Makalu Climb

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Makalu is an impressive mountain mass of red granite located 22 kilometers (14 miles) east of Mount Everest in Makalu-Barun National Park northeast region of Nepal is the world's 5th highest mountain. Nepal and Tibet border is separated by the Makalu summit ridge. The name Makalu is derived from the Sanskrit word “Maha Kali” (the Great Black Goddesses), a name for the Hindu goddess in Nepali. If we may judge by photographs…. “Makalu is incomparable for its spectacular rugged grandeur.” This was the view what the great George Mallory had expressed, who as part of the Everest Reconnance  1921 was the first foreigner to be able to observe Makalu from close proximity

The first attempt to ascent of Makalu was by the French team in 1934 from the Tibetan side, as Nepal was still closed to foreigners, but the Lhasa government rescinded which was given OK before. After overthrown of the Rana dynasty in 1950, Nepal was open to the outside world and since then many expeditions have been carried out to this region including ourselves that we organize almost every year.

Our caravan route for the Makalu expedition will be from Tumlingtar-Tashigaon and finally to Makalu Base camp. There were as many as three expeditions who used this approach route climbing Makalu in 1954: American expedition led by Willi Siri, Edmund Hillary and French team led by Jean Franco. After gaining lots of experience from the 1954 expedition most of the same expedition members formed and a team and the entire team reached to the summit of Makalu in 1955 on 15th 16th and 17th May. The members included Jean Couzy, Leonel Terray, Franco, Magnone, Bouvier, Leroux, Coupe, Vialatte). It was also the first record in mountaineering that the entire team had reached to the summit.

There are few books written about Makalu expedition and one of the good books written on this expedition is by Hermann & Dietlinde Warth, Germany titled "Makalu Expedition in die Stille", ISBN 3-88096-053-4 in German version and the same book translated in English titled "Makalu in Simple Harmony", ISBN 81-7769-501-0 containing the details about their 1982 Makalu Expedition and Nga Temba was one of the Nepalese supporting climbers on this expedition.

Why should you choose Mountain Climb for your Makalu Expedition
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Makalu Climb Expedition Fixed departure 2018/2019
Days Spring Autumn Outlined itinerary Overnight
1 9-Apr 4-Sep Arrive Kathmandu, meet Mountain Climb representative & transfer to hotel. Hotel
2 10-Apr 5-Sep  At leisure in Kathmandu/official formality. Hotel
3 11-Apr 6-Sep  Fly to Tumlingtar & commence trek to Manebhanjang (1,160m). Camp
4 12-Apr 7-Sep  Trek to Chichila (1600m). Camp
5 13-Apr 8-Sep  Trek to Num (1,500). Camp
6 14-Apr 9-Sep  Trek to Seduwa (1493m). Camp
7 15-Apr 10-Sep  Trek to Tashi Gaon (2,200). Camp
8 16-Apr 11-Sep  Trek to Khongma Danda (3,500m). Camp
9 17-Apr 12-Sep Cross Keke Pass (4,127 m) Shipton Pass, Tutu La Pass & trek to Mumbuk (3,500 m). Camp
10 18-Apr 13-Sep Trek to Yangle Kharka (3,687 m). Camp
11 19-Apr 14-Sep At rest and acclimatization. Camp
12 20-Apr 15-Sep Trek to Langmale (4,100m). Camp
13 21-Apr 16-Sep Trek to Shersong (4,700 m). Camp
14 22-Apr 17-Sep Trek to Makalu Base Camp (5,000 m). Camp
15-41 23-Apr-19 May 18-Sep-14-Oct Makalu Climbing  (8,463 m/27,767ft) using 4 camps above Base Camp Camp
42 20-May 15-Oct Cleaning up Base Camp (5000m). Camp
43 21-May 16-Oct Retrace back to Yangle Kharka (3,687 m). Camp
44 22-May 17-Oct Trek to Mumbuk (3500m). Camp
45 23-May 18-Oct Cross Tutu La Pass (4,000m), Shipton Pass, Keke Pass, and trek to Tashigaon. Camp
46 24-May 19-Oct Trek to Num (1500m). Camp
47 25-May 20-Oct Trek to Chichila (1600m). Camp
48 26-May 21-Oct Trek to Tumlingtar (600m). Camp
49 27-May 22-Oct Fly Tumlingtar-Kathmandu and transfer to hotel. Camp
50 28-May 23-Oct At leisure in Kathmandu. Hotel
51 29-May 24-Oct Depart Kathmandu // /// //

