Makalu Base camp Trekking is one of the adventurous and technical trekking at an elevation of 4853 m. MBC lies in the lap of the 5th highest Mountain Mount Makalu elevated to 8481 m. It is full of wild trekking trials followed by varieties of life-changing experiences and culture along with a tremendous amount of natural beauty. The best season to trek to Base camp is March/April or September to November where you can experience amazing views of snow-clad mountains.
A flight from Kathmandu to Tumlingtar and 2 hours of drive to Chichila makes hikers tighten up the belt for the real adventure that starts peaking trekker’s adrenaline. The hike to MBC passes through cloud forests of the 8th largest national park called Makalu Barun providing some rare species of flora and fauna, 421 species of birds, 315 types of butterflies, 67 types of herbs, 25 species of Rhododendron, 47 types of orchid, red panda, musk deer and many wild lives.
Along with flabbergasting nature and adventure, trekkers also experience the indigenous culture of Rai and Sherpa residing in these ranges. The trek initiates in a warm climate with beautiful terrace farming inhabited by ethnic Rai people. The trekking gets easier with stoned steps leading to the extreme trails and unforgettable beauty of mountains.
As the height elevates, the air becomes crisp and freezing. The beauty of Makalu range spellbound trekkers with its immense beauty and culture. The Barun National Park throughout the journey provides fascinating views of nature, rhododendron forest and wild animals enjoying nature at its best.
The howling sound of the wind and nature brings peace to the soul. The trail reaches Sano Pokahri (small Pond) and Elephant-shaped Thulo Pokhari (Large Pond) over the height of 4000m. Further, the wooden bridge over the Barun River burbling in its flow provides exceptional views and excites the trekkers. The trek leads to steep granite cliffs, spectacular waterfalls and glaciers.
Also, the landscape is just amazing with the incredible sights of mountains. The resting places are simple lodges but the welcoming Sherpa people with delicious food relieve exertion of all-day trekking throughout the hike.
Ascending Upon the trails and reaching the Makalu Base Camp, the magnificent and celestial view of enthralling Kangshung face of the majestic Everest, the river valley and the massifs of Makalu, Lhotse, Chamlang and Kanchanjunga in the far-east leaves travellers speechless.
Flight and spectacular view from it.
Experience of rural villages, simple lodges and delicious food.
Visit the village of an ethnic group of Rai and Sherpa