Makalu Base Camp trekking is a highly adventurous and challenging trek in the Mahalangur Himalayan region of Nepal. Categorized as Moderate to Challenging, trekkers are required to have strong physical fitness and stamina to do Makalu Base Camp trekking. Makalu trek provides a variety of flora and fauna, a local Himalayan community, and a stunning landscape of snow-clad terrain.
Makalu Base Camp adventure starts after 45 minutes flight to Tumlingtar and four hour drive to Num. The trek begins from here and walks through the Makalu-Barun National Park then the ultimate objective of the trek is to hike to the base camp of Mt. Makalu (the fifth-highest mountain in the world) at an altitude of 4870m. The Makalu Base Camp gives you magnificent views of the south face of Makalu, Everest, Lhotse, and the Barun Glacier. All along the trail, you will enjoy stunning views of Mt Makalu (8,481m), Mt. Chamlang (7,319m), Baruntse (7,129m), and Mera peak (6,654m). The trail passes through Makalu Barun National Park allowing you to enjoy the pristine wilderness and biodiversity. This trek gives you an opportunity of going to Baruntse Base Base Camp, Amphulaptsa pass to the Everest base camp in the Khumbu region. The permanent feature of this trek is the Arun river which during monsoon season is an enthralling sight to watch. So are beautiful waterfalls, deep gorges, valleys, and traditional villages of the Rai and Limbu ethnic communities. The distinctive feature of Makalu Base Camp trekking is its pristine wilderness as you pass through dense forests of rhododendron, orchids, maple, magnolia, aromatic herbs, and an unparalleled gallery of the most colorful flowers ever seen in the Himalayas. The best time to undertake the Makalu Base Camp trek is October to early December, April to May is recommended and the rest of the month is the customized month.