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Mount Nuptse 52-day Mountaineering Expedition in the Himalayas

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Join one of the experienced GuideSource guides on this amazing 52-day expedition to the summit of Mount Nuptse (7861m), in the majestic Nepalese Himalayas.



52 Days

Apr, May, Sep, Oct




* Climb to the summit of the spectacular Mount Nuptse in the majestic Himalayas

* Trek through the amazing Khumbu region and discover the Sherpa culture

* Visit the main landmarks and World Heritage Sites of exciting Kathmandu


Mount Nuptse (7861m) is a spectacular mountain lying in the Khumbu region in Nepal, two kilometers southwest of Mount Everest.  Join us on this 52-day expedition and enjoy a once-in-a-life-experience in the amazing Himalayas.

Nuptse is the western section of the Lhotse-Nuptse massif. The principal ridge of the mountain is crowned by 7 peaks and it is separated from Lhotse by a 7556-meter saddle. Nuptse has a rocky and steep and south-face, 5-kilometer wide and 2500m high. This will be a challenging and unforgettable adventure.

We will meet in Kathmandu, where you will have time to visit the main landmarks and World Heritage Sites of the capital city on the second day: Durbar Square, the sacred Hindu temple of Pashupati Nath, the beautiful Buddhists shrine (Bouddha Nath) and the famous ‘Monkey Temple’ (Swayambhu Nath).

The next day, we will take a flight to Lukla (2850m). From there, we will trek through the mythical Sherpa region, into the spectacular high valley of Khumbu. We will pass by the colorful village of Namche Bazaar and as we follow the path we will get amazing views of mythical mountains of the  Khumbu region: Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse and Ama Dablam.

From the recently rebuilt Thengboche Monastery, Nuptse will appear as an impressive wall, guarding the access to majestic Mount Everest. We will have a rest day at Lobuche for acclimatization, and from there continue our way to the Nuptse Base Camp, where the real adventure begins, until we reach the summit of the amazing Mount Nuptse. You can check the day-by-day itinerary below.

Send us a request if you want to join us on this unique expedition in Nepal to the summit of Mount Nuptse. Book you trip and get ready for an unforgettable experience in the Himalayas. If you are planning to climb the highest mountain in the world, then join us on this 53 day adventure to the summit of Everest. You could also check our 52-day expedition to Mount Manaslu.

Price includes

- Guiding fee

Price details

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Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu

Arrival in Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport. A GuideSource guide will pick you up and transfer to your hotel. We will brief about your trip activities. You’ll have rest of the day at leisure.
Overnight at Hotel B/B.

Day 2: Kathmandu Sightseeing

Sightseeing in some landmarks that are the World Heritage Sites of Kathmandu: Durbar Square, the sacred Hindu temple of Pashupati Nath, the famous ‘Monkey Temple’ (Swayambhu Nath) and Buddhists shrine (Bouddha Nath). You can also make your last minute buying of personal items and preparation for the next day.
Overnight at Hotel B/B.

Day 3: Kathmandu - Lukla (2,800 m) - Phakding (2,652 m)

Early morning after breakfast, we get transferred to domestic airport and fly to Lukla. After an adventurous 40 minutes flight above breathtaking green and white mountains, we reach Tenzing-Hillary Airport at Lukla. This is one of the most beautiful air routes in the world culminating in a dramatic landing on a hillside surrounded by high mountains peaks. At the airport, we meet our other crew members. We get time to stroll around while the guide divides and manages baggage to be carried by porters. We start our trek through the prosperous village of Lukla until we reach Phakding. To assist in acclimatization, we only have a short hike today (3 hours). However, if interested in additional activities, take a side trip to a nearby monastery.
Overnight in lodge on full board.

Day 4: Phakding -Namche Bazaar (3,440 m)

Trek starts in the morning after breakfast. The walk today is pleasant (5-6 hours) with few short uphill and downhill with multiple crossings over Dudh Koshi River and magnificent view of Mt. Thamserku (6,608 m/21,675 ft) from the Benkar village. Cross some more bridges and reach the entrance of Sagarmatha National Park at Monjo, where our trekking permits are checked in order to keep record of trekkers and local trekking staffs as well. A descend and a gradual walk brings us to Jorsale, the last village until Namche Bazaar. The walk is enjoyable through the river bed and we reach Hillary Suspension Bridge. Now, as we climb up hill towards Namche Bazzar, closer and magnificent sight of Kwangde Peak, its sister peaks, Kusum Kangaru, Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Tawache, and many other fabulous mountains are viewed closer, we stop at the Chautara here to admire the view. Finally, we reach the colorful village of Namche Bazzar, the main gateway of Khumbu region.
Overnight in lodge on full board.

