• Trip duration
    53 days
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    Mar, Apr, May, Sep, Oct, 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.


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

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