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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!

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60 Days

Apr, May, Sep, Oct


  • 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!

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Accommodation included

- Transportation start and back

- Permit and entrance fees

- Group porters

- Breakfast

- Lunch

- Dinner


Day 1: Meeting 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: 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 13: 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: Trek to Hillary Base Camp

Day 15: Trek to Makalu Base Camp

Day 16: Trek to the higher Camp

Day 17 to 50: 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 57: Descent

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

Day 58 to 59: Fly to Kathmandu

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

Day 60: Departure to home

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




- 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

Meeting point

Kathmandu City

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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Kathmandu, Nepal

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