Makalu Expedition (8463m)

Glimpse of Expedition

Elevation: 8463m
Region: Makalu Region  
Climbing Season: Spring
Route: Kathmandu-Tumlingtar-Makalu
Best season: Late Sept. to Oct. & April to May.

Duration:  56 days

Makalu Expedition

Situated in the heart of the eastern Himalayas, Mt Makalu is the fifth highest peak in the world. There are seven valleys radiating from mount Makalu. These valleys, particularly the Barun valley, are the home of pristine forests and alpine meadows of Nepal. The Himalaya rise to the height of 8.463 m. from the bottom of the Arun valley, at just about 435m above sea level, within this wide range of altitudes and climates, the Makalu-Barun area contains some of the richest and most diverse flora and fauna of Nepal. Diverse ethnic communities of Rai, Sherpa, and Shingsawa (Bhotia), etc… have nestled the lower reaches of these valleys. These communities are economically poor and isolated but they are rich in cultural heritage. They are the leaders of Makalu-Barun region for preserving the unique biological and cultural treasures. Covering 2.330 sq km, Makalu-Barun is situated to the west of Sagarmatha (Mount Everest) National Park to the west. Due to its relative inaccessibility, majority of the visitors know a little about it, however, those who have visited can go with an unforgettable experience to their homeland.

Makalu Expedition (8463m)-Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive at Kathmandu airport, transfers to the selected hotel.
Day 02-03: Rest and sightseeing.
Day 04: Fly from Kathmandu to Tumlingtar(920m), trek to Manebhanjyang(1100m), five hours walking. Overnight at local guest house.
Day 05: Trek from Manebhanjyang to Kuwapani(1420m), four and half hours walking. Overnight in tents.
Day 07: Trek from Kuwapani to Num (1800m), six hours walking. Overnight in tents.
Day 08: Trek from Num to Sheduwa (1510m), five hours walking. Overnight in tents.
Day 09: Trek from Sheduwa to Tashigaon (2070m), four hours walking. Overnight in tents.
Day 10: Trek from Tashigaon to Khongma (3760m), six hours walking. Overnight in tents.
Day 11: Trek from Khongma to Sanopokhari (1710m), four hours walking. Overnight in tents.
Day 12: Trek from sanopokhari to Mumbuk (3550m), five hours walking. Overnight in tents.
Day 13: Trek from Mumbuk to Yangle Kharka (3600m), four hours walking. Overnight in tents.
Day 14: Trek from Yangle Kharka to Hillary Base Camp (4800m), six hours walking. Overnight in tents.
Day 15: Trek from Hilarry Base Camp to Makalu Base Camp (4870m) overnight in tents.
Day 16-46: Climbing Period(summit makalu 8463m)
Day 47: Preparation to returning (Cleaning up Base Camp)
Day 48: Trek from Base Camp to Yak Kharka(3600m), five hours walking. Overnight in tents.
Day 49: Trek from Yak Kharka to Mumbuk(3550m), five hours walking and overnight in tents.
Day 50: Trek from Mumbuk to Tashi Gaon(3420m), five hours walking. Overnight in tents.
Day 51: Trek from Tashi Gaon to Num (1800m), five hours walking and overnight in tents.
Day 52: Trek from Num to Chichira (1615m) five hours walking and overnight in tents.
Day 53: Trek from Chichira to Tumlingtar via Khandbari (920m), six hours walking overnight in a lodge.
Day 54: Early in the morning fly from Tumlingtar to Kathmandu (1350m) and transfer to selected hotel.
Day 55: Free day in Kathmandu, evening farewell dinner with culture show.
Day 56: Transfer to airport for final departure.

Note:The above information is a guide and standard template of what we provide. The trek can be customized at your request to accommodate your specific requirements. On adventure trips of this type, weather, transport or a multitude of other factors beyond our control can result in a change of itinerary. It is, however, very unlikely that the itinerary would be substantially altered; if alterations are necessary the leader will decide what is the best alternative, taking into consideration the best interests of the whole group. Where a change does occur, we do everything we can to minimize its effect, but we cannot be responsible for the results of changes or delays.

Trip Cost

The Cost: Full board

Number of Person Royalty Cost Total cost Per Person
1 Person: US$ 5,000.00 US$ 35,500.00 US$ 40,500.00
2 Person: US$ 6,000.00 US$ 23,500.00 US$ 26,500.00
3 Person: US$7,000.00 US$ 22,500.00 US$ 24,835.00
4 Person: US$ 8,000.00 US$ 21,500.00 US$ 24,500.00
5 Person: US$ 8,500.00 US$ 21,300.00 US$ 23,150.00
6 Person: US$ 9,000.00 US$ 21,100.00 US$ 22,600.00
7 Person: US$ 10,000.00 US$ 19, 000.00 US$ 20,430.00
8 or more Per Person US$ 15,00.00 US$ 18,500.00 US$ 20,000.00

Full board Service cost Includes:

