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Makalu Expedition

Makalu Expedition

Trip Facts

Duration:

57 Days

Highest access:

8481m

Group Size:

Min 2 to Max 14

Location:

Nepal

Grade:

Strenuous/Adventure

Best season:

Spring, Autumn

Culture:

Cultural program with Special Dinner

Transportation:

Flight / Private vehicle

Accommodation:

Hotel / Camping / Tea House

Meals:

Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner + Tea or Coffee

Arrival:

Kathmandu

Departure:

Kathmandu

Mount Makalu 8,481 m was first climbed by a French people in 1955. While based on 1995 report 160 climbers had reached the summit on 125 expeditions whereas 15 climbers had died in this strive. Firstly, it was mapped and photographed from the Tibet side in 1921 by British Everest reconnaissance. Hillary and Shipton were arrived after a year later failure of their Cho Oyu Expedition. In 1954 Makalu was first attempted by a US team and most of them from California. They walked all the way from the Nepal towards the Indian border near to Biratnagar.

At the same time a British team came near to the mountain but it was abandoned by Hillary because he became seriously ill and had to be evacuated. In the autumn of 1954 a French team attempted the peak, interestingly during the spring season; three teams of French climbers successfully ascended this summit on successive days.

In 1960 a huge scientific and mountaineers expedition wintered at the foot of Ama Dablam by engaging the Green and Silver huts. In 1961 May, members of the expedition walked across the Mingbo-La and other high passes to the foot of Makalu. Whereas sickness stopped the expedition but it became a heroic struggle for the survival of the team. The Japanese climbers ascended Makalu in 1970, another French team in 1971 a Yugoslav expedition reached the summit in 1975, and Spanish and Czechoslovakian teams joined up near the summit.

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Short Itinerary

Day 1 : Arrival at Kathmandu airport 1310 m, welcome program by Himalayan Magic Treks member and direct transfer to hotel with Breakfast 

Food
Breakfast
Accomodation
Hotel
Elevation
1310m
Day Activity
Warm Welcome

Upon your arrival in Kathmandu at an elevation of 1310 meters, our dedicated team from Himalayan Magic Treks eagerly awaits you outside the Tribhuwan International Airport arrival gate. Look for our representative holding the company logo for easy identification. We extend a hearty welcome to all members of the tour group, ensuring a seamless experience.

After a quick luggage check, we proceed to a private transportation that will take you to the city within 25 to 30 minutes. Upon reaching the hotel, we facilitate the check-in process efficiently. Shortly thereafter, we provide a brief orientation about the upcoming program for your journey, setting the stage for an exciting adventure.

The following morning, kickstart your day with a delicious breakfast, energizing you for the exploration that lies ahead. Our carefully curated program ensures a smooth transition from arrival to the commencement of your journey, making your stay in Kathmandu a memorable and enjoyable experience.

Day 2 : Makalu Expedition Preparation day in Kathmandu Overnight at Hotel with Bed & Breakfast plan

Food
Breakfast
Accomodation
Hotel
Elevation
1310m
Day Activity
Preparation Day

Sightseeing in Kathmandu valley and preparation for Makalu expedition Overnight at Hotel with Bed & Breakfast plan

Day 3 : Official works for expedition and Briefing in Ministry of Tourism overnight at Hotel with Bed & Breakfast plan.

Food
Breakfast
Accomodation
Hotel
Elevation
1310m
Day Activity
Ministry of Tourism

Official works for expedition and Briefing in Ministry of Tourism overnight at Hotel with Bed & Breakfast plan.

Day 4 : Flight from Kathmandu to Tumlingtar then trek to Khadbari 1,040 m, Overnight at Tent

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Tented Camp
Elevation
1040m
Day Activity
Flight

Flight from Kathmandu to Tumlingtar then trek to Khadbari 1,040 m, Overnight at Tent

Day 5 : Trek from Khadbari to Bhotebas 1,730 m Overnight at Tent

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Tented Camp
Elevation
1730m

Trek from Khadbari to Bhotebas 1,730 m Overnight at Tent

Day 6 : Trek from Bhotebas to Chichilla

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Tented Camp

Trek from Bhotebas to Chichilla Overnight at Tent

Day 7 : Trek from Chichilla to Num

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Tented Camp

Trek from Chichilla to Num Overnight at Tent

Day 8 : Trek from Num to Kuwapani

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Tented Camp
Elevation
1560m

Trek from Num to Kuwapani (1,560m) Overnight at Tent.

