Makalu Expedition (8,463 m.)
Makalu is the fifth highest mountain in the world and is located just 14 miles east of Mount Everest. Though the peak appears isolated, its size alone is impressive. Its structure as a perfect pyramid with four sharp ridges, makes this mountain all the more spectacular.

Makalu was first mapped and photographed from the Tibet side by a British Everest expedition in 1921. Although the peak had been studied by several Everest parties, the first successful climb was not until the conquer of Everest like the so many other giants in the Everest region. Makalu is considered a technical mountain for climbing which can be justified, as only five of its first sixteen attempts were successful. Makalu West Face offers challenging climbging on this route with hanging ice fall, ice - rock wall with 50 to 60 degrees steep and 70 to 75 degrees elevation’s rock pillar near the summit.

Our route does transverse first climbing all the way to Neghe Kharka, crossing the Barun Khola flowing from Makalu. The route to Makalu Base Camp (4823m) involves a sustained period at altitude with some steep slopes, but rewards with powerful views of Makalu (8481m) to the north. This is the realm of the glaciers, surrounded by the unforgettable presence of the world's mightiest mountains; and brooding above the towering bulk of Everest itself.

Normally, we set up four camps in the approach excluding ABC at 5,700m. Following the lateral moraine and hiking onto the glacier, we plan to set up the camp I at a glacial plateau at 6,150m further proceeding the direction of the glacier plateau towards Makalu Pass, climbing stretches of steep slopes and arriving at the base of the Makalu Pass to set up the camp II at 7,000m. We climb the Messner Headwall towards the North West Ridge at Makalu La and the site of camp III at 7,300m. Camp IV will be set up on the North Ridge at 7,850m and finally leap for the summit at 8,462m.

ITINERARY:

Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu. Transfer To Hotel.
Day 02-03: Guided Sightseeing In Kathmandu. Necessary Preparations For The Expedition.
Day 04: Kathmandu-Tumlingtar, Trek To Khadbari
Day 05: Trek To Chichila
Day 06: Trek To Num
Day 07: Trek To Sedua
Day 08: Trek To Tashi Gaon
Day 09: Trek To Kauma
Day 10: Rest Day At Kauma
Day 11: Trek To Mumbuk
Day 12: Trek Tonhe Kharka
Day 13: Trek To Sherson
Day 14: Trek To Makalu Base Camp
Day 15: Rest Day At Makalu Base Camp (For The Necessary Acclimatization & Arrangements For The High Camp).
Day 16: Makalu (Higher) Base Camp (5600m).
Day 17-46: Climbing Period For Makalu 1(8463m.)
Day 47: Makalu Bc – Mumbuk
Day 48: Mumbuk – Khongma La (Danda)
Day 49: Khongma La – Seduwa
Day 50: Seduwa – Chichila.
Day 51: Chichila – Tumlingtar.
Day 52: Tumlingtar – Kathmandu.
Day 53: In Kathmandu. (Process For The Refund Of Garbage Deposit.)
Day 54: Free Day In Kathmandu.
Day 55: Final Departure.
Costs Include:
  • All ground transfers as per our itinerary.
  • Five star standard Hotel in Kathmandu (Bed and breakfast basis inclusive of all govt. Tax and VAT.)
  • Guided sightseeing around world heritage sites of Kathmandu. (Includes all applicable entrance fees.)
  • Welcome Dinner with Live Nepalese Program hosted by Makalu Adventures.
  • All Custom Clearance Fees for your gears.
  • Mount Makalu Expedition Royalty (USD 10,000.00 for the team upto 7members).
  • Liaison Officer Fee (USD 1500.00 Including his all expenses, Airfares, foods,insurance and wages).
  • National Park Permit Fees. (Included all other entrance fees/permits wherever necessary.)
  • Two vastly experienced Climbing Sherpa with their equipments and allowance. (they will continue to the summit for your support).
  • Airfare: Kathmandu-Tumlingtar-Kathmandu.
  • Transportation of all of your gears and our equipments, foods to the Makalu
    Higher Base Camp (5600m).
  • Full Logistic support for the Expedition. All the Camping & Kitchen
    Equipments (High Quality Salewa German / UK Quasar Super Tents)
    Such as Two Men Tent, Toilet Tent, Dinning Tent, Mattresses, Tables, Chairs,
    Hot water bag, Pillows, Inner Sheet and etc.
  • Two Trekking Sherpa, One Trekking Sirdar, One High Altitude Cook, Two
    Kitchen Helpers, High altitude Porters and their daily wages.
    (Also including their insurance with all necessary lodging - fooding - clothing
    arrangements.)
  • Three times meal a day till reaching Base Camp and after returning from Base
    Camp, prepared by our very professional kitchen crew. Including the fuel).
  • Medical treatment (if necessary) for our crew.
    Cargo flight (Kathmandu-Tumlingtar-Kathmandu) for your equipments.

Costs Excludes:
  • All International Airfares / Airport taxes.
  • Expenses of personal nature such as bottled drinks, mineral water, tips and etc.
  • Rescue and evacuation - if needed.
  • Personal medical and travel insurance.
  • Deposits for using Communication Sets (Walkie / Talkie and other Satphones).
  • Garbage Deposit (USD 3000.00), which is refundable after the Expedition.
  • All arrangements above Makalu Higher Base Camp (5600m) (Climbing Tents / High altitude foods etc).