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hugo m
hugo m
Nepal best 's trek Nepal best 's trek, very remote, very wild, lots of different scenery. If you want to trek in a place that is still very authentic you should go for it.
Mola k
Mola k
Makalu Base Camp Makalu Base Camp trekking is definitely not for the faint-hearted. It's a challenging route that requires a lot of experience and good physical condition. You'll pass through snowfields such as Shipton La & Keke La, which are located above 4000m and covered in deep snow, making it difficult to trek. The snow blizzards and strong winds add to the challenge. You'll also encounter big boulders before reaching Yangle Kharka, which requires good balance and experience to navigate. The trek involves constant ascent and descent between 3500m to 4200m, and you'll climb (and descend) 8500m overall, including the viewpoint at 5900m elevation. However, all the hard work pays off when you witness the breathtaking mountain, river and lake sceneries that are unlike anything you've ever seen before. One of the most striking things about this trek is that you'll rarely see other hikers on the route. This gives you a unique opportunity to immerse yourself in the local culture and see firsthand how the Sherpa people live their everyday lives. We highly recommend using a local company like Makalu Arun Social Trek (MAST) and local guides/porters like Mr Suk Bahadur Ghimire and Mr Ratna Bahadur Rai, who have extensive knowledge of the area and are incredibly helpful.
arun u
arun u
The best and the only trekking company registered in Makalu region Right from the beginning Mr. Tejanath was very involved and helped with the planning and obtaining all the permits. His company is the only trekking company registered in the Maklau region so they only work with locals who have great knowledge about the region. Rajkumar Rai was my porter/guide who was incredibly helpful and without his support I wouldn't have made it to the base camp. From picking me up at the airport, inviting me to his lovely home for lunch Tejanath helped me prepare for the trek. After I finished the trek he made sure everything went well right until my return flight from Tumlingtar and even helped me with making alternate arrangements when my flight was cancelled. Overall if you want a real local experience for me exploring the Makalu base camp and very reasonably priced compared to what other companies from Kathmandu charge your best option is Maklau Arun Social Trek
Peter M
Peter M
A highly recommended trek This was my tenth trek in Nepal and my fourth trek this year as I am making up for lost time during Covid. In October 2002 I trekked in Dolpo with a group for a month and then wanted to do a shorter and cheaper trek in November 2002 before returning to the UK. The Makalu Base Camp trek seemed ideal as I wanted to have close up views of the mountains and trek somewhere that wasn’t too commercialised or busy. Makalu Arun Social Treks (MAST) was mentioned in the Lonely Planet guide book and, after looking at their website and reading the good Tripadvisor reviews, I decided that the service they were offering was what I wanted. What I wanted was a good porter/guide at a reasonable rate and for someone to organise the required transportation and other aspects of the trek like the TIMS card. MAST was set up to help fund an orphanage but no longer does this as the government has taken over this responsibility. MAST is run by Tejanath who is a retired English school teacher who lives in Khandbari. This year they haven’t organised many treks and mine was their fourth trek for the year. Tejanath was extremely helpful from the moment I contacted him and always promptly replied. He prefers Whatsapp so we soon switched to that and he is happy to talk on Whatsapp also. Tejanath allocated me a porter/guide called Suk (aka Strong Man) who was very good and friendly, strong enough to carry all my gear and spoke some English. He also lives in Seduwa, which is at the start of the trek, so he knew the trek and the local people very well. I didn’t expect him to speak English and the only problem was that he thought his English was better than it was. As a result it was sometimes a bit difficult and frustrating trying to understand him. Tejanath personally met me at Tumlingtar airport and brought me by tuk tuk to my hotel in Khandbari and also took me back to the airport. He and his wife were both very hospitable and looked after me very well whilst I was in Khandbari. The trek was very well organised and I have absolutely no hesitation in recommending MAST for the Makalu Base Camp trek. It is much better and cheaper to use MAST than a Kathmandu based trekking agency. I also think that the Makalu trek is excellent and one gets very close up to so many 6,000 to 8,000 metre peaks. You can fairly easily get up to 5,738 metres on this trek, which is higher than on a lot of other treks in Nepal. I have posted a trip report on the Tripadvisor travel forum: https://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/ShowTopic-g293889-i9243-k14193957-Lower_Dolpo_and_Makalu_Base_Camp_Treks_Trip_Report-Nepal.html
