Makalu Expedition (8463m)

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    USD 11500

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Trip Overview

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.

Normally, we set up four camps in the approach excluding ABC at 5,700m. Following the lateral moraine and hiking onto the glacier, we plan to set up the camp I at a glacial plateau at 6,150m further proceeding the direction of the glacier plateau towards Makalu Pass, climbing stretches of steep slopes and arriving at the base of the Makalu Pass to set up the camp II at 7,000m. We climb the Messner Headwall towards the North West Ridge at Makalu La and the site of camp III at 7,300m. Camp IV will be set up on the North Ridge at 7,850m and finally leap for the summit at 8,462m.

Costs for 2015 and 2016

USD 11500.00 per person on group joining basis


In hotels, breakfast is provided. On expedition, all food and non-alcoholic beverages are provided.

Internal Flights:

Our policy is to match your needs rather than to state a particular flight or class of travel for each departure. We can provide very competitive prices for airfares to connect with our itineraries.


Medical and Personal Insurance is not included although it is compulsory.


Pre-monsoon: April/May 
Post Monsoon: March/April/September/October

What you will get


  • 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 (USD 10,000.00 for the team upto 7 members).
  • Liaison Officer Fee (USD 2000.00 Including his 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 Sirdar, One High Altitude Cook, Kitchen Helpers, High altitude Porters and their daily wages.(Also including their insurance with all necessary lodging - fooding - 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 equipments.
What you wont get


  • 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 (USD 3000.00), which is refundable after the Expedition.
  • All arrangements above Makalu Higher Base Camp (5600m) (Climbing Tents / High altitude foods etc).
Things To Do


  • Day 01
    Arrive Kathmandu. Transfer To Hotel.
  • Day 02-03
    Guided Sightseeing In Kathmandu. Necessary Preparations For The Expedition.
  • Day 04
    Kathmandu-Tumlingtar, Trek To Khadbari
  • Day 05
    Trek To Chichila
  • Day 06
    Trek To Num
  • Day 07
    Trek To Sedua
  • Day 08
    Trek To Tashi Gaon
  • Day 09
    Trek To Kauma
  • Day 10
    Rest Day At Kauma
  • Day 11
    Trek To Mumbuk
  • Day 12
    Trek Tonhe Kharka
  • Day 13
    Trek To Sherson
  • Day 14
    Trek To Makalu Base Camp
  • Day 15
    Rest Day At Makalu Base Camp (For The Necessary Acclimatization & Arrangements For The High Camp).
    Day 17-46 Climbing Period For Makalu 1(8463m.)
  • Day 47
    Makalu Bc – Mumbuk
  • Day 48
    Mumbuk – Khongma La (Danda)
  • Day 49
    Khongma La – Seduwa
  • Day 50
    Seduwa – Chichila.
  • Day 51
    Chichila – Tumlingtar.
  • Day 52
    Tumlingtar – Kathmandu.
  • Day 53
    In Kathmandu. (Process For The Refund Of Garbage Deposit.)
  • Day 54
    Free Day In Kathmandu.
  • Day 55
    Final Departure.
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