Mount Makalu is well-known to every people interested in mountaineering. Mt. Makalu is the fifth highest peak of the earth lying in the northeast region of Nepal located just 14 miles east of Mt. Everest with the measure of 8,463 meters. “Makalu” means the “Great Black One”, is called so due to its dark gloomy appearance. Mt Makalu has two subsidiary peaks. Kangchungtse or Makalu II (7,678mtr.) is north-northwest of the main summit while Chomo Lonzo, the other peak, lies north of it. On 15th May 1955, Lionel Terray and Jean Couzy, members of a French expedition led by Jean Franco reached the summit of Mt Makalu. The following day, Franco, G. Magnone, and Sherpa Gyaltsen Norbu also summitted. The north face and the north-east ridge via which they climbed became the standard route for climbers who came after them.

This expedition is one of the most difficult mountains to attempt in the world. Mt. Makalu has fixed five routes by every expedition team and four variations along with other interesting opportunities like the West Face, the Northeast from Nepal and North Flanks from Tibet. Normally your expedition trip is lead by trekking trails through one of the most remote and unfrequented areas of Nepal. Diverse ethnic communities of Rai, Sherpa, and Shingsawa (Bhotia) have inhibited the lower parts of these valleys. Due to isolation, these communities are economically poor however they represent rich cultural heritage untouched by technology and world cultural influences. They are the custodians of Makalu-Barun unique biological and cultural treasures. Due to its relative inaccessibility, the area is little known to the majority of the visitors, however, those who have visited, return home with unforgettable memories of the area and its people.