Makalu Expedition

MAKALU EXPEDITION [8,463m]

Mt. Makalu(8,463M) Lies between Mt. Everest & Mt. Kanchenjunga at east Nepal. This is the world's fifth highest mountain in the world. Mt. Makalu consists two different peaks, Kangchungtse or Makalu II (7,678 m) lies about 3 km north west of  Mt. Makalu, its South East and North Western ridges being most prominent. Rising about 5 km North East of the Mt. Makalu across a broad plateau, and connected to Kangchungtse by a narrow, 7,200 m saddle, is Chomo Lonzo (7,804 m). The first summit of this mountain was made by French Expedition on May 15, 1955. Jean Couzy and Lionel Terray of the French expedition team attempted summit of the most graded & technical mountain, after this mountain become very popular for adventurous mountaineering in the Himalaya.

SHORT INFROMATION OF TRIP

Best months of Expedition: April- May / October – November
Accommodation: Hotel/Tented camp/ Guest House
Group size: 2 and above
Meal Plan: Full Board in trekking /Bed & breakfast in Kathmandu
Guide:  English speaking climbing guide with Assistance Sherpa, Cook with all Kitchen / Camping crew
Transportation: Tourist Bus / Private vehicle as per group size
Departure Dates: Upon request
Cost: As per arrangement (Up to Base Camp Service / Up to Summit)
Route: South –East Ridge (Technical Climb) with ice, rock & steep snow climbing

TENTATIVE ITINERARY

01         Arrive Kathmandu O/N Hotel  
02        Kathmandu – Sightseeing & preparation for Expedition O/N Hotel
03        Kathmandu- official formalities. O/N Hotel    
04        Flight: Kathmandu – Tumlingtar O/N camp.     
05        Trek to Mane Bhanjyang O/N Camp.    
06        Trek to Chichila O/N Camp.     
07        Trek to Num O/N Camp.          
08        Trek to Seduwa O/N camp.      
09        Trek to Tashi Gaon O/N Camp.            
10         Trek to Khongma La O/N Camp.           
11         Trek to Mumbuk O/N Camp.    
12         Trek to Ney Kharka O/N Camp.           
13         Trek to Makalu 1st Base Camp.            
14         Trek to Makalu 2nd Base Camp.
15-42   Climbing Period Mt. Makalu (8,463m) back to Base Camp.        
43        Base C to NumbuckO/N Camp.
44        Trek camp to Khongma La O/N Camp.  
45        Trek to SeduwaO/N camp.       
46        Trek to Chichela O/N Camp.    
47        Trek to Tumlingtar O/N Camp.            
48        Fly back to KathmanduO/N Hotel
49        Free day in KathmanduO/N Hotel.
50        Final Departure.

COST INCLUDE

  • Accommodation in Kathmandu on bed & breakfast basis ( 4 star hotel) as per program
  • All Meals in Trekking & Base Camp
  • Mt Makalu Expedition permit fees
  • Experience Guide, cook, helper & porters as per program
  • Liaison officer & his all expanses
  • Equipments & Daily allowance for Trekking & Climbing staffs
  • Insurance of all staffs from Nepali Insurance company
  • Extra tents for climbing period ( If necessary)
  • All transportation as per program
  • Member Tent, Dining tent, Toilet tent, Shower tent, Table , Chair & store tent for base camp
  • Oxygen Cylinders, Mask & regulator ( If necessary) 
  • Welcome / Farewell Dinner
  • First aid & Medicine kit ( Normal)
  • Domestic flight tickets with cargo 30 KG only
  • All applicable Government tax  

COST EXCLUDES

  • Lunch & Dinner at Kathmandu
  • Essential Personal Equipments  for climbing & trekking
  • Emergency Rescue evacuation ( If necessary)
  • Climbing meals, Gas , stove etc for climbing period ( Above Base camp)
  • Personal communication equipments/ permits for any extra personal equipments
  • Extra Oxygen & Mask regulator
  • Personal insurance & all types of  personal nature cost
  • All types of Beverages & Drinks
  • Garbage Deposit fees ( re-fundable / need to manage garbage fixed Place)
  • Personal Tips/bonus  to trekking & Expedition staffs
  • Any extra cost due to extension of program, delay arrival, sickness or other unavoidable circumstances.
  • Extra cargo charge on domestic flight except 30 KG Per-person. 

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Trip Facts

  • Trip Days: 50 Days
  • Best Time: April- May / October November
  • Difficulty: Very Hard