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Makalu Base Camp Trek in 2024

Makalu Base Camp Trek  2024

Makalu Base Camp Trek was very heavy and expensive some years ago. Since there were not any teahouses available throughout the trekking route for overnight stay the trekkers had to carry all the camping gears as well as food materials with the help of the porters.

But at present, the situation has changed drastically.  There are tea houses at every previous camping site like  Khongma, Domabot Yamgle  Langmale as well as Makalu Base camp. Now the trekkers can accomplish  trek with light luggage with the help of a local porter guide.

Getting there and away.

Buddha Air daily flight from Kathmandu to Tumlingtar. From Tumlingtar airport catch a jeep to Khandbari. Form Khandbari travel by bus or jeep to Num to Chamla Kharka.  The real trekking starts from  Chamlakharka.

Facilities

Food and accommodation.

Tea houses with very basic facilities are available up to Makalu Base Camp.  The room is available but the mattress may not be enough to keep the body warm. Food limited choice. Mostly  Dal Bhat available Toilet outside. At almost all the places the toilets are outside the house. So it would help if you had a torchlight to go the during the night. The toilet is outside the house.  You have e to use your headlight to go to the bathroom during the night.

Communication

Mobile works up  Khongma . From Khandma mobile does not work. So no Communication was available for some days. However, there are people coming and back.

Money

There are no banks so facilities away from  Khandbari  So ATMs are available. So you have to carry all the necessary expenditures in your pocket throughout the trekking route.

Materials to carry

MBC is at a height of 5000 meters and will be cold, a good sleeping bag, -15C is recommended.

Porter guide:

A local porter guide knows the trekking route. He can carry your  15 kg luggage and lead your trek

Food accommodation Price

The price of Food and accommodation is different from place to place. The price of food and accommodation up to  Tasi Gaun is the same for some.

Seduwa:

  • Dal Bhat Rs.500, Sleeping 500 ;

Tashigaon:

  • Dal Bhat Rs.600, Sleeping Rs.500

Khongma:

  • Dal Bhat Rs.800, Sleeping Rs.600

Dobato:

  • Dal Bhat Rs.800, Sleeping Rs.1000

Yangle Kharka:

  • Dal Bhat Rs.800, Sleeping Rs.800

Langmale Kharka:

  • Dal Bhat Rs.800, Sleeping Rs.800

Makalu Base Camp:

  • Dal Bhat Rs.1100, Sleeping Rs.1000

Difficulty

This trek is difficult, demanding considerable physical exertion. Also, some days along the route exceed recommended altitude gains for ideal acclimatization.

The MBC trek can be considered a remote area trek with only basic infrastructure.

Conclusion:

This is more of an adventure trek and less like the over-commercialized treks to Everest and Annapurna.

Indeed, the lack of over-commercialized facilities and the fewer numbers of people on the trek as compared to the more popular treks should be emphasized as a positive in advertising to appeal to the type of trekkers who would consider this type of trek in the first place.

(We  have updated an MBC Trekking Report by  Roger Ray  our previous trekkers from the USA 14 Years Ago)

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