Makalu Expedition

Makalu Expedition

Makalu Expedition in Nepal
The South East Ridge of Makalu (8463m) is fifth highest mountain in the world. It is 8463m / 27765ft. Makalu is situated 14 miles east from the Everest in the Khumbu region. It looks like pyramid with its four ridges. Tumlingtar from where the walk starts into Base Camp. Makalu is situated within the Makalu Barun National Park and Conservation Area. American expedition team in 1954 tried to conquer Makalu. Team had examined two routes: South East Ridge and North West Ridge. Makalu West Face is challenging route with hanging ice fall, ice-rock.

This region is blessed with an incredible diversity of natural beauty and culture. Due to its isolation and lack of tea houses this area still receives few trekkers. Sherpa, Rai and Limbus are main habitants in this area. Walking north up the Arun River to Sedua and Num, then crossing Barun La into the upper Barun Khola valley for a close look at Makalu . You can put together even wilder trek by crossing Sherpani Col and west Col into the upper Hongu valley. The second part of the trek is very difficult and almost impossible without previous experience.

Trip Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu.
Day 02: Stay in Kathmandu, official formalities .
Day 03: Kathmandu to Tumlingtar by flight .
Day 04: Tumlingtar to Num (1524m) .
Day 05: Num to Sedua (1493m) .
Day 06: Sedua to Tashigaon called " Luck Village " (2057m) .
Day 07: Tashigaon to Kongma Danda (3600m) .
Day 08: Rest Day for the acclimatization .
Day 09: Mumbuk (3500m) .
Day 10: Mumbuk to Nehe Kharka (3670m) .
Day 11: Nehe Kharka to Yak Kharka (4100m).
Day 12: Yak Kharka to Makalu base camp (5000m).
Day 13/34: Climbing Period .
Day 35: Cleaning up Base Camp .
Day 36: Yak Kharka .
Day 37: Yak Kharka to Nehe Kharka .
Day 38: Nehe Kharka to Mumbuk.
Day 39: Mumbuk to Kongma Danda .
Day 40: Kongma Danda to Tashigaon .
Day 41: Tashigaon to Sedua.
Day 42: Sedua to Num.
Day 43: Num to Tumlingtar .
Day 44: Fly to Kathmandu.
Day 45/46: Free day in Kathmandu.
Day 47: Transfer to airport.

Trip Price

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This price includes: 
- Trek in full board.
- Flight Kathmandu to Tumlingtar to Kathmandu.
- Permit Fee (Royalty) of Mt. Makalu
- All indicated visits and transportation.
- A professional guide, base camp staffs (cook, cook helpers, porters), camping gears up to base camp.
- Climbing guide for altitude.
- A porter for the luggage of 2 person.
- Accommodations and meals under tent, kitchen equipments,
- Liaison officer.
- Reception at airport, transfers airport/hotel/airport.
- Permits and entrance fees in national parks/ conservation area projects.
- Transportation to/ from trek.
- Tourist standard hotel in Kathmandu on bed and breakfast basis.

Note:- Guide and staff stay in base camp. Only climbing staff accompany in altitude.

Price does not include:
- All the drinks except tea or coffee in breakfast.
- Meals in Kathmandu.
- Entrance fees in the monuments, museums and cities.
- Airport tax.
- Visa fees.
- Tips.
- High altitude food, fuel, gas after base camp.
- Personal climbing gear.
- Evacuation and rescue / medical insurances of clients.
- All the airport taxes, customs and duties declaration of the expedition equipments.
- Satellite Phone and Walking Talking.
- Oxygen and Mask regulator.
- Climbing Sherpa's bonus

Trip Facts

Trekking Days --› (43)

Total Days--› (47)

Min. Altitude --› (937m./3074ft.)

Max. Altitude --› (8463m./27766ft.)

Walking per Day--›6-7 hrs

Route Nature --› Camping

Difficulty --› Very Hard

Best Season --› Feb/Mar/Apr and  Sep/Oct/Nov.

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