Nuptse Expedition is located in the Khumbu Himalayan Range just southwest of Mount Everest. The name ‘Nuptse‘ is derived from the Tibetan word. ‘Nuptse‘ literally means ‘West Peak‘. Neighbouring to Mount Everest and Mount Lhotse, Mount Nuptse is well recognized for its steep west face. It drops down more than 2300 meters to the Khumbu Glacier. Additionally, the steep and rocky south-face of Mount Nuptse is 2500 meters high and 5 kilometres wide.
Dennis Davis and Tashi Sherpa made a first successful ascent of Mt Nuptse on May 16, 1961. Through the north-ridge (Scott-route) from British Expedition team. The climb to the summit is very challenging and difficult but offers the experience of a lifetime achievement. Nuptse Expedition is an excellent opportunity for adventure-seeking climbers to gain ultimate climbing experience all being in the midst of the world’s towering mountains. Apart from the expedition, one gets to explore the flora and fauna within the Khumbu and Everest region of Nepal.
Nuptse Expedition with Nepal Guide Treks and Expeditions starts at Kathmandu. After spending a couple of days sightseeing and making necessary preparation for the climb at Kathmandu. Then we will take a scenic flight from Kathmandu to the airstrip of Lukla. Lukla is a gateway to Khumbu and entire Everest Region. Then, we start our trek on a trail that goes through a dense forest filled with Rhododendron, Oak and Pine trees towards Namche Bazaar – The Sherpa Capital.
With good acclimatization days, our trek continues passing through Tyangboche, Dingboche, Lobuche as we head towards Nuptse Base Camp. As soon as we arrive at the base camp, our Sherpa crew will set up the camps and make necessary preparations needed for the Nuptse expedition.
Our experienced climbing experts give us instruction and guidance. Then we will spend several days with proper acclimatization and vision to reach the summit of Mount Nuptse. Our tiring and exhausting climb to the summit is rewarded with breathtaking views of high mountain valleys. The world’s towering mountains within the Khumbu Himalayan Range.
After having achieved the summit, we will descend following the same route and head back to reach the base camp. From Base Camp, we return back to Lukla. Finally, our challenging and exceptional Nuptse Expedition ends with a sweeping flight from Lukla back to Kathmandu.
Equipment Needed During Climbing
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30 min Drive
Our representative from Nepal Guide Treks and Expedition will meet you at Tribhuvan International Airport on your arrival schedule. You will be greeted and then transferred to the hotel in the heart of Kathmandu city. Our staff will help you until the check-in procedure ends at Hotel. You can either have a rest at the Hotel or visit NGT’s office for collecting additional information about the trip. In the evening, please join our welcome dinner program organized by Nepal Guide Treks and Expedition.
Meals: BB Plan + Welcome Dinner
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We will spend our day sightseeing around some of the attractive world heritage sites within Kathmandu valley. Also, today we will complete all the necessary paper works and other preparations required for Nuptse Expedition with NGT.
Note: It is not possible to visit all world heritage sites in Kathmandu within a day. So you can choose at least 3-4 places for day sightseeing.
Meals: BB Plan
45 min flight & 3-4 hrs Trek
Today we will be transferred to domestic airport for an early morning flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. Lukla is the gateway to Khumbu and entire Everest region. After landing at the airstrip of Lukla, we start our trek by following a trail that gradually ascends as we trek along the left bank of Dudh Koshi river. Our trek passes through pine forest and beautifully painted Mani walls to arrive at Ghat. From there a mixture of both uphill and downhill trekking will lead us to Phakding for overnight stay.
Meals: All Meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
5-6 hrs Trek
From Phakding we continue on our trek by crossing a small stream and then climbing up the terraced hill to reach Bengar. We continue our trekking along the trail that comprises of several ups and downs. We will make a stop at the National Park Office where the park entrance fee is collected. As the mountain path zigzags uphill, we emerge at a ridge top rest area that offers excellent views of Everest 8848m and Lhotse 8516m. The climb eases somewhat as the path goes along the dense rhododendron and pine forest to arrive at Namche Bazaar – The Sherpa Capital.
