CLIMB Ama Dablam in 2020

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Mt. AMA DABLAM EXPEDITION 2020
TRIP COST: $ 5250 per person
Trip Duration: 32 Days Kathmandu to Kathmandu
Elevation: 6812 M
Itinerary

Day 1 Oct 20 Arrive in Kathmandu and transfer to Hotel Manang. Extra Cost
Day 2 US$ 750 Per person. Oct 21 Preparation for climbing ( Arrangements of climbing gears)
Day 3 Oct 22 Preparation for climbing ( Briefing )
Day 4 Oct 23 Fly to Lukla(2860m) & trek to Phakding(2640m) (spend the night in lodge)
Day 5 Oct 24 Phakding to Namche Bazar (3446m) (spend the night in lodge)
Day 6 Oct 25 Rest day in Namche for acclimatization (spend the night in lodge)
Day 7 Oct 26 Namche Bazar to Tengboche(3867m) (spend the night in lodge)
Day 8 Oct 27 Tengboche to Mt. Ama Dablam Base Camp (4600m)
Day 9 Oct 28 Rest day in Base Camp (preparation for climbing)
Day 10 – 26 Oct 29 – 14 Nov Climbing Period of Mt. Ama Dablam (6812m)
Day 27 Nov 15 Base camp to Tengboche (spend the night in lodge)
Day 28 Nov 16 Tengboche to Namche Bazar (spend the night in lodge)
Day 29 Nov 17 Namche Bazar to Lukla (spend the night in lodge)
Day 30 Nov 18 Fly back to Kathmandu & transfer to Hotel
Day 31 Nov 19 Free day in Kathmandu farewell dinner in the evening.
Day 32 Nov 20 Final Departure home.

 

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Felix Prokop: Without breathing mask on Cho Oyu, down with skis

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Felix Prokop was among those who met Nirmal Purja on the mountain this fall. The 28-year-old German mountaineer crossed the way of the Nepalese – who is expected tp successfully complete his “Project Possible” (all 14 eight-thousanders in less than seven months) on Shishapangma in the next few days – below Camp 1 on Cho Oyu. “Nims” had just ticked off his twelfth eight-thousander. “I congratulated him on his summit access,” Felix writes to me. “He was quite friendly and visibly in a hurry to descend as quickly as possible. I think he wanted to be back at Manaslu Base Camp the next day. On site, he’s a little bit like a rock star. Even the Sherpas seem to be very impressed by him.” Not without reason: Four days later, on 27 September, Purja stood on the summit of Manaslu, his 13th eight-thousander since the end of April.

Only once the skis unbuckled

On the summit

At this time Felix also had his summit success in his pocket: On 25 September, he reached the highest point of Cho Oyu, at 8,188 metres. The sixth highest mountain in the world was the first eight-thousander that Prokop climbed – without bottled oxygen.

From the summit he descended on skis. He only had to unbuckle them once, during an abseiling manoeuvre. “I don’t like to descend on foot and certainly not on snow,” Felix replies to my question why he decided to ski down the mountain. “I always said: If I don’t feel comfortable on the descent, I like to carry the skis down again. But it would annoy me a lot if I didn’t have skis at the top and realized that it would have been possible.”

Condition paid off

On his ski descent

Actually Prokop comes from athletics, he has been competing as a middle and long distance runner. Since 2014, the doctor of law from the German town of Munich has gained experience in high altitude mountaineering, last January he scaled Aconcagua, the highest mountain in South America. Felix reports that it took him four hours and 54 minutes to climb the 2,600 meters of altitude from the base camp “Plaza des Mulas” to the summit at 6,962 meters. “Then it finally became clear to me that I had to try my hand at playing out my physical condition on an eight-thousander.”

Fueled price spiral

Evening atmosphere on Cho Oyu

Prokop was on Cho Oyu with a small team of the Nepalese expedition operator “Sherpa Khumbiyila Adventures“. With more than 3700 summit successes so far recorded in the chronicle “Himalayan Database“, the mountain is the second most frequently scaled eight-thousander after Mount Everest. The normal route is located on the Tibetan side of the mountain.

