Mt. Makalu Expedition

40 Days


Mount Makalu is the fifth highest mountain in the world, standing at an elevation of 8,485 meters (27,838 feet) in the Mahalangur Range of the Himalayas, on the border of Nepal and Tibet. It is considered one of the most challenging peaks to climb, due to its remote location, steep and technical terrain, and unpredictable weather conditions.

A Mount Makalu Expedition typically involves a trek to the base camp, followed by several weeks of climbing and acclimatization. The ascent typically involves ascending steep ice and rock faces, crossing glaciers, and navigating through technical terrain.

Climbers typically require strong physical and mental conditioning, as well as technical climbing skills, to successfully summit Mount Makalu. It is recommended to have previous high-altitude climbing experience, as well as proper training and gear.

The best time to attempt a Mount Makalu Expedition is during the spring (April-May) and autumn (September-October) seasons, when the weather is typically stable and visibility is good. However, conditions can change rapidly in the mountains, and it’s important to be prepared for any situation.



  • Permits and fees: All necessary permits and fees required to climb Mount Makalu, including the National Park fee and climbing permit.
  • Transportation: Round-trip transportation from Kathmandu to Tumlingtar and back.
  • Accommodation: Accommodation in lodges/teahouses during the trek and tents at Base Camp and higher camps.
  • Food: All meals during the trek and at Base Camp.
  • Guiding and support staff: Experienced climbing guides and support staff, including porters and cooks.
  • Equipment: High-altitude camping equipment, including tents, sleeping bags, and mats.
  • Medical and emergency support: Medical supplies and emergency oxygen.
  • Insurance: Comprehensive travel and emergency medical insurance.


  • Airfare: International and domestic airfare to and from Kathmandu.
  • Visas: Cost of visas and visa processing fees.
  • Personal expenses: Personal expenses such as drinks, snacks, laundry, and any additional activities not included in the itinerary.
  • Personal equipment: Personal climbing equipment such as crampons, ice axes, harnesses, and helmets.
  • Evacuation: Cost of evacuation in case of an emergency.
  • Travel insurance: Cost of travel insurance beyond the coverage provided.
  • Any additional costs incurred due to unexpected events such as natural disasters, political instability, and health emergencies.

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Mt. Makalu Expedition