Mount Makalu is the fifth highest mountain peak in the world with an impressive altitude of 8,463 meters. Considered as a valuable asset of the country, the mountain introduces itself among all the other active peaks throughout the country. The richness of the country in biological diversities makes it a popular destination for mountain sports among which expedition in Makalu falls under. Previous visitors have already admired the region and said that they would recommend this mountain region for expedition, trekking and peak-climbing.
With extremely exciting environment, mountaineers are highly motivated with enthusiasm. Along with being suitable for mountain sports, the region also provides stunning and panoramic views of the neighboring mountain peaks. Tourists who enter the country to make their holidays an exciting one are likelier to get involved in adventurous activities such as Makalu expedition.
Mount Everest, which is the highest peak in the world, is also a close neighbor of Mount Makalu. Similar kind of other mountain peaks also exist close to this particular peak. With massive brooding appearance, the mountain peak gets its name ‘Makalu’ which means ‘The Great Black One’. Mount Makalu is an ideal choice of you wish to explore around snowy landscapes.
Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu International Airport and transfer to your hotel to stay overnight
Day 02-03: Sightseeing in Kathmandu Valley [1,338m/4,389ft] including visits to some of the major places of the city. Back to hotel in the evening to stay overnight
Day 04: Fly from Kathmandu to Tumlingtar [285m/935ft] and then further drive to Chichila [1,850m/6,069ft]. Hotel overnight
Day 05: Trek from Chichila to Num [1,505m/4,937ft]. Teahouse overnight
Day 06: Trek from Num to Seduwa [1,530m/5,019ft]. Teahouse overnight
Day 07: Trek from Seduwa to Tashi Gaon [2,065m/6,774ft]. Teahouse overnight
Day 08: Trek from Tashi Gaon to Khongma [3,562m/11,686ft]. Teahouse overnight
Day 09: Acclimatisation day at Khongma
Day 10: Climb over Shipton La [4,200m/13,779ft] and then further descend to Mumbuk. Teahouse overnight
Day 11: Trek from Mumbuk to Yangri Kharka [3,610m/11,843ft]. Teahouse overnight
Day 12: Trek from Yangri Kharka to Shershong [4,650m/15,255ft]. Teahouse overnight
Day 13: Trek from Shershong to Makalu South East Base Camp. Camp overnight
Day 14: Hike from South East Base Camp to Makalu North Ridge BC. Camp overnight
Day 15 - 17: Acclimatization at Base Camp
Day 18 - 50: Ascent period of Makalu North East Ridge.
Day 51: Pack up from BC and ready for departure
Day 52: Descend to Yak Kharka [4,210m/13,812ft]. Camp overnight
Day 53: Trek from Yak Kharka to Mumbuk. Camp or teahouse overnight
Day 54: Trek from Mumbuk to Tashi Gaon. Camp or teahouse overnight
Day 55: Trek from Tashi Gaon to Num. Camp or teahouse overnight
Day 56: Trek from Num to Chichila. Camp or teahouse overnight
Day 57: Trek from Chichila to Tumlingtar. Camp or teahouse overnight
Day 58: Fly from Tumlingtar to Kathmandu. Hotel overnight
Day 59: Free day in Kathmandu in your own. Back to hotel in the evening to stay overnight
Day 60: Final departure
I did a half-day Trisuli Rafting trip with this company “Gold Mountain Nepal Treks & Expedition Pvt Ltd” on April-2015 & was very interesting. Round trip transportation from Kathmandu, a meals & guided rafting was managed by Mr Bishnu (MD of the company). The cost which was provided to me was also reasonable. The rafting guide focuses on safety and professionalism.
Leon Van Beugen,
From 20th of December 2014 to 5th of January 2015 we went spent some gorgeous weeks trekking in the Annapurna region. First, we hiked to Poon Hill which rewarded us with a very nice sunrise. Then, we continued our trekking to the Annapurna Base Camp (ABC). Both at the ABC and on the way to and from it, we were blessed with amazing sunsets and sunrises. We even saw monkeys and eagles. Views were spectacular and the weather was great.
The organization of the trek was immaculate. All transfers (Kathmandu airport – Hotel – Pokhara– Kathmandu Hotel – airport) were perfectly organized. In addition, both the guide and porter did a great job. They were very flexible and always agreed when we wanted to change the program. This allowed us to reach the ABC two days earlier than planned and gave us more time to visit additional places when going down. We also paid a visit to hot springs which was very nice. In sum, we recommend Gold Mountain Nepal Treks & Expedition as a reliable trekking agency which is very eager to comply with the customers’ wishes.
Werner and Heidi
Me and my friend Matilde just finished the "Annapurna Base Camp Trek” with Gold Mountain Nepal Treks & Expedition in this October of 2014. Gold Mountain Nepal Treks provided us helpful, friendly and knowledge guide & Porters as well. Our guide “Navaraj” was really knowledgeable about the entire area, and everything related with the trekking.
All accommodation was also perfect in Kathmandu, Pokhara and trekking areas of Annapurna.
I give my highest recommendation to Gold Mountain Nepal Treks. Their prices are also very aggressive.
Activities: Trekking, Climbing.
Trip Duration: 60 days in total.
Trip Grade: Moderate & Difficult.
Maximum Altitude: 8,463m from the sea level.
Best Season: April-May & September-November are the best season.
Accommodation: 3 star hotel in Kathmandu and Lodge/Tea-house & camping during the trek. (We can upgrade or downgrade hotel category in Kathmandu and as per your request).
Meals: Breakfast in hotels of Kathmandu and all meals during the trip.
Transportation: Our private vehicle and domestic flights as per the itinerary.
Group Size: Minimum 1 person.
Price: Contact us.