We have noted few probable points related to Makalu Climb expedition as under whether they might be helpful:

Length of Makalu Climbing Expedition
Our Makalulu Expedition total duration is 50 days (Kathmandu to Kathmandu), this duration is planned for the overall expedition such including administrative formalities, approach to / fro Base Camp, acclimatization at Base camp, and above Base camp for the summit attempt etc….The daily walking /climbing / ascent duration depends on each camp basis, such as during approach to Base camp an average walking duration is 5-6, whereas from Base camp to Camp different camps is 4-5 hours in average and from Camp 4 to the summit is 8+ hours depending on each climber. The above average duration is just generalized, but the actual climbing duration depends on each climber.

Administrative Formality / Climbing permit

There are quite lot of government formalities for obtaining the Makalu Climbing permit, and as a professional Makalu Expedition organizer company we take every administrative formalities for Clibming Makalu seriously so that the member/client could enjoy a hassle free Makalu Climbing expedition. We process the permits 3 months in advance, therefore you are requested to send the relevant documents (please print them, fill up, scan them & send us by e-mail along with a scan passport photograph):
If you are a member of the Manaslu Climb Expedition  
userfiles/Member Bio-data(2).doc
For Leader of the Manaslu Climb Expedition need extra doc 
userfiles/Leader doc-Mountain Climb(3).doc
Risk & Release for for each Manaslu Climb Expedition member
userfiles/Assumption of Risk & Release(2).doc

Difficulty of the Makalu Climb
This is another major question frequently asked by many people. And the answer to this is rather simple; the difficulty of any mountaineering depends on your previous climbing experience, physical fitness, mental preparedness etc… Makalu Climbing is of course difficult not from technical part but due to its harsh weather conditions, high altitudes. There will be fixed ropes at difficult section of the climb to different camps to the summit for climb, so if you are bit careful about using your personal equipments such as you must not forget to cliff on your safety karabiners on fixed lines, step up your crampons carefully etc, the climb is not difficult, but for altitudinal adaptation, though the expedition is well planned in terms of proper acclimatization, at the same time it is important that you must have at least previous climbing / mountaineering experience for Makalu expedition and proper use of technical gears such as crampons, jumar, ice-axe etc., also physical exercise by running, long walking, cardio vascular exercises. It is also important that you have general check up with your doctor before coming on the expedition.

At an Emergency
MOUNTAIN CLIMB prides itself on being prepared for any emergency situation. Our guides / Sirdars are trained in first aid and can deal with most of the basic ailments that are associated with the Makalu Climbing / mountaineering. When a serious emergency does occur, then outside help is needed and such rescues are expensive therefore every climber should have his or her own insurance arranged before coming to Nepal. It is advised that you buy the Insurance Policy right from the home Country through a reliable Insurance company covering medical, accidental and rescue evacuation. Please ensure with your insurance company whether they really cover the risk for such high altitude mountaineering expeditions such as for Makalu expedition.

Food safety & the types of food
Food safety to keep our expedition members is always a concern for us, therefore we brief you about the food safety before departure on an expedition. All food we take for Base camp use are freshly bought from the market, properly checked the date validity or freshness before we dispatch for the expediiton and all our cooks and kitchen staffs are trained in cooking varieties of hygienically prepared foods and good taste.

During approach to/fro Base camp you will have your breakfast and dinner at your teahouse. We stop for lunch at one of the various trailside restaurants. And snacks are always easy to find. During your stay at Base Camp our well trained and experienced cook will prepare fresh and tasty meals and snacks. We will have plenty of food including the traditional Nepali meal Dal Bhat (rice, curry, and lentils), noodles, rice, potatoes, vegetables and soup and Nepalese versions of western food such as pizza and French fries too. There will be also various types of snacks such as biscuits, chocolates, nuts etc also special cakes prepared by our cook with plenty of drinks such as tea, hot chocolates, coffee, juice etc… And for the Full board expedition service food for higher camps above base camp will be various types of light / energy foods such as chocolate bars, dry fruits, biscuits, tea, coffee, sugar, whole meal packed food etc….

Drinking water during expedition
During approach from the expedition starting point to Base camp and Back to the finishing point your guide will provide you with all the water you need during your trek to Base Camp, though you may also buy bottled water on the trail, but we do not encourage much on this as the plastic bottles are difficult to dispose off and have become an environmental problem. During your stay at Base camp the water source is either from a small stream or snow melting that our cooks boil and 100% safe to drink or cooking. Above Base camp in the mountains the water source is from snow melting which is safe for drinking as well.

