Nepal’s Shangri La

Far East

Max-Altitude
8463m /27765.75 ft

East Nepal is home to both the third and fifth highest peaks in the world, Mount Kanchenjunga and Mount Makalu respectively. This remote and isolated area offers the ideal trekking experience for adventurers aspiring with time to invest in an epic quest into the heady heights of the Himalayas. Rich in wildlife and a great habitat for Red Pandas, it is also a great location for keen wildlife photographers.

Shortest Possible Trek
18 Days

Typical trekking altitude
1000m – 5200m

Highest peak
Mount Kanchenjunga (8586m)

Good for
Seasoned trekkers,
Adventurous trekkers

Starting point
Kathmandu/Tumlingtar
or Taplejung (flight or helicopter)

Best season
March – May, October – November

    Rewarding Remoteness


    Located East of Mount Everest, treks to Makalu Barun National Park and Kanchenjunga Conservation Area begin with a flight from Kathmandu to Tumlingtar or Taplejung, followed by a challenging yet thrilling drive on rugged roads.

    The remote area displays the best of Nepal: high altitude alpine landscapes, lush rhododendron forest, and traditional villages. Enjoy the incredible encounters with the local culture, which includes Chhetri, Rai, Limbu, Gurung, Sherpa, and Tibetan. It is the perfect destination for those seeking an authentic and unspoiled encounter with Nepali people and nature.

    Follow the trails through lush valleys and beautiful forests and ascend to the high alpine meadows and glaciers. Trekking the trails here is a challenging but rewarding task, and only very few tourists make their way to this remote corner of the world. We recommend a full support camping trek to this remote region of Nepal.

    Highlights


    • Views of Mount Kanchenjunga (8586m) and Mount Makalu (8485m)
    • Experiencing the varied local cultures of Tibetans, Sherpa, Rai and Limbu
    • Chances of seeing the elusive Red Panda

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    Baluwatar – Kathmandu – Nepal

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