Mount Makalu Expedition 2018 Print This Page

 Makalu, the fifth highest peak in the world rising to 27,765 feet (8,463 meters). This beautiful and impressive massive is situated just 14 miles east of Everest in the Khumbu region. Its size alone is impressive, but its perfect pyramid structure with four sharp ridges makes this mountain all the more spectacular. Makalu is actually a double peak. The subsidary peak rising just north of the main summit connected by a saddle is called Chomolonzo (25,650 ft.) It is interesting to note that the summit ridge is the demarcation point indicating the border between Nepal on the Southern side and Tibet to the North.

 
The name of the mountain was probably taken from the Sanskrit word Maha-Kala, which means Big Black and is a by-name of Shiva - one of the most important gods of Hinduism. Shiva is sometimes an evil, cruel destroyer but at other times he tends to be gentle and kind-hearted. The mountain has another name in the local dialect - Kumba karna, which means The Giant.
 
Makalu has proved to be a challenging climb, as only five of its first sixteen attempts were successful. To date, there have been a total of 206 successful ascents of Makalu and a total of 22 fatalities.
 
Prior to its first ascent in 1955, it was admired and studied by several Everest expeditions, but like a lot of other giants in the Khumbu region, it was not attempted until the summit of Everest was first ascended in 1954.

 Makalu Expedition Itinerart

(Day 01): Pickup from Airport to Hotel   

(Day 02): Briefing at Ministry of Tourism
 
(Day 03): Flight Kathmandu to Tumlingtar and drive  to Khadabari (1280 m)
 
(Day 04): Khadabari Drive  to Num (1560 m)
 
(Day 05): Trek Num to Sheduwa (1500m)
 
(Day 06): Trek Sheduwa to Tashi Goun (2100m)
 
(Day 07): Trek Tashi Goun to Khongma la (3760m)
 
(Day 08): Trek Khongma to Mumbuk (3520m)
 
(Day 09): Trek Mumbuk to Nebe Kharka (4320 m)
 
(Day 10): Trek Nehe Kharka to  Makalu BC 
 
(Day 11): Rest day at BC 
 
(Day 12): Makalu Base Camp to ABC 
 
(Day 13-44): Climbing Period
 
(Day 45): Trek BC to Yangle Kharka 
 
(Day 46): Trek Yangle kharka to Khongma la
 
(Day 47): Trek Khongma la to Seduwa bazzar 
 
(Day 48): Trek Seduwa   to Num
 
(Day 49): Drive  to Tumlingtar
 
(Day 50): Flight  Tumlingtar to Kathmandu
 
(Day 51): Free Day In Kathmandu
 
(Day 52): Final Departure to your country 
 

 Price Includes:   

                         
(01) Arrival & Departure : Airport transfers-Airport/Hotel/Airport    
           
(02) Hotel In Kathmandu  : 4 nights in Katmandu   Hotel on bed & breakfast Basis-Double Room       
                  
(03) Domestic flight: KTM-TMI-KTM with domestic Airport tax 
                      
(04) Transportation: Necessary all equipment Transportation  for all Member and Staffs  From Kathmandu-Num(by bus) –Base camp(by Porters)- Num(by porters)- Kathmandu(by bus) 
                       
(05) Permit : Makalu expedition permit , National park & TIMS permit.        
              
(06) Garbage Management :Stool Shipment Transfer & Garbage Deposit fees  
 
(07) Lodging & Fooding : Food 3 meals a day in Trekking & Base camp for member & Staffs    
 
(08) Cargo Clearance : International Air cargo clearance of Member Personal Luggage & Payment of Government taxes  
 
(09) Liaison Officer : 1 Government Liaison officer with full equipment, salary ,accommodation . 
                       
