Makalu Expedition

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Mount Makalu is another mountain which is close to Mount Everest, the world’s tallest mountain, and is equally popular for peak climbing and mountain expedition in Nepal. Makalu is the fifth tallest mountain peak in the world with 8,463 meters of altitude above the sea-level. If we are to look after the literal meaning of Makalu, it signifies the greatness and also the black color as it contains dark brooding outward appearance. Being the fifth tallest mountain in the world, most of the climbers, mountaineers and adventure seekers who visit the country with the purpose of peak climbing in Nepal try to climb and scale the mountain. It is hence considered as one of the most popular mountains in Nepal after the Everest and Annapurna when it comes to peak climbing in the country. Mount Makalu Expedition requires a lot of previous mountaineering experience as it is one of the difficult mountains to climb in the Himalayan country of Nepal. Lack of enough preparation and previous peak climbing experience can be detrimental to the climbers as they might face many such problems during the course of climbing. Past experience is very handy when you want to attempt to scale mountains like Makalu, among others.
 
The mountain was first climbed successfully by a team of French climbers back in 1955. Mount Makalu basically has two important supplementary peaks. Makalu is taken as one of the most difficult mountains to climb in the entire world. However, it is an inspiring peak for mountain expedition with the mass of the red stonework made up of four-sided pyramidal shape at the top. Due to its unique structure and features, Makalu is also known as a peculiar Mountain. Makalu (8,463m) is a highly challenging Mountain when it comes to mountain climbing and expedition. It is located 14 miles away from the world’s tallest peak of Mount Everest. The minimum altitude you come across during the Makalu Peak Climbing is 3900 meters while the maximum altitude is 8,463meters. The most appropriate season for Makalu Expedition is spring and autumn and it is a 60-day long itinerary with the Mountfujiadventure.com.
 
Outline of Itinerary 
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu
Day 02-03: Sightseeing in Kathmandu
Day 04: Flight from Kathmandu to Tumlingtar, drive to Chichila (1850m)
Day 05: Trek to Num (1,505m)
Day 06: Trek to Seduwa (1,530m)
Day07: Trek to Gaon (2,065m)
Day 08: Khongma (3,562m)
Day 09:  Acclimatization day at Khongma (4,200m)  
Day 10:  Climb over the Shipton La and descends to Mumbuk (4,200m)
Day 11:  Trek to Yangri Kharka (3,610m)
Day 12:  Trek to Shershong (4,650m)
Day 13: Trek to Makalu South East Base Camp
Day 14: Makalu North Ridge BC (4,800m) 
Day 15-17: Acclimatization at Base Camp
Day 18 -50: Ascent of Makalu North East Ridge    
Day 51: Return to Base Camp
Day 52: Descend to Yak Kharka
Day 53: Trek to Mumbuk
Day 54: Trek to Tashi Gaon
Day 55: Trek to Num
Day 56: Trek to Chichila
Day 57: Trek to Tumlingtar
Day 58: Back to Kathmandu
Day 59: Rest day in Kathmandu
Day 60: Departure
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