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Nuptse Expedition

Abhishek Subedi July 10, 2020

Mt. Nuptse the highest among 7,000 meters peaks at 7,855 meters the climb is regarded as one of the toughest technical mountains to climb to its summit top, however with time and patience and determination with much technical knowhow this tour mountain can be summated. Unique Path to Mt. Nuptse Expeditions at 7, 855 meters, first summated by British expedition from the North-Ridge (Scott-route) on May 16, 1961 by Dennis Davis and Sherpa Tashi, and this unique mountain an adjoining ridge of Mt. Lhotse and Mt. Everest in the Khumbu district of Sagarmatha zone.  

Nuptse Expedition

About the Nuptse Expedition

Mt. Nuptse Expeditions leads to high Khumbu valley where this majestic mountain stands, after a scenic flight to Lukla and then reaching at famous Namche Bazaar with rest and acclimatization here heading higher area to Thyangboche Monastery through beautiful woodlands lined with rhododendron and pine trees, this awesome spot offering tantalizing scenery of Mt. Nuptse, Everest, Lhotse, Thermasharkhu, Kwangde, Kangtega and the magnificent Mt. Amadablam at close distance , with a visit to the monastery and getting blessings from the high priest lama.  This provides a superb climb, at a practical level of difficulty and with good camp platforms at considered points along the route. Apart from one short section it is impartially very safe.

After a great and adrenaline climb to the summit with tremendous support of Unique Path expert mountaineering guides with mind blowing views of surrounding high valley of Khumbu and tall towering surrounding peaks, descent back to base camp for clean up and packing and then heading back to Lukla for the scenic flight back to Kathmandu after an overwhelming adventure and with experience of a lifetime with great team of staff support and management of Unique Path Treks & Expeditions.

Mt. Nuptse can be clearly seen from all Khumbu and Solu areas located in front south of Mt. Everest and East of Lhotse. Nuptse in Sherpa and Tibetan word meaning “West” which looks like a jagged ridge line seen towards North in front of Mt. Everest. The mountain stands next to Everest Base Camp towering high and it looks as Mt. Nuptse is taller than Everest as seen from the base camp next to notorious tumbling Khumbu Ice Falls. 

Day 1 Fly to Lukla and Trek to Phakding

The trekking will start with the flight from Kathmandu to Lukla airport. Lukla airport offers you with lifetime experience as it is one of the dangerous airports in the world. The runway of the airport lies between the two hills which is the difficult runaway for the experienced pilot also. Its airfield is at high elevation and the difference between the two ends of the runway is about 60 metres. From here trekkers will begin their trek to the Phakding with green landscape and view of Kusum Kangaru. The trekkers will stay at the guesthouse here and enjoy the evening and night time with the local cuisine and dinner.

Day 2 Phakding to Namche Bazaar

From Phakding trekkers have to cross the river to reach the valley. The trail is near to the river valley with beautiful blue pine and rhododendron forest. After crossing the Dudh Koshi at Benkar , trekkers can get the sight of snow capped peaks of Kusum Kangaru and Thamserku. It is only the short walk to Monjo where trekkers gather around to have lunch. From Monjo , National Park is about a short distance. In the hours of daylight the walking is a little problematic and is an uphill way to Namche bazaar. The trail now goes to the generally flat terrain, crossing back to the right bank to the meeting point of the Bhote Koshi and Dudh Koshi Rivers.  The trekkers have to walk through the large suspension bridge.  

Nuptse Expedition

Day 3 Namche bazaar to Everest View Hotel

This is the day for acclimatization to the trekkers. The trekkers will hike to Syangboche Airport 3700 metres, the highest airport in the world. Then continue to climb to the Everest View Hotel for great panoramic views of Everest, Lhotse, Amadablam and Tawache. On the way back you can visit Sherpa culture museum and Everest Photo Gallery.

