Makalu Base Camp Trek is inviting the adventure enthusiasts around the world begin famous as a wilderness and less spoiled trekking trail in Nepal. Being popular as 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 various species of himalayan flora and fauna and capturing stupendous mountain summit including the majestic Mt Makalu and Mt. Everest will be the lifetime achievement during Makalu Base Camp Trek.
Begin your Makalu Base Camp Trek from Tumlingtar. About an hour scenic flight from Kathmandu connects Tumlingtar. We further take another 3-4 hours drive from Tumlingtar to the place called Chilchila to start official trek. The trail, now, passes via picturesque traditional settlements and dep woods. Trekkers , now, begin to celebrate core wilderness amid natural water falls, deep rhododendron, high pastures and magnificent landscapes. You will trek miles away from the hectic modern cities and celebrate a complete freedom in one of the most rugged parts of Nepal.
Makalu Barun National Park or Makalu Barun Protected Area is another attraction 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 species of 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 also famous for wide 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 prominent mountain views during your Makalu Base Camp Trek are Mt. Everest, Mt. Makalu Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Chamlang, Mt. Baruntse and spectacular mountain summits glittering 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.