Makalu Trekking

Makalu TrekkingMakalu-Barun National Park, a virtually uninhabited 1500 km2 area of Eastern Nepal, is very close to  virgin wilderness. This remote terrain stretches East from Sagarmatha (Mt. Everest) National Park, between the high plateaus of  Tibet and the deep subtropical gorge carved by the Arun River. This is a demanding, and an outstanding trek in eastern Nepal. The trek up to Makalu base camp visits one of the most remote and unfrequented areas of Nepal. The long trek and unspoiled terrain makes this trek a classic in its own. This trek goes high up to 5,100m. This is a region where you hardly find any modern facilities and amenities but blessed with an incredible diversity of natural beauty.

This region is  Due to its isolation and lack of tea houses this area still receives few trekkers. Sherpa, Rai and Limbus are main habitants in this area. Walking north up the Arun river to Sedua and Num, you get to the upper Barun Khola valley for a close look at Makalu (8,463m). You can put together even wilder trek by crossing Sherpani Col and west Col into the upper Hongu valley. There are spectacular views of rugged Himalayan peaks, including Mt. Makalu (8463m), fifth highest in the world, Mt. Chamlang (7319 m) and Mt. Baruntse (7129m). Within 40 kms, these high peaks descend to the Arun river at 670m.The Makula Barun Valley provides stunning contrasts, where high waterfalls cascade into deep gorges, craggy rocks rise from lush green forests, and colorful flowers bloom beneath white snow peaks. his unique landscape shelters some of the last pristine mountain ecosystems on earth. Rare species of animals and plants flourish in diverse climates and habitats, relatively undisturbed by human kind. Over 3000 species of flowering plants, 440 species of birds, and 75 species of mammals, including the endangered clouded leopard, red panda and musk deer, have been recorded. This remarkable biodiversity is considered to be of global significance, and provides a living laboratory for international scientific research. The Barun Valley is part of a huge international protected area under an agreement between Nepal and China.

Trekking Itinerary

Day 01: Fly, Kathmandu / Tumlingtar and trek to Khandbari
Day 02: Khandbari / Chichila
Day 03: Chichila / Num camp
Day 04: Num camp / Nabagaon
Day 05: Nabagaon / Utise
Day 06: Bumgkim / Utise,
Day 07: Utise / Khongma gaon
Day 08: Rest at Khongma-La
Day 09: Khongma -La / Rephuk
Day 10: Rephuk / Chehere Kharka (Sarsing Kharka)
Day 11: Chehere Kharka / Makalu lower base camp
Day 12: Excursion to Makalu base camp / return to lower camp
Day 13: Lower camp / Kharta Chhu
Day 14: Kharta Chhu / Thulo Pokhari
Day 15: Thulo Pokhari / Tashigoun
Day 16: Barun pass / Khongma gaon
Day 17: Khongma gaon / Sheduwa
Day 18: Sheduwa / Tuhure
Day 19: Tuhure / Gogane
Day 20: Gogane/ Tumlingtar
Day 21: Tumlingtar / Kathmandu

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