Mt Makalu Expedition in Nepal

60 Days
  • Trip Code: Mt Makalu Expedition
  • Trip Type: Expedition
  • Max. Altitude: 8481
  • Travel Mode: Surface/Air

Mount Makalu Expedition; It was first climbed by a French party in 1955. The peak was first mapped and photographed from the Tibetan side by the 1921 British Everest reconnaissance. Hillary and Shipton photographed Mt. Makalu on the 1951. Everest reconnaissance. Hillary and others approached the peak a year later after the failure of their mount Cho Oyu expedition.

The first attempt on mount Makalu was made in 1954 by a US team, mostly from California, who trekked all the way from the Indian border near Biratnagar. At the same time, a British team approached the mountain, but this expedition was abandoned when Hillary became seriously ill and had to be evacuated.

In the autumn of 1954 a French team attempted the peak once more. In the following spring, successful ascents were made by three teams of French climbers on successive days. The Japanese climbed mount Makalu in 1970, another French team climbed it in 1971 and a Yugoslav reached the summit in 1975.

Trip Code Mt Makalu Expedition
Trip Duration 60 Days
Trip Type Expedition
Trip Grade Strenuous
Min Group Size 2
Max Altitude 8481
Trip Start Kathmandu
Trip End Kathmandu
Best Season Mar-May & Sep-Nov
Transportaion Surface/Air
Meals All meals during the trekking and Expedition & Rest of the part on Bed and Breakfast basis
Acommodation Lodges/Tented camp during the trekking & Expedition . Rest of the part in Hotels.

Arrival Kathmandu and Transfer to Hotel.

Kathmandu Sightseeing

Kathmandu Sightseeing

Transfer to the airport and fly to Tumlingtar. Trek to Khadbari (1040m).

Trek to Mane Bhanjyang (1087m)

Trek to Chichiara (1980m).

Trek to Num (1560m).

Trek to Sheduwa (1500m).

Trek to Tashi Goan (2100m)

Trek to Kauma (3760m).

Trek to Dobato (3700m).

Trek to Jark Kharka.(4800m).

Hillary Base Camp (4600m).

Makalu base camp (4870m).

Climbing Period Mt. Makalu.

Cleaning up Base Camp.

Tumlingtar and fly back to Kathmandu.

Transfer to airport and departure

Service Includes/Excludes

The cost of each trip differs as per the size of the group, choice of hotel, client’s interest of service and correction in our itinerary.

For Price of this trip, please contact us:

Tour costs include
Arrival & Departure: Airport – Hotel transfers – Airport (Pick Up and Drop).
Hotel Accommodation in Kathmandu (3-star category) on BB plan- Sharing Twin Bed Room.
Welcome Dinner: One Welcome Dinner in a tourist standard restaurant in Kathmandu with Office’s Staffs.
Cargo Clearance:International Air cargo clearance of Member Personal Luggage & Payment of Government taxes in Nepal. *before the expedition.
Permit: 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 Management:Stool Shipment Transfer & Garbage Deposit fees.
Insurance:Medical & Emergency rescue Insurance for all involved Nepalese staff during the trek and expedition.
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 – Kathmandu, as per itinerary.
Expedition Stuffs 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 carried by porter or Yak.
Food and 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 & Staffs. Kailas or the north face tents will be set up while camping on a sharing basis.
All Necessary equipment for Camping During the trek.
Porter:Porters per member up to Base camp from Num & Porters return from Base camp to Num.
Base Camp Staff: Experienced and well-trained Base Camp Cook & kitchen Helpers as required.
Staff Salary and 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 Dining Tent, 1 Kitchen Tent, 1 Communication tent, 1 Toilet & 1 Shower Tent, 1 Staffs Tent, 1 Tent for Nepalese base camp staffs, Store tents, Tables & chairs & all necessary cooking gears.
Heater:Heater for base camp in each Dining and other 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: 2 oxygen bottles (4 ltrs.) for each member and 1-oxygen bottles for each high-altitude Sherpa. **
Oxygen Mask & Regulator: 1 Set of Summit Oxygen mask & regulator for each member and high-altitude Sherpa. **
Back up Oxygen Cylinder, mask and regulator (with appropriate charge).
High camp service: High Altitude Tent, Necessary cooking EPI gas, cooking pots for member, High food for 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 Team: The team of experienced Sherpas will fix the route on Makalu (no extra charge will be applied to members).
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.
Permit: Satellite Phone / walkie-talkie permit for all members and staff.
Weather Forecast: Weather forecast report from Meteotest, Bern (Switzerland) during the entire expedition.
Comprehensive Medical kit.
Certificate: Makalu climbing certificate issued by MoCTCA (after climbing Mt. Makalu successfully).

Tour cost excludes
Air Fare: International flight airfare (from and to Kathmandu).
Nepal entry Visa fee: Nepali Visa fee US$ 60 per person for 30 days (to be applied for 60 days is 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 night 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 cost 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 in 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 1300 USD.
Tips: Calculate some tips for Basecamp staff.
Rope Fixing: The cost for using fixed rope during the expedition. (Applies to Basecamp Members).
Extra: Any other services or activities, which are not mentioned in the itinerary.
Our Company’s Service will be “Zero” above Base Camp (If the company offers just Base Camp services).
Any other item not listed in the “Cost Includes” section.


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