Makalu Expedition - (8,463m)

Every interested people in mountaineering are well-known that Mt. Makalu (8463m) is the fifth highest mountain Peak on the Earth. Mt. Makalu is Situated in the heart of eastern Himalayas albeit just about 14 miles east of Mt. Everest. The Massive Mountain with a prominence of 2386m and taking into account surrounding deep valleys like Arun and Barun is somewhat isolated. 

The valleys, in particularly the Barun valley, are the home of pristine forests and alpine meadows of Nepal. Within this wide range of altitudes and climates, the Makalu-Barun area contains some of the richest and most diverse flora and fauna of Nepal. Diverse ethnic communities of Rai, Sherpa, and Shingsawa (Bhotia) have inhibited the lower parts of these valleys. Due to isolation these communities are economically poor however they represent rich cultural heritage untouched by technology and world cultural influences. They are the custodians of Makalu-Barun unique biological and cultural treasures. Due to its relative inaccessibility, the area is little known to majority of the visitors, however, those who have visited, return home with unforgettable memories of the area and its people.


Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu Airport and transfer to Hotel(1350m)

Day 02-03: Rest and prepare day for assignment & briefing.

Day 04: Fly from Kathmandu to Tumlingtar(920m) and then trek to Manebhanjyang(1100m),which takes about five hours and overnight in tent.

Day 05: Trek from Manebhanjyang to Kuwapani(1420m),which takes about four and half hours overnight in the camp

Day 07: Trek from Kuwapani to Num (1800m) which takes about six hours and overnight in camp

Day 08: Trek from Num to Sheduwa (1510m), which takes about five hours overnight in the camp

Day 09: Trek from Sheduwa to Tashigaon (2070m),which takes four hours overnight in the camp

Day 10: Trek from Tashigaon to Khongma (3760m),which takes about six hours overnight in the camp

Day 11: Trek from Khongma to Sanopokhari (1710m)which takes about four hours overnight camp

Day 12: Trek from sanopokhari to Mumbuk (3550m) which takes about five hours overnight in camp

Day 13: Trek from Mumbuk to Yangle Kharka (3600m),which takes about four hours overnight in camp

Day 14: Trek from Yangle Kharka to Hillary Base Camp(4800m), which takes about six hours and overnight in the camp.

Day 15: Trek From Hilarry Base Camp to Makalu Base Camp (4870m) overnight in the camp

Day 16-46: Climbing Period(summit makalu 8463m)

Day 47: Preparation to returning (Cleaning up Base Camp)

Day 48: Trek from Base Camp to Yak Kharka(3600m),which takes about five hours and overnight in the camp

Day 49: Trek from Yak Kharka to Mumbuk(3550m), which takes about five hours and overnight in camp.

Day 50: Trek from Mumbuk to Tashi Gaon(3420m)which takes about five hours and overnight in camp.

Day 51: Trek from Tashi Gaon to Num(1800m), which takes about five hours and overnight in camp.

Day 52: Trek from Num to Chichira(1615m)which takes about five hours and overnight in camp

Day 53: Trek from Chichira to Tumlingtar via Khandbari (920m),which takes about six hours and overnight in a lodge

Day 54: Early in the morning fly from Tumlingtar to Kathmandu(1350m) and transfer to hotel

Day 55: Full day sightseeing and shopping in Kathmandu, farewell dinner party in the evening and overnight in the hotel

Day 56: Final departure ,or alternative Join other activities


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Trip Highlights

Elevation: 8,463m (26,747ft)

Location: Makalu/Baruntse

Coordinates: 27°53′0″ N 87°05′00″ E

First Ascent: J. Franco's French Expedition, the climbers Jean Couzy and Lionel Terray, 1955

Climbing Season: Late spring (traditionally less hazardous) and autumn

Expd duration: 54 days (typically)

Climbing duration: 32 days (typically)

Group Size: 02-15 person per Group