MAKALU IEXPEDITION

MAKALU IEXPEDITION

(55 NIGHTS/ 56 DAYS )

overview

Mt. Makalu (8,463m) (27,766 ft) is an isolated peak located in the Mahalangur Himalayas on the southeast region of the Mt. Everest. The rocky white mountain looks like a four-sided pyramid and it rests on the border of Nepal and China. An American team led by Riley Keegan were the first expedition to the dominating eight-thousander. The team set out to concur the peak in the spring of 1954 but their attempt was unsuccessful because of the heavy storms. The first successful Mt. Makalu expedition (8,463m) ascent was made in the year 1955 by a French expedition team led by Jean Franco.

Makalu Peak is considered to be the most difficult peak to climb by many mountaineers who have tried and reached the summit. The steep pitches and knife-edged ridges have forced many to return back to base without reaching the summit. The attempt to this beautiful summit is worth it if you’re an experienced climbers with a team of technically skilled and equipped mountaineers. Your Mt. Makalu expedition 55 nights/ 56 days trek to the 5th highest mountain in the world would begin at Num and continue with trekking for several days. The acclimatization at the base camp would help during the final summit climb, and the rests at the local teahouses and lodges would rejuvenate your energy level.

itinerary

  • Day 01

    ARRIVAL IN KATHMANDU AIRPORT AND TRANSFER TO HOTEL(1350M)

  • Day 02-03

    – REST AND PREPARE DAY FOR ASSIGNMENT & BRIEFING.

  • Day 04

    FLY FROM KATHMANDU TO TUMLINGTAR(920M) AND THEN TREK TO MANEBHANJYANG(1100M),WHICH TAKES ABOUT FIVE HOURS AND OVERNIGHT IN TENT.

  • Day 05

    TREK FROM MANEBHANJYANG TO KUWAPANI(1420M),WHICH TAKES ABOUT FOUR AND HALF HOURS OVERNIGHT IN THE CAMP

  • Day 07

    TREK FROM KUWAPANI TO NUM (1800M) WHICH TAKES ABOUT SIX HOURS AND OVERNIGHT IN CAMP

  • Day 08

    TREK FROM NUM TO SHEDUWA (1510M), WHICH TAKES ABOUT FIVE HOURS OVERNIGHT IN THE CAMP

  • Day 09

    TREK FROM SHEDUWA TO TASHIGAON (2070M),WHICH TAKES FOUR HOURS OVERNIGHT IN THE CAMP

  • Day 10

    – TREK FROM TASHIGAON TO KHONGMA (3760M),WHICH TAKES ABOUT SIX HOURS OVERNIGHT IN THE CAMP

  • Day 11

    TREK FROM KHONGMA TO SANOPOKHARI (1710M)WHICH TAKES ABOUT FOUR HOURS OVERNIGHT CAMP

  • Day 12

    TREK FROM SANOPOKHARI TO MUMBUK (3550M) WHICH TAKES ABOUT FIVE HOURS OVERNIGHT IN CAMP

  • Day 13

    TREK FROM MUMBUK TO YANGLE KHARKA (3600M),WHICH TAKES ABOUT FOUR HOURS OVERNIGHT IN CAMP

  • Day 14

    TREK FROM YANGLE KHARKA TO HILLARY BASE CAMP(4800M), WHICH TAKES ABOUT SIX HOURS AND OVERNIGHT IN THE CAMP.

  • Day 15

    TREK FROM HILARRY BASE CAMP TO MAKALU BASE CAMP (4870M) OVERNIGHT IN THE CAMP

  • 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),WHICH TAKES ABOUT FIVE HOURS AND OVERNIGHT IN THE CAMP

  • Day 49

    TREK FROM YAK KHARKA TO MUMBUK(3550M), WHICH TAKES ABOUT FIVE HOURS AND OVERNIGHT IN CAMP.

  • Day 50

    TREK FROM MUMBUK TO TASHI GAON(3420M)WHICH TAKES ABOUT FIVE HOURS AND OVERNIGHT IN CAMP.

  • Day 51

    – TREK FROM TASHI GAON TO NUM(1800M), WHICH TAKES ABOUT FIVE HOURS AND OVERNIGHT IN CAMP.

  • Day 52

    TREK FROM NUM TO CHICHIRA(1615M)WHICH TAKES ABOUT FIVE HOURS AND OVERNIGHT IN CAMP

  • Day 53

    TREK FROM CHICHIRA TO TUMLINGTAR VIA KHANDBARI (920M),WHICH TAKES ABOUT SIX HOURS AND OVERNIGHT IN A LODGE

  • Day 54

    EARLY IN THE MORNING FLY FROM TUMLINGTAR TO KATHMANDU(1350M) AND TRANSFER TO HOTEL

  • Day 55

    FULL DAY SIGHTSEEING AND SHOPPING IN KATHMANDU, FAREWELL DINNER PARTY IN THE EVENING AND OVERNIGHT IN THE HOTEL

  • Day 56

    FINAL DEPARTURE ,OR ALTERNATIVE JOIN OTHER ACTIVITIES

prices

Per Person on Twin Sharing in US$ Suppliment
1 2-3 4-6 7-9 10-14 15 & ABOVE Single Room Half Board Full Board

