Makalu is known as the fifth
highest mountain peak in the world, an isolated peak, located just 14 miles east
of Mount Everest. Makalu's size alone is impressive, but its pyramid like
structure with four sharp ridges, makes this mountain all the more spectacular.
Makalu is the 5th Highest mountain in the world and this is near by the top of
the world (Everest). This region is blessed with an incredible diversity of
natural beauty and culture. Due to its isolation and lack of tea houses this
area still receives few trekkers. Limbus, Rai & sherpa are the main habitants in
this area. Walking north of the Arun river to Sedua and Nun, then crossing Barun
La(4110m.) into the upper Barun Khola valley for a close look at Makalu.
This trek is difficulty without previous experience.
This trek takes you to Makalu Base Camp (5250 m), now designated as Makalu Barun
National Park and Conservation Area. Mt. Makalu (8463 m) is the fifth highest
peak in the world. The Makalu Base camp trek is a true adventure with scenery so
beautiful that it will never tire you.
The trek starts with a flight
to Tumlingtar and heads up the Aurn 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 a part of a huge international
protected area under the agreement between the governments of Nepal and China,
which comprises of 2330 sq. km of National Park and 830 sq. km of conservation
area in Nepal alone.
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