Makalu Expedition - 60 Days

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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.

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.

Chichila to Tumlingtar

Fly Tumlingtar to Kathmandu

At leisure in Kathmandu 

Your journey in Nepal comes to an end today! Our representative will escort you to the airport approximately 3 hours before your scheduled flight. On your way to home, you have plenty of time to plan for your next adventure tour our wonderful Himalayan country.


  • All ground transfers as per our itinerary.
  • Hotel Thamel Eco Resort in Kathmandu (Bed and breakfast basis inclusive of all govt. Tax and VAT.)
  • Guided sightseeing around world heritage sites of Kathmandu. (Includes all applicable entrance fees.)
  • Welcome Dinner with Live Nepalese Program hosted by Makalu Adventures.
  • All Custom Clearance Fees for your gears.
  • Mount Makalu Expedition Royalty
  • Liaison Officer Fee/ Including all expenses, Airfares, foods, insurance and wages).
  • National Park Permit Fees. (Included all other entrance fees/permits wherever necessary.)
  • Airfare: Kathmandu-Tumlingtar-Kathmandu.
  • Transportation of all of your gears and our equipments, foods to the Makalu Higher Base Camp (5600m).
  • Full Logistic support for the Expedition. All the Camping & Kitchen Equipments (High Quality Salewa German / UK Quasar Super Tents) Such as Two Men Tent, Toilet Tent, Dinning Tent, Mattresses, Tables, Chairs, Hot water bag, Pillows, Inner Sheet and etc.
  • Trekking Sherpa, One Trekking Sardar, One High Altitude Cook, Kitchen Helpers, High altitude Porters and their daily wages.(Also including their insurance with all necessary lodging – meal – clothing arrangements.)
  • Three times meal a day till reaching Base Camp and after returning from Base Camp, prepared by our very professional kitchen crew.
  • (Including the fuel).
  • Medical treatment (if necessary) for our crew.
  • Cargo flight (Kathmandu-Tumlingtar-Kathmandu) for your equipment’s.


  • All International Airfares / Airport taxes.
  • Expenses of personal nature such as bottled drinks, mineral water, tips and etc.
  • Rescue and evacuation – if needed.
  • Personal medical and travel insurance.
  • Deposits for using Communication Sets (Walkie / Talkie and other Satphones).
  • Garbage Deposit which is refundable after the Expedition.
  • All arrangements above Makalu Higher Base Camp (5600m) (Climbing Tents / High altitude foods etc).

Trip Facts

  • Duration: 60 Days
  • Trip Grade: Challenging Challenging
  • Country: Nepal
  • Region: Makalu
  • Elevation: 8485m (27,838ft) 
  • Coordinates: 27°53'21''N/87°05'27''E
  • Best Season: Late spring & Autumn
  • Group Size: 2-10 Pax
  • Trip Start/Ends: Kathmandu
  • Trek Style: Camping
  • Transportation: Domestic Air/ Land transportation

Trip highlights

  • Considered one of the most difficult mountains in the world to climb
  • Explore One of the most Remote area in Himalaya
  • Fifth highest 8000m peak on earth
  • Scenic mountain flight to and from Tumlingtar

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