Makalu Expedition (8,481M)

Days 43




The Makalu Expedition is a daring climbing adventure that takes place in the heart of the Himalayas. Makalu, the fifth highest mountain in the world at an elevation of 8,485 meters (27,838 feet), is located on the border between Nepal and Tibet. Known for its formidable challenges and breathtaking beauty, Makalu attracts experienced mountaineers from around the globe.
The climbing expedition to Makalu is a test of physical and mental strength, requiring careful planning and preparation. The journey begins in the small village of Tumlingtar in eastern Nepal, where climbers start their trek through lush valleys, remote villages, and dense forests. As they ascend, the landscape transforms into a rugged alpine terrain, characterized by icy glaciers, towering rock walls, and treacherous slopes.
The climbers face numerous obstacles along the way, including altitude sickness, extreme weather conditions, and technical difficulties. The steep and icy slopes demand exceptional mountaineering skills, with sections requiring the use of ropes, crampons, and ice axes. The expedition requires a high level of endurance, resilience, and teamwork.
Throughout the ascent, climbers are rewarded with awe-inspiring views of the surrounding peaks, including the majestic Everest, Lhotse, and Kanchenjunga. The summit push is the ultimate goal, as climbers strive to reach the peak of Makalu and stand atop its magnificent summit. The sense of accomplishment and the panoramic views from the summit make all the hardships and risks worthwhile.
The Makalu Expedition is a true adventure of a lifetime, combining the thrill of mountaineering with the serenity of the Himalayan wilderness. It is a testament to the human spirit and the desire to conquer nature's most formidable challenges. Those who undertake this extraordinary journey are forever transformed by the experience, carrying with them the memories of an unforgettable climb and the indomitable spirit of the mountains.

Includes and excludes :


All meals as specified for trek (breakfast, lunch, dinner with tea/coffee).
Arrival pick up & departure.
All internal local transport as per the itinerary.
Internal flights
All trekking arrangements including trekking permits, climbing permits, National Park entrance fees.
Accommodation in twin sharing local lodges or best available places for accommodation,
Trekking & Climbing leader & porter (salary, insurance, food, accommodation & other allowances).
Basic first aid kit is carried by your leader.
All hard ware gears
Fare well dinner after the trip


Kathmandu food lunch & dinner,
International flights to Kathmandu,
Tips for Porter, guide & other
Personal climbing gears and climbing boot, clothing & equipment
Personal expenditure, all bar bills, laundry, telephone calls, hot shower in the mountain region, mineral water, snacks, desserts.
Medical examination (if required) & vaccination costs
Optional trips. Charges incurred as a result of delays beyond our control
Visa fees & Travel insurance. Airport taxes
Meals or drinks except the 3 main meals specified in itinerary
Anything else not specified in the ‘included costs’ section above

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Itinerary breakdown

Makalu Expedition (8,481M)

Day 01: Arrival to Kathmandu & Transfer to the Hotel (1,400m)

Day 02: Rest in Kathmandu, Expedition briefing and Preparing

Day 03: Fly from Kathmandu to Tumlingtar and drive to Num (1,560m)

Day 04: Trek from Num to Sheduwa (1,510m): Camping

Day 05: Trek from Sheduwa to Tashi Gaun (2,070m): Camping

Day 06: Acclimatization at Tashi Gaun (rest day): camping

Day 07: Trek from Tashi Gaun to Khongma (3,760m): Camping

Day 08: Trek from Khongma to Mumbuk (3,520m): Camping

Day 09:  Trek from Mumbuk to Nehe Kharka (4,320m): Camping

Day 10: Trek from Nehe Kharka to Makalu Base Camp (4,870m)

Day 11: Acclimatization in Base Camp (rest day)

Day 12: Acclimatization in Base Camp (rest day)

Day 13: Hike from Base camp to High Camp

Day 14 to Day 35: Climbing Period (Base Camp – Makalu Summit (8,163m)

Day 36: Preparation to Return (Base Camp Cleaining)

Day 37: Trek from MaKalu Base Camp to Yangle Kharka

Day 38: Trek from Yangle Kharka to Khongma: Camping

Day 39: Trek from Khongma to Sheduwa: Camping

Day 40: Trek from Sheduwa to Num and drive to Khadbari

Day 41: Drive from Khandbari to Tumlingtar and

Day 42: Fly to Kathmandu & Transfer to the Hotel

Day 43: Transfer to International Airport for final departure

Destination Map