Equipment you should bring
Choosing the right equipment is very important especially for climbing. All group climbing equipments such as ropes, tents, snow bars, ice-screws, shovel, cooking pots are provided from Mountain Climb for full board expedition service, whereas you need to have enough personal clothes to stay warm and good gears for climbing or cool yet not over packed. Usually you will have warm days and very cold nights. Detailed information about the personal gear are available on request or briefly explained about the gear list section of the page.

Extra money to bring
Without knowing your proper service selection of the expedition either Full Board expedition service, Base camp service or any other services, it is next to impossible to justify the correct amount you would need to bring, but there will be always only little money that you can bring for personal expenses such as souvenirs, drinks, personal equipment etc... Therefore, we advise you on this after your chosen expedition service.

Experience of our guides / staffs
MOUNTAIN CLIMB has some of the most dependable and experienced guides / Climbing Sherpas. All of our guides / Climbing Sherpas have spent years climbing mountains and Makalu Climbing experience with many times to the Summit, so you can be confident in our staffs.

Accommodations & toilet facility
We provide a single room for Makalu Climb expedition in Kathmandu. During your approach to Makalu Base camp you need to share a tent. We prvide one tent per two members and at Base camp you will be provided a single tent with thick mattress and pillow to make your sleep comfortable and at Camp I and above you need to share tent with another member which will be also warmer. There will be also a separate toilet and shower tent facility at Base Camp.

Environmental Responsibility
Our approach is to raise environmental awareness among Climbers making the Makalu Climb expedition an Eco-Makalu expedition. We also give information to our valued clients on how to minimize maximum damage on the environment. We clean up and bring all our garbage back from Makalu Base Camp and from the mountain as far as possible produced during the expedition. Yearly we invest 3% of our net profit for the above purpose and furthermore, in participating in various social works in Nepal. We always heartily welcome and enchant your comments and suggestions for a better way to serve our customers, environment and nature.

Apart from above if you have any further comments or suggestion, please write us: info@mountain-climbs.com


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Trip Facts

Makalu Climb

World’s 5th highest mountain
Elevation: 8,463 m / 27,767ft     
Coordinates: 87° 05' 10" E- 27° 53' 05" N, located in Himalaya, Khumbu, Nepal / Tibet, China
Activity: Mountaineering expedition
Makalu Climb Expedition duration: 51 days  
Grade: 5 (needs high level of physical fitness & climbing experience at least above 7000m)
First Ascent: Lionel Terray and Jean Couzy climbed Makalu on 15th, 1955
Our own first climbing of the mountain: 1974, German Team
Listing: Eight-thousander, 5th highest mountain in the world
Starting from: Tumlingtar                Ending at:
Tumlingtar

