Mt. Makalu Expedition

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    57 Days
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Mt. Makalu expedition offers an unparalleled experience for those seeking adventure and inner growth alike. Its sheer beauty captivates all who set foot on its treacherous slopes while challenging them to push their limits beyond imagination.  As one of the world’s highest peaks, Mt. Makalu stands as a majestic challenge to climbers from around the globe. With an elevation of 8,485 meters, this beast of a mountain is not for the faint-hearted. However, every year adventurers flock to Nepal with dreams of conquering its summit and tasting that sweet victory.

Situated between Mt. Everest and Mt. Kanchenjunga on the Nepali-Tibetan border, Mt. Makalu (8,463m / 27,767ft)  is the world’s 5th highest mountain. Makalu is extremely beautiful while also being very challenging and dangerous. Till date only 200 some mountaineers have stood on the summit. Though there are several routes on the mountain to reach the summit but it is wise to choose the safest one.

Trek Himalayan
 expedition team will begin the trip from Tumlingtar, just above the Arun River, to Makalu Base Camp at the elevation of approximately 5100 meters. We ascend the Northwest Ridge establishing 4 high camps on the mountain. Our strong team of Sherpas fixes ropes as required. Depending on our fitness, we’ll be moving up and down the mountain several times to ensure acclimatization as well as stocking the higher camps. From the summit, we really enjoy the panoramic view of Mount  Kanchenjunga in the east to innumerable peaks that include  Mount Shishapangma of Tibet in the west.

We start from Tumlingtar after a short flight from Kathmandu and then hike above the Arun River towards the beautiful Barun valley, which is one of the most infrequently visited wilderness regions in Nepal.

Trek Himalayan provides very professional, supportive and friendly climbing Sherpa guide with full mountaineering logistic support up to Base Camp and for the climb and summit.  We ensure that  our a good quality, supportive, friendly, stress-free and comprehensive service help to maximize the chance to summit opportunity and return to Kathmandu safely.

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What is included

  • International Arrival/Departure Transfers
  • 5 Nights hotel accommodation in Kathmandu, inclusive of breakfast
  • Kathmandu Half day sightseeing, escorted by English Speaking Guide
  • Flight: Kathmandu – Tumlingtar – Kathmandu
  • Overland: Tumlingtar to Chichila by Comfortable Vehicle
  • Makalu Barun Conservation Permit  fee
  • Mt. Makalu Royalty Fee
  • Full board Tea House/ Lodge trek till Base Camp (night at Tea House/Lodge) & Full board camping throughout (night at tents)
  • Full board meals during the trekking and expedition period, if you have any specific dietary requirement please let us know, we will provide accordingly
  • High altitude climbing food, fuel, gas above base camp (you are also advised to bring some high altitude food yourselves)
  • Professional Expedition Guide
  • High altitude Climbing Sherpa on summit day 1:3 pax
  • High Altitude Climbing Sherpa equipment & allowances
  • Personal luggage allowed 90Kg.
  • Porter & Yak from Chichila to Base Camp & back to Tumlingtar (via Khadbari)
  • 1 tent for 1 member for Expedition North Face or Similar brand
  • All camping gear that includes dining tent, cooking stove, gas, ropes, toilet tent, shower tent, table and chairs, mattresses sharing with other members
  • Liaison officer’s allowances, equipment for expedition, flight tickets, insurance, daily wages sharing with other group member
  • High altitude staff allowances, flight tickets, food, accommodation, insurance, daily wages
  • High Altitude Nepali staff accidental/ medical/emergency and evacuation insurance
  • Emergency oxygen mask and regulator
  • Radio communication set (walkie-talkie)/satellite phone
  • Gamo Bag (life saving device in case of altitude sickness) sharing with group members
  • Solar panel for light and charges batteries
  • Garbage Deposit
  • Farewell dinner in Kathmandu
  • All liable government of Nepal administration fees for climbing permits processing

What is Excluded

  • International flight fares
  • International airport departure tax
  • Nepal entry visa fee (See Trip Note for Details)
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
  • Single supplement during entire trip
  • Note: Additional cost applies for single supplement
  • Personal specific high altitude climbing food
  • Personal climbing gears–clothing, sleeping bags, climbing equipment. Please click ‘equipment check list’
  • Personal Travel/Medical/Accident/Emergency evacuation insurance
  • International cargo custom clearance fee
  • Alcoholic beverage & bottle drinks
  • Climbing Sherpa summit bonus
  • Personal Satellite phone permit
  • Filming & Video graph   permit
  • Extra personal expenses
  • Climbing Sherpa bonus
  • Tips for Nepali staff
  • All expenses incurred in the event of early departure (evacuation fee, transport, extra hotel night, food etc.)
  • If scheduled flight gets cancelled due to bad weather from Lukla to Kathmandu on return. In such situation, we need to send chartered helicopter. Helicopter cost has to be borne by the clients to get outbound flight on scheduled time.
  • Any changes incurred as a result of delay beyond the control of ‘Trek Himalayan LLC’
  • Personal Oxygen use in high altitude ( If required, additional cost is US $ 500 per bottle of 4lts. with mask and regulator US $ 300)
  • Personal High Altitude Climbing Sherpa for individual service ( if required, extra charge will be made)
  • Personal communication (phone, fax, e-mail, internet between Nepal and your home country)
  • Medical evacuation insurance policy is mandatory
  • Any other services not specified in the ‘Cost Includes

Mt. Makalu Expedition 2024/2025 Cost and Departure Dates

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Nitty Gritty

  • Expedition Region: Makalu, East Nepal
  • Trip Duration: 57 Days
  • Total Trekking days: 17 Days
  • Total Climbing period:34 Days
  • Hotel Accommodation in Kathmandu: 5 Nights
  • Trip Starts / Ends: Kathmandu
  • Activities: Trekking + Expedition + Sightseeing
  • Mode of Transportation: Flight & Comfortable vehicle, as per group size
  • Best Season: March, April, May, June- September, October, November
  • Accommodation: Hotels in Kathmandu, Tea house/Lodge & full board camp during expedition
  • Type of Trip: Private & Fixed Departure
  • Service available: Standard/Deluxe
  • Expedition grade:  Extreme  Challenging
  • No. of Pax: From 04 to 12 (Maximum)
  • Meals during trip:  Breakfast in Kathmandu and  all meals during trekking & expeditions
  • Walking hours:  5 – 7 hrs a day
  • Criteria: Basic & Advance mountaineering course or knowledge of Mountain climbing experience
  • Health: Physically fit
  • Tips: It’s a traditional in tourism industry
  • Maximum elevation: 8463m

General Information

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