Nepal Expedition - Mt. Makalu (8463 m.)

Makalu was first mapped and photographed from the Tibetan side by the 1921 British Everest reconnaissance. Sir Edmund Hillary and Eric Shipton also photographed the peak during a side trip on the 1951 Everest reconnaissance. Hillary and others approached the peak a year later after the failure of their Cho Oyu expedition. The first attempt on the mountain was made in 1954 by a US team, mostly Californians, who trekked all the way from the Indian border near Biratnagar. At the same time a British team approached the mountain, but this expedition was abandoned when Hillary became seriously ill and had to be evacuated. In the autumn of 1954 a French team attempted the peak, but did not reach the top. In the following spring (1955), successfully ascents were made by three teams of French climbers on successive days.

In 1960 a large scientific and mountaineering expedition wintered at the foot of Ama Dablam. In May 1961, the expedition trekked across the Mingbo La and other high passes to reach the foot of Makalu, from where they planned to climb the French route. But sickness stopped the expedition, which became a heroic struggle for survival.

Makalu has now had many ascents, several different routes having been made to the summit.

Trip Detail

  • Location: Nepal
  • Duration: 59 Night / 60 Days
  • Type : Expedition
  • Grade : Medium
  • Highest Access : 8463m
  • Best Season : April to May

Trip Itinerary

Day 01 : pick up from the International Airport and transfer to Hotel.

Day 02-03 :
Kathmandu, sightseeing we will spend a couple of days organizing permits and sightseeing around the Kathmandu Valley. The valley is the site of four ancient capitals with their attendant palaces, temples and squares, and the modern city's chaotic and fascinating streets, markets, shops and restaurants with intermingled Buddhist and Hindu temples can keep you occupied for days. One night there will be a welcome dinner.

Day 04 : Kathmandu to Tumlingtar over Overnight in lodge.
Day 05 : Tumlingtar to Manybhanjyang (1100m) 5:30hrs over night Camp.
Day 06 : Manybhanjyang to Chichila (1700m) 6 hrs overnight Camp.
Day 07 : Chichila to Num (1600m) 7 hrs overnight in Camp.
Day 08 : Num to Seduwa (1560m) 7 hrs overnight in Camp.
Day 09 : Seduwa to Tashi Gaun 4 hrs Overnight in Camp.
Day 10 : Rest day for acclimatization. Overnight in Camp.
Day 11 : Tashi Gaun to khongba-La (3760m) 6 to 7 hrs overnight in Camp.
Day 12 : Khongba-La to Dobato (3700m) 6 to 7 hrs overnight in Camp.
Day 13 : Dobato to Nebe Kharka (4320m) 7 hrs overnight in Camp.
Day 14 : Nebe Kharka to Sherson (4630m) 7 hrs Overnight in Camp.
Day 15 : Sherson to Makalu base camp 6 to 7 hrs Overnight in Camp.
Day 16 : Makalu base camp to higher camp 2 hrs Overnight in Camp.
Day 17-49 : Climbing Period Mt. Makalu (8463m).
Day 50 : Cleaning up Base Camp overnight Camp.
Day 51 : higher camp to Yak Kharka overnight Camp.
Day 52 : Yak Kharka to Mumbuk overnight Camp.
Day 53 : Tashi Goan overnight Camp.
Day 54 : Tashi Goan to Num overnight Camp.
Day 55 : Num to Chichira.
Day 56 : Chichila to Tumlingtar overnight Lodge.
Day 57 : Tumlingtar over night. .
Day 58 : Flight from Tumlingtar to Kathmandu and transfer to Hotel.
Day 59 : Rest day in Kathmandu and farewell Diner.
Day 60 : Transfer to International Airport and fly home.

Cost Includes

Arrival in International Airport and Departure.
Accommodation in Kathmandu with Bed and Breakfast.
Royalty of Annapurna and conservation fee.
Full board accommodation at Adventure Tented Camp and a day long hike with a guide and Sherpa.
Full board accommodation at Himalayan Resort (Tea House).
All-inclusive full board tented camp trek with food, foam mattresses, sleeping tent, dining tent, toilet tent.
Services of a Guide, cook, Sherpa, Kitchen staff and porters on trek.
Local taxes and insurance for climbing staffs.
Transportation: Kathmandu - Tumlingtar - Kathmandu.
Domestic airport departure taxes.
Equipment allowance of climbing guide, Liaisons officer, equipment and clothing for camp staff and porters for climbing peak.

Cost Excludes

Personal equipment for Climbing.
Personal travel Insurance.
Lunch & dinner in Kathmandu.
Emergency Rescue evacuation.
Personal expenses/Bar bills.
Tipping for Expeditions staff.
Alcoholic beverages and canned or bottled cold drinks.
Cargo or Extra baggage charge over 20 kg Nepal.

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