Makalu Expedition

Group size: 1+ Max-Altitude: 8463m
Destination: Nepal Fitness level: Moderate to Challenging 
Arrival on: Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) Departure from: Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA)
Meals: Breakfast in Kathmandu and All standard meals (B+L+D) during the Trek and climb
Best Season: Spring and Autumn
Accommodation: Best lodge/Tea house/Camping
Trip Introduction

Makalu Expedition – “While standing on top of Everest, I looked across the valley, towards the other great peak, Makalu and mentally worked out a route about how it could be climbed… it showed me that, even though I was standing on top of the world, it wasn’t the end of everything for me, by any means. I was still looking beyond to other interesting challenges.” Edmund Hillary

 

At 8,463 meters, Makalu is World’s 5th highest mountain, a dream of every mountaineer. Neighboring friend of Everest and Kanchenjunga; Makalu has a distinctive pyramid shape, with its South east and North western ridges being most prominent. Attempting to Makalu is both a challenging and serious undertaking and its remoteness and hardships; make it a step above many other 8,000 meter peaks. Attempting the peak from North ridge, from a base camp at the foot of the Chago Glacier, we will use 5 camps on the mountain, including Camp 3 on the Makalu La at 7,400 m and a high camp on the North Face at approximately 7,600 m.

By the time you get to the base camp, a route will already be established with ropes and ladders through the ice falls to Camp 1, and our Sherpa’s will be carrying loads of equipment up the mountain.

However, before setting you up for a Makalu expedition, it’s important for us to gain a full understanding of your body’s response to altitude and help you gain experience with Himalayan conditions. That’s why we highly recommend you to join our preparatory programs of mountaineering, which is conducted in other mountains a bit easier to attempt.

Mount Makalu has many climbing routes leading to the summit via west ridge, west face, south face, southwest face and northwest buttress. The normal commercial climbing route is past the Southeast Peak and along the Southeast ridge. The climb is straightforward but moderately technical with exposure on the SE Ridge; it requires some fixed rope set-up.

Traditionally there are 3 camps, high camp C1 (6,500m), C2 (7,300m) at the bottom of the Southeast Peak ridge and C3 (7,900 m) at the beginning of the SE ridge. With very low Base Camp the ABC is set-up at 5500m. The terrain encountered on the ascents varies from glacier crossings to steep snow fields and requires a good understanding of basic alpine climbing techniques. Makalu has been climbed Alpine style but traditionally all commercial operators practice expedition style to improve the chances of summit success for the clients.

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Outline Itinenary
  • Day 01 :Arrival Kathmandu & transfer to hotel
  • Day 02 :Prepare Expedition
  • Day 03 :Expedition Briefing
  • Day 04 :Fly to Tumlingtar & drive Num
  • Day 05 :Num- Seduwa
  • Day 06 :Seduwa - Tashigaun
  • Day 07 :Tashigaun - Khongma La (Danda)
  • Day 08 :Khongmadanda - Mumfuk
  • Day 09 :Mumfuk -Yangle Kharak
  • Day 10 :Yangle Khark -Merak
  • Day 11 :Merak -Sersung (half day rest) for acclimatize
  • Day 12 :Sersung - Makalu Base camp
  • Day 13-42: Climbing Period for Makalu (8463m) :
  • Day 43 :Makalu BC - Mumbuck
  • Day 44 :Mumbuck - Khongma La (Danda)
  • Day 45 :Khongma La - Seduwa
  • Day 46 :Seduwa - Chichila
  • Day 47 :Chichila - Tumlingtar
  • Day 48 :Fly to Kathmandu & transfer to hotel
  • Day 49 : Kathmandu free day for shopping
  • Day 50 :Final Departure to the Airport

Notes:

  •  All above trekking hours and distances are approximate and it’s absolutely for general ideas only.
  • The above data is a guide and standard layout of what we give. Our trek can be customized at your request to suit your particular necessities
  • Your safety is our supreme concern while engaging with Snowy Dream World. Please note that your leader has the authority to adjust or cancel any part of the itinerary if it is estimated required due to safety issues. Every determination will be made to keep to the above itinerary; though, since this journey involves travelling in remote mountainous areas, we cannot assurance that we will not suffer from it. Weather conditions, health condition, unexpected natural disasters can all affect in the itinerary. The leader will try to ensure that the trip runs according to plan, but please be prepared for the happening if required.

Day 01:Arrival Kathmandu & transfer to hotel

Day 02:Prepare Expedition

Day 03:Expedition Briefing

Day 04:Fly to Tumlingtar & drive Num

Day 05:Num- Seduwa

Day 06:Seduwa - Tashigaun

Day 07:Tashigaun - Khongma La (Danda)

Day 08:Khongmadanda - Mumfuk

Day 09:Mumfuk -Yangle Kharak

Day 10:Yangle Khark -Merak

Day 11:Merak -Sersung (half day rest) for acclimatize

Day 12:Sersung - Makalu Base camp

Day 13-42: Climbing Period for Makalu (8463m):

Day 43:Makalu BC - Mumbuck

Day 44:Mumbuck - Khongma La (Danda)

