Everest Pasang Lhamu Chuli (Nagpai Gosum) Expedition

 
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Country: Nepal

This Pasang Lhamu Chuli Peak (7351 m) also known as Jasumba, Cho Aui, and Nagpai Gosum lies at the Cho Oyu mountain range around six kilometers west of Mount Cho Oyu (8188 m). This peak expedition was opened by the government of tourism of Nepal as of 1995 and the name for the mountain itself was tilted in honor of Pasang Lhamu Sherpa, the first woman to summit the Everest. It was ascended by the Swiss team of three young mountaineers in 2009 from the south face whereas, from the northern Tibet side, the first recorded summit to this peak was in 1986 by a Japanese team.

The journey here starts at Lukla and trekking through Namche Bazaar passing numerous Himalayan Sherpa villages and after crossing the Nagpa La - we will reach the base camp. The base camp is located at the Sumna Glacier (5400 m) and then we head to the advanced base camp (5600 m) on the base of a west ridge of Nagpa La.

While ascending to the summit of this peak, we will be setting two more camps. Camp I will be at 6251 m just beneath the second pass. Ascending from camp I to camp II (7101 m) will be tough but with the hard effort, it can be achieved. From Camp II, we will be climbing up through bulky snow, sharp snow ridge and finally, we will be reaching at the summit of the peak where you will be rewarded with the close views of Everest, Cho Oyu, Makalu, Lhotse, Nuptse and several other high peaks. With the fruitful attempt ascending to the summit and its completion, we will retrace back to Lukla and fly to Kathmandu.

For this Nagpai Gosum Expedition, an auspicious season is a spring (March-May) and autumn (September-November). This expedition is 49 days journey to the most beautiful summit peak and can be done by those climbers who have a previous mountain climbing experience. For any other queries about this expedition, please feel free to contact or email us. 

Here we list our detailed itinerary for Pasang Lhamu Chuli (Nagpai Gosum) Expedition:

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Itinerary

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What's Included

  • Expedition permit fees
  • Accommodations in Kathmandu & Lhasa
  • All overnight accommodations while on the trek and climb
  • 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 Visa
  • Personal equipment and extra services
  • Tips and Bonus for Staff and guide
  • Insurance and Trip cancellation
  • Beverages
  • Airport departure tax

Trip Note

 

Accommodation for Pasang Lhamu Chuli (Nagpai Gosum) 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 Pasang Lhamu Chuli (Nagpai Gosum) 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 Pasang Lhamu Chuli (Nagpai Gosum) 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 Pasang Lhamu Chuli (Nagpai Gosum) 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 Pasang Lhamu Chuli (Nagpai Gosum) 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 Pasang Lhamu Chuli (Nagpai Gosum) 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 home or other 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 49 days for Pasang Lhamu Chuli (Nagpai Gosum) 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.

Insurance/Rescue/Evacuation

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 Pasang Lhamu Chuli (Nagpai Gosum) 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 Pasang Lhamu Chuli (Nagpai Gosum) 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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