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Makalu Region

Lying in the Mahalunger Himalayas in eastern Nepal, Makalu Region is an unexplored gem. Filled with virgin forests, rich wildlife, massive glaciers, and majestic mountains, the Makalu Region is rarely explored. Only a handful of trekkers and climbing groups make it to this region each year. The region is home to Mount Makalu, the fifth-highest mountain in the world, and the Makalu Barun National Park. The national park shelters some of the endangered wildlife and plant species found in the Himalayas. In the lower hills of Makalu Region are villages of indigenous mountain tribes – Sherpa, Rai, and Limbu. As there are fewer visitors in this region the amenities available are quite basic. In the higher reaches, as there are no human habitations, one has to rely on a fully organized camping trip for an adventure across the region.

The walking trails in the Makalu Region lie off the beaten path. If you want to experience real wilderness trekking then it is to this region that you must head. The Makalu Base camp Trek, which is the most popular trek in the region, takes you across Rai and Sherpa villages, camps of yak herders, and the lush forests of the Makalu Barun National Park. The pristine alpine meadows and glaciers of the Barun Valley are a feast for the eyes. The trek culminates at the base camp of Mount Makalu, where one can enjoy the spectacular views of Makalu, Mount Everest, Lhotse, and Lhotse Shar.

For those looking for an extreme Himalayan trekking experience, the Makalu Everest Trek and the Makalu Kanchenjunga Trek offer enough challenges. The trails go through the difficult Sherpani Col, West Col, and the high mountain passes of Amphu Labtsa and Sumba Lumba. The isolated Makalu Region offers a great alternative for those looking for an adventure away from the popular and crowded trails,

Makalu Base Camp Trek
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Difficulty Level
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