Makalu Expedition

Makalu (8,462m) is the fifth highest mountain in the world and located on the border of nepal and Tibet. It is one of the more difficult of the 8,000m mountains.


The itinerary
The Makalu expedition lasts 60 days. We fly to Tumlingtar on day 1, and begin a 12 day trek to Makalu base camp passing through Mane Bhanjyang, Mure, Murmi Danda, Tashigaon, Unshisha, Khongma, Nghe Kharka and Merek Langmale Kharka. Climbing takes place from day 14. We trek and fly back to Tumlingtar and Kathmandu, arriving by day 60.

makalu expedition

Is this trip suitable for you?
Makalu is the fifth highest mountain in the world and is not easy. It is a very serious peak and bad judgement or even bad luck can be fatal.

makalu expedition

Himalaya Guides is a professionally led “non-guided” expedition for experienced mountaneers who want to work as part of a team to tackle the mountain. We say “non-guided” because, compared to guiding operations on alpine-scale peaks such the European Alps, our leader and climbing Sherpa team working with you will not be able to protect your every move. You must therefore have broad mountaineering experience so that you are capable and willing to move between camps unassisted. You will have good support on the mountain from our climbing leader and Sherpa team. Our guiding and climbing experience can be viewed here.

In brief
Kanchenjunga (8,586m)
Duration: 60 days, ex-Kathmandu
Timing and price: April – May
Price: Contact Us
Level: serious high altitude climbing
Included in price
All airport transfers in Nepal, all accommodation in Nepal, breakfast in Kathmandu, sightseeing tour in Kathmandu, trekking permits, peak fees and National Park entry, porters, Sherpas and guides, all meals on trek and climb, local staff insurance. Group climbing gear such as ropes, snow stakes, protection. Group equipment such as stoves, tents, mats, kitchen gear, medical kit, medical oxygen, Gammov bag, satellite phone.
Excluded in price
International airfares, visas, transfer fees, departure taxes, excess baggage, tips to trek staff, hotels etc., personal travel insurance, lunch and dinner in KTM, personal expenses such as gifts, phone calls, laundry and alcohol, personal equipment.
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