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Makalu climb

Makalu climb is interesting with the fifth highest mountain (8463 m) in the world located the northeastern of Nepal. The mountain is known as Khabalung with a little pink color. It has two subsidiary peaks, including Kanchungtse (7678 m) and Chomo Lonzo. French Expedition, led by Jean Franco first climbed the mountain May 15, 1955. Walk 10 days after Kathmandu-Tumlingtar flight to reach the base camp.

Makalu climb is a part of the Greater Himalaya that lies in the Kumba Karna Himal. The mountain mapped and photographed at first by the British Everest reconnaissance in 1921 from the Tibet part. The first Nepalese Ang Chepal Sherpa climbed the mountain on May 1, 1978. It is considered one of the toughest mountains to climb. Before the climbing, enjoy the Makalu Barun National Park that is the home of 48 species of orchids, 25 species of rhododendron, 87 species of medicinal plants and 421 species of birds. The endangered wildlife includes wild yak, red panda, snow leopard, clouded leopard, Himalayan black bear, musk deer, goral, wild boar, tahr, Himalayan marmot, langur monkey, weasel, and serow.

Makalu climb offers the views of Kanchenjunga, Lhotse, Everest and Cho Oyo. The first attempt was in 1954 by a US team. The French, English, Japanese, Czechoslovakian and Spanish Expedition group were conquered the mountain in different dates. It is a remote region of Nepal nearby the border of China (Tibet). Contact with Yeti Trail Adventure for the expedition experience. Read further information with the day-to-day itinerary below.

Day 01: Kathmandu to Mani Bhanjyang (1100 m) via Tumlingtar (460 m) – 3/4 hours

Day 02: Mani Bhanjyang to Chichela (1830 m) – 5/6 hours

Day 03: Chichela to Num (1490 m) – 5/6 hours

Day 04: Num to Sedua (1460 m) – 5/6 hours

Day 05: Sedua to Tashigaon (2070 m) – 4/5 hours

Day 06: Tashigaon to Kauma (3470 m) – 5/6 hours

Day 07: Kauma to Mumbuk (3570 m) – 5/6 hours

Day 08: Mumbuk to Nhe Kharka (3000 m) – 5/6 hours

Day 09: Nhe Kharka to Sherson (4615 m) – 6/7 hours

Day 10: Sherson to Makalu Base Camp (4820 m) – 3/4 hours

Day 11: Makalu base camp – rest day

Day 12-42: Climbing Period to Mt Makalu (8463 m)

Day 43: Makalu Base Camp to Nhe Kharka (3000 m) – 6/7 hours

Day 44: Nhe Kharka to Mumbuk (3570 m) – 5/6 hours

Day 45: Mumbuk to Kauma (3470 m) – 5/6 hours

Day 46: Kauma to Tashigaon (2070 m) – 5/6 hours

Day 47: Tashigaon to Num (1490 m) – 5/6 hours

Day 48: Num to Mani Bhanjyang (1100 m) – 5/6 hours

Day 49: Mani Bhanjyang to Tumlingtar (460 m) – 3/4 hours

Day 50: Tumlingtar to Kathmandu (1350 m) – 35 minutes flight

Day 51: Kathmandu Rest Day

Day 52: Airport departure

Day 01: Kathmandu to Mani Bhanjyang (1100 m) via Tumlingtar (460 m) – 3/4 hours

Day 02: Mani Bhanjyang to Chichela (1830 m) – 5/6 hours

Day 03: Chichela to Num (1490 m) – 5/6 hours

Day 04: Num to Sedua (1460 m) – 5/6 hours

Day 05: Sedua to Tashigaon (2070 m) – 4/5 hours

Day 06: Tashigaon to Kauma (3470 m) – 5/6 hours

Day 07: Kauma to Mumbuk (3570 m) – 5/6 hours

Day 08: Mumbuk to Nhe Kharka (3000 m) – 5/6 hours

Day 09: Nhe Kharka to Sherson (4615 m) – 6/7 hours

Day 10: Sherson to Makalu Base Camp (4820 m) – 3/4 hours

Day 11: Makalu base camp – rest day

Day 12-42: Climbing Period to Mt Makalu (8463 m)

Day 43: Makalu Base Camp to Nhe Kharka (3000 m) – 6/7 hours

Day 44: Nhe Kharka to Mumbuk (3570 m) – 5/6 hours

Day 45: Mumbuk to Kauma (3470 m) – 5/6 hours

Day 46: Kauma to Tashigaon (2070 m) – 5/6 hours

Day 47: Tashigaon to Num (1490 m) – 5/6 hours

Day 48: Num to Mani Bhanjyang (1100 m) – 5/6 hours

Day 49: Mani Bhanjyang to Tumlingtar (460 m) – 3/4 hours

Day 50: Tumlingtar to Kathmandu (1350 m) – 35 minutes flight

Day 51: Kathmandu Rest Day

Day 52: Airport departure

Trip Cost Includes

  • Airports pick up and drop in private car with guide.
  • 49 nights stay in a lodge and tent in twin sharing bed in Mountain.
  • Professional guide, Sherpa and necessary staff.
  • Lodge, food, salary and insurance for guide, Sherpa and porter.
  • Farewell meals & breakfast in Kathmandu.
  • Climbing permit, TIMS card and Conservation fee.
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner with tea and coffee.
  • Medical Kitbag.

 

Trip Cost Excludes

  • Nepal visa fee.
  • Travel insurance including helicopter evacuation.
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu except farewell meal.
  • International airfare and departure tax.
  • Bar bills, laundry, hot shower and personal expenses in the mountain.
  • Tips to guide, Sherpa and porter.

 

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Trip Facts

  • Duration: 52 days
  • Activities: Hiking/Climbing
  • Maximum Altitude: 8463 m (Mount Makalu)
  • Grade of Journey Grade: Strenuous with Camping Trek
  • Mountain views: Everest/ Lhotse/Cho Oyu
  • Valley & River: Dudh Koshi Valley
  • Transportation: Private vehicle/flight
  • Journey start and end: Tumlingtar (460 m)
  • Accommodation: 49 Nights tent in Mountain
  • Meals: Full board & farewell dinner in Kathmandu
  • Best Time: April/May

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