Makalu Expedition (8,481m)
Makalu Expedition (8,481m)
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Makalu, the fifth highest peak in the world is situated in the heart of the eastern Himalayas albeit being located just 14 miles east of Mount Everest it is somewhat isolated. It is a massive mountain, a prominence of 2386m and taking in to account surrounding deep valleys, Arun valley in particular bottoming at 435 m ASL; the climb of Makalu including the approach requires an ascent of over 8000m. With seven valleys radiating from mount Makalu and its almost symmetrical four ridges it presents an incredible symmetrical elegance. The valleys, in particularly the Barun valley, are the home of pristine forests and alpine meadows of Nepal. Within this wide range of altitudes and climates, the Makalu-Barun area contains some of the richest and most diverse flora and fauna of Nepal. Diverse ethnic communities of Rai, Sherpa, and Shingsawa (Bhotia) have inhibit the lower parts of these valleys. Due to isolation these communities are economically poor however they represent rich cultural heritage untouched by technology and world cultural influences. They are the custodians of Makalu-Barun unique biological and cultural treasures. Due to its relative inaccessibility, the area is little known to majority of the visitors, however, those who have visited, return home with unforgettable memories of the area and its people.

Day 01Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel. 
Day 02 - 04 Official preparation day in Kathmandu. 
Day 05 Fly to Tumlingtar. Overnight camp. 
Day 06 Trek to Mane Bhanjyang. Overnight camp. 
Day 07 Trek to Chichira. Overnight camp. 
Day 08 Trek to Num. Overnight camp. 
Day 09 Trek to Seduwa. Overnight in camp. 
Day 10 Trek to Tashi Gaon. Overnight in camp. 
Day 11 Trek to Kauma. Overnight in camp 
Day 12 Trek to Dobato. Overnight in camp. 
Day 13 Trek to Jark Kharka. Overnight in camp. 
Day 14 Trek to Hillary BC. Overnight in camp. 
Day 15 Trek to Makalu BC. Overnight in camp. 
Day 16 Higher BC. 
Day 17 - 43 Climbing 
Day 44 Trek to Yak Kharka. Overnight in camp. 
Day 45 Trek to Mumbuk. Overnight in lodge. 
Day 46 Trek to Tashi Gaon. Overnight in lodge. 
Day 47 Trek to Num. Overnight in lodge 
Day 48 Trek to Chichira. Overnight in lodge. 
Day 49 Trek to Khandbari. Overnight in lodge. 
Day 50 Fly Tumlingtar to Kathmandu and transfer to hotel. 
Day 51 Leisure in Kathmandu. 
Day 52 Departure .