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Trip Facts

Highest access: 8485m (27,838ft)
First Ascent: J. Franco’s French Expedition. Jean Couzy and Lionel Terray. 1955
Duration: 54 days (typically) Days
Co-ordinates: 27°53’21”N / 87°05’27”E
Location: Mahalangur Parbat
Country: Nepal

 

Airport: Kathmandu (KTM)
Departure From: Kathmandu (KTM)
Grade: PD+ Scottish Grade III/IV
Meals: B/B plan in Kathmandu. B,L,D during the trekking and climbing periods
Transportation: Car, Flight, Tourist bus
Best season: Late spring (traditionally less hazardous) and autumn

Major Activity: Trekking/Mountaineering
Culture: Sherpa and Rai
Mode of Travel: Tea House/Camping
Climbing route: South East Ridge/ Northwest Ridge
Himalayan sights: Everest, Lhotse, Kanchenjunga

Tour Details
Overview

Makalu Expedition is one of the best expedition in Nepal to explore beautiful scenario. Makalu is the fifth highest mountain in the world at (8,485m/27,838 ft). It is located in the Mahalangur Himalayas 19 km (12 mi) southeast of Mount Everest, on the border between Nepal and Tibet, China. One of the eight-thousanders, Makalu is an isolated peak whose shape is a four-sided pyramid. Makalu has two notable subsidiary peaks. Kangchungtse or Makalu II (7,678 m) lies about 3 km (2 mi) north-northwest of the main summit. Rising about 5 km (3.1 mi) 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).

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 above Camp IV a final rock ridge to the summit. 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. This expedition could be the most memorable in your life.

Includes & Excludes

Price Includes

  • Experienced and government licensed high altitude trekking guide during the trekking and climbing period.
  • Schedule Flight Tickets for Kathmandu-Tumlingtar-Kathmandu sector to all climbing member, Sherpa guide, liaison officer and kitchen staff.
  • All trekking and mountaineering equipment such as: kitchen tent, stores tent, dining tents, toilet tents, tables, chairs, and cooking utensils for advance base camp and camp II.
  • Common climbing equipment (necessary fixed and main rope, ice bars, ice screws, snow bar etc)
  • Services of chef and kitchen assistant at base camp.
  • 3 meals a day: Breakfasts, lunch and Dinner with tea/coffee available at the tea house/hotel/lodge during the trekking.
  • 3 fresh meals a day: Breakfast, lunch and dinner will be served at the advanced base camp.
  • All food and fuel for base camp and the higher camps during expedition for both members and crew.
  • 50kg baggage allowance per person during the trekking period, this will be carried by porters.
  • Daily weather report services from Seattle, Washington based company.
  • Trekking Permit (Makalu Barun National Park entry fee).
  • TIMS card (Trekking Information Management System).
  • Expedition Royalty and climbing permit of Nepal Government to climb Mt. Makalu (8485M).
  • Nepalese Government Royalty and fees.
  • One experienced, trained, government licensed, and 3x Everest summiteer climbing/expedition guide (Sherpa) per client.
  • All wages, equipment, medical and accidental Insurances for all involved staffs in trekking and expedition.
  • Equipment allowances and wages for climbing Sherpa, chefs, kitchen assistants.
  • Equipment allowances and wages for government liaison officer.
  • First aid medical kits for the group and the staff.
  • Satellite phone carrying by guide for communication and available for members.
  • Appropriate amount of food for high altitude and at base camp and above as required.
  • Required fixed and dynamic rope during the climbing period.
  • Heater will be provided at base camp for heating the dining room.
  • Emergency oxygen, mask and regulator provided upon request of the client with appropriate charge.
  • Each expedition member will have an individual tent available in the ABC.
  • Solar panel for light and battery charging.
  • All tents for camp 1, 2, 3 and 4 for members and staff.
  • Ice fall charges by SPCC
  • Gamow Bags (Portable Altitude Chamber).
  • Bottles (28L) of Poisk Oxygen will be provided each members (we use Poisk brands of the Oxygen).
  • Latest model of Summit or Top out system mask and regulators.
  • Sherpas tents, food for climbing, and insurance for staff.
  • Helicopter rescue insurance for high altitude climbing Sherpa guide, chef and staff.
  • Free assistance service for cargo clearance and duties.
  • Fresh cooked food and kitchen will be provided at camp II.
  • Trekking and Climbing map of the Mount Makalu.
  • EPI Cooking gas, stove will be provided in camp one, three and south col for cooking food, boiling water.
  • Generator will be providing for back- up of lighting power and charging electronic tools.
  • Transportation of food supply to Base Camp from Kathmandu (Cargo to Lukla and then by porter/Yaks to base camp)
  • Our service charge and Government Taxes levied in Nepal.
  • Complete pre-departure information
  • Flight ticket reconfirmation
  • visa extension procedure services (if necessary)
  • Farewell Dinner in a typical Nepali restaurant with domestic culture show in Kathmandu.

