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Mount Nuptse Expedition 41 days 40 nights

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The Mount Nuptse  Expedition 7861 m Mountain is located in the Solu Khumbu district in eastern Nepal. The Nuptse  Himalayan Range is just southwest of Mount Everest.  The name ‘Nuptse‘ is derived from the Tibetan word. ‘Nuptse‘ literally means ‘West Peak‘. Neighboring 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 kilometers wide. Island Peak Climbing

Dennis Davis and Tashi Sherpa made the first successful ascent of Mt Nuptse on May 16, 1961. Through the north-ridge (Scott-route) from the 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. Poon Hill Trek

Nuptse Expedition Cost and Itinerary

Nuptse Expedition with Sange Sherpa Adventure Trek 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 the 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 are 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.

Itinerary Outline

Day 01: Arrive at Kathmandu [1345m/4411ft] and transfer to Hotel 30 min Drive  Hotel/Resort

Our representative from Sange Sherpa Adventure Trek Guide/Staff 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 Sange Sherpa Adventure.

Meals: BB Plan + Welcome Dinner

Day 02: Sightseeing Kathmandu & Climbing Preparations Hotel/Resort

Click here for detailed information about the World Heritage Sites of UNESCO in Kathmandu

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 a day sightseeing. Meals: BB Plan

Day 03:  Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla [2800m/9184ft] & Trek to Phakding [2640m/8659ft) 45 min flight & 3-4 hrs Trek  Lodge

Today we will be transferred to the domestic airport for an early morning flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. Lukla is the gateway to Khumbu and the 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 the 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 an overnight stay. Meals: All Meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 04: Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar [3440m/11283ft] 5-6 hrs Trek  Lodge

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. Meals: All Meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 05: Rest day at Namche Bazaar – For Acclimatization Lodge

In order to avoid any kind of altitude sickness and to ensure a successful summit climb of Mt Nuptse, we will take a day's 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. Meals: All Meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 06: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Tyangboche [3867m/12683ft] 5-6 hrs Trek  Lodge

After spending a good day's 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 marks our entry into Tyangboche. Meals: All Meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 07:  Trek from Tyangboche to Dingboche [4260m/13972ft] 5-6 hrs Trek  Lodge

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 fields. Our trail climbs slowly towards a big Mani Stupa. From there, our trail is fairly moderate trekking all the way to Dingboche. Meals: All Meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 08: Trek from Dingboche to Lobuche [4930m/16170ft] 5-6 hrs Trek  Lodge

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 the 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. Meals: All Meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 09: Trek from Lobuche to Nuptse Base Camp [5230m/17154ft 4-5 hrs Trek  Tented Camp

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 a 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 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. Meals: All Meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 10-34:  Climbing Period Mt Nuptse [7861m/25784ft] and back to Base Camp 25 days of climbing toward Mt. Nuptse  Tented Camp

We will spend several days doing climbing training practices with adequate acclimatization. Our Sherpa crew will do all the hard work 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. Meals: All Meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 35: Trek from Nuptse Base Camp to Lobuche 4-5 hrs Trek  Lodge

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 the 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. Meals: All Meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 36: Trek from Lobuche to Pangboche [3930m/12890ft] 5-6 hrs Trek  Lodge

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. Meals: All Meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 37: Trek from Pangboche to Namche Bazaar 4-5 hrs Trek  Lodge

 From Pangboche, our trail is mostly downhill trekking towards Deboche. From there we will gradually climb to reach Tyangboche. We trek on a leveled 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. Meals: All Meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 38: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Lukla 5-6 hrs Trek  Lodge

The last day of our trek leads from Namche Bazaar via Monjo to Lukla. Our trail descends passing through dense forest areas filled with rhododendron, oak, and pine trees. Our trek is a pleasant walk, except for a 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. Meals: All Meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 39:  Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu 45 min Flight  Hotel/Resort

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 a good time around Kathmandu city.

Meals: BB Plan

Day 40: Leisure day at Kathmandu Hotel/Resort

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 in 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

Day 41: Final Departure to your home.

One of our representatives from Sange Sherpa Adventure Guide/Staff will drive you off to Tribhuwan International Airport, from where you will board your plan for another destination or your home country.

Nepal has many other natural and cultural beauties waiting to be explored. We will be always ready to help you travel around this amazing country. We will be pleased to make the necessary arrangements so that you can explore other parts.

Nuptse Expedition 41 days Trip Cost  14500 Eur Per person

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Day 01:
Arrive at Kathmandu [1345m

Arrive at Kathmandu [1345m/4411ft] and transfer to Hotel 30 min Drive Hotel/Resort Our representative from Sange Sherpa Adventure Trek Guide/Staff 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 Sange Sherpa Adventure. Meals: BB Plan + Welcome Dinner

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Equipment List

Expedition Equipment: A Complete List of items you need

Posted on: February 24, 2019, by Dolma Ecotourism

The expedition is already a challenging and risky task, and the lack of correct equipment makes it even more difficult to scale. For your convenience here is a list of necessary equipment for the expedition we recommend. But remember while packing bag, that most of the international and domestic flights have a weight allowance of 20 kg.


