Makalu-Barun Valley Trek

Makalu-Barun National Park, a virtually uninhabited 1500 km2 area of Eastern Nepal, is very close to virgin wilderness. This remote terrain stretches East from Sagarmatha (Mt Everest) National Park, between the high plateaus of Tibet and the deep subtropical gorge carved by the Arun River. There are spectacular views of rugged Himalayan peaks, including Mt. Makalu (8463m), fifth highest in the world, Mt. Chamlang (7319 m) and Mt. Baruntse (7129m). Within 40 kms, these high peaks descend to the Arun river at 670m.The Makula-Barun Valley provides stunning contrasts, where high waterfalls cascade into deep gorges, craggy rocks rise from lush green forests, and colorful flowers bloom beneath white snow peaks.

This unique landscape shelters some of the last pristine mountain ecosystems on earth. Rare species of animals and plants flourish in diverse climates and habitats, relatively undisturbed by human kind. Over 3000 species of flowering plants, 440 species of birds, and 75 species of mammals, including the endangered clouded leopard, red panda and musk deer, have been recorded. This remarkable biodiversity is considered to be of global significance, and provides a living laboratory for international scientific research.The Barun Valley is part of a huge international protected area under an agreement between Nepal and China. The trek crosses several high passes as it climbs into the remote Barun Valley at the foot of Makalu, the world's fifth highest mountain, providing a splendid venue for more adventurous nature lovers.

If you are looking to combine some serious flora and fauna with some strenuous hiking this area is for you.

Max. altitude: 5000 mtrs.
Grade: C+
Minimum group size: 4
Departures: Oct to May


Day 01 Arrival pick up / transfer hotel / tour briefing / introductory evening meal
Day 02 A full days sightseeing within the Kathmandu valley
Day 01 Fly, Kathmandu / Tumlingtar // trek to Khandbari
Day 02 Khandbari / Chichila
Day 03 Chichila / Num camp
Day 04 Num camp / Nabagaon
Day 05 Nabagaon / Utise
Day 06 Bumgkim / Utise
Day 07 Utise / Khongma gaon
Day 08 Utise / Khongma-La
Day 09 Rest at Khongma-La
Day 10 Khongma-La / Rephuk
Day 11 Rephuk / Chehere Kharka (Sarsing Kharka)
Day 12 Chehere Kharka / Makalu lower base camp
Day 13 Excursion to Makalu base camp / return to lower camp
Day 14 Lower camp / Kharta Chhu
Day 15 Kharta Chhu / Thulo Pokhari
Day 16 Thulo Pokhari / Tashigoun
Day 17 Barun pass / Khongma gaon
Day 18 Khongma gaon / Sheduwa
Day 19 Sheduwa / Tuhure
Day 20 Tuhure / Gogane
Day 21 Gogane/ Tumlingtar
Day 22 Tumlingtar / Kathmandu
Day 22 Kathmandu at leisure
Day 24 Transfer Airport / Depart for onward destination

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