Rishiram Bhandari


Kathmandu Nepal

Makalu Base Camp Trek (4,870m/15,978ft ) - 20 days

Among the most remote and less populated trekking in Nepal's eastern region is the Makalu Base Camp Trek. The trekking expedition leads you to the base camp of Mount Makalu (8,485m), the 5th tallest mountain worldwide. It lies in the Makalu Barun National Park trekking, which is 2,330sq km in size and is home to 431 species of birds and many faunal species such as Musk deer, languor monkeys, wild yak, Himalayan goat, and wild boar. This region is very isolated and harbors some of the last remaining sections of alpine grasslands and pristine forests in Nepal. The upper part of the area is quite famous for its refined granite cliffs crowned by hanging glaciers, bursting with waterfalls. Simultaneously, the lower outreach is renowned for the lushness with tropical rhododendron forest with about 45 species of Orchids and 56 types of rare and endangered plants.

Makalu Trekking Package

The Makalu Trekking Package is a 17-day tour that offers a remarkable occasion to experience Nepal's godforsaken nature and culture. Satori Adventure's program has to enable orthodox acclimatization at greater heights and proper use of the exploration period around Makalu Base Camp. The starting point of the Makalu trek is Tumlingtar village (400m). It is a small airstrip that connects to Kathmandu by flight. The trip takes 10days to get to Base Camp (5,500m) from Tumlingtar. The pathway then follows the Arun River valley via an assortment of cultures and ecosystems. The Makalu Base Camp Trek is an excellent opportunity for tourists who wish to relish the pukka life and snowy mountains while journeying across one of Nepal's isolated regions. The people who reside in the Makalu region are predominantly Sherpa, Rai, and Shingsawa or Bhotia farmers. Although transcended by infrastructural development and poverty-stricken, they still maintain a rich cultural tradition. Aside from the local people's incredible hospitality, their traditional and cultural celebrations are fascinating. As we proceed further up, we get a chance to see elusive snow leopards and blue sheep, which are part of the endangered species enlisted on the IUCN.

How to prepare for the Makalu Base Camp Trek

Facts of the Trip

Highest access: 4,870m/15,978ft

Duration: 20 Days

Group Size: 01-10 persons per Group.

Co-ordinates: 27°53′0″ N 87°05′00″ E

Location: makalu Region

Country: Nepal

Airport: TIA (Kathmandu)

Departure From: Kathmandu

Grade: Moderate+ fairly Strenuous

Accommodation: Three star to five star as request

Meals: During The Trek (B,L,D)

Transportation: By Tourist / Private vehicles/ Flights

Best season: (Autumn)September to December and (Spring)March to May

Major Activity: Trekking/Hiking

Include Activity: Sights trips of Kathmandu

Culture: Sherpa, Tamang

Mode of Travel: Tea House/Camping

Himalayan sights: Makalu, Everest, Lhotse, Chamlang and Kanchenjunga.

Route Map:

Itinerary Details

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu Airport and transfer to request category hotel accommodation in Kathmandu (1350M/4430ft).

Day 02: Fly from Kathmandu to Tumlingtar (50mins) and drive to Num (1980m/6496ft, 06-07hrs) lodge/camping accommodation.

Day 03: Trek from Num to Seduwa (1500m/4922ft, 06-07hrs) lodge/camping accommodation.

Day 04: Trek from Seduwa to Tashigaoun(2100m/6890ft ,06-07hrs) lodge/camping accommodation.

Day 05: Trek from Tashigaoun to Khongma Danda(3500m/11483ft, 06-07hrs) lodge/camping accommodation.

Day 06: Exploration and Acclimatization day at Khongma(3500m/11483ft, 06-07hrs) lodge accommodation.

Day 07: Trek from Khongma to Dobsto (3650m/11975ft, 06-07hrs) lodge/camping accommodation.

Day 08: Trek from Dobute to Yangle Kharka (3600m/11811ft, 06-07hrs) lodge/camping accommodation.

Day 09: Trek from Yangle Kharka to Langmale Kharka (4410m/14469ft, 06-07hrs) lodge/camping accommodation.

Day 10: Exploration and Acclimatization day at Langmale Kharka,(4410m/14469ft) lodge/camping accommodation.

Day 11: Trek from Langmale Kharka to Makalu Base Camp (5018m/16464ft,06hrs) lodge/camping accommodation.

Day 12: Trek from Makalu Base Camp to Yangli Kharka (3600m/11811ft, 06-07hrs) lodge/camping accommodation.

