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Nuptse Expedition - 43 Days

Nuptse Expedition is one of the interesting expedition’s lies in the Khumbu region. This wonderful mountain was first summitted by a British expedition on the north-ridge on May 16 1961 by Dennis Davis and Tashi Sherpa. This mountain shares in the glory of the Everest massif and is in the southern border of the western Chom viewed from the Thangboche monastery. It appears as a massive wall guarding the approach to Everest. The name Nuptse is Tibetan, which means west peak, as it is the western part of the Lhotse-Nuptse-massif. The main ridge, which is separated from Lhotse by a 1556m high saddle is crowned by seven peaks and goes west North West until its steep west-face drops down more than 2300m to the Khumbu glaciers. The north face is supporting an expedition to climb a new route on the North-face of Nuptse. Nuptse Expedition route is an extremely steep ice and rock mixed climb called “The Snake”. The steep and rocky south-face of Nuptse is 2500m high and 5 kilometers wide. The worth slopes are rising from the western- Chom valley with the upper part of the Khumbu-glacier above its famous icefall.

Since it lies in the Khumbu region itself, it’s very easy to access, as you can get daily flight to Lukla and from there you could trek to various places like Phakding, Namche Bazaar. Before you proceed further, you’ll have to stay overnight or days for acclimatization. But our guides and porters would provide enough help and co-ordination. Then you could continue via various places like- Tengboche, Dingboche, Lobuche, kalapathar etc until you reach at Base Camp of Nuptse. By the time you reach here, you might be required to take frequent acclimatization and rest continuously. After you are at the Base Camp, then you could start for the expedition of Mt. Nuptse, which may take around 30 days. After the completion of it, you may return to Kathmandu.

Itinerary could be designed under the complete satisfaction of yours. We offer the various expeditions of your choice, like that of Everest Expedition, Annapurna Expedition, Pumori Expedition etc.

Nuptse Expedition Itinerary

Day 01:  Arrival in Kathmandu international airport, transfer to the hotel.

Day 02-03:  Kathmandu Sightseeing and Preparation for Nuptse Expedition.

Day 04:  Fly Kathmandu to Lukla

Day 05:  Trek to Namche Bazar

Day 06:  At leisure in Namche Bazar

Day 07:  Trek to Thyangboche

Day 08:  Trek to Dingboche

Day 09:  Acclimatization

Day 10:  Trek to Lobuche

Day 11:  Trek to Nuptse Base Camp

Day 12:  Rest, Acclimatization and preparation

Day 13-37:  Ascent of Mt Nuptse

Day 38:  Withdraw to Base Camp
All team members return to base camp and assist with packing expedition stores and cleaning the base camp area.

Day 39:  Back to Lobuche

Day 40:  Trek to Pangboche

Day 41:  Trek to Namche

Day 42:  Trek to Lukla

Day 43:  Fly to Kathmandu

Cost include:

  • Equipment allowance, daily allowance & insurance for base camp staff ( sirdar, cook, kitchen boy and liaison officer )
  • Flights to transfer climbing members, staff, liaison officer and cargo of the climbing gear.
  • Food and fuel at the base camp
  • All camping equipment at the base camp such as, member tent, dining tent, kitchen tent, chairs, tables.
  • Trek support for climbing members from Lukla-base camp-Lukla.
  • Porters to carry loads from Lukla-base camp-Lukla
  • Government royalty and peak permit
  • Airport arrival and departure
  • Accommodation at 3 and 4 star hotels in Kathmandu before and after the expedition on BB plan
  • Satellite phone service
  • Oxygen (2 - 4-litre bottles)

Cost not include:

  • International airfare and Nepal Visa fee (bring accurate USD cash and two passport photographs)
  • Personal equipments and extra services
  • Tips and Bonus for Staff and guide
  • Insurance and Trip cancellation
  • Beverages
  • Airport departure tax

Trip Facts

Elevation: 7879m (25850ft)

Location: Nepal / Everest Region

Expedition Duration: 43 Days

Climbing Period: 24 Days

Activity: Trekking and Climbing

Group Size: 01 - 14 pax

Accommodation: Tourist class guesthouses to five star hotel in Kathmandu (depends on clients choice), Guest Houses / lodges and tent curing the Climbing period.

Climbing Season: Spring and autumn

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