Makalu Base Camp Trekking is an awe-inspiring trekking destination of the eastern part of Nepal. The 5th world’s highest mountain Mt. Makalu, that is close to the Everest so that it is the most challenging and marvelous camping trail.
This region is blessed with incredible scenic nature, enormous diversity of Makalu due to lying at remote area as well as isolation, lack of the tea house so that trekkers will get home stay as an accommodation. So that it will be the best chance to observe their life style, traditional, culture and language. The main inhabitants of the trails are mostly Sherpa, Rai, Limbu and Brahman. This trekking trail will lead up to the north of the Arun river valley along the several villages such as Sedua and Num, four high passes via Khongma-La( 3603m), Keke-La(4,127m), Shipton-La (4,170m) and Tutu-La (4,080m) into the upper Barun Khola(River). Where you can have breathtaking views of the Mt.Maklau(8,463m) but the second part of the trek is mist difficult and it’s almost impossible without having professional and experienced staff.
Himalayan Magic Treks welcome you to Nepal. After your arrival in the airport, our member/guide will accompany and escort you to your hotel.
Sightseeing in Kathmandu World Heritage Sites Pasupatinath, Bouddhanath and Swayambhunath (Monkey Temple) than back to Hotel overnight hotel on Bed and Breakfast plan
Fly to Tumlingtar (400m) 45 minutes then Jeep to Num (1,505 m) 3 ¾ hours overnight at home stay.
Trek to Sedwa (1,530m) 5/6hours overnight at Home stay.
Trek to Tashigawn (2,065m) 4/5 hours overnight at Home stay.
Rest day for acclimatization overnight at Home Stay.
Trek Khongma (3,562m) 6/7hours overnight at Home stay.
Trek to Mumbuk this day adventure day due to Khonma-la pass (3,823m), Tutu-la pass (4,056m), Shipton-la pass (4,220m), Keke-la pass (4,152m) then Mumbuk (3,550m) 6/7 hours overnight at home stay.
Trek to Yangri Kharka (3,610m) 5/6 hours overnight at Home Stay.
Trek to Langmale kharka (4,510m) 5/6 hours overnight at Home Stay.
Trek to Makalu Base Camp (4,870m) 5/6 hours overnight at Home Stay.
Explore day specially view of mountains glacier, Overnight at Home Stay.
Trek back to Yangri Kharka (3,610m) 5/6 hours overnight at Home Stay. (3,610m) 7/8hours overnight at Camp or Home Stay.
Trek to Shiptaon-la Phedi (4,120m) 7/8 hours overnight at Home Stay.
Trek to Tashigawn(2,065m) 6/7 hours overnight at Home Stay.
Trek to Num (1,505m) 6/7hours overnight at camp or Home Stay.
Drive by jeep to Tumlingtar overnight at Lodge
Fly back to Kathmandu Airport pick up than drop to Hotel overnight Hotel on Bed & Breakfast plan Evening take dinner together with typical Nepali culture
We will drive you from your hotel to the airport. This will be a goodbye and you will head back to your destination. End of the services from Himalayan Magic Treks.
The Trip cost will vary depending on the Group Size duration of days and Services required please contact us via our Email: firstname.lastname@example.org with your Details to obtain a Quote
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You can enter into Nepal both by land and flight. Several Airlines have direct flights to Kathmandu from London, Paris, Frankfurt, Doha, Osaka, Shanghai, Moscow, Bangkok, Singapore, Hongkong, Karachi, Bombay, Delhi, Calcutta, Paro, Dhaka, Lhasa and Varanasi.
