Makalu is the fifth-highest mountain in the world and is considered a technical mountain to climb. We follow the lateral moraine, hike onto the glacier, and set up camp I at a glacial plateau at 6,150 m. We further proceed in the direction of the glacier plateau in the direction to Makalu La, climbing stretches of steep slopes, and arrive at the base of Makalu La to set up camp II at 7,000m. We climb the Messner Headwall towards the North West Ridge at Makalu La and the site of Camp III at 7,300m. Camp IV will be set up on the North Ridge at 7,850m and climb up the couloir to gain the final ridge at the summit (8,462m).
Mt Makalu Expedition Itinerary
Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu.
Day 02-04: KTM for official formalities and other preparation.
Day 05: Fly KTM to Tumlingtar.
Day 06-15: Tumlingtar to Makalu Base Camp.
Day 16: Higher B.C.
Day 17-52: Climbing period.
Day 53-65: Makalu Base Camp to Hille.
Day 66: Hille to Kathmandu by land transportation.
Day 67-68: Kathmandu.
Day 69: Departure from Kathmandu.