Makalu basecamp yrek I returned to Nepal for the 8th time, to do Makalu basecamp trek in October 2022, starting from Phaplu to the Arun river and up the high passes to the Barun river towards the basecamp and back the same way to Tumlingtar. I used the services of Makalu-Arun social trek (MAST) because it fits my budget supplying a porter/guide only (a porter who knows the trail). The walk was great and Tejanath of MAST took care of all the details. Really there was no need for a guide as the trail was clear all the way and it was nice to walk alone in the nature as my porter was most of the time well ahead or behind. Here follows some notes for other travellers : 1- For the first time i noticed a lot of Nepali trekkers on the trail, this will definitely make the experience richer and change the old image of trekking in the Himalayas forever. 2- The trail is a lodge trek with new and big lodges all the way, there are even smaller lodges halfway for lunch or a less crowded experience. Note that prices here are higher than elsewhere in Nepal (rooms from 500 to 700 per person and same for a Dahlbat). The smaller lodges tend to charge more than the big ones. 3- the big "draw back" for this trek is the terrible jeep ride from Khandbari to Num, really 4 to 5 hours of non stop shaking through deep muddy trenches and big rocks. I hope that the national park authority will really try to find a walking alternative adding 2 more days to the trek.
Scenic and strenuous hike in the Himalays I completed the Makalu Base Camp trek early October and had a great experience. The trek itself is a pretty hard one. Harder than Everest Base Camp and the Annapurna Cicuit trek which I did back in 2016. But it is more rewarding. Still a pristine off-the-beaten path trail. Especially the Barun valley is heaven on earth. During 14 days I just met one foreign tourist. Besides him just friendly locals on the trail. On the lower section of the trail you will see mainly Hindu people. The higher you go the more Bhuddist people you will meet. This gives the trek a nice contrast. Accommodations and food a pretty basic on this trek (don’t expect deep fried chocolate bars). I recommend vegetarian food while hiking in order to prevent food poisoning. With MAST you pay for the porter guide and transportation in advance. Your personal expenses on the trek you pay as you go. This consists mainly of food and accommodation. Sometimes I experienced some bigger price differences between the accommodations/food places. I recommend you confirm the price in advance at these places. In short this is a more cost-effective way to hike. If you go for a Kathmandu based agencies you could easily spend double the price. My guide was a local from Seduwa village on the trail. He was very strong and helpful person. However I experienced a culture-shock sometimes 😉. While hiking I recommend to get up as early as possible to experience clear conditions. Yes, it still rains a lot even during mid-September. Also you should bring good hiking sticks hence the trek can be quite technical at some points. Expect landslide areas and rough river crossings. In a nutshell I recommend this trek to the experienced hiker. This is not a hike for rookies. But it is definitely worth the struggle. Your reward will be higher than on other treks in Nepal.
Sham Tatkare
Sham Tatkare
Brief Trek Report and Feedback about Makalu Arun Social Trek (MAST) Makalu (27,820 ft.) is worlds 5th highest mountain. It is located at 20 km southeast of Mount Everest, Nepal. Our journey and trek route was, Pune - Delhi - Kathmandu - Biratnagar – Dharan – Khandbari - Num – Seduwa – Tashigaon - Danda kharka – Khongma – Dobato - Yangle kharka - Shiv Dhara - Langmale Kharka - Makalu Base Camp. Trek route is initially through Arun valley and then we enter in to Barun Valley. Due to lack of basic facilities & development, this region of Himalaya has been preserved in its best form. Quality of air, water and vast variety of fauna & flora are really exceptional. Barun valley has many Rudraksha trees and medical plants (Jadi-Buti). As per local belief, people living in Barun valley never have any disease and look much younger than their age. Recently (April 2019) Yati foot prints were reported by Indian army