Makalu Base Camp Trek – 16 Days

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Introduction to  Makalu Base Camp Trek

The Makalu Base Camp Trek is also known as the Makalu-Barun Valley Trek. The valley is located at the base of Makalu in eastern Nepal. Mount Makalu is the fifth-highest mountain in the world, with a height of 8485 meters. It is located in the Mahalangur Himalayas, on the border between Nepal and Tibet.  The valley is within the Makalu Barun National Park. Makalu Barun National Park was established in 1992 and covers an area of 1,500 square kilometers.

Makalu Base Camp Trek is rich in natural beauty, including beautiful mountains, pristine forests, a variety of plants, animal life, warm-hearted local people, and traditional rituals. Rai, Sherpa, and Singsawa (Bhotia) farmers live in the lower part of the valley. The people living in the Makalu Barun area are economically poor and isolated. Although they are rich in cultural heritage and have well preserved it.

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The wonderful view of the beautiful mountains, rhododendron forests, beautiful rocks, glaciers, and amazing waterfalls that you encounter along the way makes your trek more exciting and surprising. Makalu Barun National Park has conserved 3000 species of flowering plants, 440 species of birds, and 75 species of mammals. There are animals like the snow leopard, musk deer, wild boar, red panda, wild yak, and Himalayan Thar, which you can see during your trip.

View of Beautiful Mountains

The area offers spectacular views of Makalu and other peaks, such as Mount Everest, Mount Lhotse, and Mount Baruntse. The beautiful view of Arun Valley will probably be the most beautiful thing about your trip. Many tourists want to do this trek, but the Makalu region attracts fewer passengers due to the inconvenience of its access and the beaten trekking trail. The trail to Makalu Base Camp is not flat. You are either going up or down, which makes the trek difficult or tiring.

High-pass snowfall is less likely in October–November and March–April. So, most trekkers and mountaineers visit the Makalu Barun area during this time. Makalu Base Camp Trek is a remote and isolated incredible trek in Nepal where tourists come to gather unforgettable experiences for a lifetime. It is a long, varied, and hard trek that is suitable for those who are nature enthusiasts and prefer to go to a quiet place rather than a crowded one.

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Elisabeth Meusy

Thank you a lot for your organization about my trek. It was a superb experience; all was perfect. Karma is a very nice person and a good guide. I appreciated trekking with Odyssey (a reliable Nepal trek operator). If I come back to Nepal, I will be happy to ask you to trek with me again. I am thinking about Annapurna or the Everest trek.

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Dom Miller



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Have just returned from my fourth trip to Nepal and as always Odyssey Treks organized everything superbly. We visited Makalu relatively late in the season and were rewarded with empty trails and amazing weather. Karma was as entertaining, friendly, and informative as ever along with Ang Dawa Sherpa who together made the three weeks perfect.

They also organized a few days to Helambu at short notice as I had some time spare, all done easily and professionally. Thanks for the company both and I will be back again. I cannot recommend Odyssey highly enough as a genuinely friendly, locally based company that provides not only unforgettable experiences but also great service at a very reasonable cost.


Trip Highlights

  • Trip Durations 16 Days
  • Trip Destination Nepal
  • Group Size 2-20
  • Accomodation Tea House/Camping
  • Trip Grade Moderate / Strenuous
  • Best Season Sept-Dec, March-May
  • Max Altitude 5,000m
  • Trip Start Trip Start Kathmandu - Tumlingtar
  • Trip End Trip End Tumlingtar - Kathmandu

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