For Cho Oyu, however, clients of commercial expeditions now have to fork out about 25,000 dollars (22,500 euros), around 10,000 dollars more than e.g. for Manaslu in Nepal. “In the past, there were 20 or more expeditions per season on Cho Oyu, but now there may still be a handful,” Dominik Müller, head of the German operator Amical alpin, recently told me. One of the reasons for this are the new regulations for eight-thousander expeditions in Tibet that have been in force since this year. Among other things, one Climbing Sherpa has to be deployed for each client.

Not lonely, but not overcrowded either

At about 8,100 meters

According to Felix Prokop, there were only about three dozen clients of commercial expeditions in the Advance Base Camp at 5,650 meters this fall. “Nevertheless, I didn’t feel lonely on the mountain,” says Felix. “I found the number of people quite pleasant. There was enough going on to make a good track and that you would have been able to help each other in case of emergency. But there was no rush like on Manaslu.”

With will and passion

Sunset in Camp 2

And what were his special impressions of Cho Oyu? “If you want to ascend without bottled oxygen, you are the outsider. The general plan on the mountain depends on those who climb with oxygen,” answers Felix. “And due to supplemental oxygen, people come to the summit who might not be immediately believed to be able to do so.”

According to the German mountaineer, his own success – without breathing mask, with a ski run – shows “what is possible if you choose a tactic tailor-made for your personal abilities and bring a lot of will and passion with you”. Felix Prokop was also impressed by “how powerful the Sherpas are, even though they don’t submit to any training or nutrition plans”. And that doesn’t apply only to Nirmal Purja and his team.

Cho Oyu Ski Expedition 2019

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Cho Oyu Ski Expedition 2019

Sixth highest mountain in The World 8188 m.

Cho Oyu Expedition 2019. www.sherpaadventures.holiday
Cho Oyu (ཇོ་བོ་དབུ་ཡ) is the sixth-highest mountain in the world at 8,188 m (26,864 ft) above sea level. Cho Oyu means “Turquoise Goddess” in Tibetan. The mountain is the westernmost major peak of the Khumbu sub-section of the Mahalangur Himalaya 20 km west of Mount Everest. The mountain stands on the China–Nepal border.

THE ADVENTURERS
Our friends Spencer from Taiwan and Felix from Germany will hit the summit of Cho Oyu end of September 2019. They flew to Lhasa today and will be heading to Base Camp in next 5 days.
Felix will attempt a Ski from top of Cho Oyu.

cho oyu expedition 2019 Photo

Cho Oyu was first attempted in 1952 by an expedition organised and financed by the Joint Himalayan Committee of Great Britain as preparation for an attempt on Mount Everest the following year.
The mountain was first climbed on October 19, 1954, via the north-west ridge by Herbert Tichy, Joseph Jöchler and Sherpa Pasang Dawa Lama of an Austrian expedition.sherpaadventures.holiday

Annapurna Panorama Trek 6 Days

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This trek is a perfect starter for those not sure of their walking ability, or those who wish to spend the time at low altitude. This trek enables you to enjoy the breath-taking scenery of some of the highest Himalayan peaks. From the terraced rice-fields above Pokhara, we walk on good trails through picturesque Gurung villages and the world biggest rhododendron forest which, in spring, bursts with color. The dawn views of Dhaulagiri, Machhapuchare and Annapurna South, from Poon Hill are the highlight of this trek. You will observe the Annapuran SouthHimchuli and Machhapuchhre (Fishtail) mountains very closely.

Facts of the Trek
Trek Name Annapurna Panorama Trekking
Max. Altitude: 3210 m.
Trip Duration: 10 days
Trek Grade: Moderate
Accommodation: Teahouse (Lodge to Lodge)
Meals: Breakfast, lunch & Dinner
Transportation: Car / Van / Plane
Best Time: Jan, Feb, March, April, May, Oct, Nov and Dec.
Per day Hiking: 5 to 7 hours

Cost: 1 person $ 785.  2-5 $ 670 per person.  6-9 $ 535 per person. 10 person above $ 465 per person.

