MT. MAKALU EXPEDITION (8485M)

50 Days
5 Excellent

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  • Max. Elevation:
    8,485m / 27,838ft
  • Walking Per Day:
    5 - 6 Hours
  • Accommodation:
    Hotel + Lodge + Tent
  • Best Season:
    Spring/Autumn
  • Group Size:
    2 - 15 PAX

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Trip Overview

Country: Nepal Peak Name: Mt. Makalu
Duration: 50 Days Route: NW Ridge
Rank: 5 Co-ordinates: 27°53'24"N 87°05'18"E
Weather Reports: Report Range: Kumbhakarna Range

Among the eight mountains in Nepal above 8000m, Mt. Makalu is the fourth tallest in Nepal and the fifth-highest Peak on the Earth with its height of 8,463m. Mt. Makalu resides in the eastern Himalayas range just 19Km southeast of the giant Mt. Everest on the border of Nepal and China. At the base of Mt. Makalu, there lies a natural wonder: The Barun Valley. This valley facilitates stunning elevated waterfalls falling inside the deep gorges, diverse species of flora and fauna with rich cultures of ethnic communities like Sherpa and Kirat. Although this area is somewhat isolated, it is for sure that, every visitor who every step here will take a memorable reminiscence with them for their lifetime.

It was in 1955 when the expedition led by the French team reached the top of Mt. Makalu for the first time. Only five of the first sixteen attempts were successful. Sir Edmund Hilary took the photograph of Mt. Makalu in 1951 while he was on a route survey of Mt. Everest. Since the first climb to the top, several successful attempts had been made to the top of the peak. Makalu bears a pyramid shape. South East and the North West Ridges being the most prominent compared to other. Among these two, the North-Western ridge route is used by most mountaineers to reach the top of the peak. Mt. Makalu Expedition in Nepal is full of adventures as well as dangers too. The Russian team scaled the west route, which is considered the most dangerous route, in 1997. They reach the top on 21st May 1997 following the most challenging route. Climbing Makalu is the test of the sheer endurance of a climber.

The base camp is normally set at around 5,600m, and then four camps follow before reaching the top. The first camp is at 6,100m, camp 2 is at 6500m, the third camp is at 7400m and the last camp is at 7800m.

Every year Seven Summit Treks organize a large number of Mt. Makalu expedition.

Itinerary

  • 1
    Arrival in Kathmandu (1400m) & Transfer to the Hotel
    Breakfast
    Hotel

  • 2
    Rest in Kathmandu, Expedition Briefing and Preparation
    B/D
    Hotel

  • 3
    Fly from Kathmandu to Tumlingtar and drive to Num (1,560m)
    B/L/D
    Lodge

  • 4
    Trek from Num to Sheduwa (1,510m)
    B/L/D
    Tent

  • 5
    Trek from Sheduwa to Tashi Gaun (2,070m)
    B/L/D
    Tent

  • 6
    Acclimatization at Tashi Gaun (Rest Day)
    B/L/D
    Tent

  • 7
    Trek from Tashi Gaun to Khongma (3,760m)
    B/L/D
    Tent

  • 8
    Trek from Khongma to Mumbuk (3,520m)
    B/L/D
    Tent

  • 9
    Trek from Mumbuk to Nehe Kharka (4,320m)
    B/L/D
    Tent

  • 10
    Trek from Nehe Kharka to Makalu Lower Base
    B/L/D
    Tent

  • 11
    Acclimatization in Lower Base Camp (Rest Day)
    B/L/D
    Tent

  • 12
    Acclimatization in Lower Base Camp (Rest Day)
    B/L/D
    Tent

  • 13
    Hike from Lower Base camp to Higher Base Camp
    B/L/D
    Tent

  • 14-42
    Climbing Period (Base Camp – Makalu Summit (8,485m) – Base Camp)
    B/L/D
    Tent

  • 43
    Basecamp Cleanup & Preparation to Return
    B/L/D
    Tent

  • 44
    Trek from Makalu Base Camp to Yangle Kharka
    B/L/D
    Tent

  • 45
    Trek from Yangle Kharka to Khongma
    B/L/D
    Tent

  • 46
    Trek from Khongma to Seduwa
    B/L/D
    Tent

  • 47
    Trek from Sheduwa to Num and drive to Khadbari or Tumlingtar
    B/L/D
    Lodge

