Itinerary Details

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu 
Upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport, the representative from Himalayan Alpine Adventure will receive you and transfer you to the hotel.
Days 02-03: At leisure in Kathmandu 
You will have a full-day guided sightseeing tour of Kathmandu today. You will visit the major places of cultural and religious importance some of which are also listed UNESCO World Heritage sites, including Pashupatinath (the holiest temple of Lord Shiva), Swayambhunath (the Monkey temple, one of the largest Buddhist Stupa), Boudhanath (one of the largest and oldest Buddhist Stupa, also known as little Tibet), and Kathmandu’s Durbar Square among others. The next day will be for expedition preparation, including equipment. In the afternoon, you will be given a briefing about expedition conditions, safety and other matters at the Ministry of Tourism. We stay overnight at the hotel.
Day 04: Fly Kathmandu to Tumlingtar and drive to Chichila (1850m)
Today we catch our morning flight to Tumlingtar from Kathmandu. A 50 minute scenic flight from Kathmandu will land on a bumpy grass airstrip. We drive to Chichila from Tumlingtar. It takes about 3 hours to reach Chichila where we stay at our first camp.
Day 05: Trek from Chichila to Num (1505m) 
Today is going to be a moderately paced walk through the picturesque villages and lush mountain forests. We are going to witness a ridge line with great views on both sides and perched on the end of it, Num. We stay overnight at Num.
Day 06: Num to Seduwa (1530m) 
Today, we descend steeply down through the forests and terraced plots of land that take us to Arun Khola. Makalu National Park starts and we register our permits. We stay at the camp right at the top of Seduwa Village.
Day 07: Seduwa to Tashi Gaon (2065m) 
Today we ascend the ridge bounded by the IpsuwaKhola on the west and KasuwaKhola to the east. We then cross the hillside through quiet villages and pass by the small paddy fields. We finally reach the village of Tashi Gaon.
Day 08: Tashi Gaon to Khongma (3562m) 
Today we trek upwards towards Khongma. Khongma is the last stop before crossing the Shipton La and dropping down into the upper sections of the remote Barun Valley. We can witness the green forests,which are replaced by scrub and rhododendrons that cover the lower reaches of the mountains. We stay at Khongma overnight.
Day 09: Acclimatization Day at Khongma (4200m) 
Today will be the rest and acclimatization day that allows our bodies to catch up with us before gaining more height. We cross the Shipton La the following day.
Day 10: Climb over the Shipton La and Descent to Mumbuk (4200m) 
We today climb towards the summit of Shipton La which it takes a few hours to reach. Then, after the lake KaloPokhari, we pass over the Keke La at an altitude of 4152m. We then take an easy descent towards Mumbuk. We can witness the marvellous views of Chamlang (7319m), Peak 7 (6758m) and Peak 6 (6524m). Today, climbing high and sleeping low gives the opportunity for acclimatization.
Day 11: Mumbuk to YangriKharka (3610m) 
We descend further down towards the Mumbuk through rhododendron forests that lead to the BaruniRiver and the upper reaches of the valley. We will enjoy the pleasant walk and gainaltitude slowly until we arrive at YangriKharka which is situated at the base of the valley.
Day 12: Yangri Kharka to Shershong (4650m) 
Today, our trail climbs up the valley through yak pastures and boulder fields. We stay at the campsite at Shershong overnight.
Day 13: Shershong to Makalu South-east Base Camp 
We trek onwards and gain height. We continue until reaching the Makalu South-east ridge Base Camp with Makalu on the left and Chamlang on the right.
Day 14: South-east Base Camp to Makalu North Ridge Base Camp (4800m) 
Definitely, crossing the Barun Glacier poses a challenge. We cross the lateral moraines and gain a slight path that cuts through the rock and ice to the opposite side of the valley. We will be enjoying the great view of the top of the valley and ahead of the beautiful Baruntse. We branch off to the right and head towards base camp.
Days 15-17: Acclimatization at Base Camp 
We spend a few days at Base Camp which helps us immensely in acclimatizing. Our team of porters carries loads to the Advance Base Camp.
Days 18-50:Makalu North-east Ridge Climbing Period 
This is the Makalu North-east Ridge Climbing Period. And during this period, we will make a successful climb over the summit of Makalu and then return back to the Base Camp.
Day 51:Pack up Base Camp and Ready for Departure 
Now, it’s time to get the gear organized and the porter loaded up ready for departure the following day.
Day 52: Descend to Yak Kharka 
Today, we descend back down the valley and take our last glimpse of Makalu before turning the corner and eventually reaching Yak Kharka.
Day 53: Yak Kharka to Mumbuk 
We continue with our descent and we eventually reach Mumbuk. The greeneries below provide a welcome relief from the snowy landscape on the mountain.
Day 54: Mumbuk to Tashi Gaon 
Today we return back across the Shipton La and then cut across the hillside to eventually reach the Sherpa town of TashiGaon. We stay overnight at Tashi Gaon.
Day 55: Tashi Gaon to Num 
Today we follow our footsteps all the way back down to the river. We climb back up the opposite side of the valley to Num.
Day 56: Num to Chichila 
Today will be the pleasant and easy walk back to Chichila. We stay overnight at Chichila.
Day 57: Chichila to Tumlingtar 
Today will mark the end of our trek.
We get ready for early departure to Kathmandu the following day.
Day 58: Fly Tumlingtar to Kathmandu 
Today we catch the morning flight to Kathmandu from Tumlingtar.On reaching Kathmandu, you can have time for last-minute shopping or you can also explore Kathmandu city. At a farewell dinner in Kathmandu we celebrate with guides and company members.
Day 59: Final Departure 
Today you are going to leave Nepal. Our representative will transfer you to the airport and you will catch your return flight home.

