Makalu Expedition (16 days)

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Among the eight mountains in Nepal above 8000m, Mt. Makalu is the fourth tallest in Nepal and fifth highest Peak on the Earth with its height 8,463m. Mt. Makalu resides in the eastern Himalayas range just 19Km southeast of the giant Mt. Everest in the border of Nepal and China. At the base of Mt. Makalu, there lies a natural wonder: The Barun Valley. This valley facilitates with stunning elevated waterfalls falling inside the deep gorges, diverse species of flora and fauna with rich cultures of ethnic communities like Sherpa and Kirat.

Camp 1: Although, this area is somewhat isolated, it is for sure that, every visitor who every step here will take a memorable reminiscence with them for their lifetime. It was in 1955, when the expedition led by French team reached to the top of Mt. Makalu for the first time. Only five of the first sixteen attempts were successful. Sir Edmund Hilary took the photograph of Mt. Makalu in 1951 while he was on a route survey of Mt. Everest. Since the first climb to the top, several successful attempts had been made to the top of the peak

Makalu bears a pyramid shape. South East and the North West Ridges being the most prominent compared to other. Among these two, the North Western ridge route is used by most of the mountaineers to reach the top of the peak. Mt. Makalu Expedition in Nepal is full of adventures as well as dangers too. The Russian team scaled the west route, which is considered the most dangerous route, in 1997. They reach the top on 21st May 1997 following the most challenging route. Climbing Makalu is test of the sheer endurance of a climber.

Camp 3 is at 6850m. Generally, it is windy around the camp. Also visible from the campsite is the Tibetan plateau. For the summit push, prepare the rope that may be needed to cross many crevices and ice walls. Of the two ranges – that of Nepal is easier than the Tibetan side. Summit of the mountain on its summit at 7145m

he base camp is normally set at around 5,600m, and then four camps follow before reaching the top. The first camp is at 6,100m, camp 2 is at 6600m, the third camp is at 7200m and the last camp is at 7600m. Every year Seven Summit Treks organize large number of Mt. Makalu expedition.

Day 1:       Fly Kathmandu to Tumlingtar (50 minutes flight) and drive to Num (1,500m) – 4 hrs drive
Day 2:       Trek to Seduwa (1,540m) -7 hrs walk
Day 3:       Trek to Tashi Gaon (2,070m) – 5 hrs walk
Day 4:      Trek to Khongma (3,560m) – 6 hrs walk
Day 5:      Trek to Debotay (3,650m) via Ship ton La – 8 hrs walk
Day 6:      Trek to Yangle Kharka (3,600m) – 5 hrs walk
Day 7:       Trek to Lang male – 4/5 hrs walk
Day 8:       Trek to Makalu Base Camp – 5/6 hrs walk
Day 9:       Explore Makalu Glacier and back to Base Camp
Day 10:      Trek to Yangle Kharka – 8 hrs walk
Day 11:      Trek to Dobate – 6 hrs walk
Day 12:       Trek to Khongma – 6 hrs walk
Day 13:      Trek to Tashi Gaon – 6 hrs walk
Day 14:       Trek to Num – 5 hrs walk
Day 15:       Drive to Tumlingtar
Day 16:       Back to Kathmandu
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Group Size: 5
Max-Altitude: 550m
Duration: 5 hours
Walking Days: 4 days
Activity: Makalu expedition
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Cost Included

Airport Pick Up and Drop
Tourist standard accommodation in Kathmandu inclusive of breakfast
Meals (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) while on trek
Accommodation at guesthouses/ lodges on the trek
1highly experienced and friendly Guide, Porters, their food, accommodation. Remuneration, equipments, insurance)
Surface transfer to and from Pokhara on tourist bus
Annapurna Conservation Permit and TIMS permit
Tourist standard accommodation in Pokhara, inclusive of breakfast
Government tax and office service charge
Sleeping bag and down jacket (if required)
Walking poles (if required)
Duffle Bag (if required)


Cost Excluded

Meals in Kathmandu and Pokhara other than breakfast
Travel Insurance
International airfare to and from Nepal
Nepal Tourist Visa Fee US$25 or equivalent foreign currency with multiple entry for 15days, US$40 or equivalent foreign currency with multiple entry for 30days. Visa can be issued upon arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport- Kathmandu
Items of personal nature
Alcoholic beverages, hot water, hot shower charges on trek, cold drinks, laundry, phone call, internet
Tips for guide, porters and driver (not compulsory)

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