In order to avoid any kind of altitude sickness and to ensure successful summit climb of Mt Nuptse, we will take a day rest at Namche Bazaar for acclimatization and exploration. Namche Bazaar is an extensive market town where there is always something to see and places to explore. For acclimatization, we can hike up to Khunde Hospital which was set up by Sir Edmund Hillary, or take an hour’s walk up to Syangboche at 3,800 meters for enjoying magnificent views of Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Thamserku and Kusum Kanguru. There are good views from the National Park Centre and the Museum which is located just above the town.
After spending a good day rest at Namche Bazaar, we will follow the trail that descends passing through the village of Trashinga. From there we will make a long climb to reach Tyangboche. The first part of the climb is very steep, however, the climb eases as we trek through the densely forested area until we arrive at the stone gate built by lamas which mark our entry into Tyangboche.
From Tyangboche, we will gradually climb up the mountain path, enjoying the best views of Ama Dablam and Kantega as they appear on the opposite bank. We continue our uphill trekking that passes through several chortens, the upper path passes Pangboche and the lower path to Pangboche Olin with its stone wall-enclosed with potato field. Our trail climbs slowly towards a big Mani Stupa. From there, our trail is fairly moderate trekking all the way to Dingboche.
After breakfast, we will leave Dingboche, and follow the trail that descends downhill towards the village of Pheriche. After about two hours of trekking from Pheriche, we will arrive at Dugla at 4,595 meters with a small wooden bridge over the outflow of Khumbu glacier. We will make a stop at Dugla for having lunch. During our trek, we will have magnificent views of Mt. Pumori and other high peaks west of Everest. We continue our trek until we arrive at Lobuche for our overnight stay.
4-5 hrs Trek
After breakfast, we leave Lobuche and follow the trail that is gradual uphill trekking towards Gorakshep. Gorakshep is the last stop with comfy tea houses. Our trek passes through few tea houses at Gorakshep as we follow the trail that goes over the moraine of Khumbu Glacier. We will trek until we arrive at a good campsite near the foot of Khumbu Icefall. Once at the campsite, our Sherpa crew will set up the base camp and make necessary checks on our health conditions and make preparations for setting up additional camps above the base camp, before attempting the final summit climb of Mt Nuptse to achieve the experience of a lifetime.
25 days of climbing toward Mt. Nuptse
We will spend several days doing climbing training practices with adequate acclimatization. Our Sherpa crew will do all the hard works from carrying and setting up additional camps at higher altitudes, providing timely and healthy meals, finding the best climbing route and keeping the climbing gears in good function. Fully equipped with all the climbing gears and properly acclimatized, we will follow the guidance and instructions given by our experienced Sherpa climbing experts. Taking the weather conditions into consideration we will overcome several technical climbing sections and climb towards the summit of Mt Nuptse. Once at the summit, we are rewarded with stunning views of Everest, Cho Oyu, Lhotse, Makalu, Pumori, Baruntse, Ama Dablam and other surrounding high peaks in the Khumbu region. We will spend a short time at the summit and descend following the same route all the way back to the Base Camp.
4-5 hrs Trek
Having achieved our target – the summit of Mt Nuptse, we prepare for the return trek. After breakfast, we pack our gears and start retracing our steps back on the same trail that descends through the moraine of Khumbu glacier. Our trek passes through Gorakshep as we descend gradually to arrive back to Lobuche for our overnight stay. Enjoy the evening at Lobuche with the NGT team.
After breakfast, we leave Lobuche and follow the trail that passes through cairns and memorials that have been erected in the memory of climbers who lost their lives when climbing Mount Everest. Our trail is a rather easy downhill descend journey passing through the village of Pheriche and then continue trekking until we arrive at Pangboche for the overnight stay.
