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  • Duration16 Days / 15 Nights
  • Difficulty LevelModerate
  • Max Altitude3,600 M (11,811 ft)

This hidden Himalayan valley is one of the least developed places in Nepal. Nestled in the Sankhuwasabha district, at the base of Makalu (8481 meters / 27,825 feet). Makalu is the fifth highest mountain in the world and throughout the trek, its presence graces the trail.  The Barun Valley Trek is still under the radar for most travelers visiting Nepal. Because of this, you will have much of the trail all to yourself as you walk for days on end through the pristine landscape.
Give your mind a break from the tedium and stress of everyday life and step into the mountains. Focus on the beauty of the little things as you inhale the fresh air and feel the wind against your body. Even the rhythm of your own footsteps will put you at ease.
In the heart of Makalu-Barun Valley National Park, the expedition begins. The trail is full of contrasting landscapes – no two days are the same. High waterfalls cascade into deep gorges, while lush forests lie adjacent to massive rocky outcroppings. In higher elevation, find colorful alpine flowers blooming in expansive fields of rock and rubble.
Much of the trail is completely uninhabited and requires tent camping. Sleeping outside under the shadow of the Himalayas adds an additional dimension of excitement. You will have a closer experience with Mother Nature. Realize that you are not separate from nature, but in coexistence with it.

As the trail climbs from broadleaf forests up to the mountainous shrub and meadow terrain. While embarking on this journey, you will be exposed to the rich diversity of plants and animals in the Barun Valley. Enjoy one of the roughly 3,000 flower plants (including 25 different species of rhododendrons!). Also, be on the lookout for some of the 440 bird species, the endangered snow leopard, red panda, musk deer, wild boar, and more! Certain species are found here and nowhere else in the world, hence its designation by some scientists as a ‘living laboratory’ for scientific research.

At the highest point of our trek, we reach Yangle Kharka (3600 meters) – an alpine meadow decorated with wavering prayer flags. There are some lodges here, or you have the choice to sleep under the light of the stars and moon. After a restful night of sleep, we begin our descent back down through the rugged terrain to Tumlingtar and fly to Kathmandu. Clear your mind and find peace on our Barun Valley Trek trail through the uninhabited, pristine landscape of Makalu-Barun National Park!

Best Time to Trek Barun Valley

Trekking is possible throughout the year, but Spring (March to May) and Autumn (September to November) provide the best weather.  During the Spring, there is a bit more color and the rhododendrons are blooming, and in the Autumn months, the skies are generally clearer.  During the monsoon season, though, there are fewer tourists. Each season has its perks. The Barun Valley Trek requires moderate fitness or acclimatization to avoid acute mountain sickness.

What makes this tour very interesting

  • World's Highest Mountain Peak.
  • Nature, Landscapes, Waterfall.
  • Untouched Trekking Route in Nepal.
  • Wildlife, People, Cultures, Food, Lifestyle.
  • World Heritage site visit In Kathmandu. 

Itinerary

  • Day: 1
    Arrive in Kathmandu.
    • Hotel
    • NA
    • Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner
    • 1300 M
    • Kathmandu
  • Day: 2
    Trek Preparation and Kathmandu City Tour.
    • Hotel
    • 2-3 Hour Walk
    • Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner
    • 1350 M
    • Kathmandu City Tour
  • Day: 3
    Kathmandu Fly to TumlingTar and drive to Num.
    • Lodge
    • 4 Hour Walk
    • Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner
    • 285 M
    • Num
  • Day: 4
    Num Trek to Seduwa.
    • Camping
    • 5 Hour Walk
    • Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner
    • 1540 M
    • Seduwa
  • Day: 5
    Seduwa Trek to Tasi Gaon.
    • Camping
    • 5-6 Hour Walk
    • Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner
    • 2220 M
    • Tasi Gaon
  • Day: 6
    Tashi Gaon trek to Khongma.
    • Camping
    • 7-8 Hour Walk
    • Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner
    • 3560 M
    • Khongma
  • Day: 7
    Khongma trek to Dobato.
    • Camping
    • 5 Hour Walk
    • Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner
    • Dobato
  • Day: 8
    Dobato Trek to Yangle Kharka.
    • Camping
    • 4-5 Hour Walk
    • Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner
    • 3600 M
    • Yangle Kharka
  • Day: 9
    Yangla kharkha trek back to Dobato.
    • Camping
    • 5-6 Hour Walk
    • Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner
    • Dobato
  • Day: 10
    Dobato Trek to Khaongma.
    • Camping
    • 5-6 Hour Walk
    • Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner
    • 1300 M
    • Khaongma
  • Day: 11
    Khongma trek to Tashi gaon.
    • Camping
    • 6-7 Hour Walk
    • Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner
    • 2220 M
    • Tashi Gaon
  • Day: 12
    Tashi gaon trek to Seduwa.
    • Camping
    • 5-6 Hour Walk
    • Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner
    • 1540 M
    • Seduwa
  • Day: 13
    Seduwa Trek to Num
    • Camping
    • 4-5 Hour Walk
    • Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner
    • 285 M
    • Num
  • Day: 14
    Num Drive Back to TumgLingtar.
    • Lodge
    • 4-5 Hour Walk
    • Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner
    • 1300 M
    • Tumglintar
  • Day: 15
    TimglingTar Fly back to Kathmandu.
    • Hotel
    • Fly
    • Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner
    • 1300 M
    • Kathmandu
  • Day: 16
    Final Departure.
    • NA
    • NA
    • Breakfast
    • NA
    • NA

What's Included

  • Full Board (breakfast, lunch, and Dinner) in Trekking
  • Accommodation during the trek (local lodge).
  • The government registered English speaking local expert guides, porters.
  • Makalu Barun Conservation park fees, TIMS Card.
  • All Camping gear fully organized trekking.
  • Makalu Barun special trekking permit.
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast.
  • Guided Tour in a city with the Expert tour guide.
  • Welcome and farewell dinner in the city
  • Equipment clothing for porter & staff.
  • Insurance for all staff & porters.
  • Transportation from the starting and ending points of the trip.
  • First Aid Kit for members and groups.
  • Barun Valley Trekking Map 
  • Salary, allowances, expenses & insurance for all staff including porters

What’s Excluded

  • Nepal visa - Multiple Entrée 30 days - USD 40
  • Lunch & dinner during hotel stay in Kathmandu
  • Extra baggage charges
  • Personal gears & clothing (available on hire)
  • Tips for guide and porter.
  • Personal insurance, medical evacuation in case of emergency.
  • Service other than mentioned above
  • Expenses incurred due to accidents, landslide, strikes, political unrest, etc...
  • International airfare and airport taxes.
  • Items of personal nature expenses such as alcoholic drinks, cold drinks, laundry, mineral water
  • Entrance fees during the sightseeing in the city.

Useful Information

  • For this kind of Trekking route, you have to be ready for everything like food, places.
  • Want to Customize the Barun Valley Trekking itinerary? Contact Rugged Trails Nepal
  • Minimum 2 person required for this trip.
  • Want to skip camping and trek? places will be changed and try to stay at local houses.