Makalu Expedition

  • 24 Days

Makalu Expedition

Overview and Highlights

Mount Makalu is the fifth highest mountain in the world. This mountain stands alone with a height of 8,463m/27,765ft. This mountain is among the ones that are considered as the treasures of the country. Makalu is among the mountains that are the world’s tallest ones. This is why the peak has been proved to be a favourite one to the explorers for trekking and expeditions. According to Nepal Tourism Board, these two activities are the most preferred ones by the explorers who have come to Nepal and want to enjoy their holidays here.

Mount Makalu lies 19 km to the southern-east of Mount Everest along the border of India and China. This peak is among the mountains that are shaped like a four sided pyramid. Makalu owns two secondary peaks. One of them is Makalu II or also known as Kangchungtse lies approximately 3 km away from the main peak to the northern-east side. This mountain stretches to the height of 7,678m/25,109ft. Another one is Chomo Lonzo that stretches 7,804m/25,603ft to the sky.

Makalu was first conquered by Lionel Terray and Jean Couzy, a French expedition team that was led by Jean Franco on 15th of May, 1955. Since then, Mount Makalu has been a favourite destination for adventure lovers and explorers. They have admired the trips this region. They have taken lifelong memories with them and have left positive reviews that are inspiring to the upcoming explorers.

Day to Day Itinerary Expand/Collapse All

Accomodation
Hotel

Upon arrival in Kathmandu you will be warmly greeted by our staffs and then you will be transferred to hotel. Stay overnight

Accomodation
Hotel
Elevation
1400

Free day and shopping in Kathmandu [1,338m/4,389ft]. Back to hotel in the evening and stay overnight

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Camp
Elevation
285

Fly from Kathmandu to Tumlingtar [285m/935ft] and then drive to Chichila [1,850m/6,069ft]. Camp overnight

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Camp
Elevation
1505

Trek from Chichila to Num [1,505m/4,937ft]. Camp or teahouse overnight

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Camp
Elevation
1530

Trek from Num to Seduwa [1,530m/5,019ft]. Camp overnight

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Camp
Elevation
2065

Trek from Seduwa to Tashi Gaon [2,065m/6,774ft]. Camp of teahouse overnight

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Camp
Elevation
3562

Trek from Tashi Gaon to Khongma [3,562m/11,686ft]. Camp or teahouse overnight

Acclimatisation day at Khongma.

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Camp
Elevation
4200

Climb over the Shipton La [4,200m/13,779ft] and descend to Mumbuk.

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Camp
Elevation
3610

Trek from Mumbuk to Yangri Kharka [3,610m/11,843ft]. Camp or teahouse overnight

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Camp / Tea House
Elevation
4650

Yangri Kharka to Shershong [4,650m/15,255ft]. Camp or teahouse overnight

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Camp

Trek from Shershong to Makalu South East Base Camp. Stay overnight at camp

Acclimatisation at Base Camp.

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Camp

Ascent phase of Makalu North East Ridge.

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Camp

Pack Up BC Ready for Departure.

Descend Down The Valley to Yak Kharka. Camp or teahouse overnight

Trek from Yak Kharka to Mumbuk. Camp of teahouse overnight

Trek form Mumbuk to Tashi Gaon. Camp or teahouse overnight

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Camp / Tea House

Trek from Tashi Gaon to Num. Camp of teahouse overnight

Trek from Num to Chichila. Camp of teahouse overnight

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Teahouse

Trek from Chichila to Tumlingtar. Teahouse overnight

Fly Tumlingtar to Kathmandu and transfer to hotel and stay overnight

Leisure day in Kathmandu. Stay overnight at the Hotel

[Note: Please ensure that this departure date is flexible. Do not plan any important business for two weeks following the expedition and ensure that your plane ticket is changeable.]

Cost Includes:

  • All surface transfers as per itinerary
  • Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu
  • Fooding, lodging, insurance and other expenses of the staffs
  • Fooding; Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner [as per itinerary] and lodging of the clients
  • Necessary National Park fees
  • All necessary paper works and permits
  • Guided sightseeing tour
  • Camping equipments such as very high quality North Face or Mountain Hardware tents for camping
  • Kitchen, dining, toilet tents, mattresses and other kitchen equipments
  • Travel and rescue arrangements for our staffs
  • All ground transportation by private vehicles as per the itinerary program
  • All necessary staffs with experienced English speaking guide, cook, assistant leader [4 trekkers: 1 assistance] also a personal Sherpa on request
  • Porter’s Charges [Porter can carry up to 20kg]
  • Tea and coffee during Mountain Climbing
  • Teahouse/Lodge and tented accommodation during trekking and climbing session
  • Medical supplies [First Aid medical kit will be available]
  • Trekking Information Management System [TIMS], New Trekking permit to keep record of tourist [This is for your safety]
  • Seasonal fresh fruits such as orange, apple, banana, mango, grape and other Nepali local fruits

