Nuptse Expedition in Nepal
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Nuptse Expedition

Nuptse Expedition


Trip Highlights;

  • Summit Mount Nuptse at 7,861 meters
  • Magnificent views of high mountains within Khumbu region including Everest, Cho Oyu, Lhotse, Makalu, Pumori, Baruntse, and the majestic Ama Dablam.
  • Opportunity to explore the high valleys including the culture and tradition of the authentic Sherpa culture who have been residing in such harsh environment for centuries.
  • Gain an adventure and thrill-filled climbing experience of Mt Nuptse for a lifetime achievement.

Trip Introduction;
Mount Nuptse 7,861 meters is located in the Khumbu Himalayan Range just southwest of Mount Everest. The name ‘Nup-tse’ is derived from Tibetan word which literally means ‘West Peak’. Neighboring to Mount Everest and Mount Lhotse, Mount Nuptse is well recognized for its steep west face that drops down more than 2300 meters to the Khumbu Glacier. Additionally, the steep and rocky south-face of Mount Nuptse is 2500 meters high and 5 kilometers wide.

The first successful ascent of Mt Nuptse was made by Dennis Davis and Tashi Sherpa on May 16, 1961, via north-ridge (Scott-route) from British Expedition team. The climb to the summit is very challenging and difficult but offers the experience of a life time achievement. Apart from the expedition, one gets to explore the flora and fauna within Khumbu and Everest region of Nepal. Nuptse Expedition with Nepal Guide Treks and Expedition is an excellent opportunity for adventure-seeking climbers to gain ultimate climbing experience all being in the midst of world’s towering mountains.

Nuptse Expedition with Nepal Guide Treks and Expeditions starts at Kathmandu. After spending a couple of days sightseeing and making necessary preparation for the climb at Kathmandu, we will take a scenic flight from Kathmandu to the airstrip of Lukla – gateway to Khumbu and entire Everest Region. From Lukla, we start our trek on a trail that goes through a dense forest filled with Rhododendron, Oak and Pine trees towards Namche Bazaar – The Sherpa Capital. With good acclimatization days, our trek continues passing through Tyangboche, Dingboche, Lobuche as we head towards Nuptse Base Camp. As soon as we arrive at the base camp, our Sherpa crew will set up the camps and make necessary preparations needed for Nuptse expedition.

Following the instructions and guidance are given by our experienced climbing experts, we will spend several days with proper acclimatization and vision to reach the summit of Mount Nuptse. Our tiring and exhausting climb to the summit is rewarded with breathtaking views of high mountain valleys and world’s towering mountains within Khumbu Himalayan Range. After having achieved the summit, we will descend following the same route and head back to reach the base camp. Our return journey is made following the same trail back to Lukla. Our challenging and exceptional Nuptse Expedition with Nepal Guide Treks and Expedition end with a sweeping flight from Lukla back to Kathmandu.

Find numerous Expedition Trips in Everest region; Mt. Everest Expedition, Mt. Pumori Expedition, Mt. Baruntse Expedition…… 

Find our day by day itinerary of Mt. Nuptse Expedition through Google Map;


Day 01: Arrive at Kathmandu [1345m/4411ft] and transfer to Hotel.
Our representative from Nepal Guide Treks and Expedition will meet you at Tribhuvan 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 collecting additional information about the trip. In the evening, please join our welcome dinner program organized by Nepal Guide Treks and Expedition.
Accommodation: Hotel/Resort
Meals: BB Plan + Welcome Dinner

Day 02: Sightseeing Kathmandu & Climbing Preparations
Click here for detailed information about World Heritage Sites of UNESCO in Kathmandu 
We will spend our day sightseeing around some of the attractive world heritage sites within Kathmandu valley. Also, today we will complete all the necessary paper works and other preparations required for Nuptse Expedition with NGT.
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] [3-4 hrs Trek]
Today we will be transferred to domestic airport for an early morning flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. Lukla is the gateway to Khumbu and entire Everest region. After landing at the airstrip of Lukla, we start our trek by following a trail that gradually ascends as we trek along the left bank of Dudh Koshi river. Our trek passes through pine forest and beautifully painted Mani walls to arrive at Ghat. From there a mixture of both uphill and downhill trekking will lead us to Phakding for overnight stay.
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 continue on our trek by crossing a small stream and then climbing up the terraced hill to reach Bengar. We continue our trekking along the trail that comprises of several ups and downs. We will make a stop at the National Park Office where the park entrance fee is collected. As the mountain path zigzags uphill, we emerge at a ridge top rest area that offers excellent views of Everest 8848m and Lhotse 8516m. The climb eases somewhat as the path goes along the dense rhododendron and pine forest to arrive at Namche Bazaar – The Sherpa Capital.
Accommodation: Tea House Lodge
Meals: All Meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

