Trekking along one of the least frequented and challenging trekking trails of Nepal under Mt. Makalu - Makalu Base Camp Trek
This is an incredibly beautiful trekking adventure that takes us to the rarely visited base camp of fifth highest mountain the world, Makalu 8481m. Situated at the elevated grazing land of Sherson in close proximity to Barun Glacier, Makalu base camp is ringed by towering Himalayan peaks of the region. It is one of the most beautiful treks in Nepal, which begins from Tumlingtar. Tumlingtar, a small town above Arun River is accessed via 40 minutes flight from Kathmandu.
Since this is a very rarely trodden trekking trail in Nepal, the rawness prevails. Hence, the availability of facilitated teahouses like in Everest or Annapurna Region is out of question. At few places trekkers shall adjust in a very basic homestays. Other than that, this is one of the most beautiful treks meant for those trekkers who can endure challenges of trekking long hours without the expectation of luxury at the end of the day. Truly the trek takes you closer to pristine alpine nature, which is possibly the rawest in Nepal.
As the trek begins from Tumlingtar, the trail winds through artistically carved terraced farmlands, culturally rich mountain hamlets and at points the mesmerizing views of Mt. Makalu and Kanchenjunga surrounded by their closest neighbors. Crossing Shipton La Pass 4229m to the south side of Makalu is also the prime highlight of the trek. Makalu Barun National Park and the rare Himalayan species and birds and animals in the dense woodlands of the park are also the undeniable highlights of the trek
As the trek reaches to Sherson, we allot you a whole day to explore where you sight the stunning view of Kangshung, eyecatching east face of Everest and the upclose vistas of charming the south face of mesmerizing Makalu.
Bullet point Highlights
- The sighseeing tour of UNESCO World Heritage sites of Kathmandu Valley
- Off the beaten trekking trail catering more raw nature and nomadic culture
- The panorama of three 8000ers that include Everest, Kanchenjunga & Makalu
- The floral and the faunal biodiversity of Makalu Barun National Park
- The adventurous hike emerging frequently to tribal villages inhabited by Sherpa and Tamangs