This 16 day trek is the Base Camp Trek of world’s fifth highest mountain located in Makalu-Barun National Park. The destination is Makalu Base Camp and the rugged trails bring us to one of the most far off regions in Nepal. East Nepal is home to both the third and fifth highest peaks in the world, Mount Kanchenjunga and Mount Makalu respectively. This remote and isolated area offers the ideal trekking experience for adventurers aspiring with time to invest in an epic quest into the heady heights of the Himalayas. Rich in wildlife and a great habitat for Red Pandas, it is also a great location for keen wildlife photographers. Tourism is very limited here, and you will meet very few other trekkers. The trek is strenuous but extremely rewarding.
|Start Date||End Date||Price|
|March 6, 2023||March 21, 2023||US$ 3575 per person|
|March 24, 2023||April 8, 2023||US$ 3575 per person|
|April 11, 2023||April 26, 2023||US$ 3575 per person|
Max Trekking Altitude
Hours of Walking
5-7 Hours per day
Makalu Barun Area
This exceptionally beautiful but tough route is especially known for its views of towering Himalayan peaks, biodiversity, and unique and unspoiled cultural heritage.
Our journey starts with a scenic fifty minute flight from Kathmandu to Tumlingtar, a small village in Eastern Nepal. From Tumlingtar a good six hour drive by 4x4 awaits. The roads may be rough, but the scenery is outstanding.
The trek itself starts from the village Num, and follows the Arun River into the National Park. The park is recognized for its remarkable biodiversity and the area contains a multitude of species of rhododendron, orchids, and other rare plants. Vulnerable and endangered species such as snow leopard and red panda are also found here.
As we continue deeper into the park, we cross the high pass of Shipton La, and enter the upper Barun river valley. Here we get a close look at Makalu and Chamlang Himal and will be walking through the glacier filled Makalu Barun Valley.
Along the way we find settlements of Rai, Sherpa, and Bhote. These ethnic groups are all farmers, and though they are isolated and often economically poor, they preserve a rich cultural heritage.
We camp in selected areas with access to water and enough space for the tents. This is usually a clearing in the forest used by the local herders to graze their cattle, or a meadow outside the village. Here you may enjoy a well-deserved shower, followed by sundowners or some relaxing time with a book. Every day culminates with a delicious three course dinner and tales shared around the campfire.
This is a challenging trek and we recommend it only for experienced trekkers or people with a reasonably good physical condition. Expect to carry your personal pack with what you need while trekking. Our porters will carry everything else.
Mountain Travel Nepal
House No : 309
Shree Marga 1,Khursanitar
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