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Mt. Makalu Exp. (8,463M/27,766FT)

  • Trip Code: MKLU
  • Trip Duration: 52 Days
  • Destination: Nepal
  • Group Size: min-1
  • Season: spring/autumn
  • Max Altitude: 8,463M/27,766FT
  • Trip Starts/Ends: kathmandu -kathmandu
  • Transportation: plane,trek,climbing
  • Accomodation: Hotel, Guest houses and Tended Camping
  • Trip Grade: challenging

OVERVIEW

Mt.Makalu

Mount Makalu, standing tall at 8,463 meters, is the fifth highest peak in the world, situated in the Mahalangur mountain range of the Nepal Himalayas, southeast of Mount Everest. The peak is a four-sided pyramid, with two subsidiary peaks, Makalu I and Makalu II, located 3 km to the north-northwest of the main summit. The mountain lies in the border between Nepal and Tibet, and Makalu I is open for expeditions.

To summit Makalu I, it takes approximately 75 days. The entry point for Makalu I is Tumlingtar, and from there, the caravan route begins. The route passes through Bamling, Seduwa, Sadema, KaloPokhari, and finally, the Base Camp. The total distance covered through the caravan route from Tumlingtar to the Base Camp is 93.7 km. The climbing route length is 5.8 km.

The nearest settlement to Makalu I is Sadema, located at a distance of 41.4 km. The nearest health post to the peak is in Murmi Danda, which is 48.6 km away.

Makalu I was first successfully summited on May 15, 1955, by Jean Couzy and Lionel Terray. The peak is a challenging climb, with steep icy slopes and technical rock sections. The weather conditions can also be extreme, with high winds, low temperatures, and snowstorms. Therefore, climbers need to have extensive technical knowledge and equipment to make a successful climb.

The climb is divided into several stages, with each stage requiring several days of climbing and acclimatization. The base camp is situated at an altitude of 4,800 meters. From there, the climbers move to Camp I, located at an altitude of 6,100 meters, where they spend several days acclimatizing before moving to Camp II.

Camp II is situated at an altitude of 6,700 meters and is a challenging climb with steep slopes and technical rock sections. From there, the climbers move to Camp III, located at an altitude of 7,400 meters. Camp III is a challenging climb with steep icy slopes.

The summit push from Camp III is the most challenging part of the climb, with steep icy slopes and technical rock sections. The climbers need to be cautious of the weather conditions, which can change rapidly, and high winds and snowstorms can be deadly. Therefore, the climbers need to be well-prepared and equipped for the climb.

Once the climbers reach the summit, they spend some time taking in the breathtaking views of the surrounding Himalayan peaks and valleys. The descent is gradual, with several stops at lower camps for rest and acclimatization.

Makalu I lies in the Makalu Village Development Committee under the Makalu rural municipality of the Sankhuwasabha District in the Eastern Development Region of Nepal. The climb to Makalu I offers a unique experience to the climbers, with beautiful landscapes and traditional villages along the way.

The Makalu region is rich in biodiversity, with several rare and endangered species of flora and fauna. The Makalu Barun National Park, located in the Makalu region, is home to several species of wildlife, including the red panda, snow leopard, Himalayan black bear, and musk deer. The park also has several species of birds, including the Himalayan monal, blood pheasant, and snowcock.

The Makalu region is also home to several traditional communities, including the Sherpa and Rai communities. The communities have a rich culture and tradition, and their way of life has been preserved for generations. The communities are known for their hospitality and warmth, and climbers on the Makalu expedition have the opportunity to interact with the locals and learn about their way of life.

The Makalu expedition is a challenging climb, and climbers need to be physically and mentally prepared for the climb. The climb requires technical skills, physical fitness, and mental strength. The climbers need to be able to handle extreme weather conditions, altitude sickness, and the risks associated with climbing in high altitudes.

The climb to Makalu I is a once-in-a-lifetime experience, offering stunning views of the surrounding Himalayan peaks and valleys. The climb also offers an opportunity to explore the rich culture and biodiversity of the Makalu region. The climb is a test of endurance, strength, and courage, and those who successfully summit Makalu I are rewarded with a sense of achievement and satisfaction that lasts a lifetime.

