Makalu Base Camp Trek is popular as wilderness and less crowded trekking in Nepal. Being the world fifth highest mountain peak in the world, Mt. Makalu lures thousands of trekkers every year in Nepal. Undertaking a trekking trip along less beaten trails and unspoiled nature will be an awesome experience. Most importantly, experiencing diverse species of alpine flora and fauna and capturing stupendous mountain summit including the giant Mt Makalu and Mt. Everest.
Begin you Makalu Base Camp Trek from Tumlingtar. Tumlingtar is about an hour scenic flight from Kathmandu. We further take another 3-4 hours drive from Tumlingtar to the place called Chilchila to start official trek. The trail, now, ascends via picturesque traditional settlements and lush forest. Trekkers , now, begin to celebrate core wilderness amid natural water falls, deep rhododendron, high pastures and magnificent landscapes. You will go miles away from so called modern cities and enjoy a complete freedom in one the most rural parts of Nepal.
Makalu Barun National Park or Makalu Barun Protected Area is another highlight of Makalau Base Camp Trek. This protected area was officially announced as national park in 1992 which includes spectacular Barun Valley. Rhododendron and orchids are very popular plants in this national park. Snow Leopard, Red Panda, Musk Deer, Wild Boar, Wild Yak, Himalayan Thar are some of the endangered species of wildlife to be found in Makalu Barun National Park. This protected are is alos famous for large variety of species of birds. The legendary Barun river which most of our Makalu Base Camp Trekking trail shapes.
Makalu Base Camp Trek is also taken as an adventure trekking since it passes through some of the high passes including Shipton La, Keke La and spectacular freshwater lakes such as Kalopokhari.We also experience Arun River, the river that flows from the highest elevation of the world. The dominant mountain views during your Makalu Base Camp Trek are Mt. Everest, Mt. Makalu Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Chamlang, Mt. Baruntse and spectacular mountain peaks shining with white snow.
Trekkers require obtaining special area permit for Makalu Base Camp Trek since it is a restricted area trek in Nepal. Also trekkers are to be with prior trekking or hiking experience because you are going to above 5000m which is not easy.