The first attempt on mount Makalu was in 1954 by a US team, mostly from California , who trekked all the way from the Indian border near Biratnagar. At the same time a British team approached the mountain, but this expedition was abandoned when Hillary became seriously ill and had to be evacuated.
In the autumn of 1954 a French team attempted the peak. In the following spring, successfully ascents were made by three teams of French climbers on successive days.
In 1960 a large scientific and mountaineering expedition wintered at the foot of mount Ama Dablam, occupying the Green and Silver buts. In May 1961, the expedition trekked across the Mingbo La and other high passes to the foot off mount Makalu , where they planned to climb the French route, Sickness stopped the expedition, which became a heroic struggle for survival.
The Japanese climbed mount Makalu in 1970, another French team climbed it in 1971 and a Yugoslav expedition reached the summit in 1975. In 1976 Spanish and Czechoslovakian teams joined up near the summit.
19 April - 20 May 2010 Day 16-47: Climbing Period for Makalu (8463m)
21 May 2010 Day 48: Makalu BC - Mumbuck
22 May 2010 Day 49: Mumbuck - Khongma La (Danda)
23 May 2010 Day 50: Khongma La - Seduwa
24 May 2010 Day 51: Seduwa - Chichila
25 May 2010 Day 52: Chichila - Tumlingtar
26 May 2010 Day 53: Tumlingtar - Kathmandu by flight
27 May 2010 Day 54: Kathmandu free day for shopping
28 May 2010 Day 55: Final Departure to the Airport