Makalu Expedition

Introduction

Makalu Expedition | Outdoor Himalayan Treks

Mt Makalu, the world’s 5th highest mountain with an altitude of 8481 meters, lies to the south-east of Mt Everest. First successfully ascended in 1955 by three French teams, climbing Mt Makalu is a serious, full-fledged mountaineering expedition in Nepal. Its highly vertical slopes and sharp-edged ridges require the best, the most courageous, the most skilled, and above all, the most prideful and the hungriest adventurer in you. Like the other mountaineering expeditions, Mt Makalu expedition also includes a top-class trek of several days in the mountains of Nepal. During the approach and the return, you will get a chance to observe the Nepalese hill life and culture up-close.

It was discovered by the British Everest Reconnaissance team in 1921. Later on Edmund Hillary and Eric Shipton also photographed the peak. The first attempt to climb was made in 1954, but the success came only in 1955. The standard route to the summit follows the north face, climbing along its northeastern ridge through the Makalu-La. Since then many expeditions have successfully kissed the summit of the peak.

Trip Facts

Trip Duration: 58 nights and 59 days

Expedition Grade: Strenuous

Minimum Altitude: 1100 m, Manybhanjyang

Maximum Altitude: 8481 m, Makalu summit

Itinerary Outline

Day 1: Arrival

Day 2-3:Sightseeing in Kathmandu

Day 4: Fly from Kathmandu to Tumlingtar

Day 5: Trek from Tumlingtar to Manybhanjyang(1100m)

Day 6: Trek from Manybhanjyang to Chichila (1700m)

Day 7: Trek from Chichila to Num (1600m)

Day 8: Trek from Num to Seduwa (1560m)

Day 9: Trek from Seduwa to Tashi Gaun

Day 10-11: Rest days for acclimatization

Day 12: Trek from Tashi Gaun toDobato (3700m)

Day 13: Trek from Dobato to Nebe Kharka (4320m)

Day 14: Trek from Nebe Kharka to Sherson (4630m)

Day 15: Trek from Sherson to Makalu Base Camp

Day 16: Trek from Makalu Base Camp to Higher Camp

Day 17 – 49: Climbing Period

Day 50:Cleaning up Base Camp

Day 51: Trek back to Yak Kharka

Day 52: Trek from Yak Kharka to Mumbuk

Day 53: Trek from Mumbuk to Tashi Goan

Day 54: Trek from Tashi Goan to Num

Day 55: Trek from Num to Chichila.

Day 56: Trek fromChichila to Tumlingtar

Day 57: Stay in Tumlingtar

Day 58: Flight from Tumlingtar to Kathmandu

Day 59: International Departure

Itinerary Details

Day 1: Arrival

Day 2-3:Sightseeing in Kathmandu

Day 4: Fly from Kathmandu to Tumlingtar

Day 5: Trek from Tumlingtar to Manybhanjyang(1100m)

Day 6: Trek from Manybhanjyang to Chichila (1700m)

Day 7: Trek from Chichila to Num (1600m)

Day 8: Trek from Num to Seduwa (1560m)

Day 9: Trek from Seduwa to Tashi Gaun

Day 10-11: Rest days for acclimatization

Day 12: Trek from Tashi Gaun toDobato (3700m)

Day 13: Trek from Dobato to Nebe Kharka (4320m)

Day 14: Trek from Nebe Kharka to Sherson (4630m)

Day 15: Trek from Sherson to Makalu Base Camp

Day 16: Trek from Makalu Base Camp to Higher Camp

Day 17 – 49: Climbing Period

Day 50:Cleaning up Base Camp

Day 51: Trek back to Yak Kharka

Day 52: Trek from Yak Kharka to Mumbuk

Day 53: Trek from Mumbuk to Tashi Goan

Day 54: Trek from Tashi Goan to Num

Day 55: Trek from Num to Chichila.

Day 56: Trek fromChichila to Tumlingtar

Day 57: Stay in Tumlingtar

Day 58: Flight from Tumlingtar to Kathmandu

Day 59: International Departure

Guidelines

Health and Fitness Requirement:

This trip requires you to be in good health and physically fit. So, we recommend thorough physical examination before you start the trek.

Skills:

You need to have mountaineering skills and previous mountaineering experience.

Travel Insurance:

  • Make sure that you are insured against cancellations, accidents, health, emergency evacuation and loss, theft of, or damage to, baggage and personal effects.
  • In emergency situations, we will arrange for a helicopter rescue, medical treatment and after care for you. All these costs shall be borne by your travel insurance company.

Required Equipments/Gears:

  • All climbing gears
  • Sleeping bag
  • Down jacket
  • LED headlight
  • Water bottle
  • First-aid kit
  • Water purification solution
  • Trekking poles
  • Raincoat
  • Sunglasses
  • Full fingers gloves
  • Socks
  • Thermal cap
  • Fleece
  • Sunscreen

Notes:

  • You can choose to bring these equipments yourself. However, we can help you get these things after you arrive here if you want to travel light.
  • We will arrange your pick-up/drop-off according to your flight schedule.
  • We can customize this itinerary according to your interests and preferences.

Documents required:

  • TIMS Card
  • Makalu Barun National Park Permit
  • Scanned copies of passport sized photo and passport of each participant
  • Travel insurance

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