Makalu Expedition

51 Days

Makalu is one of the harder and technical eight-thousands, and is considered one of the most difficult mountains in the world to climb. Makalu expeditions are difficult because the mountain is notorious for its steep pitches and knife-edged ridges that make the climbing Makalu very open to the elements. The final ascent of the summit pyramid involves technical rock climbing. While there have been many a Makalu expeditions, it is the only Nepalese 8,000m peak which has yet seen a success in climbing Makalu in true winter conditions.

Makalu Expedition
  picture: during makalu expedition on the way.  

At 8463 meters, Makalu is the 5th highest mountain in the world and is located just 20 kilometers from Mount Everest in the Makalu Barun National Park, which is a natural wonder on its own.

Makalu (8463m) is the fifth highest mountain in the world. It is situated between Everest and Kanchenjunga at Nepali-Tibetan border. Mt. Makalu was first climbed by the French in 1955 .Mt. Makalu expedition begins from Tumlingtar flight, above the Arun River and takes to Mt. Makalu base camp, where the guides fix up the camps and make necessary preparation for mountaineering and helps for acclimatization and waits for the favorite weather for its summit and once everything is ready then a well experienced expedition guide leads you for a successful expedition.

There are several routes for the expedition but our expedition team leads you through the safe route to reach your destination. The trail usually begins from Kathmandu to Tumlingtar and then to Chichila, Num, Yak Kharka and finally at Makalu base camp. The best seasons to have expeditions on Mt. Makalu are considered to be April-May and September-October.

Mount Makalu (8485m/27,838ft) by an American team led by William Siri for the first time climbed in the spring of 1954. Mount Makalu Expedition was composed of Sierra Club members, including Allen Steck, William E. Long, and was called the California Himalayan Expedition to Makalu. They attempted the southeast ridge but were turned back at 7,100 m (23,300 ft) by a constant barrage of storms.

A New Zealand team, including Sir Edmund Hillary, was also active in the spring but did not get very high due to injury and illness. In the fall of 1954, a French reconnaissance expedition made the first ascents of the subsidiary summits Kangchungtse May 15, 1955, by Lionel Terray and Jean Couzy during a French trip to Jean Franco. The expedition was composed of Sierra Club members, including Allen Steck, William E. Long, and was called the California Himalayan Expedition to Makalu.

A New Zealand team, including Edmund Hillary, attempted the route but was turned back due to injury and illness. These were all significant achievements especially considering that Makalu is such a rugged peak.

The fifth highest mountain globally, Makalu, lies in the Mahalangur Himalayas, which is 19 km southeast of Mount Everest. On the line among Nepal and China, one of the eight-thousanders, Makalu is a disconnected pinnacle whose shape is a four-sided pyramid.

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Picture : Makalu summit Successful.

The Southeast Ridge and the Northwest Ridge are the main climbing routes on Mt. Makalu. The 8485m peak usually takes around 54 days to climb. Most climbers can climb Makalu in both the spring and autumn seasons. However, spring is more suitable for good weather and snow conditions. It lies at the coordinates of 27°53’21” N and 87°05’27” E. The way to deal with Makalu is lovely and exquisite.

The Barun Valley gives shocking differentiations where high cascades course into profound chasms, rugged rocks ascend from great green woods, and bright blossoms sprout underneath white snow tops. This particular scene shields a portion of the keep going clean mountain environments on earth.

Uncommon types of creatures and plants prosper in different environments and natural surroundings, generally undisturbed by humankind. With seven valleys radiating from Mt. Makalu and it’s almost symmetrical four ridges, it presents an incredibly balanced elegance. Within this wide range of altitudes and climates, the Makalu-Barun area contains some of Nepal’s richest and most diverse flora and fauna. Various ethnic communities of Rai, Sherpa, and Shingsawa have inhabited the lower parts of the country.

