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Country: Nepal
City: Kathmandu
Duration: 50 Day(s) - 49 Night(s)
Tour Category: Expedition

Package Itinerary

History of Mt. Makalu Expedition 8463 m. Mt. Makalu Expedition 8463 m or 27,767 Ft is known as the great black mountain in Nepal and situated in Nepal-Tibet Border which was first climbed by a French party in 1955. The Makalu peak was first mapped and photographed from the Tibetan side by the 1921. The Japanese climbed mount 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. The first US team to summit was in 1980, they summit via this West Pillar Route. The team was made up of Jim States , John Roskelley, Kim Momb and Chris Kopczynski. They summit 2 members of the team and put 2 members within 150 feet. They summit without the use of oxygen or Sherpa support. As expedition game is very famous in Nepal, Mt. Makalu expedition is considered tough and challenging one.

The routes within it and technicality:

The bottom part starts from the base of the West Face at 5,800 meters and climbs to the hanging ice-fall at 6,100 meters to the right part of the ice-fall these all are visible in Mt. Makalu Expedition. The second part extends from the plateau above the ice-fall along 35 to 45 degree elevation's rock up to the 6,500 meters high. The next section is an ice-rock wall, 50 to 55 degrees steep & that extends to 7,400 meters height. The last final section begins 70 to 75 degree elevation's rock pillar, which leads to the west ridge at 8,000 meters height till to the top of the summit.

Ropes are typically fixed from 5800m to 6100m and from 6500 m to 7500m in Mt. Makalu Expedition route. Camps established by the Russian Team were at the following locations. The French Route on the West Pillar is an aesthetically stunning line that has been seldom attempted. It is an exceedingly difficult, a very steep pillar that was first successfully ascended in 1971. The crux of the line comes at approximately 7,600m in the area of the Seignior Wall. The West Face was successfully summated in 1997.

DETAIL ITINERARY:

DAY O1 FLY TO TUMLINGTAR & PREPARE FOR TREK:

Fly to Tumlingtar. Tumlingtar a village situated at the height of almost 400 m above sea level and our starting point of Trekking. It is better to stay there exploring around the area and taking photos. Our guide will take to the best available hotel of the area.

DAY 02 TUMLINGTAR TREK TO KHADBARI:

Tumlingtar to Khadabri Khadbari a place situated at the height of 1400 m and a village with multi-ethnic group of people.

DAY 03 KHADBARI TREK TO BHOTEBAS 1720m:

Khadbari to Bhotebas 1720m. It is our sixth trekking day and has to walk about 5 hours. Way is not difficult and we have to walk through village, river jungle and other natural factors. We trek up to Bhotebas and it is situated at the height of 1720 m.

DAY 04 BHOTEBAS TREK TO NUM 2200 m:

Bhotebas to Num 2200 m Wake up early in the morning be fresh and check your belongings. Start trekking and have breakfast on the way or walk after the breakfast.Our guide will tell you all about the areas.

DAY 05 NUM TREK TO SEDUA:

It is our eighth day of trekking & expedition trip. Our guide will wake you up in the morning and ask whether you to start your trip after breakfast there or on the way. Choose your option.

DAY 06 SEDUA TREK TO TASHIGAOUN 2200m:

Tashigaon is situated at the height of 2200m we today have to walk through Tashigaon with the romantic scene of mountain, jungle, rivers and other natural elements. We will be meeting specially Sherpa and Gurung people, their life style and all.

DAY 07 TASHIGAOUN TREK TO KAUMA NEAR SHIPTON PASS 2800m:

We are following another wonderful day with scenic and panoramic view. It is the day to arrive at Kauma by the middle of the day. We will stay there today to acclimatize to pass Shipton pass situated at the height of 4126 m tomorrow.