  • Five night's standard accommodation in Kathmandu on bed and breakfast basis.
  • Complete camping equipment for trekking & for base camp
  • Food during trekking and Base Camp for Member & Staff
  • Expedition Permit, National Park fee and TIMS card.
  • All staff during the trekking and Expedition With Experience Guide (base camp Manager)
  • 60 Kg Luggage free-air cargo, during the trekking (with porter or yaks)
  • 40 kg baggage return from Base Camp per member including food & equipment.
  • Fly ticket from Kathmandu-Tumlingtar-Kathmandu
  • Surface transportation will be available as per itinerary.
  • Above mention staffs daily wages, equipment allowance & Insurance
  • Dining tent, toilet tent, table and chares, Mattresses for expedition Sharing with other member
  • Emergency Oxygen- Mask and regulator (If client use then they have to pay full of cost)
  • Two oxygen bottle mask and regulator for client (if Necessary)
  • Gamo Bag (life saving device incase of altitude sickness) sharing with group member
  • All tent for camp 1, 2, 3 and high altitude food for sherpa and member.
  • One member has one tent for base camp during climbing period.
  • One summiteers climbing Shrepa per Person.
  • Satellite phone(Pay call)
  • Solar panel for light and charges batteries (Base Camp only).
  • Ice falls charges
  • Farewell Dinner
  • Liaison Officer
  • Our service charges

Full board Service cost exclude:

  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu.
  • Alcoholic beverages, Nepal visa fee.
  • Emergency rescue evacuation if required & Personal accident insurance or Helicopter rescue.
  • Extra luggage & personal climbing gears.
  • Extra porter cost US$ 20 per person per days per 25Kg.
  • Personal nature expenses
  • Extra night Hotel in Kathmandu
  • Waki talkies &Filming permit.
  • Nepal custom duty for import of expedition goods.
  • Assistance for Cargo clearance (Custom duty fees to be paid by clients)
  • Personal equipment & Insurance.
  • Climbing Sherpa guide US$ 3000.00

The Cost for Base Camp service with permit

Number of Person Royalty Cost Total cost Per Person
1 Person: US$ 5,000.00 US$ 27,000.00 US$ 32,000.00
2 Person: US$ 6,000.00 US$15,000.00 US$ 18,000.00
3 Person: US$7,000.00 US$ 15,000.00 US$ 17,330.00
4 Person: US$ 8,000.00 US$ 14,800.00 US$ 16,800.00
5 Person: US$ 8,500.00 US$ 12,300.00 US$ 14,000.00
6 Person: US$ 9,000.00 US$ 12,100.00 US$ 13,600.00
7 Person: US$ 10,000.00 US$ 11, 000.00 US$ 12,430.00
8 or more Per Person US$ 15,00.00 US$ 10,500.00 US$ 12,000.00

Base Camp Service cost Includes:

  • Five nights standard accommodation in Kathmandu on bed and breakfast basis.
  • Complete camping equipment for trekking & for base camp
  • Food during trekking and Base Camp for Member & Staff
  • Expedition Permit, National Park fee and TIMS card.
  • All staff during the trekking and Expedition With Experience Guide (base camp Manager )
  • 50 Kg Luggage free-air cargo, during the trekking (with porter or yaks)
  • 30kg baggage return from Base Camp per member including food & equipment.
  • Fly ticket from Kathmandu-Tumlingtar-Kathmandu
  • Surface transportation will be available as per itinerary.
  • Cargo clearance & Duties fee Service.
  • Above mention staffs daily wages, equipment allowance & Insurance
  • Dining tent, toilet tent, table and chares, Mattresses for expedition Sharing with other member
  • Emergency Oxygen- Mask and regulator (If client use then they have to pay full of cost)
  • Satellite phone(Pay call)
  • Gamo Bag (life saving device incase of altitude sickness) sharing with group member
  • Solar panel for light and charges batteries in Base Camp
  • One member has one tent for base camp during climbing period.
  • Our service charges
  • Farewell Dinner
  • Liaison Officer

Base Camp Service cost exclude:

  • Personal equipment & Insurance
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu.
  • High Altitude Food & Equipment for Member & Sherpa
  • Alcoholic beverages, Nepal visa fee.
  • Emergency rescue evacuation if required & Personal accident insurance or Helicopter rescue.
  • Extra luggage & personal climbing gears.
  • Extra porter cost US$20 per person per days per 25Kg.
  • Personal nature expenses
  • Extra night Hotel in Kathmandu
  • Waki talkies &Filming permit.
  • Nepal custom duty for import of expedition goods.
  • Oxygen and Mask regulator for member and Sherpa
  • Ice fall fees $ Garbage Deposit (Sharing with other member).
  • Assistance for Cargo clearance (Custom duty fees to be paid by clients)
  • Climbing Sherpa.

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Acclimatization

Mission Eco Trek is professionals at operating at high-altitude. Each trip we run has a realistic acclimatization programme. Our entire adventure trips are designed to allow gradual height gain, spread over a number of days. High altitude is not predictable sickness, so there is no way of predicting who will suffer from altitude but, for the vast majority of people, a slow ascent to height will produce minimal effects. We can provide 'Gamow Bag' as a precautionary measure as per your request on renting basis. Acclimatizing takes time and there are no safe shortcuts. All trips to altitudes in excess of 3,000 meters carry medicines essential to the treatment of altitude sickness, and our leaders, guides and staffs are well trained to administer them and to know the symptoms.

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