All foreign nationals except Indian require a visa to enter Nepal. Please, keep in mind that all countries
The Immigration department of Kathmandu or Pokhara can extend the tourist visa. Indeed the visa can be extended for a total of 120 days, an additional 30 days visa may be granted on reasonable grounds from the Immigration Office. Nevertheless, tourist cannot stay in Nepal under tourist visa for more than 150 cumulative days
Yes, most of the places, you can charge batteries along the trek. It costs US$ 1-2 per hour for charging while you are doing Trek in Everest region
Yes, it is ok and they really get a kick out of seeing themselves in print. So if you take photographs, please take copies and post them back that will make sure they get delivered back to the people on one of your treks. But it is better to take permission from them before taking photographs. Sometimes they may angry in taking photos without asking them
Tipping is expected - though not compulsory - and shows an expression of satisfaction with the people who have assisted you on your tour. Although it may not be customary to you, it is of considerable significance to the people who will take care of you during your travels. There are several times during the trip where there is opportunity to tip the local guides or drivers you use. Recommendations for tipping guides/porter would range from 5 -7 USD per person per day depending on the quality and length of the service
We provide one porter for every two travelers, your trekking gear will be carried by the porter. The maximum the porters are allowed to carry is 10 Kg per passenger. The flight from Kathmandu to Lukla only allows for a personal weight limit of 5 Kg for hand luggage. Some of your luggage can be leave in Kathmandu
Definitely not. If you can afford a personal porter it is highly recommended. It gives wages to the people who earn a living for trekking. This is the terrain where they grew up. Hence they make walking up and down mountain look easy
You don’t to be a marathon runner or training for the Olympics. But you do have to be healthy fit and mentally prepared for trekking in Nepal. Depending on your walking/trekking speeds, you may have to trek for 5 to 7 hours per day on a trek, and no mountaineering skills needed for Nepal trekking
You will have trek briefing, and meeting with fellow travelers before departure of Trek
You can book trekking with us from anywhere in the world. Booking can easily be made online using our secure booking engine accessed from each tour page on this website. You can contact our office by phone or by email. Please email us for further information if you are unsure how to book with us.
Himalayan Magic Treks has been the clear "Vision" on Eco tourism and green tourism since decade long. Through green tourism, we have the experience and the commitment to provide you with the trip of lifetime. We can offer you a quality holiday at an affordable price and we will show you places you could not see while traveling alone.
No, there is any age restriction. We can design trek for children/teenager/ pensioner. For children and pensioner, we offer short and easy trek around Kathmandu and Pokhara Valley. For adult and teenager, we offer moderate to hard trek to Everest Base Camp/ Manaslu/ Dolpo/ Mustang/ Annapurna/ Langtang etc
Don't worry, we make it easy! Most of our first time clients actually grow to love sleeping in the great outdoors. You will sleep in good quality, two men tent which you share with only one other trekkers of same sex. We provide all Trekkers with a thermal sleeping mat. For those who want added comfort, you can bring your own mattress. On lodge/Teahouse Trek, normally single trekkers share rooms with only one other of same sex
Of course, we arrange all domestic and international flight tickets
Yes. Insurance is compulsory on all trek regions for your safety. When selecting a travel insurance policy please bear in mind that all clients must have medical coverage and that we require a minimum coverage of USD 10,000 for repatriation and emergency rescue. We strongly recommend that the policy also covers personal liability, cancellation, curtailment and loss of luggage and personal effects
We have listed a few essentials that you will have to bring along and when you make your booking we will send you out a full list of essentials. Travel documents: passport, visa, travel insurance, air tickets, voucher, passport photo (x 1)
Pocket hand warmers (for winters)
Hand sanitizing lotion
First-aid kit (should contain lip salve, Aspirin, Band Aids, anti-histamine, Imodium or similar tablets for mild cases of diarrhea, re-hydration powder, extra prescription drugs you may be taking, Chlorine Dioxide (water purification tablet for water sterilization)
Wet wipes for cleaning can be purchased at Kathmandu
Protein bars, chocolate, dried fruits, candies and snack foods
Health requirements arranged
Money: cash/credit card
Swiss army knife
Whistle to attract attention in the event of an emergency
Spare Boot Laces
Sleeping Bag/Sleep sheet - Four season bag is recommended for high altitude trekking in summers and -20 degrees sleeping bag in winters. Sleeping Bags can be rented in Kathmandu at reasonable rate
Light weight Towel
Day pack to carry your personal needs during the day
Alarm clock and torch/flashlight - headlamp style is ideal
Insect repellent, sunscreen and lip balm
Ear plugs & eye mask can assist light sleepers
Refillable water bottle - Min 1 Litre Aluminium or Nalgene polypropylene are best
Nepali phrase book
Gloves - wool or fleeced and gore tex
Sarong a multitude of uses
Bag Liners to waterproof your bags
Wind and waterproof Jacket & Pants
Comfortable and sturdy walking shoes (worn frequently prior to departure)
Socks: thick wool blend and thin cotton to be worn in combination - ensure boots fit such combination
Running shoes or sandals for evening
Wool jumper / sweater / fleece. Lightweight during summer, 1 heavyweight or 2 lightweights during winter months, Down jackets in winter, Down jackets can be hired in Kathmandu.