Day To Day Itinerary
Day 01 Arrive in Kathmandu.
Day 02 Free day in Kathmandu
Day 03 Kathmandu to Pokhara (910m) (Option: drive or by flight)
Day 04 Drive from Pokhara till Naya Pul and trek to Tikhe Dhunga (1495m)
Day 05 Tikhe Dhunga to Ghorepani (2850m)
Day 06 Ghorepani to Poon Hill (3180m) (early morning hiking to see the sunrise) & Trek to Tadapani (2520m)
Day 07 Tadapani to Ghandruk (1950m)
Day 08 Ghandruk to Naya pul, drive back to Pokhara (910m)
Day 09 Pokhara to Kathmandu (1337) (Option: drive or by flight)
Day 10 Departure

Cost Includes:

  1. Arrival and Departure transfer as per itinerary
  2. Accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast
  3. All three time meals and teahouse accommodation while on trekking
  4. A trekking Guide and necessary porters for the trekking part
  5. Insurance of the trekking staffs

Cost Excludes:

  1. International Airfare and tax
  2. Nepal visa fee
  3. Lunch and Dinner while in Kathmandu
  4. Hard, soft and all kinds of bottled drinks
  5. your travel insurance
  6. Personal clothing’s
  7. other personal expenses and tipssherpa-khumbiyula

Langtang and Gosaikunda Trek 10 Days

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Langtang and Gosaikunda Trek 10 Days
Langtang, Gosainkunda trek 2013

Langtang, Gosainkunda trek 2013

Langtang Region is marvelous attraction for tourists. One can set out this trek; drive out from Kathmandu to Dhunche either by local or reserved bus. Approximately 6 to 7 hours drive.

The Langtang Goshaikund trek is one of the popular and most beautiful trekking in Nepal. “Kund” refers to a lake in Nepali language. There are 108 lakes in this area and Goshaikund is the famous and most important religious places of pilgrimage, which is situated at an altitude of about 4380m. Surrounded by high mountains on the north and east, this lake is grand and picturesque. The lake remains frozen for six months in winter October to June.There are other nine famous lakes such as SaraswatiBhairavSourya and Ganesh Kunda. Every year during Janai Purnima in August, thousands of Hindu pilgrims come here to lake holy bathe in the lake. The lake is believed to have formed from the digging of the land by the Trishul (holy three-pointed sword) of lord Shiva after he drank the poison from Samudramanthan and desperately wanted cold water to quench the overwhelming heat of the poison. The large rock in the center of the lake is said to be the remains of a Shiva shrine and it is also claimed that channel carries water from the lake directly to the tank at the Kumbheshwar Temple in Patan, 60 km to the south.

Facts of the Trek
Trek Name Langtang Gosainkunda trek
Max. Altitude: 4380 m.
Trip Duration: 12 days
Trek Grade: Moderate Plus
Accommodation: Teahouse (Lodge to Lodge)
Meals: Breakfast, lunch & Dinner
Transportation: Tourist van / bus
Best Time: Feb, March, April, May, Oct, Nov, Dec.
Per day Hiking: 5 to 7 hours

Cost: 1 person $ 1110.  2-5 $ 1065 per person.  6-9 $ 975 per person.  10 person above $ 865 per person.

Day to day Itinerary
Day 1 Arrival in Kathmandu
Day 2 Free day in Kathmandu
Day 3 Kathmandu to Syabru Beshi, Drive till trekking starting point.
Day 4 Syabru Beshi to Lama Hotel
Day 5 Lama Hotel to Langtang village.
Day 6 Langtang village to Kyanjing Gompa.
Day 7 Rest day at Kyanjing Gompa: Explore around the glacier and himalayan Yak pasture.
Day 8 Kynanjing Gompa to Lama Hotel.
Day 9 Lama Hotel to Big Syabru,
Day 10 Big Syabru to Sing Gompa.
Day 11 Sing Gompa to Gosainkunda Lake.
Day 12 Gosainkunda to Sing Gompa.
Day 13 Sing Gompa to Dhunche
Day 14 Dhunche drive back to Kathmandu
Day 15 Freeday in Kathmandu.
Day 16 Departure

Cost Includes:

  1. Arrival and Departure transfer as per itinerary
  2. Accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast
  3. All three time meals and teahouse accommodation while on trekking
  4. A trekking Guide and necessary porters for the trekking part
  5. Insurance of the trekking staffs

Cost Excludes:

