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Makalu Base Camp Trek

Makalu base camp trekking is a remote wilderness adventure trek in Nepal which is located in the Mahalangur Himalayas 19 km southeast of Mount Everest, on the border between Nepal and China.

  • Trip Fact - 22 days
  • Trip Code: HST-OBT-19
  • Trek Start/End: Tumlingtar
  • Grade: Moderate / strenuous
  • Trek start Elevation: 1,560m/5116ft
  • Highest Elevation: 5150m/16892ft
  • Group Size: Minimum 2 People
  • Best time: September, October, November, December, February, March, April
  • Mode of Trek: Camp / Teahouse
makalu base camp trek

Makalu base camp trek is a remote wilderness adventure trek in Nepal which is located in the Mahalangur Himalayas 19 km southeast of Mount Everest, on the border between Nepal and China. The trek  highlights is remote valley wide diversity of faunal species rhododendron and juniper, aromatic herbs and delicate wildflowers of orchids valuable aromatic and medicinal plants. The region above 5,000 m comprises mainly rock and ice with little vegetation.

Makalu base camp trek route is protected buffer zone area  Makalu Barun National Park which is the eighth national park in the Himalayas of Nepal and was established in 1992 surrounding  by tropical forest as well as snow-capped peaks. Makalu has two notable subsidiary peaks is known as a Kangchungtse (7,200m/23616ft)  north-northwest of the main summit.

Makalu base camp trek commence short scenic flight to Tumlingtar.  After refreshment  drive   to Num (1,560m/5116ft) by local four wheel jeep. The camping trekking still best and comfortable to Makalu base camp trek  however newly open basic tea house also offer you overnight stay. The Himalayan Smile treks itinerary is considerable flexible and  trekkers can acclimatize day by day. The Makalu Barun region inhabitant of  Sherpa, Limbus and Rai indigenous group. The Makalu base camp trekking trail follow the two glacier river Arun and Barun through pretty terraced farmland and a number of delightful villages  which is origin  from Mahalangur Himalayas. The upper part of the trail pass through the granite cliffs with glaciers and enchanting waterfalls, magic of the nature before climbing to cross the Shipton La (4229 m/13871 ft) can observe Barun river valley. The Makalu base camp  situated at 4870m/15973 ft , also the trail follow continuous to the Makalu Swiss base camp is at 5150 m/16892 ft. Today is highlights of Makalu base camp trekking can view close-up of Makalu as well as Chamlang Himal including Everest(8848 m/29029 ft ), Lhotse(8,516m/27932ft), Chamalang (7,319m/24006ft), Baruntse (7,129m/23383 ft). After exploring Makalu region trek back to same route to the Tumlingtar.

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