-A pair of walking boots (make sure the boots are a good fit and have been worn in).

-Two pairs of walking socks and two pairs of sock liners.

-Two to three comfortable t-shirts. You can also thermal t-shirts.

-Two fleece tops. Or thin layers of clothing with quick-dry fabric that wicks perspiration away from the skin rather than heavy cotton.

-Two suitable walking trousers (not jeans of any kind).

-Comfortable underwear and nightwear.

-Flip-flops, trainers, or sandals for campsite use.

-A warm hat and sun hat.

-One pair of gloves.

-One pair of shorts.

-Sunblock cream.

-Waterproof over-trousers.

-Waterproof and windproof jacket.

-A pair of gaiters.

Personal Kit

-A good quality rucksack.

-Rucksack liner or two strong plastic bags.

-A waterproof bag.

-A sleeping bag and sleeping mat.

-A sleeping bag liner.

-A survival bag.

-Torch with spare batteries (handheld or head torch).

-Personal first aid kit.

-Expedition food packs with emergency rations.

-Water bottle, knife, spoon, fork, small pocket knife, plate, mug, matches and watch.

-Personal hygiene items and towels.

-A notebook and pen/pencil.

-A small quantity of money.

Group Kit


-Camping stove

-Camping stove fuel in a safe and appropriate container.

-Cooking pans


-Tea towels.

-Food (lightweight and snacks).

-Plastic bags for taking care of trashes.

-Toilet paper.

-Maps, compass, and map cases.

Additional Kit

-Hydration pack.

-Storm shelter

-Stove multidisc (colander/lid/cutting board).

-Pre-packed expedition food.


-Insect repellent.



-Mosquito net.

-Water purifying tablets.

-Emergency light sticks.

-Security pouch.

-Travel plug.

-Spare bootlaces.

-Lip balm

Posted in: Mountaineering and Expedition, Nepal, trekking

Tagged: Expedition equipment list, Expedition equipment, things to carry on the expedition

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What is Included

  • Airport picks up and transfers to hotel.
  • 4 nights accommodation in Kathmandu with bed & breakfast (hotel 3 star)
  • Round Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu air Ticket. liaison officer, and kitchen staff.
  • Food for trekking & Expedition period in Nuptse.
  • Porter transportation).
  • 1 tent for 1 person for Expedition north face brand V-25 or a Similar tent.
  • Liaison officer's allowances equipment for Expedition, insurance, daily wages sharing with other groups
  • Experienced and government licensed trekking and climbing Sherpa guide during the trekking and climbing period
  • Expedition Crew’s allowances for Expedition, insurance, daily wages.
  • Mt. Nuptse Climbing Permit.
  • National Park entrance fee.
  • Common climbing equipment such as Rope, ice bars, ice screws, and snow bar
  • Base camp Guide, Cook, Kitchen boy, and Kitchen helper sharing with another member.
  • All food and fuel for base camp and higher camps during the climbing period
  • Emergency Oxygen- Mask and regulator (If used, pay it full cost).
  • All Necessary Climbing Permits.
  • Satellite phone (Pay call)
  • Gamo Bag (life-saving device in case of altitude sickness) sharing with group members.
  • Solar panel for light and charges batteries.
  • Company tax.

Airport Arrival Departure transfer as per mentioned in Itinerary

5 Nights stay in Kathmandu with BB Plan

Sightseeing in Kathmandu with an experienced city guide, all entrance fees, and private vehicle

All essential ground transportation by Private Vehicle – as mentioned in Itinerary

Climbing permit for mount Mt. Nuptse Expedition

All essential Trekking Permits and National Park fees

Kathmandu – Lukla – Kathmandu Flight

Tea House and Camping Accommodation during Trekking and Climbing period

All meals – Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner during trekking and climbing period

Trekking Guide and well-experienced climbing guide

Required number of porters, and kitchen staff for camping

All essential camping equipment – Dining tent, toilet tent, store tent, table – chair for an expedition

Liaison officer

All staffs salary, foods, clothing, and insurance

All essential climbing gears

Emergency oxygen-mask & regulator (need to pay as per usages)

Solar panel for batteries charging & lighting in base camp

Satellite Phone (Need to pay as per usages per minute)

Welcome and farewell dinner in Kathmandu

All applicable TAX, VAT, and necessary paperwork

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What is Excluded

Personal Climbing gear

Your climbing insurance

Bar and Beverage bills

All personal nature expenses

TIPS for staffs

Refundable garbage deposi

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