Makalu, located at 8000 meters above sea level and considered one of the most difficult trekking areas, is a rare blend of toughness and beauty. Due to its geographical characteristics, this area remains underexplored. Even the famous Edmund Hillary has failed to trek this peak area twice. The Makalu base camp trek can be done as a tea-house walk, albeit the route is classified as challenging.
During the journey, one may witness the wonderful flora and animals while passing through the raw and wild pathways. Makalu is home to 3000 varieties of flowering plants, 440 species of magnificent birds, and 75 animal species. As one ascends the paths, one can see the magnificent and divine mountain vistas, river basins, and the massifs of Makalu, Everest, and Lhotse. The picturesque villages may be seen as one descends the pathways.
The flight to Tumlingtar kicks off the 20-day trek. Then we’ll drive to Chichila, the starting location for the trek. We’ll pass via Num, Seduwa, and Tasigaon, among other charming villages. Beautiful rhododendron forests and a quaint Gurung settlement may be seen along the walk. You will be treated to beautiful vistas of the mountains during the walk. The trip to base camp begins at an elevation of 5100 meters. Along the trip, you’ll cross through various passes, including KeKe La, Shipton La, and TuTu La. The expedition comes to a close in Num Village.
- The eastern Kangshung face of Everest offers a distinct perspective.
- Views of eastern Nepal, as far as Kangchenjunga, are available.
- From green terraced fields to glaciers and waterfalls, you'll be able to see it all.
- Witness the unique Rai and Sherpa cultures of Nepal's rural existence.
- See some of Nepal's most endangered animals, including the Red Panda.