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Climbing Makalu

Climb Makalu, the 5th highest mountain in the world! Join one of the certified guides at Explore-Share.com and plan an amazing mountain climbing adventure in the Himalayas!

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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There are many reasons for choosing Mountain Climbing in Makalu

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!


Good to know:

Country code



Nepalese rupee


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

Best time to visit

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

How to get there

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


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

More info about Mountain Climbing in 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!

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