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Mount Makalu

Mount Makalu

$ 5608.75 per person
Mount Makalu Expedition (8463m)

Every person interested in mountaineering is well-known about Mount Makalu. Makalu (8463m) is the fifth highest mountain peak on the planet.

The mountain lies in the Khumbu region of North-east Nepal. Mount Makalu has two peaks: Kangchungtse or Makalu II and Chomo Lonzo.

Makalu means the “Great Black One.” It is called so because of its dark, brooding appearance.

On May 15, 1955, a French expedition led by Jean Franco first climbed Mount Makalu. It was only successful after five attempts.

Mount Makalu is one of the toughest mountains to climb. Still, it has relatively less attempt. The number of individual climbers attempting Makalu so far is only 300+.

Mount Makalu expedition is full of adventures and wilderness. It surrounds the vast valleys of Arun and Barun. They have the most vibrant and diverse flora and fauna of Nepal. The diverse ethnic groups of Rai, Sherpa, and Shingsawa have inhibited the lower parts of these valleys.

Approaches to ABC

The trek to Makalu base camp is full of breathtaking views. It takes you back in time. It is a virgin route, untouched and unexplored.

The journey starts with a flight to Tumilingtar. The trek than starts towards the base camp with a gradual increase in elevation. We will climb the narrow gorges of Arun Valley, lush forest of rhododendron and local pastures into high alpine.

The base camp is usually set around 5600m.

Experience Required

Makalu is a very tough mountain to climb. The mountain is famous for its steep pitches and knife-edged ridges. They are entirely open to elements.

Makalu is pyramidal in shape. Many exciting routes are leading to the summit. The west ridge, west face, south face, southwest face and the northwest.

The South and North Ridge are prominent compared to other. The west face has the most dangerous route.

If you are going to attempt the Makalu, you need a lot of mountaineering experience. An attempt to 8000 meters is recommended before Makalu.

Climbing Routes

We will climb the summit through the Southeast ridge. The climb is straightforward and but less technical.

Base Camp to Camp I :

It begins from the base of the West face at 5800m. We will climb to the hanging ice-fall at 6100m. There are fixed ropes.

Camp I to Camp II:

It stretches from the plateau above the ice-fall 6100m to 6500m. We continue with an elevation of 35 to 45 degree using the fixed ropes.

Camp II to Camp III:

There is an elevation of 50-55 degree. The extends up to 7400 meters. We will climb the ice-rock using the fixed ropes.

Camp III to Camp IV:

The final section begins with the rock pillar. It has 70-75 degree elevation. It leads us to the west ridge at 8000m and finally to the summit 8463m.

Best Time

Autumn and Spring are the best time of year to go for Makalu Expedition.

If you have any queries, feel free to contact us for more details. Our expert team of mountaineering will try the best to solve your questions.


Duration: 58 Days
Tour Type: Private and Group Tour
Maximum Altitude: 8463 Meters
Trek Difficulty: High

    Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu. Transfer to your hotel
    Day 2: Sightseeing around world heritage sites
    Day 3: Issue climbing permits
    Day 4: Fly to Tumlingtar (285m-938ft) and arrange for porters
    Day 5: Trek to Mane Bhanjyang (1440m-4724ft)
    Day 6: Trek to Chichira (1980m-6496ft)
    Day 7: Trek to Num (1851m-6072ft)
    Day 8: Trek to Sheduwa (1500m-4922ft)
    Day 9: Trek to Tashigaon (2100m-6890ft)
    Day 10: Trek to Kauma (3760m-12337ft)
    Day 11: Trek to Dobato (3700m-12140ft)
    Day 12: Trek to Jark Kharka (4800m-15749ft)
    Day 13: Trek to Hillary Base Camp (4800m-15749ft)
    Day 14: Trek to Makalu Base Camp (4870m-15978ft)
    Day 15-48: This is Climbing period Mt. Makalu
    Day 49: We need to Clean up Base Camp
    Day 50: Trek back to Yak Kharka
    Day 51: Trek to Mumbuk
    Day 52: Trek to Tashi Gaon
    Day 53: Trek to Num
    Day 54: Trek to Chichira
    Day 55: Trek to Tumlingtar
    Day 56: Fly to Kathmandu. Transfer to your hotel
    Day 57: Rest day in Kathmandu
    Day 58: Transfer to airport for departure

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