Mt. Makalu Expedition


Ticino Treks has catered the needs of mountaineers climbing Mt. Makalu Expedition/Mountaineering in a professional and committed manner. Mt. Makalu (8,463m / 27,767ft) (The Great Black One) was first climbed by the French in 1955 and is the world's 5th highest mountain at 8,463m. Situated between Everest and Kanchanjunga, on the Nepali-Tibetan border. Our expedition we'll trek from Tumlingtar Flight, just above the ARUN River to Makalu Base Camp at approximately 5100 meters. We'll ascend via the Northwest Ridge establishing 4 high camps on the mountain. Our strong team will fix ropes as required. Depending on our fitness, we'll be moving up and down the mountain several times, acclimatizing and stocking the higher camps. This expedition is fully supported. Gary Guller will manage the expedition and has considerable experience in the Makalu-Barun National Park Makalu is a very beautiful but extremely challenging, and potentially dangerous mountain. Barely more than 200 mountaineers have stood on her summit Makalu should be treated with the utmost respect. The team must work together as a team and stay committed, period Lying in northeast region of Nepal, Makalu peak is am impressive mass of red granite and close neighbor of Mt Everest. The French team first climbed Makalu in 1955 led by Jean Franco and we climbed ourselves in 1974. There are several routes on the mountain as many as five, but we choose one of the safest and more accessible routes. We start from Tumlingtar by flight above the arun river then towards the beautiful Barun valley, which is most infrequently visited valley and finally setting up Makalu Base Camp at an altitude of 4,825m, we commence the climb and upon completion of the expedition we retrace the route via the same route and take panoramic flight to Katmandu.

 

 
Day Itinerary
Day 01 : Arrival Kathmandu. Transfer to hotel.
Day 02 : Stay in Kathmandu for the official procedure
Day 03 : Kathmandu
Day 04 : Fly to Tumlingtar. Trek to Khadbari (1040m). Overnight in lodge
Day 05 : Bhotebas (1730m). Overnight lodge / camp.
Day 06 : Chichiara. Overnight lodge / camp.
Day 07 : Num. Overnight in lodge / camp.
Day 08 : Kuwapani (1560m). Overnight lodge / camp.
Day 09-10 : Tashi Goan (2100m).Rest day for acclimatization and change porters.
Day 11 : Kauma (3760m). Overnight in camp.
Day 12 : Dobato (3700m). Overnight in camp.
Day 13 : Nebe Kharka (4320m).. Overnight in camp.
Day 14 : Sherson (4630m). Overnight in camp.
Day 15 : Makalu base camp.
Day 16 : Higher camp.
Day 17-49 : Climbing Period Mt. Makalu.
Day 50 : Cleaning up Base Camp.
Day 51 : Yak Kharka.
Day 52   Mumbuk. Overnight in lodge.
Day 53 : Tashi Goan. Overnight in lodge.
Day 54 : Nun. Overnight in lodge.
Day 55 : Chichira. Overnight in lodge.
Day 56 : Khandbari. Overnight in lodge.
Day 57 : Tumlingtar and fly back to Kathmandu.
Day 58 : Kathmandu. Sight seeing & farewell Diner
Day 59 : Departure from Kathmandu