Mount Makalu Trekking

A Complete Guide To Visit Mount Makalu

Mount Makalu “The Fifth Highest Peak In The World”

Mount Makalu (8463m) is the fifth highest mountain Peak on Earth. Mt. Makalu is Situated in the middle of the eastern Himalayas 14 miles east of Mount Everest. The Massive Mountain looking at surrounding deep valleys like Arun and Barun. The average cost of the Makalu Trek is around $3000.

Makalu Barun National Park Welcome Board
Makalu Barun National Park Welcome Board

The maximum altitude you go on this trip is 4870m/15,978 ft. You can see from Barun valley the home of pristine forests and alpine meadows of Nepal along with ethnic communities of Rai, Sherpa, and Shingsawa (Bhatia). Mount Makalu Trekking is one of the most popular adventure trekking destinations located in Nepal.

Mount Makalu Buffer Zone Visit
Mount Makalu Buffer Zone

Who Climbed Mount Makalu For The First Time?

French team in 1955 first ascended Mt. Makalu. Hillary and Shipton. They first took the photograph of Mt. Makalu on their Everest reconnaissance in 1951. The first climbing attempt on Mt. Makalu was in 1954 by a US team from California.

Mt. Makalu Trekking In Nepal Himalayas is a very adventurous route to climb the mountain because in its location which is the west face. The West Face of Mt. Makalu in 1997 was successfully scaled.

Climb Mount Makalu

Mount Makalu Trekking Routes

Mount Makalu Trekking offers interesting trails leading to the summit through west ridge may call the west face, south face, southwest face and northwest buttress. The normal commercial route is past the otherwise Southeast Peak and along the Southeast side.

The Mount Makalu climb is not zig zag but moderately technical climbing with exposure on the SE Ridge; it requires some professional guidance for rope set-up.

Makalu National Park - Waterfalls
Water Fall

Camping During The Mount Makalu Trekking Tour

There are majorly 3 camps, high camp C1 (6,500m), C2 (7,300m) at the bottom of the Southeast Peak ridge and C3 (7,900 m) at the beginning of the SE ridge during Mount Makalu trekking.

With very low Base Camp the ABC is set-up at 5500m. The terrain encountered on the ascents varies from glacier crossings to steep snowfields and requires a good understanding of basic alpine climbing techniques.

During Mount Makalu trekking you see that Mount Makalu has been climbed Alpine style but traditionally all commercial operators practice expedition style to improve the chances of summit success for the clients.

Mount Makalu View
Mount Makalu View

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