Makalu Expedition

When the French party came to Nepal in 1955, Makalu (8463m) was first climbed. This is the fifth highest mountain at 8463m, situated between Everest and Kanchenjunga, on the Nepali – Tibetan border. The peak was first mapped and photographed from the Tibetan side by 1921 British Everest re connaissance. It is an isolated peak, located just 14 miles east of Mt. Everest. Makalu is beautiful but extremely challenging and potentially dangerous mountain. The expedition trip starts from Tumlingtar, just above the Arun River to Makalu Base camp at approximately 5200m. We'll fix ropes as required. We will be moving up and down the mountain quiet a few times. Depending on our condition. We start from Tumlingtar by flight above the Arun River then towards the beautiful Barun valley which is most infrequently visited valley and finally setting up Makalu Base Camp at an altitude of 4840m. We return back via the same path and take panoramic flight to Kathmandu.

Facts of This Trip

  • Duration: 59 Days
  • Activities: Expedition
  • Accommodation: Camping
  • Region: Makalu
  • Grade: Hard
  • Group size:Min. 1- Max.12
  • Season: Apr - Jun / Sep - Nov
  • Max. Altitude: 8463m
  • Transport:Fly in -Fly Out

Makalu Expedition Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu & Transfer to Hotel.

Days 2-3: Kathmandu. (Preparation)

Day 4: Fly to Tumlingtar. Trek to Khadbari (1040m). Stay in lodge.

Day 5: Bhotebas (1730m). Overnight Stay in lodge / camp.

Day 6: Chichiara. Overnight Stay in lodge / camp.

Day 7: Num. Overnight Stay in lodge / camp.

Day 8: Kuwapani (1560m). Overnight Stay in lodge / camp.

Days 9-10:
Tashi Goan (2100m). Acclimatization.

Day 11: Kauma (3760m). Overnight Stay in camp.

Day 12: Dobato (3700m). Overnight Stay in camp.

Day 13: NEbE Kharka (4320m). Overnight in camp.

Day 14: Sherson (4630m). Overnight Stay in camp.

Day 15: Makalu base camp.

Day 16: High camp.

Days 17-49: Climbing Period Mt. Makalu.

Day 50: Cleaning up Base Camp.

Day 51: Yak Kharka.

Day 52: Mumbuk. Overnight Stay in lodge.

Day 53: Tashi Goan. Overnight Stay in lodge.

Day 54: Nun. Overnight Stay in lodge.

Day 55: Chichira. Overnight Stay in lodge.

Day 56: Khandbari. Overnight Stay in lodge.

Day 57: Tumlingtar and fly back to Kathmandu.

Day 58: Kathmandu. Sight seeing.

Day 59:
Final departure to your Country.

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