Mt.Makalu Expedition (8,463m).

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Mt.Makalu expedition (8,463m).

Mt.Makalu expedition (8,463m). French party first climbed Mt.Makalu in 1955. In the Tibetan side, the peak was mapped and photographed by the British Everest reconnaissance in 1921. Hillary and Ship ton photographed mount Makalu on the 1951 Everest reconnaissance. Hillary and others approached the peak a year later after the failure of their Mt. Cho Oyu expedition.,

The first attempt on Mt.Makalu was in 1954 by a US team, mostly from California. They trekked all the way from the Indian border near Biratnagar. At the same time a British team approached the mountain, when Hillary became seriously ill, this expedition was abandoned  and had to be evacuated.,

In the autumn of 1954 a French team attempted the peak. In the following spring, three teams of French climbers successfully made ascents on successive days.

The Japanese climbed  mount Makalu in 1970. Likewise, another French team climbed it in 1971. And, a Yugoslav expedition reached the summit in 1975.

Makalu West Face
It is very adventurous route to climb because it is a little bit dangerous as well. Before climbing this Mt.Makalu Mountain people made 5 attempts; then only finally succeeded. The West Face was successfully scaled in 1997.

The Russian expedition had taken the route of this West Face of mount Makalu. Sergey Efimov led and climbed the top on 21st of May via the most difficult route. The last part of the route had gone on Parago ridge. Alexei Bolotov, Yuri Ermachek, Dmitri Pavlenko, Igor Bugachevski and Nikolai Jiline are the person to climb on the top of mount Makalu at this time. For this ascent they got “Gold ice-axe”  awarded to them.  face book,

Makalu Base Camp


1. You should never trek alone. So, hire a guide if you can’t find companion.

2. Choose trekking companies/guides with eco friendly concepts.

3. Always get information about high altitude sickness.

4. Also, always carry a good medicine kit.

5. Hence, watch where you are walking. And don’t step backward blindly while taking photos.

6. Therefore, time your trek generously. Also, taking rest while trekking is not a sign of weakness.

Therefore, the trip cost will vary depending on the group size, duration of days and services required. Please contact us via our email.  Along with your details to obtain a quote.

