Mt. Makalu

  • Max. Altitude: 8463M
  • Duration: 40
  • Grade: Hard

  • Description
  • Itinerary
  • Cost Includes
  • Cost Excludes

Makalu with 8463m height is the fifth tallest mountain on earth. It lies in the northeast region of Nepal close to Mt.Everest and Mt.Lhotse. Makalu means the Great Black One, so called due to its dark brooding appearance.. The first attempt on Makalu was made by an American team in 1954, but it was first climbed by a French Team in 1955.

Makalu has steep pitches and knife-edged ridges. The final ascent of the summit pyramid involves a technical ice and rock climbing. The route to Makalu Base Camp (4823m) involves a sustained steep slope with magnificent views of Makalu (8463m) to the north. Climbing Makalu is really a demanding at present.

Fact and Figure

Altitude: 8463 m, 27,838 feet
Position:4th Highest Mountain
First ascent: May 15, 1955 by Lionel Terray and Jean Couzy
Expedition: French
Summits/Deaths: 377/39 or
Death Rate after summit: 10.34%
Facts: It is one of the most increasing choices of climbers at present. Makalu is attractive mountains but it is not easy either. The mountain is notorious for its steep pitches and knife-edged ridges. The final ascent of the summit pyramid involves technical ice/rock climbing.


  • Itinerary can be changed as per weather conditions and clients' wish.
Day 1: Arrival KTM & transfer to hotel -1300m
Day 2-3: At leisure in Kathmandu
Day 4: Fly to Tumlingtar or Lukla by Plane
Day 05: Fly to Makalu Base Camp by helicopter.
Day 06: Acclimatization Day
Day 07: Rest day
Day 08: Trek to Makalu Advance Base Camp 4,800m.
Day 09-34: Climbing period
Day 35: Pack Up ABC Ready for Departure.
Day 36: Descend to Makalu Base camp
Day 37: Fly to Tumlingtar or Lukla by helicopter
Day 38: Fly to Kathmandu by plane
Day 39: Leisure day in Kathmandu
Day 40: Depart Kathmandu to your own country
  • Makalu Climbing Permit
  • National park permit
  • Helicopter service in Group to Base camp from Tumglintar or Lukla, depending on availability of tickets.
  • Lodging & Fooding during Expedition
  • Transfer in Kathmandu
  • Hotel in Kathmandu on BB plan
  • Climbing Sherpa ( 1 member=1 Sherpa)
  • Group Climbing gear ( rope, ice crew, snow bar, rock piton, Epi gas, cooking pots and others)
  • Tents in Base camp and High camps.
  • Oxygen(4 oxygen per each member & 2 oxygen per Sherpa)
  • Oxygen Mask regulator sets
  • Liaison Officer's fee
  • Kitchen Staffs at Base camp
  • Flight to-from Tumglingtar.
  • Porter to BC & back
  • Solar set at Base camp
  • Local Simcard in Kathmandu (must return at the end of expedition)
  • Staff insurance
  • Allowance for Sherpa & other staffs
  • Weather Report
  • International Air fare.
  • Personal climbing equipments.
  • 1000 $ USD as Summit Bonus to your personal sherpa
  • Lunch and Dinner & Drink in Kathmandu.
  • Nepal Visa fee
  • Personal climbing Insurance
  • Individual Helicopter service or Rescue if needed
  • Alcoholic drinks & beverages
  • Staff gratuities if you like.
Extra Services If you want
  • Sherpa from Nepal : 8,000/-USD with full service for him
  • Oxygen per bottle of 4litres: 400/-USD
  • Masks Set on rent : 300/-USD (800/- USD if lost)

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