Himalaya, roof of the world, is a magic place where the magnificence of
the world's highest mountains is mirrored in the rugged beauty and
unique culture of the people who live in their shadow.
is known as the fifth highest mountain peak in the world, an isolated peak,
located just 14 miles east of Mount Everest. Makalu's size alone is
impressive, but its pyramid like structure with four sharp ridges, makes
this mountain all the more spectacular.
Makalu has proved to be a challenging climb, as only five of its first
sixteen attempts were successful. Previously, it had been admired and
studied by several Everest parties, but like so many other mountain giants
in the Khumbu region, it was not attempted until the summit of Everest had
been attained in 1954.
Chomo Lonzo (25,650 ft.) is a subsidiary peak of Makalu, rising just north
of the higher summit, separated by a narrow saddle.
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Facts About Makalu