Available departures

Itinerary Mt. Makalu Expedition   fixed departure .  
  • Day 01:Arrival in Kathmandu Airport and transfer to Hotel (1350 m)
  • Day 2-3:Rest and prepare day for assignment & briefing.
  • Day 04:Fly from Kathmandu to Tumlingtar(920 m) and then trek to Manebhanjyang(1100 m),which takes about five hours and overnight in tent.
  • Day 05:Trek from Manebhanjyang to Kuwapani(1420 m),which takes about four and half hours overnight in the camp
  • Day 07:Trek from Kuwapani to Num (1800 m) which takes about six hours and overnight in camp
  • Day 08:Trek from Num to Sheduwa (1510 m), which takes about five hours overnight in the camp
  • Day 09:Trek from Sheduwa to Tashigaon (2070 m), which takes four hours overnight in the camp
  • Day 10:Trek from Tashigaon to Khongma (3760 m), which takes about six hours overnight in the camp
  • Day 11:Trek from Khongma to Sanopokhari (1710 m) which takes about four hours overnight camp
  • Day 12:Trek from sanopokhari to Mumbuk (3550 m) which takes about five hours overnight in camp
  • Day 13:Trek from Mumbuk to YangleKharka (3600 m), which takes about four hours overnight in camp
  • Day 14:Trek from YangleKharka to Hillary Base Camp (4800 m), which takes about six hours and overnight in the camp.
  • Day 15:Trek from Hilarry Base Camp to Makalu Base Camp (4870 m) overnight in the camp
  • Day 16- 50: Climbing Period (summit makalu 8463 m)
  • Day 51:Preparation to returning (Cleaning up Base Camp)
  • Day 52:Trek from Base Camp to Yak Kharka(3600 m),which takes about five hours and overnight in the camp
  • Day 53:Trek from Yak Kharka to Mumbuk(3550 m), which takes about five hours and overnight in camp.
  • Day 54:Trek from Mumbuk to TashiGaon(3420 m)which takes about five hours and overnight in camp.
  • Day 55:Trek from TashiGaon to Num(1800 m), which takes about five hours and overnight in camp.
  • Day 56:Trek from Num to Chichira(1615 m)which takes about five hours and overnight in camp
  • Day 57:Trek from Chichira to Tumlingtar via Khandbari (920 m),which takes about six hours and overnight in a lodge
  • Day 58:Early in the morning fly from Tumlingtar to Kathmandu (1350 m) and transfer to hotel
  • Day 59:Final departure, or alternative Join other activities.
  • All arrival and departure transfer services to and from Airport both Domestic and International with other necessary surface transport (by Non A/C Vehicles) as per itinerary.
  • Assistance at the International airport by GurlaMandata trek’s representative while arriving and departing.
  • 4 Nights accommodations at hotels in Kathmandu on B/B basis.
  • Necessary staffs including experienced guides and porters during the trekking and climbing.
  • Schedule by Bus sector to all climbing member, Sherpa guide, liaison officer and kitchen staff .
  • All kitchen tent, stores tent, dining tents, toilet tents, tables and chairs, and cooking utensils for Base Camp.
  • Common climbing equipment (necessary rope, ice bars, ice screws, etc)
  • meals a day (Breakfasts, Lunch and Dinners with tea or coffee) along with available accommodation at Hotel/ Lodge/ Guest Houses or tents for members and staffs during trek and climbing in twin sharing basis .
  • All food and fuel for Base Camp and higher camps during expedition.
  • Per person 60kg baggage allowance during trekking-up carrying by porter or Yak and 40kg baggage allowance while returning from Base Camp after climbing the Mt. Makalu Daily Weather Report Services from Seattle based.
  • Services of cook and kitchen boy Trekking Permit (National Park entry fee)TIMS card (Trekking Information Management System).
  • Expedition Royalty and permit of Nepal Government to climb Mt.Makalu along southeast ridge route.
  • Nepalese Government Royalty; One Experienced, Trained, Government Licensed, and 03 Times
  • Mt.Makalu Summiteer Climbing/expedition Guide (Sherpa) per client .
  • All wages, equipment, medical and accidental Insurances for all involved staffs in trekking and expedition.
  • Equipment allowances and wages for Climbing Sherpa’s, cooks, kitchen boys and Government Liaison Officer .
  • First Aid medical kits for the Group and the staffs .Satellite phone carrying by Guide for communication and available for members with the cost of USs 3 per minute call.
  • Appropriate food for high altitude and all climbing crew at base camp and above as required.Required fixed and dynamic rope during climbing period.
  • Heater will be provided at base camp for heating the dinning room.
  • Emergency Oxygen mask and regulator provided on requirement of guest with appropriate charge.
  • Each expedition member will have an individual tent available in the ABC .Solar panel for light and battery charger.
  • All tents for camp 1, 2 and 3 and Gamow Bags for Bass camp.3 Bottles ( Oxygen will be provided each members .
  • Latest model of Summit/Top out system mask and regulators will be provided.
  • We provide Sherpa’s tents, food for climbing, and insurance .
  • Free assistance service for Cargo clearance and Duties .
  • EPI Cooking gas, stove will be provided in camp and for cooking food.
  • Transportation of food supply to Base Camp from Kathmandu (and then by porter to base camp)Our service charge and Government Taxes levied in Nepal .
  • Complete per-departure information, flight ticket reconfirmation and visa extension procedure services (if necessary)Farewell Dinner in a typical Nepali restaurant with domestic culture show in Kathmandu before departure etc.
  • cost
  1. Lunch and Dinner during your stay in Kathmandu (except for the farewell dinner)
  2. Any packed food/snacks, aerated drinks, energy drinks,
  3. mineral water, alcohol, cigarettes, chocolates, nutria-bars or any other food consumed beyond the prescribed breakfast, lunch and dinner, etc.
  4. Items of personal nature, Laundry Expenses, Tips
  5.  Expenses incurred towards usage of landlines, mobiles, walkie-talkies or satellite phone And Internet expenses
  6. Clothing, Packing Items or Bags, Personal Medical Kit, Camera/Video Fees or Trekking Gears
  7.  Any extra expenses arising out of various/unforeseen situations like natural calamities, landslides, political disturbances, strikes, changes in Government regulations, etc.
  8. Transportation is not on disposal basis. It is strictly as per the itinerary. Any extra distance traveled will be charged extra.
  9. Any additional staff other than specified.
  10. Rescue, Repatriation, Medicines, Medical Tests and Hospitalization expenses.
  11.  Medical Insurance and emergency rescue evacuation if required.
  12. Travel Insurance and helicopter rescue.
  13.  Wallis-talkies & Filming permit (if special camera).
  14. Personal climbing gears;
  15. Nepal custom duty for import of expedition goods.
  16. Summit bonus for climbing Sherpa Guides (When you summat you have to pay) as per Mountaineering Association rules.
  17.  Tips, gifts, souvenirs.
  18.  Any other item not included in “THE PACKAGE Cost includes” Section.
  19.  Airfare of international flights.
  20.  Nepal entry visa fee (Visa issuance is easy at the arrival) • Any extra services or products or offers or activities which are not mentioned in the itinerary.



