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Makalu Expedition

Mt. Makalu stands as the fifth tallest peak on the earth with its height 8,485m among the eight highest mountains in Nepal having elevation above 8,000m. Mt. Makalu is located in the eastern Himalayan range just 19km southeast of the enormous Mt. Everest in the border of Nepal and China. Our expedition to Makalu starts with a flight to Tumlingtar, a region of eastern Nepal between the Arun and Barun rivers in the Sankhuwasabha district. On the trail, you will stop by different amazing places with breathtaking views. Besides that, the valley offers you stunning elevated waterfalls falling inside the deep gorges, and diverse species of flora and fauna. A rich culture of ethnic groups community of sherpas and Kirat residing in that place.

To climb Makalu, you need to be physically fit, and it should be easy to adapt to the altitude because of the challenging weather conditions. Alternatively, the Makalu expedition is full of adventure with isolation in nature. The journey takes you from the bustling valley of Kathmandu Valley through the subtropical and alpine ecological zones to the magnificent snowy mountains.


Day 01. Arrival to Kathmandu and transfer to hotel after check in free (1310m)
Day 02. After breakfast preparation for expedition and briefing for expedition and overnight in hotel.
Day 03. Flight to Tumlingtar and drive to Num and overnight in Camping (1600m)
Day 04. Trek to Seduwa and overnight in Camping tent. (1570m)
Day 05. Trek to Tashigoun and overnight tent (2100m)
Day 06. Trek to Khongma and overnight tent (3470m)
Day 07. Trek to Mumbuk Via Keki La and overnight in tent (3700m)
Day 08. Trek to Yangle Kharka and overnight in tent (3550m)
Day 09. Trek to Jyak Kharka and overnight in tent camp(4200m)
Day 10. Trek to Makalu Base Camp and overnight in tent (4700m)
Day 11. Rest Acclimatize.
Day 12. Trek to High base Camp of Makalu (5340m)
Day 13 to Day 38 Climbing Period from basecamp to Summit 8485m and basecamp.
Day 39. Cleaning up Base Camp.
Day 40. Trek down to Yangle Kharka and overnight in tent.
Day 41. Trek back to Mumbuk and overnight in tent.
Day 42. Trek down to Tashigoun.
Day 43. Trek down to Num.
Day 44. Drive back to Tumlingtar and fly back to Kathmandu.
Day 45. Debriefing and rest and overnight in hotel.
Day 46. Flight back to home.

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    FAQ About Makalu Expedition

    Mt. Makalu is located in the eastern Himalayan range just 19km southeast of the enormous Mt. Everest in the border of Nepal and China. The expedition starts from Tumlingtar.

    The time it takes to climb Makalu varies, but the average expedition lasts about 2 months. Our expedition from Friendship Treks with the help of our professionals to guide you will take 46 days to complete the trip.

    Makalu is approximately 27,838 feet (8,485 meters) tall. It is also the 5th highest peak in the world.

    Climbing Makalu can be quite difficult and challenging, with unpredictable weather, high altitudes, and technical challenges. But with our professional guides by your side to keep you safe, you will have the most thrilling experience of your life.

    The cost to climb Mount Makalu varies from agency to agency, but the average expedition costs around $6,000-$12,500 for the expedition. Our Friendship Treks and Expedition provides this amazing expedition package for USD 5,000 per person. Reach out to us to grab this package.

    There are 4 total camps between the Base Camp and the Summit for the Makalu Expedition. Advanced Base Camp (5,600m), Camp I (6,400m), Camp II (6,800m), Camp III (7,450m), Camp IV (7,900m), Makalu Summit (8,485m)

    The best time to visit Makalu is during the pre-monsoon (spring) and post-monsoon (fall) seasons, generally in April-May and September-November. So, are you ready for this exciting journey? Book your expedition now!