Include Exclude

Cost Included

  • All arrival and departure transfer services to and from airports, both Domestic and International, with other necessary surface transport (by A/C Vehicles) as per itinerary.
  • Assistance at the International Airport by K2 Trek representatives while arriving and departing.
  • Five nights’ accommodation at 5 star Kathmandu on B/B basis.
  • 3 meals a day (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) with tea and coffee, along with available accommodation at hotel/ teahouse / tent for members and staff during the trek and climbing, on a twin sharing basis.
  • One day sightseeing in Kathmandu (Swayambhunath, Pashupatinath, Boudhanath and Durbar Square).
  • Local English speaking Tour Guide for sightseeing in Kathmandu.
  • All necessary staff including experienced guide and porters during the trekking and climbing.
  •  Flights Kathmandu – Tumlingtar – Kathmandu for all climbing members and staff.
  • All trekking and camping equipment such as camp furniture, kitchenware, dining tent, guest tents, etc.
  • Per person 60kg baggage allowance during trekking-up carried by porters or yak and 40kg baggage allowance while returning from base camp after climbing Mt Makalu.
  • Trekking permit and Makalu Barun National Park entry fee.
  • Expedition Royalty and permit of Nepal Government to climb Mt Makalu.
  • One experienced, trained, Government licensed, and 1 timeMt Makalu summiteer Climbing /Expedition Guide (Sherpa).
  • All wages, equipment, medical and accident insurance for all staff involved in the trek and expedition.
  • First aid medical kits for the group and staff.
  • Satellite phone carried by Guide / Sherpa for communication and available for climbing members with the cost of US$.3 per unit call.
  •  Appropriate foods for high altitudes and all climbing crew at base camp and above as required.
  •  Emergency Oxygen mask and regulator provided on requirement of climber with appropriate charge.
  • Each expedition member will have an individual tent available in the base camp.
  • Solar panel for light and battery charger.
  • All tents for camps 1, 2, 3, 4 and necessary cooking equipment to cook above base camp.
  • 2 Oxygen bottles (4l) with mask and regulator (if requested by client).
  • Free assistance service for cargo clearance and duties.
  • Company service charge and government taxes levied in Nepal.
  • Complete pre-departure information, flight ticket reconfirmation and Visa extension procedure services (if necessary).
  • Farewell Dinner in a typical Nepali restaurant

Mt Makalu Expedition Cost Excluded:

  •  International air ticket and airport tax.
  •  Nepal Visa charge.
  • Personal climbing equipment.
  •  Personal travel insurance.
  •  Items of personal nature, Laundry expenses, Tips.
  •  Lunch and dinner during your stay in Kathmandu (except for the farewell dinner).
  •  Expenses incurred towards usage of landlines, mobile,  or satellite phone and internet expenses.
  •  Any extra expenses arising out of various /unforeseen situations such as natural calamities, landslide, political disturbances, strikes, changes in government regulation etc.
  • Transportation is strictly as per the itinerary. Any extra distance travelled will be charged extra.
  • Any additional staff other than specified.
  • Rescue, Repatriation, Medicine, Medical test and hospitalization.
  •  Emergency evacuation and Helicopter rescue.
  • Any extra services or products, offers or activities which are not mentioned in the itinerary.
Equipment List
  • Down jacket.
  • Down Trouser.
  • Glove for summit 2 pair.
  • Normal gloves 3 pairs.
  • Socks woolen 7-8 pairs.
  • Climbing Boot.
  • Trekking Boot.
  • Carmpons.
  • Rucksack.
  • Ice Ax.
  • Harness (Safety Belt)
  • Jumar (Ascending Device)
  • Eight Ring ( Descending device)
  • Carabineer both screw gate or none screw gate.
  • Hamlet.
  • Snow gaiter.
  • Wind proof suit.
  • Sun Glass.
  • Sun Cream.
  • water bottle.
  • Knife.
  • Sleeping bag.
  • Mattress.
  • Down suite for climbing.
  • Head lamp with extra battery.
  • Sandal.
  • Towel.
  • Tooth brush and tooth paste.
  • 100 liter duffel bag to put all the climbing equipment inside.
Before You Go

To climb high elevation peak good health condition and physical fitness is paramount criteria. The level of fitness required is proportional to peak elevation and route difficulties. To climb Mt Makalu you should have previous climbing experience on 7000m mountain in Himalaya with basic climbing skills and techniques.


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