High in the heart of the eastern Himalaya, seven valleys radiate from Mt. Makalu, the world's fifth highest peak. These valleys, particularly the Barun valley that this trek will visit treasure some of the last remaining pristine forests and alpine meadows of Nepal. This area is little known to most tourists due to its relative inaccessibility. Only a few hundred trekkers and the occasional expedition visit it each year.
Trekking in Nepal is one of the most delightful adventures the world has to offer. A happy coincidence of circumstances combines to make this so. The country itself, of course, is breathtaking dramatic, ranging from incredibly lush and deep river valleys to the rock and ice giants of the Himalayas. Relative political stability and British influence have led to more reliable logistics and support services than many third world mountain areas can boast. The intermingling of Hindu of Hindu and Buddhist traditions makes for a very rich religious background. And finally the people – the Nepalese – have a spirit for life that draws you to them and makes Namaste (a customary greeting which translates I salute the God within you) part of your vocabulary for life.