Makalu Base Camp Trekking Trip fact

Duration

25 Days

Trip Grade

Moderate to Strenuous

Max Height

5250M

Start/End

Kathmandu

Per day Walking

5 to 7 hours

Trekking Type

Camping

Best Season

Oct-Dec / Mar-May

Activity

Sightseeing & Trekking

Trip Overview

Makalu Trekking is located in the eastern part of Nepal offering impressive natural scenery. The main attraction is this trek is the Makalu Barun National Park and Conservation Area, which lies in the Solukhumbhu and Sankhuwasabha district, 1979 covers 2330 sq. km and the major inhabitants are Limbus, Sherpas, and Rais. Mount Makalu (8463m), the world’s fifth highest peak, Chamlang Himal, and Barun Valley are the major jewels of this region.

Having a wide range of altitudinal and climatic variations, the Makalu Barun area offers a remarkable and diverse habitat for a rich variety of flora and fauna. Plants of all major ecological zones: tropical, sub-tropical, temperate, alpine, and sub-alpine are found here. The park is home to a rich variety of wildlife. The highlights of this rich natural paradise include beautiful mountains, pristine forest, and a wide variety of plants, animal life, and the simple and warm-hearted local people with rich and varied customs.

The trek starts with an exhilarating flight to Tumlingtar and heads up the River valley to Seduwa and  Num. We will cross Shipton La Pass (4210 m) to the upper Barun River valley for a close look at Makalu and Chamlang Himal. This trek is perfect for adventure lovers who like to explore the typical beauty of the villages.

Himalayan sights: Everest range, Mt. Chamlang, Mt. Makalu (8481m), etc

Trip Highlights:

  • Wander in the majestic Arun Valley one of the most beautiful Trekking regions
  • Cross the green terraced farmlands and sheer cliffs of unspoiled nature of the Himalayas
  • The glorious sight of other majestic mountains such as Makalu, Everest, Chamlang, Lhotse, and eastern mountain of Kanchenjunga
  • Get sight of some endangered wildlife like Red Pandas, Snow Leopards, Musk Deer, and more.
  • Explore the fascinating Makalu Barun National Park
  • Explore the colorful trails filled with blossomed rhododendrons
  • Meet and greet people from diversely rich cultures such as Rai, Limbu, and Sherpa
  • Enjoy a less crowded and offbeat Trekking Route.
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