Makalu Climb fixed departure expedition 2018/2019

Days Spring Autumn Outlined itinerary Overnight
1 5-Apr 8-Sep Arrive Kathmandu, meet our representative and transfer to hotel.  Hotel
2 6-Apr 9-Sep  At leisure in Kathmandu/official formality. Hotel
3 7-Apr 10-Sep  Fly to Tumlingtar & commence trek to Manebhanjang (1,160m). Camp
4 8-Apr 11-Sep  Trek to Chichila (1600m). Camp
5 9-Apr 12-Sep  Trek to Num (1,500).  Camp
6 10-Apr 13-Sep  Trek to Seduwa (1493m).  Camp
7 11-Apr 14-Sep  Trek to Tashi Gaon (2,200).  Camp
8 12-Apr 15-Sep  Trek to Khongma Danda (3,500m).  Camp
9 13-Apr 16-Sep Cross Keke Pass (4,127 m) Shipton Pass, Tutu La Pass & trek to Mumbuk (3,500 m). Camp
10 14-Apr 17-Sep Trek to Yangle Kharka (3,687 m).  Camp
11 15-Apr 18-Sep At rest and acclimatization. Camp
12 16-Apr 19-Sep Trek to Langmale (4,100m).  Camp
13 17-Apr 20-Sep Trek to Shersong (4,700 m).  Camp
14 18-Apr 21-Sep Trek to Makalu Base Camp (5,000 m). Camp
15 19-Apr 22-Sep Climb Makalu (8,463 m/27,767ft) using 4 camps above Base Camp Camp
16 20-Apr 23-Sep Makalu Climbing Camp
17 21-Apr 24-Sep Makalu Climbing Camp
18 22-Apr 25-Sep Makalu Climbing Camp
19 23-Apr 26-Sep Makalu Climbing Camp
20 24-Apr 27-Sep Makalu Climbing Camp
21 25-Apr 28-Sep Makalu Climbing Camp
22 26-Apr 29-Sep Makalu Climbing Camp
23 27-Apr 30-Sep Makalu Climbing Camp
24 28-Apr 1-Oct Makalu Climbing Camp
25 29-Apr 2-Oct Makalu Climbing Camp
26 30-Apr 3-Oct Makalu Climbing Camp
27 1-May 4-Oct Makalu Climbing Camp
28 2-May 5-Oct Makalu Climbing Camp
29 3-May 6-Oct Makalu Climbing Camp
30 4-May 7-Oct Makalu Climbing Camp
31 5-May 8-Oct Makalu Climbing Camp
32 6-May 9-Oct Makalu Climbing Camp
33 7-May 10-Oct Makalu Climbing Camp
34 8-May 11-Oct Makalu Climbing Camp
35 9-May 12-Oct Makalu Climbing Camp
36 10-May 13-Oct Makalu Climbing Camp
37 11-May 14-Oct Makalu Climbing Camp
38 12-May 15-Oct Makalu Climbing Camp
39 13-May 16-Oct Makalu Climbing Camp
40 14-May 17-Oct Makalu Climbing Camp
41 15-May 18-Oct Makalu Climbing Camp
42 16-May 19-Oct Cleaning up Base Camp (5000m).  Camp
43 17-May 20-Oct Retrace back to Yangle Kharka (3,687 m). Camp
44 18-May 21-Oct Trek to Mumbuk (3500m). Camp
45 19-May 22-Oct Cross Tutu La Pass (4,000m), Shipton Pass, Keke Pass, and trek to Tashigaon. Camp
46 20-May 23-Oct Trek to Num (1500m).  Camp
47 21-May 24-Oct Trek to Chichila (1600m). Camp
48 22-May 25-Oct Trek to Tumlingtar (600m). Camp
49 23-May 26-Oct Fly Tumlingtar-Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.  Hotel
50 24-May 27-Oct At leisure in Kathmandu.  Hotel
51 25-May 28-Oct International departure. // /// //

 Makalu Climb Full board expedition serviceincludes:
•    4 nights hotel accommodation in Kathmandu on bed & breakfast basis,
•    Airport-hotel-airport transfers,
•    Internal flight tickets with airport tax,
•    Makalu Climbing permit and all other applicable permits / taxes,
•    Cargo clearance & duties fees,
•    3 member : 1 Professional High altitude climbing Sherpa backed Base Camp cook & kitchen helpers,
•    1 Government liaison officer,
•    Daily wages, equipment allowance, insurance, food for above mentioned staff, porters and Liaison officer,
•    3 meals a day (breakfast, lunch & dinner) throughout the expedition period at Base camp & while approach         to/from Base camp,
•    Base camp tent with thick mattress, chair, table, dining tent, kitchen tent, toilet tent, shower tent,
•    50 kg weight allowed per member for personal equipment,
•    Transportation of all food supply & expedition equipments to / from Base camp,
•    Garbage shipped off charges from Base Camp,
•    1 member : 4 Oxygen and 1 climbing Sherpa: 2 Oxygen with mask and regulator,
•    High altitude (above Base camp) food,  fuel for member & climbing Sherpas,
•    High altitude tent, ropes, snow bar, rock piton, fixings, shovel, ice-screws etc…
•    1 Gamow bag / O2 for emergency use  only,
•    Satellite phone, Walkie-Talkies,
•    Solar panel for power supply,
•    Emergency Helicopter rescue arrangements,

Cost excludes:
•    Travel to /from Nepal,
•    Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu, drinks, postage, telephone bills & all items of personal nature,
•    Personal travel, high risk, accidental and medical insurance of member,
•    Climbing Sherpa summit bonus US$ 795 per Sherpa, US$ 440 per person (those who do not go to summit due to client reason),
•    Respective expenses if one returns earlier from the expedition due to sickness or emergency purpose.
•    Any extra services not mentioned herein cost inclusion.
Makalu Climb Base camp expedition service includes:
•    4 nights hotel accommodation in Kathmandu on bed & breakfast basis,
•    Airport-hotel-airport transfers,
•    Internal flight tickets with airport tax,
•    Makalu Climbing permit and all other applicable permits / taxes,
•    Cargo clearance & duties fees,
•    Base Camp cook & kitchen helpers,
•    1 Government liaison officer,
•    Daily wages, equipment allowance, insurance, food for above mentioned staff, porters and Liaison officer,
•    3 meals a day (breakfast, lunch and dinner) throughout the expedition period at Makalu Base camp and while      approach to/from Base camp,
•    Base camp tent with thick mattress, chair, table, dining tent, kitchen tent, toilet tent, shower tent,
•    50 kg weight allowed per member for personal equipment,
•    Transportation of all food supply & expedition equipments to / from Makalu Base camp,
•    Garbage shipped off charges from Base Camp,
•    1 Gamow bag / O2 for emergency use  only,
•    Solar panel for power supply,
•    Emergency Helicopter rescue arrangements,

