Makalu Expedition
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trip grade
Extreme

★★★★★

58 Days  

Trip Code:  ATT-2

Price starts from:  7.000 USD

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Destination
Destination

Nepal

Altitude
Altitude

8848 m

Activity
Activity

Mountaineering Expedition

Technical Experience
Technical Experience

Advanced Skill

Accomodation
Accomodation

Hotel/Lodge

Region
Region

Everest

Starts
Starts

Kathmandu

Ends
Ends

Kathmandu

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Mountain Info

  • Height: 8463 m ,
    27,767 ft
  • Location: Mahalangur
    Himal
  • Range: 5th highest Mountain in the
    World
  • Latitude: 87.05,E
  • Longitude: 27.53 N

Difficulty level

Extreme

You need to be in excellent physical condition: be ready to walk or climb more than 10 hours a day. You may be subjected to face extreme weather and high altitude. The terrain will be very rock and icy and remote. Technical climbing equipment is required.

Makalu is one of the harder and technical eight-thousanders, and is considered one of the most difficult mountains in the world to climb. Makalu expeditions are difficult because the mountain is notorious for its steep pitches and knife-edged ridges that make the climbing Makalu very open to the elements. The final ascent of the summit pyramid involves technical rock climbing. While there have been many a Makalu expedition, it is the only Nepalese 8,000m peak which has yet see a success in climbing Makalu in true winter conditions.

At 8463 metres, Makalu is the 5th highest mountain in the world and is located just 20 kilometers from Mount Everest in the Makalu Barun National Park, which is a natural wonder in its own.

Mount Makalu was first climbed on May 15, 1955 in by Lionel Terray and Jean Couzy of a French Makalu 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.

Good To Know

Asian Trekking is a Nepali expedition operating company established 36 years ago. According to Paragraph 26 of the Tourism Act (2035), no foreign expedition teams or companies are allowed to provide expedition services in Nepal directly and any foreign company must work through a Nepali company licensed by the Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation, Government of Nepal. As such, Nepali companies are the ones that provide all the legal, administrative, logistical, guiding and support services in Nepal, while also being legally responsible for the safe and responsible conduct of the expeditions. Booking through foreign expedition companies naturally makes the cost to the customer higher due to the extra layer of administration and profit margins, without necessarily adding any extra value.

EVEREST TAILOR MADE EXPEDITION

We are the number 1 most
experienced expedition company the World. No other company has as much
experience as us. We have organized more than 3,000 personalised treks and
expedition since 1982, including 286 climbing expeditions on Mt.
Everest.

Price Start From 55,000 US$ And
Includes

  • Each member is assigned with:
    1. One veteran Sherpa Guide with Nepal Mountaineering Association
      certification and has previously summited Mt. Everest at least 5
      times.
    2. Two High Altitude Sherpa with Nepal Mountaineering
      Association certification and has previously summited Mt. Everest at least 2
      times.
    3. The Sherpa will assist the member during climb and summit
      attempt. They will also carry all food and gear to high camps.
    4. Full Mountain Support
  • Unlimited CE
    certified oxygen cylinders with British Top out mask and regulator during
    climbing and summit attempt.
  • Services of Asian Trekking
    Expedition Doctor and medical consultation services at the Base Camp with the
    Himalayan Rescue Association.
  • All food and fuel for Base Camp
    and higher camps during expedition. Services of cook and kitchen boy at Base
    Camp and Camp 2.
  • 3 days guided acclimatization climb on Mt.
    Lobuche East before Everest climb.
  • High altitude tents for each
    member.
  • Weekly supply of fresh vegetables, meat and fruits to
    Base Camp from Kathmandu Common climbing equipment (necessary rope, ice bars,
    ice screws, etc.)
  • Porterage of member’s personal climbing
    equipment Kathmandu-Lukla-Base Camp-Kathmandu.
  • Unlimited Wi-Fi
    Internet at base camp.
  • Solar panels, batteries and generator
    with fuels at Base Camp for light and charging mobile phones, digital cameras
    and laptop.
  • Hotel accommodation for 8 nights in 5-star hotel in
    Kathmandu before or after the expedition.
  • Welcome group dinner
    in Kathmandu with chairman/founder of Asian Trekking, Past President of Nepal
    Mountaineering Association and Honorary member of UIAA (International Climbing
    and Mountaineering Federation), Mr. Ang Tshering Sherpa and CEO of Asian
    Trekking Dawa Steven Sherpa.
  • Restop toilet bags for all members
    and Sherpas to bring human waste off the mountain.
  • Airport-hotel-airport transfers.

