DESTINATION: Mt Makalu Base camp, Khenpalung / TREK LEVEL: Moderate- Strenuous / TREKKING ACCOMMODATION: Tent / TREK DURATION: 20 Days / MAX. ELEVATION: Makalu Base Camp 5000m / BEST TIME: March – June & September- November
The region spreads over the districts of Terahthum, Sankhuwasabha and Solukhumbu in northeast Nepal. The prime attraction for the trekkers in the region is bio and cultural diversity. The trek begins with terraced hill-settlements and subtropical forest and then moves into sub-alpine as the altitude increases. The region meets Tibetan plateau in the north and inhbited by Majority of Buddhists and Bon Dharma practitioners. The trekking trail walks through Kehnpalung Valley, one of the Seven Hidden Valley prophesied by Buddhist Master Padhmasambhava.
The Makalu Barun National Park offers birds watching opportunities with its 400 species of birds, including the Raven, Spotted Wren Babbler and the Olive Ground Warbler. Among the fauna this region is habitat of the endangered Red Panda, Snow Leopard, the Himalayan Black Bear, Clouded Leopards, Ghorals, Himalayan Mamots, Wensels and Scrows. The Arun river that flows through the park has 84 varieties of fish including Solmon. The region boasts of 47 species of Orchids, 67 species of Medicinal Herbs, Bamboo Species, 15 Oak species 48 species of Primroses and 86 species of Fodder trees.
The majority of the people live here are of Magar, Tamang, Sherpa and Rais ethnic groups. The trek is a full camping trek as there are Teahouses are available at this time.
Mt. Makalu Base Camp / Khenpalung Sacred Valley / Barun Valley / Makalu-Barun Conservation Area / Sherpa Culture / Rai Culture / Limbu Culture / Birding Site / Tibetan Culture / Hill-Agrarian Life Style / Tea Gardens / Sunrise / Eastern Himalayan range view
TRIP PRICE: 97 per person per day
MINIMUM GROUP SIZE: 2 trekkers
SINGLE SUPPLEMENT: 37USD per day
-Accommodation at Tea-House lodge on twin sharing basis
-Two Course Vegetarian Meals (Soup and Main Course)
-A cup of Tea/ Coffee with meal
-Guide porter Insurance
-All overland transfers
PRICE NOT INCLUDED:
-Trekking Permit fees & TIMS (45 USD per person)
-All drinks & beverage
-Medical Insurance, Emergency evacuation
-Extra expenses caused by natural or political incidents beyond Samsara Trekking’s control
-Sleeping bag required for trek
-Hot Shower and other materials not mentioned
-Expense on Generosity: i.e. tipping trekking staffs (equal to 3 days wage)
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