Trip Facts

Grade: Adventure/ Strenuous
Daily Walk Duration: 4 - 9 hours
Altitude: Max. 5350m
Group Size: 2 - 15 Pax
Season: March to May & October to December


This is a trek for those who love the mountains and mountain cultures, for those who want to experience a timeless natural environment of high peaks, plunging river gorges, lush vegetation, abundant wildlife, and fascinating traditional cultures in the Makalu Barun National park.
It is most famous as a remote trek which takes you to the world’s fifth highest mountain and deep into some of Nepal’s most unseen and amazing scenery, from the sweeping Arun River Valley, over the Barun La (4200m.) to the icy fields surrounding Makalu (8463m.). This is an extremely isolated area, surrounded by some of the most impressive scenery with Mt.Everest (8450m), Baruntse (7129m) and Chamlang (7319m), dominating a very impressive mountain landscape.
The first few weeks of the trek are an introduction to the colourful ethnic groups of the Himalaya -Rais and Sherpas with terraced farmlands following centuries old tradition. Further on are forests teeming with colourful blossoms, wildlifes and birds. Then the trail enters a remote landscape forgotten by time with no permanent settlements, only a few shepherds tending their livestock.
NOTE: All trips can be customized as per your interest, fitness level and schedule.
Day 01-02: Flight to Biratnagar and drive to Hille (1850 m)
Day 02-23: Drive to Beg Khola and start trek to Tumlingtar (937 m)
Day 23-24: Flight back to Kathmandu

If wishing to travel at other times alternative itineraries are available.

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Trek Grading

The Following Is Designed to be a Rough Guide to help you select the trek that suits you best.


More remote country, often camping in the wild, the occasional 7 or 8 hour day (camp to camp) but not more than 5 days consecutive walking. Altitude gains of up to 600m. a day.


Up to 9 days consecutive walking including high passes up to 4500m. (With snow covering), but more typically on passes of 3650-4300m. Again, occasionally a 7 or 8 hour day, but usually 5 or 6 hours. A long way from any road!

Challenging / Strenuous

Only one of our treks, "A Himalayan Summit" fully merits this grade. This is purely on account of its altitude, 6000m. Given the time for acclimatization, this is well within the grasp of the fit and healthy.

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