Great Mt. Makalu (8,463 m/…..ft), the fifth highest mountain peak of the world, lies in the northeast region of Nepal located some 19 Km or 12 miles southeast to Mt. Everest – the highest peak on the earth with a height of 8848m/……ft. The peak’s summit point lies on Nepal - Tibet Autonomous Region of China border. This four sided isolated peak looks like a pyramid, and literally means the “Great Black One” due to its dark brooding appearance.
The first failed attempt to climb Mount Makalu was carried out by American team led by Riley Kigan in the spring of 1954 in which they attempted from the southeast ridge and abandoned at the height of 7,100 m/ 23,300ft. In the spring of same year New Zealand team including Sir Tenzing Hillary – who in 1953 became the first to reach the summit of Mt. Everest along with Tenzing Norgey – were in the mountain but did not leave any significant impression. In the autumn of 1954 (October 22-30) French team made successful ascent to the subsidiary summits of Makalu namely Kangchungtse and Chomo Lonzo. And, Mt. Makalu was first summited by Lionel Terray and Jean Couzy of a French expedition led by Jean Franco on the 15th of May 1954.
Mt. Makalu is comparatively tough mountain peak to climb thus very limited attempts and ascents have made. You require highly experienced mountaineering skill, support, logistics to succeed in the climbing and we offer unmatched service to your requirements.
Contains some of the richest and most diverse flora and fauna of Nepal and you walk into the Makalu Barun National Park – established in 1992 as eastern extension to Sagarmatha National Park and only National park that covers the 8000m elevation with tropical location within. Diverse ethnic communities of Rai, Sherpa, and Shingsawa (Bhotia) have inhabited the lower parts of these valleys. Due to its isolation with richer market areas and cities, these communities are living in per se economically disparities; however they represent rich cultural heritages untouched by modern world.
Mountain Delight’s Makalu Expedition includes the walk in the nature along with rich cultural diversity of Makalu Barun National Park, enough time allocated for acclimatization, and excellent care and service.
Boots, Crampons, Gaiters
Mitts & Gloves
Apart from climbing equipments, you may feel to adjust items from trekking equipment list to have with you.
This list outlines the required things to bring during the trekking tours. There are various selections and brands that you can choose as per your interest. All required trekking equipments can be bought or even hired easily at a reasonable price in Kathmandu.
Upper Body - Head / Ears / Eyes
Lower Body – Legs
Medicines and First Aid Kits
(Our guide will carry first aid kit bag during the trek. We still recommend you to bring your personal first aid kit as you feel it necessary).
All garments should be kept dry using waterproof stuff sacks or large puncture resistant plastic bags.
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