Where better to learn alpine mountaineering skills than the Himalayas? If you learn on some of the highest mountains in the world, you’ll be prepared for anywhere future adventures take you. I want to help you realize your alpine mountaineering dreams. That’s why I’m offering this 25-day alpine mountaineering course in the Himalayas in Nepal.
Based out of Kathmandu, we will trek to high altitude through the Gokyo Valley and to Everest base camp. Along the way, we practice many different crucial mountaineering skills, including first aid, crevasse rescue, and rope work. In this way, the course is really a combination of classes plus an expedition.
In fact, the full course includes over 6000 m of peak climbing, so you will be able to practice all the new skills you’ve learned. You’ll also practice getting acclimatized to high mountain climates as we gain thousands of meters of altitude. Some summit highlights of the trip are Gokyo Ri, Lobuche, and Island Peak.
Since this is a very long and difficult program, you must think carefully about your own fitness before booking. I am happy to help you decide if this alpine mountaineering course is right for you. If you’re looking for a Himalayan mountain experience without the emphasis on skill-building, then you can check out some of the other trips I lead in the area. For example, you can join me to climb Mt Lhakpa Ri in Tibet.
If you want to learn high alpine mountaineering skills, then this is the perfect trip for you. The Himalayas are the ideal place to learn, and you’ll trek incredible routes and summit world famous peaks.
Inspired? Book your Himalayan alpine mountaineering course today! It will be a great experience of learning and trekking together.
Arrival in Kathmandu
Kathmandu Preparations and First Aid Class
Flight to Lukla – Trek to Phakding – 2656m
Trek to Namche Bazaar – 3450m
Acclimatization trek Namche Bazaar – 3450m
Trek to Dole – 4040m, rope work
Trek to Machermo – 4400m, rope work
Acclimatization trek Machermo and training – 4452m, rock anchor different types
Trek to Gokiyo Lake – 4750m, roping practice
Hike up to Gokyo Ri 5364m, back to Dangnak - Himalaya crevasse rescue/theory
Trek to Zongla 4830m, over Chola pass 5330 m, crevasse rescue practice
Hike up to High camp of Lobuche, practice snow anchorage
Summit day of Lobhuche peak, back to Lobuche or stay at high camp
From Lobuche, hike to Kalapather, and Everest BC
Trek to Chucking over Khongmala pass
Chuking Peak, short rope practice
Rest day, short rope and short rappel practice at cuckung around lodge
Hike to island peak base camp
Summit day for island peak, and back to base camp
Back to Pangboche
Back to Namche
Back to Lukla
Fly back to Kathmandu
Free day in Kathmandu
Price per person
- Guiding fee
- All meals during trip
- Transport during the trip
- Permit and entrance fees
Skill level required
Fitness level required
Mountain lodges or tents at base camps.
You must be physically and mentally well-prepared, with some basic technical mountaineering and climbing skills.