SST Mt. Makalu Spring Expedition 2023 Summit Update

May 29, 2023

A huge congratulation to our Makalu Expedition team members and Sherpas for the successful ascent of the world's 5th-highest mountain this spring season.

After weeks of intense effort and perseverance, the climbers reached the summit of Makalu. The climbers' unwavering dedication, coupled with the support of their skilled Sherpas and meticulous planning, enabled them to conquer the formidable peak.

Summiteer List on different dates:

13 MAY 2023

  1. Kristin Harila (Norway)
  2. Tenjen Sherpa (Makalu-9, Sankhuwasabha)
  3. Dorchi Sherpa (Makalu-1, Sankhuwasabha)
  4. Angdemba Sherpa (Makalu-9, Sankhuwasabha)
  5. Pema Sherpa (Makalu-2, Sankhuwasabha)
  6. Lakpa Sherpa (Makalu-9, Sankhuwasabha)
  7. Chhiring Namgel Sherpa (Solukhumbu)
  8. Ang Dawa Sherpa (Sankhuwasabha)
  9. Fur Temba Sherpa (Sankhuwasabha)

14 MAY 2023

  1. Oswaldo Aurelio Freire Cartagena (Ecuador)
  2. Naoko Watanabe (Japan)
  3. Jorge Egocheaga Rodriguez (Spain)
  4. Mingma Gelu Sherpa (Makalu-4, Sankhuwasabha)
  5. Phurba Sherpa (Sankhuwasabha)

15 MAY 2023

  1. Lukas Kasenky (Czech Republic)
  2. Prakriti Varshney (India)
  3. Hernan David Leal Barrientoss (Chile)
  4. George Justin Ionescu (Romania)
  5. Lakpa Chhiri Sherpa (Khumjung-8, Solukhumbu)
  6. Jeevan Tamang (Patle-5, Okhaldhunga)
  7. Furtenji Sherpa (Juving-3, Solukhumbu)

17 MAY 2023

  1. Liudmila Korobeshko (Russia)
  2. Igor Smirnov (Russia)
  3. Vladimir Belkovich (Russia)
  4. Valeriy Babanov (Canada)
  5. Yuriy Lukyanov (Kazakhstan)
  6. Nangba Sherpa (Sankhuwasabha)
  7. Pema Chhumbi Sherpa (Sankhuwasabha)
  8. Tawa Chhiri Sherpa (Solukhumbu)
  9. Tashi Sherpa (Sankhuwasabha)
  10. Lakpa Tenje Sherpa Sankhuwasabha)

18 MAY 2023

  1. Israfil Ashurli (Azerbaijan)
  2. Wong Dorchi Sherpa (Makalu-9, Sankhuwasabha)

29 MAY 2023

  1. Gina Marie Rzucidlo (USA)
  2. Alina Pekova (Russia)
  3. Paula Birgitta Strengell (Finland)
  4. Mingtemba Sherpa (Makalu-9, Sankhuwasabha)
  5. Pasang Tenje Sherpa (Makalu-5, Sankhuwasabha)
  6. Lakpa Thendu Sherpa (Makalu-2, Sankhuwasbha)
  7. Ngima Nurbu Sherpa

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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.


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.

Lukáš Jasenský

Mardi Himal trek. A wonderful trek ideal even for beginners. Wonderful views, great facilities. Our choice for this trek was through our honeymoon. Seven Summit Treks organized and prepared everything. Sherpa Tashi and porter Nima were great. We could talk, they always prepared everything. I have been in contact with the guys from Seven Summit Treks since the expedition to Makalu and I know that I can rely on them. Thank you for your help and wonderful experience. And see you at the next event.

Sofie Lenaerts


Our first co-operation was in 2013 in Pakistan with Arnold Coster expeditions and Sevensummittreks towards the Gasherbrum. After that, we continued to work together on expeditions towards Everest, Makalu, Lhotse, Manaslu (winter), and AmaDablam. For me, SST is a very professional company with a lot of experience and knowledge. We have full confidence in their capabilities and appreciate their flexibility. I would like to thank them for all those years of cooperation and I look forwards to new adventures in Nepal and Pakistan.

Brad Johnson

I have been on many expeditions in Nepal over the years, most of them I organized with friends and used Seven Summit Treks only for their base camp services with great service! This year none of my friends were available to climb in Nepal in the Autumn season so I contacted SST and decided to sign up for the Mera Peak and Baruntse expedition. SST organized everything and provide me with a personal climbing Sherpa for the entire trip. Throughout the entire trip, everything was taken care of by SST, including lodging, tea houses, and meals. At Baruntse base camp I had a nice private tent and the cook and kitchen staff always had smiles and cooked great meals. My Sherpa (Jangbu) was great and we became close friends and climbing partners. Jangbu was always there with a smile, a very strong climber, always wanting to help in any way he could. There was plenty of time to decide how and when we were going to make a summit push based on the weather. We had fantastic summit days on both peaks and finished the trip crossing the Amphu Labste pass into the Khumbu Valley staying each night in nice lodges with all meals included. I would highly recommend using SST for any expedition that you want to go on. Thank you Seven Summit Treks for a great trip and your attention to detail!!

Mohamed H. Al Khalifa


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Nir Shah

Great Britain

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