T Shirts 2 or 3
Shirt - Long Sleeved
Pants - lightweight long trousers (jeans are unsuitable)
Thermals upper and lower
Extra warm clothing during winter (December to March) layered clothing - thermals
The best time for trekking in Nepal is October to early Dec, then March to mid June, even though you can trek all round the year. June/August is better to do trek in rain shadow like Upper Mustang, Dolpa in Nepal and Mt. Kailash in Tibet
There are telephone and internet in many villages along the popular trekking routes from which you can make international calls. We inform daily trekking report to your relatives to home
Foreigners other than Indian citizen, who intend to visit Nepal, must hold a valid passport prior to apply for a Nepal visa. The passport must have six months validity from the date of arrival. Travelers can obtain a Nepalese visa upon arrival at Kathmandu airport, or at a border immigration office. One recent copy of a passport size color photo is required to apply for Tourist Visa to Nepal. The fees payable only in USD dollars for obtaining a visa on arrival at any border are as follows:
A Tourist Visa with Multiple Entry for 15 days: US$ 25 payable only in USD dollars
A Tourist Visa with Multiple Entry for 30 days: US$ 40 payable only in USD dollars
A Tourist Visa with Multiple Entry for 90 days: US$ 100 payable only in USD dollars
Most treks are suitable for anyone who is moderately fit. No previous experience is required. To make fit for trekking in Nepal, some physical fitness programs such as regular walking, running, swimming, and hiking are recommended before your journey. Any person suffering from a pre-existing medical condition or diseases must seek medical advice before considering a trek. Whilst on a trek, it is common to experience some discomfort before you become fully acclimatized to altitude
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner each day as per itinerary is included. If you have any special dietary requirements please inform us beforehand
Electricity will not always be available, especially in more remote areas. Carry a second set of charged batteries with you – and don’t forget your adapters! Your guide will know where you will be able to charge your batteries next. But most of the places in Langtang, Annapurna and Everest Trek, you can charge battery but need to pay extra cost
There are telephones in a few villages along the routes from which you can make international calls. Cell phone reception is not reliable on in the mountains and in many regions not at all. If required, we can supply a satellite phone service. Please inform us if you need this service, which must be at your expense
In most cities yes, to some extent, however once you leave the cities behind, you can only use cash. Make sure that you take sufficient Nepalese rupees for your needs in small denominations. In some places, Dollars, Euros and Pounds will be accepted
It all depends on your spending habits. 15 to 20 US$ a day will be enough to buy bottles of water, chocolates, souvenir shopping of local crafts when available and a few drinks. You can buy these things only in certain villages
Tips are always expected. It is good to tip trekking staff at the end of a trek. The standard recommendation for tipping is for each person in a group of 10 or more persons, tip to the guide US$ 10 per day and each porter US$ 3 per day. For groups of one or two persons and above USD$ 12 per day for guide and USD$ 5 per day for porter is recommended
Please bring a water bottle to fill with purified water. We will provide you with purified water to each day. So you don’t need anything unless you want to bring your own water purifier (If so, please inform us beforehand). You can also buy mineral water in some villages along the trail
All stuff what you have, not necessary to take to trekking as this makes your porter extra heavy and things can be lost and damaged during the trek. You can leave such stuff at your Hotel in Kathmandu or our office store. Luggage storage facility is absolutely free of cost
We plan each trek to depart at our customer’s convenience. Usually, a day or two after you fly into Kathmandu; spend a day or two in the capital, meeting the team, checking on all the gear and then departing after breakfast on the pre-arranged day
Passport must be valid for at least 6 months after you return from your tour. It needs to contain few blank pages. Bring minimum five copies of passport size photos to issue your Nepal visa on arrival which is payable only on USD cash and trekking permit. Travel insurance; keep a separate photocopy with Mountain Mart Trek and into your main baggage, Cash, Flight tickets, Emergency contact numbers for T/C’s, banks, insurance, family contacts, Passport photos: One Nepal visa at the airport and four for your trekking permit and more photos for a multiple entry visa for onward trips to your next port
Visa fees are: US$ 25/40/100 for 15 days/30 days/90 days multiple entry that is payable only in USD cash. Maximum number of days should be included in the section about extending a trek. Departure taxes are included in flight tickets to any destination since 2005
Yes, our company insures all our trekking staff: guides, cooks, Sherpa and porters
On a trekking, our porters will take care of your luggage as per the “Price Includes” section. Your porter may carry a maximum of 12kg of luggage per person in a soft bag. A porter carries two trekkers’ bags (25kg). All you need to carry is your small day bag with important personal belongings like camera, water, sun cream, sufficient warm and rain clothing for the day
Weather in the Himalayas is difficult to predict: expect the unexpected. Nights are generally much cooler than the day. In winter (December to February) nights can be cold when the sun is out while days are beautiful and warm. Snow can fall at any time of the year. Temperatures can range from 15°C to 25°C above 5000m. It is important to stay warm and dry in any conditions – so carry sufficient gear in your pack each day
