Makalu Expedition (8,481M)

Days 50




Among the eight mountains in Nepal above 8000m, Mt. Makalu is the fourth tallest in Nepal and fifth highest Peak on the Earth with its height 8,463m. Mt. Makalu resides in the eastern Himalayas range just 19Km southeast of the giant Mt. Everest in the border of Nepal and China. At the base of Mt. Makalu, there lies a natural wonder: The Barun Valley. This valley facilitates with stunning elevated waterfalls falling inside the deep gorges, diverse species of flora and fauna with rich cultures of ethnic communities like Sherpa and Kirat. Although, this area is somewhat isolated, it is for sure that, every visitor who every step here will take a memorable reminiscence with them for their lifetime.
It was in 1955, when the Makalu expedition led by French team reached to the top of Mt. Makalu for the first time. Only five of the first sixteen attempts were successful. Sir Edmund Hilary took the photograph of Mt. Makalu in 1951 while he was on a route survey of Mt. Everest. Since the first climb to the top, several successful attempts had been made to the top of the peak. Makalu bears a pyramid shape. South East and the North West Ridges being the most prominent compared to other. Among these two, the North Western ridge route is used by most of the mountaineers to reach the top of the peak. Mt. Makalu Expedition in Nepal is full of adventures as well as dangers too. The Russian team scaled the west route, which is considered the most dangerous route, in 1997. They reach the top on 21st May 1997 following the most challenging route. Climbing Makalu is test of the sheer endurance of a climber.
The base camp is normally set at around 5,600m, and then four camps follow before reaching the top. The first camp is at 6,100m, camp 2 is at 6600m, the third camp is at 7200m and the last camp is at 7600m.

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 42: Climbing Period (Base Camp – Makalu Summit (8,163m)– Base Camp)

Day 43: Preparation to Return (Base Camp Cleaining)

Day 44: Trek from MaKalu Base Camp to Yangle Kharka

Day 45: Trek from Yangle Kharka to Khongma: Camping

Day 46: Trek from Khongma to Sheduwa: Camping

Day 47: Trek from Sheduwa to Num and drive to Khadbari

Day 48: Drive from Khandbari to Tumlingtar and Fly to Kathmandu & Transfer to the Hotel

Day 49: Leisure day in Kathmandu

Day 50: Transfer to International Airport for final departure

Destination Map