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Mt. Makalu Expedition

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History of Mt. Makalu Expedition 8463 m. Mt. Makalu Expedition 8463 m or 27,767 Ft is known as the great black mountain in Nepal and situated in Nepal-Tibet Border which was first climbed by a French party in 1955. The Makalu peak was first mapped and photographed from the Tibetan side by the 1921.

 

History of Mt. Makalu Expedition 8463 m. Mt. Makalu Expedition 8463 m or 27,767 Ft is known as the great black mountain in Nepal and situated in Nepal-Tibet Border which was first climbed by a French party in 1955. The Makalu peak was first mapped and photographed from the Tibetan side by the 1921. The Japanese climbed mount 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. The first US team to summit was in 1980, they summit via this West Pillar Route. The team was made up of Jim States , John Roskelley, Kim Momb and Chris Kopczynski. They summit 2 members of the team and put 2 members within 150 feet. They summit without the use of oxygen or Sherpa support. As expedition game is very famous in Nepal, Mt. Makalu expedition is considered tough and challenging one. 

Day 01 - Arrive in TIA Tribhuwan International Airport Kathmandu-1350 m and transfer to Hotel

Day 02 - Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing-Optional.

Day 03 - Document and briefing.

Day 04 - Fly to Tumlingtar.

Day 05 - Tumlingtar to Khadabri

Day 06 - Khadbari to Bhotebas 1720m.

Day 07 - Bhotebas to Num 2200 m

Day 08 - Num to Sedua

Day 09 - Sedua to Tashigaon 2200m

Day 10 - Tashigaon to Kauma. Below Shipton pass.2800 m

Day 11 - Cross shipton and Mumbuk Passes

Day 12 - Trek to Kharka 2646m

Day 13 - Kharka to Shersung 4614m

Day 14 - Shersung to Makalu Base camp 5250 m

Day 15 - Extra day for weather in Base Camp

Day 16-46 - climbing period.

Day 47 - Retrace the trail to lower Kharka

Day 48 - Retrace the trail to high kharka

Day 49 - High Kharka to Mumbuk

Day 50 - Re Cross the pass. Descend to Tashi gaon

Day 51 - Tashi Gaon to Bhotebas.

Day 52 - Bhotebas to Khadbari

Day 53 - Khadbari toTumlingtar

Day 54 - Fly to Kathmandu

Day 55 - In Kathmandu.

Day 56 - Transfer to airport to depart from Kathmandu to your own destination.

Day 01 - Arrive in TIA Tribhuwan International 

Arrive in TIA Tribhuwan International Airport Kathmandu-1350 m and transfer to Hotel Meet our Representative in Airport and he will take you to the Hotel by Private vehicle. We will explain all about up coming programs in Hotel or in the hall of Company Hall

Day 02 - Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing-Optional.

Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing-Optional. Guided sightseeing tour of Kathmandu Valley. Visit Pashupatinath Temple, Boudhanath Stupa, Durbar Square and Soyambhunath Temple- all carry historical, cultural, architectural and religious value and all are listed to world heritage Site. (BB Plan)

Day 03 - Document and briefing.

Document preparation day for expedition and briefing in Ministry of tourism about the expedition in Mt.Makalu.

Day 04 - Fly to Tumlingtar.

Fly to Tumlingtar. Tumlingtar a village situated at the height of almost 400 m above sea level and our starting point of Trekking. It is better to stay there exploring around the area and taking photos. Our guide will take to the best available hotel of the area.

Day 05 - Tumlingtar to Khadabri

Tumlingtar to Khadabri Khadbari a place situated at the height of 1400 m and a village with multi-ethnic group of people.

Day 06 - Khadbari to Bhotebas 1720m.

Khadbari to Bhotebas 1720m. It is our sixth trekking day and has to walk about 5 hours. Way is not difficult and we have to walk through village, river jungle and other natural factors. We trek up to Bhotebas and it is situated at the height of 1720 m.

Day 07 - Bhotebas to Num 2200 m

Bhotebas to Num 2200 m Wake up early in the morning be fresh and check your belongings. Start trekking and have breakfast on the way or walk after the breakfast.Our guide will tell you all about the areas.

Day 08 - Num to Sedua

It is our eighth day of trekking & expedition trip. Our guide will wake you up in the morning and ask whether you to start your trip after breakfast there or on the way. Choose your option.

Day 09 - Sedua to Tashigaon 2200m

Tashigaon is situated at the height of 2200m we today have to walk through Tashigaon with the romantic scene of mountain, jungle, rivers and other natural elements. We will be meeting specially Sherpa and Gurung people, their life style and all.

