Makalu Expedition (8,481m)

Makalu Expedition (8,481m)

makaluMt. Makalu is the fifth highest mountain in the world and is located 22 km (14 mi) south-east of Mount Everest of 19km on the border between Nepal and China. It is an isolated peak whose shape is a four-sided pyramid. It has two notable subsidiary peaks. Kangchungtse or Makalu II (7,678m) lies about 3 km north-west of the main summit. Rising about 5 km (3.1 mi) north-east of the main summit across a broad plateau and connected to Kangchungtse by a narrow, 7,200 m saddle is Chomo Lonzo (7,804m). Makalu is one of the harder eight-thousanders and is considered one of the most difficult mountains in the world to climb. The mountain is notorious for its steep pitches and knife-edged ridges that are completely open to the elements. The final ascent of the summit pyramid involves technical rock/ice climbing.The first attempt on Makalu was made by an American team led by William Siri in the spring of 1954. 

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Fact of Makalu Expedition

Name of Expedition: 

Mt. Makalu Expedition

Elevation:

8,481 m (27,825 ft) 

Location:

KhumbuNepal / TibetChina

Range:

Himalaya

Rating:

Highly Adventurous

Rank:

5th World Highest Peak 

Grade:

Strenuous & Difficult

Activities:

Trekking and Mountaineering

Minimum Altitude:

1,100m

Maximum Altitude:

8,481 m

Season:

April to May

Transportation:

Private vehicle and domestic plane

Duration:

59 Days

Entry Point:

Tumlingtar

Exit Point:

Tumlingtar

Walking hours per day:

5 to 7 Hours

Group Size:

2 to 15 Persons