Price
On Request
CountryNepal
RegionKhumbu
ActivityMountaineering
AccommodationTea House + Camping
Best SeasonSpring, Summer, Autumn
Mode Of TravelFly In/Out
Trip Start PointKathmandu
Trip End PointKathmandu
Group SizeMin. 2 - Max. 12 pax
Duration56 Days
Trekking Days46 days
Trekking Hours5-6 hours
Trip GradeDifficult

Makalu (8463 m), the fifth highest peak in the world is situated in the heart of the eastern Himalayas. This beautiful mountain is situated just 14 miles east of Everest in the Khumbu region. Its size is quite impressive, but its perfect pyramid structure with four sharp ridges makes this mountain more spectacular.

We begin our expedition with a flight into Tumlingtar (the only airport in the region).  Then, we walk on the trail from Chichila to Num. On the way we cross the Arun River and proceed into the conservation area.

Mt. Makalu - The Pride

Makalu is a challenging climb, as only five of its first sixteen attempts were successful. Till date, there have been a total of 210 successful ascents of Makalu and 25 fatalities. The first attempt on Mt. Makalu was made in 1954 by a US Expedition team, mostly from California, who trekked all the way from the Indian border near Biratnagar. In the same year, a British team climbed the mountain, but this expedition was abandoned when Hillary got seriously ill and had to be evacuated.

During the autumn of 1954, a French team attempted the peak again. Following spring saw successful ascents by three teams of French climbers on successive days. In 1960 a large scientific and mountaineering expedition wintered at the foot of Ama Dablam, occupying the Green and Silver buts. Similarly, in May 1961, the expedition trekked across the Mingbo La and other high passes to the foot off Makalu, where they planned to climb the French route. Sickness overcame and stopped the expedition, which became a heroic struggle for survival thereafter. The Japanese climbed Makalu in 1970, another French team climbed it in 1971 and a Yugoslav expedition reached the summit in 1975. Whereas, in 1976 Spanish and Czechoslovakian teams joined up near the summit.

Himalayan Global Expedition offers Makalu Expedition under the guidance of experienced, knowledgeable Sherpa climbers and crew with a flexible itinerary to get enough acclimatization.

Trip Highlights

  • Mount Makalu ( 8,463 m) - one of the eight-thousander mountains in the world
  • Adventure trek with lodge trek/camping
  • Experience the diverse ethnic communities of Rai, Sherpa, and Shingsawa ethnic communities
  • Technically difficult Mountain and is rarely climbed
  • Require previous climbing experience of 8,000 m peaks with mountaineering techniques

Day 01: Arrive at Kathmandu airport & transfer to hotel
Day 02: Pre-trip Meeting and Sightseeing around Kathmandu valley
Day 03: Official formalities Briefing in Ministry of Tourism
Day 04: Fly Kathmandu to Tumlingtar (920 m) (45 min) & Drive to Num (1505 m) 3hrs
Day 06: Num to Seduwa (1,530m) 5 - 6 hrs
Day 07: Seduwa to Tashi Gaon (2065 m) 3 - 4 hrs
Day 08: Rest & Acclimatization in Tashi Gaon
Day 09: Tashi Gaon to Khongma Danda (3440 m) 6-7 hrs
Day 10: Khongma to Dobate (3500 m) 6 - 7 hrs
Day 11: Dobate to Yangla Kharka (3557 m) 5 - 6 hrs
Day 12: Yangle Kharka (3600m) to Langmale Kharka (4410 m) 4 - 5 hrs
Day 13: Langmale Kharka to Makalu Base Camp (4870 m)
Day 14-46: Climbing Period (summit Makalu 8463m)
Day 47: Preparation to returning (Cleaning up Base Camp)
Day 48: Base Camp to Yak Kharka (3600m)
Day 49: Yak Kharka to Mumbuk (3550m)
Day 50: Trek from Mumbuk to Kahuma Danda (3,500m) 5-6 hours
Day 51: Trek from Kahuma Danda to Navagaun (2,500m) via Tashi Gaun
Day 52: Trek from Navagaun to Num via Seduwa: 4-5 hours
Day 53: Trek from Num to Chichile (1,800m) and transfer to Tumlingtar: 8-9 hours
Day 54: Fly from Tumlingtar to Kathmandu (1350m) & transfer to hotel
Day 55: Free day in Kathmandu, farewell dinner
Day 56: Transfer to Airport for your onward destination

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