Makalu climb. With helicopter to BC and back
Group size: 10-15 members
39 900 USD
Deposit: 5 000 USD
Itinerary: Katmandu –BC by helicopter – summit – BC - Katmandu be helicopter
Mount Makalu with 8481 m is the world's fifth highest peak. Climbers aiming for the summit must survive the extreme conditions of the 'Death Zone' and perform great feats of endurance. Makalu classic route is technically demamding and still has many inherent dangers such as altitude sickness, weather and wind.
||Arrive in Katmandu. Accommodation in the hotel.
||Katmandu. Formal procedures with documents, checking gear.
||Fly to Yangle Khara (3500m) by helicopter. About 1 hour.
||Trek to langma La (4000m).
||Trek to Makalu BC (4800m).
||Acclimatization in Makalu BC.
||Trek to ABC (5600m).
||Period of Ascend to Makalu
||Descend to Makalu BC.
||Fly by helicopter to Katmandu. Night in a hotel
Experienced expedition leader (Everest Summiteer) from "7 Summits Club"
High-altitude sherpa (Everest Summiteer) - 2 for 1 member
Oxygen Set – mask + reducer – 1 item for one climber (only for use)
Oxygen cylinders "POISK" –4 items for one climber (only for use) and 2 for Sherpa
Full Services camps in BC and ABC
Free e-mail in BC
flight Katmandu-Makalu BC-Katmandu by helicopter
Permit for the ascent
Meetings-send-off in Katmandu
Bus, truck, helicopter for the loads
Yaks for common and personal items
Hotel in Katmandu “Yak & Yeti” 5***** BB for 2 nights before the ascent and 1 night after in double rooms
Breakfasts in Katmandu
Food in BC, ABC and for the ascent
Tents for the participants and maintenance staff in the BC, and ABC
Tent-kitchen in the BC and ABC, tables and chairs
Fuel for preparing food in the BC, and ABC
Kitchen equipment and dishes in the BC and ABC
Electric generators in Base Camps
Nepalease liaison officer
Nepalese cooks and kitchen boys
Tents for the high-altitude camps
Sleeping bags for the high-altitude camps
Walkie-Talkie 1 per 1-2 expedition members
1 Team jacket
2 Team T-shirts
Price does not include
Extra nights in Katmandu
Flight to Katmandu
Personal gear for the ascent
lunches and dinners in Katmandu
Tips for the staff
If you want to take part in our expedition you should send us by e-mail:
1. Your short mountaineering resume for last 10years
2. Your questions
If you are sure about your decision to take part in our expedition you should send us by e-mail:
Confirmation (free style)
Given and family name
Date of birth
Date of issue
Size of windblock Team Jacket (M,L,XL)
Your digital photo
Non-refundable deposit 5000 usd
The price goes up by 10% 90 days before the expedition start.
Full balance is due 90 days before the expedition start.
Cancellation 60 days before the expedition – 50% refund.
Less than 60 days – no refund
Tips guidelines (important information!)
You entrust your life, health, your time and money to the guides. And the guides take this responsibility for you and for the success of the whole trip. They are doing this 24 hours.
10-20 USD per day is expected as the normal amount of tips for the Guides and the staff of the program. If you liked everything about the trip, please don't forget to thank them. You can give the tips directly to the Main Guide and he will distribute it among the staff.
Necessary travel papers (documents)
Passport valid at least 6 months after the end of the expedition
2 photos for visa
Trip Cancellation Insurance (highly recommended)
Climbing Permit- special climbing permit for the ascent in Nepal
By air and by land
Transportation up to BC with helicoptepter
Meeting and seeing-off in KTM airport
Necessary transfers in Katmandu
Transportation of the loads above BC
Yaks carry loads from bc to abc and back
High altitude Sherpas carry all shared expedition equipment above BC. They establish high camps and take all tents, sleeping bags, foam pads, dehydrated food, gas cylinders, gas stoves, kitchen utensils, snow shovels and ropes there.
Transportation of personal oxygen cylinders is carried out by our expedition Sherpas
Hotel i “Yak & Yeti” 5***** BB in Katmandu for 3 nights in double rooms
In BC and ABC - 1 tent for 1 member
High camps – 1 tent for 3 people
Breakfast in Katmandu (lunch and dinner are not included)
Food in BC and ABC – 3 times a day. The food is prepared by Nepalese cooks on gas stoves in special kitchen tents. You can also get here any amount of hot water for washing or boiled water for drinking. We eat in spacious dining tents equipped with tables and chairs.
Food for the ascent – We provide special dehydrated western mountain food, which you have to prepare yourself in high camps (above BC) on gas stoves. Water should be melted from snow.
Experienced expedition leader (Everest Summiter) from "7 Summits Club"
Nepalese liaison officer
Cooks from Nepal
Kitchen boy from Nepal
High-altitude Sherpas – 2 for 1 member
All our high-altitude Sherpas have Everest experience.They bring all shared equipment and oxygen cylinders to high-altitude camps and accompany team members all the way form ABC to the summit
Health and medical insurance
We provide a big expedition first aid kit with all the necessary medicine, but we also recommend that you bring your own specific medicine.
NOTE: EACH MEMBER MUST have "Climbing" medicine insurance for whole expedition period.
In Makalu region the weather is very changeable.
Every day we get new weather forecast by Internet and choose the best period for acclimatization and ascent.
the price includes some personal equipment:
Oxygen Set – 1mask + 1 reducer + 4 oxygen cylinders “Poisk” 4L,
1 Team jacket (windblock),
2 Team T-shirts.
Equipment for BC and ABC you need to bring
Personal items for washing
Your favorite games Notebook (if necessary)
Technical Equipment for the ascent:
Crampons (e.g. Grivel G12)
Rucksack 70-80 liters
Rucksack 35-40 liters
Karabiners with screwgate lockers - 3 items
Telescope ski poles
Video camera and assessors
Personal crockery for high camps
Equipment for body and feet:
Boots of "Everest" Millet type
Down jacket + down trousers (or down overalls)
Gore-tex jacket with wide hood
Gore-tex trousers (better semi-overalls)
Jacket "Polartec - 100" - 2 items
Warm underwear - 2 sets
Polartec gloves – 2 pairs
Thinsulate mittens - 2 pairs
Warm woolen socks - 4-5 pairs
Windblock face mask
Ski goggles (preferably)
The price includes some personal equipment:
- oxygen equipment (1mask + 1 reducer + 3 Oxygen cylinders “Poisk” 4L)
- 1 Team jacket (windblock)
- 2 Team T-shirts