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Successful Makalu Expedition

The American team led by Riley Keegan in the spring of 1954 attempted to climb Mt. Manaslu in the spring of 1954. The first Mt. The Makalu expedition was composed of Sierra Club members including Allen Steck, and was termed as California Himalayan Expedition to Makalu. However, Mt. Makalu was first successfully climbed on May 15, 1955, by Lionel Terray and Jean Couzy on a French expedition led by Jean Franco. Franco, Guido Magnone and Gyalzen Norbu Sherpa then summitted the Mountain. Makalu the next day, followed by Jean Bouvier, Serge Coupé, Pierre Leroux and André Vialatte on the 17th May 1955.

Makalu Expedition
 The Makalu expedition is hard to climb and requires physical and technical fitness.  

The French Expedition Team submitted the Mt. Makalu via the north face and northeast ridge, through the saddle between Makalu and Kang Chun Tse (the Makalu-La), establishing the standard Mt. Makalu Expedition route.

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 1 – Arrive at Kathmandu [1345m/4411ft] & transfer to Hotel
  • Day 2 – Sightseeing and Climbing Preparation at Kathmandu
  • Day 3 – Fly from Kathmandu to Tumlingtar & Drive to Khadbari [1030m/3378ft]
  • Day 4 – Trek from Khadbari to Chichira [1830m/6002ft]
  • Day 5 – Trek from Chichira to Num [1490m/4878ft]
  • Day 6 – Trek from Num to Seduwa [1460m/4788ft]
  • Day 7 – Trek from Seduwa to Tashigaon [2070m/6789ft]
  • Day 8 – Trek from Tashigaon to Kauma Danda [3470m/11381ft]
  • Day 9 – Trek from Kauma Danda to Mumbuk [3570m/11709ft] via Kauma La [3603m/11817ft],
  • Day 10 – Trek from Mumbuk to Nehe Kharka [3700m/12136ft]
  • Day 11 – Trek from Nehe Kharka to Shersong [4615m/15137ft]
  • Day 12 – Trek from Shersong to Makalu Base Camp [4800m/15744ft]
  • Day 13-43: Climbing Mt. Makalu [8463m/27758ft] and back to Base Camp
  • Day 44: Trek from Makalu Base Camp to Mumbuk
  • Day 45: Trek from Mumbuk to Tashigaon
  • Day 46: Trek from Tashigaon to Num
  • Day 47: Trek from Num to Khadbari
  • Day 48: Drive from Khadbari to Tumlingtar
  • Day 49: Fly from Tumlingtar to Kathmandu.
  • Day 50: Leisure day in Kathmandu
  • Day 51: Transfer to International Airport for departure.

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30 min Drive
Our representative will meet you at Tribhuvan International Airport on your arrival schedule. You will be greeted and then transferred to the hotel in the heart of Kathmandu city. Our staff will help you until the check-in procedure ends at Hotel.
Meals: BB Plan + Welcome Dinner

We will spend our day sightseeing around some of the attractive world heritage sites within Kathmandu valley. Also, today we will complete all the necessary paper works and other preparations required for Makalu Expedition.
Note: It is not possible to visit all world heritage sites in Kathmandu within a day. So you can choose at least 3-4 places for day sightseeing.
Meals: BB Plan

45 min flight & 2 hrs Drive
After breakfast, you will be transferred to the airport for an early morning flight to the grassy airstrip of Tumlingtar. After landing at Tumlingtar we take a drive of about two hours to reach the village of Khadbari. The village is largely inhabited by Newari and Rai ethnic tribe communities of Nepal. Khadbari is the main administrative centre of Makalu-Barun National Park and Conservation Area. We must register at the park office check-post before continuing our trek.
Meals: All Meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

5-6 hrs Trek
Tented Camp
After breakfast, we start our trek by following the trail that passes through picturesque villages to Mane Bhanjyang. Our trek continues over to a small ridge and then to a minor pass at Bhotebas at 1,740 meters. From the top, we will have great views of Makalu. Our trek heads further along dense forest area to reach Chichira for our overnight camping.
Meals: All Meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