expedition team near Langmale Kharka. Tashigaon is the famous village of high altitude specialist mountaineers i.e. “The Sherpas”. At Danda Kharka, near Tashigaon, we had a tea break. The hotel owner Sherpa Mr. Lakpa Gylzen, 22 years age, casually told us that he had climbed Mount Everest twice and few more peaks. I felt ashamed that Everest climber was serving tea to an ordinary trekker like me. . . Shiv Dhara is a 500 feet tall waterfall, on the mouth of a huge dome shape cave. It is believed that God Shiva using his Trishul made a hole in the cave (top side) to solve water scarcity problem in this region. Guide asked me to stand at about 8 feet away from main stream of water fall and then we started praying God Shiva. After about 5 minutes, the water fall changed its position and water started falling on our heads. Guide informed that we are blessed by the God. Of course, there is a scientific reason for this natural phenomenon. However, such incidents help to strengthen one’s belief in God and inspire us to follow the path of righteousness & virtues. . . No words will be enough to Thanks my brave guide Mr. Shuka Bahadur Ghimre & the respected school teacher, Mr. Tejanath Pokharel, Chairperson, Makalu Arun Social Trek (MAST) & his family for organizing such a wonderful trek and all the help. We are also thankful to Mr. Mohan Kumar Kafle, Chairman (MAST) for the coordination & arranging necessary trek documents.
Well organised trek We did the Makalu Base Camp trek in November 2017. This was our ninth trek, organised through different agents in Nepal. For this trek we chose a local agent rather than one based in Kathmandu because the route is still relatively undeveloped and we wanted the benefit of local knowledge and contacts. We have no hesitation in recommending Tejanath. He always answered our email queries promptly and fully, gave us wonderful hospitality before and after the trek, found us an excellent porter and guide, and efficiently organised all the paperwork and land transport before and after the trek. Our guide was related to the extended family that runs all the guest houses on the trek, which enriched our experience. Makalu Base Camp is a beautiful and relatively uncrowded trek, well worth the extra hassle and expense of the flight into Tumlingtar. But you need to be prepared for quite basic food and accommodation, and be aware that once over the Shipton La communications (and hence rescue, should it be necessary) are difficult. Best for trekkers who have some experience.
Alex W
Alex W
Makalu BC Trek Nov. 2016 Tejaneth of MAST organized a porter/guide (Suk Bhadur Ghimibre) and porter (Raskamar Ghimibre) from the village of Seduwa for our teahouse trek to Makalu Base Camp in November 2016. What an amazing experience! The route and teahouses along it were relatively uncrowded, the natural landscape was epic, the cultural tapestry overlaying all of it was fascinating. Our guide and porter were fantastic and everyone we met along the way was friendly. I would definitely recommend this trek and MAST. I would love to return someday to do this same trek again, and/or one of MAST's Social Treks. Tejaneth and his wife were very gracious and welcoming at the beginning and end of our journey. Namaste, Dhanyavaad, and Feri Betonlah!
Makalu base camp April 2019 I did the trek in April 2019. MAST was very helpful in helping organizing the trek in general. Tejanath coordinated a porter guide for my solo trip and also arranged accomodation in Khandbari. He also helped me get a seat on a plane back to KTM, thank you again! My guide Suk Bahadur was very knowledgeable about the trail and did speak some english. I also stayed at his house and his family was very welcoming. He helped arrange accommodation in tea houses and was regularly asking other sherpas for trail updates along the way. I would just recommend anyone who does this trek in general to bring lots of snacks - past Shipton La expect a diet of rice and potatoes. I got really hungry on the way down. If you do the trek with MAST specifically, be aware that not all porter guides are equipped equally. All i had for my guide was a duffle bag, which he ended up carrying in a very uncomfortable way for 16 days because he didn't like to use straps or baskets like most porters across Nepal. So i would recommend that you ask in advance who your guide will be and what kind of equipment they have or don't have. In doubt, bring a backpack for you and for your porter. The trail conditions were unexpectedly snowy last April (several meters of snow and warm T up and down Shipton La). Nepalese people have no training/awareness of avalanche risks. Use your best judgement and speak up if you feel uncomfortable.

