Eastern Nepal Trekking
Trekking goals in eastern Nepal include an eastern approach to everest, the remote base camp of Makalu, and the area near Kanchenjunga. There is endless variety in this part of country. Most ethnic groups are represented and many villages of Dhankuta, Khadbari and Bhojpur are large, clean and prosperous. The area has hot rice growing districts and also encompasses the cooler tea growing region of Ilam. The heavily populated middle Hills are gouged by the mighty Arun which is flanked by the massifs of Kanchenjunga and Makalu.
Treks here tend to be expensive, since you and your gear must travel to eastern Nepal by bus or plane. The treks are also long because it requires two weeks to travel from most trailheads to the high mountains.
Our adventure begins with a flight to the small airstrip on fixed wings or Helicopter at Tumlingtar. From here we descend to the deep gorge of the beautiful Arun Valley.
This trek takes up deep into the eastern Himalayas, providing some of Nepal's most unseen and amazing scenery. From Tumlingtar by walking north, up the Arun river, Sedwa and Num, crossing Shipton La (4127m) into upper Barun Khola valley for a close look at Makalu(8475 m) and chamlang (7290 m).
Of all the world's great peaks, Kanchenjunga is perhaps the least known; the third highest in the world at 8,598m. It sits astride the Nepal/Sikkim border only a few miles from Tibet.