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Mt. Makalu 8463m. Expedition

Spring
Fixed Departure: April 10, 2014

Mahalangur Himal

Height: 8463m.
Latitude: 27º 53’ 23” 
Longitude: 87º 05’ 20”
Trip Duration: 40, 55 Days
Normal Ascent Route: West Face, North Face
Grade: Mountaineering
Caravan Route:  Ktm.-Tumlingtar-Chichila-Num-Yak Kharka- Makalu BC

 

Mt. Makalu ExpeditionMt. Makalu is one of the harder, fifth tallest among the eight thousand mountain and is considered one of the most difficult mountains in the world for the climb. The mountain is notorious for its steep pitches and knife-edged ridges that are completely open to the elements. The final ascent of the summit pyramid involves technical rock climbing. Makalu is the only Nepalese 8,000m. peak which has yet to be climbed in true winter conditions.

 

Makalu Expedition Climbing RouteMt. Makalu was first climbed on May 15, 1955 by Lionel Terray and Jean Couzy of a French expedition led by Jean Franco. Franco, G. Magnone and Sirdar Gyaltsen Norbu summited the next day successfully, followed by Bouvier, S. Coupe, Leroux and A. Vialatteon the 17th. The French team climbed Makalu by the north face and northeast ridge, via the saddle between Makalu and Kangchungtse (the Makalu-La), establishing the standard route.

Climbing Route:
Mt. Makalu has fixed five routes by every expedition team and four variations along with other interesting opportunities like the West Face, the Northeast from Nepal and North Flanks from Tibet. Our trek follows one of the most remote and unfrequented areas of Nepal. Starting to fly to Biratnagar and drive to Hile where we start to walk towards Arun River, we walk through the snow, rain and cloud prone Kauma. Base Camp is just south of the snout of the Barun Glacier at an elevation of 4823m. Finally, after the climbing of Mt. Makalu expedition, our trip will finish at Tumlingtar plateau where we take plane to fly in to Kathmandu directly.

  1. If you have your own private group or team, please e-mail us to know the price and details of expedition.
  2. If you are alone and looking for a group to join then visit our fix-departure expedition information.

 

Expedition Itinerary: A

  • Hotel/Lodges/Camping
  • 35 Days Trek/Climbing
  • Food: Included except main meals in Kathmandu
  • Accommodation: 5 Nights Kathmandu, 34 Nights Camping
  • Recommended Season: Spring & Autumn


Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu airport, meet our staff then transfer to Hotel.
Day 02: Preparation for Expedition.
Day 03: Official work for expedition and briefing at Ministry of Tourism.
Day 04: Kathmandu – Biratnagar by flight then drive to Hile 1850m.
Day 05: Hile – Mangmaya.
Day 06: Mangmaya – Surtibari.
Day 07: Surtibari – Tumlingtar 3900m.
Day 08: Tumlingtar – Khandbari 1036m.
Day 09: Khandbari – Bhotebas.
Day 10: Bhotebas – Gogone 2185m.
Day 11: Gogone – Num.
Day 12: Num – Tashi Gaon.
Day 13: Tashigaon – Khongma – La.
Day 14: Khongma-La – Makalu Base Camp 5000m.
Day 15 – 32: Climbing period of Mt. Makalu 8,463m.
Day 33: Trek back to Numbuck.
Day 34: Numbuk – Khongma-La.
Day 35: Khongma-La – Seduwa.
Day 36: Seduwa – Chichira.
Day 37: Chichira – Tumlingtar and transfer to Tented Camp.
Day 38: Tumlingtar – Kathmandu by flight then transfer to Hotel.
Day 39: Free in Kathmandu.
Day 40: Last minute, transfer to airport for onward journey.

