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Himalayan alpine mountaineering course

Alpine mountaineering course
Alpine mountaineering course
Alpine mountaineering course

Learn mountaineering skills and apply them in the Himalayas with Jyamchang, IFMGA-certified mountain guide, on this 25-day alpine mountaineering course.

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25 Days





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. 

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Accommodation included

- Flight to the start

- Lift tickets

- Transport during the trip

- Permit and entrance fees

- Group porters

- Breakfast

- Lunch

- Dinner

Price details

Price includes flights between Kathmandu and Lukla, but not your roundtrip flight from your home to Kathmandu. Price does not include tips for local staff- about USD 10 per day per porter. Personal travel insurance and medical insurance (required).


Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu

Day 2: Kathmandu Preparations and First Aid Class

Day 3: Flight to Lukla – Trek to Phakding – 2656m

Day 4: Trek to Namche Bazaar – 3450m

Day 5: Acclimatization trek Namche Bazaar – 3450m

Day 6: Trek to Dole – 4040m, rope work

Day 7: Trek to Machermo – 4400m, rope work

Day 8: Acclimatization trek Machermo and training – 4452m, rock anchor different types

Day 9: Trek to Gokiyo Lake – 4750m, roping practice

Day 10: Hike up to Gokyo Ri 5364m, back to Dangnak - Himalaya crevasse rescue/theory

Day 11: Trek to Zongla 4830m, over Chola pass 5330 m, crevasse rescue practice

Day 12: Hike up to High camp of Lobuche, practice snow anchorage

Day 13: Summit day of Lobhuche peak, back to Lobuche or stay at high camp

Day 14: From Lobuche, hike to Kalapather, and Everest BC

Day 15: Trek to Chucking over Khongmala pass

Day 16: Chuking Peak, short rope practice

Day 17: Rest day, short rope and short rappel practice at cuckung around lodge

Day 18: Hike to island peak base camp

Day 19: Summit day for island peak, and back to base camp

Day 20: Back to Pangboche

Day 21: Back to Namche

Day 22: Back to Lukla

Day 23: Fly back to Kathmandu

Day 24: Free day in Kathmandu

Day 25: Fly home




Mountain lodges or tents at base camps.

More info

You must be physically and mentally well-prepared, with some basic technical mountaineering and climbing skills. Guide ratio 10 : 3.

Meeting point


About the guide

Hi! I'm Jyamchang, IFMGA/NNMGA certified mountain guide. I work together with a team of certified and professional mountain and trekking guides. If I'm not available to guide you, one of my colleagues will take great care of you.

I come from the East part of Nepal, between Makalu (8,470m) and Kangchenjunga (8,586m). I am IFMGA/UIAGM fully certified since 2009.

I have 20+ experience of climbing in the Himalaya. I’ve climbed Mt Everest (7 times), Mt Cho Oyu in Tibet (2 times), Mt Ama Dablam (8 times), Baruntse (2 times), Island peak (15 times), Lobuche (10 times), Pokhalde (10 times), Mera peak (10 times), Mehera peak (5 times), Chulu far east (3 times), Mt Shishapangma until camp 3, Manaslu until 7200m, and Chulu West, Lhakpa ri and other another few more times.

I also have extensive experience of climbing in Europe: France, Italy, UK and Norway (where I work for three months during the summer as a glacier guide).
I'm also a technical mountain rescue coordinator for the 8000's.

It will be my pleasure to guide you through your journey whether for trekking, peak climbing or any mountaineering expedition. Get in touch and let's discuss about the purpose of your trip.


Nepali | English



What people are saying about this trip

Jon-Kristian Prietz


December, 2022

We had the pleasure of climbing Island Peak with High Himalayan; our trip included Everest Base Camp, Kala Patthar and Island Peak. Jyamchang and his entire team did an extraordinary job of taking care of us, always doing the extra to take care of us and make sure we had the best possible opportunity to succeed with our climb. The team is both skilled and strong, and helped us in every possible way, such as carrying extra from our personal equipment to relieve our loads etc. We would not have succeeded on Island Peak without the care, support, help and patience from a strong team of climbing guides. One area for improvement; we would have appreciated more information about practicalities, equipment, itinerary etc before the trip. I hope to return to Nepal again in the not-too-distant future and would be happy to make a new trip with High Himalayan.

Ina Charlotte


August, 2018

This company made my trip to Nepal and Himalaya to a great and memorable journey! The guide is professional, friendly and everything was well organized. I went to Himalayan Alpine Mountaineering course who is a great way to experience both trekking and climbing in Himalaya.


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