Shortest Possible Trek
Typical trekking altitude
1000m – 5200m
Mount Kanchenjunga (8586m)
or Taplejung (flight or helicopter)
March – May, October – November
Located East of Mount Everest, treks to Makalu Barun National Park and Kanchenjunga Conservation Area begin with a flight from Kathmandu to Tumlingtar or Taplejung, followed by a challenging yet thrilling drive on rugged roads.
The remote area displays the best of Nepal: high altitude alpine landscapes, lush rhododendron forest, and traditional villages. Enjoy the incredible encounters with the local culture, which includes Chhetri, Rai, Limbu, Gurung, Sherpa, and Tibetan. It is the perfect destination for those seeking an authentic and unspoiled encounter with Nepali people and nature.
Follow the trails through lush valleys and beautiful forests and ascend to the high alpine meadows and glaciers. Trekking the trails here is a challenging but rewarding task, and only very few tourists make their way to this remote corner of the world. We recommend a full support camping trek to this remote region of Nepal.