5-6 hrs Trek
Tented Camp
From Chichira we will follow the trail that heads towards the village of Kuwapani. After some time of trekking, our trailheads for the crossing of another minor pass - Daju La Pass at 2,100 meters. From the top of the pass, our trail descends steeply through dense forest to arrive at the village of Num. We will camp at the good camping grounds of Num village to end the day's trekking.
Meals: All Meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

5-6 hrs Trek
Tented Camp
After breakfast, we will leave our campsite at Num village and follow the trail that descends down to the suspension bridge over Arun Nadi. We will cross the bridge and begin steep uphill trekking through dense forest area towards Seduwa. Seduwa is the large trading village of with National Park check-post office. We must register at the check-post before continuing further into high altitudes.
Meals: All Meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

5-6 hrs Trek
Tented Camp
All set to go, we leave our campsite and follow an easy trail that passes through Murmidanda where we can spot local students going to school. Our trail from there is uphill trekking towards Narbugaon. Then, we continue to trek through dense forests and cultivated fields towards Tashigaon. Since Tashigaon is the last village on the trail, it is a good idea to buy the necessary items here.
Meals: All Meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

6-7 hrs trek
Tented Camp
After breakfast, we leave Tashigaon and follow the trail that climbs steeply through the beautiful cloud forest. Our trek continues as we climb towards Unshisa where there are a campsite and a tea shop which is open only in the main trekking season. We continue our uphill trekking until we arrive at the good camping grounds of Kauma Danda for the overnight camping.
Meals: All Meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

7-8 hrs trek
Tented Camp
Today is one of the toughest days on the trek as we continue on our trail crossing Kauma La Pass with magnificent views of Makalu, Chamlang, Baruntse, Kanchenjunga and Jannu. From there we climb further up for the crossing of Tutu-La Pass before descending to a large lake - Kalo Pokhari. Kalo Pokhari literally means 'Black Lake' in the Nepali language. Our trail from there is further ascend trekking towards Keke La Pass, from where we can get good views of Chamlang range and Tibet to the north. A steep and rocky descend from the top of the pass leads us to the campsite of Mumbuk.
Meals: All Meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

4-5 hrs trek
Tented Camp
Today we will have our breakfast and continue to trek on the trail that descends downhill to the riverbed of Barun (Nadi) River. From the riverbed, we climb up the steep hillside which is often affected by the landslides. Our trail from there goes along the loose ground, we should be very careful while trekking along the loose landslide trails. After a few hours of trekking, we arrive at Nehe Kharka.

Meals: All Meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

6-7 hrs trek
Tented Camp
Leaving Nehe Kharka, we continue to trek over the loose trails before crossing the Barun (Nadi) River and head to the grassy fields of Yangri Kharka. From there, we trail passes through dense rhododendron, pine and fir filled forest towards Langmale Kharka. Hereon we will trek over an ancient lateral moraine through which Barun Nadi flows. To the left is the large glacial lake that fills the valley, an easy trail from here leads us to Shersong for our overnight camping.

Meals: All Meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

4-5 hrs trek
Tented Camp
After breakfast, we leave Shersong and follow the trail that turns right and heads up for the climbing of more moraine. Once reaching the top we start to descend gradually to the crossing of a small bridge and continue trekking towards the stone huts of Makalu Base Camp. Makalu Base Camp offers one of the best mountain viewpoints in Nepal. Our Sherpa crew will set up the camps and start making checks on our health conditions and climbing gears.
Meals: All Meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

31 days climbing toward Mt. Makalu
Tented Camp
We will spend several days doing climbing training practices with adequate days for proper acclimatization. Our Sherpa crew will do all the hard works of setting up additional camps at higher altitudes. Fully equipped with all the climbing equipment and with proper acclimatization we will follow the guidance and instructions of experienced climbing experts. We will tackle several technical climbing sections and taking weather conditions into consideration we head towards the summit of Mount Makalu - the 5th highest peak of the world. Once at the summit, we are rewarded with breathtaking views of the world's towering mountains including Everest, Lhotse, Cho Oyu, Nuptse, Baruntse, and several other high peaks in the Mahalangur region. We will spend short quality at the summit and descend following the same route back to Base Camp.
Meals: All Meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

