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Makalu Barun National Park

Destination: Makalu Barun National Park 

Highlights:

  • The name “Makalu” is derived from the Sanskrit Maha Kala, a name for the Hindu god Shiva that translates “Big Black.” It is in Nepal’s Makalu-Barun National Park and Conservation Area. One of the eight-thousanders, Makalu is an isolated peak whose shape is a four-sided pyramid.
  • Makalu is one of the harder eight-thousanders and is considered one of the most difficult mountains in the world to climb. The mountain is notorious for its steep pitches and knife-edged ridges. The final ascent of the summit pyramid involves technical rock or ice climbing.
  • Off the beaten trail, truly untouched beauty
  • The fusion of race, culture and heritage
  • Makalu-Barun Valley is a Himalayan glacier valley situated at the base of Mt. Makalu in the Sankhuwasabha district of Nepal. Barun Valley is a sanctuary for wild animals such as wolves, lynx, fox and the elusive snow leopard.
  • Barun Valley provides stunning contrasts, where high waterfalls cascade into deep gorges, craggy rocks rise from lush green forests, and colorful flowers bloom beneath white snow peaks.Rare species of animals and plants flourish in diverse climates and habitats, relatively undisturbed by human kind.
  • A border to two beautiful Himalayan regions
  • Makalu region, rich for natural paradise, includes beautiful mountains.

Best time:

Autumn (from September till Last week of November) and spring (1st week of March until May) is considered the best time to travel to the Makalu Barun Base camp. Days get considerably colder when you go higher.

Accommodation:

Because there are no lodges above Tashigaon one needs to take camping gear and enough food and fuel for at least two weeks. The use of a local guide is strongly recommended, as the trails are hard to follow.

Transportation:

This route begins with a flight to Tumlingtar and heads towards the trekking destination. With a couple of high altitude passes to be crossed, it is truly for free spirit and adventure. With amazing views of Makalu, Kanchenjunga, Lhotse, Baruntse, Pumori, Amadablam and a host of other peaks it is a true Himalayan escapade. Acclimatization is an essential part of this trek, which requires some technical climbing. The journey eventually ends from where it started – Tumlingtar, a connection to Kathmandu by air.

Description:

Makalu Base Camp Trek takes up deep into the eastern Himalayas, providing some of Nepal’s most unseen and amazing scenery. It will be a trek to the base camp of world’s fifth highest mountain, Mount Makalu (8462m). Makalu is a close neighbor of Mount Everest, lying in the northeast region of Nepal. Besides, the Makalu Barun National Park in the region offers some of the most spectacular scenery in the Himalayas. This region is blessed with an incredible diversity of natural beauty and culture.