Cost excludes:

•    Travel to /from Nepal,
•    Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu, drinks, postage, telephone bills & all items of personal nature,
•    Personal travel, high risk, accidental and medical insurance of member,
•    Any services above Base camp,
•    Respective expenses if one returns earlier from the expedition due to sickness or emergency purpose.
•    Any extra services not mentioned herein cost inclusion.

Makalu Climb Gear list

Group climbing equipment, including fuel, stoves, ropes, fixings, tents, snow bars is supplied from Mountain Climb. For Full Board expedition service whereas Climbers will need to provide their own personal equipment.

Makalu Climb Suggested Personal Gear List

TECHNICAL EQUIPMENT
·    1 Climbing Harness
·    1 pair of climbing boot.
·    1 pair of Gaiter
·    1 pair of Strong Crampon
·    Perlon. 6 mm, 40ft long.
·    1 pair of Ski or trekking pole
·    1 Daypack (approx 50 lit)
·    1 Backpack (approx 100 lit).
·    1 Ice-Axe with leash (60 cm)
·    2 Jumar (Ascender)
·    1 Belay device: ATC or figure 8.
·    Carabiners: 4 Screw-gate (locking) and 6 regular twist-lock.

FOR SLEEPING
·    1 High Altitude Sleeping Bag (Expedition quality minus 20° C)
·    1 B.C. Sleeping Bag (minus 20° C)
·    1 Therma-Rest foam pad.
·    1 Foam pad

FOR HEAD
·    1 Woolen warm hat that fully covers your ears
·    1 Good sun hat or baseball cap
·    2 Bandanas or Neck gaiter
·    Thick balaclava, very thin balaclava or face mask
·    Sun cream (2 small tubes).
·    Balaclava: 1 heavyweight & 1 lightweight
·    Lips cream (2 sticks).

FOR HAND
·    1 pr polypro gloves.
·    1 pr heavy wool mitts.
·    1 pr over mitts (Gore-tex) double liners
·    1 pair of fleece/ wind stopper glove

CLOTHES
·    1 Thick fleece pant
·    1 Fleece jacket
·    4 T-shirts
·    2 Cotton pants or trekking pants
·    2 expedition T-shirts
·    1 wind proof jacket (Gore-tex)
·    1 Pile jacket: 1 Heavyweight pile
·    1 Pile pant
·    3-4 pieces of regular lightweight underwear. Synthetic or wool, but no cotton!
·    2 expedition weight underwear
·    1 Long underwear
·    1 Long-sleeved shirts
·    1 Down Suit
·    1 Down Jacket
·    1 Down Pant.
·    1 Down parka
·    Down suit if you do not have thick down jacket and down pants.
·    Gore-Tex Shell Pants & Shell Jacket with hood.

FOR LEGS
·    1 Light hiking boots or trekking shoes
·    1 pair of sandle or Sport shoes or low top shoes
·    4 pair brand new wool or Pile Climbing socks
·    4 pair brand new liner socks. Thin wool, nylon
·    Vapor barrier socks(Optional)
·    Some lightweight socks

BITS AND PIECES:
·    Plastic bags
·    2 lighters
·    Notebook/pens/pencil
·    Reading material
·    Music player and tapes (if prefer music)
·    2 Locks
·    Games- if you prefer(cards, dice, mastermind, rumicub, uno, frisbee, small ball etc.
·    Money pouch/belt/inside pocket
·    Clothes peg
·    Ear plugs     PRIMARY ESSENTIALS
·    Passport and some copies
·    2x Passport photos
·    Credit card
·    Traveller's cheques
·    $ cash, some in small bills
·    Important addresses and phone numbers
·    Airline Tickets

