Makalu Barun Valley Trek


Maximum altitude: 5300 m 

Duration of trek: 21 days camping 

Grade: Hard


Makalu Barun National Park and conservation area consists of over 1500 sq km, which extends from low ranges at 500 m. to the high Nepal Himalaya at over 8,000 m. 


Most of this protected area is remote wilderness. Because of its diversity it is a fantastic venue for more adventurous nature lovers. More than 3,000 species of flowering plants have been recorded. The wildlife includes the endangered red panda, musk deer, Himalayan black bear, clouded leopard and possibly the snow leopard as well. Over 400 species of birds also thrive here.


This trek is one of the most strenuous treks in Nepal. This route begins with a flight to Tumlingrar and heads towards the trekking destination. With a couple of high altitude passes to be crossed, it is truly for free spirit and adventure. With amazing views of Makalu, Kanchenjunga, Lhotse, Baruntse, Pumori, Amadablam and a host of other peaks it is a true Himalayan escapade. Acclimatization is an essential part of this trek, which reuires some technical climbing. The journey eventually ends from where it started – Tumlingtar, a connection to Kathmandu by air. 



Day 1 

Day 2 

Day 3 

Day 4 

Day 5 

Day 6

Day 7

Day 8 

Day 9 

Day 10

Day 11

Day 12

Day 13 

Day 14 

Day 15 

Day 16

Day 17 

Day 18

Day 19 

Day 20

Day 21

Day 22

Day 23

Day 24

Day 25

Arrival Kathmandu - transfer hotel - tour briefing 

A full day sightseeing within the Kathmandu valley 

Transfer airport - fly Tumlingtar - commence trek 

Tumlingtar / Khandbari 

Khandbari / Chichila 

Chichila / Num camp 

Num camp / Seduwa 

Seduwa / Tashigoun 

Tashigoun / Khongma –La 

Rest at Khongma-La 

Khongma -La / Dobato 

Day 12 Dobato / Yangla Kharka 

Yangla Kharka / Yak Kharka 

Yak Kharka / Makalu lower base camp 

Excursion to Makalu Base Camp - return to lower camp 

Lower camp / Yangla 

Yangla / Dobato 

Dobato / Tashigoun 

Tashigoun / Sheduwa 

Sheduwa / Tuhure 

Tuhure / Gogane 

Gogane/ Tumlingtar 

Flight to Kathmandu - transfer hotel 

At leisure in Kathmandu 

Transfer airport - flight to onward destination