The Makalu Base Camp trek is a challenging journey to the base camp of Mount Makalu, the world’s fifth highest mountain, which features the famous crossing of Shipton La. Our itinerary has been planned to allow for sufficient acclimatization to the altitude and to maximise the efficiency of travel time, providing ample opportunity to explore Makalu Base Camp.
This trail brings travelers to the humid lowlands near Tumlingtar on the Arun River, continuing through one of the least frequented areas of Nepal to Makalu Base Camp. This particular trek showcases a broad spectrum of ecosystems and cultures. In the areas of the trek in lower altitudes, visitors can experience local lifestyles in the Rai villages and, at higher altitudes, Sherpa villages. Trekkers will cross Shipton La at an elevation of 4216m and cross into the remote and beautiful Barun river valley before their arrival at Makalu Base Camp.
Along the trail, visitors will experience superb views of the south face of Makalu as well as Everest, Lhotse, Chamlang and Kanchenjunga. Makalu Barun National Park, established in 1992, is Nepal’s eighth-largest national park, covering 2330 sq. kilometres of terrain. This area features a remote, untamed wilderness containing some of the last remaining pristine forests and alpine meadows in Nepal. Due to its relative inaccessibility, the area receives few foreign trekkers. That being said, for those who are interested in having an “authentic” trekking experience in Nepal, this particular route is highly recommended!
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