Makalu Trek

About Makalu Trek

Makalu lies in the northeastern region of Nepal between Everest and KanchenjhungaMountains. It is one of the most remote and wilderness location straddled by Tibet along thenorthern rim.The main highlight of Makalu Trekking is to reach to the base of Mt. Makalu (8463m), the fifthhighest mountain in the world. Makalu region provides a splendid panorama of Himalayanpeaks ranging from fifth highest Makalu to Chamlang (7319m), Baruntse (7129m) and Mera peak (6654m).The region also hosts Makalu Barun National Park which covers two districts: Solukhumbu and Sakhuwasaba. The park encompasses a wide range of ecological diversity from tropical forests to highest Himalayan peaks in in its northern border. The landscape is drenched by Arun river, one of the biggest rivers fed by the Himalayan snows and glaciers. 88 species of mammals, 78 species of fish, 43 species of reptile, 315 species of butterfly and 440 bird species have been recorded here. Black bear, Red Panda, Himalayan wolf, Deep-blue Kingfisher, White-naped Yuhina are some of the well known flagship species. The ethnic inhabitants of this region are Limbus and Rais while Sherpas are also settled in lower belt. Rai and Limbus follow naturalistic Kirat religion whereas Sherpas are Buddhists. Makalu region can be approached by a direct flight from Kathmandu to to Tumlingtar. Other option include taking a a long drive from Kathmandu to Dharan. You can also cross over theMakalu to reach Everest region.