Mount Nuptse Expedition

*Important Note: Due to the maintenance at the Tribhuvan International Airport, the flight to Lukla is going to be operated form Ramechhap which is district nearby Kathmandu from the month of April. So, the current itineraries are subject to change because we need to spend a night in Ramechhap to catch the flight to Lukla, thus we advise you to contact us about it before booking this trip to Everest.* Sky-piercing Nuptse (7855) Mountain is a very close neighbor of gigantic Mount Everest which lies in the Khumbu Himal. It is standing at the southwest of the Mount Everest sharing the glory of the Everest Massif and is the southern border of the Western from the Thangboche Monastery and it seems like an enormous wall guarding the colossal Everest. Nuptse Mountain is given the very name by the Tibetans which mean west-peak. Nuptse is joined to Lhotse; the main ridge is joined to Lhotse by a 7556m high saddle made up of 7 peaks. The main summit Nuptse I (7861m) was first scaled by a British expedition on the north-ridge in 1961 by Dennis Davis and Sherpa Tashi. Notably, Sir Chris Bonington was also a member of the FA expedition. The Nuptse ridge goes west-northwest until its steep west-face drops down more than 2300m to the Glacier. The south-face of Nuptse is 2500m high and 5 kilometers wide. The north side is above the Western-Cwm valley with the upper part of the Khumbu-glacier above its famous icefall. Our venture commences from brief flight to Lukla (2850m) and the trekking part starts, the initial days of the trek pass through the traditional Sherpa country up to the stupendous high valley of the Khumbu Region. The trail leads us to Base Camp that lies beside the Khumbu Glacier above its icefall. And from there we only head high to the summit of Nuptse Mountain.
Trip Code: MNE74
Starts: Lukla
Finishes: Lukla
Duration: 43 Days
Difficulty: Very Severe
Group Size: 2 - 14
Age: Minimum 18
Seasons: Mar-Apr,Sep-Oct
Elevation: 7861m/ 25790.7ft
Trip Views: 431
Activities: Mountaineering
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Travel Style: Budget Comfortablecheck Luxury

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Breakfast: 18
Lunch: 16
Dinner: 16
Hotel: 3 Night(s)
Teahouse: 7 Night(s)
Camping(Tent): 4 Night(s)
Guesthouse: 4 Night(s)
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Trip Facts

  • Mount Nuptse is crowned by seven peaks i.e. Nuptse I (7861m), Nuptse II (7827m), Nuptse Shar I (7804m), Nuptse Nup I (7784m), Nuptse Shar II ( 7776m), Nuptse Nup II (7742m) and Nuptse Shar III (7695m).
  • The main peak Nuptse I was first climbed on May 16, 1961, by Dennis Davis and Sherpa Tashi by British Expedition on north ridge part.
  • This mountain has an interesting feature that is its south face is 2500m high and 5km wide.
  • Nuptse receives a low number of ascents and yet, it is the perfect ascent for those looking for sub 8000m climb in a premier neighborhood.
  • Offers the beautiful Himalayan views of Mount Everest (8848m), Mount Lhotse (8516m), Mount Makalu (8463m), Mount Cho Oyu (8201m), Mount Baruntse, Mount Pumori, Ama Dablam and other more than two dozens mountains of Everest region trekking trail.
  • Opportunity to explore the high valleys including the culture and tradition of the authentic Sherpa culture who have been residing in such a harsh environment for centuries.

Why this Trip

  • Nuptse is a wonderful option for those who want to scale high mountains but reduce the life threatening risk from the 8000 meter mountains.

speaker_notes Trip Notes

  • • We reserve the right to change and that the program may be reversed. Things can happen that make it impossible to meet them as planned. If any meeting or plan would not be feasible, we always try to find an equivalent alternative. In Nepal, you always have a plan B and C!
  • • What follows is a general flow of events. Expect the unexpected and prepare to be flexible
  • • A trekking permit is a must to travel to controlled areas. Permit, however, is issued only to groups. Individual trekkers will not be issued trekking permit
  • • 5% of the total cost of the package will be allocated for the benefits of local people in the Everest region.




