Mt. Makalu Expedition, nepal expedition information

Mt. Makalu Expedition

Makalu Expedition (8463m.) was first climbed by a French party in 1955. The peak was first mapped and photographed from the Tibetan side by the 1921 British Everest reconnaissance. Hillary and Shipton photographed Makalu during a side trip on the 1951 Everest reconnaissance. Hillary and others approached the peak a year later after the failure of their Cho Oyu expedition.The first attempt on Makalu was in 1954 by a US team, mostly from California, who trekked all the way from the Indian border near Biratnagar. At the same time a British team approached the mountain, but this expedition was abandoned when Hillary became seriously ill and had to be evacuated.

 In the autumn of 1954 a French team attempted the peak. In the following spring, successfully ascents were made by three teams of French climbers on successive days.In 1960 a large scientific and mountaineering expedition wintered at the foot of Ama Dablam, occupying the Green and Silver buts. In May 1961, the expedition trekked across the Mingbo La and other high passes to the foot off Makalu, where they planned to climb the French route, Sickness stopped the expedition, which became a heroic struggle for survival.

Normal route- North West ridge

Day Itinerary

Day 01 : Arrival Kathmandu.

Day 02 : Kathmandu. Briefing and shopping.

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 : Return in your Hometown