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Makalu 8463m Base Camp (New Route)

Makalu[is the fifth highest mountain in the world at 8,485 metres (27,838 ft). It is located in the Mahalangur Himalayas 19 km (12 mi) southeast of Mount Everest, on the border between Nepal and Tibet Autonomous RegionChina. One of the eight-thousanders, Makalu is an isolated peak whose shape is a four-sided pyramid.

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

The first climb on Makalu was made by an American team led by Riley Keegan in the spring of 1954. The expedition was composed of Sierra Club members including Bill Long and Allen Steck, and was called the California Himalayan Expedition to Makalu. They attempted the southeast ridge but were turned back at 7,100 metres (23,300 ft) by a constant barrage of storms. A New Zealand team including Sir Edmund Hillary was also active in the spring, but did not get very high due to injury and illness. In the fall of 1954, a French reconnaissance expedition made the first ascents of the subsidiary summits Kangchungtse (October 22: Jean FrancoLionel Terraysirdar Gyalzen Norbu Sherpa and Pa Norbu) and Chomo Lonzo (October 30?: Jean Couzy and Terray).

Duration: 18 Days
Min. Altitude:(850m./2789ft.)
Max. Altitude: 8463m
Walking Per Day:Approximately: 3-6 hrs
Nature: Camping
Grade: Moderate 
Best Season: Spring (April and May) & Autumn (October & November )
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Day 01:

Arrival to Kathmandu & Transfer to the Hotel (1,400m)

Day 02:

35min Flight to Tumlingtar 460m & drive to Num, On the way to Tumlingtar flight, you can see Mt. Everest range, Makalu & Mt. Kanchanjunga range.

Day 03:

Trek from Num to Seduwa (1,510m): Camping

Day 04:

Trek from Seduwa to Tashi Gaun (2,070m): Camping

Day 05:

Acclimatization at Tashi Gaun (rest day)

Day 06:

Trek from Tashi Gaun to Khongma (3,760m)

Day 07:

Trek from Khongma to Dobatoo

Day 08:

Trek from Dobatoo to Yangle Kharka

Day 09:

Trek from Yangle Kharka to Langmale(Yak Kharka), 4,420m - 758 ascent, 10.5km 5 hours.

Day 10:

Trek from Langmale(Yak Kharka) to Makalu Base Camp 4,800m - 473m ascent / 115m descent, 8.7km, 5-6 hours.

Day 11:

Exploration day at Makalu Base Camp with the most glorious panoramic views is to climb to the ridge - around 5,300m - above the base camp. You cross the river on the log bridge and ascend on a vague, slightly indeterminate path for around 3 hours. From this viewpoint you can see Everest, Lhotse and Nuptse as well as close-up, dramatic views of Makalu, Peak 7, Peak 6 and Peak 4.

Day 12:

Return to Yangle Kharka - 122m ascent / 1,214m descent, 16km, 6-7 hours.

Day 13:

Trek from Yangla Kharka to Khongma (3,760m)

Day 14:

Trek from khongma to Seduwa Distance: 13.7km ( 251m ascent & 2242m descent )

Day 15:

Trek from Seduwa to Num 800m ascent / 800m descent, 8km, 5-6 hours and drive to Khandbari

Day 16:

Drive to Tumlingtar. Fly to Kathmandu.

Day 17:

Day at leisure in Kathmandu and sight-seeing.

Day 18:

Transfer to the international airport for your final departure.


  • An experienced, English-speaking Sherpa leader
  • Domestic flights and transfers
  • Good standard hotel in Kathmandu, twin share, bed and breakfast basis
  • All meals on trek including tea and coffee
  • All road transport by  vehicles
  • Simple tea house accommodation on trek on a full board basis. Mainly twin share, but possibly some quad or dorm rooms.
  • Morning bed-tea on trek and an evening fill up of your water bottle with drinking water
  • Sherpas/porters properly insured and equipped with Government Licence Holder.
  • Arrival & Departure Transport 
  • Porter with Insurance. (We provide 1 Porter for 1 Trekker).
  • Kathmandu city and trekking maps.
  • Trekking  permit (Conservation fee), TIMS.
  • Insurance for all staffs.



  • Travel insurance
  • Visa fees
  • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu
  • Optional trips
  • Tips
  • Drinks, Dessert and main meals in cities/trekking.
  • Items of a personal nature.
    International Airfare.



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Duration: 18 Days

Price: N/A

Difficulty: Moderate

Atitude : 8463m

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