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Mt. Makalu Expedition

Trip Facts:

Duration: 51 Days

Starts In: Kathmandu

Ends In: Kathmandu

Maximum altitude: 8,463 m

Grade: Strenuous Plus

Trekking Type: Expedition

Best Season: April and May & October and November

Attractions: Mt. Makalu is the fifth highest mountain in the world and is considered to be one of the most challenging mountains to summit.

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Standing at a height of 8,463m, Makalu is the world’s fifth highest mountain – an isolated peak situated 19km south-east of Mt Everest in the eastern part of Nepal, a region rich in natural and cultural diversity.

Shaped as a four-sided pyramid, Makalu has two notable subsidiary peaks. Kangchungtse, or Makalu II (7,678m), lies about 3km north-northwest of the main summit. Rising about 5 km north-northeast of the main summit across a broad plateau and connected to Kangchungtse by a narrow, 7,200m saddle is Chomo Lonzo (7,804m).

As with many of the Khumbu’s tallest mountains, the towering mass of Makalu was admired and studied by many Everest parties but it was only once Everest was conquered that attention turned to summitting other peaks. The first successful ascent of Makaluwas made by Frenchmen Jean Couzy and Lionel Terray on 15 May 1955, via the north face and northeast ridge, establishing the standard route.

Makalu is considered one of the most challenging mountains in the world to climb and requires fine technical skills.

  • Detail Itinerary
  • Cost Info
  • Gear & Equipment
  • Nepal Visa

Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu

Day 02: Rest/preparation

Day 03: Fly Tumlingtar 460m; drive Num 1500m

Day 04: Trek Seduwa 1540m

Day 05: Trek Tashigaon 2070m

Day 06: Rest/acclimatize

Day 07: Trek Khongma 3560m

Day 08: Trek Dobato 3650m

Day 09: Trek Yangle Kharka 3600m

Day 10: Trek Langmale Kharka 4400m

Day 11: Trek Makalu Base Camp 4870m

Day 12/43: Climbing period

Day 44: Trek Yangle Kharka

Day 45: Trek Mumbuk 3550m

Day 46: Trek Khongma

Day 47: Trek Seduwa

Day 48: Trek Num

Day 49: Drive Tumlingtar

Day 50: Fly Kathmandu

Day 51: Depart Kathmandu

Cost Includes

  • Arrival & departure transfer from and to the airport & hotels
  • 4 nights bed & breakfast accommodation in a 3* hotel in Kathmandu (twin share)
  • Full board camping trek from Num to Makalu Base Camp
  • Base Camp accommodation with individual sleeping tent with mattress
  • Base Camp service (shared with group)-kitchen tent with cook, kitchen boy, dining tent with tables and chairs, shower tent, toilet tent, storage tent, gas heater etc.
  • High camps during the climb with high food
  • Kathmandu-Tumlingtar-Kathmandu flight
  • Surface transportation on private vehicles
  • 1 climbing Sherpa for 1 climbing member during the expedition
  • Cost of Liaison officer
  • Permit & other fees
  • Required number of porters
  • 3 bottles of oxygen with mask regulator for member
  • 2 bottles of oxygen for Sherpa
  • Rope fixing charge
  • Climbing equipment, transportation, accommodation, food, salary and insurance for Sherpa and other staffs
  • Farewell dinner at an authentic Nepali restaurant in Kathmandu

Cost Excludes

  • International airfare to and from Kathmandu & Nepal visa fee
  • Travel & medical insurance including insurance for emergency rescue & evacuation
  • Lunches and dinners in Kathmandu
  • Personal expenses such as telephone, laundry, bottled water, bar bills, etc.
  • Trekking/climbing gear (also available on hire)
  • Tips for local staff
  • Summit Bonus
  • Any extra cost arising out of natural calamities or cancellation of the program
  • All other items not mentioned in the list of ‘Cost Includes’

Footwear

  • Climbing boots
  • Cold weather boots for base camp
  • Trainers
  • Comfortable sandals
  • Lightweight hiking boots
  • Gaiters
  • Booties
  • Light socks
  • Heavy socks

Clothing

  • Lightweight long underwear top
  • Expedition weight long underwear tops
  • Lightweight long underwear bottoms
  • Expedition weight underwear bottoms
  • Briefs/Underwear
  • Short-sleeved shirts/T-shirts
  • Jacket synthetic or fleece
  • Synthetic insulated pants
  • Down suit
  • Down insulated jacket with hood
  • Down pants
  • Waterproof breathable jacket & pants
  • Wind shirts/light shell jacket
  • One piece climbing shell (optional)

Head & Hand Gear

  • Lightweight syntheticliner glove
  • Headlamp with spare bulb and extra alkaline batteries
  • Windstopper fleece gloves
  • Insulated climbing gloves
  • Mittens with liners
  • Sun hat
  • Wool or fleece hat
  • Balaclava
  • Face mask
  • Mountain helmet

Accessories

  • UV Sunglasses
  • Glacier glasses
  • Ski goggles
  • Spare batteries

Climbing Equipment

  • Ice axe
  • Crampons
  • Harness
  • Carabiners
  • Webbing
  • Perlon cord
  • Ascenders
  • Rappel device
  • Camping Gear
  • Backpack
  • Day pack
  • Two Sleeping bags:-40C/-30F
  • Compression stuff sacks
  • THermal sleeping pad
  • Foam pad
  • 2 Water bottles
  • Lightweight steel thermal bottle
  • Pee bottle
  • Pee Funnel for Women.
  • Pack towel
  • Extendable 2 trekking poles
  • Swiss army knife
  • Large mug, plastic bowl, fork and spoon

Medical & Personal

  • Sunscreen
  • Lipscreen
  • Toiletry kit
  • Personal medication
  • Water purification tablets
  • Zip-loc bags
  • Baby wipes or wet towels
  • Ear plugs

Travel Items

  • 2 large expedition duffel bag
  • Small travel bag
  • Nylon stuff sacks
  • Lightweight cotton long sleeve shirt
  • Hiking pants and/or skirt/sarong
  • Lightweight pants

All visitors except the Indian nationals must hold a passport and valid visa in order to enter Nepal. Visas can be obtained at the Nepalese diplomatic missions and consulates abroad and also at entry points in Nepal. In order to obtain a visa at the airport or any of the land entry points, you are required to complete a visa form and provide a recent passport photograph and payment in cash.

Visa Charges

Gratis visa for 30 days available only for tourists of SAARC countries

Multiple entry 15 days – US$ 25 or equivalent convertible currency

Multiple entry 30 days – US$ 40 or equivalent convertible currency

Multiple entry 90 days – US$ 100 or equivalent convertible currency

Tourist Visa Extension

If you wish to extend your visa, you can do this at the Department of Immigration in Kathmandu

The visa extension fee for 15 days or less is USD 30 or equivalent convertible currency

The visa extension fee for more than 15 days is USD 2 per day

Tourist visas can be extended for a maximum period of 150 days in a single visa year (January to December)

http://www.nepalimmigration.gov.np/content/tourist-visa.html

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