Trekking Eastern Nepal
Trekking in Eastern Nepal an adventure that takes you around country’s far eastern Himalaya within world great 3rd highest Mt. Kanchenjunga and 5th tallest Mt. Makalu and its base camps located beyond Mt. Everest.
Trekking in Eastern Nepal one of few adventure where you can enjoy complete mountain wilderness in the harmony of pristine natural surrounding and remote rural villages of great cultural interest.
Within Nepal Himalaya major and popular trekking areas mostly concentrated within Annapurna Himalaya and Everest region, where Makalu and Kanchenjunga remains as raw and unspoiled adventure destinations.
Due to its remote location makes trekking in Eastern Nepal a great choice and opportunity for trekkers and adventurer in quest of new Himalayan routes where Makalu and Kanchenjunga offers you the best options.
Trekking Eastern Nepal with varied high altitude destinations to take from Makalu base camp to further east around Kanchenjunga visiting both south and north base camps in one single journey.
Most trekking routes around eastern Nepal involves flights both ways or one can enjoy long overland journey to reach the starting point of the trek with drives of more than 10 to 12 hours, quite tiring but provides you the insights of real Nepal rural life visiting towns and villages of great cultural interest.
From various Trekking Eastern Nepal where one can enjoy adventure to Mt. Makalu base camp taking a short scenic flight to land at warm low areas of Arun valley at Tumlingtar and then head towards cooler hills past nice farm villages and beyond from human settlement for a week or more.
Where adventure takes you into remote isolated country within enchanting woodland of tall rhododendron, pines and fir trees within scenic Barun valley famous for herbs and rare flora and fauna found around which is almost extinct in this part of the world.
Walk takes you to the end of the valley at Makalu base camp located above 4, 870 meters and 15, 978 feet high beneath towering black pyramid top of Mt. Makalu at 8,463 m and 27,766 ft high first ascent by joint French and Swiss Expedition in May 15th 1955 one of toughest mountain to tackle by mountaineers.
From the base of Makalu where one can view the rare and famous East Face of Mt. Everest called the ‘Khangsung Face’ with Lhotse, Baruntse and Chamlang Himal.
On visiting its base camp where one can continue the adventure crossing high Sherpani Pass and West Col to reach Everest region or return back on the same route to Tumlingtar for flight back to Kathmandu.
The other interesting adventure Trekking Eastern Nepal Himalaya to Mt. Kanchenjunga base camp where flight takes you to far south eastern Nepal and the head towards cooler hills of Ilam and Taplejung to start the walk to North or South Base Camp, taking clockwise or anti clockwise direction.
Mt. Kanchenjunga world 3rd highest and Nepal’s 2nd high peaks at the height above 8,586 m and 28, 169 ft, first conquest by British Expedition in May 25th 1955 led by late Sir George Band and team of expert mountaineers using the South Base Camp route.
On this adventure involves visit to its both South and North base camp at maximum altitude of 5, 065 m and 16, 617 ft high at Pang-Pema North base camp an interesting and rewarding treks takes you within various cultural villages from low farm to alpine hills and at mountainous region with Sherpa and Bhotia community.
Return treks on alternative trail to reach back on the low flat Terai belt for scenic super flight facing alluring panorama of Himalayan peaks on flights to Kathmandu, after an enjoyable feat and adventure on Trekking Eastern Nepal Himalaya.
Best Seasons for Trekking Eastern Nepal:
From March to May with September to November, in spring time from March to May days are much longer with sunlight hours and quite warmer during the day, but cold in the morning and night times with chances of snow sometimes. Beautiful wild flowers in full season around spring times with various species of rhododendron from trees to bushes, with other colorful flowers.
September to November much clear day for views and walks but shorter day with sunlight hours due to autumn season freezing temperatures during morning and night time, can expect snow on treks sometimes around higher elevation.