From Makalu and the Arun valley to the tea estates of Ilam and the border with Sikkim, the lush, densely forested hills of eastern Nepal are mysterious, complex and thoroughly alluring.
Deep, seemingly impenetrable valleys carve their way into the highlands from the sough; primaeval and alive with the chorus rhododendron trees brust into flower, colouring entire mountainsides with their vibrant exotic hues. Here you won't find lodges advertising how showers, but isolated pastoral villages populated by Limbu, Rai and Lhomi.
Fast Facts - Eastern Nepal
Kanchenjunga, at 8586m is the world’s third highest mountain and lies on the border with Sikkim.
Eastern Nepal is generally more developed than western Nepal and more prosperous. This is due in part to the more favourable climate with its higher rainfall and in part to the employment of many Rai and Limbu people in the Gorkha regiments and the income and ideas such experiences bring in. Rugged terrain however means that mountain areas are especially remote.
This area is rich in biodiversity especially the butterflies and other insects in the upper Arun Valley and the stunning rhododendrons of the Milke Danda.
Stunning forests and wild paths at lower altitudes. High mountain passes and trekking on glaciers in the immense space of the sparsely inhabited but stunning northern reaches.
Warm hospitality of Sherpa, Limbu, Rai and Lhomi communities.
Rai and Limbu culture; one classic to try is the local drink Tongba, fermented millet seeds to which you add hot water and sip from a wooden pot through a straw.
The region is named after Mt Makalu, which at 8463m is the world’s 5th highest mountain.
It’s home to more than 3000 species of flowering plants, including 25 species of rhododendron and hundreds of varieties of orchids.
You need to be prepared for some serious mountaineering to cross the high passes of Sherpani Col, West Col and the Amphu Labsta into the Everest region.
Remote valleys little visited by foreign travellers.
Lots of rain and stunning, immense glaciers.
Useful reading: Some Tips for Trekking in Nepal
Arun to Hungku valley trek is a camping trek which begins with a flight to the small airstrip on fixed wings or Helicopter at Tumlingtar. view trip
Arun Valley is really a non touristic area but we can see significant views of Mt. Everest, Makalu, and hundreds of other mountains just on your eye. view trip
Kanchenjunga base camp trek is a remote camping trekking to Kanchenjunga peak, suit best who wish to venture some of the less trodden regions of Nepal. view trip
It is a long trek going deep into the remote mountain ranges on Nepal's border with Sikkim and Tibet. The trail explores the area around Kanchenjunga the third highest mountain. view trip
Kanchenjunga Phidim Trek is one of the challenging treks in Kanchenjunga Region. The destination of Phidim is located in the eastern region of Nepal. view trip
Kanchenjunga Makalu trek offer the pleasure which is unattainable in the treks to the other regions. Because of the extreme geographical conditions and the nature gleams. view trip
The Lower Kanchanjunga trek approaches the South Face Base Camp of the world's third highest peak, Kanchanjunga [8598m] which lies in the eastern frontier of Nepal. view trip
It is one of the most beautiful trek in Makalu Barun National Park. The lush Makalu Barun region is one of the largest protected areas in Nepal. view trip
The Lumba Sumba Pass trekking is a newly developed trekking routes in estern Nepal identified and explored by Trekking Agencies' Association of Nepal (TAAN) in 2012. view trip
Makalu Arun Valley Trek is really non touristy trekking trail in Nepal . Arun valley is located between the Sagarmatha (Mt. Everest) and Makalu-Barun National Parks. view trip
Makalu Base Camp Trek takes place in the Makalu-Barun park, an outstanding natural beauty, recognized internationally for the diversity of its flora and fauna. view trip
Makalu to Everest High Passes Trek follows a section of The Great Himalaya Trail, an expedition from Makalu Base Camp to Everest via Sherpani Pass, West Col and Amphu Laptsa. view trip
Milke Danda Trek is one of the most isolated trekking destinations that falls in the far-eastern part of Nepal. It is called rhododendron Trekking. view trip
The Salpa Pass Trail is an interesting trek that takes into the Khumbu (Everest) region). This superb trek takes us away from the more frequented trails. view trip
Walangchun Gola Trek is a camping trek. The stunning mountain views of Kanchenjunga and Makalu, along with many others will completely mesmerize you. view trip