Mount Makalu Expedition
Makalu is the fifth highest mountain in the world at 8,485 metres (27,838 ft).
Join us on our 2017/ 2018 Makalu Expedition.
April - May & Oct - Nov
8000M + EXPEDITION
Makalu Expedition - Nepal
Mt Makalu, the world’s 5th highest mountain with an altitude of 8481 meters, lies to the south-east of Mt Everest. First successfully ascended in 1955 by three French teams, climbing Mt Makalu is a serious, full-fledged mountaineering expedition in Nepal. Its highly vertical slopes and sharp-edged ridges require the best, the most courageous, the most skilled, and above all, the most prideful and the hungriest adventurer in you. Like the other mountaineering expeditions, Mt Makalu expedition also includes a top-class trek of several days in the mountains of Nepal. During the approach and the return, you will get a chance to observe the Nepalese hill life and culture up-close.
Sherpa Expedition always follows a cautious acclimatization schedule we will utilize four camps on the mountain and use camp I and camp II for acclimatization purposes with us making a climb to 7000m before descending to advanced base camp in anticipation of a summit attempt. The summit push will go directly from camp II to camp III on the Makalu La, we will then place camp IV to create a shorter summit day. Traditionally there is a very low base camp, abc camp at 5500m, C1 (6,500m), C2 (7,300m) at the bottom of the Southeast peak ridge and C3 (7,900m) and a high camp.
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu airport, meet our office repetitive and transfer to hotel
Day 02: Preparation for Expedition, official formalities work out stay hotel in BB Basis
Day 03: Official formalities work out for expedition and briefing at Ministry of Tourism
Day 03: Fly to Tumlingtar and drive to Khandbari (1030m)/overnight at tented camp.
Day 04: Trek Khandbari to Chichila (1830m) /overnight at tented camp.
Day 05: Trek Chichila (1830m) to Num (1500m)/overnight at tented camp.
Day 06: Trek Num (1500m) to Seduwa (1510m)/overnight at tented camp.
Day 07: Trek Seduwa (1510m) to Tashigaon (2070m)/overnight at tented camp.
Day 08: Acclimatization day at Tashigaon (2070m)/overnight at tented camp.
Day 09: Trek Tashigaon (2070m) to Khongma (3560m)/overnight at tented camp.
Day 10: Trek Khongma (3560m) to Mumbuk (3550m)/overnight at tented camp.
Day 11: Trek Mumbuk (3550m) to Yangle Kharka (3660m)/overnight at tented camp.
Day 12: Acclimatization day at Yangle Kharka (3660m)/overnight at tented camp.
Day 13: Trek Yangle Kharka (3660m) Shersong (4650m)/overnight at tented camp
Day 14: Trek Shersong (4650m) to Makalu Base Camp (5000m)/overnight at tented camp
Day 15: Climbing Base Camp setting, preparation and overnight at tented camp.
Day 16-36: Climbing Period for Makalu 8481m
Day 37: Cleaning Base Camp and packing for departure
Day 38: Trek back Makalu Base Camp (5000m) to Yangle Kharka (3660m) /overnight at tented camp.
Day 39: Trek back Yangle Kharka (3660m) to Mumbuk (3550m)/overnight at tented camp.
Day 40: Trek back Mumbuk (3550m) to Khongma (3560m)/overnight at tented camp.
Day 41: Trek back Khongma (3560m) to Tashigaon (2070m)/overnight at tented camp.
Day 42: Trek back Tashigaon (2070m) to Num (1500m)/overnight at tented camp.
Day 43: Trek back Num (1500m) to Mane Bhanjyangn (1100m)/overnight at tented camp
Day 44: Trek back Mane Bhanjyangn (1100m) toTumlingtar (360m)/overnight at hotel.
Day 45: Fly back Tumlingtar (360m) to Kathmandu/ transfer to hotel.
Day 46: Free in Kathmandu for personal activities
Day 47: Transfer to airport for International departure
Arrival & departure transfer by private vehicle
Accommodation (as per itinerary) in Kathmandu: 3 * hotel (B & B); during trek: teahouses (breakfast, lunch & dinner)
Makalu Expedition royalty fee
Kathmandu - Tumlingtar - Kathmandu Flight
All other applicable taxes, service charges, permits & fees
Sherpa, cook & porter.
Porters from Kathmandu to BC and return
Luxurious service at BC with gas heater; Individual sleeping tent with mattress, kitchen tent with 1 cook & 3 kitchen boy, dining tent with tables and chairs, shower tent, toilet tent, storage tent, all meal.
Solar power at Base Camp for battery charging
Liaison Officer including equipment, salary & accommodation
6 oxygen bottles (4L) for each member
4 oxygen bottles (4L) with mask & regulator per climbing Sherpa
High food & high tent for member & climbing Sherpa
1 cook & 1 kitchen boy at C2
High food & high tent for member & climbing Sherpa
Climbing equipment for Sherpa
Salary & load carrying bonus for Sherpa (this bonus does not include the summit bonus)
Farewell dinner in an authentic Nepali restaurant with cultural show
Lunch and Dinner during your stay in Kathmandu (except for the farewell dinner).
Items of personal nature and laundry expenses.
Expenses of landlines, mobiles, walkie-talkies, satellite phone and internet expenses.
Clothing, packing items or bags, personal medical kit, camera/video fees or trekking gears.
Any extra expenses arising out of various/unforeseen situations like natural calamities, landslides, political disturbances, strikes, changes in Government regulations, etc.
Any additional staff other than specified.
Rescue, repatriation, medicines, medical tests and hospitalization expenses.
Medical and travel Insurance with helicopter search and rescue for climber.
Summit bonus for the Sherpa after approaching to the summit. (Minimum US$ 1000.00)
Special Permits for walkie-talkies & filming if special camera.
All personal climbing gears.
Nepal custom duty for import of expedition goods.
Tips, gifts, souvenirs.
Any other item not mentioned in “THE PACKAGE COST INCLUDES” section