Makalu

Trip Facts
Trip Code: YK-1885
Duration: 45 Days
Max. Altitude: 8463 m
Mode of Travel: Climbing
Start Trip: Kathmandu
End Trip: Kathmandu
Trip Grade: Hard

Mt Makalu is one of the 14 highest peaks in the world above 8000 meters. It was first conquered by a team of French mountaineers in 1955. It lies in the Himalayan range between Mt. Everest and Mt. Kanchanjunga on the Nepal-Tibet border. Although the peak was first photographed from the Tibetan side in 1921 by British Everest reconnaissance, it was not until 1955 that it was conquered.

The peak lies 14 miles east of Everest and is rather isolated as compared to it. The mountain has had 300 ascents by individual climbers. Mount Makalu Expedition is both challenging and serious undertaking as due to its remoteness and extremely uneven landscape, it is a challenging venture even among other high peaks above 8000m. The expedition starts from Tumlingtar above the Arun river. From there continues to trek to Makalu base camp lying at 5200m. We then climb from the North face of Makalu with the help of ropes fixed by our experienced Sherpa guides. We may need to ascent and descent a couple of times depending on several conditions.

Makalu - Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu. Transfer To Hotel.
Day 02-03: Sightseeing in Kathmandu and necessary Preparations for 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.
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: Free Day In Kathmandu.
Day 54: Final Departure.

Cost Includes

  • Expedition Sherpa Guide
  • Oxygen bottles with mask and regulator (for use only) ” POISK OXYGEN SYSTEM”
  • Common climbing equipment (necessary rope, ice bars, ice screws, etc)
  • Clean Mountain Cans at Camp
  • Restop toilet bags to bring human waste of the mountain for all members.
  • Parabolic Solar Cookers at Base Camp,
  • Sat Phone available at Base camp, but nominal charge for use.
  • Email, Internet services available with nominal charge for use.
  • Walkie-talkies for each member base unit at Base Camp.
  • High altitude tents (North Face or similar quality) for all members and climbing Sherpas
  • Base Camp single tent for each members, climbing Sherpa, BC staff and Liaison Officer
  • Transportation of food supply to Base Camp
  • Conservation and National Park fee
  • All food and fuel for Base Camp and higher camps during expedition
  • Solar panel at Base Camp for light
  • Services of cook and kitchen boy at Base Camp
  • All kitchen tent, stores tent, dining tents, toilet tents, tables and chairs, and cooking utensils for Base Camp
  • Insurance for Climbing Sherpas, Cooks, Liaison Officer, and local porters
  • Equipment allowances and wages for Climbing Sherpas, cooks, kitchen boys and Government Liaison Officer
  • Hotel in Kathmandu

Cost Excludes

  • International airfare from / to your country
  • Nepal entry visa fee.
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
  • Personal climbing gear above base camp
  • Personal insurance such as travel, accident, medical, emergency evacuation, and lost luggage
  • Applicable permit fees and customs charges, etc. for SAT phone, communication equipment, and commercial filming
  • Expenses of a personal nature such as hard and soft drinks, laundry, postage, telephone, Email, etc.
  • Applicable customs duty and import license fees for all personal expedition goods arriving in Nepal by air/road as cargo
  • Tips and bonuses

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