Makalu Expedition (8,463m)

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 the beautiful flora and fauna.

Makalu climbing can be done by intermediate-level climbers, having previous experience of trekking that 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, earning living 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 the elevation. The climbing remains steep consistently throughout the climbing, which requires enough physical strength to climb. Climbers are however suggested to get engaged on to the physical fitness program six months before climbing on 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 one of the many names to Lord “Shiva”.

Highlights of Makalu 

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 

  • Panoramic view of Everest region
  • Local Rai and Sherpa culture
  • Red Panda 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 

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Trip Facts

  • Trip CodeLHN178
  • Duration50 Days
  • Pricefrom US$12000 / person
  • GradeStrenuous
  • DestinationNepal
  • Min Pax01-25 pax
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