Day 4 Trek to Tengboche

From here, trekkers have to walk towards the park headquarters and climb up above the Dudh Koshi River.  The path to Dingboche blesses with the monastery situated below the summit of Mt Everest and bordered by other snow capped peaks. The trekkers can also get the picture of local flora and fauna with the amazing Danphe( national bird of Nepal). After coming at the reforestation area of Trashinga, the track moves down until it comes across the Dudh Koshi River at Phunki Tenga 3250m. After this, it is initially steep through pine, fir, black juniper and rhododendron forests towards Tengboche.

Day 5 Trek to Dingboche

Trekkers have to go high above the Imja  River and get further on to the tea houses at Orsho before crossing the river and old glacial moraines on the track to the community of Dingboche. The Mt Everest here is hidden behind the Lhotse-Nuptse ridge.

Day 6 Dingboche to Nagerjun

The trekkers will start hiking after breakfast in the hotel. You have to ascend Nagarjun Hill located on the flanks of the Chhukung valley directly above Dingboche. The foot path becomes steep at times resulting in a physically challenging day. From this altitude there are stunning views of Lobuche East, Lobuche West, Taboche Peak, Thamserku, Kangtega and Amadablam. On a clear day you can even see the Makalu and great views of the Pheriche Valley. After a short break, go back to Dingboche and take a nice rest for a night before starting another day.

Day 7 Dingboche To Lobuche

You can trek along a broad valley floor to Dughla, passing the Trekkers Aid post at Pheriche.The trekking starts with the large flat land on wide open fields. Then, crossing the Khumbu Khola at Dughla, the trekkers eat a light lunch at the foot of the huge terminal moraines of Khumbu glacier. The fantastic view of Pumori and across the border in Tibet, Changste are seen at the top of the valley. 

Nuptse Expedition

Day 8 Lobuche to Nuptse Base Camp

You will follow the trail that is gradual uphill trekking towards Gorakshep. Gorak Shep is the last stop with comfy tea houses. The trek passes through a few tea houses at Gorak Shep as you follow the trail that goes over the moraine of Khumbu Glacier. You will trek until we arrive at a good campsite near the foot of Khumbu Icefall. Once at the campsite, the 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.

Day 9- 33 Climbing period of Mount Nuptse and Back to Base Camp

You will spend several days doing climbing training practices with adequate acclimatization. The 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 condition. Fully equipped with all the climbing gears and properly acclimatized, you will follow the guidance and instructions given by experienced Sherpa climbing experts. Taking the weather conditions into consideration you will overcome several technical climbing sections and climb towards the summit of Mt Nuptse. Once at the summit, you are rewarded with stunning views of Everest, Cho Oyu, Lhotse, Makalu, Pumori, Baruntse, Ama Dablam and other surrounding high peaks in the Khumbu region. You will spend a short time at the summit and descend following the same route all the way back to the Base Camp. 

Day 34 Nuptse Base Camp to Lobuche

Having achieved your target – the summit of Mt Nuptse, you will prepare for the return trek. After breakfast, you will pack your gears and start retracing your steps back on the same trail that descends through the moraine of Khumbu glacier. Your trek passes through Gorakshep as you descend gradually to arrive back to Lobuche for your overnight stay.

Day 35 Lobuche to Pangboche

After breakfast, you will 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. The trail is a rather easy downhill descent journey passing through the village of Pheriche and then continues trekking until you arrive at Pangboche for the overnight stay.


Day 36 Pangboche to Namche Bazaar

From Pangboche, the trail is mostly downhill trekking towards Deboche. From there you will gradually climb to reach Thyangboche. You will trek on a leveled path for a while before descending down to Phunki Tenga. You 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.

Day 37 Trek to Lukla

This trekking trail follows a sandy path with strenuous walk. The trail is full of views of landscape and some mountain scenarios. The trekkers can explore Lukla bazaar and local shops. You can also celebrate your successful trekking with special brands of drinks.


Day 38 Flight from Lukla to Kathmandu

Fly from Lukla Airport to Kathmandu Airport and enjoy the panoramic views of snowy mountains from the window of the plane.


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