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Makalu Base Camp-Kongma La Pass


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Trip Facts

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Best Season :
Mar-May and Sept-Nov
Trip Grade:
Starting From:
End Point:
4630msl, Shershong Base Camp
Per Day Hiking:
4-6 hrs
Hotel and camping
Private vehicle & flight
Phone Network Access:


  • Guided tour to the UNESCO listed heritage sites in Kathmandu
  • Walk along the road less travelled and appreciate the beauty of wild landscape in its unspoiled natural attire
  • Meet the Kirat and Sherpa tribe people in the hill villages along the trail
  • Arun valley, Barun Valley, Makalu Consevation Area
  • Cross Kongma la Pass
  • Admire the beauty of Mt. Makalu and other mountain ranges.Guided tour to the UNESCO listed heritage sites in Kathmandu
  • Walk along the road less travelled and appreciate the beauty of wild landscape in its unspoiled natural attire
  • Meet the Kirat and Sherpa tribe people in the hill villages along the trail
  • Arun valley, Barun Valley, Makalu Consevation Area
  • Cross Kongma la Pass
  • Admire the beauty of Mt. Makalu and other mountain ranges.


Makalu Base Camp-Kongma La Pass Trek is one of the less traveled, remote trekking trails in Nepal which was recently open for the enthusiastic trekkers to appreciate the beauty of fifth highest mountain of the world i.e. Mt. Makalu in its natural and pristine attire. In this trekking journey, we bend along the Makalu Barun National Park which extends to five major ecological zones. We pass lush, tropical Arun valley, dense forests of rhododendron, fir and alpine meadows. Owing to its natural and ecological diversity, this region is popular for its unique flora and faunas. Likewise, Makalu Base Camp Trek can be an opportunity to encounter the unique flora and faunas of various ecological zones in Nepal.

Moreover, embark your journey to one of the secluded regions of Nepal with Himal Eco Trek. So long as that this place is yet to be influenced by the modernization. You can walk along the pristine environment admiring the beauty of rivers, waterfalls, terraced farmland, forests, and mountains. Also, spend your nights in the camp beneath the moon and pass various yak pastures. Similarly get mesmerized by the close-up views of Mountains like Mt. Makalu, Kumbakarna range, Mt. Kanchenjunga, Mt, Lhotse, etc. as you cross Kongma La Pass, Shipton la pass and Tutu La pass to Makalu Base Camp.

Itinerary Overview

Day 1-2

Kathmandu sightseeing and  trek preparation

Day 3

Drive to Tumlingtar by a tourist bus

Drive to Mane Bhanjyang

Day 4-19

Trekking (mostly 5-7 hrs a day )

Acclimatization day in Kauma danda and in Shershong base camp

Accommodation in a camp and lodge

Day 20-22

Fly back to Kathmandu and a free day

And finally departure day.

Detail Itinerary

Arrive at the airport in Kathmandu. You guide will pick you up and escort you to the hotel for check in. Overnight at a hotel in Kathmandu.

We will prepare for your trekking permits. Meanwhile, your guide will escort you to the UNESCO listed heritage sites in Kathmandu i.e. Kathmandu Durbar Square, Swayambhunath stupa, Pashupatinath temple and Boudhanath stupa.

Today, we take a flight to Tumlingtar and drive in a jeep to Mane Bhanjyang. Overnight at Mane Bhanjyang.

We start our trekking through a flat trail that ascends on to a ridge. We further walk through fertile land and forests until we reach to the village of Chichira. From this village, the scene of Mt. Makalu and Kumbakarna range comes in to sight. Overnight stay at a tented camp in Chichira.

Today, we start climbing on to the ridge. On our way, we pass lush forests of oak, rhododendron and hermlocks. Then we descend down to a small village in the region called Num. Overnight stay at a tented camps in Num.

Today we follow our trail to Seduwa. We descend down to the Arun river, cross a suspension bridge over the river and ascend up. We pass Runruma and continue to the village of Seduwa. Overnight at a tented camp in Seduwa.

We follow our trail to Tashi Gaun. A short walk from Seduwa takes you to the country side farm in the villages. After walking through the easy trail, we ascend uphill for about an hour to Tashi Gaon. On our way, we pass beautiful rice and millet fields. Overnight at a tented camp in Tashi Gaun.

Leaving Tashi Gaon, we walk along the pleasing shade of oak and rhododendron forests. We pass the dense forests to summer pastures. From Tashi Gaon, no signs of villages are seen. Only few huts made by shepherd comes into sight. We then continue our trail uphill to Kauma Danda. At this point, the surrounding is more deserted with no sign of trees, few shrubs can be seen. Overnight at a tented camp in Kauma Danda.

The day is set aside for acclimatization so as to avoid altitude sickness. We can spend the day wandering around the area. The views of Mt. Makalu and Kumbakarna range from this point is fabulous. Again, the white snowy ranges in the light of the moon, your night can be one of the special ones.

With the backdrop of beautiful mountains, we follow our tail, take few ups and downs. We cross big pond and then small pond and continue walking until we cross Keke La Pass and Tulu La Pass. We descend down to a vegetation and cross forests to Mambuck, our camping place for the night.

