Makalu Expedition

Makalu Expedition

Makalu is the fifth highest mountain in the world. It lies in the northeast region of land is a close neighbor to Mount Everest. It is an isolated peak, located just 14 miles east of Mount Everest. Its size alone is impressive, but its structure, that of a perfect pyramid with four sharp ridges, makes this mountain all the more spectacular.

It has proved to be a challenging climb, as only five of its first sixteen attempts were successful. Previously, it had been admired and studied by several Everest parties, but like so many other giants in the Khumbu region, it was not attempted until the summit of Everest had been attained in 1954. A French group first climbed Makalu in the year 1955.
Chomo Lonzo (25,650 ft.) is a subsidiary peak of Makalu, rising just north of the higher summit, separated by a narrow saddle.

Facts of the Trip
  • Highest access:8485m (27,838ft) 
  • First Ascent:J. Franco’s French Expedition. Jean Couzy and Lionel Terray. 1955
  • Duration:54 days (typically) Days
  • Group Size:01-10 persons per Group.
  • Co-ordinates:27°53’21”N / 87°05’27”E
  • Location:Mahalangur Parbat
  • Country:Nepal
  • Airport:Kathmandu (KTM)
  • Departure From:Kathmandu (KTM)
  • Grade:PD+ Scottish Grade III/IV
  • Accommodation:Tourists request-five star hotel
  • Meals:B/B plan in Kathmandu. B,L,D during the trekking and climbing periods
  • Transportation:Car, Flight, Tourist bus
  • Best season:Late spring (traditionally less hazardous) and autumn
  • Major Activity:Trekking/Mountaineering
  • Include Activity:Scenic flight to Tumlingtar
  • Culture:Sherpa and Rai
  • Mode of Travel:Tea House/Camping
  • Climbing route:South East Ridge/ Northwest Ridge
  • Himalayan sights:Everest, Lhotse, Kanchenjunga