Makalu Base Camp


Makalu Base Camp is a breathtaking destination nestled in the mighty Himalayas, offering adventurers a truly awe-inspiring experience. Situated in the Makalu Barun National Park in Nepal, it serves as the starting point for treks to Mount Makalu, the fifth highest peak in the world. The base camp is located at an elevation of approximately 4,800 meters (15,748 feet), surrounded by towering peaks, deep valleys, and pristine glaciers. Its remote and rugged terrain attracts seasoned trekkers and mountaineers seeking a challenging and rewarding expedition. As trekkers make their way to the base camp, they are treated to panoramic vistas of snow-capped peaks, cascading waterfalls, and dense forests teeming with wildlife. The serene atmosphere, combined with the sheer beauty of the surroundings, makes Makalu Base Camp a truly remarkable destination for adventure enthusiasts and nature lovers alike.

Makalu Base Camp Trek starts from Tumlingtar and heads up the Arun River valley to Sedua and Num, then crossing Shipton La Pass (4210 m) into the upper Barun River valley for a close look at Makalu and Chamlang Himal. This trek visits one of the most remote and unfrequented areas of Nepal. The Barun valley is part of a huge international protected area under the agreement between the governments of Nepal and China, which comprises 2330 sq. km of National Park and 830 sq. km of conservation area in Nepal alone.


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