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Expeditions

 


Everest Expedition
 

Duration: 65 days

 

Grade: Very Strenuous

Max Elevation: 8848m

 
 

An unforgettable, challenging and exhilarating adventure to summit the peak of the highest mountain in the world via the south east ridge and south pillar. Standing 8,848 M / 29, 028 ft. tall and 5.5 miles above sea level, Mount Everest is the tallest point on Earth. Located between Tibet and Nepal and named after Sir George Everest, the British Surveyor – General of India, Everest is known in Tibet as Chomolungma and in Nepal as Sagarmatha. Tenzing Norgey Sherpa of Nepal and Sir Edmund Hillary of New Zealand famously made the first successful ascent via the south east ridge route on 29 May 1953. In 1975, Ms. Junko Tabei of Japan was the first woman to reach the peak, summiting via the south east ridge. This expedition begins in Kathmandu with preparation and briefing before flying to Lukla to commence the trek to Everest Base Camp, including acclimatisation periods. From Base Camp the climbing begins for a maximum 45 days. Amazing views of high peaks, dramatic icefalls, glaciers and high Himalayan panoramas are just some of the highlights of this expedition as well as the ultimate highlight of the summit. Return to Base Camp and begin the trek back to Lukla for a dramatic flight back to Kathmandu for a day of leisure and reflection on your amazing achievement.

 
           

 

 

 


Everest from Tibet: Entry from Lhasa, exit Zhangmu
  Duration: 64 days

 

Grade: Very Strenuous

Max Elevation: 8848m

 
 

Enjoy the view from the top of the world! Ascend the north side of the highest mountain in the world, entering from Tibet. After preparation and briefing in Kathmandu, fly to the holy city Lhasa. Enjoy a few days sightseeing and acclimatisation including visits to striking Potala Palace, Dreprung and Sera Monasteries, Jokhang Temple and bustling Barkhor street market. Drive to Xegar then on to Base Camp for acclimatisation and preparation before the trek to Intermediate Base Camp. The trek continues to Advance Base Camp before commencing the climbing period of maximum 40 days to reach the summit of Everest. Return to Advanced Base Camp and Base Camp before a scenic drive to Nyalam and on through the beautiful Nepalese countryside to Kathmandu for a couple of days of rest, relaxation and celebration.

 
           

 

 

 


Mt Cho Oyu Ascent
  Duration: 51 days

 

Grade: Very Strenuous

Max Elevation: 8201m

 
 

Mt Cho Oyu, the sixth highest mountain in the world. Located a short distance to the west of Everest and Lhotse in the Khumbu region of Eastern Nepal along the Tibetan border, Cho Oyu’s towering peak, along with Everest stands out well above the surrounding mountains and is a familiar landmark to climbers ascending Everest’s north face. West from here is also Nangpa La, the main trading route between the Solu Khumbu and Tibet. This expedition follows the south west climbing route. Beginning with preparation and briefing in Kathmandu, enjoy the short dramatic flight to Lukla. From here, trek to Namche Bazaar and on to Machermo, past frozen Gokyo Lake and on to Ngozumba and Cho Oyu Base Camp with plenty of time for acclimatisation. The climb commences from day 14 to 43 to reach the summit of the sixth highest peak in the world. Enjoy awesome panoramic views and
a fantastic sense of achievement. Descend and return trek to Lukla before flying back to Kathmandu for a day to relax and celebrate.

 
           

 

 

 


Mt Pumori Expedition
  Duration: 37 days

 

Grade: Very Strenuous

Max Elevation: 7129m

 
 

One of the premier 7000m. peaks in the Everest region and ideal for those looking to pursue 8000m peaks or a fantastic climb in its own right. Pumori lies in the upper Khumbu region of Nepal and lies bordering between Nepal & Tibet, where the arid Tibetan Plateau stretches to the north and west and the brilliant white peaks of Nepal rise to the south and east. The expedition route follows the south east buttress before it traverses to the east ridge for the remaining portion of the ascent. Preparation and briefing begins in Kathmandu before a dramatic scenic flight to Lukla to commence the trek to Base Camp. Enjoy a scenic trek and acclimatisation periods travelling through Namche, Khumjung, Tengboche, Dingboche and Lobuche before reaching Pumori Base Camp. The climb begins on Day 13 for a maximum of 17 days to reach the summit. Requiring excellent physical endurance, Pumori offers fantastic wilderness, amazing views of Lhotse and Everest, with technical difficulty worthy of any Himalayan alpinist. Pumori is a serious expedition peak suitable only for experienced climbers.

