Kathmandu:Mt. Makalu is the world’s fifth highest mountain and exploring the Makalu base camp trek is the most spectacular journey of real adventure.
The trip takes you to walk inside the Makalu Barun National Park to the Makalu Base Camp and offers you the heart touching panoramic glimpses of Mt. Makalu including the sight of massif Mt Everest, Mt, Lhotse and Mt Baruntse.
The lush scenery of Arun valley is perhaps the most beautiful thing that will keep you going throughout your journey. Though many people keep their interest in this trek, Makalu region attracts only few travelers during a year due to its remote accessibility and off the beaten trekking trail.
Makalu Base Camp Trek starts with a flight from Kathmandu to Tumlingtar. From Tumlingtar we drive to Num from where our real trekking journey begins.
We follow Barun river valley in Makalu Barun National Park and cross several high passes like Shipton La and Keke La on the route to Makalu Base Camp.
The trail to Makalu Base Camp is never flat. You will either be ascending up or descending down which makes the trek difficult and tiring. But the difficulty that you faced along your way is nothing as compared to the magnificence of beautiful nature that you see in the surroundings.
Your trekking trip will be resplendent with the attractive sight of rhododendron forests, beautiful cliffs, glaciers and the spell bound cascades that you encounter along the way to make your trek full of excitement and fun.
As for the altitude of your trip is concerned then the your trek initiates at an altitude of 400 meters in Tumlingtar and rises up to 5500 meters in the south eastern ridge of Mt. Makalu.
A hike past green terraced farms, dense jungle, waterfalls, and glaciers will mesmerize you. Your trail features many ascend and descend. Moreover, you will be crossing high passes like Shipton La and Keke La on your way to Makalu Base Camp.
You may also come across animals like Musk deer, red panda and snow leopard while passing through the national park. It is the only protected area in the world with an elevation gain of over 8,000 meters.
The trekking time to this base camp might take around 22 days.
Best season to trek:
The months from March to May and September to November are the best time to trek to this region.
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