Optional – Expedition Itinerary: B

  • Hotel/Lodges/Camping
  • 48 Days Trek/Climbing
  • Food: Included except main meals in Kathmandu
  • Accommodation: 5 Nights Kathmandu, 49 Nights Camping
  • Recommended Season: Spring & Autumn


Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu airport, meet our staff then transfer to Hotel.
Day 02: Preparation for Expedition.
Day 03: Official work for expedition and briefing at Ministry of Tourism.
Day 04: Kathmandu – Tumlingtar 285m. by flight then overnight.
Day 05: Tumlingtar – Kuwapani 1430m.
Day 06: Kuwapani – Chichira 1980m.
Day 07: Chichila – Num 1891m.
Day 08: Num – Seduwa 1500m.
Day 09: Seduwa – Tashi Gaun 2100m.
Day 10: Tashi Gaun – Khongma La (Danda) 3760m.
Day 11: Khongmadanda – Mumphuk.
Day 12: Mumhuk –Yangle Kharak.
Day 13: Trek to Merak.
Day 14: Merak –Hillary Base Camp 4800m.
Day 15: Sersung – Makalu Base Camp 4870m.  Set up camp and rest.
Day 16: Rest day.
Day 17-46: Climbing Period for Makalu 8463m.
Day 47: Reserve day for backpack preparation.
Day 48: Trek back to Mumbuck.
Day 49: Mumbuck – Khongma La (Danda).
Day 50: Khongma La – Seduwa.
Day 51: Seduwa – Chichila.
Day 52: Chichila – Tumlingtar, overnight at tented Camp.
Day 53: Tumlingtar – Kathmandu by flight then transfer to Hotel.
Day 54: Free in Kathmandu.
Day 55: Last minute, transfer to airport for onward journey.

Expedition Cost:

Service up to Base Camp on group joining basis: USD 8,200 Per Person.

Expedition Cost: Service up to summit: USD 16,100 Per Person.

  • We will provide you the expedition cost as per your size of group or, as per your requirement for the expedition service. We request you to e-mail us or, use "Book Expedition" form for send us your message.
  • Above given cost does not include the climbing Sherpa’s food & fuel, tents, climbing gears and summit bonus above advance base camp.
  • Hiring a high altitude Sherpa does cost USD 2700. This cost includes equipment allowances, daily wages, food and fuel up to base camp, insurance, flight to and from Kathmandu, sleeping tents at BC etc…

 

Service Includes up to Base Camp

  • All land transportation by Car, Van, Hiace or, tourist Bus (Airport/Hotel/Airport, expedition pick up & drop).
  • 5 Nights Hotel accommodations in Kathmandu at 3 star Hotel on Bed & Breakfast plan (before & after expedition).
  • Schedule flight KTM/Biratnagar/Tumlingtar/KTM for member, Liaison officer & Expedition staffs. Itinerary A
  • Schedule flight Kathmandu/Tumlingtar/Kathmandu for member, Liaison officer & Expedition staffs. Itinerary B
  • Transport of food supply & expedition equipments to Base Camp & back.
  • Full board in lodges during trekking to base camp & back.
  • Base Camp single sleeping tent & Mattress for each member, BC staffs & Liaison officer.
  • All kitchen tent, store tent, dining tents, toilet tent, table, chairs & cooking utensils for BC.
  • Food and fuel at Base Camp.
  • Service of Government Liaison officer.
  • Service of cook and kitchen boy at Base Camp.
  • Equipments allowance, daily wages of cook, kitchen boys & Liaison officer.
  • Insurance of cook, kitchen boy, Liaison officer and porters.
  • Peak Permit fee of Mt. Makalu.
  • Makalu-Barun National Park and Conservation Area entrance fee.
  • Per Person 50 KG. Expedition equipment’s luggage or, barrels allowed for expedition till Base Camp.
  • Per Person 40 KG. Expedition equipment’s luggage or, barrels is allowed for returned to Kathmandu.
  • 2 Expedition duffel bag or Barrel for each member.
  • Generator or Solar panel at Base Camp for light and charging.
  • Sat Phone available at Base Camp, but nominal charge for use.
  • Emergency medical oxygen at Base Camp.
  • Visa extension fee.
  • Agency service charge.