Day 13: Trek from Yangli Kharka to Dobato (3650m/11975ft, 06-07hrs) lodge/camping accommodation.

Day 14: Trek from Dobute to Khongma (3500m/11483ft, 06-07hrs) lodge/camping accommodation.

Day 15: Trek from Khongma to Seduwa((1500m/4922ft, 06-07hrs)lodge/Camping accommodation.

Day 16: Trek from Seduwa to Num (1980m/6496ft, 06-07hrs) lodge/camping accommodation.

Day 17: Drive from Num to Tumlingtar (04hrs) lodge accommodation.

Day 18: Fly from Tumlingtar to Kathmandu (30min)  transfer to request category hotel accommodation in Kathmandu in B&B Plan.

Day 19: Free day for shopping and explore around Thamel, farewell dinner with culture program In the Evening.

Day 20: Drop to airport for final departure, or Join alternative activities.

Cost Include/Exclude

Price For the Trip

The services we provide in the package
(Cost Includes):

  • To ensure your safety and avoid the natural panic of people entering a new destination for the first time, Satori Adventures provides pick-up and drop services from international and domestic airports on your arrivals and departures. 
  • Representatives of Satori adventures will be waiting for you on arrival at both domestic and international airports with a Satori banner with your placard so that you can easily find our person. Satori's identity card will accompany the person for your confirmation. 
  • According to the above trekking package schedule, Satori Adventures will arrange Three nights demanded category (from tourist star to five-star) of hotel accommodations in Kathmandu. 
  • Satori Adventures will provide Experienced and government authorized (licensed holder) high altitude trekking guide during the trekking period.  
  • Surface transportation will only be included during the trekking and major city for members as per the itinerary.  
  • According to the schedule program, Satori Adventures arranged regular flight tickets from Kathmandu to Tumlingtar and Tumlingtar to Kathmandu for trekking members and guides. 
  • Apart from Camping trekking, Satori Adventures Will provide you with a lovely tea house (except chain hotels) to stay in and eat during the trekking. 
  • Most of the trekking trail, lunch is done on the way between the starting and ending the day of hiking while dinner and breakfast at the tea house where you have your overnight stay. Satori Adventures provides a clean and fresh breakfast, lunch, and dinner with tea/coffee at the tea house's menu throughout the trekking. 
  • We will provide clean and warm down jackets and sleeping bags during the trekking, taking care of your comfort and health to not have a cold problem and do not weigh too much on international flights. 
  • Satori Adventures allow up to 15kg of personal trekking equipment per person during the flight onboard and the trekking period carried by porter or yak or mules. 
  • As Makalu Base Camp is at the Makalu Barun National Park territory, Satori adventures provide you a permit for Makalu Barun National Park. 
  • The Trekkers' Information Management Systems permit issued by the trekking agency association of Nepal is required to enter the area of Makalu Barun National Park and restricted area permit, so Satori adventures provide you a TIMS permit too. 
  • As far as possible, we will provide you weather reports throughout the trekking period. 
  • Satori Adventures provides all wages, clinical, equipment, and accidental insurance for all elaborate trekking staff. 
  • We provide first aid medical kits for the group and the staff, taking care of your climbing and health safety. 
  • Trekking trails are often inaccessible and far from information, communication, and transportation in the Himalayas, so that information communication is a significant factor for safety and a successful trip. That's why Satori Adventures provides satellite phones with your trekking guide in case of emergency required. 
  • During your trekking, satori adventures offer you clean, Nutritious, and fresh food at the tea house.  
  • Satori Adventure always has a concern and top priority about our trekking guides, cooks, porters, and involved trekking staff safety during the period of trekking. For this reason, we always do medical insurance, helicopter evacuation insurance, and treatment insurance for all engaged staff with a reputed insurance company. 
  • For your convenience, we always provide maps of related trekking trails.  
  • The above offer price includes our official service charges, government charges, and all taxes and vat. Except for the above amount, there are not any hidden costs charged by us. 
  • If you need any assistance with departure information, Flight ticket reconfirmation, Visa extension procedure services, Satori adventures fully support you without any charges. 
  • We want to offer you to have dinner with us before you departed from Kathmandu. It will be an opportunity for you to see and learn about Nepali culture and tradition. Thus, satori adventures offer you farewell dinner at a typical Nepali restaurant with a cultural show in Kathmandu before departure.  
  • Before your departure, as a memory of your lifetime experience, Satori Adventures would like to handover Satori T-shirt/Pashmina and Brochure.

