an important conservation area for many threatened species. 

The trails rise from 850 meters (2,788ft) to 5000 meters (16,900ft) above sea level.

trip highlights

  • Experience the real Tibetian Life
  • Explore ancient Buddist Monastery and Primitive life
  • Visit Hidden Kingdom

Your Safety is our concern

The safety and the well being of our groups are of paramount importance to us. All of our trips are led by qualified professional guides, who are well trained by our Government. Our job is to ensure your comfort and safety as we take you where you want to go, because your holiday is ours. In this regards, we work honestly and effectively to provide you the Himalayan experience that suits your interest. We encourage you to question us freely and contribute in the planning stages of your adventure.

Makalu Trek glimpse

Itinerary can be designed along your preferences. Please let us know whether you would like to make a shorter or longer we will follow accordingly.

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  • Day 01

    Drive Kathmandu – Chjarikot (1850m)

  • Day 02

    Trek to Biguti (890m).

  • Day 03

    Trek to Surey dovan (1020m).

  • Day 04

    Trek to Jagat (1395m).

  • Day 05

    Trek to Simigaou (2000m).

  • Day 06

    Trek to Kelchey (2990m).

  • Day 07

    Trek to Beding (3700m).

  • Day 08

    Trek to Nagaou (4200m).

  • Day 09

    Acclimatization day.

  • Day 10

    Trek to Tso Rolpo (4525m).

  • Day 11

    Trek to Tolumbhu Buka (4850m).

  • Day 12

    Crossing Tashi Lakpa pass (5755m), and camp at Thengpo (4300m).

  • Day 13

    Trek to Khumjung (3600m).

  • Day 14

    Trek to Namche Bazar (3600m).

  • Day 15

    Rest day at Namche Bazar.

  • Day 16

    Trek to Phakding (2600m).

  • Day 17

    Trek to Lukla (2804m).

  • Day 18

    Flight Lukla – Kathmandu.

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Note: BD Plan, BL Plan, Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch content will appear here. Above itinerary can be designed along your preferences. Please let us know whether you would like to make a shorter.

Trip FAQ

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  • How can I enter in Nepal?

    Nepal is a popular tourist destination in south Asia. Several airlines have direct and non-stop flights from Middle East and Asia to Kathmandu, Capital of Nepal.

    There are direct flights from London, Paris, Frankfurt, Doha, Osaka, Shanghi, Mascow, Bangkok, Singapore, Hongkong, Karachi, Bombay, Delhi, Calcutta, Paro, Dhaka, Lhasa, and Varanasi.

  • Is someone going to meet me at the airport? Are transfers included?

    Yes, our Airport Representative will come to the airport to pick you up. We will be displaying a play card of Unique Path trekking company with your name on it. Airport transfer is included.

  • Do I have pre-departure meeting?

    Yes, at first, our staff will receive you at the airport and transfer to the hotel and our tour leader will brief regarding about the trip. The briefing will cover the itinerary and introduced your trek Leader.

    While briefing, please bring Passport, 3 copies of Passport size photos, travel Insurance, writing pen and notepad.

  • What is our daily routine while in trekking?

    We wake-up call at 7 am an early morning. After a breakfast, we repack our duffel bag and leave it with our Sherpas.

    We are normally on the trail before 8 a.m. Trek at your own pace; all you need carry is a daypack and camera. Sherpa guides hike along to point out interesting flora, fauna and sights. Along the trail are spots to relax, purchase a snack or soda, use toilet facilities and shop for souvenirs.

    We will have lunch between 11:30 am to 12:30 afternoons. A typical day’s hike usually ends in the early afternoon about 3:30 pm to 4 pm. Time to read or nap before dinner.

    After dinner there is time to play cards, reflect on all the wondrous moments of your day and talk about tomorrow plan.

  • Is there any communication while we are on trekking?

    There are telephones service in all trekking routes and internet service in Everest, Annapurna and Langtang areas.

  • Can I re-charge camera batteries along the trek?

    Yes, Most of the places, you can charge batteries along the trek (per hour USD 2-3 for charging).

client references

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Andi

Dear Guys from Unique Path, just wanted to say thank you for this great organized trip. A big Thank you especially to our guide Khurma with whom we felt very safe and secure. We learned a lot from him about the people, mountains, animals and the life in Nepal. He was every time there when we needed him and supported us in all our wishes stronger and better than he was supposed to do. A big Thank You especially for taking care of me, when I got sick because of the altitude. Would never have made it to the base camp without his help and medicine. This trip truly overmatched our expectations! So thanks to all and till next time. Best Regards

Andi + AstridGermany

Seasons & deals

February to May and September to November are the high seasons in Nepal. In this regards, we need to book hotel, purchase domestic flight tickets and arrange good guide and porter in advance. So we kindly request to confirm your trip an early as possible for the best deal and good trip management.

Fixed Departure

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For the price of Makalu Trek on full board basis, please contact us.

Short Description Mode Of The Packages: What Are Included In The Packages

Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast at 3 to 4 stars level, Meals 3 times a day ( Breakfast, lunch and dinner) in trekking, all necessary camping gears like two men tent, dining tent, kitchen tent, Toilet tent, kitchen equipment, mattress, sleeping bag, down jacket, Domestic flight tickets, necessary permits, all the ground transportation as per itinerary, an experienced guide, cook, kitchen helper and porters and all the necessary permits, please find in details what is included and excluded in the cost as follows:

Service includes in details

  • All the ground transportation as per itinerary.
  • Hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast at 3 to 4 stars level.
  • Meals 3 times a day( Breakfast, lunch and dinner) with hot drinks tea and coffee in trekking for you.
  • Tented camp.
  • All necessary camping gears like two men tent, dining tent, kitchen tent, Toilet tent, kitchen equipment, mattress.
  • Trip Map.
  • Domestic flight tickets with airport tax.
  • Cargo charge for trekking gears and flight tickets for Nepali staffs.
  • An experienced, knowledgeable, helpful, friendly and English-speaking trekking guide, cook, kitchen helper and porters.
  • Food, drinks, accommodation, insurance, salary, equipment’s, transportation, local tax for trekking staffs.
  • Group medical supplies (first aid kit will be available).
  • Four season sleeping bag and down jackets to use for trekking, if necessary.
  • All necessary paper works/permits and national park / conservation entry fee.
  • Emergency helicopter rescue arrangement which will be paid by your insurance company.
  • TIMS (Trekkers’ Information Management System).
  • All our government taxes, vat, local tax, tourist service charges.

service excludes in details

  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu.
  • Cold drinks and alcoholic beverages and mineral water in trekking.
  • Personal equipment.
  • International airfare to and from Kathmandu.
  • Travel and rescue insurance.
  • Extra personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, laundry, shower, excess baggage charges).
  • Tips for trekking staff and driver (Tipping is expected).
  • Any others expenses which are not mentioned on ‘Price Includes’ section.

Want to customize above package?

Above package is based on standard full board. Beside standard full board package, we do offer budget package according by your desire. Price can be varied with a number of the participants, we kindly request to inquire for the latest pricing and up to date information.

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