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Abi Peak Climbing

Overview

Trip Highlights;

  • Summit Abi Peak  at 6097 meters.
  • Hike upto Gokyo-Ri for magnificent views of Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Makalu, Mt. Cho Oyu and other surrounding high peaks.
  • Crossing of the challenging Cho La Pass at 5420 meters
  • Scenic flight: Kathmandu – Lukla – Kathmandu

Trip Introduction;
Abi Peak is one of the attractive peak that forms Khumbu Himal Range. The peak is located at the south of Lobuche East along the Mahalangur Himalayan range in the Khumbu region of Nepal. Climbing of Abi Peak does require certain level of technical climbing skills as the ridges heading towards the summit of the peak consists of few technical sections. However, Abi Peak is considered as a perfect training peak for practicing ice climbing and acclimatization much needed for climbers planning to climb peaks over 8000 meters. Besides, the trip also includes a hike up to Gokyo-Ri for breathtaking views of Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Makalu, Mt. Cho Oyu and other surrounding peaks. Additionally we head towards the crossing of one of the popular and challenging Cho La Pass at 5420 meters on our return journey after achieving Abi Peak summit.

Abi Peak Climbing with Nepal Guide Treks starts at Kathmandu. After spending a full day sightseeing at Kathmandu, we will take a scenic flight from Kathmandu towards the airstrip of Lukla. Lukla is the gateway to Khumbu and entire Everest region. We start our trek from Lukla following the trail that goes through forest filled with rhododendron trees towards Namche Bazaar – the Sherpa capital. After spending a good day of acclimatization at Namche Bazaar our trail follows an ascend journey passing through Dole and Macchermo towards Gokyo. We will make a hike to Gokyo-Ri for magnificent views of world’s towering mountains including Mount Everest.

From Gokyo our ascend journey continues towards Abi base camp and then to high camp before the actual climb to summit. Following the footsteps and guidance of our highly experienced climbing experts we will overcome technical sections and head towards the summit. Once at the top we are rewarded with stunning views of Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Makalu, Mt. Cho Oyu and other surrounding high peaks. After spending some quality time at the top we will descend following the same route back to base camp. For our return journey we head towards the crossing of challenging Cho La Pass and follow the trail that goes through Pheriche, Tengboche, Namche Bazaar and then back to Lukla. Our memorable Abi Peak Climbing with Nepal Guide Treks ends with a sweeping flight from Lukla back to Kathmandu.

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Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival Kathmandu [1345m/4411ft] and transfer to hotel.
Our representative from Nepal Guide Treks and Expedition will meet you at Tribhuwan International Airport on your arrival schedule. You will be greeted and then transferred to the hotel in the heart of Kathmandu city. Our staff will help you until the check-in procedure ends at Hotel. You can either have a rest at the Hotel or visit NGT’s office for gathering additional information about the trip. In the evening, join our welcome dinner program organized by Nepal Guide Treks and Expedition.
Accommodation: Hotel/Resort
Meals: BB Plan + Welcome Dinner.

Day 02: Sightseeing at Kathmandu
Click here for detailed information about World Heritage Sites of UNESCO in Kathmandu 
Today we will spend most of our day sightseeing around some of the world heritage sites of UNESCO inside Kathmandu valley. Most importantly we will complete all the necessary paper works and make other preparations required for Abi Peak Climbing.
Note: It is not possible to visit all world heritage sites in Kathmandu within a day. So you can choose at least 3-4 places for a day sightseeing.
Accommodation: Hotel/Resort
Meals: BB Plan

Day 03: Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla [2800m/9184ft] [45 min flight] & Trek to Phakding [2640m/8659ft] [3 hrs trek]
After breakfast, we will take an early morning flight from Kathmandu to the airstrip of Lukla. Lukla is the gateway to Khumbu and entire Everest region of Nepal. After landing at Lukla, we start our trek by following the trail that is a gradual uphill trekking along the left bank of Dudh Koshi river. Our trek passes through pine forest and beautifully painted Mani walls as we head towards Ghat. From there a mixture of both uphill and downhill trekking will lead us to Phakding.
Accommodation: 
Tea House Lodge
Meals: 
All Meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