In conclusion, Makalu I is a challenging climb that offers a unique experience to the climbers. The climb requires technical skills, physical fitness, and mental strength. The climb offers stunning views of the surrounding Himalayan peaks and valleys and an opportunity to explore the rich culture and biodiversity of the Makalu region. Climbing Makalu I is a test of endurance, strength, and courage, and those who successfully summit the peak are rewarded with a sense of achievement and satisfaction that lasts a lifetime.

Technical knowladge and technical part to climb Mt.Makalu:

Climbing Mount Makalu, the fifth highest mountain in the world, requires extensive technical knowledge and equipment. Snowpal Trek and Expedition Pvt. Ltd, a leading trekking and expedition company in Nepal, offers organized expeditions to Makalu I, providing climbers with the necessary technical knowledge and support for a successful climb.

The technical part of the climb to Makalu I involves steep icy slopes and technical rock sections. Therefore, climbers need to have extensive knowledge and experience in high-altitude climbing, ice climbing, rock climbing, and the use of technical equipment, such as crampons, ice axes, ropes, and harnesses. They also need to have experience in acclimatization techniques to adjust to the high altitude and reduce the risk of altitude sickness.

Snowpal Trek and Expedition Pvt. Ltd provides experienced climbing guides and support staff who have extensive knowledge of the climb and the mountain. They provide training on the use of technical equipment and techniques, such as crevasse rescue, anchor building, and roped team travel. They also provide support in acclimatization and the management of altitude sickness.

The climb to Makalu I is divided into several stages, with each stage requiring several days of climbing and acclimatization. Snowpal Trek and Expedition Pvt. Ltd provides a well-planned itinerary that allows for gradual acclimatization and rest periods at lower elevations. They also provide well-equipped base camps and higher camps with all the necessary facilities, including food, accommodation, and medical support.

The summit push from Camp III to the summit is the most technical and challenging part of the climb. The climbers need to be well-prepared and equipped for the climb, with the support of experienced guides and support staff from Snowpal Trek and Expedition Pvt. Ltd.

The company also provides necessary permits, logistics, and transportation services to ensure a smooth and hassle-free expedition. They also follow environmentally responsible and sustainable practices to minimize the impact on the mountain and the local communities.

In conclusion, climbing Makalu I requires extensive technical knowledge and equipment. Snowpal Trek and Expedition Pvt. Ltd provides organized expeditions with experienced climbing guides, support staff, and well-planned itineraries to ensure a safe and successful climb. With their support, climbers can have a unique and challenging experience, summiting one of the highest peaks in the world.

ITINENARY

Itinerary of Mt. Makalu Exp. (8,463M/27,766FT)

You will arrive at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, where a representative from Snowpal Trek and Expedition Pvt. Ltd will meet you and take you to your hotel. You can rest and relax for the remainder of the day.

Today, you will explore some of the historical and cultural sites of Kathmandu, including UNESCO World Heritage sites such as Pashupatinath, Boudhanath, and Swayambhunath. You will also have a pre-expedition briefing and equipment check with your guide and team leader.

After an early breakfast, you will take a flight from Kathmandu to Tumlingtar, where you will meet the rest of your expedition team. From there, you will drive to Chichila, a small village at an altitude of 1,980 meters, where you will spend the night.

You will start your trek to Makalu Base Camp today, walking through lush forests and terraced fields. You will cross the Arun River and ascend to the village of Num, located at an altitude of 1,560 meters. You will spend the night at a teahouse in Num.

You will continue your trek, walking through the scenic Barun Valley. You will pass through several small villages and cross the Tamor River before reaching the village of Seduwa, located at an altitude of 1,530 meters. You will spend the night at a teahouse in Seduwa.

Today, you will trek through dense forests of rhododendron, oak, and bamboo, ascending to the village of Tashi Gaon at an altitude of 2,070 meters. You will spend the night at a teahouse in Tashi Gaon.

You will spend the day in Tashi Gaon, acclimatizing to the high altitude. You can explore the village and its surroundings, or rest and relax at the teahouse.

You will leave Tashi Gaon and trek to Khongma Danda, located at an altitude of 3,500 meters. You will ascend through a steep trail, passing through dense forests and alpine meadows. You will spend the night at a teahouse in Khongma Danda.

You will spend the day in Khongma Danda, acclimatizing to the high altitude. You can explore the surrounding hills and valleys, or rest and relax at the teahouse.