  • 1. Will somebody come to pick me up at the airport upon arrival ?
    Yes, our representative will be there to receive you at the airport and you will be directly transferred to your hotel.
  • 2. Is there an Orientation program ?
    Yes, we will invite you for dinner in a cultural restaurant on the night of your arrival for briefing the itinerary and small orientation program will be held by the tour leader and guides before we embark on our adventure.
  • 3. What is the overnight accommodation like ?
    For nights in cities, we use standard/superior standard/deluxe rooms whereas, during the trek, we use lodges/tea houses/guesthouses/home stay for our clients, and whatever is available and accessible. We also arrange sleeping bags for our clients, as per their request.
  • 4. How big are the groups ?
    We believe in operating small intimate group to provide personal attention and services to our guests. Small groups can enjoy the trek hassle free and enjoy the customized trip according to their need and suitability. We do not incorporate more than 14 People in a group, unless we get special requests from our clients.
  • 5. How do you rate the difficulty for this mountain, on a scale of 1 to 10, compared to other over 7000m high mountains ?
    This is certainly one of the highest mountains in the world. In terms of technical difficulty, we'd rate “Nuptse” as 8.
  • 6. Who can climb Nuptse ?
    Only mountaineers who have adept mountaineering skills, adequate strength and previous experience in high mountains can climb this mountain.
  • 7. What about security during climbing ?
    We make sure to take security measures during climbing to make your expedition successful. We hire experienced and authorized Guides/Sherpas to safeguard your life in the mountains. We strongly recommend that you follow the Guide’s/Sherpa’s instruction with utmost care.
  • 8. What sort of food can I expect during this expedition ?
    During camping, our expert camping cooks prepare a wide range of delicious meals empowering you with enough strength for your strenuous climbing. All the cooking materials will be carried by our porters.
  • 9. Can we get drinking water during climbing ?
    Yes, you will get purified, filtered water in many tea houses. You can also get a hot water during camping.
  • 10. What mode of transportation do you use ?
    We use a private vehicle for sightseeing inside Kathmandu Valley. And we use domestic flight to transfer to Lukla and back.
  • 11. What is the best season for Mount Nuptse Expedition ?
    August to November and March to May are the two best climbing seasons for Mount Nuptse Expedition.
  • 12. Will I be taken care of during emergency ?
    Before coming to Nepal, make sure that you are totally insured. In case of emergencies like altitude sickness, dehydration or any medical conditions, let your guide know about your problem and subsequently. As soon as we are informed of a situation, we will send emergency helicopter rescue team. You will be then transferred to the hospital for the treatment.
  • 13. What are the appropriate outfits we should possess ?
    Climbing is a hard and tiresome activity that requires a lot of physical movement, so pack your active wears and trekking pants for at lower altitudes. Weather at high altitude is unpredictable, so carry a lightweight waterproof jacket along with thick down jacket, pant and thermal inner wear to escape the severe cold. Needless to say that, good shoes are very important for climbing in rough and snowy terrain, so invest in good quality shoes or rent it from us at a minimum price. For mountaineering, you will require special clothes that can be bought or hired from us.
  • 14. Is it possible to alternate or change the trip days ?
    Most of the time, it is not possible. But in emergency cases, you can. Still, we customize the trip according to your preference, but if you need to change plan during the trek, consult the guide and company.
  • 15. How long will it take to complete the expedition ?
    It will take around 3-4 weeks to climb it and to return only a few days. So to complete this mountaineering, you need at least 43 days in total, to finish this trip.
  • 16. Are your Sherpas reliable and certified ?
    Yes, our Sherpas are trekking experts and also authorized license holders from Nepal Government. The Sherpas know the climbing route like the back of their hand and use their expertise in ensuring your safety in the mountains.
  • 17. Do I need climbing permit ?
    Yes, you need climbing permit. It is not legal to climb without it.
  • 18. Is there any possibility of telephonic communication while we are on this expedition ?
    Yes, for the first few days, it is possible to have telephonic communication. In some villages, you can make local and international calls from telephone provided by the guesthouse owner after paying certain amount directly. For higher altitude climbing, we usually have satellite phones with our Sherpas.
  • 19. Can I add extra days to my trips ?
    If you need extra day to complete the trekking, you'll need to inform the guide in advance and the guide will let the company know. Adding a day to trekking can result in many changes in other arrangements such as transportation, guide’s schedule, flight details, hotel bookings and all, so we really don't recommend this to our clients unless there's an emergency cases. But it's true that those changes could be made but it will cost extra. The best way to do it is to inform the agent company about it.
  • 20. What immunizations will I need ?
    Before coming to Nepal, make sure you are covered for diphtheria & TB, hepatitis A, hepatitis B, malaria, typhoid, polio and tetanus. Make sure you are in best shape to complete the trekking without any complications.
  • 21. How will my booking be processed ?
    To confirm your booking, a non-refundable deposit of minimum of 15% of total trip amount is required, which can be made by bank transfer. The due balance is payable on arrival in Kathmandu with cash or card.
  • 22. Can we use credit card during the climbing ?
    No, you cannot use the credit card during the climbing. You have to exchange the money in Nepali Rupees before you start the trip. You can use credit card only in Kathmandu.

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