If Needed/On
Request

  • Spacious high wall personal tent at Base
    Camp with wooden platform and carpets. Each tent is equipped with personal
    solar powered lights, mattress, pillow, working table with chair, folding
    cabinet, satellite television and personal heater.
  • International
    Federation of Mountain Guide Associations (IFMGA/ UIAGM) accredited guide to
    lead the team.
  • Helicopter flight Kathmandu/Lukla/Namche/
    EBC/Kathmandu.
  • Private kitchen with professional and trained
    5-star hotel cook to cater to the client’s taste.
  • Photography
    and video filming service during the expedition.
  • Satellite
    Internet at Camp 2
  • Personal base camp dining tent, equipped with
    wooden platform, padded insulation floor and carpet and one LED television set
    with DTH connection.
  • Clean and spacious Private toilet and
    shower tent and much more…

Good To
Know

Asian Trekking is a Nepali expedition operating company
established 36 years ago. According to Paragraph 26 of the Tourism Act
(2035), no foreign expedition teams or companies are allowed to
provide expedition services in Nepal directly and any foreign company must
work through a Nepali company
 licensed by the Ministry of
Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation, Government of Nepal. As such, Nepali
companies are the ones that provide all the legal, administrative, logistical,
guiding and support services in Nepal, while also being legally responsible
for the safe and responsible conduct of the expeditions. Booking
through foreign expedition companies naturally makes the cost to the customer
higher due to the extra layer of administration and profit margins, without
necessarily adding any extra value.

 

Detailed itinerary

1

Day 1
Arrival in Kathmandu

Arrival in Kathmandu. Transfer to your hotel.

2

Day 2
Kathmandu

Kathmandu.

3

Day 3
Kathmandu

Kathmandu.

4

Day 4
Fly to Tumlingtar

Fly to Tumlingtar (285m-938ft) and arrange for porters.

5

Day 5
Trek to Mane Bhanjyang

Trek to Mane Bhanjyang (1440m-4724ft).

6

Day 6
Trek to Chichira

Trek to Chichira (1980m-6496ft).

7

Day 7
Trek to Num

Trek to Num (1851m-6072ft).

8

Day 8
Trek to Sheduwa

Trek to Sheduwa (1500m-4922ft).

9

Day 9
Trek to Tashigaon

Trek to Tashigaon (2100m-6890ft).

10

Day 10
Trek to Kauma

Trek to Kauma (3760m-12337ft).

11

Day 11
Trek to Dobato

Trek to Dobato (3700m-12140ft).

12

Day 12
Trek to Jark Kharka

Trek to Jark Kharka (4800m-15749ft).

13

Day 13
Trek to Hillary Base Camp

Trek to Hillary Base Camp (4800m-15749ft).

14

Day 14
Trek to Makalu Base Camp

Trek to Makalu Base Camp (4870m-15978ft).

15

Day 15-48
Climbing period Mt. Makalu

Climbing period Mt. Makalu.

49

Day 49
Clean up

Clean up Base Camp.

50

Day 50
Trek back to Yak Kharka

Trek back to Yak Kharka.

51

Day 51
Trek to Mumbuk

Trek to Mumbuk.

52

Day 52
Trek to Tashi Gaon

Trek to Tashi Gaon.

53

Day 53
Trek to Num

Trek to Num.

54

Day 54
Trek to Chichira

Trek to Chichira.

55

Day 55
Trek to Tumlingtar

Trek to Tumlingtar.

56

Day 56
Fly to Kathmandu

Fly to Kathmandu. Transfer to your hotel.

57

Day 57
Kathmandu

Kathmandu.

58

Day 58
Transfer to airport

Transfer to airport for departure.

Fitness/Ability Requirement
Fitness/Ability Requirement

To join this expedition

  • You must be proficient in climbing in all weather conditions with some experience on snow and ice.
  • You must be able to climb with an alpine pack on your back.
  • Experience with high-altitude conditions and camping is ideal.
  • Previous climbing experience with ascents of 7000 metre peaks strongly advised.
  • You must be in excellent physical condition, having prepared for this expedition for at least half a year prior to the expedition with a rigorous training regimen.

For more information about required levels of fitness, please contact us to discuss further. This is the most important thing you can do to prepare for your expedition and key to your safe success!

Fixed Departures
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