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Makalu Expedition

Makalu Expedition Overview

Mount Makalu Expedition in Nepal is one of the challenging mountaineering adventure to climb the world’s firth highest mountain peak. Makalu lies in the eastern part of Nepal standing with the elevation of 8463 meters from the sea level. Due to the very sharp edges and steep pitches, climbing over the Makalu is quite tough.

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.

Life Dream Adventure offers full board and base camp service for Mt Makalu expedition. Spring season is the best time to climb Makalu. Our professional climbing Sherpas will assist you to reach at the top of the world’s fifth highest peak.


Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu Airport and transfer to Hotel(1350m)

Day 02-03: Rest and prepare day for assignment & briefing.

Day 04: Fly from Kathmandu to Tumlingtar(920m) and then trek to Manebhanjyang(1100m),which takes about five hours and overnight in tent.

Day 05: Trek from Manebhanjyang to Kuwapani(1420m),which takes about four and half hours overnight in the camp

Day 07: Trek from Kuwapani to Num (1800m) which takes about six hours and overnight in camp

Day 08: Trek from Num to Sheduwa (1510m), which takes about five hours overnight in the camp

Day 09: Trek from Sheduwa to Tashigaon (2070m),which takes four hours overnight in the camp

Day 10: Trek from Tashigaon to Khongma (3760m),which takes about six hours overnight in the camp

Day 11: Trek from Khongma to Sanopokhari (1710m)which takes about four hours overnight camp

Day 12: Trek from sanopokhari to Mumbuk (3550m) which takes about five hours overnight in camp

Day 13: Trek from Mumbuk to Yangle Kharka (3600m),which takes about four hours overnight in camp

Day 14: Trek from Yangle Kharka to Hillary Base Camp(4800m), which takes about six hours and overnight in the camp.

Day 15: Trek From Hilarry Base Camp to Makalu Base Camp (4870m) overnight in the camp

Day 16-46: Climbing Period(summit makalu 8463m)

Day 47: Preparation to returning (Cleaning up Base Camp)

Day 48: Trek from Base Camp to Yak Kharka(3600m),which takes about five hours and overnight in the camp

Day 49: Trek from Yak Kharka to Mumbuk(3550m), which takes about five hours and overnight in camp.

Day 50: Trek from Mumbuk to Tashi Gaon(3420m)which takes about five hours and overnight in camp.

Day 51: Trek from Tashi Gaon to Num(1800m), which takes about five hours and overnight in camp.

Day 52: Trek from Num to Chichira(1615m)which takes about five hours and overnight in camp

Day 53: Trek from Chichira to Tumlingtar via Khandbari (920m),which takes about six hours and overnight in a lodge

Day 54: Early in the morning fly from Tumlingtar to Kathmandu(1350m) and transfer to hotel

Day55: Full day sightseeing and shopping in Kathmandu, farewell dinner party in the evening and overnight in the hotel

Day56: Final departure ,or alternative Join other activities


Cost Info

Cost Include

  • Airport transfers (domestic and international both)
  • 5 nights hotel accommodation in Kathmandu
  • Climbing Permit fee for Mt Makalu
  • Food & Fuel during the trek and expedition period
  • North Face or similar quality high altitude tent for higher camps
  • Single tent for each member, staffs, climbing Sherpa at the base camp
  • 5/5 bottles of oxygen per member and guide with mask and regulator
  • Staff: Base camp Guide, Cook, Cook helper
  • Porters/Yaks to and from base camp
  • One high altitude Sherpa for one climber (1:1) who assist you whilst on climbing and summit attempt as well as carries food and gears to high camps
  • Government liaison officer, his insurance, daily allowance, equipment allowance and flight fares
  • Flight fare for member and staff (Jomsom - Pokhara)
  • Insurance, equipment allowance, wages and daily allowance for expedition staffs
  • All camping equipments: sleeping tents, mattress, dining tent, toilet tent, mess tent, store tent, table & chairs and other necessary kitchen utensils whilst on trekking and expedition.
  • Group climbing equipment such as necessary fixed rope, ice screws, ice bars etc.
  • First Aid kit bag, trekking map & duffel bag
  • Solar panel at the base camp
  • Restop toilet bag
  • Satellite phone (Pay Call)
  • Walkie Talkie for each staff and member
  • Mountain cans cleaning at high camps
  • Cargo transportation to supply the food and gears to Beni and back from Jomsom
  • All ground transportation
  • Necessary documentation and governmental official paper work
  • All applicable taxes as per the government rules and regulations

Cost Exclude

  • Personal climbing gears
  • Extra hotels in Kathmandu (after 5 nights)
  • Personal climbing insurance which covers travel, medical, accident, evacuation etc.
  • Lunch & dinner in Kathmandu
  • Emergency Rescue evacuation by helicopter
  • Applicable permit fees and custom charges for using communication equipment, commercial filming, satellite phone, radio etc.
  • Carrying bonus + Summit bonus for climbing Sherpa
  • Personal expenses such as laundry, telephone, e-mail, etc.
  • Bar and beverage bills
  • Custom clearances in Kathmandu International airport
  • Gratitude (tip) for the staff etc.


We Accept Payment Via

  • Visa
  • Master Card
  • Western Union

We are Associated with

  • Nepal Gov
  • TAAN
  • NTB
  • NMA
  • KEEP

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