6-7 hrs Trek
Tented Camp
Having achieved our target - the summit of Mt Makalu, we prepare for our return journey. All set to go, we leave Makalu Base Camp and begin to retrace our steps on the trail that passes through Shersong and Nehe Kharka. From Nehe Kharka a rather easy trail will lead us back to Mumbuk for our overnight camping. We will celebrate the evening with folksongs and dances around the campsite.

Meals: All Meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

6-7 hrs Trek
Tented Camp
After breakfast, we pack our gears and leave Mumbuk. We continue to retrace our steps on the same trail that heads back through the crossing of minor passes before reaching Kauma Danda. From there we trek for some time and arrive at Tashigaon for the overnight camping.

Meals: All Meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

5-6 hrs Trek
Tented Camp
From Tashigaon our trail goes through hillside forests and cultivated fields towards Narbugoan. From there a rather steep descent and then the easy trail will lead us back to the trading village of Seduwa. From Seduwa our trailheads for the crossing of Arun (Nadi) River and then climb gently to reach Num for our overnight camping stay.
Meals: All Meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

5-6 hrs Trek
After breakfast, we leave Num and trek through a steep section of the forest to reach a minor pass Daju La at 2,100 meters. Our trail heads further to the village of Kuwapani. With great views of Makalu, our trek continues towards Chichira and from there we trek through the picturesque villages of Mane Bhanjyang to finally arrive at Khadbari where our trek ends technically.
Meals: All Meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

2 hrs Drive
We will make a relaxed start today. After breakfast, we will take a drive from Khadbari and drive back to Tumlingtar or optionally we can trek from Khadbari to Tumlingtar which takes about 4-5 hours trekking. However, a relaxing drive journey after a long expedition of Mt Makalu would be a perfect way to end the trek. During the drive, we can see local villagers performing daily activities for survival.
Meals: All Meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

After early morning breakfast, we take a scenic flight from Tumlingtar and fly back to Kathmandu. The flight takes approximately about 45 minutes. After landing at Kathmandu, you will be transferred to the hotel. You can either have rest at Hotel or pay a visit to attraction destination (world heritage sites of UNESCO) sites that weren’t possible on the second day of the trip. Walking around the busy streets of Kathmandu can be worth spending good time around Kathmandu city.
Meals: BB Plan

You would surely like to see as much of Kathmandu as possible. An early start is practical to visit the temples of Kathmandu. Also, walking around the shopping streets of Thamel is worth spending quality time at Kathmandu. We will celebrate the successful completion of the Makalu Expedition and have a final meal together in the evening.
Meals: BB Plan + Farewell Dinner

Our Airport Representative will drop you at the International Airport as per your flight schedule.
Meals: Breakfast


Trip Overview

Makalu is the fifth highest mountain in the world and is considered the technical mountain to climb. Normally, four camps are set up in the approach excluding Advanced Base Camp which will be set up at 5,300m. We follow the lateral moraine, hike onto the glacier and set up Camp 1 at a glacial plateau at 6,150m. We further proceed along the glacier plateau in the direction to Makalu La, climbing stretches of steep slopes and arrive at the base of the Makalu La to set up Camp 2 at 7,000m. We climb the Messier Headwall towards the north west ridge at Makalu La and the site of Camp 3 at 7,300m. Camp 4 will be set up on the north ridge at 7,850m and we will climb up the couloir to reach the final ridge at the summit (8,462m).

