Far Eastern trekking trails are wild, remote and pristine. The region covers over a dozen districts and some of the most beautiful places of Nepal.
Kanchenjunga (8586m), third highest peak and Makalu (8463m), the fifth highest peak form the northern border of this region. Kanchenjunga, Makalu, Baruntse, Kambachen, Yalung Kang, Mera peak, Jannu, Chhamlang, Jalijale Himal are some of the major peaks visible along the trek. Pang Pema (5140m) and Lumba Sumba Peak (5177m) are two popular trekking peaks.
Trekkers have multiple trekking options here such as Kanchenjunga Trek, Makalu Base Camp trek, Lumba Sumba Trek, Mundum trail etc. Ilam Tea Garden Trek, Milke Danda, Pathivara and Halesi Temples, Buda Subba temple are other attractions of Far eastern treks.
The trek primarily passes through Arun Valley and Makalu Barun National Park, which features lush verdant tropical forests and rich wildlife. The flagship species found here include musk deer, red panda, wild boar and snow leopard along with 25 species of rhododendron, 47 types of orchids, and 56 rare plants. The area is equally diverse culturally with Rais, Limbus and Sherpas communities remaining dominant.
Tumlingtar (Suketar) is the gateway to all Far Eastern treks. There are daily flights from Kathmandu to Tumlingtar as well as Biratnagar to Tumlingtar. Another option is to cross to Inkhu Valley from Lukia.