Makalu Expedition 2020-2021

Makalu Expedition – 8463 mt.

Makalu (8,463) is the fifth highest mountain in the world. It is an isolated peak, located just 14 miles east of Mount Everest. Its size alone is impressive, but its structure, that of a perfect pyramid with four sharp ridges, make this mountain all the more spectacular.

It has proved to be a challenging climb, as only five of its first sixteen attempts were successful. Previously, it had been admired and studied by several Everest parties, but like so many other giants in the Khumbu region, it was not attempted until the summit of Everest had been attained in 1954. A French group first climbed Makalu in the year 1955.


Makalu Expedition Overview

Mt. Makalu was first climbed by a French team in 1955. This peak was first mapped and taken a photograph of it from the Tibetan side by the British Everest reconnaissance in 1921. Hillary and Shipton had taken that photograph of Mt. Makalu on their Everest reconnaissance in 1951. The first attempt on Mt. Makalu was in 1954 by a US team from California, who trekked all the way from the Indian border near Biratnagar. At the same time, a British team had reached the summit, but this Makalu Expedition was abandoned when Hillary became seriously ill and had to be evacuated. In the autumn of 1954, a French team attempted the peak. In the following spring, successfully ascents were made by three teams of French climbers on successive days. The Japanese also climbed Mt. Makalu in 1970, another French team climbed it in 1971 and a Yugoslav expedition reached the summit in 1975.

Mt. Makalu Expedition in Nepal is a very adventurous route to climb because on its west face. This Mt. Makalu is a little bit dangerous as well. The 5 attempts were made before climbing this Mt. Makalu then only it was succeeded in the final. The West Face of Mt. Makalu was successfully scaled in 1997. The Russian expedition had taken the route of this West Face led by Sergey Efimov and climbed the top on the 21st of May 1997 via the most difficult route.  


Makalu Expedition Itinerary

Day 01

Arrival Kathmandu.

Day 02


Day 03


Day 04


Day 05

Transfer to the airport and fly to Tumlingtar. Trek to Khadbari (1040m).

Day 06

Trek to Mane Bhanjyang (1087m)

Day 07

Trek to Chichiara (1980m).

Day 08

Trek to Num (1560m).

Day 09

Trek to Sheduwa (1500m).

Day 10

Trek to Tashi Goan (2100m)

Day 11

Trek to Kauma (3760m).

Day 12

Trek to Dobato (3700m).

Day 13

Trek to Jark Kharka.(4800m).

Day 14

Hillary Base Camp (4600m).

Day 15

Makalu base camp (4870m).

Day 16

Higher camp.

Day 17-50

Climbing Period Mt. Makalu.

Day 51

Cleaning up Base Camp.

Day 52

Yak Kharka

Day 53

Mumbuk (3520m).

Day 54

Tashi Goan.

Day 55


Day 56


Day 57

Khandbari (1040m).

Day 58

Tumlingtar and fly back to Kathmandu.

Day 59


Day 60

Transfer to airport and departure.


Makalu Expedition Cost Includes:

•    6 Nights accommodation in Kathmandu with bed & Breakfast- hotel 3 star.
•    Permit fee of Makalu 1-8463m Expedition
•    Food for Trekking and Expedition period for Makalu
•    Staff: Base camp Guide, Cook, Cook helper
•    Porter from Tumlingtar to Base camp & Base camp to Tumlingtar
•    Kathmandu -Tumlingtar - Kathmandu flights with Cargo 50 KG Per member
•    Equipment allowance, daily allowance for Liaison officer, an expedition crew
•    Insurance for Nepalese expedition crew.
•    1 tent for 1 person for the Base camp of Makalu
•    Mat, dining tent, Toilet tent, Mess tent, Store tent, Table and chairs trekking for the expedition
•    Local transportation in Kathmandu (Airport-hotel-airport)
•    Emergency Oxygen -Mask and regulator
•    Satellite phone (Pay calls)
•    Fare Well dinner

Makalu Expedition Cost does not include:

•    Personal equipment for climbing & trekking
•    Personal & medical Insurance of expedition
•    Climbing food, Gas & stove above Base camp
•    Lunch & dinner in Kathmandu
•    Emergency Rescue evacuation by helicopter in case needed
•    Walkie Talkie permit & Satellite phone permit
•    Oxygen & Mask -regulator
•    Personal expenses
•    Bar Bills & beverage
•    Garbage Deposit and Deposit fee will be not refunded if the clients