Nuptse Expedition

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Trip facts

Duration: 20 Days

Country: Nepal

Nuptse is derived from the Tibetan language “West Peak” located to the south-west of Everest in the Khumbu region at above the elevation of 7695 m. This Nuptse range has 7 peaks - Nuptse I (7861) m, Nuptse II (7827 m), Nuptse Shar I (7804 m), Nuptse Nup I (7784 m), Nuptse Shar II (7776 m), Nuptse Nup II (7,742 m) and Nuptse Shar III (7695 m).

Nuptse I was first climbed on May 16, 1961, by Dennis Davis and Tashi Sherpa via the north-ridge. The sharp steep and the rocky face of the south of Nuptse is 5 kilometers wide and 2500 m high. This Nuptse Peak, when viewed from the Thyangboche monastery - looks like as if the peak is guarding the massive wall of Mount Everest. Anyone with sound health can attempt this expedition with least experience of climbing mountain as we have to reach the max elevation of 6000 m.

This expedition begins from sightseeing some of the sites in Kathmandu and then a scenic flight to Lukla. Then a short trek to Phakding following the Dudh Koshi River. Next day heading through the dense forest and crossing some suspension bridges - we will reach Namche Bazaar. Continuing our trekking for few more days, crossing some of the main regions of Everest like Thyangboche and Dingboche - we will be reaching Pangboche from where we get the spectacular view of Ama Dablam.

Next day we will just be acclimatizing hiking up to the hilly area, as Dingboche is a perfect site for adapting the altitude. Next, we trek to Lobuche and the following day we trek to Nuptse Base Camp. And next day we will be preparing for the summit and take plenty of rest acclimatizing. Next, we began our summit and after successful completion, we retrace back to base camp, then to Lobuche and so on.

The best time for the expedition and ascending high peaks will be perfect during spring (March-May) and autumn (September-November). This expedition is a 45-day adventurous journey where our itinerary has been cautiously designed by our climbing expert team focusing on clients safety and the altitude. If you want to know more or any other information regarding this Nuptse Expedition, please feel free to contact or email us.

Our day to day itinerary for Everest Nuptse Expedition is listed below:

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Day 01: Arrival KTM & transfer to hotel

As you arrive at the Tribhuvan International airport our representative team will be there for you at the terminal gate and then they will welcome you and take you to the respective hotel and then you can take rest or freshen up or you can go for a shopping to buy your personal stuff. In the evening the Accent Himalaya Company will be organizing a welcome dinner in the authentic Nepali restaurant and will have a small briefing about the trip. We will be spending our night at the hotel.

  Welcome Dinner

Day 02-03: Kathmandu Sightseeing and Preparation for Nuptse Expedition

Today we will be sightseeing as well as prepare for the Nuptse expedition. We will be visiting the popular pilgrimage site of Hindu which is Pashupatinath temple, largest stupa of south Asia- Boudhanath stupa. In the afternoon our climbing leader will be checking all the climbing equipment and then we will be introducing you to our guides as well as other fellow participants who will be joining with you. If you have anything to buy then you can buy at the Kathmandu as tomorrow we will be flying to Lukla. We will be spending our night at the hotel.


Day 04: Fly Kathmandu to Lukla

Early morning we will take a scenic flight to Lukla and after reaching Lukla our porter and camp staff will be there waiting for us. We will begin our trekking to the Phakding alongside the Dudh Koshi River and reach the Phakding you’ll get to spot the several clean lodges with comfy rooms. We will be spending our night at the lodges.

  Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 05: Trek to Namche Bazar

We will continue our trek and then we will be crossing the Dudh Koshi twice through suspension bridge and then we will be entering the Khumbu national park living and then we will reach Monjo village and then we will be crossing the Dudh Koshi and Bhote Koshi river through a suspension bridge. We will be ascending steeply for2 hours and then we will be reaching at Namche bazaar.

  Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 06: At leisure in Namche Bazar

Today we will be resting at Namche bazaar as well as acclimatize the altitude which is at 3450 meters.

  Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 07: Trek to Thyangboche

We will continue our trek alongside the valley of Dudh Koshi River. Trekking and following the trails we will start getting the view of peaks of the Khumbu region which are Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse and Ama Dablam. After that, we will be passing numerous villages and several teahouses and then we will again cross the Dudh Koshi River and then we will ascend steeply to Tengboche and here we will be visiting Tengboche monastery.

  Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 08: Trek to Dingboche

We will be trekking all the way to the rhododendron forests and once again we will be crossing the suspension bridge. After hours of trekking, we will reach Pangboche where we will get the excellent view of Ama Dablam. Trekking up the valley side we will be re-crossing the river and turn up the Imja valley and then we will reach the scenic farming village of Dingboche.

  Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 09: Acclimatization

It is an important phase of the expedition as the Dingboche spot is the perfect place for the acclimatization. The squad leader will form day-to-day visits to the contiguous hills with the target of providing steady acclimatization. Trek some of the close hills in -order to gradually upsurge experience to altitude. Follow the rule that you have formerly found best suitable in order to give you extreme acclimatization before you reach base camp.

Whereas in Dingboche we can join a meeting on high-elevation adaptation at the hospital which runs by the Himalayan Rescue Association which is close to Pheriche. The trek to Pheriche and back will also help as worthy adaptation training.

  Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 10: Trek to Lobuche

We will be retracing back to Pheriche and continue our trek to base camp and then we will reach Dughla which is situated below the snout of the Khumbu glacier and then we will have our lunch and after that, we will be climbing steeply beside the glacier moraine. After few hours of trekking, we will come across the tea houses which is at Lobuche.

  Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 11: Trek to Nuptse Base Camp

Trekking alongside the valley and viewing down to the Khumbu Glacier and following an equitable path to Gorakshep which was the site of the base camp in the year of 1953 and nowadays it contains a little small tea- houses. Then leaving the Gorak Shep the path leads on to the moraine of the Khumbu Glacier and turn out to be fairly imprecise, merging amid knolls of debris and finally we will reach at base camp close the bottom of the Khumbu Icefall.

  Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 12: Rest, Acclimatization, and preparation

Today we will be resting and properly acclimatizing the altitude.

  Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 13-37: Ascent of Mt Nuptse

  Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 38: Withdraw to Base Camp

We will return back to base camp and clean the base camp before we leave and then pack all the stuff and clean and dry the climbing gear.

  Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 39: Retrace to Lobuche

  Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 40: Trek to Pangboche

  Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 41: Trek to Namche

  Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 42: Trek to Lukla

  Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 43: Fly to Kathmandu

We will fly back to Kathmandu and our team will drop you at the hotel and in the evening our company will be hosting a farewell dinner and also celebrate for our successful of peak expedition and also we will be thanking our Sherpa climbing guide who was all time with us supporting and motivating us.

  Breakfast and farewell Dinner

Day 44: Free day in Kathmandu

Today we will take rest and if you like we can visit some of the sights nearby or you can do some souvenir shopping to your loved ones.


Day 45: Airport transfer for return flight

Today your journey finally comes to an end and it is time to say goodbye to you all and then our team will drop you at the airport three hours than your flight schedule.


Includes and Excludes

What's Included

  • Expedition permit fees
  • Hotel accommodations in Kathmandu & Lhasa
  • Teahouses and camps (tents) accommodations for the trek and climb respectively
  • Meals in Kathmandu & Lhasa and while trekking and climbing
  • Group equipment for the climb
  • Qualified and Experienced guides
  • Experienced Climbing Sherpas
  • High Altitude Climbing Sherpas
  • Airport transfers
  • Satellite phone service
  • Oxygen (2 4-liter bottles)

Not Included in the Cost

  • International airfare and Nepal Visa fee (please bring the exact US $ in cash and two passport size photograph)
  • Personal equipment and extra services
  • Tips and Bonus for Staff and guide
  • Insurance and Trip cancellation
  • Beverages
  • Airport departure tax

Trip Note


Accommodation on Everest Nuptse Expedition

Accent Himalaya manages its best to provide good food and comfortable accommodation. During your stay in Kathmandu, standard hotels (rated 2-3 stars) will be provided (for 4 nights). However, if you are willing to pay more, we can arrange some luxurious room from 4-5 star hotels. But once you set out for Everest Nuptse Expedition, normal lodges or Teahouse will be arranged where you get a normal bed and pillow.  

A few lodges have electric lights but others rely on candle lights or lanterns. Nevertheless, there will be a good provision of food. All the lodges are booked prior to your trekking but in some cases, they cannot be booked in advance. In such a case, you need to show willingness since it is an adventurous trekking and some facilities are limited to the high mountains.

Meals and Drinks on Everest Nuptse Expedition Trek

All the meals and breakfast required for you are included in our package. We will enjoy typical Nepalese cuisine, Tibetan, Italian, Indian, Continental and so on during the trek. Dinner and breakfast will be served in the same lodge where you spend overnight and the team leader or guide will find you a good place for lunch on the way to your destination. We recommend you to carry water purification pills along with you as normal water will be provided free of cost. If you wish to drink bottled water, they are available in the shop and tea houses. However, bottled water and liquors are not included in the package. 

Luggage/Backpack for Everest Nuptse Expedition Trek

During your trek, your main luggage will be carried by our porters and you will be carrying a small backpack with your water bottle, camera, tissue paper, towel, or other gears that you need to use frequently. The clothes and gears that you don’t need can be packed and left in the locker or safe deposit box in the hotel free of cost.

Normal weight limit at Nepal’s domestic airline is 15 kg including your hand carry and in case you exceed the limit, you need to pay the extra amount which is not included in our package.