Cost Excludes

  • Meals in Kathmandu
  • Domestic / international airfares
  • Nepal entry visa fee [Visa fees US$ 25 or equivalent foreign currency for Tourist Visa with Multiple Entry for 15 days, US$ 40 or equivalent foreign currency for Tourist Visa with Multiple Entry for 30 days & US$ 100 or equivalent foreign currency for Tourist Visa with Multiple Entry for 100 days.][ Visa can be easily issued upon the arrival of Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu which will require 2 passport size photos]
  • Airport tax required for the Domestic / International flights
  • Expenses such as laundry, phone calls, internet and others
  • Personal trekking equipments
  • Entrance fees for sightseeing
  • Any extra transportation except in itinerary [we can arrange upon request]
  • Any kind of personal expenses
  • Helicopter rescue due to out of control
  • Any other expenses which are not mentioned in the inclusive price
  • Some extra assistance like if you cannot walk properly our guide will arrange you horse to came back [if applicable this you have to pay them directly]
  • Tips to staffs. After working everyone expect some Tips. We don’t mention fixed amount, it’s is up to you and up to their service, but generally tourists provide 10% of the total cost
  • International airfares to and from Kathmandu as per your destination
  • Single supplement charges [if required]
  • Departure tax from Kathmandu
  • Your travel insurances
  • Cold drinks and beverages

Altitude Graph

FAQs

We invest in insurance coverage for commercial liability and medical and disability insurance for our guides and Sherpas while participating on our programs. We cannot insure you for your personal needs, but we do expect you to be as fiscally responsible as we are. We strongly recommend that you insure yourself against potentially expensive difficulties that may arise. First, trip cancellation insurance may provide financial relief should you be forced to withdraw from the climb before it even happens. Next, make sure you have adequate traveler's medical and evacuation insurance for coverage should you have a problem during the trip. Medical care and evacuation from Everest can be expensive.

You may spend some additional money on the trek buying drinks and snacks (food is provided for you). If you go down to Pheriche for rest and relaxation, you will need some additional money for this (estimate $35 per day).

No problem, we will organize you a porter and you can hike back to Lukla. The porter will carry your duffel bags. We will provide you a stipend to cover your lodges and meals on the hike out. Our staff at Lukla will meet you, arrange tickets, and assist you to make the flight to Kathmandu.

We will hire porters to carry your duffels back to Lukla, where they will be flown to Kathmandu.

The Sherpas will carry a reasonable amount of your personal gear for you up to the camps. For example — your sleeping bag, down suit, extra high altitude gear, some food and snacks, etc. You should not have to carry a big load at any time on the trip — we want you to be able to move at a reasonable speed. You will need to carry with you the things you require during the day-clothes, snacks, water, camera, etc.

We have a limited number of "extra" shared bags available for upper camps, but most climbers will appreciate having a dedicated bag at Base Camp and then another bag that is used above the Icefall. We don't want to carry bags up and down the Icefall.

Additional oxygen is available delivered to the South Col at $1500 per cylinder (1800 liters). Most climbers do not require extra oxygen, we provide a generous supply (climb at 3 liters/minute above C3, sleep at 1 liter/min at Col).

We can call for rescue with the B3 helicopter from Fishtail Helicopter. The cost is $10,000. This is the only helicopter that is able to safely land at Base Camp.

We suggest that you leave these items with our staff in Kathmandu, so it is easy for them to change your tickets or extend your visa for you while you are climbing.

Additional Information

Why trip price is different?

Following are the determinants for the price

  • Accomodations in Kathmandu and other cities
  • Mode of Transportation (car/van/bus/flights)
  • Number of crews(Guides & porters, Sherpas, Cook(s))
  • Travelling time(Season)
  • Extra services

Note: The itinerary can be customized according to your duration of holiday. Similarly hotel can be upgraded or downgraded depend on your budget.

You will get best price after your inquiry .We know about value of money and world economy, so fell free to share your tentative budget for this trip so we can mention and compromise with price, this is standard price for trip if you have low budget we can run even cheap and if you wise to pay more and need extra deluxe service we will do that.

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