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Makalu Region Trekking

The Makalu region is an absolutly amazing still very untouched area in the northwestern corner of the Sankhuwasabha district. To the west, it is bordered by the Everest region, to the north by Tibet, to the east by the Arun River and to the south by the Sabha River. It just so happens that this very pristine area was dedicated into a national park and conservation area in the early 1990's. The park is still at its beginning stages. Though struggling to make its mark, it has done fairly well. Unlike the Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP), the Makalu Barun Conservation Project (MBCP) is set up a little differently. It is definitely heading down its own unique path.
MBCP is trying to develop the area at a rate which is not degrading to any of the systems going on within the park. Tourism seems to be very low on its agenda. The Park hopes to put off that burden as long as possible knowing that it will affect the area drastically if promoted without mediation and direction. But the district of Sankhuwasabha is huge and the park makes up about only one-third of the total area. The region is very close to the Everest region, but drastically different in many ways. Most of the people in this district live in the lower hills with the highest concentrations in the most southern third of the district. A blanket statement could be made that most people live fairly close to the Arun River. The major castes in this area include Gurung, Rai, Tamang, Chetri, Brahmin, Limbu, and Sherpa.
There are many ways into the Makalu region but the primary route is to fly into Tumlingtar (the only airport in Sankhuwasabha) and hike the trail from Khandbari to Num, then cross over the Arun River into the conservation area. The traditional way is to hike in from the roadhead (Hile), but the bus from Kathmandu takes close to 18 hours and the walk to Tumlingtar takes at least two full days. 

Makalu Region Trekking Packages

  • Makalu Base Camp Trekking

    Makalu Base Camp Trekking

    Trip Grade :Moderate

    Trip Duration :25 Days

    Best Season : March-May, September-December

    Cost : Price on request

  • Arun Valley Trekking

    Arun Valley Trekking

    Trip Grade :Moderate

    Trip Duration :19 Days

    Best Season : February-May, August-December

    Cost : Price on request

  • Milke Danda Trek

    Milke Danda Trek

    Trip Grade :Moderate

    Trip Duration :13 Days

    Best Season : Mid Feb – May & Mid Sept - Dec

    Cost : Price on request


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