Standing at a height of 8,463m, Makalu is the world’s fifth highest mountain – an isolated peak situated 19 km south – east of Mt. Everest in the eastern part of Nepal, a rich region in natural and cultural diversity.
Shaped as a four-sided pyramid, Makalu has two notable subsidiary peaks. Kangchungtse, or Makalu II (7,678m), lies about 3km north-northwest of the main summit. Rising about 5 km north – northeast of the man summit across a broad plateau and connected to Kangchungtse by a narrow 7,200m saddle is Chomo Lonzo (7,804m).