 

Service does not include

  • International airfare from/to your country.
  • Nepal entry visa fee (can be obtained at the airport at upon arrival).
  • Lunch and dinner during your stay in Kathmandu.
  • Hotel after 5 night stay in Kathmandu.
  • Personal climbing gear and equipment above Base Camp.
  • High Tents above Base Camp.
  • High altitude food and fuel above Base Camp.
  • Oxygen & Mask and regulator (will be provided as per request).
  • Personal insurance such as travel, accident, medical, emergency evacuation and lost luggage.
  • Applicable permit fees and customs charges, etc. for SAT phone, Walkie Talkies communication equipment & commercial filming.
  • International airport departure tax at Kathmandu Airport.
  • Expenses of personal nature such as drinks, laundry, postage, telephone etc.
  • Tips and bonuses.
  • Garbage deposit.

 

Expedition Cost: Service up to summit: USD 16,100 Per Person.

Expedition service up to Summit:

  • All land transportation by Car, Van, Hiace or, tourist Bus (Airport/Hotel/Airport, expedition pick up & drop).
  • 5 Nights Hotel accommodations in Kathmandu at 3 star Hotel on Bed & Breakfast plan (before & after expedition).
  • Schedule flight KTM/Biratnagar/Tumlingtar/KTM for member, Liaison officer & Expedition staffs. Itinerary A
  • Schedule flight KTM/Tumlingtar/KTM for member, Liaison officer & Expedition staffs. Itinerary B
  • Transport of food supply and expedition equipments to Base Camp & back.
  • Full board in lodges during trekking to base camp and back.
  • All kitchen tent, store tent, dining tents, toilet tent, table, chairs, cooking utensils for BC.
  • Base Camp single sleeping tent & Mattress for each member, BC staffs & Liaison officer.
  • Food and fuel at Base Camp.
  • Service of cook and kitchen boy at Base Camp.
  • Service of Government Liaison officer.
  • Equipments allowance, wages of cook, kitchen boys & Liaison officer.
  • Insurance of cook, kitchen boy, Liaison officer & porters.
  • Peak Permit fee of Mt. Makalu.
  • Makalu-Barun National Park and Conservation Area entrance fee.
  • One high altitude Sherpa per climber to carry all food and gear to higher camps. Also assist the member during climb & summit attempt.
  • Common climbing equipment such as ropes, ice screws, ice bar, pitons, etc.
  • High altitude food.
  • High altitude fuel.
  • High altitude tents.
  • Per Person 50 KG. Expedition equipment’s luggage or, barrels allowed for expedition till Base Camp.
  • Per Person 40 KG. Expedition equipment’s luggage or, barrels is allowed for returned to Kathmandu.
  • 2 Expedition duffel bag or Barrel for each member.
  • Generator or, Solar panel at Base Camp for light and charging.
  • Sat Phone available at Base Camp, but nominal charge for use.
  • Emergency medical oxygen at Base Camp.
  • Visa extension fee.
  • Agency service charge.

 

Service does not include

  • International airfare from/to your country.
  • Nepal entry visa fee (can be obtained at the airport upon arrival).
  • Lunch and dinner during your stay in Kathmandu.
  • Hotel after 5 night stay in Kathmandu.
  • Personal climbing gear and equipment above Base Camp.
  • Personal insurance such as travel, accident, medical, emergency evacuation & lost luggage.
  • Applicable permit fees and customs charges, etc. for SAT phone, Walkie Talkies, communication equipment & commercial filming.
  • Oxygen & Mask and regulator (will be provided as per request).
  • Expenses of personal nature such as drinks, laundry, postage, telephone etc.
  • Tips and bonuses.
  • Garbage deposit fee.

 Note: We suggest you to hire Heli Copter Charter flight for transport the whole gears needed for expedition from Kathmandu/Low Base Camp/Kathmandu due to the caravan route start from Tumlingtar or Hile.

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