Day 9 : Trek from Kuwapani to Tashi Goan

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Tented Camp
Elevation
2100m

Trek from Kuwapani to Tashi Goan (2,100m) Overnight at Tent.

Day 10 : Rest at Tashi Goan

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Tented Camp
Elevation
2100m

Rest at Tashi Goan for acclimatization Overnight at Tent.

Day 11 : Trek from Tashi Goan to Kauma

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Tented Camp
Elevation
3760m

Trek from Tashi Goan to Kauma (3,760m) Overnight at Tent.

Day 12 : Trek from Kauma to Dobato

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Tented Camp
Elevation
3700m

Trek from Kauma to Dobato (3,700m) Overnight at Tent.

Day 13 : Trek from Dobato to Nebe Kharka

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Tented Camp
Elevation
4320m

Trek from Dobato to Nebe Kharka (4,320m) Overnight at Tent.

Day 14 : Trek from Nebe Kharka to Sherson

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Tented Camp
Elevation
4630m

Trek from Nebe Kharka to Sherson (4,630m) Overnight at Tent.

Day 15 : Trek from Sherson to Makalu base camp

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Tented Camp
Elevation
5100m

Trek from Sherson to Makalu base camp overnight at Tent.

Day 16 : Climb Makalu High Camp

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Tented Camp
Elevation
5250m

Climb Makalu High Camp overnight at Tent.

Day 17-48 : Climbing Period of Mt. Makalu

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Tented Camp
Elevation
8481m

Climbing Period of Mt. Makalu Overnight at Tent.

Day 49 : Trek from Makalu base camp to Yak Kharka

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Tented Camp
Elevation
4018m

Trek from Makalu base camp to Yak Kharka Overnight at Tent.

Day 50 : Trek from Yak Kharka to Mumbuk

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Tented Camp
Elevation
4870m

Trek from Yak Kharka to Mumbuk Overnight at Tent

Day 51 : Trek from Mumbuk to Tashi Goan

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Tented Camp
Elevation
2100m

Trek from Mumbuk to Tashi Goan Overnight at Tent

Day 52 : Trek from Tashi Goan to Num

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Tented Camp
Elevation
1519m

Trek from Tashi Goan to Num Overnight at Tent.

Day 53 : Trek from Num to Chichilla

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Tented Camp
Elevation
4270m

Trek from Num to Chichilla Overnight at Tent.

Day 54 : Trek from Chichilla to Tumlingtar

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Tented Camp
Elevation
518m

Trek from Chichilla to Tumlingtar Overnight at Tent.

Day 55 : Flight from Tumlingtar to Kathmandu

Food
Breakfast
Accomodation
Hotel
Elevation
1400m

Flight from Tumlingtar to Kathmandu then transfer to Hotel with Bed & Breakfast plan

Day 56 : Free day in Kathmandu

Food
Breakfast
Accomodation
Hotel

Free day in Kathmandu Valley and evening farewell dinner in Typical Nepali Culture.

Day 57 : Final Departure

Food
Breakfast
Accomodation
Hotel
Elevation
1310m
Day Activity
Departure

You will take a Breakfast easily at your Hotel and check out the room then get ready for final Departure to airport 25 minutes by private transport for your onward destination

What are included in my Package?

