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Makalu Trekking

Makalu trekking is one of the most amazing thing that can ever happen in your life. The route takes you all the way to the laps of the fifth highest mountain in the world; Mount Makalu. This beautiful mountain peak stands alone with an impressive altitude of 8,462 m/27,762 ft. With admiring kind of personality, it has introduced itself to all the corners of the globe. Explorers from far away in the world desire to summit its peak upon knowledge of the mountain.

As a close neighbor to the highest peak in the world ‘Mount Everest’, lies in the north-east region of Nepal. Makalu region is preserved by a conservation area which is known as Makalu Barun National Park. It was established in the year 1992 and since the area follows a strict kind of preservation. The national park is a huge international protected area contributed by Nepal and China. It covers a large part of the Solukhumbu and Sangkhwasabha Districts.

Makalu trek offers you areas that seem best suitable for exploration. Mera Peak [6,654 m], which is also a popular trekking area falls under the Makalu Barun Area. While trekking, you get to gain views of several species of flora and fauna in the region including rhododendron, orchid, snow leopard, red panda, musk deer, wild boar, wild yak and more than 420 varieties of birds that have been safely protected by the conversational area.

Outline Trekking Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu Airport and transfer to your hotel. 

Day 02: Full day Sightseeing Tours around Kathmandu Valley. 

Day 03: Fly from Kathmandu to Tumlingtar and then further drive to Chichila [1,840m/6035ft]. 8 hours.

Day 04: Trek from Chichila to Num [1,500m/4920ft]. 6-7 hour.

Day 05: Trek from Num to Seduwa [1,540m/5051ft]. 6-7 hours.

Day 06: Trek from Seduwa to Tashi Gaon [2,070m/6,790ft]. 4-5 hours.

Day 07: Trek from Tashi Gaon to Khongma [3,560m/11,676ft]. 6-7 hours.

Day 08:  Rest & acclimatization day at Khongma.

Day 09: Trek from Khongma to Debotay [3,650m/11,972ft] via Shipton La. 7-8 hours..

Day 10: Trek from Dibotey to Yangle Kharka [3,600m/11,808ft]. 5-6 hours.

Day 11: Trek from Yangle Kharka to Merek [4,500m/14,760ft]. 5-6 hours.

Day 12: Trek from Merek to Shersong. 6-7 hours.

Day 13: Trek from Shersong to Makalu Base Camp [5,000m/16,400ft]. 6-7 hours.

Day 14: Trek from Makalu Base Camp to Yangle Kharka. 6-7 hours.

Day 15: Trek from Yangle Kharka to Mumbuk that takes 6 – 7 hours. 

Day 16: Trek from Mumbuk to Khongma that takes 6 – 7 hours.

Day 17: Trek from Khongma to Tashi Gaon that takes 5 – 6 hours.

Day 18: Trek from Tashi Gaon to Num that takes 4 – 5 hours.

Day 19: Trek from Num to Chichila and then further trek to Tumlingtar that takes 9 – 10 hours in total.

Day 20: Fly back from Tumlingtar to Kathmandu. Hotel overnight

Day 21: Free day in Kathmandu.

Day 22: Transfer to International Airport for your final departure.

*Note:  This is an outline trekking itinerary of Makalu Trekking, however we would customize the itinerary as per your request and holiday frame so feel free to Contact Us.

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The Trip cost will be different depending on the Group Size, duration of trip and services required please contact us through our email with details to get better quote.

Cost Includes:

  • All surface transfers & domestic flight as per itinerary. (Airport arrival to departure)
  • 4 night’s hotel accommodation in Kathmandu on BB plan.
  • Tea-house/Lodge accommodation and all meals during the trek (3 meals per day).
  • All necessary paper work and permits.
  • Guided sightseeing tour in Kathmandu Valley.
  • All necessary staffs with experienced English speaking guide & porters.
  • Medical supplies [First Aid medical kit will be available].
  • Trekking certificate from our company “Gold Mountain Nepal Treks & Expedition Pvt Ltd”.
  • Farewell dinner in Kathmandu after finished your trekking.
  • All government taxes.


