The specialties of
the Makalu Barun National Park are the Himalayan endowments of
culture and nature. One of the prime attractions for visitors
to the park is its offer to experience the unique Himalayan
bio diversity. The park spreads over the districts of
Sankhuwasabha and Solikhunbu in northeast Nepal and is marked
by the Nepal-Tibet border in the north.
The vegetation range from sub tropical forests to sub alpine
and alpine as altitude increases. The park boasts of 47
species of orchids, 67 species of medicinal herbs, and 25 of
Nepalís 30 varieties of rhododendron, 19 bamboo species, 15
oak species, 48 species of primrose and 86 species of fodder
trees. The park also offers bird-watching opportunities with
its 400 species of birds, including the rare spotted wren
babbler and the olive ground warbler. Wildlife includes the
endangered red panda, snow leopard, Himalayan black bear,
clouded leopard tops, ghoral, tahr, wild boar, barking deer,
Himalayan marmot, weasel, langur monkey and serow. River Arun
that flows through the park has 84 varieties of fish including
The best way to reach the park from Kathmandu is to fly to the
airstrip nearest to the area and then trek onward. Nearby
airstrips are at Lukla, Phaplu, Bhojpur, Lamidanda and
Tumlimgtar. The park is about 4-6 days trek from almost all
these places. Another option is to drive to Jiri and then trek
to Makalu Barun Park through Sagramatha National Park.
Entry Fee Person Per Day :-
For Nepalese Nationals, Free
For SAARC Nationals, Rs.
For Other Foreign Nationals, Rs.
( Note : Entrance fee not required for children under 10 years ).
Filming permit fee (Documentary
/ Feature Films):
- For Nepalese Nationals, Rs 5000
- For SAARC Nationals, Rs. 25000
- For Other Foreign Nationals, equivalent national currency of
in Protected area, Rs. 2000 per landing
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