"In life, there's always a mountain to conquer." Pemba Jangbu Sherpa

Mt. Makalu 8463m. Expedition

Duration:  58 days
Group Size:  5/12 pax
Trekking Duration:  17 days
Climbing Duration:  35 days
Accommodation: Hotel, Lodge, Camp
Max Altitude:  8463m.

Mt. Makalu is one of the harder, fifth tallest among the eight thousand mountains and is considered one of the most difficult mountains in the world for the climb. The mountain is notorious for its steep pitches and knife-edged ridges that are completely open to the elements. The final ascent of the summit pyramid involves technical rock climbing. Makalu is the only Nepalese 8,000m. Peak which has yet to be climbed in true winter conditions.

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

Itinerary:

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

Full Service

Cost includes

  • Arrival departure airport transfer
  • 5 Nights Hotel accommodations on BB basis in twin sharing room
  • Mt.Makalu permit
  • All trekking permit and conservation fees
  • Schedule flight KTM/Biratnagar/Tumlingtar/KTM for member,
  •  All Nepali staff transport as per the programs 
  • Schedule flight Kathmandu/Tumlingtar/Kathmandu for member
  • Transport of food supply & expedition equipments to Base Camp & back.
  • Full board in lodges during trekking to base camp & back.
  • Base Camp single sleeping tent & Mattress for each member,
  • All kitchen tent, store tent, dining tents, toilet tent, table, chairs & cooking utensils for BC.
  • Food and fuel at Base Camp.
  • 10 porters going up to base camp to transfer the expedition load
  • 6 porters on return from base camp
  • 1 Government Liaison officer with his daily wages and insurance
  • 1 climbing Sherpa for each one member
  • 1 Base Tent per members
  • Dining tent with Gas heater 
  • High Altitude food for member staffs,
  • 1 High tent for each two member and Sherpa
  • Service of cook and kitchen boy at Base Camp.
  • Equipments allowance, daily wages of cook, kitchen boys
  • Insurance for all Nepali staffs
  • Per Person 60 KG. Expedition equipment's luggage or, barrels allowed for expedition till Base Camp.
  • Per Person 40 KG. Expedition equipment's luggage or, barrels is allowed for returned to Kathmandu.
  •  Solar panel at Base Camp for light and charging.
  • Sat Phone available at Base Camp, but nominal charge for use.
  • Emergency medical Oxygen at Base Camp for emergency use
  • Garbage deposit fees.
  • All government tax

Cost not includes

  • Lunch & Dinner in Kathmandu Hotel stay / Personal equipments
  • Insurance: Travel/Accident/Medical /emergency evacuation
  • Nepal Visa fee US$ 100 Per person for 90 days
  • Sherpa Summit Bonus US$ 2000  non summit bonus 1200
  • Emergency rescue evacuation cost if needed
  • All other personal nature expenses.