Day 10 - Tashigaon to Kauma. Below Shipton pass.2800 m

We are following another wonderful day with scenic and panoramic view. It is the day to arrive at Kauma by the middle of the day. We will stay there today to acclimatize to pass Shipton pass situated at the height of 4126 m tomorrow.

Day 11 - Cross shipton and Mumbuk Passes

Kauma to Cross Shipton Pass (4150m). Mumbuk 3500m Kauma to Cross Shipton Pass (4150m). Mumbuk (3500m) we will be walking through Mumbuk one of the difficult places of the area to cross Shipton Pass at the height of 4150 m. We do breakfast at Kauma today and will walk by 7:00 AM in the morning and send our night after the Pass.

Day 12 - Trek to Kharka 2646m

Trek to Kharka 2646m It is the place looking different because there small bushes at the lap of the mountains and the hills. Rare houses are seen in this area and people found on the way are very nice and friendly.

Day 13 - Kharka to Shersung 4614m

Kharka to Shersung (4614m) It is about 5-6 hours of walking day from Kharka to Shersung stepping on an altitude of 4614m. Have breakfast at Kharka or on the way after walking some minutes. Rest of the things will be explained by our guide who is very well-known to the area and with people around.

Day 14 - Shersung to Makalu Base camp 5250 m

Sherson to Makalu Base camp 5250 m It is our important day because we are going to see Makalu Base Camp which is the focus point of the trip. Trekking to this is quite different than other areas because so less trekker only goes to here and trekkers to this area will be more respected than to the others. Makalu Base camp is at the height of 4810 m

Day 15 - Extra day for weather in Base Camp

Extra day for weather. Guarantee of the good weather may not be taken in the mountainous region. So, take an extra day in case of bad weather.

Day 16-46 - climbing period.

Duration: 30 days and all these days will be used hiking up and coming down to the base camp in order to be fit physically for the expedition. Height: 8463m. From the Base Camp, for the lodges we will be using high quality ISO standard tented camp with high security set by our well experienced climbing Sherpas. Adventure Zone Trekking & Expedition’s management team of the Mt. Makalu expedition team is very much conscious of its expedition clients to know all about their physical condition and high altitude sickness. In case of any doubt regarding physical inability caused by high altitude sickness, the team will take action to bring the people from the high camp to second camp or to the base camp and after he/she gets fit the management team will take him or her up again. All these 30 days will be using in such activities and because of which it will be less difficult to summit the top. Spare days that are shown in the itinerary may not be enough or may be more also but whatever is the case our itinerary is customizable.

Day 47 - Retrace the trail to lower Kharka

Retrace the trail to lower Kharka We are, today, heading back to lower kharka. Explanation of this place is given in the eleventh day of the itinerary.

Day 48 - Retrace the trail to high kharka

Retrace the trail to high kharka

Day 49 - High Kharka to Mumbuk

High Kharka to Mumbuk We are walking about 6 hours today to arrive high kharka after break fast at lower kharka and lunch on the way back. Our guide is very clever in managing time frame so he will suggest how much time we should take in exploring around while walking every day.

Day 50 - Re Cross the pass. Descend to Tashi gaon

Re Cross the pass. Descend to Tashi gaon. By Crossing Shipton Pass (4150m) through Mumbuk (3500m), we, today, arrive at Tashi gaon.

Day 51 - Tashi Gaon to Bhotebas.

Tashi Gaon to Bhotebas our walking days are becoming longer while coming down than to go up. We will arrive at Bhotebas today.

Day 52 - Bhotebas to Khadbari

Bhotebas to Khadbari its, as explained before, is a beautiful village of the area and multi tribal people are living here in a good atmosphere with a friendly situation. People are helpful, innocent and laborious.

Day 53 - Khadbari toTumlingtar

Khadbari toTumlingtar Tumlingtar is again a village and place to fly back to Kathmandu.

Day 54 - Fly to Kathmandu

Fly to Kathmandu Transfer to hotel after you are in Katmandu domestic Airport.

Day 55 - In Kathmandu.

Free day here for the rest to get back your physical condition that tired in expedition and trekking. To night lets go for Nepali typical dinner with Nepali culture show to celebrate the succession

Day 56 - Departure to your native land.

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Q:  Is Nepal safe enough for tourist to travel?

Yes. In the past, Nepal has experienced political unrest, however since November of 2006, the signed Nepal Peace Agreement, between the Government of Nepal and the Nepal Communist Party (Maoists) has brought this unrest to a close.

Q: Which is the best time to visit Nepal?