Things you need to manage yourself in the package
(Cost Exclude):

  • Kathmandu is Nepal's capital, and since this place offers high quality and delicious food from different countries and groups, we were hoping you could taste the food you like. For that reason, during your stay in Kathmandu, you will have to arrange lunch and dinner (except farewell dinner) yourself. 
  • Suppose you want to take any packed food, snacks, aerated drinks, energy drinks, mineral water, and carbonated soft drinks, any types of alcohol, cigarettes, chocolates, and nutria-bars during the trek. In that case, you have to buy it yourself as a customer often requires these items during the trekking. No, and there is no guessing how much it will take by the client and its cost. 
  • Expenses incurred towards usage of Items of personal nature trekking equipment, laundry expenses, tips, Landlines, mobiles, walkie-talkies, satellite phones, and the internet service exclude in the package. You have to pay for it yourself when you use it. 
  • Trekking is, in itself, an adventurous activity that always takes place in remote areas. So, safety is the primary factor for us. Therefore, you have to have your travel insurance covering the cost of emergency rescue, medical treatment, medical tests, and hospitalization before you arrive for the trip to Nepal. 
  • The package cost offered above does not include your international flight ticket and Nepal's tourist visa, so that you have to pay for your international flight ticket and tourist visa yourself. 
  • Any extra expenses arising out of various/unforeseen situations like natural disasters, landslides, political disturbances, strikes, changes in government regulations costs exclude in the package cost. 
  • Additional costs for extra workers then what we have included in the package. 
  • The short sentence, "The services we provide in the above package cost inclusive," will cost extra if you want additional services. 
  • Employees involved in your trekking are hoping for tips, gifts, or something at the end of the trip, which is an opportunity to say how happy you are with our staff and what kind of service you have rendered. Your guide and porters expect tips according to the international system in the trekking package for your information. 
Price for the trip

Satori Adventures has not able to include the cost of each package in the company website. Many of our clients have the same query: why Satori Adventures has not included the price in the package.  To provide you service in reasonable cost and attempt to address your each requirement we desired to provide you with some information which directly affects the cost and also helps us breakdown the cost. That’s why, we have decided to clarify our customers that due to following reasons we have not included the cost in our website and package:

Please feel free to contact Satori Adventures for any information about in your selected package.

How to Book?

How to book holiday trip in Nepal?

Satori Adventures and Expedition aims at giving proper information to many travelers, trekkers and climbers who have some confusion regarding the booking process of the trip in Nepal.  Satori Adventures therefore desires to provide guideline for the first-time visitors or travelers so that they can comfortably start the process to book the selected package legally. Before starting the booking process we always advise our trekkers, travelers and climbers to intelligently check whether the company is genuine and whether they are fully safe to travel in the company’s guidance. We ask them to be acquainted with the company they want book their holiday trip with. Is the company genuine and authorized from Government of Nepal, Office of the Company Registrar, Department of Tourism and Civil Aviation, Nepal Rastra Bank ‒Central Bank of Nepal (authorized for foreign currency), Permanent Account Number (PAN), and the Department of Cottage & Small Industries).  Are they financially secured and environmentally conscious? We advise them to make sure about these formalities because there are some companies in Nepal that have been running business without abiding by the rules and regulation of the Government. Some companies were once registered but by now their licenses have already been expired and yet they have providing the services illegally.

On many occasions, Government of Nepal and Trekking Agency Association of Nepal have found that many foreigners’ tour operators, NGOs and INGOs have been involved in directly operating tours, trekking, and mountaineering holiday adventures without having government license and abiding by the Government rules. It has been also found that many individuals, freelance guides and porters have been arranging trips illegally by creating their own personal website. We have observed that many trekkers and climbers face a host of problems once they arrive in Kathmandu as they lack adequate information.  Many of them file complaints to Government of Nepal and Trekking Agency Association of Nepal for legal action such as the refund of the advanced payment. There is hardly any justice given to the cheated clients. Thus, so as to prevent all these probable problems we request our travelers to check the company before booking any trip to the Himalayas.

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Please kindly submit Trip Booking Form when you confirm the trip with us. It will be easy for us to process for your trip conformation and prepare all legal processes and permit for the trip. If you have any query, always feel free to contact us at any time.  We always want to make sure our clients are well informed before conforming the trip. You are always advised to visit our website and related package for further information.


Satori Adventures Pvt. Ltd

P. O. Box-21378, Naya Bazaar, Kathmandu, Nepal
  Phone: +977-1-4365127