Makalu trekking is an interesting camping trip in the remote region of the world highest mountain peaks, located in the northeastern Himalaya of Nepal. The hiking begins after a 50-minute flight from Kathmandu to Tumlingtar (460 m). A route passes across the Makalu Barun National Park and its buffer zone. The Park covers an area of 2330 sq. km. that established in 1992. The hiking holiday in the region has been popular since the French expedition led by Jean Franco who conquered Mt. Makalu (8463 m) on May 15, 1955. The Park spreads within the Solukhumbu and Sankhuwasabha district of Nepal. An ethnic and caste group, including Rai, Sherpa, Newar, Gurung, Brahmin, and the Chhetri live in along the route.
Makalu trekking is an opportunity to explore vegetation from the subtropical forest to subalpine area. The Arun River flows through the Park there is recorded 84 verities of fish including Salmon. There are 48 species of orchids, 25 species of rhododendron, 87 species of medicinal plants, 19 species of bamboo, 15 species of oak, 86 species of fodder trees, 48 species of primrose, and the 421 species of birds in the national park. The endangered wildlife is a wild yak, red panda, snow leopard, clouded leopard, Himalayan black bear, musk deer, goral, wild boar, tahr, Himalayan marmot, langur monkey, weasel, and the serow. A beautiful landscape, flora, fauna, waterfall, river valley and the spectacular mountains are awesome tips for a visitor.
Makalu trekking has a quiet environment, however, rocky and slippery trails with snow are adventurous. The trail between Mumbuk and Yangle Kharka can be hazardous with a falling rock. You can enjoy the snow capped mountains, including Chamlang (7319 m), Baruntse (7129 m), Mera Peak (6654 m), and the Mt. Makalu (8463 m), the fifth world highest mountain in the world. October to November and March to Mid-May is the best time to join the journey. The further information and trip itinerary is below.