Mount Makalu Expedition 2018

Mount Makalu Expedition 2018

 

 

 

Mount Makalu Expedition 2018

 

 

The Makalu Expedition heads to the fifth highest peak in the world rising to 8463m (27,765 feet). This beautiful and impressive massif is situated just 19 km South East of Mount Everest and it is located in the Mahalangur Himalayas,  on the border between Nepal and China. Being one of the eight-thousanders, Mount Makalu is an isolated peak whose shape is a four-sided pyramid.

 

The name of the mountain was probably taken from the Sanskrit word Maha-Kala, which means ‘big black’ and is a by-name of Shiva – one of the most important gods of Hinduism. Shiva is sometimes an evil, cruel destroyer, but at other times he is gentle and kind-hearted. The mountain has another name in the local dialect – Kumba karna which means ‘the giant’. Its size alone is impressive, but its perfect pyramid structure with four sharp ridges makes this mountain all the more spectacular. Makalu has two notable subsidiary peaks. Kangchungtse, or Makalu II (7,678 m) lies about 3 km (2 mi) north-northwest of the main summit. Rising about 5 km (3.1 mi) north-northeast of the main summit across a broad plateau, is another subsidiary peak, rising just north of the main summit and connected by a saddle, is called Chomolonzo (25,650ft).

 

 

 

 

Expedition Schedule

 

The expedition will start with departure from Kuala Lumpur on  1st April, 2018.  The expedition will take about 50-55 Days in Nepal schedule to end and reach Malaysia end of May or beginning June 2018.

 

Expedition Itinerary

 

 

  • Day 01: Arrival Kathmandu & transfer to hotel
  • Day 02: Prepare for Expedition, Hotel
  • Day 03: Expedition Briefing in Ministry of tourism, Hotel
  • Day 04: Fly to Tumlingtar & drive Num, Lodge
  • Day 05: Trek to Seduwa, Lodge
  • Day 06: Trek to Tashigaun, Lodge
  • Day 07: Trek to Khongma La (Danda), Lodge
  • Day 08: Trek to Mumfuk, Lodge
  • Day 09: Trek to Yangle Kharak, Lodge
  • Day 10: Trek to Merak, Lodge
  • Day 11: Trek to Sersung (half day rest) for acclimatize, Lodge
  • Day 12: Trek to Makalu Base camp, Camp
  • Day 13-42: Climbing Period for Makalu (8,463m), Camp
  • Day 43: Trek to Mumbuck, Lodge
  • Day 44: Trek to Khongma La (Danda), Lodge
  • Day 45: Trek to Seduwa, Lodge
  • Day 46: Trek to Chichila, Lodge
  • Day 47: Trek to Tumlingtar, Lodge
  • Day 48: Fly back to Kathmandu & transfer to hotel
  • Day 49: Free Day in Kathmandu, Hotel
  • Day 50: Final Departure.

(The above itineraries are subject to change due to condition beyond our control. This is a Guideline showing tentative night stops. Physical, Technical and Natural condition may change this above itineraries).

 

 

 

Makalu Valley

 

 

Expedition Sponsors

 

We are inviting Corporate Sponsors and Product Sponsors to participate in this 9 month Expedition Project. List of Sponsors.

 

Expedition Costing

 

The expedition will cost around RM70,000.00.

 

Expedition Support Team

 

We invite members from Global Expedition Club to join the expedition as  “Trekking Members”. We have design a package for Trekking Members. Refer to “GEC Makalu Base Camp Trek 2018″.