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Mt. Makalu Expedition

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Makalu is the most difficult Himalayan peak to climb. Among the Eight-Thousanders in Nepal, Makalu at 8,643 meters ranks as the fourth-highest mountain. Take on the PD+ (Scottish Grade III/IV) peak with many technical ascents such as steep pitches, knife-edge ridges, and rock/ice climb. Catch the majestic panorama some of the highest mountains on Earth Mount Everest, Lhotse, and Kanchenjunga.

Although an isolated peak, Makalu has two notable subsidiary summits, Kangchungtse or Makalu II (7678m) and Chomo Lonzo (7804m). You will climb the main mountain that was first summited on1955 by a French Expedition. The standard climb route follows the Northeast ridge that goes between the main summit and Kangchungtse peak. The 31-day window offers enough days for acclimatization, training, and ascent.

Mt. Makalu Expedition begins with a beautiful sightseeing tour of Kathmandu City. Prepare your documents and embark on a scenic flight to Tumlingtar City in Eastern Nepal. Indulge in an adventurous trek through the village of Mane Bhanjyang, Chichila, and Numa and enter Makalu Barun National Park. Witness the unique Himalayan flora and fauns inside the Park as you make your way towards Makalu Base Camp (4870m).

The high-altitude settlements of Tashigaon, Yangle Kharka, and Langmale Kharka comprise of the indigenous Rai, Sherpa, and Shingsawa (Bhotia) people. Spend a few days acclimatizing at the base camp. Your Sherpa guide will conduct intensive climbing training for days before actually embarking on the climb.

The first leg of the climb begins with an easy ascent to Camp I (6,100m). The trail leading from Camp I to Camp II (6600m) encounters many technical ascents. Camp III (7200m) to Camp IV (7600m) may need the use of ice-ax and Carabiner to walk through rock and ice. The approach for the summit begins at Camp IV using a fixed rope. Standing at 8,643 meters, you can catch the panoramic view of some of the highest peaks on Earth, Everest (8848m), and Lhotse (8516m) in the west and Kanchenjunga (8586m) in the east. Retrace your path and descend to Makalu Base Camp. After clearing the base camp, you’ll begin falling towards Tumlingtar and then head back to Kathmandu.

Book your Mt. Makalu Expedition with Everest Extreme Adventure. Our Sherpa guides and expedition staff have experience of over 15 years. Join our all-inclusive expedition package and enjoy the best service.

Trip Itinerary




  • 5 Nights Hotel accommodations in Kathmandu on BB Plan in 3 Star category
  • 1:1 Experienced private climbing Sherpa guide during trek and climb.
  • 1 Legion Officer from the Government and his insurance, Equipment, salary, food, and accommodation
  • 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, shower and toilet tents in Advance Base Camp.
  • Three meals a day (BLD-tea-coffee) and twin sharing teahouse accommodation during the trek, freshly cooked 3 meals, tea or coffee by the Himalayan professional cook in Base Camp.
  • Baggage allowance for trekking up and down is 60kg: 40kg ratio per person.
  • Expedition royalty and climbing permit for climbing Mt. Makalu
  • 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 the requirement of guest with reliable charge
  • Each expedition member will have an individual tent in the MBC.
  • If Needed.
  • 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.
  • Farewell Dinner in a typical Nepali restaurant with domestic culture show in Kathmandu.
  • Special Gifts (T-shirt/Pashmina etc.)


  • International flight
  • Nepal Visa and cargo clearance
  • Extra porter if needs
  • Alcoholic products during trekking product
  • Emergency rescue services cost
  • Lunch and Dinner during your stay in Kathmandu (except for the farewell dinner)
  • Items of personal nature and laundry expensesExpenses of landlines, mobiles, walkie-talkies, 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, changes in Government regulations, etc.
  • Any additional staff other than specified
  • Rescue, repatriation, medicines, medical tests and hospitalization expenses
  • Medical and travel Insurance with helicopter search and rescue for a climber.
  • Summit bonus for the Sherpa after approaching the summit. (Minimum US$ 1000.00)
  • Special Permits for walkie-talkies & filming if a special camera
  • All personal climbing gears.
  • Nepal custom duty for import of expedition goods
  • Tips, gifts, souvenirs
  • Any other item not mentioned in the above cost includes


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