From Arun to Barun

Makalu is the fifth highest mountain on the globe, but at the same time it is one of the Himalayan mountains with the lowest lying starting point, as Tumlingtar is situated at an elevation of only 406 metres. Thus there is an ascent of more than 8000 vertical metres to reach the summit of Makalu, the largest necessary ascent to any mountain on Earth. This also means that during this ascent one move through almost all climatic zones, and the about forty degrees we had here in Tumlingtar would only be a momentary pleasure.