From Pangboche, our trail is mostly downhill trekking towards Deboche. From there we will gradually climb to reach Tyangboche. We trek on a levelled path for a while before descending down to Phungi Tenga. We will climb for a while passing through Kyangjuma and from there it is a pleasant walk all the way back to Namche Bazaar which is also known as The Sherpa Capital.
The last day of our trek leads from Namche Bazaar via Monjo to Lukla. Our trail descends passing through dense forest area filled with rhododendron, oak and pine trees. Our trek is a pleasant walk, except for few short uphill climbs and then down to the Bhote Koshi River crossing it three times. We will make a final uphill climb of approximately about forty-five minutes will bring us back to Lukla.
45 min Flight
After breakfast, we will take an early morning flight from Lukla and fly back to Kathmandu. After landing at Kathmandu airport, you will be transferred to the hotel. You can either have rest at Hotel or pay a visit to attraction destination (world heritage sites of UNESCO) sites that weren’t possible on the second day of the trip. Walking around the busy market streets of Kathmandu can be worth spending good time around Kathmandu city.
You would surely like to see as much of Kathmandu as possible. An early start is practical to visit the temples of Kathmandu. Also, walking around the shopping streets of Thamel is worth spending quality time at Kathmandu. We will celebrate the successful completion of the Nuptse Expedition with NGT and have a final meal together in the evening.
Meals: BB Plan + Farewell Dinner
Our Airport Representative will drop you at the International Airport as per your flight schedule.
As soon as you arrive at Tribhuvan International Airport, you will get a visa on arrival.
For South Asian countries like Bangladesh, Bhutan, Maldives, Pakistan and Sri Lanka, gratis visa for 30 days is available for the first visit in one visa year.
Indian Tourist does not require a visa to enter in Nepal. To know more visit: Nepal Immigration
The difficulties of Climb Mt Nuptse Expedition depends on these common factors:
Yes, there is a variety of communication facilities like internet, satellite phone etc. For communication, we have satellite phone through which you can communicate with your friends or relatives for which you have to pay USD $3 per minute. In case of an emergency, communication with our company will be free of cost. Due to remote sections, the mobile network is not available but you can use the internet above (5000 m).
Mt. Nuptse is at 7,861 meters don't require oxygen cylinder and other medical equipment. But sometimes due to high altitude in case of an emergency our company will provide all the necessary equipment.
If there is an emergency, our climbing guide will help you during difficult situations with safety care, medical treatment and communication services. Communication is also available as the internet and satellite phone, so a guide would help you if something critical situation occurs.
During Mt. Nuptse, good standards of organic and hygienic fruits and vegetables are served.
Nuptse is a mountain in the Khumbu region, near to World's highest peak Mount Everest on the Mahalangur Himalayan Range. The name "Nuptse" word is derived from the Tibetan word which means "West Peak". Mount Nuptse is technically difficult and dangerous to climb because of loose and soft snow with a lot of hollows and weakly attached overhanging edges of the snow. Only for the experienced climber which has previous climbing experience with ascents of 7000 meters peaks and also familiar with high altitude conditions.
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We just completed our Nuptse Expedition with Nepal Guide Treks and Expedition. We want to thank the whole team of NGT for arranging and doing great teamwork on a regular basis during the whole expedition period.
Everyone was friendly, hard-working and focused on reaching the target – Nuptse summit. We were provided with all the necessary gears – from tents, comfy mattress, oxygen masks and cylinders when needed.
Our climbing guide was Ang-Dawa Sherpa, he made the right decisions and had the best technical climbing experience. Without his guidance, reaching the summit would not be possible on our own. So many thanks to Ang-Dawa Sherpa for leading us to the summit for a memorable expedition.
We are inspired to attempt higher mountains in future !!!!
We also want to thank the entire team who carried all our gears from tents to food and everything else. Their support is highly acknowledged by us.
Overall, we would like to recommend Nepal Guide Treks and Expedition for those wanting to do trekking and climbing in Nepal.
We will surely be back for doing more adventure climbing expedition together with Nepal Guide Treks and Expedition.
Wishing Best of Luck !!
Edward and Group
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