You will spend the day in Khongma Danda, acclimatizing to the high altitude. You can explore the surrounding hills and valleys, or rest and relax at the teahouse.

Today, you will trek to Yangri Kharka, located at an altitude of 3,557 meters. You will ascend through a steep trail, passing through alpine meadows and rocky terrain. You will spend the night at a teahouse in Yangri Kharka.

From Yangri Kharka, you will trek to Dobate, located at an altitude of 6,070 meters. The trail will take you through dense forests and rocky terrain, with stunning views of the surrounding peaks. You will spend the night at a teahouse in Dobate.

Today, you will rest and acclimatize at Dobate. You can explore the area around the teahouse and take short hikes to higher altitudes to improve your acclimatization.

You will trek to Yangla Kharka, located at an altitude of 3,510 meters. The trail will take you through dense forests of rhododendron and oak trees, with occasional views of the surrounding peaks. You will spend the night at a teahouse in Yangla Kharka.

From Yangla Kharka, you will trek to Langmale Kharka, located at an altitude of 4,410 meters. The trail will take you through steep terrain, with stunning views of Makalu and its surrounding peaks. You will spend the night at a teahouse in Langmale Kharka.

Today, you will trek to Makalu Base Camp, located at an altitude of 4,870 meters. The trail will take you through rocky terrain and moraines, with stunning views of the surrounding peaks. You will spend the night at a teahouse in Makalu Base Camp.

You will continue to make your way towards the Makalu I Base Camp, located at an altitude of 4,800 meters. The trek will take approximately 2 days.

You will spend the next few days acclimatizing at the Base Camp, getting used to the altitude and preparing for the climb ahead.

You will begin your ascent towards Camp I, located at an altitude of 6,100 meters. The climb will take approximately 3 days, with stops for rest and acclimatization.

You will spend the next few days acclimatizing at Camp I, getting used to the higher altitude and preparing for the climb to Camp II.

You will begin your ascent towards Camp II, located at an altitude of 6,700 meters. The climb will take approximately 3 days, with stops for rest and acclimatization.

You will spend the next few days acclimatizing at Camp II, getting used to the higher altitude and preparing for the climb to Camp III.

You will begin your ascent towards Camp III, located at an altitude of 7,400 meters. The climb will take approximately 3 days, with stops for rest and acclimatization.

You will spend the next few days acclimatizing at Camp III, getting used to the higher altitude and preparing for the summit push.

You will begin your summit push, making your way towards the summit of Makalu I. The climb will be challenging, with steep icy slopes and technical rock sections. You will need to be cautious of changing weather conditions.

After successfully summiting Makalu I, you will begin your descent towards the Base Camp. The descent will take approximately 2 days, with stops for rest and acclimatization.

You will spend a rest day at the Base Camp, recovering from the climb and preparing for the trek back to civilization

After successfully summiting Makalu I, you will start your descent from Makalu Base Camp to Dobate, passing through the same route that you used to climb up. You will spend two nights at teahouses along the way.

Today, you will trek to Tashi Gaon, located at an altitude of 2,065 meters. The trail will take you through dense forests and occasional villages, with stunning views of the surrounding peaks. You will spend the night at a teahouse in Tashi Gaon.

From Tashi Gaon, you will trek to Num, located at an altitude of 1,500 meters. The trail will take you through lush forests and occasional villages, with stunning views of the surrounding peaks. You will spend the night at a teahouse in Num.

Today, you will take a jeep drive to Tumlingtar, where you will spend the night at a hotel.

You will take a domestic flight from Tumlingtar to Kathmandu. Upon arrival in Kathmandu, you will have the rest of the day to explore the city and shop for souvenirs.

You will be transferred to Tribhuvan International Airport for your flight back home, marking the end of your adventure with Snowpal Trek and Expedition Pvt. Ltd.

  • Trip Code: MKLU
  • Trip Duration: 52 Days
  • Destination: Nepal
  • Group Size: min-1
  • Season: spring/autumn
  • Max Altitude: 8,463M/27,766FT
  • Trip Starts/Ends: kathmandu -kathmandu
  • Transportation: plane,trek,climbing
  • Accomodation: Hotel, Guest houses and Tended Camping
  • Trip Grade: challenging

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