Makalu Base Camp Trek is filled with lush green forest, deep gorges and rivers, waterfalls, sacred lakes and ponds, and unparalleled panoramic views of rugged high Himalayan peaks such as mount Chamlang (7,319m.), Mount Baruntse(7,129m.), Mera peak (6,654m.), and several other mountain peaks including Mount Makalu.
This challenging trek is an opportunity to learn about the rural traditions and the people such as Rais, Limbus, Gurung, and Sherpa ethnic groups and experience their sheer hospitality.
This area is also rich with flora and fauna like nowhere else in Nepal. There are 27 types of forests, 47 types of orchids,s and 25 species of rhododendron in the area. As for fauna, it harbors endangered snow leopards, red pandas, musk deer, Thar, and many other animals.
This Makalu base camp is a serene and isolated escapade blessed with unbeatable mountain views and tranquility.
How to get to the trailhead of the Makalu Base Camp Trek?
There are a few options either by road or take flight. You also can drive to Tumlingtar or take a flight from Kathmandu. the flight is about an hour and by road, it takes more than 10 hours. so you can choose this according to your budget.
Required permits and fees for Makalu Base Camp Trekking
To trek to the Makalu region, you are required to have two types of permits which the first one is called the "TIMS card" (Trekking information management system) which costs $10 USD for organized trekkers per head and $20 USD for individual trekkers per head.
Another one is called the "Makalu Barun national park entrance fee" which costs 3000 Nepali rupees per head for non-SAARC (South Asian Association for regional cooperation) country citizens and 1500 rupees for SAARC country citizens.
Makalu base camp trek in 2023 and 2024
Discover Altitude always promote the beaten track trek to contribute to the local who are least benefited from tourism in Nepal thus as part of the promotion we offer a great group discount offer in the year 2023 and 2024. for more details please contact us.