Trip to the real wilderness!
Located in eastern Nepal, Makalu-Barun National Park lies between the Solukhumbu and Sankhuwasabha districts. It is adjacent to the Sagarmatha National Park in the west, and to the north, the Qomolongma Nature Reserve in Tibet.This national park has one of the richest bio-diversity that comprises of several large intact watersheds drained by the Arun River. The vegetation is comprised of lowland Sal (Shorea robusta) forest and temperate forest. This area hosts over 3,000 species of flowering plants, 25 varieties of rhododendron, 48 primrose species, 47 orchid species, 19 bamboo species, 15 oak species, 86 species of fodder trees and 67 species of economical valuable medicinal and aromatic plants. It is also home to endangered species of mammals such as the red panda, snow leopard, Himalayan Thar and Himalayan black bear. Besides this, the park is one of the most important areas for birdlife, and hosts about 400 species of birds, most of which can also be found breeding in the park. Some of the birds recorded here include the broad-billed warbler, spotted wren-babbler, coral-billed scimitar babbler, slaty-bellied tesia and dark-side thrush.
At the same time the national park is also home to the world’s fifth highest mountain, Makalu (8,463m), with its deep gorges and serene valleys that form stunning scenery and landscapes.
• Area with the richest biodiversity
• Spectacular mountain range including the 5th highest mountain – Makalu
• Most varieties of rhododendrons found in Nepal
• Off the beaten track
Day01/02: Half day guided heritage tours
Day03: To Tumlingtar and camp Tumlingtar
Day04 – Day 22: Trek to Khandbari and Makalu base camp (5000m) and return trek to Tumlingtar
Day23: Tumlingtar to Kathmandu
Day24: Free day in Kathmandu