Makalu Base Camp Trek is a stunning hike to the foothills of the world’s fifth tallest peak, Mt Makalu(8,485m/27,838ft). The mountain is about 19km southeast of Mt Everest in the same Mahalangur Himalayas as Mt Everest, Cho Oyu, Lhotse.
Despite being home to one of the highest peaks in the famous Khumbu Region, the path to Makalu is a secret and isolated path. Regardless, it can be a great alternative to Everest Base Camp Trek
. That is why Sabbatical Explore Nepal is inclined to present this best-kept hidden trek to you all.
The path to Makalu Base Camp(4,900m) is perfect for trekkers looking for a peaceful walk in the mountains. This journey offers you terraced farm fields, traditional remote villages, rich cultures, dense forests, diverse landscapes, alpine meadows, glaciers, mountains, and probably more.
Similarly, the off-the-beaten Makalu-Barun Valley
, which you explore on the trek, is one of the heavenly valleys in Nepal. The tour also goes via Makalu Barun National Park, one of the biggest parks in the country. For more highlights, you can look around somewhere down.
Makalu Base Camp Trek itinerary starts with a panoramic flight to Tumlingtar. The trek will begin from Chichore to the countryside. The walk will get more and more scenic with the days. You will pass via numerous villages, hills, valleys, and meadows of the region to reach the trek's rough, higher but picturesque parts.
And the exciting hike of several days will finally bring you to the base camp of Mt Makalu. Overall, the trek from Tumlingtar-Makalu Base Camp-Tumlingtar will be full of beautiful and worth remembering experiences.
Nevertheless, Makalu Base Camp Trek will not be an easy trek at all. The region's remoteness, ruggedness, and high elevations are the dark sides of the tour. It is a long journey of around 20 days. You shall have some arduous and lengthy trekking days.
This trek is for you if you love taking on challenges and have already done similar tours. The rewards of this sheer trek are countless; we bet you!