Makalu - fifth highest mountain in the world, 8,485m

Makalu

Makalu region named after world fifth highest mountain Makalu is nestled on the isolated remote eastern part of Nepal and encircled by Makalu Barun National park and conservation area; sanctuary for 30 species of rhododendrons, 50 kinds of orchids along with several wild life species including red panda, snow leopards, Himalayan Black Bear.

Region blessed with natural beauty, scenery and adorned with cultural, religious artefacts offers amazing scenery of spectacular mountains along the lines is less known region far more tranquil and untouched by modern development in comparable to Annapurna region, Everest Region and Langtang region.

Makalu region that encompasses more than 30 above 6000 snowy peaks including Chamlang, Mera peak, Baruntse along with world fifth highest Makalu recently has been topmost destination for biologists’ and  wildlife experts because of its being house for rich flora and fauna which has been the subject of research for experts and wildlife explorers.

Challenge

Activity levels

  • Easy
    This trip generally involves an average of 4 – 5 hours slow but steady walk in a day. This rating is for less than 7 days walk below 3500 meters.
  • Moderate
    Moderate trekking involves 5 – 6 hours a day walking at a steady pace below 4000 meters for around 10 days trekking trip.
  • Demanding
    This trip grade involves trekking up to 7 hours a day below 5000 meters for the duration of 10 -15 days trip. Any reasonably active person should be able to manage these trips.
  • Strenuous
    Among the hardest treks in Nepal, but still these treks are in reach of most people however good physical fitness and endurance are required. These trips go above 5000 meters and for the duration of 15 – 20 days walking up to 8 / 9 hours in a day. They may also explore very remote regions where camping over multiple nights is required.
  • Challenging
    This grade includes climbing peaks and the demanding treks in remote areas. Participants having basic knowledge of use of crampons and ice axes are required. First-time climbers can undertake one of our one-day pre-trek ropes and climbing training days to obtain some initial skills and experience.
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