Makalu Region

The trekking to Makalu Base Camp offers a unique diversity of nature; various species of plants, animals, Himalayan rivers, alpine lakes, high passes, mountain terrain, meadows, gorges, Himalayas (including the giants of mount Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, Kanchenjunga, Baruntse and other smaller snow capped mountain peaks), and people with vibrant cultures and religions.

Here in the region of Makalu, the climate varies from the sub tropical to alpine. Being one of the wettest areas of Nepal, the region is covered with mixed forest of Rhododendron and orchids (one can see more than 25 species of Rhododendrons and 47 types of orchids).

The trek goes through Makalu Barun National Park up to remote Makalu base camp at 5000 meter and rewards depth knowledge of real Nepal and its people from various ethnic groups. Makalu 8463 meter is the fifth highest mountain peak in the world.

The trail traverses 2 high passes while heading to the Makalu base camp. Crossing passes is not technically difficult but the part has risk of avalanche so one must be very careful to recognize the hazards of avalanche. Since the area is isolated and adventurous, and the trail itself is wild, one should be well equipped before starting the trek

There are various Base Camps used by mountaineering expedition teams and tracing out all the sites is tedious and time consuming nevertheless, normal Makalu Base Camp, situated just south of the snout of the Baruntse glacier and Hillary Base Camp is recommended for trekking members to explore.

The trip can be linked to Everest region but the link-up includes difficult passes and glaciers that require knowledge of climbing and mountaineering equipments.

Some treks we organize in this area of Nepal are given below.