The Makalu region is known for its stunning natural beauty. Trekking here provides breathtaking views of the towering Makalu peak, as well as the neighboring peaks of Everest, Lhotse, and Chamlang. The landscape includes lush forests, alpine meadows, terraced fields, deep valleys, and pristine rivers. The Makalu Barun National Park and Conservation Area boast a rich and diverse ecosystem. The region is home to various wildlife species, including the snow leopard, red panda, Himalayan tahr, and many bird species. It’s an excellent destination for nature enthusiasts and wildlife lovers.
This region is less frequented by trekkers and climbers compared to the Everest and Annapurna regions. This makes for a more serene and less crowded trekking experience, allowing you to connect with nature and enjoy the tranquility of the mountains.
Makalu is the fifth-highest mountain in the world, with an elevation of 8,485 meters (27,838 feet). It is located in the Mahalangur Range of the Himalayas, on the border between Nepal and China (Tibet). Makalu is a prominent peak with a distinctive pyramid shape, and it is known for its challenging and technical climbing routes.