The best season to visit Nepal is after the monsoons that end in August until mid-December, before the winter sets in. Also, from mid-February to early June are the most preferred months by visitors. During these two periods, the rains wash the dusty tracks and the valley looks magnificent with blooming flowers. Mountain views are clear most of the time. It is humid in plains at this time but it is still better than the scorching heat of the summer.

It is best to visit hilly areas in summer; that is, the months of May and June. The average temperature at that time is around 22-25 degrees Celsius. Nights are a bit chilly in the lower Himalayan region but are comfortable. Mountainous areas are extremely unsafe during the monsoon season, which are very common. The persistent rains make the hilly tracts slippery.

 

In winter, most of the hilly areas become threats due to very heavy snowfall and avalanches, but if you are fond of snowfall then you can opt for the lower Himalayan regions that look beautiful covered in blankets of snow.

Q: Is it important to take any vaccines?You should contact your general practitioner or travel clinic for the latest travel health advice. It is advisable to be up-to-date with Tetanus, Polio, Typhoid, and Hepatitis A vaccination shots. If you are extending your stay in Nepal you may need anti-malarial protection.

 

Q: Do I need travel insurance?

It is necessary to have travel insurance for all clients to take in any tour. It should provide adequate protection for the full duration of the tour to cover personal injury, medical expenses, repatriation expenses, helicopter evacuation, loss of luggage, etc. You can arrange this yourself or through Apex Himalaya in Nepal. The coverage per day is $15 dollars per person.

You must advise your insurer that you are going on a trek at relatively high altitudes and that your cover needs to include air evacuation and repatriation. A copy of your insurance document should be sent to us prior to coming to Nepal.

Q: Do you have an airport pick-service?

Yes we do. If requested prior to your arrival, we can arrange for our airport representative to greet you outside the Terminal Hall. She/he will be holding an ‘Apex Himalaya’ sign with your name on it. Upon arrival, you will be taken to your hotel.

Q:  How much shall I bring & where can I exchange my money?

You can exchange in Nepal, primarily in Kathmandu and in Pokhara. It really depends on your budget and what you want to do and for how long but approximately $500-$1700 in either travelers’ cheques or cash for your trip would be sufficient. ATM cards and credit cards can be used in Kathmandu Pokhara and other cities if additional cash needed. You will need $30 for the tourist visa fee (can receive visa upon entry) at the Kathmandu International Airport. You must pay only in cash in U.S. dollars or Euros. It is advisable to exchange your money either on your first day or the day after while you are in Kathmandu at a reliable money exchange counter.

Q:  Why Should I trek with an agency?

Trekking with an agency can be worthwhile for those who are on a very tight schedule but not on money. A trekking agency can organize a trek for you at affordable costs, which includes food, accommodations, transportation, porters and guides. To receive trekking permits and TIMS cards, clients must go through a trekking agency for issuing and ensuring a safe and legalized trek or tour.

Q: Does your company provide a TIMS card?

Apex Himalaya is a government registered company and a member of TAAN (Trekking Agencies’ Association of Nepal). We are legally authorized to provide TIMS cards to trekkers. For further information about this, please contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Q: Should I need to be totally fit in order to trek?

If you are reasonably fit and enjoy walking you will find trekking suits you. Normally the shorter treks tend to be easier whilst the longer ones often require a better standard of fitness. It is important to remember, however, that trekking requires an adequate level of physical conditioning. To prepare yourself for a trek, especially a difficult one that lasts two weeks or more, some moderate physical exercise is recommended before you embark on your journey such as walking, running swimming, or hiking. It is also worth remembering you can choose the pace and direction of your trek.

*Any person suffering from a pre-existing medical condition or diseases must seek medical advice before considering any trek.

Q: What is the general duration of treks?

The duration of the trek depends on the region of the trek and on interests which each client has. Generally speaking, treks can range from 2-3 days to a month’s time or sometimes longer periods if trekkers’ wish. Even the same trek can be of a different duration for different trekkers depending on their wishes and interests on the route.

Q: What do we get to experience in a trek?

You will mostly be on well-maintained trekking routes that consist of dirt trails. The terrain on some of these trails may be long, steep climbs or descents as well as rocky, dusty paths and forest tracks. There are also a lot of big stone steps and staircases especially on the Annapurna circuit. In some cases, treks include mountain passes so the trail can be narrow in places. You will feel a moderate altitude effect starting at around 3,000m upwards.

Q:  Is it necessary to use a trekking guide?