Price Excludes

  • Lunch and dinner during your stay in Kathmandu (except for the farewell dinner)
  • Any packed food/snacks, aerated drinks, energy drinks, mineral water, alcohol, cigarettes, chocolates, nutria-bars during the trekking.
  • Items of personal nature, laundry expenses, tips.
  • Any extra expenses arising out of various/unforeseen situations like natural calamities, landslides, political disturbances, strikes, changes in government regulations, etc.
  • Extra transportation then what is displayed in itinerary program.
  • Any additional staff other than specified.
  • Rescue, repatriation, medicines, medical tests and hospitalization expenses.
  • Medical insurance and emergency rescue evacuation if required.
  • Travel insurance and helicopter rescue.
  • Walkie-talkies
  • Filming permit (special camera).
  • Personal climbing gear.
  • Expenses incurred towards usage of landlines, mobiles, walkie-talkies, satellite phone and internet expenses.
  • Clothing, packing items or bags, personal medical kit, camera/video fees or trekking gear
  • Nepal custom duty for import of expedition equipment.
  • Summit bonus for climbing Sherpa guides as per mountaineering association rules. Minimum $1000.00USD per climbing Sherpa guide.
  • Tips and gifts for base camp and high altitude trekking and climbing staff.
  • Airfare of international flights.
  • Nepal entry visa fee (Visa issuance on arrival in Kathmandu)
  • Any extra services or products or offers or activities which are not mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Any other item not included in “COST INCLUDES” section.

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Itinerary

Day 1:Kathmandu to Tumlingtar.

Fly from Kathmandu to Tumlingtar. 50min. Drive to Num
(1980m/6,496ft)6-7hrs.Lodge/camping accommodation.

Day 02:Num to Seduwa .

Trek from Num to Seduwa (1500m/4,922ft) 6-7hrs. Lodge/camping
accommodation.

Day 03: Seduwa to Tashigaoun.

Trek from Seduwa to Tashigaoun(2100m/6,890ft) 6-
7hrs.Lodge/camping accommodation.

Day 04:Tashigaoun to Khongma Danda.

Trek from Tashigaoun to Khongma Danda(3500m/11483ft) 6-
7hrs.Lodge/camping accommodation.

Day 05: Acclimatization day.

Exploration and Acclimatization day at Khongma(3500m/11,483ft) 06-
07hrs.Lodge accommodation.

Day 06: Khongma to Dobsto.

Trek from Khongma to Dobsto (3650m/11,975ft) 6-7hrs.
Lodge/camping accommodation.

Day 07:Dobute to Yangle Kharka.

Trek from Dobute to Yangle Kharka (3600m/11,811ft) 6-
7hrs.Lodge/camping accommodation.

Day 08: Yangle Kharka to Langmale Kharka.

Trek from Yangle Kharka to Langmale Kharka (4410m/14469ft) 6-
7hrs.Lodge/camping accommodation.

Day 09:Acclimatization day.

Exploration and Acclimatization day at Langmale
Kharka(4410m/14,469ft) Lodge/camping accommodation.

Day 10: Langmale Kharka to Makalu Base Camp.

Trek from Langmale Kharka to Makalu Base Camp (5018m/16,464ft)
6hrs.Lodge/camping accommodation.

Day 11:Rest and acclimatization.

Rest and acclimatization at Hillary base camp (5018m/16,464ft)

Day 12: Hillary base camp to Advance base Camp.

Trek from Hillary base camp to Advance base Camp (5600m/18,373ft)
5hrs.

Day 13-50:Climbing period.

Climbing period for Makalu (8485M/27,838ft)

Day 51:Advance Base Camp to Yangli Kharka.

Trek from Advance Base Camp to Yangli Kharka (3600m/11,811ft) 6-
7hrs. Lodge/camping accommodation.

Day 52 :Yangli Kharka to Dobato.

Trek from Yangli Kharka to Dobato (3650m/11,975ft) 6-7hrs.
Lodge/camping accommodation.

Day 53 :Dobute to Khongma.

Trek from Dobute to Khongma (3500m/11,483ft) 6-
7hrs.Lodge/camping accommodation.

Day 54 : Khongma to Seduwa.

Trek from Khongma to Seduwa(1500m/4,922ft) 6-7hrs. Lodge/camping
accommodation.

Day 55:Seduwa to Num.

Trek from Seduwa to Num (1980m/6,496ft) 6-7hrs.Lodge/camping
accommodation.

Day 56 :Num to Tumlingtar.

Drive from Num to Tumlingtar. 4hrs. Lodge accommodation.

Day 57 : Tumlingtar to Kathmandu.

Fly from Tumlingtar to Kathmandu (30min) transfer to request category
hotel accommodation in Kathmandu in B&B Plan.

Day 58: Final departure.

Transfer to the airport for final departure.

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