Cost Excludes:

  • Meals in Kathmandu except breakfast.
  • Your international airfares along with taxes & visa fees.
  • Sightseeing entry fees during Kathmandu Valley Tours.
  • Personal expenses such as laundry, phone call, internet, all drinks and bar bill.
  • Personal trekking equipment.
  • Your Travel Insurance. [We request to all our valued clients to bring your complete travel insurance package. Their insurance must cover against medical, emergency evacuation, personal accident, trip cancellation, natural calamity, lost of gears, theft of or damage your baggage etc.]
  • Helicopter rescue due to out of control. [Your insurance company will pay for the helicopter fee, if you have an insurance including that.
  • Single supplement charges. [If required].
  • Tips to staffs.
  • Any other expenses which are not mentioned in the inclusive price.
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu Airport and transfer to your hotel. 

Upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport you will transfer to the hotel by our airport representative. After your freshness we will have talk about your trekking plan in the hotel or our office. You will meet your guide also. You can ask your question about the trek. Stay overnight at hotel.

Day 02: Full day Sightseeing Tours around Kathmandu Valley. 

After your breakfast we will start sightseeing tour with our excellent tour guide. Including Pashupatinath Temple, Bouddhanath Stupa, Monkey Temple (Swyambhunath Stupa), Kathmandu Durbar Squre, Patan Durbar Squre etc. In the tour you have to chances to learn historical, cultural and traditional background of Nepal. Stay overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 03: Fly from Kathmandu to Tumlingtar and then further drive to Chichila [1,840m/6035ft]. 8 hours.

After 50 minutes flight from Kathmandu to Tumlingtar with excellent mountains view we will reach Tumlingtar. After landing Tumlingtar we will have 3 hours jeep drive on a bumpy road t to ten we will arrive at Chichila. And overnight at lodge/tea-house.

Day 04: Trek from Chichila to Num [1,500m/4920ft]. 6-7 hour.

After taking breakfast we begin our trip throughout the picturesque villages and green mountain forests. A ridge line with great views on both face and perched on the end is Num. Noise and lightning make exciting displays in Num evenings. Stay overnight at tea-house.

Day 05: Trek from Num to Seduwa [1,540m/5051ft]. 6-7 hours.

We start our trek by steep fall down through the forests and terraced plots of land takes to Arun River. Then winding ascends up the further side again. Often quite hot – the forest on the valley sides offer a bit of dark. Makalu National Park starts and we register our permits there. Stay overnight at teahouse/camp.

Day 06: Trek from Seduwa to Tashi Gaon [2,070m/6,790ft]. 4-5 hours.

Ascending the ridge bounded by the Ipsuwa River on the west and Kasuwa River on the east. Crossing the hillside throughout silent villages and passing by small paddy fields, we reach the village of Tashi Gaon. Then stay overnight at Camp/teahouse.

Day 07: Trek from Tashi Gaon to Khongma [3,560m/11,676ft]. 6-7 hours.

We start our trek towards Khongma. Khongma is the last stop before crossing the Shipton La and falling down into the upper sections of the isolated Barun Valley. The green forests are replaced by clean and rhododendrons that cover the lower parts of the mountains.

Day 08:  Rest & acclimatization day at Khongma.

Day 09: Trek from Khongma to Debotay [3,650m/11,972ft] via Shipton La. 7-8 hours.

After having breakfast to climb towards the summit of the Shipton La, this takes a few hours to reach. After the lake Kalo Pokhari, pass over the Keke La at 4,152m.  Wonderful views of Chamlang 7,319m, Peak 6 (6,524m) and Peak 7 (6,758m). After passage the Keke La passes, we move down throughout the attractive valley to Debotay. Climbing high and sleeping low gives the opportunity for acclimatization. After arrive at Debotay we stay overnight there.

Day 10: Trek from Dibotey to Yangle Kharka [3,600m/11,808ft]. 5-6 hours.

After taking breakfast we begin our trek from Debotay, passing through the Rhododendron forest leads to the Barun River and the upper reaches of the valley. We have an enjoyable walk, gaining altitude slowly, until we arrive at Yangle Kharka. This is situated at the base of the valley. Stay overnight at camp/teahouse.

Day 11: Trek from Yangle Kharka to Merek [4,500m/14,760ft]. 5-6 hours.

Today, we trek to Merek. Since we are gaining height beyond 4, 000 meters, be sure to allow your body the required time for acclimatization. Stay overnight at camp/teahouse.

Day 12: Trek from Merek to Shersong. 6-7 hours

After having breakfast we ascend up the valley, through yak fields and boulder pasture. On future Shersong the south east ridge of Mount Makalu comes into view. Stay overnight at Shersong.

Day 13: Trek from Shersong to Makalu Base Camp [5,000m/16,400ft]. 6-7 hours.

You have to make sure that you acclimatize well before walking up to Makalu Base Camp. Enjoy the excellent views of the Himalayan Mountains through the day. Return back to Camp to stay overnight.

