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The mount of Makalu is the highlight of the Khumbu Region in the Himalayas. The altitude of 8485 meters makes Makalu attractive for experienced mountain climbers and photographers. Needless to say, the spiky peak always impressed locals from both sides - Nepalese and Tibetan. Etymology of the Name Interesting to know that the name of Makalu originates from Sanskrit. “Maha-Kala” means “Big Black,” and it’s named after Shiva. This important Hindu God is known four destroying everything old and unnecessary. So, consider your climb as spiritual cleansing. The History of Climbing For the first time ever the summit was climbed only in 1955. It happened because the fifth summit in the world is located just 19 km away from the...