Makalu 8463m Expedition

Makalu is the fifth highest mountain in the world,it lies close to Mount Everest in the northeast region of Nepal. The name Makalu in Nepali means Great Black One, so called due to its dark and austere appearance. It remains relatively underclibed the number of individual climbers who have attempted Makalu is between300 and 400.Technically a very difficult mountain and it is only reccomended to those paople who have a considerable amount of mountaineering experience including at leats one attempt on an 8,000 meter peak. The first attempt on Makalu was made by an American team in 1954 without success, the following year it was successfully climbed by a French Team in 1955. The mountain has two important subsidiary peaks. 

Makalu has steep pitches and knife-edged ridges. The final ascent to the summit cannot be done without technical ice and rock climbing experience. The route to Makalu Base Camp (4823m) involves a sustained steep slope that provides some magnificent views of Makalu (8481m) to the north. Climbing Makalu is extremely challenging and it requires a vast amount of stamina which accounts for the reason why Makalu has not been attempted like other peaks. From base camp at the foot of the Chago Glacier four camps are made on the route up including camp 3 on the Makalu La at 7,400m and a high camp on the North Face at approximately 7,800m. 

 

Itinerary in Detail:

Day 01 : Arrival at Kathmandu; transfer to the Hotel
Day 02-04 : Stay at Kathmandu for the official procedure
Day 05 : Fly to Tumlingtar
Day 06 : Trek to mane Bhanjyang
Day 07 : Trek to Chichira
Day 08 : Trek to Num
Day 09 : Trek to Seduwa
Day 10 : Trek to Tashi Gaon
Day 11 : Trek to Kauma
Day 12 : Trek to Dobato
Day 13 : Trek to Jark Khola
Day 14 : Trek to Hillari base camp
Day 15 : Trek to Makalu base camp
Day 16 : Trek to Higher base camp
Day 17-50 : Climbing period
Day 51 : Trek to Yak Kharka
Day 52 : Trek to Mumbuk
Day 53 : Trek to Tashi Gaon
Day 54 : Trek to Num
Day 55 : Trek to Chichira
Day 56 : Trek to Num
Day 57 : Fly back to Kathmandu
Day 58-59 : Free day at Kathmandu
Day 60 : Transfer to airport for your onward destination

Cost includes:

1.     Climbing Permit/Government royalty

2.     Accommodation in Kathmandu in 3 – 4 star Hotel as per the itinerary on BB basis

3.     One day sightseeing in Kathmandu with guide and with all the entry fees included

4.     Round Trip flight tickets (Kathmandu – Tumlingtar –  Kathmandu) for clients and staffs

5.     Makalu Barun National park entry permit

6.     Government Liaison officer including his allowance, accommodation, meals, insurance and flights

7.     Accommodation at tented camps during the trip up to base camp

8.     Three meals (breakfast, Lunch and dinner) a day during the trip up to base camp

9.     Qualified and experienced trekking guide, cook, Sherpas & porters

10.  Accommodation, food, allowance, equipment, insurance for all trekking/Base camp crews

11.  All the camping utensils member tents, kitchen tent, dinning tents, shower tent, toilet tents, table, chairs, sleeping mattress, pillow and all kitchen utensils

12.  Kathmandu – Tumlingtar – Kathmandu air cargo service

13.  All the official paper works and all applicable government taxes

14.  Sleeping bag, down jacket, rucksack if required up to base camp

 

Cost does not include:

1.     Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu

2.     Climbing guide

3.     Garbage deposit fee (Refundable)

4.     Insurance of clients

5.     Emergency rescue evacuation

6.     Expenses of personal nature and all bar bills

7.     Tips

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