MAKALU EXPEDITIONS
‘adventure to world 5th highest peak and around pristine scenic Barun valley’

Highlights:

“A powerful adventure entering from low warm sub tropic climate into arctic zone
An adventurous walk and climb crossing several high passes around beautiful Barun valley
Explore around pristine Arun and Barun valley on least traveled area by any other adventurer
A mind-blowing experience around unspoiled villages of Makalu and Arun valley areas
Adventure of moderate to challenging walks and classic climb with super panorama”

Trip Profile:

Trip Mode:                              Hotel and Lodge and camping on route trek and climb.
Trekking grade:                       From adventurous to challenging walks.
Expedition grade:                    Full fledge Mountaineering Expeditions.
Expeditions duration:              39 Nights & 40 Days (with flights, local drive from Tumlingtar)
Activities:                                cultural sightseeing tour-scenic flights, trek and climb.
Total Trip:                               45 Nights & 46 Days (Kathmandu-Kathmandu).
Seasons:                                  April to November including July / August (monsoon period).

Introduction:

Mt. Makalu Expeditions, truly a mind blowing experience one of the toughest mountains to climb in the history of mountaineering, many worldwide famous and veteran climbers had to try several times to reach its summit top.

Mt. Makalu stands at 8,463 m and 27, 766 ft high, truly a great mountain to climb of great technical effort and difficulty. Makalu a solid rock pyramid of ice and snow located at western end of Barun valley close to Chamlang and Baruntse peaks within Far North East Nepal Himalaya.

The climb is determined after much rest, practice and acclimatization with full guidance and excellent logistic support of Xtreme Climbers, where we have veteran and expert climbing guides to lead you to the summit top of Mt. Makalu and bringing you back safe and sound with high spirit with adventure of a lifetime experience.

Mt. Makalu Expeditions and adventure starts with a scenic flight to warm areas of low eastern Nepal at Tumlingtar located within Arun valley, and then heading higher into cooler hills and exploring local culture of the mountain people of immense interest with simple traditional farm life.

Walk enters into beautiful moss covered forest of dense rhododendron-magnolia-birch-pines-oaks and fir tree lines with views of Makalu and Kanchenjunga peaks, as the walk progress reaching the hidden Barun valley with amazing views of mountain and landscapes full of rich vegetation and rare herb plants are found around this beautiful valley.

Finally our adventure leads you at the base of world 5th highest Mt. Makalu towering at 8,486 meters high just above its base camp, and then after much acclimatization and exercise heading towards our goal for the final assault to its summit top, with ample time to tackle the climb towards the top summit of Mt. Makalu.

After a huge successful ascent of Mt. Makalu feeling on top of the world, our journey leads back on the same route to lower warmer areas of Num for the drive to Tumlingtar for scenic flight back to Kathmandu after an overwhelming adventure climb on world’s fifth highest Mt. Makalu Expeditions.

Day 01:            Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel
Day 02-03:       In Kathmandu optional tour and trek and expeditions preparation.
Day 04:            Fly to Tumlingtar 950 m – 45 minutes flight and camp.
Day 05:            Drive to Num 1, 500m – 03 hrs trek to Seduwa 1,493 m- 04 hrs.
Day 06:            Trek to Tashi Gaon 2,200 m – 04 hours.
Day 07:            Trek to Kohma Danda 3,500 m – 05 hours
Day 08:            Trek to Mumbuk 3,400 m – 06 hours
Day 09:            Trek to Nehe Kharka 3,750 m – 05 hours.
Day 10:            Trek to Sherson 4, 600 m – 05 hours.
Day 11:            Rest day at Sherson for day hike and acclimatization.
Day 12:            Trek to High Makalu Base Camp 4,800 m – 03 hrs.
Day 13:            Climb to Advance Camp at 5,800 meters.
Day 14-15:       At ABC preparation and rest for the classic climb.
Day 16-33:       (18 days) Expeditions period for the climb to Makalu summit.
Day 34-35:       Back to Base Camp.
Day 36:            Clean up and packing end of expeditions.
Day 37:            Trek to Yangre Kharka 3,645m – 06 hours.
Day 38:            Trek to Mumbuk – 05 hours.
Day 39:            Trek to Kohma Ridge – 05 hours.
Day 40:            Trek to Nawa Gaon 2,500m via Tashi Gaon -06 hours
Day 41:            Trek to Num via Sedua – 06 hours.
Day 42:            Drive to Tumlingtar via Khadbari 3-4 hours.
Day 43:            Fly back to Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.
Day 44-45:       In Kathmandu with free days and handing expeditions report.
Day 46:            Transfer to airport for international departure.

Cost and payment details

The cost is depending on group size, affected due to the requirement of number of guides and porters, requisite of Hotel in Kathmandu, method of land/air transport. The itinerary is changeable and modifiable as per needs and time frame of trekkers. Cost will be re calculated if the itinerary is changed or modified. Additional activities may be added as per trekkers request with appropriate additional cost. For Total Tour cost EMAIL US, we will send you within 24 hours as your requirements.

