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A mountain, 8,463 m (27,765 ft) high, in the Himalaya Mountains of northeast Nepal. It was first scaled in 1955.


(Placename) a massif in NE Nepal, on the border with Tibet in the Himalayas


(ˈmʌk əˌlu)

a mountain in the Himalayas, on the boundary between Nepal and Tibet. 27,790 ft. (8470 m).
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Noun1.Makalu - a mountain in the Himalayas in Nepal (27,790 feet high)Makalu - a mountain in the Himalayas in Nepal (27,790 feet high)
Kingdom of Nepal, Nepal - a small landlocked Asian country high in the Himalayas between India and China
Sitsang, Thibet, Tibet, Xizang - an autonomous region of the Peoples Republic of China; located in the Himalayas
Himalaya, Himalaya Mountains, Himalayas - a mountain range extending 1500 miles on the border between India and Tibet; this range contains the world's highest mountain
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This picture, taken by Howard-Bury during the expedition, shows both Chomo Lonzo ('the Bird Goddess') in Tibet and Makalu on the border between Nepal and China, in the distance.