About Makalu Base Camp Trekking
The trekking journey to Makalu Base Camp is a remote, thrilling trek into the heart of the Himalaya. This area is ideal for people looking for a thrilling adventure. The Makalu Base Camp Trek reaches up into highlands that are surrounded by Himalayan beauty and some of the grandest peaks on the planet.
In fact, on this Makalu Base Camp Trekking journey you might feel like you are one of the first people to discover the serene alpine valley, uninhabited except for seasonal shepherds. The Makalu base camp trekking route begins in the lush hills with charming villages rural farmlands. It climbs to tranquil pastures at the very base of the world’s fifth highest peak, Makalu (8463 m, 27,765 ft), soaring into the skies.
This adventurous Makalu base camp trekking takes trekkers off the beaten path and offers cultural interaction and insights that cannot be found on the busier and more commercialized routes. The path travels through a beautiful landscape that will be unforgettable. Visitors to the Makalu region will mostly have the remote trails to themselves! The natural beauty and peaceful setting in the faraway valley can give you an overwhelming sense of being truly away from worldly cares and concerns.
This Makalu Base Camp Trek passes into the core of Makalu Barun National Park, the park to the east of the Everest Region, separated by massive Himalayan peaks. To the north of Makalu Barun National Park is the border with Tibet. Makalu Base Camp is the destination of the trek and is surrounded by peaks soaring into the skies. It is from here, that mountaineers set up camp for their attempts on the nearby summits.
We begin the journey to the Makalu Base Camp Trek with a scenic flight to Tumlingtar, a splendid village near the Arun River. Then we trek north through rural farmland. We cross high mountain passes before arriving at the uninhabited valley below the magnificent, snowy Himalaya. The Makalu base camp trek rises from 410 mt to 4870 mt and on the way up, trekkers are witness to a wide range of topography, biodiversity, and culture.
The Makalu Base Camp Trek is a camping journey. High Camp Adventure will arrange a crew of porters to transport provisions and gear, including food and a dining tent, tables, chairs, a toilet tent, and personal sleeping tents. Our skilled chef will provide the day’s meals and in the evening we will enjoy a magnificent camp under the stars, surrounded by the Himalaya and jaw-dropping surroundings while we enjoy a supper and a warm drink. Since the region is being developed a little bit, basis tea houses are built in the region so this trek can be done by staying in guest houses.
Please Note: Our Makalu Base Camp Trekking has set departure dates from Kathmandu and this trek can be personalized to accommodate your specific wishes and timetable.