Established in 1992 as eastern extension of the Sagarmatha National Park in the Himalayas of Nepal, Makalu Barun National Park is the eighth national park in the Himalayas of Nepal covering an area of 1,500km2 in Solukhumbu and Sankhuwasabha district. It is the only protection area in the world that consists of tropical forest as well as snow-capped peaks.
This National Park is rich in ecosystem with around 3, 128 species of flowering plants including 25 of Nepal’s 30 varieties of rhododendron, 48 primroses, 47 orchids, 19 bamboos, 15 oaks, 86 fodder trees and 67 economically valuable aromatic and medical plants are recorded. The area is also a habitat for number of faunal species.
You could also trek to the national park and conservation area and the trekkers are allowed to camp on the seven campsites designated along the trek route for the tourist.Makalu Barun National Park and Buffer Zone is a true heaven for the nature lovers who enjoy indulging themselves in bird-watching, observation of wildlife and camping.