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March 15, 2020

Challenging Mt Nuptse expedition in Nepal


Gigantic and magical Mt. Nuptse elevated at 7,855 meters above sea level and one of the highest among 7000 meters peaks cradled under the lap of Himalayas in Nepal is a challenging mountain that offers you the toughest technical climb.

Only those alpinists with a daring spirit, strengths, committed determination, technical knowhow, and immense confidence can readily venture to encounter the tough challenge offered by this mountain.

This most challenging mountain peak can be approached via high Khumbu valley where it is positioned with its majestic stature luring and challenging every climber.

Khumbu is accessible after a scenic flight to Lukla airport from Kathmandu then passing through famous Namche bazaar and resting there for acclimatization and heading towards higher altitudes through the region of Thyangboche monastery.

Passing through the pleasing sight of beautiful forest decorated with Rhododendron flowers and pine trees, make this expedition all the more awesome spot offering tantalizing scenery of Mt. Nuptse, Everest, Lhotse, Thermasharkhu, Kwangde, Kangtenga, and the magnificent Mt. Amadablam.

Mt Nuptse lies to the south of Mt Everest and east of Lhotse mountain. So, it can be seen from Khumbu and Solu region. The mountain stands next to Everest Base Camp towering high and seems to be taller than Mt Everest when seen from the base camp.

Mt Nuptse was at first attempted by the British expedition from the North-Ridge (Scott-route) on May 16, 1961, by Dennis Davis and Sherpa Tashi.

High camp for this expedition is set at 6, 050 m high after base camp to make this climb more accessible and quicker and for safety, here climber will be divided to set up further higher camp I and camp II for the final summit.

After an adrenaline climb to the summit with the tremendous support of mountaineering guides suffused with mind-blowing views of surrounding high valley of Khumbu and tall towering surrounding peaks, the descent back to base camp for the cleanup and packing and then heading back to Lukla for the flight back to Kathmandu is what is expected after the expedition.

Now, the toughest challenge to climb Mt. Nuptse is over and your life experience will ever be fresh in your memories which you may share with anyone of your closest kith and kins.

We regret that this year the government of Nepal has closed down peak climbings permits due to global COVID-19 pandemic in the country. So it may not be possible to climb in this Spring season. But you can have the chance to make this expedition as soon as the situation improves in Nepal with total control over Coronavirus. Let’s hope for the best to come.

Best time to climb

March to April and Sept to October is a suitable time to climb this challenging mountain.

How to get there?

Take a flight to Lukla airport from Kathmandu. Trek to Namche Bazaar. Rest at Namche Bazzar for acclimatization. Trek to Thyangoche. Trek to Dingboche. Trek to Lobuche. Hike to Gorakshep and Nuptse. Reach base camp to get organized for the expedition.

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