Mount Makalu Expedition
Duration: 43 Nights / 44 Days
Altitude: 8,462m
Location: Makalu Region

Mt. Makalu (8463m.) was first climbed by a French party in 1955, is the world's 5th highest mountain at 8,463m. Situated between Everest and Kanchanjunga, on the Nepali-Tibetan border. The peak was first mapped and photographed from the Tibetan side by the 1921 British Everest reconnaissance. It is an isolated peak, located just 14 miles east of Mount Everest. Makalu is a very beautiful but extremely challenging, and potentially dangerous mountain. Our expedition trip starts from Tumlingtar, just above the Arun River to Makalu Base Camp at approximately 5200 meters.

Our philosophy is to approach all mountains with great care, recognizing the hazards involved in climbing high-altitude glaciated peaks. We'll climb by way of the Northwest Ridge. Our Sherpa team will fix ropes as required. We’ll be moving up and down the mountain quite a few times, Depending on our condition.. We plan to utilize a highly experienced staff, top-notch safety and mountain equipment, fixed rope in exposed or otherwise dangerous sections of the route, and slow conservative acclimatization to minimize our risk.

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu Airport and transfer to hotel (1350M/4,430ft).
Day 02-3: Preparation and briefings at the Departments of Tourism. Last minute shopping.
Day 04: Fly from Kathmandu to Tumlingtar. 50min.Drive to Num (1980m/6,496ft)6-7hrs.Lodge/camping accommodation.
Day 05: Trek from Num to Seduwa (1500m/4,922ft) 6-7hrs. Lodge/camping accommodation.
Day 06: Trek from Seduwa to Tashigaoun(2100m/6,890ft) 6-7hrs.Lodge/camping accommodation.
Day 07: Trek from Tashigaoun to Khongma Danda(3500m/11483ft) 6-7hrs.Lodge/camping accommodation.
Day 08: Exploration and Acclimatization day at Khongma(3500m/11,483ft) 06-07hrs.Lodge accommodation.
Day 09: Trek from Khongma to Dobsto (3650m/11,975ft) 6-7hrs.Lodge/camping accommodation.
Day 10: Trek from Dobute to Yangle Kharka (3600m/11,811ft) 6-7hrs.Lodge/camping accommodation.
Day 11: Trek from Yangle Kharka to Langmale Kharka (4410m/14469ft) 6-7hrs.Lodge/camping accommodation.
Day 12: Exploration and Acclimatization day at Langmale Kharka(4410m/14,469ft) Lodge/camping accommodation.
Day 13: Trek from Langmale Kharka to Makalu Base Camp (5018m/16,464ft) 6hrs.Lodge/camping accommodation.
Day 14: Rest and acclimatization at Hillary base camp (5018m/16,464ft)
Day 15: Trek from Hillary base camp to Advance base Camp (5600m/18,373ft) 5hrs.
Day 16-35: Climbing period for Makalu (8485M/27,838ft)
Day 36: Trek from Advance Base Camp to Yangli Kharka (3600m/11,811ft) 6-7hrs.Lodge/camping accommodation.
Day 37: Trek from Yangli Kharka to Dobato (3650m/11,975ft) 6-7hrs.Lodge/camping accommodation.
Day 38: Trek from Dobute to Khongma (3500m/11,483ft) 6-7hrs.Lodge/camping accommodation.
Day 39: Trek from Khongma to Seduwa(1500m/4,922ft) 6-7hrs. Lodge/camping accommodation.
Day 40: Trek from Seduwa to Num (1980m/6,496ft) 6-7hrs.Lodge/camping accommodation.
Day 41: Drive from Num to Tumlingtar. 4hrs.Lodge accommodation.
Day 42: Fly from Tumlingtar to Kathmandu (30min) transfer to hotel
Day 43: Leisure day & shopping in Kathmandu; Fair well-Celebration dinner with culture program in the Evening.
Day 44: Transfer to the airport for final departure
  • International Arrival/Departure Transfers
  • 4 Nights hotel accommodation in Kathmandu, inclusive of breakfast
  • Kathmandu Half day sightseeing, escorted by English Speaking Guide
  • Kathmandu - Tumlingtar - Kathmandu Flight
  • Makalu National Park Entry Fee
  • Mt. Makalu Royalty Fee
  • Full board Tea House/ Lodge trek (night at Tea House/Lodge) & Full board camping throughout (night at tents)
  • Full board meals during the trekking and expedition period, if you have any specific dietary requirement please let us know, we will provide accordingly
  • High altitude climbing food, fuel, Gas above base camp (you are also advised to bring some high altitude food yourselves)
  • Professional Expedition Guide
  • One to one Climbing Sherpa on summit day
  • High Altitude Climbing Sherpa equipment & allowance
  • Oxygen (5 cylinder of 4 liter per member and 3 cylinders per Sherpa) and Mask regulator
  • Personal luggage allowed 100Kg.
  • 1 tent for 1 member for Expedition North Face or Similar brand
  • All camping gear that includes dining tent, cooking stove, gas, ropes, toilet tent, shower tent, table and chairs, mattresses sharing with other members
  • Liaison officer's allowances, equipment for expedition, flight ticket, insurance, daily wages sharing with other group member
  • High altitude staff allowances, food, accommodation, insurance, daily wages
  • High Altitude Nepali staff accidental/ medical/emergency and evacuation insurance
  • Emergency oxygen mask and regulator
  • Radio communication set (walkie-talkie)
  • Gamo Bag (life saving device in case of altitude sickness) sharing with group members
  • Solar panel for light and charges batteries
  • Garbage Deposit(Sharing with other members)
  • Farewell dinner in Kathmandu
  • All liable government of Nepal administration fees for climbing permits processing
  • International flight fares
  • International airport departure tax
  • Nepal entry visa fee (See Trip Note for Details)
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
  • Single supplement during entire trip
  • Note: Additional cost applies for single supplement
  • Personal specific high altitude climbing food
  • Personal climbing gears–clothing, sleeping bags, climbing equipment. Please click ‘equipment check list’
  • Personal Travel/Medical/Accident/Emergency evacuation insurance
  • International cargo custom clearance fee
  • Alcoholic beverage & bottle drinks
  • Climbing Sherpa summit bonus
  • Personal Satellite phone permit
  • Filming & Videography
  • Extra personal expenses
  • Climbing Sherpa bonus
  • Tips for Nepali staff
  • All expenses incurred in the event of early departure (evacuation fee, transport, extra hotel night, food etc.)
  • If scheduled flight gets cancelled due to bad weather from Lukla to Kathmandu on return. In such situation, we need to send chartered helicopter which costs US $ 450 per person. Helicopter cost has to be borne by the clients to get outbound flight on scheduled time.
  • Any changes incurred as a result of delay beyond the control of ‘Guide Pemba’
  • Personal communication (phone, fax, e-mail, internet between Nepal and your home country)
  • Medical evacuation insurance policy is mandatory
  • Any other services not specified in the ‘Cost Includes’

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