Makalu Base Camp Trek is one of the most popular trekking destinations in estren paert of Nepal, this trek offers an exceptional opportunity to explore high-altitude terrains, snow-clad landscapes and ethnic Himalayan lifestyle. Makalu Base Camp has been compared to the Yosemite Valley, on a grand scale. To reach some of the most amazing mountain scenery in the Himalaya, you first have to cross the challenging Kongma Danda covered in cloud forest draped in hanging orchids. There are few villages along the approach to the fifth highest peak in the world, Mt Makalu (8485m). The mountaineering route over the glaciated Sherpani Col (6180m), West Col (6190m) and Amphu Labsta (5845m) to the Everest region involves the highest and hardest passes in the entire Himalaya, however the rewards of such an undertaking are more than worthwhile. This region is fully tent based trek so less tourist are interested to visit this virgin place for the pristine mountain views and Nepali’s culture. Sherpa, Rai and Limbus are main habitants in this area.
Like some of the less frequented areas in Nepal, Makalu Base Camp Trekking also appeals to solo trekkers, who also want to be entertained and be under the influence of nature that has extraordinary beauty, and whose trekking trail takes you to the place, where the world’s fifth highest mountain is located, this trail also leads you through unfamiliar regions, where you are face-to-face with the people, who follow the long established traditions that your ancestors have left far behind by embracing modern technology and modern thoughts, but wherein the perfect relation between the plants and animals exist in a harmony that the whole world wants to see once more along with you, and what looks here is everything is unchanged.
Makalu Base Camp Trekking takes place in the Makalu Barun National Park, where the trekking gets wilder as the forest closes in, where the distant lush green hill welcomes you, which is a perfect habitat for different species of birds, including the Wren Babbler, that is rarely found in other parts of the world, and here, more than 75 species of mammals have adapted to this place since time immemorial, including Red Panda, Snow-Leopard and Musk Deer, and they may come across your eyes if you are fortunate. These rare animals thrive in the cruel climate of the mountains, and this is how they become legendaries, and to have their glimpse is rewarding itself.
The lower region of the park is covered with rhododendron forests, while the upper constitutes of granite cliffs, hanging glaciers, and waterfalls, and both seem to push their limits to show you different aspects of the Himalayan landscapes, and Makalu Base Camp, which is an ultimate place, offers you a breath-taking view of mountains, such as Kanchenjunga massif, Everest, Lhotse, Baruntse, Chamlang and others, and what could be better in your life than to see these mountain giants and their summits. The common places that the trekking trail takes you are up hills and downhill and of course the valleys, alpine lakes, and glaciers, shaped by geological affects. Above all, the trekking trail takes you to the heart of the Makalu Region.
Makalu Region is enriched with natural beauties; it spans a lot of areas, where the cold of the mountain is chilling, and where the beauties of the mountain look untamed.