MAKALU BASE CAMP TREK
Makalu base camp trek leads to the world’s fifth highest mountain Mt. Makalu. Not so famous as other trekking routes, but Makalu base camp trek is one for the solitary and adventurous travellers. It is the most underrated trekking route in Nepal.
This journey will lead to experiencing various Himalayan landscapes as well as cultures. The low terrace farmlands of Rai inhabitants welcome the start of journey. The best part is, what local people and culture offer you. Their warm-hearted welcome and attachment to their tradition and mountains is astounding. Though economically poor, they are rich in culture and heart.
The lower region of the Makalu National park is covered with rhododendron forests and terraced farmlands. While the upper region of park has scenic beauty of mountains, granite cliffs, glacier lakes and waterfalls with dense green forests.
The trekking route lies mostly in Makalu Barun National park. It’s the home to various species of birds, endangered animals and several medicinal plants. Some of the rare species of birds like Himalayan peacock, babbler and animals like red panda, Himalayan Thar, musk deer, snow leopard etc live in the dense green forest of Makalu Barun National park.
Higher the altitude higher the challenge and higher the excitement in this trek.
The trekking routes are not easy, they are mostly unexplored and unblemished. The mountains breathing out cold air will also make the journey more difficult. But for adventure lovers, it’s the unreal experience.
The granite cliffs and enchanting waterfalls keep the trekking flowing. As there are very few tea houses and lodges on the way, this becomes more like camp trekking.
While the cameras may only focus on the scenic beauty of the place, the culture and innocence of local communities like Sherpa, Rai, Limbu and others must also be captured. This trekking is special not only in the context of a challenge but also the diversity in landscapes and culture of inhabitants.
Makalu Base Camp Trek Underrated but Overwhelming
Through the remote valleys of Arun and Barun, the trekking routes lead its way to base Makalu base camp. For the solitary adventure and nature loving trekkers, Makalu Barun Base camp trek is one to never miss. This trekking route is underrated but highly overwhelming.
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Cost Includes : • Airport pick up and drop including domestic airport • Kathmandu - Tumlingtar - Kathmandu air ticket including guide • All ground transportation by private vehicles (Tumlingtar-Chichila-Tumlingtar) by private Jeep • Porters transportation from Kathmandu - Tumlingtar - Kathmandu • All accommodations in lodge/tents which applicable as per the places. • All meal (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner with tea or coffee) at lodge and tented camp • Makalu Barun National Park Fee • Sleeping tent, kitchen tent & kitchen gears • Guide and porters during the trek • Licensed guide and necessary number of porters during the trek. • Guide and porter salary, food, accommodation, transportation and insurance. • Medical Kit
Cost Excludes: 1. International Flight and Tourist Visa Fee for Nepal 2. Meals in Kathmandu 3. All personal expenses such as bar bills, beverage, mineral water, snacks etc. 4. Hot shower during the trek 5. Personal equipments 6. Personal and medical insurance, emergency rescue evacuation. 7. All cost arises due to flight cancellation, natural disaster, health issue and political disturbance 8. Tips for guide and porter
TRIP FACTS Location: Makalu Varun region Total duration: 22 days Trekking Days: 18 days Trek Starts: Tumlingtar Trek Ends: Tumlingtar Grade: Strenuous Maximum Altitude: 4870 m. ( Makalu Base Camp) Trekking style: Tented Camp Best month for Trek: Mar – June, Sep – Nov Culture : Sherpa, Limbu and Rai Major Attractions: Mt. Makalu , Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Chamlang,Baruntse, Arun & Barun Valley, Ethenic Sherpa, Rai & Limbu village and their culture, free spa retreat (Massage) at Ananda Natural Therapy center
Reviews ( 1 )
- by Ranjan Khadka
- 2018-12-20 20:35:56
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