Makalu Base Camp trek takes you to high-altitude terrains, snow-clad landscapes and ethnic Himalayan lifestyle on a solitary trek to Makalu base camp (5250 m), now designated as Makalu Barun National Park and Conservation Area. Mt. Makalu (8463 m) is the fifth highest peak in the world. The Makalu Base camp trek is a true adventure with scenery so beautiful that it will never tire you.
Makalu Base Camp Trek starts from Tumlingtar and heads up the Arun river valley to Sedua and Num, then crossing Shipton La Pass (4210 m) into the upper Barun river valley for a close look at Makalu and Chamlang Himal. This trek visits one of the most remote and unfrequented areas of Nepal. The Barun valley is a part of a huge international protected area under the agreement between the governments of Nepal and China, which comprises 2330 sq. km of National Park and 830 sq. km of the conservation area in Nepal alone.
We fly from Kathmandu to Tumglingtar in the East and then we have got about a three and half hour rickety drive to the start of the trekking expedition. Makalu Base Camp Trek is hence considered as quite a remote trek with absolutely 17 days of trekking and it's quite a hardcore trek. Some Travelers and Trekkers who have done even the Everest Base Camp trek feel this Makalu Trek as the harder trek to do because the terrains are harder and you have got a lot of stone steps and rocky paths, landslip areas, and narrow paths, snow-covered passes This remote and wilderness trekking to Makalu Base Camp is the most popular trekking destination among solitary trekkers offering an exceptional opportunity to explore the majestic Himalayas, high-altitude terrains, snow-clovered landscapes. The very basic tea houses on the trekking trails are the places where we get hot and tasty Food, Soups, and Masala Tea. Makalu Trekking trail is filled with the Buddhist areas and hence we will pass through the various Manes and Buddhist Prayer flags adorned on the high when we are crossing and this gives you a very nice Buddhist feel.
Pick up from the Airport and drive to Hotel Thamel Eco Resort, free day to explore.