- a mountain in the Himalayas, on the boundary between Nepal and Tibet. 27,790 feet (8470 meters).
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Lakpa was born in Makalu, a village in southeast Nepal near a 27,766-foot mountain by the same name.
Her first job was as a “kitchen boy,” carrying pots and pans to Makalu.
Makalu was immediately opposite us with its colossal precipices.
It was not difficult to guess that, if Everest were one, the other must be Makalu.
To the South-east towered up the immense cliffs of Makalu, far the more beautiful mountain of the two.
We were at a height of 15,300 feet, and Makalu's two peaks were almost exactly opposite to us.
Over the top of this snowy chain appeared the great rocky crests of Makalu.
- a massif in NE Nepal, on the border with Tibet in the Himalayas
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