Yes, providing your group size meets tour agreed minimum, we include a free place for a leader, company representative and teacher so if you have a group in this number please ask once before sending quotation for FOC with us
14 participants in a group – get free trekking packages for one leader
23 participants in a group – get free trekking package for two persons
36 participants in a group – get free trekking packages for three persons
The safety and well-being of our clients is our first priority. Acknowledging that there are inherent risks in all travel that can never be totally eliminated, we endeavor to minimize any risks or dangers that have the potential to lead to any more than reasonable level of physical or emotional distress for our clients, staff and partners. We aim to do this by:
Ensuring the chosen itinerary is appropriate for your group
Seeking medical assurance from you that medical advisor prior to trekking departure to ensure all travelers are suitable for the challenge ahead
Ensuring that our guides are all first aid trained, carries a comprehensive first-aid kit and are fully competent in handling emergency evacuation procedures
Ensuring that our guides carry mobile or satellite phones: Mobile or satellite phone communication is available on most trekking routes which provide direct access to our company
Providing a doctor to escort all school trekking groups and on request for charity challenges. Insisting that a complete risk assessment be provided prior travel and trek
Requiring each client to complete and sign our risk assessment form prior to departure for a trek. Insisting that travel insurance is compulsory for all travelers and trekkers. Insurance documentation to be provided prior to any trek
A trekking holiday should never be about making it to the final point quickly. Along the route we can add days at your request at additional costs to cover guides, porters, accommodation and food if given sufficient time to make the arrangements
Yes, there are many options and choices to extend your holiday before or after your main trek. Please browse our trip extension on home page and the following suggestions offer a few possibilities. Everest Flight: A one hour early morning flight to see Mt Everest and its surrounding peaks. A ticket includes the flight plus transfers to and from the airport weather permitting. Trisuli River Rafting: A one or two day package, including return road transport
Our cultural tour guides are pretty proficient. The trekking guide (Sirdar) and his assistants speak a reasonable amount of English are good enough to explain you about the places, local culture or any sight that catches your eyes or is of interest to you
We try to bring together a small group of like minded people to give them a memorable and insightful adventurous experience, and this is an invaluable opportunity to interact with each other in a fun-filled environment. Our travel group generally comprises of a maximum 12 members. We need a minimum of 2 participants to run our trek programs. For private trips, no minimum or maximum numbers apply
Security of our clients is of foremost & vital importance for us. All our guides and other support crew are carefully chosen for your trips. Our guides hold licenses issued by the Government of Nepal. They are very honest and reliable. But we would also advise you to take care of your own personal belongings. If you are on 'camping treks' please do not leave your bags unattended at any time for your own safety. Take your main bag inside the tent once you reach campsite. At night, put all bags and belongings in the middle of the tent. Your guide assigns a Sherpa on turn wise basis to guard the campsite throughout the night. If you are on a 'Tea house or GAP trek' arrangement, you will be sleeping in a local tea house. You have to take sensible precautions yourself at all times. Never leave your baggage unattended and keep your lodge room locked when you go out. Prevention is always the best kind of cure
On all our Camping treks we provide all the tents, sometimes dome tents, sometimes sturdy A frames and normally people share one tent between two; a foam mattress each; all the cutlery and utensils, cooking pots, stoves; candles/kerosene lantern, tables and stools, kitchen tent, a dining tent and toilet tent; and all the main meals while trekking but not snacks. On Tea house treks, there is no necessity to provide any equipment
In the event of a serious sickness or a casualty, which we surely believe will not happen; you will be rescued by a helicopter. Since you are entirely liable for all the expenses incurred in the event of your having to be evacuated; please make sure that it is covered by your insurance before assigning for it or u must be prepared to pay on your own after getting back to Kathmandu. Ask your guide to arrange a runner to the nearest communication point and inform our office about the requirements of a helicopter. While asking for the helicopter, please send a name of the sick person and always give the exact location from where the helicopter can airlift you. Our guides will help you on this; do not leave your stationed point even if you are getting better once you have called in the helicopter
Depending on any given situation, you can modify it to some extent after consulting with your guide. However, the date of your trek completion should always coincide with the original itinerary. You should keep in mind that this is an adventure trip into some of the most remote regions on earth, where any unforeseen events may compel you to go for a change in your itinerary. In such cases, we or your guide will suggest the best alternative similar to your original itinerary
Yes, we are a licensed trekking agency. We have been organizing tours, treks and expeditions for our valued clients for more than a decade. We enjoy our work.