Day 14: Trek from Makalu Base Camp to Yangle Kharka. 6-7 hours.

Today our Trek move down back the valley and take our last sight of Makalu before turning the corner and finally reaching Yangle Kharka for Overnight.

Day 15:Trek from Yangle Kharka to Mumbuk that takes 6 – 7 hours. 

Day 16: Trek from Mumbuk to Khongma that takes 6 – 7 hours.

Day 17: Trek from Khongma to Tashi Gaon that takes 5 – 6 hours.

Day 18: Trek from Tashi Gaon to Num that takes 4 – 5 hours.

Day 19: Trek from Num to Chichila and then further trek to Tumlingtar that takes 9 – 10 hours in total.

Day 20: Fly back from Tumlingtar to Kathmandu. Hotel overnight

Day 21: Free day in Kathmandu.

Today is put for your rest day after your long trekking; you can do some shopping in Kathmandu or you can add pleasant mountain flight to Mt. Everest as extra activity if requisite. At the evening Mountain Nepal Trek offers you the Typical Nepalese Dinner with cultural shows in a famous neighboring food restaurant.

Day 22: Transfer to International Airport for your final departure.

Team of Gold Mountain Nepal Treks say good-bye and takes you to the international airport to catch your flight back to your home.

Information of passport and visas

You must to have a valid passport with at least 6 months validity from return date of your trips.  You can easily get visas for Nepal from the Nepalese Consulate in your country or up on arrival in Kathmandu Airport (Tribhuwan International Airport). Nepalese visas cost is USD 25 for 15 days & USD 40 for 30 days. 

Information of money & credit card

In Nepal you have to pay 3.5 % credit card commission as per Nepal’s Bank rules, on your payable amount of the total cost.  So, please be positive that you bring some cash in USD to pay us. The same, for your extra expenses as well which are not included in our cost. We would like to request you not to change your money in the Airport expect your emergency case. You get the exchange rate is very low there. Our office well provides you the facility to exchange your money. Or, you can change from Money Changers or bank as well. Master Card, Visa Card, Paypal also accepted in major shopping center and in most of the tourist class hotels. 

Bring required personal/official document

We want to suggest that to bring some of the required documents like valid passport, 4 extra passport sized photographs (for trekking permits), your travel insurance, airline tickets and luggage tags. Visas can be obtained upon arrival at Kathmandu. For details information about the required official papers don't be hesitate to ask us. 

Case of flight delay

Flight by plane and helicopter are might be cancellations or delay cause of bad weather in remote areas. Some other times, operational complication may occur which is more possible to happen in Everest Region- Kathmandu – Lukla – Kathmandu flight, Annapurna region- Pokhara – Jomsom – Pokhara flight, Dolpa, Simikot , Jumla region etc. As these flights have some problem with fixed schedule, it is also suggested to carry extra money for food and accommodations. Trekking in the remote areas, especially during unusual season, you’re advised to keep extra days to prepare with some delays and avoid frustrating result. In case of delay in flight previous to trek departure or at the end of the trek, you need to manage your accommodation and food costs by yourself. 

About your travel insurance

We request to all our valued clients to make and bring your complete travel insurance package. Your insurance must cover against medical, emergency evacuation, personal accident, trip cancellation, natural calamity, lost of gears, theft or damage your baggage etc. 

Electricity Crisis Problem in Nepal

It is difficult to told you that Nepal has an electricity problem because Nepal is 2nd richest country in water resource but it is true Nepal still facing the problem. It means there is electricity off for some hours in day and night time. Most of the hotels in Kathmandu, Pokhara and other cities are possible to have no battery backup. In that case Air condition may not work and, sometimes, TV and other electric utensils may not run. Some hotels have possible to run the TV and AC as well. But, only few of them are lies in this standard category.

So, be organized for this while you are traveling in Nepal.  For that situation, we suggested you to bring the flashlight with extra batteries. 

Clothing and Equipment for Traveling in Mountains of Nepal

Trekking in the Mountains require to arrangement of equipment as you have to find yourself comfortable at higher altitude of Mountains. The basic clothing items are listed here please notice that.

