Makalu standing at 8463 meters is the world's 5th highest mountain. A peak of this altitude isn’t a normal climb and you definitely require maximum technical skills. The mountain was first successfully climbed by an American team led by William Siri in 1954. The mountain comes under the protected Makalu Barun Conservation Area so you can expect some of beautiful flora and fauna.
Makalu climbing can be done by intermediate-level climbers, who have previous experience in trekking which would be a hand on advantage during expeditions. Though with proper hard work and climbing training by our climber expertise it can be a matter of success for every who dreams to take on the summit. The national park is the collective experience of adventure, thrill, and earning living the Himalayan lifestyle by some of the ethnic groups of Nepal; Rai, Sherpa, and Shinagawa
The technical aspect of climbing shows that the route often consists of easy glaciers low on the mountain whereas steep ice and snow climbing can be observed during climbing of the peak, gradually when gaining elevation. The climbing remains steep consistently throughout the climbing, which requires enough physical strength to climb. Climbers are however suggested to get engaged in the physical fitness program six months before climbing the peak.
Num (1800m), Seduwa (1510m), Tashi Gaon (2070m), Khongma(3760m), Mumbuk (3550m), Yangri Kharka (3600m), Sherson (4800m) are some of the acclimatization doubts when gaining the elevation awards Makalu peak every effort to help the group reach the summit of the 5th highest mountain in the world. The mountain is situated east of Everest, making close contact with each other. The mountain was named after the Sanskrit word Maha-Kala, which translates as 'big black' and is one of the many names for Lord “Shiva”.
Highlights of the Makalu Expedition
Flora and Fauna
The Makalu lies under the protected area of Makalu Barun National Park where you can expect a diverse range of flora and fauna. The red panda is the highlight of the whole area, if you’re lucky enough you can expect to get in close contact with them. The dense forest past the base camp is one of the coolest paths to walk on with freshwater flowing across parallel to the origin of it.
Ethnic groups and Himalayan lifestyle
There are diverse groups of communities living under the shades of Himalayan under extreme conditions. Even though life under the Himalayas is a treat of life, living is extremely hard. The lifestyle you would be observing is a true experience of life, yet they are humble enough to treat their guests with the best hospitality.
Adventurous Ride to Tumlingtar
Tumlingtar is the opening door to Makalu, you will be having an amazing adventure ride towards Tumlingtar with panoramic views of the Himalayan range, observing some of the world's tallest peaks residing beside each other a couple of miles distance, Mt.Everest among them being the tallest peak in the world.
More Highlights of the Makalu Expedition
- Panoramic view of the Everest region
- Local Rai and Sherpa culture
- The red Panda is the rarest wildlife
- Adventurous ride from Kathmandu to Tumlingtar
- Makalu Barun National Park (Natural Paradise).
- Mt Makalu 8463m, Mt.Everest 8848 Mt.Kanchenjunga 8586m, Chamlang Himal
- Barun Valley, Barun glaciers
- Makalu-Barun National Park
- Training with veteran climbers
- UNESCO world cultural heritage site
Best Time For Makalu Expedition
The climatic conditions in the Himalayas are unpredictable and extreme, so the changing temperature plays a vital part in determining the best time for the Makalu expedition.
Spring and Autumn are the best times to climb Mount Makalu. They are an ideal time for Makalu Expedition with perfect weather and temperature. Spring arrives in April and lasts till May, while Autumn appears in September and finishes in November.
There is no risk of snowfall and rainfall during these seasons. You can enjoy the mountain climbing adventure in the beauty of nature with blooming flowers and clear skies.
During this trip, Luxury Holidays Nepal serves you the best quality service. If you are looking for other similar, we also offer Tilicho Peak Expedition, Singu Chuli Peak Climbing, Manaslu Expedition, Pisang Peak Climbing, Chulu West Peak Climbing, Ama Dablam Climb Expedition, Island Peak Expedition, Mera peak climbing, and many more.
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