Makalu Expedition-60 Days
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Makalu is the fifth tallest mountain on earth. A close neighbor to Mount Everest, it lies in the northeast region of Nepal. Makalu means the Great Black One, so called due to its dark brooding appearance. Still, it is relatively less attempted mountain. So far, the number of individual climbers who have attempted Makalu is only some 300+. Therefore, if you wish to attempt Makalu, you need to have a lot of mountaineering experience including one attempt on an 8,000 meter. The first attempt on Makalu was made by an American team in 1954, but it was first climbed by a French Team in 1955. The mountain has two important subsidiary peaks.
Makalu has steep pitches and knife-edged ridges. The final ascent of the summit pyramid involves a technical ice and rock climbing. The route to Makalu Base Camp (4823m) involves a sustained steep slope with magnificent views of Makalu (8481m) to the north. Climbing Makalu is really a demanding attempt - it's also the reason why Makalu has not been attempted like other peaks. From a base camp at the foot of the Chago Glacier, we will use 4 camps on the mountain, including camp 3 on the Makalu La at 7,400m and a high camp on the North Face at approximately 7,800m.
Day to Day Expedition Itinerary
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- Day 1: Arrival KTM & transfer to hotel -1300m/4264ft
- Day 2-3: At leisure in Kathmandu
- Day 4: Fly Kathmandu to Tumlingtar and drive to Chichila 1,850m
- Day 5: Trek from Chichila to Num 1,505m
- Day 6: Num to Seduwa 1,530m
- Day 7: Seduwa to Tashi Gaon 2,065m
- Day 8: Tashi Gaon to Khongma 3,562m
- Day 9: Acclimatisation day at Khongma 4,200m
- Day 10: Climb over the Shipton La and descend to Mumbuk 4,200m
- Day 11: Mumbuk to Yangri Kharka 3,610m
- Day 12: Yangri Kharka to Shershong 4,650m
- Day 13: Shershong to Makalu South East Base Camp.
- Day 14: South East Base Camp to Makalu North Ridge BC 4,800m.
- Day 15 - 17: Acclimatization at Base Camp.
- Day 18 - 50: Ascent of Makalu North East Ridge.
- Day 51: Pack Up BC Ready for Departure.
- Day 52: Descend to Yak Kharka.
- Day 53: Yak Kharka to Mumbuk.
- Day 54: Mumbuk to Tashi Gaon.
- Day 55: Tashi Gaon to Num.
- Day 56: Num to Chichila.
- Day 57: Chichila to Tumlingtar.
- Day 58: Fly Tumlingtar to Kathmandu
- Day 59: At leisure in Kathmandu at the Summit Hotel.
- Day 60: Depart Kathmandu
- Expedition Expedition permit fees
- Accommodations in Kathmandu
- Flights from Kathmandu to Tumlingtar and back including airport transfers
- All overnight accommodations while on the trek and climb
- Meals in Kathmandu and while trekking and climbing
- Group equipment for the climb
- Qualified and Experienced guides
- Experienced Climbing Sherpas
What's Not Included:
- International airfare and Nepal Visa fee (bring accurate USD cash and two passport photographs)
- Personal equipments and extra services
- Tips and Bonus for Staff and guide
- Insurance and Trip cancellation
- Airport departure tax
Recommended Previous Experience:
A previous high altitude climbing experience is essential. Work together as a team so that all members reach the top safely. Members need to have experience in being part ...read more »»
We provide all camping equipment and gear, including tents, dining, toilet, and Kitchen tents. At base camp we have a large mess tent equipped with all necessary ...read more »»
The climbing itinerary may vary according to the climber’s personal experience. A climbing day involves a steady climbing for 3-4 hours in the morning. After taking lunch rest and ...read more »»
Base Camp to ABC
The journey from Base Camp to ABC takes about 7 hours. Head up the Barun Glacier passing the West Face of ...read more »»
The springtime from March to May is considered the favorable weather for Makalu and other Himalaya climbing. However, the weather conditions in the Himalayas are never fully predictable. In case ...read more »»
Our Makalu expeditions are led by experienced and professional mountaineers
who have scaled the mountain several times supported by ...read more »»
Team composition is important to ensure safety and comfort of the climbers. We observe high safety standards, therefore, for 2 International Climbers, we assign:
HGT Accredited Climbing Leader
High Altitudes Assistance Sherpa
Base Camp Assistance and other necessary trek crew such Porters, Yaks and Yak man
Because of our high safety standards, team members would be added as per the number of international climbers.
Equipments & Check List
While packing for Makalu Expedition certain equipments are essential.
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Trip Start Dates
We will organize this trip on the dates requested by you. Please contact us for your customized departure date.
The spring season of March to May is considered the best time for Makalu expedition. The months autumn months of October and November are the also considered favorable. The summer months of monsoon rains and the winter months from December to February are the most unfavorable time for Makalu Expedition. The temperatures can vary from 27°c to - 7°c at lower elevations, and at higher elevations, it can vary from 16°c to -23°c.
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