April 1, 2019 @ 8:00 am - June 3, 2019 @ 5:00 pm
Our Makalu Expedition takes us to the fifth highest mountain in the world at (8,463m). Mt. Makalu is situated in the heart of the eastern Himalaya, about 14 miles east of Mt. Everest. The massive mountain with a prominence of 2,386 meters is somewhat isolated.
The valleys, in particularly the Barun valley, is the home of pristine forests and alpine meadows. Within this wide range of altitudes and climates, the Makalu-Barun area contains some of the richest and most diverse flora and fauna in Nepal. Diverse ethnic communities of Rai, Sherpa, and Shingsawa (Bhotia) have inhibited the lower parts of these valleys for hundreds of years. Due to the isolation, these communities are economically poor, however they represent rich cultural heritage untouched by technology and world cultural influences. Due to its relative inaccessibility, the area is not known to a majority of visitors, however those who have visited return home with unforgettable memories of the area and its people.