Makalu Barun Conservation Area
Overview of Makalu Barun Conservation Area
Makalu Barun Conservation Area is home to the 5th highest mountain of the world, Mount Makalu (8481m). Makalu Barun conservation area was established on the year 1992 which is located in the Solukhumbu & Sankhuwasabha districts of Nepal.
Makalu Conservation area is bordered by the beautiful Arun River on the east & Sagarmatha national park in the West. Sagarmatha National park is home of world’s highest mountain Mount Everest (8848m). Mt Everest is located to the west of Makalu conservation area. Makalu Barun Conservation area has border to Tibet in the north and saune danda of Nepal to the southern part.
Besides, the world 5th highest peak Mount Makalu – this conservation area is home to famous trekking peak “mera peak 6654m”, Baruntse peak of 7129m, Chamalang peak of 7319m, Thamserku peak of 6623m and kangtega peak 6782m. Peaks like Thamsherku & Kangtega are bordering with Sagarmatha national Park, which are less climbed peaks.
Major Activities inside Conservation Area
The major activities inside Makalu Barun Conservation area are trekking and Mountaineering. You can also enjoy the activities, such as Bird watching and jungle Safari in the Makalu Barun Conservation Area.
Trekking and Mountaineering in Makalu Conservation Area includes;
- Makalu Base Camp Trekking – A base camp trek in the Remote Nepal
- Arun Valley Trekking – Less visited trekking trail connecting Everest with Makalu base camp and Kanchejunga
- Mera Peak Climbing – A famous trekking peak to see Mount Everest
- Baruntse Peak Climbing – an Expedition worth your hard climb for the best view
Entrance Fee & Permit for Makalu Barun Conservation Area
Entrance fee of Makalu Barun Conservation Area differs with nationality. It costs; ➡ NPR 100 for Nepali- per person ➡ USD 15 for SAARC nationals- per person ➡ USD 30 for foreign nationals- per person
Easy Peak Climbing
Easy Peak climbing denotes to those peaks which are less technical and are also called trekking peaks of Nepal. Trekking peak or technically easy peak climbing do not involve long rope climbing or fixed roping. Unlike to technical peak climbing you do not have to rely on your harness and also necessarily do not need to use the ice axe. However, for safety purpose you still will use rope and ice axe for precautions.
Variation, Famous & Selected Easy Peak Climbing are – Himchuli peak/ Pokalde Peak Climbing/ Saribung Peak Climbing/ Pisang Peak Climbing/ Yala Peak Climbing/ Larkey Peak Climbing/ Island Peak Climbing with EBC Trek/ Short Mera Peak Climbing/ Mera Peak Climbing/ Mardi Himal Peak Climbing/ Island Peak Climbing with EBC Gokyo Trek/
To be honest – Easy peak climbing means those trekking peaks where you can literally walk like you are walking by beach when temperature is really low.
Because of the mountain wilderness – so called easy peak still demands longer hours of continues walk from one camp to another. And in relation with altitude of different peaks – a headache due to high altitude in most cases, while climbing easy peaks of Nepal.
Some of the famous easy peaks of Nepal are Mera peak and Yala peak climbing. Both of these peak are also famous as trekking peaks of Nepal Himalaya. If you are looking for a first time peak climbing adventure in Nepal – one out of these two will not let you down.
Mera peak has 3 summit and all of them are easy enough whereas Yala peak climbing is really easy. Climbing guides of Nepal use Yala peak as training peak for their basic course, this certainly tells you degree of technical difficulty of Yala peak climbing. However, both of these trekking peaks are in the prime location to see the infinite mountain ranges. Yala peak is located in Langtang and Mera peak is inside Makalu Barun conservation area. From the summit of Mera peak you can see highest mountain of world – Mount Everest and other 3 peaks above 8000 meters from the sea level.
Expedition above 8000 Meters
Expedition is one of the first activity which started commercializing the mountains as tourism industry in Nepal. Mt Dhaulagiri, Mt Annapurna and ultimately Mt everest are famous peaks of expeditions era.
Expedition above 8000 meters are once in a lifetime goal of many mountaineers & a challenge to themselves.
Proper use of climbing equipments, extreme use of knowledge and physique is involved in expeditions above 8000 meters.
There are very few mountains above 8000 meters & interestingly many of those snow peaks are in Nepal.
Expeditions in the spring of every year is a big thing in mountain tourism in Nepal. Our expeditions are in the safe hands & calculated itinerary.
Expedition below 8000 Meters
Among thousands of mountains in the Nepalese himalaya, there are many peaks above 7000 meters and are still not that technical.
