Just spent a few hours checking the proofs for a chapter on the trek to Makalu Base Camp that I've contributed to a forthcoming book, Trekking In Nepal. This is being edited by Kev Reynolds and will be published by Cicerone Press in September.
Reading my text and looking at my photographs (there are nine in the book) reminded me of what a wonderful trek this was, going from dense rainforest to the wild and remote Barun Valley. Of the three treks I've done in Nepal this is my favourite, with some of the most spectacular landscapes I've seen anywhere. You can see more photos from the Makalu trek in this blog post from a couple of years ago.