Level Of Difficultyadvanced
Max Aaltitude7,864m / 25,801ft
TransportationFlight & Private Vehicle
Minimum Paxmin 2 pax
Nuptse stands at 7,861m &7.816km) within the massive Mahalangur Himal with a height of 7,861m (7.861km). It is the neighboring mountain of Mt. Everest and lies within the Khumbu region. This mountain is also famous as ‘Nubtse’, which, when translated to Tibetan, means ‘the peak in the west’.
Being a mountain of height more than 7000m, Nuptse provides once in a lifetime thrills and adventure to its climbers. The climbers get to witness the gigantic size of the mountain.
They also pass through the high valleys on the way. After passing through these beautiful valleys and landscapes, the summit is waiting with mesmerizing views of the magnificent neighboring mountains.
One can see Mt. Everest, Cho Oyu and many more mountains of the Mahalangur Himal from the summit. The expedition is as adventurous and as refreshing as it can ever get. However, this expedition requires a lot of patience, courage and professional guidance.
Nuptse Climbing Difficulties
Nuptse stands at a massive height of 7,861m. So, it shares all the challenges that one has to go through to reach the summit of any other tall mountain. The gigantic size is one of the many challenges.
Because of the high altitude and thin air, many climbers suffer from acute altitude sickness. It can be fatal without immediate aid. As the height of the climb increases, the level of oxygen decreases while air pressure increases.
Also, the south side of the mountain is rocky, steep and lies 2500m above the ground. It makes the climb extremely dangerous. Besides these, there is loose snow, which even overhangs in the crests of the mountain.
Even though climbing is possible, it won’t be an easy one. One must well be mentally and physically determined to come across these hurdles. They should be well prepared to spend more than a month in harsh conditions.
They should have previous mountaineering experiences in any one of the high mountains. It will help them overcome the challenges of climbing.
Nuptse with the best Expedition company
Every year many of the climbers even attempt to climb Nuptse. Some climb Nuptse as a solo trip, while some climb it along with other two neighboring mountains. Climbing Nuptse is a dream to many, but the challenges that have to be overcome to reach the summit are as big as the mountain itself.
The climbers have to face extreme altitude with low oxygen levels. They also have to face the loose snow, which can be climbed but isn’t safe enough to climb. These make the journey more challenging. One needs to prepare well before the climb.
They should get guidance from experienced guides to overcome these challenges and reach the summit safely. It is where Marvel Treks come into the picture.
When is the Nuptse usually climbed?
Like for every other mountain, the best season to climb the Nuptse too would be the spring. During spring, the climate is comparatively warmer as well as there are fewer chances of snowfalls.
In winter, the temperature drops are extreme. It gets worse during the early morning and late at night. Also, there will be constant heavy snowfall which makes the trails more dangerous than they already are.
Also, during this season, the chances of rockfalls and avalanches increases, making the expedition more difficult than it already is.
How hard is it to climb the Nuptse?
Climbing the Nuptse is as dangerous as climbing any other tall mountain. The climbers have to face acute altitude sickness as there is an extreme drop in oxygen level and an increase in air pressure.
The climbers also have to climb their way through loose snows, which are even overhanging in the crests and the ridges areas. It makes the climb possible but not completely safe.
The climbers need to be well trained and experienced to overcome these harsh conditions of the mountain. They should also be well trained in using mountaineering equipment.
One also needs to be mentally and physically fit and prepared for the climb. All this makes the expedition to Nuptse more thrilling as well as dangerous.
How long does it take to climb Nuptse?
Climbing Nuptse might be an adventurous, thrilling and self-refreshing activity yet it is dangerous too so making a rush might not be the best thing to do considering your safety.
The overall adventure of climbing the Nuptse takes around 58 days. About twelve days are needed to reach the base camp while the remaining days are spent in the mountain.
