International Makalu 1- Expedition autumn 2017

Mount Makalu Expedition. The fifth highest mountain in the world, Mount Makalu was first climbed by a French party in 1955. The peak situated at an altitude of 8485m was first mapped and photographed from the Tibetan side by the 1921 British Everest reconnaissance. Hillary and Shipton photographed Mt. Makalu on the 1951 and approached the peak a year later after the failure of their mount Cho Oyu expedition. The first attempt on mount Makalu was made in 1954 by a US team, who trekked all the way from the Indian border near Biratnagar. At the same time, a British team approached the peak but could not succeed as Hillary became seriously ill and had to be evacuated.

In the autumn of 1954 a French team attempted the peak while other three French teams made successful attempts in the following spring. The Japanese climbed mount Makalu in 1970 and a Yugoslav kissed the summit in 1975. Makalu West Face: To reach the top of the peak west face is both challenging and adventurous. There were five attempts before the successful Expedition. The West Face was successfully scaled in 1997. The Russian team had accepted the route of this West Face of mount Makalu upon the leadership of Sergey Efimov and climbed the top on 21st of May via the most difficult route. The final part of the route had gone on Parago ridge. Alexei Bolotov, Yuri Ermachek, Dmitri Pavlenko, Igor Bugachevski and Nikolai Jiline were in the team who had climbed on the top of mount Makalu at this time for which they were awarded the "Gold ice-axe."The Routes (Four Parts) Bottom part of the route starts from the base of the West Face at 5,800 meters extending to the hanging ice-fall at 6100 meters to the right part of the ice-fall. The second part elongates from the plateau above the ice-fall along 35 to 45 degree elevation's rock up to the 6,500 meters height. The next part is an ice-rock wall, 50 to 55 degrees steep & that extends to 7400 meters tall. The last section begins 70 to 75 degree elevation's rock pillar, which leads to the west ridge at 8,000 meters till atop.

Typically, ropes are fixed from 5800m to 6100m and from 6500 m to 7500m. Camps established by the Russian Team can be seen here. The French Route on the West Pillar is an aesthetically stunning line that has been seldom attempted because it is the most difficult way with a very steep pillar that was first successfully ascended in 1971. The crux of the line comes at an altitude of 7,600m in the area of the Seignior Wall. The first US team to step on included Jim States, John Roskelley, Kim Momb and Chris Kopczynski, who scaled via this west pillar in 1980. Furthermore, they topped on the summit even without the use of oxygen or Sherpa support.


Makalu Expedition30 August 2017 Day 01: Arrival Kathmandu & transfer to hotel
31 August 2017 Day 02: Preparing Makalu 8463 m. Expedition
01 Sept. 2017 Day 03: Expedition Briefing in tourism of tourism
02 Sept. 2017 Day 04: Fly Kathmand - Tumlingtar & drive Num
03 Sept. 2017 Day 05: Trekking Num village to Seduwa village
04 Sept. 2017 Day 06: Trekking Seduwa village to Tashi Gaun
05 Sept. 2017 Day 07: Trekking Tashigaun-Khongmala Danda
06 Sept. 2017 Day 08: Trekking Khongma La village - Mumfuk
07 Sept. 2017 Day 09: Trekking Mumfuk – Yangle Kharak stay
08 Sept. 2017 Day 10: Trekking Yangle Khark to Merak village
09 Sept. 2017 Day 11: Trekking Merak-Sersung (half day rest)
11 Sept. 2017 Day 12: Trekking Sersung to Makalu base camp
12 Sept.-11 Oct. 2017 Day 13-47: Climbing Mt. Makalu 8463m
12 Oct. 2017 Day 48: Trekking Makalu base - camp -Mumbuck
13 Oct. 2017 Day 49: Trekking Mumbuck to Khongmala-Danda
14 Oct. 2017 Day 50: Trekking Khongma La danda - Seduwa
15 Oct. 2017 Day 51: Trekking Seduwa village -Chichila village
16 Oct. 2017 Day 52: Trekking in Chichila village - Tumlingtar
17 Oct. 2017 Day 53: Fly Tumlingtar-Kathmandu-transfer-hotel
18 Oct. 2017 Day 54: Free day in Kathmandu /Relax/Shopping
30 May 2017 Day 55: Transfer airport from hotel final departure

Cost: Group joins basis /Privet

Makalu Expedition1 Person USD 22,000
2 Persons, Per Person USD 14500
3 Persons, Per Person USD 12000
4 Persons, Per Person USD 1000
5 Persons, Per Person USD 9500
6-7 Persons, Per Person USD 9000
8-12 Persons, Per Person USD 8500
13-15 Persons, Per Person USD 8000

Climbing Sherpa guide USD 3500 + Oxygen, Mask-regulator

Personal Bio Data Permit Application Form Expedition Registration/Booking Form

Cost Includes

  • 4 nights 3 star hotel in Kathmandu with bed and breakfast 
  • Climbing Permit fee Mount Makalu 8463 meter Expedition
  • Meals: 3 meal each day Trekking & base camp of Makalu
  • Staff: 1trekking and  base camp Guide, Cook, Cook helper
  • Porters or Yak porter Num to Base camp and back to Num
  • Kathmandu-Tumlingtar -Kathmandu flight with cargo 40KG
  • Equipment allowance, daily allowance Liaison officer, staff
  • Life, Medical-rescue Insurance for staff with Liaison officer
  • 1 tent-1 climber  for base camp, 1tent for 2 climber trekking
  • Mattresses, dining tent, Toilet tent, Store tent, Table & chair
  • Arrival pick up & drop in Kathmandu airport - hotel -  airport
  • Emergency Oxygen -Mask and regulator in BC(If use pay it)
  • Provides satellite phone services (Pay calls) call world wide
  • Welcome dinner with typical Nepali folk song & dance KTM
  • Mount Makalu ExpeditionSolar panels for Batteries charge and lighting in Base camp

Cost Excludes

  • Personal equipments for trekking and climbing
  • Personal-medical Insurance-expedition climber
  • Climbing food, gas and stove above base camp
  • Lunch & dinner in capital of Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Emergency evacuation- helicopter incase need
  • fixed rope, Walkie Talkie permit, Satellite phone   
  • Oxygen & Mask –regulator, Personal expenses
  • Bar Bills and beverage whole expedition period
  • Garbage deposit USD 3000 (Sharing of the total person) and deposit fee will be not
    Refunded if the climber don't take back their garbage to base camp and Kathmandu

Contact Details

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P.O.Box: 4483, Kathmandu, Nepal.
Tel: + 977 1 4700348
Fax: + 977 1 4700556

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