Expedition in Nepal

Overview

Mount Nuptse Expedition is a mountain in the Khumbu region of the Mahalangur Himal, in the Nepalese Himalayas. It lies two kilometers just south-west of Mount Everest. Nuptse I (7855m) was first summit by a British expedition on the north-ridge on May 16, 1961 by Dennis Davis and Sherpa Tashi. The name Nuptse is Tibetan and means west-peak, as it is the western part of the Lhotse and Nuptse massif. The main ridge, which is separated from Lhotse by a 7556m high saddle, is crowned by 7 peaks and goes west-northwest until its steep west-face drops down more than 2300m to the Khumbu-glacier.

While Nuptse is a dramatic peak when viewed from the south or west, and it towers above the base camp for the standard south Col route on Everest, it is not a particularly independent peak: its topographic prominence is only 319m. Hence it is not ranked on the list of highest mountains.

Highlights

* Rim of the Kathmandu valley excursion
* Summit Mount Nuptse (7861m)
* Magnificent views of high mountains within Khumbu region including Everest, Cho Oyu, Lhotse, Makalu, Pumori, Baruntse, and the majestic Ama Dablam.
* Opportunity to explore the high valleys including the culture and tradition of the authentic Sherpa culture
* Gain an adventure and thrill – filled climbing experience of Mt Nuptse for a life time achievement.

Itinerary

  • Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu (1317m)
  • Day 02: Valley excursion, official procedure and other arrangements for Mount Nuptse expedition
  • Day 03: Valley excursion, official procedure and other arrangements for Mount Nuptse expedition
  • Day 04: Kathmandu fly to Lukla (2886m) and trek to Phakding (2656m)
  • Day 05: Phakding trek to Namche Bazaar (3440m)
  • Day 06: Acclimatization day in Namche Bazzar
  • Day 07: Namche Bazzar trek to Tyangboche Monastery (3867m)
  • Day 08: Tyangboche trek to Pheriche (4243m)
  • Day 09: Acclimatization day at Pheriche
  • Day 10: Pheriche trek to Lobuche (4930m)
  • Day 11: Lobuche trek to Nuptse Base Camp (5357m)
  • Day 12: Climbing training at Base Camp
  • Day 13: Climbing training at Base Camp
  • Day 14-37: Climbing Period of Nuptse: Camp I (5700m) Camp II (6200m), Camp III (6850) & Summit of Mt. Nuptse (7855m)
  • Day 38: Clean up base camp and packing (5550m)
  • Day 39: Base camp trek down to Pheriche (4243m)
  • Day 40: Pheriche trek to Namche Bazzar (3440m)
  • Day 41: Namche Bazzar trek to Lukla (2840m) 7-hrs
  • Day 42: Lukla fly to Kathmandu (1317m) 35 minutes
  • Day 43: Leisure day and official procedure to collect summit report
  • Day 44: Leisure day and official procedure to collect garbage deposit
  • Day 45: Departure from Kathmandu

Trip Summary

Trip Grade Climbing
Trip Duration 45 Days
Trip code NAP-NUP - 224
Trip Start/Ends Kathmandu-Lukla/Lukla-Kathmandu
Maximum Altitude Summit of Mt. Nuptse (7855m)
Trip Cost On Request
Group Size Minimum 2 upto 12 passengers
Accessibillity 35 minutes, round trip Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu.
The Route Nouth-Ridge (First ascended by Dennis Davis on 16th May 1961)
Season May-July / Sept-Dec
Permit Fee Mt. Nuptse Expedition USD 600 on Spring season, USD 300 on Autumn season, USD 150 on Winter/Summer
Trip Valid This offer is valid on reservations made from September through December 31, 2018.
Trip Facilities Standard hotel in city, teahouse/lodges and tented accommodation during the climbing period.

Cost Included

  • Fee: Nuptse expedition permit, national park entrance permit & TIMS card 
  • Activities: Sightseeing, trekking and expedition as per the guideline itinerary. 
  • Equipment: All necessary camping equipments, kitchen utilizes upto higher camp for members, staffs and common climbing equipment such as ropes, ice screws, ice bar, pitons, etc. 
  • Accommodation: 6 night’s hotel accommodation in a tourist class hotel in Kathmandu and 38 nights lodges/tent during trekking and expedition period. 
  • Food: Full board on teahouse/tented [/lieakfast, lunch and dinner] during the trekking and expedition upto Nuptse base camp and 6 /lieakfasts and one farewell Dinner in Kathmandu. 
  • Staffs: Trekking Leader/Guide, high altitude Sherpa, Liaison officer and necessary supporter for expedition
  • Transportation: Arrival/Departure transfer and surface road-head transportation by land transportation and Scheduled flight Kathmandu - Lukla – Kathmandu for members, staffs, Liaison officer and gear cargo air transportation.
  • Company & Government’s service charge: All applicable Government taxes & official service charges. And food, air and road-head transportation, equipments, daily allowance for climbing Sherpa, Liaison officer, cook, kitchen boy, insurance for climbing Sherpas, Liaison officer, cook, Kitchen boy, local porters, Walkie-talkie for each member for use during the course of the expedition, Generator or Solar panel at base camp for power supply and Gamow bag at the base camp.

