MAKALU EXPEDITION

  1. This mountain is an impressive mass of red granite. The Great Black One, so called due to its dark brooding appearance is considered a massif with a "future". Makalu lies in the north east region of Nepal and is a close neighbour to Mount Everest. Despite it being the fifth tallest among the eight thousanders, the mountain is still virtually 'new'. It was first climbed by a French Team led by Jean Franco in 1955.

  2. The French were the first to reach the Makalu summit back in 1955, a ear after the Americans set off for the first ever attempt on the mountain. Valuable sighting and photographs of Makalu were taken during the reconnaissance of the eastern approaches to Everest by a British Expedition in 1921. Makalu has five routes and four variations along with other interesting opportunities like the West Face, the Northeast and North Flanks (Tibet). Our trek follows one of the most remote and unfrequented areas of Nepal. Starting at Tumlingtar plateau just above the Arun River, we walk through the snow, rain and cloud prone Kauma. Base Camp is just south of the snout of the Barun Glacier at an elevation of 4823m.

  3. ITINERARY

    Best Season: April/May

  4. DAY 01 Arrival Kathmandu, transfer to hotel Shangri-la on B/B
    DAY 02 Kathmandu Sightseeing, hotel Shangri-la on B/B
    DAY 03 Last preparation in Kathmandu, hotel Shangri-la on B/B
    DAY 04 Flight: Ktm- Biratnagar, transfer to Hile, camp
    DAY 05 Trek to Mangmaya, camp
    DAY 06 Trek to Sutibhari, camp
    DAY 07 Trek to Tumlingtar, camp
    DAY 08 Trek to Khandbari, camp
    DAY 09 Trek to Bhotebas
    DAY 10 Trek to Gogone, camp
    DAY 11 Trek to Num, camp
    DAY 12 Trek to Tashi Gaon
    DAY 13 Trek to Khongma La
    DAY 14 Trek to Makalu I Base Camp
    DAY 15-32 Climbing period of Makalu
    DAY 33 BC to Numbuck, camp
    DAY 34 Trek to Khongma La, camp
    DAY 35 Trek to Seduwa, camp
    DAY 36 Trek to Chichela, camp
    DAY 37 Trek to Tumlingtar, camp
    DAY 38 Flight Tumlingtar-Ktm, transfer to hotel Shangri-la on B/B
    DAY 39 Kathmandu Leisure day, hotel Shangri-la on B/B
    DAY 40 Final Departure.
  5. The price offers following facilities:
    • peak permit
      liaison officer fees
      hotel charge at Katmandu
      arrival and departure( transport)
      base camp food
      transportation by yak from BC to ABC and ABC- BC
      base camp tent
      high camp tent
      kitchen tent and dining tent,
      kitchen equipment
      fixed rope and snow bar, ice crew, rock python
      sherpas ( one for each members)
      7 oxygen bottles per each member and regulator mask one set too.
      4 oxygen bottles per each sherpa and regulator mask one set too.
      cook and cook boy(helpers)
      Epi gas and gas stove
      High altitude cooking pots
  6. Cost does not include:
    • Personal equipment & Insurance,
      Alcoholic beverages, Nepal visa fee
      Airport taxes for International
      Emergency rescue evacuation if required,
      Personal nature expenses.
      Extra night Hotel in Kathmandu