About Makalu Trek
Makalu trek takes you through isolated valleys and high mountain passes to the base of the world’s fifth highest mountain – Mt.Makalu. The majority of the trek route lies inside Makalu-Barun national park, famous for a beautiful and variant array of flora and fauna. Here you will find some of Nepal’s most amazing scenery, ranging from the sweeping Arun river valley, over the Barun La (4200m), to the remorseless Ice fields surrounding Makalu (8463 m). Trekking through the Arun valley offers you the best opportunity to observe many of our country’s bird species, including the Spiny Babbler, the only species of its kind in the world. Practically untouched, this region has much more to offer you besides birds and wildlife… find out for yourself!
The Makalu Base Camp Trek starts from the small hill town of Hile, accessible by road or air, or through Tumblingtar, khadbari is district headquarters of Sunkhwasabha.