Prominence: 2378 m, 7802 ft
Elevation: 8485 meters, 27,838 feet
Approx. Isolation: 17.25 km, 10.72 mi
|Alternate Name(s)||मकालु; 马卡鲁山; Makalungma; Mǎkǎlǔ Shān|
|Latitude/Longitude (WGS84)||27° 53' 22'' N; 87° 5' 19'' E|
27.88931, 87.08862 (Dec Deg)
508722E 3084944N Zone 45 (UTM)
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Makalu is a true Himalayan giant, the fifth highest mountain in the world. Indeed, these top five (Everest, K2, Kanchenjunga, Lhotse, and Makalu) are in a class by themselves in a range from 8485 to 8850 meters. There is a relatively large drop-off of 284 m (or /937') to peak number 6, Cho Oyu at 8201 meters. At these altitudes, nearly a thousand vertical feet is a big deal. And, since Lhotse is often considered a sub-peak of Everest, the massive pyramid of Makalu merits serious consideration for being in a proposed "Big 4" mountains on Earth.
Makalu lies on the China-Nepal border between Everest (#1) and Kanchenjunga (#3), but it is certainly no sub-peak. It can hold its own when it comes to scenic spendor, awesome terrain, and high-altitude difficulty.
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