Mt. Makalu Expedition, situated at the heart of the eastern Himalayas is the fifth highest peak in the world, standing tall at  8,463 m. This beautiful mountain is situated just 14 miles east of Everest in the Khumbu region. Mt. Makalu is quite impressive, but its perfect pyramid structure with four sharp ridges makes this mountain even more spectacular.

Mt. Makalu Expedition starts with a flight to 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 Expedition ( 8,463 m) - The Spectacular Mountain

Mt. 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. 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. In 1970 the Japanese team climbed Mt. Makalu, while 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 Mt. 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: Expedition Briefing and preparation, Rest Day

Day 03: Fly from Kathmandu to Tumlingtar (920m) & Drive t0 num (1560m)

Day 04: (5-6)hrs Trek from num to seduwa (1510m)

Day 05: (4-5)hrs Trek from Seduwa to Tashi Gaon (2065 m)

Day 06: Rest & Acclimatization in Tashi Gaun

Day 07: (6-7)hrs Trek from Tashi Gaun to Khongma (3760m)

Day 08: (6-7)hrs Trek from Khongma to Dobato (3500m)

Day 09: (5-6)hrs Trek from Dobato to Yangla kharka (3557m)

Day 10: (4-5)hrs Trek from Yangla kharka to langmale Kharka (4410m)

Day 12: (4-5)hrs Trek from Langmale kharka to Makalu Base Camp (4870m)

Day 13: Makalu Base camp to makalu upper Base Camp

Day 14-44: Climbing period From Upper Base camp to Makalu summit (8463m) & back to Base Camp

Day 45: Preparation to returning (Cleaning up Base Camp)

Day 46: Trek from Base Camp to Yangla Kharka

Day 47: Trek from Yangla Kharka to Khongma Dada

Day 48: Trek from Khongma dada to Seduwa

Day 49: Trek from seduwa to Khandbari

Day 50: Trek from khadbari to Tumlingtar & Fly to kathmandu

Day 51: Rest day in Kathmandu, farewell dinner

Day 52: Transfer to Airport for final departure

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