Day 05: Rest day at Namche Bazaar – For Acclimatization.
In order to avoid any kind of altitude sickness and to ensure successful summit climb of Mt Nuptse, we will take a day rest at Namche Bazaar for acclimatization and exploration. 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 make an hour’s walk up to Syangboche at 3,800 meters for enjoying magnificent 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 Tyangboche [3867m/12683ft] [5-6 hrs Trek]
After spending a good day rest at Namche Bazaar, we will follow the trail that descends passing through the village of Trashinga. From there we will make a long climb to reach Tyangboche. The first part of the climb is very steep, however the climb eases as we trek through densely forested area until we arrive at the stone gate built by lamas which marks our entry into Tyangboche.
Accommodation: Tea House Lodge
Meals: All Meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

Day 07: Trek from Tyangboche to Dingboche [4260m/13972ft] [5-6 hrs Trek]
From Tyangboche we will gradually climb up the mountain path, enjoying the best views of Ama Dablam and Kantega as they appear on the opposite bank. We continue our uphill trekking that passes through several chortens, the upper path passes Pangboche and the lower path to Pangboche Olin with its stone wall-enclosed with potato field. Our trail climbs slowly towards a big Mani Stupa. From there our trail is a fairly moderate trekking all the way to Dingboche.
Accommodation: Tea House Lodge
Meals: All Meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

Day 08: Trek from Dingboche to Lobuche [4930m/16170ft] [5-6 hrs Trek]
After breakfast we will leave Dingboche, and follow the trail that descends downhill towards the village of Pheriche. After about two hours of trekking from Pheriche, we will arrive at Dugla at 4,595 meters with a small wooden bridge over the out-flow of Khumbu glacier. We will make a stop at Dugla for having lunch. During our trek we will have magnificent views of Mt. Pumori and other high peaks west of Everest. We continue our trek until we arrive at Lobuche for our overnight stay.
Accommodation: Tea House Lodge
Meals: All Meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

Day 09: Trek from Lobuche to Nuptse Base Camp [5230m/17154ft] [4-5 hrs Trek]
After breakfast we leave Lobuche and follow the trail that is a gradual uphill trekking towards Gorakshep. Gorakshep is the last stop with comfy tea houses. Our trek passes through few tea houses at Gorakshep as we follow the trail that goes over the moraine of Khumbu Glacier. We will trek until we arrive at a good campsite near the foot of Khumbu Icefall. Once at the campsite, our Sherpa crew will set up the base camp and make necessary checks on our health conditions and  make preparations for setting up additional camps above the base camp, before attempting the final summit climb of Mt Nuptse to achieve the experience of a life time.
Accommodation: Tented Camp
Meals: All Meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

Day 10-34: Climbing Period Mt Nuptse [7861m/25784ft] and back to Base Camp.
We will spend several days doing climbing training practices with adequate acclimatization. Our Sherpa crew will do all the hard works from carrying and setting up additional camps at higher altitudes, providing timely and healthy meals, finding the best climbing route and keeping the climbing gears in good function. Fully equipped with all the climbing gears and properly acclimatized, we will follow the guidance and instructions given by our experienced Sherpa climbing experts. Taking the weather conditions into consideration we will overcome several technical climbing sections and climb towards the summit of Mt Nuptse. Once at the summit, we are rewarded with stunning views of Everest, Cho Oyu, Lhotse, Makalu, Pumori, Baruntse, Ama Dablam and other surrounding high peaks in Khumbu region. We will spend short time at the summit and descend following the same route all the way back to the Base Camp.
Accommodation: Tented Camp
Meals: All Meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

Day 35: Trek from Nuptse Base Camp to Lobuche [4-5 hrs Trek]
Having achieved our target – summit of Mt Nuptse, we prepare for the return trek. After breakfast we pack our gears and start retracing our steps back on the same trail that descends through the moraine of Khumbu glacier. Our trek passes through Gorakshep as we descend gradually to arrive back to Lobuche for our overnight stay. Enjoy the evening at Lobuche with the NGT team.
Accommodation: Tea House Lodge
Meals: All Meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