  1. International Airfare and tax
  2. Nepal Visa fee
  3. Lunch and Dinner while in Kathmandu
  4. Hard, soft and all kinds of bottled drinks
  5. Your travel insurancev
  6. Personal Clothing’s
  7. Other personal expenses and tips

Yala Peak (5500m.) Cost $ 1479

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Yala Peak (5500m.) Cost $ 1479
Yala Peak (5500m)

Yala Peak (5500m)

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Yala peak is located in the north of Kathmandu in the beautiful Langtang valley region of Nepal. This climbing peak is one of Nepal’s easier climbing peaks and is often climbed along with its neighbour Naya Kanga. One does not require mountaineering experience to enjoy the adventure to Yala peak. From the summit of Yala Peak you get uninterrupted spectacular views of, Langtang Lirung, Lenpo Gang, Dorje Lakpa and the mighty Shishapangma, which is made up of three sister peaks quite similar in height with two pinnacles with their respective height of 8008m and 7970m sit 200m and 400m to the northwest of the main peak.

From Kathmandu we drive to Dhunche or Syabru Bensi, and then trek up the valley for three days. We explore the Langshisa glacier to help us acclimatise, establishing a Base camp at 4800 meters from where we make our summit bid. After an alpine start under stars we are on the summit by late morning, with some amazing views into Tibet and across to Shisapangma (the only 8000 meters peak situated wholly in Tibet).

Facts about Mera Peak
Peak’s Name Yala Peak
Max. Altitude: 5500 m.
Trip Duration: 14 days
Trek Grade: Strenuous Plus
Accommodation: Teahouse and camping
Meals: Breakfast, lunch & Dinner
Transportation: Tourist Van / Bus
Best Time: Feb, March, April, May, Oct, Nov, Dec.

Cost: 1 person $ 2195.  2-5 $ 1849 per person.   6-9 $ 1678 per person.   10 person above $ 1479 per person.

Day To Day Itinerary:

Day 1 Arrival in kathmandu
Day 2 Free day (preparation for climbing gears)
Day 3 Drive to Syabrubeshi (1400m)
Day 4 Syabrubeshi to Lama Hotel (2500m)
Day 5 Lama Hotel to Langtang (3100m)
Day 6 Langtang to Kyangching Gompa (3750m)
Day 7 Kyangching Gompa (Excursion to Tserko Ri (5033m) and back
Day 8 Kyangching Gompa to Yala Peak Base Camp (4800m)
Day 9 Yala Peak summit (5500m.)
Day 10 Reserve day
Day 11 Base Camp to Langtang
Day 12 Langtang to Lama Hotel
Day 13 Lama Hotel to Thulo Syabru (2200m)
Day 14 Thulo Syabru to Sing Gomba (3300m.)
Day 15 Sing Gomba to Dhunche (1950m.)
Day 16 Drive back to Kathmandu
Day 17 Departure

Service Includes:

  1. Arrival and Departure transfer as per itinerary
  2. 3 Nights accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast
  3. All three time meals and teahouse accommodation while on trekking and camping accommodation during climbing.
  4. A trekking Guide and necessary porters for the trekking part
  5. Insurance of the trekking staff
  6. All necessary tents for members
  7. All necessary tents for trekking staff
  8. All necessary kitchen utensils
  9. National Park fee
  10. Peak Permit Fee

Service Excludes:

  1. International Airfare and tax
  2. Nepal visa fee
  3. Lunch & Dinner during stay in Kathmandu
  4. Personal equipment
  5. High risk medical insurance
  6. Travel insurance
  7. International air ticket,
  8. International airport tax
  9. Alcoholic beverages & telephone calls
  10. Emergency rescue evacuation if needed
  11. Climbing Sherpa fee
  12. KTM entrance fee during Sightseeing
  13. Tips to the staff

Everest Base Camp Trek

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The Everest Base Camp trek is quite simply the classic trek in Nepal. High in the priority list of trekkers, the Everest Base Camp is one of the most visited regions in the Himalaya. The two week trek starts and finishes at Lukla, an airstrip to the south of the region better known as the ‘Gateway to Everest’.

