This adventurous journey begins from the lowest valley in the world, reaches its highest elevation at the base of Mt. Makalu, the fifth highest mountain in the world (8,481m). This trek offers one of the most spectacular, outstanding scenery from the lush, tropical greens of Arun Valley, up to the high desolate ice fields of Mt. Makalu, the fifth highest mountain in the world, situated in the north east of Nepal.
The trek starts from Arun Valley, traveling through the rural areas, complete with fascinating medieval traditional markets and farm villages. This walk follows a picturesque, yet rarely trekked route, which offers views of Mt. Makalu and Kanchenjunga all the way. And even more stunning views of the Mt. Khumbakarna Range as you enter the Barun valley of Makalu basin. From here, the trek passes over the yak pastures beneath the Makalu's towering south face along with the great view of one of the rare east (Kanshung) face of Mt. Everest.
This trek offers the opportunity to visit cloud-forest jungle, high alpine terrain, orchids, and rural farm and market villages. From there, the trek follows the ridge above the Arun River, proposed site for the largest hydroelectric plant in Nepal. Passing through yak pastures towards the endless ice fields of Mt. Makalu. Views of the Kanchenjunga peak, Everest, Lhotse, Baruntse and Chamlang and as well the rarely seen Kanshung face of Everest, grace us with their magnificent views throughout this trip. We return through isolated Sherpa villages back to Tumlingtar for the final phase of the trip; a beautifully striking flight below the Nepalese Himalaya.