Today, we take a steep descend down to a valley, cross Barun river and follow upstream until we reach Yangri Kharka. Yangri Kharka is a grazing area for herd. Overnight at a camp in Yangri Kharka.

From Yangri Kharka, we continue up the Valley of Upper Barun River and follow our trail to Lengmale Kharka. A short ascend from this Kharka takes us to the Shershong Base Camp (Also referred as Makalu Base Camp). Overnight at a tented camps in Shershong Base Camp.

Today is set aside for acclimatization in Shershong Base Camp. We can hike up to some vantage points to endeavour the beauty of mountains in the Makalu region like Mt. Makalu, Kumbakarna range and many more. Overnight at a tented camps in Shershong Base Camp.

Today, we leave Barun valley behind us and descend down to Mumbuk for an overnight stay.

Enjoying the views of awe inspiring mountains, we reverse our journey back to Kauma La. Overnight at Kauma Danda,

Today we continue down our trail through Tashi gaun to Seduwa village. Overnight at the camps in Seduwa.

As we descend down, our trail gets easier and easier. We trek down to Mude along the lush landscape. Overnight at a tented camp in Mudhe.

Leaving Mude behind, we continue our trail to Bhotebas, our halting stop for the night.

Today, we end our trekking journey as we leave Bhotebas and walk along the trail to Tumlingtar. Overnight stay at Tumlingtar.

After accomplishing our trekking journey in Tumlingtar, we fly back to Kathmandu. Overnight at a hotel in Kathmandu.

A leisure day in Kathmandu. You can enjoy the day strolling down the streets in Kathmandu and enjoy shopping in the malls. Overnight at a hotel in Kathmandu.

Your guide will escort you to the airport before your scheduled flight for your journey ahead.

Service Includes

  • Accommodation for nights spent at the hotel in Kathmandu inclusive of breakfast at the hotel.
  • All the road transport along with pick up and drop at the airport upon your arrival and departure.
  • Kathmandu Sightseeing tour inclusive of the entry fees, a travel guide and a private vehicle.
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner during the trek.
  • The accommodation in tented camps throughout trek.
  • An experienced guide and a porter to assist you throughout your journey.
  • All Nepali staff insurance
  • Domestic Flight to and from Tumlingtar
  • Permit fees of Makalu Barun Conservation Area.
  • Fees to be paid for Trekkers Information Management System - TIMS. (Note : You are required to bring two passport size photo  for this purpose)
  • All other government fees and taxes.
  • First aid safety kit with basic medicines essential.
  • All necessary trekking gear

Service Excludes

Items that are not covered in the cost of trip price.

  • Nepal Entry visa fees.
  • Meals in the hotel in Kathmandu.
  • Airfare from your country to Nepal
  • Snacks, soft drink during the trek
  • Personal trekking equipment are not provided by HET
  • Tips to the guide, porter, driver or any other trekking staff
  • Extra baggage charge

Essential Infos

Regarding your arrival

As you arrive at the airport in Kathmandu, you will have to pay the Visa charges to enter in to Nepal. Two passport size photos are necessary for this purpose.

Your guide will be there at the airport to pick you up and escort you to the hotel for check in. After a bit of refreshment, your guide will explain your itinerary and your plan ahead.


We offer you the best accommodations possible. The rooms will be clean, comfortable and homely. In Kathmandu, you will stay at a hotel with deluxe rooms. During the trek, you will stay at the best guesthouses or lodges. Generally, accommodation during the trek in guesthouses are on sharing basis. However, the rooms are clean, comfortable and the warm welcome of the people in the guesthouses will make you feel greeted and homely.

Meals and Drinking water facility

The meals during the trek are included in the package that we offer. The meals include breakfast, lunch and dinner during the trek. Other snacks and personal preference items are not included in our package.

Currency Exchange

If you want to exchange your currency with the Nepalese currency, you can exchange it at the counters in airport. It is reliable when you exchange the currency through banks or other certified money exchangers. You can find the exchange rate for the day in website of Nepal Rastra Bank.

Travel Insurance

Travel Insurance is highly recommended as it is for your own safety and security. Our package doesn’t include the cost of travel insurance. You are responsible for your travel insurance.

Import and Export during the travel

You can import some duty free items prescribed by the Custom Act in Nepal. You can bring a 1.15ml bottle of distilled liquor, 200 cigarettes and 50 cigars. Also you can also bring laptop, video camera, binoculars and other portable items that are essential for you. In case of export, it is prohibited to carry the paintings, manuscripts or other things of cultural importance which carries over 100 years of history. In case you purchase any kind of statues of paintings, you need to verify it at the Department of Archaeology before export.

High altitude sickness

Many people suffer from high altitude sickness while they opt out for trekking in high altitude regions. There might be various causes for high altitude sickness. It may be due to lack of your body endurance or due to lack of proper acclimatization and many more, Therefore, one needs to be alert about the possible risks. Himal Eco Treks (HET) team always carries a first aid tool with them in case of emergencies. However, it is recommended for you to keep the knowledge of high altitude sickness.

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