Makalu Expedition




55 Days





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2-14 pax

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Mt. Makalu I Expedition 8463m is the one of best expedition above 8000m mountain; Mt. Makalu is situated in the Mahalangur Himalayas just about 19km southeast of Mt. Everest, on the border between Nepal and China. At an altitude of 8,463m (27,838 ft) Mount Makalu stands fifth highest mountain in the world. The name “Makalu” is derived from the Sanskrit Maha Kala, a name of the Hindu god Shiva meaning “Big Black.” Makalu region is known for its rich natural surroundings and magnificent mountains. The grand panoramas consist of the views of: Mt. Makalu, Mt. Makalu II (7678m), Chamlang (7,321m), Mt. Baruntse (7,152m), Mera Peak (6,470m), Tu Tse (6758m) Saldin, Pethangtse, Honku and other known peaks in Nepal. There are 28 species of rhododendron, 47 types of orchids, and 56 rare plants. The wildlife found here includes: Snow leopard, red panda, musk deer, and wild boar are among. Mt. Makalu is protected by Makalu Barun national park and conservation area which covers 2330sq km of an area and the main apex route of Mount Makalu is South east face. The size of Mt. Makalu is remarkable and it has a structure of a perfect pyramid with four sharp ridges making this mountain even more impressive for Makalu climbing.

Surely Makalu I Expedition is challenging and technical, yet it is one attractive and striking mountain that mesmerizes the climbers with its exquisiteness. The Mountain has steep pitches and knife-edged ridges completely open to the surroundings. The ascent of the summit pyramid also calls for technical rock or ice climbing making the climb quite a challenging one. Popular among the mountaineering people, Mt. Makalu Expedition is one of the most difficult mountains in the world to climb due to its geographical isolation and has difficult climatic condition usually causing mountain sickness. In 1954, the first attempt on Mt. Makalu was made by an American team led by William Siri. The French team that did the first ascent in 1955 climbed the north face and northeast ridge that set up today’s standard route and placed nine climbers on the summit. Earlier, summits were accomplished by one or two people hence in group; this was quite a remarkable success in such difficult peak.

Makalu I Expedition 8463m is the one of the best destination in Mahalangur Himal range who is looking above 8000m peak in Nepal Himalaya. Makalu I Expedition is located at Sangkhuwasabha district in Nepal, border of China. Climbing Himalaya for Mountaineering info, and Explore in Nepal Himalaya peak, we would like to organize Makalu I Expedition 8463m as in: as per our client’s requirement or in a fixed package arranged by us to provide different experience as compared to others. We offer Package of Makalu I Expedition that covers: Logistic, Transportation, Accommodation, and Professional Mountain Guide – all of precisely what we need for climbing Makalu I Peak and in a reasonable price. Makalu I Expedition cost offered here are reasonable in a sense that we make sure that you have the best of everything. We would like to explore in Himalaya and make professional peak climbing in Nepal. All climbers who want to be at the summit dream of Makalu I in Nepal please feel free to connect us at Climbing Himalaya (sister company of Trip Himalaya) to achieve your most awaited dream. We believe we are proficient enough to handle any kind of problems perfectly and professionally expedition in Nepal.

On your arrival in Kathmandu, Tribhuwan International Airport, our representative will welcome you & drive you to the hotel. It’s a free day/evening. You can walk around Thamel for shopping.

Kathmandu is the historical and cultural heart of Nepal and has been a popular destination for tourists ever since Nepal opened its doors to visitors. The city presents a wonderful mix of Hinduism, Tibetan Buddhism and Western influence. There will be a guided tour to the largest Buddhist stupa in Nepal Boudhanath and after that to the most popular Hindu shrine dedicated to Lord Shiva- Pashupatinath. We take a tour to Patan or Lalitpur (the City of Artisans), which is 5km away from Kathmandu. We walk through Patan Durbar Square, and delight in the architectural wonders of the Malla era. Mahaboudha Temple, Kumbeshwor Temple, Krishna Temple and Golden Temple are the major attractions at the square.

We fly to Tumlingtar after breakfast and meet the rest of the crew members who will also be joining us for the trek. Then next, we drive to Chichira, a small Gurung settlement. Then, we head towards Num driving through the picturesque villages and lush mountain forests. A ridge line with great views on both side and perched on the end, this is Num for us. Overnight in Num.

The trail today descends steeply from Num through the Cornfield of Lumbang. The trail is particularly rocky; tiny terraces planted with corn and barley, then it is a steep climb to Seduwa. Overnight in Seduwa.

After leaving Tashigaun, ascend the ridge bounded by the Ipsuwa Khola on the west and Kasuwa Khola to the east. Crossing the hillside through quiet villages and passing by small paddy fields, we reach the exotic village of Tashigaun. Once there, we are surrounded by a breathtaking Himalayan panorama. Overnight in Tashigaun.

After breakfast in Tashigaun, we start our trek to Khongma Danda. Today it is a bit of a tough day as we have to walk on a steep trail in higher elevation. We will ascend through forests to a stream and then onto a ridge. From here the trail gets even steeper and passes a Kharka (grazing land) and finally follows a series of rough stone stairs and small lakes ascending to the top of the ridge. From here it’s a short way down to Khongma Danda. Overnight in Khongma Danda.

The day off will allow some bodily rest before we will be crossing the Septen La Pass the next day. For those who wish to explore the nearby surroundings can walk around the area. Overnight in Khongma Danda.

