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53-day expedition to 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.

Mountain RangeHimalaya
Duration53 days
Offer periodMar, Apr, May, Sep, Oct, Nov
Skill LevelAdvanced
Fitness LevelFit
Type of tripNot specified


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.

Meeting point





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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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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