Expedition refers to climbing snow peak mountains with a complete climbing gear. Use of supplemental oxygen might not be mandatory in the expeditions below 8k. However the climbing crew will have to take supplementary oxygen for climbings which rises above 7000 meters, already.
In general, expedition below 8000 are done; so as to acclimatize for bigger expeditions. Bigger expeditions like Mt Everest expedition are once in a lifetime goal of many people.
Trekking is one of the major activities among many things to do in Nepal. Apart from hiking tours, there are many other sightseeing tour options in Nepal. However walking tour is a world admired as hiking to Everest or Annapurna region of Nepal Himalaya are famous around the world.
When someone talks about their holidays in Nepal, all imagine they are going to the mountains and it is all about trekking in the Nepal. Believe it, Everest base camp trek is one of the famous bucket list item.
Variation, Famous & Selected Hiking/Trekking are – Ghorepani Ghandruk Hike/ Chisapani Nagarkot Hike/ Tilicho Trek/ Gokyo Renjola Circuit Trek/ Dhampus Peak/ PoonHill Hike/ Helambu Hike/ Gokyo Ri Hike/ Ghandruk Hike/ Tamang Heritage Hike/ Mardi Hike/ Phari Lapcha Climbing/ Langtang Hike/ Gosaikunda Hike/ ABC Hike/ Namche Trek/ Langtang Trek with Helicopter/ Short EBC kalapatthar Trek/ Manaslu trek to samagaun/ EBC camping trek/ Everest spiritual trek/ Limi Valley Trek/ Bhimtang Trek/ Champadevi Hike/ Nagarjun Hike & Rock Climbing/ Changunarayan Nagarkot Hike/ Adventure Tour/ Amadablam Expedition/ Larkey Climbing/ Island peak with EBC/ Short Mera Peak/ Mera Peak/ Mardi Himal Peak/ Lobuche after EBC Trek/ Island Peak with EBC Gokyo Trek/ Upper Mustang Trek/ Upper Dolpo Camping Trek/ Tsum Valley Trek/ Tamang Heritage Trek/ Short ABC Trek/ Round Annapurna Trek/ Rolwaling Tasi Lapcha Trek/ Rara Lake Trek/ Poon Hill Trekking Tour/ Poon Hill Trek/ Phoksundo Lake Trek/ Phaplu EBC Trek/ Panchase Trek/ Numbur Chesse Circuit Trek/ Nar Phu Trek/ Mardi Himal Trek/ Manaslu Tsum Valley Trek/ Manaslu Cultural Circuit Trek/ Makalu Base Camp Trek/ Langtang Ganjala pass Trek/Langtang Valley Trek/ Langtang Gosaikunda Trek/ Langtang Circuit trek/ Khopra Danda Trek/ Kanchenjunga Trek/ Jomsom Muktinath Trek/ Jiri Gokyo EBC Trek/ Honeymoon Heli Trek to EBC/ Helambu Trek/ Helambu Gosaikunda Trek/ Gosaikunda Trek/ Gokyo Ri Trek/ Poonhill Ghandruk Village Trek/ Ghorepani Ghandruk Trek/ Ganesh Himal Trek/ Everest Three Passes Trek/ EBC Chola Pass Gokyo Ri Trek/ EBC Chola Pass Gokyo Trek/ EBC Trekking Tour/ EBC Arun Valley Trek/ Manaslu trek/ Dudh Kunda Trek/ Dhaulagiri Trek/ Langtang Valley Circuit Trek/ Chisapani Nagarkot Trek/ Annapurna Circuit Tilicho Trek/ Annapurna Circuit Trek/ Annapurna 2 high passes Trek/ Everest Base Camp Trek/
However our trekking tour category has diversity of trekking trips in Nepal. New destination trek to hiking route finding trips in Nepal, are listed under the tour tag of trekking.
Again, as Nepal is a small country with tallest peak of the world Everest, she is famous among hike lovers & nature hikers. Mountainous terrain of Nepal makes lots of ups and down and hiking here is great adventure. Hike in Nepal starts from the altitude of 1100 meter or 1968 feet to 6500 meters or 21320 feet.
Nepal Hiking Altitude profile in general
Lowest altitude for the hiking is from Besisahar which is the gateway of Annapurna Region treks to Annapurna circuit or manalsu circuit hiking and highest altitude that takes you to the height of 6500 meter or 21320 feet to the famous trekking peak called Mera peak. Mera peak starts in Everest region but the peak is on the other side of Everest Base Camp hiking that is in Makalu Barun conservation area. Very few people go for this trekking peak in the Makalu Barun National park.
