- Makalu is one of the harder and technical eight-thousanders, and is considered one of the most difficult mountains in the world to climb.
- Makalu Barun National Park, which is a natural wonder in its own.
- Mt. Makalu is 8481 meters and it is the 5th highest mountain in the worldand specific and it's a very technical peak.
At a glance
Makalu is the fifth tallest mountain on earth. A close neighbor to Mount Everest, it lies in the northeast region of Nepal. Makalu means the Great Black One, so-called due to its dark brooding appearance. Still, it is a relatively less attempted mountain. So far, the number of individual climbers who have attempted Makalu is only some 300+. Therefore, if you wish to attempt Makalu, you need to have a lot of mountaineering experience including one attempt on an 8,000 meter. The first attempt on Makalu was made by an American team in 1954, but it was first climbed by a French Team in 1955. The mountain has two important subsidiary peaks.
Makalu has steep pitches and knife-edged ridges. The final ascent of the summit pyramid involves technical ice and rock climbing. The route to Makalu Base Camp (4823m) involves a sustained steep slope with magnificent views of Makalu (8481m) to the north. Climbing Makalu is really a demanding attempt – it’s also the reason why Makalu has not been attempted like other peaks. From a base camp at the foot of the Chago Glacier, we will use 4 camps on the mountain, including camp 3 on the Makalu La at 7,400m and a high camp on the North Face at approximately 7,800m.
The route is composed of four main parts. The first part of the route starts at the base of the West Face (5800m) and climbs to the hanging ice-fall (6100m) to the right of the ice-fall. The second part extends at a 45 degree angle from the plateau above the ice-fall (4500m). Following this is an ice-rock wall that is at a 55 degree angle and extends to a height of 7400m. The final section begins with 70 to 75 degree rock pillar, which leads to the west ridge at 8,000 meters height through to the top of the summit.
Ropes are typically fixed from 5800m to 6100m and from 6500 m to 7500m. There are high camps established by the Russian Team at these locations.
The French Route on the West Pillar is an aesthetically stunning line that has been seldom attempted. It is an exceedingly difficult steep pillar that was first successfully ascended in 1971. The crux of the line comes at approximately 7,600m in the area of the Seignior Wall.
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu
After breakfast at your hotel, you may be picked up by using English-speaking information for a full-day tour of the Kathmandu Valley, traveling three sacred sites: Swayambhunath, Pashupatinath, and Patan Durbar Square. Return to your lodge in Kathmandu in the late afternoon and meet your trekking information who will go over small print for tomorrow’s adventure.
Day 02: Flight from Kathmandu to Tumlingtar, Trek To Khadbari [1,040 m – four hrs walk.]
Fly to Tumlingtar which is an hour flight. Here your trekking crew will meet you and a bit of briefing about the trail, then begin strolling up to Khadbari (1,040 m). Have lunch wreck in the color of Kabra Trees. We stroll north closer to Khandbari, then commence on foot on a plateau for around forty-five minutes after the trails mountaineering regularly to Khandbari. We camp above the village.
Day 03: Trek from Khadbari to Chichila [1830 m 5/6 hrs walk]
After breakfast stroll thru many small picturesque villages most of the time the stroll is uphill and you will be strolling thru bamboo groves and a rhododendron forest. Our camp is at Chichela a small agreement of Gurungs at 1830m.
Day 04: Trek from Chichila to Num [1490 m - 5 hrs walk]
Today we begin on foot with views of snow-capped peaks in the distance. Fantastic views of Makalu and its surrounding peak. Walk on a straight path, with little ups and downs, thru woodland to have lunch at about two hrs and then begin descending to attain Num. Camp.
Day 05: Trek from Mum to Sedua [1460 m - 5/6 hrs walk]
The path these days descends steeply from Num via the Cornfield of Lumbang. The united states of America are specifically rocky; tiny terraces planted with corn and barley, then we have a hard steep climb to Sedua. Camp
Day 06: Trek from Seuda to Tashi Gaon [2070 M - 5 hrs walk]
The path crosses meadows and quite a few streams, then climbs to the Sherpa village of TashiGaon, the closing everlasting agreement in the valley. Camp
Day 07: Tashi Gaon to Kauma [ 3470 m - 6 hrs walk]
A very difficult day of the trek as the path goes up actual steep. We stroll via the sparse forests alongside the ridge over a hillock and descend a bit to Kauma at 3470 m. Camp
Day 08: Rest Day At Kauma
Today is a relaxation day as properly as acclimatization day.
Day 09: Trek from Kauma to Mumbuk [3570 m - 5 hrs walk]
We once more begin nowadays with a steep climb then thru much less steeply rhododendron forests to the pinnacle of the ridge. You will have high-quality views of Chamlang (7,290 m) Peak 6 (6739 m) and Peak 7 (6105 m). Then we will have a closing descent thru a wooded area of firs and rhododendrons to Mumbuk. Camp
Day 10: Trek from Mumbuk to Neh Kharkha [3700 m - 6 hrs walk]
Today the path descends steep gully with a movement of about 500m. The path is sick-defined, rocky, and sloppy mud in locations as it leads up the glacial valley. From right here you can have top views of Peak 6. NheKharka is placed on a massive open grassy simple at an elevation of 3000 m. from right here you will have magnificent mountain views. Camp
Day 11: Trek from Neh Kharka to Sherson [4615 m 7 hrs walk]
The path nowadays turns westward and leaves the rhododendron forests for the alpine tundra. There are notable views of Pyramid Peak (7168 m), Peak four (6720 m), etc. Sherson is at 4615 m a bit hazardous day as the altitude beneficial properties extra than 1500 m however we do not have a desire due to the fact we do now not have any appropriate camp between NheKharka and Sherson.
Day 12: Trek from Sherson to Makalu Base Camp [5000 m - 4/5 hrs walk]
Today is a gradual climb to a minor bypass of about one hundred m. From right here you will have an impressive south face view of Makalu additionally you will be in a position to see the whole panorama of Everest and Lhotse. Camp
Day 13: Acclimatization Day At Makalu Base Camp
Today is the rest day At Makalu Base Camp for the necessary acclimatization & arrangements for the High Camp.
Day 14 - Day 43: Climbing Period for Makalu (8463m)
Climbing Period for Makalu (8463m) and lower back to the base camp
Day 44: Makalu Base Camp to Neh Kharka (3700 m)
We retrace again down the Barun Valley. Camp
Day 45: Trek from Neh Kharka to Mumbuk
We proceed to descend back. Camp at Mumbuk
Day 46: Mumbik to Kauma.
We trek throughout Shipton La and descend to Kauma
Day 47: Kauma to Tashi Gaon Today we stroll a bit lengthy to TashiGaon. Camp
Today we stroll a bit lengthy to TashiGaon. Camp
Day 48: Trek to Pakuwa [1520 m]
We stroll thru farming settlements to the unfold out Rai village. Continue in forests previous quite a few streams to Pukuwa. Camp
Day 49: Trek from Pakuwa to Bumlung [[1160m]
Walk thru the forests and follows some impressive excessive and uncovered slim tracks as it climbs over rocky ridges. We camp throughout the Chhetri village of Bumling.
Day 50: Trek from Bumling to Tumlingtar [860m]
We following the east financial institution of the Arun and the route ignore via Chyawabesi earlier than making a quick
Day 36: Flight from Tumlingtar to Kathmandu
We will flight from Tumlingtar to Kathmandu early in the morning. The trip concludes today. Our guide will depart you at the airport.
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