  • 48
    Drive from Khandbari to Tumlingtar Fly to Kathmandu & Transfer to the Hotel
    Breakfast
    Hotel

  • 49
    Leisure day in Kathmandu
    Breakfast
    Hotel

  • 50
    Transfer to International Airport for final departure
    Breakfast

Route Map

Cost Includes

  • AIRPORT PICK-UP & DROP : Airport - Hotel transfers – Airport (Pick Up and Drop).
  • ACCOMMODATION IN KATHMANDU : 4 nights of hotel accommodation (3-star category) in Kathmandu on BB plan- Sharing Twin Bed Room.
  • WELCOME DINNER : One Welcome Dinner in a tourist standard restaurant in Kathmandu with Office’s Staff.
  • CARGO CLEARANCE : Assistance for cargo clearance in Nepal’s Custom Department, clearance cost is subject to a charge. *before the expedition.
  • PERMITS : Expedition Royalty and permit of Nepal Government to climb Mt. Makalu, Makalu-Barun National Park permit & fee.
  • LIAISON OFFICER : 1 Government Liaison officer with full equipment, salary, and accommodation.
  • GARBAGE DEPOSIT : Stool Shipment Transfer & Garbage Deposit fees.
  • STAFF INSURANCE : Medical & Emergency rescue Insurance for all involved Nepalese staff during the trek and expedition.
  • MAP : Trekking Route Map.
  • MEMBER TRANSPORTATION : Air Transportation (Domestic Flight): Fly from Kathmandu – Tumlingtar and drive from Tumlingtar to Num. While returning drive from Num to Tumlingtar and fly from Tumlingtar – to Kathmandu, as per itinerary.
  • EXPEDITION STUFF TRANSPORTATION : Necessary all equipment Transportation for all Members and Staffs from Kathmandu to Tumlingtar (by air cargo/vehicle) and to Base camp (by Jeep and Porters) – While returning: Base camp to Tumlingtar (by porters and Jeep) and Tumlingtar to Kathmandu (by air cargo/vehicle). -Member’s personal equipment will be transported by air.
  • MEMBER LUGGAGE : Up to 60 Kg per member for personal baggage during the trek carrying by porter or Yak.
  • FOODS & LODGING : 3 meals a day (BLD; including tea and coffee) along with accessible accommodation at Hotel/Lodge/Tea house/Camp during the trek and BC. Well-managed base camp set up for members & Staff. Kailas or the north face tents will be set up while camping on sharing basis.
  • CAMPING EQUIPMENT : All Necessary equipment for Camping during the trek.
  • PORTERS : Porters per member up to Base camp from Num & Porters return from Base camp to Num.
  • BASE CAMP STAFFS : Experienced and well-trained Base Camp Cook & kitchen Helpers as required.
  • STAFF SALARY & ALLOWANCE : All Nepalese staff & porter’s daily wages, equipment, food & clothing.
  • BASE CAMP TENT : Each member will have an individual Yak Mountain or Kailas tent in Base Camp.
  • BASE CAMP EQUIPMENT : At Base camp: foam mattresses and pillow per member, 1 Dinning Tent, 1 Kitchen Tent, 1 Communication tent, 1 Toilet & 1 Shower Tent, 1 Staffs Tent, 1 Tent for Nepalese base camp staff, Store tents, Tables & chairs & all necessary cooking gears.
  • HEATER : Heater for base camp in each Dining and another necessary camp.
  • SOLAR/GENERATOR/LIGHT : 1 Solar panel or Generator for battery charge and light at base camp for use.
  • HIGH ALTITUDE CLIMBING SHERPA : 1 veteran and Government Licensed Climbing Sherpa per member. (1 Member: 1 Sherpa).
  • CLIMBING SHERPA SALARY & ALLOWANCE : Climbing Sherpa Salary, Equipment, Food, and Clothing.
  • OXYGEN BOTTLE (O2) : Summit Oxygen cylinder: 3 oxygen bottles (4 ltrs.) for each member and 1-oxygen bottle for each high-altitude Sherpa. **
  • OXYGEN MASK & REGULATOR : 1 Set of Summit Oxygen masks & regulators for each member and high-altitude Sherpa. **
  • BACK UP OXYGEN : Back up Oxygen Cylinder, mask, and regulator (with appropriate charge).
  • HIGH CAMP SERVICE : High Altitude Tent, Necessary cooking EPI gas, cooking pots for a member, High food for a member, Sherpa, all climbing and other crews at (C1) (C2) (C3) and (C4). Group climbing gears, fixed and dynamic rope during the climbing period as required.
  • ROPE FIXING : The team of experienced Sherpas will fix the route on Makalu (no extra charge will be applied to members).
  • SATELLITE PHONE : Satellite Phone for emergency communication carried by Sherpa, also available for members with appropriate charge.
  • WALKIE-TALKIE : Walkie–Talkie for communicating from Base Camp to Mountain and Mountain to Base Camp.
  • WALKIE-TALKIE PERMIT : Satellite Phone/walkie-talkie permit for all members and staff.
  • WEATHER FORECAST : Weather forecast report from Meteotest, Bern (Switzerland) during the entire expedition.
  • MEDICAL KIT : Comprehensive Medical kit.
  • SUMMIT CERTIFICATE : Mt. Makalu climbing certificate issued by MoCTCA (after climbing Mt. Makalu successfully).

