Makalu Base Camp Trek explores one of the toughest trekking routes in the world into a unique world which was closed to the outer world till Eric Shipton visited here in 1952. From the humid lowlands to the alpine climatic condition in the higher altitudes, Makalu Base Camp Trek navigates through the varied and dense forests, unique and vibrant villages, diverse flora and fauna, high altitude grazing land, polished granite cliffs covered by glaciers hanging above it, waterfalls as well solitude for the trekkers who crave for less crowded trekking trails. Proceed deep into the Himalayas with Makalu Base Camp Trek and get accompanied by the breathtaking view of peaks and marvel the diversity of landscape of the region located in the vicinity of Makalu and Barun valley.
Makalu Base Camp Trek aims to be up close and personal with the fifth tallest peak of the world, Mt. Makalu (8,463m) and traverse the area protected under the Makalu-Barun National Park and Conservation Area. This enchanting yet strenuous trek begins after the flight to Tumlingtar when we embark on the trek to Khadbari. With the aim of reaching the Makalu Base Camp we undertake Makalu Base Camp Trek through the settlements of Chichila, Mudhe and Num past which we cross the torrential Arun River and reach to the village of sedua with ups and downs in between. Further ascending past settlements of Tashigaun and Khongma, we pass the famous Shipton Pass and reach to Mumbuk. Further into the alpine terrain we explore the villages of Nehe Kharka, Merek and Shershong before we have the jaw dropping view of Mt. Makalu from Makalu Base Camp. We trace back the same trail on our way back and end our journey in Tumlingtar. Intermittently we explore the Rai, Limbu and Sherpa villages, have marvelous views of Makalu (8463m), Everest (8848m), Lhotse (8516m), Chamling (7319m) and view of Kanchenjunga (8586m) in the far distance as well as a living laboratory for scientific research in the form of conservation area and national park.
Makalu Base Camp Trek requires above average physical fitness and an ability to explore the remote terrains with an average of 5-6 hours of walking on a rough trail. Basically preferred in the Spring (March-May) and Autumn (September-November) seasons, Makalu Base Camp Trek can be undertaken in winter as well, though with caution. With Luxury Holiday Trek explore the remote and rugged terrain and challenge yourself to get one of the most worthy return from any trekking expedition.