Are you planning to trek through off the beaten path in eastern Nepal quite close to the Everest region? If the reply is ‘Yes’, Makalu Base Camp trek is one of the best Nepal trekking packages you must choose. Makalu Base Camp trek leads you through the least crowded trekking trail of Nepal rewarding with snowcapped peaks and lush valleys. The mixture of varieties of ethnic communities and diverse plant and animal species also makes Makalu Base Camp trek more memorable. Trekking along the most peaceful trail listening to the birds’ chirping feels like as if they are encouraging your further move.
Makalu Base Camp trek directs you to the highest altitude 4,870m by enjoying the stunning view of forests and peaks. Glimpses of five of the eight-thousanders: Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Cho Oyu, Mt. Kanchenjunga and Mt. Makalu are incredible! Looking at the typical housing styles and reflection of socio-cultural aspects of the mixed community people makes your journey meaningful. The natural waterfalls, glacial lakes and dazzling looks of the snowy mountains is another beauty of your Makalu region trek.
Baptised under the fifth highest peak of the world, Mount Makalu (8,468m), Makalu Base Camp trek is a lifelong memories. Trek to Makalu Base Camp gives you the joy of Makalu Barun National Park and Conservation Area, Barun Valley and Arun Valley. Makalu Barun National Park and Conservation Area (MBNPCA) hosts many plant and animal species pleasing thousands of tourists every year. You can observe MBNPCA which is the home for nearly 3,000 species of flowering plants, 440 birds and 75 animal species. 25 species of rhododendron and animals like snow leopard, musk deer, Himalayan thar and red panda are decoration of MBNPCA.
Arun Valley, one of the largest valleys in the world is also a site worth observing en route Makalu Base Camp trek. Arun valley trek grants you a noble glimpse of the snow-clad peaks of the Everest region hailing at you. Arun valley trek is important from historical perspective as Arun Valley Civilization is an ancient human civilization in the world. Barun valley on the banks of the Barun River is equally beautiful tourist destination having quality lodges in Makalu region. Barun valley trek is challenging but gives you a wonderful chance to delve into wilderness in the unpopulated region.
Makalu Base Camp trek starts either from Tumlingtar after an hour-long flight from Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu or Dhankuta Hile Bazaar. Dhankuta Hile Bazaar located in the eastern Nepal is about 13 hours’ driving in a bus or private jeep from Kathmandu. You can find Makalu Base Camp trek 14 days itinerary, Makalu Base Camp trek 22 days itinerary and so on. But, Orbit Alpine Adventure gives you the detailed information about Makalu Base Camp trek 21 days itinerary in this article. In fact, you can customize Makalu Base Camp trek package according to your necessity at the most reasonable cost.
1. How can I calculate the cost of Makalu Base Camp trek?
To know about Makalu Base Camp trek costand itinerary, you can simply contact Orbit Alpine Adventure. They will let you know about the best Makalu Base Camp trekking itinerary at the most reasonable cost.
2. Can I get the customized package of Makalu Base Camp trek?
Obviously, you can get the customized packages of Makalu Base Camp trek depending upon your vacation, budget and choice. To get the customized package of Makalu Base Camp trek, don’t forget to reach Orbit Alpine Adventure either via phone calls or email or online booking sources.
3.How is Makalu Base Camp trek different from others?
In fact, trekking to all the Himalayan regions of Nepal is almost same and so are topography, residential areas, vegetation and wildlife. However, Makalu Base Camp trek is unique in its features like the scenery, trekking trails, landscapes and cultural aspects. Although you are trekking to Makalu Base Camp, you can equally observe the beauty of the snowy peaks of the Everest region. You can have a mesmerizing sight of five of the 8 eight-thousanders: Everest, Kanchenjunga, Lhotse, Cho Oyu and Makalu. Arun Valley, one of the largest valley in the world lies in Makalu Base Camp trekking trail. Barun valley in the enclosure of Makalu Barun National Park and Conservation Area is another notable sight of Makalu Base Camp trek.
4. Can I do solo trek to Makalu Base Camp?
Solo trek to Makalu Base Camp can be done as there is no restricted zone in this region but you had better hire a professional guide. The guide and the porter can help you in case of problems during the trekking.
5. What are the magnificent view I can see during Makalu Base Camp trek?
The exposure of the snowcapped peaks of the Everest region, Makalu region and Kanchenjunga region. The varieties of flora and fauna found in this region is another view you would love to have. The view of the Arun River Valley and Barun River Valley, Mt. Chamlang, Mt. Baruntse and the Barun Glacier is equivalently superb. The forests from tropical to alpine region is yet another typical view of Makalu Base Camp trek.
6. What type of trekking is Makalu Base Camp trek?
Talking about the Makalu Base Camp trek difficulty, it is moderate type of trekking as the highest altitude to reach is 4,870m. The highest pass Keke La Pass (4,230) must be climbed while trekking from Khongma Danda to Mumbuk. Next, Makalu Base Camp trek is entirely a teahouse trekking. However, if you prefer and can manage all the camping equipment and a professional crew, camping trekking to Makalu Base Camp is also possible.