Makalu, the world's fifth highest peak in the world rising to 27,765 feet (8,463 meters), which is 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 has two notable subsidiary peaks. Kangchungtse, or Makalu II, 7,678 m (25,190 ft), lies about 3 km north-northwest of the main summit. Rising about 5 km north-northeast of the main summit across a broad plateau, and connected to Kangchungtse by a narrow, 7,200 m saddle, is Chomo Lonzo, 7,804 m (25,604 ft).
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.
Day 01: Arrival Kathmand & Trasfer to hotel
Day 02: prepare for expedition
Day 03: Briefing in Ministry of tourism prepare for expedition
Day 04: Fly to Tumlingtar - camping
Day 05: Tumlingtar - Kuwapani
Day 06. Kuwapani - Chichila
Day 07: Chichila - Num
Day 08: Num- Seduwa
Day 09: Seduwa - Tashigaun
Day 10: Tashigaun - Khongma La (Danda)
Day 11: Khongmadanda - Mumfuk
Day 12: Mumfuk -Yangle Kharak
Day 13: Yangle Khark -Merak
Day 14: Merak -Sersung (half day rest) for acclimatize
Day 15: Sersung - Makalu Base camp
Day 16-47: Climbing Period for Makalu (8463m)
Day 48: Makalu BC - Mumbuck
Day 49: Mumbuck - Khongma La (Danda)
Day 50: Khongma La - Seduwa
Day 51: Seduwa - Chichila
Day 52: Chichila - Tumlingtar
Day 53: Tumlingtar - Kathmandu by flight
Day 54: Kathmandu
Day 55: Final Departure
All transportation as required for trip.
Accommodation in Kathmandu.
Meals and accommodation for trekking and mountaineering period.
Trekking and conservation permits.
Mountaineering guide,supporting Sherpas and porters.
Evacuation service in case...
Insurance for Nepali Mountaineering crew.
Equipment allowance, daily allowance for Liaison officer, expedition crew.
Emergency Oxygen -Mask and regulator
Satellite phone (Pay calls)
Fare Well dinner
PERSONAL equipment for climbing & trekking.
Personal & medical Insurance of expedition.
Climbing food, Gas & stove above Base camp.
Food in Kathmandu.
Emergency Rescue evacuation by helicopter in case needed
Walki Takie permit & Satellite phone permit
Oxygen & Mask -regulator
Bar Bills & beverage
Garbage Deposit USD 3000.00 (Sharing of the total person) and Deposit fee will be not refunded if the clients (climber) don't take back their garbage to Namche Bazaar & Kathmandu.
Tips for all Expedition crew.
Latitude: 27 53 23.
Longitude: 87 05 20.
First time scaled by: Mr. Jean Couzy and his team in May 15, 1955. France
Normal Ascent Route: North West Ridge
Karabiners,Ice screws,Snow bars,Deadmen,Tapes/slings,Rock pegs,Helmet (crash hat),Warm climbing trousers,Long cotton hiking shirts,Waterproof limbing jacket,
Gaiters,Higu Thermos,Lightweight thermal/ insulated ski gloves.
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