Mt. Makalu Expedition

DIFFICULTY LEVEL

Hard (Challenging)

DURATION

50 DAYS

Maximum Altitude

8463m

Every interested people in mountaineering are well-known that Mt. Makalu (8463m) is the fifth highest mountain Peak on the Earth. Mt. Makalu is Situated in the heart of eastern Himalayas albeit just about 14 miles east of Mt. Everest. The Massive Mountain with a prominence of 2386m and taking into account surrounding deep valleys like Arun and Barun is somewhat isolated.

 

The valleys, in particularly the Barun valley, are the home of pristine forests and alpine meadows of Nepal. Within this wide range of altitudes and climates, the Makalu-Barun area contains some of the richest and most diverse flora and fauna of Nepal. Diverse ethnic communities of Rai, Sherpa, and Shingsawa (Bhotia) have inhibited the lower parts of these valleys. Due to isolation these communities are economically poor however they represent rich cultural heritage untouched by technology and world cultural influences. They are the custodians of Makalu-Barun unique biological and cultural treasures. Due to its relative inaccessibility, the area is little known to majority of the visitors, however, those who have visited, return home with unforgettable memories of the area and its people.

 

Mt. Makalu was first climbed by a French team in 1955. This peak was first mapped and taken photograph of it from the Tibetan side by the British Everest reconnaissance in 1921. Hillary and Shipton had taken that photograph of Mt. Makalu on their Everest reconnaissance in 1951. The first attempt on Mt. Makalu was in 1954 by a US team from California, who trekked all the way from the Indian border near Biratnagar. At the same time a British team had reached in the summit, but this Makalu Expedition was abandoned when Hillary became seriously ill and had to be evacuated. In the autumn of 1954 a French team attempted the peak. In the following spring, successfully ascents were made by three teams of French climbers on successive days. The Japanese also climbed Mt. Makalu in 1970, another French team climbed it in 1971 and a Yugoslav expedition reached the summit in 1975.

Trip Facts

Accommodation
Tented Camp/Tea House
Grade
Hard/Adventure
Starting Point
Tumlingtar
Ending Point
Tumlingtar
Trek Duration
50 Days
Maximum Altitude
8463m
Transportation
Flights/ Private Car or Tourist Coach
Best Time
Autumn/Spring

Enquiry

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INCLUDED AND NOT

  • 3 Star hotel in Kathmandu [ BB] as above programYES
  • All kitchen equipment for Base Camp . YES
  • Permit Fees & RoyaltyYES
  • Experienced guide, porters to carry luggage YES
  • All Ground Transport YES
  • All necessary paper works YES
  • Travel and rescue arrangements YES
  • Air fare kathmandu /Tumglingtar/Kathmandu YES
  • Equipment: trekking equipment for Base Camp, Sleeping tent, dining tent, toilet tent, table and chares, Mattresses YES
  • Crews: Base camp guide, Cook, Kitchen & necessary porter or Yak  YES
  • Nepal visa fee NOT
  • High altitude (climbing) food, fuel, Gas above BC & personal climbing gear each climber  NOT
  • Personal accident insurance and emergency evacuation, Helicopter rescue  NOT
  • International Airport Departure Tax NOT
  • Nepal custom duty for import of expedition goods arriving into Nepal, Cargo.  NOT
  • Extra cost of early return from Trekking [ Mountain] due to any region than the scheduled itinerary NOT
  • Bar bills NOT
  • Satellite phone & Wakitakie NOT
  • Extra personal expenses NOT
  • Oxygen & Mask regulator NOT
  • Climbing SherpaNOT
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu NOT
  • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu NOT
  • Travel and rescue insurance, Personal expenses & equipments NOT
  • Tips for guides and porters NOT
  • Extra expenses occurring due to illness. (Accident. Road blockage, Landslides. Snow fall and floods and so on or to hire extra transport and facilities)
    NOT
  • Nepal re-entry visa
    NOT

PACKAGE DETAILS

DAY 1 - Arrival and transfer to hotel [1336m]

DAY 2 - Preparing expedition

DAY 3 - Brief expedition

DAY 4 - Fly to Tumlingtar and drive Num

DAY 5 - Trek to Siduwa

DAY 6 - Trek to Tashi goan

DAY 7 - Trek to Khumdanda

DAY 8 - Trek to Tashidongma

DAY 9 - Trek to Yangle Kharka

DAY 10 - Trek to Yak Kharka

DAY 11 - Trek to Makalu base camp

DAY 12-43 - Climbing Mt. Makalu [8463m]

DAY 44 - Trek to Yangle Khark

DAY 45 - Trek to Tashidongma

DAY 46 - Trek to Khongma Danda

DAY 47 - Trek to Num

DAY 48 - Drive to Tumlingtar

DAY 49 - Fly to Kathmandu

DAY 50 - Depart Kathmandu

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