Lukla Makalu Base Camp Trek- 26 Days


The Lukla to Makalu Base Camp Trek is a challenging and rewarding adventure that takes you through the stunning landscapes of the Everest region, offering breathtaking views of some of the world’s highest peaks in the world

The trek typically follows a route from Lukla through various Sherpa villages and rhododendron forests, gradually ascending to higher altitudes. The trail passes through picturesque landscapes, remote valleys, and high mountain passes, offering stunning panoramic views of the Himalayan giants. As you approach Makalu Base Camp, the terrain becomes more challenging, with steep ascents and descents, crossing high-altitude passes and glacial moraines

Outline of the Trek Detail

  • Total Program Days: 26 Days
  • Total trekking Days: 25 Days
  • Trekking Grade :Fairly Strenuous
  • Maximum Altitude :Makalu Base camp (5520m)
  • Accommodation: Tea House/ Home Stays.
  • Best Trekking Time: September to November,Mid March to May
  • Permits: TIMS card MBNP Entrance Fees
  • Transportation: Reserved Jeep, Regular Jeep Flight/ #public Bus.
  • Activity: Trekking , Volunteering, Sight seeing.
  • Total Trekking Hours Per Day : 4-6 hours.

Major Highlight of the Trek

  • Scenic flight from Kathmandu to Lukla, offering spectacular views of the Himalayas
  • Trekking through diverse landscapes, including lush forests, picturesque valleys, and high-altitude terrain
  • Views of iconic peaks such as Mt. Everest (8848m), Lhotse, Makalu (8463m) , and Chamlang (7319m)
  • Cultural encounters with Sherpa and Rai communities, providing insights into their traditions and way of life
  • Exploration of the Makalu Barun National Park, renowned for its rich biodiversity and unique ecosystems
  • Magnificent views of Mt. Makalu (8463m), the fifth highest peak in the world, and the surrounding Himalayan ranges
  • Company service charge cost including government Tax as well as miscellaneous cost

Trekking Cost Include

  • 16 Days One porter guide daily salary including his food and accommodation
  • Porter guide insurance cost for 2 Porter guide
  • Trekking Permits (TIMS) card cost for 2 person
  • Makalu Barun National Park Entrance Fee for 2 person
  • Jeep Reservation from Tumlingtar – Khandbari-Num – Chamla Kharka and from Chamla Kharka – Num – Khardbari – Tumlingtar
  • Two-night Khandbari Hotel room booking cost for 2 person.
  • Company service charge cost including government Tax as well as miscellaneous cost

Trekking Cost Exclude

  • Guest food and accommodation costs throughout the trekking route
  • International airfare cost
  • Kathmandu -Tumlingtar -Kathmandu Airfare cost
  • Nepal entry visa fees are USD 30 for 15 days and USD 50 for 30 days
  • Lodge, Breakfast, Dinner, and lunch in Kathmandu.
  • Personal trekking gear and equipment cost.
  • Tips for trekking guides, porters, and local staff.
  • Travel and medical insurance for the guest in case of emergency.
  • Emergency rescue evacuation for the guest.
  • Personal expenses such as battery charging, laundry, alcohol, cold drinks, hot showers at teahouses, etc.
  • Unforeseeable expenses incurred due to accidents, strikes, natural calamities, political unrest, etc.
Lukla Makalu Base Camp Trek Itinerary (26 Days)

Day 1Kathmandu- Lukla -Paiya

Flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. Meet your porter guide and be introduced with him. Pack tour trekking gear. Then trek to Paiya. A short Day trek. Overnight Stay at a teahouse Paiya

Day 2 Trek from Paiya to Pangum (2850m)

After having your breakfast commence your trek. Pass Khari La (3145m) with fine view. Trek and pass Kharte and get Pangum (2850 m). Your overnight stay at a tea house there.

Day 3Trek from Pangum to Najingdingma (2650m)

Your today’s trek will be 5-6 hours. You will have to ascend (1120m) and descend (1320m). After having your breakfast you commence your trek . You walk slowly passing Pangum La (3173m), Tropki Kharka, Sibuje (2500m), Gai Kharka (2300m) and finally get Najingdingma (2650m) for your overnight stay food and accommodation at a teahouse there.

