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Makalu Expedition

Makalu is the fifth highest peak in the world elevating up to 8,463m./27,825ft. Its perfect pyramid shape structure with four ridges makes its appearance awe-inspiring. Mount Makalu is named "Cholembu" by the local Peoples. The first attempt to climb Mt. Makalu was made by Lionel Terray and Jean Couzy of a French expedition led by Jean Franco on May 15, 1955. It is located in Nepal and China frontier in the Khumbu region of Eastern Nepal which is 20km away from Mount Everest. Makalu actually is not an unaccompanied peak. The secondary peak Chomo Lonzo (7,818 m) rising from the North is connected with a saddle to the main peak. The main route of the Makalu expedition is the South-East face. It is a solitary peak and has evidence of being challenging as five of the first sixteen attempts were only successful. Makalu Expedition can be concluded during the spring and autumn seasons. 

Country: Nepal
Duration: 50 Days
Min. Altitude:(0m./0ft.)
Max. Altitude: (8,463m./27,825ft.)
Walking Per Day: Approximately 5-6hrs
Nature: Camping
Grade:  Hard
Best Season: Mar-May-Jun (Spring)
Price Per Person: Contact Us 

Day 01:

Arrival at Kathmandu Airport and rest at the hotel.

Day 02:

Preparation for the expedition and a short briefing

Day 03:

Fly from Kathmandu to Tumlingtar and drive to Khadbari.

Day 04:

Drive from Khadbari to Num (1,560m)

Day 05:

Trek from Num to Seduwa (1,510m)

Day 06:

Trek from Seduwa to Tashi-Gaun

Day 07:

Acclimatization at Tashi Gaun (rest day)

Day 08:

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

Day 09:

Trek from Khongma to Dobatoo

Day 10:

Trek from Dobatoo to Yangle Kharka

Day 11:

Trek from Yangle Kharka to Makalu Lower Base Camp

Day 12:

Acclimatization in Lower Base Camp

Day 13:

Trek from Makalu Lower Base Camp to Makalu Higher Base Camp.

Day 14-42:

Climbing Period (Base Camp – Makalu Summit (8,485m)–Base Camp)

Day 43:

Preparation for returning (Cleaning the Base Camp)

Day 44:

Trek from Makalu Base Camp to Yangle Kharka

Day 45:

Trek from Yangla Kharka to Khongma to Seduwa

Day 46:

Trek from Seduwa to Num and then drive to Khadbari.

Day 47:

Drive from Khandbari to Tumlingtar, fly to Kathmandu and transfer to the hotel.

Day 48:

Leisure day in Kathmandu

Day 49:

Transfer to the international airport for your final departure.


1-Airport transportation as per your arrival date to join the Makalu expedition.

2-Accommodation at a standard hotel in Kathmandu.

3-Private transportation to and from the expedition starting points

4-Summiteers of Mt. Makalu climbing with Sherpas (1 Sherpa for every 2 climbers).

5-Climbing gear like ropes, ice bars, etc.

6-All government taxes and the Makalu expedition peak climbing permit are included.

7-Makalu National Park permits fee.

8-Full-board high-altitude meals while trekking to base camp and climbing Lhotse.

9-Liaison officer is reimbursed for all of his expenses.

10-Expedition manager, Expedition cook, support crew and porters with their equipment, daily wages, food, insurance, etc.

11-All camping and kitchen equipment, including base camp tents, dining tents with tables and chairs, kitchen tents, toilet tents, etc.

12-While climbing the Makalu expedition, Mountain Hardware provides high-altitude tents.

13-4 liters of oxygen with a TOP OUT regulator and mask are available for use on the Makalu expedition.

14-EPI gas and burner for extreme temperatures.

15-All the necessary climbing hardware and group equipment.

16-A satellite phone and a walkie-talkie are available in case of emergency.

17-Agency service charge.

18-An ample farewell dinner with Nepali song and dance.

19-Weather Forecast.

20-A medical checkup is required for each climber at the base camp before the summit attempt.

21-1 solar panel and 1 generator for base camp lighting and charging laptops and other electronic devices.

22-Three meals a day (including tea and coffee) are served, in addition to accessible accommodation at a hotel or lodge during the trek and at basecamp. -managed base camp set up for members and staff.

23-Experienced and well-trained base camp cooks and kitchen helpers as required.

24-Each member will have an individual tent in Base Camp.

25-Expedition Stuffs Transportation

26- Trekking and climbing map.

27-Garbage Management: Stool Shipment Transfer & Garbage Deposit fees.

28-Medical and emergency rescue insurance for all involved Nepalese staff during the trek and expedition.

29-Walkie –Talkie for communicating from Base Camp to Mountain and Mountain to Base Camp.

30-Makalu climbing certificate issued by MoCTCA (after climbing Mt. Makalu successfully).


  • International flight airfare (from and to Kathmandu).

  • Extra nights’ accommodation in Kathmandu An early return from trekking or expedition (for any reason) is permitted in the event of an early arrival or late departure.

  • Travel and high altitude insurance, accidents, helicopter medical and emergency evacuation.

  • If necessary, medical and emergency rescue evacuation costs will be incurred.(Rescue, Repatriation, Helicopter, Medication, Medical Tests, and Hospitalization Costs).

  • Telephone calls, Internet, toiletries, battery recharge, hot shower, laundry, soft drinks, beers, and any alcoholic beverages (during the trek and in Kathmandu, but we will provide members with soft drinks at base camp).

  • Internet Service not included during the trek.

  • Summit bonus for climbing Sherpa-Minimum of 1500 USD(This applies to full board members). 

  • Calculate some tips for Basecamp staff.

  • Our company’s service will be "Zero" above Base Camp (if a company offers just Base Camp services).

  • Additional: Any other services or activities that are not mentioned in the itinerary will be charged.

  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu.

  • Fee for Nepal entry visa.

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