 

Cost Includes:

 

  1. Arrival & Departure: Airport – Hotel transfers – Airport (Pick Up and Drop).
  2. Hotel Accommodation In Kathmandu: 4 nights *****Hotel in Kathmandu on bed & breakfast Basis-Twin bed Room.
  3. Farewell Dinner in tourist standard restaurant in Kathmandu with traditional Nepali Dance and Meal.
  4. Cargo Clearance: International Air cargo clearance of Member Personal Luggage & Payment of Government taxes in Nepal. *before the expedition.
  5. Permit: Expedition Royalty and permit of Nepal Government to climb Mt. Makalu, National park & TIMS permit, conservation entry permit & fee.     
  6. Liaison Officer: 1 Government Liaison officer with full equipment, salary and accommodation.
  7. Garbage Management: Stool Shipment Transfer & Garbage Deposit fees.
  8. Insurance: Medical & Emergency rescue Insurance for all involved Nepalese staffs during the trek and expedition.
  9. Trekking Route Map.
  10. Member transportation:
    • Air Transportation (Domestic Flight): Fly from Kathmandu – Tumlingtar and drive from Tumlingtar to Num. While returning drive from Num to Tumlingtar and fly from Tumlingtar – Kathmandu, as per itinerary.
  11. Expedition Stuffs Transportation: Necessary all equipment Transportation for all Members and Staffs From Kathmandu to Tumlingtar (by air cargo/vehicle) and to Base camp (by Jeep and Porters) – While returning: Base camp to Tumlingtar (by porters and Jeep) and Tumlingtar to Kathmandu (by air cargo/vehicle). –Member’s personal equipment will be transport by air.
  12. Member Luggage: Up to 60 Kg per member for personal baggage during the trek carrying by porter or Yak.
  13. Lodging & Fooding: Food 3 meals a day (BDL; including tea and coffee) along with accessible accommodation at Hotel/Lodge/Tea house/Camp during the trek and BC. Well-managed base camp set up for member & Staffs. Kailas or The north face tents will be set up while camping in sharing basis.
  14. All Necessary equipment for Camping during the trek.
  15. Porter: Porters per member up to Base camp from Num & Porters return from Base camp to Num.
  16. Base Camp Staff:  Experienced and well-trained Base camp Cook & kitchen Helpers as required.
  17. Staff Salary and allowance: All Nepalese staffs & porters daily wages, equipment, food & clothing.
  18. Base Camp VE-25 North-Face Tent: for each member in Base Camp.
  19. Base Camp equipment: At Base camp: foam mattresses and pillow per member, 1 Dining Tent, 1 Kitchen Tent, 1 Communication tent, 1 Toilet & 1 Shower Tent, 1 Staffs Tent, 1 Tent for Nepalese base camp staffs, Store tents, Tables & chairs & all necessary cooking gears.
  20. Heater: Heater for base camp in each Dining and other necessary camp.
  21. Solar/Generator/Light: 1 Solar panel or Generator for battery charge and light at base camp for use.
  22. High Altitude Climbing Sherpa: 1 veteran and Government Licensed Climbing Sherpa per member.
  23. Climbing Sherpa Salary & Allowance: Climbing Sherpa Salary, Equipment, Food And Clothing.
  24. Oxygen Bottle (O2): Poisk O2 cylinder: 3 oxygen bottles (4 ltrs.) for each member and 2-oxygen bottles for each high altitude Sherpa.**
  25. Oxygen Mask & Regulator: 1 Set of Summit Oxygen mask for each member and high altitude Sherpa.**
  26. High camp service: High Altitude Tent, Necessary cooking EPI gas, cooking pot for member, High food for member, Sherpa, all climbing and cooking crew. (C1) (C2) (C3) (C4). Group climbing gears, fixed and dynamic rope during the climbing period as required.
  27. Satellite Phone for emergency communication carrying by Sherpa, also available for members with appropriate charge.
  28. Walkie-Talkie: Walkie –Talkie for communicating from Base Camp to Mountain and Mountain to Base Camp.
  29. Permit: Satellite Phone / walkie-talkie permit for all members and staffs.
  30. Comprehensive Medical kit.
  31. Certificate: Mt. Makalu climbing certificate (after climbing Mt. Makalu successfully).

