Alpine Explore Nepal
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Makalu 8,463m. Expedition:

Makalu (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.

The Japanese climbed Makalu in 1970, another French team climbed it in 1971 and a Yugoslav expedition reached the summit in 1975. In 1976 Spanish and Czechoslovakian teams joined up near the summit.

Itinerary A:

Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu & transfer to hotel
Day 02-03: Briefing in Tourism Ministry & prepare for expedition
Day 04: Fly Biratnagar & drive to Hile
Day 05: Hill - Hillepani
Day 06: Hillepani - Tumlingtar
Day 07: Tumlingtar - Kuwapani
Day 08: Kuwapani - Chichila
Day 09: Chichila - Num
Day 10: Num- Seduwa
Day 11: Seduwa - Tashigaun
Day 12: Tashigaun – Khongma La (Danda)
Day 13: Khongmadanda - Mumfuk
Day 14: Mumfuk -Yangle Kharak
Day 15: Yangle Khark -Merak
Day 16: Merak -Sersung (half day rest) for acclimatize
Day 17: Sersung - Makalu BC
Day 18-42: Climbing Period for Makalu 1(8463m.)
Day 43: Makalu BC – Mumbuck
Day 44: Mumbuck – Khongma La (Danda)
Day 45: Khongma La – Seduwa
Day 46: Seduwa – Chichila
Day 47: Chichila – Tumlingtar
Day 48: Tumlingtar – Kathmandu
Day 49: Kathmandu
Day 50: Final Departure to Italy

Itinerary B:

Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu & transfer to hotel
Day 02-03: Briefing in Tourism Ministry & prepare for expedition
Day 04: Fly to Tumlingtar
Day 05: Tumlingtar - Kuwapani
Day 06: Kuwapani - Chichila
Day 07: Chichila - Num
Day 08: Num- Seduwa
Day 09: Seduwa - Tashigaun
Day 10: Tashigaun - Khongmadanda
Day 11: Khongmadanda - Mumfuk
Day 12: Mumfuk -Yangle Kharak
Day 13: Yangle Khark -Merak
Day 14: Merak -Sersung (half day rest) for acclimatize
Day 15: Sersung - Makalu BC
Day 16-41: Climbing Period of Makalu 1 8463m.
Day 42: Makalu BC – Mumbuck
Day 43: Mumbuck – Khongma La (Danda)
Day 44: Khongma La – Seduwa
Day 45: Seduwa – Chichila
Day 46: Chichila – Tumlingtar
Day 47: Tumlingtar – Kathmandu
Day 48-49: Kathmandu
Day 50: final Departure

 The following information will allow you to better plan your budget for tours or treks. A range of costs is given. These costs are dependant on:
  • The mix of Touring and/or general Trekking,
  • The remoteness of the areas visited,
  • The number of guides or porters required,
  • The standard of accommodation required (if there is a choice), 
  • The type of ground transport used,
  • The length of your visit, and
  • The size of your group.

Depending on group size the costs of treks and tours range from:
1 to 3 pax     US$ 88 to 163  P/p per night.
4 to 8 pax     US$ 78 to 148  P/p per night
9 to 14 pax.  US$ 75 to 135 P/p per night.
15 to 20 and above US$ 60 to 110 P/p per night
Single supplement US$ 40 to 70 per night.

Note: The itinerary and cost for Peak climbing, Mountaineering, Tibet, Bhutan and India tours and trek are conditional apply.

Notwithstanding the costs shown above, we can tailor tours to suit almost any budget. Feel free to email us for more information.
Note: One tour leader will be free of cost for tours with 15 or more paying guests only. 

Children's bellow three years is free if sharing with their parents. And need to pay if they are participating on the trekking, and above three to nine year children half of the price.

Cost Includes: Accommodation in 3 to 4 star hotels in the cites as your choice, basic accommodation in a lodge or tea house or camping (depending on your itinerary and choice) during treks, guides and porters on treks, all land transfers by private vehicle, 3 meals a day on treks, all jungle safaris, all sightseeing tours as per itinerary and all necessary entry fees, permits and airport transfers.
Cost Excludes: Personal expenses, domestic air tickets, airport tax, drinks (soft drink, mineral water and alcoholic beverages and hot-shower on the trek), personal insurance, and extra cost due to natural calamities or accidents outside of our control.

Remarks: The cost of the trip determines with the services included during the trip so that it might be varies with the services, hotel and transfer of your wish.

Please note that our guides speak the following English languages and if required we will provide your language spiking guide on extra cost.

Note: Please contact for more information and prices


Contact Information:

Alpine Explore Nepal
P.O. Box: 4546, Kathmandu, Nepal
+977 1 4700714 / 4700175 / 4701974
Fax: +977 -1 - 4700970

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