Makalu Base Camp the Makalu Base Camp trek offers you an adventure of a lifetime. Makalu Base Camp Trek is a physically challenging trek that surely brings out your spirit of adventure. Walking upon the most rugged terrain on earth, relishing the unparallel natural beauty of the Makalu region and marveling at the ecological diversity are some of the wonderful treats of the Makalu Base Camp trek.
Makalu-Barun National Park, a nearly isolated 1,500-km2 area of Eastern Nepal. This remote terrain stretches east from Sagarmatha (Mt. Everest) National Park, between the high plateau of Tibet and the deep subtropical gorge carved by the Arun River. There are spectacular views of rugged Himalayan peaks, including Mt. Makalu (8463m), fifth highest in the world, Mt. Chamlang (7,319 m) and Mt. Baruntse (7,129m). Within 40 kms, these high peaks descend to the Arun River at 670m. The Makalu-Barun Valley provides stunning contrasts, where high waterfalls cascade into deep gorges, craggy rocks rise from lush green forests, and colorful flowers bloom beneath white snow peaks.
Makalu region there are over 3000 species of flowering plants, 440 species of birds, and 75 species of mammals, including the endangered Clouded Leopard, Red Panda and Musk Deer, have been recorded. This remarkable biodiversity is considered to be of global significance, and provides a living laboratory for international scientific research.
The Barun Valley is part of a huge international protected area under an agreement between Nepal and China. The Makalu Base Camp trek crosses several high passes as it climbs into the remote Barun Valley at the foot of Makalu, the world's fifth highest mountain, providing a splendid venue for more adventurous nature lovers.
Makalu Base Camp trek is a purely camping trek as no lodges are available along the route. The Makalu Base Camp trek presents you views of the south face of Makalu, Everest and Lhotse Peaks.