Learn new rock climbing skills, or improve on the skills you already have, in Kathmandu, Nepal with IFMGA certified mountain guide Jyamchang.
Kathmandu is commonly seen as the gateway to the enormous Himalayan peaks. And while those giant peaks, from Mount Everest (8,848m) to Cho Oyu (8,201m) cannot be ignored, not everybody has the time time, skill and resources to climb them. But there are other climbing opportunities near Kathmandu as well.
It is my pleasure to offer rock climbing programs that are full of variety, from the climbing level they cover and the amount of days, to the locations where they can be enjoyed. However, regardless of where, what they cover, or how long the programs are, I know you will have a great time, while learning a great deal.
The two spots where I think the best rock climbing near Kathmandu are in the valleys of Balaju and Hattiban. These two areas offer beautiful scenery. They also give visitors a chance to enjoy local Nepalese culture without the noise and busyness of Kathmandu.
Some of the options for the rock climbing programs I offer include a 3 day mini rock climbing course and a 5 day basic rock climbing course. For people with more experience, I also offer a 7 day advanced rock climbing course. Finally, for those with desires to be a guide, I offer a 15 day rock climbing guide course as well.
The valleys near Kathmandu might not be as famous as the great peaks Nepal is known for. However, they are still wonderful places to visit. And with the programs I offer, you will have the chance to explore them, while learning new rock climbing skills, or perfecting the ones you already have. Please message me if any of these programs interest you.
And if you have more time in Nepal, I also offer a 13 day trek through the beautiful Langtang Valley.
The program itineraries are not concrete, and can be altered to fit your schedule, so please contact me and we can discuss constructing an itinerary that will perfectly fit 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.
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After a year and a half of planning, a new attempt was made on Ama Dablam. This time a third person joined the climbing party. Acclimatisation on Lobuche gave us a foretaste of what the numerous pitches on Ama Dablam\'s steep terminal slopes would feel like. Good weather conditions and a swift Alpine style climb to C1, C2 and finally the summit concluded this project. Thank you so much Jyamchang for guiding us up there! The timing of the climb (before Autumn\'s commercial expeditions), choice of porters and additional logistics were once again very professional.
Siham et Noémie
Excellent guide, à la fois attentionné et motivant. Il a su s\'adapter à notre rythme tout en nous stimulant suffisamment pour qu\'on atteigne nos objectifs quotidiens. Il nous faisait un briefing journalier avec le programme du lendemain et ses difficultés éventuelles et une vérification de notre adaptation à l\'altitude (pouls, saturation en oxygène). Dès le premier jour, il a tout pris en charge tant du point de vue de l\'organisation des transports que des hôtels sans faux pas.
As some famous mountaineer once said about his Sherpa climbing partner, Jyamchang belongs to a new generation of Nepali guides who really love to climb. For them, mountaineering isn’t just about business. And that’s the reason why we got along very well whilst attempting the ascent of Ama Dablam in April 2017. We were lucky enough to be able to meet beforehand in Chamonix for a thorough check-up of the equipment and a briefing on the various logistics. I found him to be that kind of straight-to-the-point, smiling and organized person I was hoping to have as a guide and partner for an ambitious climb above 6000 meters, which I had only performed once before (on Island Peak). We met at the airport in Kathmandu and joined a good friend of mine and his trekking guide, who accompanied us during the acclimatization trip across the 3 passes and on to EBC. This gave us plenty of time to get our bodies accustomed to altitude. Jyamchang and I performed a daily health check-up to monitor the effects of altitude, a routine which I found to be very professional. We had agreed during our first Skype discussions that we were going to climb alpine style. That is minimum logistics, no fixed ropes etc. The idea of climbing a difficult mountain such as Ama Dablam without these facilitating artefacts strongly appealed to me, and I appreciated that Jyamchang pushed for this approach of the climb. This was not just pulling the client to the top of the mountain and then collecting the summit bonus. Unfortunately, due to poor weather conditions the day before summit day, we were unable to reach the summit. However, I found that Jyamchang’s attitude during the difficult descent with rapidly degrading weather conditions, and another party that we had to help descend, was again showing a professional and competent approach to the mountain environment. All in all, we had a great time in the beautiful surroundings of the Khumbu valley and may be climbing together again in a future expedition. I can strongly recommend Jyamchang for trekking and climbing elsewhere in the world (Jyamchang also guides in Norway). Martin, 32 - Belgium