Makalu 8.463-meter challenging climb

Join Pemba, an IFMGA certified mountain guide on an unforgettable expedition to the Makalu summit in Nepal. A challenging and inspiring climbing program 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


  • Amazing mountaineering challenge!

  • Stunning Nepalese culture!

  • Extended program in the Himalayas!


Standing tall at an altitude of 8463 m (27765 ft), Makalu is the fifth highest mountain in the world. It’s located in the Himalayan area in the border between Nepal and China. Its name comes from Sanskrit and means “black mountain”.

Makalu is famous for its impressive size and has a pyramid structure which makes it one of the most spectacular mountains in the world. The terrain is varied with glaciers, snow, ice and rock.

This is a challenging climb that is technically very difficult. 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 climbing experience that you can’t miss:

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

– It offers a huge variety of terrains where climbers can put in practice their mountaineering skills;

– This program also allows participants to appreciate the beauty of the natural surroundings. In addition, we can discover the Nepali culture during our interesting treks through the villages.

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

I propose a 60-day program, ideal for those mountaineers that want to achieve a great climbing objective. Our expedition will start in the city of Kathmandu in Nepal.  The following days we’ll trek through some traditional Nepali villages while we acclimatize. During the ascent, we’ll appreciate beautiful landscapes, and from the top, we will appreciate amazing views of Mount Everest and other surrounding mountains.

Don’t hesitate to contact me if you have an interest in this ascent. We’ll have the time to discuss your questions and define the details to offer you a program that meets 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 5Fly 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 13Trekking 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 14Trek to Hillary Base Camp
  • Day 15Trek to Makalu Base Camp
  • Day 16Trek to the higher Camp
  • Day 17 to 50Climbing 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 57Descent

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

  • Day 58 to 59Fly to Kathmandu

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

  • Day 60Departure 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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