Trekking in Nepal is under the bucket list of all most the entire traveler around the world. Nepal is famous for trekking activity. But trip extension like Peak climbing, Rafting, Paragliding, Para Hawking, Kayaking, day tours are famous. Nepal has four seasons. All of them are suitable for any of the activity. But each activity needs to design the itinerary as per the season. For example hiking during monsoon in Nepal needs to be short and starts early for the day, like start early stop early. We have lots of hiking package in numerous trekking region of Nepal for all level of fitness. Hiking in Nepal can be short as 3 days and more than a month long.
Nepal conserves huge area of forest and helps in controlling global warming by cutting carbon production. Greenery in Nepal is conserved in the form of national parks, conservation area, wildlife reserves, community forest, hunting reserves and wetland areas. Trekking in those protected forest is a part of jungle trekking we do in packages of Nepalgram.
Variation, Famous & Selected Jungle Trekking are – Ghorepani Ghandruk Hike/ Chisapani Nagarkot Hike/ Poon Hill Hike/ Helambu Hike/ Tamang Heritage Hike/ Mardi Himal Hike/ Phari Lapcha Peak Climbing/ Langtang Valley Hike/ Gosaikunda Hike/ Annapurna Base camp Trek/ Namche Trek/ Langtang Trek with Helicopter Return/ Manaslu base camp trek to Samagaun/ Limi Valley Trek/ Manaslu View Bhimtang Valley Trek/ Nagarjung Hike & Rock climbing/ Changunarayan Nagarkot Day Hiking Tour/ Short Mera Peak Climbing/ Mera Peak Climbing/ Mardi Himal Peak Climbing/ Upper Dolpo Camping Trek/ Tsum Valley Trek/ Tamang Heritage Trail Trek/ Short Annapurna Base Camp Trek/ Round Annapurna Trek/ Rolwaling Valley Tasi Lapcha pass Trek/ Rara Lake Trek/ Rapid Manaslu Circuit Trek/ Poon Hill Trekking Tour/ Poon Hill Trek/ Phoksundo lake Dolpo Trekking/ Phaplu Everest base camp Trek/ Numbur Cheese Circuit Trek/ Nar Phu Valley Trek/ Mardi Himal Trek/ Manaslu Tsum Valley Trekking/ Manaslu Cultural Circuit Trek/ Makalu Base Camp Trekking/ Langtang Valley GanjaLa Pass Trek/ Langtang Valley Trek/ Langtang Gosainkunda Trek/ Langtang Circuit Trek/ Khopra Danda Trekking/ Kanchenjunga Trek/ Jomsom Muktinath Trek/ Jiri Gokyo Everest Basecamp Trek/ Helambu Trekking/ Helambu Gosainkunda Lake Trekking/ Gosaikunda Trek/ Poonhill Ghandruk Village Trek/ Ghorepani Ghandruk Trek/ Ganesh Himal Base Camp Trekking/ Everest Three High Passes Trek/ Everest Panorama View Trek/ Everest Basecamp Chola pass Gokyo Ri Trek/ Everest Basecamp Chola Pass Gokyo Trek/ Everest Basecamp Trekking Tour/ EBC Arun Valley Trekking/ Manaslu Trekking/ Dudh Kunda Lake Trekking/ Dhaulagiri Base camp Trek/ Langtang Valley Circuit Trek/ Chisapani Nagarkot Trek/ Annapurna Circuit with Tilicho Lake Trek/ Annapurna Circuit Trek/ Annapurna Circuit Heli Trek/ Annapurna Base Camp Trekking/ Annapurna 2 High Passes Trek/
Apart from those conserved area there are other auto protected region which can be discovered along the trekking route of remote Himalayas in Nepal. While trekking in the remote trekking destinations of Nepal there are many villages with barren lands and those lands are private but after not farming there for years, these lands are now forest.
Trekking has always been through the jungle, in Nepal. If you want to trek all the time inside the jungle you can choose trekking like Mard himal trek or other new trekking routes. If you want to trek in the dense forest then you have to choose something similar to Jattapokhari camping trek or similar camping treks.
Either you trek to famous Annapurna base camp or Everest region trail – forest trekking is partially available in all the regions. The concern among most of the travelers coming to Nepal is either they will want to be in the jungle for most of time or they just want to experience the jungle trekking partially.