include/exclude

cost include
  • Traditional Welcome at arrival in Airport.
  • Airport Return Transfer by Pvt. Basis’s. by tourist vehicle.
  • Assistant Guide in arrival and departures / Hotels.
  • 3 STAR Hotel accommodations in Kathmandu with Breakfast on twin sharing basis.
  • Expedition Royalty and permit of Nepal Government to climb the mountain.
  • All required Trekking Permit (National Park entry fee) and TIMS card.
  • Liaison holder officer, one head Sardar/Guide with porters (2 trekkers= 1 porter).
  • Good quality tents and kitchen utensils for camping.
  • All Meals (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) along with availability during trek & expeditions.
  • com’s trekking bag/duffel bag, t-shirt and trekking map are yours to take.
  • High Altitude Climbing Sherpa 1:2 or 1:1 (01 Sherpa per two clients / your required).
  • All necessary climbing hard ware gears. Camping and kitchen gears for both trek and climbing.
  • Appropriate food for high altitude and all climbing crew at base camp and as above.
  • Emergency Oxygen mask and regulator upon requirement of guest with reliable charge.
  • Sleeping bag & down jacket (to be returned after your trip is completed.)
  • Medical kit (carried by your guide).
  • All necessary paperwork, office Service charge and Government Taxes levied by Government of Nepal.
  • Staff costs which includes their salary, insurance, equipment, domestic airfare, food and accommodation.
  • Farewell Dinner in a typical Nepali restaurant with cultural show setting together with official representative at last night in Nepal.
  • Special souvenir on departure.
cost exclude
  • In Kathmandu stay lunch & dinner is not included.
  • International flight fare.
  • Personal trekking and climbing Equipment.
  • Transportation as per itinerary only (not available at disposal).Any extra distance traveled will be charged extra.
  • Any additional staff other than specified.
  • Rescue, Repatriation, Medicines, Medical Tests and Hospitalization expenses.
  • Medical Insurance and emergency rescue if required.
  • Travel Insurance and helicopter rescue.
  • Walkie-talkies & Filming permit (if special camera).
  • Personal climbing gears.
  • Nepal custom duty for import of expedition goods.
  • Expenses of personal Nature
  • Medical expenses
  • Personal Insurance
  • Tips and Gratuities
  • Visa Fee US$ 25 for 15 days and 40 US$ for 30 days (Indian Nationality FREE / SAARC 1st Time FREE Visa).
  • Other Services not mentioned in cost including

Fixed Departure Dates

Scenic Nepal Tour (06 D/05 N)- KTM-Chitwan Park / Pokhara

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec

VEHICLE ALLOCATION

Pax Travelling Vehicle Type
2 – 3 ADULTS – TOYOTA / FORD FIGO / TATA INDICA / NISSAN CAR
4 – 10 ADULTS – TOYOTA HI–ACE 13 SEATED WITH ROOF FOR BAGGAGE.
11–14 ADULTS – TOYOTA OR NISSAN JUMBO HI–ACE 16 SEATED WITH ROOF FOR BAGGAGE.
15–21 ADULTS – JAPANESE COSTAR BUS -24 SEATED
22–30 ADULTS – DELUXE TATA MINI BUS -35 SEATED
31–35 ADULTS – DELUXE COACH -40 SEATER

HOTELS WE USE

HOTEL WE USE – KATHMANDU
5 STAR DELUXE HYATT REGENCY, SOALTEE CROWN PLAZA, YAK AND YETI, AND HOTEL RADISSON
5 STAR STANDARD HOTEL ANNAPURNA
4 STAR DELUXE HOTEL SHANGRI-LA, THE MALLA HOTEL, HOTEL HIMALAYA
4 STAR STANDARD VAISHALI, HOTEL GRANND ROYAL SINGI, GYANGJONG HOTEL SHANKER, AND HOTEL SHERPA
3 STAR HOTEL MARSYANGDI, MOUNTAIN HOTEL, TIBET HOTEL
2 STAR KATHMANDU GUEST HOUSE, TIBET GUEST HOUSE AND THE COURTYARD HOTEL, NORBU LINKA

Note

TRIP PAYMENT & CANCELLATION POLICY
 

Payment Terms :

  • 30  % payments : At the time of confirmation.
  • Full payment: 7  Days Prior to Nepal arrival in our account only.

 

Cancellation:

  • 60 – 30 days prior to departure 10% of the tour cost.
  • 29 – 15 days prior to departure 20% of the tour cost.
  • 14 to 7 days prior to departure 40 % of the tour cost.
  • 6 days or less no refunds.

 

Our cancellation policy applies in every instance. There will be no exception for any reasons therefore; we strongly recommend that you purchase trip cancellation insurance. This low cost insurance protects all deposits and payments should you have to cancel your trip due to personal or family illness. Should you or anyone in your choice purchase this insurance, please deal directly with the insurance company. Baggage and accident insurance are also available.

 

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