Expedition in Nepal

Overview

Mount Makalu Expedition lies in the eastern part of Nepal. It rises to (8463m) above the sea level. Mr. Jean Couzy from France scaled Mt. Makalu for the first time on May 15, 1955 via West Face. It is the world's fifth highest peak and situated 14 miles east of Mount Everest between Everest and Kanchenjunga, on the Nepali-Tibetan border. The Japanese climbed Makalu in 1970, another French team climbed it in 1971 and a Yugoslav expedition reached the summit in 1975. In 1976 Spanish and Czechoslovakian teams joined up near the summit.

Climbing Route: Mt. Makalu has fixed five routes by every expedition team and four variations along with other interesting opportunities like the West Face, the Northeast from Nepal and North Flanks from Tibet. Our trek follows one of the most remote and unfrequented areas of Nepal. Starting to fly to Biratnagar and drive to Hile where we start to walk towards Arun River, we walk through the snow, rain and cloud prone Kauma. Base Camp is just south of the snout of the Barun Glacier at an elevation of 4823m. Finally, after the climbing of Mt. Makalu expedition, our trip will finish at Tumlingtar plateau where we take plane to fly in to Kathmandu directly

Highlights

* Rim of the Kathmandu valley excursion
* Scenic mountain flight Kathmandu to Tumlingtar and return Kathmandu
* Summit Mount Makalu (8463m), the 5th highest mountain in the world.
* Magnificent view of Mt Kanchenjunga to the east and Mt Shishapangma to the west with several snow topped chain of mountains in between.
* Opportunity to explore the less visited areas of Makalu-Barun National Park

Itinerary

  • Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu (1317m)
  • Day 02: Valley excursion, official procedure and other arrangements for expedition
  • Day 03: Valley excursion, official procedure and other arrangements for expedition
  • Day 04: Kathmandu fly to Tumlingtar (460m) and trek to Khandbari (1020m)
  • Day 05: Khandbari trek to Chichila (1840m)
  • Day 06: Chichila trek to Num (1490m)
  • Day 07: Num trek to Sedua (1540m)
  • Day 08: Sedua trek to Tashi Gaon (2020m)
  • Day 09: Tashi Gaon trek to Kahuma Danda (3560m)
  • Day 10: Kahuma Danda trek to Mumbuk (3550m)
  • Day 11: Mumbuk trek to Nehe Kharka (3600m)
  • Day 12: Nehe Kharka trek to Makalu base camp (4810m)
  • Day 13-14: Climbing training period - how to use Oxygen, mask and regulator
  • Day 15-44: Climbing Period of Mount Dhaulagiri: Camp – I (5400m), Camp II (6400m), Camp III (6900m), and Camp IV (7500m) Summit (8463m).
  • Day 45: Clean up base camp
  • Day 46: trek to Yangle Kharka (3600m)
  • Day 47: Yangle Kharka trek to Dobato (3550m)
  • Day 48: Dobato trek to Tashi Gaon (2070m)
  • Day 49: Tashi Gaon trek to Num (1500m)
  • Day 50: Num trek to Mani Bhanjyang (1100m)
  • Day 51: Mani Bhanjyang trek to Tumlingtar (460m)
  • Day 52: Tumlingtar fly to Kathmandu (1317m)
  • Day 55: Departure day

Trip Summary

Trip Grade Climbing
Trip Duration 55 Days
Trip code NAP-MAK - 421
Trip Start/Ends Kathmandu-Tumlingtar/Tumlingtar- Kathmandu
Maximum Altitude Summit (8463m)
Trip Cost Prices on request
Group Size Minimum 2 upto 12 persons in one climbing team
Accessibillity 45 minute fly to Tumlingtar round trip flight from Kathmandu
The Route Kathmandu – Tumlingtar – Chichila – Num - Mumbuk – Makalu Base Camp – Summit – Tumlintar – Kathmandu.
Season Spring/Autumn/Summer
Permit Fee Mt. Makalu Expedition USD 1800 on Spring season, USD 900 on Autumn season, USD 450 on Winter/Summer
Trip Facilities 3+ hotel in city on B/B and teahouse/lodges and tented accommodation during the climbing period.

Cost Included

  • Fee: Royalty fee of Makalu expedition, national park entrance permit. 
  • Activities: Sightseeing, trekking and climbing as per the guideline itinerary. 
  • Equipment: All necessary camping equipments, kitchen utilizes upto higher camp for members, staffs and common climbing equipment such as ropes, ice screws, ice bar, pitons, etc. 
  • Accommodation: 6 night’s hotel accommodation in cityand 48 nights lodges/tent during trekking and expedition period. 
  • Food: Full board on teahouse/tented [Breakfast, lunch and dinner] during the trekking and expedition upto Makalu base camp and 6 breakfasts in city.
  • Staffs: Trekking Leader/Guide, high altitude Sherpa, Liaison officer and necessary supporter for expedition
  • Transportation: Arrival/departure transfer and surface road-head and Scheduled flight from Kathmandu to Tumlingtar and returnt flight.
  • Company and Government’s service charge: All applicable Government taxes and official service charges. And food, air and road-head transportation, equipments, daily allowance of expedition supporters.

Cost Excluded

  • Your international flight 
  • Original entry visa into Nepal
  • Lunch and dinner while in city 
  • Bar bills & Beverages
  • Personal travel insurance covering such as travel, accident, medical and emergency evacuation.
  • Related charges for communication equipment and filming applied as per the goverment rule and regulation.
  • Nepal custom duty for import of expedition goods arriving into Nepal by air/road cargo.
  • Expenses of personal nature such as drinks, laundry, postage, telephone calls etc.
  • Oxygen & Mask regulator
  • High altitude food and fuel above base camp.
  • Personal climbing gear and equipment above base camp
  • Nepal custom duty for import of expedition goods arriving to Nepal by air or road.
  • Garbage fee (Refundable)
  • Tips/Gratuities for trekking and expedition crews
  • Optional activities
  • And unforeseen expenses which are out of control by Nepal Adventure Point

Trip Notes

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