Trekking in Nepal has always been into the nature. And jungle has always been inseparable part of trekking activity. But in few cases, there are some trekking destinations like upper mustang and Upper Dolpo where all you see is deserted landscape. Those trekking trails are rain shadow zone and are not for jungle trekking.
In Nepal, Jungle trekking is not possible when you get above the altitude of 4000 meters. From this height no tree zone starts and all you see is bushes and the towering mountains.
Peak Climbing / Mountain Climbing / Expedition
Peak climbing in Nepal is also renowned as mountaineering. Mountaineering in Nepal is very old activity, even before trekking and tour started. There is not any specific date to illustrate when mountaineering started but it is believed to start from 19th century.
Variation, Famous & Selected Peak Climbing / Mountain Climbing / Expedition are – Kongma Tse peak climbing/ Annapurna South expedition/ Chulu East peak climbing/ Himchuli peak/ Pokalde Peak Climbing/ Dhampus Peak/ Pachherma peak climbing/ Phari Lapcha Peak Climbing/ Saribung Peak Climbing/ Baruntse Peak Climbing/ Himlung Peak Climbing/ Pisang Peak Climbing/ Yala Peak Climbing/ Amadablam Expedition/ Larkey Peak Climbing/ Island Peak Climbing with EBC Trek/ Chulu West Peak Climbing/ TharpuChuli Peak Climbing/ Short Mera Peak Climbing/ Mera Peak Climbing/ Mardi Himal Peak Climbing/ Lobuche peak climb after EBC Trek/ Island Peak Climbing with EBC Gokyo Trek/ Rolwaling Valley Tasi Lapcha pass Trek/
Climbing in Nepal is famous because of towering mountains and wider Himalaya range located in Nepal – including highest mountain of the world “Mount Everest”. There are more than 14 mountains above 8000 meters – many of those are not just the highest mountain in Nepal but also member of eight thousander list.
Interestingly there are many un-named and unknown mountains to climb in Nepal. Nepalgram is always looking for another new peak for adventure to unknowns. Any interested climbers from all around the globe are well-come to join our unknown expeditions in Nepal Himalaya.
Young Himalaya range of Nepal has peaks from easy to highly technical. Interestingly – Mount Everest is regarded as one of the moderate climbing peak of Nepal. Because of the fixed route and rope on climbing Everest – Everest is not tough in comparison to other technical expedition of Nepal.
Some of the famous peak climbing in Nepal is; mera peak, lobuche peak, Island peak – all of these peaks are in around Everest region.
Climbing towards the summit of Nepali peak is not hard if you have general knowledge of climbing gears and experienced guide to track the route to summit. Many climbing guides with Nepalgram have been to the respective peaks to know enough about the route and circumstances.
As expedition started before trekking, in Nepal – Himalayas of Nepal are still know for climbing than trekking. Whereas tour in Nepal is majorly a trip extension program for trekking and peak climbing. Peak Climbing in Nepal includes trekking to the basecamp of respective peak – which is why it is a best experience for mountain lovers.
Technical Peak Climbing
Climbing in Nepal has been a dignified adventure activity by then. Nepal climbing peaks are generally the first thing that comes in mind of people travelling to Nepal. Among thousands of peaks in Nepal, there are different types of peaks – trekking peak, technical peak, expedition peak and training peaks. Technical peak climbing is not an expedition but is considered as hard peak to climb.
Technical peak climbing needs skills about rope climbing. If you are used to rock climbing – technical peak will not be an issue. Even if you are climbing first time in the snow peaks of our technical peak climbing packages – general knowledge about climbing gears, use of harness, use of rope, simple knowledge on carabineer and safety measure knowledge is appreciated.
Nepal climbing adventure is summoned in technical peak climbing packages. Your enthusiasm and endurance while climbing is always mandatory – however, our expert guides and climbing team will always be there to help you for the necessary pull up or climb downs. Technical ice climbing is a part of Nepal peak adventure that you are looking for.
For easy example – Mt Amadablam (6812 meters) is regarded as the technical peak climbing. Climbing below 7000 meters is always regarded as peak climbing but many call Amadablam peak climbing as an expedition as well. This is just because of its technical difficulty. Technically Amadablam peak climbing is tougher than Everest expedition itself.
Indeed, some of the renowned & easy peaks like Island peak, Lobuche peak, Taboche peak, Nayakang peak can also be technical peaks with respect to the season of climbing. Climbing these peaks in winter is a challenge and hence considered as technical peaks respective to the climbing season. However, these peaks are considered as an easy peaks in spring season (spring is regarded as best time for mountaineering in Nepal).