Map of Makalu Barun

The Great Himalaya Trail N9: Makalu Barun

The Makalu Barun National Park offers some of the most spectacular scenery in the Himalayas. The rewards of trekking here are great, but hard won – it’s remote, wilderness country and for the experienced trekker.

The trail to Makalu base camp takes you deep into the high Himalaya and while the giant of Makalu, The Great Black, looms above you, Everest, Lhotse and Baruntse are all in view.

While the GHT links directly with the Kanchenjunga section via the remote Lumbha Sambha, and to the Everest section via the challenging three cols, most will experience the Makalu section of the trail via the verdant Arun and Barun river valleys.

GHT Makalu Barun section map

A map of the Great Himalaya Trail route through Makalu Barun region. It covers from Lumbha Sambha to the Barun Valley, and shows the Three Cols trek into the Everest Region. (Give the map a moment to load, until you see the map to appear on a slow connection).

Copyright notice

The Makalu Barun Map of the GHT has been created and published by on behalf of the Great Himalaya Trail Development Programme.

The map is based on data from the National Geographic Information Infrastructure Programme (NGIIP) of Nepal. The International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) also provided data. Trekkers and guides have been consulted on current routes.

Data: © Government of Nepal, Survey Department, ©, ©

Purchase this map

The Makalu Barun Map of the GHT can be purchased online on

Other maps in this series: The Far West / Humla /Rara, Jumla & Mugu / Dolpa / Annapurna & Mustang / Ganesh Himal & Manaslu / Langtang & Helambu /Rolwaling & Everest / Kanchenjunga.


If you have any suggestions or comments for improving the maps, please write an email to [email protected]. Feedback received will be incorporated in future editions of the map.

More Makalu Barun maps

Himalayan Maphouse has produced Great Himalaya Trail maps as well for all sections of both the high route and the low route of the GHT.

Schematic Arun Valley Map

Also interesting is a schematic map provided by Lakpa Nurbu Sherpa of all the trekking possibilities in this area, and there is a lot of exploring to do!

Makalu Barun Base Camp Trekking Map

Another good map is the Makalu Barun Conservation Area Trekking Map. It can easily be found in Kathmandu and possibly through some international retailers.

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