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 variation of flora and fauna, local Himalayan community and stunning landscape of snow-clad terrain.
Makalu Base Camp adventure starts after one hour flight to Tumlingtar and three hours drive to Chichila. 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, Mt. Chamlang (7319m), Baruntse (7129m) and Mera peak (6654m). The trail passes through Makalu Barun National Park allowing you to enjoy pristine wilderness and biodiversity. 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 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 colourful flowers ever seen in the Himalayas. The itinerary of Makalu Base camp trekking has been designed by Global Adventure Trekking to acclimatize you gradually.