Day 36: Trek from Lobuche to Pangboche [3930m/12890ft] [5-6 hrs Trek]
After breakfast, we leave Lobuche and follow the trail that passes through cairns and memorials that have been erected in the memory of climbers who lost their lives when climbing Mount Everest. Our trail is a rather easy downhill descend journey passing through the village of Pheriche and then continue trekking until we arrive at Pangboche for the overnight stay.
Accommodation: Tea House Lodge
Meals: All Meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

Day 37: Trek from Pangboche to Namche Bazaar [4-5 hrs Trek]
From Pangboche, our trail is mostly downhill trekking towards Deboche. From there we will gradually climb to reach Tyangboche. We trek on a leveled path for a while before descending down to Phungi Tenga. We will climb for a while passing through Kyangjuma and from there it is a pleasant walk all the way back to Namche Bazaar which is also known as The Sherpa Capital.
Accommodation: Tea House Lodge
Meals: All Meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

Day 38: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Lukla [5-6 hrs Trek]
The last day of our trek leads from Namche Bazaar via Monjo to Lukla. Our trail descends passing through dense forest 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 forty-five minutes will bring us back to Lukla.
Accommodation: Tea House Lodge
Meals: All Meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

Day 39: Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu [45 min Flight]
After breakfast, we will take an early morning 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 market streets of Kathmandu can be worth spending good time around Kathmandu city.
Accommodation: Hotel/Resort
Meals: BB Plan

Day 40: 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 Nuptse Expedition with NGT and have a final meal together in the evening.
Accommodation: Hotel/Resort
Meals: BB Plan + Farewell Dinner

Day 41: International Departure as per your flight schedule
Our Airport Representative will drop you at the International Airport as per your flight schedule.

Date & Price

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Your Program Duration = 41 days Days
All the Prices are in USD ($) Per Person.

Cost Includes

  • Airport Arrival Departure transfer as per mentioned in Itinerary
  • 5 Nights stay in Kathmandu with BB Plan
  • Sightseeing in Kathmandu with experienced city guide, all entrance fees and private vehicle
  • All essential ground transportation by Private Vehicle – as mentioned in Itinerary
  • Climbing permit for mount Mt. Nuptse Expedition
  • All essential Trekking Permits and National Park fees
  • Kathmandu – Lukla – Kathmandu Flight
  • Tea House and Camping Accommodation during Trekking and Climbing period
  • All meals – Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner during trekking and climbing period
  • Trekking Guide and well experienced climbing guide
  • Required number of porters, and kitchen staff for camping
  • All essential camping equipment – Dining tent, toilet tent, store tent, table – chair for expedition
  • Liaison officer
  • All staffs salary, foods, clothing and insurance
  • All essential climbing gears
  • Emergency oxygen-mask & regulator (need to pay as per usages)
  • Solar panel for batteries charging & lighting in base camp
  • Satellite Phone (Need to pay as per usages per minute)
  • Welcome and farewell dinner in Kathmandu
  • All applicable TAX, VAT and necessary paperwork

Cost Excludes

  • Personal Climbing gear
  • Your climbing insurance
  • Bar and Beverage bills
  • All personal nature expanses
  • TIPS & Summit Bonus for staffs
  • Refundable garbage deposit

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.


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.


  • 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


  • 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)


  • 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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Successful Expedition of Mt Nuptse !!! Awesome Experience !!

We just completed our Nuptse Expedition with Nepal Guide Treks and Expedition. We want to thank the whole team of NGT for arranging, and doing great team work on a regular basis during the whole expedition period.

Everyone was friendly, hard working and focused on reaching the target – Nuptse summit. We were provided with all the necessary gears – from tents, comfy mattress , oxygen masks and cylinders when needed.

Our climbing guide was Ang-Dawa Sherpa , he made right decisions and had best technical climbing experience. Without his guidance, reaching the summit would not be possible on our own. So many thanks to Ang-Dawa Sherpa for leading us to the summit for a memorable expedition.

We are inspired to attempt higher mountains in future !!!!

We also want to thank the entire team who carried all our gears from tents to food and everything else. Their support is highly acknowledged by us.

Overall, we would like to recommend Nepal Guide Treks and Expedition for those wanting to do trekking and climbing in Nepal.

We will surely be back for doing more adventure climbing expedition together with Nepal Guide Treks and Expedition.

Wishing Best of Luck !!

Edward and Group – United Kingdom

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