Eastern Region Trekking
The eastern region of Nepal is quite remote and unexplored as compared to other trekking regions in Nepal. However, it is quite popular for challenging and longer treks offering endless variety of places to explore the indigenous villages represented by different ethnic groups such as Rai, Tamang, Sherpa, Limbu, Brahmin, Chhetri and others having their unique diverse culture. The region is also rich in flora and fauna and it may be of great interest to researchers to study on butterflies, other many insects, plants, etc. In this region Kanchenjunga and Makalu Base Camp trekking are most popular for those who like to do longer and challenging treks in the off- the- beaten path. The trekking trails wind through the foothills of the world’s third highest mountain- Kanchenjunga - and wild and remote Makalu Barun National Park, Makalu Barun Conservation Area and Kanchenjunga National Park. These conservation areas and national park are modeled on the Annapurna Conservation Area Project and operate on similar principles of involving locals in conservation and sustainable development.