Mt. Makalu is 8481 meters and it is the 5th highest mountain in the world and specific and it’s a very technical peak; it’s more technical than climbing Mt. Everest. Makalu Expedition is not a huge mountaineering challenge, it’s in the North East of Nepal. We fly from Kathmandu to Tumglingtar in the East and then we have got about a three and half hour rickety drive to the start of the trekking expedition. Makalu Trek Expedition is hence considered as quite technical. remote and challenging. Our route does transverse first climbing all the way to Neghe Kharka, crossing the Barun Khola flowing from Makalu. The route to Makalu Base Camp (4823m) involves a sustained period at altitude with some steep slopes, but rewards with powerful views of Makalu (8481m) to the north. This is the realm of the glaciers, surrounded by the unforgettable presence of the world’s mightiest mountains; and brooding above the towering bulk of Everest itself.

The climbing itself is appropriate for both the experienced climber and the novice climber making their first 8,000-meter peak ascent. The climbing consists of easy glaciers low on the mountain, steep ice and snow climbing to the Makalu La, and a final rock ridge to the summit above Camp IV. Makalu is a steep and consistent climb, and in the spring season has excellent snow coverage and low hazards like icefalls, rock falling, and avalanche. Nepalgram utilizes oxygen above 7,200 meters and Sherpa support with fixed ropes throughout the climb. Each climbing day is reasonable in length and difficulty. However, Nepalgram will provide only Base Camp Administrations for climbers who need to do the top in an unsupported style. The other energizing part of climbing Makalu is the absence of groups. While we hope to impart the mountain to different groups, they will be little and robust for the most part. It gives us support on the hill to establish the route and ropes but avoids any overcrowding common on other 8000-meter peaks.

The trekking into the base camp and Makalu is breathtaking and takes you back in time when you approached all Himalayan mountains on foot. After a 25 minute flight from Kathmandu to Tumlingtar, the trek begins from a low elevation of 920m. Climbers have a great chance to acclimatizes the trail goes through Num (1800m), Seduwa (1510m), Tashi Gaon (2070m), Khongma(3760m), Mumbuk (3550m), Yangri Kharka (3600m), Sherson (4800m) and finally Makalu base camp (4870m). It is the perfect way to acclimatize before base camp reach and to take on climbing relatively quickly.

Normally, we set up four camps in the approach excluding ABC at 5,700m. Following the lateral moraine and hiking onto the glacier, we plan to set up camp I at a glacial plateau at 6,150m further proceeding the direction of the glacier plateau towards Makalu Pass, climbing stretches of steep slopes and arriving at the base of the Makalu Pass to set up the camp II at 7,000m. We climb the Messner Headwall towards the northwest Ridge at Makalu La and the site of Camp III at 7,300m. Camp IV will be set up on the North Ridge at 7,850m and finally leap for the summit at 8,462m.

Makalu, the world’s fifth highest peak in the world rising to 27,765 feet (8,463 meters), which is beautiful and impressive massive is situated just 14 miles east of Everest in the Khumbu region. Its size alone is impressive, but it’s perfect pyramid structure with four sharp ridges makes this mountain all the more spectacular. Makalu has two notable subsidiary peaks. Kangchungtse, or Makalu II, 7,678 m (25,190 ft), lies about 3 km north-northwest of the main summit. Rising about 5 km north-northeast of the main summit across a broad plateau, and connected to Kangchungtse by a narrow, 7,200 m saddle, is Chomo Lonzo, 7,804 m (25,604 ft).

The name of the mountain was probably taken from the Sanskrit word Maha-Kala, which means Big Black and is a by-name of Shiva – one of the most important gods of Hinduism. Shiva is sometimes an evil, cruel destroyer but at other times he tends to be gentle and kind-hearted. The mountain has another name in the local dialect – Kumba karna, which means The Giant. Makalu has proved to be a challenging climb, as only five of its first sixteen attempts were successful. To date, there have been a total of 206 successful ascents of Makalu and a total of 22 fatalities.Prior to its first ascent in 1955, it was admired and studied by several Everest expeditions, but like a lot of other giants in the Khumbu region, it was not attempted until the summit of Everest was first ascended in 1954.


