Mt. Makalu Expedition

Among the eight mountains in Nepal above 8000m, Mt. Makalu is the fourth tallest in Nepal and fifth highest Peak on the Earth with its height 8,463m. Mt. Makalu resides in the eastern Himalayas range just 19Km southeast of the giant Mt. Everest in the border of Nepal and China. At the base of Mt. Makalu, there lies a natural wonder: The Barun Valley. This valley facilitates with stunning elevated waterfalls falling inside the deep gorges, diverse species of flora and fauna with rich cultures of ethnic communities like Sherpa and Kirat. Although, this area is somewhat isolated, it is for sure that, every visitor who every step here will take a memorable reminiscence with them for their lifetime.

It was in 1955, when the expedition led by French team reached to the top of Mt. Makalu for the first time. Only five of the first sixteen attempts were successful. Sir Edmund Hilary took the photograph of Mt. Makalu in 1951 while he was on a route survey of Mt. Everest. Since the first climb to the top, several successful attempts had been made to the top of the peak. Makalu bears a pyramid shape. South East and the North West Ridges being the most prominent compared to other. Among these two, the North Western ridge route is used by most of the mountaineers to reach the top of the peak. Mt. Makalu Expedition in Nepal is full of adventures as well as dangers too. The Russian team scaled the west route, which is considered the most dangerous route, in 1997. They reach the top on 21st May 1997 following the most challenging route. Climbing Makalu is test of the sheer endurance of a climber.

The base camp is normally set at around 5,600m, and then four camps follow before reaching the top. The first camp is at 6,100m, camp 2 is at 6600m, the third camp is at 7200m and the last camp is at 7600m.

Upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu, our company representative will meet and welcome you to Nepal and then you'll be transferred to your confirmed hotel. Once you finish the check-in procedure, you can rest & relax at the hotel. Later you will be accompained by the office staff for a short tour of Thamel to make you familiar with some good restaurants, ATMs, money changer and other necessary places you might need during your stay in Thamel.

The very next morning, after breakfast you will leave for a full day sightseeing tour around Kathmandu valley. You can visit the sacred Pashupatinath Temple and Swyambhunath, very ancient and essentially enlisted in UNESCO World Heritage Sites. The biggest Buddhist Stupa at Boudhanath and the fine arts and historical architecture of Kathmandu Durbar Square reflecting the ancient Nepalese culture which is the highlights of our guided tour. A visit to Patan City will enchant you with its famous fine arts and historical architecture. On return to your hotel, you will have time to explore the local area, have dinner and perhaps take a leisurely stroll through the famous streets.

We spend a day preparing the final documents, gears & equipment check and so on. You can go for final shopping if something is missed before leaving out for the mountain.

  • Airport / Hotel / Airport transfers by private vehicle.
  • Hotel Accommodation in Kathmandu including breakfast.
  • Guided Tour of Kathmandu City with expert tour guide and private vehicle
  • Government license holder experienced, climbing & trekking guide (trained in
  • Wilderness First Aid & altitude sickness), porters (1 porter for between 2 trekkers basis), cook, helpers with their food, accommodation, salary, equipment, and accidental insurance, clothing, and medicine.
  • Local transportation to and from the starting and ending points of the trek by Tourist bus/Private Car/Van and Flights depends on Clients requirement and budget.
  • Tea house/Lodges Accommodation during the trekking
  • Daily Meals for trekking and camping (breakfast, lunch, and dinner).
  • All camping gears (waterproof dining tents, kitchen gears, dining table, chairs, toilet tents, shower tent, etc) with High-quality tents.
  • High altitude climbing food, fuel, Gas, etc.
  • Permits for Expedition
  • Garbage  Management Fees
  • Group medical supplies (first aid kit will be available).
  • Above the Wongchhu Peak Promotion duffel bag.
  • Comprehensive pre-departure information and trip dossiers
  • Welcome/Farewell Nepali Dinner in Kathmandu
  • All necessary paper works, office Service charge and all Government Taxes.
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return from mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
  • If required to change from airplane to helicopter to/from Pokhara due to weather issues, the additional cost of the helicopter will be shared amongst clients.
  • Personal trekking and climbing gear
  • Meals in Kathmandu (except breakfast and farewell dinner)
  • Alcohol and Beverages during the trek and climbing season
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, shower, etc.)
  • Emergency Medical Evacuation & any medical costs.

Boots, Crampons, Gaiters

  • Light Hiking Boots
  • 8000m Climbing Boots
  • Gaiters
  • Crampons

Climbing Tools

  • Ice Axe
  • Seat Harness
  • Locking Carabineers
  • 2 folding – ski pole

Technical Clothing

  • Polypro or Capaline long underwear (4sets)
  • Pile jacket and pants (pants must have full separating side zips)
  • Gore Tex shells (top and bottoms must have full separating side zips)
  • Down jacket (medium & heavy weight)

Mitts & Gloves

  • Light synthetic gloves (Capaline or polypropylene)
  • Wool (or pile) mitts & Gore-Tex overmitts

Socks

  • Wool or pile socks

Headgear

  • Head lamp (spare bulbs & batteries)
  • Glacier sun glasses
  • Wool or pile hat

Sleeping

  • Sleeping bag (expedition quality) rated -15 &40 f
  • Sleeping pads

Camping

  • Backpack
  • Pee bottle
  • Water bottle
  • Sunscreen (maximum block)
  • Lip sunscreen

Traveling

  • Large duffel bag (provided by Wongchhu Peak)
  • Toiletry bag
  • Travel Clothes
  • Personal First Aid Kit
  • Small day pack for trekking days

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Trip-Code: WPP-005-MAK
Destination: Nepal
Region: Makalu
Altitude: 8485 M
Season: Spring/Autumn
Difficulty: Hard
Accommodation: Hotel, Tea House & Tent
Duration: 50 Days

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