A great Himalaya adventure crossing Sherpani and West Col to Everest region’
Makalu High Pass Trek with Eco Holidays Nepal leads you to a scenic journey quite different from any other normal high altitude trek, where the walk leads you full of exciting adventure with memories of a lifetime experience.
Makalu High Pass Trek is certainly a walk of extreme thrill with enjoyable moments around the Arun, Barun, and Imjatse valleys a tough walk but rewarding with the most amazing mountain range scenery, which trekkers have never seen.
On this adventure where you will be on the highest passes of the Himalayas, engulfed with giant peaks that sandwich the trails for many days; truly a journey for trekkers and adventurers in search of pure wilderness as this walk leads you into the arctic zone of remorseless fields of ice and glaciers for many days.
Makalu High Pass Trek combines scenic views with cultural aspects walking into remote and rural villages and within dark forests, where trekkers often venture around the high country of Nepal's Far North Eastern Himalayas.
Makalu High Pass Trek begins with a sweeping scenic flight to land at warmer low areas of Makalu at Tumlingtar and then on high trails walking from sub-tropical temperatures to cooler alpine air.
The journey continues above high hills within dense tree lines and rural farm villages of Chichila, Num, Seduwa to Tashi Gaon, the end of human settlement for more than a week till the walk reaches Chukung within the Everest trekking area after a tough traverse from Makalu region.
Adventure proceeds to the higher ridges of Kauma to reach scenic Barun Valley, where rare, almost extinct plants, herbs, and mammals are found around.
Where Makalu-Barun National Park and Conservation area came into action to protect its valuable and exotic flora and fauna, covering an area of 2,330 sq km to Hongu Valley, where our treks lead to near Amphu Lapcha high pass.
Slowly adventure reaches the far end of Barun valley within Makalu base camp with time here to explore scenic viewpoints with excellent views of the famous Khansung, the East Face of Mt. Everest( you may read our blog: Where is Mount Everest located?).
The adventure continues heading over the highest pass to traverse from Makalu to Everest region via Sherpani and West Col to reach the isolated valley of Hongu and then crossing the last pass of the journey of Amphu Lapcha.
Once within Imjatse valley around the Everest area close to the famous Island Peak, the walking gets easier and better with views of Everest and Amadablam to reach a large village or a town of Namche Bazaar, back into human civilization with many facilities for trekkers.
From Namche, the walk ends at Lukla town with the last final overnight stop around the high mountains of Everest and the Khumbu area. The next early morning flight brings you back to Kathmandu to complete your marvelous journey experience on the Makalu High Pass Trek.
People / Culture:
Around Arun and Barun valleys of the Makalu area are populated by the Kirat Rai tribe with ancient culture and traditional farm life; the higher area of Makalu with Everest areas inhabited by Sherpa people of strong Buddhism religion with old heritage farm life and interesting cultures.
Best Seasons for Makalu High Pass Trek:
March to May is the best time for clear views of the Makalu High Pass trek. Wildflowers are in bloom with fantastic views of mountains at that time. This season has a pleasant day with cooler mornings and nighttime.
October to November is yet another best trekking season for the Makalu High Pass trek due to the clear views of the peaks. Short sunlight days can be cold in the morning and night, depending upon the altitude and overnight stop.