Makalu Region Trekking

Makalu Region is an outstanding trek in the eastern region of Nepal, which offers a combination of rich cultural heritage, unsurpassed beauty and biological diversity. The trail follows the beautiful Arun River Valley, in the Makalu Barun National Park, crossing Shipton Pass at 4,216 metres before arriving at Makalu Base Camp 4,870 metres. From here, views of the south face of Makalu, as well as Everest and Lhotse are truly regal and fantastic. Makalu Barun National Park was established in 1992 as Nepal’s eighth national park covering 2,330 sq km. This area is a remote wilderness containing some of the last remaining areas of pristine forests and alpine meadows in Nepal. The area receives few foreign trekkers due to its relative inaccessibility. The Arun valley is also home to rare species of various birds which are found only in Nepal. Anyone in good shape and has previous experience of trekking can make this fairly challenging trek anytime in March to May and September to early December.

Cultural Treks & Expedition offers tea house lodge or camping trekking for 14 to 25 days hiking treks to all of the above Makalu destinations. If you are interested in exploring the Makalu Region, below are some of the itineraries, or alternatively we can be in contact so you may personally tailor your own itinerary.

Trips for Makalu Region Trekking

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