Starting from Lukla,our guide will take you for  a gentle two-day trek up the Dudh Koshi valley leads to the famous Namche Bazaar. The route has an abundance of tea houses. Phakding and Monjo are the popular stopovers on the first day and just beyond Monjo is the entrance to the Sagarmatha National Park at Jorsale check point. Permits are checked here. The trail that followed the Dudh Koshi River starts going uphill from the suspension bridge just a few minutes from Jorsale. After a 3 hour hike, Namche Bazaar is reached.

Namche Bazaar, one of the popular stops along the Everest route is a Sherpa dominated trading centre that seems to have it all. Besides a good number of hotels, restaurants and equipment stores, one can even find a proper pub and cyber cafe. It is good to halt here for a couple of days to acclimatize by walking in and around Namche as acclimatization cannot be done in a hurry. A visit to Syangboche or some Sherpa villages such as Thame, Khumjung and Khunde just a few hours walk from Namche are good options for whiling away your time here.

Leaving Namche Bazaar, the trail follows the valley of Imja Khola with spectacular views of Thamserku, Kangtega and Ama Dablam mountains, and dominating the skyline ahead are the giants, Lhotse and Everest. The most common night halt after Namche is at the top of a steep climb from the Imja Khola at Tengboche. The Tengboche Monastery is one of the most famous monasteries, probably because of its unrivalled backdrop, Mt. Ama Dablam. This Buddhist monastery was burnt down in 1989 and rebuilt replacing the old building with a more solid structure. Tours of the monastery are conducted every afternoon. Following the Imja Khola from Tengboche, the trail ascends through Pangboche until Pheriche or Dingboche is reached, where the days trek ends. Another day of acclimatization follows with a fascinating side trip to Chhukung which is about a 3 hours walk from Dingboche.

From Dingboche or Pheriche a 6 hour walk leads to Lobuche which sits on the lateral moraine of the Khumbu glacier. What follows is a roughly 3 hour hike from Lobuche to the last settlement on the trail known as Gorak Shep. The few tea houses at this place provide shelter for the night before one undertakes the final leg of the trek over the glacier to Everest Base Camp. Above Gorak Shep can be seen the popular view point known as Kala Patter, from where many a trekker has captured the image of the world’s highest mountain and gazed up in awe. The trek along the glacier to base camp can take up to five hours. This is treacherous ground and one must walk through this area cautiously, as finding a route through can be tricky and the risk of falling on the ice is great.Our experienced guides and team leaders will see to it that you tread safely and have a trek safe yet adventurous.

Facts of the Trek
Trek Name     Everest Base Camp and Kala pathar trek
Max. Altitude:     5550 m.
Trip Duration:     14 days
Trek Grade:     Moderate Plus
Accommodation:     Teahouse (Lodge to Lodge)
Meals:     Breakfast, lunch & Dinner
Transportation:     Car / Van / Plane
Best Time:     Jan, Feb, March, April, May, Oct, Nov, Dec.
Per day Hiking:     5 to 7 hours

Itinerary
Day 1     Arrival in kathmandu
Day 2     Free day in Kanthmandu
Day 3     Schedule flight to Lukla (2840m). Trek to Phakding. (2610m)
Day 4     Phakding to Namche Bazar (3440m)
Day 5     Hiking from Namche to Khumjung (3780m) for acclimatization and back to Namche
Day 6     Namche to Tengboche (3860m)
Day 7     Tengboche to Dingboche(4410m)
Day 8     Rest in Dingboche for acclimatization
Day 9     Dingboche to Lobuche (4910m)
Day 10     From Lobuche visit Everest Base Camp (5364 m) & spend the night in Gorakshep (5140)
Day 11     Ghorakshep –  early morning hiking  to Kala Pathar (5550m) to view Mt. Everest and decend to Pheriche
Day 12     Pheriche to Tengboche
Day 13     Tengboche to Namche Bazar
Day 14     Namche Bazar to lukla
Day 15     Fly back to Kathmandu
Day 16     Departure
Cost Includes:

Arrival and Departure transfer as per itinerary
Accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast
All three time meals and teahouse accommodation while on trekking
A trekking Guide and necessary porters for the trekking part
Insurance of the trekking staffs

Cost Excludes:

International Airfare and tax
Nepal Visa fee
Lunch and Dinner while in Kathmandu
Hard, soft and all kinds of bottled drinks
your travel insurancev
Personal Clothing’s
other personal expenses and tips