 Base Camp Service cost include:

 

  1. Arrival & Departure: Airport – Hotel transfers – Airport (Pick Up and Drop).
  2. Hotel Accommodation In Kathmandu: 4 nights *****Hotel in Kathmandu on bed & breakfast Basis-Double Room.
  3. Farewell Dinner in Traditional Nepali restaurant with Nepali dance form and Meal.
  4. Permit: Expedition Royalty and permit of Nepal Government to climb Mt. Makalu, National park & TIMS permit, conservation entry fee.     
  5. Liaison Officer: 1 Government Liaison officer with full equipment, salary and accommodation.
  6. Garbage Management: Stool Shipment Transfer & Garbage Deposit fees.
  7. Insurance: Medical & Emergency rescue Insurance for all involved staffs during the trek and expedition.
  8. Member transportation:
    1. Air Transportation (Domestic Flight): Fly from Kathmandu – Tumlingtar and drive from Tumlingtar to Num. While returning drive from Num to Tumlingtar and fly from Tumlingtar – Kathmandu, as per itinerary.
  9. Expedition Stuffs Transportation: Necessary all equipment Transportation for all Members and Staffs From Kathmandu to Tumlingtar (by air cargo/vehicle) and to Base camp (by Jeep and Porters) – While returning: Base camp to Tumlingtar (by porters and Jeep) and Tumlingtar to Kathmandu (by air cargo/vehicle). –Member’s personal equipment will be transport by air.
  10. Member Luggage: Up to 60 Kg per member for personal baggage during the trek carrying by porter or Yak.
  11. Lodging & Fooding: Food 3 meals a day (BDL; including tea and coffee) along with accessible accommodation at Hotel/Lodge/Tea house/Camp during the trek and BC. Well-managed base camp set up for member & Staffs. North-face VE-25 tents will be set up while camping in sharing basis.
  12. All Necessary equipment for Camping during the trek.
  13. Porter: Porters per member up to Base camp from Num & Porters return from Base camp to Num.
  14. Base Camp Staff:  Experienced and well-trained Base camp Cook & kitchen Helpers as required.
  15. Staff Salary and allowance: All Nepalese staffs & porters daily wages, equipment, food & clothing.
  16. Base Camp Tent: Each member will have individual VE-25 North-Face tent.
  17. Base Camp equipment: At Base camp: foam mattresses and pillow per member, 1 Dining Tent, 1 Kitchen Tent, 1 Communication tent, 1 Toilet & 1 Shower Tent, 1 Staffs Tent, 1 Tent for Nepalese base camp staffs, Store tents, Tables & chairs & all necessary cooking gears.
  18. Heater: Heater for base camp in each Dining and other necessary camp.
  19. Solar/Generator/Light: 1 Solar panel or Generator for battery charge and light at base camp for use.
  20. Comprehensive Medical kit.

Cost Exclude:

 

  1. Air Fare: International flight airfare (from and to Kathmandu).
  2. Nepal entry Visa fee: Nepal Visa fee US$ 40 per person for 30 days (to be applied for 60 days (USD$ 100).
  3. Lunch & Dinner: Lunch & dinner in during the stay in Kathmandu (also in case of early return from Trekking / Expedition than the scheduled itinerary).
  4. Extra night in Kathmandu: Extra nights accommodation in Kathmandu. In case of early arrival or late departure, early return from Trekking / Expedition (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary.
  5. Insurance: Travel and high altitude insurance, accident, medical & emergency evacuation.
  6. Rescue Evacuation: Medical Insurance and emergency rescue evacuation cost if required. (Rescue, Repatriation, Medication, Medical Tests and Hospitalization costs.)
  7. Personal Expenses: Telephone, Internet, battery recharge, bottled or boiled water, shower, Laundry, any Alcoholic beverages (during the trek and in Kathmandu but we will serve all kinds of beverages for members in base camp), also Clothing, Packing Items or Bags, Personal Medical Kit, Personal Trekking /Climbing Gears.
  8. Filming: Special Filming, Camera and Drone permit fee.
  9. Internet Service:
  10. Summit Bonus: Summit bonus for climbing Sherpa $1500 usd. (If company offers Full Board Services).
  11. Tips:  Calculate some tips for Basecamp staffs.
  12. Extra: Any other services or activities, which are not mentioned in the itinerary.
  13. Our Company’s Service will be “Zero” above High Camp (If company offers just Base Camp services)
  14. Any other item not listed in “Cost Includes” section.

 

Base Camp Service Cost Exclude:

  1.  Air Fare: International flight airfare (from and to Kathmandu).
  2. Nepal entry Visa fee: Nepal Visa fee US$ 40 per person for 30 days (to be applied for 60 days (USD$ 100).
  3. Lunch & Dinner: Lunch & dinner in during the stay in Kathmandu (also in case of early return from Trekking / Expedition than the scheduled itinerary).
  4. Extra night in Kathmandu: Extra nights accommodation in Kathmandu. In case of early arrival or late departure, early return from Trekking / Expedition (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary.
  5. Insurance: Travel and high altitude insurance, accident, medical & emergency evacuation.
  6. Rescue Evacuation: Medical Insurance and emergency rescue evacuation cost if required. (Rescue, Repatriation, Medication, Medical Tests and Hospitalization costs.)
  7. Personal Expenses: Telephone, Internet, battery recharge, bottled or boiled water, shower, Laundry, any Alcoholic beverages (during the trek and in Kathmandu but we will serve all kinds of beverages for members in base camp), also Clothing, Packing Items or Bags, Personal Medical Kit, Personal Trekking /Climbing Gears.
  8. Filming: Special Filming, Camera and Drone permit fee.