(10) Base Camp Staff : Base camp Cook & kitchen Helper 
                        
(11) Porter : Porters per member up to Base camp & Porters return from Base camp  
 
 (12) Staff Salary and allowance : All Nepali staffs & porters daily wages, equipment, food & clothing
                        
(13) Insurance : All Staffs Medical & Emergency rescue Insurance  
                      
(14) Member Luggage :70 Kg per member for personal baggage 
                        
(15) Base Tent : VE25 North face or Kailas  tents for base camp for per member   
                      
(16) Base Base equipment : Base camp foam mattresses, dinning, Kitchen, Toilet & Store tents, hot shower, Tables & chairs & Cooking gears
 
(17) Heater : Heater for base camp in each Dining tent 
 
(18) Light : 1 Solar panel for battery charge and light at base camp for use. 
  
(19) Dinner:  one Farewell Dinner in tourist standard restaurant in Kathmandu  with Nepalese Staff 
 
 (01-19) Base camp service 
 
    
(20) Oxygen: (O2)-Poisk cylinder: 03 oxygen bottle  for each member and 01 oxygen bottle for each high altitude Sherpa
 
                
(21) Mask & Regulator : 1 Set of Summit mask & Regulator  for each member and high altitude Sherpa 
  
(22) Permit : Satellite Phone /walkie talkie    Phone if necessary in basis of Member 
                  
(23) High Altitude Climbing Sherpa: 1 Climbing Sherpa per member  and Climbing Bonus U$1000    
                     
(24) High camp service  : Necessary cooking gas,  cooking pot  for member, high altitude Sherpa, high altitude  tent, high food  and fixing gear  (C1) (C2) (C3) (C4) Summit
 
  (01-24) full board service 
                   
Price Excludes:
                            
(01) Lunch & Dinner: Lunch & dinner in Katmandu Hotel stay and more the 4 nights in Kathmandu Hotel  
                       
(02) Insurance : Travel and high altitude insurance ,accident, medical & emergency evacuation   
                     
(03) Personal Expenses: Telephone, Internet,  Laundry, any Alcoholic beverages, personal equipment and shopping   
                      
(04) Nepal's Visa: Nepali Visa fee US$ 40 per person for 30 days ( to be applied for 100 days (USD$ 100)   
                     
(05) Sherpa summit Bonus & Tips : Sherpa Summit bonus US$1500 , please  calculate some tips     
                                          
(06) Rescue Evacuation : Emergency rescue evacuation cost, if needed and all other personal nature

Member Personal Equipment

S/No:  Particular.  Qty

(1). : Down suits (dangri) 1

(2)  : Summit shoe La Sportiva Olympus monts Evo 1

(3)  : Walking/ Hikking  shoe 1 & Trekking boot 1

(4)  : Crampon 1

(5)  : Summit Glove (Mitten) 1

(6)  : Normal gloves 2

(7)  : Summit Snow goggles 1

(8)  : Glacier glasses 1

(9)  : Ice axe 1

(10) : Harness & tapsling  1

(11) : Jumer 1

(12) :  Carabiners (normal) 3

(13) : Sleeping bag (-40C) 1

(14) : Down filled Mattress 1

(15) : Summit socks 2

(16) : Normal socks 6 

(17) : Climbing bag (40 ltr) 1

(18) : Helmet 1

(19) : Down jacket 1

(20) : Down trouser 1

(21) : 8 finger / descender 1

(22) : Headlamp (Icon or Spot) 1

(23) : Gore-tex jacket 1

(24) : Gore-tex trouser 1

(25) : Fleece jacket 3

(26) : Fleece trouser 2

(27) : Fleece liner gloves 3

(28) : Screw Gate Carabiner 2

(29) : Balaclava (windstopper) 1

(30) : Thermos bottle 1

(31) : Base layer (woolen) 2 (set)

(32) : Water bottle normal 1

(33) : Sun cream 50spf 

(34) : Leap Gurd 30spf 

(35) : Swise Knife  1

 

Climbing Gears wich is Company will manage for the team  

S/No Particular

(1)  : Ice crews 1

(2)  : Fix rope  

(3)  : snow bars

(4)  : EPI gas

(5)  : Rock piton

(6)  : Carabiners (normal)

(7)  : High tent

(8)  : Summit rope

(9)  : Cooking pot

(10) : Snow shovel

(12) : ce hammer / adge (set)

(13) : Member high food

(14) : Oxygen bottle  (O2) 

(15) : Oxygen Mask & regulator 

(16) : Quick Draws