Explore the best of Makalu Region of Nepal with one of the challenging treks in the Himalayas, Makalu Circuit Trek. Considered as one of the best less frequented trekking trails, Makalu circuit trekking is generally recommended to those who possess some prior experience of trekking and good fitness. It takes you to the base camp of Mt. Makalu, the fifth highest mountain in the world. It is well known for crossing three difficult passes namely: Sherpani Col (6110m), West Col (6140m) and Amphu Laptsha (5850m). It offers awe-inspiring views of Himalayan peaks including Makalu, Everest, Kanchenjunga, Cho Oyu, Baruntse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Pumori, Thamserku and others. It is a strenuous trek but it is a great trek to experience unspoiled splendor and to encounter various species of flora and fauna.
The major highlights of Makalu Circuit Trekking are breathtaking views of highest peaks in the world, stunning and rarely trekked route with number of beautiful local settlements, encounter of endangered flora and fauna, unspoiled natural splendor and unexploited culture of local people of Makalu region. The trek begins from Tumlingtar of Makalu region to reach the base camp of Makalu, then crosses three difficult passes to reach Everest region and ends at Lukla from where we take flight back to Kathmandu. The trekking trail is through Makalu Barun National Park as well as Sagarmatha National Park which are rich in flora and fauna. You can encounter various species of flowers, varieties of orchids, rhododendron and different species of wildlife. The park is a home to endangered animals like red panda, musk deer, Himalayan Tahr, Ghoral, etc.
Makalu Circuit Trek is a challenging trek and it requires anybody to have prior experience of trekking and climbing. Good health and fitness is a must for this trek. The best time for Makalu Trek is March to May and September to November. It is camping trek and Himalayan Trekking Alliance will make good camping accommodation with all required equipments and prepare meal by ourselves. Join our package of Makalu Circuit Trek to get the lifetime experience of trekking in Makalu region.
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,350m)
Day 02: Kathmandu: trek preparation and rest
Day 03: Fly from KTM to Tumlingtar to Chichira (1,980m): 50min flight, 3-4hrs drive
Day 04: Chichira to Num (1,560m).
Day 05: Num to Seduwa (1,500m).
Day 06: Seduwa to Tashigaon (2,100m).
Day 07: Tashigaon to Khongma Danda (3,500m).
Day 08: Acclimatization/Rest Day
Day 09: Khongma Danda to Dobate: (3536m).
Day 10: Dobate to Yangri Kharka (3,557m).
Day 11: Yangri Kharka to Langmale Kharka (4,410m).
Day 12: Langmale Kharka to Makalu Base Camp (4,870m).
Day 13: Explore Makalu Base Camp
Day 14: Makalu base camp to French Camp.
Day 15: French camp to East Col Camp (6100m).
Day 16: East Col Camp to Baruntse Base Camp via Sherpani Col (6146m).
Day 17: Sherpani Col to Baruntse Base Camp (6050m) to Seto Pokhari.
Day 18: Seto Pokhari to Amphu Lapcha High Camp (5,527m).
Day 19: Amphu Laptsa Pass 5,845m, Trek to Imja valley (4730m).
Day 20: Imja Valley to Dingboche (5535m).
Day 21: Dingboche to Tengboche: (3860m).
Day 22: Tyangboche to Namche bazaar (3440m).
Day 23: Namche Bazaar to Lukla (2840m).
Day 24: Lukla to Kathmandu by flight.
Day 25: Kathmandu Rest
Day 26: Final Departure
We believe emergency medical coverage is very essential for any traveler traveling to Nepal. Travel insurance exists to ensure that trekkers/travelers get medical help if things go wrong. For our treks and trekking peak expeditions in Nepal, you are highly recommended to get yourself insurance that takes account of trekking to 5000–6000m with helicopter evacuation. Lastly, make sure that you compare your insurance plans with others to get the right policy for you.
Yes! A 25 % deposit of the full payment is required to book the respective trip package. We have very simple cancellation policy in case of your trip cancelled.
The full payment due is after your arrival in Kathmandu and before the commencement of the particular trip package that was booked by the client. And if you deposit your full payment two month prior to your arrival we will give you the surprise gift upon your arrival at Hotel.
No, you don’t have to book anything else yourself because we provide a fully guided tour packages to all of our clients. From the airport pick up to your hotel rooms for your stay, all are inclusive to our trip packages, so, even during the entire trip, our guide will accommodate you entirely without the need to book anything yourself.
Cancellation policies are defined as the circumstances in which the “Host Company” will return (or in some cases doesn’t return) the money to their guest when the booked trip package is cancelled. Generally these policies tend to protect the “Host Company” in the event of unpredicted and unanticipated cancellations of a particular trip package. It is expected for our clients to keep in mind that each tour package available through Himalayan Trekking Alliance has a cancellation policy, and we try to do our best when you choose to cancel a tour package booked by or on your behalf.
As we asked for a 25% advance to confirm your trip, this amount will not be refunded if you don’t notify us about your cancellation or any re-scheduled date within five days before your scheduled arrival. However, if you provide us with your re-scheduled dates, we will keep your advance for up to one year from your scheduled arrival and apply it to the cost of your rescheduled trip. We may ask for an additional advance amount if the overall cost of the trip increases.
To apply for Nepal’s entry Visa, you can submit an application for a visa directly on the official website of the Department of Immigration in Nepal before traveling to Nepal. Click here for online application. You can also acquire and obtain a tourist visa upon arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) in Kathmandu. You can also obtain an entry visa at the following border points of entry in Nepal if you traveling overland:
Our trekking packages are all inclusive in the basic standards, but we suggest each of you carry Nepalese currency of about Rs 40,000/- to Rs 50,000 (about $400 to $500) for extra expenses for the trip. These includes:
For your safety, this is the suggested trekking gear list for any type of trekking in Nepal. Either you bring most of your trekking gear with you or you can buy all of the following gear in Thamel, Kathmandu from one of the many shops open from 10am to 8pm.
Note: Sleeping bag and down-jacket can be rented in Kathmandu.