DAY 08 PASS SHIPTON PASS TO MUMBUK PASSES:

Kauma to Cross Shipton Pass (4150m). Mumbuk 3500m Kauma to Cross Shipton Pass (4150m). Mumbuk (3500m) we will be walking through Mumbuk one of the difficult places of the area to cross Shipton Pass at the height of 4150 m. We do breakfast at Kauma today and will walk by 7:00 AM in the morning and send our night after the Pass.

DAY 09 MUMBUK TREK TO KHARKA 2646m:

Trek to Kharka 2646m It is the place looking different because there small bushes at the lap of the mountains and the hills. Rare houses are seen in this area and people found on the way are very nice and friendly.

DAY 10 KHARKA TREK TO SHERSUNG 4614m:

Kharka to Shersung (4614m) It is about 5-6 hours of walking day from Kharka to Shersung stepping on an altitude of 4614m. Have breakfast at Kharka or on the way after walking some minutes. Rest of the things will be explained by our guide who is very well-known to the area and with people around.

DAY 11 SHERSUNG TREK TO MAKALU BASE CAMP 5250m:

Sherson to Makalu Base camp 5250 m It is our important day because we are going to see Makalu Base Camp which is the focus point of the trip. Trekking to this is quite different than other areas because so less trekker only goes to here and trekkers to this area will be more respected than to the others. Makalu Base camp is at the height of 4810 m

DAY 12 ACCLIMAZATION DAY AS WELL AS STAY TO SEE WEATHER CONDITION IN BASE CAMP:

Extra day for weather. Guarantee of the good weather may not be taken in the mountainous region. So, take an extra day in case of bad weather.

DAY 13-42 CLIMBING PERIOD FOR ONE MONTH:

Duration: 30 days and all these days will be used hiking up and coming down to the base camp in order to be fit physically for the expedition. Height: 8463m. From the Base Camp, for the lodges we will be using high quality ISO standard tented camp with high security set by our well experienced climbing Sherpas. Adventure Zone Trekking & Expedition’s management team of the Mt. Makalu expedition team is very much conscious of its expedition clients to know all about their physical condition and high altitude sickness. In case of any doubt regarding physical inability caused by high altitude sickness, the team will take action to bring the people from the high camp to second camp or to the base camp and after he/she gets fit the management team will take him or her up again. All these 30 days will be using in such activities and because of which it will be less difficult to summit the top. Spare days that are shown in the itinerary may not be enough or may be more also but whatever is the case our itinerary is customizable.

DAY 43 RETRACE THE TRAIL TO LOWE KHARKA:

Retrace the trail to lower Kharka We are, today, heading back to lower kharka. Explanation of this place is given in the eleventh day of the itinerary.

DAY 44 RETRACE THE TRAIL TO HIGH KHARKA:

Retrace the trail to high kharka

DAY 45 HIGH KHARKA TREK DOWN TO MUMBUK:

High Kharka to Mumbuk We are walking about 6 hours today to arrive high kharka after break fast at lower kharka and lunch on the way back. Our guide is very clever in managing time frame so he will suggest how much time we should take in exploring around while walking every day.

DAY 46 RE CROSS THE PASS, DESCEND TO TASHI GAOUN:

Re Cross the pass. Descend to Tashi gaon. By Crossing Shipton Pass (4150m) through Mumbuk (3500m), we, today, arrive at Tashi gaon.

DAY 47 TASHI GAOUN TO BHOTEBAS:

Tashi Gaon to Bhotebas our walking days are becoming longer while coming down than to go up. We will arrive at Bhotebas today.

DAY 48 BHOTEBAS TREK TO KHADBARI:

Bhotebas to Khadbari its, as explained before, is a beautiful village of the area and multi tribal people are living here in a good atmosphere with a friendly situation. People are helpful, innocent and laborious.

DAY 49 KHADBARI TREK TO TUMLINGTAR:

Khadbari toTumlingtar Tumlingtar is again a village and place to fly back to Kathmandu.

DAY 50 FLY BACK TO KATHMANDU FROM TUMLINGTAR:

Fly to Kathmandu Transfer to hotel after you are in Katmandu domestic Airport.

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