Day 04: Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar [3440m/11283ft] [5-6 Hrs Trek]
From Phakding we start by crossing a long suspension bridge and then trek over an undulating trail that passes through Benkar. From there we cross Dudh Koshi river once again and make a gentle uphill climb to a small village of Monjo. Our uphill trekking continues as we pass through densely forested areas and head towards Sagarmatha National Park entry post where we will make a stop for registration. After registration we will descend over stoned staircase to cross another suspension bridge and then make a long climb to reach Namche Bazaar, also known as – The Sherpa Capital.
Accommodation: Tea House Lodge
Meals: All Meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

Day 05: Rest at Namche Bazaar for acclimatization and excursion around the places.
Acclimatization is very crucial in higher altitudes to avoid mental or physical sickness and to ensure the successful climb of Abi Peak. Besides, Namche Bazaar is an extensive market town where there is always something to see and places to explore. For acclimatization we can hike up to Khunde Hospital which was set up by Sir Edmund Hillary, or an hour’s walk up to Syangboche at 3800 meters for best views of Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Thamserku and Kusum Kanguru. There are good views from the National Park Centre and the Museum which is located just above the town.
Accommodation: Tea House Lodge
Meals: All Meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

Day 06: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Dole [4040m/13251ft] [5-6 Hrs Trek]
After spending a good rest day at Namche Bazaar, our trail heads all the way up to Khumjung, a picturesque village which also has its own Gompa at the top end of the town. From this point we can enjoy excellent views of Thamserku, Kantega and Ama Dablam. Soon after leaving Khumjung our trail climbs to a large chorten on top of a ridge. Our trek from the top is a downhill journey down to Phortse Tenga and from there we start to climbs steeply through dense forest towards Dole.
Accommodation: 
Tea House Lodge
Meals: All Meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

Day 07: Trek from Dole to Gokyo Lake [4750m/15580ft] [7-8 Hrs Trek]
From Dole our trail climbs along the side valley and passes through several summer settlement areas to arrive at Machhermo. From Macchermo we head towards the lakes of Gokyo. Our trail is a gradual descent following the melt water rivers of Ngozumpa Glacier. Then, we start to climb steeply into a valley, passing the first of the five lakes of Gokyo. We will soon arrive at the second lake and the third lake which is also known as Dudh Pokhari. We head towards its eastern shore, the settlement of Gokyo for our overnight stay.
Accommodation: Tea House Lodge
Meals: All Meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

Day 08: Hike to Gokyo Ri [5340m/17515ft] & back to Gokyo
Today we will accomplish an early morning hike to Goyko Ri, one of the finest view point in Everest region for mesmerizing views of Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Cho Oyu, Makalu and several surrounding high peaks in Khumbu region. After about two hours of uphill trekking, we will reach the top of Gokyo Ri at 5340 meters and enjoy the beautiful sunrise view over world’s towering mountains. We spend some quality time at the top before descending down to Gokyo. We will spend rest of the day exploring around the beautiful glacial valley of Gokyo.
Accommodation: 
Tea House Lodge
Meals: All Meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

Day 09: Trek to Dragnag [4650m/15252ft] [5-6 Hrs Trek]
We will have our breakfast at Gokyo and start following the trail that heads northeast towards Dragnag. The small village of Dragnag is located at the shore of Ngozumpa Glacier. Of all the glaciers in the Everest region the most impressive one is the Ngozumba which we must cross to reach Dragnag. Our trail offers magnificent views of high mountain valleys and panoramic views of surrounding snow capped high peaks. Gradually crossing over the glaciers we will arrive at Dragnag.
Accommodation: Tea House Lodge
Meals: All Meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

Day 10: Trek from Dragnag to Abi Peak Base Camp [5355m/17564ft] [4-5 hrs Trek]
From Dragnag we will gradually follow our trail that ascends gradually towards Cho Lo Pass. We will follow a small trail that heads north before arriving at the top of the pass. Our trail is mostly snow covered, icy and slippery so we may have to make use of crampons. We continue our trek until we arrive at a good campsite, where we will set up our Base Camp. Our Sherpa crew will quickly set up the camps and make necessary preparations for setting up camps at higher altitudes.
Accommodation: Tea House Lodge
Meals: All Meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