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People of many castes and religions live here. About hundred languages are spoken  here. Our popular foods are dal bhat, dhindo, gundurk etc. Similarly, Dashain, Tihar, Lhosar, Id etc. They are the most popular festivals. We celebrate these festivals very happily. Most  of the people are farmers. They grow rice, corn, wheat, millet, potato etc. Some people in the cities are businessmen also.  Likewise, some have industries. Therefore, people living here are very laborious.

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Pack 1 light weight internal frame pack (approx 4,000 cubic inches) 1 day pack is optional for the approach hike, possible use on summit day and carry-on pack. If you plan to use it for your summit pack it must be large enough for your down jacket, misc. clothes, food and water.… Miscellaneous 1 first-aid kit with ibuprofen and any other doctor recommended medications Lip balm. At least SPF 20, 2 sticks. A string taped to the stick is helpful, to hang around your neck Sunscreen. At least SPF 40 Headlamp. Petzl My obelt 3 or Black Diamond Polar Star 3 Water bottles 1… Sleeping Gear 1 down sleeping bag rated to -10 F (Gore Dry loft or similar fabric helps protect down and dark colors speed drying time) Sleeping pad full length closed cell foam (mandatory) and/or ? length Thermo-Rest for extra warmth and comfort
Hand Wear We require two systems; one glove system for lower on the mountain and a mitten over mitt system for the cold temperatures encountered on summit day. 2 pair liner gloves Thin wool or polypropylene 1 pair warm gloves Fleece or wool 1 pair expedition shell gloves 1 pair modular expedition shell… Lower Body 4 pair of liner socks. Polypropylene or Capelins 3 pair light weight trekking socks 2 pair med-heavy wool socks check boot fit with liner and wool socks on 1 pair nylon shorts 1 pair nylon pants for trekking and around camp 2 pair lightweight long underwear bottoms 1 pair fleece… Head Gear Warm hat wool or synthetic that cover your ears. Balaclava Face mask Shade hat or baseball cap Glacier glasses 100% UV protection with side shields and a hard-sided storage case (i.e. Julbo or Cube). 1 pair extra sunglasses (Also with UV protection in case your 1st pair breaks) 1 ski…
User Body 2 cotton t-shirts 1 polypropylene t-shirt 2 long sleeve polypropylene shirt Lightweight, light colored for sunny days. 2 women sports bras Synthetic, no cotton! 1 soft shells Marmot Dri-clime Wind Shirt, Patagonia Stretch Zephyr or Krushell Jacket (R2 pullover acceptable). Down/synthetic sweater or vest Patagonia Puffball Jacket or Sweater preferred,… Personal Use Equipment List For 7000m to 8000m Head wear 1 - Fleece or woolen hat 1- Face musk 1 - Shaded hat 1 - Balaclava 1- Glacier glasses 100% UV protection with side shield and a hard sided storage case (Julbo or Cube brand) 1-Sun glasses (also with UV protection and anti fog system) 1-Ski goggles with Climbing Gear Alpine climbing harness Must have adjustable leg loops and fit over all clothing 2 locking carabineers Large, pear-shaped carabineer is best, screw gate type recommended 3 regular carabineers Light weight BD Hot wire are recommended Ice axe w/leash Light weight (i.e Gravel  Air tech, Black Diamond Raven, or Char let Moser…