Yes, we do. If you prefer to travel independently, or with your friends, families and colleagues you are invited to choose any of the trips at a timeframe suiting your convenience. The number could range from a group of people that could be minimum 1 and maximum 100 at a time. Costs for private trips can be fixed on the basis of group size, trek area; duration and trek style, and is negotiable. We also arrange Trek for single women if required. However, if none of our fixed group departure dates work for you and you do not have anyone to accompany you; you can still be able to make your preferred trip with us. There is absolutely nothing to worry about if you wish to do a solo trip. We can assign a local professional guide, porters etc whom you could trust with your life
This is an abbreviation for 'Guide Accommodation and Porters' (GAP). This trek option is for those who only want basic support services from us. This is the most economical way to do trekking in Nepal. We provide an English speaking local Sherpa guide, book and pay for the accommodation in local lodges during trek and arrange required porters and trekkers who pay for their meals directly to the local lodge owner. This option works only on certain routes in the Everest, Langtang and Annapurna regions where trekking routes are served by the local folks in their tea house or lodges. You pay for your own meals. We take care of all the expenses of our staff
On camping treks, our staff will boil and cook meals treated by potassium or iodine. On GAP treks, you will be able to buy safe hot drinks in the tea house. We recommend that you to bring water purification pills. On the trail, water from the streams is safe if away from settlements
You should be moderately fit, used to some regular exercise and enjoy walking in high altitude conditions. Living up to a physical challenge is always good for you, no matter what. Trekking once a year is always the best regimen for your body's needs; as per recommendations from most health journals throughout the world
The clothing you bring will need to allow for both the warmth of the days and the chill of the nights. While trekking during the day at lower altitudes, lightweight trekking trousers and T-shirts are recommended. It's always a good idea to carry a waterproof jacket and some warmer clothing with you though as mountain weather is notoriously unpredictable. For the cold nights, thermal underwear, a warm fleece jacket and even a down jacket will help to keep you warm. Good shoes are of great importance. They must be sturdy and comfortable. For higher altitude treks where you may have to tread snow for long hours, good boots are available for rent in Kathmandu. In view of local customs, try not to wear too skimpy or revealing clothes. Your reception by locals can vary greatly on the way you dress
Yes, you can definitely change the lodge if you feel it is not in order by talking it over with your guide, provided there are other lodges with good rooms in the vicinity.
We accommodate trekking groups in local lodges available on the trail. As it is not possible to book the rooms days in advance, we send a porter few hours ahead of the group each day to book the rooms
Our airport representative and a vehicle will be waiting you at the arrival gate of the airport; in his hand will be a plaque board holding your name clearly written on the board or paper. You can’t lose us
Obtaining a Nepalese visa on arrival is easier except that you may have to spend some precious time queuing. If you get your visa in advance, you can avoid the queue. Also, don’t forget to bring cash as ATMs are not available at the airport. Note: If you are staying for more than 15 days, don’t forget to arrange a visa for 30 days.
You can get your money exchange at your hotel or we will exchange your money in better rates so before exchange your money ask once with HMT team
The weight limit for the trek is 15 kg per guest, as it is the maximum weight that the porters can carry. It is also important to note that "hard" luggage poses a problem: soft "duffel-bags" are recommended which we provide. The lighter you are the better for the trails
You can keep your luggage and valuable items in a locker at the hotel in Kathmandu for free of charge
Most of the tea houses have electricity facilities during the trekking period. You can charge your electronic devices on the trail
You will only have to carry a day pack, which should be a reasonable size to carry a water bottle, sunscreen, camera, etc. Your other packs are carried by porters. Again we stress on the wisdom of always ‘travel light’
You can get hot shower services throughout the trip. However, the higher you climb the less pleasant it will be. It’s better to be on the safe side of things
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