Day 11: Trek from Base Camp to High Camp [5610m/18401ft] [4-5 hrs Trek]
Today we will leave the Base Camp and follow the trail that climbs over loose rocky trail often covered with ice and snow. In some sections we will have to make use of fixed ropes and crampons. Moving one step at a time we will arrive at a good camping site at 5610 meters. Our Sherpa crew will do all the hard work of shifting and setting up the camps. Additionally, we will check our health conditions and the climbing gears for final summit climb of Abi Peak, the following day.
Accommodation: Tea House Lodge
Meals: All Meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

Day 12: Summit Abi Peak [6097m/19998ft] and back to Base Camp [7-8 hrs]
Today is the day we all have been waiting for. Fully equipped with all the necessary climbing gears and properly acclimatized we start early with the vision to reach the summit before noon, as the strong winds after midday might create obstacles in reaching the peak of the technically demanding Abi Peak. Following the footsteps of our experienced climbing experts we will overcome several technical sections and head towards the summit. Our tiring climb to the summit is rewarded with splendid views of Mt Everest, Mt Lhotse, Mt Makalu, Mt Cho Oyu and other high peaks in Khumbu region of Nepal. We will spend short quality time at the summit before descending down following the same route back to reach the base camp.
Accommodation: Tea House Lodge
Meals: All Meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

Day 13: Trek to Dzongla [4843m/15885ft] via Chola pass [5420m/17777ft] [6-7 Hrs Trek]
After successfully accomplishing the summit of the rarely climbed Abi Peak, we will retrace our steps and follow the same trail back from the base camp. We will arrive at the main Cho La Pass trail and head towards the crossing of Cho La Pass at 5,420 meters. From the top of the pass we will gradually descend for about two hours to arrive at Dzongla for our overnight stay.
Accommodation: Tea House Lodge
Meals: All Meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

Day 14: Trek from Dzongla to Pheriche [4250m/13940ft] [6-7 Hrs Trek]
Today is a pleasant day of trekking. From Dzongla we continue on our return journey gradually descending from the high alpine valleys and entering into the sub tropical vegetation. With great views of surrounding high peaks in Everest region, our trail heads back passing along several summer grazing pastures to arrive at Pheriche for our overnight stay.
Accommodation: Tea House Lodge
Meals: All Meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

Day 15: Trek from Pheriche to Tyangboche [3850m/12528ft] [4-5 Hrs Trek]
Leaving Pheriche we will trek on the main EBC trail to arrive at Pangboche for having lunch. After Pangboche we will follow the trail that is mostly downhill trekking towards Deboche. From there we will gradually climb to arrive at Tyangboche for our overnight stay.
Accommodation: Tea House Lodge
Meals: All Meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

Day 16: Trek from Tyangboche to Namche Bazaar [3440m/11283ft] [4-5 Hrs Trek]
From Tyangboche we will trek on a leveled path for a while and then begin to descend to reach Phungi Thanga. Hereon, our trail is a gradual uphill trekking as we approach towards Kyangjuma and from there it is a pleasant walk all the way back to the Sherpa Capital – Namche Bazaar. Feel free to visit local stores and souvenir shops at Namche Bazaar in the evening.
Accommodation: Tea House Lodge
Meals: All Meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

Day 17: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Lukla [2800m/9184ft] [5-6 Hrs Trek]
The last day of our Abi Peak Climbing with Nepal Guide Treks and Expedition, leads from Namche Bazaar via Monjo to Lukla. We will descend passing through dense forested area filled with rhododendron, oak and pine trees. Our trek is a pleasant walk, except for few short uphill climbs and then down to the Bhote Koshi River crossing it three times. We will make a final  uphill climb of approximately about 45 minutes will bring us back to Lukla.
Accommodation: Tea House Lodge
Meals: All Meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

Day 18: Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu
After breakfast, we will take an early morning scenic flight from Lukla and fly back to Kathmandu. After landing at Kathmandu airport, you will be transferred to the hotel. You can either have rest at Hotel or pay a visit to attraction destination (world heritage sites of UNESCO) sites that weren’t possible on the second day of the trip. Walking around the busy streets of Kathmandu can be worth spending good time around Kathmandu city.
Accommodation: Hotel/Resort
Meals: BB Plan

Day 19: Leisure Day at Kathmandu
You would surely like to see as much of Kathmandu as possible. An early start is practical to visit the temples of Kathmandu. Also, walking around the shopping streets of Thamel is worth spending quality time at Kathmandu. We will celebrate the successful completion of our Abi Peak Climbing and have a final meal together in the evening.
Accommodation: Hotel/Resort
Meals: BB Plan + Farewell Dinner

Day 20: Transfer to International Airport for departure
Our Airport Representative will drop you at the International Airport as per your flight schedule.

