Barun Valley

Barun Valley

Barun Valley is a Himalayan valley that lies at the base of Mt. Makalu in the Sankhuwasabha district of Nepal. This valley lies entirely inside the Makalu Barun National Park.

The Barun Valley provides stunning contrasts, where high waterfalls cascade into deep gorges, craggy rocks rise from lush green forests, and colorful flowers bloom beneath white snow peaks. This unique landscape shelters some of the last pristine mountain ecosystems on earth. Rare species of animals and plants flourish in diverse climates and habitats, relatively undisturbed by humankind.

Flora and fauna

The Barun valley is a hidden gem of Nepal. Harboring some of the last untouched mountain ecosystems, this Valley is quite a tranquil and Amazon-like hidden destination. Covered by fir, birch, and rhododendron tree lines from 3,000 m to above 4,000 m high; where 47 varieties of orchids, 67 species of valuable medicinal and exotic plants, 30 varieties of rhododendron, 19 species of bamboo, 15 oaks, more than 400 species of birds have been sighted within the valley, including two species never before seen in Nepal, Spotted wren babbler

Fig: Spotted wren babbler 

Wildlife includes the endangered red panda, musk deer, Himalayan black bear, clouded leopard, and possibly the snow leopard, in addition to more substantial populations of Ghoral, Himalayan Thar, wild boar, barking deer, Himalayan marmot and weasel, common languor monkey and the Serow.

The trek

Furthermore, this valley is a scenic place enclosed by a range of high peaks with world 5th tallest Mt. Makalu, Baruntse and Chamlang Himal with rare views of the eastern side of Mt. Everest known as Khansung Face.

From here, interested trekkers can also walk right at the base of Mt. Makalu located within the beautiful area of Barun valley, as a form of Makalu Base Camp and Barun Valley Trek a perfect place to enjoy a fantastic panorama of the high snow-capped mountain range.

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