Makalu trekking in eastern Nepal is protected by the Makalu Barun National Park and Conservation Project. Established in 1992, it covers 2330 sq km. Among the 16 mountains in the park, it is home to Makalu, the fifth highest mountain in the world (8463m/ 27,766ft).The world's fifth highest mountain. Formerly a restricted area, it spans five major ecological zones where can be found the lush, tropical Arun Valley, dense forests or rhododendron and fir and alpine meadows that lead to the might Barun glacier. From the base camp, any one can view the spectacular Mt. Makalu, Campare to other trekking it is long but tremendous an exciting trek from beginning point by bus hille or by flight Tumlingtar along the Arun River to the Makalu base camp. You will walk through beautiful rai and limbu settlements of num and with steep climbs to the makalu barun national camp. We would like to put here as an extra for you that while you will be doing trekking in the Makalu base camp you will also touch the Sherpani Col pass which is the main pass trail to join the Khumbu valley.