People per Guide
Apr, Jun, Sep, Oct
Type of Trip
Mountain climbing is the type of activity people spend a lifetime trying to master. And because of that, I am offering a 35 day mountaineering course in the Himalayas that will properly prepare you for any future climbing aspirations you may have.
The main purpose of this course is for you to learn by doing. Hence why the course takes place in the Himalayas. I believe the best way to learn how to climb in mountains is by actually climbing mountains. And on this trip you will climb several challenging peaks. Those peaks include the Imja Tse (6,189m), also known as the Island Peak, the Mehra peak (5,820m), Mount Ama Dablam (6,856m), and the Lobuche east summit (6,100m).
You will also have the chance to trek to places like Namche Bazar, Kala pather, Gokyo Ri, Machermo and even the legendary Mount Everest base camp (5,364m). In each of these places you will get to enjoy some of the most incredible views you will ever experience, while also constantly learning and practising all of the skills necessary for successful and safe mountaineering. We will cover ice climbing, rock climbing, crevasse rescue, navigation, rope work, and so much more.
The Himalayas are home to some of the most beautiful and challenging peaks in the world. Climbing them is the dream of many people with hopes of touching the sky and looking down at the Earth below. And on this 35 day course, you will get to climb some of those peaks, while also learning from a certified guide how to properly do so. Please message me if you want to join me.
If you would like to join me on a shorter climbing expedition in Himalayas, I also offer a 13 day climb of the beautiful but lesser known Baden Powell peak.
Price per person
- Guiding fee
- All meals during trip
- Transport during the trip
- Group equipment
- Personal equipment
- Personal Insurance
What happens if I need to cancel the trip?
If you decide to cancel, you’ll get a 100% refund (minus fees) if the cancellation is notified up to 60 days before the start of the tour, a 75% refund (minus fees) if you cancel between 59 and 30 days before the start of the tour, and a 50% refund if you cancel between 29 and 21 days before the start of the tour. If you cancel less than 21 days before the first day of the tour, you won’t receive a refund. Take into account, however, that if accommodation, flights or transfers were included in the trip you booked, then a different policy may apply as the guide will be bound by the provider’s cancellation policy.
What happens if the guide cancels the trip because of bad weather/unsuitable conditions?
If bad weather or unsuitable conditions force the guide to cancel the trip, he or she will: a) propose a similar activity at a different place where conditions are better, or b) propose to postpone the activity until a later date, or c) cancel. If you refuse option a), our cancellation policy will apply. Please note, however, that the call to cancel a trip due to bad weather can only be made by the guide (not the client).
What happens if the guide doesn’t show up or cancels for personal reasons?
If the guide cancels for reason of injury or other, you will get a 100% refund on your trip.
- Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,400m)
- Day 2: Briefing and equipment check for the course
- Day 3: Fly to Lukla (2,866m) and trek to Phakding (2,640m)
- Day 4: Trek to Namche Bazar (3,440m)
- Day 5: Rest day for acclimatization in Namche Bazar and day trip to Everest view point (3,856m)
- Day 6: Trek to Dole (4,200m)
- Day 7: Trek to Machermo (4,410m)
- Day 8: Trek to Gokyo (4,750m)
- Day 9: Trek to Gokyo Ri viewpoint (5,320m) then trek to Thanknag
- Day 10: Trek to Lobuche (4,930m) via chola pass (5,420m)
- Day 11: Rest day at Lobuche
- Day 12: Trek to Everest Base camp (5,364m) before returning to Gorak
- Day 13: Trek to Lobuche and preparation for Lobuche east climbing
- Day 14: Trek to Lobuche high camp (5,600m)
- Day 15: Climb Lobuche east peak summit (6,100m) and back to Lobuche
- Day 16: Trek to Mehra base camp (5,443m) via Kongmala pass (5,535m)
- Day 17: Glacier ice climb and techniques at Mehra base camp
- Day 18: Climb Mehra peak summit (5,820m) and trek to Chhukung (4,730m)
- Day 19: Rest day and preparation to climb Island peak (
- Day 20: Trek to Island peak (Imja Tse) base camp (5,057m)
- Day 21: Climb Island Peak summit (6,189m) and trek back to Chhukung
- Day 22: Trek to Pangbuche (3,800m)
- Day 23 to 30: Ascent Mount Ama Dablam (6,856m)
- Day 31: Trek to Namche Bazar
- Day 32: Trek to Lukla
- Day 33: Fly to Kathmandu
- Day 34: Kathmandu sight seeing tour
- Day 35: Fly home
- 4 nights bed and breakfast accommodation in Kathmandu.
- Full board accommodation in lodges ("Tea Houses") during the course.
Please note that because the mountaineering course takes place in the unpredictable environment of the Himalayas, it will be necessary to have a flexible plan in order to take the best advantage of situations as they present themselves. Any changes to the itinerary will be made with a view to maximising the benefit to the team members and of ensuring their eventual success on the Himalaya.
About the Guide
I have been climbing since 1996, starting on the 8000m mountains in the Himalaya. I'm one of the few IFMGA/NNMGA certified mountain guides (Instructor) from south Asia, gaining my qualification from the New Zealand Mountain Guides Association (NZMGA) & Nepal National Mountain Guide Association (NNMGA).
I have successfully guided on Mt Everest on multiple occasions, and other 8000m peaks such as Mt Cho-oyu (8,201m) (3 times), Sisha Pangma (8,013m), Mt. Manaslu (8,163m), Mt. Dhaulagiri (8,167m), Mt. Makalu (8,463m), Mt. Lhotse (8,515m) and many more.
I have have also a strong international climbing experience and extensive knowledge of the logistics, planning and group dynamic that are also very crucial to successfully lead adventures in the Himalaya and around the world. I guided in New Zealand, Norway, France, Scotland, Thailand, Bhutan, Pakistan, India and Tibet.
I'm also a rescue expert and a technical trainer for the mountain guides training.
I very much like guiding my clients in remote places, where no tourist goes. I like also discovering new routes and peaks. Please have a look to the different trekking and mountaineering expeditions I propose and contact me if you want to discuss about them. I can of course also guide you in more 'classic' routes, just get in touch with me and let's talk about your wishes!
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