Cost Excludes

  • INTERNATIONAL AIRFARE : International flight airfare (from and to Kathmandu).
  • NEPAL VISA FEES : Nepali Visa fee US$ 60 per person for 30 days (to be applied for 60 days (USD$ 120).
  • LUNCH & DINNER : Lunch & dinner during the stay in Kathmandu (also in case of early return from Trekking / Expedition than the scheduled itinerary).
  • EXTRA NIGHTS IN KATHMANDU : Extra nights’ accommodation in Kathmandu. In case of early arrival or late departure, early return from Trekking / Expedition (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary.
  • INSURANCE : Travel and high-altitude insurance, accident, Helicopter medical & emergency evacuation. *Mandatory
  • RESCUE EVACUATION : Medical and emergency rescue evacuation costs if required. (Rescue, Repatriation, Helicopter, Medication, Medical Tests, and Hospitalization costs.)
  • PERSONAL EXPENSES : 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 serve all kinds of beverages for members on base camp).
  • PERSONAL EQUIPMENT : Clothing, Packing Items or Bags, Personal Medical Kit, Personal Trekking /Climbing Gears.
  • FILMING : Special Filming, Camera, and Drone permit fee.
  • TOILETRIES : Soaps, shampoos, toilet and tissue papers, toothpaste, and other items used to keep yourself clean.
  • INTERNET SERVICE : Not included during the trek and the expedition.
  • SUMMIT BONUS : Summit bonus for climbing Sherpa- Minimum 1500 USD.
  • TIPS : Tips for guides & basecamp staff.
  • EXTRA : Any other services or activities, which are not mentioned in the itinerary. Any other item not listed in the “Cost Includes” section.

Fixed Dates

Start Date End Date Group Size Status Action
2022-04-09 2022-05-29 (50 DAYS) 15 PAX Closed NA
2023-04-09 2023-05-29 (50 DAYS) 15 PAX Open Inquire Now Book Now

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    • 3 Bottles of Oxygen

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    Grading

    Below the different grades shown in the chart are explained in more detail.

    For Expeditions

    1. Easy (E): Climb requires one-day climbs, or a multiday climbs with non-technical elements.
    2. Moderate (M): Either a serious one-day climbs, or a multiday climbs with some technical elements. Requires an average level of physical fitness.
    3. Difficult (D): Multiday climbs with some moderately technical elements. Requires an above average fitness level and high level of stamina.
    4. Hard Difficult (HD): Multiday, Highly technical climb. Requires high level of physical fitness and stamina.
    5. Very Difficult (VD): Multiday, Extremely technical climb. Requires very high level of Physical fitness and stamina.

    Grading

    Below the different grades shown in the chart are explained in more detail.

    For Trekking

    1. Light: Light walking and generally level hiking that is good for most fitness levels. During these trips, hill-walking experience is desirable.
    2. Moderate: Trek has various types of moderate to difficult terrain, including rough trails and normally 3 to 5 hours a day. Requires an average to above average fitness level.
    3. Moderate+: High altitude treks above 3000 meters or in fairly difficult terrain- normally 4 to 6 hours a day. Requires an above average fitness level and high level of stamina.
    4. Extreme: These high altitude treks or passes are known to be the most strenuous and has difficult terrain and conditions. These treks may require a degree of mountaineering skills and you capability of carrying on normally at an altitude of 4000-5600 meters. Daily walking is 5-8 hours approx.