Day 5: Namche Bazaar-Acclimatization Day

This is our first scheduled ‘acclimatization’ day for this trek. Health experts always recommend us to stay active and moving during the rest day too, instead of being idle. We either spend the day taking a day hike to Thame or visiting Khunde or carry out relaxed exploration of Namche Bazaar itself. Namche Bazzar is the main center of the Everest (Khumbu) region and has government offices, ATMs, Internet cafes, shops, restaurants, a bakery and a colorful market each Friday evening and Saturday. If we trek a few hundred vertical feet during the day, it will help us to properly acclimatize. Visit the Tourist Visitor Center near the Sagarmatha National Park headquarters and observe an assortment of things related to the first Everest ascenders, Sherpa culture and learn about the various plant and animal life of the Everest region. We also take an interesting side trip up to Khumjung and climb up to famous airstrip at Syangboche. Just above the airstrip is the Everest View Hotel, a Japanese scheme to build a deluxe hotel with great views of the highest mountains on Earth. The Khumjung valley surrounded by the snowy peaks of Kongde and Thamserku and the sacred peak of Khumbila hosts a well known monastery that houses a yeti scalp. Visit Hillary School which is at the same site. After having lunch and spending some time in Khumjung, walk back down to Namche Bazaar.
Overnight in lodge on full board.

Day 6: Namche Bazaar to Tengboche Monastery

From Namche, the well-worn Everest trail contours around the side of the valley high above the Dudh Kosi. As we follow the path, we will get even better views of the great peaks of the Khumbu: Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse and Ama Dablam. Passing by several villages and numerous tea shops, we will cross the Dudh Kosi River and make a steep climb to Thyangboche, home of the famous and recently rebuilt monastery. We have plenty of time to look around Thyangboche, the monastery and have a cake at the bakery before dropping down to the river and the village of Deboche (3,700 m/12,135 ft) a little further along the trail, where we will stay in a relaxing lodge. Trekking Time: 5-6 hours
Overnight at Lodge on full board.

Day 7: Tengboche to Dingboche 

Shaded by rhododendron trees, the path leads gradually down to the river once again to another airy suspension bridge. An hour’s walking from here brings us to Pangboche, an excellent viewpoint for Ama Dablam. Contouring up the valley side, re-cross the river and turn up the Imja valley to reach the picturesque farming village of Dingboche.

Day 8: Dingboche to Lobuche (4900 m)

Retrace back to Pheriche before continuing up the trail towards base camp. Reach Dugla situated below the snout of the Khumbu Glacier, a convenient place for lunch. After lunch, the trail starts steeply to climb up beside the glacier moraine. After a couple of hours, the track eventually leads to a small cluster of tea houses pleasantly situated at Lobuche.

Day 9: Rest day at Lobuche for Acclimatization

Day 10: Trek to Nuptse Base Camp 

Contouring along the valley-side and looking down on the Khumbu Glacier, follow a reasonable trail to Gorak Shep. This was the site of the base camp in 1953 and now consists of a few small tea houses. Leaving Gorak Shep, the trail leads on to the moraine of the Khumbu Glacier and becomes quite vague, weaving between mounds of rubble and eventually reaching base camp near the foot of the Khumbu Icefall. This will be our home for the next six weeks.

Day 11 to 44: Climbing period - Mount Nutpse Summit

Day 45: Cleaning up base camp

Day 46: Trek to Dingboche

Day 47: Dingboche to Namche Bazaar

Day 48: Namche Bazaar to Lukla

Day 49: Lukla to Kathmandu 

After an early morning flight to Kathmandu, you’ll head to your hotel. Today is a well-earned day to put your weary feet and gratefully rediscover all of civilization’s perks. You could catch up on some last minute shopping or explore any sights missed during your first day in Kathmandu.
Finally, there’ll be an evening celebration dinner together.

Day 50: Kathmandu

This pleasant day you may have full day at leisure at your own or you can extend your trip with us on additional cost or time to explore Thamel for last day shopping and evening. We will take you for a Farewell dinner.
Overnight at Hotel B/B.

Day 51: Departure from Kathmandu

Today we will transfer you to the International Airport for your departure flight to your destination.



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Our guide Dr Flemming was excellent. He went above and beyond what we expected. We felt very safe and well trained to practice our climbing. Location was perfect and even though rain had been forecasted, they worked with us to make sure we could climb safely.



I had an enlightening day with Roger, the experience has increased my desire to learn more about rock climbing and commit time to mountaineering and absolute pleasure worth every minute of my time and money.

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