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53-day expedition to Makalu summit

Makalu summit

Join Jyachang, an IFMGA certified guide on this 53-day mountain expedition to Makalu in Nepal, the fifth highest peak in the world.


53 Days

Mar - May, Sep - Nov




Want to live a real mountain expedition on one of the eight-thousanders?

Then join me on this 53-day trip, an unforgettable expedition to the summit of one the five highest peaks in the world: Makalu, in Nepal.

The eight-thousanders are the only 14 mountains in the world that rise above 8,000 meters. They are all located in Asia. Makalu Mountain has an elevation of 8,463 meters above sea level. It's located in the Mahalangur region of the Himalayas, on the border between Nepal and China, just 14 miles from Everest.

Makalu is known around the world for being one of the most difficult mountains to climb. It's also notorious for its pyramid shape with four spectacular knife-edged ridges. Its name comes from a Sanskrit word, Maha-Kala, that in english would be Big Black.

After spending one day in the city of Kathmandu for a briefing at the Ministry of Tourism, we will take a flight to Tumlingtar and drive to Khadabari, where we’ll begin the trek. Seven days later we will arrive at Makalu Base Camp. The climbing period starts on day 13 and takes about 31 days. On day 51 we will fly from Tumlingtar back to Kathmandu. We will take a free day in Kathmandu before going back home, on day 53.

So, if you want to come with me to this unforgettable mountain adventure please fill out the form. It’ll be my pleasure to guide you to the summit of Makalu!

And if you’re looking for a shorter and easier expedition you should take a look at my 2-week guided trek to Yala Peak, a really amazing adventure to practice climbing while enjoying the beauty of the Langtang valley.

Price includes

- Guiding fee


Day 1: Pickup from Airport to Hotel

Day 2: Briefing at Ministry of Tourism

Day 3: Flight Kathmandu to Tumlingtar and drive to Khadabari (1280 m)

Day 4: Trek Khadabari Drive and to Num (1560m)

Day 5: Trek Num to Sheduwa (1500m)

Day 6: Trek Sheduwa to Tashi Goun (2100m)

Day 7: Trek Tashi Goun to Khongma (3760m)

Day 8: Trek Khongma to Mumbuk (3520m)

Day 9: Trek Mumbuk to Nebe Kharka (4320 m)

Day 10: Trek Nehe Kharka to Makalu BC

Day 11: Rest day at BC

Day 12: Makalu Base Camp to ABC

Day 13 to 44: Day 13-44 Climbing Period

Day 45: Trek BC to Merak

Day 46: Trek Merak to Mubuk

Day 47: Trek Mubuk to Tashigau

Day 48: Trek Tashigau to Num

Day 49: Trek Num to Khadbari

Day 50: Trek Khadbari to Tumlingtar

Day 51: Flight Tumlingtar to Kathmandu

Day 52: Free Day In Kathmandu

Day 53: Final Departure Back to Home


About the guide

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Jyamchang & Guides' Team



Mountain Guide

Hi! I'm Jyamchang, IFMGA/NNMGA certified mountain guide. I work together with a team of certified and professional mountain and trekking guides. If I'm not available to guide you, one of my colleagues will take great care of you.

I come from the East part of Nepal, between Makalu (8,470m) and Kangchenjunga (8,586m). I am IFMGA/UIAGM fully certified since 2009.

I have 20+ experience of climbing in the Himalaya. I’ve climbed Mt Everest (7 times), Mt Cho Oyu in Tibet (2 times), Mt Ama Dablam (8 times), Baruntse (2 times), Island peak (15 times), Lobuche (10 times), Pokhalde (10 times), Mera peak (10 times), Mehera peak (5 times), Chulu far east (3 times), Mt Shishapangma until camp 3, Manaslu until 7200m, and Chulu West, Lhakpa ri and other another few more times.

I also have extensive experience of climbing in Europe: France, Italy, UK and Norway (where I work for three months during the summer as a glacier guide).
I'm also a technical mountain rescue coordinator for the 8000's.

It will be my pleasure to guide you through your journey whether for trekking, peak climbing or any mountaineering expedition. Get in touch and let's discuss about the purpose of your trip.


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What people are saying about Jyamchang & Guides' Team



Jyamchang and his team are really kind and skilled. We went rock climbing together and I had a really nice day!


Really nice company very good logistic and well organized with a really professional and friendly UIAGM mountain guide. Super thankful to high Himalayan climbing expedition pvt.ltda. for the first successfully alpine climb expedition to Ama Dablam in this autumn 2018, cheers mate!


This company made my trip to Nepal and Himalaya to a great and memorable journey! The guide is professional, friendly and everything was well organized. I went to Himalayan Alpine Mountaineering course who is a great way to experience both trekking and climbing in Himalaya.


Jyamchang is very experienced. He travels safe and is a wonderful person to be around.


Professional, competent and friendly guide who always takes great care of the clients. We were a group trekking and climbing during 21 days in the Everest region with the company. We were a group of friends who all knew the guide on beforehand, and knew how good he is at his work. We were very pleased with the experience we had. I can recommend the company for everyone who wants a great experience in the Himalayas.

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