Spectacularly shaped as a four-sided pyramid, Makalu is the fifth highest mountain in the world. It is located in the southeast of Mount Everest, on the border between Nepal and China. Makalu is actually a double peak. It has a subsidiary peak:Kangchungtse, or Makalu II (7678m) on the north west of the main summit. The name of this mountain comes from the Sanskrit words “Maha Kala” which mean Great Black, which refers to Lord Shiva. The local people have a more amusing name for this mountain. They call it the “KumbaKarna”, which means “The Sleeping Giant”. Makalu has steep pitches and knife-edge ridges. The first attempt on this mountain was made by an American team in 1954, but it was first climbed by a French Team in 1955. It has proved to be a challenging climb, as only five of its first sixteen attempts were successful.

Itinerary for Makalu Mountain:

Day01    Pickup from Airport, transfer to hotel
Day02    Meeting with Nepali Staff & Equipment checking
Day03    Briefing at Ministry of Tourism
Day04    Fly Kathmandu to Tumlingtar and trek to Chichira (1980m)
Day05    Trek  Chichira to Num (1560 m)
Day06    Trek Num to Sheduwa (1500m)
Day07    Trek Sheduwa to TashiGoun (2100m)
Day08    Trek TashiGoun to Kauma (3760m)
Day09    Trek Kauma to Mumbuk (3520m)
Day10    Trek Mumbuk to NebeKharka (4320 m)
Day11    Trek NebeKharka to Merek (4100 m)
Day12    Trek Merek to Sherson (4630 m)
Day13    Trek Sherson to Makalu Base Camp (4870 m)
Day14 - 44    Climbing Period
Day45    Trek BC to Merak
Day46    Trek Merak to Mubuk
Day47    Trek Mubuk to Tashigau
Day48    Trek Tashigau  toNum
Day49    Trek Num to Khadbari
Day50    Trek Khadbari to Tumlingtar
Day51    Flight  Tumlingtar to Kathmandu
Day 52   Free Day Kathmandu
Day 53   Departure