We leave early in the morning as we have to cross two passes today to reach Dobate. So, we climb towards the summit of the Septen La Pass. After the lake Kalo Pokhari (3930m), we take on the Keke La Pass at 4,170m.  We can see the marvelous views of Chamlang (7321m), Peak 6 (6,524m) and Peak 7 (6,758m). After crossing the Keke La pass, we descend through the beautiful valley to Dobate. Overnight in Dobate.

From Dobate, we pass through the rhododendron forest which leads to the Barun River and the upper reaches of the valley. We should be very careful during the first two hours of trek as the trail is steep and arduous. We then take a pleasant walk, slowly gaining altitude until we arrive at Yangle Kharka situated at the base of the valley. Overnight at Yangle Kharka.

Following a moderate walk to the valley, we pass through yak pastures, lush forests and boulder fields. The valley walls tower imposingly above us during the start of the trek.  We pass Merek as we make our way further up and notice a significant rise in the scenic Himalayan views. Overnight in Langmale Kharka.

Today is the day we make it to the Base Camp. From Langmale Kharka we make our way up to Shershong and eventually to Makalu Base Camp. The trail is flat with icy glaciers and snow clad mountains accompanying us. Mount Makalu comes into view as we approach Shershong. As we make our way to the camp, we get to soak in the majestic Himalayan panorama surrounding us. Overnight at Makalu Base Camp.

We will spend several days doing climbing training practices with adequate days for proper acclimatization. Our Sherpa crew will do all the hard works of setting up additional camps at higher altitudes. Fully equipped with all the climbing equipment and with proper acclimatization we will follow the guidance and instructions of experienced climbing experts. We will tackle several technical climbing sections and taking weather conditions into consideration we head towards the summit of Mount Makalu - the 5th highest peak of the world. Once at the summit, we are rewarded with breathtaking views of the world's towering mountains including Everest, Lhotse, Cho Oyu, Nuptse, Baruntse, and several other high peaks in the Mahalangur region. We will spend short quality at the summit and descend following the same route back to Base Camp.

After the successful summit of Makalu, we pack all our climbing gears and other stuffs to head down. We also clean up our camp site as per the guidelines of Leave No Trace (LNT). After the packing and cleaning up program is finished, we camp at Makalu Base Camp for the night.

Today, after breakfast, we head down to Yangle Kharka from Makalu Base Camp retracing the same trail we took when ascending up. Overnight in Yangle Kharka.

It is a short walk to Dobate from Yangle Kharka today as we retrace our way back. Overnight in Dobate.

Today, we have to leave early as we have to cross two passes to reach Khongma Danda from Dobate. We first cross the Keke La Pass and then Septen La Pass to reach Khongma Danda. Overnight in Khongma Danda.

After breakfast in Khongma Danda, we retrace our way back to Tashigaun, where we stop for lunch. Then, we head down to Seduwa after leaving Tashigaun. Overnight in Seduwa.

After breakfast in Seduwa, we will start to walk to Num. It is a short hike from Seduwa to Num. We stop for lunch at Num and then take a drive to Chichila first and then Tumlingtar.  During the drive, we can see local villagers performing daily activities for survival. Overnight in Tumlingtar.

We take an early morning flight to Kathmandu from Tumlingtar. After reaching Kathmandu, you have the day to your own. You can choose to relax in your hotel or look around the place. Overnight in Kathmandu.

Just relax at your hotel room and travel around the beautiful cultural city of Kathmandu, Patan and Bhaktapur. You have the day to your own, so enjoy your last day in Nepal. 

It’s time to leave Nepal, of course with smiles and many memories to cherish. Depending on your flight time we will drop you at Tribhuwan International airport for your final departure to your destination.

Cost Includes

  • Arrival in International Airport and Departure.
  • 4 Night's 3 star hotel in Kathmandu with Bed & Breakfast.
  • Kathmandu Sightseeing with Tour Guide.
  • Entrance fee
  • Climbing Permit
  • Professional Mountain Guide between 2 client 1 Guide Climbing Period,
  • Round Domestic Air Ticket
  • Domestic airport departure taxes.
  • Tea House Accomodetion, brekfast lunchand dinner.
  • All camping Equipment, two men tents, Dining tent, Kitchen Tent, Toilet Tent, Table & chairs.
  • Breakfast, lunch, dinner climbing period.
  • Guide, Cook, Kitchen staffs and porters/mules.
  • High food and Tent
  • Accident and emergency rescue Insurance and Equipment for Climbing Guide, cook, and staff.
  • Group Climbing Equipment
  • Base camp Charge
  • Liaison officer

Cost Excludes

  • Personal Climbing Gear and equipment
  • International roundtrip airfare to and from Kathmandu
  • Nepal Visa fee
  • Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of late departure, early return from mountain(due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
  • Excess baggage charges if you have more than 30KG luggage
  • Personal Bill/Expenses
  • Bar Bill and Drinking water during the Tea House Period
  • Personal communications (Satellite phone, phone, fax, email)
  • Personal Climbing Sherpa (must be arranged before the expedition)
  • Sleeping bags
  • Travel/rescue insurance
  • Summit Bonus for climbing guide
  • Any rescue costs or costs of early departure from the expedition
  • Helicopter or charter flight
  • Tiping for staff and guide
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