Day 4Trek from Najingdingma to Bung. ( 1900m)

Have your breakfast at your teahouse and prepare for today’s 6-7 hours trek. You will have to walk 430 m ascend and 1680m descend. Walk continuously pass Surke La Charakot village Khiraule Gumpa and finally get Bung (1900) for your overnight stay there

Day 5Trek from Bung to Sanam (2850m)

After Having your big breakfast commence your todays’ almost 6-7 hours’ trek. Walk slowly and carefully ,pass Gudel (1900m) and finally reach Sanam (2850m) for your overnight teahouse stay there.

Day 6Trek from Sanam to Phedi (1680m)

Have your breakfast and prepare for you’re a little long 7-8 hours trek. Walk continuously and get Sapla Pokhari (3414m) the wish fulfilling sacred pool. Visit the pool. Then continue walking and pass Bilbate(2800m) Jaubari (2040m) and descend and reach Phedi (1680m) for your overnight stay there.

Day 07.Trek from Phedi to Gothe Bazar (775m)

Have your breakfast and prepare for today’s 5 hour’s trek. Walk continuously , pass Tallpo Phedi, Dobhane (920m) . Finally reach Gothe Bazar ((775m). Find one of the best tea house and stay tere.

Day 08Trek from Gothebazar to Chewa Besi (250m)

Have your breakfast at your tea house and prepare for today’s trek ( 5-6 Hours) .Trek along the side of the Irkhuwa Khola. Walk continuously and get Majuwa Besi. From there you trek and pass Baluwa Besi Katike pul and finally you get Chewa Besi. And find a teahouse for your overnight stay there.

Day 9 Trek from Chewa besi to Khandbari

After having your breakfast at your tea house, start your today’s trek . Follow the path from Chewabei to Chewa and continue climbing uphill, walking to at the top of the village. Then continue walking up to Mane Bhangyang. You can find Auto rickshaw to travel to Khandbari Hotel Room..

Day 10Khandbari Rest Day.

This is your rest day. You wash and clean and prepare for another 13days Makalu bas camp trek. You pack almost all the necessary things and pack them carefully. Today you have time to explore Khandbari area. If you are interested you go to visit nearby school meet school children and the teacher staff. You can talk to them and also share some knowledge with them.

Day 11:Travel from Khandbari to Num. Trek from Num to Seduwa (1540m)

This is your first day of your MBC trek.( 4 hours travelling by jeep and 4 hours walking). After having your breakfast, about 8 am you catch your reserved jeep and travel for about 4 hours and get Num. You get off the jeep and go to a nearby hotel and have something you like. After having some rest you walk down to the Arun River. Cross suspension bridge the river and ascend and get Seduwa Village for your overnight stay at local tea house there. Register your TIMS card and pay Makalu Barun National Park Entrance fee Rs.3000 at the Park Site office.

Day 12.Trek From Seduwa to Tasigaun (2070m)

On the second day of your trek you have to walk 4-6 hours to reach destination (Tasigaun 2027m). All the part of this Trekking trial is uphill. So you climb gently . You pass Chyaksedanda (1890m) and primary school at the bottom of Tasigaun. Finally you get Tasi Gaun for your overnight stay at a teahouse there.

Day 13.Trek from Tasi Gaun to Khongma (3560m)

After having your breakfast at the tea house, you commence your 4-6 hours trek. You ascend up Khongma (3560m). You may experience the first sign of altitude mountain sickness. On the route you pass Danda Kharka, Chipla (2520m) Unishisha (3180m)and finally reach Khongma.

Day 14.Trek from Khongma to Dobato (3550m)

After your breakfast at 8 am at your tea house, embark on a trek to Dobato, which takes approximately 4 to 5 hours. Today, you’ll cross three passes: Ghenguru La (4045m), Shipton La (4216m), and Keke La (4150m). As you trek, take in the breathtaking beauty of Chamalang, and admire the impressive peaks of Peak 6 (6739m) and Peak 7 (6105m) and finally reach Dobato for your overnight stay at a teahouse there

Day 15Trek from Dobato to Yangle Kharka (3600m)

Have your breakfast at the tea house and prepare for your 4-5 hours’ trek to Yangle Kharka. You have to descend 700m and ascend 750m. From Dobato walk slowly down and pass Phematang and cross the Braun river and finally get Yangle Kharka (3600m) for your overnight night there.

