Far East Region Trek


What’s striking when we go Far East of Nepal is that you come face to face with massive Himalayas such as mighty Makalu and Kanchenjunga which are admired not only in Nepal but also around the world in the perspectives, greatness and beauty? Besides, the diverse landscapes and the preserved cultures and traditions are among the tempting elements that lure tourists even from far away.

As the far west region, this region is remains relatively uninfluenced that gives the visitors an opportunity to explore the area in its original form. The untouched landscapes, the dense forests of rhododendron, the snow melted rivers, the panoramic views of the Himalayas and the valleys and the rarely seen wildlife, perhaps, will make the visitors wonder every day in their treks.

Moreover, the ethnic communities of Rais and Limbus demonstrate significant difference in their lifestyle and tradition between themselves and to the other ethnic groups from the other regions which in turn gives the trekkers yet another opportunity to understand and observe totally different culture and tradition.

The far east region is developing slow and steady just trying to emerge as a competitive tourism and trekking destinations in Nepal, the teas house trekking might not be a good idea, however, the idea to built the tea houses along the trails is underway so trekkers must be self sufficient in terms of food and shelter and helping hands now but not for ever.

Major Features

  • Kanchenjunga 8586m and Makalu (8463m), the Himalayan giants
  • Reminder of the early days of most of the popular trekking regions in Nepal, the likes of Everest and Annapurna regions
  • Trekking trails almost parallel to the glacier rivers, offering diverse landscapes, tropical to alpine forests, distinctly different architeral villages to meet the altitudes
  • No wonder diverse ethnic communities well blended regardless of their differences
  • Makalu Barun National park and the Arun Valley attraction
  • Majestic waterfalls at sight
  • Panoramic views of mountains
  • Diversified vegetation and wildlife, colorful hills, half domesticated yaks
  • Sunrise and sunset view points
  • Opportunity to discover cultural & spiritual knowledge
  • Fame of growing one of the  world best teas in Illam
  • Comparatively less frequented
  • Unspoiled villages and environment

Fairly difficult at high passes and rewarding at the same time with fantastic sceneries