Makalu expedition begins at Tumlingtar after an hour flight from Kathmandu. Makalu has many interesting routes leading to the summit via west ridge, west face, south face, southwest face and northwest buttress. The normal commercial route is past the Southeast Peak and along the Southeast ridge. The climb is straightforward but moderately technical with exposure on the SE Ridge; it requires some fixed rope set-up.

Makalu South East Ridge::

Makalu Base Camp (5600M/18,372ft):

Makalu Advanced base camp lies on a rocky moraine with amazing views of the Himalaya. For almost one month, comapny will set up an advanced base camp. On an 8000m, expedition climbers spend most of their time at base camp, so naturally, base camp becomes a home away from home on any long expedition. We establish our camp at a walking distance between different groups and a Makalu massif’s strategic view. Nepalgram provides a personal tent that becomes your private retreat, a dining tent, a common area, a shower tent, and a toilet tent. When you arrive at base camp, it will already be fully established, with hot beverages and snacks available immediately. There will be your base camp staff and high altitude climbing Sherpa. Before your climbing period, you will have a Puja ceremony at the base camp for good luck. This Nepalese tradition is not to miss, and it represents a safe climbing passage for everyone involved in the expedition.

Makalu Camp 1 (6400m/21,000ft)3-4hrs:

Once you have reviewed basic and advanced training by your climbing Sherpa guide, you will be ready for your attempt to climb to camp I, which is at the height of 6400m/21,000ft. You will encounter grassy slopes, rock slabs, and moraine in the first section of the glacier. Once on the glacier, you will experience mixed terrain, including a few crevasses and 200m of blue ice. The first section of climbing on the moraine takes about an hour after that, and you reach the crampon point at the glacier’s mouth; the glacier portion takes about 2 hours. For average climbers, it takes about 3-4 hours. Camp I is divided into two sections, the lower camp I and upper base I; the distance between the two is 100m/328ft. So base one is fixed between 6400m-6500m.

Makalu Camp 2 (6800m/22,310ft)2½hrs:

The climbing from camp I to camp II is considered the intermediate technical section on Mt. Makalu. During this section, you encounter the heart of ice and snow. The first section is slogging over snow for about an hour, and then you meet several steep areas of ice; there are small sections of ice fall that do not require a ladder. The support of fixed ropes areas can cross, a few significant steps, and some steep snow climbing. For most people, this is the crux of the route. This section will take slow climbers about 2½-3 hours. Camp 2 lies above the snowy terrace.

Makalu Camp 3(7450m/24,445ft)4hrs:

The distance from camp II to camp III is the most extended section of the route, and it extends 600m/1,968ft. It does not require any ladder crossings, but a few crevasses are roughly a half meter long that need to jump. A climbing Sherpa team fixes the main ropes. This section for most climbers feels more comfortable, but still, it is not to take lightly. The climbing is on sustained slopes, and there is exposure to cold and wind. However, there have been reports of direct sun hitting this section in spring, making it feel hot. The camp that 40% of climbers plan to do their summit push. However, Nepalgram always fixes camp IV before the summit so that clients can get a half night’s rest. This section takes about 4 hours for average climbers and 5 hours for slower and first time 8000m climbers.

Makalu Camp 4 (7900m/25,918ft):

Climbing from camp III to camp IV feels like a short day, the distance is short, but now you are nearing the death zone. The oxygen levels are deficient at this altitude, so it expects that any effort, no matter how minimal or trivial, will feel arduous. In this section, you have to climb for 3 hours on steep snow on a 50º-55º slope. This section is a little dangerous in the autumn season because the snow slope covers a layer of ice that makes the section avalanche prone. The reason that Nepalgram only operates in the spring season. Many consider the crux of t route to be the Seignior Wall, which will cross here. Above right above Makalu la will set up camp. The Nepalgram team makes an easy traverse to camp IV at 7900m, which allows you to have a shorter summit day.

