Makalu is one of the harder eight-thousanders and Makalu expedition is considered one of the most difficult mountains in the world to climb creating a challenge for the trekkers. 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 8,000 m peak which has yet to be climbed in true winter conditions.
For Makalu expedition our route does transverse first climbing all the way to Neghe Kharka, crossing the Barun Khola flowing from Makalu. The route to Makalu Base Camp (4823m) involves a sustained period at altitude with some steep slopes, but rewards with powerful views of Makalu (8481m) to the north. This is the realm of the glaciers, surrounded by the unforgettable presence of the world’s mightiest mountains and brooding above the towering bulk of Everest itself.
Day 1: Arrive Kathmandu (1350m/4,430ft)
Day 2-3: At leisure in Kathmandu. Preparation Day
Day 4: Fly Kathmandu to Tumlingtar and drive to Chichila 1,850m
Day 5: Trek from Chichila to Num 1,505m
Day 6: Num to Seduwa 1,530m
Day 7: Seduwa to Tashi Gaon 2,065m
Day 8: Tashi Gaon to Khongma 3,562m
Day 9: Acclimatisation day at Khongma 4,200m
Day 10: Climb over the Shipton La and descend to Mumbuk 4,200m
Day 11: Mumbuk to Yangri Kharka 3,610m
Day 12: Yangri Kharka to Shershong 4,650m
Day 13: Shershong to Makalu South East Base Camp
Day 14: South East Base Camp to Makalu North Ridge BC 4,800m
Day 15-17: Acclimatization at Base Camp
Day 18-50: Ascent of Makalu North East Ridge
Day 51: Pack Up BC. Ready for Departure
Day 52: Descend to Yak Kharka
Day 53: Yak Kharka to Mumbuk
Day 54: Mumbuk to Tashi Gaon
Day 55: Tashi Gaon to Num
Day 56: Num to Chichila
Day 57: Chichila to Tumlingtar
Day 58: Fly Tumlingtar to Kathmandu
Day 59: At leisure in Kathmandu
Day 60: Departure from TIA
Welcome to the land of Himalaya at 13m. You will be warmly welcomed by the mountains and our company representative will be standing with your name card at the arrival terminal with a beautiful smile. You will be escorted to your hotel and you will be provided with all the detailed information about your program. Overnight stay at Hotel in Kathmandu.
At leisure in Kathmandu for Preparation and last minute shopping.
Fly to Tumlingtar (285m - 938ft). And Drive to Chichila.
Trek from Chichila to Num 1,505m
Num to Seduwa 1,530m
Seduwa to Tashi Gaon 2,065m
Tashi Gaon to Khongma 3,562m
Acclimatisation day at Khongma 4,200m
Climb over the Shipton La and descend to Mumbuk 4,200m
Mumbuk to Yangri Kharka 3,610m
Yangri Kharka to Shershong 4,650m
Shershong to Makalu South East Base Camp.
South East Base Camp to Makalu North Ridge BC 4,800m.
Acclimatization at Base Camp
Ascent of Makalu North East Ridge
Pack Up BC Ready for Departure.
Descend to Yak Kharka.
Yak Kharka to Mumbuk.
Mumbuk to Tashi Gaon.
Tashi Gaon to Num.
Num to Chichila
Chichila to Tumlingtar
Fly Tumlingtar to Kathmandu
At leisure in Kathmandu