Tumlingtar is the trekking gateway . Even though the trekking route is the same to go and return, it is marvelous of two valleys Arun and Barun along the Arun river, picturesque villages, Keke La 4127m and Tutu La or SHIPTON PASS 4075M, endemic flora for amateurs.
Makalu base camp trekking covers the region of the largest valley in the world, the Arun Valley, Makalu Barun Conservation Area, other high mountains and lakes are the ornaments of this region. Arun and Barun valley is home of more than 650 species of birds and over 800 species butterflies. It is also shelter of the rare and endangered animal Panda.
Orchides and other flowers along a faint jungle trail, Swirly prayer flags at Shipton La, walking through this picturesque Sherpa village are the attraction of this region.
Deborah Kahn,Albury Australia
Lauren May,Yackandandah, Australia
Carol-Ann Courneya, Ph.D. Canada.
Bibiana Cujec MD, FRCPC,Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Stephen and Susie Gibson,Sydney, Australia
Dr.Les C Higgins,Sydney Australia
Nepal has been on my bucket list for a long time. When a friend asked me if I would like to join her trekking and camping group, I jumped at the opportunity. I found out that the trail would be low level and will be below the Himalayan base camp.
The Himalayan Sunrise Trekking & Expedition company provided excellent services throughout the 10 day trek.
The guides are knowledgeable and very aware of the trekkers' needs and comfort. The owner Bishnu is particularly flexible in accommodating unforeseen circumstances. One trekker in the group had an injured knee yet she still wanted to participate in the trek. Bishnu hired a horse and its handler to assist her mobility!
The food was delicious and plentiful enough to satisfy the hungriest of stomachs after a long day of trekking.
Bishnu was also conscious of the campsite security. He had his team conduct rounds through the night. The special touch I most appreciated was the provision of a warm, wet face cloth after a long trek - how very refreshing!
This was my first experience in trekking. I found all the guides were very helpful and anticipatory. One of them was always walking by my side, to assist me when I needed a hand. I was very grateful.
It was an amazing experience to see the Himalayas first hand and to meet the cheerful Nepalese.
I give this tour company a 5 STARS rating.
CJ REED Canada.