Day 45:Khongma La - Seduwa

Day 46:Seduwa - Chichila

Day 47:Chichila - Tumlingtar

Day 48:Fly to Kathmandu & transfer to hotel

Day 49: Kathmandu free day for shopping

Day 50:Final Departure to the Airport

Dates and Cost

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Full Board Service:
Included in the Cost
  • All arrival and departure transfers to and from Airport both domestic and international.
  • Snowy Dream World assistance in airport with its representative
  • 4 Nights Hotel accommodations in Kathmandu on BB Plan as per itinerary.
  • 1:1 experienced private climbing Sherpa guide during trek and climb (Makalu Summiteers).
  • Kathmandu- Tumlingtar-Kathmandu for group and member.
  • All camping equipment like camp furniture (table, chairs), kitchenware, kitchen, dining, guest and toilet tents in Advance Base Camp.
  • Three meals a day (BLD-tea-coffee) and twin sharing teahouse accommodation during trek, freshly cooked 3 meals, tea or coffee by Snowy professional cookin Base Camp.
  • Baggage allowance for trekking up and down is 60kg: 40kg ration per person.
  • Barun National Park entry fee.
  • TIMS card (Trekker’s Information Management System)
  • Expedition royalty and climbing permit for climbing Mt. Makalu.
  • Government appointed Liaison Officer during climbing period fully paid.
  • Wages, equipment, medical and accidental Insurances for Sherpa guide and other staffs.
  • Required base camp and high altitude food for climbing member and all involved staffs.
  • Required fixed and dynamic rope during climbing period.
  • Emergency oxygen mask and regulator upon requirement of guest with reliable charge.
  • Each expedition member will have an individual tent in the ABC.
  • One day city tour in Kathmandu as per itinerary.
  • National English-speaking tour guide for city tour in Kathmandu.
  • Satellite phone carrying by Guide for communication and available for members with the cost of US$ 4 per minute call.
  • 3 Oxygen Bottles (4L) with mask and regulators.
  • Solar panel for light and battery charger in Base Camp.
  • All tents for camp 1, 2, 3 and 4. Icefall charges.
  • First Aid medical kits for the Group and the staffs.
  • Free assistance service for cargo and duty clearance.
  • Our service charge and Government Taxes levied in Nepal.
  • Complete pre-departure information, flight ticket date change or reconfirmation and visa extension procedure assistance (where necessary).
  • Farewell Dinner in a typical Nepali restaurant with domestic culture show in Kathmandu.
  • Snowy Dream World Special Gifts (T-shirt/Pashmina etc.).
Not Included in the Cost
  • Lunch and Dinner during your stay in Kathmandu (except for the farewell dinner).
  • Any packed food/snacks, aerated drinks, energy drinks, mineral water, alcohol, cigarettes, chocolates, nutria-bars or any other food consumed beyond the prescribed breakfast, lunch and dinner, etc.
  • Items of personal nature and laundry expenses.
  • Expenses incurred towards usage of landlines, mobiles, walkie-talkies or satellite phone and Internet expenses.
  • Clothing, packing items or bags, personal medical kit, camera/video fees or trekking gears.
  • Any extra expenses arising out of various/unforeseen situations like natural calamities, landslides, political disturbances, strikes, change in Government regulations, etc.
  • Any additional staff other than specified.
  • Rescue, repatriation, medicines, medical tests and hospitalization expenses.
  • Summit Bonus US$ 1000.00 per Sherpa by per member.
  • Medical and travel Insurance with helicopter search and rescue.
  • Permits for walkie-talkies & filming if special camera.
  • Personal climbing gears.
  • Nepal custom duty for import of expedition goods.
  • Tips, gifts, souvenirs.
  • Any other item not mentioned in “THE PACKAGE COST INCLUDES” section.
Base Camp Service:
Included in the Cost
  • All arrival and departure transfers to and from Airport both domestic and international.
  • Snowy Dream World assistance in airport with its representative.
  • 4 Nights 3 Star Hotel accommodations in Kathmandu on BB Plan as per itinerary.
  • Flight tickets for Kathmandu-Tumlingtar-Kathmandu to the climbing member and his guide.
  • All camping equipment like camp furniture (table, chairs), kitchenware, kitchen, dining, guest and toilet tents in Advance Base Camp.
  • Three meals a day (BLD-tea-coffee) and twin sharing teahouse accommodation during trek, freshly cooked 3 meals, tea or coffee by Snowy professional cookin Base Camp.
  • Baggage allowance for trekking up and down is 40kg: 30kg ration per person.
  • Barun National Park entry fee.
  • TIMS card (Trekker’s Information Management System).
  • Expedition royalty and climbing permit for climbing Mt. Makalu.
  • Government appointed Liaison Officer during climbing period fully paid.
  • Wages, equipment, medical and accidental Insurances for staffs.
  • Required base camp food for climbing member and all involved staffs.
  • Each expedition member will have an individual tent in the ABC.
  • Solar panel for light and battery charger in Base Camp.
  • Satellite phone carrying by Guide for communication and available for members with the cost of US$ 4 per minute call.
  • First Aid medical kits for the Group and the staffs.
  • Free assistance service for cargo and duty clearance.
  • Our service charge and Government taxes levied in Nepal.
  • Complete pre-departure information.
  • Farewell Dinner in a typical Nepali restaurant with domestic culture show in Kathmandu.
  • Snowy Dream World Special Gifts (T-shirt/Pashmina etc.).
Not Included in the Cost
  • Lunch and Dinner during your stay in Kathmandu (except for the farewell dinner).
  • Climbing Sherpa Guide, high altitude food and tents above ABC (Camp: 1-2-3-4).
  • Ropes, any other personal climbing gears and services above ABC (Camp:1-2-3-4)
  • Expenses incurred towards communication means.
  • Clothing, packing items or bags, personal medical kit, camera/video fees or trekking gears.
  • Any additional staff other than specified.
  • Rescue, repatriation, medicines, medical tests and hospitalization expenses.
  • Medical and travel Insurance with helicopter search and rescue.
  • Tips, gifts, souvenirs.
  • Any other item not mentioned in “THE PACKAGE COST INCLUDES” section.
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