What to expect during Makalu Base Camp Trek?
Makalu Base Camp Trek is an adventurous trail that leads to one of the remotest areas of the Himalayan region. The trail is trodden, pristine, and unspoiled. If you are someone who loves to stand on the not-crowded trail, only you and nature, than Makalu Base Camp Trek is the perfect option for you. You will get to see some of the most beautiful landscapes and Himalayan mountains views along with getting a chance to be part of the local community.
Why go on Makalu Base Camp Trek with us?
While trekking with us, you will get the finest services and most comprehensive package. We offer a huge range of adventurous activities throughout Nepal, which makes us professionals in our field. We have been climbing and mapping several peaks & trails in the Himalayas for a long time, which has given us ample knowledge of the region. We assure you that, we are the best travel partner that you will not regret choosing.
Where is Makalu Base Camp?
Makalu Base Camp is located in the heart of Eastern Nepal in Makalu Barun National Park. Situated at 5,100 meters from the sea level, Makalu Base Camp is the base of the world's fifth-highest mountains.
Makalu Base Camp Trek map
Makalu Base Camp Trek map will present an overview of our Makalu Base Camp Trek itinerary. This map will help you understand the trail and major places. You can also carry this map on the journey or get yourself a more detailed map that leads to Makalu Base Camp.
Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS) Symptoms & Prevention
High altitude journey carries altitude sickness, which is a kind of illness that can happen to anyone if their body is not acclimatized with the altitude as they move up. During this kind of high altitude journey, you have to be careful while designing/choosing your itinerary. It is very important your itinerary has enough rest days and ascends at a constant pace. To make sure you do not have to face this problem, we have crafted our Makalu Base Camp Trek itinerary including ample rest days.
Read below to know more in detail about altitude sickness symptoms & preventive measures:-
Symptoms of altitude sickness
- Difficulty in sleeping
- Dizziness or light-headedness
- Loss of appetite
- Nausea or vomiting
- Shortness of breath with exertion
- Include an adequate number of rest days in the itinerary
- Keep yourself hydrated
- Do not drink alcoholic beverages
- Do not gain more than 500 meters in a day
- Try to spend the night in lower altitude
- Acclimatize properly at a lower altitude
- Inform your guide immediately if any of the symptoms you see
- Do not push yourself
Makalu Base Camp Trek difficulty
Makalu Base Camp Trek is a difficult trek to embark on. The terrain in this region is different from other parts of Nepal. You will walk around 6 to 7 hours a day on rugged and steep paths. Moreover, as the trail moves further, you will gain altitude, which makes the journey more challenging. Plus, the isolation of the region also has a huge hand to make Makalu Base Camp Trek 23 Days overall demanding. You need to be in good shape and health to go on this trek.
Best time to go to Makalu Base Camp Trek
There are five seasons in Nepal, and among them, spring & autumn are known as the best time of the year to go on Makalu Base Camp Trek. Spring comprises March, April, and May, whereas autumn includes October and November. These are the most stable months in terms of weather and climate. Clear blue sky and superb views make the journey tempting.
Other seasons like Summer, Monsoon, and Winter is not an ideal time to go on Makalu Base Camp Trekking because of unstable weather, heavy rainfall, and harsh cold. The trail gets slippery with unclear views. Moreover, most of the teahouse also get closed.
Makalu Base Camp Trek cost
The cost of Makalu Base Camp Trek package can vary from one company to another company because of the services and itinerary. We offer the most comprehensive package in the market. Usually, our cost includes things like ground transportation as per the itinerary, all meals and accommodation on the trail, permits, and expenses of the guide/porters. There are still many things that are not covered by the package cost. For more information, you can check our cost includes and excludes section or get in touch with us.
Accommodation during Makalu Base Camp Trek
During Makalu Base Camp Trek, you will either stay in teahouses or camp. It depends on the time and availability. The services in teahouses are nothing fancy even you will get the most basic room with a bed, blanket, and pillow to pass the night. Rooms mostly have two beds, which means you need to share it with a fellow trekker.
We recommend you to get a nice sleeping bag for yourself as it can get very cold at night and the blanket provide in the teahouse will not be enough. While camping all the necessary equipment is carried by us.
Food & Water on Makalu Base Camp Trek
If you are staying in the teahouse, then all the meals will be served by their menu. Dishes like dal bhaat, veggies, curries, chapati, bread, eggs, meat, noodles, momo, thukpa, rice pudding, etc can be seen on the menu. During your stay in camp, our trained porters will cook and serve the meals. You can ask them to make a particular dish for you as per the availability.
You can get boiled water in the teahouse. and can fill your bottle. Plastic water bottles are available on the trail, but it will cost you a fortune and only increase waste. Therefore, we highly suggest you carry reusable water.
Along with providing a fixed itinerary, we are also open to custom made itineraries. You can design Makalu Base Camp Trek itinerary as per your needs. This helps us to provide the best service to our guests as well as meet their requirements. Therefore, feel free to share your queries with us, so that we can arrange the best possible venture for you.
While traveling with us, you will clearly see our efforts that we put on our trips. As we spend lots of our time in nature, it is very important for us to conserve and protect it. We make sure, we are not harming nature in any way during our journey. From recommending not to use plastic water bottles on the trail to cleaning the base camps while returning from the journey, these small steps that we are taking do make a difference.