Mountaineering in Nepal
Persons who want to take Extreme adventure of mountain, there is no doubt that the Himalaya range comes on first position in the world. Some persons want to make trekking up to the base of high Himalaya where as some one want to cross high pass of the Himalaya with wilderness trial of adventurous destinations.
Nepal– The Himalayan country has many possibilities for adventurous tourism not only the trekking but also for mountaineering expedition of high mountains including Mt. Everest 8,848m. The great Himalayan range in Nepal has eight out of fourteen of the world’s 8000 meter peaks with total number of 1310 snow peaks over 6000 meters and offers the best choices for Himalaya expedition and mountaineering in Nepal in different trekking region of Nepal. Whether the interest is simply climbing a peak or an expedition on 7000 or 8000 meter peak, climbing Himalayas in Nepal has become a dream for most of the adventure enthusiasts and mountaineers in the world. We have the expertise to organize full scale Himalayan expedition as well as logistic support for climbing peaks in Nepal & Tibet under the expert management of famous mountaineers. Expedition on Pumori, Amadablam, Baruntse, Annapurna are considered the popular among 6000 & 7000 meter peaks where as Dhaulagiri , Makalu, Manaslu, Lhotse , Everest are the 8000 meter peaks for the challenging climbing in Nepal. In Tibet we offer Lakpa RI, CHO-OYU (Tibet side), Shishapangma (Above 8,000m), Gorla mandata & Mt. Everest (North Face) Expedition. Besides this we have hundreds of snow peaks provides different experience of different trekking region in Himalaya, among them Island peak, Lobuche peak, Mera peak, Ramdung peak, Pokhasarmo peak ,Pisang peak ,Chulus (East, west , Central) peaks, Yala peak are famous destinations for mountaineering groups. Many groups try & practice those peaks before their aim to summit High Mountains above 8,000 m.
Royalties of Mountain Expedition:
Nepalese Government of Nepal has different types of Royalties formalities for different mountains , The formalities for Peak climbing will be done through ( Nepal Mountaineering Association – NMA) but for higher mountains we need to issue permit through government , once we book the trip we will suggest you to send those documents on advance to proceed climbing permits. Nepal government also has decided to exempt royalty for ascending certain peaks. The government has announced partial and total exemption of royalty on 60 mountain peaks of the Kingdom of Nepal, so there are some mountain peaks which are free of Royalty for Mountain expedition for updates of royalties; please feel free to write us [email protected]
Fitness and Technical Experience
The mountaineering of above 8,000 M needs some technical experience of rock climbing, Ice climbing, knowledge of high altitude normal climbing & experience of Alpine PD+/AD routes. It needs previous experience of trekking peaks to gain experience for higher peaks. We suggest particular trekking peak expedition to make successful summit of Higher Mountain which depends up on experience & scale of technical part. The trekking peaks like Island peak, Lobuche peak in Everest Region will provide you experience to climb Mt. Amadablam & finally to summit of Mt. Everest.
Weather Conditions in Nepal Himalaya
The condition of weather in Himalayas Range depends up on arrival of monsoon. Mountain expeditions are suggested on the dry season (April – May) for all higher mountains in Nepal & Tibet, the next season (October – November) comes as semi season for Mountaineering in this region. On the period of Expedition the night & day temperature become very cold with wind chill & temperature come down possibly as low as minus 20 degree centigrade so you must prepare the equipments & clothing accordingly. We suggest to bring very warm sleeping bag (-30c), an expedition weight down jacket and good quality down mitts.
We provide hygienic foods for all trekking & Expedition teams which stimulate your appetite despite frequent altitude induced loss of appetite ,Breakfast includes porridge and cereal followed by eggs (fried, boiled poached or omelettes) and either bread or chapattis with jam, honey, peanut butter etc. Lunch starts with juice and may include chips,rice, lentils, vegetables, salad, sandwiches, beans, tinned fish and tinned meat. Dessert is usually fresh/tinned fruit and tea. The evening meal always starts with soup (often with a healthy dose of garlic to aid acclimatization accompanied by poppadoms, popcorn or prawn crackers. The main meal varies from local style – Dal Bhat (rice and lentils with an onion and vegetable sauce), Yak stew, momos etc. to western style – yak burgers, chips, pasta, pizza & Desserts are equally appealing and include apple pie, cake, custard etc. On the period of Expedition (Climbing period) we use dehydrated meals supplemented by chocolate, muesli bars, cheese, nuts, salami, etc
Staffs and Tipping
We provide you highly experience climbing guides with government license for mountaineering, skillful high altitude cook with helpers, assistance sherpas to settle camps, Nepali Mountain group Leader (Depends up on group size), Liaison officer ( Government ) & Essential porters, yaks or pony as per program. All the staffs will be well equipped & has insurance from local insurance company. We suggest our group to handover TIPS & BONUS for our staffs after the trip. The bonus comes as the name “Summit Bonus” which is only for your climbing guides. Tips are for your other crew member of Expedition including cook, assistance Sherpa & porters.
The domestic flights are dependable on weather condition, in some case we may stuck for long days in Himalayan airports Like Lukla, Jufal, Tumlingtar,Jomsom etc on that case we can arrange Helicopter but the cost will be extra. The accommodation before & after trip will be as per program so if there will be any extra cost you need to pay us directly.
We provide all private transportation in Kathmandu which depends up on the group size but if in case you want to use transportation in mountain rough road, it is not possible to arrange private transportation but we can arrange reserve local transportation as per program.
Once you confirm the mountain expedition in Nepal or Tibet, you need to send us your passport copies, Passport sized photo with agreement latter & advance payment. We also need full insurance document which you must take form your country. We proceed permits for Mountaineering when we receive all documents from you.
Essential Personal Climbing Gear
01) Harness 02) Crampons
03) Ice axe 04) Ascender/ carabineers
05) Multi-LED Head Lamp 06) Karabiners.
07) Rappel device: Figure 8, ACT or similar 08) Ski poles
09) Slings 10)Masks, hoses, and regulators
11) Altimeter 12) Climbing helmet
13) Down Sleeping Bag 1pc. 14) Down Jacket 1 pc.
15) Climbing boot 1 pair 16) Shocks for climbing – 6 pairs
17) Trekking Boot 1 pair 18) Get up (Boot clover) 1 set
19) Main rope 15 meters 20) Knife
21) Climbing tents (Use only for high camps on Mountain) 22) Matrices
1) Icecrew 2) Ice sable 3) Icehammer 4) Fix rope (Dynamic Rope)
5) Icebar 6) Rock piton