Makalu base camp trek is demanding trekking in Nepal. This region is protected by the Makalu Barun National Park and Conservation Project, set up in 1992. The park covers altogether 2330 sq km. Mt. Makalu (8463m), is the fifth-highest peak in the world is the home of other mountains-Mt Chamlang (7319 m) and Mt. Baruntse (7129m).
Makalu Base Camp trek offers an exceptional opportunity to explore high-altitude terrains, snow-clad landscapes, and ethnic lifestyles. This trek has earned its popularity for its remoteness and wilderness as it takes us deep into the high mountains and remains as one the most unfrequented trekking trails of Nepal. The region is remote and isolated where we hardly find any modern facilities and amenities but the stunning natural surroundings and rich flora and fauna abound in this region will definitely leave us spellbound. For adventure trekkers and nature enthusiasts who seek solace and tranquillity in pristine natural habitats and those who wish to avoid crowds, Makalu base camp trek is an ideal pick.
Makalu base camp trek commences with a one-hour scenic flight from Kathmandu to Tumlingtar whereas the real trek begins from Chichira (about three hours drive from Tumlingtar airport) The trek is relatively a bit hard with either ascending or descending trails with rare flat walking sections. The lower reaches of the route are renowned for their lushness with beautiful rhododendron forests whereas the upper reaches of the trail comprise polished granite cliffs capped by hanging glaciers, overflowing with waterfalls. As we ascend we rise from the lowland of Tumlingtar airport to one of the highest and stunning base camps at almost 5050 meters.