MISCELLANEUS
·    A good quality small Camera (Optional)
·    1 Water bottle.
·    1 Liter Thermos Flask
·    1 Pee bottle
·    Two sets of high quality Sunglasses (100% UV, IR)
·    1 Ski Goggle. 100% UV & IR.
·    1 Swiss Army knife
·    Compressions stuff sacks
·    1 Headlamp with spare batteries and bulbs
·    2 Large good quality duffle bags with lock.
·    Cup:
·    Bowl
·    Spoon

TOILETRIES
·    Lip salve, Razor, Toothpaste, Toothbrush, Moisturizer, Shaving cream, Liquid soap (biodegradable). There should be sufficient throughout the duration of your expedition.
·    Small towels (2) Nail clipper, Mirror, Scissors

HEALTH CONSIDERATIONS/MEDICINE
Acute Mountain Sickness (if going above 2500m)
Diamox (Acetazolamite) 250mg

Antibiotics
Ciproloxacin 500mg or norfloxacin 400mg

Antibiotic/anti-fungal skin application
Antibiotic (mupirocin 2%) ointment (15gm tube), Antifungal (clotrimazole or miconazole) cream

Allergy Inflammation & Itch
Anti-inflammatory cream/ointment/gel, hydrocortisone cream 1%

Antiseptic
Povi-Iodine (Betadine), Savlon or Dettol soap, burn cream silver sulphadiazine (20 gm tube)

Disinfectant for water
Iodine tabs or iodine solution eg. Lugol's or iodine crystals (25ml with dropper)

Diarrhea
Imodium or Lomotil caps

Eye and Ear infection
Antibiotic drops or ointment for eye and ear

Indigestion
Antacid tabs

Nausea and Vomitting
Maxolon or Stemetil

Painkillers (Analgesics)
Paracetamol, ibuprofen 400mg
Oral Rehydration Solution
Oralyte, Gastrolyte, or Electrobion (2 pacs)

DRESSING AND WOUND CARE
Bandaids, Cotton buds, gauze squares, Sterile non stick dressing 10 cm, small roll of 10 cm adhesive tape bandage, elastic bandage 10 cm, closures eg. Steristrips 6 mm wide

INSTRUMENTS
Tweezers, scissors, sewing needle, safety pins, latex gloves
     
IMMUNISATION
At least six weeks before the departure you will need to consult your doctor to work out an immunization schedules relevant to the Himalayas. You should normally be immunized against Tetanus, Polio, Hepatitis A, Cholera, though you must also contact your doctor for necessary immunization details.

Vaccinations against the following diseases may be useful, although they might be difficult or expensive to obtain. Your doctor will let you know if they are appropriate:
-Rabies.
-Meningitis.
-Japanese Encephalitis.

DENTAL CHECKS
It is most important that you have a through dental examination before the expedition and have any necessary treatment carried out. Dental treatment on the mountain is likely to be drastic and traumatic!

INSURANCE
All our Climbing Sherpas, kitchen staffs and porters are insured through a reputed Insurance company covering accidental, rescue as well as medical whereas All climbing members must be insured before commencing on an Expedition. It is advised that you buy the Insurance Policy right from the home Country through a reliable Insurance company covering medical, accidental and rescue evacuation. Please ensure with your insurance company whether they really cover the risk for such high altitude mountaineering expedition.

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Payment to Mountain Climb

An advance of 25% of the total cost is required when booking expedition, to be paid at least three month before departure to Mountain Climb.

The balance must reach us at least two months prior to expedition date to confirm a place/s. It can also be paid in Kathmandu before expedition departure on mutual agreement but on certain special condition only.

Mountain Climb reserve the right not to operate expedition without FULL payment receipt before departure for an expedition.

 We do accept last minute bookings if places are open for any departure (up to three weeks before trip date) in a first come, first served basis.

A group / individual participant must arrive Kathmandu at least two days in advance (4 days for Tibet expedition) in order to process your expedition or Tibet permits.

Mountain Climb Cancellation policy

In event of cancellation of your expedition the following charges will be made:
-More than 7 weeks before departure - Deposit amount
-6 weeks before departure date - 25% of total cost
-4 weeks before departure date - 50% of total cost
-Less than 3 weeks before departure date - No Refund.

Please provide us your bank transferred receipt, after the transfer of payment to our account.

Note!
We regret to inform you that we do not accept personal cheques or credit cards due to complicated bank procedures and delays.

Your Complete Financial Protection
Being a reputed and responsible Climbing Expedition organizer company, you can book your trip with Mountain Climb in complete confidence that all monies you deposit / pay for a trip are fully protected.

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