Makalu Expedition - 56 Days

An endeavor to climb Mount Makalu is a demanding and serious engagement and its remoteness and hardship make it a stride above many other 8,000m peaks.

Trip Details

  • Destination: Nepal

  • Trip Grade: Extreme Difficult

  • Max Elevation: 8,462 Meters

  • Total Duration: 56 Days

  • Best Time: March - May & Sept - Dec

  • Group Size: Min 2 Pax.

The Makalu Expedition is an excursion to climb the fifth highest mountain peak in the world also known as “the Great Black One” because of its pitchy-dark and brooding scenery. The Makalu expedition is one of the most difficult because Makalu is simply not an easy climb. An endeavor to climb Mount Makalu is a demanding and serious engagement and its remoteness and hardship make it a stride above many other 8,000m peaks. The Makalu expedition also involves acclimatization and nature tours to the Makalu Barun National Park. Nonetheless, the Makalu expedition is a relatively less attempted excursion and about 300 or so people have been successful on the Makalu expedition.

The Itinerary of the Makalu Expedition
The Makalu expedition is a 60 day excursion that will take you to the peak of the mount if you are successful. Mount Makalu has precipitous pitches and razor sharp edges that makes the Makalu Expedition difficult. The last ascent of the pyramid summit includes a specialized ice and rock climbing. The Makalu Expedition has a route to the Makalu base Camp that has maintains a steep slope and has a commanding view of Makalu on the north. On the Makalu Expedition, four base camps will be used. The itinerary of the Makalu Expedition usually allows for flexibility in instances when factors that cannot be controlled come into play.

Important Makalu Expedition Details
On the Makalu Expedition, you need to find out what is inclusive and what is not with regards to the fee that you pay. The Makalu Expedition includes coverage for insurance while on the expedition. All inclusive is all catering arrangements and camping gear. While getting ready for the Makalu Expedition, it is vital that you consult tour agency to determine what you need to carry and what they will provide. The Makalu Expedition will have proficient mountain climbers and guides with relevant experience for the entire excursion. You will need to have prior high altitude experience to go on the Makalu Expedition.

Inclusion and Exclusion

Cost Includes

  • Airport picks up & Drove

  • Kathmandu sightseeing

  • Hotel in Kathmandu (5 star)

  • Oxygen- Mask & regulator

  • Satellite phone

  • Domestic Air ticket

  • Gamow Bag

  • Solar panel for light& batteries charge

  • Necessary porter (Yak/man)

  • Food for Expedition period

  • Camping equipments

  • Liaison officer

  • Expedition permit

  • Base camp Guide

  • Cook & Kitchen Staff

  • Expedition Sherpa Guide

  • Staff insurance

Cost Exclusion

  • High altitude climbing food,fuel,Gas Nepal

  • Expedition personal climbing gears Nepal

  • Clients accident insurance Nepal

  • Emergency evacuation Nepal

  • Custom duty for import of expedition goods Nepal

  • Air cargo custom clearance duty fee Nepal

  • Satellite phone with internet permit Nepal

  • Extra expenses for personal Nepal

  • Filming permit Nepal

  • Oxygen and Mask regulator for member Nepal

  • Garbage Deposit Nepal

  • Staff Tips Nepal


Day 01 : Arrival in Kathmandu (1,350m/4,428ft)
Day 02 : Full day Kathmandu sightseeing (1,350m/4,428ft)
Day 03 : Kathmandu to Tumlingtar by flight (400m) and to Mane Bhanjyang (1,105m)
Day 04 : Mane Bhanjyang to Chichila (1,850m)
Day 05 : Chichila to Mure (2,002m)
Day 06 : Mure to Seduwa (1,530m)
Day 07 : Seduwa to Tashigaon (2,065m)
Day 08 : Tashigaon to Kauma (3,562m)
Day 09 : Kauma/rest/expeloring day (3,562m)
Day 10 : Kauma to Mumbuk (3,550m)
Day 11 : Mumbuk to Jhak Kharka (4,120m)
Day 12 : Rest/explorring day (4,120m)
Day 13 : Jhak Kharka to shershong (4,650m)
Day 14 : Rest/exploring day (4,650m)
Day 15 : Shershong to Makalu BC (4,870m)
Day 16 : Rest day in Makalu base camp
Day 17 : Base Camp to Hight Camp (5,600m)
Day 18 : Expedition Period
Day 47 : Makalu base camp to Jhak Kharka (4,120m)
Day 48 : Jhak Kharka to Mumbuk (3,550m)
Day 49 : Mumbuk to Kauma (3,562m)
Day 50 : Kauma to Seduwa (1,530m)
Day 51 : Seduwa to Chichila (1,850m)
Day 52 : Chichila to Mane Bhyanjang (1,105m)
Day 53 : Mane Bhyanjang to Tumlingtar
Day 54 : Tumlingtar to Kathmandu by flight
Day 55 : Rest day In kathmandu
Day 56 : Rest day In kathmandu