Makalu Expedition Cost 2025 & 2026

Makalu Expedition Cost 2025 & 2026

4th Jul, 2024

The Makalu Expedition is a thrilling journey to the fifth highest peak in the world, standing tall at 8,485 meters. This adventure is for seasoned mountaineers looking to conquer one of the most challenging climbs in the Himalayas. Actual Adventure, a leading expedition company, provides comprehensive packages to ensure a safe and successful ascent. Here, we break down the cost of the Makalu Expedition to help you plan your adventure.

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Package Cost Overview

The cost of the Makalu Expedition with Actual Adventure varies based on the services included, the number of climbers in a group, and other factors. However, a general estimate for the expedition ranges from USD 18,000 to USD 25,000 per person. This cost includes a variety of essential services and logistics that are critical for a successful climb.

Cost Breakdown

    Permit Fees

  •  Makalu Climbing Permit: USD 1,800 (Spring), USD 900 (Autumn), USD 450 (Winter/Summer)
  •  Garbage Deposit: USD 3,000 (refundable upon return)
  • Sagarmatha National Park Entry Fee: USD 30
  • Makalu Barun National Park Fee: USD 30

Logistics and Accommodation


  • Kathmandu Accommodation: 3-4 nights in a 3-star hotel (USD 100 per night)
  • Lukla Flight: Round trip (USD 350 per person)
  • Lodging during trek: Tea houses and camping (USD 30-50 per night)
  • Base Camp Services: Includes tents, kitchen, dining facilities, and toilet tents (USD 5,000)

    Food and Supplies

  •         Meals in Kathmandu: USD 15-20 per meal
  •         Meals during trek: USD 25-30 per day
  •         Base Camp Meals: Full board (USD 3,000 for the expedition duration)

    Staff and Support
        Climbing Sherpa: USD 6,000 (per Sherpa, one Sherpa per climber recommended)
        Base Camp Cook and Helpers: USD 2,000
        Porters and Yaks: USD 200 per porter and USD 300 per yak

    Climbing Gear and Equipment
        Personal Climbing Gear: (Harness, crampons, ice axe, etc.) USD 2,000-3,000
        Group Climbing Equipment: (Ropes, tents, ladders) USD 2,000

    Insurance and Emergency Services
        Climbing Insurance: USD 500
        Helicopter Rescue: USD 5,000 (in case of emergency, often covered by insurance)
        Medical Kit: USD 200

    Miscellaneous Costs
        Tips for Staff: USD 500
        Personal Expenses: USD 500 (souvenirs, extra snacks, etc.)

Additional Services

    Expedition Training: Pre-expedition training in Nepal (USD 1,000)
    Photography and Videography: Professional documentation of the expedition (USD 1,500)
    Luxury Services: Upgraded accommodations and meals (additional USD 2,000)


The Makalu Expedition is a significant financial commitment, but the experience and achievement are priceless. Actual Adventure ensures that every aspect of the expedition is meticulously planned and executed, providing climbers with the best possible chance of success. By understanding the detailed cost breakdown, prospective climbers can budget effectively and prepare for this once-in-a-lifetime adventure. For more information and to book your expedition, visit Actual Adventure's official website or contact their support team.

This comprehensive cost breakdown provides a clear picture of what to expect when planning your Makalu Expedition with Actual Adventure. The company’s commitment to safety, quality, and customer satisfaction ensures that your journey to one of the world's highest peaks will be unforgettable.

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