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An awe-inspiring trek to Makalu Base Camp!

  • 13-Dec-2018
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Nepal: a Shangri La for travel enthusiast and adventure seekers, renders a once in a lifetime opportunity to witness the splendour of Mother Nature. A classic blend of diverse cultural heritage and indefinable natural beauty; this mythical Himalayan nation stirs up euphoria with the individual who navigates across its picturesque terrains. The country offers a wide range of adventurous activities amidst which trekking is greatly admired by foreign and native travellers. Among many well-renowned trekking routes in Annapurna, Everest and Langtang Region; a trekking venture to Makalu Base Camp is currently grabbing the attention of solo as well as group trekkers in Nepal.

Situated in one of the most remote and unfrequented trekking areas of Eastern Nepal; Makalu Base Camp Trek is a heavenly escapade that lets you experience the blissful walk to the foothills of Mt. Makalu. Positioned in the Mahalangur Range, Makalu (8,485m) is one of the eight-thousanders and the world’s fifth-highest summit. This pyramid-shaped mountain flaunts two notable subsidiary peaks i.e. Kangchungtse, or Makalu II (7,678 m) and Chomo Lonzo (7,804m). In addition to the outlooks of these beautiful mountaintops, trekkers on this trail can rejoice in exquisite vistas embracing snow-clad peaks of Everest, Lhotse and Baruntse. On top of that, the spectacular landscape of verdant Arun Valley is a few of the priceless things on the Earth, which provide the zeal to continue further along the way.

Formerly a restricted trekking area, the trek in the Makalu Region also features a foot journey through the protected lands of Makalu Barun National Park that provides a haven to numerous species of exquisite flora and fauna. It is the eighth largest National Park in Nepal, covering a total area of 2,330 sq. km. If lucky enough, individuals may come across rare wildlife including Red Panda. Likewise, interaction with native communities bestows an insight into their customs and traditional lifestyle. Gurung, Rai and Sherpa are the primary ethnic tribes residing in this region. The hospitality presented by these amiable people is amazing!! Enjoy the glimpses of beautiful countryside as you advance further. The trek commences from Tumlingtar. During the initial days of the trek, you’ll get ahead through the alpine meadows, cloud forests and pristine rhododendron woodlands. The bloom of colourful rhododendron at the time of spring season delights the heart of every traveller.  Far down into the mountains, beyond the Barun River Valley, one will encounter steep granite cliffs, glaciers, and scenic waterfalls. Once you set your foot in the Makalu Base Camp, you can gaze at the rarely observed Kangshung face of Everest, together with the Lhotse, Chamlang, and Kanchenjunga in the far-east.

With the absence of modern amenities in the region, you can get acquainted with the untamed beauty of nature to a greater extent. January-May and September-December is the best time period to go for this trek. Contact us right now and relish a challenge extended by off-the-beaten trail!

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