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Makalu Expedition

Makalu is one of the harder eight-thousanders, and is considered one of the most difficult mountains in the world to climb. The mountain is notorious for its steep pitches and knife-edged ridges that are completely open to the elements. The final ascent of the summit pyramid involves technical rock climbing. Makalu is the only Nepalese 8,000m peak which has yet to be climbed in true winter conditions.

Makalu was first climbed on May 15, 1955 by Lionel Terray and Jean Couzy of a French expedition led by Jean Franco. Franco, G. Magnone and Sirdar Gyaltsen Norbu summitted the next day, followed by Bouvier, S. Coupe, Leroux and A. Vialatteon the 17th. The French team climbed Makalu by the north face and northeast ridge, via the saddle between Makalu and Kangchungtse (the Makalu-La), establishing the standard route.

Day 1 Arrival in Kathmandu. Transfer to your hotel.
Day 2 Kathmandu.
Day 3 Kathmandu.
Day 4 Fly to Tumlingtar (285m-938ft) and arrange for porters.
Day 5 Trek to Mane Bhanjyang.(1440m-4724ft)
Day 6 Trek to Chichira. (1980m-6496ft)
Day 7 Trek to Num (1851m-6072ft)
Day 8 Trek to Sheduwa (1500m-4922ft).
Day 9 Trek to Tashigaon. (2100m-6890ft)
Day 10 Trek to Kauma. (3760m-12337ft)
Day 11 Trek to Dobato. (3700m-12140ft)
Day 12 Trek to Jark Kharka (4800m-15749ft)
Day 13 Trek to Hillary Base Camp (4800m-15749ft)
Day 14 Trek to Makalu Base Camp. (4870m-15978ft)
Day 15-48 Climbing period Mt. Makalu.
Day 49 Clean up Base Camp
Day 50 Trek back to Yak Kharka.
Day 51 Trek to Mumbuk.
Day 52 Trek to Tashi Gaon.
Day 53 Trek to Num
Day 54 Trek to Chichira.
Day 55 Trek to Tumlingtar.
Day 56 Fly to Kathmandu. Transfer to your hotel.
Day 57 Kathmandu.
Day 58 Transfer to airport for departure.



Cost Includes

  • All ground transfers as per our itinerary.
  • Hotel Thamel Eco Resort in Kathmandu (Bed and breakfast basis inclusive of all govt. Tax and VAT.)
  • Guided sightseeing around world heritage sites of Kathmandu. (Includes all applicable entrance fees.)
  • Welcome Dinner with Live Nepalese Program hosted by Makalu Adventures.
  • All Custom Clearance Fees for your gears.
  • Mount Makalu Expedition Royalty (USD 10,000.00 for the team upto 7 members).
  • Liaison Officer Fee (USD 2000.00 Including his all expenses, Airfares, foods, insurance and wages).
  • National Park Permit Fees. (Included all other entrance fees/permits wherever necessary.)
  • Airfare: Kathmandu-Tumlingtar-Kathmandu.
  • Transportation of all of your gears and our equipments, foods to the Makalu Higher Base Camp (5600m).
  • Full Logistic support for the Expedition. All the Camping And Kitchen Equipments (High Quality Salewa German / UK Quasar Super Tents) Such as Two Men Tent, Toilet Tent, Dinning Tent, Mattresses, Tables, Chairs, Hot water bag, Pillows, Inner Sheet and etc.
  • Trekking Sherpa, One Trekking Sirdar, One High Altitude Cook, Kitchen Helpers, High altitude Porters and their daily wages.(Also including their insurance with all necessary lodging - fooding - clothing arrangements.)
  • Three times meal a day till reaching Base Camp and after returning from Base Camp, prepared by our very professional kitchen crew.
  • (Including the fuel).
  • Medical treatment (if necessary) for our crew.
  • Cargo flight (Kathmandu-Tumlingtar-Kathmandu) for your equipments.

Cost Excludes

  • All International Airfares / Airport taxes.
  • Expenses of personal nature such as bottled drinks, mineral water, tips and etc.
  • Rescue and evacuation - if needed.
  • Personal medical and travel insurance.
  • Deposits for using Communication Sets (Walkie / Talkie and other Satphones).
  • Garbage Deposit (USD 3000.00), which is refundable after the Expedition.
  • All arrangements above Makalu Higher Base Camp (5600m) (Climbing Tents / High altitude foods etc).
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