Trip Overview

The Makalu to Everest Crossing via three passes trek is for those who crave for an adventurous and challenging trekking experience. This classic adventure trekking trip of the Himalaya region is one of the brutal and most technical treks in Nepal including some of the highest and most challenging virtues in the Great Himalaya virtues network. While traversing the mountain range between Makalu and Everest your trial crosses through 3 high altitudes, two of them over 6000 m. Makalu( 8463 m ) a rarely visited gem prevailing between Everest and Kanchenjunga massifs considered one of the toughest 80000m peaks to climb is a peak that even the great Edmund Hillary failed to climb.

 This life long memorable trip begins with freight to the remote airstrip of Tumlingtar whose trailers are situated in the streamy lowlands near the Arun river over the Shipton La and into the remote and beautiful Barun river valley before arriving at Makalu base camp. The trail to Makalu base camp from the south is considered one of the toughest routes in Nepal but you are more likely to get the company of birds like the hard-won reward of grand momentous view of the mountains and landscapes. The climbing adventure starts with the East col, followed by the west col. 

After traversing the Amphu Labsta you enter the easy trails of Everest where you can take rest. The trekking route is scarcely populated by civilization and the majority of locals live in desolate villages. The first-day trekking starts with traveling through the lush subtropical Arun valley filled with dense rhododendron and pine forests where you will get the opportunity to witness the beauty of Barun glacier. While passing through Ship to la and Keke la your eyes will be blessed with the dignity of lake Kalo pokhari. After that, you will climb to base at 4755 meters which lies directly at the foot of the striking ice and wall of mighty Makalu. 

You are rewarded with a panoramic view of Everest, Makalu, Lhotse, and Baruntse. After Makalu base camp we spend the day crossing East Col where you can already see west Col in distance. Crossing the West Col is another tough climb and after crossing it the next day we will travel through Amphu Laptsa where there is no obvious trail. You will have a magnificent view of countless other higher peaks besides Everest and Lhotse. After the pass, you enter through the Island peak area where you will find tea houses and hiking trails. In comparison, the trail of Lukla is more pleasant than any other day. From Lukla, you will fly back to Kathmandu. 


No matter what time we will come to pick you up at Tribhuwan International Airport. There won’t be any activities today so you can relax at your hotel shown by our representative.
Private transportation will be provided along with city guides so that sightseeing at Kathmandu including UNESCO world heritage sites can be easier. All the necessary equipment and items will be packed.
In a small aircraft, you will fly fro,m Kathmandu to Tumlingtar. After arriving there you will head to Num on jeep. Num is located at the top of hill the with numerous forest on the way. Your night will be spent in one of the local lodges of Chiuribas.
By following the trekking trail you will head towards Lumbang which will further take you to a jungle as well as suspension bridge while descending. There is a magnificent river called Arun from where you will walk uphill to reach Seduwa.
After breakfast, you have to follow an uphill trekking trail that will take you to the Kasuwa river and Gyang which is an isolated village. After walking through fields you will reach Hindrungma, Rupisa, and Tashi gaon.
Walking uphill through the forest and crossing the forest you will reach the top of the hill. You will reach to Kongma Danda after trekking downhill tails after you cross Dhara Kharka.
You will rest at Khongma located at an elevation of 3500m and may begin to feel altitude sickness.
You will have to cross the Shipton La pass and walk by Kalo Pokhari and the Keke La pass. You can see the views of mountains like Chamlang and Peak 7 etc. You will reach Dobate after descending the trekking trail.
You will reach the Barun river in the valley after walking an uphill trekking trail through the rhododendron forest. Yangle Kharka is situated at the base of the valley.
You will reach the boulders after walking to the valley, pasture, and forests. The side of Valley is elevated. After that, you will reach Merek and then should head to Langmale Kharka.
After passing through a small pass and ascend as well as descend to be awarded an excellent view of Makalu, Baruntse, and Everest. After you cross boulders you will reach Makalu base camp.
The base camp has a large glacier and is rocky. You can see the magnificent view of the mountains and can also hike to a nearby place.
After resting at Makalu base camp you will continue your journey towards the Swiss base camp
You will rest today but you can explore the surrounding areas.
The trail is covered with snow and is surrounded by mountains by all sides. The trail is also rocky and the trail is technical. After walking both uphill and downhill you will come across boulders. Overnight in tented camp.
You are still surrounded by mountains from all sides which looks tranquil. Then you will reach the Baruntse camp.
The trail is rocky and technical. You can see mountains soaring around you from the top of the west col.
You will walk by a tranquil majestic lake and this part of the trek is also technical.
You will rest today and have a great time experiencing nature and feeling your surroundings. Enjoy the time that you spend there and explore the local specialty.
Trek will be longer than before while trekking uphill and downhill. You should crush the Amphu Labsta la.
You will get a magnificent view of the world's highest peak Mt. Everest. The trek will be shorter than usual. Enjoy the pastures that you come across. Mani flags and uncluttered nature will be waving hello.
You will be trekking both uphill and downhills and from the trekking point, you will be able to enjoy the magnificent elegance of the mountains.
You will be heading to Kalapathar early in the morning so it is going to be the greatest day of your trekking. You will be should start before the dawn to see the sunrise in the mountains like Everest and Makalu. Kalapathar is one of the best viewpoints of Mt. Everest. For breakfast, you should head to Gorakshep.
You will arrive at Pangboche after a downhill trekking. As you follow the trail you will reach Pheriche.
You will reach Khumjung, a river as you walk on an easy downhill trekking trail. After walking by the river you will reach the world's highest airport and from here you will head to the largest Sherpa village, Namche.
In your journey, your ears will be blessed by the soulful sound of Dudh Koshi. There is a suspension bridge on the way. After walking uphill you will reach a village called Cheplung and then reach Lukla.
If the weather is fine then you will fly to Kathmandu on an early morning flight after breakfast. After you arrive at Kathmandu you can h0reat at your hotel or even do shopping in Kathmandu for souvenirs and handicrafts.
Now the time has come to announce your valediction to Nepal. Carry the big suitcase of memories that you accumulated from Nepal and cherish them forever. Our hospitable guide will be there to aid you up to the airport. Enjoy your flight.



