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Makalu Barun National Park Land of Himalayas Trek

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Solukhumbu – Makalu Barun National Park and Buffer zone area (previously conservation area) was initiated in 1992 in administered and managed under the Department of National Parks and Wildlife Conservation. In support of The Mountain Institute’s initiative and Government of Nepal, is an innovative conservation model that integrates protected area management and community development. Newly park management encourages local people to become actively involved in protecting the forests and natural resources upon which their lives depend, and conserving their own rich cultural heritage.

Features:
Nepal’s Makalu-Barun National Park and Buffer zone, disperse over 1500 and 830 sq, km area in the Solukhumbu and Sankhuwasabha Districts, is the only protected area on earth with an elevation gain of 8,000m. In this area covered with Mt. Makalu (8,463m) fifth highest mountain in the world and fourth highest in Nepal; Mt. Chamlang (7,319m), Mt. Baruntse (7,129m) and Mera Peak (6,654m).

Nepal’s Makalu-Barun National Park and Buffer zone, disperse over 1500 and 830 sq, km area in the Solukhumbu and Sankhuwasabha Districts, is the only protected area on earth with an elevation gain of 8,000m. In this area covered with Mt. Makalu (8,463m) fifth highest mountain in the world and fourth highest in Nepal; Mt. Chamlang (7,319m), Mt. Baruntse (7,129m) and Mera Peak (6,654m).

Climate:
The climate is generally described as monsoon type, where more than 70% of the precipitation occurs between June and September. The month of April and May, pre-monsoon rain is the important factor in biomes production. No reliable records of climatic data represent the entire area- Great variations in temperature and precipitation can be expected due to the extreme difference in altitude, slope, and aspect within the area.

Flora and Fauna:
It is recognized for its incredible diversity of plants, animals, and people; the area contains 25 species of rhododendron, 47 types of orchids, and 56 rare plants, Snow leopard, red panda, musk deer, wild boar.

How to get there:
You can get daily flights to Tumlingtar from Kathmandu and Biratnagar to Tumlingtar. And It is a 6/7hrs drive to Hile and 3-day trek to Tumlingtar from there. You can also reach Inkhu valley of Makalu Barun from Lukia and Phalpu.

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