Date & Price

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Your Program Duration = 20 days Days
All the Prices are in USD ($) Per Person.

Cost Includes

  • Airport Arrival and Departure Transfer by Private Vehicle
  • 4 nights stay in Kathmandu with BB Plan
  • A day sightseeing in Kathmandu with experienced city guide, all entrance fees and private vehicle
  • Kathmandu – Lukla – Kathmandu flight
  • All essential ground transportation by private vehicle
  • Climbing permit for Abi Peak
  • All required Trekking permits and national park fees
  • Tea House + Camping combined accommodation during trek – as per itinerary
  • All meals during trek & climb– Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Experienced trekking & climbing guide
  • Required number of porters
  • All necessary climbing gears
  • Kitchen equipments and camping equipments during climbing period
  • General first aid kids
  • Insurance, clothing and salary for staffs
  • Welcome and farewell dinner in Kathmandu
  • All government taxes and necessary paper work

Cost Excludes

  • Personal climbing gears
  • Your Personal Insurance
  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • Cost of personal nature expenses
  • Tips & Summit Bonus for staffs

Important Info

Essential Personal Climbing Gears:

  • Alpine Climbing Harness; It should be simple designed, light and easy to carry with positively foolproof features.
  • Crampons; It should be fit with boots perfectly, still crampons with anti-balling and safely into ice.
  • Ice Axe; used to cut off the ice during climbing should be versatile light.
  • Ascender; also known as Jamar, used for ascending on rope, should be flexible to use with gloves or mittens.
  • Head Lamp; multi led head lamp with spare batteries are essential.
  • Karabiners; requires minimum 2 locking carabineers (1 large & 1 small) and 4 regular.
  • Rappel Device; includes Figure eight, ATC device or similar.
  • Ski Poles; Very handy for the approach; adjustable types are the best and are recommended type
  • Slings; requires one 3m/10ft and three 2m/6ft
  • Masks, Hoses and Regulators; recommended good quality for your safety.
  • Altimeter Watch;
  • Climbing Helmets; It is an essential gear to be safe from possible ice falls and rock falls, should be light and comfortable.

Clothing:

Upper Body:

  • One T-shirt Icebreaker Merino 150 or lightweight 200.
  • Two long Icebreaker Merino 150 or lightweight 200 shirts.
  • One polar fleece pullovers, medium weight.
  • One polar fleece jacket.
  • One Gore-Tex waterproof and breathable jacket with large hood to accommodate climbing helmet.
  • Lightweight down jacket for chilly days in base camp or warm layer when stopping for short breaks.
  • One very warm goose-down (duvet) jacket with hood or a down/duvet suit if you prefer, for high altitude use.

Hands:

  • One pair lightweight poly-liner gloves. These will be worn when tying knots, but not inside your mitts
  • One pair mittens, consists of 1 Goretex over mitt matched with the very warm polar fleece mitt liner

Heads:

  • Warm hat wool or synthetic that covers your ears
  • Balaclava
  • Scarf or neck sleeve
  • Face mask
  • Ball cap or brimmed sun cap
  • Glacier Sunglass with side shields
  • One pair ski goggles (optional with light and dark lens)
  • Bandana or head scarf, useful for dusty conditions

Lower Body:

  • Icebreaker Merino 150 underwear briefs
  • One pair walking shorts
  • One pair walking trousers for trekking and around camp
  • Two pair Icebreaker Merino 150 or lightweight 200 thermal bottoms
  • One pair Icebreaker Merino 200 weight thermal bottoms
  • One pair polar fleece trousers
  • One pair Gore-Tex trousers or bibs. Waterproof/breathable with full side zips
  • One pair of Goose-down (duvet) trousers or bibs. You may prefer a down (duvet)