Personal Equipment

  • Down jacket or sweater.
  • Wind/Water proof jacket (opt).
  • Down vest and/or jacket (opt)
  • Gloves (2 pairs).
  • Sun hat or scarf.
  • Sunglasses with UV protection.
  • T-shirts minimum 2.
  • Underwear (3).
  • Hiking shorts (2).
  • Lightweight cotton long pants.
  • Light & Expedition weight thermal bottoms.
  • Wool pants.
  • Waterproof pants.
  • Thin, lightweight internal socks (4).
  • Thick, warm wool Trekking/Hiking socks (4).
  • Hiking boots with extra laces.
  • Camp shoes or sandals.

 Other Necessary Equipment

  • Sleeping bag at least rated to zero degrees F.
  • Head light with extra bulbs and batteries.
  • Basic First Aid Kit (Normal Medicine e.g. Sitamol, Diamox etc.)
  • Large plastic bags to keep dry inside items of trek bag.
  • Trekking Bag (approximately 2500 to 3000 cubic inches is OK).
  • Water bottles (2).
  • Toilet paper.
  • Small washable towel.


*We manage all camping equipment for the Camping Trekking. 

Can I buy/rent equipment in Kathmandu

Yes, you can do that but it is not actually required to spend large amount of your money to buy extra equipment and clothing earlier to your trip because most of the trekking equipment can be hired from Trekking shops within Kathmandu. Most of the gear is locally contrived. Some Chinese equipment are possible to be more expensive but qualitative. You can take Sleeping bag and down jacket easily on rent. Each item can be rented for less than USD 1 per day. You have to manage other items buying them yourself. Surely these items are more possible to be cheaper than those in your Country or hometown. We will display all the necessary equipment you need on the second day of your arrival. 

How to book my trip

First choose the trip which you want to do? Then contact us through mail or phone, email is more effective and clear as well, after getting your email or call we will process for your booking. To confirm your booking, we need 20% amount of your total amount the payment can be made throughout the Bank transfer, Credit card payment (Master/Visa Card) or through online money transfers also Western Unions, Money Gram or others. After we get the 20% amount your booking will be confirmed and you will get the official booking and payment receipt from us. The rest amount you can pay after arrival at our office or hotel.

Short Trekking to Ghandruk

Ghandruk Trekking

We had wonderful experience with Bishnu and his team!

Everything was designed as per our need such as itinerary, accommodation & transportation.

The email correspondence was very quick, which gave us an idea of how we can plan for our trip as well. Our guide named Mr Chhapta was superb and very helpful.

The teams of Green Nepal Tourism are very expert, professional and they focus to make your holiday most significant in Nepal. We highly recommend Green Nepal Tourism  ( to anyone who appears at hassle free tour packages in Nepal.

ShuiZhou & Friend


Annapurna Base Camp Trekking of Dec-2014

From 20th of December 2014 to 5th of January 2015 we went spent some gorgeous weeks trekking in the Annapurna region. First, we hiked to Poon Hill which rewarded us with a very nice sunrise. Then, we continued our trekking to the Annapurna Base Camp (ABC). Both at the ABC and on the way to and from it, we were blessed with amazing sunsets and sunrises. We even saw monkeys and eagles. Views were spectacular and the weather was great.

The organization of the trek was immaculate. All transfers (Kathmandu airport – Hotel – Pokhara– Kathmandu Hotel – airport) were perfectly organized. In addition, both the guide and porter did a great job. They were very flexible and always agreed when we wanted to change the program. This allowed us to reach the ABC two days earlier than planned and gave us more time to visit additional places when going down. We also paid a visit to hot springs which was very nice. In sum, we recommend "Green Nepal Tourism" as a reliable trekking agency which is very eager to comply with the customers’ wishes.

Best regards,

Werner and Heidi

Everest Base Camp Trek - Oct-2014

I trekked with Gold Mountain Nepal Treks to Everest Base Camp in October-2014. It was my first alone abroad trip but Green Nepal Tourism made it so easy to me by providing airport pick-up/drove and hotel accommodation as well. The trek was so fantastic along with all the staff of this company. Guides to porters, everyone was so helpful and friendly.

Definitely it would be one of the best experiences of my lifetime and I recommend Green Nepal Tourism to those who are looking for  tours &trekking in Nepal.

Thank you.

Nehal Nasr,

Ismailia, Egypt.

Trip Facts

Price Starts From: Contact Us.

Activities: Trekking and Hiking.

Trip Duration: 22 Days in total.

Trip Grade: Difficult

 Maximum Altitude:

Accommodation: Deluxe hotel in Kathmandu and lodges/teahouses/camps during trekking.

Meals: All main meals except in Kathmandu and Pokhara.

Transportation: Our private vehicles and domestic flights.

Group Size: Min 2 people and Max 12 people