Makalu 8.463-meter challenging climb

Join Pemba, a IFMGA certified mountain guide in an expedition in Makalu summit in Nepal. A challenging multi-pitch climbing for experienced mountaineers.




Trip Duration

60 days

Mountain Range


People per Guide

Trip Level


Offer Period

Apr, May, Sep, Oct

Type of Trip

Not specified



    Makalu summit is the fifth highest mountain in the world with 8463 meters high. It’s located in the Himalayan area in the border between Nepal and China. Its name comes from the Sanskrit and means “Black mountain”.

    It’s known for its impressive size and indeed, it has a pyramid structure which make it one of the most spectacular mountains. The terrain is varied with glaciers, snow, ice and rock.

    This is a multi-pitch climbing with a high technically difficulty. So, participants must have an advanced knowledge about mountaineering skills as well as prior climb experience in high altitudes. Additionally, it’s necessary to have an excellent physical condition.

    Before giving more details about Makalu ascent, let’s view the reasons why this a great climb experience that you can’t miss:

    – It’s a great challenging opportunity for experienced mountaineers that want to achieve a 8000 meters peak;

    – It offer a huge variety of terrains where climbers can put in practice all the mountaineering skills;

    – Besides the technical part, this program allow participants to appreciate the beauty of the nature surrounding. In addition, we discover the Nepali culture during our interesting treks through the villages.

    – As a IFMGA certified mountain guide, I offer all my mountain experience and knowledge to assured to you an excellent development of the climb program.

    I propose a 60-day program, ideal for those mountaineers that want to achieve a great climb objective. Our expedition starts in the city of Kathmandu in Nepal.  The next days we’ll trek through some traditional Nepali villages while we acclimatize ourselves. During the ascent, we’ll appreciate beautiful landscapes that the nature offers. On the top, amazing views of Mount Everest will be waiting for us.

    So, don’t hesitate in getting in touch with me if you have any interest in this ascent. We’ll have the time to discuss your questions and define the details to offer you a program that meet your expectations. It will be a pleasure for me to guide you and help you to discover such a beautiful place!
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    Price includes

    • Guiding fee
    • Accommodation
    • Transportation from your hotel/airport (if in area) to the start of the trip and back
    • Permit and entrance fees
    • Group porters (transport of tents, cooking equipment, etc. for the group)
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


    • Day 1Meeting at Kathmandu

      Firstly, we arrive to Kathmandu City. Then, transfer to the hotel. We’ll rest in this city for the next 3 days. Time for discover the Kathmandu culture.

    • Day 5 to Fly to Tumlingtar and transfer to Khadbari

      Transfer to the Kathmandu airport where we’ll take a flight to Tumlingtar. Afterwards we continue trekking to Khadbari.

    • Day 6 to Trekking days through Nepali villages

      During these days we’ll trek to different villages: Mane Bhanjyang, Chichiara, Num, Sheduwa, Tashi Goan, Kauma, Dobato and Jark Kharka.

    • Day 14 to Trek to Hillary Base Camp
    • Day 15 to Trek to Makalu Base Camp
    • Day 16 to Trek to the higher Camp
    • Day 17 to Climbing Makalu period

      From this day, we’ll start the ascent to Makalu summit. Traverse in a multi-pitch climbing. Once we arrive to the top, breathtaking views we’ll waiting for us.

    • Day 51 to Descent

      We descent to Base Camp, and then passing through the small towns to Tumlingtar.

    • Day 58 to Fly to Kathmandu

      Fly back to Kathmandu from Tumlingtar. The next day we’ll rest in Kathmandu city.

    • Day 60 to Departure to home

      We take our flights back to home from the Kathmandu airport.


    Other details

    Meeting point

    Kathmandu City


    - 6 nights in a 3 star hotel at Kathmandu with Bed and Breakfast.

    - One tent per person in Base Camp.

    More info

    - Emergency Oxygen, Mask and regulator

    - Satellite Phone (pay calls)

    - Fare well dinner


    About the Guide


    Pemba Ongchhu Sherpa, high altitude mountain guide comes with an extensive mountain guiding background and is certified by the International Federation of Mountain Guides Associations (IFMGA/UIAGM) since 2011. Pemba has successfully guided Everest (five times), Lhotse (twice), Annapurna I, Dhaulagiri, Ama Dablam, Pisang Peak, Chulu East, Mera Peak, all in the Himalaya. He is a super friendly guy, with great patience and leadership skills.



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