The trek to Makalu base camp takes you to one of the most remote and unfrequented areas in Nepal. This trek follows the Barun valley which contains some of the last remaining huge protected area. Within this area we will find the Makalu Barun National park which has been established as Nepal’s eight national park.
From the bottom of the Arun valley near the start of the trek, the mountains rise from just 435m. above sea level to the lofty snow-capped peak of Mt. Makalu at 8463m, world’s fifth highest peak, within a distance of only 40 km. The trek, therefore passes through a wide diversity of ecosystems and cultures.