There is no compulsion to use a guide while trekking in Nepal. However, no matter how experienced or fit you are at outdoor activities, it is important to have a good orientation to a new area, especially if you go trekking. We highly recommend every guest to use our trained guides so that guests can easily and safely complete their trek. We believe that having a qualified trekking guide is a minimum safety requirement and can also enhance your enjoyment and understanding of the region as they act as a companion and interpreter. Our trekking guides are well-versed in a variety of foreign languages including English and take full responsibility of everything during a trek or expedition.

Q: What else should I be bringing in a trek?

Most of what you need during a trek is available in Kathmandu, and you can buy them or rent them once you are there. Most books on trekking will list them; check one out before you embark on your trek. If you do not have a book yet and plan to get one only once you are in Nepal, there are some things you may want to bring from home. Bring ear-plugs to help you sleep in spite of barking dogs. A battery operated short-wave radio can be helpful to listen to weather reports or the news. Also bring along a pocket knife, sunscreen, bug spray, sunglasses, photographic equipment, binoculars, a compass, a good watch with possibly an altimeter, and a day pack. Others, you can buy or rent in Kathmandu for reasonable price.

Q: When I go for treks, can I store my luggage somewhere?

Generally your hotel or lodge will let you store your luggage with them for some nominal or no fee. As long as you lock up your bags, they are normally safe.

Q: What is the weather & temperature like while trekking?

The weather can be unpredictable in the mountains. However, at night it is generally cold and the days are generally warm. If it is raining at the base of the mountain, it will be snowing at the top of its peak. There will be heavy snowfall during the months of December and February. It is important that you stay warm and dry in just about any condition. Temperatures could be as high as 20 degrees C and as low as -10 degrees C.

Q: What are the accommodations like on a trek?

Along the trekking routes, teahouses and lodges generally provide basic clean facilities with a mattress and a quilt or blanket. We can also offer you sleeping bags if needed (which need to be returned after your trip) but it is a good idea to have your own sleeping equipment if possible. Accommodations have private rooms with twin beds that may be used for double or single occupancy. Teahouses have an adjoining dining room around a fire burning stove. You may take a hot shower but need to ask them to boil the water.

Q: Do you think it is safe to eat freely in Nepal?

In general, yes. But, it's always good to take sensible precautions in order to avoid any health problems. No matter how tempting --and it can get very tempting after a long trek- avoid drinking any other water than bottled water. If you have to drink non-bottled water, purify it with iodine or chlorine tablets (available readily in most drug stores in Kathmandu). Asking for bottled water in restaurants is always a best idea.

Do not eat roadside food that is exposed in the open air. Avoid buying and eating raw and unpeeled fruit and vegetables. Other than that, it is fine to have boiled, fried or properly packaged food items. Read the FAQ on Health and Insurance for details on what to do in case of health problems.

Q: What is Altitude Sickness?

Altitude Sickness is the effect of altitude on those who ascent too rapidly to elevations above 3,000 meters. The basic early symptoms of altitude sickness are headache, loss of appetite and sleeplessness. One shouldn't ignore these early symptoms as these symptoms may lead to more serious warnings and cause death sometimes within few hours. Medicine is no substitute for descent. If a doctor is available, he may give medicine and oxygen. However, the patient must go down to lower altitude even if treatment is given.

Q:  If I suffer from altitude sickness or any kind of sickness, what should I do?

First of all, your trekking guide will provide you with First Aid. If the case becomes more serious, you will be transferred to a health post where you can consult with a doctor. For acute sickness, at your request, you will be immediately taken down by helicopter or airplane to Kathmandu for treatment and rest. It is strongly recommended to descend from the mountain if you are suffering severely from altitude sickness.

Q: What is your cancellation policy and terms of conditions?

If our clients are unable to make their trip or want to cancel their trip due to any unavoidable circumstances, Apex Himalaya can only refund 65% of the deposited amount. However, clients can postpone their travel date or make slight modifications to their original travel itinerary free of cost if given proper notice. Please see our Terms of Conditions for further details.

Q: Which documents do I need to bring with me?

You should bring a valid passport (must be valid for up to 6 months after you return from your tour; keep an extra photocopy just in case), a copy of your travel insurance, cash and traveler’s checks (keep numbers and proof of purchase separately); flight tickets, emergency contact numbers of T/C’s, banks, insurance and family members and any medications.

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    The Trail to Baden Powell peak is off-beaten-track, still away from other trekking peaks. Villager which you will pass are mostly Sherpa and Tibetan and still in poverty, unknown with modernization. Geographical structure, culture and tradition of people from your starting place to ending place are totally different. Their language, caste, living style, facial structure everything seems so different and where you will get chance to know what is Nepal and is in Nepal. And this is for what you are here in Nepal.

     

     

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