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At 8,485 m (27,838 ft), Makalu is the 5th highest mountain in the world! It is located in the Himalayas and can be accessed from Nepal. Compare and book a certified guide for your mountain climbing expedition to Makalu on Explore-Share.com: 1500+ guides, 70+ countries and more than 8000 different programs to choose from. The mountains are calling!

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FAQs: Mountain Climbing in Makalu

What should I know about Mountain Climbing Makalu?

Climbing Makalu, the 5th highest mountain in the world, in the Himalayas, is a unique mountaineering feat that you will likely never forget.  To get to the summit of this stunning peak, you must have prior mountaineering experience, a good fitness level and a certified guide that can help you both with the acclimatization and logistics. Treks to the top usually take between 50 to 60 days, which means 2 months of life-changing Himalayan immersion. Shorter treks to the base camp take between 20 and 30 days and are the perfect way for those with less mountaineering experience or time to experience the beautiful local culture and landscapes!

Why should I choose Makalu for my Mountain Climbing adventure?

Climb the 5th highest mountain in the world

At 8,485 m (27,838 ft), Makalu is the 5th highest mountain in the world, and a challenging one to climb, not only because of its altitude but also because it is quite isolated too!

Discover the Makalu-Barun Valley

The Makalu-Barun Valley is a Himalayan glacier valley of stunning beauty, famous for its waterfalls, lush greens and rare species of plants and animals!

Join en extended Himalayan adventure

Because Makalu is a challenging peak to climb, most programs are extended and will allow you to truly savor and absorb the Himalayan life. Shorter expeditions are also available to the Makalu Base Camp.

What can I expect from the weather during my Mountain Climbing trip in Makalu?

Nepal has 4 seasons: spring which is warm with rain showers, summer which is very warm and is monsoon season, autumn is cool with clear skies, and winter can reach very cold temperatures. Makalu weather will vary considerably depending on altitude as well. During autumn months, which are the best for climbing, temperatures at the start of the trek range 15°C (59°F) and drop to lows of -24°C (-11.2°F) at the summit.

Which language is predominantly spoken in the Makalu region?

Nepali, as well as a number of regional languages including Maithili and Bhojpuri

What currency is accepted around Makalu?

Nepalese rupee

How can I get to Makalu?

Fly in to Tumlingtar from Kathmandu. Most guided programs include transport to starting point of the trek, including local flights, make sure to check with your guide to arrange logistics.

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When is the best time to travel to Makalu for Mountain Climbing?

Visit in between October and November after the monsoon and before the winter for best climbing conditions and views.

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