Guide/Porter on Trek

Accent Himalaya provides you a very trained and experienced trekking guide who will handle all the logistics and other issues that may emerge during your trek. We have the best provision of very loyal and honest porters who will carry 20 kg from two tourists (10 kg each). If you are trekking in a bigger group (more than 10 people in a group), we will provide you an additional guide.

Group Size, Guide, and Crew Member

Accent Himalaya organizes Everest Nuptse Expedition Trek from a minimum of a single person to maximum of 12 people in a group at once. However, larger groups trek can be arranged by splitting the groups. One guide is provided for up to 6 trekkers and 2 guides are provided up to 16 trekkers. One porter is provided for 2 trekkers. The guide will be in the same hotel or lodge where you are accommodated but porter might be placed somewhere else during your trip.

Personal Expenses on Trek

Your personal expense literally depends upon your personal habit; whether you are alcoholic or non-alcoholic, extravagant or thrifty and so on. Normally, the cost of the meal and accommodation during the trek are covered in our package and you will be liable to pay for table drinks (both alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages), snacks while trekking, souvenirs, hot shower (available at some places) tips to the guide and porters, meals during your stay at Kathmandu (a normal meal costs $ 5-7 in Kathmandu) as well as the entrance fees during your city tour to different places in Kathmandu (approximately $ 25). Tips to the guide and porter are your personal choice. However, we advise you to give tip and allocate 5-10 percent of your total tour cost if you are satisfied with their service.

Gears Available in Kathmandu

All the necessary gears required for the trek are available in Kathmandu at a reasonable price or even you can hire them. Hence, you don’t have to spend a large amount of money for your trip preparation in your home country.

A Typical Day on Trek

On a usual day, you are required to walk for 4-6 hours every day. After having breakfast, you will set out for the day’s walk for 3-4 hours until midday and stop for lunch. After lunch, you continue to your destination. The after lunch walk is comparatively shorter and can reach the destination within next couple of hours. On some particular days, you will get to reach your destination at lunchtime and after that, you can take rest and enjoy the remaining hours. After reaching your destination of the day, you can relax, stretch your body, take a shower, read some books, roam around or even play cards in a group.

Our Greetings at Airport

We advise you to flow the information of your international flight details after you confirm your Everest Nuptse Expedition Trek with Accent Himalaya for our meeting and greetings. Right after you cross the Customs and check out of the terminal building, you will find our representative holding a placard with your name or the name of the company (Accent Himalaya) and drop you to your hotel in a private car. In case you have booked the hotel by yourself, we suggest you inform us in advance the name of the hotel you are about to stay so that our representative can drop you to your hotel and would be easier to meet with the team leader or the guide.

Flight Delay at Kathmandu and Lukla

The Twin Otter Plane is the only mode of transportation to and from Lukla on this tour. Sometimes flights to and from Lukla may be canceled due to sudden changes in mountain weather. So, we have kept an additional day at the end of the tour on our trekking itinerary to use it in case of flight delayed or canceled.

So, if the flights cancel for 2 or more days, we will charter a helicopter to ensure you are on a scheduled flight to your destination and the cost of this extra service is payable directly to our office at Kathmandu. If you have to use this service in US dollars or credit cards (Visa Cards, Master Cards only), we will provide you the receipt of the payment with which you can claim the amount from your insurance company. The minimum cost for helicopter charter will be US $ 500 and the maximum US $ 3500 depending on the number of people in the flight.

Itinerary and Possible Changes on it

Our normal Itinerary includes 45 days for Everest Nuptse Expedition trek which is the most usual and practical. In the package, the days of your arrival and departure and a day of city tour are also counted. In case you managed further schedule, you want to exclude those days for our service and just want us to help you with the trekking part, upon your request, we can rearrange and adjust the itinerary and let you know about the final cost for the trip.

Also, you can extend or shorten your trek if you feel it’s necessary with consulting our guide on the way to your destination. We recommend you to finish the trek within the last day mentioned in our package as many unforeseen circumstances may befall at any time.


Health, Safety, and Security of the clients are always our top most priority. So, In case of a serious sickness or any mishaps, while you are on Everest Nuptse Expedition Trek (which we believe will not happen), we will do everything to transfer you to the nearest hospital to save your life and you are entirely liable for all the expenses incurred in evacuation/rescue. So, please make sure that these expenses are covered by your insurance policy before assigning for the trek or you have to pay on your own after getting back to Kathmandu. Please ensure that you’ve insured yourself before doing the trip and visit Nepal Travel insurance page for more info about it.

Booking and Payment

You are required to make 20% (non-refundable) payment in advance in order to confirm and book Everest Nuptse Expedition Trek along with a photocopy of your passport and flight details (arrival detail, flight name, number and time) and the remaining 80% balance is due when you arrive in Nepal. You have an option of paying the advance by bank transfer or credit card. So, do let us know which modes of payment are convenient for you, then we will forward the details of payment.

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