The Makalu Base Camp trek begins from Tumlingtar in the mid-eastern region. This is a high altitude trek, which takes in lower landscapes of lush rhododendron forests, picturesque Gurung villages, river valleys and the Makalu Barun National Park. At higher altitudes there are breathtaking panoramas of the Himalayas, high altitude lakes, and passes to cross to reach the barn, rocky base camp. This is a long, varied and quite strenuous trek suitable for those who are keen trekkers and nature enthusiasts and who would rather be in tranquil, pristine nature than follow the crowds. Makalu Base Camp is situated at 5100m so the long trek through ever increasing altitude is a great way to slowly acclimatize.
Makalu is one of the most popular and most challenging parts in Nepal. It takes the thrilling adventure route in Western part of Nepal that takes you to the homeland of the fifth highest mountain of the world- “Makalu Mountain” situated in the Makalu Barun National Park – towers on the northern boundary, straddling the borders of Nepal and Tibet.
Enjoy the amazing sensation of walking through the glacier filled Makalu Barun Valley. Step into Makalu- Barun National Park and have the gratifying views of birds, blooming flowers and animals. Get the soaring views of Everest, Kanchenjunga and other mountains and peaks; move in and out of several culturally rich villages and cross the High Pass of Ship ton La.
It is rich for natural paradise which includes beautiful mountains. The skyline is panorama of rugged Himalayan peaks, including Mt. Makalu (8,463m) fifth highest mountain in the world and fourth highest in Nepal. Mt. Chamlang (7,319m), Mt. Barun Tse (7,129m). Mera Peak (6,654m) and Nepal known as peak hill. Recognized for its tremendous diversity of plants, animals and people, the area contains 25 species of rhododendron, 47 types of orchids, and 56 rare plants. Snow leopard, red panda, musk deer, wild boar, is the wildlife found here.
- See Everest from a unique angle, it’s eastern Kangshung face
- Gain views of eastern Nepal, as far away as Kangchenjunga
- Pass from green terraced farmland to glaciers and waterfalls
- Witness the rural life of Nepal’s distinct Rai and Sherpa culture
- Spot some of the rarest wildlife in Nepal, including the Red Panda