Makalu Base Camp Trekking
Makalu Base camp Trekking is ironic that this fantastic venture begins from the lowest valley on the planet which initiates an odyssey that culminates at the foothills of Mt. Makalu, yes, this is the fifth highest mountain in the world at (8,481m) as our trekking boots crunch the trail through alpine forest above the timberline where the stark landscapes radiate an unknown beauty that sometimes even the mind finds it hard to comprehend. We encounter lovely orchids and a mountain culture that awakens the curiosity of our thoughts while trundling through verdant farmlands and vibrant market villages [called ‘haats’ in the local lingo]. As we cling to a crest above the Arun River, which is a suggested location for the biggest hydroelectric plant in Nepal, the route guides us across yak pastures where our eyes behold the overlapping never ending ice fields of Mt. Makalu. On the way we get lovely views of Kanchenjunga massif, Everest, Lhotse, Baruntse and Chamlang as well as the not often seen Kangshung face of Everest. Makalu Base Camp trek is one journey you sure want to make once in a whole lifetime.
This venture displays out of this world scenery where the ecosystems blend in so well with the flora and fauna; the verdant tropical greenery of the Arun Valley that stretches to the high alpine remote ice fields of Mt. Makalu, the 5th highest mountain in the world, is a specter of nature ever so natural, despite the tough trek. We hit the trails from Arun Valley hiking into rural areas, hiking across absorbing ancient conventional markets and mountain villages where farming is the only means of survival, our route cuts across quaint unknown routes where not many have tread before, exposing sublime panoramas of Mt. Makalu and Kanchenjunga throughout the journey, and we encounter more breathtaking landscapes of the Khumbakarna Range as we slip into the lovely Barun valley of the Makalu basin. From hereabouts, the trek passes over yak meadows nestled warmly in the shadows of Makalu's tall south face as we experience grand views of the rare east (Khangshung) face of Mt. Everest. You simply can’t ask for more than this.
We revert back through far flung Sherpa villages back to steamy Tumlingtar for our picturesque sweeping sky tour of a flight above the Nepalese Himalayas back to kathmandu and a warm comfortable bed. ‘Makalu Base Camp Trekking’ is one holiday that’s going to enrich your memories for a long time to come…and " Mountain Sherpa Trekking ’’will make this odyssey an unforgotten event in all of your life…