Makalu Summit (8485m/27,838ft)-16-17 hrs:

The main goal during the climbing period is the summit. Most climbers start their highest point offer at 11:00 pm. If all works out positively, they arrive at the meeting between 7-10 am. Under the most noteworthy point is a counterfeit finish; the central panel reached via an exposed ridge. It takes about 5 hours to return to Camp 4 from the end and another 2 hours to get to camp three for an overnight stay. The climbing is not technical in the early part as you ascend through several basins with short snow headwalls. The climb passes the false summit and finishes on an exposed ridge to the proper forum for a spectacular view of the mighty Himalaya. Nepalgram Sherpa guides will fix ropes, break trail, and make every effort to help the group reach the summit of the 5th highest mountain in the world.

Looking forward

After a rich Himalayan trekking experience, our Makalu Expedition will end at the Lukla airstrip descending through the traditional trade center Namche Bazaar.

Nepalgram Adventure is glade to design your Makalu Expedition in Nepal as a complete Nepal travels with our experienced climbing/Trekking guides and expert staff for your satisfaction.

Climbing permit cost

Makalu (8463 M)$ 1800$ 900$ 450

Makalu Expedition cost details of Nepalgram Adventure

51 days trekking and climbing programs. Include Lodge, tent accommodations, Breakfasts, Lunch, Dinners, Porters’ High climbing guide & cook.

The price also includes fixed rope, main rope, ices crow, snow bar, ice hammer & all the group gears need while climbing the peak.

Hotel in Kathmandu as per our itinerary is included. Transport, Climbing permit and insurance is included in the cost for Makalu Expedition.

We assure kind hearted and experienced staff who knows how-to trace the route on glacier route, high pass route, and how to fix the rope for ice climbing, and how to climb the Makalu Expedition with minimal risk and precisely successful pattern.

Major Highlights

  • Makalu Expedition is at 8,463 meters – the 5th highest mountain in the world.
  • Magnificent view of Mt Kanchenjunga to the east and Mt Shishapangma to the west with several snow-topped chains of mountains in between.
  • Opportunity to explore the less-visited areas of Makalu-Barun National Park
  • Scenic Flight: Kathmandu – Tumlingtar – Kathmandu

Cost Details

Cost Includes

  • Airport Arrival Departure transfer as per mentioned in Itinerary
  • 4 Nights stay in Kathmandu with BB Plan
  • Sightseeing in Kathmandu with an experienced city guide, all entrance fees and private vehicle
  • All essential ground transportation by Private Vehicle – as mentioned in Itinerary
  • Climbing permit for Mt. Makalu Expedition
  • Required Trekking permits and National Park fees
  • Kathmandu – Tumlingtar – Kathmandu flight
  • Tea House and Camping accommodation during Trekking and Climbing
  • All meals – Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner during trekking and climbing period
  • Trekking Guide and well-experienced climbing guide
  • Required number of porters, and kitchen staff for camping
  • All essential camping equipment – Dining tent, toilet tent, store tent, table – chair for an expedition
  • Liaison officer
  • All staffs salary, foods, clothing and insurance
  • All essential climbing gears
  • Emergency oxygen-mask & regulator (need to pay as per usages)
  • Solar panel for batteries charging & lighting in base camp
  • Satellite Phone (Need to pay as per usages per minute)
  • Welcome and farewell dinner in Kathmandu
  • All applicable TAX, VAT and necessary paperwork

Cost Excludes

  • Nepal entry visa fee (you may easily issue the visa upon your arrival at International Airport - Kathmandu). You need 30$ dollar visa fee for 15 days, cash money will be easier.
  • Personal Climbing gear
  • Your climbing insurance
  • Bar and Beverage bills
  • All personal nature expenses
  • TIPS for staffs
  • Refundable garbage deposit

You can send your enquiry via the form below.

Makalu Expedition

This trip is 100% customizable

Big Group? We can help safer
Special request? We fit
Different Itinerary? We moderate


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    TRIP Deposit is 92% refundable & 100% Transferable
    Middleman free & Transparent
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