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Makalu Barun National Park Birding Trek
Travel to Nepal


 Makalu-Barun National Park and Conservation Area
High in the heart of the eastern Himalayan, seven valleys radiate from Mt. Makalu, the world's fifth highest peak. These valleys, particularly the Barun valley, treasure some of the last remaining pristine forest and alpine meadows of Nepal. From the bottom of the Arun valley, at just 435 m above sea level, the Himalayas rise to the snow-capped tip of Makalu 8463 m within a 40 km distance. Within this wide range of altitudes and climates, the Makalu-Barun area contains some of the richest and most diverse pockets of plants Birds and animals in Nepal, elsewhere lost to spreading human habitation.
Nestled in the lower reaches of these valleys are communities of Rai, Sherpa, and Shingsawa (Bhotia) farmers. Though economically poor and isolated, they retain a rich cultural heritage. They hold the key to the preservation of the unique biological and cultural treasures of the Makalu-Barun area.
The Makalu-Barun National Park and Conservation Area was established in 1992 as Nepal's eighth national park and the first to include and adjacent inhabited conservation area as a buffer. A new park management approach encourages local people to become actively involved in protecting the forests and natural resources upon which their lives depend, and in conserving their own rich cultural heritage. Traditional resource management systems, such as community controlled grazing and forest guardianship, are being strengthened and low level technologies introduced where appropriate. Working in collaboration with an American NGO, Woodlands Mountain Institute, His Majesty's Government, Nepal is striving to improve local living standards through infrastructure, educational and income-generating activities.
Covering 2330 sq. km Makalu-Barun is a vital component of the greater Mount Everest ecosystem which includes Nepal's 1,148 sq. km Sagarmatha (Mount Everest) National Park to the west and the 35000 sq. km Comolangma Nature Preserve in the Tibet Autonomous Region of China to the north.

 This trek will offer you most adventure and best experiences of trek in remote vergin and not spoiled forests with many rarities like: Satyr Tragopan, Blood Pheasant, Wallcreeper, Silver-eared Mesia, Coral-billed Scimitar Babbler, White-gorgeted Flycatcher, Long-tailed Broadbill, Crested Bunting, Scarlet Finch, Grosbeaks, Gold-naped Finch, Bull Finches, Rose Finches, Accentors, Mountain Finches, Upland Pipit, Sunbirds, Flowerpeckers, Parrotbills, Fire-tailed Myzornis, Gould's Shortwing, White-tailed Rubythroat, Yuhinas, Fulvettas, Minlas and Shrike Babblers, Wren Babblers, Blue-winged and many other Laughing Thrushes, Tesias, Thrushes, Minivets, Magpie and treepies, Woodpeckers, Rapters and many more.

Itinerary Detail

 Day 1 - Arrive Kathmandu and transfer to Hotel. Trip briefing in the evening.

Day 2 - Sight seeing tour in Kathmandu Valley.

Day 3 - Fly Kathmandu to Tumlingtar (435meter) then commence trek to Khadbari for over night.

Day 4 - Trek to Chichile (1570meter) for over night.

Day 05 - Trek from Chichile to Num (1590meter) for over night.

Day 06 - Trek to Seduwa (1750meter)for over night.

Day 07 - Trek to Tashi Gaun (2200meter) for over night.

Day 08 - Trek to Khongma (3500meter) for over night.

Day 09 - Trek to Mumbuk (3500meter) for over night.

Day 10 - Trek to Na (Femtang Kharka) () for over night.

Day 11 - Trek to Shersong Kharka (4400meter) for over night.

Day 12 - Trek to Base Camp (Yangmale Kharka) for over night.

Day 13 - Trek down to Tamtengkharka (near Landslide) for over night.

Day 14 - Trek from Tamtengkharka to Sano Pokhari for over night.

Day 15 - Trek down to Tashi Gaun for over night.

Day 16 - Trek to Seduwa for over night.

Day 17 - Trek Seduwa to Mude (2100meter) for over night.

Day 18 - Trek down Mude to Bhotebans (1920meter) for over night.

Day 19 - Trek down from Bhotebans to Tumlingtar (435)for over night.

Day 20 - Fly Tumlingtar to Kathmandu. (From Tumlintar you can also fly to Biratnagar for Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve birding tour extention.

Day 21 - Sight seeing tour in Kathmandu.

Day 22 - Transfer to Airport for final departure.


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