Encountering with the difficult, technical and most challenging Mt. Thamserku expedition is something that a daring and lion hearted mountaineer would opt in his life to experience the toughness of the climbing in Nepal.
Mt Thamserku is one of the magnificent mountain peak to climb and enjoy the natural surrounding in the Everest region that beckons all climbers who wistfully venture to embark upon the mountain expedition in any of the summer or winter season.
Mt. Thamserku is elevated at 6723 meters. Mt. Thamserku Expedition offers land marking and spectacular panoramic view of the mountain ranges of the Himalaya and Mt. Everest 8848m, Mt Lhotse 8516m, Mt. Makalu 8463m , Mt.Cho Oyu 8201m, Mt. Pumori 7161m, Mt. Nuptse 7855m, Mt. Kangchung 6063m, Mt. Amadablam 6856m, Mt. Thamserku 6723m, Mt. Kantega 6685m, Mt.Kusum Khagaru 6367m, Mt.Kongde 6011m, Mt.Twache peak 6367m, Mt. Cholaste 6335m, Island peak 6179m, Tibetan Sherpa culture, lush valleys and beautiful landscape of Khumbu region.
Of course if your are daring climber and you wish to accept the challenge of Thamserku mountaineering, you must have a good climbing skill coupled iwht a good physical features to face up the tough climbing hours.
Expedition for Thamserku begins from Lukla after 30 minute’s scheduled flight from Kathmandu on a small aircraft will take you to the gateway to the Everest region then commence trek to Phakding and continue to reach Namche Bazzar.
Two nights at Namche Bazzar are halted for acclimatization. From Namche we take through Khumjung to Phunki Tenga then head towards Thamserku base camp.
We spend couple of day at base camp for climbing training such as; how to use Oxygen, mask and regulator. Generally, three camps are set in the approach above the Thamserku base camp (4,750m), however, only two camps are used to spend the night.
The climb from Base Camp to camp one is considered one of the difficult days of the Mt. Thamserku expedition. We follow old grassy moraine ridges passing through a saddle and then turning to north climbing up rocky ground and through rock to the ridge where camp 1 is set up.
From Camp I (5100m) your first real camp is only one and half hours walk above Yak camp. This section is marked by rock cairns and involves boulder hopping and some easy scrambling. Camp II (5600m), now for the hardest snow and ice pitches of the route. Camp III (6200m), a cold and exposed position is the start of your summit push.
The Sherpas will often use a full climbing rope to tie our tents down as the natural shape of the mountain can at times unfortunately funnel the wind to this location. It is however the only safe flat piece of real estate within range of the summit.
It is considered one of the best destinations for trekking and mountaineering in the world. It is probably the only country in the world which attracts thousands of trekkers and mountaineers every year to explore the natural hidden treasures.
Best Seasons for expedition, walking hours and expedition itinerary are given bellow for perusal.
|Best Season:||September-November & March-May|
|Walking Hour||4-6hrs per day|
|Day 01||Arrival in Kathmandu transfer to hotel|
|Day 02||Sight seeing in Kathmandu Valley|
|Day 03||Final preparation for Expedition|
|Day 04||Flight from Kathmandu to Lukla trek to Phakding 2640m|
|Day 05||Phakding to Namche Bazar 3446m|
|Day 06||Rest days at Namche Bazaar for acclimatization|
|Day 07||Namche to Phuguthanga|
|Day 08||Phuguthanga to Thamserku Base camp|
|Day 09||Climbing Period for Thamserku|
|Day 10||Thamserku Base camp to Khumjung|
|Day 11 -28||Khumjung to Phakding|
|Day 29||Khumjung to Phakding|
|Day 30||Flight from Lukla to Kathmandu|
|Day 31||Rest days in Kathmandu|
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