The Trip cost will vary depending on the Group Size duration of days and Services required please contact us via our Email:nabinkarki04@gmail.com with your Details to obtain a Quote

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No of Pax Total Cost Per Person Basis     US Dollars                                
1 Per Person                                                         US $ 16500                            
2 to 3 Per Person US $ 14500
4 to 6 Per Person US $ 13500
7 to 9 Per Person US $ 12500

Base Camp Services Only Cost: $ 10500 USD per person for service till Makalu Base Camp no services above Base Camp

  • Arrival Departure: Airport transfers-Airport/Hotel/Airport
  • Hotel in Kathmandu: 4 nights in Kathmandu 3 star Hotel on bed & breakfast Basis-Double Room
  • Domestic flights: KTM-TMI-KTM with domestic Airport tax
  • Transportation: Necessary all equipment Transportation for all Member and Staffs From Kathmandu-Num(by bus) –Base camp(by Porters)- Num(by porters)- Kathmandu(by bus)
  • Permit: Makalu expedition permit, National park & TIMS permit.
  • Garbage Management: Stool Shipment Transfer & Garbage Deposit fees
  • Lodging & Fooding: Food 3 meals a day in Trekking & Base camp for member & Staffs
  • Cargo Clearance: International Air cargo clearance of Member Personal Luggage & Payment of Government taxes
  • Liaison Officer: 1 Government Liaison officer with full equipment, salary, accommodation
  • Base Camp Staff: Base camp Cook & kitchen Helper
  • Porter: Porters per member up to Base camp & Porters return from Base camp
  • Staff Salary and allowance: All Nepali staffs & porter’s daily wages, equipment, food & clothing
  • Insurance: All Staffs Medical & Emergency rescue Insurance
  • Member Luggage: 70 Kg per member for personal baggage
  • Base Tent: VE25 North face or Kailas tents for base camp for per member
  • Base Camp equipment: Base camp foam mattresses, dinning, Kitchen, Toilet & Store tents, hot shower, Tables & chairs & Cooking gears
  • Heater: Heater for base camp in each Dining and other necessary camp
  • Light: 1 Solar panel for battery charge and light at base camp for use.
  • Dinner: one Farewell Dinner in tourist standard restaurant in Kathmandu with Nepalese Staff
  • Oxygen: (O2)-Poisk cylinder: 02 oxygen bottle for each member and 01 oxygen bottle for each high altitude Sherpa
  • Mask & Regulator: 1 Set of top out mask for each member and high altitude Sherpa
  • Permit: Satellite Phone /walkie talkie Phone if necessary in basis of Member
  • High Altitude Climbing Sherpa: 1 Climbing Sherpa per member and Climbing Bonus U$2000
  • High camp service : Necessary cooking gas, cooking pot for member, high altitude Sherpa, high altitude tent, high food and fixing gear (C1) (C2) (C3) (C4)

What are Excluded from my Package?

  • Lunch & Dinner: Lunch & dinner in Katmandu Hotel stay and more then 4 nights in Kathmandu Hotel
  • Insurance: Travel and high altitude insurance, accident, medical & emergency evacuation 
  • Personal Expenses: Telephone, Internet, Laundry, any Alcoholic beverages, personal equipment and shopping
  • Nepal's Visa: Nepali Visa fee US$ 40 per person for 30 days (to be applied for 60 days (USD $100)
  • Sherpa summit Bonus & Tips: Sherpa Summit bonus US$1000, please calculate some tips
  • Rescue Evacuation: Emergency rescue evacuation cost, if needed and all other personal nature

Route Map

Member Personal Equipment

S/No Particular Qty

Down suits (dangri) 1

Summit shoe 1

Walking shoe 1

Crampon 1

Summit Glove (Mitten) 1

Normal gloves 2

Summit Snow goggles 1

Glacier glasses 1

Ice axe 1

Harness 1

Jumer 1

Carabiners (normal) 3

Sleeping bag (-40C) 1

Down filled Mattress 1

Summit socks 2

Normal socks 3

Climbing bag (40 ltr) 1

Helmet 1

Down jacket 1

Down trouser 1

8 finger / descender 1

Headlamp (Icon or Spot) 1

Gore-tex jacket 1

Gore-tex trouser 1

Fleece jacket 1

Fleece trouser 1

Fleece liner gloves 3

Screw Gate Carabiner 1

Balaclava (windstopper) 1

Thermos bottle 1

Base layer (woolen) 2 (set)

Water bottle normal 1

Climbing Gears

S/No Particular

Ice crews

Fix rope

Snow bars

EPI gas

Rock piton

Carabiners (normal)

High tent

Summit rope

Cooking pot

Snow shovel

Ice hammer / adge (set)

Member high foods

Oxygen

Mask & regulator

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