Makalu Barun National Park-The less travelled Route

I’ve chosen this trek because I like travelling off the beaten tracks and Makalu National Park is one of the most remote areas in Nepal.
To be honest, even though I’d also love to go to Annapurna or Everest BC, I crossed them out of the top list right away due to their over-commercialisation and over-exploitation, especially at this time of the year.
A few days ago, 350 people were queuing up at Everest BC to go and take a photo, so no thank you really.

As almost all treks in Nepal, it is possible to do it without a guide but it is imperative that you have got a minimum of trekking/camping experience if you want to join the Adventure.
There are remote villages on the way, so it shouldn’t be a problem to eat, without having to carry food for the whole trip.

We’re talking of about 180km of trekking, which equals to a maximum of 13 to 14 days of effective trekking. We could make it in maximum 18 days, which would mean at least 4 extra days of rest and acclimatization to altitude.
I’ve done 180km in Ladakh (Indian Himalayas) in 10 days with 4 passes between 4500 and 5000m, which my personal reference to evaluate this trip.

I hope I’ll find some cool and motivated folks to join me!
Please message me if you need further information.
I look forward to hearing from you for what will be a fantastic physical, psychological and human Experience!!



3 replies
  1. Moderator

    Hey Nicolas,

    Enjoyed looking at your website just now. How are your plans shaping up? Are you still leaving tomorrow, and any luck in finding someone to go with?


  2. Namaste Alex,

    It’s great to hear from you and I’m very glad you like my website.
    Thank you very much for your support but unfortunately nobody has contacted me to join my adventure in Makalu Barun National Park.
    Well, it’s not a big deal, I guess it was just meant to be this way and at the end of the day, I’m also prepared to do it alone. Maybe I’ll run into some random people as it happened last week in Langtang.
    Wishing you all the best and sending you plenty of good vibes.


  3. Moderator

    Sorry to hear that but glad that you’re still going to do it. It’s too bad that most people just stick to the popular trails like Annapurna and Everest, while Makalu is probably pretty amazing. As a last-minute effort you could try pinning a note on the bulletin boards at Pumpernickel Bakery and Or2k in Thamel and see if that helps, but have a great trip either way. drop me a line when you get back to see how things went…