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Makalu Region Trekking 19 Days

Makalu Region Trekking 19 Days

Major Highlights:

Trek to the Manaslu Base Camp

Spectacular views of Mt. Makalu, Kanghungtse, Chomo Lonzo, Chamlang etc

Trek through Makalu Barun National Park

Get the chance to look at Snow Leopard, Red Panda in their wild habitat

Observe ethnic culture of Rai and Limbu

Interact with simple and warm-hearted locals

Makalu region is an up-and-back trek to the base of Mt. Makalu (8485m / 27838ft) - ‘the throne of gods’. Get the experience of trekking in one of Nepal’s most underdeveloped and remote area. Mt. Makalu is the 5th highest mountain in the world and you’ll get exposed to the epic scenes of it during your trek.

You will also get the chance to view the Everest (8848m / 29029ft), Lhotse (8516m / 27940ft) and other snow-clad peaks of the respective Everest and Makalu ranges.

The eye-popping views of the mountain are just like putting the ice on the cake. While trekking, you will see the epic scenes of Makalu-Barun National Park. The park is the home to over 3000 species of plants and hundreds of types of orchids. Along the way, you get to see the snow leopards, red pandas, musk deer and blue sheep in their wild habitat. Keep your eyes peeled for these ones.

Makalu region packs spectacular scenery, high waterfalls cascading into the deep river gorges, a rugged landscape, pristine forest, colourful flowers blooming beneath the white snow peaks, simple and warm-hearted people with their unique culture and customs. It is the rich natural paradise within itself in the land of a natural paradise.

The trails of this region are muddy as well rocky, becoming slippery during the time of pre-monsoon. Some parts of the trail are considered to be risky due to the frequent rockfalls. Makalu region receives more and longer monsoon rainfall than other areas of the Himalayas. The trail passes through picturesque villages such as Langmale, Yangla, Neghe etc. The views of the farmed terraces, paddy fields, lush forests and the lakes make the trip worth remembering. 

There are mainly two trekking trails that are available in the Makalu region. The Makalu Base Camp Trek and the Makalu Trek with Sherpani Col. The Makalu Base Camp Trek lets you experience the base camp of Mt. Makalu. On the other hand, Makalu Trek with Sherpani Col. is a comparatively longer journey that goes into the climactic peak while crossing two high passes Sherpani Col pass and Amphu Labtsa pass.

Due to the high altitude, there’s always the chance of altitude sickness. The symptoms can be as general as dizziness, vomiting and lack of energy to climb further. You must prepare enough and proper acclimatization for the trek. 

Trekking through the Makalu region is possible at all times of the year. But, Spring ( March-May) and Autumn (September-November) provide the best weather for the climbers. During the Spring season, red colour is added to the nature of the blooming rhododendrons. In the Autumn season, the skies are generally clearer and the views are really amazing to see.

Makalu Region Trekking 19 Days