Day 16.Yangle Kharka (Rest Day) (3600)

Today is your rest day at Yangle. Take a well-deserved break and acclimate to your surroundings. Use this time to fully relax and appreciate the stunning natural beauty around you. Your overnight stay at the same teahouse.

Day 17.Trek from Yangle Kharka to Langmale Kharka (4410m)

Have tour breakfast at 8 am at the tea house, then embark on a gentle climb to Nghe Kharka (3750m), Ripuk Kharka (3930m), Jhak Kharka (4210m), and finally reach Langmale Kharka (4400m). This journey takes approximately 4 to 5 hours. At the end of the day, find one of the best tea houses at Langmale Kharka for yor overnight stay there.

Day 18. Trek from Langmale Kharka to Makalu Base Camp (4870m)

After having your breakfast at 8 am begin your 4 to 5 hours to reach the Makalu Base Camp at 4870 meters. Once you arrive, find one of the best tea houses to enjoy a delicious meal and a comfortable rest. Observe beautiful stunning surroundings and enjoy the achievement of reaching your trekking destination

Day 19.Makalu Base camp Exploration Day

Explore the beautiful surroundings of the Makalu Base Camp. Your guide will assist you in reaching sights such as Barun Pokhari (4950m), Peak 3 above Shersong (5250m), the Hillary Base Camp, and more. Take in the stunning views and immerse yourself in the natural beauty of the area. At the end of the day, return to the same tea house for an overnight stay.

Day 20Trek from Makalu Base Camp to Yangle Kharka.

After your breakfast at your tea house at MBC, begin your descent to Yangle Kharka. At the end of the trek, find a suitable tea house in Yangle Kharka for your overnight stay

Day 21.Trek from Yangle Kharka to Dobato

After having your breakfast at the tea house in Yangle, start your trek 4 to 6-hour trek to Dobato for your overnight stay there.

Day 22.Trek form Dobato to Khongma

After your breakfast at Dobato make your way down to Khongma, which will take 4 to 6 hours. Upon arrival, find a room for your overnight stay at a teahouse there. Again enjoy the surrounding beauty around the place

Day 23.Trek from Khongma to Tasigaun

Enjoy your breakfast at Khongma and make your way down to Tasigaun, taking 4 to 6 hours to complete the trek. Find a comfortable room in a tea house, take some time to relax, and have a meal and drink. Don’t miss the chance to enjoy the sights and sounds of the area. Spend the night at a tea house in Tasigaun

Day 24Trek From Tasigaun to Seduwa

After having breakfast at the tea house in Tasigaun, slowly and carefully make your way down to Seduwa for a 4 to 6-hour trek. Look for one of the best tea houses in Seduwa and take time to relax and enjoy a meal and drinks. Explore the sights and surroundings of the area.

Day 25Trek from Seduwa to Chamlakha Travle from ChamlaKharka to Khndbari

After fueling up with breakfast at the tea house in Seduwa, walk down to the Arun River, cross suspension bridge of the river an ascend up to the motorsble road to catch your pre booked jeep. After travelling for four hours you arrive Khandbari hotel room. Say goodbye to your porter guides also meet our company staff and evaluate the whole trek.

Day 26Travel from Khandbari to Tumlingtar, Flight from Tumlingtar to Kathandu

After having your morning meal at the your hotel, prepare to travel to Tumlingtar airport. A Jeep will be waiting to catch you. Catch the jeep and travel for 15 minute and get the airport. After check in ,say goodbye to your company staff and and enjoy your flight to Kathmandu.

FAQs About Lukla Makalu Base Camp Trek

Is food and accommodation availabe on thie trek route from Lukla to Khandbari?

There are tea houses. But there may be old aged people not be able to cook and feed you. So You your porter guide should help the tea hose owner to cook and feed and also cleaning and washing.

Which currency is most widely accepted on this tour?

Nepai Rupees

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