 
           

 

 

 


Mt Taboche Ascent
  Duration: 21 days

 

Grade: Strenuous

Max Elevation: 6501m

 
 

An interesting mountain for serious climbers to put their name to new itineraries in the Himalayas. Few attempts have been made on Mt. Taboche. Several routes are possible with a choice from Thame Valley or Pheriche Valley which is considered an easier approach. Following preparation and briefing in Kathmandu, enjoy a scenic flight to Lukla to commence trekking. Trek from Phakding past Namche Bazaar, Khumjung, Tengboche and Lobuche before descending to Pheriche and up again to Taboche Base Camp and on to Khumbu Tse Base Camp to commence the two day climb to the summit. Trek back to Lukla and return to Kathmandu for rest and relaxation.

 
           

 

 

 


Expedition to Manaslu
  Duration: 59 days

 

Grade: Very Strenuous

Max Elevation: 8163m

 
 

Mt. Manaslu is the highest peak of the Gurkha Massif, and is the eighth highest mountain in the world. Located about 40 miles east of Annapurna, Manaslu’s long ridges and valley glacier offer feasible approaches from all directions,culminating in a peak that towers steeply above the surrounding landscape and is a dominant feature when seen from afar. Common routes are the north east ridge and south east side. Following preparation and briefing in Kathmandu, enjoy the drive through picturesque Nepalese countryside to Gorkha to meet the porter teams and begin the trek to Manaslu Base Camp. From here the climbing period commences, returning on Day 49 to Base Camp for the
return trek to Gorkha and a relaxing drive to Kathmandu to relax, think and reminisce on the expedition highlights

Special note for 2006 expeditions:
In 2006 Nepal will celebrate the Golden Jubilee of Manaslu, at 8163m the seventh highest peak in the world. This will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the first ascent of Mt Manaslu by Japanese and Nepalese mountaineers Toshio Imonishi and Gyalzen Norbu on May 09 1956.

 
           

 

 

 


Island Peak (Imja Tse) Expedition
  Duration: 21 days

 

Grade: Strenuous

Max Elevation: 6160m

 
 

Spectacular scenery and the most popular climbing/trekking peak in Nepal. The mountain itself is an extension of the south ridge of Mt. Lhotse shar separated by a small col. The ridge rising from the south of this point leads to the summit of Island Peak. Imja Tse not only provides an enjoyable climb but also provides some of the most wonderful scenery of the Himalayas in the Khumbu region. From Dingboche, Island Peak is clearly seen as a pyramid of ice and rock.From its summit, the giant mountains, Nuptse (7879 m.) Lhotse (8501 m.) and Lhotse middle peak (8410 m.)form a semi circle to the north. Magnificent views of Mt. Makalu (8475 m.) in the east, Baruntse and Ama Dablam to the south add even more charm and attraction for climbing Island Peak. After preparation and briefing in Kathmandu, a dramatic flight to Lukla to commence trekking. This scenic route travels past Namche Bazaar, on to Khumjung, Tengboche, Dingboche and Chhuking before reaching Island Peak Base Camp. Commence the climb to Camp 1 before an early morning climb to reach the summit. Return to Lukla for another short dramatic flight over the Himalayas to enjoy the sights and sounds of Kathmandu.

Guaranteed to run for minimum 2 clients. Luxury hotel in Kathmandu.

Land only price per person (join in Kathmandu).

 
  Group Size 2 - 6 7-12  
  Camping and lodges £3795 £3195  
  Flight From £600  
   
  Single hotel supplement (Kathmandu) £240  
  Single tent supplement (on trek) £210  
 

 


Mera Peak Expedition
  Duration: 20 days

 

Grade: Strenuous

Max Elevation: 6654m

 
 

Nepal’s highest trekking peak with impressive views from the summit of 4 of the 5 highest peaks in the world. Combine a challenging and rewarding trek and climb. Non technical suitable for non mountaineers. Mera is located in one of the remote areas of the Khumbu region and the trek to Base Camp starts from the village of Lukla and along quiet trails to the remote and sparsely inhabited Hinku Valley.The climb to the summit is technically straight forward on a long glacier and snow slopes using ice axe and crampons. From the summit, enjoy the wonderful surrounding views including the top five 8000 meter peaks of Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, Kanchenjunga and Cho-Oyu.

Guaranteed to run for minimum 2 clients. Land only price per person (join in Kathmandu).

 
  Group Size 2 - 6  
  5 star hotel in Kathmandu, camping and lodges £3695  
  3 star hotel in Kathmandu, camping and lodges £3495  
  International flight from £600  
   
 
 
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