• MAKALU BASE CAMP TREK

    A quiet and vibrant trek to the base of the world's 5th highest mountain

  • TREK OVERVIEW

    5250M(17224ft.)

    MAXIMIMUM ALTITUDE

    STRENUOUS

    ADVENTURE LEVEL

    21 DAYS

    DURATION

    MAR-APR

    OCT-NOV

    BEST SEASON

    FIVE14 B&B IN KTM

    HOMESTAY

    ACCOMMODATION

    MOUNTAINS

    ATTRACTION

  • Trek through Makalu Barun National Park to the base of the world's 5th highest mountain that offers quiet trails, rural culture, and beautiful snow-capped mountains

    Five14's "Sherpa Guarantee"

    We'll meet you at the airport in Kathmandu and be with you every step of the way. We are dedicated to making your trip to Nepal an unforgettable and safe experience. Through the trek, Kathmandu tours, and homestays, our staff and guides will show you the side of Nepal few get to truly experience.

    The purpose behind the trip

    When you come to Nepal, your trip will be a safe, fun, adventurous, and 'once in a lifetime' experience. But not only that -- when you come with Five14 Nepal, you are helping to create many jobs to continue to prevent human exploitation. With you, Five14 is developing new tourist destinations to provide a major source of income for vulnerable villagers

    Highlights

    1. Airport to airport itinerary
    2. Stay at Five14 Bed and Breakfast
    3. Trek route passes through Makalu Barun National Park

    4. Magnificent view of Mt Makalu, Mt Everest, Mt Lhotse and many other beautiful snow caped mountains

    5. Explore Barun valley, Barun Glaciers and High altitude lakes

    6. Visit as lower altitude as 400m (Tumlingtar) and high himalayan altitude 5265m (Makalu viewpoint) in one trek

    7. Beautiful walk through Rhododendron forest and villages

  • Detailed Itinerary

    An overview of the Makalu Base Camp Trek with airport to airport service

    Day 1 - Arrive

    Arrive at the Kathmandu International Airport and after picking up your bags and exiting the building you’ll be greeted by one of our Five14 staff, holding our signature sign for you to recognize. We’ll take you in our vehicle to our bed & breakfast. The bed & breakfast manager will welcome you, show you to your room, and share a brief orientation with you. Then just relax for the rest of the day or night while enjoying some amazing drinks from our cafe!

    Day 2 - Orientation and Tour

    Wake up and order a complimentary breakfast from our cafe. Afterward, you’ll meet with your guide for some basic trek preparation. Your guide will inform you of the local customs, history of the village area, show you the mapped out trekking route, and go over a simple packing list. The rest of the day we'll take you on a tour of Kathmandu, where you'll learn about the culture, religion, and social issues the people of Nepal are tackling.

    Day 3 - 19 Makalu Base Camp Trek

    Day 3: Flight from Kathmandu to Tumlingtar and drive to Num

    Day 4: Trek Num to Seduwa

    Day 5: Trek to Tashigaon

    Day 6: Trek to Khongma

    Day 7: Trek to Dobate

    Day 8: Trek to Yangle Kharka

    Day 9: Trek to Langmale

    Day 10: Acclimatization Day in Langmale

    Day 11: Trek to Makalu Base Camp

    Day 12: Trek to Yangle Kharka

    Day 13: Trek to Dobate

    Day 14: Trek to Khongma

    Day 15: Trek to Tashigaon

    Day 16: Trek to Seduwa

    Day 17: Trek to Num

    Day 18: Drive to Tumlingtar

    Day 19: Fly to Kathmandu

    Day 20 - Rest and Debrief

    After eating a complimentary flavorful breakfast back at our cafe, you’ll meet with one of our staff to share quick feedback on your experience. The rest of the day you’ll have time to participate in a nearby day-long adventure of mountain biking, bungee jumping, or shopping for memorable souvenirs and gifts.

    Day 21 - Depart

    Whenever your scheduled departure flight is, our company driver will drop you off at the Kathmandu International Airport a few hours beforehand. You’ll be able to say your last goodbyes to our staff or the new friends you’ve made during your stay and we’ll make sure you have everything you need to leave well!

  • What's Included

    What's Included

    The following is included in your package:

    • Airport pickup & drop off
    • 4 nights stay in a dormitory style room, with a shared bathroom, at Five14 B&B. A complimentary breakfast is also included in your stay (a private room can be requested at additional cost).
    • Orientation 
    • A city tour 
    • All private transportation on the trek
    • All meals and lodging on the trek 
    • Guide fees
    • National park fees
    • Government taxes and trekking permits

    What's Not Included

    You'll need to pay for these separately:

    • Airfare to and from Nepal
    • Nepal visa (can be obtained on arrival for most countries - click here for more details)
    • Travel insurance 
    • Porters to carry bags (although this can be added for an additional cost) 
    • Personal expenses (ie: laundry, SIM card, charging devices at tea houses along the trail) 
    • Alcoholic beverages 
    • Meals not specified in Kathmandu 
    • Additional one day adventures in or near Kathmandu
  • What people are saying about our adventures

    Nathan, Canada

    The trip was incredible! It gave us a chance to see and experience real Nepali culture away from the usual tourist traps as well as give back to the community through a building project. Working alongside the Nepali people was one of the most rewarding experiences of my life.

    David, Colorado

    Excellent! We have recommended Five14 to teams interested in Adventure Tours with a Purpose. Every team that we have referred to Five14 over the last 7 years have given us wonderful feedback about their first class experience. Thank you for your love and heart felt service to the people of Nepal through your quality Adventure Tours.

    Jaron, Canada

    Amazing. On both occasions that I had the pleasure of partnering with Five14 I had a truly great experience. I would recommend Five14 to anyone who wants to explore with a purpose.​

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