The Makalu expedition is suitable for experienced mountaineers with previous 8,000m climbing experience. Our route does transverse first climbing all the way to Neghe Kharka, crossing the Barun Khola flowing from Makalu. The route to Makalu Base Camp (4823m) involves a sustained period at altitude with some steep slopes, but rewards with powerful views of Makalu (8481m) to the north. This is the realm of the glaciers, surrounded by the unforgettable presence of the world's mightiest mountains; and brooding above the towering bulk of Everest itself.
Normally, we set up four camps in the approach excluding ABC at 5,700m. Following the lateral moraine and hiking onto the glacier, we plan to set up the camp I at a glacial plateau at 6,150m further proceeding the direction of the glacier plateau towards Makalu Pass, climbing stretches of steep slopes and arriving at the base of the Makalu Pass to set up the camp II at 7,000m. We climb the Messner Headwall towards the North West Ridge at Makalu La and the site of camp III at 7,300m. Camp IV will be set up on the North Ridge at 7,850m and finally leap for the summit at 8,462m.
Day by Day Itinerary
Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu
Day 02-3: In Kathmandu (Preparation)
Day 04: Fly to Tumlingtar, drive to Chichila
Day 05: Trek to Num
Day 06: Trek to Seduwa
Day 07: Trek to Tashi Gaon
Day 08-9: Trek to Khongma and acclimatisation
Day 10: Trek to Mumbak via Shipton La pass
Day 11: Trek to Yangri Kharka
Day 12-13: Trek to Shershong and acclimatisation Day 14:Trek to Makalu base camp
Day 15-16: Acclimatisation and puja in Makalu base camp
Day 17-19: Trek to Advanced base camp and acclimatisation
Day 20-44: Climb and summit Makalu
Day 45-46:Pack up camp
Day 47: Helicopter to Kathmandu
Day 48: In Kathmandu
Day 49: Depart Kathmandu
- All arrival and departure transfers to and from Airport both domestic and international.
- Assistance in airport with its representative.
- 4 Nights Hotel accommodations in Kathmandu 2 Nights in Pokhara on BB Plan.
- Flight Ticket from Kathmandu- Tumlingtar-Kathmandu for group and member.
- 1:1 Experienced private climbing Sherpa guide during trek and climb.
- All camping equipments like camp furniture (table, chairs), kitchenware, kitchen, dining, guest and toilet tents in Advance Base Camp.
- Three meals a day (BLD-tea-coffee) and twin sharing teahouse accommodation during trek, freshly cooked 3 meals, tea or coffee by Snowy professional cook in Base Camp.
- Baggage allowance for trekking up and down is 60kg: 50kg ration per person.
- Expedition Royalty and permit of Nepal Government to climb Mt. Makalu.
- TIMS card (Trekker’s Information Management System).
- Expedition royalty and climbing permit for climbing Annapurna.
- 3 Oxygen bottles (4L) for climbing member and 2 for Sherpa
- Official Liaison Officer fully paid and equipped.
- Wages, equipments, medical and accidental Insurances for Sherpa guide and other staffs.
- Required base camp and high altitude food for climbing member and all involved staffs.
- Required fixed and dynamic rope during climbing period.
- Emergency Oxygen mask and regulator upon requirement of guest with reliable charge.
- Each expedition member will have an individual tent in the ABC.
- Solar panel for light and battery charger in Base Camp.
- All tents for camp 1, 2 and 3. Ice fall charges.
- First Aid medical kits for the Group and the staffs.
- Free assistance service for cargo and duty clearance.
- Our service charge and Government Taxes levied in Nepal.
- Complete pre-departure information, flight ticket date change or reconfirmation and visa extension procedure assistance (where necessary).
- Farewell Dinner in a typical Nepali restaurant with culture show in Kathmandu.
- Nepal entry visa fee
- Travel insurance
- Personal trekking equipment
- International airfares and departure tax
- Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu
- All alcoholic and non alcoholic drinks …
- Sweets, such as chocolate and dessert
- Hot showers during the trek
- Tips for guides & porters