Cost Excluded

  • International flight and departure taxes
  • Original entry visa into Nepal
  • Lunch and dinner while in city 
  • Bar bills & Beverages
  • Personal travel insurance covering such as travel, accident, medical and emergency evacuation.
  • Related charges for communication equipment and filming applied as per regulation
  • Nepal custom duty for import of expedition goods arriving into Nepal by air/road cargo.
  • Expenses of personal nature such as drinks, laundry, postage, telephone calls etc.
  • Oxygen & Mask regulator
  • High altitude food and fuel above base camp.
  • Personal climbing gear and equipment above base camp
  • Nepal custom duty for import of expedition goods arriving to Nepal by air or road.
  • Garbage fee (Refundable)
  • Tips/Gratuities for trekking and expedition crews
  • All monastery & temple entrance fee, while you are in city sightseeing
  • Optional activities
  • And unforeseen expenses which are out of control by Nepal Adventure Point

Trip Notes

Trekking and Climbing Equipment
* Trekking, climbing boots
* Sandals for Camp
* Water bottle
* Swiss army knife
* Flashlight with spare batteries
* Sunglasses and Sun cream
* Personal medical supplies
* Wind proof down jacket
* Woolen T-shirt/base layer
* Shorts / skirt for sunny days
* Thermal long underwear
* Towel
* Day pack, Rucksack or Duffel bag Warm woolen hat
* T-shirts
* A thick pullover/fleece
* Trousers / track suit or long pants
* Warm socks
* Sun protection hate
* Gloves

Personal Equipments
* Harness and Crampons
* Ice-axe and Safety Rope
* Climbing Boots
* Carabineer locks and unlock
* Ascent and Descanter Zoomer
* Expedition quality Sleeping bag and Jacket

Group Equipments
* Fixed Rope – 250m
* Main Rope - 50m
* Snow Bar -5
* Ice Hammer-1
* Carabineer
* Tent (2men)

Trip Members' Responsibility: Trip members have the responsibility to select a trip appropriate to their abilities and interests. We are also happy to discuss the trip with you. Trip members are responsible for preparing for the trip by studying the detailed itinerary and for bringing the appropriate clothing and equipment as advised.

Travel Insurance: All participants in a Nepal Adventure Point trek must have travel insurance. This will protect you against the risk of comprehensive expenses which may result due to medical emergencies or accidents. This insurance should include air ambulance, helicopter rescue, and treatment costs.  Please be noted that we don't arrange or sell insurance and it is best to arrange this in your home country.

Rescue and Emergency Evacuation: In the case of a serious sickness or a casualty, which we believe will not happen; you shall be rescued by a helicopter. Since you are entirely liable for all the expenses incurred in evacuation please make sure that it is covered by your insurance before assigning for it or be prepared to pay on your own after getting back in Kathmandu. If you have no communication equipments, ask your guide to arrange a runner to the nearest communication point and inform office about requirement of a helicopter. While asking for the helicopter, you are required to send name of the sick person and exact location from where helicopter can airlift you.

Note: Do not leave the place although you are getting better once you have ordered helicopter.

Tipping: It's not compulsory but tipping the porters and guides is customary and always greatly appreciated. A rough guideline is US$ 5-7 per person a day for trekking and Climbing guide and US$ 4-6 per person a day for the team supporters, however if you wish to tip more that is always welcome.

Note: If the Nuptse Expeditionwill be finished earlier than the estimated itinerary or cancelled the expedition due to any reason, the expedition package cost will not be refundable. Incase if some of the member are fallen sick during the expedition tenure and return to Kathmandu personally, they should bear all of the travel expenses to Kathmandu by them self. The company will not be responsible for there sickness and cancelled expenses.

Member are allowed to carry only up to 60KG climbing gears and food along with them and the which includes in the package cost, but if the members climbing gears are more than 60 KG than they should pay extra USD 350.00 for per porter or pack animals load by them selves.

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