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With offers of extraordinarily astounding view of the Himalayas, Makalu Base Camp Trek is an ultimate adventure to those who want to venture into the very heart of Himalayas itself. The trekkers can view the giant Makalu above them, which is the fifth highest mountain of the world at 8468m. The other mountains that are in the view are the Everest, Lhotse and Baruntse. Both of the river valleys Arun and Barun lead to the Makalu base camp with variety of flora, fauna and geographic diversity. The scenic beauty of the surroundings cannot be described in words. At the upper portion of the trail one can see granite cliffs with glaciers and enchanting waterfalls.
The Makalu Swiss base camp is at 5150 m and though the Makalu base camp trek is adventurous the picturesque beauty of the surroundings keeps the trekkers fresh and tireless. The Makalu base camp 4870 m lies in Makalu Barun National park established in 1992, after flying to Tumlingtar the trekkers proceed to Arun river valley and then to Num. After crossing Shipton La 4125 m they reach Kalo Pokhari, Barun river valley and get the close view of Makalu as well as Chamlang Himal. The Makalu base camp trekking takes the trekkers to the most remote part of Nepal. This is a classic trek that goes to an altitude of 5150 m. Though this region lacks in modern facilities but the natural beauty and the diversity among the surroundings is incredible. National Park host 3000 species of flowering plants, 440 species of birds and 75 species of mammals, including the endangered Snow Leopard, Red Panda, Musk Deer, Wild Boar, Wild Yak and Himalayan Thar etc.
Remarkable biodiversity of this area considered as a global significance, and a living laboratory for international scientific research; in this way it is necessary to touch the Makalu’s the living laboratory and superb Himalayan Shangri-La, before die. The local communities are Sherpa, Limbus and Rai. Mt. Makalu can be viewed from the base camp; Makalu base camp trekking is a blend of adventure and pristine natural beauty. The trekking trail passes through dense forests. It is not a low altitude trek; it is centered on Arun River valley which is in eastern Nepal. While the most remote as well as unfrequented areas make this trekking highly demanding, the scenic beauty and adventure aspect make it an unbeaten as well as outstanding trek. Since the trekkers can enjoy natural beauty throughout, they never get tired. This is a camping trek because of the isolation of this region and the absence of tea houses. Those who are physically strong and have a passion for adventure will enjoy the trips to Makalu base camp.