What is Included?

  • Airport, hotel, and private vehicles 
  • Hotel accommodation of Kathmandu
  • Flight from Kathmandu to Tumlingtar
  • Makalu and Everest National park entry authorizes
  • Makalu trekking license
  • Camping accommodation for the trek
  • Three meals everyday while on the trip
  • Camping equipment like tents, mattresses, kitchen items, etc
  • Experienced and strong mountain trekking campaign staff including porters, harder, trekking guide, etc
  • Wages, food, accommodation and other facilities to staff during the trek.
  • Rescue emergency arrangement
  • Local government TAX/VAT etc

What is Excluded?

  • Stubs whilst in Kathmandu
  • Trekking staff and driver stubs
  • Soft drinks or alcoholic drink
  • Personal items
  • Cost raised by cancellation, weather, political unrest, illness, etc which are not controllable.
  • Any kind of international airfare
  • Entry Visa fee for Nepal  
Trip Info
Trip Highlights:

  • These twenty-eight days of trekking takes you to one of the most remote locations on earth 

  • Observe the simple lifestyle that is excessively dependent on the compassion of nature.

  • Explore the nature and culture of the area which is still intact from modern developments.

  • Immensely beneficial for your physical health.

  • Experience the wealthy flora and fauna.

  • Give yourself a break from hustle and bustle of the city and witness the explicit level of the serenity of mountains.

  • Evaluate local cultures and local food.

  • Disconnect from technology and still find a better connection with nature and yourself.

  • Enjoy the rare paranormal view of mountains.


  • DURATION: 28D/ 27N

  • ALTITUDE: 6146 meters

  • STARTING POINT: Tumlingtar


  • TREKKING PERIOD: April, May, September, October

  • ACCOMMODATION: Camping, lounge

Equipment Checklist


Whether steep or narrow some of the trekking gears are a must since they assist you in having a safe and fruitful trek. The following trek gears are exceptionally handy and make sure you don’t forget them while trekking.

  • Trekking stakes
  • Sharp drying pants
  • Duffle backpacks
  • Warm clothes and thermal suit to avoid cold



To be adapting to the surrounding, you must wear comfortable clothes according to the environment. During trekking, you must wear the following clothes.

  • Warm, protected jacket
  • Wool pants
  • Cozy hat
  • Boots or shoes suited to the landscape
  • Woolen socks
  • Spare plastics or bags to precise clean clothes and dirty clothes.


In the contemporary environment health always comes at priority since you cannot afford to get sick in such remote areas. Here are some of the essential apparatus that you must have to secure your health and hygiene.

  • Sun blockage items like sunscreen, sunhat, and sunglasses
  • Sanitation towel and urinary products (since bathroom may not be available in every place)
  • Baby wipes and toilet papers
  • Sanitizers and alcohol wipes to prevent germs and infections


To make your trek more fruitful and memorable, some of the technical gears can be packed to carry out which are as follows.

  • Binoculars and cameras for having clear sights and capturing memories.
  • Books/GPS navigators to keep you on the right track
  • Diaries and Journal to write express your feelings and findings 
  • Books/GPS navigators to keep you on the right track
  • Credit cards/ATM cards for withdrawing capital

“The best view comes after the hardest climb. So strive your heart out for it

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