Feet:

  • One pair One-Sport Millet Everest Overboots or equivalent (with Aveolite liners; good quality plastic shells with inner boots; avoid tight fit with heavy socks.)
  • One pair sturdy leather or synthetic (Gortex) hiking boots with good ankle support for the walk to advanced base camp
  • One pair cross-trainers, running shoes and/or sandals for Kathmandu and in camp
  • One pair down booties (optional)
  • Two pair med-heavy poly or wool socks
  • Two Pair of liner socks. Polypropylene or wool
  • Vapour barrier liner socks or plastic bread-bags
  • Two pair lightweight trekking socks, poly or wool
  • Light Icebreaker Merino wool or cotton socks for in town.

Travel and Sleeping Gear

  • Rucksacks and Travel Bags; One medium rucksack (50-70 litters / 3000-4500 cubic inches, can be used for airplane carry).
  • Two large (120 L / 7500 cubic inch) duffle kit bags for clothing and equipment. Must be durable for use on pack animals.
  • Small padlocks for duffel kit bags.

Medical & Personal:

  • Sunscreen: SPF 30 or higher, non-oily (Dermatone or Terrapin)
  • Lipscreen: SPF 30 or higher, any brand
  • Toiletry kits: toothbrush, toothpaste, lotion, alcohol-based anti-bacterial hand sanitizer, anti-bacterial soap, comb/brush, shave kit, lighter, small long-burning candle, needle/thread, throat lozenges (bring travel size bottles to keep you kit small)
  • First-aid kits: Ibuprofen/aspirin, assorted band-aids, moleskin, little of hydrogen peroxide, Neosporin-type suave, Nu-skin spray, small gauze pad, roll of adhesive tape, tweezers, safety pins, small bottle of water purification tablets. Include any prescription travel meds that might prescribed by your doctor. (antibiotics, Diamox, sleep aids)
  • Zip-loc bags: Always useful Baby wipes
  • Ear plugs: Very useful in noisy lodges and tents. Available in most hardware stores.
  • Water purification tablets: Such as Potable Aqua brand iodine tablets. You will be given plenty of purified water during your trek and climb, but one bottle of backup purification tablets is always a good idea for your travels. They are especially useful in hotels on you way to Nepal. You should not drink untreated tap water anywhere in Asia and bottled water in some rare cases might not be available.

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Reviews

Great Adventure @ Abi Peak Climbing

We want to thank Nepal Guide Treks and Expedition for arranging a great climbing trek of Abi Peak. Our guide was Dendi Sherpa, who was very energetic and wise person. All the crew were humble. We loved every part of the trek, especially the views of Mount Everest and surrounding high peaks were amazing. We with our open heart recommend Nepal Guide Treks and Expedition for any kind of travel related activities in Nepal.

With Love from Germany,

Peter K. and Group

Abi Peak - ' A Great Climbing Experience '

This is our second peak climbing trip with Nepal Guide Treks and Expeditions. In 2007, we did Island Peak together with Ang-Dawa Sherpa – our climbing guide at that time. We successfully reached the summit at that time. This time we did Abi Peak with Ang-Dawa, it was great climbing experience. We know for sure that we will come back for doing more climbing in Nepal. What we know for sure is that Nepal Guide Treks and Expedition is a trust worthy and sincere company who gives priority in achieving the target objective related to trekking, peak climbing or any other activities in Nepal.

Many thanks to all the members for a wonderful trip once again !!!

Best Regards,

Sergio + Selena – Spain 

Abi Peak Climbing – Amazing trip

Since peak climbing in Nepal was our dream and last year we accomplished Mera Peak Climbing with Nepal Guide Treks and Expedition. This year we choose Abi Peak climb with NGT. Overall trip was well managed and excellent. We gain lifetime experience of peak climbing. From the summit of Abi peak, excellent views of Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse and many more mountains made us heaven felt pleasure. We would like to thank our guide Ang Dendi Sherpa for being a part of our peak climbing experience.
Recommended Nepal Guide Treks and Expedition!!!!
Marious and Group from UK

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