Day 1: Arriving at a hotel in Kathmandu
Day 2-3: Briefing and preparation for the expedition
Day 4: Flying to Lukla then trekking to Phakding
Day 5: Trekking to Namche Bazaar
Day 6: Rest day at Namche Bazaar to adjust in the high altitude and low temperature
Day 7: Trekking to Khumjung
Day 8: Trekking to Tengboche Monastery
Day 9: Trekking to Dingboche
Day 10: Trekking to Lobuche
Day 11: Rest day to adjust in the high altitude and low temperature
Day 12: Trekking to Everest Basecamp
Day 13-51: Climbing the summit and returning back to the base camp
Day 52: Packing and cleaning the base camp
Day 53: Trekking to Pheriche
Day 54: Trekking back to Namche Bazaar
Day 55: Trekking back to Lukla
Day 56: Flying back to Kathmandu from Lukla
Day 57: Exploring Kathmandu
Day 58: Returning home
COST INCLUDES AND EXCLUDES
Cost includes(Base camp service)
Transportation: Includes pickups and drop offs from and to the airport along with the domestic flights.
Food and accommodation: Accommodations will be provided in a 3-star hotel while staying in Kathmandu as well as during different stops in the trip. A welcome dinner will also be held to introduce our team with the clients. Later,3 meals will be served during the trip which will be cooked by talented cooks along with occasional teas and coffees.
Permits and fees: The company will pay for the air cargo charges as well as all the taxes to the Nepalese government on your behalf. The company will also take care of different Royalties and permits from Nepalese government. TIMS cards will be arranged. Entry permit fees and charges will be paid to Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality. Fees to climb Khumbu icefall will be paid to Sagarmatha Pollution Control Committee. Permits for Walkie talkie as well as for satellite phone will also be provided. Additional fees will also be paid for deposition of garbage and stool shipment
Insurance: The company will cover for insurances of all the involved staff in case of accidents..
Equipment: All the tools and equipment that will be needed for the expedition will be transported by the company through air cargo and potters. In case of unfavorable circumstances, it may also be done through land or helicopters.
Trainings: Different training required for climbing ladders and ice walls will be given in the basecamp by the International Federation of Mountain Guides Association.
Liaison Officer, Sherpas and porters: Every member will be facilitated with one Sherpa and one porter. Also, a legit government Liaison will be present throughout the expedition
Base camp staffs and equipment: The base camp will be fully equipped with a separate tents for kitchen, dining and toilet along with all the other necessary items that are needed for a comfortable stay. Solar panels or generators will also be managed for electricity as well as the dining tent and other tents will be equipped with heaters to keep you warm. Expert cooks and porters will be there in the camp to assist you. The base camp will also have a bar and bakery.
Communication: Walkie talkie and satellite phones will be given to each member to communicate in between the base camp and the mountain. Internet access will also be granted.
Oxygen masks, bottles and regulators: Every member will be given 5 bottles of oxygen along with summit masks and regulators for their journey. More will be carried as a backup for emergencies along with a rescue sled.
Certificate: The members will be honored with a certificate from MoCTCA for their accomplishment of climbing the mountain.
International flights: The clients have to bear their flights fees while arriving and leaving Nepal.
Visa and insurance: The clients are responsible for their VISA while arriving in Nepal. You have to pay for your insurance in case of any accidents
Meals in Kathmandu: While staying in Kathmandu, you will be responsible to pay for your lunch and dinner yourself.
Personal belongings and interests: The clients are requested to arrange their own clothing and required gears while joining the expedition. They also have to arrange the items required to maintain their personal hygiene. They have to bear the additional charges for services like phone calls, hot bath, laundry etc. They have to pay extra charge in case they want to shoot videos or capture pictures.
Tips and bonuses: It will be highly appreciated if the clients can make some tips and bonuses of minimum $1500 to the hardworking Sherpas.
Extra services: In case you want any other services that’s not mentioned above then you have to pay extra from your pocket.