Trekking Makalu Region in Nepal, protected by Makalu Barun National Park and Conservation Project (Established in 1992), with the coverage area of 2,330 sq. km. is just 19 km. southeast of Mt. Everest. The Makalu region Trekking in Nepal provides you very organic and natural trekking and expedition experience. The treks explore you till the base camp of Mt. Makalu which is the foundation for the world’s fifth highest peak Mount Makalu with an elevation of 8,463m. Chamlang Himal and Barun Valley are the valuable gem of this region.This trekking destination is often called as off the beaten path since there are very few trekkers who really recognize the value of this organic region and make exploration.
Makalu Region trek requires good stamina and fitness to explore and appreciate the beauty of Makalu Region. Exploring Makalu Base Camp from the southern part with camping activity is considered as one of the adventurous routes in Nepal. The rugged and snow-capped Himalayan peaks, including Mt. Makalu (8,463m), Mt. Chamlang (7,319m), Mt. Baruntse (7,129m), Mera Peak (6,654m) and several other unnamed snow-capped peaks that are to be explored in the coming days scatter everywhere around your eyesight.
There is a wide range of climatic and altitudinal variation that not only make you feel very unique but also provides the huge exposure of diverse habitat with unreliable flora and fauna. Plants of all major ecological zones: tropical, sub-tropical, temperate, alpine and sub-alpine are found around. Makalu Barun National Park is the home to various rare and endangered wildlife. The record shows there are 3000 species of flowering plants, including 25 species of rhododendron and hundreds of varieties of orchids.
On the way of Makalu Region Trekking, you will be encountered with very holy lake popularly known as “Salpa Pokhari.” Salpa Bhanjyang is the highest point during trekking with an elevation of 3350-metres with the splendid mountain scenery. Due to the low number of trekkers, there are very few guest houses. The people in this region are very friendly and humble. Though there are very few flows of trekkers, the locals never make any discrimination in services and hospitality. Rai, Limbu, Sherpa and several other ethnic groups are the main inhabitants of Makalu Region in Nepal. The tribal groups have their own traditions, language, dresses, cultures and livelihood.There are several trekking routes that pass through Makalu Region. Makalu Base Camp Trekking, Arun Valley Trekking, Sherpani Col Pass Trekking etc are some popular trekking routes within Makalu Region.
Mostly the trekkers feel interesting to explore through road following Biratnagar, Dharan to Hile which may take around 6 to 7 hours driving. Flying directly from Kathmandu to Tumlingtar is another best option to explore Makalu region.
Most of the trekking companies in Nepal never focus the trekkers to the Eastern part of Nepal which has really the granary of adventure. They simply divert more trekkers to Annapurna region and Everest Region for their easiness. Missing to explore eastern part of Nepal means you are losing many natural and adventurous activities that are to be explored once in your life time. Great Nepal Treks & Expedition equally focus all parts of Nepal to the trekkers with several best alternative itineraries. We have our very trained professional sherpas and trekking crew who will make your journey memorable. The best itineraries related to trekking Makalu region with the best price, trekking routes, are listed below:
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