Makalu Expedition

Associated With

International Climbing and Mountaineering Federation
International Climbing and Mountaineering Federation
Nepal Mountaineering Association
Nepal Mountaineering Association
Himalayan Rescue Association
Himalayan Rescue Association
The Union Of Asian Alpine Association
The Union Of Asian Alpine Association

Awards

International Olympic Committee
International Olympic Committee

We Have Worked With

National Geographic
CNN
Discovery Chhanel
History Channel

Associated With

International Climbing and Mountaineering Federation
International Climbing and Mountaineering Federation
Nepal Mountaineering Association
Nepal Mountaineering Association
Himalayan Rescue Association
Himalayan Rescue Association
The Union Of Asian Alpine Association
The Union Of Asian Alpine Association

Awards

International Olympic Committee
International Olympic Committee

We Have Worked With

National Geographic
CNN
Discovery Chhanel
History Channel
  • Extreme

    58 Days 57 Nights

    Trip Code: ATT-127

  • Destination

    Nepal

  • Max Altitude

    8463m

  • Activity

    Mountaineering Expedition

  • Technical Experience

    Advanced skill

  • Accomodation

    Hotel/Lodge

  • Trip Starts

    Kathmandu

  • Trip Ends

    Kathmandu

Mount Makalu

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.


Trip Images

Mountain around Manaslu
Mountaineer around Manaslu
Enjoying the view of mountain range
Quick photo click
Manaslu expedition
Getting ready for Manaslu expedition
Start of Manaslu expedition
Mountain range from Manaslu expedition
Camping for the night
Manaslu expedition
Mountaineer in Manaslu expedition
Manaslu expedition group photo

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..

Detailed Itinerary

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

Package Details

Service Cost Include
  • Transfer airport-hotel-airport for International and domestic flights
  • Welcome group dinner in Kathmandu
  • 5 night hotel accommodation on tourist class hotel on BB plan.
  • Flight Kathmandu-Tumlingtar-Kathmandu for members
  • Transportation of staffs, food supply and equipments from Kathmandu-base camp-Kathmandu-road head by vehicle and then by porters.
  • Member’s personal climbing equipment Kathmandu-Base Camp-Kathmandu (max 45 Kg per person)
  • Full board during trekking to base camp at the local lodges before and after expedition.
  • Single tent with mattress at Base Camp for each member.
  • 4 bottles of Oxygen per members with a mask set per member.
  • Support of one high altitude Sherpa per member to carry all food and gear to higher camps. Also assist members during climb and summit attempt with 3 bottles of oxygen and mask set.
  • Common climbing equipment (Required rope, ice bar, ice screw, etc)
  • High altitude tents for all members and climbing Sherpa.
  • Applicable National Park and entrance fees
  • All food and fuel for Base Camp and higher camps during expedition.
  • One walkie talkie sharing between client and Sherpa.
  • Sat Phone available at Base camp, but nominal charge for use.
  • Solar panel at Base Camp for light and charging small electronics. (Eg. mobile phones, amateur digital cameras and handheld video cameras).
  • Service of cook and kitchen boy at Base Camp
  • All kitchen tent, store tent, dining tents, toilet tent, table and chairs and cooking utensils for Base Camp.
  • Insurance of climbing Sherpa, cooks, Kitchen Boys, Liaison Officer and porters.
  • Equipments allowance, wages for Government Liaison Officer, high altitude climbing Sherpa, cook and kitchen boy.
  • Garbage disposal charges.
Service Cost does not Include
  • International flights to/from Nepal
  • Nepal entry visa fee.(can be obtained at the airport upon arrival)
  • Meals in Kathmandu.
  • Hotel accommodation beyond 5 nights (as per itinerary) stays in Kathmandu.
  • Personal climbing gear above base camp.
  • Excess personal member’s baggage transport Kathmandu-base camp US$ 8 per kg one way.
  • Personal insurance such as travel, accident, medical, emergency evacuation and lost luggage.
  • Applicable permit fees and customs charges, etc. for SAT phone, communication equipment and commercial filming.
  • Expenses of personal nature such as hard and soft drinks, laundry, postage, telephone and Email, etc.
  • Applicable customs duty and import license fees for all expedition goods arriving in Nepal as air/road cargo.
  • Personal power pack for charging heavy electronics (laptops, professional camera batteries etc).
  • Tips.

Fitness/Ability Requirement

Technical

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

Start Dates End Dates Group Size Remarks Availability Trip Enquiry
Sep 02, 2019 Oct 29, 2019 - - Open Enqiure Now
Apr 09, 2020 Jun 05, 2020 - - Open Enqiure Now
Sep 02, 2020 Oct 29, 2020 - - Open Enqiure Now
Apr 09, 2021 Jun 05, 2021 - - Open Enqiure Now
Sep 02, 2021 Oct 29, 2021 - - Open Enqiure Now

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Phone:
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Mr. Sanjaya Baral

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Kathmandu, Nepal

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